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Posted On July 16, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Images of iPhone 5 faceplate?

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

Posted On July 16, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

iOS 6 beta 3 is now available to developers

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

Posted On July 16, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

NYT: Apple will be launching an iPad mini

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

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News, Tech News

Patents Litigations: Roundup.

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

Posted On July 14, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

More news on iPhone 5

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

Posted On July 13, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple’s Patent: Roundup.

The USPTO has published a series of patents that were granted to Apple and a few that Apple has filed for. The list include: Apple Invents New iDevice Power Clip & Docking Station System: Apple’s patent generally relates to systems and methods for using a clip member of a portable user device to provide electrical coupling to a docking device. A clip member may include one or more electrical terminals that may engage with a receiving receptacle of the docking device which may include electrical terminals which mate with those of theRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

iPhone 5?

9to5 Mac via Kitguru.net has published new images purporting to be the iPhone 5. Hopefully all will be reveal this fall.       Sources: 9to5 Mac, Kitguru.netRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Technology News: Roundup in Asia

Report 1: HTC has is not giving up without a fight. The Smartphone market has seen its profit decline in the face of tough competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. According to Digitimes report: HTC is seeing market share in China and India grow significantly in 2012. Nevertheless, growth of market share in these markets may not be sufficient to make up for the declining market share in Europe and the US. HTC put its focus on Europe and recently expanded to the North America market. The debt crisis in bothRead More
Lorraine Luk writing for the Wall Street Journals claims Amazon Inc.  is testing out a smartphone. Luk reports that: Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings. Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.Read More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

IGZO panels are seen as high priority by panel makers

Digitime is reporting that panel makers are starting to focus on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) panels due to improvements with the panel’s yield. The panels are reported to be used in high screen resolution products such as Apple’s latest iPad. Digitimes reports that: IGZO technology provides LCD screens with lower energy consumption through smaller, thin-film transistors (TFTs) and increased pixel transparency. It has a higher electron mobility, which allows for more current to pass through the TFTs, which also allows for more illumination capabilities.Panel makers as a whole areRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, iOS Apps

OS X Mountain Lion Golden Master released

Apple has released the Golden Master (GM) of its new operation system – OS X Mountain Lion to developers. OS X Mountain Lion is scheduled to be release later this month. OS X Mountain Lion is set to introduced over 200 new feature. Some of the new features include upgrades to old features and better iCloud integration. OS X Mountain Lion is aimed at making syncing between iOS devices and Macs seamless. A list of some of these feature include: Accessibility AirPlay Mirroring Auto Save Built-in Sharing Dashboard Facebook IntergrationRead More
Digitimes is now reporting that Microsoft Surfaces tablets  is in trouble due to the design of the Surface chassis. The report claims that: Microsoft reportedly planned to adopt unibody magnesium-aluminum chassis for its Surface tablet PCs originally, but affected by chassis makers’ limited capacity, the company has instead turned to adopt a magnesium chassis and use MegVapor technology for surface treatment to allow the device to feature a similar exterior to traditional metal chassis; however, due to the method having a rather low yield rate, is has greatly affected MicrosoftRead More