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Apple Releases Final Version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3





Apple today released the final version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to users worldwide. The release comes after two months of developer testing. In case you don't know, the last beta (build 13D61) was released last week and contained minor improvements.


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Friday, May 16th, 2014. 17:22

iOS Users Generate Nearly 54% of North American Smartphone Web Traffic



Apple's iPhone is a very popular smartphone. In fact, it is so much popular that nearly half of the smartphone users own one.

According to the latest report from research firm Chitika Insights, iOS users generate 53.1% of North American web traffic. Android users come in the second place with 44.5%.


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Friday, May 16th, 2014. 17:11

Flappy Bird to Come Back in August



Good news for all Flappy Bird fans. According to what the developer of the game Dong Nguyen has recently revealed, he's working on a new version of the game. This version will reportedly feature a multiplayer. It will be released in August.


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Thursday, May 15th, 2014. 18:42

Beats Acquisition is Postponed - Rumor



A couple of days ago I told you that Apple is planning to acquire Beats Electronics. The final agreement between the headphone manufacturer and the company from Cupertino was expected to be signed this week.


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Thursday, May 15th, 2014. 18:27

iPhone 6 to Feature 1704 x 960 Resolution Screen?



As the iPhone 6 release date draws near, more and more specs for the would-be device appear on the Internet. Today I want to tell you about the screen resolution of the handset.


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Thursday, May 15th, 2014. 18:12

Apple to Restrict Retail Employee Vacation Time in September



The company from Cupertino is reportedly planning to restrict vacation time for its German retail employees in September. The only possible reason for such a decision is the launch of a new product or products. Aside from German employees, people working at Apple's retail stores in a number of other countries will get the same restricted vacations. This is another indication of the iPhone release, which is said to take place in August or September.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:29

Numerous Users Report Early-2011 MacBook Pro GPU Failures



A wide number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners have begun reporting problems with their laptops. The issues are probably somehow connected with AMD's discrete video cards on both 15-inch and 17-inch models.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:21

Two More iPhone 6 Cases Appear Online



A couple of photos showing cases for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. According to what is shown on the images, we can say that the would-be handsets are noticeably larger than their predecessors.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:13

Apple's iPhones to Feature Sidewall Display?



Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Electronic devices with sidewall displays", which means that the guys from Cupertino are planning to place a kind of flexible display around the sidewalls of their future handsets.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:26

Apple to Add HD Audio Playback to iOS 8 and Release New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable



According to the latest rumors from various sources, Apple is planning to improve the quality of music playback in iOS 8. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may release new versions of both In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:15

Microsoft Reports 27 Million Office for iPad Downloads



As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:04

iPad Sales Won't Grow in the Near Future - Analyst



According to what Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty says, Apple's iPad sales won't grow this quarter. The reasons for such poor results are the absence of new products and the price, which is, compared to Android tablets, pretty high.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 19:19

iPhone 6 to Feature NFC Chip - Rumor



Apple's iPhone 6 will be equipped with an NFC chip. This is what people familiar with the matter say. Apart from that, Apple has reportedly signed a deal with China UnionPay, which means that the Passbook app may soon start supporting this banking service.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:34

Samsung Becomes Top iPad Display Supplier



This may sound strange, but according to the latest report from usually reliable market research firm DisplaySearch, Samsung managed to become Apple's main iPad display panel supplier in the first quarter of 2014. The South Korean company produced as many as 5.2 million 9.7-inch Retina displays, which were used in the iPad Air and the fourth generation iPad.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:25

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.

As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.


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Sunday, May 11th, 2014. 19:36