A patent suggests that A Siri-esque assistant might be coming to OS X

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The blurred lines between iOS 8 and OS X continues with the revelation of one of Apple’s latest patents: a voice assistant, not quite unlike Siri, for the Mac. Currently it’s official name is the “Intelligent digital assistant in a desktop environment”. According to the patent the assistant will be able to recognise voice and text input, and will be powered …

Apple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service

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According to reports from TechCrunch Apple has bought BookLamp, an e-book recommendation service that has been referred to as “Pandora for books”. Presumably, this is to help Apple’s iBooks to compete with Amazon’s Kindle store. The deal itself apparently cost Apple between $10 (£5.8) million and $15 (£8.3) million. Apple, as usual, has refused to make any confirmation or denial …

Apple is planning a 4K monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook

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With the release of OS X Yosemite drawing ever closer, rumours have started to circulate that Apple is planning on overhauling the resolution available on some of its screens, namely a 4k monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook. This is according to 9to5Mac who claim that the upgraded screens will be released to coincide with the release of Yosemite. It’s currently …

Apple has solved the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s battery woes

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Reports have indicated that Apple has been faced with some serious problems ensuring the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was thin enough to match its standards without sacrificing the device’s battery life. But apparently that has been solved thanks to a partnership with Taiwanese firm Simplo, which has provided a battery thin and powerful enough to ensure the phone is released on time. …

Did Amazon leak the iPhone 6’s specs and release date?

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The above screenshot was apparently taken from Amazon Japan, detailing the release date and specifications of the upcoming iPhone 6. We don’t know if its real, or if it is that the information is accurate (it could be an elaborate fake), but it seems to match what we’ve heard from rumours and leaks over the past few months. Take that whatever …

10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast

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Some people people out there might argue that Apple are in the business of innovation, and that everything it does is to advance new technology. Those people would be wrong. Regardless of the ideologies that people within Apple might have it is, first and foremost, a business, and like any business its actions are always in the pursuit of profit. It’s …

Apple’s iWatch – reports say production starts in July

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It has been a fairly big day for Apple iWatch rumours. Though today’s story comes from a suprising and rather credible source – news agency Reuters. It says that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc. will be mass producing Apple’s long-rumored smartwatch and that production will begin in July. The watch will apparently sport a conventional design though the face will protrude …

A sneak preview as to what the Apple iWatch might look like (and it looks stunning)

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Of course, at the moment no one knows what Apple’s iWatch will look like, or even if there will be one. However an iWatch does appear to be on the cards and according to the goss it will sport a revolutionary double curved touch screen. So fair play to the fellas at Yanko Designs who have imagined what the iWatch …

All you need to know about big screen phones aka Phablets – and the seven models that have been released so far

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In 2010 Dell released a new phone with a monster sized five inch screen called the Streak, and it went on to change the way we think about mobile phones. But not in the way that Dell had hoped. The early models were filled with glitches and consumers didn’t really seem ready for a phone with a screen that large. …