Day: March 8, 2011

Apple’s rumoured iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor could spell trouble for competitors

Apple’s rumoured iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor could spell trouble for competitors Apple could be planning to introduce a built-in fingerprint sensor to its next-generation iPhone later this year, which could spell trouble for rival smartphone makers, an analyst has predicted. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has correctly predicted Apple product launches in the past, has revealed that he expects Apple’s next iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S, to have a fingerprint sensor built in to the home button. Finding a way to conceal the fingerprint sensor in the home button would allow Apple to keep its “minimalist...

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AAPL rises on stock split rumour, manipulation suspected, Apple ‘can’t actually split stock’

AAPL rises on stock split rumour, manipulation suspected, Apple ‘can’t actually split stock’ Apple’s shareholder meeting is today. Expect fireworks. In fact, they may already have started. Yesterday investment manager Doug Kass started a rumour that Apple will announce a stock split. He tweeted: “High above the Alps my Gnome is hearing a rumor that Apple will announce a stock split at tomorrow’s shareholder meeting.” He went on to claim that he sold having realised that Apple would require a shareholder vote to split the stock, as the company only has authorisation to split the stock 2:1 without shareholder...

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Aspyr – Star Wars: Knights ‘ships soon’

Aspyr – Star Wars: Knights ‘ships soon’ Aspyr will ship Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic this month. The PC version of the title received positive reviews and 35 ‘Game of the Year’ awards. It’s expected to ship in the US around September 14, and should ship in the UK soon after. Gameplay differs from previous Star Wars titles because it is more adventure-based, rather than being a first-person shoot-’em-up. Players decide what kind of character they want to play as – from the cunning and stealth-based Scoundrels to the more aggressive fighting-focused Soldiers. The storyline is set...

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Aladdin fillip for Carbon kings

Aladdin fillip for Carbon kings Aladdin Systems has updated InstallerMaker to version 7.0, which can create Carbonized installers for Mac OS X Public Beta. The application enables developers to create complete installation packages for software distributions. It has been developed to create installers which support versions 8.1 and higher of the Mac OS. Pauline Shumake, InstallerMaker product manager, said: “InstallerMaker 7.0 brings next-generation installers to the forefront, by allowing developers to create fast and technically-savvy installations of their software for the Mac OS X Public Beta.” Aladdin is running a shareware programme for shareware and freeware developers. Members get...

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