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Apple Seeks Additional $179 Million in Supplemental Damages from Samsung





Three weeks ago, Apple received $548,176,477 from Samsung as a compensation for patent infringements. Last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant requested another $179 million in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, so looks like Samsung has a new problem to solve.


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Monday, December 28th, 2015. 21:04

Microsoft Releases Cortana to US and Chinese iOS Users



Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.


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Thursday, December 10th, 2015. 15:31

Apple to Start Production of Faster Next-Gen Apple TV in January - Rumor



According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, Apple is currently working on the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to become much faster than its predecessor released in November. The trial production of the device will start later this month and the mass production may begin in January, reporters claim.


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Saturday, December 5th, 2015. 14:17

iFixit Team Performs Teardown of iPad Pro Smart Keyboard



Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.


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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. 17:55

Sidefari App Letting You Use Two Safari Windows Side by Side Released on App Store



A new application has been recently released on the App Store that allows to use the Split Screen mode introduced in iOS 9 to view two separate Safari pages side by side. The app is called Sidefari and it is compatible with the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If you’re keen on browsing through the Internet and if you need to have lots of webpages open at the same time, you should definitely try Sidefari.


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Monday, November 23rd, 2015. 19:08

Apple Pencil Torture Test Appears on YouTube [Video]



As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.

The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:48

Jonathan Ive Reveals Story Behind Apple Pencil



In the most-recent interview to The Telegraph, Jonathan Ive, the Chief Design Officer at Apple has shared some interesting facts about the Apple Pencil. According to Ive, the company wanted to replicate the natural feel and functionality of a pen or pencil and make the iPad Pro stylus work as good as possible. Thanks to the advanced technologies developed by Apple, it became possible to use the Apple Pencil with iOS and write, draw and perform other input operations by applying force to the display. Just like you do with a real pencil.


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Sunday, November 15th, 2015. 23:08

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Apple Launches Apple Music on Android



Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 21:00

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows XP, Vista



Google has recently announced that it will stop supporting older platforms, such as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. To be more precise, the company revealed that the support will end in April 2016.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 20:09

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means you are ready for our traditional roundup of the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Quite surprisingly, most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone and its release date. There are also some posts that tell us about iOS 9 adoption rate and bugs as well as about the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple Watch sales.


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Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 20:08

iOS 9.1 Breaks Touch ID Functionality on Some iPhones and iPads



According to the growing number of users who complain on Apple Support Communities forum, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, causes various Touch ID issues. In particular, users report about slow and unreliable fingerprint recognition and in some cases even a complete failure of the sensor. First threads connected with bugs affecting Touch ID functionality began to appear two weeks ago, immediately after Apple made iOS 9.1 available for customers worldwide.


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Friday, November 6th, 2015. 17:01

First Apple TV Hands-On Videos Appear Online



Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.

If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 18:25

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Facebook App for iOS 9 Drains Battery Quickly, but There's Already Fix



With the release of iOS 9, a wide number of users have begun complaining about the battery drain issue while using the Facebook app. Finally, Facebook representatives have started explaining the reason for the problem and improving the functionality of the application to make it less energy-consuming.


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Friday, October 23rd, 2015. 19:22

Ryan Petrich Releases Activator 1.9.6 with Support of iOS 9 and 3D Touch



Ryan Petrich has recently released the updated version of probably the most popular jailbreak tweak called Activator. Version 1.9.6 now supports iOS 9 and 3D Touch, a feature included to the recently-released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


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Monday, October 19th, 2015. 19:12

Camera Inside iPhone 6s Receives Same DxOMark Score as iPhone 6



During the September media event devoted to the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple focused the attention of media and potential buyers on the updated 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras added to the devices. While Apple indeed improved the functionality of built-in iPhone cameras, the quality of images taken with these sensors seems to be similar to the quality of images taken with the iPhone 6.

Below you may take a look at the chart showing which devices should be purchased by those who love taking photos with their phone.


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Thursday, October 15th, 2015. 14:40