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Rockstar Consortium Sells 4.000 Patents to RPX Corp





The Rockstar Consortium, which includes such tech giants as Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, has recently sold its portfolio of smartphone-related patents to a firm from San Francisco called RPX Corp. This may mean that the end of the patent war between the guys from Cupertino and their rivals is near. As noted in the latest press release published by RPX Corp, the company plans to licence the aforementioned patents to Google, Cisco Systems and a number of other high-profile vendors.


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Saturday, December 27th, 2014. 19:24

Ignition Tweak Brings CarPlay Functionality to iPad



A new iPad tweak has been recently released by a developer named Adam Bell. This tweak is called Ignition and this is a piece of software that brings the functionality of Apple’s CarPlay to the iPad. The tweak will be useful for those people who want to test CarPlay feature directly on their tablet. Well, to be honest, although the developer says that Ignition does not work with iPhones, the tweak is also compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus, so if you really want to see how CarPlay works, you may install this tweak.


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Friday, December 26th, 2014. 19:23

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Apple Became Top Smartphone Vendor in Taiwan in November



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple has become top smartphone vendor in Taiwan in November. The guys from Cupertino managed to beat other vendors, which included HTC, Samsung, Sony and ZenFone in terms of not only sales volume, but also in terms of sales value. In the first case, the market share of Apple’s devices was 26.4% and in the second case it was even higher and accounted for 48.9%.


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Friday, December 26th, 2014. 14:52

Samsung Closes One of Its Retail Stores in London



Samsung has recently closed one of its largest flagship stores, Samsung Experience Store located at the shopping center called Westfield Stratford City in London is no longer working. Currently, there’re only nine flagship stores of the South Korean company in the country and this number looks ridiculous of to compare it to the number of Apple Retail Stores. In case you don’t know, the guys from Cupertino have 38 locations across the UK. Three stores are situated in London - at Covent Garden, Regent Street and White City. Moreover, Apple is probably planning to open some more.


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Thursday, December 25th, 2014. 20:01

Demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Remains Strong - Analyst



According to the latest report from the analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, the demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains high and even continues to grow, even though Apple suppliers have significantly improved the number of handsets available for the purchase. Munster’s report is based on the survey conducted by the analyst among 1.004 U.S. customers planning to buy a new smartphone in the next few months.


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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014. 19:38

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CNN Named Tim Cook as 'CEO of the Year'



It is no secret that this year has become incredibly successful for Apple. The company released two larger-screened iPhones that are currently immensely popular among the customers all over the world, moreover, the tech giant updated its tablet lineup with two models, namely, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Apart from that, in October, the guys from Cupertino launched their NFC-based payments service called Apple Pay in the USA. Finally, early next year, the long-anticipated Apple’s smartwatch will hit the store shelves. Unsurprisingly, Apple's stock value set a new record and made Tim Cook one of the most successful and influential people of this planet. That is why CNN has named him as “CEO of the Year”.


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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014. 19:18

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iOS Adoption Rate Continues to Grow Steadily - Apple



According to the official figures on the App Store usage published by the guys from Cupertino earlier this week, iOS 8 adoption rate has risen 1% over the period of time between December 8th and December 22nd and now is equal to 64%. Although the adoption rate rises not as fast as the adoption rate of iOS 7 last year, it grows steadily and that is the point.


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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014. 18:36

Apple to Release 4-inch iPhone 6s mini Next Year - Analyst



According to what the analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company writes, next year, Apple may return to the 4-inch form factor and release the low-end smartphone called probably the iPhone 6s mini. The design of the handset will reportedly be similar to the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, however, the tech specs will be akin to the specifications of the iPhone 5s released in 2013.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 21:15

Another Video Showing Apple's Campus 2 Appeared Online



AppleInsider has recently shared a new aerial video showing the progress on the building of Apple’s new “spaceship” campus. As you probably know, a couple of days ago the guys from Cupertino posted a photo indicating that the work on the Campus 2 continues at enormous speed. Todays video once again proves this fact and gives us a more precise look at different parts of the construction site. The short clip is available here.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 20:25

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Apple Releases Security Update for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite Users



Apple on Monday released an important security update for Mac owners. According to what the guys from Cupertino say, this update contains a fix for the critical issue with Network Time Protocol service on OS X and is highly recommended for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite users. Apple asks Mac and MacBook owners to “install this update as soon as possible”.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 19:30

Mass Production of 12-inch MacBook Air to Start Early Next Year?



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple suppliers are currently gearing up to start the mass production of the long-awaited 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display. First laptops will be assembled as soon as in the first quarter of the next year, DigiTimes reporters claim.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 2:32

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Apple Releases Another OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Public Beta



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple has recently begun seeding new public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to users worldwide. The release comes after the release of the third Yosemite beta, which became available for developers earlier this month and contained some performance and stability improvements aimed at making the latest OS X version more efficient.


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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014. 0:49

Russian Apple Online Store Is Back After Several Days of Outage, Prices Are 35% Higher



I have a piece of news for Russian customers: local Apple Online Store is currently back after being inactive for a couple of days due to noticeable currency exchange variations in the country. Apple has decided to shut down the website to adjust prices for its gadgets and accessories. As a result, the worth of hardware in the store is currently 35% higher than a week ago. Well, I must admit that the increase in prices is quite noticeable.


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Monday, December 22nd, 2014. 23:51

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so I believe you want to take a look at the most popular posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and discuss all the interesting topics.


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Sunday, December 21st, 2014. 19:23

Here's Why You Shouldn't Boil Your iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola - Video



A new strange video related to Apple’s iPhone 6 has recently appeared on YouTube. In a five-minute clip we can see a guy, who takes a brand new iPhone 6 and boils it in Coca-Cola. Well, I’ve seen a lot of strange people doing insane things, but I haven’t ever expected that anyone would boil a smartphone in Cola and film that.

The video has been posted to YouTube by a user nicknamed TechRax. It is available below, take a look and tell me what you think about it. I’m also interested in your opinion about the guy that performs this so-called “boil test”.


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Sunday, December 21st, 2014. 18:15