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Top 10 Stories of the Week





Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.


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Tim Cook Says 'Great Things' are Coming When Asked about iPhone 6



Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday visited one of the China Mobile stores for the launch of iPhone 5s on this carrier. Apart from announcing the iPhone availability on contract with China Mobile, Cook autographed a couple of smartphones for lucky customers.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 17:52

42% of Smartphone Users in the USA Own iPhone



According to a research firm NDP, more than 40% of all smartphone users in the USA own an iPhone. This is a significant improvement from Q4 2012 figure, which was 35%. Samsung’s Android devices become more and more popular, so the South Korean manufacturer comes on its usual second place. As to the other companies, namely, Motorola, LG, HTC and Blackberry, their share on the market continues to drop.


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Friday, January 17th, 2014. 20:28

Thieves Steal Apple Products From Moving Truck



A group of thieves in Germany in a rather strange way attempted to rob a truck full of iPhones, iPads, iPods and other products. Why strange? Well, the truck was moving at the moment of robbery.


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Friday, January 17th, 2014. 2:02

TSMC to Produce Fingerprint Sensors for iPhone 6



According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will be equipped with a fingerprint sensor - similar to one found in the iPhone 5s. Such sensors will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.


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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 23:15

Foxconn Ships 1.5M iPhone 5s Units to China Mobile ahead of Friday Launch



Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 23:07

Samsung to Release Two Models of its Flagship, Just Like Apple Did in 2013



Following Apple’s example, its South Korean rival decided to split the Samsung Galaxy S5 lineup into two models - metal and plastic. These models, of course, will get different price tags: the smartphone with metal housing is expected to be sold for €800 ($1,093), while the model with all-plastic body - for €650 ($889).


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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 22:57

Apple to Release iPhone Phablet in 2014?



According to the latest rumors, Apple will show us its ‘phablet’ in May. For those who don’t know, ‘phablet’ is a kind of smartphone with an enormous display, nearly the same in size as the screen of a tablet.


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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. 20:01

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 Released (Mac/Windows)



As you probably know, a few days ago iH8sn0w, winocm and SquiffyPwn have released an untethered jailbreak for smartphones and tablets running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 - p0sixspwn. At first it was available only for Mac users, however, things have changed. Yes, you’ve got that right, p0sixspwn (version 1.0.4) for Windows is finally out.


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Cydia Substrate 0.9.5000 Compatible with iOS 7 and 64-bit Apple Processor Released



Saurik has recently released Cydia Substrate 0.9.5000 compatible with iOS 7 and the 64-bit processor, which is currently used in Apple’s iPhone 5s, iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini.


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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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Written by Andrey

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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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55