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Samsung Profits Continue to Fall Steadily





While Apple’s profits continue to grow, its main market rival keeps losing its share, customers and money. According to the most recent earnings report published by Samsung earlier this week, the company saw a 36% decrease in profits in Q4 of 2014 in comparison with the year-ago result. Moreover, Samsung’s mobile division saw even greater decline - 64%. The net profit in the latest quarter accounted for 5.29 trillion won (about $4.84 billion).


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Saturday, January 31st, 2015. 0:43

Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 Featuring New Widget for Notification Center



Several days after the release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 to users worldwide, the guys from Cupertino updated iTunes. iTunes 12.1 can boast of minor stability and performance improvements as well as one easily noticeable feature. This feature is a new iTunes widget for Notification Center. The problem is that if you use iTunes on PC or Mac with OS X version lower that Yosemite, you won’t be able to launch and utilize this widget.


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Friday, January 30th, 2015. 20:15

iOS 8.1.3 Kills TaiG Jailbreak - Hackers



Just like it was expected, Apple has patched the vulnerabilities used by the latest version of the TaiG jailbreaking utility to hack iPhones, iPads and compatible iPod touch models running iOS 8 or higher. This means that if you are using a jailbroken iOS device and don’t want to lose your jailbreak, you should stay away from the recently-released iOS 8.1.3. If you want to have a bit faster device with a bunch of stability improvements and bugfixes, you need to sacrifice your jailbreak.


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Friday, January 30th, 2015. 1:17

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 to Users Worldwide



Apple has recently released iOS 8.1.3 with a wide number of stability and performance improvements and bug fixes. The update is recommended for all iOS 8 users and it comes about two weeks after the release of the latest iOS 8.1.3 beta.


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Thursday, January 29th, 2015. 20:14

Western Union Now Supports Apple Pay



According to the latest report released by Western Union, the service has recently begun supporting Apple Pay. This means that from now on, the customers from all over the USA can transfer money or pay bills with the help of Western Union directly from their iPhone.


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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. 19:52

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Samsung to Produce 75% of A9 Chips for New iPhones and iPads



About a month ago, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that Samsung will become Apple's primary A9 chip supplier. Although this rumor contradicted with previous reports from reliable insiders, who believed both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would supply the company from Cupertino with chips for next-generation iPhones and iPads, it looked quite plausible.

Yesterday, a new report from a South Korean newspaper called Maeil Business was spotted on the Net. According to this report, Samsung will get 75% of orders for the production of the A9 chip. The same report also notes that the processor for the new iPhone and probably iPad Air and iPad mini may be manufactured at the factory in Austin, Texas.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 21:25

Apple Watch to Hit Stores in March, 12-inch MacBook Air Early in 2015



Several new rumors, which deal with Apple's long-anticipated smartwatch and the 12-inch MacBook Air have recently appeared on the Internet. According to the latest report released by a well-known and usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch will indeed hit the store shelves in March. Moreover, he is sure Apple will ship 2.8 million Apple Watch units in the first quarter of the availability of the smartwatch. Apart from that, the expert believes that the launch of the larger MacBook Air will also take place early this year - in the first quarter.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 1:38

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that's why I've made up a list of the most interesting posts of the last seven days. This week was full of events worth your attention, so make sure you check out all of them.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 1:01

Apple Got 50% of U.S. Smartphone Sales in Q4 2014 - Analysts



According to the latest report released by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple managed to get 50% of the smartphone sales in the USA in the calendar quarter ending in December. In other words, half of the handsets sold on the territory of the United States over the last few months are Apple's iPhones.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:25

Apple to Allow Chinese Officials to Perform Security Audits of Its Gadgets



According to the latest report from a news agency Beijing News, Apple has agreed to allow China's government officials to perform security audits on those company's gadgets that are sold in the country. The officials have fear that the iPhones, iPads and other devices are used for surveillance by the governments of other countries and want to protect the Chinese customers.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:11

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Apple Releases Sixth OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple on Wednesday seeded another OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta to developers for testing. This is the sixth beta and its release took place about a week after the release of the fifth version for developers, which had a build number 14C99d and contained a number of stability and security improvements and bug fixes.


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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. 20:19

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 69% in Mid-January - Apple



According to the latest data that can be found on Apple's support page for developers, iOS 8 adoption rate has once again improved. Although this improvement is not as substantial as the previous one, it shows that more and more people switch to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Some of them purchase smartphones and tablets with iOS 8 pre-installed, but most of the users simply upgrade to a newer version of iOS.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:16

Apple's Market Share in South Korea, China and Japan Grows Rapidly



According to the latest report published by a research firm called Counterpoint Research, Apple's iPhone market share in such countries as South Korea, China and Japan grew noticeably over the last months.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:01

Here Are Top 25 Worst Passwords Of 2014



We all use passwords. Probably, every person on our planet has a bunch of passwords for email accounts, social networks and other websites and services. In most cases, the passwords are complicated enough to protect the sensitive information. As it turns out, not always.


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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 22:09

Mac Jailbreak Utility for iOS 8 - 8.1.2 Released



Good news for all the Mac users, who want to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 - iOS 8.1.2. A new tool compatible with Apple's desktop operating system has been recently released. It is called PP Jailbreak and it allows to hack handsets and tablets with the latest version of iOS 8 on board. It should be noted that today's utility for jailbreak has nothing to do with TaiG Jailbreak for Windows. It is a brand new tool created by a group of independent developers.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 20:30