It’s Sunday now, the week nearly came to an end, so I guess it’s time to take a brief look at the most popular stories of the past seven days.
There were many events, but I don’t think it would be very smart of me to retell all of them in this short post. Instead of doing this, I’ve picked 10 most popular stories in case you haven’t yet read them and put these bits together for you to take a look. Enjoy!
According to the latest research, Apple’s iPad remains the most popular tablet in the USA. However, if to speak about laptops, things aren’t looking so good for the company from Cupertino. Take a look at the chart below.
SET Solution has recently posted a video showing an iPhone 6C concept. What is interesting about this concept is that it features a curved display - “C” stands for “Curve”. Below you may take a look at the video and read its description.
Other World Computing has performed a teardown of the late 2013 Mac Pro and confirmed that the desktop is equipped with a removable CPU. This means users can purchase a cheaper Mac Pro, use it for a while and upgrade to a faster processor when the prices drop.
The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.
Evad3rs have recently released an updated version of their untether in Cydia that contains a bunch of improvements. The most important is probably a tweak that saurik requires to fix the problem with MobileSubstrate and make it fully functional.
According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.
Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.
Saurik has warned the iOS 7 users and jailbreakers not to install the unofficial MobileSubstrate patches that begin to appear on the Internet. The reason for such warning is quite simple - MobileSubstrate hasn’t yet been updated to work with Apple’s new operating system and that can lead to serious consequences.
Apple will kick off its traditional ‘Lucky Bag’ one-day sale in Japan. This will happen on January 2nd. For those who don’t know, ‘Lucky Bag’ is a bag with discounted Apple products inside. It is sealed, so the customers can’t see what’s inside - and this is the point of all that stuff. Also known as Fukubukuro, the Lucky Bag promotion is a kind of Japanese local New Year’s Day custom.
The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and a number of company executives will visit Turkey in February to have a talk with Turkish president concerning the $4 billion iPad deal. Apart from that, Cook is planning to visit Turkish Apple retail store, that is set to be opened in January.
Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via
The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to