The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a full-function “smart dock” that continually listens for cues to activate and communicate with the voice recognition functions of docked devices, like the iPhone and iPad.
Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE, and Marc Newson, CBE, have collaborated with musician and philanthropist Bono to organize a (RED) Auction celebrating the very best of design and innovation. Jony and Marc have spent the past year and a half curating the collection, which comprises objects from disciplines as diverse as space travel and lighting design to contemporary art and rare automobiles, all unified and distinguished by their excellence and innovation. Proceeds from the 23 November 2013 sale at Sotheby’s New York will benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Foxconn Technology Group, the Taipei-based maker of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, plans to invest $40 million in Pennsylvania to develop robotics, joining other manufacturers seeking to build products in the U.S.
Just as the Cupertino City Council was preparing to give its final blessing Tuesday night to Apple’s proposed new headquarters, the mayor confirmed that the city and its iconic corporate resident had agreed Apple will now pay more in taxes in exchange for landing its spaceship-shaped building in town.
I recently purchased the black iPad Air Smart Case and I have to honestly say that this is my first Apple purchase I’ve ever been dissatisfied with. First off charging $79 for a leather case is ridiculous but if you’re willing to pay that then it should be flawless and it’s not. The thing that is driving me nuts is the corners of the case on the top and bottom near the hinge. The lid rises up causing a noticeable gap that runs almost to the charging port and then flattens out. I won’t elaborate on any other details of the case because in my opinion this one flaw is the reason I do not recommend.
I returned this case for another one just to give it a fair shot and straight out of the box you can see where the lid of the case does not lay completely flat. After just an hour of use the gap begins to widen even more just like the previous one!