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Slide-On Cases Causing Cracked Glass on iPhone 4s?





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Apple is investigating an issueб which connects with the way how third-party "slide-on" cases for the iPhone 4 can interact with the iPhone 4's glass back and trap dirt and other material between the two layers and cause scratching that can lead to cracking or shattering of the device's glass.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 11th, 2010. 15:59

iPad's touch screen makers are increasing their revenue



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Yesterday Taiwanese news resource DigiTimes reported that TPK Touch Solutions and Wintek, which are Apple's partners that make touch panels for the iPad, will experience revenue growth in the last quarter of year 2010, which is evidentially caused by the strong demand for the tablet device. Nevertheless, some other company’s partners like J Touch and Young Fast Optoelectronics are expecting traditional decline in the end-of-year season.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 0:12

Office for Mac 2011 to Arrive on October 26th



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Earlier we heard rumors that Office for Mac 2011 will be launched on October 27th, but tonight we’ve got new information. If you visit Amazon and search for Office for Mac 2011, you can see the date, which means that the software will be available on October 26th, 2010. It includes two editions: Student and Home/Business.


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Friday, September 10th, 2010. 19:36

iPhone 4 Approved for Sale in China!



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It seems that the new iPhone 4 from Apple plans to conquer a well-supplied market of China, as this device has got an important approval from government agencies.

Apple has recently won the network license of China for its iPhone 4 from the Certification Center of Telecommunication Equipment. It fully corresponds to the statements of China Unicom, a carrier of Apple products in China, which said that it is planning to sell iPhones a bit later this year.

It is a rather interesting idea of Apple, as it is going to open a lot of retail stores all over the territory of China to attract more customers.




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Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 19:24

Google's New Project May Compete with Apple



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According to Reuters, Google is planning to create a music download store and digital song locker. Andy Rubin, Google Vice President of Engineering, is currently in talks with leading music labels over what the service could look like. And if Rubin’s plan works, we might even see the service out there before Christmas.

No actual deals have been signed yet, but the prospect of having another competitor in the music industry is very appealing to the labels. Currently, 70% of all digital music sales come from Apple.




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Saturday, September 4th, 2010. 2:21

New Apple TV and New iPods at Amazon



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Despite Amazon’s rivalry with Apple over media and eBook sales, it’s now offering the new Apple TV and 20 new iPods for sale.

Amazon has even reduced its price on TV shows to match Apple’s price.

The new iPods are currently listed at its retail price, but the older generations have quite attractive discounts, like $40 off the 3rd generation iPod touch.

You can see the discounts or pre-order a new iPod here. Apple TV can be found here.




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Friday, September 3rd, 2010. 1:21

iTunes 10 Now Available to Download



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The next version of iTunes includes Ping, a social music discovery tool that allows users to follow friends and artists, helping customers to discover and share new music. The product is based on discovery, allowing users to see what their friends are listening to and what concerts they're going to. Users can choose to "follow" artists, as well as their friends, and iTunes will populate a customized top 10 list that represents what their friends are downloading. Users can also see concerts that are coming near them, and inform their friends that they will be attending.

iTunes 10 will also ship with a new logo, which Jobs joked reflects the fact that by next Spring, Apple is expected to surpass all CD sales in the U.S. The new iTunes logo dispenses of the CD that was previously featured, and only includes a musical note.

The 82mb file can be downloaded at apple.com/itunes/download/




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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. 15:37

What's new? Apple special event results



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Apple hosted their media event today and announced a number of new products and updates:

  • Apple announces all new iPod models:
  1. iPod Shuffle with the new VoiceOver button on top, which allows users to hear the name of the currently playing song and to switch between songs, playlists or Genius Mixes- the iTunes feature
  2. iPod Nano with multi-touch display and without Click Wheel, with built-in FM radio and new feature "Shake to Shuffle," giving music lovers the ability to shake their iPod Nano to shuffle to a new song in their music library
  3. Thinner iPod Touch with Retina Display, forward-facing camera and Apple's A4 chip
  • Apple introduces updated apple TV
  • Apple releases iTunes 10 with 'Ping' Social Networking and Open/Minimize/Close buttons are vertically oriented
  • Apple announces pending release of 4.1 and 4.2 preview
  • The iPod Classic is still for sale but with no changes
  • The new iPod Touch's back camera takes still photos at a disappointingly low 960x720 resolution
  • The impressive game demo by Epic Games is now available on the App Store as a free download
  • The new iPod nano has no camera and apparently can't play video any longer



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Apple looking to hire iBookstore marketing manager



1Apple has posted a new job listing looking for a marketing manager specifically for the iBookstore. The listing seeks an experienced business marketer "to drive awareness and sales of iBooks through co-marketing programs with publishers and authors, strategic partnerships, and via online and direct marketing tactics." It seems like a lot of the position will be self-driven, as whoever's chosen will be asked to come up with some interesting schemes to push iBook sales, both with publishers, and even across the other divisions of iTunes. But the bottom line is of course sales -- Apple wants someone to push iBooks, specifically in the US.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010. 15:42

Complete Card Solution for iPhone



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Who knew that credit card processing would be the new hotness for smartphones? The Square mobile payment system has been making waves by letting small businesses receive credit card payment directly on their smartphones. Now, mophie and Intuit are looking to get in on the same action with their Complete Card Solution for iPhone. It's a $179 package that includes both mophie's card-swiping phone case and the 3.0 version of Intuit's GoPayment app. After a quick application users are said to be approved (or, erm, declined) within 15 minutes and can immediately start accepting payments.

A single account can also cover up to 50 users, meaning an entire sales team could be equipped with these devices. But this case, which encrypts every credit card number before it gets to the phone, will only work with the iPhone 3G/S.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, August 30th, 2010. 15:51

iPod Nano/Shuffle to Get New Cases?



ip_zx_ipodtouchpeijianxx_11iLounge states that the Chinese website has new cases for iPod touch and iPod Shuffle. We have already seen retina cases for iPod touch with a hole for the camera, but it seems that new cases for iPod Shuffle/Nano show us that they are ideal for 1.8-inch screen devices by Apple.

According to iLounge, 1.8-inch screen will be touchscreen and on its sides or back panel we can find control buttons.




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Written by bbagira

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 1:13

iPad Expected to Maintain Position as Tablet Market Leader



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According to iSuppli, Apple will command 74.1% of the tablet market for 2010. And even though competitors will soon be launching a number of tablet devices seeking to compete against the iPad, Apple is predicted to maintain its leadership position with 70.4% of the market in 2011 and 61.7% in 2012. iSuppli last month predicted iPad sales of nearly 13 million this year, surging to over 50 million in 2012 for a total of nearly 100 million iPads sold by the end of that year.

Acer chairman JT Wang reportedly claimed that Apple's share of the tablet market will eventually stabilize at 20-30%. However, iSuppli observes that the most interesting competitor is likely to come from HP. But the potential iPad competitors exist in the form of HP, Dell and Lenovo’s upcoming tablets, iSuppli believes that none of them can seriously challenge Apple’s tablet from a solution perspective before 2011.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, August 26th, 2010. 12:19

App Store Director Revealed to Be Former Fart App Developer



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Phillip Shoemaker, Apple's Director of Applications Technology for the App Store, is a former App Store developer himself who has a handful of applications, several of which fall into the category of low-brow fart and urination humor, still available for sale. Shoemaker's App Store development work was handled under the name GrayNoodle LLC. The game Animal Farts features various cartoon images of animals with their buttocks facing forward, giving users buttons to trigger "Fart," "Poot," "Drop" or "Wiz" sounds accompanied with animations illustrating said emissions.

According to an Apple spokeswoman, all of Shoemaker's applications had been approved prior to his employment with Apple. Apple's statement is apparently contradicted, however, by App Store data showing that three of his applications debuted in the App Store up to six weeks after Shoemaker had tweeted that he was working for Apple in early March 2009.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. 16:39

Mac Government and Enterprise Sales Leap in 2Q 2010



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As noted by analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company Monday, Mac government sales grew 200.8 percent year over year in the June quarter, well beyond the 12.1 percent growth seen by the rest of the PC market. In addition, the business market grew 49.8 percent during those three months, besting the market-wide 15.7 percent growth in enterprise sales.

Apple's best business sales came with very large companies, where Mac shipments improved 103 percent. Large businesses also bought 98.3 percent more Macs than the previous year.

Home Mac sales were also up 31.4 percent, besting the industrywide 25.2 percent growth. Despite the growth in business sales, the home market remains Apple's most important, accounting for 61.4 percent of all Mac shipments in the June quarter.

In all, Mac sales grew 31.5 percent year-over-year, ahead of the 20.9 percent growth seen by the entire PC market over 2009.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. 13:04