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Real Racing 3 for iOS Updates with New Features





One of the most popular games on the App Store - Real Racing 3 - was updated on August 21. As to the improvements, EA says it added the difficulty tuning, new cars, tracks, events, cameras and more to the game.


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Apple Expands USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to 30 Countries



Apple's USB Power Adapter Takeback Program has been expanded to 30 countries and the prices of the adapters for each region have been revealed.

According to recent report, some unofficial adapters  do not correspond to the safety requirements due to improper design. As not all such adapters have an issue, Apple has decided to launch a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program so that customers could buy official adapters.

Apple is  customer-oriented company, the safety of its users being the priority issue. This is the reason for severe testing our products are subject to. So the items, including the USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod are certified to correspond to safety standards around the world.

 
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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 2:11

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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Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 19:30

Download iOS 7 Beta 6 [Links]



Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 6 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 6:


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The 2013 iPhone Photography Awards



The results of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have recently been announced.

The unique feature of the competition is that the photographers are only permitted to submit images taken with an iPhone or iPod touch. No special programs such as PhotoShop are allowed. The only programs permissible are those available on iPhone/iPod such as Hipstamatic, CameraBag, etc.

Have a look at the winners of the award in different categories. Each of them received an iPad mini.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 1:01

New Apple's Patent for Flexible Headphones Connectors



According to the latest news, Apple has filed a patent for a flexible headphones connector, that can prevent the headset from accidental breakage. The patent application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today proves that the company from Cupertino is working on an innovative type of iPhone headphones.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 18:20

iCloud.com Beta Website Updated with iOS 7 style design



Apple executives - especially Jonny Ive - love the new iOS 7 design immensely, though a lot of users still haven’t got used to thinking that this is the future, the near future that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner has to face. Anyway, the guys from Cupertino liked the new iOS look so much that they redesigned the iCloud.com Beta website using a very similar to the iOS 7’s pattern.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 2:36

Larry Ellison speaks of Apple without Steve Jobs [Video]



Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle has recently given an interview to CBS's Charlie Rose. It is well known that Larry was a close friend of Steve Jobs, so the main topic of the dialog was what he believes Apple without Steve Jobs will look like.

“Well, we already know,” Ellison told Rose. “We saw we conducted the experiment. I mean, it’s been done. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. We saw Apple without Steve Jobs. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. Now, we’re gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs.”

The events Ellison is talking about refer to the year 1985 when Steve Jobs was sacked by the Apple board. The Californian company went through many difficulties and had t struggle for further development. Later,   Steve Jobs joined the company again CEO. As a result, such well-known products were launched as the iPod, iPhone and iPad, the ones that gave Apple world-wide recognition and generous revenues.

Nowadays, Apple is lead by Steve Jobs' hand picked successors - Tim Cook and the rest of the executive team (Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, etc). However,  Ellison guesses that the sad history of Apple without Steve Jobs may be repeated.




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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 15:26

Roku App for iOS Got the Update



Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.


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eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

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

New iPad 5 Front Panel Photos



A new listing at Macfixit Australia shows us a black iPad 5 front panel. It is believed to be a genuine Apple detail as it is marked by the number 821-1892-02 - and this is the format the company from Cupertino uses for its components. Look at the photos below to see what I’m talking about.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 14:10

Download iOS 7 Beta 5 [Links]



UPDATE: You can donwload iOS 7 Beta 6 here.

Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 5 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

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Cash payout to be paid to liquid damage suit members



Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.

Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple.  Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 0:40

Bob Mansfield will be developing new products for Apple



It was reported earlier this week that Apple executive Bob Mansfield has given up his management duties at Apple. He is rumored to have focused on 'special projects', concerning development of new products for Cupertino company. So his responsibilities will be taken over by other executives.

Dan Riccio will be responsible for Apple's antenna design team. Moreover, he will still lead the department of  Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering. Dan Riccio was promoted to lead Apple's hardware engineering teams when Bob Mansfield first retired last year.

Jeff Williams will acquire the job of managing Apple's special projects engineering teams. He is the Senior Vice President for Operations and has bee working with Tim Cook for years now.  Though it is Mansfield who will focus on Apple's newest and most innovative designs. Thus he will not be distracted with management issues any longer.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 5th, 2013. 17:20