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Attachment Encryptor: Fix for Email Encryption Issue





Earlier this week it was reported that iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments, though it should. The only possible way out was not to detach important or confidential files to emails, but fortunately, another one appeared on Wednesday.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 19:54

Apple is Now World's Second Largest Online Retailer



Apple has become world's second largest online retailer. The first place is occupied by Amazon and I must admit that the gap between the first and the second spot is enormous.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. 17:45

iOS 7 Does Not Encrypt Email Attachments - Security Researcher



Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. 17:52

Apple Improves Its Position on Several Markets Due to Strong iPhone 5s Sales



According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel, the company from Cupertino has managed to improve its position on the world's smartphone market.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, April 28th, 2014. 18:21

How Often Do People Replace Their Mobile Devices with New Ones?



What do you think about such statement: iPhone users replace their devices with newer ones more frequently than iPad users? In fact, it turns out to be truth. According to the latest report from CIRP, people who own an iPhone change it for a newer version once every two years. iPad and especially Mac users spend money on new tablets or desktops much less frequently. Take a look at the chart.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, March 21st, 2014. 21:11

iTunes Radio Becomes 3rd Most Popular Streaming Music Service in the USA



The latest estimates prove that iTunes Radio has become the third most popular streaming music service in the United States. Incredible result, especially if to keep in mind that Apple’s service is just 6 months old. As stated in the Edison Research report (via iDownloadBlog), iTunes Radio is currently even more popular than Spotify, which is on the 4th spot. All the figures are available below.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. 16:13

Apple is the leading on the USA smartphone market.



comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix has analized the data concerning the situation on the smartphone market in the USA for January 2014. It turns out that Apple is on the rise, constantly increasing it share, while Android is falling behind. Blackberry lost the third place to Windows Phone.


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iOS 7.0.6 Adoption Rate Reaches 13.3% in Just 48 Hours After Release



According to the latest report from Chitika Insights, Apple’s iOS 7.0.6 managed to reach 13.3% of adoption in the United States and Canada only 48 hours after the release. The reason for so many users to upgrade was an important security improvement. As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino fixed the vulnerability that allowed hackers to attack the secure SSL connection without any warning for the device user.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, February 27th, 2014. 19:45

GT Advanced to supply sapphire to Apple



GT Advanced has published its quarterly earnings report and updated the information concerning its deal to produce sapphire material for Apple.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. 3:21

iOS Vulnerability Allows Malicious Apps to Monitor User Touch Inputs



A new iOS bug has been recently found that allows malicious apps to monitor and log user’s touch inputs and button pressings. Such apps are capable of running in background and sending sensitive data to remote servers. That is why you should carefully choose, which apps to install and which not.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. 22:21

Apple's Rival - Google - to Release Smartwatch in 2014



Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 24th, 2014. 22:44

Apple Sells 1.6 Million iPhones in Russia during 2013 - Estimates



The company from Cupertino reportedly sold nearly 1.6 million iPhones in Russia during 2013, even though in the first half of the year Apple’s handsets were not available on Russia’s largest carriers - MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:43

Apple Takes About 7% of Smartphone Sales in China



Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:36

iPhone 6 will boast bezel-free display?



Korea Herald claims that we will meet new smartphones with a 'bezel-free' display and fingerprint scanning from both Apple and Samsung.

An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 3:40

iWatch сoncept by Belm Designs



A new concept of iWatch was presented by Mark Bell of Belm Designs for a contest featuring future products from some of today’s tech-giants.

We toyed with different shapes and even based a few on current offerings on the market today. We found that when it comes to a watch or in this case a “Smart Watch”, a traditional circular shape was most favorable. Most people are quite comfortable with the shape and it still exudes class and style.

Apple will use iOS 8 for iWatch and implement some sensors to monitor fitness and health signs  for  'Healthbook' app. An expert on sleep research and a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' have been hired to work on the project.

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple may gain $17.5 billion from iWatch sales over the first year.

You can enjoy the concept below.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, February 9th, 2014. 3:58