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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 Accused of Violating Taiwanese Trade Laws



The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:03

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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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

It's Cheaper to Buy Mac Pro than to Assemble Comparable Desktop



Apple’s new cylindrical Mac Pro is a very expensive device since its top configuration costs nearly $10.000. Such a model features a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 1TB of flash storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 64GB of RAM. AppleInsider crew tried to assemble a comparable WIndows computer and it turned out to be even more expensive. Take a look at the chart below.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:45

Apple to Release iOS 7.1 in March



Apple has recently seeded a new iOS 7.1 beta to developers. You already know this, however, there’s something you don’t. According to the latest news, the company from Cupertino will officially release iOS 7.1 in March.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 0:14

Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin Robbed Monday



A gang of thieves smashed the car through Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin, Germany Monday morning. All they were able to steal, however, was a couple of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

This is not the first crime committed by the gang. Earlier this month the same guys broke into another store and made off with €100,000 worth of modern electronics.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:55

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Apple and China Mobile Finally Signed Partnership Contract



Apple and China Mobile finally signed a partnership contract. Both companies confirmed the deal on Sunday and that means that iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be soon available on Chinese carrier’s network. Moreover, there’s even the exact date for this to happen - January 17th. Preorders for Apple’s new gadgets will start on December 25th.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:44

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 7.0-7.0.6]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 firmwares using Evasi0n 7 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1 beta 1, 7.1 beta 2

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here (tutorial is being prepared).


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Ming-Chi Kuo Talks About Apple-China Mobile Agreement



According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may market as many as 15 to 20 million iPhone units in China in 2014 if signs a deal with China Mobile. Moreover, in 2015 the company from Cupertino may increase the number of devices sold to 20 or even 30 million units. However, the success depends on Apple’s iPhone 5c merchandising strategy, Kuo says.


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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013. 1:40

iPhone 5s Ranks 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist List



Apple’s iPhone 5s was ranked 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist list. That means that the new flagship is extremely popular among the customers all over the world. Samsung’s Galaxy S4, by the way, was ranked as 8th on the same rating.


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Thursday, December 19th, 2013. 1:55

China Mobile Deal Can Boost iPhone Sales by 12 Million Units in 2014



According to the latest rumors, the deal between the company from Cupertino and China Mobile can possibly boost iPhone sales by at least 12 million units in 2014. Moreover, there’s potential for even higher sales rates.


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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. 1:42

Apple’s Orders to Make About 10% of TSMC’s Revenue in 2014



Apple’s orders for 20-nanometer chips are expected to make about 10% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s revenue in 2014. According to AppleInsider, the Taiwanese manufacturer will produce a large part of Apple’s A-series processors. What that means is that the company from Cupertino is trying to get rid of its dependance on Samsung, which is currently one of Apple’s main chip suppliers.


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Sunday, December 15th, 2013. 3:29

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Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s



Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

iPhone 5s is Available in U.S. Retail Stores - Gene Munster



Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:38

China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday



According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28