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Apple Watch Chipmakers to Begin Mass Production of Hardware for Smartwatch Soon





According to the latest report from Digitimes, Apple's chip suppliers have recently begun gearing up for the production of chips for the long-anticipated Apple Watch that is expected to be released next year. The guys from Cupertino have already placed orders for 30 - 40 million chip units, which indicates that the initial batch of wearable devices will be quite large.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 23:48

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Mass Production of iPad Pro to Start in Q2 2015 - Ming-Chi Kuo



According to what usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes, Apple's long-anticipated 12.9-inch or 12.2-inch iPad Pro won't enter mass production until the second quarter of the next year. Kuo believes that the thing that will push the production of the large tablet back is a brand new display, which is currently at the development stage.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 23:34

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New iPhones Are Less Popular Among Former Android Users Than Expected



According to the latest survey results published by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not as popular among Android switchers as they were expected to be. In fact, the amount of former Android users who decided to purchase Apple's handset this year is nearly two times smaller if to compare with 2013. Just look: 12% and 23%. I must admit, the difference is immense. What is even more interesting is that the number of Windows Phone or Blackberry switchers turned out to be smaller in 2014 as well; more people decided to upgrade to the iPhone 5s last year and not to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this year. This means that about 80% of the new iPhone buyers are former iPhone owners.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 23:19

Apple Stopped Signing First iOS 8.1.1 Beta, Official Release Is Near?



Apple has recently stopped signing the first beta of iOS 8.1.1, but hasn't yet released the second one. This indicates that the official release of iOS 8.1.1 may take place in the near future. Just for you to understand: once the new version is released, the guys from Cupertino will stop signing iOS 8.1, making it impossible to jailbreak your device using Pangu8 as well as to restore it to this version of the operating system. As you already know, iOS 8.1.1 kills Pangu jailbreak, so you should not upgrade if you want to keep your iPhone jailbroken.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. 21:44

Pegatron Will Boost Its Production Capacity to Help Apple Produce iPhones?



According the the latest report from Nikkei, Apple's supplier Pegatron is currently working hard to boost its production capacity. Such a step is caused by strong demand for the recently-released iPhone 6. Apart from manufacturing the 4.7-inch handset, this factory may also get orders for the production of the larger 5.5-inch model as Foxconn can't cope with such a massive load.


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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. 21:38

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iOS 8 Adoption Rate Is Now Close to 60% - Apple



According to what can be found on the App Store support page for developers, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system is currently installed on 56% of compatible devices. Over the past month, the adoption rate has increased 8% and that is an impressive result, I must say. In case you don't know, Apple made the eighth version of iOS available for users worldwide seven and a half weeks ago.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. 21:30

iOS Improves Its Position in Enterprise Market, Android Falls Behind



According to the latest Mobility Index Report published by a research firm called Good Technology, iOS market share in the enterprise market remains high and even goes up. The rival mobile operating system, Android, sees a decrease in market share in corporate sector and Windows Phone platform demonstrates stable results and remains the third most-popular OS.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:46

New Piece of Malware Discovered That Attacks iOS Users



A new piece of malicious software that affects iOS devices has been recently discovered by the security researchers from FireEye. The malware is called Masque Attack and it can replace the legitimate apps you have installed on your device with their malicious copies. These copies look so similar to the trustworthy apps that it is nearly impossible for an average user to notice his or her device has been infected.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:39

Apple Releases New OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple has recently released a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 to developers for testing. The release comes just one week after the release of the previous OS X 10.10.1 beta, which had a build number 14B17 and contained a wide number of stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:28

Apple Improves Its Position on U.S. and Global PC Market - IDC



According to the latest report from a research firm called IDC, Apple noticeably improved its position on the U.S. PC market in the third quarter of 2014. In fact, the guys from Cupertino managed to reach the highest PC market share ever reported. And such a result looks even more impressive if to take into account the fact that the PC sales do not include Apple's iPad sales.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 0:29

New Video Showing Apple's Campus 2 Appeared Online



A new high-resolution video showing the construction site of Apple's Campus 2 has been recently uploaded to YouTube. The short clip shot with the help of a drone equipped with a camera gives us a closer look at the structure that has been built on the foundation of the would-be headquarters over the past few weeks. Well, I must admit the construction workers do their job very and very quickly.


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Monday, November 10th, 2014. 21:06

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Walmart Refuses to Support Apple Pay, Working on Its Own Payments Service



Walmart, one of the largest U.S. retailers, has refused to support Apple Pay. According to what the reliable sources from Re/code claim, the reason for the refusal is high credit card transaction fee. This reason for refusal is closely connected with another one. You see, Walmart belongs to a consortium of the most influential retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX); its members plan to create their own mobile payments system called CurrentC. This system is expected to boast of lower transaction fees; its launch may take place as soon as early 2015.


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Monday, November 10th, 2014. 20:28

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Portable Wireless Speaker Creative MUVO 20



With growing popularity of smart devices, like smartphones and tablets, most users demand wireless and mobile features from audio systems. That is why most modern speakers support bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth helped us to get rid of audio cables. But what about power cords? Today we will take a look at Creative MUVO 20 - portable mobile wireless speaker with internal battery.


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Apple Currently Working on Glasses-Free 3D Display for Next-Generation iPhone?



Reporters from a Taiwanese news website called Economic Daily News have recently reported that Apple might be currently working on a glasses-free 3D display for the next-generation iPhone.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 6th, 2014. 22:11

Chinese Apple Users Encounter New Type of Malware



Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a new type of malware. This malware is called WireLurker and it infects both iOS devices and Mac OS X computers. Over the past six months, a wide number of users mainly from China have encountered with this piece of malware. The researchers claim that WireLurker is a complete new threat and it can possibly open the new era in the creation of malware attacking both Apple's desktop and mobile platforms.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, November 6th, 2014. 21:57