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Apple to Participate in So-Called "Hour of Code"





Apple on Monday confirmed that it will be participating in the so-called "Hour of Code", a campaign aimed to engage students in computer programming. The event will take place in U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, starting 5:00 PM. Those who want to come and learn something new should hurry up and make a reservation since the quantity of students for each workshop is limited.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:46

iOS 7 Demonstrates Highest Level of Adoption



iOS 7, released this fall, demonstrates probably the highest level of adoption, at least among the North American users. This is what the analytics firm called Chitika claims. According to the data, collected by the experts, about 74% of the internet traffic from iOS devices comes from those with iOS 7 on board.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:03

Apple Changed Logo to Highlight World AIDS Day



Apple is changing the color of its brand logo outside the retail stores in the UK from white to red in order to show support for World AIDS Day. Moreover, the company from Cupertino has changed the design of its official website to highlight World AIDS Day. Every user that visits Apple’s UK homepage can now see a link to Product(RED) website.


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Monday, December 2nd, 2013. 3:48

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Steve Jobs Was Against Idea of Creating White Gadgets



Leander Kahney, the author of the book called 'Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products', claims that Steve Jobs at first was against the idea of creating white gadgets. Nevertheless, Apple executives thought white products will be a success, so in 2001 the company from Cupertino started producing some of the devices in white.


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Monday, December 2nd, 2013. 2:20

Product (RED) Mac Pro Sold for Nearly $1 Million



Product (RED) Mac Pro, designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson, was sold on Saturday for $977,000. The device, which was at first expected to be purchased for about $40,000-60,000, surprisingly became the most expensive personal computer ever created. The charity Sotheby's auction aimed at raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 20:22

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Apple Wins Another Court Case Against Samsung



Samsung will pay Apple for copying some of the iPhone key features and design elements. For those who don’t remember - last year the South Korean company was found guilty of violating several Apple patents. The sum Samsung was ordered to pay Apple last year was $1.05 billion.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:23

Apple Gets Final Approval for New Campus from Cupertino City Council



After long years of announcements, presentations and various meetings, it finally became clear - Apple will build a new campus. The company from Cupertino on Tuesday received final approval for its project from Cupertino City Council. What that means is that Apple can now officially start construction of the new headquarters.


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:25

'Apple Store' App Debuts on iPad



Apple launched an Apple Store app for iPad earlier today. This happened nearly three and a half years after the same application had been first released for iPhone. If to speak about me, I honestly don’t understand the reason for such a delay. Anyway, better later than never, right?


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 21:59

Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 & iOS 6.1.5 with FaceTime bug fix



Apple has released iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is a bug fix release with improvements. Apple notes that the update includes a fix for FaceTime calls that could fail for some users. The update is available over-the-air via the Software Update section in the iOS Settings app.

Apple has also released iOS 6.1.5 for fourth-generation iPod touch users. That iOS 6 update is designed to fix the FaceTime bug on the non-iOS 7 capable iPod touch.

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iPad mini Shipments to Grow 102% Next Year



According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPad mini shipments will grow 102% in the next quarter. Moreover, Apple is likely to stop producing iPad 2 in 2014.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:58

iFixit Tears Apart iPad Air to See What's New Inside



iFixit team has recently torn apart Apple’s new iPad Air to see what’s new inside. They’ve found out that the entire tablet construction resembles such of the iPad mini; moreover, there’re some internal parts shared with the iPhone 5s.


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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. 19:56

Best Apps of the Week - Vine



You probably know that most of the Vine videos are shot using the iPhone. Simple and intuitive iOS app interface, good-looking design are probably among the main reasons for that. And now the application has become even better - it has been updated with stability improvements and a couple of useful features.


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Sunday, October 27th, 2013. 19:17

Customized Mac Pro Revealed for Product (RED) Charity Auction



Jony Ive, Apple senior vice president of design, and designer Marc Newson have created a unique red-colored Mac Pro for the upcoming Sotheby's charity auction that aims at raising money for fighting HIV/AIDS. The Product (RED) Mac Pro is said to be sold next month for quite a big sum of money.


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Saturday, October 26th, 2013. 19:36

Intel's Iris Graphics Boost New 13-inch MacBook Pro GPU Performance by at Least 50%



Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with Intel’s Iris integrated GPU proved that it is significantly faster in terms of graphics performance if compared to predecessors.


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Saturday, October 26th, 2013. 19:29

Apple to Release 55-Inch and 65-Inch Televisions in 2014?



According to Masahiko Ishino of Advanced Research Japan Co, Apple will release 55-inch and 65-inch 4K televisions in the fourth quarter of 2014. Both models are expected to have a frameless design.


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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. 22:42