This one's for those of you that prefer to take their news while wearing a tinfoil hat. Yesterday, Apple filed a patent application. The following is a glimpse inside what this patent actually does:
"A method for identifying an unauthorized user of an electronic device, the method comprising: determining that a current user of the electronic device is an unauthorized user; gathering information related to the unauthorized user's operation of the electronic device in response to determining, wherein the unauthorized user's operation comprises operations not related to the authentication; and transmitting an alert notification to a responsible party in response to gathering."
Sort of a vague overview, dontcha think? There's a couple of ways that this could, in theory, go for us. Click the jump for more.
Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
For those of you about to rock, VEVO salutes you by making their music video streaming service available through a new free app now in the App Store.
If you're jonesing for music video content on the go, but don't feel up to navigating the horrific lip-synced fan tributes and poor quality transfers polluting YouTube to find the real deal, VEVO Mobile's got your back. Offering a hefty catalogue of 20,000 on demand music videos to draw your fix from, VEVO mobile not only allows you to take in the tunes one-by-one, but also enables you to create music video playlists to keep the party going. You can even share/inflict your musical tastes on your friends via Facebook or Twitter.
According to mobile ad network Millenial Media, whose ads reach 81 percent of the U.S. mobile web, requests for ads on Android OS and the iPad are soaring. Since January, requests for ad spots on the Android OS have grown a total of 690 percent since January; they're now number two on the millennial network, surpassing even BlackBerry maker, RIM. Requests had also increased 47 percent in July, compared to the 23 percent in the previous month.
Requests for Apple ad spots increased 24 percent, month-over-month. The iPad in particular has grown massively--327 percent in July alone. And, Apple is still number one in terms of ad impressions, with a 55 percent share of the total. Top ad spots include games, social networking, and music.
Earlier this week we told you Apple had given developers the ability to allow educational institutions to get a discount on volume App Store purchases. At the time, Apple hadn't give anyone any information on the volume pricing program, but they have finally explained how this volume licensing program will work.
It's not that unbelievable to hear that the iPod Touch is getting a significant update, since it's always been considered the non-phone version of the iPhone. Now that the iPhone 4 is out, it's time for the iPod touch to do some serious catching up. But, does that catching up involve getting a dual camera and retina display?
When developers log into iTunes Connect today, they will be prompted to accept a new paid application contract offered by Apple. The contract adds an amendment that will allow developers to offer education discounts when multiple copies of the same program is purchased. While developers must accept the new amendment in order to keep putting apps on the App Store, they will also be able to turn on and off discounts in the application management area of iTunes Connect.
Sure you can get a whole lot of iPod, iPad, and iPhone accessories, but one of the biggest and most relaxing accessory we've seen is the AcuTouch 9500. This massage chair connects to an iOS application called HT-Connect to store your massage presets, and even download massages designed by doctors and sports stars
Thank goodness it's Friday, and we just got paaaaaaaaaaaid (actually, next weekend is moreso pay day, but at least we're preparing for it beforehand!). Bust out those iPhones, iPads, and whatever else to party on down for the weekend. But don't forget to stop by the bank and get some cash, and maybe take a moment to peruse your iOS device and see what is hip and happening in your town. Read on for more suggestions to enjoy the heck out of your weekend, and don't blow that paycheck all in one place!
A new analyst report claims that Apple could release new products in September. Among the new refreshes are a new iPod touch, new iPod nanos, and two new models of Apple's ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook. There have been multiple rumors surrounding a new iPod touch with a FaceTime camera, complementing Apple's ever changing product lineup.