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Apple Finalizes iPhone 6 Design - Rumor





Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. 19:59

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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Live Blog: presenting new iPad and iPad Mini



That's all.

"These amazing products are great examples of the type of innovation that only Apple can deliver."


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YouTube App is Now Compatible with iOS 7



Thanks to the latest update, YouTube App is now compatible with iOS 7. This is good news for all those, who can’t imagine their lives without watching latest videos.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, September 28th, 2013. 0:09

'Last Compatible' Versions of Apps Available for Older Devices on the App Store



Those who use older Apple’s devices - like the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS - have finally got the opportunity to download last compatible versions of apps supported by their firmware directly from the App Store. This is all due to the latest iOS App Store change.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. 19:38

Apple Finally Releases OS X 10.8.5 to All Users



Apple has finally released its OS X 10.8.5. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the update:

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:23

iPhone Holds About 40% Share of the American Smartphone Market



According to comScore MobiLens and Mobile Matrix, the iPhone now holds a 40% share of the American smartphone market, which means that users still prefer this device to the others.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

VLC for iOS is Updated With Numerous New Features



VLC player for iOS has been updated recently with numerous new features and bug fixes. For those who don’t know - VLC is one of the most popular media players ever created. It supports most formats and has a very simple and intuitive interface.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 17:21

Creative WP-350: bluetooth headset



Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.

Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.


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How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36

Old iPad mini vs New Nexus 7



Google has recently released its new Nexus 7 - a budget tablet, which costs only $229 for the version with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. But can this device compete with the iPad mini, released in October 2012? Let’s find out.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 17:16

WhatsApp Messenger Got the Update



WhatsApp Messenger, the most popular cross-platform instant messaging service was updated to a version 2.10.1. On one hand, this is good news, but on the other - not really. By the end of this year, WhatsApp would become a subscription-based application - $0.99 per 12 month. However, those who download the messenger now, would get the annual subscription for free.

  


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Semi-Restore Lets You Wipe Your iPhone Without Losing Your Jailbreak



Semi-Restore is a new solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who want to wipe their device clean without losing their jailbreak.

Created by CoolStar, the process will restore your device running iOS 5.0 through 6.1.2 to near stock condition. It's performed using a simple one click app that is available to download for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu.


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Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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Apple TV software has been updated to 5.2.1



Along with updating the iOS 6.1.3, Apple also updated the Apple TV to version 5.2.1. The software contains a number of fixes and redesigned Hulu app.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. 22:00