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Apple is hiring experts to boost iPhone sales





It’s widely known that Apple is searching for ways to boost iPhone sales. One of the measures to be taken is employing new staff, experienced in retail sales. The following message was published last week on international Apple Retail Employees. Those who consider themselves suitable for the job will have to give in their ideas and eligible ones will be offered an 8-week business trip to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.

 

 

   

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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 1:26

Apple is updating support pages



Apple.com has recently had its Support pages updated. This event follows the previous redesign made on the rest of the website.  Today most support pages were updated, such as Videos, Manuals, Tech Specs, and Downloads.

Before, the Support pages used to look out-of-date as compared with the rest of the website. Moreover, some problems could be faced when searching information on these pages. The updated version features product menu, so that one could search for manuals related to a specific item. Another improvement concerns search results sorted by product.

The last but not least, since now the Support pages will boast the same design as Apple online store.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 23:46

Strap-E iPhone Case - a Promising Kickstarter Project



I don’t use wallets. They take up too much space in my pocket. That is why I’ve been looking for a convenient and at the same time small wallet iPhone case for everyday use. And you know, looks like I’ve found it. It’s called Strap-E and here’s its mini-review.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 17:02

Apple's Looking for New iWatch Designers



We all know that Apple’s currently working on a kind of wearable computer, right? Moreover, we even know it’s called iWatch. However, when would Apple release this device and whether it would do that at all - these are still the questions to answer.


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Monday, July 15th, 2013. 3:21

eBay launches an app for 3D printed objects



AppleInsider reports that eBay is launching a new app, Exact, for selling 3D objects. Using this app, one will be able to create personal 3D printed objects, including iPhone cases, jewelry and other small items. The best thing is that you will need only your device to make these objects.

To launch this Exact project, the auction and shopping giant contracted three biggest 3D printing studios, Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. Now eBay Exact can offer its customers a limited number of small items, but the range will be widening. Currently, you can chose among 18 cases, rings, necklaces, and figurines.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 23:48

MacBook Air sale



This week Apple is starting its campaign with Best Buy to launch an official sale for MacBook Airs. The laptops promoted are one of the most popular ones, all-day power MacBooks.  The idea was quickly taken up by other sellers, such as Amazon, MacMall and others.

The Best Buy's  promotion is valid up to July 20th. The incentives include free shipping and  $50 off 11-inch MacBook Airs, $64 off 13-inch MacBook Airs, and $200 off a 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro.

Amazon, MacMall, and B&H equaled the prices quickly, and using the Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 will enable you to get the MacBook you want at the lowest price possible.

   

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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 23:13

Android Platform Is Safer Than iOS?



Those who want to save their privacy should buy Android, not Apple devices. A kind of bold statement, isn’t it? According to the latest BitDefender report, iOS platform is more dangerous in terms of personal data protection, than the Google’s mobile operating system.


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Retina iPad mini will be delayed



iPad mini second generation launch will be delayed due to shortage of Retina displays. The company was planning to introduce the device at the end of 2013, to cover the Christmas shopping period.  However, now the launch is put off till early 2014.

It is also rumored that Apple will be offering both Retina and non-Retina iPad mini second generation. However, it is still uncertain how the price will differ.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 17:11

Robber Steals iPhones and Leaves His Samsung Galaxy Instead



A man broke into Springfield wireless store, stole several iPhones and ran away. Seems to be a perfect crime, huh? It could have been such, unless the robber left his own Samsung Galaxy at the crime scene.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 15:33

iPhone Sales - Q3



Fortune has estimated the quantity of iPhones sold by Apple in the Q3 2013. According to the experts, this number varies from 23 to 32 million devices with the median of about 27 million. For more detail - see the chart below and read the rest of this post.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 1:33

New Angry Birds Star Wars to Come July 15



Last Friday Rovio announced a new game. Well, personally I believe that won’t be something entirely new since this studio has only one product, which is truly famous and it’s called Angry Birds. Yes, I know about Amazing Alex and The Croods as well as about other apps created by Rovio, but come on, do you really believe they can be like Angry Birds called world’s game #1? Anyway, here’s what was shared on Twitter yesterday:


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Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 18:49

iPhone May Be Used as a Console for 2014 Electric Scooters



iPhone integration with cars, bikes etc. is quite a usual thing today. However, if to consider the latest rumors, Smart is going to make your smartphone one of the major elements of the vehicle - its console.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 16:24

Beeline is not renewing contract with Apple



Hi-Tech Mail reports that Beeline will not be renewing its contract with Apple.  Beeline is the last of Russian carriers who make such a decision. Beeline is planning to offer Samsung devices instead of iPhones.

Last month Apple established an online store for Russia; it was high time Cupertino Company did it. Now that three major Russian carriers are not working with Apple any more, its remaining contract with Svyasnoy will not be a good sell.

   

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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 15:30

Apple components contain illegally produced tin



Apple’s representatives of environmental task group are visiting Indonesia to find out whether tin is really supplied from illegal mines.

Bangka Island, located in Indonesia, is the world center of tin production. Recently, rumors appeared of illegal and unregulated mines operating in the region. That is why Apple initiated a fact-finding visit to carry out a study of local mines so that the situation was under control.

Apple works with nearly 250 suppliers who use tin in producing components. It remains to be seen whether the tin is illegal or not. Meanwhile, Samsung  admitted using illegally mined tin in its products.

 

 

   

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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:56

Verizon is likely to owe Apple $14 Billion



A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.

According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone.  However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:38