Apple’s New Patents: New Patent Suggests Apple Maybe Planning To Bring Apple Pencil To One Of Its Future iPhones
Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, and it comes with a new and enhanced version of S Pen stylus. Now, it looks like Apple the Cupertino tech giant might be planning to bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.
According to Patently Apple, The site noted that two new patent applications from Apple about Apple Pencil that actually working with a iPhone have surfaced. Obviously, for the first time, Apple’s parents listed the ‘iPhone’ as a target product for Apple Pencil.
In patent application 20170242499 titled “Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device,” Apple notes that the patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as an iPhone and iPad. Although an iPhone screen maybe small for drawing, but iOS 11 allow users to use the Pencil to markup webpages, emails, screenshots and more – as well as taken handwritten notes.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the Apple Pencil works on an iPhone before. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented that he had already tried using a Pencil on an iPad and iPhone, saying that “it’s really unbelievable.”
If you’ve ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it’s really unbelievable.
It’s worth to nothing that although Apple patents a lot of things, but most of them don’t end up becoming actual consumer-ready products. However, with these pair of new patents, it’s more likely that the tech giant wants to officially bring the Apple Pencil to one of its future iPhones.
Via 9to5mac and ibtime
Samsung today officially announced its new flagship Galaxy Note 8 device at its "Unpacked" event in New York City today. At the beginning of the conference, Samsung played a video about the history of the Note lineups, which included the battery issues of Note 7, and how customers are continued to support Samsung during the recall.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with a 6.3-inch Quad HD + Super AMOLED "Infinity Display", an edge-to-edge display, is the largest screen on any Note devices, has a screen ratio of 18.5:9. Note 8 Supports new multitasking feature - App Pair, which allows users to create special pair of apps and display them on Edge's side panel.
“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They’ve been a constant inspiration to us, and we designed the new Note for them,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “From the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen, to the powerful Dual Camera, Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.”
Galaxy Note 8 also offers a new and enhanced version of the S Pen stylus, the new S Pen's pen tip is optimized, while improving the pressure sensitivity. When using S Pen, users can send Live Message and handwritten information, but also adds some of the effects into it. Like iOS 11 on iPad, an enhanced screen-off mode lets users quickly jot down notes when the smartphone is turned off, and then save the note to view later.
On the camera side, Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with an 800W front camera and two 1200W rear cameras, it contains OIS Optical Image Stabilization, a feature similar to Apple’s Portrait Mode introduced with iOS 10.1 last year. Two rear cameras include one wide-angle f/1.7 lens, and telephoto f/2.4 lens.
In order to expanding the ecosystem of the Note smartphone line, Samsung also introduced "Samsung DeX," which lets the smartphone communicate with a user's PC to seamlessly transfer between working on the go and at home or in an office.
Galaxy Note 8 supports IP68-level waterproof and dustproof, fast wireless charging, and is equipped with a 3300 mA battery and supports iris scanning and fingerprint scanning. Running memory is 6GB, featured a 10 nm processor, the capacity options are 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB three options. Finally, the device still retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Those interested will be able to pre-order the Galaxy Note 8 starting tomorrow, August 24, and the smartphone will then go on sale September 15. In the United States, the device will be available in Midnight Black and Orchid Gray for carrier and Unlocked by Samsung versions, and customers will be able to purchase it at all of the major carriers and online.
Apple’s iPhone 8 Said To Includes 64/256/512 Storage Options, As The Company Could Announces The OLED iPhone On Sept. 12
According to Techtastic.nl, a new post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, Apple upcoming "iPhone 8" will be available to order in three storage capacities. The phone said to have 64GB storage option, a 256GB option offered as the mid-tier capacity and a 512GB option at the highest tier, as well as a 3GB of RAM.
GeekBar included the above image of an alleged iPhone 8 NAND flash 64GB memory module manufactured by SanDisk, which will also supply some 256GB modules, Toshiba is also referenced as a supplier of both capacities, while Samsung and SK Hynix are said to be making the 512GB modules.
Apple introduced 512 GB to the iOS line with the 2017 iPad Pro models. It would make sense for the Cupertino company to also sell the new iPhones in the same storage capacity. Although it was reported that the phone would be only available in 64/256 capacities.
While iPhone 8 is said to have three storage options, that’s sounds exciting, well a question coming up, that’s it, when the September Apple event will take place? Mac4Ever reporting that the keynote will take place on September 12.
The site said on Wednesday that recently mobile phone operators, like SFR, Orange and others, have been officially informed about Apple’s upcoming press event so that they could prepare inventory and marketing plans in advance. As we expected, the press invites could to go out next week.
Via idownloadblog, 9to5mac and macrumors
Apple Planning To Develop A Self-Driving Shuttle Service, Can Transport Employees Around Apple Campus
According to the New York Times, Apple is planning to develop a self-driving shuttle service and can be used on campus between the different office buildings to transport Apple employees. Apple's car project has changed a lot, from the beginning to build a self-driving electric car, to the end of the year to build self-driving system, until now only the automatic driving technology used in the campus shuttle.
At present, the self-driving shuttle project is called PAIL, that is, Palo Alto to Infinite Loop, the goal is to transport employees between Apple's myriad offices in Silicon Valley. Apple plans to use commercial products from a car company and paired with its own autonomous driving technology for the shuttles.
Apple's initial car project, best known as Project Titan, recruited hundreds of employees from the automation to car manufacturing. The Apple team at the time explored a wide range of technologies, including in-car designs such as silent electric doors, steering wheels or accelerator pedals, enhanced reality displays, improved LIDAR sensors, less protruding roofs, spherical wheels and so on.
Due to delays, internal competition and leadership issues, Apple's car project has been faced lot of problems. At present, the Apple Car project is still not making any progress, and even the language design use to write CarOS software has not yet decided (Swift or C ++).
Steve Zadesky, who originally led the Project Titan project, left the company early in 2016, and he led Apple to build a semi-automated car. Jony Ive's industrial design team wants to build a fully automated electric car and completely change the car experience.
In mid-2016, Bob Mansfield began to lead the Apple project, the project's focus also changed to software, when most of the hardware staff was dismissed. At present, Apple is using several 2015 Lexus RX450h testing the software, which install a large number of sensors and cameras. In June, Apple CEO Tim Cook said publicly that the company is developing an self-driving system.
Via MacRumors, Image Via Apple World Today
In the macOS system. If you’ve ever needed to quickly quit out of all open applications, you’ve probably to either quit them all one by one or restart, shutdown, or logout while making sure to deselect "Reopen windows when logging back in." These options is great, but what if you don't want to restart, shutdown, or logout? Today we going to teach you how to close all open app with a single click!
1. Let's begin with open up Automator, in order to do that, first you will need going to Launch Pad -> Other, or through Spotlight search "Automator", then select "Application" and click on "Choose" to get started.
2. Through the list of actions shown in the middle window, find "Quit All Applications," then double-click it to create a window on the right side of Automator. Put a check next to "Ask to save changes" if you want apps with unsaved data to prompt you to save changes before they close. (Note: If you want some apps to remain open while all others close, then add the apps to the "Do not quit" list. Click on "Add..." and select the app from your library.)
3. When you're done, go to "File" -> "Save," name your application "Quit" or another name, then click on "Save."
4. Last not the least, find the Quit application in Finder and place it on either your desktop or your dock for quick access.
If you’d rather not have an app to close all apps at once, you could save the Automator action as a workflow or service instead, and then have it be accessible through a unique keyboard shortcut by adding one under the “Keyboard” system preferences, and be sure to pick a keystroke combination that doesn’t conflict with existing system keystrokes.
Via OSXDaily And GadgetHacks, Image By GadgetHacks