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iPhone 5 Does Not Recognize Rapid Diagonal Swipes





Following up the Tweet posted by UK developer CMA Megacorp, Recombu reported on an issue related to recognition of rapid diagonal swiping motions on the iPhone 5 and posted a video comparison that demonstrates the issue on iPhones running iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6. Recombu noted:


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Release of Microsoft Office app is expected to be in early 2013



Microsoft Office application for iPhone and iPad, expected to start setting on the iOS App Store in early 2013. It offers free preview of documents, but there is subscription for Office required to edit documents. On Wednesday, The Verge revealed details of the software. The "Office Mobile" application will be free distributed, but it requires Microsoft Office account. The Office Mobile application will include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. With an annual subscription to the Office, the user will be able to edit documents. Office Mobile is also expected on the Google Android platform, although the application will appear on Apple's iOS first.


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Microsoft Plans To Launch Gaming-Focused 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' Tablet



Today The Verge reported that Microsoft is planning to launch its 7-inch tablet called "Xbox Surface". Rather than being a smaller variant of its just-released 10-inch Surface, the forthcoming tablet will be focused on gaming and will run a scaled down Windows.


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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. 0:34

Apple to open Palo Alto store on Saturday



On Saturday, Apple opened a retail store in downtown of Palo Alto, California. The new store, which is less than two quarter away from the present location of the Apple, ia a shop with glass front part, similar to other Apple retail stores, but it is covered by black fence.


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Monday, October 29th, 2012. 0:51

Apple to hold iPad mini media event on October 23



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While Apple has not yet officially sent invitations to press, AllThingsD writer John Paczkowski is saying today that the invite-only iPad mini event is still scheduled for this month. According to the report, the event will likely be held in Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium on October 23:

Apple will hold a special event this month at which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad. People familiar with Apple’s plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on October 23 at an invitation-only event… Sources declined to specify where the event is to be held, and I’ve not been able to confirm a location.


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Friday, October 12th, 2012. 17:04

Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort



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Bloomberg has recently provided an interesting glimpse of Steve Jobs' role in Apple's mapping effort. The project has been a number of years in the making but which only now has made its way into the public's hands. The report claims Apple's mapping effort was Jobs' idea. He wished Apple to move away from using Google’ Maps on iOS devices.


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Microsoft Office For Mac 2011 Now Supports MacBook Pro Retina Display



Today Microsoft released an updated version of its Office for Mac 2011 that adds support for the Retina display used in the new MacBook Pro.

“We’re happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 (version 14.2.4) now supports Retina display for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Text everywhere is incredibly crisp and all key areas of the interface are now sharper than ever”.


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Thursday, September 20th, 2012. 0:35

Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage



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The latest monthly data of desktop operating shares from Net Applications shows that total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista. Microsoft's Windows Vista fell in August to 6.15 percent of tracked Web usage. Meanwhile, Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, grew to 1.34 percent.


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Bruce Willis Considering Filing a Suit Against Apple



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According to a report from The Daily Mail, actor Bruce Willis is considering bringing a lawsuit against Apple to deal with the issue of transferability of music purchases made on iTunes Stores. The report said that the actor wants his daughters to inherit his music on iTunes after his death, but transfer of ownership is prohibited by Apple’s terms. The Daily Mail said:


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Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 23:03

Apple's share of worldwide tablet market returns to all-time highs



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Apple’s tablets are far ahead of their competitors in a market with nearly out of every four tablet computers purchased around the world last quarter were iPads. During the previous quarter Apple sold 17 million iPad 2s and third-generation iPads that made up 69.6% of all tablet shipments, more than seven times that of its closest rival Samsung, which managed to ship 2.254 million Galaxy Tabs. Apple's 44% jump in iPad shipments was nearly enough to boost the Cupertino-based company back to an all-time high of 70% global tablet market share it achieved during the first quarter of 2011, according to research firm iSuppli.


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Thursday, August 16th, 2012. 0:11

Apple Has Licensed Some Of Its iOS Design Patents To Microsoft



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According to The Verge's report, today in Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple’s director of Patent Licensing & Strategy Boris Teksler testified that Apple has licensed some of its design and technical patents to Microsoft, but the cross-licensing agreement includes “anti-cloning” provisions. Teksler stated:


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

OS X Mountain Lion Will Not Support Some Older 64-Bit Macs



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Apple has specified which Macs will support the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion, whose Golden Master build was seeded to developers this week. While the information about machine requirements has been available for some time, the release of the Golden Master version to the public is a good time to cite which models will support OS X Mountain Lion.

- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)


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Thursday, July 12th, 2012. 2:25

Google And Samsung Plan To Join Their Efforts In Legal Battle Against Apple



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It’s no secret that Apple aggressively attacks any company involved with mobile OS Android, including filing lots of patent suits against such companies as Samsung and HTC. One of the biggest victories for Apple came last week as the company won preliminary injunctions against Galaxy Nexus and  Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Monday, July 2nd, 2012. 23:14

Google Search Vs Siri In 1600-queries Test



Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffray, today published a research note containing the results of Google search vs. Siri 1600-question test. In the study, both Siri and Google were presented with 800 queries in each of two different environments, a busy street and a quiet room. This is not exactly a comparison of how well two services stack up against each other, because queries for Google search were typed in, but the results allow to find out what potential Siri has as an everyday search service and alternative to Google search.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 23:35