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Apple Will Show Us Two New iPhones on September 6th?





According to the latest rumors, Apple will show us two new iPhones on September 6th. Well, at least this is what a German website iFun says. The Germans also claim that they got such information from a 'very credible' source.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 23:42

Apple Will Refund $6.000 to Careless Father



This is the article devoted to all parents and their children. Lee Neale, an aerospace engineer from Somerset, UK, lost as much as $6.000 due to 8-year-old daughter and his own carelessness.  Here’s what The Mirror reports about:


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 22:45

Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard



Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

Apple's New Patents



Another good day for Cupertino company – Hong Kong IP Office has recently granted Apple 16 patents for its devices. Fifteen of them are design patents dedicated to both black and white iPhones and the odd one deals with Apple's new EarPods and the way they look. Let’s dig a bit deeper into the issue.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 19:38

PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update



The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

Instagram boasts landscape orientation



Photo and video landscape orientation is available on the updated Instagram. Additionally, front-facing cameras will now get more support.

Instagram allows you to share edited photos and videos with your family and friends. Various filter effects will help you improve the photos and make them spectacular. You can also follow your friends and enjoy an everyday update of their photo stream.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 2:24

Offline voice dictation for iOS



Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.

Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.

Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 18:58

New Must-Watch Samsung Anti-Apple Ad



Samsung releases… no, not another Galaxy device with an enormous screen. This time it’s an ad, to be more precise – an anti-Apple one, of course. It comes from Iceland and I bet you have never ever seen anything stranger than this short video.

As to the plot – a man is holding a nice red apple in his hand and tries hard to make a call. Quite predictably, he fails to do that. After another unsuccessful attempt, the man gets upset and depressed. But then he somehow gets a new Galaxy S4 and that’s it – all problems immediately disappear.

Watch the video below


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 2:20

Play as Texas Ranger in the Wild West.



You can become a legend in the new role-playing game by Disney. It was inspired by the popular movie The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.

When playing the game, you will become a Texas Ranger, who rides horses, helps people from Colby Town, passes judgment and fights foes.


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Here's how AirDrop in iOS 7 works [Video]



Apple has added new AirDrop functionality to iOS7, a desperately needed function that allows users to share files easily between devices. AirDrop requires both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to be enabled, it doesn’t require you to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. This allows for true peer-to-peer sharing via Bluetooth.


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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 20:45

iOS 7 detects blinking and smiling in photos



In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new photo detecters that can detect certain facial expressions like blinking and smiling. In iOS 5 and iOS 6 the APIs provided basic facial recognition, and soon after Apple implemented face detection in the stock Camera app.

So in the future, when Apple implements new functionality in Camera app, users might get notification if the taken photo has some blinking.




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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 18:07

Apple Looking To Improve In-Car Integration Of Siri And Maps In iOS 7



Today 9to5Mac reported that Apple is looking to make considerable improvements to in-car integration with the iOS 7. In particular, the company is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri and Maps services with the built-in displays in cars. The report said:

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Written by maxim

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 21:57

Google Search App For iOS Is Updated With Google Now



Last month Google leaked a video showing that Google Now tool would be coming to iOS, and today the company has released the updated version 3.0 of its Google Search app with support for Google Now service.


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Written by maxim

Monday, April 29th, 2013. 19:45

Swype VP Confirms Discussions With Apple On Its Keyboard Technology



Earlier this week highly popular Swype keyboard become available for users of Android devices on Google Play, but only after the release of Jelly Bean with the built-in Swipe-like Gesture Typing functionality.

While it is known that Swype owner Nuance has a tight relationship with Apple through the Siri's voice recognition technology, a Swype executive has now confirmed that its company has had conversation with Apple over its keyboard technology. The Vice President Of Swype Aaron Sheedy said at Reddit AMA:


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Written by maxim

Friday, April 26th, 2013. 18:45

Apple Patents: iPhone Used As Car’s Smart-Key And Parking Locator For Cars



Patently Apple reported on a two car-related patent applications from Apple, one helping you locate your car that is parked in a large car-park, the other allowing you to use the iPhone as a smart-key.

The smart-key concept is based on using a Bluetooth connection from the iPhone to unlock the car, which could be performed either manually or through a proximity rule, unlocking the car as you approach it.


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