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New Piece of Malware Discovered That Attacks iOS Users





A new piece of malicious software that affects iOS devices has been recently discovered by the security researchers from FireEye. The malware is called Masque Attack and it can replace the legitimate apps you have installed on your device with their malicious copies. These copies look so similar to the trustworthy apps that it is nearly impossible for an average user to notice his or her device has been infected.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:39

Apple Improves Its Position on U.S. and Global PC Market - IDC



According to the latest report from a research firm called IDC, Apple noticeably improved its position on the U.S. PC market in the third quarter of 2014. In fact, the guys from Cupertino managed to reach the highest PC market share ever reported. And such a result looks even more impressive if to take into account the fact that the PC sales do not include Apple's iPad sales.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 0:29

Chinese Apple Users Encounter New Type of Malware



Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a new type of malware. This malware is called WireLurker and it infects both iOS devices and Mac OS X computers. Over the past six months, a wide number of users mainly from China have encountered with this piece of malware. The researchers claim that WireLurker is a complete new threat and it can possibly open the new era in the creation of malware attacking both Apple's desktop and mobile platforms.


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Apple Remains World's Top Tablet Vendor - IDC



According to the latest reports from J.D Power and IDC, Apple currently remains world's top tablet manufacturer with 22.8% market share and 12.3 million iPad units shipped in the third quarter of this year. Still, the researchers claim that Apple's tablet sales are weaker than in the year-ago quarter. The manufacturers of the lower-cost tablets, for example, Lenovo or RCA, saw a noticeable increase in sales in 2014 and that means that more and more people prefer cheaper, but pretty efficient and reliable Android devices to hi-end and expensive iOS products.


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Saturday, November 1st, 2014. 21:04

IDC Publishes Report on Global Smartphone Sales, Apple Among Leaders



A research firm IDC has today released a report on global smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2014. According to this report, world's smartphone market grew 25% if to compare this year's results to those of the third quarter of 2013.


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Friday, October 31st, 2014. 0:06

Net Cost of iPad Air 2 Components Is $275 - IHS Experts



A research firm called IHC has recently torn down Apple's new iPad Air 2 to find out how much money the guys from Cupertino spend on the hardware for their flagship tablet. As usual, the net cost of components is much lower than the actual price of the device, however, we should not forget that this cost does not include the price of assembly, transportation costs etc. Anyway, the experts claim that Apple spends about $275 on the 16GB version of the iPad Air 2, which is one dollar more than the net price of the last-year iPad Air. Keep in mind that this is the basic model; all the other are more expensive to assemble.


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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. 0:33

Apple to Ship 27-Inch Retina iMac This Year, 21-Inch Model to Next Year



Apple will reportedly ship a Retina display model of its 27-inch iMac before the end of this year; however, a new 21-inch model won't be released until next year, according to KGI.


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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. 13:11

iPhone 5c Was Best Selling Smartphone in Britain in August



Ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch this September, Apple's iPhone 5c became the top selling smartphone in Britain. In fact, this handset was so popular that it even outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s. And that is an impressive result, I must admit.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 2:37

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Not as Bendable as It Was Believed [Video]



According to the latest report from a research firm called Consumer Reports, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is not as bendable as it was believed. It took 90 pounds of force to bend the recently-released 5.5-inch iPhone and about 70 pounds of force to deform its 4.7-inch sibling. The larger handset is actually stronger, which is a bit of surprise for me.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:49

Apple to Launch 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display Soon?



According to the laest reports from people familiar wiith the matter, Apple may be currently planning to launch a new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display as soon as this fall. Such a rumor has been shared by WitsView researchers, who cite Apple supply chain insiders. Whether we can believe today's piece of news is still a question without an answer.


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Friday, September 12th, 2014. 23:22

iOS 7 Is Installed on 91% of Devices, Latest Android Version - Only on 21%



According to the latest report from reliable sources, iOS 7 is currently installed on 91% of working devices. This means that the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system has a lower level of fragmentation if compared to Android, the latest version of which is installed only on nearly 21% of the smartphones. The data that deals with the rate of adoption of new versions of popular operating systems and the level of their fragmentation has been recently shared by a research firm called OpenSignal.


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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. 23:42

AdThief Malware Infects Nearly 75.000 Jailbroken iPhones and iPads



According to the latest report from a security researcher Axelle Apvrille, a new piece of malware has been recently discovered that is developed to hijack the ad revenue. It is called AdThief. Malicious software infects jailbroken devices, so if you have one, be careful while using Cydia. You see, the malware comes in the form of Cydia Substrate extension and it is nearly impossible for an average user to identify and get rid of it.


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Sunday, August 17th, 2014. 19:01

Evasi0n and Pangu Jailbreak Utilities Are Nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards



According to the latest rumors, both Evasi0n and Pangu jailbreak utilities have been recently nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards. This award is presented to those developers and security researchers, who find bugs or important exploits in the software. This year’s award will be given to a developer (or the developers) that made some important discoveries in the period of the past twelve months.


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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. 23:25

iOS Global Usage Falls - Analysts



According to the latest figures from a research firm Net Applications, the global usage of Apple’s iOS as an operating system has fallen behind Android. Well, of course, the market in terms of the so-called install base has been for months or even years led by Google’s mobile operating system, but this is probably the first time when the guys from Cupertino lost the competitive struggle in terms of the actual user base.


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Monday, August 4th, 2014. 20:38

Sapphire Display for iPhone 6 Won't Be Ready in Time?



According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple’s suppliers have encountered some manufacturing difficulties connected with the production of sapphire-covered screens for the upcoming iPhone 6. What this means is that the guys from Cupertino won’t release the handset with the screen made of new strong material in September. Looks like we shall see another delay.


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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. 13:16