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Next-Generation iPhone 5 Will Not Use NFC Technology





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After Apple announced its new Passbook functionality for iOS 6, speculation related to the possibility of using NFC (near field communications) technology in the iPhone 5 has ramped up. This technology would allow users to make contactless payments through the Passbook digital wallet. Rumors about NFC technology for the iPhone 5 got another boost after photos of the next iPhone’s front panel surfaced revealing an unknown feature that, according to Japanese blog Macotakara, may be the part of the device’s NFS system.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:09

Samsung guilty of patent infringement, Apple awarded nearly $1.05B



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Jurors deciding the patent Apple v. Samsung suit have reached a verdict, finding Samsung to have infringed on certain Apple patents, according to in-court reports from The Verge. The damages owed total nearly $1.05 billion for Samsung and zero for Apple.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 23:19

Apple Hits New Highs as Tim Cook Celebrates One Year as CEO



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On August 24 one year ago Steve Jobs stepped down from the Apple’s CEO post which he held for more a decade and Tim Cook took over the company’s management. After the announcement, Apple's stock dropped more than 5% in after hours to $351.

But now Apple is the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world. Its current share price is $668, gaining more than 75% year-over-year. With Cook in charge, Apple released the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, the Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion and previewed the next version of iOS.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 14:44

Apple may launch next-gen iPhone, 'iPad mini' at two separate media events



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Jim Dalrymple, the well-known Apple journalist, reported in his blog on Thursday that Apple may be preparing to debut a next-gen iPhone and 'iPad mini' at two separate media events. Apple is widely expected to debut the sixth-generation iPhone at a special event on September 12, at which time pre-orders are said to begin. Further rumors point to a U.S. rollout starting September 21. Almost nothing is known of the iPad mini. Different report suggests that the smaller iPad will debut at either the same iPhone event or at a later date.


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Friday, August 24th, 2012. 22:58

Facebook Released Much Faster App For iPhone



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AllThingsD reports that Facebook has released a rewritten iOS app that is considerably faster than the previous version. With increasing number of users accessing Facebook via mobile, the company considers that it is essential to have a fast mobile app.


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LG Started Mass Production Of Displays Based On The In-Cell Technology



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According to Reuters, South Korean company LG Display has announced that they started mass production of new thinner displays that are widely expected to be for use in the next-generation iPhone.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 12:39

A stolen Steve Jobs' iPad ended up in the hands of the local clown



Recently it was revealed that last month, Steve Jobs's house was robbed. The thief broke into the house, which was in disrepair and stole property valued $ 60.000, including several iMacs and iPads, Tiffany jewelry and wallet of Steve Jobs in dollar in it. The San Jose Mercury News reports that one of the stolen iPad fell into the hands of "Kenny the Clown", a local clown that performs shows for children and tourists in the Bay Area. Kenny got the iPad from a friend Kariem McFarlin, the thief who confessed to his crimes.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Valve Launched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Mac



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The latest version of Valve’s flagship game Counter-Strike – one of the best-selling gaming titles for PC – has become available for the Mac platform via Steam. Global Offensive, the fourth title in the Counter-Strike series, has seen over 27 million units sold during its lifetime. This is the second time (the first was Portal 2) Valve has released a flagship title simultaneously on the PC and the Mac.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 12:47

Apple Wants To Make Set-Top Box For Live TV Content



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Following the report from yesterday on a possible Apple cable set-top box, The Wall Street Journal today shared more details on Apple’s plans.

According to the report, Apple wants to make the device that would allow viewers to watch any TV show at any moment through a cloud-based DVR service that would store shows online. This service would allow viewers to stream a show within minutes after it started airing live.

“Another significant feature of the Apple set-top device is likely to be its user interface, which could resemble the navigation icons on Apple's iPad. While the design may change, the interface is expected to be easier for people to use than existing cable on-screen menus, widely viewed as clunky.

Apple's device also may create space on the TV screen for social media features, such as sharing TV shows through services like Twitter Inc., the people said”.

Also Apple wants that users can transfer content from the device on iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.

The WSJ says that Apple has been in negotiations with cable providers like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and with companies that control TV content. The report notes that terms of existing agreements between content and cable companies might not allow them to seal a deal for using Apple’s devices without permission of content owners.

Earlier this month CEO of CBS Les Moonves said that his company is willing to offer its content on a future Apple TV set depending "what we get paid" and "what the terms are".




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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 13:12

Apple's share of worldwide tablet market returns to all-time highs



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Apple’s tablets are far ahead of their competitors in a market with nearly out of every four tablet computers purchased around the world last quarter were iPads. During the previous quarter Apple sold 17 million iPad 2s and third-generation iPads that made up 69.6% of all tablet shipments, more than seven times that of its closest rival Samsung, which managed to ship 2.254 million Galaxy Tabs. Apple's 44% jump in iPad shipments was nearly enough to boost the Cupertino-based company back to an all-time high of 70% global tablet market share it achieved during the first quarter of 2011, according to research firm iSuppli.


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Thursday, August 16th, 2012. 0:11

More than $60,000 in "computers and personal items" stolen from Steve Jobs' home



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The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Palo Alto home of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among the homes which were burglarized last month. Jobs' home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized on July 17. Among the items taken were more than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items." The Jobs home has been undergoing renovation and it is unclear whether the family is currently living in the house while the work is being performed.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 16:12

iPad Mini Will Look Like A Larger iPod Touch



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Today 9toMac reported that according to its sources the iPad mini will look like a larger iPod touch with skinner bezels on the sides paired with thicker bezels at the bottom and top of the device.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 12:18

Apple Lost 2 million iPad And iPhone Sales Because Of Samsung’s Сopying



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The Verge reports that today in the Samsung vs. Apple court trial Apple called a financial expert Terry Musica to the stand. While on the stand Terry Musica provided the jury a breakdown showing how much profits Apple lost due to Samsung’s patent violation. According to his estimates, Apple lost 2 million iPad and iPhone sales, costing $488.8 million in total. The calculations are based on the products that Samsung is accused of copying, royalty fees that Samsung should have paid for accused products, and profits that Apple have lost.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 13:18

Apple Has Licensed Some Of Its iOS Design Patents To Microsoft



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According to The Verge's report, today in Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple’s director of Patent Licensing & Strategy Boris Teksler testified that Apple has licensed some of its design and technical patents to Microsoft, but the cross-licensing agreement includes “anti-cloning” provisions. Teksler stated:


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

In Court Case Samsung And Apple Reveal U.S. Sales For Mobile Devices



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The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple continued to yield interesting information, with the latest data shared by AllThingsD revealing U.S. sales numbers of each company.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 22:36