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Apple's New 5.6-Inch Smartphone Won't Be Branded As 'iPhone' - Rumor





According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed release 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch handsets this year. However, the 5.6-inch device won’t be branded as ‘iPhone’. And this is a very interesting move from the company from Cupertino.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 20th, 2014. 19:34

Apple Takes About 7% of Smartphone Sales in China



Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:36

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?



Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.


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Screen versus bezel comparison for smartphones



@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.


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Apple Sells More Computers and Smartphones than Microsoft



According to the latest Benedict Evans report, the company from Cupertino sold more Macs and iDevices than Microsoft sold Windows computers during the last holiday quarter. However, if to add the number of Windows Phone devices sold to the comparison, we’ll see that the sales results are nearly equal.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, February 14th, 2014. 19:14

iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52

iPhone 6 will boast bezel-free display?



Korea Herald claims that we will meet new smartphones with a 'bezel-free' display and fingerprint scanning from both Apple and Samsung.

An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 3:40

iWatch to Require iPhone Connection to Be Fully Functional?



As noted by several sources, Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch will be a peripheral device. What that means is that it will probably require iPhone connection in order to be fully functional. MobiHealthNews reporters claim that the wearable gadget “will not be a smartphone on your wrist”. Kind of depressing statement, don’t you think so?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 19:07

New iPhone 6 Concept Video Appears on YouTube



Another iPhone 6 concept appeared on the Internet. On the video below, you can take a look at what seems to be incredibly similar to the next-generation Apple’s smartphone.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, February 10th, 2014. 19:10

Senate Asks Apple and Other Tech Giants to Find Solutions to Distracted Driving Problem



The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, February 7th, 2014. 22:16

Two More Evasi0n7 Exploits Successfully Patched in iOS 7.1 Beta 5



Looks like Apple has found a way to prevent people from jailbreaking their iOS devices. According to iH8sn0w, iOS 7.1 beta 5, released on Tuesday, patches two exploits used to jailbreak Apple’s smartphones and tablets. Keep in mind that the fourth beta patched another vulnerability used by evasi0n7. It appears that beginning from iOS 7.1, it would be impossible to hack your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And that is definitely not good.


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Apple Reportedly Restarting iPhone 4 Production for India and Other Developing Markets



According to the recent report from The Economic Times, Apple has resumed the production of its discontinued iPhone 4. The company from Cupertino plans to sell these handsets in the developing markets i.e. in India, Indonesia, Brazil and probably some other countries.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 15:15

Setting up Sound Blaster Evo Zx



We have already written about supercharged headset Sound Blaster Evo Zx. One of the most visible difference between Evo Zx and other headphones is extraordinary sound quality thanks to many hi-tech technologies. In particular Evo Zx has an internal sound processor SB-Axx1. Today we will take a close look at this processor's power and possible setting.

For iOS operating system Creative made a special app called Sound Blaster Central. When you first connect Evo Zx to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the intelligent headset analyzes if Sound Blaster application is installed. If no special app is found you'll get a message advising you to install the software from the Apple App Store.


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Apple is Working on New Methods of Charging its iPhones, iPods and iWatch



According to the latest New York Times report, the company from Cupertino is currently working on new methods of charging its iPhones, iPods and the widely rumored iWatch. This methods, if to believe Apple’s former employee, include solar and wireless charging.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, February 3rd, 2014. 17:23