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Apple TV Loses Ground in the USA Because of Roku and Chromecast





Apple TV set-top box has reportedly begun losing ground as its main rivals, namely, Roku and Chromecast, have become much stronger. According to what was shared by a marketing research firm Parks Associates, Roku streaming media players currently occupy the first place on the U.S. market, Google’s Chromecast sticks stand on the second one and Apple TV boxes are down one position on the third spot.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014. 22:10

Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Nexus 5 and Other Devices Hacked by Security Researchers



At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.


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Apple is Now World's Second Largest Online Retailer



Apple has become world's second largest online retailer. The first place is occupied by Amazon and I must admit that the gap between the first and the second spot is enormous.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. 17:45

Apple is the leading on the USA smartphone market.



comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix has analized the data concerning the situation on the smartphone market in the USA for January 2014. It turns out that Apple is on the rise, constantly increasing it share, while Android is falling behind. Blackberry lost the third place to Windows Phone.


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Apple is the world's most admired company



Apple is again number one in Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. Apple has been rated best for the seventh time now.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, February 28th, 2014. 2:44

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

“Jobs” Movie Now Available on iTunes



A Joshua Michael Stern film called “Jobs”, starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Wozniak, has recently become available on iTunes. Those who want to watch the Steve Jobs biography can now do this without visiting the local cinema. How much does it cost to watch the film? As noted by MacRumors,


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. 21:43

Amazon Releases Kindle App Update



AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.

The list of improvements is not actually a list at all - here’s what you can find in the ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store:

This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.

Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

One can download the app for free from the App Store right now.




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Sony will make a Smart Shot Lens to match Gold iPhone 5S



Sony is about to launch Smart Shot lens attachments in a white and gold color. The device will match perfectly the rumored gold iPhone 5S.

SonyAlphaRumors has published new photos and information about the accessory.


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DOJ Says Apple Changed In-App Purchasing Policy to Retaliate Against Amazon



The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:05

iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

Amazon Mobile app has been updated



The recent update of Amazon Mobile app enables you to create and manage Wish Lists.
The Amazon Mobile app helps you work with Amazon.com. You can search, get product details, read reviews and purchase millions of products you like.
Using this app, you only need to sign in with your existing Amazon account to access your cart, payment and shipping options. No new account should be created to manage the 1-Click settings and wish lists, track the orders and use the Prime membership benefits. You can easily compare the prices and check availability of the product you like.



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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:33

Apple Wins a 'Brand of the Year' Award



Harris Interactive, a marketing research firm, gave Apple the title of “Brand of the Year” in three categories - Computers, Tablets and Smartphones, VentureBeat reports.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 14:14

MacBook Air sale



This week Apple is starting its campaign with Best Buy to launch an official sale for MacBook Airs. The laptops promoted are one of the most popular ones, all-day power MacBooks.  The idea was quickly taken up by other sellers, such as Amazon, MacMall and others.

The Best Buy's  promotion is valid up to July 20th. The incentives include free shipping and  $50 off 11-inch MacBook Airs, $64 off 13-inch MacBook Airs, and $200 off a 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro.

Amazon, MacMall, and B&H equaled the prices quickly, and using the Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 will enable you to get the MacBook you want at the lowest price possible.




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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 23:13

Apple and Amazon end App Store dispute



According to Reuters, Apple has decided to end its lawsuit with Amazon about App Store name. Cupertino company did this on condition Amazon does not countersue.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday ordered the case be dismissed at the companies' request.

Amazon was sued by Apple in March 2011. The Cupertino company wanted to prevent Amazon from using the "App Store" name, as customers could get confused by the double use of App Store name.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 8:25