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Top 10 Stories of the Week





Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of the most interesting posts of the past week. Well, you know that. I hope that you got used to reading such roundups.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, March 16th, 2014. 16:48

Apple Begins Offering Refurbished iPad Airs



Good news for all those who want to buy an iPad Air, but lack enough money for a brand new tablet: Apple has started selling refurbished iPad Air through its online store. And the prices are more than affordable. For instance, Wi-Fi model with 16GB of memory on board costs only $419.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, March 15th, 2014. 19:45

Apple Suspends Development of 12.9-Inch iPad Pro



Apple has reportedly faced some serious difficulties that prevent the company from the development of its long-anticipated 12.9-inch tablet called iPad Pro. That is why Apple has put this project on hold, DigiTimes reporters write.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Friday, March 14th, 2014. 21:10

Bad News for Jailbreakers: iOS 7.1 Patches Evasi0n7 Jailbreak



As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 19:46

Free in-flight movies and TV will be availabe on United Airlines planes



According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 2:22

4.7-inch iPhone Air concept [video]



A new concept of the new 4.7-inch iPhone Air was released by Sam Beckett. Let's have a look at the designer's idea of the coming iPhone.

The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 23:50

Russia's Megafon Contract with Apple - Details



Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia, Reuters report. According to the terms of this deal, Megafon will buy at least 750,000 iPhone units from Apple over the next 3 years and try to resell them to Russian customers.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 16:10

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.


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Sunday, March 9th, 2014. 20:32

Apple and BlackBerry will work on CarPlay



According to  N4BB, Apple will collaborate with BlackBerry to use its QNX to unleash CarPlay. QNX has officially approved Apple as its partner on the website of the company.

“Connectivity to smartphones and other mobile devices is a key strength of QNX Software Systems’ platform for car infotainment systems, and many automakers and tier one automotive suppliers use our platform to implement smartphone/head-unit integration in their vehicles. We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.”




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, March 6th, 2014. 3:06

P0sixspwn Jailbreak Tool Updated to Support iOS 6.1.6



Good news for all iPhone 3G and iPod touch 4G owners - a jailbreak tool called p0sixspwn has been updated to support the recently released iOS 6.1.6. Using this small utility, you can perform an untethered jailbreak effortless.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s time for me to take a brief look at the most interesting stories of the last week.

As many of you know, Apple is expected to officially release a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 very soon, that’s why the guys from Cupertino seeded another beta to developers for testing. Apart from that, Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and Evad3rs came up with new Evasi0n7.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. 17:44

Apple's New 5.6-Inch Smartphone Won't Be Branded As 'iPhone' - Rumor



According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed release 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch handsets this year. However, the 5.6-inch device won’t be branded as ‘iPhone’. And this is a very interesting move from the company from Cupertino.


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Thursday, February 20th, 2014. 19:34

Snapper: New iOS Tweak that Lets You Take Screenshots Effortless



Good news for all those who often have to take screenshots from their iOS devices. A few days ago, a new tweak has been released that lets you take screenshots of various sizes using nothing else, but your finger. The tweak is called Snapper and below you can take a look at the video showing how this useful tool works (via iDownloadBlog).


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 15:57

Samsung cannot produce enought A8 processors



According to a source in Taiwan, Samsung will not produce A8 processor for Apple because of low production yields.

TechNews Taiwan reports:

Samsung is currently the main problem facing the problem of low yield in its 20nm manufacturing process, not the title at Apple's demands, the need for an appropriate portion of A8 processor orders to TSMC, but based on recent progress news, Samsung was forced to abandon the orders may be more than just part of A8, A8 processor is probably all be produced by TSMC.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 0:37

Screen versus bezel comparison for smartphones



@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.


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