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Sharp President Confirmed Shipments Of Displays For Next iPhone in August





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According to Reuters, today at a press conference in Tokyo Sharp president Takashi Okuda made a public statement, acknowledging that Sharp will start shipping displays for the upcoming iPhone this month. Reuters said:

“Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season. Shipments will start in August.”


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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. 19:04

Downloads of Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion top 3 million in 4 days



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Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store last Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.


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Apple Released OS X Mountain Lion Priced At $19,99



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Today Apple has launched its new OS X Mountain Lion to the public. The new operating system is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased exclusively on the Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion offers many new features and improvements to the Mac, including iMesage support through the Messages app, Notification Center, Reminders and Notes support via iCloud, Dictation, Game Center, improved sharing capabilities, enhanced security with Gatekeeper, Power Nap and more.


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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 19:47

Former Apple exec Bertrand Serlet joins Parallels board



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Former Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet, often called the "father of Mac OS X, joined Parallels. His position will be a non-executive director.

In a statement regarding the new position, Parallels CEO Birger Steen described Serlet as “the rare combination of a software visionary and master of execution.”

Bertrand Serlet  left Apple in 2011 to reportedly "focus less on products and more on science."  Serlet had been reportedly working with at least two other former Apple employees on a cloud computing startup called "Upthere." Located in Palo Alto, Calif., the company is described as a cloud hosting provider with "consulting services in the field of cloud computing."




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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. 22:25

Apple Is Placing All Eligible Products Back on EPEAT Registry



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Last week we reported that Apple asked EPEAT to withdraw its products from its registry, and said that it would no longer register its devices in EPEAT for evaluation. EPEAT assesses the environmental impact of electronic devices and its rating is used by many governmental organizations and corporations as a yardstick for purchases of electronics.


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Saturday, July 14th, 2012. 2:38

How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57

Apple's new iPad estimated to cost $1.36 per year to charge



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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent non-profit organization focusing on electricity research and development, carried out the study of the Apple's new iPad, having found that devices like it could help lower the high power consumption. The institute discovered that charging a device once every other day from full discharge costs mere pennies per day, a dramatic reduction from large electronics like HDTVs and PCs.


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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. 17:13

HP Plans To Reenter Tablet Market With Windows 8-Based Device



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HP attracted a considerable amount of attention when it initially wanted to find its niche in the tablet market with webOS, which was acquired along with Palm in 2010. HP introduced its TouchPad running on webOS in early 2011 and launched it on July 1 last year only to exit the smartphone and tablet business six weeks later.


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Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 14:22

Rare Earths Are Another Reason Apple Has To Manufacture Its Products In China



ipadMotherboard published a post (via iFixit) providing yet another reason why Apple manufactures its devices in China — rare earths. While noting that China’s lack of environmental regulations and cheap labor contribute to Apple’s choice, the report explained why use of rare earth elements may make it hard to shift manufacturing in other countries:


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Friday, April 20th, 2012. 12:55

Tim Cook Included In TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List 2012



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Time Magazine published its list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World that was compiled for this year, and Apple CEO Tim Cook included in the list alongside Salman Khan, Rihanna, Hilary Clinton and Tim Tebow. Walter Isaacson has been also included on the TIME's list thanks to the remarkable success of his book about Steve Jobs.


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 22:03

Apple And Foxconn's Agreement Will Raise Bar For Working Conditions In China



Yesterday Fair Labor Association published the results of its investigation into three Foxconn facilities. The inspection has revealed a number of violations of the labor law, and following FLA’s recommendations Apple and Foxconn have agreed to bring overtime and working hours in line with the Chinese legal limit of 36 per month and 49 per week. Also Foxconn will hire thousands of new workers and provide a compensation package to ensure employee’s salaries remain at the same level amid reduced overtime and working hours.


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Friday, March 30th, 2012. 23:46

New iPad’s battery continue charging after it reaches 100%



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Since the release of iPad 3, President of DisplayMate Raymond Soneira has been testing all aspects of its Retina display. He published a lengthy report providing comparison of the new iPad’s Retina display with iPhone 4 and iPad 2’s displays.


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New iPad Sales Top 3 Million in Under 4 Days



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During the early Monday call, which outlined a surprise stock dividend and buyback plan for the company's $100 billion cash horde, Cook said that "[Apple] had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it." Apple also announced yesterday that it has sold 3 million new iPads in less the four days of availability.

It should be noted, however, that pre-ordered items are commonly not counted as sales until a transaction is complete and thus those iPads that are awaiting shipment were most likely not part of the final tally.

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 12:43

Apple reportedly recruiting workers for Israeli R&D center



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Hebrew-language newspaper Calcalist now reports that Apple and Anobit, which was acquired by Apple late last year, are actively recruiting workers for the company's research operations in Israel. That goes against the rumors claiming that the downsizing was said to be part of the acquisition, as some of Anobit's employees were no longer needed at the company.

According to the report, Anobit has changed its name to HDC (R&D center in Herzliya). The company's former president, Airel Maislos, is believed to be the new senior executive at Apple's development center.


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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 16:58

Foxconn’s Working Conditions Are Far Better Than The Norm



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Reuters reports on Fair Labor Association’s initial impressions as it conducts its independent audit of working conditions at Foxconn's manufacturing facilities at Apple’s request.

According to the Auret van Heerden, the president of Fair Labor Association, Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities seems to be "first-class" compared to the garment factories which are typically monitored by the association. He also suggests that boredom and monotony connected with repetitive assembly tasks might be among the main threats to employees’ health at the facilities.


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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. 23:39