Apple’s Patent Application for 3D Camera Discovered

Our friends from Patently Apple have discovered an existing patent for an Apple 3D camera, which would definitely maximize the retina displays of new and upcoming devices.

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Awesome Paper Sketching App For The iPad (video)

Design and development company FiftyThree has this week launched a fantastic new iPadapplication called Paper. That has been designed to provide you with five essential tools for sketching out ideas on your iPad.

Unlike other applications Paper doesn’t provide you with lots of settings to customise each of your tools, but keeps it clean and simple. Providing tools to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Colour. Watch the video after the jump to see the Paper app in action.

Paper iPad App

 

Paper is free to download but to get the most from it you need to purchase the other 4 tools which are price at $2 each. The app allows you to create multiple notebooks which you can then customise the covers of to make them personal or project specific.

Paper also has a great undo and redo feature which allows you to rotate two fingers on the screen in either and anti-clockwise motion to remove marks or clockwise motion to place them back.

Paper is definitely worth the $8 price if you enjoy creating and sketching on your iPad, and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store now.

LG Optimus Elite For Sprint and Virgin Leaked

It looks like both Sprint and Virgin Mobile are about to get a new budget Android smartphone on their networks in the US, the LG Optimus Elite, which you can see in the photos below.

According to the guys over at PocketNow, the LG Optimus Elite will come with a 3.2 inch HVGA display and a 5 megapixel camera with a built in flash.

LG Optimus Elite

Google Maps Now Uses Real-Time Traffic Data For Travelling Time Estimates

To improve the accuracy of its directions and timing within its Google Maps service. Google has this week launched a new a new update that uses both live and historic traffic data to provide you with a more realistic time for your driving time estimations.

Google’s new traffic feature evaluates current traffic conditions and is constantly being refreshed to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date estimate possible.

Google Maps Provides Real-Time Traffic Data

Spotify Extends Unlimited Free Music For US Users

Spotify launched its music service in the US last July, and when it launched the company offered six months of unlimited music streaming to new users.

Spotify has now announced that it will be extending its unlimited music streaming to US users, although they haven’t said how long the extended period will last for.

Spotify

Tim Cook pays a visit to a Foxconn factory, smiles for the camera

ImageWe can’t say we’re particularly surprised, but Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to take some time out of his whirlwind tour of China to pay a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou charged with making those shiny new iPhones. The above shot of the bespectacled executive in the bright yellow smock was issued by Apple itself to document the trip. The overseas visit and the ensuing factory tour all come in the wake of a new focus on the working conditions of Foxconn factories that arrived thanks in part to a report from This American Life later retracted by the show.

Vodafone UK Releases Android 4.0 Update For HTC Sensation

Vodafone UK has announced that it will start rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Sensation on its network today, and the update should now be available.

Vodafone announced the news yesterday, and you can check it it is available on your device by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now.

HTC Sensation

Google Maps For Android Gets Updated (Video)

Google has released a new version of Google Maps for Android, and Google Maps 6.5 brings a new look to Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets as well as a range of new features.

The new Google Maps for Android comes with a new redesigned navigation home screen, plus high resolution maps for HD devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, have a look at the video below.

Google Maps Android

 

You can find out full details on everything that is new in Google Maps 6.5 for Android over at the Google Mobile blog, and the latest version will only work on Android devices running Android 4.0 and above.

Nokia & AT&T Planning Big Launch For Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900 will go on sale in the US with mobile carrier AT&T next month, we have already heard that the device will be given to AT&T employees and now the company is planning a big launch for the device.

According to Cnet, who spoke to AT&T device head Jeff Bradley, AT&T are planning one of their biggest launches for the Nokia Lumia 900 whens it lands on the carrier on the 8th of April.

Lumia 900