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‘Lucky Bag’ One-Day Sale in Japan - January 2nd





Apple will kick off its traditional ‘Lucky Bag’ one-day sale in Japan. This will happen on January 2nd. For those who don’t know, ‘Lucky Bag’ is a bag with discounted Apple products inside. It is sealed, so the customers can’t see what’s inside - and this is the point of all that stuff. Also known as Fukubukuro, the Lucky Bag promotion is a kind of Japanese local New Year’s Day custom.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:17

Apple to 'Teach' Siri to Search Your iPhone Photos



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 1:49

It's Cheaper to Buy Mac Pro than to Assemble Comparable Desktop



Apple’s new cylindrical Mac Pro is a very expensive device since its top configuration costs nearly $10.000. Such a model features a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, 1TB of flash storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs and 64GB of RAM. AppleInsider crew tried to assemble a comparable WIndows computer and it turned out to be even more expensive. Take a look at the chart below.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:45

Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin Robbed Monday



A gang of thieves smashed the car through Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin, Germany Monday morning. All they were able to steal, however, was a couple of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

This is not the first crime committed by the gang. Earlier this month the same guys broke into another store and made off with €100,000 worth of modern electronics.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:55

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Apple to Release 4.9-inch iPhone and 12.9-inch iPad in 2014



The company from Cupertino is said to be planning to launch two new devices in 2014: a larger-sized iPhone in May and a 12.9-inch iPad in October. The information about Apple’s redesigned products was first published by DigiTimes (via AppleInsider) on Monday.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:36

Holiday Prices on Popular Apps - Don't Miss!



Many apps on the App Store have become discounted or even free due to the holidays. End of December seems to be the best time to purchase new software for both iPhone and iPad since one can save a lot of money. Literally. Check out the list of all the worth purchasing apps, created by MacRumors, to make sure I'm not joking. It is available below.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 1:40

It is Possible to Covertly Hack MacBook Webcams and Spy on Users



According to the recent news, it is possible to hack Apple's FaceTime camera and control it remotely without the laptop’s user permission. This is what was proved by a court case against the teenager who recently took control over his classmate’s computer to take nude photos of her. Moreover, former FBI agent also says it is possible to hack the camera i.e. disable its green indicator and make it record video without user’s knowledge.


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Friday, December 20th, 2013. 1:32

iPhone 5s Ranks 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist List



Apple’s iPhone 5s was ranked 3rd on Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist list. That means that the new flagship is extremely popular among the customers all over the world. Samsung’s Galaxy S4, by the way, was ranked as 8th on the same rating.


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Thursday, December 19th, 2013. 1:55

27-year-old Mac Hacked to Browse the Web



A guy named Jeff Keacher has recently successfully hacked a 27-year-old Mac Plus to make it browse the Internet. Although it takes 2 minutes for the computer to read the task and about 4 minutes to render the page, it works! One can actually open an Internet page using a 27-year-old Mac.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 22:36

New iPad mini Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 3 Days



Ahead of holidays, Apple’s iPad mini supplies finally begin to improve. As noted by MacRumors, Apple is now capable of shipping its ‘small’ tablet to any location in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia Pacific within 1-3 business days. For those who live in Europe, shipping times have recently decreased to 3-5 days.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 3:01

Apple Tweaks iOS App Store Search Algorithms, but Why?



On December 11th or December 12th, Apple updated iOS App Store search algorithms. Such a change made all the apps fall at least 40 spots down in App Store rankings. This is eight times more than usually.


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Monday, December 16th, 2013. 2:53

Apple’s Orders to Make About 10% of TSMC’s Revenue in 2014



Apple’s orders for 20-nanometer chips are expected to make about 10% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s revenue in 2014. According to AppleInsider, the Taiwanese manufacturer will produce a large part of Apple’s A-series processors. What that means is that the company from Cupertino is trying to get rid of its dependance on Samsung, which is currently one of Apple’s main chip suppliers.


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Sunday, December 15th, 2013. 3:29

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Apple Seeds iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple on Friday seeded the second iOS 7.1 beta to developers. According to AppleInsider, this security and maintenance update for both iPhone and iPad contains numerous bug fixes and improvements for iTunes Match, iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and more.


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Saturday, December 14th, 2013. 1:42

Apple Ranked 35th in "Best Places to Work 2014" List



Glassdoor.com, a job listing website, has recently conducted a survey in order to determine the best and the worst places to work. The company from Cupertino has been ranked 35th in the "Best Places to Work 2014" list, one spot down if to compare with its last year’s achievement.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:57

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Apple to Open San Francisco Stonestown Store and New Apple Store in Germany



According to the retail store finder, the company from Cupertino will reopen its Stonestown Apple Store in San Francisco on December 14th. Moreover, that same day one brand new location will be opened in Dusseldorf, Germany.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:46