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Leaked iOS 8 Screenshots Show Healthbook, TextEdit and Preview App Icons





According to the latest reports, Apple is currently testing iOS 8 and such new apps as Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit. The screenshots showing the appropriate app icons leaked online earlier today. As to the first app, it is believed to be a fitness tracker; Preview and TextEdit are the Mac’s applications with iCloud support and slightly limited functionality (if to compare with their desktop versions).


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Friday, March 14th, 2014. 1:05

Apple Receives Final Approval for its New Flagship Store in San Francisco



The company from Cupertino has received final approval for its new flagship Apple Store in San Francisco. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on Wednesday officially allowed Apple to begin the construction of the new store, which will be located on Union Square.


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Thursday, March 13th, 2014. 19:02

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iOS 7.1 Adoption Rate in North America Reaches 12% in 45 Hours After Release



Although it is not recommended to upgrade to the latest iOS version if you have a jailbroken device, iOS 7.1 adoption rate in North America reached as many as 12% in just 45 hours after the official release, Chitika reports. Such results are based on online ad impressions from iOS-devices gathered between March 9th and March 12th, 2014.


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Thursday, March 13th, 2014. 18:47

iTunes Radio Becomes 3rd Most Popular Streaming Music Service in the USA



The latest estimates prove that iTunes Radio has become the third most popular streaming music service in the United States. Incredible result, especially if to keep in mind that Apple’s service is just 6 months old. As stated in the Edison Research report (via iDownloadBlog), iTunes Radio is currently even more popular than Spotify, which is on the 4th spot. All the figures are available below.


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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. 16:13

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iPhone 6 to Resemble iPhone 5C and iPod Nano - Rumor



Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 may look very similar to the current iPhone 5C. This is what is written in the latest report by Mac Otakara. Apart from that, the report cites some sources, which claim that in terms of design the new handset will slightly resemble iPod nano.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. 16:07

Apple's iPhone 6 to Become $100 More Expensive?



Apple’s next-generation iPhone might become $100 more expensive than the current iPhone 5s. Well, at least this is what Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest believes. The analyst suggests that the unlocked iPhone 6 might get a $635 price tag. Apart from the higher price, Hargreaves also predicts that there would be only one iPhone 6 model, not two, as was reported earlier. This handset may get a large 4.7-inch display.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 23:45

Bad News for Jailbreakers: iOS 7.1 Patches Evasi0n7 Jailbreak



As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 19:46

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 with Numerous Improvements



Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 19:23

Free in-flight movies and TV will be availabe on United Airlines planes



According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 2:22

What appeals to men and women in mobile phones?



A Nielsen survey reveal the most appreciated features of mobile phones for both men and women. The results show that they do not always coincide.

Globally, while more men gravitate toward tech-savvy mobile phone attributes like operating system (48% men vs. 41% women), battery life (48% vs. 44%), screen size (38% vs. 34%) and processor speed (41% vs. 31%) when shopping for a new device, more women are influenced by price (72% women vs. 67% men), service contract terms (27% vs. 25%) and camera capability (32% vs. 30%).


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 0:21

4.7-inch iPhone Air concept [video]



A new concept of the new 4.7-inch iPhone Air was released by Sam Beckett. Let's have a look at the designer's idea of the coming iPhone.

The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.


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Monday, March 10th, 2014. 23:50

Russia's Megafon Contract with Apple - Details



Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia, Reuters report. According to the terms of this deal, Megafon will buy at least 750,000 iPhone units from Apple over the next 3 years and try to resell them to Russian customers.


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Monday, March 10th, 2014. 16:10

SET Solution's Holographic iPhone 6 Concept Called 'The Dream'



SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.


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Monday, March 10th, 2014. 15:07

Apple's Rival to Release SDK for Wearable Devices in 2 Weeks



Although Apple hasn’t yet even announced its long-anticipated iWatch, such companies as Samsung and Google have already come up with their own wearable devices. Even more: in February Samsung showed the second-gen smartwatch called Gear 2.


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Monday, March 10th, 2014. 15:02

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.


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Sunday, March 9th, 2014. 20:32