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Mobile Technology News, January 31, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

Mobile Technology News, January 30, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Judge Koh Rules That Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe Apple Patents [iOS Blog]
    Judge Lucy Koh ruled in a court filing (via The Verge) tonight that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents. This decision denies any additional damages to the $1.05 billion awarded to Apple last August.

    As this is the sum total of Apple’s arguments and evidence that Samsung’s infringement was willful, the Court cannot conclude that Apple has met its burden to show willfulness by clear and convincing evidence.

    Samsung argued that they had reason to believe that Apple’s patents were invalid and therefore did not willfully infringe Apple patents – Samsung basically didn’t believe they did anything wrong. Judge Koh believed that Samsung’s argument was reasonable enough to rule out willful infringement but not strong enough to overturn the validity of Apple’s patents.

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    Judge Koh also denied Samsung’s bid for a new trial, saying that “the trial was fairly conducted, with uniform time limits and rules of evidence applied on both sides.” She went on to write that “a new trial would be contrary to the interests of justice.”

    If Samsung had been found to be willfully infringing Apple patents their penalty might have ballooned well over $1.05 billion that they must pay Apple. In December, Judge Koh had denied another Samsung retrial request based on juror misconduct. The decision is yet another milestone in the long saga that is Samsung v. Apple.

  • Michael Weinberg: 3-D Printing Can Turbocharge Mashup Culture
    When you step away from your computer screen and look around, you realize that the physical world — the real world — is full of real, physical things that are not protected by copyright.
  • Google Maps’ New Target: Secretive North Korea
    The company opened its map program to “citizen cartographers” at a time when the isolated country is locked in a standoff with the United States and its allies.

  • New Apple TV Has A5X Chip and Single WLAN + Bluetooth Antenna
    AnandTech has found that new Apple TV will use the same WLAN+Bluetooth antenna/chip combo that the iPhone 5 uses as well as an A5X processor rather than the A5.

    The unreleased Apple TV revision was first suggested by an iOS 6.1 firmware release for a previously unseen AppleTV3,2 model. Then, a new FCC application revealed that the new Apple TV would have slightly smaller dimensions than the currently shipping model.

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    AnandTech writes:

    Instead of the A5R2 SoC (S5L8942) inside the Apple TV 3,1, this new device contains an A5X SoC (S5L8947) as shown in the screenshots I’ve taken of the Restore.plist file, though there are numerous others. It’s entirely possible that Apple is again using different bins of the A5X, it’s not possible to tell whether CPU or GPU cores are fused off at this point from my digging through the IPSW.

    The A5X chip (with Quad-Core graphics) was originally introduced to power the new Retina Display screen of the iPad 3.

    It was in the current Apple TV that Apple first used the 32-nm (die shrunk) A5 chip. It was believed at the time that Apple had used the Apple TV has a test platform to start ramping up that new 32-nm A5 processor before they started using it more broadly to power the still-for-sale iPad 2.

    It seems likely that Apple will follow the same pattern with this new A5X — first ramp up production in the Apple TV, and later extend its use to the new iPad mini. The next iPad mini is believed to include a Retina display. Apple will need to upgrade the iPad mini’s CPU/GPU in order to be able to accommodate the extra pixels of such a display.

  • Website To Remove Annoying Puzzles
    LOS ANGELES — Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that…
  • WATCH: Thirty Videographers Capture ‘One Day In Yosemite’
    With the help of 30 videographers, an ambitious filmmaker has created a stunning video that captures the vast magic of Yosemite National Park. Uploaded on…
  • RIM pins revival on Blackberry 10
    Will BB10 smartphones revive RIM’s fortunes?
  • Investors Shrug Off a Weak Earnings Report From Amazon
    Amazon missed expectations on both revenue and profit, but an increase in its operating margin — to 3.2 percent from 2.7 percent — caught investors’ attention.

  • Amazon’s Profits Are Down, But Investors Don’t Seem To Mind
    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment…
  • PHOTO: Steve Jobs Has An Eerie Twin
    The intense all-fruit diet Ashton Kutcher followed to impersonate Steve Jobs may have landed the actor in the hospital, but it sure seems to be…
  • Turnstyle: Twitter Plants A Tangled Vine
    By Noah Nelson There’s no other app worth talking about this week than Vine, the short form video sharing service that was released on…
  • Best Buy Offering Refurbished Airport Extreme Base Station for $89.99 [Mac Blog]
    AirportextremeBest Buy is offering Apple’s June 2011 Airport Extreme Base Station — the current model that Apple sells new for $179 — for $89.99 as its deal of the day.

    Apple sells the same device refurbished for $139.

    Originally released June 2011

    The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or small business. It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.

  • Jordan Friedman: In Digital Age, Social Media Impacts College Journalism
    As journalism programs at colleges begin emphasizing the online and broadcast elements of news, they’re also incorporating social media into their curricula and encouraging students to maintain an online presence.
  • FCC Filing Reveals New, Slightly Smaller Apple TV Model
    The FCC has published paperwork, discovered by Engadget, that Apple filed late last week on what appears to be a new model of the Apple TV. This follows on yesterday’s revelation that iOS 6.1 included support for an as yet unrevealed AppleTV3,2 model.

    NewappletvEngadget writes:

    While the diagram pictured above doesn’t suggest any major changes to the device’s appearance, it does list some slightly smaller measurements: 93.78mm square compared to the 98mm of the current model. That’s certainly not the biggest of differences, but the measurements in previous Apple FCC filing have been spot on. The model number, A1469, is also one that we haven’t seen before, but the documents unfortunately don’t offer much else in the way of details (only confirmation of the same WiFi capabilities as the current-gen Apple TV).

    In the middle of this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — who has been accurate in the past — posted his expectations for Apple’s various product launches this year. He expected a new Apple TV model late in the first calendar quarter, which lines up with the filing.

  • WATCH: If ‘Homeland’ Was A ’90s Video Game …
    Showtime hasn’t released a "Homeland" video game … yet … but the good people at CollegeHumor have taken the time to imagine the Emmy-winning series…
  • Obama: Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs Need ‘Startup Visas’
    President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to create a special visa category that allows foreign-born entrepreneurs who launch successful startups to remain in the…
  • Melissa Thompson: Five Digital Health Trends of 2013: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
    Health care needs fixing. Here are five trends that will dominate the health care front in 2013.
  • So, You Want To Skype With Sarah Silverman?
    We’re not sure she’ll talk dirty to you, but, hey, anything’s possible. Sarah Silverman’s activism looks like it’s not ending with the presidential election. According…
  • Verizon, Sprint and AT&T Confirm They Will Carry 128GB iPad WiFi + Cellular
    ipad.jpgVerizon and AT&T have confirmed to MacRumors that they will both carry the 128GB iPad’s cellular variant when it launches on February 5th. Earlier, Sprint confirmed to iMore that it will also be carrying the new device.

    AT&T is particularly noteworthy because the carrier is offering $100 off tablets purchased with a 2-year data contract through February 14th.

    Apple added support for a number of new LTE carriers in the iOS 6.1 update that was released yesterday, and presumably all those carriers — as well as normal iPad sales channels — will carry the new 128GB iPad on launch day.

Mobile Technology News, January 29, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • VIDEO: Digital artists inspired by the GIF’s resurgence
    A digitally ancient file format is finding new uses among artists who value the GIF’s limitations.
  • Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties
    Companies like Spotify and Pandora are catching fire, but the money paid to artists is often tiny, perhaps half a penny per play, which has the music industry on edge.

  • Google in N Korea mapping push
    Google publishes mapping information on North Korea, a country that has so far been mostly blank on the popular website Google Maps.
  • Advertising: Playing Whac-a-Mole With Piracy Sites
    New attention is being given to an aspect of online commerce that critics say finances online piracy: advertising.

  • How I (almost) became a fraudster
    How hardware hacking (almost) made me a fraudster
  • How Facebook Taught Its Search Tool to Understand People
    Before Facebook introduced a search tool this month, it assembled a varied team to study what users were searching for and to teach computers how to communicate better with people.

  • Yahoo Earnings Handily Beat Forecasts
    Marissa Mayer’s first months as chief executive have impressed investors, and the company’s stock, recently at a four-year high, rose after hours.

  • Phone sensors spot security secrets
    The information captured by smartphone sensors could help criminals guess codes used to lock the gadgets, say security researchers.
  • First Photos of the iPad 5 Rear Shell
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    Rumored 5th Generation iPad (left) vs iPad mini (right)
    9to5Mac has an unconfirmed image of what could be the rear panel for the next iPad. The image matches up very closely with a report from last week.
    While we cannot confirm that the above image is legitimate, it does provide a solid representation of what Apple’s next iPad will likely look like. We were told this is a prototype back piece for the fifth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display. We were also told that the casing is almost as thin as the iPad mini’s back (pictured to the right). As you can see at the top of the purported iPad 5 backplate, this casing would likely be for an LTE model – as the black antenna cut implies.


    The report lines up with iLounge‘s first description of the new iPad which is expected to arrive in October with smaller, iPad mini-esque bezels and chamfered edges and curves.

    What does it look like? Well, it’s a lot smaller than one would guess was possible: in portrait orientation, picture a 9.7” screen with virtually no left or right bezels, and only enough space above and below the screen to accommodate the mandatory camera and Home Button elements. Beyond that, it’s noticeably thinner, as well, which is to say the the fifth-generation iPad will be smaller in every dimension than its predecessors. As it will have the same chamfered edges and curves, calling it a “stretched iPad mini” is very close to entirely accurate.

    Leaks of parts for upcoming Apple products are becoming more and more common as the Asian supply chain grows larger.

  • Seyi Fabode: Why Smart Meters Will Never Gain Mass Use
    Utilities, smart meter manufacturing companies and the government all tout the need for implementation of smart meters and smart metering equipment. Unfortunately these initiatives are bound to fail for two reasons.
  • Top Lawmakers Demand Aaron Swartz Answers From Attorney General
    WASHINGTON — The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a joint letter late Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder posing…
  • Kristin McCracken: Amplify the Message: Social Media at Your Festival Debut
    How can you make the most out of social media today? As you head to Sundance, Slamdance, or any festival this year, some tips on how to capitalize on the increased exposure it will bring — both to your film and to you as a filmmaker.
  • Jayson DeMers: Social Media Marketing Lessons From the Controversial and Failed Facebook IPO
    Facebook’s failed IPO started a storm of arguments against social media marketing and ROI capabilities. Social media does work — just not the way traditional media does.
  • Woman Trapped In Deadly Nightclub Blaze Posted Final Facebook Message Asking For Help
    A young woman trapped inside the deadly Brazilian nightclub blaze this weekend posted one final message to Facebook, pleading for help as the building burned….
  • Danny Rubin: Six Ways That Vine, Twitter’s New Tool, Should Change How You Think About Your Career
    Mark down January 24, 2013 as the day our attention span shrank once again — as if we hadn’t already hit rock bottom.
  • Twitter Warns Of Government ‘Chilling Effect’
    Twitter’s second transparency report, released Tuesday, documents government requests for users’ information. The results will surprise no one who has been keeping track of civil…
  • Apple Removes Vine from ‘Editor’s Choice’ for Featuring Pornographic Content [iOS Blog]
    Twitter’s six-second video sharing app Vine made headlines early this morning after The Verge discovered that an ‘Editor’s Pick’ clip within the app linked to pornographic content.

    Vine’s Editor’s Picks are curated content and are therefore displayed at the top of the app, which means a large portion of Vine’s users saw the feed containing the inappropriate clip.

    Apple originally featured Vine last Friday, shortly after its release, but the Cupertino-based company has now reversed that decision and is no longer promoting Vine via the Editor’s Choice section in the App Store.

    According to a Twitter spokesperson who spoke to The Verge, the pornographic video was the result of human error.

    A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor’s Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately. We apologize to our users for the error.

    Apple was not satisfied with Twitter’s apology, but the app did not receive the same treatment as 500px, which was removed from the App Store last week because it allowed users to search for nude photos.

    Though Vine has not been kicked off the App Store, Apple has ceased all promotions for the app. In addition to removing Vine from Editor’s Choice, the app is no longer listed under the ‘New and Noteworthy’ section and it is not featured in the social apps category.

    The Verge reports that Vine has begun to hide inappropriate content within the app and is now blocking searches for several pornographic terms. Searching for the offending words no longer brings up search results, though inappropriate content can still be accessed when tapping on a tag.

  • Jesse Archer: Words With Friends, Smut With Strangers
    When a friend said he was cheating with the popular app Words With Friends, I didn’t think much of it. Who hasn’t cheated at online Scrabble? Then he clarified, saying he was using the app to cheat on his longterm boyfriend.
  • 4 Vine Web Apps You Have To Check Out Right Now
    Already, it’s easy to forget that Vine, the Twitter-made app that lets you shoot and post six-second videos, was only released last Thursday. Only four…

Mobile Technology News, January 28, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • 9 Absurd Ways To Destroy Your Favorite Gadgets
    Have you ever thrown your favorite gadget into a tub of liquid nitrogen? Or taken one of your extra laptops and smashed it with a…
  • Pentagon to Beef Up Cybersecurity Force to Counter Attacks
    The expansion would increase the Defense Department’s Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, officials said.

  • Apple Preparing to Launch 128 GB Versions of Full-Size iPad?
    Following today’s revelation of code in iOS 6.1 Beta 5 hinting at future 128 GB iOS devices, 9to5Mac reports that four new high-end iPad configurations have appeared in a U.S. retailer’s database.

    While the exact identity of the devices is not revealed in the stock database, they do appear as “ultimate” configurations of the current full-size iPad models, suggesting that they may represent 128 GB models of the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad in both black and white.


    While it is certainly plausible that this new iPad model is the 128GB iPad, we are currently not confident enough to outright claim that, but it seems likely based on the evidence. [..]

    The P101 and P103 names are Apple’s internal nomenclature for the WiFi-only and Cellular-compatible fourth-generation iPads, respectively. Both of those models comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations. These storage sizes are known as “GOOD,” “BETTER,” and “BEST,” respectively. As you can see in our table above, Apple is preparing to release the additional “ULTIMATE” model. “ULTIMATE” frequently refers to the most premium or highest capacity model available. The “A” points to a black configuration, and “B” stands for the white option.

    No additional information such as specifications, price, or a launch date for the new configurations have yet been revealed.

  • Employers Increasingly Rely on Internal Referrals in Hiring
    As employers increasingly use their workers’ recommendations to find new hires, the odds narrow for unconnected job seekers, especially among the long-term unemployed.

  • Tivli Puts Streaming TV on Campus
    Tivli tries to reconcile students’ viewing habits, which increasingly involve mobile devices, with the desire of companies to be paid for wireless content.

  • Electronic Health Tracking Increasingly Common, Researchers Say
    More Americans are tracking their health using smartphone applications and other devices that collect personal data automatically.

  • The rise of over-familiar websites
    The irritating rise of websites talking to you like a friend
  • Bill Gates: The world can defeat polio
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates on why the disease will be defeated
  • Pinball tables offer new tricks
    Is pinball about to stage a comeback?
  • No One Seems Happy With ‘Smart Guns’
    NEW YORK (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a bold, next-generation solution: personalizing guns with technology that keeps them from firing if they ever…
  • Sam Fiorella: Critics Eating Crow: Google+ Becomes Second Largest Social Platform
    There is an immense opportunity for marketers as Google’s services are further connected through the G+ social layer.
  • Disruptions: Disruptions: A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal
    To many people who understand computers and the law, there is a danger in lumping people who have not sought financial gain with armed robbers.

  • iOS 6.1 Beta 5 Code Hints at Upcoming 128 GB Devices
    As noted by @iNeal and iDownloadBlog, the new iOS 6.1 Beta 5 released yesterday contains a reference suggesting that Apple may be looking to offer 128 GB iOS devices in upcoming generations.


    The reference to a 128 GB capacity comes as part of SystemPartitionPadding key in the build manifest associated with the release and is not found in publicly available versions of iOS.

    While the observation does not mean that a 128 GB iOS device is definitely coming later this year, this is not the first time in recent months that Apple has hinted at future 128 GB iOS devices. iTunes 11, released in late November, contains a graphic corresponding to a mobile device with a capacity of 128 GB, although no such device has been released so far.

  • Push For Futuristic Guns Builds On Embattled Past
    NEW YORK — It sounds, at first, like a bold, next-generation solution: personalizing guns with technology that keeps them from firing if they ever get…
  • LOOK: Here Is Proof That Twinkies Do Spoil
    A popular urban legend purports that Twinkies never rot. But one eBay user supposedly has evidence to refute this claim. Seller high_order1 is auctioning off…
  • January’s Funniest Autocorrects
    If you’ve spent more than 15 minutes on the Internet, you’re probably familiar with Damn You, Autocorrect, the site that curates the funniest texting FAILs…
  • Unboxed: Literary History, Seen Through Big Data’s Lens
    Big Data is pushing into the humanities, as evidenced by new, illuminating computer analyses of literary history.

  • This Might Be The Greatest Resume We’ve Ever Seen
    There are bad online resumes, there are good online resumes, and then there’s Philippe Dubost’s online resume. Dubost, a web product manager, built a…
  • Japanese Spy Satellites Blast Off Into Orbit
    TOKYO — Japan launched two intelligence satellites into orbit on Sunday amid growing concerns that North Korea is planning to test more rockets of its…

Mobile Technology News, January 27, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Apple Seeds iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to Developers
    In a relatively rare weekend release, Apple today pushed out the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 to developers. The release comes just two days before the fourth beta, which was seeded on December 17, is scheduled to expire.


    No public release timeframe for iOS 6.1 is known yet, but registered developers can download the latest beta via Apple’s Developer page.

  • Eating your own, Microsoft style
    Microsoft’s version of Apple’s “cannibalization” isn’t pretty, but it’s probably necessary.
  • John Pavley: Not Worried About Big Brother or Big Government
    I personally do not believe the U.S. Government is controlled by shadowy figures lurking behind a smoke smoke screen of faux democracy. If anything, the political and social events of the last few years are evidence that no one is ultimately "in control" and that every player is each equally frustrated.
  • Silicon Valley Exec Out Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
    Keith Rabois, the chief operating officer of mobile-payment giant Square, stepped down from his position at the company on Thursday due to allegations of sexual…
  • Startup Square Squares Off Against Rivals By Dropping Fee
    Mobile payments startup Square just announced they’re cutting the 15 cent processing fee other mobile payment systems collect–but are they poised to remake the credit…
  • First Reviews of Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’: Entertaining But Safe, "Fails to Think Different", Apple Fans Will Be Very Mixed
    Following the premiere of Ashton Kutcher’s new film Jobs at the Sundance Film Festival, a number of publications have posted reviews of the flick which is scheduled to arrive in theaters nationwide on April 19. The first video clip of the movie was released earlier this week.

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    Cinema Blend:

    A biopic about a great man that’s way too aware of his greatness, jOBS tells us a lot about the genius of Steve Jobs, but doesn’t show us much of anything that actually reveals it.

    The Next Web

    But, overall, jOBS works. The lead actors are likable and appear to have put serious effort into getting the spirit of the characters right. The film looks (mostly) good aside from some of what could likely be ascribed to budgetary constraints. And though the director is a tad indulgent here and there, it doesn’t take away from the overall feeling of ‘decent’ that I came away with.

    The Verge

    As expected, there are some liberties taken with Apple’s story and even / especially the representation of some characters — but the emotional resonance of Steve Jobs himself is convincing. It’s not revisionist history, and it’s not some greater parable about the human spirit. Jobs is a point-A-to-point-B story about a uniquely innovative thinker and ruthless businessman — one that had a notable and meaningful impact on the world. It’s a good film, but it’s also very “safe” — a familiar story that doesn’t try for a bigger picture.

    CNET

    Others will write of the things “jOBS” omits, gets wrong, or simply avoids. My primary disappointment was in how shallow the film felt, given the extensive historical record. In the early days Jobs’ co-workers had to wrestle with a man who smelled bad, who cried often, who yelled constantly, who missed deadlines, who overspent his budget by millions. He did it in service of products we love and use daily, and yet his obsessions took a toll on those around him. He also inspired others to do the best work of their lives, pushing themselves further than they ever imagined they could go. There is great drama to be found in all that, but it is not to be found in the saccharine “jOBS.”

    Other reviews are available from The Hollywood Reporter, Slashfilm, Indiewire, and the Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Fully Functional MAME Emulator Appears in App Store [iOS Blog]
    TouchArcade notes the appearance of an arcade game called Gridlee in the App Store.

    Gridlee is a 1983 arcade game that was never officially released, but the code was later released for free for non-commercial usage in 2001. The App Store app uses MAME 0.139u1 (MAME4iOS) to provide the emulation engine for the game. MAME is a popular arcade machine emulator that will run thousands of arcade games if you have the original ROMs.

    When launching the free app, users are greeted with the Gridlee game. TouchArcade readers, however, quickly noticed that additional ROMs could be copied into the App’s ROM directory (without jailbreaking), revealing the fully functional MAME emulator.

    When word of this hit our forums, readers were quick to pull out iExplore and begin digging about the app’s directory structure looking for a ROM folder. Well, it’s in there, and sure enough, if one copies other MAME ROMs into that folder, the Gridlee app starts up with the standard MAME4iOS ROM listing, allowing for a great many games beyond just Gridlee to be played on the iPhone or iPad in this Universal app.


    The story is similar to the iMAME Emulator that was released into the App Store in December, 2011. Apple quickly pulled that app a few days after its release. While a number of individual emulators do exist on the App Store, Apple has been more restrictive about these open emulators, presumably due to potential legal issues.

    Gridlee is a free download on the App Store. [Direct Link]

  • Digital Domain: Republic Wireless’s Plan Melds Wi-Fi and Network Calling
    Republic Wireless keeps its cellphone service prices low via an interesting hybrid: it uses Wi-Fi when customers are in a Wi-Fi area and a 3G network when they are not.

  • Unboxed: Literary History, Seen Through Big Data’s Lens
    Big Data is pushing into the humanities, as evidenced by new, illuminating computer analyses of literary history.

  • Workstation: How Job Seekers Can Say ‘Look at Me’ to Online Recruiters
    Some employers aren’t posting jobs these days, choosing instead to search online for the right candidate. So job seekers may need to ask themselves “How searchable am I?”

  • WATCH: Kid President’s Incredible Pep Talk
    "Who do you know who needs some encouragement?" That’s what Kid President, the "self-appointed voice" of our childrens’ generation asks in his latest video, which…
  • Gene Gurkoff: A Parkinson’s App?
    As a mobile app developer myself, this has got me thinking of other ways we could use the other features of modern smart phones to efficiently crowdsource Parkinson’s research. Here are some ideas — some of which are already being explored.
  • Muhammad H. Zaman: Solving Global Mental Health Challenges With a Cell Phone
    There is no question that mobile phones have transformed the way we live, but it is the ability to use the same phone call for the global good, that is the most inspirational part.
  • Marc Rinosa: 4 Ways Instagram Has Redefined Teen Culture
    How has the application influenced teen culture? How has a 14.4 megabyte program changed our perspective as young people?
  • Champ Kind Gives An Update On ‘Anchorman 2′
    David Koechner chatted with HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new web series "Full On Koechner," a new show from YouTube’s comedy channel Official…
  • Move Over Canadarm, Here Comes Dextre
    Move over, Canadarm. You may have helped the space shuttle fleet repair the Hubble Telescope and build the International Space Station, but there’s another robotic…
  • What Landed Ashton Kutcher In The Hospital?
    PARK CITY, Utah — Ashton Kutcher says playing Steve Jobs on screen "was honestly one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever tried to do…
  • The 9 Most Popular Viral Videos Of The Week
    If you’re looking to see the most popular YouTube videos of the week, look no further. Once again, we’re bringing you the week’s most-watched videos,…
  • WikiLeaks Founder Calls Film ‘A Mass Propaganda Attack’
    LONDON — If you’re making a movie about WikiLeaks, this is the kind of thing you probably see coming. Julian Assange says he has obtained…

Mobile Technology News, January 26, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

Mobile Technology News, January 25, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

Mobile Technology News, January 24, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Apple revenues miss expectations
    Computing giant Apple reports unchanged profits and record revenues in the last three months of 2012, but markets register disappointment.
  • Disney CEO Remembers Relationship with Steve Jobs [Mac Blog]
    Today at the Hollywood Radio and Television Panel, Disney CEO and Apple board of directors member Bob Iger discussed his relationship with Steve Jobs, according to The Wrap.

    Jobs became Disney’s largest shareholder after he sold Pixar to Disney for $7.4 billion, which also set the stage for Disney’s acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm later on. Iger recalled that the deal almost never happened because of Jobs’ disagreements with previous Disney CEO Michael Eisner. When Iger took over, one of the first things he did was call Jobs.

    “I don’t even remember it being totally premeditated,” Iger said. “I just decided to call my parents and my grown daughters in New York and a couple of good friends and Steve.”

    He asked Jobs if their relationship could be salvaged, but Jobs responded that he felt that Iger was just more of the same, although he agreed to talk anyway. The rest is history as Pixar was sold to Disney and Iger and Jobs’ relationship, and by extension Disney and Apple’s relationship, improved.

    Iger said Jobs was “relentlessly” honest and that he would call Jobs on Saturday nights to find out if the latest Disney movies “sucked.” Iger went on to say that Jobs’ directness was infectious and that he told Jobs how much Disney needed Pixar to improve its animation offerings. He later learned, after reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, that Jobs had been impressed by Iger’s honesty.

    Jobs has had a major impact in the world of animation as well as Disney and Pixar’s fortunes. In November, Pixar named its main building after Jobs.

  • Ashton Kutcher Movie ‘jOBS’ Coming to Theaters April 19 [Mac Blog]
    The Ashton Kutcher-led jOBS film will be opening in theaters on April 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


    The biopic, directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitely, chronicles Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Part of the film was shot in the historic garage where Jobs first set up shop at his family’s home in Palo Alto, Calif.
    jOBS also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

    The film debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, January 25. Stars Kutcher and Josh Gad, who play Jobs and Steve Wozniak respectively, will be at Macworld/iWorld next week to kick off the event with a talk about playing the two Steves.

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    The flat growth, as pointed out by Apple, is largely because manufacturing costs have risen, even as revenue has risen 18%. The New York Times notes that analysts were worried that about Apple’s profit margins, even after Apple warned that a significant overhaul of its product line would mean high manufacturing costs in the early lives of the products.

    The results arrived with an unusual level of anticipation, even for a company as high-profile as Apple, because of anxiety among some investors about Apple’s ability to sustain its growth and create new hit products. Apple’s stock has lost about a quarter of its value since September, erasing more than $170 billion of its market value.

    Business Insider notes that even though Apple’s holiday quarter in 2012 had a week less than it did in 2011 that sales growth still wouldn’t be at the point that it was.

    Apple’s 10% stock decline gives it a current market cap of $463.49 billion and a loss of nearly $50 billion in market capitalization from worried investors. Despite analysts’ and investors’ worries of year-over-year growth, The Wall Street Journal‘s Tom Gara notes that Apple’s losses in market cap today were roughly equal the value of two Research in Motions and two Nokias.

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    During today’s quarterly results call for the first fiscal quarter of 2013, Peter Oppenheimer mentioned that the company focused on establishing a new operating segment of Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

    “We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business,” said Oppenheimer.

    The company has adjusted how it reports revenue for separate geographic regions because of the significant sales of both hardware and software in China during the last couple of years. China was responsible for $6.8 billion of Apple’s revenue during the last quarter. Overall revenue in China is up 67%.


    While Apple experienced strong iPhone growth overall, selling 47 million iPhones compared to 37 million in the year-ago quarter, it saw the most significant growth in China, which is up more than 100% year over year. Despite a late launch of the iPad, it was also noted to be successful in the country.

    In terms of the geographic distribution, we saw our highest growth in China. It was into the triple digits, which was higher than the market there. We’re extremely pleased.

    It is clear that China is our second largest region. And there is a lot of potential there.

    Apple opened four new stores in the Greater China area during 2012, and when asked about China during the question and answer section, Cook reiterated plans to continue to expand on the 11 stores that it has in the country, saying that Apple had “many more” stores to open.

    Tim Cook spent a portion of January in China, meeting with both government officials and representatives from China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile carrier. During the visit, Cook was interviewed by Sina Technology, where he emphasized Apple’s efforts to raise its profile in the country.

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Mobile Technology News, January 24, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Apple revenues miss expectations
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  • Disney CEO Remembers Relationship with Steve Jobs [Mac Blog]
    Today at the Hollywood Radio and Television Panel, Disney CEO and Apple board of directors member Bob Iger discussed his relationship with Steve Jobs, according to The Wrap.

    Jobs became Disney’s largest shareholder after he sold Pixar to Disney for $7.4 billion, which also set the stage for Disney’s acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm later on. Iger recalled that the deal almost never happened because of Jobs’ disagreements with previous Disney CEO Michael Eisner. When Iger took over, one of the first things he did was call Jobs.

    “I don’t even remember it being totally premeditated,” Iger said. “I just decided to call my parents and my grown daughters in New York and a couple of good friends and Steve.”

    He asked Jobs if their relationship could be salvaged, but Jobs responded that he felt that Iger was just more of the same, although he agreed to talk anyway. The rest is history as Pixar was sold to Disney and Iger and Jobs’ relationship, and by extension Disney and Apple’s relationship, improved.

    Iger said Jobs was “relentlessly” honest and that he would call Jobs on Saturday nights to find out if the latest Disney movies “sucked.” Iger went on to say that Jobs’ directness was infectious and that he told Jobs how much Disney needed Pixar to improve its animation offerings. He later learned, after reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, that Jobs had been impressed by Iger’s honesty.

    Jobs has had a major impact in the world of animation as well as Disney and Pixar’s fortunes. In November, Pixar named its main building after Jobs.

  • Ashton Kutcher Movie ‘jOBS’ Coming to Theaters April 19 [Mac Blog]
    The Ashton Kutcher-led jOBS film will be opening in theaters on April 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


    The biopic, directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitely, chronicles Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Part of the film was shot in the historic garage where Jobs first set up shop at his family’s home in Palo Alto, Calif.
    jOBS also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

    The film debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, January 25. Stars Kutcher and Josh Gad, who play Jobs and Steve Wozniak respectively, will be at Macworld/iWorld next week to kick off the event with a talk about playing the two Steves.

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    The flat growth, as pointed out by Apple, is largely because manufacturing costs have risen, even as revenue has risen 18%. The New York Times notes that analysts were worried that about Apple’s profit margins, even after Apple warned that a significant overhaul of its product line would mean high manufacturing costs in the early lives of the products.

    The results arrived with an unusual level of anticipation, even for a company as high-profile as Apple, because of anxiety among some investors about Apple’s ability to sustain its growth and create new hit products. Apple’s stock has lost about a quarter of its value since September, erasing more than $170 billion of its market value.

    Business Insider notes that even though Apple’s holiday quarter in 2012 had a week less than it did in 2011 that sales growth still wouldn’t be at the point that it was.

    Apple’s 10% stock decline gives it a current market cap of $463.49 billion and a loss of nearly $50 billion in market capitalization from worried investors. Despite analysts’ and investors’ worries of year-over-year growth, The Wall Street Journal‘s Tom Gara notes that Apple’s losses in market cap today were roughly equal the value of two Research in Motions and two Nokias.

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    “We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business,” said Oppenheimer.

    The company has adjusted how it reports revenue for separate geographic regions because of the significant sales of both hardware and software in China during the last couple of years. China was responsible for $6.8 billion of Apple’s revenue during the last quarter. Overall revenue in China is up 67%.


    While Apple experienced strong iPhone growth overall, selling 47 million iPhones compared to 37 million in the year-ago quarter, it saw the most significant growth in China, which is up more than 100% year over year. Despite a late launch of the iPad, it was also noted to be successful in the country.

    In terms of the geographic distribution, we saw our highest growth in China. It was into the triple digits, which was higher than the market there. We’re extremely pleased.

    It is clear that China is our second largest region. And there is a lot of potential there.

    Apple opened four new stores in the Greater China area during 2012, and when asked about China during the question and answer section, Cook reiterated plans to continue to expand on the 11 stores that it has in the country, saying that Apple had “many more” stores to open.

    Tim Cook spent a portion of January in China, meeting with both government officials and representatives from China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile carrier. During the visit, Cook was interviewed by Sina Technology, where he emphasized Apple’s efforts to raise its profile in the country.

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Mobile Technology News, January 23, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Steve Jobs Threatened Palm with Patent Suit Over No-Hire Policy
    Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent suit against Palm if they didn’t agree to not hire Apple employees, according to a Reuters report on a court filing (via AppleInsider) made public Tuesday. The court filing is a part of a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Pixar, Lucasfilm and others over an agreement those companies made to not hire each other’s employees.


    The companies attempted to keep an array of documents secret, but that request was rejected in parts by Judge Lucy Koh, which is why a statement from former Palm executive Edward Colligan has become public record. Colligan said that Jobs proposed the agreement to Palm, and that Jobs suggested that if Palm didn’t agree they could face lawsuits “alleging infringement of Apple’s many patents.” Colligan responded to Jobs with an email:

    Your proposal that we agree that neither company will hire the other’s employees, regardless of the individual’s desires, is not only wrong, it is likely illegal.[...] Palm doesn’t target other companies-we look for the best people we can find. l’d hope the same could be said about Apple1s practices. However, during the last year or so, as Apple geared up to compete with Palm in the phone space, Apple hired at least 2% of Palm’s workforce. To put it in perspective, had Palm done the same, we’d have hired 300 folks from Apple. Instead, to my knowledge, we’ve hired just three.

    Colligan also told Jobs that he was not intimidated by patent litigation and said that Palm had recently acquired some patents from Siemens that it could use against Apple and its iPhone patents. Jobs responded:

    Just for the record, when Siemens sold their handset business to BenQ they didn’t sell them their essential patents but rather just gave them a license. The patents they did sell to BenQ are not that great. We looked at them ourselves when they were for sale. I guess you guys felt differently and bought them. We are not concerned about them at all. My advice is to take a look at our patent portfolio before you make a final decision here.

    Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs revealed that Jobs was angry at Palm for hiring former employees, although the threat of patent litigation in Colligan’s statement is certainly a new revelation.

    “Jobs was so furious that Palm was hiring some of his former employees that he complained to Bono, who was a cofounder of a private equity group, led by the former Apple CFO Fred Anderson, that had bought a controlling stake in Palm.”

    These aren’t the only instances that Jobs became angry at the poaching of Apple employees, however. In January 2012 it was revealed, also according to a court filing, that Jobs complained to then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt about the hiring of Apple employees at Google.

    Recently, current CEO Tim Cook was ordered to give a deposition in this case, so more nuggets of information are likely to be released as court filings are made public.

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