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MacBook has New Rival - Chromebook?





According to the latest research, Apple’s iPad remains the most popular tablet in the USA. However, if to speak about laptops, things aren’t looking so good for the company from Cupertino. Take a look at the chart below.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 19:51

iPhone 6C with Curved Display - Concept Video



SET Solution has recently posted a video showing an iPhone 6C concept. What is interesting about this concept is that it features a curved display - “C” stands for “Curve”. Below you may take a look at the video and read its description.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 19:42

Late 2013 Mac Pro Equipped with Removable CPU



Other World Computing has performed a teardown of the late 2013 Mac Pro and confirmed that the desktop is equipped with a removable CPU. This means users can purchase a cheaper Mac Pro, use it for a while and upgrade to a faster processor when the prices drop.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 4:00

Apple Wants to Ban Infringing Samsung Devices in the USA Even Though They No Longer Exist



The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 3:50

Evad3rs Release Evasi0n 7.x Untether 0.2



Evad3rs have recently released an updated version of their untether in Cydia that contains a bunch of improvements. The most important is probably a tweak that saurik requires to fix the problem with MobileSubstrate and make it fully functional.


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Saturday, December 28th, 2013. 20:34

Online Christmas Orders Most Often Placed Using iPhone and iPad



According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.


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Saturday, December 28th, 2013. 2:09

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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Beware of Unofficial MobileSubstrate Patches!



Saurik has warned the iOS 7 users and jailbreakers not to install the unofficial MobileSubstrate patches that begin to appear on the Internet. The reason for such warning is quite simple - MobileSubstrate hasn’t yet been updated to work with Apple’s new operating system and that can lead to serious consequences.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, December 27th, 2013. 20:20

‘Lucky Bag’ One-Day Sale in Japan - January 2nd



Apple will kick off its traditional ‘Lucky Bag’ one-day sale in Japan. This will happen on January 2nd. For those who don’t know, ‘Lucky Bag’ is a bag with discounted Apple products inside. It is sealed, so the customers can’t see what’s inside - and this is the point of all that stuff. Also known as Fukubukuro, the Lucky Bag promotion is a kind of Japanese local New Year’s Day custom.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:17

Apple Accused of Violating Taiwanese Trade Laws



The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:03

Apple to 'Teach' Siri to Search Your iPhone Photos



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 1:49

Tim Cook to Visit Turkey in February



Apple CEO Tim Cook and a number of company executives will visit Turkey in February to have a talk with Turkish president concerning the $4 billion iPad deal. Apart from that, Cook is planning to visit Turkish Apple retail store, that is set to be opened in January.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:20

Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in China in Q4



Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via AppleInsider), the smartphone sales growth is slowing in China these days.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:05

Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week



The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

It's Cheaper to Buy Mac Pro than to Assemble Comparable Desktop



Apple’s new cylindrical Mac Pro is a very expensive device since its top configuration costs nearly $10.000. Such a model features a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 1TB of flash storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 64GB of RAM. AppleInsider crew tried to assemble a comparable WIndows computer and it turned out to be even more expensive. Take a look at the chart below.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:45