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Apple Investigates the Death of a Chinese Flight Attendant Killed by iPhone 5





A 23-year-old flight attendant from Xinjiang named Ma Ailun was allegedly killed by answering the charging iPhone 5, AppleInsider reports. Police has began an investigation into the incident.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 15:42

Robber Steals iPhones and Leaves His Samsung Galaxy Instead



A man broke into Springfield wireless store, stole several iPhones and ran away. Seems to be a perfect crime, huh? It could have been such, unless the robber left his own Samsung Galaxy at the crime scene.


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Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 15:33

iPhone May Be Used as a Console for 2014 Electric Scooters



iPhone integration with cars, bikes etc. is quite a usual thing today. However, if to consider the latest rumors, Smart is going to make your smartphone one of the major elements of the vehicle - its console.


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Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 16:24

Apple Encountered Problems with the iWatch Trademark on a Domestic Market



The iWatch trademark has been actively pushed forward during the past few weeks. As a result, Apple is now recognized as its official owner in several countries, namely Russia, Japan, Taiwan and some others. Oddly enough, the Cupertino company hasn't yet filed for the iWatch trademark on its domestic market as well as in Europe. Why is it so?


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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 1:31

iPhone reaches Android sales in May



According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.

iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:23

Japan largest carrier refuses to work with Apple



NTT DoCoMo, the biggest mobile carrier in Japan, is facing a serious problem of losing clients. Its firm denial to work with Apple iPhone cost it 3.2 million users over the last 4 and a half years. It is put down to high popularity of iPhone in Japan. Being the most desirable smartphone, it occupies a 42 % share of cell phone sales.

NTT DoCoMo CEO Kaoru Kayo says:

Our aim is to develop a special “lifestyle system”. It requires preinstalled software on mobile phones.

Naturally, remembering how closed iOS system is, Apple does not let NTT DoCoMo install any programs on its devices. Another problem issue is placing carrier’s logo on the iPhone. It is obvious that California-based company refuses to accept there conditions.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 23:25

Apple corners mobile ad market.



iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.

The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.

Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.


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Gameloft Posts Modern Combat 5 Trailer for iOS, Android [Video]



Gameloft has posted a video trailer for its upcoming Modern Combat 5 game for iOS and Android.

Modern Combat returns! Watch the first exclusive teaser of Modern Combat 5, the next chapter in the blockbuster FPS franchise on smartphones & tablets!

No word on when it will be released.

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Friday, June 7th, 2013. 1:04

ITC rules Apple violates Samsung patent, limited ban could apply to some iPhones and iPads



The United States Trade Agency has ruled that Apple has violated one of Samsung’s smartphone and tablet-related patents.

Under the modified constructions, the Commission has determined that Samsung has proven that the accused iPhone 4 (AT&T models); iPhone 3GS (AT&T models); iPhone 3 (AT&T models); iPad 3G (AT&T models); and iPad 2 3G (AT&T models) infringe the asserted claims of the ’348 patent. The Commission has further determined that the properly construed claims have not been proven by Apple to be invalid and that Samsung has proven that a domestic industry exists in the United States with respect to the ‘348 patent. The Commission has determined that Apple failed to prove an affirmative defense based on Samsung’s FRAND declarations.


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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. 16:40

Leaked Parts Reveal Gold Colored SIM Card Tray and Buttons for iPhone 5S



Several reports predicted that the iPhone 5S would be available in colors other than black and white, such as gold, green, and more. Now we have more proof. Some more parts allegedly for the iPhone 5S have been leaked online by iColorOS showing a gold colored SIM card tray, volume buttons and silent switch. Nowhereelse, who found the photos, notes that iColorOS has been reliable in the past.

Take a look at the image below:


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Monday, June 3rd, 2013. 23:29

Samsung Accidentally Leaks Galaxy S4 Mini [Images]



 

Samsung has accidentally leaked its upcoming Galaxy S4 mini smartphone.

The device was spotted Samsung’s official apps site by TGSpot. The site lets you sort apps by device and one of the devices in the list is the Galaxy S4 mini.

The smaller smartphone is expected to have a Super AMOLED 960x540 4.3-inch display, down from 5-inches. It's also said to feature a 1.6GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera.

Take a look at more rumored photos below:


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Monday, May 27th, 2013. 18:10

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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Microsoft Attacks the iPad Using Siri [Video]



A new ad from Microsoft uses Siri voice to attack the iPad and tout the benefits of its own tablet.

You can watch the ad below. The company also recently released an ad that target the iPhone and Galaxy smartphone users.




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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. 15:44

iOS And Android Continue To Dominate The Smartphone Market



Worldwide Smartphone Shipments in Millions of Units

Today research company IDC published a new report for the first quarter of 2013 tracking down shipments of mobile phones by OS.

The report shows that iOS and Android continue to dominate the market with 92,3% of shipments during the quarter. iOS marked its largest 1Q shipment volume with 34.7 million units shipped. iOS’s market share decreased from 23% to 17,3% year over year, while Android increased its market share from 59.2% to 75%.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, May 16th, 2013. 20:38

Philips Updated Its ‘Hue’ Lighting System With A Number Of New Features



Last year Philips released its iOS-controlled "Hue" lighting system that allows users to personalize the lighting experience.

Today Philips announced a major update to the Hue adding many new features. Among the most interesting is integration with IFTTT protocols to allow the system to provide visual alerts for different situations.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. 0:31