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REAL Universal remote: Apple wants to turn iPhone into remote for lights, TV, EVERYTHING

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/27/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Device could be unveiled as soon as next month and work with Apple's TV box

Computer giant Apple is insinuating itself into every corner of contemporary life. Now, Apple is set to introduce a new gadget which gives new meaning to the term "universal remote." The company wants to turn the iPad into a remote that could control everything from TVS, to washing to machines and home lighting. The device could be introduced as soon as next month.

The device is described as an entirely new version of Apple's iPhone and iPad software. It's set for its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week.

The device is described as an entirely new version of Apple's iPhone and iPad software. It's set for its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/27/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Apple, iPad, Universal Remote, gadget


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The device is described as an entirely new version of Apple's iPhone and iPad software. It's set for its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week.

A patent published last year gave the first hints of the system. According to the device, revealed in November, it depicted a system that automatically turned on lights when a user came home.

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It is believed the firm is already working with home automation firms to ensure their gadgets work with the app. Apple already sells home automation gadgets in its stores, which includes arch rival Google's Nest thermostats, Dropcam wireless cameras, Philips Hue light bulbs and Belkin WeMo switches.

One advance that has been rumored is giving the iPad a new split screen mode so users can run two apps at once. The move will be a major change to the way the iPad handles multiple applications.

It must be noted that the tablet will not be the first one ever to have the feature - and Microsoft even made the iPad's lack of split screen functionality the subject of a recent ad.

"iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple's iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development," claims the blog 9to5Mac.

"These people say that the feature will allow iPad users to run and interact with two iPad applications at once."

Users can already swap between apps, but can only see one on screen at a time.

The new feature is also likely to enable users to drag information - text or pictures, for example, between apps.

The blog also claims the feature may also be key to a larger-screened iPad, which Apple is actively developing for a launch either later this year or in 2015.

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