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Images Showing Apple's New Wireless Keyboard Appear Online





A brand new wireless keyboard has been recently spotted on the official Apple Online Store in Czech Republic and Hungary. What is interesting about this keyboard is that it can boast of  backlight keys and a power button instead of the usual eject button for CDs. As can be see below, the new wireless keyboard has the same size and shape as the old one, however, the F5 and F6 buttons have been made responsible for adjusting the brightness of the backlight.


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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. 13:58

Siri Now Can Make Calls Using Speakerphone



With the release of iOS 8.3 beta, the guys from Cupertino have slightly improved the functionality of the build-in voice assistant. According to what reliable sources write, Siri now can make calls via speakerphone every time user asks for that using the “Hey Siri” command. Strangely enough, such a simple feature was missing in iOS 8 - 8.2. It’s good Apple discovered this and found a solution to the problem.


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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. 14:01

Cortana to Debut on iOS and Android Devices Later This Year?



According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple’s rival, Microsoft, is currently planning to make the updated version of its personal assistant called Cortana available not only on Windows Phone platform, but also on iOS and Android. Unlike the Siri and Google Now, the virtual assistant developed by the guys from Redmond won’t just respond to user’s requests. It will reportedly predict the help user may need.


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Sunday, March 15th, 2015. 14:59

Apple Invented USC Type C Alone - John Gruber



Last Monday, at the “Spring Forward” media event the guys from Cupertino announced the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook. What is interesting about the new laptop is that it can boast of a brand new multifunctional USB connector called USB C. According to what the analyst John Gruber revealed in his latest podcast, Apple may actually be the inventor of the new standard, which is USB Type C.


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Saturday, March 14th, 2015. 18:43

Here's How Apple Watch Companion App for iPhone Looks Like [Images]



As you probably know, Apple’s iOS 8.2 can boast of one special app. This is the Apple Watch companion, which can be used to fine tune the wearable device and control it from the iPhone. So far, we haven’t seen the design and features of this useful app, however, thanks to iOS developer Hamza Sood we can now take a look at how the smartwatch companion looks like after one connects the Apple Watch to it.

To be honest, the app looks quite similar to the Settings tab found in iOS. There are numerous sections responsible for app layout, notifications, sounds and many other things. You can take a look at the aforementioned app screenshots below.


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Saturday, March 14th, 2015. 18:13

Apple Releases Third OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta to Developers



Apart from seeding the third iOS 8.3 beta to developers, the guys from Cupertino released the third beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on Thursday. The release came just a week after the release of the first public OS X 10.10.3 beta and about a month after the release of the very first beta of this version of Apple’s operating system for desktops.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 15:31

New 12-inch Retina MacBook Hands-On [Video]



Immediately after the official announcement of the long-anticipated 12-inch Retina MacBook at the “Spring Forward” media event on Monday, first hands-on videos began to appear on the Internet showing how the new laptop looks and feels. Among all the clips I would like to point out the one published by TechnoBuffalo reporters as the one, which is the best in terms of length and the amount of information about the device it offers. You may take a look at this video below.


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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. 13:44

New Beats Music Based Online Radio to Be Announced at WWDC



Earlier this year I told you that the guys from Cupertino were planning to launch a revamped music streaming service based on both Beats Music and iTunes Radio functionality. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the debut of the service won’t take place at the “Spring Forward” media event, scheduled for March 9th. Instead, insiders claim Apple will unveil its new creation at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The service will use the technologies Apple obtained after acquiring Beats Music and will have a monthly fee of $7.99.


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Friday, March 6th, 2015. 20:28

Apple Watch Will Become Available Outside U.S. in April - Tim Cook



According to what Apple CEO Tim Cook told German retail employees last week, in April, the long-awaited Apple Watch will hit the store shelves not only in the USA, but in a number of other countries. Looks like the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to make the wearable device available for purchase in as many countries as possible and as soon as possible. The smartwatch is expected to hit the U.S. stores in the first week of April. In the second half of the month, the sales of the device may start in Germany and several other countries.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. 13:16

Google to Create Apple Pay Rival Soon?



Following Samsung, who announced a new payments system dubbed Samsung Pay on Sunday, another Apple rival, Google, told about its plans to launch its own payments service called presumably “Android Pay” and create an API, which will let developers integrate the new service into their apps. What can I say? We all live in a very competitive world, that is why so many tech giants create products and services with similar functionality.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. 13:04

Apple Watch to Feature 'Power Reserve' Mode - Report



Ahead of the official release of the long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is expected to take place on March 9th, more and more details about the functionality and design of the gadget leak online. According to the most-recent report published by The New York Times journalists, the wearable device will boast of a "Power Reserve" mode. This mode will disable all the other features of the smartwatch and display only time in order to save energy when battery is critically low. Apart from that, the reporters claim that the official release of the Apple Watch should have come a bit earlier, however, due to some technical differences and the loss of several key engineers who left the company in 2014, it comes only now.


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Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:55

Apple's Next-Gen iPhones to Get Force Touch - Rumors



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get the support of new technology, which was first introduced in the Apple Watch and which is called Force Touch. However, contrary to the recent reports, the handset won’t boast of dual camera system.


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Sunday, March 1st, 2015. 19:32

Samsung Makes Fun of Galaxy S6 Concepts [Images]



Every year, ahead of launches of new products from Apple, Samsung and other tech giants, dozens, hundreds and even thousands of renderings, mockups and concepts appear on the Internet, which allegedly show how this or that device may look like. While Apple or any other company simply ignores all this stuff, its South Korean rival takes most ridiculous, absurd and weird images and uses them to promote its next-generation flagship.


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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 12:59

Apple to Sell Apple Watch Straps Separately



As you probably know, the long-anticipated Apple Watch will become available for purchase in April. There will be three main versions of the wearable device, namely, Apple Watch for those who need a device reminiscent of usual watch, Apple Watch Sport for those who plan to use it mostly as a fitness tracker and Apple Watch Edition for those who want an smartwatch made of gold.


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Saturday, February 21st, 2015. 21:13

Apple Announces 2011-2013 MacBook Pro Repair Program



After hundreds of users’ complaints and months of silence, Apple has finally announced a repair program for those MacBook Pro models, which suffer from graphics issues. The list of models eligible for the repair includes 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros released in 2011, 15-inch MacBook Pro released in 2012 and 15-inch MacBook Pro released early in 2013. Moreover, Apple says it will contact those users, who had to pay to fix the aforementioned problem earlier in order to issue a refund.


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Friday, February 20th, 2015. 20:08