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Apple to Start Working on New Device-Unlocking System?





According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.


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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to Take Place in June



Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in June. Apple yesterday confirmed that the big event will kick off on Monday, June 2nd. The official confirmation was found by journalists in Apple’s latest press release.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. 19:26

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac



Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.


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Leaked iOS 8 Screenshots Show Healthbook, TextEdit and Preview App Icons



According to the latest reports, Apple is currently testing iOS 8 and such new apps as Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit. The screenshots showing the appropriate app icons leaked online earlier today. As to the first app, it is believed to be a fitness tracker; Preview and TextEdit are the Mac’s applications with iCloud support and slightly limited functionality (if to compare with their desktop versions).


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Apple Rejecting Flappy Bird Clones



Apple is currently rejecting apps, which in their name use a word-combination “Flappy Bird” or something similar to it. Apart from that, it seems to be impossible to add a game to the App Store, which resembles the recently deleted one.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:23

iWatch will predict heart attacks



The Chronicle reports that iWatch will be able to warn its user about a coming heart attack.

In 2011 Tomlinson Holman started working for Apple to "provide audio direction".  Tomlinson Holman  is a well-known audio engineer. He invented THX and 10.2 surround sound. It seems that Holman was studying blood flow sound in order to predict heart attacks.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 3:12

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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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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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

Apple Begins Selling Sharp's 32-inch Monitors



According to 9to5mac, the company from Cupertino has begun selling Sharp’s 32-inch 4K HD LED monitors through several international online stores. This is probably connected with the brand new Mac Pro launch, which is set for December.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:12

Touch ID Patent Applications Published by Patently Apple



A pair of Apple’s patent applications that deal with Touch ID have been spotted on Patently Apple. These applications explain how the new iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works and where the fingerprints are stored. At last we have some information from the trusted source.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 25th, 2013. 23:54

Apple Purchased Israeli Firm PrimeSense for $360



Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed that the company from Cupertino has purchased an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. This sum of acquisition is $360 million and this is probably the only thing we know for sure.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 25th, 2013. 23:39

Updates for OS X Mavericks are Just Around the Corner



Apple is expected to roll out the update for OS X Mavericks soon. This update will include some bug fixes for the Mail, iBooks, Safari, and the Remote Desktop Client apps. All of these minor updates are being tested by Apple’s employees.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 4th, 2013. 23:24

iOS Engineering Vice President, Henri Lamiraux, Retired from Apple



Apple’s top iOS Engineering Vice President - Henri Lamiraux - retired from Apple a couple of weeks ago. This happened just after the iOS 7.0.3 release. According to Lamiraux’s words, he planned to leave the company a “little while ago”. As we can see, Apple’s former top iOS engineer successfully accomplished the task he'd set.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 4th, 2013. 23:17

Apple Asks Developers to Submit Apps for OS X Mavericks



Apple has asked its developers to submit applications compatible with new OS X Mavericks.

Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world’s most advanced desktop operating system becomes available to millions of customers later this fall. Download OS X Mavericks GM seed and Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed, now available on the Mac Dev Center. Build your apps with these latest seeds, then test and submit them to the Mac App Store.

AppleCare staff is currently being trained on OS X Mavericks. As it has been announced earlier, the official release of the new OS X version will take place this fall, presumably on October 22nd, along with the new iPad launch.




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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. 19:46

Apps on the iPhone 5s Crash Twice as Often as on the iPhone 5 ans 5c



According to Crittercism (via AllThingsD), applications crash twice as often on the iPhone 5s than on the plastic iPhone 5c or even on the last-year iPhone 5. Surprisingly, this is all due to the flagship’s new 64-bit processor, which debuted in September. The apps running on the 5s have a crash rate of nearly 2%, while those on the iPhone 5 and 5c’s 32-bit chip - of about 1%.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, October 12th, 2013. 1:08