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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

Apple's iCloud has been Inaccessible for Hours



Apple’s iCloud service went through the overnight outage - some users report they were unable to use Calendar and a bunch of other features. Apart from that, the company's online store was inaccessible for updates for as many as 5 hours.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. 19:29

Qualcomm Claims Apple's 64-Bit A7 Processor is Just a 'Marketing Gimmick'



According to TechWorld, Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, has recently said that Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor is nothing else but a marketing trick. A very successful one, I must admit.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013. 18:40

iOS Share of Mobile Web Usage Has Fallen 11%



The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.

According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).

Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.




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Written by Andrey

Monday, September 2nd, 2013. 0:19

Apple's Asking Its Developers for iOS 7 Compatible Icons



According to 9to5Mac, Apple is currently asking developers to include iOS 7 compatible icons to the apps they submit for the company’s approval. This is all because of the specific size and shape of the icons for iOS 7 - they’re a bit larger and have a different corner radius.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 23:33

Apple Asks Developers to Classify Their Apps by Age Range



Apple has reportedly asked the developers that are working on the applications for children under 11 years of age to classify their products in one of three age ranges: ages 5 and under, ages 6-8 and ages 9-11. Such classification will surely help parents to choose the appropriate content for their children after the special "Kids" category appears on App Store this fall.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 19:41

FaceHalt Brings the Smart Pause Feature to iOS Devices



One of the most interesting Samsung Galaxy S4’s features is probably Smart Pause. This is the feature that automatically pauses video playback each time you look away. For quite a long period of time those who use iPhones had to put up with the fact that there’s nothing similar for the iOS platform. And then FaceHalt was released.


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iPhone is the Most Social Device



According to the latest research held by ShareThis, iPhone turned out to be the most social device. What this means is that it is most frequently used to share interesting stuff through the social media. Can it be truth or this is simply another Apple’s marketing trick? Let’s find out.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 19:52

New Chrome for iOS



A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.


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South Korean Customers Prefer iPad to Samsung Tablets



iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.

The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 14:35

Revolutionary Graphene Camera Sensor Will Greatly Improve Low Light Photography



Engineers at Nanyang Technological University have developed a revolutionary new camera sensor that is a thousand times more sensitive than the ones currently on the market, reports Science Daily. The sensor is made from graphene and is apparently the first that can detect broad spectrum light from the visible to mid-infrared with high photoresponse or sensitivity.

Graphene is a million times smaller than the thickest human hair (only one-atom thick) and is made of pure carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. It is known to have a high electrical conductivity among other properties such as durability and flexibility.


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Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 15:54

Apple's smart iWatch will launch in mid 2014



KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been fairly accurate regarding Apple hardware releases, claims that Apple's smart watch will not be released until the end of 2014.

Apple may not have adequate resources to develop an iWatch version of iOS because it may require big changes to iPhone and iPad iOS this year. In addition, wearable device components aren’t mature. For these reasons, we think mass production of the iWatch is more likely to begin in 2H14, not 2H13 as the market speculates.


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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. 16:00

Jony Ive’s Design Overhaul Could Lead To Delays For iOS 7



Today Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive’s efforts to redesign iOS as part of his new software design role puts Apple at risk of delaying the release of iOS 7. While a public release is said to currently stay on schedule for "as soon as September", internal deadlines in the company has been pushed back as software teams race to finish iOS 7 and prepare a preview for Worldwide Developers Conference in June.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. 20:18