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Plants vs Zombies 2 gets 25 million downloads





On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel.  Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.

It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of  the original Plants vs. Zombies game.

In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.




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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 19:45

Two Maryland Stores were Selling Counterfeit Apple Products



Two stores, located at Maryland's Arundel Mills Mall were selling fake Apple products and components under the guise of genuine ones. The value of the counterfeit parts found recently by the police is around $89.000, AppleInsider reports.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 18:33

AppleCare Employee Vacations Blocked



Apple has blocked AppleCare employee vacations between September 15th and September 28th due to the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and iOS 7 release, AppleInsider reports. The news came after the information that the biggest U.S. carriers - T-Mobile and Verizon - have cancelled the vacations for their retail staff.


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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 23:25

Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

iPhone 5 is priced $98 in Walmart



Walmart has decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 awaiting for the great event of iPhone 5S launch. You can buy the handset for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint carriers.

Apple is most likely to present the new iPhone 5S on September 10th. So if you want to purchase a new Apple device, wait till then.

The new iPhone 5S is rumored to boast a better camera, a faster processor, increased storage capacity, a fingerprint scanner, and come in four different colors.




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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:18

Photos of iPad 5's Front and Back Panels Assembled Together



Sonny Dickson has posted a bunch of photos on his blog that presumably show how can the new Apple’s iPad 5 look like. On the ihe images, however, you won’t see any internal parts of the device like battery, circuit boards or touchscreen.


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Friday, August 30th, 2013. 19:37

Graphite iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2 video



iCrackUriDevice has posted a high quality video featuring the graphite iPhone 5S and the iPad mini housings. The parts were provided by Sonny Dickson.

Apple's graphite iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2 first look and unboxing video. Both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will reportedly be unveiled on September 10th, 2013 during an exclusive media event and released on September 20th.

Dickson has already published a gallery of grey iPhone images at the beginning of the week. So it is rumored that Apple is likely to release the iPhone 5S in four colours.




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Friday, August 30th, 2013. 4:14

Apple Updates Siri to Make Fun of Google Glass Fans



Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:

  • "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
  • "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
  • "I think that glass is half empty."
  • "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
  • "Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
  • "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."

If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.

via iclarified.com




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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:54

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New iPads to unveil on September 10th?



According to information provided by Bloomberg, Apple will unveil both iPhones and new iPads on September 10th. Previously it was widely believed that the iPads will be presented on a special event in October.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.

However, the information was provided in a report concerning Apple opening it first retail store in Tokyo since 2005. Thus it may not be true. Recent reports state that Apple is not likely to prepare  iOS 7 for iPad, so its release will be held in October.




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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:00

Apple will visit Russia to talk about iPhone



TechCrunch reports that Apple executives are visiting Russia to talk about Phone sales.

Although Apple has yet to confirm what iPhone handsets it will launch next, the meetings are a sign of how Apple may be preparing to launch new, possibly cheaper devices, to revisit a market that has seen demand for its products, but also one where it has faced challenges working with carriers, the presence of a crazily-priced grey market and, according to eager distributors, short supply issues that do not meet demand.

Apple will be sending its top executives to have a meeting with retailers in Russia. No details of the topics to be discussed are known.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 0:38

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Creative WP-350: bluetooth headset



Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.

Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.


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Asphalt 8: Airborne Update



Probably one of the best racing games on the App Store - Asphalt 8: Airborne - got the update a few days ago. The new version 1.0.1 features stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:53

Widely Rumored Apple A7 Processor is 'very fast'



Apple’s widely rumored A7 processor, which is presumably used to power iPhone 5S, is "very fast". This is what Clayton Morris - Fox News reporter - has recently tweeted. He said that the new A7 "is running at about 31% faster than A6. I'm hearing it's very fast." Moreover, the sources claim that the new CPU will be 64-bit, which proves the reporter’s words.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 15:18

Instagram Acquires Luma Camera App



Instagram has acquired the Luma Camera application and this is the main reason why it is now removed from the App Store. Such purchase will certainly help to improve the Instagram app itself, since the Luma Camera could have boasted of real-time filters, pinch to zoom feature and video stabilization on top of that. Analysts predict - and this is quite obvious - that we shall see all of the above mentioned features embedded to Instagram very soon.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 14:17

iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in China on November 28



First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.

The launch is that delayed  due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 17:53