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Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?





Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30

Apple to Release iOS 7.1 'Around March 15'?



According to the latest rumors, the company from Cupertino will release its iOS 7.1 in mid-March. An unverified source claims that Apple is currently working on a new Mobile Device Management system and will release the next iOS version "around March 15."


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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 19:36

Apple Releases New Build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Developers



Apple yesterday released a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 version to developers for testing purposes. The previous beta was released last week and contained some minor bug fixes and improvements. Well, I must admit that today’s OS X build looks pretty much the same.


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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 19:31

Samsung cannot produce enought A8 processors



According to a source in Taiwan, Samsung will not produce A8 processor for Apple because of low production yields.

TechNews Taiwan reports:

Samsung is currently the main problem facing the problem of low yield in its 20nm manufacturing process, not the title at Apple's demands, the need for an appropriate portion of A8 processor orders to TSMC, but based on recent progress news, Samsung was forced to abandon the orders may be more than just part of A8, A8 processor is probably all be produced by TSMC.


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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 0:37

Apple Might Acquire Basis Science - Rumor



A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.


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Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:31

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 16:17