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Siri to Offer Crowd-Sourced Answers to Users





According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:29

Retina iPad mini Teardown by iFixit



iFixit has already torn down the new iPad mini with Retina display. Inside the experts found a new 2-cell, 24.3 watt-hour battery, a 7.9 inch LG-manufactured display with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and a logic board with a bunch of chips, sensors and controllers, namely:


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Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:20

Apple Television Set to Come in 2015?



According to the latest analysts predictions, Apple's television set will be released in 2015 or even in 2016, not in 2014. Despite that fact, the company from Cupertino may soon update its Apple TV set top box with a new A7 processor found in iPhone and iPad.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 19:43

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iPad mini Shipments to Grow 102% Next Year



According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPad mini shipments will grow 102% in the next quarter. Moreover, Apple is likely to stop producing iPad 2 in 2014.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:58

Apple II DOS Source Code Available for Download



Those geeks who are interested in the history of the company from Cupertino and its first computers can now download Apple II DOS source code and take a look at it. The download link is available below.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:47

GlobalFoundries Can Become Samsung’s Subcontractor to Produce Apple A7 Chips



New York-based company called GlobalFoundries can possibly become Samsung’s subcontractor in manufacture of Apple A7 chips for iPhones and iPads, Arik Hesseldahl of AllThingsD reports.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:41

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iPad mini With Retina Display Now Available for Personal Pickup in Several Apple Retail Stores



iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA, iDownLoadBlog reports. However, these are only Wi-Fi models that can be picked up from the store the same day you make an order.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:36

Shipping Estimates for iPhone 5s Have Changed to 1-2 Weeks



Shipping estimates for iPhone 5s have changed to 1-2 weeks. That means that the company continues to increase production of its flagship device and makes everything possible to ship the required number of units to customers as soon as possible.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:18

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Japan Is One of Apple’s Hottest Markets



Japan has recently become one of the Apple’s hottest markets. The number of iPhones, iPads and other devices sold here grows rapidly from year to year.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 22:54

iPad mini with Retina Display Is on Sale



iPad mini with Retina display is finally on sale. One can purchase Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet via Online Apple Store right now. Today’s release is a big surprise as the company from Cupertino hasn’t previously announced the exact launch date. All we knew was that the second-gen iPad mini will hit stores “in November” - nothing more.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 22:43

More and More People Choose iPhones Instead of Android Devices



More people have changed their Android smartphone for iPhone this year than in 2012, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports. For more details - take a look at the chart below and read this article up to the end.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 0:04

Apple Store Sales Fall 3% in September, but Everything is OK



Apple Store sales fall because of third-party resellers, analysts say. Although the number of iPhones, iPads and other Apple gadgets sold grows from year to year, these devices are most often purchased via non-Apple outlets.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:47

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Apple Files Patent for "Network Access Using Short-Range Connectability"



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:31

Two iPhones with Curved Screens to Be Released in 2014



According to the latest rumors, Apple is now working on brand new iPhones with curved glass screen covers, large displays and sensors that are capable of determining how much pressure is applied to touch screen. Sources claim we shall see another two iPhone versions is 2014, however, this information is unconfirmed.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:07