G-Form flips iPhone filming on its side

We have seen a lot of cases that become different smartphones cams real action. Because the lens tends to be a phone in the back, most cases involve the assembly of the wide forward during filming smartphone – is not the way to do things aerodynamics.

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G-Form, maker of instant protection harden the material, has presented what he calls a case camming smartphone without compromise. The G90 uses a patent pending multi right-angle/wide-angle lens that allows the film to the thin profile forward. This transforms the smartphone camera wide, cumbersome simply asking a rope snagged on a branch or in a thin, streamlined camera that fits perfectly on the side of the hull, below a skateboard, etc. The G90 also includes protection Shock and water.

The G90 will be available for smartphones like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and others starting in June.

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Second passcode bypass flaw discovered in iOS 6.1 this month

Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 a week ago to address, among other things, a failure that allowed bypass the lock screen of the iPhone and password select data on the device. But to the dismay of Apple, plus a password bypass vulnerability was discovered that once again lets users know that accessing a locked device without knowing the four-digit PIN.

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The second vulnerability surfaced this month is similar to the first, which involved the use of the function of the phone screen, emergency call feature and the power button to bypass the lock screen. From there, however, accounts vary as to the level of access that you may have.

The original note on the Full Disclosure blog says that this new method allows an attacker to gain access to the phone book and voice mail contact list. Connect the device to a computer via a USB cable and you can still access other data such as photos allegedly without the password. The latter, however, can be only partially true.

According to TNW, the system user files are encrypted and unviewable on a computer when the iPhone has a passcode enabled. The problem here is that if the iPhone was connected to a computer and once unlocked, then your file system will always be visible on the machine. If your phone has never been connected to a particular computer and unlocked, this court will not grant any access magician.

In related news iOS, Apple is testing the latest beta version of software that prevents the use of evasi0n popular jailbreak software. One of the creators evasi0n was recently able to test and confirmed the update patch, tell us. It is unclear at this time when we can expect to see the iOS 6.1.3 which fixes or specific to accomplish.

via TechSpot

Android wins U.S. smartphone lead back from iOS, says report

 

Android has pulled ahead of Apple’s iOS in smartphone sales in the U.S., according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech out today.

During the three months ending in January, Android gained 49.9 percent of all smartphone sales in the U.S., an increase of 6.4 percent over the same period last year. During the same time, iOS came in second with 45.9 percent cut of smartphone sales, down 4.7 percent from a year ago.
Microsoft Windows Phone earned his own slice of growth, taking home 3.2 percent of smartphone sales in the United States.

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The latest results mark a return to Android. During the three months ended in December, the iPhone won 51.2 percent of all smartphone sales in the United States, leaving Android with 44.8 percent and Windows Phone with 2.6 percent, Kantar said the month past.
Android phone manufacturers can thank Sprint for much of its profits on sales, according to Kantar.
For the three months ending October 2012, sales of smartphones through Sprint were divided almost equally between Android and iOS. But for the last three months mobile, Android’s share of sales increased to Sprint 71.9 percent from 49.3 percent previously.
Sprint customers are also paying less money for your Android phone.
“The 50/50 was seen in the period ending in October 2012 was a result of both iOS and Android share the same level of average price paid (iOS and Android at $ 130 to $ 127),” Kantar analyst Mary-Ann Parlato, said in a statement. “However, this latter period there was a significant drop in prices to $ 95 for Android, iOS, while it increased slightly to $ 146.”
Samsung Galaxy S3 shown great seller, thanks in part to a more tempting price. In the period from October, the S3 took only 14 percent of all smartphone sales through Sprint. But after a subsequent price drop to $ 99 from $ 199, the S3 went on to win the 39 percent of all sales of Sprint smartphones.
Overall, Samsung accounted for 60.3 percent of all smartphones sold by Sprint in January period. And that number could rise in the spring. Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S4 in a special launch event on March 14.
Kantar statistics come from its U.S. consumer panel, which interviewed more than 240,000 people each year on purchases of mobile phones, use and bills.

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Mini iPhone supposedly launch this summer

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The next device from Apple is rumored to be the iPhone Mini, a smaller – and more importantly cheaper – version of its smartphone, and the release date can be in the summer.

There are many reasons why Apple needs to start making cheaper iPhone Mini, Morgan Stanley and managing director of PC hardware industry, Katy Huberty, points out that, after meeting with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer. Emerging markets like China and Brazil have snapped up the iPad Mini, according to comments raised by CNET. “IPad Mini is expanding customer base with Apple’s 50 [percent] of shopping in China / Brazil represent new customers for the ecosystem,” said Huberty. Likewise, Chinese consumers are showing signs that it is willing to buy the latest models for iPhone instead of the older generation smartphone.

Preparation for the expansion of markets, as well as existing ones, she anticipates that the new operator partnerships will take place in the 2nd quarter of 2014, with NTT Docomo, T-Mobile and China Mobile. Outside of these emerging markets, Huberty notes that consumers everyday Apple have been buying older versions of the iPhone.
“The demand of iPhone 4 surprised positively in the December quarter,” she said. She would not speculate whether the reason for this is due to the lower price of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S or the lack of innovation in the iPhone 5.

Besides saying that the Mini iPhone could launch in summer, Huberty said he hoped the iPad would be renewed in the middle of the year. I’m not an analyst, but I think summer and midyear can happen at the same time. Anyway, rumors suggest that a Mini iPad 2 will roll with a Retina display and the iPad 5 will be completely redesigned.

Via CNET

Apple patent could pick the "best" of the iPhone photos

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That old question “What do I look smart photo less horrible?” could be a thing of the past thanks to a patent recently filed by Apple. Patent redundantly called “image capture device to capture continuous images,” calls for storing a predetermined series of photos and leaving the phone to choose the best.
“The method automatically selects one of the images stored in the buffer based on one or more parameters,” reads U.S. Patent and presentation Trademark Office in October 2012.
The patent mentions that its processing logic uses the exposure time, the properties of resolution, contrast, dynamic range, and color rendering to compare and determine the best shot.
There is no indication that this would weed out the photos with the much-maligned secondary effect or eliminate red eye shots where someone’s eyes are closed in the wrong time. The “focus score”, illustrated in Apple, taking pictures of the patent, not the only method for determining a Kodak moment of reverie.
“In an alternative embodiment, the processing logic automatically displays the image sequence chronologically after receiving input from the user to take a picture,” reads the patent.
“Then, the user can select which of the image sequence is most desired by the user (for example, the highest quality image, correct subject, etc.).” There are several applications in the App Store, as Paparazzi, taking several pictures in a sequence, so this part of the patent is not novel. More attractive is the solution of the patent that fits between automatic and manual modes. The processing logic to the sequence of photos in an order of priority based on what the camera application thought, and is left to the user to select.
The latter method of having the phone only prioritize the images seems a happy medium.
Of course, all this depends on whether the application technology makes its way into future devices like the iPhone or the iPhone 6 5S. With this patent filed, that depends on Apple now.

(via AppleInsider)

Apple lands $ 159M government contract for iPhone and iPad

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BlackBerry devices have typically been the go-to phones to government accounts, but that seems to be changing. Apple is increasingly entering the game business lucrative.
Police in New Zealand today announced it has closed the deal for 6,000 police officers to get an iPhone and 3,900 officers also made ​​the iPad, according to The National Business Review. The contract is for 10 years and police expect to spend about $ 159 million in the initiative.
Apparently, the police in New Zealand chose Apple products via BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, and after surveying its officials, who said that iPhones and iPads were most useful technological tools for their line of work. “The trial showed the most useful tools for officers were small personal devices (like a smartphone) to make phone calls or text messages, access e-mail and access to information and photo databases, and an upper extension as a laptop or tablet for staff need to do more data entry, “said the police chief of New Zealand Information Officer Stephen Crombie the National Business Review.
Apple also scored big this week when Home Depot announced plans to dispose of 10,000 BlackBerry devices and instead start delivering iPhones to their employees.
BlackBerry has had a difficult few months in terms of government contracts go. In October, the U.S. Defense Department withdrew its exclusive contract for BlackBerry and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also announced it was abandoning all BlackBerry devices and replacing it with the Apple iPhone.

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Apple loses 'iPhone' trademark reportedly in Brazil

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Only one i in “iPhone”, and does not belong to Apple in Brazil, according to a reported failure by regulators marks the country.
The Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil told the BBC that, in contrast, has granted exclusive rights to the name of the gradient Eletronica, ironically a Android-handset maker.
Gradiente Eletronica had registered the new iPhone in 2000, well ahead of the first iteration of Apple’s smartphone in 2007.
Apple has begun to appeal the decision, the INPI told the BBC, saying that Gradient had not used the name until December 2012. Gradiente Eletronica now has the right to sue Apple for using the iPhone trademark on phones in Brazil.
Worse, the Brazilian company launched an “iPhone” smartphone itself last December and runs rival mobile operating system, Android.
On top of infringement ry, “An iPhone Neo” miserable gradient has some specifications: a single-core processor of 700MHz, a 5MP camera, and outdated operating system Android Gingerbread.
Its low-resolution 3.7-inch 320×480 pixel screen is far from a retina display, and the phone has a 2GB storage inside scarce. Not much of a consolation prize, you can still use Apple “iPhone” on products, plus phones. The California company holds exclusive rights to the name in clothing, software, and through publications.
The good news for Apple is that it seems as if the executives remain degraded loved iPhone Neo charged in case the company decides to call.
“We are open to dialogue for anything, anytime,” said Emilio Eugenio Staub, president of Gradient IGB parent company, told Bloomberg this month.
“We are not radicals.”
Staub said Apple had not come to the company from the February 5 reviews.
TechRadar become degraded Electronics and Apple for comment on the matter, both companies did not respond to requests from the media today.
Depending on how the appeal process goes Apple, however, can have a gradient payday Cisco style in their hands.
via TechRadar