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Media sharing with on-hold callers





Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

Sim cards can be easily hacked



Karsten Nohl claims that some SIM cards feature a flaw in the encryption technology, so that telephones with the cards can be spied on.

This flaw enables the hackers to send a spoof text message to the device. The latter will answer by revealing the 56-bit data encryption standard key (DES). Using the key, the attacker gains possibility to install dangerous software on the device and even listen in on your phone calls, access/send text messages and much more.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 0:58

Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked



Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

iTunes revenue in Q3



FORTUNE has found out how much iTunes earned in Q3.

iTunes, Software and Services  have recently been consolidated by Apple into one line item which had a revenue of  $12.9 billion in fiscal year 2012. They are now the second fastest increasing  revenue torrent and according to analysts it will be ahead of both the iPhone and iPad in year to take the first place.

iTunes revenue has recently been estimated by nearly 40 analysts  - 22 Wall Street professionals and 18 amateurs. The range of their estimates is from $5.6 billion suggested by Jefferies' Peter Misek to as low as $3.3 billion from Sunil Shah, an independent analyst from the Braeburn Group. The average estimate is of $4.17 billion. The figure is 30% higher than the $3.20 billion listed for the same quarter last year.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 22:59

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Apple Store App Will Get a New Look



According to an unknown source, on Tuesday, July 23rd, Apple will introduce a completely redesigned Apple Store app for both iPhone and iPod touch. It will get a new design in order to match the recently updated App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore apps for iOS 6. However, this is not the only reason for such a change of appearance.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 10:45

New Version of VLC for iOS Returns to the App Store



VLC for iOS is back. Well, this app is only available in New Zealand now, however, it would reach the American App Store soon. As to the other countries, it is said to be available a bit later.


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Apple Would Produce Its Own TV-Set



Apple reportedly seeks support in making its own TV-set from LG. South Korean company is supposed to become a panel supplier. At the same time, there’re two other manufacturers that can be chosen for cooperation. But everything in its turn.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 19th, 2013. 2:09

New Calendar App by Any.DO



Yesterday Any.DO released its new app called Cal. Those who either already use Any.DO task manager, or simply need to get their time thoroughly planned would certainly be interested in this new application. But what it’s all about?

  


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Apple and Amazon end App Store dispute



According to Reuters, Apple has decided to end its lawsuit with Amazon about App Store name. Cupertino company did this on condition Amazon does not countersue.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday ordered the case be dismissed at the companies' request.

Amazon was sued by Apple in March 2011. The Cupertino company wanted to prevent Amazon from using the "App Store" name, as customers could get confused by the double use of App Store name.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 8:25

iPhone 5S will boast a 120 FPS Slow Motion Camera?



Every new iPhone always features its own unique points, completely different from what its predecessors had. In case of iPhone 5S there are quite a few. The rumored fingerprint scanner is followed by another development – a 120FPS slow motion camera. It is believed that iPhone 5S will also boast really cool camera pack, including a dual LED flash and a 13MP sensor.

Currently Apple is designing a new camera feature for iPhone. It is a mode called “Mogul”. The latter will enable iPhone to capture video in a fast and precise way, at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). Unfortunately, the resolution of the 120 FPS is still unclear.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 19:26

Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard



Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

Keyboard Control Pro for iPhone and iPod touch [Video]



If you got tired of deleting odd or incorrect letters from your messages, sent from iPhone or iPod touch, then you might be interested in a new Cydia tweak released by iAmharic recently. It’s called Keyboard Control Pro and it changes the way you use your keyboard.

This tool is compatible with both iOS 5 and 6 and has a bunch of useful features:


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 16:22

Apple files for ‘iWatch’ trademark in Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Colombia



In addition to filing a trademark for the name “iWatch” in Russia and Japan, Apple has requested a trademark for “iWatch” with Mexico’s “Institute of Industrial Property.” The Mexico-based filing was made public in recent days, but the request was originally filed on June 3rd.


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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013. 18:11

ITC rules Apple violates Samsung patent, limited ban could apply to some iPhones and iPads



The United States Trade Agency has ruled that Apple has violated one of Samsung’s smartphone and tablet-related patents.

Under the modified constructions, the Commission has determined that Samsung has proven that the accused iPhone 4 (AT&T models); iPhone 3GS (AT&T models); iPhone 3 (AT&T models); iPad 3G (AT&T models); and iPad 2 3G (AT&T models) infringe the asserted claims of the ’348 patent. The Commission has further determined that the properly construed claims have not been proven by Apple to be invalid and that Samsung has proven that a domestic industry exists in the United States with respect to the ‘348 patent. The Commission has determined that Apple failed to prove an affirmative defense based on Samsung’s FRAND declarations.


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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. 16:40

Facebook Adding Chat Heads Feature To Its iOS App, Redesigned iPad Version



According to a report from AllThingsD, later today Facebook will bring the new Chat Heads functionality from Facebook Home to its iOS app as part of a new update. Previously it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to add some of the new features to its iOS Facebook app.

The Verge got a hands-on experience with the new version of the app:


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 21:48