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Apple officially announces 10 September event





It was reported that Apple has invited members of the press to a special event held on September 10th. Cupertino company is expected to unveil there the rumored iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

According to latest reports,  iPhone 5S will boast a faster processor, improved camera, more storage, a fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the device will launch in four colors, including gold and graphite.

The low-cost iPhone 5C will boast a plastic casing in multiple colors.


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Google Maps Updated with the Ability to Share Your Favorite Places via Google+



Google Maps app for iOS got the update on August 28th to give all the users the ability to share their favourite places trough Google+. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Apple Updates Siri to Make Fun of Google Glass Fans



Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:

  • "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
  • "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
  • "I think that glass is half empty."
  • "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
  • "Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
  • "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."

If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.

via iclarified.com




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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:54

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iWork for iCloud is Now Available for All Users



Those who use iCloud.com - not only the Apple developers - can now try the new iWork for iCloud beta. All you need to do to take a look at Google Docs and Office 365 main rival is to sign in to your iCloud account. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are the three apps the new cloud-based office suite can boast of.


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iPhone 5C in different colors [video]



Have a look at the video featuring the unboxing of part components for the rumored low-cost iPhone 5C.

Sonny Dickson, who has already presented several leaks, claims that the colors shown in the video will be the only ones available for iPhone 5C.

Dickson denies any report concerning black iPhone 5C shell.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:08

New iPhones will be available in Japan and Greece on September 20th



According to recent reports, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are sure to arrive in Greece and Japan on September 20th.

Nikkei was the first to write about it, "It is expected for the new iPhone Apple is developing, be on Friday the 20th September release date in Japan. Formal presentation is scheduled to be held in San Francisco on the 10th as previously reported. You can guess from the pattern of the past and their own interviews with domestic mobile phone company, likely to be the release of the next weekend high in Japan."


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 17:20

Google+ iOS App Updated with New Features



Google+ app for iOS was updated yesterday with the Hangouts and Google Drive support and some other useful features. Now it is much easier to communicate with friends, store, edit and share photos and access your account. The full list of improvements looks as follows:

  • View, edit, and share photos stored in Google Drive
  • Google Apps domain support: restrict posts to the domain, domain icons to identify members
  • Hangouts app replaces Messenger for messaging and video calls. Visit Google Takeout to download your Messenger data.

The version 4.5.0 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 6.0 or later.

One can get this no doubt useful app from the App Store for free.




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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 19:30

App Store's Still Number One in Revenue, Google Play's the Second



Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 20:51

Norwegian Government Blocks Apple from Capturing a 3D Map of Oslo



Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports 9to5mac with reference to Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper. The reason for such a decision is that the Norway’s National Security Authority doesn’t want Apple to mark the confidential buildings and areas situated in the capital on its Maps application.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 18:07

Google Play Books for iOS Updated with New Features



Google Play Books for iOS was updated yesterday to a version 1.6.0. Now one can highlight the text and take notes from the scanned files as well as rent books and read them in a sepia mode.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:46

Google Maps for iOS and Android and a New 'Relevant Ads' Feature



Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:31

Steve Jobs Movie - New Details and a Trailer [Video]



We all know that the movie about Apple’s founder Steve Jobs will hit the theaters very soon - on August 16. If you somehow happened to miss the numerous announcements, trailers, posters and whatever else - you have now a chance to catch up the army of the Jobs fans.

Watching a 40-minute long Google+ web-interview under this post, you may listen to the starring actors - Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad - talking about the film and the characters they’ve played. Apart from that, there’s a new movie trailer one may find somewhere around the 8 minute mark.

Looks like this is all I wanted to tell you before you watch a video. Enjoy!




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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013. 11:40

Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?



It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.

According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”

The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 1:30

Tim Cook is meeting China Telecom executives



According to ifeng.com, Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen in China having a meeting with executives from China Telecom. It also reports that Apple's CEO is to meet with representatives of China Unicom and China Mobile. It was a secret meeting with senior leadership, so the content of the meeting can only be speculated about.

It is believed that during the previous meetings the mostly discussed topic, whereas during this one the leaders are likely to have talked about co-generation iPhone and sales. Some people think that these negotiations mean that the new generation iPhone may be firstly listed in China through China Telecom.

It is the third time Tim Cook visited China, though his travel arrangements are not available to third party, it is believed that  Apple's CEO will pay a visit to China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. The first two meetings of Tim Cook to China took place in early January 2013 and mid-March 2012.

Now enjoy some pictures of this visit




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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:17

Google Chrome Updated... Again



Google Chrome for iOS got another update today. As to the features, embedded to a new version of Google browser, well, there’re only two of them. Both of them are connected with efficiency and stability. If you’re using iOS 5.1 at the moment - you should definitely download this app.

 


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