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Walmart Refuses to Support Apple Pay, Working on Its Own Payments Service





Walmart, one of the largest U.S. retailers, has refused to support Apple Pay. According to what the reliable sources from Re/code claim, the reason for the refusal is high credit card transaction fee. This reason for refusal is closely connected with another one. You see, Walmart belongs to a consortium of the most influential retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX); its members plan to create their own mobile payments system called CurrentC. This system is expected to boast of lower transaction fees; its launch may take place as soon as early 2015.


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Monday, November 10th, 2014. 20:28

128GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Owners Continue Reporting Crashing and Boot Loop Issues



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, a relatively wide number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners have encountered an issue that causes constant crashes and restarts of their devices. After such crashes, the smartphones get stuck in a boot loop and  it takes much time to bring them back to normal functioning. What is interesting about this particular glich is that it affects primarily the iPhones with 128GB of storage on board and those that have their storage full or nearly full.


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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. 21:13

Microsoft Once Again Mocks Apple and Its Products [Video]



Microsoft earlier today released a new ad, where it compared the Lenovo Yoga 3 convertible laptop with Apple's MacBook Air. The commercial is entitled "Let's Dance" and it offers us a closer side-by-side look at both devices. If you have time and mood, you may watch the short video below.


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Monday, November 3rd, 2014. 21:12

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today and that means that it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. So, let’s start.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu8 (Windows) [iOS 8.0-8.1]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 8.1.1, that is not yet jailbreakable. So you will be able to jailbreak your device only if you already have iOS 8.0-8.1 installed.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1 firmwares using Pangu8 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3

Supported firmwares: iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.


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Apple to Launch Apple Pay in China Soon - Rumors



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino have recently launched their own mobile payments service called Apple Pay. Although the system is currently available only in the USA, in the near future it is expected to debut in a wide number of other countries.


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Saturday, October 25th, 2014. 2:02

Apple Pay Glitch Makes Bank of America Customers Pay Twice for Goods They Purchase



As you probably know, Apple has recently launched its long-anticipated payments service Apple Pay. According to the latest reports from reliable sources, there is a glitch in one of the networks that work with Apple’s new system, which makes the Bank of America customers pay twice for each product they purchase. The good news is that both Bank of America and Apple are aware of the problem and currently working on the solution. All the money the customers have lost so far will be soon refunded.


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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. 2:34

Pangu released Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 8 - iOS 8.1



The team behind the Pangu untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1-7.1.2 has released a Pangu8 untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 - 8.1.

Currently a jailbreak utility is only available for Windows and at this time Cydia and Mobile Substrate are not working.

Here's the translated details via reddit user zsm1703:


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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Equipped with Two Accelerometers?



According to the results of a complex iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardown performed by  Chipworks, the guys from Cupertino have equipped their new handsets with two separate accelerometers. Such a decision is probably caused by the desire to reduce the power consumption of the devices and to improve the user experience. Whether it is a successful one or not we shall see very soon, after the product launch euphoria ends.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:56

Apple Releases New 'Huge' and 'Cameras' iPhone Ads



The guys from Cupertino today released two new iPhone ads called "Huge" and "Cameras". As you may guess from the names of the commercials, they focus on the larger size of Apple's newly-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as on the cameras of the devices. The ads feature Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and are available below, so you may take a look.

The first commercial is called "Huge" and shows us Fallon and Timberlake talking about the size of the smartphones and their functionality.


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. 1:04

Siri Now Recognizes Music Using Shazam



You have probably heard the rumor, according to which Siri was supposed to “learn” to identify music tracks using Shazam functionality. Well, looks like the guys from Cupertino indeed integrated such a useful feature into their virtual assistant and it is now available for all the iOS 8 users.


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Monday, September 22nd, 2014. 1:24

First iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Hands-On Videos



Although both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus haven’t yet hit the store shelves, a Korean website UNDERkg somehow managed to get two smartphones and post two hands-on videos to YouTube. They are available below, so you may take a look and say what do you think about Apple’s recently released iPhones. But before doing this, let’s talk about the handsets shown in the clips.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. 12:47

NFC Chip Found in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Will Work Only With Apple Pay?



Although both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can boast of the NFC chip, it appears that the guys from Cupertino plan to use it only for making their payments service Apple Pay workable. Other possible ways of utilising the Near Field Communication technology won't be supported, which means that the developers won't get access to the iPhone's NFC antenna and won't be able to create third-party apps based on the advanced communication technology. The information was shared by Apple's spokeswoman, so I guess we can believe it.


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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. 23:45

Samsung Releases New Ad, Says Apple Copied Its Devices



Samsung has recently posted a new ad mocking the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In the short video, which is available below, Samsung claims the guys from Cupertino copied the large displays of South-Korean smartphones and their overall design. Aside from mocking Apple's handsets, the ad shows us the next-generation Galaxy Note. I must admit that both smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4, look very similar in terms of size and shape.


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Monday, September 15th, 2014. 1:57

Apple to Launch Apple Pay Loyalty Program Soon?



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple is thinking about launching a loyalty program for its recently announced Apple Pay service. This program will reportedly allow users to download music, apps or TV shows for free after a successfully completed transaction or a number of transactions. Such rewards can help to promote Apple's payments system and urge people to use it whenever and whenever it is possible.


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Monday, September 15th, 2014. 1:49