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Apple's Rival to Release SDK for Wearable Devices in 2 Weeks





Although Apple hasn’t yet even announced its long-anticipated iWatch, such companies as Samsung and Google have already come up with their own wearable devices. Even more: in February Samsung showed the second-gen smartwatch called Gear 2.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 15:02

Apple is the leading on the USA smartphone market.



comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix has analized the data concerning the situation on the smartphone market in the USA for January 2014. It turns out that Apple is on the rise, constantly increasing it share, while Android is falling behind. Blackberry lost the third place to Windows Phone.


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Apple's Rival - Google - to Release Smartwatch in 2014



Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, February 24th, 2014. 22:44

'TestFlight' beta testing platform belongs to Apple after Burstly purchase



TechCrunch reported that Apple has acquired Burstly, the developer of the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight. At first it was believed to be only a rumor, but Apple has recently confirmed the purchase.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, February 24th, 2014. 3:54

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.


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iOS Devices Dominate in Enterprise Market - Analysts



According to the latest Good Technology report, Apple’s iOS devices dominate in the enterprise market. And this is not strange, I believe, since Google’s Android is rumored to be less secure and reliable.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, February 16th, 2014. 14:54

iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52

Apple is PC and tablet market leader...again



A research firm Canalys has published a report which states that in Q4 2013 Apple remains the market leader of the combined PC and tablet market in shipments. Apple occupies 19.5% of the market by shipping 30.9 million Mac and iPad units. Lenovo is the market follower with 11.8% share. It has increased the result by 25.5% and jumped over HP to become second best.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, February 6th, 2014. 0:27

Apple Reportedly Restarting iPhone 4 Production for India and Other Developing Markets



According to the recent report from The Economic Times, Apple has resumed the production of its discontinued iPhone 4. The company from Cupertino plans to sell these handsets in the developing markets i.e. in India, Indonesia, Brazil and probably some other countries.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 15:15

Phil Schiller Tweets Links to Security Report Criticizing Google's Android



Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 20:39

42% of Smartphone Users in the USA Own iPhone



According to a research firm NDP, more than 40% of all smartphone users in the USA own an iPhone. This is a significant improvement from Q4 2012 figure, which was 35%. Samsung’s Android devices become more and more popular, so the South Korean manufacturer comes on its usual second place. As to the other companies, namely, Motorola, LG, HTC and Blackberry, their share on the market continues to drop.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, January 17th, 2014. 20:28

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

Online Christmas Orders Most Often Placed Using iPhone and iPad



According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, December 28th, 2013. 2:09

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53