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Any Apple watch would face competition, but most current smartwatches rely on smartphone pairing over Bluetooth to get data and notifications. Apple could take the same approach as these devices or put more computing power directly into a watch. Any Apple watch would face competition, but most current smartwatches rely on smartphone pairing over Bluetooth to get data and notifications. Apple could take the same approach as these devices or put more computing power directly into a watch.
Apple's sixth-generation iPod nano was a small, square touchscreen (it has since been replaced by the rectangular seventh generation nano). Many fans immediately saw the potential to turn the iPod into a watch face, and companies such as <a href='http://www.lunatik.com' target='_blank'>Lunatik</a> made kits that included mounts and slick straps.Apple’s sixth-generation iPod nano was a small, square touchscreen (it has since been replaced by the rectangular seventh generation nano). Many fans immediately saw the potential to turn the iPod into a watch face, and companies such as Lunatik made kits that included mounts and slick straps.
The $  150 <a href='http://getpebble.com' target='_blank'>Pebble</a> waterproof watch has a black-and-white, e-paper screen, which can be customized with specially designed watch faces. It connects to iOS and Android smartphones over Bluetooth and vibrates to notify the wearer of incoming calls, e-mail, texts and other alerts. There are also downloadable music and sports apps. The Kickstarter darling recently started shipping to early customers.The $ 150 Pebble waterproof watch has a black-and-white, e-paper screen, which can be customized with specially designed watch faces. It connects to iOS and Android smartphones over Bluetooth and vibrates to notify the wearer of incoming calls, e-mail, texts and other alerts. There are also downloadable music and sports apps. The Kickstarter darling recently started shipping to early customers.
The Italian-made aluminum <a href='http://www.imsmart.com' target='_blank'>I'm Watch</a> is one of the pricier options at $  399. It comes in seven colors and runs the Droid 2 operating system. It connects to Android smartphones using Bluetooth to get texts and e-mails, check social networks, make calls and see calendar events. I'm Watch has a full color touchscreen and access to specially designed apps. The Italian-made aluminum I’m Watch is one of the pricier options at $ 399. It comes in seven colors and runs the Droid 2 operating system. It connects to Android smartphones using Bluetooth to get texts and e-mails, check social networks, make calls and see calendar events. I’m Watch has a full color touchscreen and access to specially designed apps.
Another full color touchscreen device, the $  130 <a href='http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/accessories/smartwatch/features/' target='_blank'>Sony SmartWatch</a>, also only syncs with Android devices. When paired with a phone over Bluetooth, it can receive notifications for e-mail, texts, social networks and calendars.Another full color touchscreen device, the $ 130 Sony SmartWatch, also only syncs with Android devices. When paired with a phone over Bluetooth, it can receive notifications for e-mail, texts, social networks and calendars.
The <a href='http://metawatch.myshopify.com/' target='_blank'>MetaWatch</a> has a retro-looking, black-and-white screen, but it can connect to the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5, in addition to Android devices. It's also a water resistant sports watch that tracks pace and distance. The watch starts at $  179 and is available with various colored bands or in black or white leather. The MetaWatch has a retro-looking, black-and-white screen, but it can connect to the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5, in addition to Android devices. It’s also a water resistant sports watch that tracks pace and distance. The watch starts at $ 179 and is available with various colored bands or in black or white leather.
The $  269 <a href='http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/8GB-or-16GB-MOTOACTV/79070,en_US,pd.html?selectedTab=tab-1&amp;cgid=fitness-devices#tab' target='_blank'>Motoactv</a> smart watch is marketed as a fitness tracker. It acts as a heart rate monitor and pedometer, has GPS and an MP3 player. There are also a number of nonwrist mount options, including a handlebar strap, arm band and chest strap. The $ 269 Motoactv smart watch is marketed as a fitness tracker. It acts as a heart rate monitor and pedometer, has GPS and an MP3 player. There are also a number of nonwrist mount options, including a handlebar strap, arm band and chest strap.

  • Apple has filed for ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan
  • Company is believed to be working on an iOS-run smart watch
  • Google, Samsung, Sony and others also appear in the market

(CNN) — It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything concrete on Apple’s rumored “iWatch” device, but Bloomberg now reports that Apple has filed on June 3 to trademark that name in Japan.

This doesn’t necessarily mean anything — companies file for protective trademarks all the time — but it’s one more indication that Apple is dabbling in wearable computing.

iWatch rumors have been flying for most of the year, but we still don’t have a clear idea of what the gadget might look like (or what it would do) if it ever comes to market.

One report said that the watch would run a version of iOS but suggested that battery life issues could be holding it back. The watch might also include a pedometer and other sensors to help it compete with fitness gadgets like Nike’s FuelBand and the Fitbit.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously said that “amazing new hardware” would be coming out this fall and throughout 2014, but whether he meant new product categories like an iWatch or simply refreshes of Apple’s existing products (like the new Mac Pro) is anyone’s guess.

Either way, there’s no need to worry if the iWatch doesn’t pan out — you can always rely on the Pebble watch or the rumored devices from Samsung, Google, or Microsoft to cover your unsightly naked wrists.

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Apple ‘in negotiations’ to launch new iPhone with LTE-Advanced in South Korea http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-in-negotiations-to-launch-new-iphone-with-lte-advanced-in-south-korea/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-in-negotiations-to-launch-new-iphone-with-lte-advanced-in-south-korea/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:24:39 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-in-negotiations-to-launch-new-iphone-with-lte-advanced-in-south-korea/ Read more »

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Apple 'in negotiations' to launch new iPhone with LTEAdvanced in South Korea

This may come too late to be a world first, if it happens at all, but an unnamed insider at SK Telecom claims his company is in talks with Apple to bring out a South Korean version of the “upcoming iPhone 5S” with support for LTE-Advanced. The official, who was quoted by The Korea Times, makes it clear that SK Telecom made the first approach, but says the two parties are now “in the middle of negotiations”, implying Apple was receptive to the idea. An LTE-A iPhone could theoretically double the download speed of a regular LTE iPhone 5 in ideal conditions, thanks in large part to carrier aggregation technology that enables downloads over multiple radio channels at the same time. If there’s a snag in The Korea Times article, however, it’s an additional claim that Apple might use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chip to deliver LTE-A, whereas we know that these days Apple prefers silicon of the homegrown variety.

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Say Hello to the Amazon Web Services of … the T-Shirt Game http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/say-hello-to-the-amazon-web-services-of-the-t-shirt-game/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/say-hello-to-the-amazon-web-services-of-the-t-shirt-game/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:00:29 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/say-hello-to-the-amazon-web-services-of-the-t-shirt-game/ Read more »

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Raymond Lei started his t-shirt empire six years ago, while he was still in high school. Now, he’s taking his business to the cloud. Photo: ooShirts

Brownie Points is a math education app for the iPhone — with a twist. When they complete certain tests in the app, kids receive a t-shirt in mail. And it all happens automatically.

You see, the Brownie Points app is linked to Shirts.io, a t-shirt printing company with shops across the country. Instead of placing orders manually, either through a website or through a sales rep, Shirts.io customers like Brownie Points can integrate their apps or websites directly with the service through an application programming interface, or API. An order placed on a customer’s website is automatically filed with Shirts.io.

“We want to be the Amazon Web Services of t-shirts,” says founder and CEO Raymond Lei.

Shirts.io is a t-shirt printing company with ships across the country. Instead of placing orders manually, either through a website or through a sales rep, customers can integrate their websites directly with Shirt.io’s service through an application programming interface, or API. An order placed on your website is automatically filed by Shirts.io.

Just as Amazon Web Services lets developers create new applications without needing to worry about servers and infrastructure, Shirts.io enables businesses to sell t-shirts without worrying about logistics. It can be used both by small companies to manage printing and fulfillment of small orders, or by large companies who want to use Shirts.io as a “white label” solution for selling t-shirts.

The company’s next step will be integration with Shopify and Storenvy, companies that enable anyone to set up their own online stores.

Shirts.io is part of ooShirts, a company Lei founded in 2007, while he was still in high school. Lei was a member of the tennis club, and he wanted to have some shirts made, but he found the prices were much higher than he expected. Eventually, he found a printer in China that had reasonable rates, so he started acting as a middle man between other high school clubs and the printer.

“Everyone else was charging high prices, and everyone was comfortable at that price,” he says.

As a high schooler, he didn’t need to make much money, so anything he made went back into the business. Soon, he was able to order larger volumes of shirts, which improved margins. Then, in 2008, he created a website to automate the process of getting quotes, placing orders, and uploading designs. “If you go to a normal print shop, the process is really long and unnecessarily complicated and expensive,” he says. “Every interaction could be solved in a more efficient way.”

The website brought the company business from all over the country. “We were charging 30 to 50 percent lower than everyone else in the market,” he says. “Through word of mouth and online marketing, we were able to grow our customer base substantially.”

In 2011, he dropped out of the University of California at Berkeley to run ooShirts full time. It was then that he started hiring employees. Lei says he’s never taken any outside investment to grow the company.

Eventually, ooShirts switched to a printer in the U.S. Then, as sales increased, the company needed to work with two printers. Then three. Soon the process of managing orders with companies across the country became far too complicated.

So, in early 2012, Lei decided it was time for ooShirts to own its own print shops. The company now employs over 100 people and has three print shops in Fresno, California, one in Indianapolis, Indiana, and one in Scranton, Pennsylvania. All the shirts are printed in the U.S., and customers have a choice of blank shirts, including some that are made in the U.S.

ooShirts launched Shirts.io earlier this year to help other companies avoid the sorts of logistical problems it had. With Shirts.io, you don’t need to worry about which printing service is handling an order. Your site sends an order to the Shirts.io site, and it’s automatically routed to the correct shop depending on location.

“If we’d had Shirts.io when we started out, we never would have started our own facilities,” Lei says.

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Kate Moss to design mobile accessory range: ‘My phone’s as much a part of my look as my bag or shoes’ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/kate-moss-to-design-mobile-accessory-range-my-phones-as-much-a-part-of-my-look-as-my-bag-or-shoes/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/kate-moss-to-design-mobile-accessory-range-my-phones-as-much-a-part-of-my-look-as-my-bag-or-shoes/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:24:52 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/kate-moss-to-design-mobile-accessory-range-my-phones-as-much-a-part-of-my-look-as-my-bag-or-shoes/ Read more »

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Kate Moss launches mobile accessory range, says her phone is 'as much a part of my look as my bag or shoes'

British model, high-street fashion dabbler and, er, Glastonbury attendee Kate Moss is working on an exclusive collection of phone accessories for UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. Quoted in a press release that doesn’t describe or feature any products from the range, she says she’ll be treating the partnership “like any other fashion collaboration,” and was apparently heavily involved in the design process. Although there’s no word on what the accessories will be, we’d assume an iPhone case of some sort is a given. Carphone Warehouse promises a full range of products when the line launches later this summer, and we’re looking forward to comparing the fruits of the partnership against the high-end phone peripherals that are already being peddling to well-heeled UK phone owners.

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Carphone Warehouse announces partnership with Kate Moss

EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION WILL PIONEER CONVERGENCE OF FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY

London, 1st July 2013 – Carphone Warehouse today announced an exclusive partnership with Kate Moss to create a range of fashion accessories for smartphones and tablets. The UK’s largest mobile retailer has teamed up with the UK’s most popular style icon to spearhead a new category for women, dubbed “fashion tech.”

The Kate Moss Accessories Collection will launch this summer, and feature a full range of accessories that apply Kate’s style sensibility to the latest handsets. The first season of the accessory line has been developed by Kate and the design team at Carphone Warehouse in recent months. Geared towards the fashion-conscious smartphone user, the collection will be available online at CarphoneWarehouse.com and all stores nationwide.

The announcement comes as figures show that more than 14 million mobile accessories were sold in the UK last year, with sales topping more than £210 million [1]. Further insights from Carphone Warehouse indicate that women are now adopting smartphones at a faster rate than men. In the last 12 months, female smartphone ownership has surged by 52% in the UK, compared to a 37% increase among men[2]. Almost two thirds of women (64%) now own a smartphone, compared to 70% of men.

Kate Moss comments, “My phone’s as much a part of my look as my bag or shoes, and yet there’s so little choice out there. My whole approach was to treat this as any other fashion collaboration; I was heavily involved in the design process and loved seeing my vision come to life in the final product. From the quality of materials to design, I wanted the best for my range that reflected my personal style.”

Julian Diment, Marketing Director at Carphone Warehouse comments, “We looked at the accessory ranges available today, and found that consumers were crying out for something different. Consumers see their technology as another way of expressing themselves and a natural extension of their own personal style. Fashion tech blurs the lines between fashion and technology, and Kate Moss is the perfect match for us to drive forward integration and creativity from the two industries.”

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Apple reportedly applies for ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan – CNET http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-reportedly-applies-for-iwatch-trademark-in-japan-cnet/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-reportedly-applies-for-iwatch-trademark-in-japan-cnet/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 06:31:45 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/apple-reportedly-applies-for-iwatch-trademark-in-japan-cnet/ Read more »

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The iPhone maker seeks to protect the term, which it says describes a product is categorized as a handheld computer or watch device, Bloomberg reports.

Steven Musil

June 30, 2013 10:20 PM PDT

Which watch?

(Credit: CNET)

Apple apparently likes how the “iWatch” moniker fits a wearable computer and has reportedly applied for a trademark for the name in Japan.

The iPhone maker seeks to protect the name for a product that is categorized as a handheld computer or watch device, according to a filing earlier this month with the Japan Patent Office. The filing was only made public in the past week, according to Bloomberg, which first reported on the application.

The rumor mill adopted the name — perhaps derisively mocking Apple’s “iProduct” naming convention — when reports emerged that the company was developing a smartwatch that would run on its iOS mobile operating system. Employees from Apple’s marketing, software, and hardware units who had previously worked on the iPhone and iPad are reportedly part of a team numbering more than 100 experimenting with wristwatch-like devices that sport curved glass.

Interest in wearable computers has swelled in recent months with the developer release of Google Glass. Apple rival Google is reportedly developing a smartwatch that runs Android, and Samsung has indicated that it has long been interested in producing a smartwatch. Microsoft is reportedly studying the idea.

Rumors of Apple working on just such a device have been circulating for months. A report from a Chinese blog last December held that Apple had partnered with Intel to develop an iOS wristwatch that would be Bluetooth-enabled and sport a 1.5-inch OLED screen.

The smart wristwatch notion isn’t exactly groundbreaking: a lot of smartwatches, fitness bands, or some hybrid of the two, were talked up earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Some of those devices include the long-awaited Pebble wristwatch, which made its debut at the conference, and the 007-inspired Martian Passport Watch.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

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Nokia reportedly agrees to buy Siemens’ stake in joint venture http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/nokia-reportedly-agrees-to-buy-siemens-stake-in-joint-venture/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/nokia-reportedly-agrees-to-buy-siemens-stake-in-joint-venture/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:25:49 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/07/nokia-reportedly-agrees-to-buy-siemens-stake-in-joint-venture/ Read more »

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The Finnish handset maker will pay less than $ 2.6 billion for the half of Nokia Siemens Networks that it doesn’t already own, sources tell Bloomberg.

Steven Musil

June 30, 2013 3:13 PM PDT

Nokia has agreed to purchase Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks, the companies’ joint venture, according to a Bloomberg report.

Nokia could announce as early as Monday to purchase Siemens’ 50 percent take in the joint venture for less than $ 2.6 billion, sources told Bloomberg. CNET has contacted Nokia and Bloomberg for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

The company — a joint venture of Finnish handset maker Nokia and Germany’s Siemens formed in 2007 — has struggled for profits in the face of the economic downturn and increasing competition. To improve profitability, the company has begun selling off noncore business units and laying off about a quarter of its workforce.

So far, the joint venture has sold off a unit that provides network equipment for wired networks and exited the market for WiMax, a wireless technology that has struggled to gain as much traction among carriers as 4G LTE.

Nokia Siemens Networks was reportedly in talks last September with various companies to sell of its business support systems, which helps telecommunications companies manage their billing and charging systems.

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Noted: Snapchat Without the Chat http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/noted-snapchat-without-the-chat/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/noted-snapchat-without-the-chat/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 06:27:51 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/noted-snapchat-without-the-chat/ Read more »

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J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times

Snapchat, an app that can automatically delete snapshots, has introduced a version geared toward younger users that prohibits sending or receiving pictures. Snapchat’s founders, Evan Spiegel, right, and Bobby Murphy.

It’s like Instagram without the corollary of regret and recrimination: Snapchat is touted as “the fastest way to share a moment with friends.”

Photos are shot and sent with the assurance that they will disappear automatically a few seconds after they’re viewed. No lingering blackmail material from bachelor parties or cellulite-exposing swimsuits.

In fact, since the images are fleeting, users are liberated to share the least flattering or most embarrassing “selfies”: lots of intentionally crossed eyes and double chins, lots of sitting on the toilet seat or throwing up on the Ferris wheel.

Until recently, Snapchat’s Guide for Parents prohibited children younger than 13 from using the app and required parental consent for anyone 13 to 17. But last week, the company introduced a PG version called SnapKidz that allows saving and captioning snapshots but not sending or receiving them. Of course, nobody is asked to produce a driver’s license, and in practice an overwhelming number of the 100 million photos shared every day are from teenagers and tweens — those too young to remember the provenance of the self-destructing reel-to-reel tape in “Mission: Impossible.”

“My brother, who’s 12, uses it with all his friends,” said Katya Stambler, a 15-year-old in Los Angeles, referring to traditional Snapchat. “They kind of doll themselves up for it, put on makeup. Older kids are less self-conscious. My friends and I take ugly pictures. You want to make the other person laugh, if only for three seconds.”

Proclamations from the creative team at Snapchat sound lofty and lyrical. The Web site states, “The allure of fleeting messages reminds us about the beauty of friendship — we don’t need a reason to stay in touch.”

Reality is somewhat different. “A lot of teens use it for sexting,” Katya said. “Parents are kind of against it. But as I explained to my mom, it’s like driving a car: you can either be safe or be reckless.”

Snapchat’s built-in disappearing act would seem to allay concern about images living in perpetuity on the Web, resurfacing just in time for law school applications or job interviews.

And yet. … Anyone who’s quick, and determined to outwit the system, can take a screenshot of a photo before it evaporates. (Snapchat has always promised to send a notification when it detects an “illegal” screenshot, but the newest version of Apple’s iOS disables this function.) And a technically savvy Snapchatter (sound like any middle-schooler you know?) can overcome the limitations of the operating system on a mobile device, a feat known as “jailbreaking” on an iPhone or “rooting” on an Android.

“People who are pretty dumb can do it,” said Matthew Vincent, a 13-year-old in Austin, Tex., “and I’d say 90 percent of my class is using this app.”

“We don’t ever say that we’re a secure way to send ugly photos,” said Evan Spiegel, one of Snapchat’s founders. “We allow the Snapchat community to enforce its own norms. If you want to play a mean joke, we can’t stop you. But it’s important to look at how people build and maintain friendships. They would gain nothing in friendship by saving an ugly photo and posting it.”

Mr. Spiegel and Bobby Murphy conceived the application as students at Stanford. (There is a pending lawsuit from a former classmate who claims it was his idea, similar to the legal battle over Facebook; the blogerati have dubbed him Snapchat’s Winklevoss.) “It felt awful to be on social networks presenting myself as this awesome guy: ‘Here I am at the coolest party or on a great vacation,’ ” said Mr. Spiegel, now 22, “when a lot of time I’m in sweat pants watching a movie. People are hungry for things that are in the moment, authentic, not Photoshopped.”

Chew on that. And don’t worry about the spinach in your teeth.

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Intel’s new CEO focused on mobile chips, cautious on TV – Reuters http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/intels-new-ceo-focused-on-mobile-chips-cautious-on-tv-reuters/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/intels-new-ceo-focused-on-mobile-chips-cautious-on-tv-reuters/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:23:12 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/intels-new-ceo-focused-on-mobile-chips-cautious-on-tv-reuters/ Read more »

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Intel then Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich is seen during an interview with Reuters at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

1 of 2. Intel then Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich is seen during an interview with Reuters at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California March 13, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith

By Noel Randewich

SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:23pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s new CEO said on Friday he would speed up the rollout of chips for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices as consumers move away from personal computers.

Brian Krzanich, an Intel manufacturing guru who took over as chief executive officer in May, also took a cautious tone about the top chipmaker’s planned foray into television and said Intel continues to look at the business model.

“We believe we have a great user interface and the compression-decompression technology is fantastic,” Krzanich said. “But in the end, if we want to provide that service it comes down to content. We are not big content players.”

In their first sit-down with reporters since their promotions in May, Krzanich and Intel President Renee James said wearable computing devices would become a key battleground for mobile industry players.

Krzanich, who mentioned he had Google’s Glass wearable device in his knapsack, said computing in the next few years would focus more on items for eyes and ears, as well as wristbands and watches.

“I think you’ll start to see stuff with our silicon toward the end of the year and the beginning of next year,” Krzanich said. “We’re trying to get our silicon into some of them, create some ourselves, understand the usage and create an ecosystem.”

The world’s biggest chipmaker dominates the PC industry, but has been slow to adapt its chips to be suitable for smartphones and tablets. Intel is anxious to make sure it does not fall behind in future technology trends.

Krzanich and James said that under their leadership, Intel will give much more priority to its Atom mobile chips. In the past, Intel’s most cutting-edge manufacturing resources were reserved for making powerful PC chips, with Atom chips made on older production lines.

“We see that Atom is now at the same importance, it’s launching on the same leading edge technology, sometimes even coming before Core (Intel’s line of PC chips),” said Krzanich.

“We are in the process of looking at all of our roadmaps and evaluating the timing of some of those products. It’s fair to say there are things we would like to accelerate.”

BIGGER FOUNDRY BUSINESS

James said Intel would grow its small contract chip manufacturing business, a potentially significant source of revenues. As did his predecessor, Krzanich left open the possibility of opening Intel’s factories to customers making chips designed with architectures that compete against Intel’s own.

Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other smartphone manufacturers favor processors designed with architecture licensed by Britain’s ARM Holdings Plc, a trend Intel would like to reverse. Wall Street has speculated in recent years that Intel could strike a deal to manufacture Apple’s iPhone chips.

“If there was a great customer that we had a great relationship with laptops and other mobile devices, and they said look, we’d really love you to build our ARM-based product, we’d consider it. It depends on how strategic they are,” Krzanich said.

Krzanich, a three-decade Intel veteran, said he changes laptops and smartphones about once a month to try new ones out. He is currently using a Samsung Galaxy phone and a Lenovo Helix laptop with a detachable keyboard.

Under previous CEO Paul Otellini, Intel embarked on a plan to launch an Internet television service with live and on-demand content, entering a hotly competitive race outside its core chip business.

While Intel has said it expects to launch its service later this year, as of earlier this month it had not yet finalized programming deals with major content companies.

It faces competition from Apple, Amazon and Google, as well as traditional cable companies.

“We’re being cautious. We’re experts in silicon, we’re experts in mobility, in driving Moore’s law,” Krzanich said. “But we are not experts in the content industry and we’re being careful.”

Processors based on technology from ARM and designed by Qualcomm Inc QCOM.O>, Samsung and Nvidia Corp account for most of the mobile market. But Intel has shown some recent signs of improvement in mobile, progress Krzanich is keen to build on.

Samsung has chosen an Intel processor for one of its top-tier Android tablets for the first time.

And last month, the U.S. chipmaker unveiled Silvermont, the most extensive overhaul of its mobile processors to date, with improved performance and lower power consumption that some experts believe might help it compete better against Qualcomm.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich, additional reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video) http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/rolocule-turns-your-iphone-and-apple-tv-into-a-wii-style-gaming-system-video/ http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/rolocule-turns-your-iphone-and-apple-tv-into-a-wii-style-gaming-system-video/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:24:10 +0000 iPhone Developer http://www.iphone4developers.com/blog/2013/06/rolocule-turns-your-iphone-and-apple-tv-into-a-wii-style-gaming-system-video/ Read more »

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If you’ve ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now’s your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app — Motion Tennis — that turns your Apple TV into a Wii-esque gaming console. To connect devices to Apple TVs, the game relies on AirPlay Mirroring, which can be toggled on in the settings menu. Once your iOS device has been transformed into a tennis racket, you can control the action on your screen — just be sure to strap the phone to your wrist, lest you become the poor sod to launch a new meme. If Wimbledon’s whetted your appetite for more tennis, you can find the game on iTunes or watch the video after the break.

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Adobe's Michael Gough on his dependency on digital Paper and the omniscient gadget

Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.

In this week’s edition of our regular answer sessions, Adobe’s VP of Experience Design Michael Gough discusses digital sketching and six-fingered spies. Head to the other side of the jump to peruse those and a number of other topics in this coup d’état of queries.

Adobe's VP of Experience Design Michael Gough on Paper dependency and the omniscient gadgetWhat gadget do you depend on most?
My iPad. I’ve always been obsessed by drawing. I sketch all my meeting notes, and pretty much have to draw to tease out a coherent thought. About a year ago, I tried switching from pen and paper to doing all my drawing digitally. Now that I can use an active stylus with my tablet, I’m hooked. And to further create an even better drawing experience, we’re working on our own “cloud-connected pen,” we have named Project Mighty. I get really anxious when the battery dies and I can’t sketch. Sometimes it feels like withdrawal.

Which do you look back upon most fondly?
My drawing table and all the great non-digital tools that I used with it. I loved my collection of circle templates, triangles and French curves. I had a particularly sensuous set of translucent ships curves and a couple of flexible curves that seemed, at the time, to offer infinite possibilities. And my green felt-lined case with my compasses. And Radiographs and mechanical pencils and electric erasers and eraser templates and little tape dots.

Did you know that Adrian Newey is still using analog drawing tools to design the aerodynamics of the world’s most advanced racing cars?

Which company does the most to push the industry?
Apple gets the nod for the experience they enable. You’d think by now that other tech companies would get beyond thinking about the product or its capabilities alone to consider the experience holistically, like say an automobile company does, but not so far.

What is your operating system of choice?
iOS all the way.

What are your favorite gadget names?
I’m pretty happy with the project name for our digital ruler. We call it Napoleon because it’s short and, uh, a ruler.

What are your least favorite?
Chumby.

Which app do you depend on most?
Paper by FiftyThree. It’s a really simple drawing app that just draws the way I like to draw.

What traits do you most deplore in a smartphone?
Short battery life, too small text, embarrassing autocorrect-adjusted messages, inability to bounce off of concrete surfaces.

Which do you most admire?
Baseball score updates, ability to find restaurants and access to loved ones.

What is your idea of the perfect device?
I can no longer remember who I am paraphrasing, but I want the same thing from my devices that I want from my relationships. The perfect device should:

Understand my desires, anticipate my needs, foresee consequences, make connections, handle routine chores without asking, remind me when I need reminding, filter out the noise and find matching socks.

“I’m pretty happy with the project name for our digital ruler. We call it Napoleon because it’s short and, uh, a ruler.”

What is your earliest gadget memory?
“Six fingers, six fingers, man alive… how did I ever get along with five?” For those of you that aren’t a half-century old, it’s the marketing jingle for a really cheesy spy toy.

What technological advancement do you most admire?
It’s a tie between the internet and my Sonicare toothbrush. Oh wait, definitely the sailboat.

Which do you most despise?
Any TV remote. They should all be burned. Don’t the people designing them realize that all that interface should just be on the TV since that is what I am looking at?

What fault are you most tolerant of in a gadget?
I’ll put up with all kinds of dysfunction if it’s beautiful. I think my iPhone love has more to do with looks than function.

Which are you most intolerant of?
Dead batteries.

When has your smartphone been of the most help?
There have been numerous potential family emergencies that have been averted by phone use. I would go into detail, but my wife would find out and add to her list of child-endangerment accusations.

What device do you covet most?
Like thy neighbor’s device? I lust for an NKE Gyropilot with the carbon housing wrapped in a Chantier Naval Structures Pogo 12.50.

If you could change one thing about your phone what would it be?
The maddening way it receives calls, emails and text messages from people that I am not interested in talking with.

What does being connected mean to you?
It means having a sense of security and perhaps a touch of omniscience.

When are you least likely to reply to an email?
It’s interesting. I used to avoid answering phone calls by using email. Now I avoid email by texting. So I am least likely to reply to an email whenever I feel like I can get away with not replying.

When did you last disconnect?
[A] 25th anniversary vacation in Belize. But only when we couldn’t find a cell signal or WiFi.

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