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Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 5 to Developers





Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1 beta 5 to registered developers for testing. The release comes just two weeks after the fourth beta, which contained a couple of minor improvements and tweaks.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 14:09

The University of Wisconsin Sues Apple for Using Technology Developed by University Researchers



The University of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against Apple. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) accuses the company from Cupertino of violating the patent for a new technology that improves the efficiency of modern processors. The university researchers claim that Apple used their technology in the latest 64-bit A7 processor found in iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. 16:08

San Francisco Apple Store boasts sliding glass doors



According to SocketSite, the new Apple Store in San Francisco will boast two gigantic glass sliding doors. They will be over 44 feet tall and 23 feet wide.

Another set of renderings of the redesigned Post Street façade for Apple's proposed flagship store on Union Square which now features two full-height sliding glass doors, each measuring 23 feet wide and 44.5 feet tall, allowing the store to be opened to the street: Note the regular sized all-glass doors in the non-sliding bays which would act as the primary access points for the store when the full-height doors are closed.

The proposed retail store has already been redesigned for several times. At first, Apple was planning to destroy a historic fountain. However, due to growing complaints the designers developed a project of the fountain relocation. Another addition is an 8-foot wide glass window located on the side wall.

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. 21:12

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Creative Hitz MA2600 review



After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.


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80% of Apple Devices are Currently Using iOS 7



According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 21:07

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.


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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta 3 to Developers



Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 3 to developers for testing. As to the improvements, this version looks pretty much the same as the one released about a week ago. Apple asks developers to focus on SMB2, Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, VoiceOver, and VPN.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 24th, 2014. 16:40

Apple Finalizes iPhone 6 Design - Rumor



Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. 19:59

Todd Hamilton's iWatch Concept



Todd Hamilton has recently created another iWatch concept. It looks like a Nike Fuelband with iOS 7 user interface. And you know what? I like such combination and the whole concept more than the other ones.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 20:25

Another iPhone 6 Concept - Video



Alex Casabò, an industrial designer, has recently created a beautiful and incredibly realistic concept of the next-generation iPhone. It looks pretty much the same as the current iPhone 5s; at the same time, it can boast of larger and better screen and a number of minor improvements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 17th, 2014. 1:37

Samsung to Release Two Models of its Flagship, Just Like Apple Did in 2013



Following Apple’s example, its South Korean rival decided to split the Samsung Galaxy S5 lineup into two models - metal and plastic. These models, of course, will get different price tags: the smartphone with metal housing is expected to be sold for €800 ($1,093), while the model with all-plastic body - for €650 ($889).


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 22:57

ClassicSwitcher - New Tweak for Those Who Miss iOS 6



Many people don’t like iOS 7 and this has been proven by thousands or even millions of users who complain and ask Apple to bring back the old school design. Quite obvious, nobody will do that, so the only way to make your iOS 7 device look more like the iOS 6 gadget is to jailbreak it and use various Cydia tweaks to adjust the look of the operating system.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, January 11th, 2014. 23:51

Martin Hajek's iWatсh Concept - Images



Ahead of the purported iWatch launch, Martin Hajek has created and posted two new concepts of what he calls iWatch[S] and iWatch[C]. Both wearable gadgets feature a small touch screen and a leather (iWatch[S]) or plastic (iWatch[C]) band.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, January 9th, 2014. 20:36

Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 3 to Developers



Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 to developers. It contains a number of improvements that deal mostly with the design of the operating system. At the same time, many users report that this beta is full of various bugs, so be sure you backed up all the important data from your phone or tablet.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. 1:18

iPhone 6 to Come in September - Rumor



South Korean sources report that the next-generation iPhone 6 will be released in September. This will happen after the iPhone ‘Phablet’ launch in May. The device, called probably iPhone Air, is said to be only 6 mm thin. Apart from that, insiders expect the new handset to be made of metal and feature the design similar to the current iPhone 5s.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. 20:10