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Apple Buys an Israeli Firm that Created the Kinect's 3D Sensor





Latest rumors prove that Apple wants to buy an Israeli company called PrimeSense, which once worked on a camera technology now used in XBox 360’s Kinect sensor. The sum of acquisition, according to Calcalist, is $280 million. Moreover, the insiders claim that both sides have nearly reached an agreement.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 19:09

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Coming on September 19, Not Today



Rovio showed us a new teaser to its Angry Birds Star Wars 2 game yesterday. And it proved that I was wrong. A couple of days ago I told you that on July 15 we shall see that game on the App Store and Google play. Unfortunately, that's not true.


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Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 2:05

Strap-E iPhone Case - a Promising Kickstarter Project



I don’t use wallets. They take up too much space in my pocket. That is why I’ve been looking for a convenient and at the same time small wallet iPhone case for everyday use. And you know, looks like I’ve found it. It’s called Strap-E and here’s its mini-review.


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Monday, July 15th, 2013. 17:02

Apple's Looking for New iWatch Designers



We all know that Apple’s currently working on a kind of wearable computer, right? Moreover, we even know it’s called iWatch. However, when would Apple release this device and whether it would do that at all - these are still the questions to answer.


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Monday, July 15th, 2013. 3:21

Android Platform Is Safer Than iOS?



Those who want to save their privacy should buy Android, not Apple devices. A kind of bold statement, isn’t it? According to the latest BitDefender report, iOS platform is more dangerous in terms of personal data protection, than the Google’s mobile operating system.


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Beeline is not renewing contract with Apple



Hi-Tech Mail reports that Beeline will not be renewing its contract with Apple.  Beeline is the last of Russian carriers who make such a decision. Beeline is planning to offer Samsung devices instead of iPhones.

Last month Apple established an online store for Russia; it was high time Cupertino Company did it. Now that three major Russian carriers are not working with Apple any more, its remaining contract with Svyasnoy will not be a good sell.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 15:30

Verizon is likely to owe Apple $14 Billion



A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.

According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone.  However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:38

Groopic for iOS - Be Part of Each Photo You Make



There’s one more great app released these days. It is called Groopic and it lets anyone create a group photo that includes the photographer. At last you can be present literally on every pic you snap with your iPhone. Let’s find out how it works.


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New Calendar App by Any.DO



Yesterday Any.DO released its new app called Cal. Those who either already use Any.DO task manager, or simply need to get their time thoroughly planned would certainly be interested in this new application. But what it’s all about?

  


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Facebook is updated



The new updated Facebook version boasts verified accounts, better place editing and fixed bugs.

Facebook is the most wide-spread social network. Its iOS app helps you to keep in touch with your friends wherever they are, share pictures and videos, comment and like different posts and even play games.

In the updated version you will be able to find verified celebrities, public figures and brands (verified accounts have a blue check mark next to the name), improved places editing to fix categories, phone numbers and other info on iPad and a fixed a problem of slow News Feed loading.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 19:12

Some More Lower Cost iPhone Photos



Here’s another suggestion on how would the new lower-cost iPhone look like. This time it’s Martin Hajek, who made some renderings and 3D models of something that would be a very nice device if released. Apart from the colorful pictures showing the device itself, the author went further and re-designed the Apple homepage. And I must admit it looks great.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 18:26

Apple and Amazon end App Store dispute



According to Reuters, Apple has decided to end its lawsuit with Amazon about App Store name. Cupertino company did this on condition Amazon does not countersue.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday ordered the case be dismissed at the companies' request.

Amazon was sued by Apple in March 2011. The Cupertino company wanted to prevent Amazon from using the "App Store" name, as customers could get confused by the double use of App Store name.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 8:25

IGZO Displays for iPad - Why Not?



Apple is said to use Sharp or LG IGZO displays for the next generations of MacBook and iPad starting next year. Enhanced performance of those screens alongside with lover energy consumption are two main reasons for such a shift. As to the technology itself, here’s what I managed to learn from Wikipedia:


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, July 11th, 2013. 0:59

Twitter for iOS and Mac Updated



Twitter app for both OS X and iOS got the update recently. The new version can boast of a truly unique and noticeable feature – direct message syncing. What that means is that when you read a DM using official website or the Twitter clients for Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone or whatever else platform, this message would be automatically marked as already read on any other device. Well, I’m new to Twitter and I’ve been using it for only about a week, but I do understand what a great feature the developers have embedded to the app. Every day I waste much time on scrolling through the messages I’ve already seen to reach the newer ones.


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Apple Is at #19 in the Fortune's Global 500 List



According to the Fortune’s latest annual list of the world’s most successful companies, Apple ranks #19. As to the top five spots, they are occupied by such corporations as Royal Dutch Shell, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, Sinopec Group and China National Petroleum.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 18:11