A new Apple satellite is rumored to be coming to replace wireless carriers

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The iPhone maker has been boosting its hiring in the hopes the project will be operational in 5 years. Apple Inc. has been ramping up its hiring for a secret team working on a new Apple satellite technology. The goal is, according to a Bloomberg report, to provide consumers with direct services so that they would no longer require wireless networks. The company has hired around a dozen new engineers from several different industries. The Apple satellite team includes around a dozen new engineers from various industries such as satellite…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

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A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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Apple begins approaching augmented reality

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Acquisition could have implications for Apple’s interest in AR Apple may have taken a major step toward augmented reality with its most recent acquisition. The technology giant has successfully finalized a deal to acquire PrimeSense, a developer of 3D motion detection technology based in Israel. Apple has issued a standard statement concerning the acquisition, noting that it does purchase smaller companies from time to time but does not comment on the purpose behind such acquisitions or what such deals could mean for the future. Apple and AR are not strangers…

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The Future of Mac

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Although it has been overshadowed by the iPod (iPod nano, touch, shuffle, and others), iPhone (3, 3G, 4, 4S, 5) and iPad (iPad 1, 2, the New iPad, iPad mini), it was with the Mac that Apple’s resurgence began. The company’s continuing commitment to the Mac is evident in the announcement of updates to the Mac’s OS X operating system and to the flagship Mac Pro. Mobile Integration OS X 10.9 Mavericks looks set to continue the integration of iCloud into Apple’s desktop and notebook systems. This reflects Apple’s determination…

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Technology news rumors suggest iPhone 5S could start shipping by August

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The predictions about the next Apple smartphone release are already circulating heavily. The rumor mill is spinning yet again about the latest developments by Apple, and the technology news predictions that are being made about a potential release of the iPhone 5S, which is forecasted to be in August 2013. Naturally, nothing official has been announced from the company, but many sources are adding bits to the assembled knowledge. It is now being suggested from technology news reports in China, that the next iPhone will be called the 5S and…

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