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MacBook has New Rival - Chromebook?





According to the latest research, Apple’s iPad remains the most popular tablet in the USA. However, if to speak about laptops, things aren’t looking so good for the company from Cupertino. Take a look at the chart below.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 19:51

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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Beware of Unofficial MobileSubstrate Patches!



Saurik has warned the iOS 7 users and jailbreakers not to install the unofficial MobileSubstrate patches that begin to appear on the Internet. The reason for such warning is quite simple - MobileSubstrate hasn’t yet been updated to work with Apple’s new operating system and that can lead to serious consequences.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, December 27th, 2013. 20:20

Evad3rs Release Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 7



Good news for all those who have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 - all of a sudden, evad3rs released an untethered jailbreak for the seventh version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Evasion 7 jailbreak utility was released December 22nd. A kind of a Christmas present from hackers, huh?


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Software Update for Late 2013 Mac Pro?



Apple on Thursday issued a software update for the late 2013 cylindric Mac Pro. And this is a very strange step since first customers will receive their desktops no sooner than in January or even February. Nevertheless, AppleInsider claims that the new software version includes some important bugfixes.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013. 1:32

Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks



The company from Cupertino on Monday released OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. This update includes a number of tweaks and improvements that deal with Mail app, VoiceOver feature and the Safari browser.


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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. 1:53

iOS 7 Demonstrates Highest Level of Adoption



iOS 7, released this fall, demonstrates probably the highest level of adoption, at least among the North American users. This is what the analytics firm called Chitika claims. According to the data, collected by the experts, about 74% of the internet traffic from iOS devices comes from those with iOS 7 on board.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:03

Another Touch ID Patent Granted to Apple



Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.


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White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It



According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

Apple Seeds OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Beta to Developers



Apple on Friday seeded the first OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers. As noted by the guys from Cupertino, this is a maintenance and security update that aims at improving Mail, Graphics, and VoiceOver features of the operating system for Macs.


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Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 21:51

Apple II DOS Source Code Available for Download



Those geeks who are interested in the history of the company from Cupertino and its first computers can now download Apple II DOS source code and take a look at it. The download link is available below.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:47

iOS Engineering Vice President, Henri Lamiraux, Retired from Apple



Apple’s top iOS Engineering Vice President - Henri Lamiraux - retired from Apple a couple of weeks ago. This happened just after the iOS 7.0.3 release. According to Lamiraux’s words, he planned to leave the company a “little while ago”. As we can see, Apple’s former top iOS engineer successfully accomplished the task he'd set.


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Monday, November 4th, 2013. 23:17

Apple will Fix MacBook Pro Keyboard and Trackpad Lockup Issues



Apple is currently working on a fix for the late-2013 MacBook Pro bug that causes laptop’s keyboard and trackpad to freeze from time to time. It was previously reported that the problem may be a result of the conflict between MacBook’s hardware the operating system.


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Thursday, October 31st, 2013. 22:52

Best Apps of the Week - IM+ Pro7



If you’re an active social networks member, you might have thought about possible ways of communicating with friends from your Facebook, Skype or Twitter accounts using one single app. Well, there’s a messenger developed specifically for that and it is called IM+ Pro7.


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Apple's Selling OS X Lion and Mountain Lion for $20 in Online Store



Apple is currently selling redemption codes for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. These two versions of the Apple’s operating systems are pretty cheap now - the price is only $20 for each one. That’s a good deal, I must admit.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, October 25th, 2013. 18:24