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Two More iPhone 6 Cases Appear Online





A couple of photos showing cases for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. According to what is shown on the images, we can say that the would-be handsets are noticeably larger than their predecessors.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:13

Microsoft Reports 27 Million Office for iPad Downloads



As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:04

Microsoft Updates Office for iPad With Printing Capabilities



Microsoft on Tuesday released the first major update for its Office for iPad. The guys from Redmond added printing capabilities to all of the apps from Office suite, namely, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What this means is that now you can print any document you like directly from your iPad.


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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. 17:53

Apple Offers Trade-In Program for iPhone 5 with Faulty Sleep/Wake Button



A couple of days ago, Apple announced that there're some iPhone 5 models with faulty Sleep/Wake buttons. The company promised to repair all of the defective handsets for free and claimed that was the only way out for users.


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Monday, April 28th, 2014. 18:09

Apple's Handsets Top Another Rating



The company from Cupertino has topped another rating. This time it's a J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study -- Volume 1. As seen from the title, this is a kind of rating, which deals with consumer evaluation of modern smartphones.

The rating is based on responses from 13,237 smartphone users, who own their gadgets less than a year and who are customers of four major U.S. carriers.


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Friday, April 25th, 2014. 16:26

Creative Hitz WP-380 review



Many users think of buying new modern wireless headphones to replace original old-type ones that came with a player or a smartphone. Today we will show you Hitz WP-380 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz WP-380 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 34mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz WP-380 can be used to make calls as well. Official web page positions Hitz WP-380 as a Lightweight On-ear Bluetooth Headset with NFC.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, standart 3.5mm audio cable and user manual.

The design is simple and modern. The quality is very good, just as you'd expect from device made by Creative. The headset sits comfortable and can be adjusted in several ways. The cups do fold, which is good. We find these headphones fairly comfortable and experienced no problems wearing them for a long time. WP-380 weights just 5.3 oz (150 g).

The microphone is hidden in the earcup, it's a little far from the mouth, it is  it is hard to use the WP-380 headset in a noisy place.

It is very easy to start listen to the music: you need is to turn on WP-380 and keep holding on/off button. The light goes blinking blue, which means it is ready to connect to some gadget. On the iPhone just navigate to Settings - Bluetooth, then find and select Creative WP-380 in the list of found devices. That's it. Easy! The working distance is approximately 33 ft (10 meters), which is enough to walk around the house with no need to carry your player or smartphone with you.

WP-380 can also connect to devices with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). Unfortunately Apple smartphones do not support NFC, while Android users will be happy to try NFC.

Another interesting fact about WP-380 is Creative ShareMe and Creative Multipoint. Creative ShareMe (one source, two headsets) allows you to share your music wirelessly with your buddy or loved one using another Creative ShareMe-enabled wireless headset. Creative Multipoint (two sources, one headset) allows you to pair two separate devices to the headset at the same time. This means that you can easily switch your music source between these two Bluetooth stereo devices.

There are several buttons to control the headset. The on/off button is used to turn headset on and off, to set up BlueTooth connection, and to answer the incoming call. Using next, previous, play/pause (combined with on/off button) is is possible to control the music, stop/play, skip to the next track or play the previous one. Volume buttons are used to control the volume. Unfortunately it is not possible to use Siri voice assistant on the iPhone, there is just no button for that.

The quality of the sound is very good. This is not a surprise, since Creative uses different software and hardware trick s to improve sound playback and recording quality. Middle and high frequencies are well done, bass is good as well. The built-in speech microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear.

By the way, users of iPad tablet and iPod Touch player can use this headset to talk via Skype and similar voip apps.

The compatible list of devices is quite high. Hitz WP-380 works with Bluetooth enabled devices as well as with with every phone and player that has a standart 3.5mm jack.

Creative WP-380 charges in about an hour. Internal battery gives us approximately 12 hours of playback time.

Technical Specifcations:

  • General
    • Wearing Style: On-ear
    • Weight: 150g (5.3oz)
    • Adjustable Headband: Yes
    • Color: Black
    • Included Accessories: 1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m)
      1 travel pouch
      1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft)
  • Specifications
    • Product Type: Wireless Headset
    • Volume Control: Yes
    • aptX: Yes
    • Drivers: 34mm (1.33 inches) Neodymium magnet
    • Frequency Response: 18Hz ~ 22kHz
    • Impedance: 32ohms
    • Connector Type: Bluetooth 3.0
      2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
    • Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.9ft
    • Cable Style: Detachable flat audio cable
    • Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
    • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
      AVRCP
      HSP
      HFP (HD Voice ready*)
      *HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
    • Audio Codec: aptX
      AAC
      mSBC
      SBC
      FastStream*
      *FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver.
    • Content Protection: SCMS-T
    • Operating Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
  • Battery Specifications
    • Type of Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 430mAh
    • Battery Life: Play time: 12 hours
      Talk time: 14 hours
  • Recommended Usage
    • Wireless Streaming: Yes
    • Music/Movies: Yes
    • Chats: Yes

iPhoneRoot thanks Creative and Powersales International for providing Creative WP-380 review sample.




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Apple's iPhone 6 to Feature Curved Screen?



According to the rumors, which appeared on the Internet earlier today, Apple's next-gen iPhone will look slightly different from the current model. Well, of course, it will feature a larger sapphire-covered display, but this is not the thing I'd like to mention in this post.

iPhone 6 will get a new shape. I'm now talking about the curved screen and the edges of the device.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, April 24th, 2014. 16:02

iPhone 6 Case Compared to iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3 - Video



So far, we have seen several different cases for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6. In a video below we can see one of such cases compared to Apple's iPhone 5s, Google's Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. The video has been uploaded to YouTube by a user nicknamed Unbox Therapy.


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Thursday, April 24th, 2014. 15:48

First Generation Apple TV Owners Experience Difficulties Connecting to iTunes



According to numerous complaints found on Apple Support Communities, first generation Apple TV owners have some difficulties connecting to iTunes from their set-top boxes. And the number of users, who encounter suchlike issues is growing.


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Monday, April 21st, 2014. 15:14

Apple Earns More than Hewlett Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco Combined



According to Silicon Valley's top companies rating (SV150), Apple earns more than Hewlett Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco combined. The rating prepared by San Jose Mercury News experts is based on Bloomberg latest reports and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data.


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Monday, April 14th, 2014. 18:13

Apple to Start Mass Production of 4.7-inch iPhone in July, 5.5-inch Device to Come in September



According to the latest report first published by Taiwanese newspaper called Industrial and Commercial Times, Apple will begin the mass production of its long-anticipated 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July. As to the model with 5.5-inch display, the guys from Cupertino plan to start assembling it a bit later, in September.


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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. 22:55

Samsung Sues Newspaper Called Electronic Times for $284.000



Apple's mail rival - Samsung - has sued a newspaper called Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (this is about $284,000) over the article about the company's latest flagship Galaxy S5. The authors of the publication claim the smartphone has a faulty camera, which is incorrect, Samsung believes.


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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. 18:23

12 Million People Downloaded Office for iPad - Microsoft



Just a week after the official release, iWork's main rival - Office for iPad - managed to set a new App Store record. Microsoft on Thursday announced 12 million downloads of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What a result, huh?


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Friday, April 4th, 2014. 17:55

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to Developers



Apple has recently released another beta-version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to developers for testing. Those who hope to see notable changes and improvements will surely be disappointed - there're no new features. The update contains primarily stability improvements and bug fixes. Nothing more.


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Friday, April 4th, 2014. 17:45

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac



Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.


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