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Apple will donate 8 million dollars for the victims of the earthquake in China





Apple has donated 50 million RMB (about 8 million dollars) to victims of the devastating earthquake that took place in Sichuan, China last weekend.

 


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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 23:54

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Apple Continues To Dominate Online Rental And Video Purchase Markets In U.S.



Today NPD published a new report on the U.S. Internet video market for 2012, noting that Apple continues to dominate both video rentals and purchases.

In looking at purchased content, Apple’s share reached 65 percent of the movie market and 67 percent of the TV show market, while Apple’s closest competitors, Amazon and Xbox Video, holding around 10 percent of the market each.


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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 22:47

Apple Added ‘Download Later’ Option For Large Purchases In iTunes



According to Macworld, Apple has added a new option for iTunes large media purchases made on both the Mac running iTunes 11 or iOS devices running iOS 6 or later. Now when purchasing media content that includes a large download, such as seasons of TV shows or movies, iTunes will allow users to download the purchased file at a later time. Apple outlined the new feature, which presents users with a dialog box to “download “Later” or Download” now, in a knowledge base article.


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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 0:40

Susan Kare about her work at Apple



Susan Kare, the creator of many of the original elements of the interface for the Apple Macintosh in the mid-1980s, comments on her work at Apple in an interview with Path (via AppleInsider). Kare joined Apple the first time under the name "Macintosh artist" through software programmer Andy Hertzfeld, whom she knew from high school.

 


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Saturday, April 20th, 2013. 13:27

Survey Shows Pre-Release Demand For Apple’s iWatch Is On Par With iPad



According to a ChangeWave survey, consumers show a similar level of interest in purchasing a rumored iWatch from Apple, as were interested in buying an iPad just before the Apple tablet was announced.

14 percent of respondents indicated that they are ‘somewhat’ likely and 5 percent ‘very’ likely to purchase an iWatch, with current owners of Apple products significantly more likely to buy an iWatch.


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Saturday, April 20th, 2013. 1:46

Apple Stores Siri Voice Clips For Up To Two Years



Wired reported yesterday that the American Civil Liberties Union was posing questions about Siri's privacy policies, citing privacy statements claiming that older "disassociated" voice input data would be retained for "period of time" even if a user turn off Siri on his or her device.

"It's not clear what 'disassociated' means. It's not clear what 'period of time' means. It's not clear what using it to 'generally improve Siri and other Apple products and services' means," says Nicole Ozer, a lawyer with the ACLU. "The only thing that's clear is we really don't know what may be happening to the personal information we have told Siri, even after we turn Siri off."


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Friday, April 19th, 2013. 22:00

Twitter Releases New Music App For Web And iOS



Today the company announced the release of the new music service called Twitter #music. The app integrates several existing music services and is currently available on the App Store and on the web.


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 22:08

The "iSteve" film is available online



The “iSteve” film by Funny Or Die at this point available on the network. The film stars Justin Long as Steve Jobs, and Jorge Garcia, known for the TV series “Lost” as Steve Wozniak.

 


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 8:37

Amazon Acquired Siri-Competitor ‘Evi’ For $26 Million?



According to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon has acquired natural language search platform Evi for $26 million. Originally, the Evi app was distributed through the App Store, but Apple had threatened to delete the app over similarities to Siri. However, later the company said that it would "work with" the developer to reduce similarities. Evi was first launched in early 2012 and it is still available on the App Store as a free download. The report said:


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 1:19

Google Play Nearly Matching iOS App Store In Download Volume



Today App Annie published its latest data on mobile app downloads, noting that continued momentum for Android apps has allowed Google Play to nearly match iOS App Store in download volume. However, while Google Play is making significant strides in generating profits for developers from app downloads, the App Store retained its strong lead in monetization, indicating that, in general, iOS device users remain more willing to pay for apps than Android users. The report said:
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. 21:02

Facebook Adding Chat Heads Feature To Its iOS App, Redesigned iPad Version



According to a report from AllThingsD, later today Facebook will bring the new Chat Heads functionality from Facebook Home to its iOS app as part of a new update. Previously it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to add some of the new features to its iOS Facebook app.

The Verge got a hands-on experience with the new version of the app:


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 21:48

Foxconn Hiring New Workers For iPhone 5S Production



Today Bloomberg reported that Foxconn has started hiring new workers as it is preparing for iPhone 5S production. The report said:

"Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for the past month, ending a hiring freeze imposed in February, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans haven’t been made public. The extra workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models and have been added at Apple’s request to boost capacity, the person said”.


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 0:21

iPhone 6 Concept Features Larger 4.5-Inch Display, No Home Button [Video]



Check out beautiful rendering by Ran Avni of a concept iPhone 6 featuring a larger 4.5-inch display, thinner frame, and no home button. The body is depicted in both black and aluminum colors.

Apple iPhone 6 - new design, thinner, smaller. iPhone 6 is the best iPhone yet.

Take a look:


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Monday, April 15th, 2013. 19:57

Official documentation for Pebble smart watch is available



Smart watch Pebble that has brought revenue of more than 10 million dollars on Kickstarter, now have official documentation available for iOS developers.

 


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Sunday, April 14th, 2013. 11:04

Verizon changed its phone upgrade policy



U.S. phone service company Verizon changed its phone update policy that increases customer waiting time between upgrades. Until now, customers with a two-year agreement could get updates at 20 months.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 14th, 2013. 11:03