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Apple Watch to Identify Owner Using His Heart Rate





Future Apple Watch may use a person’s heart rate to identify the owner. According to the latest patent filed by Apple, the company is working on a technology capable of using a new method of securing data and identifying different users.


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Thursday, October 13th, 2016. 19:45

Mac Shipments Continue to Decline - Gartner



According to the latest report from Gartner, Mac shipments declined 13.4% in the last quarter. Apple managed to sell only 4.9 million Mac units that accounted for the market share of 7.2%. As to the global computer market, it is experiencing problems as well. PC shipments in Q3 2016 reached 68.9 million, which is a decline of 5.7% year-over-year.


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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. 15:07

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 66.7% - Analysts



According to the latest report from a research firm Fiksu, iOS 10 adoption rate has reached impressive 66.7% less than a month after public release. Strong initial demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as the compatibility of the operating system with older devices like the iPhone 5 are among the factors that contributed to such fast adoption. As to the main reasons for people to upgrade, they include new design and many new features.


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Monday, October 10th, 2016. 20:11

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means that it’s time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.


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Sunday, October 9th, 2016. 14:08

iPhone 6 Plus Catches Fire, Apple Investigates Issue



As it turns out, it’s not only the Galaxy Note 7 units that explode or catch fire. According to the latest report from KFSN, the iPhone 6 Plus exploded in the middle of the night causing minor damage to the furniture and other possessions of Yvette Estrada from California.


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Sunday, October 9th, 2016. 13:44

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What’s Inside of Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm Jack Adapter?



The iFixit team has recently posted a teardown of Apple’s cheapest product ever. This is the new Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter that comes with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The teardown and X-Ray images of the adapter reveal that it contains a number of components including a chip with both DAC and ADC responsible for audio quality as well as an amplifier. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of the chip remains unknown, all we have is the model part number.


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Friday, October 7th, 2016. 21:21

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Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 2 to Public Testers



Apple has released the second beta of iOS 10.1 to public testers. The release comes one day after the release of the same build to developers.

The update contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. In particular, Apple has fixed an issue causing the Notes app quit unexpectedly. The company also recommends the users who face the problem go to Settings - iCloud, disable and then enable the Notes once again. This should help.

iOS 10.1 brought the long-awaited ‘Portrait’ mode to the Camera app on the iPhone 7 Plus. It also contains some fixes for multitasking that make the open apps stay active in the background.

If you have a tester account and a compatible device, you can download iOS 10.1 Beta 2 right now.




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Thursday, October 6th, 2016. 20:03

Apple Watch Sales to Decline in 2016 - Analyst



According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will sell fewer Apple Watch units this year compared to 2015. In particular, the expert has reviewed his previous predictions and claimed the smartwatch sales will fall 15-25% in the upcoming quarters. These numbers include the sales of both Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1. Total shipments in 2016 will reportedly account for 8.5-9.0 million units, down from 10.4 million in 2015.


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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 17:28

macOS Sierra Becomes Automatic Download



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has made macOS Sierra an automatic download. What this means is that the new operating system will be downloaded in the background if you have enabled automatic update downloads on your compatible Mac computer.


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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 16:28

Several New iPads Coming This Fall - Makotakara



According to the latest report from Makotakara, Apple is planning to release updated 7.9-inch, 10.1-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad models. As for the first two devices, they are expected to replace the current iPad mini and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro respectively. The smaller model will also get the ‘Pro’ naming.


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Monday, October 3rd, 2016. 22:43

macOS Sierra Now Supports ARM Processors?



According to the latest report shared by Techtastic, Apple has added the support for ARM processors to macOS Sierra 10.12. The operating system supports new ARM HURRICANE chip family, which indicates that the company may have plans to release a new lower-end laptop with an ARM processor. One of the possible candidates is the next-generation 12-inch MacBook. However, it is too early to talk about the development and release of the new product.


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Monday, October 3rd, 2016. 13:20

Sharp to Supply Apple with OLED Displays for Future iPhones



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple wants Sharp to supply OLED displays for future iPhones. Earlier this week, Sharp announced that it will invest $556 million in the development of new OLED manufacturing facilities. If the company produces enough components for the launch of new iPhone, Apple will surely agree to partner with it as it seeks to diversify its supply chain. This is not the first investment in the new OLED technology, nor the last one.


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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 11:29

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‘iPhone 8’ to Get Curved OLED Display, Metal Frame, and Glass Body



According to the latest report shared by usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will get a brand new glass body, metal casing, and a curved OLED display.


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Saturday, October 1st, 2016. 14:18

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 48.16% - Mixpanel



According to the latest report from a research firm Mixpanel, the iOS 10 adoption rate has reached 48.16%. Even though the latest firmware version has overtaken iOS 9 as the operating system installed on most active devices, 47.79% of users still utilize the previous version on their devices.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2016. 13:22

iPhone 7 Camera Beats Its Rivals - DxO



According to the latest report shared by image quality specialists from DxO, the camera embedded in the iPhone 7 is better than the one the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. The iPhone 7 scored 86 points, whereas the 6s and 6s Plus managed to get 82 and 84 points respectively.


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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 15:08

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