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Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset





Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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Beware of Unofficial MobileSubstrate Patches!



Saurik has warned the iOS 7 users and jailbreakers not to install the unofficial MobileSubstrate patches that begin to appear on the Internet. The reason for such warning is quite simple - MobileSubstrate hasn’t yet been updated to work with Apple’s new operating system and that can lead to serious consequences.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 20:20

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 7.0-7.0.6]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 firmwares using Evasi0n 7 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

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

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1 beta 1, 7.1 beta 2

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here (tutorial is being prepared).


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ACCC Forced Apple to Adopt Australian Consumer Laws



The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recently accused the company from Cupertino of breach of the country's consumer laws, that is why Apple now has to adopt a new return and repair policy in Australia.


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Thursday, December 19th, 2013. 2:06

iPod Creator Purchased Product (RED) Mac Pro?



Tony Fadell, iPod inventor and former Apple executive, is the person that purchased Product (RED) Mac Pro and exclusive solid gold Apple EarPods at Product (RED) charity auction, which took place in November.


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Friday, December 13th, 2013. 0:29

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Apple Filed Patent for "Smart dock" on Thursday



Apple on Thursday filed a patent for a "Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device". Such a system will allow users to activate Siri and get access to voice recognition functions of the the compatible device once it is connected.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:41

HondaLink Apps and Display Audio Interface to Boost iOS Car Integration



Honda has recently updated its HondaLink apps for iOS, namely Connect App, Navigation App, Aha App and Launcher App. The reason for such update is the new Honda Civic launch. This car, by the way, is one of the first ever that features deep integration with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. Apart from that, it can boast of a brand new Display Audio interface, which resembles that of modern smartphones.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

Nokia Releases Lumia 2520 Ad - Video



Nokia has released a new ad for its most recent tablet running Windows 8 - Lumia 2520. To be honest, the gadget looks pretty much the same as Windows Surface, but, unlike the Microsoft’s creation, features a separate physical keyboard equipped with a powerful battery that lets the tablet work for as many as 16 hours on a single charge. Impressive, don’t you think so?


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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. 0:03

Product (RED) Mac Pro Sold for Nearly $1 Million



Product (RED) Mac Pro, designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson, was sold on Saturday for $977,000. The device, which was at first expected to be purchased for about $40,000-60,000, surprisingly became the most expensive personal computer ever created. The charity Sotheby's auction aimed at raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 20:22

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Apple Releases Another OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Beta to Developers



Apple released an improved OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers on Tuesday. The new version differs a bit from the one released last week; according to Apple, it contains a number of important bug fixes and tweaks.


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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. 1:44

Apple Releases Two Safari Betas to Developers



On Tuesday Apple released two Safari betas to developers: 6.1.1 for OS X 10.7.5 Lion and OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and Safari 7.0.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


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Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 2:18

Siri to Offer Crowd-Sourced Answers to Users



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.


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Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:29

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

GTAT to Supply Sapphire Material for More Than 30 Million iPhones Yearly



The company from Cupertino has recently signed a deal with GT Advanced Technologies - an American sapphire material manufacturer that is expected to supply Apple with components for iPhone and iPad. Some sources even claim that sapphire will be used in production of the long-expected iWatch, however, these rumors are still unconfirmed.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:39