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iOS Share of Mobile Web Usage Has Fallen 11%





The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.

According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).

Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.




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Monday, September 2nd, 2013. 0:19

SimCity Finally Launches on the Mac



EA has finally released SimCity for Mac. This happened after a six-month delay - the game had to come out in February of this year, but since EA wanted to "ensure a great experience" for all the Mac users, they had to wait.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 23:08

Plants vs Zombies 2 gets 25 million downloads



On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel.  Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.

It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of  the original Plants vs. Zombies game.

In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.




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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 19:45

AppleCare Support Employees Begin Training on iOS 7



According to 9to5Mac, AppleCare support team has begun training on support issues related to the new Apple’s iOS 7. The training is said to be over by the second half of September - this is exactly the time, when the company from Cupertino is expected to officially unveil the seventh iOS version.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 18:48

AppleCare Employee Vacations Blocked



Apple has blocked AppleCare employee vacations between September 15th and September 28th due to the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and iOS 7 release, AppleInsider reports. The news came after the information that the biggest U.S. carriers - T-Mobile and Verizon - have cancelled the vacations for their retail staff.


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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 23:25

App of the Week - Cut the Rope is Free for a Limited Period of Time



Cut the Rope has become the App of the Week which means it is now available for free. Those who can't live without playing games can download this app for both iPhone and iPad right now.


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Friday, August 30th, 2013. 19:46

Twitter App Updated with New Features



Twitter app for iOS has been updated recently with the new look of conversations. Now it is much easier to create, find and join them.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 22:12

Apple Updates Siri to Make Fun of Google Glass Fans



Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:

  • "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
  • "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
  • "I think that glass is half empty."
  • "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
  • "Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
  • "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."

If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.

via iclarified.com




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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:54

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Apple will visit Russia to talk about iPhone



TechCrunch reports that Apple executives are visiting Russia to talk about Phone sales.

Although Apple has yet to confirm what iPhone handsets it will launch next, the meetings are a sign of how Apple may be preparing to launch new, possibly cheaper devices, to revisit a market that has seen demand for its products, but also one where it has faced challenges working with carriers, the presence of a crazily-priced grey market and, according to eager distributors, short supply issues that do not meet demand.

Apple will be sending its top executives to have a meeting with retailers in Russia. No details of the topics to be discussed are known.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 0:38

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Creative WP-350: bluetooth headset



Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.

Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.


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Asphalt 8: Airborne Update



Probably one of the best racing games on the App Store - Asphalt 8: Airborne - got the update a few days ago. The new version 1.0.1 features stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:53

Japan’s Largest Wireless Carrier is in Talks to Sell iPhone



According to the latest rumors, Japan’s largest wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is currently in talks with Apple to sell its iPhone starting this year. Bloomberg reports that when the rumors about possible agreement between the company from Cupertino and DoCoMo appeared, shares of the latter one began to rise. The two main rivals of the Japanese mobile operator, namely, KDDI and Softbank, both carry the iPhone, so it’s high time NTT DoCoMo ended talks with Apple successfully.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:15

Instagram Acquires Luma Camera App



Instagram has acquired the Luma Camera application and this is the main reason why it is now removed from the App Store. Such purchase will certainly help to improve the Instagram app itself, since the Luma Camera could have boasted of real-time filters, pinch to zoom feature and video stabilization on top of that. Analysts predict - and this is quite obvious - that we shall see all of the above mentioned features embedded to Instagram very soon.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 14:17

CBS Sports App Updated with New Features



If you like sports, you might also like to watch live broadcasts from various sporting events, keep abreast of latest news connected with your favorite teams or athletes and get the scores of basketball, football and whatever else games as soon as they appear. CBS Sports is the application for both your iPhone and iPad that can help you be aware of all the above mentioned stuff. It was updated a few days ago.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 13:26

Draw Something 2 Available for iPad for Only $0.99 Now



Another popular App Store application - Draw Something 2 - was updated a few days ago with the iPad support. Now this social drawing game loved by over 100 million players all over the world is available for all those who use Apple tablets. Even more - for a limited period of time you can get the premium version of Draw Something 2 for only $0.99.


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