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iOS itself has a major flaw that will prevent the iWatch from having long battery life: When the screen is off, apps are forced into background mode and are severely limited in what they can do. For example if you want to stream video from your iPhone to your AppleTV, the iPhone must remain fully on with the screen lit and the app in the foreground. If you click the screen lock button the video stops. You can't even play the audio portion of a conference video through your...
The Apple approach is a lot less efficient than what Google is working on. Apple takes the image from the camera and attempts to identify 2D image markers. I would guess that these are things like rectangular signs. iOS 8 already has the ability to recognize rectangles in images (if you know their proportions). The problem is that in many places there won't be any good markers to search the database for. Google uses 3D scanning. They generate a cloud of 3D points around...
NM. a more in-depth article on The Verge answered my question about the Find my iPhone hack. That was already patched and it is not related to this leak. Those celebs must have had very weak passwords indeed.
Looks like they targeted the platform with the worst graphics (perhaps an iPad 2?) They should have gone after the iPad Air and iPhone 5s knowing that they would sell this game for years rather than go after the biggest possible market when it launched.
Siri is listed as the voice technology in iOS 7 devices as if later devices could have some other voice based smart assistant technology. We know that Apple will have offline voice recognition at some point and this may be what they are hinting at with "We wish we could say more". There is a lot more they could do with voice control. Many features of iOS are buried several layers deep in the UI but could be accessed instantly via voice. If this then that type features are...
I prefer Google's solution to this problem: The car finds you.
I was very hesitant to pay $60 for the first version of Parallels 8 I purchased two years ago but now I don't blink at immediately pay $50 for every upgrade to this essential app. Parallels makes cross platform development possible and unlocks the true value of Macintosh computers by running both Mac and Windows apps on the same computer. Their support has been excellent as well. They took care of a crash I was experiencing in Visual Studio when running OpenGL apps in...
I am get the feeling that the specs on the two iPhones are going to be very different with the large one sporting twice the RAM and CPU cores as the smaller one.
I am still hoping to see more address space for app developers in A8 based iOS devices with 2GB of RAM. Currently we only get 31 bits of address space (2 GB) on 64 bit A7 devices due to a limitation of iOS. With more address space, apps can work with larger files more efficiently. Even though the RAM of the iPhone has increased from 128MB to 1GB, the address space has remained at 2GB since the original iPhone. If the address space remains at 2GB when the RAM increases to...
While they make a good point about Apple's refusal to include a touch screen on their laptops, all you really need to know about the Surface is that it runs a bloated slow buggy insecure operating system that dates back to the early 90's and looks like a toy.
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