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Apple Seeds OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 3 to Developers





Apart from making iOS 9 Beta 3 available for developers, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the third pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Just as iOS 9 beta, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system has been released two weeks after the release of the previous beta, which contained a number of security and stability improvements.


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Thursday, July 9th, 2015. 11:51

New Schematics Show that Next-Gen iPhone Will Be Slightly Thicker



According to the latest images showing leaked schematics for the next-generation iPhone, the handset will get the same design as its predecessor. However, the device may become a bit thicker due to new hardware components, Chinese insiders claim. The schematics that are available below have been first spotted on the Japanese version of Engadget.com, that is why I think we can believe what we see.


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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015. 11:39

Here’s How Rose Gold iPhone 6s Case May Look Like



As you know, later this year the guys from Cupertino will unveil a brand new iPhone. Apart from a new LTE chip, 12-megapixel camera and a number of updated chips, the handset is expected to get a new color, which is rose gold. Earlier this week, a couple of images appeared on the Internet that show us something similar to the rose gold iPhone 6s case. In should be noted, however, that this case is fake - it’s an iPhone 6 part painted by an anonymous Weibo user.


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Saturday, July 4th, 2015. 18:42

Jony Ive Officially Becomes Apple’s Chief Design Officer



Jony Ive has finally become Apple’s Chief Design Officer. His profile on Apple’s official website has been updated recently to reflect his new post. Apart from Ive, two other company executives have been promoted. These are Alan Dye who is now Apple’s Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Howarth, the chief of Industrial Design department. As you might have guessed, Dye will be responsible for the software and its look and Howarth will focus on the hardware.


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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. 15:45

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First Photos Showing iPhone 6S Casing Leak Online [Images]



According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6S will get a design nearly identical to the design of the current iPhone 6. The thickness and width of the smartphone will remain the same and it will feature same antenna lines as its predecessor. The position of speakers, microphones and the Lightning connector won’t be changed as well. However, if to speak about the internal components layout, it will be slightly different.


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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. 16:34

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 with Numerous Fixes



Apart from releasing iOS 8.4 to users worldwide, Apple has also made OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 available for download. According to Apple, this update improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac computers. If you have a compatible Mac, it is recommended that you update to OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 as soon as possible. It should be noted that this is only an under-the-hood update, so you won’t find any noticeable design changes or new features.


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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. 20:17

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and start discussing them right now.


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Sunday, June 28th, 2015. 17:27

Here’s How Low Power Mode in iOS 9 Saves Battery



As you probably know, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 can boast of a Low Power mode that helps to make the battery life longer by turning off the background activity and a number of other things you don’t really need when your battery is about to drain. According to Apple, when the device is put into this mode, its performance is reduced. Although it’s quite obvious, MacRumors reporters have decided to test the ability of  Low Power mode to extend battery life using Geekbench 3, which now supports iOS 9.


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Friday, June 26th, 2015. 14:24

Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 9 to Developers



Apart from seeding the second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11, the guys from Cupertino have released iOS 9 Beta 2 to developers for testing. The second build can boast of a number of bug fixes for Mail app, AirPlay and other sections of the mobile operating system. In general, the developers say the second beta is more stable than the first one, however, there’re still many things to be improved.


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 18:11

Apple Releases Second Beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to Developers for Testing



Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to developers. The release took place nearly two weeks after the official announcement and the release of the initial beta of the new desktop operating system at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 17:24

Here’s How Macintosh OS 7.5.5 Running on Apple Watch Looks Like



Software developer Nick Lee has recently shared a new interesting video showing Macintosh OS 7.5.5 running on the recently-released Apple Watch. The video, which is available below, demonstrates how many things have changed in the computer industry over the last twenty years. In case you don’t know, the version of Apple’s operating system for Macs running on the wearable device was originally released on September 27, 1996. Quite an old build, I must admit.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 20:15

Tastes of Chinese Customers Influence Apple’s Choice of Colors for New Devices



Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that the main reason for the company to manufacture gold iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches is a strong demand for such devices in China. As you probably know, Chinese market is one of the most promising for Apple as the number of customers there grows rapidly each month. According to the latest report published by Bloomberg reporters, users from China generated 29% of Apple revenue in the quarter, which ended in March.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 17:53

Future iPhones to Get New Sleeker Design - Insiders



According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the guys from Cupertino are working on a new iPhone design. As noted by reliable sources, future iPhones will boast of thinner bodies with Touch ID fingerprint scanners integrated directly into the display. There will be no Home button, insiders claim. Apple reportedly looks forward to integrating both touchscreen and display drivers into a single chip.


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Monday, June 22nd, 2015. 18:04

Apple Invents New Aluminum-Like Metal for iPhones



According to Apple’s latest patent filing, the guys from Cupertino have recently created a new material that looks and feels like metal, but actually is a frequency-transparent plastic. This invention can possibly allow Apple to get rid of the antenna bands that can be found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and create a smartphone with an incredibly sleek design. Below you may take a look at the mockup of the handset made of this new material compared to the iPhone 6.


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Sunday, June 21st, 2015. 18:08

Next-Generation iPhone May Get 7000 Series Aluminum Body



According to the latest report from a usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a body made out of 7000 Series aluminum. In case you don’t know, this is the material used in the Apple Watch Sport. This alloy is 60% stronger than usual aluminum, however, it is just the same in weight.


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Thursday, June 18th, 2015. 15:56