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iPad 5 with Thinner Bezel and a Translucent Logo?





A video, showing something very similar to the iPad 5 with translucent logo and thinner bezel, has been posted on YouTube by a Japanese website Mac Otakara. There’re no internal details - only the front and back covers assembled together.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 14:51

Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16

Intel will supply Apple with processors for MacBook Pro



SemiAccurate says that Intel will become Apple's supplier of ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for the coming MacBook Pros. According to the report, the chips will boast a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.
It was Apple that requested a special top bin cream-of-the-crop GT3e selection from Intel, with "as much GPU power as possible." Now when most of the top chips are bought by Apple, much less will remain for Intel's other customers.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:45

How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.




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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36

T-Mobile goes $0 down for iPhone 5



One of the most famous USA carriers,  T-Mobile announced today that a new deal is about to begin - : $0 down for all devices. Since tomorrow, you will get a device without any instant payments, only to be obliged to pay $ 27 over the next 24 months( in addition to regular monthly charges). Before the deal was the following: you paid  $145.99 and the monthly payments were of $21 per month for 24 months.

The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US. “This is a fantastic offer and we’re making it easier than ever for customers to get the latest amazing devices. Adding Zero Down in addition to JUMP!, and Simple Choice with no contract is all about making wireless work for consumers and shaking up this industry.”


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 1:19

New privacy rules are to be introduced by U.S. Government



After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]

Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …


However the proposals may turn out to be rather ineffective…


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 0:11

The Thinnest iPad Mount Ever Created - MagBak



Those who have an iPad may sometimes need to use it to watch a movie or cook a dinner following a recipe found on the Internet. So far, the only more or less convenient way to do that was to buy a bulky mount. But things have changed.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 17:35

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Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

New iPad will boast GF2 Touch Screen Technology



According to some sources, the next generation iPad will feature a 2048 x 1536 resolution, the same as the current model has. However, the new iPad  is to boast a slimmer bezel as well as GF2 touch screen technology. This will undoubtedly make the device thinner and lighter. It is also claimed that the touch panel technology will be supplied by TPK and GIS.

It is also believed that LG, Samsung Display and Sharp will be the suppliers of the retina displays both the next generation iPad and iPad mini.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:06

Apple Will Refund $6.000 to Careless Father



This is the article devoted to all parents and their children. Lee Neale, an aerospace engineer from Somerset, UK, lost as much as $6.000 due to 8-year-old daughter and his own carelessness.  Here’s what The Mirror reports about:


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 22:45

Apple's Testing a 13-inch iPad and a Larger iPhone?



According to the latest rumours, Apple is currently testing larger screens for iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal claims the company from Cupertino ordered several prototypes from its Asian suppliers several months ago.


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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 1:25

iPhone 5S rumored fingerprint sensor



Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the  screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.

iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to  verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using  new technologies such as  cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the  mobile security company AuthenTec last year.


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iTunes Radio Is Coming Right on Time



We all know that Apple will introduce iTunes Radio this fall along with iOS 7. And it seems to be just the right time for such a release. And here’s why.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 20:42

Logitech introduces new speakers for Mac



The recently launched Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is an elegantly-designed pair of wireless stereo speakers to be used with your Mac. The device enables you to listen to music and any audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. They can easily switch between three devices by simply pressing a pause or play button on the devices.

According to Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories, the shape and material of the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 resemble of an art masterpiece, reflecting the trends of modern art and color decisions. These speakers will match perfectly the recent minimalism models of laptops and laconic futurism of interior design. Besides, the speakers feature Bluetooth connectivity, so you will avoid the problems with wires. Summing up, the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is a perfect decision for modern wireless, multi-device lifestyle.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 7:58

Strap-E iPhone Case - a Promising Kickstarter Project



I don’t use wallets. They take up too much space in my pocket. That is why I’ve been looking for a convenient and at the same time small wallet iPhone case for everyday use. And you know, looks like I’ve found it. It’s called Strap-E and here’s its mini-review.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 17:02