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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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Written by Andrey

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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President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53

50% of People Buying iPhone 5c’s are Those Who Previously Owned Android Device



About 50% of people buying iPhone 5c’s are those who previously owned an Android device, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports. Apart from that, the research group has published some other facts and figures connected with plastic iPhone sales. Take a look at them below.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:01

Apple is Leader in Sphere of Mobile Advertising



Apple is still a leader in the sphere of mobile marketing and advertising. As noted by the experts, ad impressions recorded from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch doubled in the 3rd quarter of 2013 those from all Android devices. Take a look at the chart below.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, November 30th, 2013. 2:53

Android Tablet Revenue Overtakes Apple's iPad Revenue For First Time Ever



For the first time ever, total revenue from all Android tablets (combined) has exceeded that of Apple’s iPad. According to IDC latest press release and Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty announcement,


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 21:41

More and More People Choose iPhones Instead of Android Devices



More people have changed their Android smartphone for iPhone this year than in 2012, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports. For more details - take a look at the chart below and read this article up to the end.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 0:04

iPhone and iPad Hold 14% of Samsung's Home Market



Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. 19:07

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Official Gameplay Trailer



Rovio has come up with a new Angry Birds Star Wars 2 gameplay trailer. The long-expected game is said to be released very soon - on September 19th. As to the price, it won’t be higher than $0.99. Here’s what we should expect (via iClarified):

The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, and letting you play with over 30 of them!

To complement this wide lineup of characters, there will also be a line of over 30 collectable TELEPODS figures from Hasbro. Placing these figures onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.




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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:04

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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Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

iOS Share of Mobile Web Usage Has Fallen 11%



The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.

According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).

Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.




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Written by Andrey

Monday, September 2nd, 2013. 0:19

Plants vs Zombies 2 gets 25 million downloads



On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel.  Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.

It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of  the original Plants vs. Zombies game.

In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.




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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 19:45

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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Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

A study finds differences between iPhone and Samsung buyers



According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.

It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.

The key figures of the report:

● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)

Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 22:36