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Apple to Launch iPhone Trade-in Program in China Soon





According to what people familiar with the matter claim, the guys from Cupertino may soon launch the iPhone trade-in program in China. Starting March 31st, the customers in this Asian country will get an opportunity to change their older iPhone in working condition for a gift card with a discount, which can be used when purchasing the newer smartphone. What is interesting about the trade-in program in China, the old devices will be traded to Foxconn, repaired and sold on the secondary market.


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Thursday, March 26th, 2015. 18:44

Images Showing Apple's New Wireless Keyboard Appear Online



A brand new wireless keyboard has been recently spotted on the official Apple Online Store in Czech Republic and Hungary. What is interesting about this keyboard is that it can boast of  backlight keys and a power button instead of the usual eject button for CDs. As can be see below, the new wireless keyboard has the same size and shape as the old one, however, the F5 and F6 buttons have been made responsible for adjusting the brightness of the backlight.


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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. 13:58

Siri Now Can Make Calls Using Speakerphone



With the release of iOS 8.3 beta, the guys from Cupertino have slightly improved the functionality of the build-in voice assistant. According to what reliable sources write, Siri now can make calls via speakerphone every time user asks for that using the “Hey Siri” command. Strangely enough, such a simple feature was missing in iOS 8 - 8.2. It’s good Apple discovered this and found a solution to the problem.


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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. 14:01

Apple Gets Patent for Brand New Mac Keyboard



Apple on Thursday was granted a patent for “Method and Apparatus for Localization of “Haptic Feedback”. In other words, this is the document, which describes a brand new type of a Mac keyboard with a touch-sensitive flat surface similar to the one Magic Trackpad has. Physical keys on this keyboard are replaced with virtual ones. Their work is based on the technology nearly identical to Force Touch that debuted in the Apple Watch and the trackpad of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook.


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Friday, March 20th, 2015. 22:55

Apple Watch Gets Final FCC Approval Ahead of Start of Sales



Looks like the guys from Cupertino have finally received all the required approvals from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. This means nothing prevents Apple from making its long-anticipated Apple Watch available for U.S. customers. In case you don’t know, the wearable device will hit the store shelves in the USA and a number of other countries as soon as on April 24th.


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. 18:13

Apple to Launch Trade-in Program for Android and BlackBerry Users



According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently planning a new campaign to lure Android switchers. The guys from Cupertino will soon launch a new trade-in program that will allow Android and BlackBerry users to change their old devices for a gift card, which will let them get a discount when purchasing an iPhone. The trade-in value of old handsets will be determined by Apple Store employees. Everything is simple here: the better your smartphone works and feels, the more you get.


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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015. 16:11

Here's How Apple Watch Companion App for iPhone Looks Like [Images]



As you probably know, Apple’s iOS 8.2 can boast of one special app. This is the Apple Watch companion, which can be used to fine tune the wearable device and control it from the iPhone. So far, we haven’t seen the design and features of this useful app, however, thanks to iOS developer Hamza Sood we can now take a look at how the smartwatch companion looks like after one connects the Apple Watch to it.

To be honest, the app looks quite similar to the Settings tab found in iOS. There are numerous sections responsible for app layout, notifications, sounds and many other things. You can take a look at the aforementioned app screenshots below.


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Saturday, March 14th, 2015. 18:13

Next-Gen iPhones to Feature Force Touch and New Pink Color Option



Following the official announcement of the Apple Watch, 12-inch Retina MacBook, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, several new rumors that deal with the next-generation iPhone appeared online. According to these rumors, the smartphone will be available in two sizes, just like the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The screen resolution will remain nearly the same. Apart from that, the smartphone may get the support of the  Force Touch technology and a new pink body, The Wall Street Journal reporters write.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:38

First Look at Apple Watch: Main Features, Prices, Availability



Just as it was expected, Apple has officially announced the long-anticipated Apple Watch. In this short post, I will try to tell you about the most innovative features, prices and the start of sales of the smartwatch.


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Monday, March 9th, 2015. 22:28

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I’m ready to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste our time and start discussing the issues worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 19:02

Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 - Speed Comparison



As you probably know, last week, Apple’s main rival announced two new smartphones, namely, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Below you may take a look at one of the first videos showing the S6 Edge compared to Apple’s iPhone 6, which was released last year.


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Saturday, March 7th, 2015. 22:03

Next-Generation iPhones to Feature 2GB of RAM and Apple SIM



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may both get Apple SIM and 2GB of RAM. Both features come from the iPad Air 2, which was released last year. Apple SIM will allow users to select, which carrier they want to use on their own and 2GB of RAM will surely make the device more efficient. However, these changes may influence the battery life of the smartphone, which means Apple has either to improve the battery capacity, or make other components and the operating system consume less energy.


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Thursday, March 5th, 2015. 20:18

Google to Create Apple Pay Rival Soon?



Following Samsung, who announced a new payments system dubbed Samsung Pay on Sunday, another Apple rival, Google, told about its plans to launch its own payments service called presumably “Android Pay” and create an API, which will let developers integrate the new service into their apps. What can I say? We all live in a very competitive world, that is why so many tech giants create products and services with similar functionality.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. 13:04

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge



Samsung has just announced its two new flagships, namely, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This happened at the annual conference called Mobile World Congress. Both devices are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, moreover, they feature new metal and glass bodies, better cameras and serious hardware improvements. And yes, in terms of design, they look very similar to the iPhone 6.


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Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:49

Leaked Samsung's Headphones Look Similar to Apple's EarPods



Several images showing something what appears to be headphones for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about the leaked earbuds is that they look very similar to Apple’s EarPods.


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Saturday, February 28th, 2015. 16:54