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Apple occupies 45% of the U.S. smartphone market





The NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track reported that Apple occupied 45% of the U.S. smartphone market in 2013. Over the year 2013 the market increased by 21%, with the total figure of 121 million smartphones sold. In Q4 the growth slowed down and were only 10% higher than those of the previous year.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. 4:00

Winocm to Start Working at Apple Later This Year?



A well-known member of the jailbreak community nicknamed Winocm will soon start working at Apple. As he tweeted a couple of hours ago, he’ll take up his new duties “later this year”. As to his position at the company, it remains unknown.


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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. 18:37

Apple Officially Releases iOS 7.0.6 and iOS 6.1.6



Apple has recently released iOS 7.0.6 to public. At the same time, the company from Cupertino seeded iOS 6.1.6 to users. Both updates contain a fix for SSL connection verification, so you should update your device. Be sure.


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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. 18:07

Steve Jobs stamps will be released in 2015



Washington Post has posted a leaked document which states that the United States Postal Service will release a collectible Steve Jobs stamp in 2015.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. 2:43

AutoPause: Tweak for Those Who Love Music



If you like listening to music on your iPhone, then you might be interested in my article. It is about a new tweak that has been recently released on Cydia. The tweak is called AutoPause and, as you probably understood, it lets the user pause the music playback when the volume is decreased to zero.


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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. 0:21

Springtomize 3 Updated with Awesome New Features



One of the most popular iOS 7 tweaks called Springtomize 3 has been updated recently. The new version can boast of a number of serious improvements and bug fixes. As to the new features, these are the updated lock screen and scroll animations, icon labels customization and the ability to change the way the inactive apps are displayed in App Switcher.

You may take a look at how Springtomize 3 works in the video below (via iDownloadBlog).


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Friday, February 21st, 2014. 14:36

Tesla CEO Confirms Recent Talks with Apple



According to the latest reports from several sources, Tesla CEO confirmed that he had a talk with Apple executives. However, it is “very unlikely” that the company from Cupertino will acquire the electric car manufacturer.


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Friday, February 21st, 2014. 1:41

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Two-step verification is now available in selected countries



A two-step ID verification is now available in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain.

The new verification is a n optional feature which boosts security of you Apple ID.  In order to verify your identify it is essential first to proove it using one of your devices. Then you will be able to sign in to My Apple ID and manage your account, "make an iTunes, App Store, or iBooks Store purchase from a new device, and get Apple ID-related support from Apple."


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, February 21st, 2014. 1:08

Apple's New 5.6-Inch Smartphone Won't Be Branded As 'iPhone' - Rumor



According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed release 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch handsets this year. However, the 5.6-inch device won’t be branded as ‘iPhone’. And this is a very interesting move from the company from Cupertino.


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Thursday, February 20th, 2014. 19:34

Apple Sells 1.6 Million iPhones in Russia during 2013 - Estimates



The company from Cupertino reportedly sold nearly 1.6 million iPhones in Russia during 2013, even though in the first half of the year Apple’s handsets were not available on Russia’s largest carriers - MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom.


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:43

Apple Takes About 7% of Smartphone Sales in China



Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:36

Snapper: New iOS Tweak that Lets You Take Screenshots Effortless



Good news for all those who often have to take screenshots from their iOS devices. A few days ago, a new tweak has been released that lets you take screenshots of various sizes using nothing else, but your finger. The tweak is called Snapper and below you can take a look at the video showing how this useful tool works (via iDownloadBlog).


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 15:57

Apple Will Fix MacBook Air Issue Causing System Crashes



The company from Cupertino is currently working on a fix for MacBook Air issue that causes system crashes each time the laptop is wakened. As to the possible reason for the problem, it is reportedly a bug in the sensor responsible for detecting when the lid is being open.


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 15:49

iBand unofficial concept [Video]



A concept of a new Apple product called 'iBand 'was presented by T3. It is a fitness band.

While rumours have been rife over the past twelve months that an Apple iWatch could be on the way, we here at T3 think there are other avenues for Cupertino to explore. Lifestyle bands such as the Nike+ Fuelband SE and Fitbit Force are swiftly becoming the go-to wearables of choice. At the CES trade show in Vegas last month, it seemed every tech firm in business was planning a fitness tracker of some sort or another. Naturally then, we here at T3 Towers began to wonder if Apple could lean towards a health and lifestyle band instead of a smartwatch?

 


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 2:37

Apple to Continue Using Separate LTE Chips and CPUs for iPhones - Rumor



According to the latest rumors, Apple won’t use an integrated chip combining a central processor and an LTE modem in its next-generation iPhone. As noted by iDownloadBlog (with reference to Fudzilla), Apple will continue working with Qualcomm - company’s main LTE chips supplier. As to the CPUs, they will probably be produced by TSMC since Samsung encountered some manufacturing problems.


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:43