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Google Search for iOS updated with voice recognition





Google has released an update for its Search for iOS app that adds Google Now-like voice recognition. The new voice recognition feature also remind us a lot of Siri. Users can perform tasks like “asking for the weather in a natural way and it will provide results,” Google explained.

Improved Voice Search
✓ Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
✓ Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
✓ Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.
✓ Want to see types of questions that work well? Visit http://google.com/support/mobile/?p=gsa_voice.

Take a look at the demo:

You can download application in AppStore for Free here.




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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. 19:15

iPhone 5 Launching in India and Other Countries on November 2



The Economic Times reports that Apple will start selling the iPhone 5 in India on November 2. It was rumored that the launch was set for today, but the supply delay forced Apple to postpone the introduction for a week.


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Monday, October 29th, 2012. 0:13

Tim Cook: iPad Mini Priced “Aggressively”



Yesterday Apple hold a fourth quarter earnings call where CEO Tim Cook explained the company's pricing philosophy for the iPad mini.

When we set out to build it, we didn't set out to build a small, cheap tablet. We set out to build a smaller iPad that offered the full iPad experience. The difference between us and the competition is profound. 35% larger screen than 7" tablets. 2 great cameras. Fastest communications with dual bank Wi-Fi. Fit and finish of our precision enclosure is breathtaking when held in your hands. That's what we've done, the iPad mini has higher costs and gross margin is significantly below our corporate average. Height of the cost curve, but we want to make a large number and we're going to work to try to get down the cost curve and get more efficient with manufacturing as we've done with our other products.


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 14:12

Average Review Time In Mac App Store Rising Significantly



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Shiny Development, a firm specializing in training iOS developers, has been monitoring review times for apps submitted to Mac and iOS App Store for some time, gathering data from developers disclosing their wait times in Tweets. The company has revealed that those times have seen a substantial increase over the past six month.


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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. 2:06

Foxconn Workers Reportedly Strike over iPhone 5 Quality Control Demands



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Thousands of Foxconn workers responsible for assembly of the iPhone 5 have gone on strike today, objecting to strict quality control standards that were raised by Apple and Foxconn to address issues related to scratching and other blemishes on the iPhone 5 casing. The new standards turned out to be extremely difficult for workers to produce phones satisfying those requirements.


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Saturday, October 6th, 2012. 14:50

Apple Reportedly Sourcing Thinner Components for 2013 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro



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Digitimes reports that Apple is working with suppliers to develop a new process that will allow to shave 0.15 mm from the thickness of the light guide used to distribute lighting for the company's illuminated keyboard in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Apple will reduce the thickness of light guide plates for the illuminated keyboards in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models from 0.4mm currently to 0.25mm in 2013, according to sources in Apple's supply chain.


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Friday, September 28th, 2012. 0:45

Charging The iPhone 5 Costs About $0.41 A Year



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Today energy efficiency company Opower published a study estimating the annual cost for charging the new iPhone 5 at $0.41. While a user’s actual cost varies based on electricity rates in their regions and on use, the company's estimate assumes that a user charges the device once per day at 11.8 cents per kWh (U.S. average).

Although an individual iPhone 5 consumes a tiny amount of energy, the great popularity of Apple’s smartphones results in considerable energy demand in total. The company notes:


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Thursday, September 27th, 2012. 22:23

DisplayMate: iPhone 5 Display Is The "Best Smartphone Screen"



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DisplayMate published a comprehensive analysis of the iPhone 5 display and also provided detailed comparisons between Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 4. The company concluded that the iPhone 5 has the best smartphone display they have ever tested.


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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. 15:07

iPhone 5 Javascript Benchmarks More Than Two Times As Fast As iPhone 4S



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AnandTech published the first SunSpider benchmark for the iPhone 5. This benchmark measures performance of Javascript in web browsers.

Lower is better, so the iPhone 5 with the score of 914.7ms outstripped all other devices measured in the test. Moreover, it is the fastest SunSpider test for a smartphone they have ever recorded. The new iPhone is more than twice as fast as the iPhone 4S that scored 2250ms and significantly faster than the Galaxy S III that scored 1442.9-1824.9ms.


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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. 13:19

Live iPhone 5 launch coverage




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iPhone 5 preorders to start on September 14th



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Rumors say that pre-orders for the next generation iPhone 5 are reportedly set to begin the morning of Friday, September 14th, according to MacRumors:

MacRumors is now hearing that pre-orders may not begin tomorrow following the media event and that they may instead start on Friday morning in a scenario similar to last year's debut. We're hearing that certain portions of Apple's online sales support team are significantly increasing their staffing levels beginning at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, with a major surge for the initial shift beginning at that time and a sustained level of high staffing for at least the remainder of the day.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was set to begin pre-orders at 12:01 AM Pacific Time the Friday following the Apple's media event.

So users are given an extra couple of days to get the money together.




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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 23:43

Upcoming OS X Mountain Lion version may solve laptop battery life woes



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The unscientific test carried out by The Mac Observer claims to show significant boost in MacBook battery life using a new developer build 12C35 of OS X Mountain Lion, with the latest beta showing an 85-minute increase from the current 10.8.1.

Using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard as a baseline, the compiled test data showed a significant hit to battery performance with the introductions of 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. Upon release, Lion lost over 40 minutes of battery life and took three revisions to regain Snow Leopard power efficiency. In contrast, Mountain Lion saw a huge 105 minute loss in battery performance when it was released in July, with the latest 10.8.1 version moving the OS only 30 minutes closer to baseline.


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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 21:17

'iPad mini' will be challengingly thin thanks to 'GF2' technology



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Apple’s iPad mini will reportedly so thin and light that production of the device will be a challenge to a company. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities claims that the smaller iPad will feature industry leading "GF Ditto," otherwise known as GF2, touchscreen technology. He said that Apple will be the first company in the world to commercialize and mass produce GF Ditto technology.


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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. 0:38

Apple stock soars to all-time closing high after favorable verdict



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In the first day of trading since a favorable ruling in the company's high-stakes patent dispute against Samsung on Friday,  shares of Apple stock reached all-time closing highs on Monday. Apple’s shares broke the former record of $668.87 to reach $675.68, up $12.86.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:57

Apple Hits New Highs as Tim Cook Celebrates One Year as CEO



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On August 24 one year ago Steve Jobs stepped down from the Apple’s CEO post which he held for more a decade and Tim Cook took over the company’s management. After the announcement, Apple's stock dropped more than 5% in after hours to $351.

But now Apple is the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world. Its current share price is $668, gaining more than 75% year-over-year. With Cook in charge, Apple released the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, the Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion and previewed the next version of iOS.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 14:44