Sunday, July 06, 2014, 07:49 pm PT (10:49 pm ET) By AppleInsider Staff During a recent shareholder meeting, president and CEO of Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn said his company plans to roll out robots on assembly lines responsible for products like the iPhone, possibly in time for production of the so-called “iPhone 6.” According to CEO Terry Gou, the robots — dubbed “Foxbots” — are in the final stages of testing and could see deployment in at least one major Foxconn factory in the near future, with lines dedicated to Apple devices getting first priority, reports IT Home. For the initial rollout, Foxconn is said to be planning an installation of 10,000 robots to replace human workers, possibly including those Read More
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The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes with a pretty odd bug. It turns out that for some regions, the Calendar app shows the wrong holidays. What actually happens is that the holidays from other regions are shown instead of the ones adequate for what your location is set to. This bug has been discovered by an iOS device owner in Lithuania. After applying the update to iOS 7.1.2, which started going out earlier this week, he noticed that he was seeing the holidays for Hong Kong, Canada, or Mexico. This despite the fact that he had set Lithuania as his region. The situation is clearly depicted in the image above, which is part of the video embedded Read More
As Apple is all geared up to announce the launch of their iPad 6 on September 19, some say the tech titan will reveal the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 as well. According to HIS Analyst Rhoda Alexander, the new iPad 6 may come in larger size than its predecessors: “Some manufacturers over the last six months have received sample quantities of a larger panel. They’re playing around with a product that could possibly be an iPad – related product. Various sizes are being reported, with 12.85 inches being one of the sizes,” Alexander was reported as saying. Like Us on Facebook The iPad 6 may Read More
The iPhone 6 will be one of the biggest launches in 2014, and yet another report is saying the release date for the smartphone will be in mid-September. Apple is looking to ship out two different handsets–one with a 5.5-inch “phablet” display and a more typical 4.7-inch display–the first time the company has attempted to roll out a larger phone. With Samsung and other mobile device manufacturers making larger smartphones, Apple is looking to follow suit to remain competitive. MacRumors on Friday reported that the iPhone 6 will start shipping en masse starting in late August. And a launch is expected Sept. 12, with Apple showing off the devices for the very first time officially. The company will likely show Read More
Windows Phone 8.1 is a major update and one we found to make a big difference to user experience. Couple it with Nokia’s large set of home-baked goodies and you get a software boost that can markedly improve your relationship with your phone. The great news is that the rollout has finally begun. The first smartphone to get the upgrade is the Nokia Lumia 625, which is a change of pattern for the manufacturer – traditionally it was high-end smartphones that got the updates first. It appears that the update is rolling out in stages and right now selected users in Taiwan, Spain and Finland are getting it as a part of Read More
Two years after shuttering its research and development operations in Israel, device manufacturer Nokia is back. The Finnish phone maker announced that it has bought NICE System’s 3D geolocation technology, developed in Israel, planning to use its new facilities as a development center for automation technology and 3D modeling. The NICE technology wasn’t specifically developed for mobile devices, but it could be easily applied to cell networks. Used mostly on local area or wireless networks, the system generates detailed 3D indoor and outdoor monitoring maps that enable engineers to pinpoint problems down to a particular floor of a building. The system analyzes and manages issues such as antenna and radio parameters, “neighbor” issues – checking what impact other networks in the area Read More
Two incidents last week pointed out the reliance that much of the world wide web asks of Google. The first was the implementation of the European Parliament’s “Right to Forget” ruling, where individuals in the European Union could request Google to stop linking to a specific page which holds personal information that is in breach of EU data privacy laws. The second was a brief period on July 3rd where some users received a ’500 Internal Server’ error from a handful of Google services. In the case of the latter, the impact was immediate, albeit transitory. Lots of comments on Facebook and Twitter, a mix of ‘how can I do my job now’ alongside incredulity that Google simply wasn’t working. There was even the classic reference to The Read More