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Apple again has added another major iOS interface patent to its arsenal. Jack Purcher of Patently Apple writes, “Today, Apple is embroiled in a series of lawsuits against Samsung, HTC and others over many aspects of the iPhone, iPad and iOS features. In 2007, Samsung, HTC, Google and all others in the industry didn’t have a smartphone with the likes of Apple’s iPhone features. They didn’t have the solutions that Apple eloquently brought to market to make a smartphone truly smart. Apple carefully and meticulously crafted a full end-to-end smartphone solution.Read More
Microsoft has launched customer preview versions of both Office 2013 and the cloud-based Office 365 yesterday. The new are reported to be redesigned with the emphasises placed on making it touch friendly for tablets and smartphone. The released document states: A new Office has arrived. It’s a powerful service that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. Simply sign in for a personalized experience and all the most up-to-date Office applications, with new and enhanced features continually being added. Be one ofRead More
 Juro Osawa and Lorraine Luk reporting for the  Wall Street Journal state that, “Apple Inc.’s next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone’s screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives to improve technological features amid intensifying competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and other rivals.” The report when on to say that , “Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers’ display units—as well as South Korea’sRead More
Images purporting to be the front faceplate of the iPhone 5 have hit the web. The images were published by Chinese website Apple.pro. The leaked images are similar to the ones published by 9to5mac last May. Source: Apple.pro. More Coverage: 9to5mac, TechCrunchRead More
Apple has released iOS 6 beta 3 to developers today. This comes three weeks after beta 2 was released. Apple plans to release iOS 6 to the public this fall. 9to5 Mac is reporting the following changes in the the new beta: 1. There is a new Maps section in Settings for controlling unit labels (miles or kilometers), label sizes, and label language. Users are also able to now control the volume of turn-by-turn navigation. 2. Safari now as glyphs for bookmarks, reading list, and history instead of worded labels.Read More
According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will be launching an iPad mini later this year. The smaller iPad will be priced to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 tablets. The article states: Apple is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announcedRead More
The mobile computing space is currently dominated by two companies at the moment, Apple iOS and Google Android OS. However, the success of the Android OS has drawn the wrath of Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs. As a result, Apple has launch an astounding legal attack on OEMs for infringing Apple’s Hardware and Software patents. The legal battles is closely followed and enjoy huge coverage on the web. I personally found Florian Mueller’s Blog FossPatent to be the most informative. The Tech Storm will endeavour to provide the latest and bestRead More
John Paczkowski writing for AllthingsD recently published a report from Baird Equity Research revealing that developers interest in Blackberry 10 operating is declining. This obviously did not go down well with the folks at Blacckberry. Rim’s VP of developer relations, Alec Saunders felt the need to set the record straight. He posted this counter argument on his Blog: A recent report by Baird Equity Research is getting some pick up today on the interwebs. The report shows that developer intent for BlackBerry 10 is on the decline. Needless to say, I was pretty shocked byRead More
This is the time of the year when all Apple fans are salivating for the latest and greatest iPhone yet from Apple. Macotakara seem to have some information from reliable sources about the iPhone 5. Full report below: Will next iPhone has partial glass design on blackface rather than full covered? My reliable Chinese sources told that, new iPhone has started manufacture phase, then “iPhone 5 cases” are being leaked at Alibalba.com. This source told also, “iPhone 5” which had been leaked in May were prototype (via 9to5Mac) for design test, andRead More
Asia Tech News Report 1: It appears Chinese online media giant Sina is joining  BesTV New, to start a new Internet television service, to expand its multimedia content  with the launch of its own social television service According to Bloomberg report: Sina Corp, operator of the Twitter- like Weibo site in China, plans to start a new Internet television service, stepping up efforts to add multimedia content to win social networking users. Sina will offer the “social television” service with BesTV New Media Co., according to details posted on Weibo.com. Mao Taotao, a public relations manager atRead More