Apple has partnered with GN ReSound to build hearing aids. The first “Made for iPhone” hearing aid is called LiNX. The LiNX uses Bluetooth-like technology. The hearing devices connects directly to the iPhone and is the smallest wireless device GN has ever made.
Hellman & Friedman is going to buy insurance software company Applied Systems from Bain Capital for $1.8 billion. JMI Equity, a private equity company focused on building software and other technology businesses will be investing in Applied Systems along with Hellman & Friedman. This transaction is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Sony has sent out a password reset message due to suspicious activity on PlayStation Network accounts, according to a moderator post from the PlayStation Community forums. PSN users that receive a warning that their account password is incorrect will need to rest it through PlayStation change and reset password page.
QuizUp is a new iPhone game that was released on the Apple App Store earlier this month. The app hit 2 million users, but they may have been leaking private information that was stored on your phone. That information was sent to other users, according to Kyle Richter, developer of a competing trivia app called Trivium.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent for a camera system that has a micro lens adaptor to enable refocusing on an image after that initial photo is taken just like the Lytro light-field camera does. Apple received U.S. patent number No. 8,593,564, which is for a “Digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor.” This lets a user take a photo at a certain resolution and refocus the image afterwards. This technology could eventually be integrated into the iPhone.
Motorola is going to start selling the Moto G in the U.S. about a month ahead of schedule. Motorola was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. The phone was expected to launch in January, but it went for sale today. The Moto G starts at $179 without a contract. Contract-less phones generally run for about $600 so this is a good deal.