Tech shorts: iPhone 4 lawsuit, new apps


Posted at Feb 21 2012 11:25 AM | Updated as of Feb 24 2012 01:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines - iPhone 4 users will now be reimbursed for reception troubles after Apple settled a class-action lawsuit filed about the issue, promising to pay $15 million or give a free case to everyone in the United States who owns the phone.

The iPhone 4 was a huge seller when it came out nearly two years ago, but some owners were complaining of frequently dropped calls. Apple determined that the antenna was the problem.

More than 21 million iPhone 4 owners are eligible for the payout.

Appzilla bundles 50 apps into 1

A smartphone app called Appzilla bundles 50 applications into one. There are apps that will measure a person's body mass index, as well as dictionary, holidays or quotes apps, among others.

Plumb Bob apps may come in handy in home repair projects, while Big Button, You're Fired and Buzzer are all about feeling silly as it involves tapping a button to make a sound.

The list of apps may be scanned in Appzilla's description page.

App removes photobombers

Imaging technology company Scalado brings people a step closer to a world where nobody "photobombs" or ruin other people's pictures through a program aptly called Remove.

Remove works by taking multiple shots during each shutter click, using those frames to create a composite image in which only the stationary items are left.

It also allows users to erase intrusions manually.

Unfortunately for some, Remove will only be licensed directly to partner phone manufacturers Sony Ericsson, Motorola and HTC. -- ANC