Apple Patents Image Identification Unlocking Method For iPhones And Macs
Apple had a new patent application published by the USPTO today, describing an unlocking method for digital devices that uses image identification to properly recognize an authorized user. The system would present a user with photographs from their iPhoto or iCloud collections, and then ask them to identify who or what the subject is in order to unlock the device. The item in question could also be an object or series of images.
Apple Releases Two New iPad Mini Ads For iBooks, iPhoto
If you haven't seen Apple's adorable Heart and Soul iPad mini ad, you've probably been living under a rock. But chances are you haven't seen the last two ads, highlighting iPhoto and iBooks. Interestingly enough, both ads feature the iPad mini and its big brother iPad, just like the Heart and Soul ad.
Snapjoy Prepares For Full Launch, Adds Brilliant “Copy” Feature To Its Photo Offering
I'm a huge fan of taking photos. Let's just get that out of the way. The problem that I've always had is that I don't have one central place to put those photos. Sure, there's Flickr and iPhoto, but I haven't found a great solution that lets me host photos and share them in a useful way.
Open-Source OpenStreetMap, Apple’s Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation
While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, one of its existing mapping partners is getting an injection of cash to continue improving its services. Today MapBox, which develops for the open-sourced, crowdsourced OpenStreetMap, announced a grant of $575,000 for OpenStreetMap from the Knight Foundation, its third from the group, to help improve the core infrastructure of the product -- a boost for open data.
Critics Blast Apple's Cheesy New Ad Campaign
theodp writes "BetaBeat reports that people are pretty much falling over themselves to mock Apple's cheesy new Genius ad campaign, using zingers like 'intellectually cheap,' 'cringe-inducing,' 'borderline smarmy,' and — perhaps the unkindest cut of all — Microsoft-worthy — to describe them. Apple's trilogy-of-terror ad lineup includes Mayday ('An Apple Genius shows a fellow passenger how easy it is to make great home movies with iMovie. All before the tray tables are returned to their upright position.'), Labor Day ('An Apple Genius shows a soon-to-be father all the amazing things he can make with iPhoto.'), and Basically ('An Apple Genius points out there are a lot of things that separate a Mac from an ordinary computer, like great apps that come built in.'). The Atlantic's Jordan Weissmann says Steve Jobs would be appalled by the new ads, which certainly don't fare well in a head-to-head comparison with Think Different."
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