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Apple Watch Mass Production to Start in January





According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the mass production of the Apple Watch may begin in January. Such a rumor has been spotted on a Taiwanese website  AppleDaily.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 3:27

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Samsung to Supply Apple With 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch Displays



Looks like the guys from Cupertino can’t or don’t want to get rid of the dependence on their main market rival, which is Samsung. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the South Korean manufacturer will supply Apple with 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch panels for the upcoming iPad models. First shipments will be sent to Apple at the end of this year, so looks like the appropriate deal between tech giants has already been signed.


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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 3:00

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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite GM Candidate to Developers and Next Public Yosemite Beta



Apple on Tuesday released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite and a fourth public beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and the users registered in the public beta-testing program. Tuesday’s releases come two weeks after the releases of previous Yosemite betas that contained numerous bug fixes, design tweaks and other improvements.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 1:51

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1 to developers for testing. As you probably know, iOS 8.1 is one of the three versions of the mobile operating system the guys from Cupertino are currently working on. The release comes several days after the release of iOS 8.0.2, which contained a wide number of bug fixes.


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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 0:48

Apple Currently Testing Three New iOS 8 Versions?



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter and according to the recent web traffic data, the guys from Cupertino are currently testing three iOS 8 versions. This may indicate that Apple has come up with a new strategy of updating its mobile operating system. Earlier, a major update was released once in at least 5 or 6 months. For example, iOS 7 was released in September, 2013 and iOS 7.1 that contained the support of CarPlay, surfaced only in March of 2014. Taking into account the fact that Apple is already testing iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, it appears that the new versions of iOS may be released alongside new product launches.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. 13:54

iPhone Boot Test Reveals Surprising Results [Video]



We all know that the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredibly fast and efficient. But how much time does it actually take for the new handsets to boot and how this boot time is different from the time iPhone 5s and earlier models of the smartphone demonstrate? Let’s find out.

On the video below, you may take a look at the full line-up of iPhones taking part in the ultimate boot time test. The rules of this test are incredibly simple: all the handsets should be running the latest firmware version they support and be freshly updated.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. 2:23

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It’s Sunday today, that is why I have prepared a short list of the most popular and the most interesting posts of the past seven days for you. If you have time and desire, you may take a look.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 22:29

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Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China Soon?



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have nearly reached the final regulatory approval of the Chinese authorities, which means that the handsets may soon go on sale in China. The purported launch date is October 10th.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 19:39

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It Is Now Impossible to Downgrade to iOS 7.1.2



Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 8.0.1 and iOS 8.0.2, which contained a number of important fixes for Phone, Keyboard, Safari, Sharing, SMS/MMS messages, Photo Library and VPN. After seeding the new iOS 8 version to customers worldwide, the guys from Cupertino finally stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware version. This means that all those people who migrated to iOS 8 or later no longer can downgrade.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 19:15

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Equipped with Two Accelerometers?



According to the results of a complex iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardown performed by  Chipworks, the guys from Cupertino have equipped their new handsets with two separate accelerometers. Such a decision is probably caused by the desire to reduce the power consumption of the devices and to improve the user experience. Whether it is a successful one or not we shall see very soon, after the product launch euphoria ends.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:56

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Not as Bendable as It Was Believed [Video]



According to the latest report from a research firm called Consumer Reports, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is not as bendable as it was believed. It took 90 pounds of force to bend the recently-released 5.5-inch iPhone and about 70 pounds of force to deform its 4.7-inch sibling. The larger handset is actually stronger, which is a bit of surprise for me.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:49

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 With Important Fixes



Apple on Thursday released iOS 8.0.2, which contains fixes for the bugs found in iOS 8.0.1 that disabled cellular service and Touch ID fingerprint sensors on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Apart from these improvements, the update contains those fixes that were originally included to iOS 8.0.1, namely, fixes for Phone, Keyboard, Safari, Sharing, SMS/MMS messages, Photo Library and VPN on the iPhones and iPads.


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Saturday, September 27th, 2014. 1:52

Apple Launches iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 22 More Countries



As it was previously announced, Apple is today launching its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 22 new countries. It is strange, but looks like the guys from Cupertino have enough handsets to cope with the demand in these countries. What do I mean by the word strange? Well, last year the initial batch of the iPhone 5s units was significantly smaller and that caused delays in shipping handsets to customers. This year everything is different.


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Saturday, September 27th, 2014. 0:38

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.1, Pulls It Back and Announces iOS 8.0.2 Release



Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8.0.1 to users worldwide, but then pulled the update back as it contained a wide number of bugs affecting cellular service and Touch ID fingerprint sensors on many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. Within few hours after the unpleasant incident, the guys from Cupertino released a support document, where told that the next update, which is iOS 8.0.2, is currently in the works and that it will be released as soon as possible. Apart from that, Apple gave detailed instructions as to how to reinstall iOS 8 via iTunes. I believe these instructions will be helpful for those who installed yesterday's glitchy firmware version.


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Friday, September 26th, 2014. 1:39

Microsoft Releases Two New Siri vs. Cortana Ads [Video]



Microsoft has recently released two new ads mocking Apple's virtual assistant called Siri. The first is called Lost and describes the ability of Microsoft's virtual assistant to warn users about coming late to important meetings, parties etc. using recent traffic data. The second commercial is called Remind Me and it tells us about Cortana's ability to remind users about the people-related tasks. For example, when the user is talking with somebody on a phone, Cortana can remind to congratulate with this person with birthday (if this person is actually celebrating his or her birthday on that day).

Both ads are available below. You may take a look.


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Friday, September 26th, 2014. 1:03