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Apple's Charger Advisory in China





After two incidents with iPhone chargers, which caused death of a 23 year-old stewardess and led to serious injuries of a young man, who’s now in coma, Apple posted a statement on its Chinese website recommending users to buy only authorized chargers. Apart from that, there’s a photo of how the certified charger should look like there.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 3:18

Will Barak Obama veto iPhone and iPad import ban?



Last June ITC issued an order to ban Apple from importing its older products. The ITC discovered that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent related to cellular technology in AT&T models of the 3GS and 4 as well as with the iPad 1 and 2 3G models.
The ban will go in effect on August 5th. Although there is still hope that President Obama vetoes the ban. Considering that he did not do that over the last decade, the ban is unlikely to be cancelled.
It was the Verizon Lawyer Randal Milch who asked President Obama to veto the ITC ban.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:39

Apple may pay out about $500 million in damages



As it was reported recently, Apple had been found guilty for fixing E-Book prices. The compensation may reach the figure of $500 million, according to some legal experts.
Based on amounts that settling publishers have already paid, Apple could pay the $490 million bill from the states and class action lawyers. Apple was found guilty for conspiring with Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schusterall. The publishers have already paid there damages.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:03

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

Google Drive for iOS Got the Update



Google Drive for iOS was updated to a version 1.5.0 yesterday. Those who use Google cloud service can now download the application from the App Store for free.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 15:05

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

New iPad will boast GF2 Touch Screen Technology



According to some sources, the next generation iPad will feature a 2048 x 1536 resolution, the same as the current model has. However, the new iPad  is to boast a slimmer bezel as well as GF2 touch screen technology. This will undoubtedly make the device thinner and lighter. It is also claimed that the touch panel technology will be supplied by TPK and GIS.

It is also believed that LG, Samsung Display and Sharp will be the suppliers of the retina displays both the next generation iPad and iPad mini.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:06

AT&T is bringing 4G to new markets



It was announced today that since now 7 markets will be boasting 4G LTE thanks to AT&T new program. The American carrier has already covered 336 with this new technology.  Four of the newly launching  markets were announced before as coming by the "end of the summer."
This is the list of the 7 lucky markets
●Vallejo-Vacaville, CA (420,757)
●New London County, CT (274,170)
●Merced, CA (262,305) (July 24, 2013) [Pre-announced]
●Sussex County, DE (200,330)
●Columbia, MO (168,535) [Pre-announced]
●Troy, AL (18,033) [Pre-announced]
●Greenville, AL (7,228) [Pre-announced]

52 new markets were coved by the carrier in June and 44 new markets in July and there are about 400 markets all over the world yet to establish 4G LTE.
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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 23:34

iPhone is the Most Social Device



According to the latest research held by ShareThis, iPhone turned out to be the most social device. What this means is that it is most frequently used to share interesting stuff through the social media. Can it be truth or this is simply another Apple’s marketing trick? Let’s find out.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 19:52

Apple’s Q3 2013 Earnings Report



Apple’s Senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer shared some interesting information about the company’s Q3 results yesterday. According to his report, we can easily trace the iTunes App Store growth. Apart from that, there are more than 320 million iCloud accounts now - that's 20 million more since WWDC in June.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 18:14

New Lower Cost iPhone Back Shell Compared with Older iPhones



Michael Kukielka (the DetroitBorg) has made a new video comparing a leaked back shell of a would-be plastic iPhone with the older versions of Apple smartphones as well as with iPod touch.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 13:56

Media sharing with on-hold callers



Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

Apple Will Refund $6.000 to Careless Father



This is the article devoted to all parents and their children. Lee Neale, an aerospace engineer from Somerset, UK, lost as much as $6.000 due to 8-year-old daughter and his own carelessness.  Here’s what The Mirror reports about:


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 22:45

iOS 7 Design Tool



Those who don’t like the new iOS 7 design now can customize it and make the operating system look just as they want. This is all due to a new tool developed by Usvsth3m. Well, unfortunately this is just a kind of web app or game, but not a real iPhone tweak.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 20:51

Apple's Testing a 13-inch iPad and a Larger iPhone?



According to the latest rumours, Apple is currently testing larger screens for iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal claims the company from Cupertino ordered several prototypes from its Asian suppliers several months ago.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 1:25