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iOS Users Generate Nearly 54% of North American Smartphone Web Traffic





Apple's iPhone is a very popular smartphone. In fact, it is so much popular that nearly half of the smartphone users own one.

According to the latest report from research firm Chitika Insights, iOS users generate 53.1% of North American web traffic. Android users come in the second place with 44.5%.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, May 16th, 2014. 17:11

Apple to Add HD Audio Playback to iOS 8 and Release New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable



According to the latest rumors from various sources, Apple is planning to improve the quality of music playback in iOS 8. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may release new versions of both In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:15

iPad Sales Won't Grow in the Near Future - Analyst



According to what Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty says, Apple's iPad sales won't grow this quarter. The reasons for such poor results are the absence of new products and the price, which is, compared to Android tablets, pretty high.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, May 12th, 2014. 19:19

Apple Releases Ninth OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the ninth OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing. As usual, the new version has been seeded just one week after the eighth beta (build number build 13D55). Apart from the operating system itself, Apple has released Safari 7.0.4.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 20:16

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to Take Place in June



Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in June. Apple yesterday confirmed that the big event will kick off on Monday, June 2nd. The official confirmation was found by journalists in Apple’s latest press release.


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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. 19:26

Tim Cook is 33rd world greatest leader



The Fortune published a list of World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Apple CEO Tim Cook occupies the 33rd place.

Following Steve Jobs has arguably been the toughest corporate leadership assignment in decades, yet Cook has carried it off with mostly quiet aplomb. In 2½ years he has kept the parade of winning new products marching (the Retina display, new operating systems, the iPhone 5), and he is bringing in Burberry's savior, Angela Ahrendts, to run Apple's retail stores. That's thinking different.


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Friday, March 21st, 2014. 12:57

Microsoft to Release New Office for iOS Any Day Now - Reuters



As you probably remember, I once wrote that Microsoft will release its Office for iOS in the first half of 2014. According to some trusted sources, the new Office for both iPhone and iPad is now ready and fully functional. Now it’s up to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to decide whether to release the new product or not.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, March 15th, 2014. 19:55

What appeals to men and women in mobile phones?



A Nielsen survey reveal the most appreciated features of mobile phones for both men and women. The results show that they do not always coincide.

Globally, while more men gravitate toward tech-savvy mobile phone attributes like operating system (48% men vs. 41% women), battery life (48% vs. 44%), screen size (38% vs. 34%) and processor speed (41% vs. 31%) when shopping for a new device, more women are influenced by price (72% women vs. 67% men), service contract terms (27% vs. 25%) and camera capability (32% vs. 30%).


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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 0:21

iTunes Festival App Gets Updated Ahead of Big Event, iOS 7.1 Not Required



The iTunes Festival app won’t require iOS 7.1 as was reported earlier. This means that the official release of Apple’s new mobile operating system may take place later than this week.


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Apple's Rival - Google - to Release Smartwatch in 2014



Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.


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Monday, February 24th, 2014. 22:44

Evad3rs Release Evasi0n7 1.0.6 for iOS 7.0.6



The evad3rs have released new Evasi0n7 1.0.6. The updated jailbreak tool version allows to hack the devices running latest iOS 7.0.6. Looks like you don’t have to wait or search for alternative patches as I recommended yesterday. All you need to do is to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and then run the Evasi0n7 tool.


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Mac Users Are Likely to Choose Latest OS X Version



According to the latest estimates, Mac users are four times more likely to upgrade to the latest OS X version than PC users to the latest Windows version. To be honest, I’m not surprised.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. 15:15

Winocm to Start Working at Apple Later This Year?



A well-known member of the jailbreak community nicknamed Winocm will soon start working at Apple. As he tweeted a couple of hours ago, he’ll take up his new duties “later this year”. As to his position at the company, it remains unknown.


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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. 18:37

Apple Officially Releases iOS 7.0.6 and iOS 6.1.6



Apple has recently released iOS 7.0.6 to public. At the same time, the company from Cupertino seeded iOS 6.1.6 to users. Both updates contain a fix for SSL connection verification, so you should update your device. Be sure.


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iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52