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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, that is why I would like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Are you ready to read my short roundup? If the answer is positive, let’s not waste time and begin.


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New Versions of TaiG Jailbreak Utility and TaiG iOS 8.0-8.1.1 Untether Released



TaiG has recently released an updated version 1.1 of its utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.0-8.1.1. This version allows users to choose the language of the interface, Chinese or English, and can boast of the fix for sandbox issue found in the previous version.


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Apple Makes Foxconn Improve Its Robots for Assembling iPhones



According to the latest report from a Chinese website Jiemian, Foxconn robots, which were designed to assemble Apple's iPhones, are currently not precise enough to cope with that task. However, this doesn't mean that they won't ever be used in the production of the smartphones. They can substitute human workers after Foxconn solves the problems Apple found.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, December 6th, 2014. 18:45

Apple Updates Maps App for iOS and OS X and Siri



Apple on Friday released an update to its Maps app for both OS X and iOS. This update brought the Flyover feature to nine new cities and monuments in the USA and Europe. Moreover, the guys from Cupertino added one noticeable new feature to their virtual assistant called Siri, which now supports international movie times.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, December 6th, 2014. 18:39

iPhone 6 Plus Units Account for 41% of Phablet Sales in the USA



Although Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus was officially released only in September, it managed to become one of the most popular phablets on the market. According to the latest report from a research firm called Kantar Worldpanel, 41% of all phablets sold in the USA over the last several months are iPhone 6 Plus units. Well, another incredible result for the guys from Cupertino.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, December 4th, 2014. 21:30

Shipping Times for Several iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Models Improve to 3-5 Days



Ahead of the upcoming holiday season, shipping times for several iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models have improved to 3-5 days in the USA. This indicates that Apple suppliers are currently doing their best to assemble enough handsets to meet the demand. And that is good both for the guys from Cupertino and for the customers planning to purchase either 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch smartphone.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, December 4th, 2014. 21:23

Asian Smartphone Manufacturer Accuses Apple of Patent Infringement



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Chinese low-cost smartphone vendor called Digione accused Apple of violating its patent. The Asian manufacturer claims the design of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 was copied from firm’s 5.5-inch handset with 8-core MediaTek CPU, Android OS on board and a price tag of 799 yuan. The iPhone 6, by the way, has a price tag of 5288 yuan.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014. 21:57

Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 Beta Released



An untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta firmwares has just been released by TaiG. It also works for iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.1.

MuscleNerd confirmed the jailbreak over Twitter; however, he warns that you should probably wait a couple days before attempting.

Looks like TaiG just released a jailbreak for 8.1.1 (and 8.0,8.1,8.2beta). Best to wait a few days just in case

TaiG was part of the controversial iOS 7 jailbreak from the Evad3rs. The jaibreak included the TaiG 'app store' for cracked apps by default in China. Following an outcry from the community the evad3rs responded by updating their jailbreak tool to remove TaiG.


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Apple Updates Apple Watch Marketing Website



Apple has recently updated its Apple Watch marketing page with three new menus, animations and product images. The site now gives users more information about the wearable device, its components and design.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, November 28th, 2014. 18:24

Apple Releases Another iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Ad



About a week after the release of Microsoft's ad mocking Siri and a couple of days after the release of two iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the guys from Cupertino have decided to make another commercial available for public. The short video, which can be found below, tells us about one of new iMessage features introduced in iOS 8 and is called "Voice Text". I bet you've already guessed what particular feature the ad highlights.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 20:48

Samsung to Become Apple's Main Components Supplier



According to the latest reports from supply chain insiders, Apple has recently decided to make Samsung one of its major hardware suppliers. I'm now talking not only about the chips for next generations of iPhones and iPads. As noted by BusinessKorea, the guys from Cupertino plan to use Samsung as a primary components manufacturer for the long-anticipated Apple Watch as well. This indicates that Apple will soon once again become extremely dependent on its market rival from South Korea.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 20:31

Release of New iPhones Caused Noticeable Increase in App Downloads



According to the results of the latest research conducted by a marketing firm called Fiksu, the release of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus caused a substantial increase in app downloads in October. As noted in the latest report prepared by company's analysts, the number of downloads managed to reach an enormous figure of 7.8 million per day among the top 200 free iOS apps. I must admit, it is a truly impressive result for Apple's virtual marketplace.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. 20:10

Microsoft Releases New Cortana vs. Siri Ad



Microsoft has recently released another anti-Apple ad. This time it's a short clip featuring an iPhone 6 with Siri virtual assistant and a handset with Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana on board. As you might have guessed, the guys from Redmond mock Apple's creation claiming their product is more efficient, functional and user-friendly.

Anyway, let's get back to the main topic. Today, Microsoft advertises Cortana's ability to create contextual reminders and traffic alerts based on the latest traffic data. Take a look at the video below and you'll understand what I mean.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. 0:16

iOS 8.1.1 Slightly Improves Performance of iPhone 4S and iPad 2



As you probably know, after the release of iOS 8 back in September, many iPhone 4S users began reporting various performance issues. On Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1.1, which, according to the release notes, was expected to improve performance on older devices, namely, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. As noted by the researchers from Ars Technica, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system does improve the stability and performance of the older handsets and tablets, however, only slightly. Moreover, average users are very unlikely to notice these improvements as nearly all the build-in apps still work slower than that of iOS 7.


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Apple to Integrate Beats Music in iOS?



According to the latest report from the Financial Times, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to incorporate the recently-acquired music streaming service called Beats Music in iOS as soon as early next year. Building such an app directly into the mobile operating system will allow to lure new iPhone and iPad customers, make the service more popular and compete with the rivals, for example, with Spotify, on equal terms. Looks like the beginning of 2015 will be full of events.

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Written by Andrey

Thursday, November 20th, 2014. 19:36