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Learning iOS 7: AirDrop [Video]





Apple brings AirDrop to iOS 7, a new way to transfer files between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

Sending a photo or a document to someone via text or email is fine. But if that someone is right next to you, a text or an email suddenly feels like too many steps. Enter AirDrop for iOS. It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts — and anything else from any app with a Share button. Just tap Share, then select the person you want to share with. AirDrop does the rest using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. And transfers are encrypted, so what you share is highly secure.

Here's a video showing how it works.


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Thursday, September 19th, 2013. 17:23

Apple Finally Releases OS X 10.8.5 to All Users



Apple has finally released its OS X 10.8.5. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the update:

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.


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Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:23

Apple Asked Developers to Submit Apps for iOS 7



Apple is currently asking its developers to submit iOS 7 compatible app updates to the App Store. This is the email that has been sent by the company from Cupertino:

iOS 7 will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of customers. Reimagine your app's interface with the clarity, translucency and depth of iOS 7. Integrate APIs for AirDrop, multitasking, games, and camera, as well as new APIs that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s.

To prepare your apps for the App Store, download the GM seed of iOS 7 and Xcode 5, test, and optimize for iOS 7. Submit your apps today.

As you know, iOS 7 GM is now available for all developers. Ordinary users will be able to download it on September 18th.




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No Pre-Order for iPhone 5S



The launch dates for Apple iPhones is September 20 with pre-orders starting September 13. We have recently found out that the iPhone 5S will not be available for pre-order.

Customers will be able to pre-order only the new iPhone 5C via the online Apple Store. The new iPhone 5S will not be available until the launch date.


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Thursday, September 12th, 2013. 16:22

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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Safari Push Notifications - One of the OS X Mavericks New Features



Safari version for OS X Mavericks will get push notifications. Take a look at the email sent to the developers by the company from Cupertino to make sure I’m not telling lies.

OS X Mavericks introduces a powerful new way to keep users engaged with your website. You can now use the Apple Push Notifications Service to send notifications to your website users, right on their Mac desktop — even when Safari isn’t running. Safari Push Notifications work just like push notifications for apps. They display your website icon and notification text, which users can click to go right to your website.

To read more about the Safari Push Notifications, visit the Apple’s official developer webpage.




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Thursday, September 5th, 2013. 23:53

DOJ Says Apple Changed In-App Purchasing Policy to Retaliate Against Amazon



The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:05

Apple's Looking for a New iCloud Anti-Spam System Engineer



Apple is looking for an iCloud software engineer, who would be responsible for the mail anti-abuse system development. According to the latest job listing, a candidate would work on the iCloud team. As to the requirements, the company from Cupertino says it’s looking for a person with a practical knowledge and experience in mail anti-spam systems building. Well, you’d better read everything yourself:


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 20:01

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Cash payout to be paid to liquid damage suit members



Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.

Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple.  Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.


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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 0:40

Pebble Smartwatch App Got the Update



Pebble Smartwatch in an iOS application developed for... Pebble smartwatch. If you don’t know what’s this, I’ll try to explain. In short, this is a tiny smart gadget you wear on your wrist that is paired to your iPhone via Bluetooth. And here there’s an update for the app that controls this gadget.


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Saturday, August 3rd, 2013. 13:32

Buy a Retina MacBook Pro on Best Buy Online and Get an Apple TV for Free



If you always wanted to have an Apple TV you can get it for free. Well, almost. The free Apple TV deal is now available on Best Buy website for all those, who buy a 15-inch high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The first model you can buy is a $1999 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The second one is a $2599 laptop with 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD. As a pleasant bonus, you will surely get an Apple TV.

This special offer is not widely advertised and only available for online buyers.

Apart from this sale, Best Buy offers some other discounts for the students, who purchase Apple laptops and desktops. For instance, a student can get a $100 off the price if indicates a school email address.




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Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 13:34

New iMessage Spam Reporting Tool



Among the latest updates and improvements for iOS 7 and older iOS versions, there’s one connected with iMessage app. Now any user can report an unwanted message or SPAM to Apple.


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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. 17:57

FindIt App Updated with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox Support



If you often have to search for something on your smartphone, then FindIt is the app you need. It lets you look for people, emails and various files stored either on your device, or on Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.


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Viber AppStore Description was hacked



The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked.  The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app  says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"


That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:05

Apple Developers Get Attacked by Scammers



Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 15:01