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Apple's Developer Center is Fully Functional Again





Apple’s developer center is finally fully functional after being down for about three weeks. According to the latest announcement, all the services are back online, so the users can start working this very moment.


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Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 19:04

Apple's Looking for a New iCloud Anti-Spam System Engineer



Apple is looking for an iCloud software engineer, who would be responsible for the mail anti-abuse system development. According to the latest job listing, a candidate would work on the iCloud team. As to the requirements, the company from Cupertino says it’s looking for a person with a practical knowledge and experience in mail anti-spam systems building. Well, you’d better read everything yourself:


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 20:01

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WhatsApp Introduces Voice Messages



WhatsApp will get a Voice Messages feature. This is the official information from the application developers. On the video below you may see the instructions on how to send and receive the voice messages from your friends and acquaintances.


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Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 1:09

Cash payout to be paid to liquid damage suit members



Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.

Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple.  Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.


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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 0:40

Pebble Smartwatch App Got the Update



Pebble Smartwatch in an iOS application developed for... Pebble smartwatch. If you don’t know what’s this, I’ll try to explain. In short, this is a tiny smart gadget you wear on your wrist that is paired to your iPhone via Bluetooth. And here there’s an update for the app that controls this gadget.


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Saturday, August 3rd, 2013. 13:32

New languages will be supported by iOS keyboard



According to the recent Apple job posting, iOS keyboard is likely to start supporting some new languages and script soon.

Nowadays iOS supports 50 languages and different script systems across the iOS keyboard system. Due to the reason mentioned above, this number can increase. Cupertino company is ready to employ even more engineers to "work closely with international teams and native speakers to accommodate all the world’s script systems."

Among language unsupported by iOS Keyboard are Farsi (Persian), Maltese, and Afrikaans. They are likely to be added soon.


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Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 0:47

Cut the Rope for iOS Updated



Do you often play games on your smartphone or tablet? I do from time to time. And one of my favorite - Cut the Rope - has been updated on Friday. That’s great. Now it can boast of improved physics, new levels and an amazing new character. Here’s the official description from the App Store:


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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