iPhone 6 leaked photos allegedly show NFC chip on NXP logic board

Blogger Sonny Dickson has published photos of the iPhone 6 logic board together with the future A8 chip, taken from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk.

Dickson claimed that these pics show a chip which he claims to be an NFC controller from NXP.

Apart from the A8 chip, which is rumored to be a 2GHz dual-core 20nm 64-bit A8 CPU and should be produced using a 20 nm fabrication process, various other components set to be placed on the logic board can be seen.

We’ll see if Apple implements a near field communications chip in its next iPhone the September 9th keynote. The company has already sent invitations for the event.

Madalina Ghenea denies rumors she’s dating Paul Haggis

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On August 26 the Dom Hemingway actress wrote a message on her Facebook account in which she clarified some allegations regarding her love life that have appeared in the media.

“Dear all,

I feel compelled, out of respect to Paul Haggis, to send you this message:

I do NOT have a relationship with Paul Haggis, I NEVER had a relationship with Paul Haggis and I do NOT have a relationship now. In the past year I have only seen him for a few minutes at a film festival, where we handed an award together.

And one more thing, I want to clarify a few things regarding the articles published this year. I have NOT given birth, I do NOT have a child, I did NOT have a relationship with Peter Tavallini, he is a good friend and I assure you he is NOT a drug dealer, I did NOT sue the group Medusa, the contract for the film I Soliti Idioti is signed with Tao 2, NOT Medusa, and last but not least the Dom Hemingway screenplay was written by Richard Shepard, NOT by Paul Haggis (an information confirmed by the site IMDB). Please stop with the lies!

Thank you, MG”

Ghenea was previously in a relationship with Gerard Butler and she was also rumored to have dated Michael Fassbender.

Shakira pregnancy rumors prove to be true!

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The Colombian singer confirmed the pregnancy via her Facebook account on Thursday, August 28.

“Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!” she wrote.

After the announcement celebs were quick to congratulate Shak on her pregnancy news. Mark Zuckerberg too sent his well wishes to the singer for her pregnancy.

“Congrats! I’m so happy for you guys,” the Facebook CEO wrote.

The first pregnancy rumors about the 37-year-old singer surfaced in July when ‪Raúl De Molina from the show “El Gordo y La Flaca” claimed that the singer was pregnant with a baby girl.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué are already parents to a baby boy, Milan, born in January 2013.

Omnipaste allows your Windows and Android devices to share a clipboard like they should

Most of the start-ups funded worldwide came up with an idea build on top of an existing tool of an over-exploited service for – hopefully – 10% of the market. It’s quite rare to stumble upon a start-up that builds a service so fundamentally basic, which belongs to the core infrastructure of our daily routine but yet somehow has not been revised since it was introduced by Xerox in 1974. I’m talking about Copy-Paste paradigm.

A little bit of history

The term “cut and paste” comes from the traditional practice in manuscript-editing whereby people would literally cut paragraphs from a page with scissors and physically paste them onto another page. This practice remained standard into the 1980s. Stationery stores formerly sold “editing scissors” with blades long enough to cut an 8½”-wide page. The advent of photocopiers made the practice easier and more flexible.

[…] Apple Computer widely popularized the computer-based cut/copy-and-paste paradigm through the Lisa (1983) and Macintosh (1984) operating systems and applications. Apple mapped the functionalities to key combinations consisting of the Command key (a special modifier key) held down while typing the letters X (for cut), C (for copy), and V (for paste), choosing a handful of keyboard sequences to control basic editing operations.

Source: Wikipedia

By now we all know that, we use it several times a day and we cannot imagine working on computers without it. It’s a standard. It is a given. But all that is true on the same machine.

Many times I get frustrated when I work on my computer but I have to check out some resources or data on my phone and I have to use my brain to copy-paste some information. I have to memorize, for instance, nasty URLs that I saved in a note on the phone and write them – character by character – into my computer. It’s painful, really. And god-forbid you mess up one character. You have to carefully find which one and eventually give up and start all over again.

Introducing Alexandru

I met Alexandru in June 2014, in Krakow, at the Deutsche Telekom’s turbo-accelerator hub:raum program. He was one of the alumni of their 2013 co-hort and was there to give a speech to the newly start-ups. I was one of the newcomers.

Omnipaste is the name of the start-up he co-founded and fortunately received funding from T-Venture, the VC of Deutsche Telekom.

He was very friendly and quickly told me and my co-founder some great tips about what was going on over there. He was always smiling and found the time for us even if at some point I felt we were too annoying. I later found out what a genuinely good heart he has.

He was still working at their product at that time and I remember him coding at a desk in the workspace, having conf-calls with his team mates, leaving for a day to present in Berlin, to attract future funding. All these with a calm and confidence that strongly contrasted the atmosphere around there. I figured that this is part of his heritage, since Alex is originally from Valcea but has been living in Sibiu (Romania) for some years now. If you were a Romanian you’d know what I’m referring to.

Back to business

So what is this great product that I keep putting off explaining? I asked Alex if he wants to explain it in his own words and he was kind enough to answer a few questions:

InRumor: What’s the idea behind Omnipaste?

Alexandru: Your Android™ Phone, Tablet and Windows™ PC/Laptop connected like never before. Omnipaste allows you to share a clipboard across all your Windows™ and Android™ devices. With Omnipaste, you can easily move from one device to another without the need to send yourself emails. People also refer to us now as continuity for Android and Windows in the light of the soon to be released IOs8.

InRumor: How did you come up with the idea?

Alexandru: I used to send a lot of email to myself and got frustrated by this fact. I thought there must be a better way to pass information between my devices and this is how Omnipaste came to be initially an easy way to copy and paste between devices – as easy as Ctrl+C and hold+paste. We don’t only move text and links we also move events. If you receive a call on your phone you will see a notification pop-up on your laptop (https://www.omnipasteapp.com/#feature-notifications)

InRumor: Is there something similar on the market? Is there anyone else working on this?

Alexandru: There’s always something similar on the market. There are couple of applications out there that are trying to solve this gap of communication. The problem is that they are limited to either platform or content. You can have a lot of apps that make a ‘magic’ folder on your computer, or synchronize your notes. With Omnipaste the integration is at a deeper level, it’s as though your devices are aware of each other and their capabilities and do their best to help you in your day to day work. You can start something on your laptop (copy the address of a restaurant) and then tap to navigate on your phone (https://www.omnipasteapp.com/#feature-smart-action).

The biggest player in the market will be Apple with their latest operating systems. Unlike them, Omnipaste, will offer all the functionality platform independent. To prove this we’ve released on two platforms, Windows and Android.

InRumor: What’s your competitive advantage?

Alexandru: First we want this to be cross platform so at the heart of our solution, there’s a device API. Because this is a public API it allows other apps to take full advantage of all the devices that your own. To see how this might work, after you’ve installed Omnipaste on your phone, go from your desktop pc to https://www.omnipasteapp.com/#contact and click on our phone numbers. Your phone will simply start calling us. No more typing a phone number from your computer screen.

Next, we went right from the start with developing native applications for each of the supported platforms. This was very important because it allows better integration with the host operating systems, for example, we can display missed calls and SMSs on your Windows lock screen.

Besides this, we built all the messaging services ourselves. Even though this took some time, we are on schedule and now it allows us to better scale the service and maintain it free for the users.

In the end, but maybe the most important, this is a product that we built to solve some of our own pains. Asking around we saw that it also helps other people.

InRumor: When will you launch the product?

Alexandru: You can go to www.omnipasteapp.com and download the app for Windows™ and Android™ right now.

InRumor: Will it be cross-platform?

Alexandru: Yes, for example you will be able to copy a YouTube link from your phone or laptop, and paste it on your smart TV. Not to mention, the useful notifications will also be displayed on the big screen.

InRumor: What are the next steps?

Alexandru: Refine the existing features, support more platforms and bring our user new useful functionality. Anyone can contribute with ideas or vote on existing ones here https://omnipasteapp.uservoice.com/.

I remember the first time he told me about this product and I was blown away. Not only because I need it – badly – but also because it is so simple and basic yet smart and beautifully crafted. As I said, it’s rare you get to come up with such a great idea, let alone to build it and make other people’s daily work much easier.

iPhone 6 rumors: release date, features, leaks and others

iPhone 6 mockup

This week has marked the confirmation of rumors about a September 9 keynote where Apple is likely to introduce the next iPhone.

Now we can only wait to see whether the rumors about the smartphone’s arrival in stores will take place between September 16th and 19th.

However, a recent report by Chinese site IT168.com claims that the 5.5-inch version won’t be presented at the September 9 event.

Nonetheless, the launch of the hotly anticipated device is expected to break all records this year with 75 million iPhones sold, RBC analyst Amit Daryanani believes.

The launch may also feature another talked about possible Apple device, the iWatch. John Paczkowski of Re/code believes Apple will introduce ‘a new wearable’, namely a connected device, alongside the iPhone 6.

Leaks have continuously invaded the blogosphere in recent days, with numerous parts and schematics giving a realistic idea of what the handset might look like.

AppleInsider posted photos the speaker assembly appearing slightly different from the one on the iPhone 5S.

The True Tone dual-LED flash assembly for both versions of the smartphone, captured in images published by Chinese retailer ElekWorld, highlighted the new circular flash.

Another set of leaks came from Chinese forum user Wei Feng showed the rear shell with circular cut-outs for the camera and flash, and the plastic lines on the upper and lower extremes of the case.

Nowhereelse.fr posted photos of the SIM trays and Home buttons of the device, apparently confirming the handset’s availability in three colors – gray, gold and silver.

Leaked schematics revealed the existence of a new coprocessor, codenamed Phosphorus, which was initially claimed to be the M8 coprocessor integrated into the A8 chip.

However, a MacRumors forum poster asserted that the component was rather a barometric pressure sensor.

A new model of an Apple USB power adapter was captured in leaks posted by a Weibo user.

However, third-party vendor Moca.co alleged that Apple hasn’t placed any orders for a USB reversible cable in time for the release of the iPhone 6.

Leaked images shared by Chinese site yaya888 placed a space gray 4.7-inch model of iPhone 6 in comparison with an iPhone 5, highlighting the main differences in the design of both generations of smartphones.

The screen resolution of the two models of the smartphone has also been a source of debate.

Apple journalist John Gruber performed a detailed analysis on the possible resolutions of the two iPhone 6 models and eventually concluded that the 4.7-inch version will feature a 1334 x 750 resolution with 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5-inch phablet model could have a resolution of 2208 x 1242 with 461 pixels per inch.

NFC implementation was the subject of a report by Wired that cited “sources familiar with the matter.”

The insiders claim that the device will have NFC capabilities that will allow the user to make payments with their phone.

Finally, a stunning concept visualizing the two most common ideas on the design of the smartphone’s back was created by designer Martin Hajek.

iPhone 6 leak shows gold, silver and grey SIM trays

A new set of leaked pictures has been published by Nowhereelse.fr, offering new details about the design of the next iPhone.

One of the photos reveals the SIM trays and Home buttons and we can deduce that the iPhone 6 will be available in three colors – gray, gold and silver.

The same color options were suggested for the iPhone 6 by a set of leaked images posted last month that showed three SIM card trays.

The embedded Apple logo is also pictured but Nowhereelse.fr notes that the logo can be easily scratched with a knife, refuting rumors that it will be made from a scratch-resistant metal.

In addition, the internal speaker and vibrator motor are displayed, apparently different from their counterparts from the iPhone 5S.

Apple sent out invites to the press for a September 9 keynote. It is speculated that the iPhone 6 will be presented at the event, however a recent report alleges that only the 4.7-inch model might be unveiled.

iPhone 6 leaked photos reveal back panel, rear bands

The leaks, whose source is a user of Chinese forum Wei Feng, were spotted by Nowhereelse.fr.

The housing in the pictures is silver and the circular cut-outs for camera and flash are similar to those captured in previous leaks.

The shell also features the plastic lines that have been pictured in leaked photos as well.

They are placed on the upper and lower extremes of the case and their color appears to fit with the rest of the handset.

The rounded chassis, embedded rear logo and redesigned speaker holes are also featured in the images.

iPhone 6 rumors: 5.5-inch model might not be presented on September 9

iPhone 6 mockup

Chinese site IT168.com [via GforGames] claims that the 5.5-inch phablet version of the device won’t be presented at the September 9 keynote.

It is reported that only the 4.7-inch model will be unveiled, and along with it an 8GB iPhone 5S.

Rumors have circulated lately, alleging that production of the 5.5-inch version has encountered problems.

Rumors of a delayed release of the device are not new.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed earlier this month that the production of in-cell touch panels and low-yield casing problems could postpone the unveiling of the phablet model.

It has been reported that the smartphone could be launched in 2015 or December 2014.

iPhone 6 rumors: NFC could be among new features

iPhone 6 concept

In a new report that cites “sources familiar with the matter,” Wired claims that the future iPhone will be equipped with an NFC chip that will allow the user to make payments with their phone.

The publication writes that this feature will be one of the main features that will be highlighted during the expected special event on September 9.

A mobile payment service makes a perfect choice for Apple at the moment, the report notes.

Thanks to iTunes and numerous iOS users, the company has a huge customer base and over 800 million credit cards stored.

In recent months there has been growing speculation that Apple is working on a payment service.

In recent years, Apple has registered a number of patents relating to an e-wallet.

In addition, earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shown strong interest in this service.

iPhone 6 release date: Apple sends invitations for September 9th event

Confirming rumors about the possible launch date, Apple on Thursday invited the press to an event on Tuesday, September 9th, presumably to unveil its new smartphone, the iPhone 6.

“Wish we could say more,” the invitation sent to the media reads.

As always, experts are sure to look for clues of what will be unveiled at the keynote on the invitation but not much can be speculated.

This new version of the smartphone is expected to offer larger displays, measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches, as suggested by the rumors in recent months.

Numerous components have been exposed on the web this summer, including the logic boards, the Lightning connector, the True Tone flash and the protruding camera among others.

A recent report alleged that the smartphone could arrive in stores between September 16th and 19th, based on Apple’s usual iPhone schedule from the past years.

But the iPhone 6 might not be alone on stage as Apple is rumored to unveil the hotly anticipated iWatch at the event.