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Apple Announces New 4-inch iPod Touch And Multitouch iPod Nano





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Today at its media event Apple updated the iPod touch lineup to a fifth generation model that includes the same 4" screen as the new iPhone 5. At only 88 grams and 6.1mm thin the new iPod touch is lighter than all previous iPod touch models. The new model incorporates the A5 processor.


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Thursday, September 13th, 2012. 1:08

Live iPhone 5 launch coverage




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Previously-Thought NFC Chip in iPhone 5 is Earpiece Speaker



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The latest pictures of the rumored next-generation iPhone published on Thursday by Sonny Dickson offer a look at a mysterious internal component located next to the earpiece. Some analysts suggested that the unknown component could be the NFC chip. But last week, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reported that Apple's next iPhone will not feature NFC technology, sometimes known as radio frequency identification, or RFID.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, September 7th, 2012. 0:58

Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5



Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn posted the video, showing what is allegedly a totally redesigned pair of Apple in-ear headphones. The  site also notes that the product will likely be introduced either alongside the sixth-generation iPhone. The site claims that the new headphones are manufactured in Vietnam in a Foxconn plant as cable labeling reads "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in Vietnam." The in-ear unit is somewhat a departure from current earphone models from Apple, featuring a truncated teardrop shape that is supposedly more comfortable than the gratis set supplied with the iPhone.

A translation of the video is provided below:


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Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 19:44

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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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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 13th, 2012. 0:04