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Apple Has Become Leader of the U.S. Smartphone Market... Again





The company from Cupertino is again the leader of the U.S. smartphone market, CIRP reports. Back in Q3 2013, Samsung was a leader with 38% share and Apple was falling behind with 34%. As we can see now, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C releases, the guys from Cupertino managed to regain leadership. Take a look at the picture below.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 1st, 2014. 20:09

Apple Loses Revenue in Europe and America, Asian Sales Grow Rapidly



According to Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the company from Cupertino loses its revenue from two biggest markets - European and American. But that’s OK since the revenue Apple gets from China, Japan and Asia Pacific begins to grow rapidly. Take a look at the chart below.


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Friday, January 31st, 2014. 18:18

Apple Releases Fourth OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks Beta to Developers



Apple on Thursday seeded the fourth OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers. What is interesting is that this release comes just a week after the third OS X beta. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to finalize the new version of the operating system for Macs as soon as possible. Well, that good, I guess.


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Friday, January 31st, 2014. 18:04

Apple to Release New iPod?



According to the latest job listings discovered by Jordan Kahn of 9to5Mac, the company from Cupertino is looking for a ‘New Product Operations Program Manager - iPod’ and ‘Product Quality Engineer - iPod’. What that means is that Apple is thinking about creating a new iPod.


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Friday, January 31st, 2014. 17:56

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Apple Files Patent Application for Pressure-Sensitive Touch Screen



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published another Apple’s patent filing that describes a pressure-sensitive touch screen for iPhone or iPad. The company from Cupertino suggests to use several sensors to detect the level of pressure user applies to the display. Such sensors can be used as a secondary mode of input.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 31st, 2014. 0:24

Apple to Open Sapphire Manufacturing Plant by February



Back in November, Apple announced that it will open a new sapphire manufacturing plant in Arizona. And now new evidence appeared that proves such plans.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 31st, 2014. 0:12

Evasi0n7 Jailbreak Works on iOS 7.0.5, Requires Patch



I0n1c confirmed that it is safe to update to iOS 7.0.5 if you have a jailbroken device. This version of Apple’s mobile operating system is still vulnerable to the evasi0n7 jailbreak exploits. Here’s what the hacker posted on Twitter:

Okay #evasi0n7 still works in iPhone 5s at 7.0.5


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 31st, 2014. 0:00

Apple to Release New Gadgets with Sapphire Glass Solar Power Panel - Rumors



According to the recent rumors, the company from Cupertino is seriously thinking about embedding its would-be gadgets - smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. - with sapphire solar power panels. One year ago, Apple filed a patent for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly. Moreover, there’s another Apple’s patent granted just a couple of days ago - the one that describes a new MacBook with a touch sensitive panel on a lid capable of capturing solar energy.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, January 30th, 2014. 0:03

Apple Officially Releases iOS 7.0.5



Apple has just released iOS 7.0.5 to users worldwide. This is a minor update that contains only bugfixes - no serious improvements, tweaks or stuff like that. This update is said to be helpful for those Chinese iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C owners who have problems with network.


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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. 23:13

Creative Hitz MA2600 review



After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.


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Download iOS 7.1 Beta 4 [Links]



Developers can download iOS 7.1 Beta 4 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7.1 Beta 4:


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80% of Apple Devices are Currently Using iOS 7



According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 21:07

Tim Cook Confirmed Apple's Plans to Create Mobile Payment Service



Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company from Cupertino is planning to start working on a mobile payment service, but this is not the most important issue at the moment. The idea of developing Apple’s own payment service first appeared before the Touch ID introduction, Cook added.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:55

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iOS and Mac OS X Won't Merge into One Operating System



Despite the rumors claiming iOS and Mac OS X will merge in near future, Apple executives say they won’t. Even more, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble have recently assured the reporters that OS X 10.10 will prove that the company from Cupertino is planning to develop both systems, without giving preference to one or another.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:43

Apple to Produce New MacBook with 2 Displays Soon?



Apple may soon start working on a brand new MacBook. This laptop is expected to get a two-sided display with the touch input means on the lid, moreover, one of the screens will serve as a solar power supply. And what’s most important about such form factor is that it is patented.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:21