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Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard





Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

HP Printers help Apple boost sales



 

Before 2012, one could get a 100$ discount on HP Printer when buying a Mac. The promotion stopped when printers became less popular and customers switched to digital access of documents through portable devices.

Now Apple is revitalizing the HP Printers promotion program and offers instant discount on 5 Printer models. The discount varies from 10$ to 70$.

Apart from this sales booster, Apple gives such incentives 50$ or 100$ gift card to be used in  iTunes Store/App Store for educational customers when buying an iPhone/iPad or a new Mac.




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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:44

iPhone reaches Android sales in May



According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.

iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.


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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:23

Incredible Discounts on the App Store to Mark Its 5th Birthday



Nobody can now blame Apple for being greedy or reserved company as today it has made a bunch of most popular iOS games available for free. According to The Verge, whose reporters were the first to notice the incredible discounts earlier this Monday, making such apps as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings as well as Traktor DJ, Day One, Over and Barefoot World Atlas free, Apple marks the fifth anniversary from the time the App Store was launched.


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PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update



The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

Colin McRae Rally Is Now Available on iOS



This weekend could have been long and tedious for me, however, a few days ago an event has happened that prevented me from getting bored. Those who love iOS games can share my happiness – Colin McRae Rally is now available on AppStore for only $1.99. The rally game, which once was extremely popular on PC and PlayStation, has now moved to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Is it worth purchasing? Let’s find out. But before that, here’s the official teaser.


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High-Quality Video and Some Photos of the New iPhone



Each new day brings some news on what would the new lower-cost iPhone look like. And today it’s Techdy’s turn to astonish us with a high-quality video of something very similar to the plastic iPhone. In fact, the authors of all that stuff claim that the phone shown on the shot is created after they got their hands on legitimate front and back panels of the Apple’s new creation. However, the device you’ll see on a video below is just another iPhone copy running Andriod Jelly Bean. It would be available soon, so if you like you may try to make a pre-order.


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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 19:18

Offline voice dictation for iOS



Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.

Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.

Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.




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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 18:58

Japan largest carrier refuses to work with Apple



NTT DoCoMo, the biggest mobile carrier in Japan, is facing a serious problem of losing clients. Its firm denial to work with Apple iPhone cost it 3.2 million users over the last 4 and a half years. It is put down to high popularity of iPhone in Japan. Being the most desirable smartphone, it occupies a 42 % share of cell phone sales.

NTT DoCoMo CEO Kaoru Kayo says:

Our aim is to develop a special “lifestyle system”. It requires preinstalled software on mobile phones.

Naturally, remembering how closed iOS system is, Apple does not let NTT DoCoMo install any programs on its devices. Another problem issue is placing carrier’s logo on the iPhone. It is obvious that California-based company refuses to accept there conditions.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 23:25

New Apple Strategy to Sell More iPhones via Apple Store



Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have held a three-hour meeting on new sales strategy for company’s employees and shareholders. According to 9to5Mac, he was talking on possible ways to increase the number of iPhones sold through the Apple Store. So far, the percentage of phones bought on the Internet or from other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy is close to 80. Quite obvious, that the result of only 20 percent is not enough good as for the company's main retail store.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 18:46

Apple corners mobile ad market.



iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.

The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.

Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.


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New iPhone 5S Photos: Dual-LED Flash, 1GB RAM, A7 Chip



New photos allegedly of the iPhone 5S clearly shows it's internal components, a dual-LED flash, and possibly a new A7 chip, reports MacRumors. The site received the photos below as follow up to photos previously posted which showed the interior and rear exterior of the upcoming device.

As seen in one photo, the chip carries an Apple model number of APL0698, suggesting that this is indeed intended to be branded as an A7 chip rather than a modification on the A6 chip found in the iPhone 5. The original A6 chip carried a model number of APL0598, with the A6X found in the fourth-generation iPad carrying an APL5598 model number, demonstrating how Apple varies the first digit for members of a given A-series family and increments the second digit when transitioning to a new family.

Other features noticeable include 1GB of Elpida DRAM, a dual-LED flash, and a main chip identifier of K1A0062. Previous chips had a number that started with N. It's suggested that perhaps this chip was produced by TSMC instead of Samsung.

MacRumors was also able to determine that the device was assembled in December 2012 making it a very early prototype.

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5S this fall.

Take a look at the photos below for more details!




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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 15:38

Ashton Kutcher’s ‘jOBS’ biopic to open nationwide on August 16th



The Ashton Kutcher led JOBS biopic will debut on August 17th according to a press release.

Open Road Films will release JOBS – the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century – nationwide on August 16, 2013. JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, JOBS was shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.




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Thursday, June 13th, 2013. 16:44

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How to use iTunes Radio outside of the US



As you might know Apple launched iTunes Radio only for the US. This service will be available in other countries, but some time later.

However there is a way to enable it outside the US now. All you need is to create US iTunes account and iTunes Radio will show up in iTunes upon re-launch. We’re not sure if this easy ‘hack’ will make it to Gold Master but Radio might be in your country by then anyway.

Here are step-by-step tutorials:


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Thursday, June 13th, 2013. 16:27

Leaked Parts Reveal Gold Colored SIM Card Tray and Buttons for iPhone 5S



Several reports predicted that the iPhone 5S would be available in colors other than black and white, such as gold, green, and more. Now we have more proof. Some more parts allegedly for the iPhone 5S have been leaked online by iColorOS showing a gold colored SIM card tray, volume buttons and silent switch. Nowhereelse, who found the photos, notes that iColorOS has been reliable in the past.

Take a look at the image below:


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Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 23:29