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A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design





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Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.

With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:01

In Court Case Samsung And Apple Reveal U.S. Sales For Mobile Devices



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The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple continued to yield interesting information, with the latest data shared by AllThingsD revealing U.S. sales numbers of each company.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 22:36

Google to Pay $22.5 Million Settlement in Safari Privacy Circumvention Case



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The FTC has officially announced that Google has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million penalty to settle the case related to the circumvention of privacy settings in Safari. Google took advantage of a loophole in Safari's privacy settings designed to prevent placement of third-party cookies by default, using invisible web forms to trick Safari into thinking that users had interacted with Google's ads and thus allowing cookies to be placed on the device.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 10th, 2012. 22:27

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life



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Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.


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Battery For iPhone 5 Has Only Slightly Higher Capacity



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9to5Mac posted photos of the new battery for the next iPhone showing only a slight increase in capacity from 1430mAh/3.7V/5.3Whr in the iPhone 4S to 1440mAh/3.8V/5.45Whr in the iPhone 5. No dimensions are given to compare the size of the new battery with the current iPhone battery.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 12:03

Photos of rumored next-gen iPhone display shielding surface



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iColorOS (via Nowhereelse.fr) posted on Thursday more photos of the alleged next-generation iPhone parts, showing the protective glass cover, internal sensors and external buttons like the volume rocker, but the most interesting piece is a thin sheet of metal seemingly intended to be a protective shielding for the 4-inch screen's back.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 10th, 2012. 1:05

Valve Will Expand Steam To Include Non-Game Software On September 5



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Today Valve announced that starting September 5 it will expand its gaming marketplace Steam to include non-game software. The expansion of Steam store to other types of applications could pose a serious competition for other software marketplaces such as Mac App Store. From a press release:


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Thursday, August 9th, 2012. 2:33

Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought



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In February, iMore reported that Apple would introduce a smaller dock connector for its iOS devices. Now these rumors are confirmed by various sources and the evidence revealed recently shows a much smaller opening in the casing of what is claimed to be the next-generation iPhone.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 23:26

Apple Releases New iPad Television Ad: "All On iPad"



Yesterday Apple released a new television advertisement for the new iPad with the Retina display. The ad is titled “All on iPad,” made in the same style as the previous ad “Do It All” posted in June. The new advertisement also focuses on the high-resolution Retina display, with a number of different apps sharing the spotlight.


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 17:38

Apple Temporarily Stopped iCloud Password Resets Over The Phone



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According to Wired, Apple has temporarily stopped processing changes of Apple ID passwords over the phone. This step comes as a response to the experience of reporter Mat Honan whose iCloud account was hacked, which resulted in the wipe of his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Wired reports:


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 11:06

‘iPhone 5’ Enclosure Measured At 7.6 mm Thick



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Apple.pro published scans of a story that appeared in Chinese newspaper Apple Daily. That publication got one of many enclosures for “iPhone 5”, which have been available during the past few weeks, and measured it.


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 9:29

Court documents allegedly show Samsung copied iPhone icons



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A new portion of the documents presented to the court by Apple as a part of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung show Samsung's proprietary home-screen icon designs are nearly identical to that of the iPhone's. As far as you know, Apple registered the most part of their icons as trademarks in 2010 that means that Apple accuses Samsung of another infringement of the iPhone-maker’s patents.


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Internal Samsung memo shows iPhone caused 'crisis of design'



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New documents revealed during the legal battle between Apple and Samsung by Samsung Chief Strategy Officer Justin Denison show that the South Korean electronics giant had a "crisis of design" when the first iPhone launched in 2007. An internal memo telling about a "crisis of design" between the company's products was intended to put Samsung in a positive light became fodder for Apple counsel William Lee and "opened the door" to Apple's questioning.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 21:35

How Hackers Gained Control Of Reporter’s iCloud Account



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On Sunday Wired reporter Mat Honan said that hackers gained control of his account at iCloud and remotely wiped his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone and as well as further gained access to his Gmail and Twitter accounts. Today he detailed the exact process of the hacking.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 14:02

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Fourth Beta To Developers, YouTube App Is Removed



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Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 1:43