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Strap-E iPhone Case - a Promising Kickstarter Project





I don’t use wallets. They take up too much space in my pocket. That is why I’ve been looking for a convenient and at the same time small wallet iPhone case for everyday use. And you know, looks like I’ve found it. It’s called Strap-E and here’s its mini-review.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 17:02

Pandora App for iOS Got the Update



Pandora Radio lets you listen to your favorite songs whenever you want – on your iPhone and iPad. And this app got another minor update yesterday.

  


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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Will Be Released July 18th



PopCap Games has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be released on July 18th and unveiled a trailer for the upcoming game. The sequel will be previewed at E3 next week and will launch for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be free to download and a vast majority of the game will be free to play; however, players can purchase upgrades and other in-game items.




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Written by admin

Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 23:37

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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Jony Ive’s Design Overhaul Could Lead To Delays For iOS 7



Today Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive’s efforts to redesign iOS as part of his new software design role puts Apple at risk of delaying the release of iOS 7. While a public release is said to currently stay on schedule for "as soon as September", internal deadlines in the company has been pushed back as software teams race to finish iOS 7 and prepare a preview for Worldwide Developers Conference in June.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. 20:18

Twitter Releases New Music App For Web And iOS



Today the company announced the release of the new music service called Twitter #music. The app integrates several existing music services and is currently available on the App Store and on the web.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 22:08

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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First volume of manga styled Steve Jobs' biography will appear in Japan



The Verge reports that the first volume Mari Yamazaki’s manga based on the biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson, will be introduced in Japan in May.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, March 25th, 2013. 21:16

Future Smartphones May Include Displays Made Of Sapphire Instead Of Glass



While Apple has earned much praise for its iPhone design aesthetic, it also has received criticism for durability problems, with many users experiencing the issues after dropping their smartphones onto hard surfaces.

In the fifth-generation iPod touch and iPhone 5 Apple began using sapphire crystal in order to cover the rear camera of the devices, providing superior scratch resistance and durability. Apple notes:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 23:04

Haswell Chip Benchmark Shows 7-13% Performance Increase Over Ivy Bridge



Tom’s Hardware published results of a detailed performance test of a Core i7 Haswell processor, which suggest that it will offer 7-13% performance increase over equivalent Ivy Bridge chips – a similar increase experienced with the transition from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. 22:46

BlackBerry CEO: 'Apple now lacks innovation'



In an interview in The Australian Financial Review (via AllThingsD), Thorsten Haynes, Blackberry CEO characterizes the iOS user interface as outdated, arguing that the popularity of the iPhone may be reduced due to the lack of innovation.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. 21:59

Photos showing the back shell of the second generation iPad mini



Mobiles Pie indicates on the forum of Chinese website WeiPhone some photos showing what may be on the back of the second generation iPad mini.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 20:33

Apple Promotes Self-Published Books With New Section In iBookstore



Today Apple introduced a new section in its iBookstore entitled "Breakout Books", offering books that have been independently published to the iBookstore by authors. The section features titles that have earned 4 and 5 star reviews.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. 0:51

FTC Recommends Mobile Platforms And App Devs Improve Privacy Disclosures



The Federal Trade Commission today published a report, where it recommends how key players in the mobile ecosystem can better inform their consumers about how their personal data is being used. In its report, the FTC named several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and BlackBerry as well as advertising networks, app developers, app developer trade associations and analytics companies.


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RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


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