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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to Developers





Apple on Tuesday seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to developers for testing. The release comes two weeks after the release of the sixth Yosemite beta, which contained a wide number of important bug fixes, improvements and design tweaks.


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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. 18:40

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them.


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Monday, August 25th, 2014. 0:56

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to Developers



Apple has earlier today seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers for testing. According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the new version of Apple’s operating system for Macs contains a wide number of important improvements and bug fixes.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I have come up with a list of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. You may take a look at it below.


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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 to Developers



Aside from iOS 8, Apple on Monday released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5. Just like the latest iOS 8 beta, the new version of the operating system for Macs contains a large number of improvements, important bug fixes and several new features.


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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. 22:58

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday again, so looks like it's high time I told you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days.

As you may have noticed, most of the posts deal with Apple's long-anticipated iPhone 6 and the iWatch. According to the latest rumors, the first gadget will be equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor. The mass-production of the handset will start later this month. If to speak about Apple's smartwatch, we shall see it no sooner than in the fourth quarter of 2014. The mass-production will reportedly begin in November.


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Bluetooth wireless audio Creative T30 Wireless



It is always hard to choose good stereo system for home or office use. With growing popularity of smart devices, like iPhone or iPad, most users demand wireless features, for example, bluetooth support. Today we will take a look at Creative T30 Wireless - 2.0 Wireless Speakers with NFC. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $200.


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Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 3 to Developers



Apart from the new version of OS X Yosemite, Apple has recently released a new iOS 8 beta to developers. Just like the previous beta, this one contains a bunch of noticeable improvements and tweaks that allowed to make Apple’s mobile operating system more stable and efficient.


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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 to Developers



Apple has recently seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 to developers for testing. The new version of the operating system for Macs contains a number of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. 2:40

New OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Betas Are Around the Corner?



According to the latest rumors, Apple has sent an email to registered developers warning them that the company will be performing a CloudKit data wipe. This may indicate that the guys from Cupertino are working on the new versions of  iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview. As noted by people familiar with the matter, Apple will seed new betas to developers on July 7th.


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Saturday, July 5th, 2014. 21:21

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple on Tuesday released the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10 to developers for testing. This happened nearly two weeks after the release of the first beta-version.


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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. 23:33

Apple Hires Former Nokia Senior Camera Engineer



Apple has reportedly hired Ari Partinen, a senior camera engineer at Nokia. According to what he has recently posted on his Twitter, he will start working for the company from Cupertino as soon as in June.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:18

New iOS 8 Concept by TechRadar [Video]



As you probably know, Apple is expected to release a new 4.7-inch iPhone running iOS 8 this year. While there're many concepts showing the updated device, it is quite difficult to find at least some renderings of the would-be iOS.

One of such rare iOS 8 concepts is available below. This is the concept created by TechRadar. Take a look.


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Saturday, April 26th, 2014. 17:04

Creative Hitz WP-380 review



Many users think of buying new modern wireless headphones to replace original old-type ones that came with a player or a smartphone. Today we will show you Hitz WP-380 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz WP-380 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 34mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz WP-380 can be used to make calls as well. Official web page positions Hitz WP-380 as a Lightweight On-ear Bluetooth Headset with NFC.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, standart 3.5mm audio cable and user manual.

The design is simple and modern. The quality is very good, just as you'd expect from device made by Creative. The headset sits comfortable and can be adjusted in several ways. The cups do fold, which is good. We find these headphones fairly comfortable and experienced no problems wearing them for a long time. WP-380 weights just 5.3 oz (150 g).

The microphone is hidden in the earcup, it's a little far from the mouth, it is  it is hard to use the WP-380 headset in a noisy place.

It is very easy to start listen to the music: you need is to turn on WP-380 and keep holding on/off button. The light goes blinking blue, which means it is ready to connect to some gadget. On the iPhone just navigate to Settings - Bluetooth, then find and select Creative WP-380 in the list of found devices. That's it. Easy! The working distance is approximately 33 ft (10 meters), which is enough to walk around the house with no need to carry your player or smartphone with you.

WP-380 can also connect to devices with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). Unfortunately Apple smartphones do not support NFC, while Android users will be happy to try NFC.

Another interesting fact about WP-380 is Creative ShareMe and Creative Multipoint. Creative ShareMe (one source, two headsets) allows you to share your music wirelessly with your buddy or loved one using another Creative ShareMe-enabled wireless headset. Creative Multipoint (two sources, one headset) allows you to pair two separate devices to the headset at the same time. This means that you can easily switch your music source between these two Bluetooth stereo devices.

There are several buttons to control the headset. The on/off button is used to turn headset on and off, to set up BlueTooth connection, and to answer the incoming call. Using next, previous, play/pause (combined with on/off button) is is possible to control the music, stop/play, skip to the next track or play the previous one. Volume buttons are used to control the volume. Unfortunately it is not possible to use Siri voice assistant on the iPhone, there is just no button for that.

The quality of the sound is very good. This is not a surprise, since Creative uses different software and hardware trick s to improve sound playback and recording quality. Middle and high frequencies are well done, bass is good as well. The built-in speech microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear.

By the way, users of iPad tablet and iPod Touch player can use this headset to talk via Skype and similar voip apps.

The compatible list of devices is quite high. Hitz WP-380 works with Bluetooth enabled devices as well as with with every phone and player that has a standart 3.5mm jack.

Creative WP-380 charges in about an hour. Internal battery gives us approximately 12 hours of playback time.

Technical Specifcations:

  • General
    • Wearing Style: On-ear
    • Weight: 150g (5.3oz)
    • Adjustable Headband: Yes
    • Color: Black
    • Included Accessories: 1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m)
      1 travel pouch
      1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft)
  • Specifications
    • Product Type: Wireless Headset
    • Volume Control: Yes
    • aptX: Yes
    • Drivers: 34mm (1.33 inches) Neodymium magnet
    • Frequency Response: 18Hz ~ 22kHz
    • Impedance: 32ohms
    • Connector Type: Bluetooth 3.0
      2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
    • Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.9ft
    • Cable Style: Detachable flat audio cable
    • Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
    • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
      AVRCP
      HSP
      HFP (HD Voice ready*)
      *HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
    • Audio Codec: aptX
      AAC
      mSBC
      SBC
      FastStream*
      *FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver.
    • Content Protection: SCMS-T
    • Operating Range: Up to 10m / 33ft
  • Battery Specifications
    • Type of Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 430mAh
    • Battery Life: Play time: 12 hours
      Talk time: 14 hours
  • Recommended Usage
    • Wireless Streaming: Yes
    • Music/Movies: Yes
    • Chats: Yes

iPhoneRoot thanks Creative and Powersales International for providing Creative WP-380 review sample.




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Samsung Sues Newspaper Called Electronic Times for $284.000



Apple's mail rival - Samsung - has sued a newspaper called Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (this is about $284,000) over the article about the company's latest flagship Galaxy S5. The authors of the publication claim the smartphone has a faulty camera, which is incorrect, Samsung believes.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. 18:23