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Death at Pegatron is Not Related to Working Conditions - Apple





A 15-year-old Pegatron worker, who falsified documents to get the job, was found dead in October. The company from Cupertino began the investigation and found out that this incident hadn’t been connected with his work at the factory, Reuters reports.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Friday, December 13th, 2013. 1:11

iPod Creator Purchased Product (RED) Mac Pro?



Tony Fadell, iPod inventor and former Apple executive, is the person that purchased Product (RED) Mac Pro and exclusive solid gold Apple EarPods at Product (RED) charity auction, which took place in November.


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Friday, December 13th, 2013. 0:29

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Apple is #1 Smartphone Vendor in America



According to the data, published recently by AppleInsider, Apple still remains the most successful smartphone manufacturer in the USA. iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c remain the most popular devices, purchased on contract in the USA for the third month in a row.


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Friday, December 13th, 2013. 0:01

Apple Ranked 35th in "Best Places to Work 2014" List



Glassdoor.com, a job listing website, has recently conducted a survey in order to determine the best and the worst places to work. The company from Cupertino has been ranked 35th in the "Best Places to Work 2014" list, one spot down if to compare with its last year’s achievement.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:57

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Apple to Open San Francisco Stonestown Store and New Apple Store in Germany



According to the retail store finder, the company from Cupertino will reopen its Stonestown Apple Store in San Francisco on December 14th. Moreover, that same day one brand new location will be opened in Dusseldorf, Germany.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:46

Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s



Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

iTunes Match Now Available in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden



The company from Cupertino has recently made iTunes Match available in several new countries, namely, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Now all of the iTunes users in these countries have access to the popular music service. As to the price of the yearly subscription, it is only 249 kr per year in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and €24.99 in Finland.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:57

Apple to Participate in So-Called "Hour of Code"



Apple on Monday confirmed that it will be participating in the so-called "Hour of Code", a campaign aimed to engage students in computer programming. The event will take place in U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, starting 5:00 PM. Those who want to come and learn something new should hurry up and make a reservation since the quantity of students for each workshop is limited.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:46

Apple's "Curved touch sensor" Patent Granted



Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.

The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:36

iPhone 5s is Available in U.S. Retail Stores - Gene Munster



Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:38

China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday



According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28

Apple to Take Part in Campaign against NSA’s “PRISM” Program



Apple has lined up with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and a number of other tech companies to fight against NSA’s “PRISM” program. According to what The Wall Street Journal reporters write (via 9to5mac), the company from Cupertino, together with its allies, is launching a campaign to resist the U.S. government and keep user’s data secured from third parties.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:18

All Existing iPads Boot Speed Test - Video



iClarified reporters have recently come up with an idea of comparing the boot speed of all the existing iPads, namely, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad mini (2nd generation). The result of their creative tablet testing is available at the video below.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:25

Touch ID is not as Reliable as it was Expected to be



Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded to the iPhone 5s is not as reliable as it was expected to be. A number of users claim that with time the accuracy of the new security system is degrading. Dr. Drang, a consulting engineer, is one of such users.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:18

Number of Apps on U.S. App Store Reaches 1 Million



The number of apps on the U.S. App Store for both iPhone and iPad has reached 1 million. As of Saturday, there were 1,006,557 apps available for download, MacRumors reports. This figure doesn’t include “foreign” apps i.e. those available within one country or a couple of countries, but not in the United States.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:06