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RunKeeper has launched a new, passive step tracking app today, entitled Breeze. By constantly tracking motion with the M7 chip found within the iPhone 5s, Breeze offers its users a personal coaching feature, in the form of push notifications and updates regarding one's activity levels. The following day, Breeze details a summary of the previous day's activities and stats. Users can share their completed goals, high activity level days, and a general activity profile with friends on Facebook, Twitter, RunKeeper and elsewhere. Free to download, Breeze requires iOS 7.0 or later and an iPhone 5s for full feature compatibility.
Protogeo has updated its popular Moves app for iOS to version 2.0. The update brings with it more contemporary, flatter design look, while functionally it adds support for the M7 motion coprocessor found in Apple's 64-bit A7 chips. While the M7 chip is designed to use substantially less power to run fitness apps in the background, ProtoGeo says that iOS devices running iOS 7 can also enjoy general power savings of up to 40 percent when running the version 2.0 of the app.
The iPhone 5s packs quite a lot of new silicon technology, including the Apple-designed dual-core A7 processor as well the very latest Imagination Technologies PowerVR G64530 GPU, which features four-clusters. This makes the iPhone 5s the first mobile device to support 64-bit system architecture, while also making it the first mobile device to support OpenGL ES 3.0, a graphics technology previously only supported on desktop and notebook chips. As if this wasnít enough, Apple has also packed in the M7 motion coprocessor, turning the iPhone 5s into a full-blown fitness tracker when paired with the right apps.
HTCís 2013 flagship smartphone, which is to be known simply as the ĎOneí is expected to go on sale in the US on March 22, reports HTC Source. The device, formerly known by its M7 codename, will launch on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint for $200 on a two-year contract. For that price, users will get a 32GB model with the option to pay $300 for a 64GB model.
A press photograph of the upcoming HTC M7 has leaked online, a week before the company is due to reveal the smartphone, and two weeks before Mobile World Congress. The image, showing what has been rumored to be called the HTC One, shows the mobile phone as having metalic edges and a nearly edge-to-edge touchscreen display.
The upcoming flagship HTC smartphone, the M7, may actually be called the One, according to a rumor. The usage of the One would in theory capitalize on the company's One series of handsets, such as the One X and the One S, though if true, it could potentially cause customer confusion between a family of products and one single phone.
Phone manufacturer HTC will be holding dual press events in London and New York on February 19th, with current reports suggesting it to be a smartphone launch. The invites are issued at the same time as a new leak, showing photos of the company's rumored flagship Android smartphone, the HTC M7.
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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN