Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are reportedly loaded with two accelerometers which makes them the most sensor-laden devices Apple has ever released. After an extensive teardown, Chipworks
First of the 2 accelerometers is Bosch’s three-axis BMA280 accelerometer, and the other is reportedly InvenSense’s six-axis MPU-6700. As far as the reason behind using two accelerometers go, Chipworks believes that the usage of two components not only helps in better power management, also improves overall user experience.
The InvenSense component is more sensitive, can do more things than the Bosch component and it also takes more power. For gaming and other applications requiring “sophisticated inertial sensing capabilities,” these latest iPhones will be using InvenSense. But for more simpler tasks, such as rotating screen or tracking footsteps, Bosch accelerometer will be used, which takes lesser power and responds faster.
The Bosch accelerometer has a significantly faster cold start time of 3ms, as compared to InvenSense’s 30ms, which means user will see less delay. This remarkable use of engineering trick results not only in less power consumption, but also a better user experience.
Apple unveiled larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models during a media event on September 9th. Both smartphones went on sale on September 19th. The new iPhones have larger displays, bigger batteries, thinner body and runs iOS 8. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus broke all the previous sales record by with 10 million units sold in first week of launch.
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Yoni Heisler has an in-depth overview of Apple Pay at TUAW today:
Remember that merchants in an Apple Pay transaction never have access to user credit card information and, as a result, users never have to worry about their information being compromised in a security breach. Further, security at the device level is effectively impenetrable
And as an extra security precaution, iPhone owners will have the ability to unlink or temporarily suspend a token connected to a stolen device, thereby rendering Apple Pay inoperable until the device is retrieved.
I may be skeptical about Apple Pay in Europe, but the way it's been built and will operate is fascinating. (I'm even more curious to know if integration with Safari will happen for web payments eventually).
Do you remember seeing all those spy movies where the lead actor takes out a tiny device from his pocket to capture the plans of the enemy?
Your iPhone 6 camera is capable of doing something like that. Not to that extend, but it has the ability to do more than just take snaps.
Scanner Pro by Readdle is an app that lets you scan high quality document including paper notes, whiteboards, receipts, and other multipage documents. The scanned documents can be uploaded to cloud s
How to use Scanner Pro for iOS 8
After downloading and installing Scanner Pro on your device, you get to scan documents in batches. Each batch is displayed at the top of the app. You can create folders to put the batches in, and once a batch of scans has been completed, it can be uploaded to several online services.
When it comes to scanning, you can take an image inside the app, or import an image from the camera roll. The latter option is an advantage if you have existing document photos, so you can still use the app for them.
Scanner Pro automatically tries to make a scanned image straight. But it does give the user tools to tweak the image; this can be done by dragging the four blue dots to a corner. The app provides a zoomed image on the side so you can move the blue dots at the right spots. After you’ve adjusted the four sides, you can move on to the next step.
The app also automatically adjusts the back text and white background, making the text as sharp as it can. The user can adjust the contrast and brightness manually by taping at the top left button. The button at the top right can be used to rotate the image. Also, you can set the document type to greyscale, photo or document.
Once the scan s created, there are several options on what can be done with it. Single scans can be saved to the camera roll, and documents can be printed through networked printers. Scanner Pro also lets you open InstaShare and Evernote, and has built-in support for uploading to WebDAV server, Google Docs, Evernote and Dropbox.
Readdle’s Scanner Pro offers everything you need to convert your iPhone 6 into a heavy duty scanner. The developer has uploaded it for iOS 8 compatible devices and has added several exclusive features such as the use of Touch ID to protect the scans and iCloud Drive Support.
Scanner Pro is currently available to download at the limited price offer of $2.99. Let us know if you give it a try.
This article, Readdle’s Scanner Pro: Convert Your iPhone 6 Into A Portable Scanner, was originally published at simonblog.com.
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Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news!
Samsung and LG launch new watches while Apple waits - South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event - Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, the same location where Steve Jobs introduced the original Mac 30 years ago.
September 9 invites wallpapers: “wish we could say more” - As with many recent Apple announcements, designers quickly put their skills to work, publishing wallpapers inspired by the invitation. Inside are a few wallpapers, for your favorite upcoming Apple event.
Adobe’s Photoshop Mix for iPad gets extensibility, panoramic file support, more in update - Adobe on Thursday issued the first update to its Creative Cloud-connected Photoshop Mix app for iPad, bringing hooks into Photoshop Express and Dropbox, as well as a few UI tweaks to the on-the-go image editing tool.
Microsoft smokes out 1,500 bogus Windows 8 apps from its app store – In a bid to restore users’ trust in its Windows 8 app store, Microsoft has kicked out a bunch of fake apps that had been left undisturbed in the Microsoft Store for some time. The move, announced on a company blog, followed reports last week the store was hosting numerous fake products in the store.
Minuum previews its height-changing keyboard for iOS 8 - Popular Android keyboard developer Minuum has finally previewed its keyboard coming to iOS 8 this fall. It’s not like other third-party keyboards we’ve seen thus far, instead, it transforms from a standard full-scale QWERTY keyboard with autocorrect and then fades away to take up only half of your visible screen.
Today in the App Store — the best free apps, new apps and app updates - Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
Facebook responds to Messenger backlash with ‘Get the Facts’ explainer in its mobile app – When Facebook decided to remove messaging from its main iOS and Android apps, forcing users to download Messenger, it caused quite a stir. Not least because an article from a radio station, coupled with an older Huffington Post piece, flagged the app’s required permissions as a reason to reject the app entirely.
8 more awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free right now (a huge $49 value!) - We started off the week with an awesome batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a total of $50 that could all be downloaded for free — and many of them can still be had for free if you act fast. Today, we’ve got another eight nifty paid iOS apps for you that are worth $49 but are all on sale for free for a limited time. Nearly $100 worth of great paid apps for free in just two days?
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