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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

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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