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Carriers Testing Nano-SIMs Ahead Of iPhone 5 Launch





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Earlier this week we reported that European mobile operators began stockpiling nano-SIM cards in anticipation of Apple using the new card in the next iPhone. Now BGR reports that carriers have already began testing the nano-SIM cards in cooperation with Apple.


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Friday, July 20th, 2012. 0:57

18.6% Of Apps Collect User’s Address Book Data And 41% Track Location



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Today security company BitDefender published a report (via MobileEntertainment) that highlights the importance of adopting Apple’s data isolation policy in iOS 6.

Starting with the iOS 6 release this fall, apps that need access to personal data (reminders, photos, contacts, calendars etc.) will have to ask users to allow them use such data. However, according to BitDefender, now about 18.6% of 65,000 apps for iPhone that was included in the study can access data in a user’s address book, while 41% of them can track location. The company also revealed that only 57.7% of apps encrypt user’s personal data.


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Thursday, July 19th, 2012. 19:42

Smaller iPad Costing "Significantly Less" Than $499 Coming This Fall, According to NYT



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The New York Times sources confirmed previous rumors about launch of the iPad mini that would cost "significantly less than the latest $499 iPad" when it debuts later this year.

According to analysts and executives in the technology industry, the smaller iPad is part of an Apple strategy to garner and retain a larger marketshare by introducing a variety of tablet sizes. The publication notes the Cupertino-based company used a similar model with the iPod line which now ranges from the iPod shuffle to the iPod classic.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 16th, 2012. 23:54

iPhone 5 Production Underway for an Expected Fall Launch



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Mac blog MacOtakara reported on Saturday that their sources from Chinese claimed Apple had started production of the next-generation iPhone. The rumored smartphone will reportedly feature design changes, including the addition of glass to the unit's "uni-body" backplate. Unlike the iPhone 4 and 4S which boast a "glass sandwich" design with tough Gorilla Glass front and back coverings, the upcoming handset will reportedly have a backplate only "partially covered" by the tough material. Other significant change is the 4-inch Retina display with 16:9 aspect ratio.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 16th, 2012. 20:11

Bloomberg: Apple Will Introduce iPad Mini In October



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Following the publication of our latest report about potential for smaller iPad mini, Bloomberg now weigh in with its own report claiming that Apple is going introduce the new iPad mini in October with availability by the end of this year.


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Google Search Vs Siri In 1600-queries Test



Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffray, today published a research note containing the results of Google search vs. Siri 1600-question test. In the study, both Siri and Google were presented with 800 queries in each of two different environments, a busy street and a quiet room. This is not exactly a comparison of how well two services stack up against each other, because queries for Google search were typed in, but the results allow to find out what potential Siri has as an everyday search service and alternative to Google search.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 23:35

iPhone Turning Five Years Old



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Yesterday Apple’s iPhone celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since its launch in 2007, the smartphone generated the company $150 billion of cumulative revenues worldwide. Recognizing the milestone, Strategy Analytics offered its latest statistics, noting that Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones in the first five years since launch.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 28th, 2012. 10:47

Apple Plans To Launch OS X Mountain Lion In Late July?



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At Worldwide Developers Conference this month, Apple announced that it would release OS X Mountain Lion through its Mac App Store in July. Apple also said that users of Snow Leopard and OS X Lion would buy the new OS at an upgrade price of $19.90. After the conference keynote, the company also issued a “near-final” build of its new OS to developers for testing purposes.


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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. 1:04

Apple secures Liquidmetal exclusivity for two more years



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Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies announced that they have extended their agreement for an additional two years. This agreement provides Apple with a full license to all of Liquidmetal's intellectual property.
Under the MTA [Master Transaction Agreement], the Company was originally obligated to contribute to Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC, a special purpose subsidiary of the Company, all intellectual property acquired or developed by the Company through February 5, 2012, and all intellectual property held by Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC is exclusively licensed on a perpetual basis to Apple for the field of use of consumer electronic products under the MTA. Under the Amendment, the parties agreed to amend the MTA to extend the February 5, 2012 date to February 5, 2014.
The foregoing does not purport to be a complete description of the Amendment and is qualified by reference to the full text of such agreement, which will be filed with the Company’s next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
The original deal required that Liquidmetal submit all of its intellectual property discoveries to the subsidiary through February 5, 2012, was signed in August 2010. Apple previously tested Liquidmetal’ alloys in the iPhone 3G SIM eject tool.

Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies announced that they have extended their agreement for an additional two years. This agreement provides Apple with a full license to all of Liquidmetal's intellectual property.


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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. 15:17

Review roundup: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro is pretty but pricey



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On Monday Apple introduced its next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Just days after reviewers of the biggest mainstream publications started post their opinions on the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro, but some of them remain putting off by the $2,200 entry price. Here are some of the highlights:


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Google promises Chrome support for MacBook Pro with Retina Display



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On Wednesday Nico Weber, a Google Software Engineer, revealed that the company "committed to polishing" its Chrome browser to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, released on Monday. Nico posted the promise to the company's official Chrome blog along with a screenshot of the "early results" of high-resolution support in Chrome.

"We have further to go over the next few weeks, but we’re off to the races to make Chrome as beautiful as it can be," he said.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 14th, 2012. 16:54

Online battery test log points to possible 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro



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Unconfirmed data found by AppleInsider reader Sam shows the log of an online battery test archive with a machine identifier possibly pointing to a 13-inch version of Apple's Retina Display MacBook Pro. The notebook is labeled "MacBookPro10,2" which could be a next-generation version of Apple's 13-inch notebook if the company's coding scheme is followed.


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Thursday, June 14th, 2012. 15:41

Apple rumored to pay at least $150 for MacBook Pro Retina Display panels



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On Monday Apple released a completely-redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2,880-by-1,800-pixel Retina Display and, of course, the competing notebook makers do their best to follow in Apple's footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops. The key obstacle however could be the price they have to pay for Retina Display panels. Apple is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro.


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WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

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Apple TV Set To Include Motion Sensing Technology



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Аnalyst from Topeka Capital Markets Brian White has published a new report, where he addresses some of his expectations for the product based on a recent visit to Computex trade show in Taiwan and talks with some supply chain companies.

White believes that the future television set will support several methods of interaction, including motion detection technology, maybe similar to technology found in Microsoft Kinect products.


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Written by maxim

Monday, June 11th, 2012. 20:57