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Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?





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Apple plans to release its new OS X for Macs this month. OS X Mountain Lion for upgrade can be bought for as little as $19.99 at the Apple’s Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion contains a number of new functions and improvements, including Notification Center, Dictation, Power Nap, Reminders and many more features.


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Written by maxim

Monday, July 16th, 2012. 13:23

iPad Mini will probably cost $299



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Piper Jaffray, analyst Gene Munster, believes iPad Mini will cost $299 and Apple could sell somewhere between 4-6 million iPad minis this year.


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Amazon Is Working On Its Own Smartphone To Compete With Android And iOS



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Today Bloomberg reported that Amazon is developing its own smartphone that will be able to compete with Android-based smartphones and iPhone. Amazon is reportedly cooperating with Foxconn to develop the smartphone, the same manufacturer that produces a number of Apple’s handsets, including iPad and iPhone.


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Apple looking into 3D iOS UI elements based on ambient light



Buzzfeed reports that an unnamed Apple employee said that a future version of Apple's iOS could employ unique graphical user interface features that use input from a mobile device's ambient light sensor to cast shadows on app icons thus creating the illusion of a three-dimensional workspace and bringing more realism to the mobile operating system.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 15:48

Running The New MacBook Pro At 2880x1800 Resolution



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Although Apple’s new MacBook Pro offer Retina display with a resolution of 2880x1800 pixels, the display options don’t allow users to run their operating systems at full resolution. The extra pixels serve to display more details on a canvas with previous resolution of 1440x900 pixels. However users, who want to display their systems at resolutions higher than 1440x900 pixels, can do this, as System Preferences provides several options ranging up to resolution of 1920x1200 pixels.


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Written by maxim

Friday, June 22nd, 2012. 1:48

Future iPhones could broadcast preferred communication mode, network status



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices published on Thursday an Apple patent filing which details a system that could notify other users of preferred methods of communication based on their current network status and relative signal strength. Determining which methods of communication are available, the system simplifies the decision whether to call, text message, FaceTime or iMessage another user.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 15th, 2012. 10:35

Download WWDC 2012 Keynote video in HD



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Video of WWDC 2012 keynote is officially available for download in iTunes.

Apple presented new operating systems iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, as well as hardware changes to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product line.




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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 1:39

Apple Puts Up iOS 6 Banners at Moscone West



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Apple has begun putting up banners for iOS 6 at Moscone West, where WWDC 2012 will take place next week. It looks like the next version of Apple mobile operating system is not rumors any more - it's a fact.

iOS 6 is expected to bring improvements to some stock applications. Apple is believed to be dropping Google Maps and replacing it with its own in house solution.

Take a look at some more iOS 6 banner photos below:


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WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]



Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.

Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.

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Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.

Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 10 Years [Gallery]


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Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year



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You’ve obviously heard that Apple is going to refresh its Maps application in the forthcoming iOS6 and move away from Google Maps that Apple has used since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, replacing it by the company’s own service.

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the last five years that have saw Google and Apple going from best of corporate friends to sworn enemies spending a great deal of time disparaging each other in courts. The latest confrontation seems to be closely connected with Maps.


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Apple To Introduce Operating System For TV Set AT WWDC



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BGR reports, citing information from a “trusted source”, that Apple will unveil the operating system for its TV set at WWDC next month. Reportedly, the company will introduce the operating system ahead of the actual TV set release so that third-party manufacturers have time to enable their components to be controlled from the TV set and remote.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 20:18

Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents



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Kasperskky lab expert discovered that a new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

The new Mac-specific trojan, named "Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a," uses a Java exploit to infect targeted machine. It spreads through Microsoft Word documents that exploit a vulnerability known as "CVE-2009-0563."  There are currently at least two variants of the "SabPub" trojan, which remains classified as an "active attack." It is expected that new variants of the bot will be released in the coming weeks, as the latest was created in March.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, April 16th, 2012. 20:46

iPhone And Android Own Over 90% Of U.S. Smartphone Market



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According to the latest data from research company Nielsen, Apple’s iOS and Android have both accounted for over 90 percent of U.S. smartphone purchases in last three months. During the same period the closest competitor RIM’s Blackberry was bought only by 5 percent of respondents. Other operating systems such as WebOS, Symbian, Windows Phone get only 4 percent share combined.


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Apple Seeded Second Developer Preview Of OS X With Several New Features



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Apple seeded its second preview version of the upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers. When introducing the new OS X operating system earlier this year, Apple noted the new version brings iOS functionality to the Mac. Among this popular iOS features are Notification Center, Messages, Game Center and AirPlay Mirroring. With the release of the new beta version, a few interesting features have been spotted.


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Apple next-generation iPad liveblog



11:23AM - That’s it!


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