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Apple to Take Part in Campaign against NSA’s “PRISM” Program





Apple has lined up with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and a number of other tech companies to fight against NSA’s “PRISM” program. According to what The Wall Street Journal reporters write (via 9to5mac), the company from Cupertino, together with its allies, is launching a campaign to resist the U.S. government and keep user’s data secured from third parties.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:18

Number of Apps on U.S. App Store Reaches 1 Million



The number of apps on the U.S. App Store for both iPhone and iPad has reached 1 million. As of Saturday, there were 1,006,557 apps available for download, MacRumors reports. This figure doesn’t include “foreign” apps i.e. those available within one country or a couple of countries, but not in the United States.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:06

Apple Begins Selling Sharp's 32-inch Monitors



According to 9to5mac, the company from Cupertino has begun selling Sharp’s 32-inch 4K HD LED monitors through several international online stores. This is probably connected with the brand new Mac Pro launch, which is set for December.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:12

Apple Changed Shipping Estimates for iPhone 5s



Apple on Thursday once again changed shipping estimates for the iPhone 5s to 1-3 days. This means that the company from Cupertino has finally caught up with the demand on this device and is ready to sell customers any 5s model they choose.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:36

Apple Starts Using iBeacon Technology at 254 Retail Stores across America



Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:28

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53

Apple Filed Patent for "Smart dock" on Thursday



Apple on Thursday filed a patent for a "Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device". Such a system will allow users to activate Siri and get access to voice recognition functions of the the compatible device once it is connected.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:41

HondaLink Apps and Display Audio Interface to Boost iOS Car Integration



Honda has recently updated its HondaLink apps for iOS, namely Connect App, Navigation App, Aha App and Launcher App. The reason for such update is the new Honda Civic launch. This car, by the way, is one of the first ever that features deep integration with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. Apart from that, it can boast of a brand new Display Audio interface, which resembles that of modern smartphones.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11

Experts Raised Target Price for AAPL



According to Fortune’s latest report, the experts from Deutsche Bank and Global Equities Research have raised the target price for AAPL. They say such predictions appeared after the analysts took a look at company’s Black Friday sales results.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 3:07

Apple Purchased Another Small Firm Called Topsy Labs Inc.



According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently purchased another small firm called Topsy Labs Inc. This is a company that creates software to search and analyse data from social media like Twitter and Google+. As to the sum of acquisition, it is $225 million or even more, Dan Primack of Fortune reports.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:51

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing for Purchases Above €400



Good news for all those who live in Europe and think about getting an iPhone or iPad for a discounted price - from now on and up till January 10th one can buy any Apple’s device via company’s online store and save a few bucks for the holidays. How is it possible? Well, Apple has just started offering 0% financing for purchases above €400.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:10

Apple Changed Logo to Highlight World AIDS Day



Apple is changing the color of its brand logo outside the retail stores in the UK from white to red in order to show support for World AIDS Day. Moreover, the company from Cupertino has changed the design of its official website to highlight World AIDS Day. Every user that visits Apple’s UK homepage can now see a link to Product(RED) website.


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Monday, December 2nd, 2013. 3:48

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Steve Jobs Was Against Idea of Creating White Gadgets



Leander Kahney, the author of the book called 'Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products', claims that Steve Jobs at first was against the idea of creating white gadgets. Nevertheless, Apple executives thought white products will be a success, so in 2001 the company from Cupertino started producing some of the devices in white.


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Monday, December 2nd, 2013. 2:20