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Viber AppStore Description was hacked





The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked.  The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app  says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"


That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:05

How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36

Old iPad mini vs New Nexus 7



Google has recently released its new Nexus 7 - a budget tablet, which costs only $229 for the version with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. But can this device compete with the iPad mini, released in October 2012? Let’s find out.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 17:16

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

New Lower Cost iPhone Back Shell Compared with Older iPhones



Michael Kukielka (the DetroitBorg) has made a new video comparing a leaked back shell of a would-be plastic iPhone with the older versions of Apple smartphones as well as with iPod touch.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 13:56

iOS 7 Beta 3: Benchmarks on iPhone 4 and iPhone 5



iOS 7 Beta 3 performance has been recently tested on two iPhones - iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. A YouTube user with a nickname adrianisen compared these devices using two different benchmark tools and here’s what he managed to find out.


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Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 16:41

iPhone Sales - Q3



Fortune has estimated the quantity of iPhones sold by Apple in the Q3 2013. According to the experts, this number varies from 23 to 32 million devices with the median of about 27 million. For more detail - see the chart below and read the rest of this post.


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Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 1:33

Microsoft mocks iPad - Again



According to CNET, Microsoft has released another video to mock Apple's iPad. Such information was shared today on Twitter. What kind of video is that?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 21:11

iPhone 5S will boast a 120 FPS Slow Motion Camera?



Every new iPhone always features its own unique points, completely different from what its predecessors had. In case of iPhone 5S there are quite a few. The rumored fingerprint scanner is followed by another development – a 120FPS slow motion camera. It is believed that iPhone 5S will also boast really cool camera pack, including a dual LED flash and a 13MP sensor.

Currently Apple is designing a new camera feature for iPhone. It is a mode called “Mogul”. The latter will enable iPhone to capture video in a fast and precise way, at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). Unfortunately, the resolution of the 120 FPS is still unclear.


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 19:26

iPhone 5 sells twice as fast as Galaxy 4



According to a recent market research, Samsung spent twice as much time to ship 20 millions Galaxy 4 units as Apple for shipping the same amount of iPhone 5.

Judging by official opening weekend numbers and quarterly earnings reports, it took Apple 25 days to ship 20 million items, a month less than Samsung figure. Moreover, over the launch period Apple shipped 805,000 units per days, whereas Samsung sold half as many, about 333,000.


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PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update



The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

Apple's New Microsoft 365 and Google Docs Rival



Rejoice all those who don’t like neither Google Docs, nor Microsoft Office 365 as a few days ago their new rival was born. Announced in June at WWDC, this rival is a purely new cloud-based iWork version. Well, actually, this is still only a beta and at the moment it is available only for Apple developers. However, what that means is that the relatively short-term Google-Microsoft domination in the sphere of cloud editing tools might be soon over.

Here’s the link for the developers that haven’t yet tried the new product and some screenshots for people that don’t have a developer account. Take a look at those photos.


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New Apple Strategy to Sell More iPhones via Apple Store



Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have held a three-hour meeting on new sales strategy for company’s employees and shareholders. According to 9to5Mac, he was talking on possible ways to increase the number of iPhones sold through the Apple Store. So far, the percentage of phones bought on the Internet or from other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy is close to 80. Quite obvious, that the result of only 20 percent is not enough good as for the company's main retail store.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 18:46

South Korean Customers Prefer iPad to Samsung Tablets



iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.

The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.


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Friday, July 5th, 2013. 14:35

Apple corners mobile ad market.



iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.

The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.

Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.


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