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Microsoft Offers $200 for iPad Trade-In





According to MacRumors, Microsoft has begun a new trade-in program - if you bring your iPad to one of the company’s retail stores, you will get a $200 gift card. Such promotion is aimed to boost the Microsoft Surface RT and Pro sales, which are very weak now.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:15

iPhone 5С is officially unveiled in five colors



Today Apple has introduced the iPhone 5c which can be truly called the most colorful iPhone ever. The smartphone features a new design. It is available in five bright colors -  blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

iPhone 5c boasts all the features so respected and loved by Apple customers. The magnificent 4-inch Retina display, the long-awaited rapid processor A6 chip, as well as the 8 megapixel iSight camera are only a small part of brilliant hardware of the new iPhone. It also has more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, which is expected to be the best iOS Cupertino company has ever had to present to its customers.

“iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand.”

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The iPhone 5S - First Look



Apple has just unveiled it’s new flagship device - iPhone 5S. As expected, it features a brand-new A7 processor, which is said to be five times faster than the previous one, an improved camera and a widely rumored fingerprint sensor that is, by the way, called Touch ID.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 23:21

iPhone Holds About 40% Share of the American Smartphone Market



According to comScore MobiLens and Mobile Matrix, the iPhone now holds a 40% share of the American smartphone market, which means that users still prefer this device to the others.


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Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

iPhone Home button with a fingerprint scanner



The photos of the home button of the iPhone 5S show that it includes some new components. Accordng to Nowhereelse, they are most likely to refer to the rumored fingerprint scanner.

The first notable difference of course for the general shape of the map but not really enough to jump to the ceiling. Even more interesting, a mysterious square element placed closer button instantly revives the rumor. Followed by two other components attached to the extension of the map and that all seemed to be resistance. Needless to say that these three elements are absent from the button back to the home of the iPhone 5 and is to my knowledge unprecedented for this spare parts, all iPhone generations combined.

The part has the identification number 821-2092-01, it seems to have been manufactured on the 29th week of 2013 (mid-July).

However, MacRumors claims that the same part was sold om sw-box as a component of iPhone 5C . So it is not clear what device it belongs to.

Apple will unveil both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10th.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, September 5th, 2013. 1:58

Spotify App is Updated With a New Way to Browse Music and Other Features



Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.


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Sony will make a Smart Shot Lens to match Gold iPhone 5S



Sony is about to launch Smart Shot lens attachments in a white and gold color. The device will match perfectly the rumored gold iPhone 5S.

SonyAlphaRumors has published new photos and information about the accessory.


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Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

Photos of iPad 5's Front and Back Panels Assembled Together



Sonny Dickson has posted a bunch of photos on his blog that presumably show how can the new Apple’s iPad 5 look like. On the ihe images, however, you won’t see any internal parts of the device like battery, circuit boards or touchscreen.


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Friday, August 30th, 2013. 19:37

Creative WP-350: bluetooth headset



Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.

Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.


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Japan’s Largest Wireless Carrier is in Talks to Sell iPhone



According to the latest rumors, Japan’s largest wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is currently in talks with Apple to sell its iPhone starting this year. Bloomberg reports that when the rumors about possible agreement between the company from Cupertino and DoCoMo appeared, shares of the latter one began to rise. The two main rivals of the Japanese mobile operator, namely, KDDI and Softbank, both carry the iPhone, so it’s high time NTT DoCoMo ended talks with Apple successfully.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:15

Apple's Testing New App Store Ranking Algorithms



A research firm Fiksu claims that Apple is now working on new ranking algorithms for both iTunes and App Store, which will include user ratings. So far, the number of downloads of an app per certain period of time has been the main criterion to call it popular. But things seem to have changed.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 0:23

Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

iPhone 5C to make Apple the market leader in China



According to Katy Huberty, analyst from Morgan Stanley, Apple may become market leader on Chinese smartphone market thanks to iPhone 5C launch.

The report of the analyst is based on recent AlphaWise survey among 2,000 Chinese mobile phone owners.

Have a look at the findings:

Consumers' interest rate in iPhone will remain high is Cupertino company continues its high-end strategy

● 23% of potential smartphone buyers are ready to purchase the iPhone. The figure has risen from 19% in January 2013.
● Apple gets a higher brand-loyalty rate than any other smartphone producer.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 16:44

3-in-1 iPhone lens kit for $25 only



Folks looking to increase their iPhone photography skills might want to take a look at this lens kit deal going on over at Stack Social is offering a new lens kit for those who want to improve the iPhone photography. The 3-in-1 iPhone lens package can be purchased at a good discount.

The kit includes three types of lenses: fisheye, wide-angle, and macro. The best ting is that the price is three times lower. So you have a great possibility to buy the kit for $25 instead of $70 or $80.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 17:40