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Apple has applied for a patent to improve image capture quality on mobile devices by automatically buffering many still images while the user previews the shot, and then automatically selecting the best image or combination of images once the user presses the camera’s shutter button. The process aims to address issues like movement delays and camera shake, producing better final shots that are more representative of the scene that a user intended to capture.
A bug in iOS 6.1 acts as a security flaw, allowing anyone with physical access to an iPhone to bypass the lock screen and access the phone, contacts, voicemail, and photo apps. However, the steps involved are complicated, making it unlikely that individuals without knowledge of the flaw could successfully bypass the lock screen.
Apple may be preparing a March event to introduce Apple TV-related developer tools as a prelude to a later launch of the much-rumored Apple "iTV" television hardware, according to a new note from Jeffries analyst Peter Misek.
Financial markets in Europe reacted late Wednesday to rumors that Apple is preparing a bid to purchase German luxury TV firm Loewe, sending the boutique company's stock up nearly 40 percent.
Apple and its CEO Tim Cook received a notable mention during tonight's State of the Union address by U.S. President Barack Obama. Mr. Obama noted that Mr. Cook's company was part of a wave of American firms committed to bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
Apple has been granted a broad patent describing how advanced sensors attached to devices or worn by users can monitor and analyze movement, force, and environmental conditions. Many of the described functions fit well with possible features of the rumored Apple "iWatch."
While the northeastern United States digs out of its latest snowstorm, adventurous skiers should check out the Apex HD Snow Goggles from Liquid Image before they head out to take advantage of the fresh powder. Starting at US$299.99, the Apex HD adds a 1080p video camera to a pair of snow goggles, giving the wearer protection from the elements while allowing for the capture of thrilling POV video. The goggles even support live streaming via Wi-Fi to portable devices like the iPhone.
Rumors of a forthcoming Apple “iWatch” exploded over the weekend, fueled by reports that the Cupertino iDevice maker is already testing prototypes of a device that will run a version of iOS and integrate closely with the iPhone.
Flickr user Nigel Goodman posted a treat to the TUAW Flickr group way back in 2008 that has just been rediscovered: a comprehensive collection of OS X install discs from Mac OS 7.5.3 all the way to Mac OS X 10.5 (the current OS at the time of the photo). Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard also arrived via CD but Mac users said “goodbye” to physical media starting with OS X 10.7 Lion.
Origin, EA’s Steam-like digital distribution platform, has just launched for OS X. The project was first announced in August 2012. The free software allows users to browse, purchase, and play EA software titles that are compatible with OS X. As of now, that includes 49 games ranging from casual options to newer blockbusters.