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Siri to Offer Crowd-Sourced Answers to Users





According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.


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Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:29

Apple II DOS Source Code Available for Download



Those geeks who are interested in the history of the company from Cupertino and its first computers can now download Apple II DOS source code and take a look at it. The download link is available below.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:47

GlobalFoundries Can Become Samsung’s Subcontractor to Produce Apple A7 Chips



New York-based company called GlobalFoundries can possibly become Samsung’s subcontractor in manufacture of Apple A7 chips for iPhones and iPads, Arik Hesseldahl of AllThingsD reports.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:41

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Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Apple Fixes MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad Bugs



Apple on Thursday released an update for late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pros addressing the issue with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad freezes.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 3:34

Apple Stores Around the World to Close Earlier Next Weekend



A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.


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Thursday, November 7th, 2013. 21:31

Apple to Certify Two New iPhone and iPad Suppliers Soon



The company from Cupertino will certify two new Asian factories to help in manufacture of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini soon. The reason for such a decision is growing demand for the devices. Current Apple’s suppliers - Foxconn and Pegatron - can’t cope with the production load.


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:51

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1.3 with Equalizer and Performance Improvements



Apple released iTunes 11.1.3 on Tuesday. The new version features a number of improvements connected with equalizer and the application performance. Well, take a look at everything yourself:


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:43

Apple Publishes Report on Government Information Requests



Apple on Wednesday published a Report on Government Information Requests. This document shows the statistic on law enforcement requests the company from Cupertino has received over the period from January to the end of June.


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:34

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iPad Air is Cheaper to Build than iPad 3



Apple’s new iPad Air is about 13% or $42 cheaper to build than the last-year iPad - the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model cost is $274. Although some components, namely, the 9.7-inch Retina display, are a bit more expensive than earlier, in general the device now costs less.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:36

iFixit Tears Apart iPad Air to See What's New Inside



iFixit team has recently torn apart Apple’s new iPad Air to see what’s new inside. They’ve found out that the entire tablet construction resembles such of the iPad mini; moreover, there’re some internal parts shared with the iPhone 5s.


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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. 19:56

Apple Files a Patent for Built-in MacBook and iPhone Solar Power Converters



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted on Thursday another patent application. And again it was Apple that filed a patent for "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices," or, in other words, for a solar power converter.


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Thursday, October 31st, 2013. 22:42

iPhone 6 with a 5-inch Screen to Come September 2014



Apple will launch a 5-inch iPhone 6 next year, Japan reporters claim. What’s even more interesting is that the users will be able to control this enormous device with only one hand.


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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. 21:13

Keyboard and Trackpad Freezes on Apple's New MacBook Pro



New Retina MacBook Pro seems to be quite a faulty device. Although it is equipped with Intel’s latest Haswell processor, Iris graphics and fast SSD, numerous users report about issues connected with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad, caused probably because of a conflict between OS X Mavericks and the hardware.


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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. 0:38

New Space Gray Non-Retina iPad mini Begins Hitting Apple Retail Stores



Announced on Tuesday, a non-Retina Space Gray iPad mini starts hitting Apple Retail Stores. 9to5mac reports that the updated tablet is now available in several stores across the U.S.A.


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Saturday, October 26th, 2013. 0:33