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iOS and Mac OS X Won't Merge into One Operating System





Despite the rumors claiming iOS and Mac OS X will merge in near future, Apple executives say they won’t. Even more, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble have recently assured the reporters that OS X 10.10 will prove that the company from Cupertino is planning to develop both systems, without giving preference to one or another.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:43

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta 3 to Developers



Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 3 to developers for testing. As to the improvements, this version looks pretty much the same as the one released about a week ago. Apple asks developers to focus on SMB2, Mail, Messages, Graphics Drivers, VoiceOver, and VPN.


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Friday, January 24th, 2014. 16:40

Phil Schiller Tweets Links to Security Report Criticizing Google's Android



Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.


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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 20:39

"Blue Screen of Death" on MacBook Pro?



According to numerous reports that can be found on the Apple Support Forums, many 2011 MacBook Pro users suffer from Discrete AMD GPUs failures. Apart from this hardware issue, many owners claim their laptops sometimes reboot to a blue or gray screen, which somehow resembles the famous “Blue Screen of Death” found on computers running Windows. As a result, they need to reinstall the operating system or, more often, boot into safe mode.


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Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 17:59

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta 2 to Developers



The company from Cupertino has released the second beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers. The first beta with build number 13C32 came out about a month ago and included a number of improvements. The most important one was FaceTime Audio.


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Friday, January 17th, 2014. 20:48

ClassicSwitcher - New Tweak for Those Who Miss iOS 6



Many people don’t like iOS 7 and this has been proven by thousands or even millions of users who complain and ask Apple to bring back the old school design. Quite obvious, nobody will do that, so the only way to make your iOS 7 device look more like the iOS 6 gadget is to jailbreak it and use various Cydia tweaks to adjust the look of the operating system.


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Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 3 to Developers



Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 to developers. It contains a number of improvements that deal mostly with the design of the operating system. At the same time, many users report that this beta is full of various bugs, so be sure you backed up all the important data from your phone or tablet.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. 1:18

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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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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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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