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German Court Struck Down Provisions In Apple’s Privacy Policy





According to Bloomberg, a German court has told Apple to change its privacy policy governing the use of customer data after ruling that 8 provisions in the policy go against German consumer protection laws.

The lawsuit has been filed by consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which raises concerns over Apple requesting 'global consent' for use of customer’s data.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. 1:08

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Mass Production Of iPad Mini Retina Displays To Start In June Or July



Following yesterday’s report from DisplaySearch analysts which indicated that a Retina iPad mini would launch in a third quarter, the company today told CNET that production of Retina displays for the next iPad mini should start in June or July.


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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013. 20:43

Analyst Expects Retina iPad Mini Updates In 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014



An analyst Richard Shim from NPD DisplaySearch claims (via CNET) that Apple is going to release two updated iPad mini devices.

"We see two refreshes coming. One in the second half of this year, then one in Q1 [first quarter] of 2014," analyst Richard Shim told CNET late Sunday night.

"The Q1 [2014] device will have a Retina display plus an updated processor," Shim added.


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Monday, May 6th, 2013. 19:29

Jony Ive’s Design Overhaul Could Lead To Delays For iOS 7



Today Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive’s efforts to redesign iOS as part of his new software design role puts Apple at risk of delaying the release of iOS 7. While a public release is said to currently stay on schedule for "as soon as September", internal deadlines in the company has been pushed back as software teams race to finish iOS 7 and prepare a preview for Worldwide Developers Conference in June.


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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. 20:18

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

Chat App Traffic Has For The First Time Overtaken SMS Messaging



According to research firm Informa (via BBC News), app-based messaging traffic has for the first time overtaken SMS text messaging.

“Informa said almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts … It has projected that nearly 50 billion messages will be sent per day using these apps by 2014, compared with just over 21 billion traditional SMSs”.


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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. 1:19

Google Search App For iOS Is Updated With Google Now



Last month Google leaked a video showing that Google Now tool would be coming to iOS, and today the company has released the updated version 3.0 of its Google Search app with support for Google Now service.


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Monday, April 29th, 2013. 19:45

Apple repeatedly offers purchase of a ticket for WWDC



Tickets to the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference sold out this morning for less than two minutes, leaving developers with error messages supposedly their purchase requests cannot be processed.

 


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Sunday, April 28th, 2013. 9:24

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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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 22:47

Foxconn Hiring New Workers For iPhone 5S Production



Today Bloomberg reported that Foxconn has started hiring new workers as it is preparing for iPhone 5S production. The report said:

"Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for the past month, ending a hiring freeze imposed in February, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans haven’t been made public. The extra workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models and have been added at Apple’s request to boost capacity, the person said”.


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 0:21

Judge Said Google And Apple Are Using Litigation As A Business Strategy



In an ongoing case where Google’s Motorola and Apple have accused each other of infringing a number of patents since 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Scola noted in his order that both companies have not interest in achieving a settlement. According to Bloomberg, Scola said in the order:


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Thursday, April 11th, 2013. 21:57

Apple will replace its MacPro lineup in next several months



MacDailyNews reported, one of the sources said the Apple will announce the replacement for its Mac Pro for the next few months.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. 21:35

Apple Will Begin Volume Production Of iPad 5 In July-August



According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple will begin volume production of the iPad 5 in July-August of this year. The information on timeframe reportedly comes from sources in supply chain makers in Taiwan.

The information on a July-August ramp up of iPad 5 production contradicts many earlier rumors that had suggested the next iPad release as yearly as April.


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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. 21:04

T-Mobile USA released software for iPhone 5



According to the report, provided this week, TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA has begun distributing software updates for existing customers using an unlocked iPhone for this network.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 10:49

Facebook Unveils 'Home' Screen For Android Devices



Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new home screen experience called Home for Android devices. Facebook is trying to change the user experience on smartphones so that users can navigate "through people, not apps" on their phones.


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Friday, April 5th, 2013. 0:50