Tag Archives: Apple

iPhone 5 may sport a new “micro” dock connector

1 Mar

Apple may be getting ready to ditch the current dock connector used in iPods, iPhones, and iPads in favor of a smaller version — denoting you’ll possibly have to keep up with yet another adapter to use all the latest accessories for iOS devices.

Considering annoyances trivial, Apple could possess a very logical reason for bringing the change, according to a iMore report that cites an anonymous source. A smaller “micro” docking port would give the company more room for other important components within the iPhone 5, which could be the first device to receive the new dock treatment.  And since the iPhone 4S has a much shorter power lifespan comparing all the models preceding it, the most likely use for that additional space would be to include a bigger battery.

The new docking port is to considered as new design rather that the outdated micro USB standard used by the other companies of the mobile phone industry. It is noticeable that Apple is leaving away from its reliance on transferring information to its mobile devices through a power cord.  As part of Apple’s iCloud push, the company is now enabling more OS software, app, and digital media updates over the air. So the dock connector may end up as little more than a way to charge the device and connect to third-party accessories.

The latest rumors theorize that the iPhone 5 will hit sometime before the end of 2012, and will feature a larger screen as well as a more curvy design.

Source: venturebeat

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Apple pushes ‘Gatekeeper’ to protect Mac OS X from malware attacks

29 Feb

The new anti-malware feature processes indirectly to let Mac users either let or refuse application downloads based on where they come from. Apple has brought a ‘Gatekeeper’ to help saving Mac OS X users from downloading and running malicious software.

The new anti-malware feature, now fitted into the new OSX Mountain Lion, works behind the scenes to let Mac users either allow or deny application downloads based on where they come from.

In the “Security and Privacy” preference, the end user gets the choice over whether to allow applications downloaded from

  • Mac App Store
  • Mac App Store and identified developers
  • Anywhere

The pre-checked default is the “Mac App Store and identified” developers, a setting that works in tandem with Apple’s new Developer ID Program.

As part of the Mac Developer Program, Apple gives developers a unique Developer ID for signing their apps. A developer’s digital signature allows Gatekeeper to verify that their app is not known malware and that it hasn’t been tampered with. If an app doesn’t have a Developer ID associated with it, Gatekeeper can let you know before you install it.

More on Gatekeeper from Apple Insider and Daring Fireball.

Source: zdnet

 

 

Apple Confirms iPad Event for Next Wednesday, March 7

29 Feb

People have been exciting and talking about iPad 3 even from the day of announcement of iPad2. It did not have a “Retina Display”. After a course of full, complete year, people are finally going to hear about iPad 3 from those people who actually know something about the device, Apple.

Cupertino made a confirmation that the long-schmoozing iPad 3 event on March 7. The company has sent out the following invitations to the press today inviting them to an event in San Francisco.

That’s right, contrary to the rumors, the event is to be held in San Francisco, and not New York. This is not at all surprising, considering the iPad events (and many other Apple events) have also been in San Francisco, but then the rumor mill does tend to go a bit off base when left alone too long, doesn’t it?

Happenings are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PST and the tagline for this event is, “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” Let the countdown begin!

 

Source: tomsguide

Yummy Apple rumors: iPad 3 gets thicker, iPhone 5 due for fall

27 Feb

Celebrated things are always surrounded by rumors. Well, here is a bunch of Apple rumors. It looks like the iPad 3 may be getting a bit of junk in the trunk, while the iPhone 5 could be another fall release for Apple.

The Chinese tech blog M.I.C. Gadget received an early production version of the iPad 3′s rear case from “reliable sources”. This shows that the new tablet will have comparatively more tapered edges than the iPad2. It is guessed that it will be around 1-1.5mm thicker.

The firm is in a forced situation to increase the iPad3’s thickness so that it can be fitted in some new hardware, for example, like the higher resolution Retina Display (which was semi-confirmed by counting pixels on an early production display), improved camera, and possible inclusion of LTE 4G technology. The iPad 3 is rumored to sport a new quad-core A6 processor from Apple, though a recent posting on a Chinese forum says otherwise, thanks to a picture of a purported iPad 3 logic board with an “A5X” chip. The naming conventions of Apple brings us to the judgment that i may be likely a faster version of the dual-core A5 on the iPad2.

The most latest rumors says that the iPad 3 is expected to launch on March 7.

As for the iPhone 5, it seems that Apple may be settling on fall as its new season for iPhone releases, according to the Japanese tech blog Macotakara. The site, which has been accurate in the past about Apple rumors, also cites “reliable sources” for its information. It would not be a much surprise if the iPhone 5 does land during the fall, because it wouldn’t make much sense for Apple to cut into the iPhone 4S’ life cycle. People are still hot for the iPhone 4S, and Apple will want to milk that demand for all it’s worth.

Source: venturebeat

Analytical Reports on Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. — Competition Growing in PC Industry

27 Oct

 With MarketWire via Comtex the analytical reports on Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. is exposed. Www.SignalWatcher.com offers members with proprietary analysis of above 10,000 stocks which is getting updated everyday. Today, members can receive their complimentary stock analysis on Apple Inc. /quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL +0.21% and Dell Inc. /quotes/zigman/27952/quotes/nls/dell DELL +0.12% .

The rivalry within the personal computing industry prevails to reach its peak because more and more companies try to beat Apple Inc.’s dominance in the smart-phone and tablet markets.

http://www.SignalWatcher.com offers  investors free classic analysis on Apple Inc., Dell Inc. and other companies within the Personal Computers industry. Apple release more luring and impressive numbers though. The only thing considered as a hinder in its last quarter was the iPhone sales, which was slightly lower than expected. It was the result of the rumors about iPhone 5 which made customers delay in purchasing the iPhone.

But Apple’ Dominance in the tablet market may be questioned in 2012. Two of the largest computer manufacturers in the world, including Dell Inc., have commenced their work on new tablets that will run based on Windows 8, while Microsoft’s newest operating system set to be released in the second half of next year.

Overall, Apple still eats away other but greater competition in several markets is endangering to erode the juggernaut’s market share.

Source: marketwatch