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PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update





The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

Instagram boasts landscape orientation



Photo and video landscape orientation is available on the updated Instagram. Additionally, front-facing cameras will now get more support.

Instagram allows you to share edited photos and videos with your family and friends. Various filter effects will help you improve the photos and make them spectacular. You can also follow your friends and enjoy an everyday update of their photo stream.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 2:24

Colin McRae Rally Is Now Available on iOS



This weekend could have been long and tedious for me, however, a few days ago an event has happened that prevented me from getting bored. Those who love iOS games can share my happiness – Colin McRae Rally is now available on AppStore for only $1.99. The rally game, which once was extremely popular on PC and PlayStation, has now moved to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Is it worth purchasing? Let’s find out. But before that, here’s the official teaser.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 1:13

High-Quality Video and Some Photos of the New iPhone



Each new day brings some news on what would the new lower-cost iPhone look like. And today it’s Techdy’s turn to astonish us with a high-quality video of something very similar to the plastic iPhone. In fact, the authors of all that stuff claim that the phone shown on the shot is created after they got their hands on legitimate front and back panels of the Apple’s new creation. However, the device you’ll see on a video below is just another iPhone copy running Andriod Jelly Bean. It would be available soon, so if you like you may try to make a pre-order.


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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 19:18

Offline voice dictation for iOS



Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.

Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.

Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.

   

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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 18:58

Apple patents flexible battery for rumored iWatch



Apple has invented flexible components that will suit its much-rumored iWatch. Apart from flexible battery,  flexible displays that can wrap around the wrist were also patented earlier.  The invention can be used for any bendable product. Apple describes that the components can be employed in “wristwatches, calculators, laptop computers, tablet computers, and/or music players, to name but a few.”

Flexible battery packs for use in electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the flexible battery pack may include a plurality of cells, such as galvanic or photovoltaic cells. The battery pack also may include a plurality of laminate layers coupled to the cells that include a top laminate layer and a bottom laminate layer. An adhesive may be used to couple the top and bottom laminate layers together such that each of the plurality of cells is isolated from each other. This arrangement may allow the battery to be shaped to fit a form factor of the electronic device. This arrangement also may allow one or more of the cells to be selectively removed from the plurality, which may be desirable from a manufacturing perspective.

So we may assume that these published patents will heat up the rumors about mysterious iWatch.

   

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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 17:45

Keyboard Control Pro for iPhone and iPod touch [Video]



If you got tired of deleting odd or incorrect letters from your messages, sent from iPhone or iPod touch, then you might be interested in a new Cydia tweak released by iAmharic recently. It’s called Keyboard Control Pro and it changes the way you use your keyboard.

This tool is compatible with both iOS 5 and 6 and has a bunch of useful features:


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 16:22

Apple's Poster to Commemorate the Fifth AppStore Birthday



Looks like Apple has hired a new guy responsible for all kinds of graphics and the way Apple gadgets look. At first he paints new ‘cheap’ iPhones red, green and yellow, then completely redesigns iOS 7 and after that persuades the executives to register a new FaceTime logo, which he likes immensely, as a trademark.

Well, there’re probably some other reasons for all that to happen, of course, but it really seems that Apple is currently centered primarily on the appearance – in addition to the things mentioned above, it has released a new poster commemorating the fifth anniversary of AppStore, Tim Bradshaw of Financial Times reports.


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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 14:41

New Must-Watch Samsung Anti-Apple Ad



Samsung releases… no, not another Galaxy device with an enormous screen. This time it’s an ad, to be more precise – an anti-Apple one, of course. It comes from Iceland and I bet you have never ever seen anything stranger than this short video.

As to the plot – a man is holding a nice red apple in his hand and tries hard to make a call. Quite predictably, he fails to do that. After another unsuccessful attempt, the man gets upset and depressed. But then he somehow gets a new Galaxy S4 and that’s it – all problems immediately disappear.

Watch the video below


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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 2:20

Apple builds a solar farm in Nevada



Apple is paying for the construction of an 18-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in Nevada. It will power the company’s Reno data centre. According to Apple’s 2012 Environmental Footprint Report,Nevada centre will be the same environmentally responsible as the one in Maiden,North California. The latter helped to lessen unemployment by hiring hundreds of people during its construction.

The new station will use endless resources of natural solar radiation as well as geothermal recourses to supply the data centre with sufficient energy. It will cover 60% of power needs while the remaining will be acquired from local and regional sources.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 0:36

Apple's New Microsoft 365 and Google Docs Rival



Rejoice all those who don’t like neither Google Docs, nor Microsoft Office 365 as a few days ago their new rival was born. Announced in June at WWDC, this rival is a purely new cloud-based iWork version. Well, actually, this is still only a beta and at the moment it is available only for Apple developers. However, what that means is that the relatively short-term Google-Microsoft domination in the sphere of cloud editing tools might be soon over.

Here’s the link for the developers that haven’t yet tried the new product and some screenshots for people that don’t have a developer account. Take a look at those photos.


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Japan largest carrier refuses to work with Apple



NTT DoCoMo, the biggest mobile carrier in Japan, is facing a serious problem of losing clients. Its firm denial to work with Apple iPhone cost it 3.2 million users over the last 4 and a half years. It is put down to high popularity of iPhone in Japan. Being the most desirable smartphone, it occupies a 42 % share of cell phone sales.

NTT DoCoMo CEO Kaoru Kayo says:

Our aim is to develop a special “lifestyle system”. It requires preinstalled software on mobile phones.

Naturally, remembering how closed iOS system is, Apple does not let NTT DoCoMo install any programs on its devices. Another problem issue is placing carrier’s logo on the iPhone. It is obvious that California-based company refuses to accept there conditions.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 23:25

Yves Saint Laurent CEO will work for Apple



Yves Saint Laurent CEO was hired by Apple to work on some “special projects”. Or should we say hired again? Paul Deneve already worked for Apple in Europe in the 1990-s as a sales and marketing manager.

Although Cupertino company tends to promote from within, it is not the first time Apple’s  CEO Tim Cook looks outside to fill some senior post. For instance, Mickey Drexler, the chairman and CEO of J Crew Group Inc., is on Apple’s board.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 22:06

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New Apple Strategy to Sell More iPhones via Apple Store



Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have held a three-hour meeting on new sales strategy for company’s employees and shareholders. According to 9to5Mac, he was talking on possible ways to increase the number of iPhones sold through the Apple Store. So far, the percentage of phones bought on the Internet or from other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy is close to 80. Quite obvious, that the result of only 20 percent is not enough good as for the company's main retail store.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 18:46

South Korean Customers Prefer iPad to Samsung Tablets



iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.

The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 14:35