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Leaked Phtos of iPhone 5C's Volume Rockers





Sonny Dickson, an Australian writer, has posted some photos of what can possibly be the new lower cost plastic iPhone’s volume rockers on his website. The buttons differ in color -  there’re green, yellow, red and blue ones to match the iPhone 5C's back shell, which is also said to be painted these colors.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. 18:01

iPhone 5 explosion nearly cost a woman her eyesight



According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury.  A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion  happened.

Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 15:40

Roku App for iOS Got the Update



Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.


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eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

ITC bans older Samsung devices



The International Trade Commission ruled that some older Samsung devices will receive an import ban for infringing on Apple patents.

The import band can be eliminated within 60 days by President's veto, so President Obama has possibility to veto the ban as he did with Apple's one. Among Samsung devices that infringe the patent of  scrolling behavior and headphone jacks, there are many launched in 2010/2011, such as the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 18:53

Apple Will Show Us Its Next iPhone on September 10th



Apple will show us its new iPhone on September 10th, AllThingsD reports. As to the iPad and iPad mini release dates, they’re still under the question. Anyway, here’s what the source says about the smartphone:


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 16:26

New Leaked Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C



Some new lower cost iPhone and iPhone 5S mockups leaked online. This time it’s a Vietnamese website Tinhte that is the author of the photos. This site, by the way, is famous for the pre-release Apple gadgets reviews, so I guess we can trust it.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 0:44

Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 1020: Camera Comparison



A few days ago, Nokia released a video, where claimed that the Lumia 925’s camera is a lot better than the iPhone 5’s photo sensor. What we have here today is the comparison gallery of photos taken using the Nokia Lumia 1020 and, of course, the iPhone 5. Let’s take a look.

iPhone 5

*iPhone 5 is on the left, Lumia 1020 - on the right


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 23:10

Apple's Lower Cost iPhone Would Have the Same 8MP Camera as iPhone 5



Looks like the Apple’s lower cost iPhone would be an iPhone 5 plastic copy. Apart from the other similar hardware solutions, it is said to get an 8-megapixel rear camera. MacRumors (with reference to a Chinese website IT168) claim that the picture below shows nothing else but a rear iPhone 5C photo sensor.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 15:55

iOS vs Android Sales: Facts, Figures and Most Popular Retailers



iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 14:04

FindIt App Updated with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox Support



If you often have to search for something on your smartphone, then FindIt is the app you need. It lets you look for people, emails and various files stored either on your device, or on Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.


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Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16

Welcome iPhone 5C?



According to a photo posted on WeiPhone forum, the next Apple phone will be called 'iPhone 5C'. The picture, found by Macotakara,  shows a container full of packaging material to be used for Apple's new smartphone.

Nowever, the photo cannot be claimed 100% authentic, it may just be a picture of production knockoffs. Still, according to its size, the packaging will be a little bigger than the one for previous Apple devices.

It has already been predicted by iLounge that the coming Apple's low-cost smartphone will be called iPhone 5C. It is also believed, that the device will be made of plastic only, unlike its ancestors,  iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch and iPod classic. The new model will feature a 4” screen, a back similar to fifth-gen iPod touch, and a shape similar to iPod classic.

Now have a look at the rumor-provoking photo!




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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:53

NESUnlocker - A New Tweak to Unlock Your iOS Device



There’s a new way to unlock your iPhone or iPad screen and it is called NESUnlocker. If you’re old enough to be a Ninetendo console fan, this old-school tweak for the smartphone or tablet is the thing you’ve always dreamed about.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 13:37

Cut the Rope for iOS Updated



Do you often play games on your smartphone or tablet? I do from time to time. And one of my favorite - Cut the Rope - has been updated on Friday. That’s great. Now it can boast of improved physics, new levels and an amazing new character. Here’s the official description from the App Store:


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