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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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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

50% of People Buying iPhone 5c’s are Those Who Previously Owned Android Device



About 50% of people buying iPhone 5c’s are those who previously owned an Android device, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports. Apart from that, the research group has published some other facts and figures connected with plastic iPhone sales. Take a look at them below.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:01

76% of All Devices Sold in Japan in October Were iPhones



Apple’s iPhone has always been extremely popular in Japan. But nobody expected that iPhone 5s and 5c could make more than 75% of sales in this country. Well, if to believe the latest data, as many as 76% of all the devices sold in Japan in October were iPhones.


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Saturday, November 30th, 2013. 23:51

Another Touch ID Patent Granted to Apple



Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.


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Apple Looking for Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager



According to the latest job listings posted on Apple’s official website, the company from Cupertino is currently looking for a Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager. This person will be responsible for managing “all current world wide programs, developing and implementing programs in emerging markets”.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 20:29

Apple Announces Unlocked iPhone 5s Availability in 1-2 Weeks



Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:11

White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It



According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

Apple Allowing Trade-Ins for Water Damaged iPhones



The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.


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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. 13:30

Japan Is One of Apple’s Hottest Markets



Japan has recently become one of the Apple’s hottest markets. The number of iPhones, iPads and other devices sold here grows rapidly from year to year.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 22:54

More and More People Choose iPhones Instead of Android Devices



More people have changed their Android smartphone for iPhone this year than in 2012, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports. For more details - take a look at the chart below and read this article up to the end.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 0:04

Apple Files Patent for "Network Access Using Short-Range Connectability"



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:31

Two iPhones with Curved Screens to Be Released in 2014



According to the latest rumors, Apple is now working on brand new iPhones with curved glass screen covers, large displays and sensors that are capable of determining how much pressure is applied to touch screen. Sources claim we shall see another two iPhone versions is 2014, however, this information is unconfirmed.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:07

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Attract Fewer Early Upgraders - Survey



iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as predicted, attract fewer early upgraders in comparison with the last-year iPhone 5 and previous models. What that means is that people owning an iPhone 5 are unlikely to change it for 5s or 5c. And that makes sense, I guess.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:30

Apple Showed Interest in Acquiring BlackBerry Patents, But Got Refusal



Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd, Reuters report. You see, the company holds a wide number of patents that are worth about $1 to $3 billion. These patents will surely be helpful for competitive smartphone manufacturers and Apple in particular.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:48