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‘Lucky Bag’ One-Day Sale in Japan - January 2nd





Apple will kick off its traditional ‘Lucky Bag’ one-day sale in Japan. This will happen on January 2nd. For those who don’t know, ‘Lucky Bag’ is a bag with discounted Apple products inside. It is sealed, so the customers can’t see what’s inside - and this is the point of all that stuff. Also known as Fukubukuro, the Lucky Bag promotion is a kind of Japanese local New Year’s Day custom.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:17

Apple Accused of Violating Taiwanese Trade Laws



The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:03

Apple to 'Teach' Siri to Search Your iPhone Photos



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 1:49

Tim Cook to Visit Turkey in February



Apple CEO Tim Cook and a number of company executives will visit Turkey in February to have a talk with Turkish president concerning the $4 billion iPad deal. Apart from that, Cook is planning to visit Turkish Apple retail store, that is set to be opened in January.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:20

Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in China in Q4



Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via AppleInsider), the smartphone sales growth is slowing in China these days.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:05

Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week



The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

It's Cheaper to Buy Mac Pro than to Assemble Comparable Desktop



Apple’s new cylindrical Mac Pro is a very expensive device since its top configuration costs nearly $10.000. Such a model features a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 1TB of flash storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 64GB of RAM. AppleInsider crew tried to assemble a comparable WIndows computer and it turned out to be even more expensive. Take a look at the chart below.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:45

Nokia Releases Another Lumia 2520 Ad



Nokia a few days ago released a new ad for its Lumia 2520 tablet. To say it’s another video that compares Windows 8 tablet to Apple’s iPad is to say nothing. Anyway, you’d better watch the short clip yourself.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 0:23

Apple to Release iOS 7.1 in March



Apple has recently seeded a new iOS 7.1 beta to developers. You already know this, however, there’s something you don’t. According to the latest news, the company from Cupertino will officially release iOS 7.1 in March.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 0:14

Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin Robbed Monday



A gang of thieves smashed the car through Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin, Germany Monday morning. All they were able to steal, however, was a couple of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

This is not the first crime committed by the gang. Earlier this month the same guys broke into another store and made off with €100,000 worth of modern electronics.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:55

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Apple and China Mobile Finally Signed Partnership Contract



Apple and China Mobile finally signed a partnership contract. Both companies confirmed the deal on Sunday and that means that iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be soon available on Chinese carrier’s network. Moreover, there’s even the exact date for this to happen - January 17th. Preorders for Apple’s new gadgets will start on December 25th.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:44

Apple to Release 4.9-inch iPhone and 12.9-inch iPad in 2014



The company from Cupertino is said to be planning to launch two new devices in 2014: a larger-sized iPhone in May and a 12.9-inch iPad in October. The information about Apple’s redesigned products was first published by DigiTimes (via AppleInsider) on Monday.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:36

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 7.0-7.0.6]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 firmwares using Evasi0n 7 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1 beta 1, 7.1 beta 2

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here (tutorial is being prepared).


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Apple Could be Forced to Change its Lightning Connector



The company from Cupertino may be forced to change its Lightning connector in order to fit the common standard for battery chargers in Europe. According to the latest rumors, a group of lawmakers is currently thinking about passing a law that will make all of the smartphone manufacturers use the same standard while creating their devices.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 1:07

Apple Patents Map Layers, Not Like Those Google Uses



The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 0:42