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Hands On with a Physical Mockup of the iPhone 5





GSM Israel posted a video of a physical mock-up of the iPhone 5. The device in the video appears fairly similar to the dozens of earlier leaked enclosures said to represent the new iPhone. GSM Israel says it stumbled upon the device at the booth of a third party accessory maker during its normal tour of the IFA show floor in Berlin on Saturday. The physical mockup was created by a case manufacturer to test early case designs on the upcoming iPhone.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 12:41

Another Apple 1 Computer Will Be Put Up For Auction in October



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In June BBC reported that one of a few still functioning Apple 1 computers was sold at auction for about $375,000. The report also noted that only around 50 Apple’s are still in existence.

Today The Daily Mail reported that another Apple 1 computer will be auctioned off in October, and given that it is non-functional the device has been estimated to be sold for about $125,000. The report said:


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Thursday, August 30th, 2012. 0:20

Next-Generation iPhone 5 Will Not Use NFC Technology



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After Apple announced its new Passbook functionality for iOS 6, speculation related to the possibility of using NFC (near field communications) technology in the iPhone 5 has ramped up. This technology would allow users to make contactless payments through the Passbook digital wallet. Rumors about NFC technology for the iPhone 5 got another boost after photos of the next iPhone’s front panel surfaced revealing an unknown feature that, according to Japanese blog Macotakara, may be the part of the device’s NFS system.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:09

7.85" iPad to be Called 'iPad Mini'



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The well-known Japanese blog Macotakara has recently reported that Apple will indeed release a smaller iPad, which has been referred to in the media as the "iPad mini," and will in fact use that name when the product launches in October just weeks after Apple introduces its next-generation iPhone on September 12.


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Monday, August 27th, 2012. 22:28

Apple's new mini Dock Connector to feature 9-pin



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A mini Dock Connector expected to be introduced alongside Apple's so-called iPhone 5 next month will spot 9 official points of contact and takes design cues from the company's patented MagSafe adapters. According to people familiar with the matter, new mini Dock Connector will deliver enhancements in I/O connectivity in addition to comprising roughly 60% less real estate and orientation independence when plugged into any one of Apple's future iOS devices.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 22:34

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Fourth Beta To Developers, YouTube App Is Removed



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Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 1:43

Apple's next iPhone rumored with 8-pin dock connector, enhanced Bluetooth



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iLounge reported yesterday that the expected smaller dock connector in Apple's next iPhone will be an 8-pin design. Moreover, iOS 6 will receive a new Bluetooth 4.0 to improve share functionality between Apple’s devices. But these rumors contradict earlier reports claiming that  the new dock on Apple's next iPhone will be a 19-pin design.


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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. 19:47

Apple to Buy Mobile Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million



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Reuters reports that Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million. The acquisition agreement was approved with unanimous consent by AuthenTec's board this week, according to Bezinga. The deal is not yet finalized because it requires approval from the majority of outstanding shares of the company's common stock, among other final steps.


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 20:07

Apple Released Update To Enable PowerNap On 2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs



PowerNap is one of the new function included in OS X Mountain Lion. This feature was introduced at this year’s WWDC and allows your Mac update software, receive email and perform other tasks even when the system is in sleeping mode.



Apple lists all capabilities of the new feature on this support page. Capabilities include Reminder and Contact changes, syncing Calendar, receiving new Mail, Mac App Store updates, Time Capsule backup and more.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 13:19

Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?



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Apple plans to release its new OS X for Macs this month. OS X Mountain Lion for upgrade can be bought for as little as $19.99 at the Apple’s Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion contains a number of new functions and improvements, including Notification Center, Dictation, Power Nap, Reminders and many more features.


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Monday, July 16th, 2012. 13:23

Angry Birds maker Rovio unveils new mobile game: Amazing Alex



Angry Birds maker – Rovio – has recently released a new game, titled “Amazing Alex.” Amazing Alex is a physics based puzzle game, which sees you creating all kinds of funky chain reactions using various objects. There are 34 different object are available to create a puzzle.

The boy, Alex, loaded with household chores, forced to come up with a fun. The dilemma – it should not distract him from the sweeping, dusting and other duties to the best of nice normal person. He inspects his house, and suddenly realizes that all the means at hand can be used as elements of the puzzle. Arranging all those things to complete a puzzle challenge is really interesting.


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Friday, July 13th, 2012. 0:04

The iPod Nano



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If you are looking for an extremely tiny MP3 player, the iPod Nano is about as small as they get; and yet they can store up to 16GB of music. Here we take a look at the Nano's best features.


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. 20:04

Apple Is Woking On Major Overhaul Of iTunes



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Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple is prepping major changes to iTunes that will be released by the end of 2012. The changes are intended to improve how people find content and how they access materials that they already own on their Apple devices. Bloomberg said that music sharing and iCloud file integration will be heavily featured in the revamped iTunes. Music sharing is most likely to happen through Facebook and Twitter, with which Apple has partnered for sharing content within Mountain Lion and iOS 6.


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Thursday, June 28th, 2012. 12:22

Retina display image retention reported by new MacBook Pro owners



Some early users of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display have reported that their new laptops are experiencing image persistence issues with the high-resolution screens, though the problem is not believed to be widespread. Apple is aware of the issue, as the company has ordered replacement units for the malfunctioning screens.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 16:49

How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57