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Apple Watch Can't Be Locked After Being Lost or Stolen





According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the Apple Watch can soon become a potential target for thieves. You see, there’s no such feature as Activation Lock embedded to the wearable device. In case you don’t know, this security feature makes it impossible for thieves to use the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a new account.


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Saturday, May 16th, 2015. 0:03

S1 Chip Is Manufactured Using 28-Nanometer Process



According to the latest report from ChipWorks, which was mentioned yesterday, the Apple Watch can boast of the processor manufactured using a 28-nanometer technology. And that is quite strange as most of the portable devices these days have more advanced chips inside. For example, the chip, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 is created using a 20-nanometer technology and the one, which is expected be added to the next-generation iPhone, is rumored to be produced using 14-nanometer building process.


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Saturday, May 9th, 2015. 18:22

Industrial Rendering Reveals Widely-Rumored iPad Pro Dimensions



According to the latest industrial rendering, which appeared on the Internet on Friday, the long-awaited larger-screened iPad Pro may indeed get a 12.9-inch screen. As to the dimensions of the tablet, they might be as follows: 305.70mm x 222.60mm x 7.20mm. The most-recent rendering also proves the rumors about four speakers located at the top and the bottom of the device as well as the suggestions about Apple’s plans to leave the ports and buttons layout similar to the layout of the iPad Air 2.


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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. 18:45

Apple Watch Users Complain About Faulty Digital Crowns



According the latest complaints from early Apple Watch customers, the Digital Crown on many devices seems to be a bit faulty. It is sometimes difficult to turn it. Well, yes, it works and that is the main point. That’s not a big disadvantage or inconvenience, however, if you purchase a brand new device, you always expect it to work perfectly well, right?


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Friday, May 1st, 2015. 17:41

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, April 26th, 2015. 18:27

First Ultimate Apple Watch Durability Test Reveals Strong Points of Gadget



As you probably know, Apple has just launched its long-anticipated Apple Watch. Because of its official launch in the USA and a number of other first-wave countries, CNet reporters have decided to test its durability and the quality of materials it is made of. Well, unlike any other reporters, who usually use special equipment and tools, CNet experts have decided they will simulate several typical situations that can happen in the kitchen. That is why the smartwatch was washed, left in water for ten minutes, dropped, boiled and finally smashed with a skillet.


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Saturday, April 25th, 2015. 21:31

iFixit Team Tears Down Long-Awaited Apple Watch



No earlier than yesterday experts from iFixit posted the results of disassembling the new Apple Watch on their official website. As we reported the day before, Apple started sending messages saying that the long-awaited gadgets had been successfully shipped to lucky ones, who managed to pre-order them. It took only a few hours for experts from iFixit to completely disassemble the device and post the detailed report to the official site.


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Saturday, April 25th, 2015. 0:54

Apple Won't Release 4-inch iPhone This Year - Analyst



Despite all the rumors about the launch of 4-inch lower-cost iPhone later this year, a well-known and usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the guys from Cupertino won’t unveil such a device in the near future. He thinks that the smaller smartphone may be unveiled only in 2016. As to the reason for such a decision, it may be connected with the demand for the iPhone 5s, which stays strong. There’s no point in investing money on a new smartphone if people still buy the old one, right?


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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. 23:42

Apple Became Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer in February



According to the latest report from comScore, back in February, Apple became the top smartphone manufacturer. In the United States, its OEM market share equalled to nearly 42%.

Here are some fact and figures. Among the 186.3 million smartphone owners in the USA, 41.7% were iPhone users. The second place in terms of market share was occupied by Samsung with 28.6%, the third - by LG with 8.3%, the fourth - by Motorola with 5.1% and the fifth - by HTC with 3.8%.


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Sunday, April 12th, 2015. 19:53

Apple Watch Units Still Have Hidden Diagnostic Ports [Images]



According to a photo, which was shared by one MacRumors user on Saturday, the Apple Watch units used for try-on appointments at the Apple Stores in the USA and a number of other countries still have a hidden diagnostic port. In case you don’t know, first rumors about the port that can possibly allow people to use different “smart” band accessories with their wearable devices appeared in March.


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Sunday, April 12th, 2015. 19:31

Apple Watch In-Store Try-on Appointment Shown in Video



As you probably know, the pre-orders for the Apple Watch have recently gone live. Within just several hours, the guys from Cupertino have sold out the initial stock of the wearable device.

Simultaneously with the pre-orders, Apple launched the in-store try-on appointments aimed at making it easier for the customers to choose a particular model of the smartwatch. If you want to know how these appointments look like, you can take a look at the short video below. It was published to YouTube by a user from Hong Kong nicknamed Xin Chan.


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Saturday, April 11th, 2015. 15:21

Apple Store Employees Get New T-Shirts Ahead of Apple Watch Launch



As you already know, the launch of the long-anticipated Apple Watch is just around the corner. Ahead of this event, Apple has begun promoting the wearable device in its retail stores, various sport and fashion magazines and on the Internet. As a part of this promotion campaign, Apple Store employees have just received their new T-shirts they should be wearing during the try-on appointments with potential Apple Watch buyers as well as during the official release of the wearable device.

Photos showing these new T-shirts are available below, take a look.


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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. 22:45

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is as Bendable as iPhone 6 Plus [Video]



Even though Samsung officials say the Galaxy S6 Edge features a metal casing, which is 50% stronger than the casing used in other high-end smartphones and that the device is not as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, it looks like it is actually a bit more bendable than the 5.5-inch iPhone. According to the results of the latest durability test conducted by a firm called SquareTrade, the smartphone from South Korea bends at 110 lbs of pressure, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. The breaking point of the handset is 149 lbs, while the one of the larger-screened iPhone is 179 lbs. Looks like the 50% stronger casing doesn’t work as it should.


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Sunday, April 5th, 2015. 17:51

Apple to Offer Perks for Apple Watch Edition Buyers - Rumors



The sales of the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 24th. Ahead of this date, more and more rumors appear on the Internet, which deal with this smartwatch, its features, prices and the buying process itself.


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Monday, March 30th, 2015. 17:26

Several New Rumors About Apple Watch Appear Online



Several new rumors, which deal with the Apple Watch, have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the retail employees have nearly finished their trainings aimed at learning how to use and sell the wearable device.


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015. 15:12