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10 Billionth App Winner Hung Up On Apple





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Gail Davis won the Apple’s 10 billionth app countdown. But her reaction was a little surprising. Then Apple called her to say that she had won a $10, 000 iTunes Gift Card, she just hung up the phone. As she explained she thought that it was a prank call. But thankfully Apple’s employee recalled her, so, the happy winner was able to claim her prize. The 10billionth application became a free game Paper Glider which was downloaded by Davis' daughters.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011. 15:22

The Future: Thought-Controlled iPad



At the latest CES, InteraXon (a Canadian company) has announced and demonstrated a headset that can connect to iPhones and iPads and allows you to control apps and games with your mind. Technically, this custom EEG headset pairs with a thought-controlling framework that has been added to the popular iPad game Zen Bound 2 game, letting users control the wooden shapes on screen with their brainwaves. Now the real question is: are you willing to put a headset on to control stuff with your brain? Doesn’t it look a little bit, well, weird?




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 18:26

Apple Discontinues Software Updates for iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G



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The iOS 4.3 beta was released a couple of days ago. But the update isn’t available for second generation iPod touch and iPhone 3G installation. iOS 4.3 beta 1 noted that AirPrint was the dominant component of attention. AirPrint requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3G iPod touch, or 4G iPod touch. AirPlay and Game Center require an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 2G iPod touch, 3G iPod touch, or 4G iPod touch. General multitasking an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3G iPod touch, and 4G iPod touch. Two of the three dismiss the 2G iPod touch and all dismiss the 3G, however, AirPlay and Game Center are important features. Take it as at least a warning that the second generation iPod touch and iPhone 3G are nearing the full “end of life” designation.




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Microsoft will announce its own TV box later this year



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New report published lately by The Seattle Times reveals that Microsoft may introduce its own TV platform to compete with Google TV and Apple TV later this year.

"Microsoft's going to make a splash in this market with a stripped-down version of Windows tailored for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The software is a version of its embedded device software, overlaid with the Windows Media Center interface, with media streaming and remote-control capabilities".


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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. 18:19

People Buy Kindle Though They Already Have iPad



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This week Amazon has revealed another press-release, where it is said that the company's third-gen Kindle became the best-selling product in the history of the online retailer. To take the top spot it surpassed the book of Joanne Rowling "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Though it was said that this holiday the 3G and Wi-Fi Kindle models are the best-selling products, actual sales figures were not unveiled. But it is interesting that Jeff Bezos, who is Amazon Chief Executive, said that people who buy Kindle also have one more tablet.

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Mac App Store first shots



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9to5Mac got some information about the upcoming Mac App Store. You can see the app's icon already, and the app will have a login screen very similar to what you already use in iTunes to install iOS apps.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, December 26th, 2010. 16:40

Sony Has Launched iTunes Rival



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Yesterday Sony has launched a new service of streaming music subscription to compete with Apple's iTunes, but in opposition to the latter it will offer another approach in digital music sales.

New cloud-based music service is called "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" and offers users to stream music they want to listen to, but not purchase and download it.

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Biggest iPhone on Earth



London travelers have a reason to smile. At the St. Pancras International Train Station, visitors are being greeted by a huge iPhone display.

It is called the “Biggest iPhone on Earth” since the display is actually made of 56 iPads. It advertises the new game, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. The first people who saw the gigantic iPhone were given free iPads, which surely made traveling better for those people.


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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010. 22:50

Apple Has Announced Top Apps of 2010



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Today Apple has announced its year-end top lists for iTunes called "iTunes Rewind", which span music, TV shows, movies, podcasts, etc. The most interesting list in our sight is a list of apps.

So here are the four "award winners" for 2010:

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Android Approaches iOS In Overall Smartphone Subscribers



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3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 39.3% 35.8% -3.5
Apple 23.8% 24.6% 0.8
Google 17.0% 23.5% 6.5
Microsoft 11.8% 9.7% -2.1
Palm 4.9% 3.9% -1.0

Today comScore released its monthly smartphone mobile report, which shows again that the Android OS gains more and more points at the smartphone market, while RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iOS continue to lose its positions. The report is based on the smartphone usage over a period between July and October of 2010, and shows that there 60.7 million people with smartphones in the USA, which is 14% more than three months before. According to comScore, every fourth mobile subscriber uses smartphone.

Other facts:

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Inifinity Blade Will Be Released on Dec. 9



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This Tuesday Epic Games and Chair Entertainment announced that their much-anticipated game Infinity Blade will appear in the App Store on December, 9. The title will be supported by iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G and 4G, and the iPad. The price will be $5.99.

Infinity Blade is announced to be a universal game, which means that users will be able to purchase and then play it on multiple devices, like an iPad and iPhone. It will also feature a support with Apple's social gaming network Game Center.

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Apple to Add Five New Features to the iPad 2



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The Chinese Economy Daily News reports that the Apple's next generation iPad will add 5 distinct new features, including:

  • Video phone
  • Better mobility
  • USB port
  • New display technology
  • 3-axis gyroscope


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All you need to know about new iOS 4.2



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Finally, Apple released their rumored iOS 4.2. Here is a list of the new features and improvements added in this firmware:

  • AirPlay for steaming audio and video content to the Apple’s set-top box Apple TV with access to Netflix streaming.

  • Find My iPhone service became free for the current generation iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • AirPrint: the feature allows to print over-the-air directly to certain HP printers. Perhaps, the company is interested in looking into third-party solutions.

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Apple will release iOS 4.2 today



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Apple recently published a press release stating that new firmware iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available today.

Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

However users are unable to update through iTunes right now, as well as there are no download links yet. The expected release time is 10 am Pacific Time.

Full press release is under the cut:


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Apple and News Corp Are Rumored To Work Together On iPad Newspaper



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These days high-end fashion journal for women Women's Wear Daily revealed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch have been working closely on some project, which is called the Daily. It is said that there is a possibility Murdoch and Jobs together will soon appear onstage to unveil their new product.

The Guardian in the United Kingdom also posted info on that and specified that this is the tablet-only project, which will be allegedly developed with the help of Apple engineers and won't have a web edition or print edition.

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