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Microsoft has recently released a new ad, where company’s virtual assistant Cortana is compared to Apple’s Siri. In the short video we may see how Cortana successfully performs a number of contextually-aware tasks using several popular services. Siri, surprisingly, failed to perform the same task.
Looks like Beats Electronics wasn’t the only music-related company the guys from Cupertino planned to purchase this year. According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple is currently considering the possibility of buying the firm behind the music streaming application called Swell Radio. The price of acquisition is $30 million.
Earlier this week I told you that Foxconn executives are planning to replace several thousands of workers with robots. Looks like I was mistaken as according to a new report from Asia, Foxconn’s so-called Foxbots will only assist assembly line workers. While this is a massive step forward, it is still too early to talk about the fundamental changes in the iPhone manufacturing process.
According to the latest report from The Korea Herald, South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has ordered Apple and Google to change their "no refund" app store policies as they violate the rights of the users. Moreover, the South Korean officials say that the tech giants should inform the users about the changes in the app store policy immediately after these changes are applied.
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."
Siri may soon start supporting 9 new languages. According to the job listings found on Apple's official website, the guys from Cupertino are looking for "Siri Language Engineers".
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
- iOS 7.1
- iOS 7.1.1
- iOS 7.1.2
According to the latest rumors, Apple is working on two iWatch models. They will differ in size, shape and function.
The first one is called 'Sports' model and it can boast of a number of sensors capable of monitoring your physical activity and health. It has a bracelet made of rubber and a typical for smart watches rectangular design.
The 'Designer' version will reportedly feature a circular metal body and a leather bracelet. This iWatch model differs greatly from what we call smart watches.
Hackers from doulCi Team managed to downgrade the Phone 4S running iOS 7.1 to iOS 5.5.1 without SHSH blobs. It should be noted, however, that there’s no confirmation of this fact neither from hackers, nor from other trustworthy sources yet.
What we have now is a short video showing the iPhone after downgrade. I must admit, it looks fully functional. The video is available below.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple's iWatch will be released in October. The mass-production of the device will start in July.
As to the smartwatch itself, it will reportedly feature a 2.5-inch display and a couple of sensors capable of tracking user's physical activity and monitoring his or her health. In particular, the device will be equipped with sensors measuring blood glucose, blood pressure, pulse etc. Apart from that, the iWatch will boast of wireless charging.
A couple of photos showing something very similar to an iPad Air 2 have recently appeared on the Internet. The device from the images looks nearly the same as the current iPad Air, however, there're some easily noticeable differences.
Good news for all jailbreakers: i0n1c has just posted a video showing his new utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. It is called Cyberelevat0r and according to its creator, to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 it uses a recently discovered kernel bug. Nobody knows for sure if the hacker plans to release Cyberelevat0r to public or not. Anyway, let’s take a look at how it works.
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The jailbreak, which has not yet been released, is unique in that it uses a kernel bug which is hidden inside functionality that can be easily reached, even from within the iOS application sandbox.
I honestly hope that i0n1c will release its untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. However, I don’t think that the release will take place before the release of Apple’s iOS 8. You see, the hackers need to make sure that the bug used for jailbreak remains unpatched.
Apple is expected to announce its iOS 8 at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to take place in June. The jailbreak may be released after the conference.
The company from Cupertino is reportedly planning to restrict vacation time for its German retail employees in September. The only possible reason for such a decision is the launch of a new product or products. Aside from German employees, people working at Apple's retail stores in a number of other countries will get the same restricted vacations. This is another indication of the iPhone release, which is said to take place in August or September.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Electronic devices with sidewall displays", which means that the guys from Cupertino are planning to place a kind of flexible display around the sidewalls of their future handsets.
As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.