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Apple Aperture 3 gets official

Apple Aperture 3 gets official

The first signs of life from Apple are emerging this morning, and there's a new version of Aperture to kick things off.  Aperture 3 adds in improved photo organization - based on the same Faces and places features found in iPhoto '09 - as well as Adjustment Presets and Brushes.  Meanwhile Apple have also extended their GPS and geotagging support, including the ability to drag non-tagged photos to their respective location, together with automatic slideshows with preset themes and music.

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iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

Apple have pulled ahead of Microsoft in terms of smartphone market share, according to a comScore report detailing October's US mobile traffic.  The research firm has been tracking month-by-month usage across multiple platforms, and while RIM still leads the way with roughly 15m devices in use, the iPhone has pulled ahead of Windows Mobile's roughly 7m devices by around 2m.

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Apple 3D head-tracking, iPod track pattern memory & improved power monitoring among patent applications

Apple 3D head-tracking, iPod track pattern memory & improved power monitoring among patent applications

Apple's engineers have been busy beavering away at patent applications again, and 3D head-tracking displays, intelligent iPod playback and more active battery management all seem to be on the Cupertino workbench.  Of the three, the most interesting is probably Apple's work to use video, infrared or electromagnetic field tracking to move an on-screen object or interface according to the angle at which you're looking at it.  Not only would the system work for 3D objects, but 2D UIs could be fanned or scrolled through depending on head position.

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Apple weighing legal action over Palm Pre IP infringement?

Apple weighing legal action over Palm Pre IP infringement?

Apple has fired a warning shot across Palm's bows, over possible legal action concerning the new Palm Pre smartphone's possible use of multitouch and touchscreen gesture technology that Apple holds IP rights to.  Talking to analysts in the financial conference call on Wednesday, where Apple announced record earnings for the last quarter, executive Tim Cook responded to a question about sustaining iPhone market leadership by saying "we don't mind competition, but if others rip off our intellectual property, we will go after them."

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Apple non-linear Safari history patent suggests Visual Voicemail for browsing

Apple non-linear Safari history patent suggests Visual Voicemail for browsing

Apple are planning a Safari update to take on Google's new Chrome browser, with a non-linear history that would make tracking website visits more intuitive.  That's the suggestion from a new Apple patent application, which discusses a non-linear, timeline threaded display of a user's browsing history that uses context and a timeline rather than simple forward and back.  In a way, Apple make it sound like Visual Voicemail for your history.

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Microsoft Band vs the Wearable Competition

Microsoft Band vs the Wearable Competition

You'd need a very big wrist to wear this year's crop of fitness bands and smartwatches, but Microsoft believes the new Microsoft Band can elbow out the competition. Straddling the line between smartwatch and health tracker - not to mention spanning not only Windows Phone but iPhone and Android, in a play for cross-compatibility that rivals could learn a lesson from - the sensor-packed wearable claims to deliver the best of both worlds. In the process, though, Microsoft has arguably given itself double the challenge, so I pulled up my sleeves to see how the Microsoft Band holds up.

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