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CarPlay to Debut in Audi's 2015 Cars





German carmaker Audi has recently announced that beginning from 2015, its vehicles will support Apple’s CarPlay system. What is interesting, though, is that aside from CarPlay, Audi plans to add the support of Google’s Android Auto system to its new cars. Sources at German company claim that the users will even get the opportunity to switch between the rival platforms "at any time."


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Saturday, June 28th, 2014. 15:49

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu (Windows) [iOS 7.1-7.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2 firmwares using Pangu 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 7.1
  • iOS 7.1.1
  • iOS 7.1.2


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iOS 7.1.2 to Come Soon With Lots of Improvements?



According to the latest rumors, Apple may soon release iOS 7.1.2 with a number of improvements. These improvements will reportedly include fixes for email encryption issue as well as for iBeacon and Lock Screen issues. This means that Apple’s iOS 7 may become even more secure and stable.


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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. 0:14

5.5-inch iPhone 6 Photo by Jimmy Lin



A photo showing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 prototype appeared on the Internet on Wednesday. The image was shared by Jimmy Lin, a Taiwanese star and race car driver.

The device on the photo looks pretty much the same as the iPhone 5s, however, it is slightly thinner and has a larger display. Neither Apple, nor its suppliers haven’t yet confirmed the legitimacy of the photo, so I recommend you to take it with a few pinches of salt.


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Thursday, June 19th, 2014. 20:08

25 Reasons Why iPhone 5S Is Better Than Galaxy S5 - [Video]



A new interesting video has been recently posted on YouTube, which is called “25 Reasons the iPhone 5s is Better Than the Galaxy S5”. It shows us why Apple’s iPhone is better that the South Korean handset. The video was created by PhoneBuff. What is interesting is that the video was posted to same YouTube channel, where you can watch a video called “25 Reasons the Galaxy S5 is Better Than the iPhone 5s”. Both clips are available below.


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Sunday, June 1st, 2014. 20:49

Healthbook, HealthKit and iResearch Are Now Apple's Trademarks



Apple has reportedly filed trademarks for several apps and features from the upcoming iOS 8, namely, Healthbook, HealthKit, iResearch and some other. Apart from the filings related directly to Healthbook, there're some that deal with other iOS features. One of those is the Apple CarPlay trademark, which was filed in February.


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Saturday, May 31st, 2014. 18:46

5.5-inch iPhone 6 to Become $100 More Expensive than 4.7-inch?



According to what the analysts from Nomura Securities write, by the end of 2014, Apple will sell as many as 46 million iPhone 6 units. The experts claim that the 4.7-inch handset will be called iPhone 6 Air and the 5.5-inch model - iPhone 6 Pro. The smartphones will become more expensive.


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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. 15:32

Numerous Users Report Early-2011 MacBook Pro GPU Failures



A wide number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners have begun reporting problems with their laptops. The issues are probably somehow connected with AMD's discrete video cards on both 15-inch and 17-inch models.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:21

4.7-inch iPhone to Come in August, 5.5-inch - in September



According to the latest report from Economic Daily News, Apple may release its long-anticipated iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch display in August, not in September as it was reported earlier. Moreover, the 5.5-inch handset will come in September. The company from Cupertino is expected to ship as many as 80 million iPhone 6 units this year.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:39

New iOS 8 Concept by TechRadar [Video]



As you probably know, Apple is expected to release a new 4.7-inch iPhone running iOS 8 this year. While there're many concepts showing the updated device, it is quite difficult to find at least some renderings of the would-be iOS.

One of such rare iOS 8 concepts is available below. This is the concept created by TechRadar. Take a look.


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Saturday, April 26th, 2014. 17:04

Apple's Handsets Top Another Rating



The company from Cupertino has topped another rating. This time it's a J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study -- Volume 1. As seen from the title, this is a kind of rating, which deals with consumer evaluation of modern smartphones.

The rating is based on responses from 13,237 smartphone users, who own their gadgets less than a year and who are customers of four major U.S. carriers.


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Friday, April 25th, 2014. 16:26

Creative Hitz WP-380 review



Many users think of buying new modern wireless headphones to replace original old-type ones that came with a player or a smartphone. Today we will show you Hitz WP-380 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz WP-380 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 34mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz WP-380 can be used to make calls as well. Official web page positions Hitz WP-380 as a Lightweight On-ear Bluetooth Headset with NFC.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, standart 3.5mm audio cable and user manual.

The design is simple and modern. The quality is very good, just as you'd expect from device made by Creative. The headset sits comfortable and can be adjusted in several ways. The cups do fold, which is good. We find these headphones fairly comfortable and experienced no problems wearing them for a long time. WP-380 weights just 5.3 oz (150 g).

The microphone is hidden in the earcup, it's a little far from the mouth, it is  it is hard to use the WP-380 headset in a noisy place.

It is very easy to start listen to the music: you need is to turn on WP-380 and keep holding on/off button. The light goes blinking blue, which means it is ready to connect to some gadget. On the iPhone just navigate to Settings - Bluetooth, then find and select Creative WP-380 in the list of found devices. That's it. Easy! The working distance is approximately 33 ft (10 meters), which is enough to walk around the house with no need to carry your player or smartphone with you.

WP-380 can also connect to devices with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). Unfortunately Apple smartphones do not support NFC, while Android users will be happy to try NFC.

Another interesting fact about WP-380 is Creative ShareMe and Creative Multipoint. Creative ShareMe (one source, two headsets) allows you to share your music wirelessly with your buddy or loved one using another Creative ShareMe-enabled wireless headset. Creative Multipoint (two sources, one headset) allows you to pair two separate devices to the headset at the same time. This means that you can easily switch your music source between these two Bluetooth stereo devices.

There are several buttons to control the headset. The on/off button is used to turn headset on and off, to set up BlueTooth connection, and to answer the incoming call. Using next, previous, play/pause (combined with on/off button) is is possible to control the music, stop/play, skip to the next track or play the previous one. Volume buttons are used to control the volume. Unfortunately it is not possible to use Siri voice assistant on the iPhone, there is just no button for that.

The quality of the sound is very good. This is not a surprise, since Creative uses different software and hardware trick s to improve sound playback and recording quality. Middle and high frequencies are well done, bass is good as well. The built-in speech microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear.

By the way, users of iPad tablet and iPod Touch player can use this headset to talk via Skype and similar voip apps.

The compatible list of devices is quite high. Hitz WP-380 works with Bluetooth enabled devices as well as with with every phone and player that has a standart 3.5mm jack.

Creative WP-380 charges in about an hour. Internal battery gives us approximately 12 hours of playback time.

Technical Specifcations:

  • General
    • Wearing Style: On-ear
    • Weight: 150g (5.3oz)
    • Adjustable Headband: Yes
    • Color: Black
    • Included Accessories: 1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m)
      1 travel pouch
      1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft)
  • Specifications
    • Product Type: Wireless Headset
    • Volume Control: Yes
    • aptX: Yes
    • Drivers: 34mm (1.33 inches) Neodymium magnet
    • Frequency Response: 18Hz ~ 22kHz
    • Impedance: 32ohms
    • Connector Type: Bluetooth 3.0
      2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
    • Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.9ft
    • Cable Style: Detachable flat audio cable
    • Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
    • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
      AVRCP
      HSP
      HFP (HD Voice ready*)
      *HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
    • Audio Codec: aptX
      AAC
      mSBC
      SBC
      FastStream*
      *FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver.
    • Content Protection: SCMS-T
    • Operating Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
  • Battery Specifications
    • Type of Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 430mAh
    • Battery Life: Play time: 12 hours
      Talk time: 14 hours
  • Recommended Usage
    • Wireless Streaming: Yes
    • Music/Movies: Yes
    • Chats: Yes

iPhoneRoot thanks Creative and Powersales International for providing Creative WP-380 review sample.




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Apple to Release Many New Products in Q3 - Ming-Chi Kuo



According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release a lot of new products in Q3. These products include updated iPad Air and iPad mini, iWatch that is said to come in two sizes, iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen, revamped Apple TV and a 12-inch MacBook. Apart from that, before holidays we shall see a 5.5-inch iPhone.


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Thursday, April 10th, 2014. 11:25

Three Different Manufacturers Supplied Apple with Flexible Circuit Boards for iWatch



According to the latest rumors, three different manufacturers have already supplied Apple with flexible circuit boards for the upcoming iWatch. These spare parts have been already delivered, so looks like everything is ready for the assembly of the device.


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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. 20:25

iPhone Market Share in Japan Is Close to 70% - Apple VP Greg Joswiak



Greg Joswiak, Apple VP of iPad, iPhone and iPod Marketing, in a short interview to TV Tokyo revealed that iPhone market share in Japan is close to 70%. When asked about the next-gen iPhone 6, Joswiak avoided answering the question. Well, this is what Apple employees usually do after they hear questions about the upcoming products.


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Sunday, April 6th, 2014. 14:01