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IBM Created Smartwatch with Digital Crown Long Before Apple?





Looks like the concept of the smartwatch is much older than we all have thought. According to the video, which I managed to find on 9to5Mac this morning, back in 2001, IBM created a kind of smartwatch with small black-and-white display with touch input and something very similar to Apple's Digital Crown. The video is available below, so take a look and tell me what you think.


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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. 20:04

Apple Planning 'Biggest Camera Jump Ever'?



According to what Daring Fireball's analyst John Gruber told in his recent podcast called The Talk Show, next year Apple may demonstrate the "biggest camera jump ever" in the history of the company and its iPhone lineup. Citing sources familiar with the matter, he says that the guys from Cupertino are currently working on major improvements for the photo-sensor of the next-generation flagship device.


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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014. 19:54

Microsoft Releases New Surface Pro 3 Ad Featuring MacBook Air



Microsoft has recently released another ad. As you might have guessed, in the short video one of Apple's products is compared to one of Microsoft's products. To be honest, I don't understand how a tablet can be compared to a laptop with normal keyboard, operating system and completely different form factor. I should probably ask the guys from Redmond as they seem to be comparing Apple's MacBook Air with their Surface Pro 3 on a regular basis.

Anyway, let's get back to the most recent commercial. This is the second ad from the so-called MacBook vs. Surface Pro 3 series. It is entitled "Winter Wonderland" and is available below.


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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. 20:20

Customers Show Strong Interest in Apple Pay - Retailers



According to the latest reports from U.S. retailers, the customers show strong interest in the recently-launched payments service created by the guys from Cupertino. This doesn’t mean that the number of users of the new system is currently immense; still, it is noticeably larger than the amount of people who adopted similar services from Google or other companies in the first weeks after their launch.


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Sunday, November 16th, 2014. 22:10

New Piece of Malware Discovered That Attacks iOS Users



A new piece of malicious software that affects iOS devices has been recently discovered by the security researchers from FireEye. The malware is called Masque Attack and it can replace the legitimate apps you have installed on your device with their malicious copies. These copies look so similar to the trustworthy apps that it is nearly impossible for an average user to notice his or her device has been infected.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. 21:39

Portable Wireless Speaker Creative MUVO 20



With growing popularity of smart devices, like smartphones and tablets, most users demand wireless and mobile features from audio systems. That is why most modern speakers support bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth helped us to get rid of audio cables. But what about power cords? Today we will take a look at Creative MUVO 20 - portable mobile wireless speaker with internal battery.


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Many OS X Yosemite Users Encounter Wi-Fi Issues



According to a number of complaints that can be found on Apple's Support Communities forum, a number of OS X Yosemite users have encountered some issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Wi-Fi connections are extremely slow or, in some cases, they disconnect within few minutes of work. It should be noted, however, that the number of users that have reported Wi-Fi issues is relatively small. Nevertheless, I believe the guys from Cupertino should pay attention to the complaints and fix the bug inside of the recently-released OS X Yosemite as soon as possible.


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Saturday, November 1st, 2014. 20:59

Apple officially announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3



 

Today Apple officially announced two new tablets - iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

iPad Air 2, teblet with 9.7" Retina 2048 x 1536 pixels display, is now 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air (6.1 mm vs 7.5 mm), has brand new A8X processor that is 40 percent faster. iPad Air 2 is also lighter 437g vs 469g for Wifi model. It's also got a brand new camera out back: an 8MP iSight camera (f/2.4 aperture) that does 1080p video, burstmode, panorama shots, and auto HDR (that takes up a bit less space). iPad Air has Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables login via fingerprint. With Touch ID, iPad Air 2 also has Apple Pay, albeit enabled for online purchases only. Front-facing camera is also getting improved, and it's now known as the "Facetime HD" camera.


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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite GM Candidate to Developers and Next Public Yosemite Beta



Apple on Tuesday released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite and a fourth public beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and the users registered in the public beta-testing program. Tuesday’s releases come two weeks after the releases of previous Yosemite betas that contained numerous bug fixes, design tweaks and other improvements.


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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 1:51

iPhone Boot Test Reveals Surprising Results [Video]



We all know that the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredibly fast and efficient. But how much time does it actually take for the new handsets to boot and how this boot time is different from the time iPhone 5s and earlier models of the smartphone demonstrate? Let’s find out.

On the video below, you may take a look at the full line-up of iPhones taking part in the ultimate boot time test. The rules of this test are incredibly simple: all the handsets should be running the latest firmware version they support and be freshly updated.


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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Equipped with Two Accelerometers?



According to the results of a complex iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardown performed by  Chipworks, the guys from Cupertino have equipped their new handsets with two separate accelerometers. Such a decision is probably caused by the desire to reduce the power consumption of the devices and to improve the user experience. Whether it is a successful one or not we shall see very soon, after the product launch euphoria ends.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:56

Some Users Managed to Bend Their iPhone 6 Plus in Pockets



More than ten million people have already purchased Apple’s iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Naturally, they began using their new smartphones. Several days after the official release, a number of reports appeared on the Internet that suggested that the larger 5.5-inch device can bend in the pocket of pants if a user forgets to take the handset out of it. There are even some images showing a bent iPhone 6 Plus. You may take a look at them below.


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. 0:17

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Fail Drop Tests



Immediately after the start of sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, first drop and crash tests began to appear on the Internet. The bad news is that both handsets are not doing well in these ultimate durability tests. While they somehow manage to remain intact when dropped on the side and back, they have no chances when dropped on the face. The smaller iPhone seems to demonstrate slightly better results, but in general, both handsets can’t be called the strongest devices on the market. Take a look at the video and you will understand what I mean.


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Monday, September 22nd, 2014. 20:19

Apple Officially Releases iOS 8 to Users Worldwide



Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8 to users worldwide. As it was expected, the new mobile operating system brings lots of improvements and bug fixes. Apart from that, it is far more secured and efficient and can boast lots of new features. The most noticeable among them are the widely-rumored Health app, QuickType, the support of third-party keyboards, updated Mail, Photos, Camera and Safari and the apps like Continuity, Handoff, AirDrop, Instant Hotspot, which were previously unavailable for users.


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Thursday, September 18th, 2014. 21:20

Apple Pay to Cause End of Physical Bank Cards Era?



According to what the CEO of mobile banking startup called Moven writes, the introduction of Apple's payment service could possibly mean the end of plastic bank cards in the next two or three years. And I must admit that it is a massive step forward as Apple Pay and other systems based on NFC or similar technologies are way more reliable and secure than the existing physical cards, which can be lost, stolen, damaged and in any other way made unusable. Apart from that, they can be hacked by cyber criminals.


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Monday, September 15th, 2014. 23:01