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Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 4





Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.


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Media sharing with on-hold callers



Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

iTunes Radio Is Coming Right on Time



We all know that Apple will introduce iTunes Radio this fall along with iOS 7. And it seems to be just the right time for such a release. And here’s why.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 20:42

Logitech introduces new speakers for Mac



The recently launched Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is an elegantly-designed pair of wireless stereo speakers to be used with your Mac. The device enables you to listen to music and any audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. They can easily switch between three devices by simply pressing a pause or play button on the devices.

According to Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories, the shape and material of the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 resemble of an art masterpiece, reflecting the trends of modern art and color decisions. These speakers will match perfectly the recent minimalism models of laptops and laconic futurism of interior design. Besides, the speakers feature Bluetooth connectivity, so you will avoid the problems with wires. Summing up, the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is a perfect decision for modern wireless, multi-device lifestyle.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 7:58

A new music keyboard for iPad



Miselu company has launched a new product for iPad – a wireless music keyboard. It boasts a high-quality two-octave (24-key) music keyboard. It can also work as an iPad cover, and has a micro-USB slot and a sealed Li-ion battery for 5-6 hours of operation.

What’s more, the keyboard is also compatible with Windows and Linux software, just if they support MIDI over USB.

The keyboard is expandable, from 242 x 185.7 x 9.9 mm (the size of an iPad) to 242 x 201.3 x 28.5 mm. It makes the device much easier to use. Moreover, the keyboard springs with the help of anti-polarity magnets, which itself is an innovation.

Have a look at the video describing the development of Miselu C.24 wireless music keyboard for iPad




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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 19:50

Pandora App for iOS Got the Update



Pandora Radio lets you listen to your favorite songs whenever you want – on your iPhone and iPad. And this app got another minor update yesterday.

  


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What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3



Apple recently released iOS 7 beta 3. Here is the list of changes:

  • Faster and more reliable than previous releases (of course)
  • Minor UI changes in Notification Center (new font)
  • Minor UI changes in Music app (new font)
  • Minor UI changes in Weather app (new font)


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Apple patents flexible battery for rumored iWatch



Apple has invented flexible components that will suit its much-rumored iWatch. Apart from flexible battery,  flexible displays that can wrap around the wrist were also patented earlier.  The invention can be used for any bendable product. Apple describes that the components can be employed in “wristwatches, calculators, laptop computers, tablet computers, and/or music players, to name but a few.”

Flexible battery packs for use in electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the flexible battery pack may include a plurality of cells, such as galvanic or photovoltaic cells. The battery pack also may include a plurality of laminate layers coupled to the cells that include a top laminate layer and a bottom laminate layer. An adhesive may be used to couple the top and bottom laminate layers together such that each of the plurality of cells is isolated from each other. This arrangement may allow the battery to be shaped to fit a form factor of the electronic device. This arrangement also may allow one or more of the cells to be selectively removed from the plurality, which may be desirable from a manufacturing perspective.

So we may assume that these published patents will heat up the rumors about mysterious iWatch.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 17:45

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

Why the iPhone 5 is good for gaming



The mobile phone is something that many people cannot live without these days because they do nearly everything on them from looking up information to talking to their friends and family. With full internet access you can research nearly anything on a mobile phone without having to change to PC, as well as this you can also watch films and listen to music never having to touch another device. What is most impressive is their ability to play games; the App Store on most modern phones is filled to the brim with thousands of games that you can download and play at any time. Online casino games have become incredibly popular with mobile phone gamers due to just how easy they are to play and how entertaining they can be.


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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013. 15:43

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.

More icons:


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Leaked iOS 7 Photo



UPDATE: official iOS 7 photos are available here.

A photo leaked online today allegedly giving us the first look at an early build of iOS 7.

In the blurry image below you can see that some of the icons have been updated with a flat design. Several icons including Game Center, Camera, Settings, and Music all have noticeable design changes.




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Written by admin

Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 15:57

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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New Apple ad "Music Every Day"



Apple posted new video ad about iPhone 5. It is called "Music Every Day".

Every day, more people enjoy their music on the iPhone than any other phone.

Let's watch:

This ad is the second in the 'Every Day' series. The first was entitled 'Photos Every Day'.




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Written by admin

Friday, May 24th, 2013. 15:18

Apple Continues To Dominate Online Rental And Video Purchase Markets In U.S.



Today NPD published a new report on the U.S. Internet video market for 2012, noting that Apple continues to dominate both video rentals and purchases.

In looking at purchased content, Apple’s share reached 65 percent of the movie market and 67 percent of the TV show market, while Apple’s closest competitors, Amazon and Xbox Video, holding around 10 percent of the market each.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 22:47