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Apple Stores Siri Voice Clips For Up To Two Years





Wired reported yesterday that the American Civil Liberties Union was posing questions about Siri's privacy policies, citing privacy statements claiming that older "disassociated" voice input data would be retained for "period of time" even if a user turn off Siri on his or her device.

"It's not clear what 'disassociated' means. It's not clear what 'period of time' means. It's not clear what using it to 'generally improve Siri and other Apple products and services' means," says Nicole Ozer, a lawyer with the ACLU. "The only thing that's clear is we really don't know what may be happening to the personal information we have told Siri, even after we turn Siri off."


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Friday, April 19th, 2013. 22:00

Amazon Acquired Siri-Competitor ‘Evi’ For $26 Million?



According to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon has acquired natural language search platform Evi for $26 million. Originally, the Evi app was distributed through the App Store, but Apple had threatened to delete the app over similarities to Siri. However, later the company said that it would "work with" the developer to reduce similarities. Evi was first launched in early 2012 and it is still available on the App Store as a free download. The report said:


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 1:19

Google Play Nearly Matching iOS App Store In Download Volume



Today App Annie published its latest data on mobile app downloads, noting that continued momentum for Android apps has allowed Google Play to nearly match iOS App Store in download volume. However, while Google Play is making significant strides in generating profits for developers from app downloads, the App Store retained its strong lead in monetization, indicating that, in general, iOS device users remain more willing to pay for apps than Android users. The report said:
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. 21:02

Facebook Adding Chat Heads Feature To Its iOS App, Redesigned iPad Version



According to a report from AllThingsD, later today Facebook will bring the new Chat Heads functionality from Facebook Home to its iOS app as part of a new update. Previously it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to add some of the new features to its iOS Facebook app.

The Verge got a hands-on experience with the new version of the app:


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 21:48

Foxconn Hiring New Workers For iPhone 5S Production



Today Bloomberg reported that Foxconn has started hiring new workers as it is preparing for iPhone 5S production. The report said:

"Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for the past month, ending a hiring freeze imposed in February, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans haven’t been made public. The extra workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models and have been added at Apple’s request to boost capacity, the person said”.


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 0:21

Apple offers warranty settlement to customers



Wired reported that Apple has agreed to pay $ 53 million to settle the lawsuit, which was filed in 2010 for non-warranty on certain models of the iPhone or iPod Touch.

 


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Sunday, April 14th, 2013. 10:46

New iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2 May Not Arrive Until Fall



KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report adjusting his previous roadmap for new Apple product releases. He previously predicted that Apple would launch new iPhones and iPads in June/July. Unfortunately, that has now been pushed back significantly.

Earlier we estimated that shipments of the new iPhone would begin in July (FDD version) and September (TDD version), while iPad mini 2 would hit the market in August. Currently, market consensus for shipments of iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone and iPad mini 2 is July, July, and August, respectively. But in light of publicly available information and our knowledge of technological trends, we now think all three products will begin shipments later than our previous expectation and market consensus.


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Friday, April 12th, 2013. 14:42

New Office For Maс To Arrive Next Spring, Office For iOS Will Not Launch Until Fall 2014



ZDNet has shared a roadmap received from a source who says it is a timetable for Microsoft’s plans for iOS and Mac versions of Office.

According to the roadmap, a new version of Microsoft Office for Mac will be released in April next year, while the long rumored Office for Android and iOS will arrive in October 2014.


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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. 23:34

Google and Apple Losing Mobile Advertising Market to Publishers



Today research firm IDC announced a new report on the mobile advertising market, saying that ad networks such as those from Apple and Google are losing momentum to publishers. IDC notes:


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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. 1:31

Apple will replace its MacPro lineup in next several months



MacDailyNews reported, one of the sources said the Apple will announce the replacement for its Mac Pro for the next few months.

 


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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. 21:35

Apple Will Begin Volume Production Of iPad 5 In July-August



According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple will begin volume production of the iPad 5 in July-August of this year. The information on timeframe reportedly comes from sources in supply chain makers in Taiwan.

The information on a July-August ramp up of iPad 5 production contradicts many earlier rumors that had suggested the next iPad release as yearly as April.


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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. 21:04

Google Is Negotiating Acquisition of WhatsApp For $1 Billion?



According to a report from Digital Trends, Google is close to buying WhatsApp, the company behind the popular messaging service WhatsApp Messenger, for around $1 billion.


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Monday, April 8th, 2013. 21:17

T-Mobile USA released software for iPhone 5



According to the report, provided this week, TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA has begun distributing software updates for existing customers using an unlocked iPhone for this network.

 


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Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 10:49

iOS 7 Concept Shows Enhanced Lock Screen, Widgets Integration And More



Earlier this week several Apple-focused bloggers reported that iOS 7 was behind schedule and that the new iOS version would be a significant system-wide user interface overhaul.

Today designer F. Bianco has published a series of images with some interesting thoughts on what changes Apple could implement in iOS 7 to enhance the user experience.


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Saturday, April 6th, 2013. 0:26

Facebook Unveils 'Home' Screen For Android Devices



Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new home screen experience called Home for Android devices. Facebook is trying to change the user experience on smartphones so that users can navigate "through people, not apps" on their phones.


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Friday, April 5th, 2013. 0:50