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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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Written by Nick Tarasenko

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

Download iOS 7.1 Beta [Links]



Developers can download iOS 7.1 Beta here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7.1 Beta:

 

   

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Apple Begins Selling Sharp's 32-inch Monitors



According to 9to5mac, the company from Cupertino has begun selling Sharp’s 32-inch 4K HD LED monitors through several international online stores. This is probably connected with the brand new Mac Pro launch, which is set for December.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:12

China Mobile Denies Signing Deal with Apple - Negotiations in Progress



A few days ago The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Apple and China Mobile signed the partnership agreement. Well, looks like these companies actually failed to finish the negotiations and the information, provided by an unknown source, is just fake. What that means is that we don’t know for sure if the iPhone will debut on China Mobile network by the end of this year or not.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:01

Apple Demands Compensation for Attorney's Fees



Apple spent nearly $60 million on a patent infringement lawsuit against its South Korean rival - Samsung. And now the guys from Cupertino are trying to recover at least a part of the money they wasted. According to the latest AppleInsider report, Apple filed a motion in U.S. District Court last Friday demanding a compensation for their attorneys' fees.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 23:47

Apple’s Smartphones Occupy Nearly Half of US Market



According to the latest research conducted by analytics firm comScore, Apple’s smartphones occupy nearly a half of the US market. Samsung, the main rival of the company from Cupertino, is currently on the second place. Its share continues to grow, well, just like the Apple’s one.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:44

Apple Changed Shipping Estimates for iPhone 5s



Apple on Thursday once again changed shipping estimates for the iPhone 5s to 1-3 days. This means that the company from Cupertino has finally caught up with the demand on this device and is ready to sell customers any 5s model they choose.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:36

Apple Starts Using iBeacon Technology at 254 Retail Stores across America



Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:28

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

iOS 7 Demonstrates Highest Level of Adoption



iOS 7, released this fall, demonstrates probably the highest level of adoption, at least among the North American users. This is what the analytics firm called Chitika claims. According to the data, collected by the experts, about 74% of the internet traffic from iOS devices comes from those with iOS 7 on board.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:03

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53