Apple Patent Reveals Camera that Let’s you Refocus Pictures after they’ve Been Taken

Plenoptic Camera Apple Patent 1The patent refers to a digital camera that includes a “refocusable imagine mode adaptor.” From the description on the patent summary, it sounds like Apple is working on something a lot like the Lytro camera so that users can take pictures and refocus them in post.

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Apple has a Good Day in Court – Busts Smartphone Patent Claim and Judge Says Samsung must Pay for Patent Infringement

Samsung-vs-AppleApple and Samsung have sired their dirty laundry across the globe over the past couple of years. Each sued the other for patent infringement in a multitude of countries. In some places, Apple won. In others, it was Samsung.

The U.S. District Court famously sided with Apple in August of 2012. Shortly thereafter, District Court Judge Lucy Koh reduced the total amount of damages that Samsung should pay by nearly half. Of course, Samsung appealed and a new trial was set to reconsider damages owed. As of Monday night, Nov. 25, the U.S. District Court rejected Samsung’s request to postpone the patent damage trial and ruled that it will move forward as planned. Score one for Apple.

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‘Dr. Who: Legacy’ Launches this Wednesday on iOS to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who

Doctor Who 1Can you believe that the good Doctor Who has been around for 50 years? Thanks to a bit of creative regeneration technology written into the show, the time traveling adventurer has been reintroduced to the world 11 times. His twelfth regeneration will take place at the end of this year. What I want to know is, after 50 years, why haven’t they cast a female Doctor Who? Women can be doctors… and time travelers… and humanoid aliens.

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How to Set Private Browsing for Safari in iOS 7

Private Browsing in Safari 1Normally, we provide a handy-dandy how-to guide for the iPad on Mondays. However, it has recently come to our attention that some of our users are having trouble figuring out how to turn on private browsing in Safari now that iOS 7 has completely redesigned the look of the Web app. Since the Holiday shopping season kicks off this Friday, we didn’t want any secret shoppers worrying about someone seeing which gifts were being purchased for other iPad users in the house. So, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial for enabling private browsing in iOS 7.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 13 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 13 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 13 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 8 game apps in today’s bundle.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 60% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

Rumor: Apple Selects Quanta to Build 12″ iPad and iWatch


2013 brought a lot of great product upgrades and refinements from Apple but there really weren’t any new releases. It now seems that if rumors are to be believed that a watch device might be ready for a 2014 release. Is this the new product we have been waiting for? Rumors also suggest we might see a 12” iPad, which is likely an attempt to see if Apple can begin to replace laptops completely.

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App Store Gift Ideas – The Perfect App For Your Friends and Family

Flurry Entertainment EnthusiastsFlurry Analytics regularly publishes information regarding app use from more than 400,000 titles and more than 1.2 billion mobile devices worldwide. Oftentimes, the data generated by the company includes information regarding who is using what app and when. Today’s report tells us what types of people are most using what types of apps the most, giving us a little insight into gift ideas for the holiday season.

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Apple Confirms Purchase of 3D Motion Sensing Company PrimeSense

PrimeSense NetflixWell, it’s official. Apple just purchased PrimeSense, the company behind the development of Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor technology. Last week, Israeli news site Calcalist was reporting that the two companies were in talks. Today, according to AllThingsD, Apple Spokesperson Kristin Huguet recently confirmed the acquisition with the news blog. The question everyone is wondering now is, “What does this mean for iOS?

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Padgadget’s iPad Tips: How to Make Your Images Fit as Wallpaper in iOS 7

Wallpaper iOS 7 How To 5Welcome back to another of our weekly iPad tips and trick articles. Here at PadGadget, we know how difficult it is to keep track of everything there is to know about the iPad, especially when Apple keeps changing things on us. That is why, each week, we try to offer tips and advice on how to make your iPad work for you. Last week, we told you how you can bring back the thicker default font that makes reading on the iPad more like it was in iOS 6.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 4It’s Monday again. That means putting our nose to the grindstone and our brains into storage. Or, it means putting on our thinking caps and taking off our gardening shoes. Depends on what you do for a living. It also means we talk about apps and games that Apple has spotlighted with the Editor’s Choice award. Last week, Apple awarded a fun DIY label and card template app. I’ve already designed and purchased a PDF of gift tags. Handmade holiday cards are next.

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