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Apple Releases New Apple TV 4 Commercial [Video]





Apple has recently released a new commercial dedicated to the new Apple TV in general and to the applications one can use on the updated set-top box in particular. The ad is called “Apple TV - The Future of TV is Apps” and it is currently available either on Apple’s official YouTube channel or below.


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Friday, January 22nd, 2016. 16:32

App Store Dominates in Revenue, Google Play Remains Leader in App Downloads [Chart]



According to the data shared by App Annie, Google Play saw a massive growth in the number of downloads in 2015 that allowed the store to double the number of App Store downloads. Still, Apple’s online marketplace dominated in the revenue generated by the purchases of applications.


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Thursday, January 21st, 2016. 12:47

Apple to Raise App Store Prices in 7 Countries Soon



Apple has recently announced that it will be raising the App Store prices in seven countries, namely, Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. The main reason for reviewing the price policy is connected with the exchange rate fluctuations in the aforementioned countries.


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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. 14:56

Apple Files Trademark Applications for Beats 2, 3, 4 and 5 - Insiders



As noted by French reporters from a website called Consomac, back in November Apple filed several trademark applications for the following word marks: B2, B3, B4, B5, Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four, and Beats Five. The application is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The aforementioned trademark applications indicate that Apple may be planning to expand the Beats radio service in the near future.


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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015. 17:47

Nightmode9 Jailbreak Tweak Brings Night Mode to iOS Interface



There’s a big number of people using jailbroken iPhones and iPads. It’s quite obvious that there’re lots of benefits one can enjoy while using a jailbroken device and probably one of the most valuable is the ability to tweak the settings of the gadget and improve it in order to fit the needs of the owner.

Using the traditional iOS bright color theme may be quite inconvenient and in some cases even dangerous for people who have poor eyesight. So far, the only possible way of minimizing the negative impact of bright colors was enabling the grayscale mode in the Accessibility settings, but now, thanks to the jailbreak tweak called Nightmode9 it is possible to turn off the lights and make your device in something similar to the night mode available in certain applications for reading.


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Saturday, November 28th, 2015. 18:14

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 67% - App Store Data



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.


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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. 15:49

Apple Apps Are Incorrectly Ranked on Some iOS Devices



As it was spotted by analysts from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store Top Free Charts section may display incorrect ratings for such apps as Pages, Keynote, Numbers and iMovie on a number of devices. The researchers claim that on some iOS gadgets the aforementioned apps have higher ratings than on the desktop App Store version and other iOS devices. As an example, the experts show the screenshots of the App Store Top Free Charts on the iPad mini 2 and on the iPhone 6s Plus. In the first case, we can spot iMovie, Keynote and Numbers in the Top-10 list. In the second case, we don’t see any of these applications among the first ten most popular.


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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. 18:15

Apple Improves App Store Search Algorithms - Developers



Apple has noticeably changed the search algorithms used in the App Store. Thanks to these improvements, TechCrunch reporters claim, now it is much easier to look for applications using the keywords and other parameters. The results are way more relevant than a couple of weeks ago, and the speed of the search has also been enhanced.


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Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 23:15

Apple Adds New Shopping Category to App Store



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently updated the iOS App Store with a new category. This category is called Shopping and as you can guess from the name, it contains applications that help users to shop, compare prices for various goods, get and redeem coupons, watch product reviews etc. The new category should be already available to Apple users worldwide, however, if you still don't see it, wait a bit as implementing such a change is quite a difficult task that may take some time.


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Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 19:54

Developer Finds Hidden ‘Indoor GPS’ App on App Store



Looks like Apple has a bunch of hidden applications on the App Store. One of such apps has been recently discovered by a software developer named Steve Stroughton-Smith. It is called Indoor Survey and as it can be easily guessed from its name, it serves for indoor positioning. People familiar with the matter claim that it can be used to mark certain locations inside of various buildings, for example, stores, restaurants etc.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 19:59

First Apple TV Hands-On Videos Appear Online



Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.

If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 18:25

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Tactful Tweak Lets You Use 3D Touch with Cydia



Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature an advanced 3D Touch display. So far, this technology has been working only with a couple of applications, however, thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Tactful, you can now use 3D Touch with Cydia.


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Sunday, November 1st, 2015. 19:40

Here's How to Jailbreak Your Device Running iOS 9 Using New Pangu Utility for Mac



The Pangu team has released a tool for untethered jailbreak of iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2 compatible with OS X. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9, you can now use your Apple computer to hack the device. Below you will find the detailed instructions on how to jailbreak your gadget, so make sure you follow each step carefully. What you need is a desktop or laptop with OS X on board, USB cable, stable Internet connection and, of course, a compatible iOS device. Let’s start.


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Thursday, October 29th, 2015. 11:53

Apple Starts Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple TV 4



Just like it was announced by Tim Cook last week, Apple has just started accepting the pre-orders for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The new set-top box features an efficient A8 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of 64GB of internal storage. Apart from that, the device now supports a brand new Siri Remote, universal search option and a separate App Store with applications from third-party developers.


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Monday, October 26th, 2015. 17:52

Apple Removes More Than 250 Apps From App Store Because of Malicious Ad SDK



Apple has recently removed more than 250 iOS applications from the App Store. The reason for such a radical step is a third-party advertising SDK called Youmi, which is prohibited by the App Store guidelines. When used in iOS applications, it allows to collect sensitive information, for example, Apple ID email addresses and device serial numbers and in such a way to violate user privacy. The issue has been discovered by a research firm called SourceDNA and immediately reported to Apple. The company has also provided Apple with a full list of apps using malicious ad SDK.


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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. 15:54