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Apple Releases iTunes 11.2.1 with Fix for Hidden 'Users' Folder





Immediately after the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, which took place on Friday, many users began reporting a problem with iTunes 11.2. The bug somehow made a 'Users' folder on their computers hidden. And this is a piece of bad news.

The good news is that Apple responded quickly to the issue and released a new version of iTunes today - 11.2.1. This version contains a fix for the problem.


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Saturday, May 17th, 2014. 15:34

Patent War Between Apple and Google is Over?



Apple and Google have decided to stop the patent war. According to the latest reports, the company from Cupertino and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have recently agreed to end all the so-called patent battles. This, however, doesn't mean that the tech giants will start cross-licensing each other's patents.


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Saturday, May 17th, 2014. 15:26

Apple Releases Final Version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3



Apple today released the final version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to users worldwide. The release comes after two months of developer testing. In case you don't know, the last beta (build 13D61) was released last week and contained minor improvements.


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Friday, May 16th, 2014. 17:22

iPhone 6 to Feature 1704 x 960 Resolution Screen?



As the iPhone 6 release date draws near, more and more specs for the would-be device appear on the Internet. Today I want to tell you about the screen resolution of the handset.


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Thursday, May 15th, 2014. 18:12

Apple to Restrict Retail Employee Vacation Time in September



The company from Cupertino is reportedly planning to restrict vacation time for its German retail employees in September. The only possible reason for such a decision is the launch of a new product or products. Aside from German employees, people working at Apple's retail stores in a number of other countries will get the same restricted vacations. This is another indication of the iPhone release, which is said to take place in August or September.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:29

Numerous Users Report Early-2011 MacBook Pro GPU Failures



A wide number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners have begun reporting problems with their laptops. The issues are probably somehow connected with AMD's discrete video cards on both 15-inch and 17-inch models.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:21

Apple to Add HD Audio Playback to iOS 8 and Release New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable



According to the latest rumors from various sources, Apple is planning to improve the quality of music playback in iOS 8. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may release new versions of both In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:15

iPhone 6 to Feature NFC Chip - Rumor



Apple's iPhone 6 will be equipped with an NFC chip. This is what people familiar with the matter say. Apart from that, Apple has reportedly signed a deal with China UnionPay, which means that the Passbook app may soon start supporting this banking service.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:34

Samsung Becomes Top iPad Display Supplier



This may sound strange, but according to the latest report from usually reliable market research firm DisplaySearch, Samsung managed to become Apple's main iPad display panel supplier in the first quarter of 2014. The South Korean company produced as many as 5.2 million 9.7-inch Retina displays, which were used in the iPad Air and the fourth generation iPad.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:25

New iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to iPod touch [Images]



A number of new photos showing fifth generation iPod touch compared to iPhone 6 physical mockup have recently appeared on the Italian website called Macitynet. Both devices looks pretty much the same, however, the iPhone mockup is noticeably larger.

By and large, the design of the mockup resembles the design of the iPod touch and earlier iPhone models. However, it has some differences, which can be seen on the images below.


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Saturday, May 10th, 2014. 15:16

Apple Acquires Beats Electronics - Rumor



Apple may soon acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone manufacturer and the company behind one of the most popular streaming music services. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and The New York Times have confirmed that Apple is currently in talks with Beats Electronics. If the two companies come to an agreement, the acquisition will be announced next week.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:26

Apple Hires Former Nokia Senior Camera Engineer



Apple has reportedly hired Ari Partinen, a senior camera engineer at Nokia. According to what he has recently posted on his Twitter, he will start working for the company from Cupertino as soon as in June.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:18

TSMC Shipped First Batch of Fingerprint Sensors for Upcoming Gadgets



According to the latest rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already provided the first batch of fingerprint sensors for Apple's would-be iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. This may indicate that the mass production of all of the abovementioned gadgets will start soon.


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Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 20:08

Apple is Now World's Second Largest Online Retailer



Apple has become world's second largest online retailer. The first place is occupied by Amazon and I must admit that the gap between the first and the second spot is enormous.


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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. 17:45

Apple to Open Flagship Store Inside of World Trade Center Mall in New York



According to the latest rumors, Apple may open its new flagship store inside of the upcoming World Trade Center mall in New York. The store is expected to be located in the lower level of the mall.

The guys from Cupertino signed all the documents required for opening the store. This means it may be opened as soon as in 2015.


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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. 17:14