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Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?





Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.


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iPhone 6 will boast bezel-free display?



Korea Herald claims that we will meet new smartphones with a 'bezel-free' display and fingerprint scanning from both Apple and Samsung.

An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 3:40

Apple to Release Brand New Apple TV 4.1 in March - Rumor



A new reference to the next-gen Apple TV has been recently found in iOS 7. According to the latest report by iClarified, the new version of the gadget will boast of new hardware and software. This will allow to add several features to the Apple’s set-top box, such as AirPort Express compatibility, extended gaming capabilities etc.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 18:57

iWatch сoncept by Belm Designs



A new concept of iWatch was presented by Mark Bell of Belm Designs for a contest featuring future products from some of today’s tech-giants.

We toyed with different shapes and even based a few on current offerings on the market today. We found that when it comes to a watch or in this case a “Smart Watch”, a traditional circular shape was most favorable. Most people are quite comfortable with the shape and it still exudes class and style.

Apple will use iOS 8 for iWatch and implement some sensors to monitor fitness and health signs  for  'Healthbook' app. An expert on sleep research and a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' have been hired to work on the project.

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple may gain $17.5 billion from iWatch sales over the first year.

You can enjoy the concept below.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, February 9th, 2014. 3:58

Setting up Sound Blaster Evo Zx



We have already written about supercharged headset Sound Blaster Evo Zx. One of the most visible difference between Evo Zx and other headphones is extraordinary sound quality thanks to many hi-tech technologies. In particular Evo Zx has an internal sound processor SB-Axx1. Today we will take a close look at this processor's power and possible setting.

For iOS operating system Creative made a special app called Sound Blaster Central. When you first connect Evo Zx to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the intelligent headset analyzes if Sound Blaster application is installed. If no special app is found you'll get a message advising you to install the software from the Apple App Store.


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iPhone 6 Specs Leaked Online?



We know that Apple is planning to release a new iPhone 6 this year. Well, to be precise - two iPhones with different screen sizes. According to the KDB Daewoo Securities analysts, both devices will be equipped with a 64-bit Apple A8 processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera. As to the full specs for each iPhone, they’re available below (via iClarified).


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. 15:37

"Blue Screen of Death" on MacBook Pro?



According to numerous reports that can be found on the Apple Support Forums, many 2011 MacBook Pro users suffer from Discrete AMD GPUs failures. Apart from this hardware issue, many owners claim their laptops sometimes reboot to a blue or gray screen, which somehow resembles the famous “Blue Screen of Death” found on computers running Windows. As a result, they need to reinstall the operating system or, more often, boot into safe mode.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 17:59

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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Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing for Purchases Above €400



Good news for all those who live in Europe and think about getting an iPhone or iPad for a discounted price - from now on and up till January 10th one can buy any Apple’s device via company’s online store and save a few bucks for the holidays. How is it possible? Well, Apple has just started offering 0% financing for purchases above €400.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:10

Apple Purchased Israeli Firm PrimeSense for $360



Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed that the company from Cupertino has purchased an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. This sum of acquisition is $360 million and this is probably the only thing we know for sure.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 25th, 2013. 23:39

Apple Fixes MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad Bugs



Apple on Thursday released an update for late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pros addressing the issue with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad freezes.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 3:34

Apple to Open Manufacturing Facility in Mesa, Arizona



Apple will build a special sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in order to produce components for its iPhones, iPads and possibly Macs and MacBooks. Such information was shared by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:48

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Apple's Awarded with Patent for User Tracking System



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:26

iPad Air is Now Available via Online Apple Store in the USA



iPad Air is now available for all those who live in the USA. What’s interesting is that all the models can be picked up directly from the store, at least for now. Looks like the first batch of the devices won’t be sold out immediately, like in Hong-Kong yesterday, but its Apple, anything can happen.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, November 1st, 2013. 20:03