iPhone 5 dock Chisel 5 from iSkelter

Usually, iPhone docks include a base, but the Chisel 5 consists of a bamboo board with cutouts in which your iPhone and the Lightning cable will rest comfortably.

It is compatible with the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5, although there are models that also support the iPhone 4/4S.

The Chisel 5 dock is avaialbe for $39 at iSkelter.

iPhone 5 app Cycloramic takes 360° videos

For the best results, it is better to place the iPhone on a flat and smooth surface and the app will take care of everything.

The application uses the smartphone’s vibrations to rotate itself during the recording.

The iPhone 5 Cycloramic application is available in the App Store for only $0.99.

Here is a demo video of how the app works.

Source: iTunes Via TechCrunch

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air rumored to get updated in June

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In June Intel will sell new processors, codenamed Haswell, and these new chips are expected to equip Apple’s laptops.

DigiTimes writes that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be refreshed this summer, when the Haswell processors will be available.

The site also writes that global shipments of the MacBook lineup are expected to reach 17 million units.

12.88 million MacBook products were sold in 2011 and 9.78 million units through the first three quarters in 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date in April?

Credit: Samsung

Korean website Enuri claims that the Galaxy S4 could be accompanied by an S-Pen stylus, an accessory that accompanies the Galaxy Note and also the Galaxy team Note 10.1.

The handset is rumored to come with a 5-inch full-HD AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch and a quad-core Exynos processor.

The site‘s sources also claim that the Galaxy S4 will be launched in April 2013.

Via: Phone Arena

iPhone with curvy glass screen? New Apple patent

Apple has filed a patent for a new technique that would help design a thin curved glass screen.

The techniques of producing this type of glass are not the invention of Apple since a curved screen can already be found in the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S.

But the patent filed by Apple for a new molding technique allows for this type of curved glass to be manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals and especially by accelerating the rate of production.

Thus, the firm will manage to create curved surfaces of very good quality and much faster by focusing on higher temperatures and also a system of tools alignment that move during the deformation of the glass against the mold.

However, a patent does not necessarily imply that the technology will be reused in the next version of the iPhone, but it gives good prospects for the future of the brand and its products.

Source: Patently Apple Via Engadget

Apple and Intel rumored to be working on a “smart watch”

According to the Chinese site TGBus Via Mobile Geeks, Apple and Intel are building a watch that can connect to the iPhone via Bluetooth 4.0.

This device will incorporate a 1.5-inch OLED display, protected with an ITO (indium tin oxide) capacitive touchscreen, a component provided by Ritek, a Chinese OLED display manufacturer.

The smart watch may also benefit from Siri integration.

The launch of the device is expected for the first half of next year.

A similar product was Pebble, an e-ink smartwatch compatible with iOS and Android that was a Kickstarter project.

Pebble e-paper watch

iPhone 5 devices can get bendy – PHOTOS

Many photos have circulated on the web published by a customer who bought the iPhone 5.

The pics show that the new iPhone has been bent under the weight of its owner.

Other users have complained about this problem, posting photos which show that a part of the iPhone was twisted.

There appears to be a concern regarding the structure of the iPhone 5 and the flexible materials it uses, Nowhereelse.fr reports.

The images speak for themselves.

Source: Nowhereelse

Britney Spears rumored to get fired from The X Factor

Britney Spears/Twitter

“Britney will get the boot,” an insider said.”Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”

The reason is Spears’ massive $15 million contract.

“They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” another source told Us Weekly.

Simon Cowell reportedly “wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney,” a third source added.

Other rumors refer to her relationship with fiancé Jason Trawick. This time, Hollyscoop claims that the pair is on the verge of split and that the singer “doesn’t know about it.”

“Jason has told Britney’s entire family that he’s planning to leave her, so that Britney will have a support system when he breaks the bad news,” a source told the site.

But in an interview with People, Spears nixed rumors of a possible breakup.

“It amazes me that no matter what situation I’m in, Jason has the ability to make me feel protected and loved,” the singer told the publication.

We personally believe that Britney was a great judge and we hope she’ll return on next season

iPad 5 release date slated for March 2013?

Citing an anonymous “inside source,” Japanese site Macotakara claims that the next-generation iPad will be presented next March.

This fifth version is characterized by a thinner form factor and less weight. The current 9.7-inch iPad model has a thickness of 9.4 mm against 7.2 for the iPad mini.

Macotakara claims that the new iPad will be nearly as thin as the mini.

The Retina iPad mini was also rumored to be scheduled for a March launch.