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Apple began building an operational Center in the Austin covering 1 million square feet





Apple began construction of a new operational center covering an area of 1 million square feet in Austin, Texas, which will contain nearly 3600 new jobs.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 21st, 2012. 0:32

Passbook Has Proved To Be Very Popular Among Retailers And Developers



Passbook was one of the main features added to iOS 6, enabling companies to deliver loyalty cards, gift cards, coupons, tickets and other items to a centralized digital wallet for the iPad touch and iPhone.

Although the feature is handy addition that utilizes time and location-based awareness to help you use Passbook passes when needed, it is not a true digital wallet based on hardware technologies such as field communications (NFC).


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Written by maxim

Thursday, December 20th, 2012. 21:48

IGB Electronica SA Launches Android Phone Under "IPHONE" Name In Brazil



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters notes:


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 1:30

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times



Jeff Huber reported in a Google+ blog post that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times within two days after the app appeared in the App Store.

Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.


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Brighcover CEO Shares His Views On Apple TV



Today Brighcover CEO Jeremy Allaire shared with AllThingsD his thoughts about what the Apple television may be. There have been many mockups and rumors before, but Allaire posted several new mockups and speculate on one possible route Apple may follow with the television. Allaire said that rather than just launching a 46- and 60-inch TV sets, Apple would also release a companion device.


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 0:57

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Apple may sell 13 million TV sets



Last week, Tim Cook revealed that the television was an area of intense "interest" for Apple. Today, analyst Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley shared the results of the survey.

"11% of respondents said they would be "extremely interested" in buying an Apple-branded TV set, which translates into 13 million units in the U.S. alone. 36% said they would be "somewhat interested," which could translate into another 43 million units.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. 22:59

Apple Could Acquire TomTom To Speed Up Improvements To Maps App



According to a report from Rabobank analyst Hans Slob, one of Apple’s key partners providing map data in the new Map app TomTom could be acquired by Apple. Today Bloomberg noted that Slob said there is 30% chance that Apple seeks to purchase TomTom in order to make quicker improvements to its new Maps app.


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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. 19:54

Observations show that the Mac Pro is the first product with "made in the USA" label



In an interview with Brian Williams Tim Cook revealed that Apple is planning to bring back some of the Mac products in the United States. Cook has not identified which of the Mac lines would be part of the $ 100 million investment, but, judging by observations, it will be probably the Mac Pro.


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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. 21:03

Google And Apple Teamed Up On $500 Million Offer For Kodak Patents



According to Bloomberg report, Google and Apple have teamed up to place a bid of over $500 million to buy the imaging patent portfolio of bankrupt Eastman Kodak. The report said:


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Saturday, December 8th, 2012. 10:48

Along with Apple, Foxconn Plans U.S. Expansion



As Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple is going to bring some part of Mac production to the U.S. in 2013, Bloomberg reports that Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, is also seeking to expand its production in the country. A Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo said:


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Thursday, December 6th, 2012. 21:48

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Apple is expanding its energy resources in the data center of North Carolina.



The Charlotte Observer reports that Apple is planning to double the size of its energy resources at its data center in Maiden, North Carolina to 10 megawatts.

"Fifty fuel cells adjacent to its $1 billion data center in Maiden are expected to be operating by January, Apple said in papers filed with the N.C. Utilities Commission. It will be fueled by “directed biogas” in which cleaned methane gas from a landfill is injected into a natural gas pipeline. [...]


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012. 22:16

Samsung Working to Keep Design Dispute Separate from Component Contracts



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Several Samsung senior executives were reportedly holding an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss Samsung's next moves in the case. Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun not present at that meeting trying to save the company’s component supply contracts with Apple. Kwon's primary responsibility is to oversee the company's component business, a division that maintains a close relationship with Apple.


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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. 22:31

Shipments Of iPad mini And New iMac Will Be Constrained Until 2013



According to DigiTimes, shipments of the iMac and iPad mini are expected to be limited in 2012 due to display production issues.

Reportedly, the panels for the iPad mini have seen low yield rates. As a result, Apple may fall short of 10 million target and reach only 6 million mark for the shipments of the iPad mini in the fourth quarter.


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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. 13:17

Game Sale from Electronic Arts



Here is a list of games that are on sale this weekend from EA as well as the EA-owned Chillingo, Firemonkeys and PopCap. Take a look, some are as low as FREE:


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Survey: 42 percent Оf U.S. Windows Users Intend To Switch To Apple



Internet software company Avast conducted a survey of Windows users to find out how many people plan to upgrade to the latest version of the Windows and got some surprising results.


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Friday, November 16th, 2012. 0:23

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