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Adobe Releases Collage And Proto Apps For iPad





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Adobe Collage app that was previously available for Android platform today was also released to iPad users. This app allows users to assemble moodboards using content that can be imported from Adobe Creative Suite programs or uploaded to 2GB Adobe Creative Cloud space.
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Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 1:00

Apple Will Use In-House Mapping Service In iOS 6



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Google Maps (left) and mockup of Apple's 3D mapping mode (right)

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is going to move away from Google Maps in iOS 6 by implementing an in-house mapping service with 3D views. The report notes that Apple’s purchases of mapping companies Poly9 and Placebase are ready to pay off, with the recent acquisition of 3D mapping company C3 Technologies complementing the suite of services.


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Friday, May 11th, 2012. 20:57

Face.com Released Updated Version Of Facial Recognition App KLIK



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Face.com just released version1.0 of its facial recognition app for iPhone KLIK with a new learning mode and filters. The previous “testing” version of the app launched in January. However the latest version features face-friendly filters similar to Instagram and improved face-recognition capabilities allowing to Facebook-tag people.


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Thursday, May 10th, 2012. 23:07

Facebook Unveils App Center For All Devices And Platforms



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Facebook announced the launch of a new App Center that will offer Facebook users Android, iOS, desktop, web and mobile web apps. Facebook said that it is not directly competing with Google and Apple as the App Center will forward users to both the Android and iOS platforms. So, for example, if you are visiting the App Center from an iPhone, and enter Words with Friends, or other Facebook-compatible games, you will be sent to the corresponding app’s page on the App Store for installation.


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Thursday, May 10th, 2012. 12:53

Apple accidentally reveals iCloud.com banner notifications



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Users who visited the iCloud.com website on Tuesday could find a test of a new banner notification feature that was mistakenly made public, revealing a forthcoming feature for the service. An iOS-style notification was at the top of a browser and looked like:

"Default Title for English," the title read, followed by "English - This is test message description."

To the right of the notification was an 'X,' allowing users to close the message from their browser. The test message could not be selected and it did not link anywhere.


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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. 16:08

Apple to launch new iPad in Brazil, 29 other countries this weekend



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Portuguese-language website G1 discovered that Apple announced the May 11 launch on its official Brazilian iPad page. Apple's new iPad will launch in a total of 30 new countries this weekend, with the largest among them Brazil. Most launches will occur this Friday, May 11, but a handful more in the Middle East will have a launch this Saturday, May 12.

Apple's assembly partner Foxconn recently began manufacturing devices in Brazil, and has opened plants intended for iPhone and iPad production there. Apple began selling iPhone 4 units built in Brazil in their home country in February, but thus far, production has been limited to the 8-gigabyte handset model, model number "MD198BR/A," and has not extended to version of the latest-model iPhone 4S.


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Vote On The Nano-SIM Card Standard Is Currently Underway



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In May of last year, Apple submitted a proposal for its nano-SIM card design that would replace the current micro-SIM. However, as of couple months ago, the company was fighting with rival mobile phone makers which were pushing their own standards for SIM cards. In an effort to convince other companies to support its design, Apple has even said that they will offer royalty-free patent license to its SIM-card design.


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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. 12:25

Apple, Samsung drop 'impressive' number of patent claims against each other



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Apple and Samsung have greatly reduced the number of patent infringement claims against one another in their California lawsuit. Late on Monday, Apple made a filing in the suit that roughly cut the number of patent infringement, and five hours after Apple reduced the scope of its complaint, Samsung responded in kind, and offered to drop five of its 12 asserted patents.

But these actions were caused by the court order. The Judge Lucy Koh last week ordered the companies to cut down the number of claims they are making against each other. "I think that's cruel and unusual punishment to a jury, so I'm not willing to do it," Koh said of the multitude of patents and products included in the case. "If you're going to trial in July, this is not going to be acceptable”.


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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. 11:15

Apple rockets up Fortune 500 list, still trails HP



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Fortune has recently published its annual ratings of the 500 largest corporations in America and placed Apple on the 17th place. That means that the company managed to leap 18 spots from the last year 35th place.

According to Fortune, the iPhone maker's performance in the "Computers, Office Equipment" industry was topped only by Hewlett-Packard, which finished 10th overall. HP's revenue totaled over $127 billion compared to Apple's $108 billion, however the percent of change from 2010 was a stark contrast between the two companies which grew 1 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Apple's profit skyrocketed to nearly $26 billion representing an 85 percent change from 2010, while HP saw negative growth of 19 percent with a little over $7 billion in profits.


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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. 21:24

Apple planning to launch $799 MacBook Air in Q3 2012



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Apple is rumored to launch a $799 MacBook Air model in the third quarter of 2012 to compete with new "Ultrabook" laptops. Last month, it was said that Intel hopes to see shipments of as many as 30 million Ultrabooks this year. The company designed the Ultrabook specification after Apple found great success with its new MacBook Air.

Apple's plans are reportedly to counter second-generation Ultrabooks, based on Intel's specifications for thin and light notebooks, which PC makers hope to price around $699. If PC makers are unable to reach the $699 price point with their second-generation Ultrabooks, Apple could have a significant competitive advantage with an aggressive $799 price point for a new MacBook Air, the report claims.

Currently the cheapest Apple’s laptop is the 11.6-inch MacBook Air, which is priced at $999. The company is expected to begin revamping its Mac lineup in the coming weeks with Intel's latest-generation Ivy Bridge processors. The product is expected to begin with new MacBook Pros, starting with a 15-inch model.

   

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. 17:46

iOS Dropped To 29 Percent Of US Smartphone Sales In The First Quarter



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CNET reports that iOS U.S. market share dropped by 12 percent in the first quarter, which enable Google’s Android to take almost two-thirds of the market.

According to market research company NPD Group, Android was able to capture 61 percent of the U.S. market, which is a considerable gain from the 49 percent registered in last year’s fourth quarter.


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Apple TV Set To Have Face-Tracking Camera And Siri For Face Time Calls



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Cult of Mac reports on information received from the “well-placed” source who has seen a prototype of the future Apple TV set. The source claims the device is similar to the current 27-inch Thunderbold display, but it is “much larger”.


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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. 0:06

iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017



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NPD, market research firm, suggests that Apple’s tablet market share will drop to just over 50 percent by 2017. Android and Windows-based devices will, obviously, have a hand in it, and, as NPD expects, will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014.

The overall tablet market will swell from 81.6 million units in 2011 to 424.9 million units by 2017, and tablet shipments will surpass those of notebooks by 2016.


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Saturday, May 5th, 2012. 16:55

Steve Jobs' liver transplant helped inspire Facebook organ donor program



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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in an interview with ABC News that his friendship with Steve Jobs and his liver transplant that extended his life came to mind as he worked on a plan to increase the number of organ donors.

"That definitely, I think, was something that we all had in mind as we were building this out," Zuckerberg said. "His story is just one of many, of people who both were able to have an organ transplant that made his life longer, and he was extremely thankful for that."


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Friday, May 4th, 2012. 14:50

‘New’ iPad 2,4 Uses 32nm A5 Instead Of 45nm A5 Found In iPad 2



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Anand Tech reported on a detail in the new iPad 2 model that many have overlooked. When Apple launched the iPad 3 with Retina display and A5X chip, the company also released the iPad 2,4 model, which is almost identical to the iPad 2. However in this model Apple replaced a 45nm A5 processor with a 32nm A5. This is the most efficient Apple’s processor and its 32nm die size is likely to be used in the next iPhone’s processor. The same 32nm A5 processor is used in the 1080P Apple TV, however it is limited to a single core.


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