Apple’s wearable computing/personal items sensor network integrated with your iWatch or iPhone
Feb12

Apple’s wearable computing/personal items sensor network integrated with your iWatch or iPhone

Wearable computing as the next big thing where Apple could make a huge contribution and finally get the market going, has been chatted up on the interwebs for years. We here, on UV, have speculated about it too, saying that Apple should kill its iPod line and create an iPod Tricorder. It seems that Apple has been listening and thinking about how to get into the the wearable computing business, for years now. And now we’ve got proof of...

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Apple should kill iPod, create iPod Tricorder and own wearable computing

How much weight have you lost so far this year? It’s been a week – have you gone for a run everyday, as you promised with your new year’s resolutions? Fitness, good health, good habits, these are all part of the annual promises we make. Quit smoking, always take the stairs, watch what we eat. In fact, devices, services, websites and apps that help us in our personal goals are a big business. One that’s certain to get bigger. I think...

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Before iPhone, Apple wanted to put RF Modules into our hand bags, shoes, clothes and cars to connect iPods
Dec11

Before iPhone, Apple wanted to put RF Modules into our hand bags, shoes, clothes and cars to connect iPods

An interesting take on the mobile connected future Apple envisioned, just popped-up in the USPTO database, in the form of newly awarded patent. When exploring ways of getting a foothold into mobile device market, Apple asked a question: Why do cellular radios have to be coupled with the rest of the mobile phone? Came up with an answer – they don’t. And proceeded to imagine the ways how such an arrangement could work. Apple’s basic...

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iPad mini = iPod Nano. It’ s mp3 players all over again. With Android as no-name alternative and Microsoft Surface Zune
Oct24

iPad mini = iPod Nano. It’ s mp3 players all over again. With Android as no-name alternative and Microsoft Surface Zune

Looking at the evolution of things in tablet market, it is amazing how similar they are to the development of mp3 player/digital music market. Apple wasn’t the first to invent an mp3 player. It only was the first one to understand what digital/portable music is about. Putting a huge chunk of your music library on the device to always have it with you. Great user interface for “navigating content” – finding and playing any song...

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From Angry Birds to Infinity Blade: Is iOS good enough for hardcore gaming?
Mar01

From Angry Birds to Infinity Blade: Is iOS good enough for hardcore gaming?

Without a hint of doubt, thanks to the global rise of smartphones, portable gaming has taken a massive turn towards the casual market. Games like Angry Birds or Cut The Rope are insanely popular, proving that these simple yet addictive time killers are perfectly suited for gaming on the go. The short pick-up and play nature of these games is designed to yield almost immediate rewards to the player, but what about those longer commutes...

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Is Apple warming up to iPhone stylus idea?
Jul07

Is Apple warming up to iPhone stylus idea?

Ever since iPhone launched, Steve Jobs has been denying the possibility of stylus on Apple’s touch screen devices. Stylus? Why would you need one, when you got this amazing, finger operated multi-touch interface on a device with a super responsive capacitive touch screen? It is true in most cases. Except one – when you need/want to actually write or draw something on the touchscreen display. Finger really sucks as a writing tool on...

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8 iPhone Apps You’ve Never Heard of and Are Sure to Enhance your Day to Day Life

As we already discussed, there is an entire industry dedicated to helping you and me discover new and exciting apps. Having said that, nothing replaces old-fashioned word of mouth. Meeting a friend who recommends you download an app will always be more effective than seeing that app recommended by another app or a service. The following are 8 iPhone apps that will actually enhance your life in a way that a game cannot, no matter how...

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Your Apple iMac may soon be wirelessly charging iPods, iPhones and iPads
Jun06

Your Apple iMac may soon be wirelessly charging iPods, iPhones and iPads

Inductive charging stations like Palm Touchstone and Powermatts are all the rage among tech geeks these days. It looks real nice just to drop your phone on a charging pad and forget about all the cords. On the other hand, the charging pad or HP Touchstone still has to be connected to the power outlet via cord, which kind of defeats the whole purpose. Which is probably why, despite numerous requests from users and tech press, Apple was...

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Apple’s device abuse detection system and the stupid exploding iPod story
Aug06

Apple’s device abuse detection system and the stupid exploding iPod story

An interesting Apple patent became public today on USPTO website. It’s called “Consumer abuse detection system and method” and is meant to help Apple service reps to see whether the broken device you brought in was your fault or Apple’s. To do that, Apple proposes placing a number of sensors that can detect liquid, thermal changes, shocks and tampering inside the device. Those sensors then record any occurrence of the “abuse” events –...

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Nike+ Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch
Apr11

Nike+ Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch

More information has just been released from Nike headquarters in Oregon. Mark Wilson reports that he has just had a talk with a Nike+ spokesperson regarding where the running companion is headed following the arrival of miCoach. He informs us that: The first piece of news is that Nike+ will definitely be extending its compatibility beyond the iPod Nano to the iPhone and iPod Touch. No surprise there really, but the interesting detail...

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