Monthly Archives: "December 2012"

    According to a report from Yomiuri Online, NTT DOCOMO – Japan’s premier provider of leading-edge mobile voice, data and multimedia services, is working with Samsung to develop a new mobile operating system – Tizen. The two companies are likely to release Taizen, in 2013, with NTT DoCoMo releasing the device in Japan. The phone may also be released at around the same time in other countries, according to the report. ComputerworldUK reported that Tizen has been in development since the start of 2012, backed by two major hardware technology companies – Intel and SamsungRead More
“For over a year now, every last Friday of the month, we’ve published a fresh issue of TNW Magazine, our tablet-only digital magazine.” Boris writes for TNW. “Our first issues were all iPad only. Then the Retina iPad was introduced so we optimized for that. It was a bit more work to optimize for two iPads, but not so much that we minded. And the magazine looked spectacular on the retina screen so it was worth the extra effort.” “We use Mag+ software to produce our magazine, and at one point they announcedRead More

Posted On December 30, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Microsoft News

New Android Trojan Can Mount DDoS Attacks

Doctor web – a Russian anti-virus seller, has issued a warning regarding a new trojan for Android called – TheAndroid.DDoS.1.origin. Apparently the new trojan can carry out DDoS-attacks on internet resources and send short messages to criminals. According to the report, “after installation, Android.DDoS.1.origin creates an application icon, similar to that of Google Play. If the user decides to use the fake icon to access Google Play, the original application will be launched, which significantly reduces the risk of any suspicion.” According to the report: [quote] When launched, the Trojan tries to connect toRead More

Posted On December 30, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

Apple: New iOS Apps (December 30, 2012)

New iOS Apps from the AppStore –  Save My Birds 2, A Gingerbread Man 1, Algarve,  Click Clack Camera and UIA TV Free.     ABA Australian Bulk Alliance Genre: Reference Release Date: December 29, 2012 © © 2012 Australian Bulk Alliance     A Gingerbread Man 1 Tamara Wirz Genre: Entertainment Price: $0.99 Release Date: December 29, 2012 © © Infectious Apps America for Tiny Doodle Cars with Hanging Ninja Friends LLC     A Gingerbread Man Tamara Wirz Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: December 29, 2012 © © Infectious Apps America forRead More
Back in October, Judge Pender preliminary ruling found that  Samsung has infringed four of  Apple patents. Mueller of Fosspatent fame, has reported that a  redacted full-length version of Judge Pender’s initial determination and recommendation on remedy and bond has been posted on the ITC electronic system. The publication apparently does not make great reading for Samsung’s loyalists. According Mueller, Samsung could face the following sanctions if the U.S. trade agency adopts Judge Penders recommendations, these are: a U.S. import ban that would enter into effect after the 60-day Presidential review period following a finalRead More
  In statement on Friday New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg pointed an accusing finger to the thefts of Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the reason for the high crime rate in New York. In a radio interview, Mr. Bloomberg stated that Apple products appeared to be the preference for many thieves and urges users to safety guard they Apple products by  keeping them in an interior, hard-to-reach pocket. “Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was — ifRead More

Posted On December 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn iOS Apps

Apple: New iOS Apps (December 28, 2012)

  New iOS Apps from the AppStore (US) – A Donut Factory HD – Make Donuts for iPad,  Armenian Keyboard for iPhone and iPad, Bingo For Free, Bully Revenge and Fire Puzzle Game.   A Donut Factory HD – Make Donuts for iPad Frozen Scorpion Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: December 28, 2012 © © Frozen Scorpion A Donut Factory – Make Donuts Frozen Scorpion Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: December 28, 2012 © © Frozen Scorpion   Alarm with your VOICE <ultimate version> Le Bao Anh Genre: Utilities Price: $1.99 Release Date:Read More
BizChosun – a Seoul-based newspaper, that the lack of the iPhone 5 on LG Uplus is due to frequency incompatibility.  SK Telecom and KT Corp are currently selling the iPhone 5, leaving LG Uplus as the only top carrier in South Korea not carrying the iPhone. According to the report, the Korean iPhone 5 model was designed to utilize 800 Mhz, 1.8 Ghz and 2.1 Ghz frequencies for data and 2.1 Ghz for voice communication. Both SK Telecom and KT use 2.1 Ghz for their voice communications. However, LG Uplus utilizes 1.8 Ghz for its voiceRead More
UDN – Taiwan based website is reporting that Apple suppliers will continue production during Chinese New Year to fulfil huge demand for Apple’s iPad mini and iPhone 5. According to the report, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. will be operating a certain amount of production lines during the Chinese New Year to meet the market demand for Apple’s products. The The Lunar New Year holiday is set to kick off  in February next year and the celebration of the new lunar cycle usually has a big impact on manufacturing in the country.Read More

Posted On December 27, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Digitimes: Apple to Move Mac Mini Production Back to the US

Reporting for Digitimes, Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai state that, Apple and Hon Hai Precision Industry ( Foxconn Electronics) is looking to move production of Mac Mini back to US based on information from their sources. News of Apple’s plan to manufacture computers has hit the web recently following CEO Tim Cook comments that  the company would invest $100 million in producing some of its Mac computers in the United States. “Currently, Foxconn has about 15 operating bases in the US and the company reportedly plans to start recruiting workers in 2013 for newRead More
  According to a report from China Times, Hon Hai Precision aim to expand their production capacity  in order to gain orders from Apple. These expansions are mainly to build the Apple iTV, which is set to launch in mid 2013 according to the report. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. / Foxconn, chairman Terry Gou is apparently looking to further expand the company’s operation scale in the US, China and Taiwan to win orders from Apple Inc.  Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd is set to invest approximately CNY 5 billion inRead More
  US 8,336,334 Glass alignment for high temperature processes   This patent could very well result in nicely curved iOS devices as seen in the Google Nexus phone design.  Apparatus, systems and methods for alignment of a glass member for high temperature processing are disclosed. The high temperature processing can, for example, pertain to a slumping process to mold glass into a predetermined shape (e.g., a three-dimensional shape). In one embodiment, a glass slumping system can have a mold and an alignment system that support a glass member to be slumpedRead More