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Apple files for "iWatch" trademark in Japan





Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed a trademark for “iWatch” in Japan, according to a filing with the Japan Patent Office from early June. The filing, which was reportedly made publicly available last week, is in reference to an Apple “handheld computer” or “watch device.”

This does not mean that Apple will release iWatch, but it certainly fuels speculation that an Apple-branded smartwatch is in the works.


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Monday, July 1st, 2013. 14:44

iOS 7 Beta 2 on the iPad [Screenshots]



iClarified published a massive screenshot gallery of iOS 7 beta 2 running on the iPad.

Apple released iOS 7 Beta 2 couple days ago which brought support for the iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4.

Take a look:

Lock Screen


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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 16:32

Recent rumors on iOS 7 look [Photos]



Newly leaked information about iOS 7 reveals that in addition to a flat design, Apple is also going to be updating the text and graphics in the operating system with a 'skinny' look.

9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub says he's seen an early beta of the operating system but can't post the images because they're watermarked.

Highlights:
● iTunes is Purple-ish with white (iSync-like arrows instead of a music note).
● Camera is Gray gradient and icon is same shape as you see on the lock screen.
● Facetime is like it used to be without the gray. and flat.
● Compass icon is darker and flatter.
● Safari icon is like the Mac circle icon without the silver frame.
● Photos icon is a color wheel.
● Game Center is similar to the photos icon – totally different than before.
● Maps gets walking directions.
● Grouped tableviews now extend to the edges of the screen.
● Rounded rectangles are more squared off.
● Updated share menu with sideways scrolling rows featuring one row with Airdrop devices, one row with social networks, and another with copy/paste/etc.

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Apple Looking To Improve In-Car Integration Of Siri And Maps In iOS 7



Today 9to5Mac reported that Apple is looking to make considerable improvements to in-car integration with the iOS 7. In particular, the company is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri and Maps services with the built-in displays in cars. The report said:

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 21:57

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 With Evasi0n Fix



Apple released iOS 6.1.3 which fixes a lock screen passcode bug and brings improvements to Maps in Japan. It also disables Evasi0n jailbreak.

iOS 6.1.3:
This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
● Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
● Improvements to Maps in Japan

For information on the security content of this update please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You can update in iTunes or directly on your iDevice. If you use jailbreak or unlock, do not update! iOS 6.1.3 is not jailbreakable.




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Google Released First Update To Its Google Maps App For iOS



Today Google updated its Google Maps app for iOS with version 1.1. This is the first update since the company released its standalone app in December after Apple replaced Google’s Maps app with its mapping solution in iOS 6.

The update brings several improvements to Google Maps, including easier searching for local places and integrations with Google Contacts.


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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 22:07

This Year Apple Again Topped Fortune’s 'Most Admired Companies' Ranking



Apple has taken the number one position in Fortune's annual list of World’s Most Admired Companies for sixth year running.

The Fortune’s ranking is based on a extensive poll of industry analysts, corporate executives and directors who ranked companies by nine key attributes: Use of corporate assets, People management, Financial soundness, Innovation, Social responsibility, Quality of management, Financial soundness, Quality of management, Long-term investment, Global competitiveness and Quality of products/services. Apple scored the number one spot in all nine categories.


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013. 21:29

Street View App Can Access Google’s Street View From Within iOS 6 Maps



Developers from FutureTap recently released a 99 cent app on the App Store called “Street View” that allows users to access Google Street View from the iOS 6 Maps app.

One of the key features missing in the iOS 6 Maps app was the 360 degree panoramas of the Google's Street View. With the release of Google Maps app for iOS things got better, but there are still several reasons why many people continue using Apple’s Maps app.


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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. 1:04

Apple is looking for a specialist in the field of cartography in Australia



Apple has published a new job listing for "Maps data specialist" in Australia. The job listing which was posted two days ago appeared as a result of the improper displaying of map data in Central Australia.


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Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:23

Sony announces PlayStation 4 and new PlayStation app for iOS



At an event, which was held in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, new next-generation video game console. The new console will allow gamers to try out new games before buying, share video games with friends, as well as to watch friends play in a spectator mode.
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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers which includes a fix for the recently discovered lock screen bug.

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 includes a security fix for a Lock screen bug and the following improvements to Maps for Japan:
● Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
● Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
● Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
● Updated freeway color to green
● Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices
● Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

You can get the new build (10B318) from the iOS Dev Center.




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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 14:18

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.1 Beta to Developers



Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers. It’s only been a week since Apple released iOS 6.1 to the public. And it's just 48 hours after the iOS 6.x evasi0n jailbreak was released. Release notes indicate maps improvement and some other optimization. well, we understand that the main purpose of iOS 6.1.1 is probably to fix vulnerabilities used by envasi0n jailbreak.

MuscleNerd already commented via twitter:

6.1.1 beta is already out to developers! Obviously stay away from that.


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Apple In Discussions With Foursquare For Data-Sharing Deal



According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is in preliminary discussions with Foursquare, company behind popular location-based app, for a data-sharing deal. The report notes that Apple SVP Eddy Cue is participating in negotiations with a view to improve the app that has failed to meet Apple’s expectations. WSJ said:


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 14:41

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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More than half of smartphone consumers prefer to buy the iPhone 5



A new survey of more than 800 United States buyers found that more than half of those ones who planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy the new iPhone 5 by Apple. The poll conducted by Piper Jaffray, revealed that 53.3% of consumers say they plan to buy the iPhone 5 in the near future. This is close to a number of buyers constituting the 54.9 percent who have already chosen the iPhone 5 in October and a little more than 47.7 percent who said they would choose Apple in September.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 14th, 2012. 13:00