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SimCity Finally Launches on the Mac





EA has finally released SimCity for Mac. This happened after a six-month delay - the game had to come out in February of this year, but since EA wanted to "ensure a great experience" for all the Mac users, they had to wait.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 23:08

AppleCare Support Employees Begin Training on iOS 7



According to 9to5Mac, AppleCare support team has begun training on support issues related to the new Apple’s iOS 7. The training is said to be over by the second half of September - this is exactly the time, when the company from Cupertino is expected to officially unveil the seventh iOS version.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 18:48

Apple's Asking Its Developers for iOS 7 Compatible Icons



According to 9to5Mac, Apple is currently asking developers to include iOS 7 compatible icons to the apps they submit for the company’s approval. This is all because of the specific size and shape of the icons for iOS 7 - they’re a bit larger and have a different corner radius.


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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 23:33

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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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

T-Mobile's Blocking Employee Vacations for September 20th



According to TmoNews, T-Mobile is blacking out three days - Friday, September, 20th, Saturday, September, 21st and Sunday, September, 22nd - as dates, when its retail workers can’t take vacations. Quite obviously, the reason for such a decision is the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch that is expected to take place on September, 10th.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 23:15

Video comparison of the gold iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C [video]



A new video has recently been posted comparing the gold iPhone 5S to the iPhone 5.

Macmixing has published a video which shows the device comparison to the plastic low-cost iPhone 5C. Although many sources have confirmed that Apple will be releasing iPhone 5S  in gold, it is rumored that the device may be available in grey as well.




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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013. 2:54

P0sixninja Launches OpenJailbreak Project Website



P0sixninja has finally launched its OpenJailbreak website, where all the members of the world’s jailbreak community can find tools they need. The big event took place on August 24th, during the Worldwide Jailbreak Conference.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 17:57

Widely Rumored Apple A7 Processor is 'very fast'



Apple’s widely rumored A7 processor, which is presumably used to power iPhone 5S, is "very fast". This is what Clayton Morris - Fox News reporter - has recently tweeted. He said that the new A7 "is running at about 31% faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast." Moreover, the sources claim that the new CPU will be 64-bit, which proves the reporter’s words.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 15:18

iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

Apple Redesigns Its Education Website



Apple has redesigned its 'Apple and Education' website and added resources, stories, planning ideas and other useful menus for people to use, The Loop reports. Apart from that, one can find four sections on the updated education page, namely, iPad in Education, Mac in Education, Special Education and Real Stories.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:16

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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner and iOS 7 for iPad. Rumors



9to5Mac has published some information concerning the rumored fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 delay for iPad.

Firstly, the site claims that no fingerprint scanner will be inserted into the iPhone 5S because Apple was only testing it externally over a cable system. Moreover, the website states that the home button will not be specially designed to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 0:25

A study finds differences between iPhone and Samsung buyers



According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.

It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.

The key figures of the report:

● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)

Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.


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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 22:36

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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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 17:40

Apple to launch graphics card replacement program for iMacs



According to information provided by 9to5Mac, Apple is starting a replacement program for the graphics card used in some mid-2011 iMacs.

Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

In order to get the graphic card replaced the serial number of your iMac should finish with one of the following groups (for example, xxxxxxxxDHJQ):
● DHJQ, DHJW, DL8Q, DNGH, DNJ9, or DMW8
● DPM1, DPM2, DPNV, DNY0, DRVP, DY6F, F610

The video below describes the graphics issue. If you own one of the Macs models mentioned above, the AMD graphics card will be replaced for free for three years from the computer's purchase date. If the card is already replaced at your expense, you may get  refund.




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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 1:00

Talks between China Mobile and Apple Seem to be Over Soon



Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple seem to be successful, Reuters reports. Both sides are interested in reaching an agreement, so the talks, which began in 2011, may be soon over.


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Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 19:09