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Apple Blocks Access to News App in China





Apple is blocking access to the News app in China. This issue has already been spotted by a number of iPhone and iPad users in this country and a software developer named Larry Salibra. The decision to disable the long-awaited News app introduced in September as a part of iOS 9 in the aforementioned Asian country is probably caused by the strict censorship rules. In case you don’t know, China is a very reserved country with lots of popular media resources blocked or unavailable for users.


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Sunday, October 11th, 2015. 12:07

Mac Sales Are Extremely Weak, but Market Share Continues to Rise - Analysts



According to the latest reports from well-known and reliable IDC and Gartner analysts, Apple’s Mac sales in the third quarter of this year demonstrate the weakest results in the course of the last two years. Still, PC sales fell by 7.7% (Gartner) or 10.8% (IDC), and the market share of Mac computers grew from 6.9% to either 7.6% (Gartner) or 7.5% (IDC). It is currently unclear how many Macs Apple actually shipped to customers in Q3 2015 as Gartner reports about 5.6 million units and IDC claims the number was equal to 5.3 million units.


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Friday, October 9th, 2015. 18:38

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Battery Life Varies 2-3% Irrespective of TSMC or Samsung Chip Inside



As it was reported earlier this month, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with A9 chips manufactured by either Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), or Samsung. After some benchmarks and research, several reliable sources claimed there’s a noticeable difference in performance and battery life between the handsets with different processors inside. To make things clear, Apple released a statement explaining how different processors may impact the battery life of new handsets. As it turns out, the battery life of Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may vary within 2-3% range. The company also claimed that the benchmarks don’t represent the real-world results as they put a heavy burden on the processor during a long period of time, which quite unrealistic.


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Friday, October 9th, 2015. 15:08

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Apple Acquires Smartphone AI Development Firm Called Perceptio



Following the acquisition of a firm called VocalIQ, Apple has purchased another startup - Perceptio. This company is working on a technology that allows to use artificial intelligence on portable devices like smartphones or tablets, but without the need to utilize large amounts of user’s information and store it in the cloud. The report about Apple’s latest acquisition comes from Bloomberg, which is a very reliable source.


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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015. 15:07

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Tim Cook Commemorates Steve Jobs on 4th Anniversary of His Death, Sends Email to Employees



Apple CEO Tim Cook has earlier today sent an email to employees to commemorate Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away four years ago. The internal company email has been obtained by The Telegraph reporters and then reposted by a number of tech websites across the world. It is currently unclear how the email sent to employees has become available for public.


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Monday, October 5th, 2015. 18:54

Apple Remains World’s Most Valuable Brand in 2015



According to the latest data shared by a research firm Interbrand, Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world. The first place in the annual rating has been occupied by the Cupertino company since 2013, when Apple surpassed a long-time leader, Coca-Cola, and took the lead. As noted by the experts, Apple value is now equal to $170.27 billion. That’s an increase of $51.4 billion or as many as 43% in comparison with the last year’s results.


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Monday, October 5th, 2015. 17:11

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.


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Monday, October 5th, 2015. 11:36

Apple Acquires Firm VocalIQ, Possibly Plans to Improve Siri



According to the latest report from the Financial Times reporters, Apple has recently acquired a firm called VocalIQ. This company, which is quite famous in tech circles for creating a self-learning dialogue API, is located in the United Kingdom. Looks like in the nearest future Apple plans to improve its virtual voice assistant.


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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. 19:50

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Apple Releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan to Users Worldwide



Apple has released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide. Before the official public release, the company seeded as many as eight betas to developers to make sure the operating system is stable, efficient and secured.

Below you can take a look at the short video published by MacRumors that shows us the new version of OS X and its main new features.


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Thursday, October 1st, 2015. 10:42

Apple to Sell 18 Million Apple Watch Units by the End of 2015, New Model to Come in Mid-2016



According to the latest report from a research firm Cowen and Company, by the end of this year, Apple will sell as many as 18 million Apple Watch units. Next year, the analysts expect Apple to ship 45 million smartwatch units.


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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. 16:19

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means that it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with iOS 9, OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan public beta, new Apple TV and iPhone teardowns as well as with first reviews and tests of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


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Sunday, September 27th, 2015. 14:16

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.1 with Numerous Fixes and Improvements



A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide. The update turned out to be quite unstable and many users reported various issues connected with it. As can be seen on Apple Support Communities, the most popular was the one causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. To resolve this issue and a fix a number of other bugs causing constant app crashes and lags, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9.0.1 with numerous changes. The most-recent version is aimed at improving the stability and performance of iOS as well as at fixing the most common problems.


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Thursday, September 24th, 2015. 11:52

App Store Suffers First Malware Attack, Hundreds of Apps Get Infected



According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.


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Monday, September 21st, 2015. 15:04

iOS 8.4.1 vs iOS 9: Which is Faster on Your iPhone?



Now that Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide, many people are curious about how fast is this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s no secret that system performance depends on the hardware, so if you’re using an iPhone 4s with iOS 9, it will be slightly slower than the iPhone 6 with iOS 9 on board.

9to5Mac reporters have recently shot and shared a good video showing how the system performance of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4.1 is different from system performance of the same devices with iOS 9 installed. The reporters compared the boot time, application load speed, and used a benchmark to check the overall performance. In almost all cases, iOS 9 turned out to be slightly slower than iOS 8.4.1. The browsing and Wi-Fi performance are better, though.


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 18:44

iFixit Performs Teardown of iPad mini 4, Confirms 2GB of RAM



The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the iPad mini 4, which was officially announced at a media event last week. This teardown confirms that the updated 7.9-inch tablet is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor. Apart from that, the experts have found out that the device comes with a smaller battery.


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 15:59

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