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Apple Working On Local Backup System For iOS Devices In Genius Bar





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Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add new hardware solution to its Apple Store Genius Bar that would allow its employees to quickly back up data on the devices requiring replacement and pull back that data on the replacement devices. Users are always advised to back up data before bringing them for replacement to a Genius Bar, and those who fail to do it can lose valuable data.


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Thursday, April 19th, 2012. 12:52

Apple's next iPhone to have glass replaced with Liquidmetal



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New rumors claim that Apple's next-generation iPhone will replace its glass back with the super-durable Liquidmetal alloy.

The claim was published on Wednesday by Korea IT News, which said Apple's sixth-generation iPhone will be made of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper "and so forth." It also said it will have a "surface smooth like liquid."


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 22:30

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 Samsung CEOs To Meet In Court For Patent Dispute Settlement Talks



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According to FOSS Patents’ report, Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi and Apple CEO Tim Cook and their general counsels will meet at a San Francisco courthouse within the next 90 days for a discussion aimed at resolving long-standing patent dispute. Lucy Koh, the judge presiding over two Apple vs. Samsung cases in California, ordered the companies to comment on their participation in Alternative Dispute Resolution. As noted in a joint statement of the companies before the court:


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 2:26

Apple partner TSMC ramping up production of 28nm mobile chips



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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is expected to begin ramping up manufacturing of its 28-nanometer ARM processors.

TSMC is said to currently have a decent yield rate on its 28nm processes, but the company remains cautious on expansion, partially because the 28nm process is so new to the industry.

For example, Apple, one of the largest users of mobile processors, still relies on the 45nm manufacturing process for its latest-generation A5X ARM CPU found in the third-generation iPad. Apple is said to have viewed newer chips as a potential risk to their products, and have stuck with older processes to ensure availability and reliability.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 23:29

Greenpeace Criticizes Apple Over Coal-Powered Data Centers



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Today activist group Greenpeace published a new report with the title How Clean Is Your Сloud? targeting large Internet companies including Microsoft, Apple and Amazon over their heavy use of power derived from coal for massive data centers.


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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 23:05

Apple Reportedly Looking to Launch 'iPad Mini' Priced at $249-$299 in Q3



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Chinese web portal NetEase claims that Apple plans to launch a smaller "iPad mini" in the third quarter of this year.

NetEase claimed that the device will be released around the third quarter of this year to "counter attack" the upcoming Windows tablets, although smaller Android tablets such as Amazon's Kindle Fire have also been viewed as targets for Apple. The report further claims that the devices will cost anywhere from US$249 to $299 and that there will be an initial 6 million units ready for launch.


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Apple releases Flashback removal tool



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Apple on Friday released version 1.0 of its "Flashback malware removal tool" which will scan a user's computer and erase known iterations of the Trojan that some are calling the worst the Mac platform has ever seen.

About Flashback malware removal tool

  • This Flashback malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
  • If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will be presented notifying the user that malware was removed.
  • In some cases, the Flashback malware removal tool may need to restart your computer in order to completely remove the Flashback malware.
  • This update is recommended for all OS X Lion users without Java installed.

600,000 Macs were reported to be infected by Flashback and connected in the botnet, which harvested personal information and web browsing logs from affected machines. The Trojan was first discovered last year and installed itself through the guise of an Adobe Flash installer. This version of the malware is able to install itself automatically after visiting an infected website.




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Sunday, April 15th, 2012. 12:38

Sharp Has Started Mass Production Of IGZO Displays



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According to IDG News, Sharp reports that it has started mass production of new high-resolution IGZO displays. Early rumors have suggested that Apple might include the IGZO displays in iPad 3, but due to some reasons the company elected not to do so.


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Saturday, April 14th, 2012. 0:51

Apple expected to report sales of 33M iPhones, 12M iPads



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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has recently announced his estimates of Apple sales for the first calendar quarter of the year 2012 ahead of the earnings call set for March 24.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s numbers differ from the average expectations on Wall Street. He expects the company sold 33 million iPhone that is a bit higher than the Street's forecast of 30.5 million handsets, while his forecast of 12 million iPads is slightly below the Street's 13 million. He also suggests Apple will report on 4.3 million Macs sold in the three-month span from January to March.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 13th, 2012. 17:00

Apple improving iTunes account security with stricter requirements



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Ars Technica reports that Apple has began asking users of iOS devices to select and answer some question related to their Apple IDs. Such measures were reportedly taken by the company to improve security of iTunes accounts.

After being shown the message, users are asked to select from a number of security questions and provide personal answers. Users are also prompted to provide a backup e-mail address in case the primary address associated with their Apple ID is compromised.


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Friday, April 13th, 2012. 16:02

Intel Is Shipping Next-Gen Thunderbolt Controllers Ahead Of April 23 Ivy Bridge Launch



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Last month CPU World reported that Ivy Bridge CPUs would launch between April 22 and April 29. Today Cnet and many other sources reports that Intel will start rollout on April 23. Many of the Ivy Bridge chips included in the first part of the launch will be suitable for desktop computers and MacBook Pros. However low-voltage U-Series models that will likely be used in the new MacBook Airs are expected in June.


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Thursday, April 12th, 2012. 22:19

Watch How Foxconn Workers Assemble an iPad [Video]



Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz, the second reporter ever to gain access to the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn, has posted a video showing some steps of the iPad's production.

Schmitz was the reporter who revealed that Mike Daisey had falsified many of his stories about Foxconn and the visitors that work there. You can hear his full audio reports on your local public radio station or online at http://www.marketplace.org.

Check out the video below for a first look at Foxconn's assembly line:




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Thursday, April 12th, 2012. 16:58

U.S. Sues Several Publishers And Apple Over E-Book Pricing



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According to Bloomberg, today the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and several book publishers over using agency model for e-book pricing. Reportedly, Apple and the publishers were unwilling to meet the demands of the Department of Justice.


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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. 21:20

Apple Developing Program To Remove Flashback Trojan Malware



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Yesterday Apple issued a support document relating to the Flashback Trojan malware that infects OS X computers. Previously we detailed this malware that infects computers exploiting a Java vulnerability that Apple patched last week. Reportedly this program has affected more than 600,000 Mac computers around the globe.


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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. 13:24