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Welcome iPhone 5C?





According to a photo posted on WeiPhone forum, the next Apple phone will be called 'iPhone 5C'. The picture, found by Macotakara,  shows a container full of packaging material to be used for Apple's new smartphone.

Nowever, the photo cannot be claimed 100% authentic, it may just be a picture of production knockoffs. Still, according to its size, the packaging will be a little bigger than the one for previous Apple devices.

It has already been predicted by iLounge that the coming Apple's low-cost smartphone will be called iPhone 5C. It is also believed, that the device will be made of plastic only, unlike its ancestors,  iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch and iPod classic. The new model will feature a 4” screen, a back similar to fifth-gen iPod touch, and a shape similar to iPod classic.

Now have a look at the rumor-provoking photo!




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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:53

Old iPad mini vs New Nexus 7



Google has recently released its new Nexus 7 - a budget tablet, which costs only $229 for the version with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. But can this device compete with the iPad mini, released in October 2012? Let’s find out.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 17:16

T-Mobile goes $0 down for iPhone 5



One of the most famous USA carriers,  T-Mobile announced today that a new deal is about to begin - : $0 down for all devices. Since tomorrow, you will get a device without any instant payments, only to be obliged to pay $ 27 over the next 24 months( in addition to regular monthly charges). Before the deal was the following: you paid  $145.99 and the monthly payments were of $21 per month for 24 months.

The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US. “This is a fantastic offer and we’re making it easier than ever for customers to get the latest amazing devices. Adding Zero Down in addition to JUMP!, and Simple Choice with no contract is all about making wireless work for consumers and shaking up this industry.”


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 1:19

Apple may pay out about $500 million in damages



As it was reported recently, Apple had been found guilty for fixing E-Book prices. The compensation may reach the figure of $500 million, according to some legal experts.
Based on amounts that settling publishers have already paid, Apple could pay the $490 million bill from the states and class action lawyers. Apple was found guilty for conspiring with Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schusterall. The publishers have already paid there damages.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:03

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

iPhone is the Most Social Device



According to the latest research held by ShareThis, iPhone turned out to be the most social device. What this means is that it is most frequently used to share interesting stuff through the social media. Can it be truth or this is simply another Apple’s marketing trick? Let’s find out.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 19:52

Sim cards can be easily hacked



Karsten Nohl claims that some SIM cards feature a flaw in the encryption technology, so that telephones with the cards can be spied on.

This flaw enables the hackers to send a spoof text message to the device. The latter will answer by revealing the 56-bit data encryption standard key (DES). Using the key, the attacker gains possibility to install dangerous software on the device and even listen in on your phone calls, access/send text messages and much more.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 0:58

Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked



Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

iPhone 5S rumored fingerprint sensor



Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the  screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.

iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to  verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using  new technologies such as  cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the  mobile security company AuthenTec last year.


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Google is launching Nexus 7



On July 24th Google is holding an event in San Francisco, where it is likely to show an upgraded NExus 7 tablet. It was rumored that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are about to get stock of the device on July 20th and they are offering sales on the current versions.

Thanks for 9to5Google, the photos of the next Nexus 7 tablet are revealed. It is claimed that the manufacturer of the device is ASUS and it comes in 16GB and 32GB models. The tablet has two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony.

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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 2:23

LiquidMetal for iPhone 5S



According to BGR's Jonathan S. Geller, Apple is about to announce the iPhone 5S produced with the help of LiquidMetal technology.

LiquidMetal is a breakthrough discovery, which can be compared with the invention of thermoplastics. Only the characteristics of the new alloy are much commercially-viable than those of thermoplastics. One of the best features is the "amorphous" atomic structure that differs LiquidMetal from other alloys. Another advantage is a multi-component chemical composition, so that the alloy can be used for whatever purpose. Last but not the least; LiquidMetal can be processed with the same technology as plastics.

It was in 2010 when Apple signed an exclusive agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies to use its technologies in the consumer electronics field. Since then the results of the deal have been expected, but with no success.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 19th, 2013. 1:37

Logitech introduces new speakers for Mac



The recently launched Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is an elegantly-designed pair of wireless stereo speakers to be used with your Mac. The device enables you to listen to music and any audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. They can easily switch between three devices by simply pressing a pause or play button on the devices.

According to Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories, the shape and material of the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 resemble of an art masterpiece, reflecting the trends of modern art and color decisions. These speakers will match perfectly the recent minimalism models of laptops and laconic futurism of interior design. Besides, the speakers feature Bluetooth connectivity, so you will avoid the problems with wires. Summing up, the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 is a perfect decision for modern wireless, multi-device lifestyle.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 7:58

New Google Maps Version for iOS Adds Indoor Maps and iPad Support



New Google Maps version was released on July 16. Now popular app can boast of full iPad support, indoor maps and offline access.


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Apple's Looking for New iWatch Designers



We all know that Apple’s currently working on a kind of wearable computer, right? Moreover, we even know it’s called iWatch. However, when would Apple release this device and whether it would do that at all - these are still the questions to answer.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 3:21

Robber Steals iPhones and Leaves His Samsung Galaxy Instead



A man broke into Springfield wireless store, stole several iPhones and ran away. Seems to be a perfect crime, huh? It could have been such, unless the robber left his own Samsung Galaxy at the crime scene.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 15:33