BMW: i3 for Apple’s car project is speculation

Earlier this week news reports stated that Apple and BMW were in talk to use BMW’s i3 vehicles as a basis for apple’s own car project, code named Titan. Further, various reports said that Apple CEO Tim Cook and some Apple executives recently visited BMW’s i3 production plant in German. We contacted BMW regarding this […]

The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried

iOS 8.3 adds several new languages for Siri: Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and English for India. Today, Turkish press identified the Turkish voice behind Siri. The voice belongs to Yelda Ugurlu, a radio programmer and voice-over actress from Turkey. Ugurlu revealed that she worked in a recording studio for four weeks in  2012. She said she […]

Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application today from Apple that describes enhanced techniques to show emergency contact information and medical records on a locked device. The patent, entitled “EMERGENCY INFORMATION ACCESS ON PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES” describes improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device, where […]

Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the long-rumoured iPad Pro which is said to include additional speakers on the sides of the device. The patent, […]

Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device. In one example, […]

Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick

Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to improve on the design of the Home Button to be a more […]

Apple granted patent for display based speakers

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible display-based speaker structures that can be used to produce audio from the screens of its iDevices. The patent relates in general to electronic devices, and outlines methods for display-based speaker structures for such devices. How do the display based speakers work? According […]

Apple patent application for 3D Camera and UI for CarPlay and Apple Watch

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes important advances to their existing 3D parallax effect taking advantage of 3D cameras. The patent describes a 3D user interface that can be use by a personal computing device (i.e. and iPhone, Mac computer or even an in-car system) that uses a 2D display.   The […]

Apple awarded patent for flexible electronic devices

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible electronic devices where all the electronics, not just the screen, are made from flexible materials. Flexible electronics The patent application, entitled “flexible electronic devices” describes a flexible electronic device that comprises a flexible housing, a flexible display, a flexible battery and a printed circuit having at […]

Apple increases prices in Turkey

As of January 2, 2015, the Turkish people will have to pay more for Apple products. Today, Apple Turkey increased prices (by about 10 percent) on Mac, iPhone, and iPod. Apple product prices in Turkey are among the highest in the world. iPhones, iPads and Macs fetch much higher prices in Turkey, compared to elsewhere in the world. […]