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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 Andrey

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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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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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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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 Andrey

Monday, February 3rd, 2014. 17:23

Apple Has Become Leader of the U.S. Smartphone Market... Again



The company from Cupertino is again the leader of the U.S. smartphone market, CIRP reports. Back in Q3 2013, Samsung was a leader with 38% share and Apple was falling behind with 34%. As we can see now, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C releases, the guys from Cupertino managed to regain leadership. Take a look at the picture below.


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Saturday, February 1st, 2014. 20:09

Apple to Release New Gadgets with Sapphire Glass Solar Power Panel - Rumors



According to the recent rumors, the company from Cupertino is seriously thinking about embedding its would-be gadgets - smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. - with sapphire solar power panels. One year ago, Apple filed a patent for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly. Moreover, there’s another Apple’s patent granted just a couple of days ago - the one that describes a new MacBook with a touch sensitive panel on a lid capable of capturing solar energy.


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Thursday, January 30th, 2014. 0:03

Creative Hitz MA2600 review



After purchasing a music player, smartphone or tablet many users think of buying new headphones to replace original ones. Indeed some people just want a better sound quality and user experience, others search for a replacement of already broken ones. We have been able to take a look at Hitz MA2600 headphones from Creative.

First impression always starts from the process of unpackaging the box. Hitz MA2600 looks great, at first sight one can tell that these headphones are very well made. The design is bright and modern. These on ear type headphones have professionally-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers that must deliver excellent sound. There is also a microphone, so Hitz MA2600 can be used to make calls as well. Two options for color - black and white. Official web page positions Hitz MA2600 as a premium headset for music and calls. We are sure it is also good for movies and games.


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80% of Apple Devices are Currently Using iOS 7



According to the recently updated App Store support page for developers, iOS 7 is now running on at least 80% of smartphones and tablets, which have access to the App Store. What that means is that the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system shows the highest level of adoption, even though at first many users refused to upgrade to it saying the new design was ugly and inconvenient.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 21:07

MegaFon Signs a Deal with Apple to Sell iPhones in Russia



According to the latest rumors, one of the Russia’s largest carriers, MegaFon, has signed a three-year contract with Apple. What that means is that MegaFon will soon start selling iPhones in its retail stores all over the country making the handsets available for as many as 143 million people.


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Monday, January 27th, 2014. 20:37

Apple Finalizes iPhone 6 Design - Rumor



Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.


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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. 19:59

iPhone 5s Users Seem to be ‘Hungriest’ Data Consumers



According to the study that was recently conducted by a research firm JDSU, iPhone 5s users seem to be the ‘hungriest’ data consumers if compared to owners of nearly 150 other devices in both developed and developing markets across the world. This is a huge improvement, especially if to compare the amount of data downloaded by iPhone 5, 5s and 5c owners to the results of iPhone 3G several years ago.


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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. 19:55

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Fingerprint Sensor - Rumor



According to the latest rumors, Samsung is planning to include a fingerprint scanner in its Galaxy S5. Looks like the South Korean company has decided to copy each handset produced by Apple, don’t you think so?


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. 17:19