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Apple's Testing New App Store Ranking Algorithms





A research firm Fiksu claims that Apple is now working on new ranking algorithms for both iTunes and App Store, which will include user ratings. So far, the number of downloads of an app per certain period of time has been the main criterion to call it popular. But things seem to have changed.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 0:23

Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

Apple's First Brazilian Retail Store Will Be Opened in December



Apple is said to open its first Brazilian retail store in December. According to the Brazilian technology magazine called Info Exame, the new Rio de Janeiro location should have been opened in July, but due to some recruitment difficulties, Apple has postponed the big event.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:28

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iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in China on November 28



First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.

The launch is that delayed  due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 17:53

iWork for iCloud is Now Available for All Users



Those who use iCloud.com - not only the Apple developers - can now try the new iWork for iCloud beta. All you need to do to take a look at Google Docs and Office 365 main rival is to sign in to your iCloud account. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are the three apps the new cloud-based office suite can boast of.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:23

Pandora Radio App is Updated with Sleep Timer



Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:11

Apple Redesigns Its Education Website



Apple has redesigned its 'Apple and Education' website and added resources, stories, planning ideas and other useful menus for people to use, The Loop reports. Apart from that, one can find four sections on the updated education page, namely, iPad in Education, Mac in Education, Special Education and Real Stories.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:16

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Apple Has Released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for Developers



Apple has released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for developers. It is compatible with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and requires Security Update 2013-002. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the new beta-version:

This pre-release version of Safari includes WebKit enhancements for better text, layout, and accessibility support. It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website. Please refer to the seed note for more details.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:07

About Tim Cook leadership style



Reuters has recently posted a profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook. His leadership style is described as methodical, no-nonsense, but very different from that of Steve Jobs.

The report says that Tim Cook is not organizing the bi-monthly iPhone software meeting so popular with Steve Jobs. The ex-CEO used the meetings to discuss each plan feature in iOS. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:55

iPhone 5C in different colors [video]



Have a look at the video featuring the unboxing of part components for the rumored low-cost iPhone 5C.

Sonny Dickson, who has already presented several leaks, claims that the colors shown in the video will be the only ones available for iPhone 5C.

Dickson denies any report concerning black iPhone 5C shell.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:08

Pictures of iPad 5 and iPhone 5S in Gold



A number of new pictures of the iPad 5 and iPhone 5S in gold has been recently published by Martin Hajek.

With more and more rumours pointing to a gold iPhone 5S I rendered up some ‘clean’ shots.

Have a look at the beautiful photos below. Many resources have now confirmed that iPhone 5S will really be gold. However, nothing has been rumored about a gold iPad.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 1:36

iPad helped to perform a liver surgery



The surgeons in Germany used iPad to perform a liver surgery. The device helped them to access and visualize planning data. Reuters informs that the doctors used an augmented reality app to overlay the liver with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ.

Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre operational resection plans into actual surgery.

Have a look at the photos of the surgery.

*Warning: if you are sensitive please do not  look through the photos .


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 1:13

New 'Anti-iPhone' Nokia Lumia 1020 Ad



Microsoft has posted a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. As usual, it’s a short clip that mocks the iPhone 5’s photo sensor and claims that the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel camera with six physical lenses is a lot better, which is quite obvious even without watching the ad.

Here’s the description of the clip:

A kids's play is one of those times when you want to get the perfect shot. But most phones aren't capable of capturing quality photos at a distance. Even if it's just a few rows back. With the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1020 you get 41 megapixels so every seat is the best seat in the house.

You may watch the ad below. What do you think about it?

   

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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 23:40

Gold iPhone 5S Shown Next to Black and White iPhone 5



Some new photos showing the widely rumored gold iPhone 5S next to the black and white iPhone 5 leaked online. This time it’s a side-by-side comparison with the current smartphone version.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:31

Real Racing 3 for iOS Updates with New Features



One of the most popular games on the App Store - Real Racing 3 - was updated on August 21. As to the improvements, EA says it added the difficulty tuning, new cars, tracks, events, cameras and more to the game.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:15