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Apple Wants to Ban Infringing Samsung Devices in the USA Even Though They No Longer Exist





The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 3:50

Online Christmas Orders Most Often Placed Using iPhone and iPad



According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.


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Saturday, December 28th, 2013. 2:09

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx: new high-end modern headset



Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.


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Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in China in Q4



Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via AppleInsider), the smartphone sales growth is slowing in China these days.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:05

Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week



The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

Nokia Releases Another Lumia 2520 Ad



Nokia a few days ago released a new ad for its Lumia 2520 tablet. To say it’s another video that compares Windows 8 tablet to Apple’s iPad is to say nothing. Anyway, you’d better watch the short clip yourself.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 0:23

Apple Could be Forced to Change its Lightning Connector



The company from Cupertino may be forced to change its Lightning connector in order to fit the common standard for battery chargers in Europe. According to the latest rumors, a group of lawmakers is currently thinking about passing a law that will make all of the smartphone manufacturers use the same standard while creating their devices.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 1:07

Apple's iPod Leads Portable Media Players Market



Although the market of portable media players is shrinking rapidly, the company from Cupertino with its iPod still remains the main manufacturer, AppleInsider reports. And I’m not surprised. Maybe because I own it, I believe that the iPod Shuffle is the best music player ever created. For me this tiny device is an epitome of perfection. But let’s get back to our topic.


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Friday, December 20th, 2013. 0:36

Apple is #1 Smartphone Vendor in America



According to the data, published recently by AppleInsider, Apple still remains the most successful smartphone manufacturer in the USA. iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c remain the most popular devices, purchased on contract in the USA for the third month in a row.


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Friday, December 13th, 2013. 0:01

Apple's "Curved touch sensor" Patent Granted



Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.

The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:36

China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday



According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28

Apple’s Smartphones Occupy Nearly Half of US Market



According to the latest research conducted by analytics firm comScore, Apple’s smartphones occupy nearly a half of the US market. Samsung, the main rival of the company from Cupertino, is currently on the second place. Its share continues to grow, well, just like the Apple’s one.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:44

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53

HondaLink Apps and Display Audio Interface to Boost iOS Car Integration



Honda has recently updated its HondaLink apps for iOS, namely Connect App, Navigation App, Aha App and Launcher App. The reason for such update is the new Honda Civic launch. This car, by the way, is one of the first ever that features deep integration with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. Apart from that, it can boast of a brand new Display Audio interface, which resembles that of modern smartphones.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11