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iPad’s Smart Cover Might Get Its Own Flexible Display

5 August, 2012 – 4:32 pm | 2,147 views

A patent application filed by Apple reveals an interesting possible development of iPad’s Smart Cover, which may get a display of its own down the road. The application, originally filed in August 2011 and made public today, describes “thin flexible display technology” which can be integrated into the cover. This …

Is This App the Next Siri — or the New Big Brother?

5 August, 2012 – 4:14 pm | 2,192 views

Name: Saga (only available by invitation only and only for the USA currently)
Quick Pitch: Saga observes your real-world activity through the eyes of your mobile phone.
Genius Idea: After Saga has become familiar with your patterns of activity, it starts making personal recommendations.
We all have our daily routines — bus route, …

VoiceGem Sends Voice Messages Via Email

5 August, 2012 – 3:56 pm | 1,971 views

Free, nonintrusive and personal are what put the “gem” into VoiceGem, a new app for iPhone and the Web launched on 3 August by a pair of Stanford grad school students. Like many good ideas, VoiceGem was conceived out of an unmet need.
Arda Kara and Alexander Blessing shared the problem …

Goodbye Hotmail Hello

5 August, 2012 – 3:48 pm | 2,164 views

If you’ve been on the Internet for a long time, there’s a good chance Hotmail was your first email address. Launched in 1996, Hotmail was bought by Microsoft the following year, and the service has gone through myriad changes since then. Today, Microsoft is making its most radical change yet …

Why is the Olympic ticketing website so bad?

5 August, 2012 – 3:04 pm | 3,819 views

There seems to have been a complete lack of usability testing for the website and how the search was set up was never going to work for the majority of users. If like me you wanted to find tickets available on days where I would not lose a days pay …