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Apple Rejecting Flappy Bird Clones





Apple is currently rejecting apps, which in their name use a word-combination “Flappy Bird” or something similar to it. Apart from that, it seems to be impossible to add a game to the App Store, which resembles the recently deleted one.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:23

iWatch will predict heart attacks



The Chronicle reports that iWatch will be able to warn its user about a coming heart attack.

In 2011 Tomlinson Holman started working for Apple to "provide audio direction".  Tomlinson Holman  is a well-known audio engineer. He invented THX and 10.2 surround sound. It seems that Holman was studying blood flow sound in order to predict heart attacks.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 3:12

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.


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Apple to Launch Updated iPad Air in 2014, iPad Pro and New iPad mini to Come in 2015



According to usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t release its widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the next-generation iPad mini this year. Instead, the guys from Cupertino will show us an updated iPad Air, equipped with a new Apple A8 processor and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, February 16th, 2014. 15:02

iOS Devices Dominate in Enterprise Market - Analysts



According to the latest Good Technology report, Apple’s iOS devices dominate in the enterprise market. And this is not strange, I believe, since Google’s Android is rumored to be less secure and reliable.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, February 16th, 2014. 14:54

Screen versus bezel comparison for smartphones



@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.


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Flextronics assembles Macs in Texas



Bloomnerg reports that Apple has listed Flextronics International Ltd. in the Supplier Responsibility Report. The company has been an assembler of Mac computers since last year.

Flextronics assembled Macs in Austin, Texas, last year, Apple said in its annual supplier report published yesterday. Foxconn Technology Group remains the largest manufacturer of Apple products, with seven assembly locations in China and Brazil, according to the list published on Apple’s website.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, February 16th, 2014. 2:58

BlueBoard: Tweak that Lets You Add Blue Keyboard to iPhone or iPad



A new tweak has recently appeared on Cydia. It is called BlueBoard and it lets you add a blue keyboard to your iPhone or iPad. The tweak is rather simple, so it won’t be difficult for you to install and set it. BlueBoard can be enabled, disabled or customized via Settings menu of your iOS device.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 22:41

SET Solution's 13-inch iPad Pro Concept Running OS X



SET Solution has created another iPad concept. This time it’s a 13-inch Apple’s tablet running Mac OS X - not iOS. And this is probably the most interesting thing about this tablet since in terms of design the device resembles iPad Air and iPad mini, which were released at the end of the last year.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 16:35

Microsoft to Release Office for iPad Sooner than Expected - Rumor



As noted by Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Office for iPad, codenamed 'Miramar', might be released ahead of the version for Windows, codenamed 'Gemini', though previously Steve Ballmer said he wanted the latter one to be launched first.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 16:17

iWatch to feature optoelectronics



China's Electrical Engineering Times reports that the coming iWatch will boast optoelectronics to monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen levels of the user.

Apple is said to have chosen the light-based technology over electrocardiography, a more accurate method which measures electrical impulses, due to the former's ability to continuously monitor heart rate with no action from the user. Most ECG-based products require multiple contacts, meaning users must either attach multiple diodes to their body or touch the product with both hands to get a reading.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 3:01

Apple Sells More Computers and Smartphones than Microsoft



According to the latest Benedict Evans report, the company from Cupertino sold more Macs and iDevices than Microsoft sold Windows computers during the last holiday quarter. However, if to add the number of Windows Phone devices sold to the comparison, we’ll see that the sales results are nearly equal.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, February 14th, 2014. 19:14

iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52

iPhone 6 to Be Lighter than iPhone 5s?



According to the latest report from LEDinside, Apple’s iPhone 6 will become slightly lighter, even though it will boast a larger display. The guys from Cupertino will probably use a new lighter frame for the next-gen handset and thinner LED backlights.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 19:24

Apple Seeds Pre-Release Build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Developers



Apple has seeded a pre-release build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers for testing. What that means is that the official release of the new OS X version is just around the corner. And that’s great, I believe.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 19:16