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Microsoft to Release Office for iPad Sooner than Expected - Rumor





As noted by Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Office for iPad, codenamed 'Miramar', might be released ahead of the version for Windows, codenamed 'Gemini', though previously Steve Ballmer said he wanted the latter one to be launched first.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 16:17

iWatch to feature optoelectronics



China's Electrical Engineering Times reports that the coming iWatch will boast optoelectronics to monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen levels of the user.

Apple is said to have chosen the light-based technology over electrocardiography, a more accurate method which measures electrical impulses, due to the former's ability to continuously monitor heart rate with no action from the user. Most ECG-based products require multiple contacts, meaning users must either attach multiple diodes to their body or touch the product with both hands to get a reading.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, February 15th, 2014. 3:01

iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52

iPhone 6 to Be Lighter than iPhone 5s?



According to the latest report from LEDinside, Apple’s iPhone 6 will become slightly lighter, even though it will boast a larger display. The guys from Cupertino will probably use a new lighter frame for the next-gen handset and thinner LED backlights.


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Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 19:24

Apple Seeds Pre-Release Build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Developers



Apple has seeded a pre-release build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers for testing. What that means is that the official release of the new OS X version is just around the corner. And that’s great, I believe.


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Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 19:16

iPhone 6 will boast a new LED backlight



LEDInside reports that the iPhone 6 will be slimmer, lighter and boast a new LED backlight specs.

According to sources from Apple supply chain, the iPhone 6 is likely to be released in June 2014, and will have larger monitor size of 4.7”. Industry insiders also projected the iPhone 6 will have a much lighter frame, which will lead to upgrades in LED backlight specs. In the previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 2:37

Apple Fixes Issue Influencing Location-Based Apps



Apple has fixed an issue that turned off the geolocation functions of the force-closed apps in iOS 7.1, developers report. Latest betas prove that closing an application in the so to say “wrong way” doesn’t influence its location capabilities. And that is another improvement of the next-gen iOS 7.1 that is expected to be officially released in March.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 20:35

Larger iPhones with Sapphire Screens Will Be Released in September



According to South China Morning Post recent report, the company from Cupertino will indeed release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 4.7-inch and the other - 5.5-inch sapphire display. These screens will get a pixel density of 441 ppi and this is a noticeable improvement, I must admit, since the current iPhone 5s boasts “only” 326 pixels per inch. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled no sooner than in September.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 18:58

How Would 'Healthbook' App Look Like? [Images]



A designer named Carlos Quijano has recently posted some renderings of what may be iOS 8 'Healthbook' app. In case you don’t know, this is an application that will be working with your iWatch and monitor your fitness activity, for instance, the number of miles you walked or the quantity of calories you burned. Useful piece of software, I must admit.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 10:56

Apple requests Sony to supply more camera components



Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.

The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 1:52

Apple's iPhones to Be Manufactured by Google Robots?



Apple’s iPhones may be soon manufactured by Google robots. According to what The Wall Street Journal writes, the search giant is currently working with Foxconn on automating assembly lines at its factories. Foxconn chairman “expressed excitement over new automation technologies”, so looks like both companies will soon become close business partners.


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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 22:46

New iPhone 6 Concept Video Appears on YouTube



Another iPhone 6 concept appeared on the Internet. On the video below, you can take a look at what seems to be incredibly similar to the next-generation Apple’s smartphone.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, February 10th, 2014. 19:10

iWatch сoncept by Belm Designs



A new concept of iWatch was presented by Mark Bell of Belm Designs for a contest featuring future products from some of today’s tech-giants.

We toyed with different shapes and even based a few on current offerings on the market today. We found that when it comes to a watch or in this case a “Smart Watch”, a traditional circular shape was most favorable. Most people are quite comfortable with the shape and it still exudes class and style.

Apple will use iOS 8 for iWatch and implement some sensors to monitor fitness and health signs  for  'Healthbook' app. An expert on sleep research and a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' have been hired to work on the project.

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple may gain $17.5 billion from iWatch sales over the first year.

You can enjoy the concept below.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, February 9th, 2014. 3:58

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about top stories of the past seven days. This time they deal mostly with Apple’s new gadgets and firmware.


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Sunday, February 9th, 2014. 3:01

Apple Will Release iOS 7.1 in March - Rumor



The company from Cupertino will release the final version of its iOS 7.1 to the public no sooner than in March. Apart from the new mobile operating system, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation Apple TV.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, February 8th, 2014. 19:37