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Apple Got 50% of U.S. Smartphone Sales in Q4 2014 - Analysts





According to the latest report released by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple managed to get 50% of the smartphone sales in the USA in the calendar quarter ending in December. In other words, half of the handsets sold on the territory of the United States over the last few months are Apple's iPhones.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:25

12-inch MacBook Air to Feature Polished Metal Logo?



Yesterday, I told you about the leaked images showing something similar to the display assembly for the 12-inch MacBook Air. As it turns out, I didn't mention one conspicuous detail about the next-generation laptop. This detail is the new redesigned logo on the lid, which may lose its backlight and become a rather boring polished logo similar to the one from the iPad Air 2.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:18

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Apple to Allow Chinese Officials to Perform Security Audits of Its Gadgets



According to the latest report from a news agency Beijing News, Apple has agreed to allow China's government officials to perform security audits on those company's gadgets that are sold in the country. The officials have fear that the iPhones, iPads and other devices are used for surveillance by the governments of other countries and want to protect the Chinese customers.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:11

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Here's How 12-inch MacBook Air Display Assembly May Look Like [Images]



Earlier today, a couple of interesting images appeared on the Internet. These images show something very similar to the display assembly for the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, which is expected to be officially released later this year. On the photos that are available below one can see the leaked part compared to Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and the 13-inch MacBook Air. We can easily notice that the display assembly is a bit thicker than the body of the newest iPad, however, that is still thinner than a body of the existing MacBook.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 1:24

Apple Wants Apple Watch to Work 19 Hours in Active/Passive Mode



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release their long-anticipated Apple Watch as soon as in March. While we know that the smartwatch will be equipped with Apple S1 processor, a number of sensors capable of tracking user’s physical activity and a bunch of other useful features, we have no idea of the battery capacity of the wearable device.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 0:52

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Apple Releases Sixth OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple on Wednesday seeded another OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta to developers for testing. This is the sixth beta and its release took place about a week after the release of the fifth version for developers, which had a build number 14C99d and contained a number of stability and security improvements and bug fixes.


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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. 20:19

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 69% in Mid-January - Apple



According to the latest data that can be found on Apple's support page for developers, iOS 8 adoption rate has once again improved. Although this improvement is not as substantial as the previous one, it shows that more and more people switch to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Some of them purchase smartphones and tablets with iOS 8 pre-installed, but most of the users simply upgrade to a newer version of iOS.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:16

Apple Pay Now Works with 15 New Banks - Apple



Back in October, the guys from Cupertino launched their NFC-based mobile payments service called Apple Pay in the USA. Currently the system is incredibly popular among the American customers. It can boast of the support of the largest banks and financial institutions, retailers, supermarkets and cafes. Moreover, according to Apple's page devoted to the partners working with Apple Pay, the company has earlier this week added 15 new banks to the list of those that support the advanced payments method.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:11

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Apple's Market Share in South Korea, China and Japan Grows Rapidly



According to the latest report published by a research firm called Counterpoint Research, Apple's iPhone market share in such countries as South Korea, China and Japan grew noticeably over the last months.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:01

Apple Gets Patent for Eye-Tracking Technology



Earlier today, Apple was granted a patent for an eye-tracking technology, which can help users control the whole interface of a computer, laptop or smartphone. This technology will reportedly be used in the next generations of Apple's iPhones, iPads, Macs and even Apple TVs. The technology described in the document is unique as it allows users not to lose control of a cursor while working with a device. That is the key point of Apple's most recent patent.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 0:09

Apple to Announce Record-Breaking iPhone and Mac Sales in Holiday Quarter - Analysts



According to what the analysts predict, Apple's iPhone and Mac sales in the holiday quarter have set a new record in the history of the company. As noted by Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley, over the holiday period, the guys from Cupertino have sold nearly 69 million iPhone units and about 5.8 million Mac units.

In case you don't remember, in the Q1 2014, Apple managed to sell as many as 51 million iPhones. If to speak about Mac sales, they are expected to beat the current record of 5.5 million Apple's computers sold in Q4 2014.


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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 23:01

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Apple Released 'Apple Watch' in 1995? [Video]



You probably think that the upcoming Apple Watch will become the first wearable device the guys from Cupertino have ever created. And what if I tell you that you are wrong?

As it turns out, back in 1995, two years before Steve Jobs came back to his company, Apple released a beautiful wrist-worn watch made of anodized aluminum with incredible design, colorful logo, scratch-resistant glass and "Mac OS" inscription on the band. Of course, it was just a watch; it couldn't boast of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (it was 1995). However, the "Apple Watch" was very good-looking.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 20:46

Chinese Thieves Steal 240 iPhones 6 from Beijing Warehouse



Back in December, three thieves stole 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse in China. I must admit, they did this in a rather unusual way. According to what Xinhua News Agency reporters write, three men dug a 20-inch hole beneath the wall of the warehouse in Beijing and took 240 iPhone 6 units with total value of about $230.000 (1.4 million yuan). Although this extraordinary event took place between December 12th ad 13th, Chinese press announced it publicly only today.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 20:38

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Mac Jailbreak Utility for iOS 8 - 8.1.2 Released



Good news for all the Mac users, who want to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 - iOS 8.1.2. A new tool compatible with Apple's desktop operating system has been recently released. It is called PP Jailbreak and it allows to hack handsets and tablets with the latest version of iOS 8 on board. It should be noted that today's utility for jailbreak has nothing to do with TaiG Jailbreak for Windows. It is a brand new tool created by a group of independent developers.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 20:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. In order not to waste your time, I'll start right now.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 1:10