AppleInsider reports that eBay is launching a new app, Exact, for selling 3D objects. Using this app, one will be able to create personal 3D printed objects, including iPhone cases, jewelry and other small items. The best thing is that you will need only your device to make these objects.
To launch this Exact project, the auction and shopping giant contracted three biggest 3D printing studios, Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. Now eBay Exact can offer its customers a limited number of small items, but the range will be widening. Currently, you can chose among 18 cases, rings, necklaces, and figurines.
This week Apple is starting its campaign with Best Buy to launch an official sale for MacBook Airs. The laptops promoted are one of the most popular ones, all-day power MacBooks. The idea was quickly taken up by other sellers, such as Amazon, MacMall and others.
The Best Buy's promotion is valid up to July 20th. The incentives include free shipping and $50 off 11-inch MacBook Airs, $64 off 13-inch MacBook Airs, and $200 off a 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro.
Amazon, MacMall, and B&H equaled the prices quickly, and using the Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 will enable you to get the MacBook you want at the lowest price possible.
Those who want to save their privacy should buy Android, not Apple devices. A kind of bold statement, isn’t it? According to the latest BitDefender report, iOS platform is more dangerous in terms of personal data protection, than the Google’s mobile operating system.
iPad mini second generation launch will be delayed due to shortage of Retina displays. The company was planning to introduce the device at the end of 2013, to cover the Christmas shopping period. However, now the launch is put off till early 2014.
It is also rumored that Apple will be offering both Retina and non-Retina iPad mini second generation. However, it is still uncertain how the price will differ.
A man broke into Springfield wireless store, stole several iPhones and ran away. Seems to be a perfect crime, huh? It could have been such, unless the robber left his own Samsung Galaxy at the crime scene.
Last Friday Rovio announced a new game. Well, personally I believe that won’t be something entirely new since this studio has only one product, which is truly famous and it’s called Angry Birds. Yes, I know about Amazing Alex and The Croods as well as about other apps created by Rovio, but come on, do you really believe they can be like Angry Birds called world’s game #1? Anyway, here’s what was shared on Twitter yesterday:
iPhone integration with cars, bikes etc. is quite a usual thing today. However, if to consider the latest rumors, Smart is going to make your smartphone one of the major elements of the vehicle - its console.
Hi-Tech Mail reports that Beeline will not be renewing its contract with Apple. Beeline is the last of Russian carriers who make such a decision. Beeline is planning to offer Samsung devices instead of iPhones.
Last month Apple established an online store for Russia; it was high time Cupertino Company did it. Now that three major Russian carriers are not working with Apple any more, its remaining contract with Svyasnoy will not be a good sell.
Apple’s representatives of environmental task group are visiting Indonesia to find out whether tin is really supplied from illegal mines.
Bangka Island, located in Indonesia, is the world center of tin production. Recently, rumors appeared of illegal and unregulated mines operating in the region. That is why Apple initiated a fact-finding visit to carry out a study of local mines so that the situation was under control.
Apple works with nearly 250 suppliers who use tin in producing components. It remains to be seen whether the tin is illegal or not. Meanwhile, Samsung admitted using illegally mined tin in its products.
A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.
According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone. However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.
Google and Apple seems to be improving their relationship. It is proved by Google's chairman Eric Schmidt, who says : "These are two proud, well-run, different companies."
Apple and Google met on Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference where tech moguls meet every year. In fact, the two companies have always been quite close as the CEOs, Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs knew each other for years. Eric Schmidt was even one of Apple’s directors, before Android OS was launched and they competition with Apple began.
This Friday and Saturday Best Buy is launching a trade-in program for iPads. You can get a 200$ or more gift card for bringing in your iPad 2 or 3. The gift cards can be used in offline or online stores.
Best Buy has already had experience with trade-in programs. It launched one for iPhones, and it was an instant success. However, Best Buy has not commented whether they will offer trade-ins in the future or not.
There’s one more great app released these days. It is called Groopic and it lets anyone create a group photo that includes the photographer. At last you can be present literally on every pic you snap with your iPhone. Let’s find out how it works.