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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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iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

Apple's Testing New App Store Ranking Algorithms



A research firm Fiksu claims that Apple is now working on new ranking algorithms for both iTunes and App Store, which will include user ratings. So far, the number of downloads of an app per certain period of time has been the main criterion to call it popular. But things seem to have changed.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 0:23

Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

Apple's First Brazilian Retail Store Will Be Opened in December



Apple is said to open its first Brazilian retail store in December. According to the Brazilian technology magazine called Info Exame, the new Rio de Janeiro location should have been opened in July, but due to some recruitment difficulties, Apple has postponed the big event.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:28

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Pandora Radio App is Updated with Sleep Timer



Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:11

New 'Anti-iPhone' Nokia Lumia 1020 Ad



Microsoft has posted a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. As usual, it’s a short clip that mocks the iPhone 5’s photo sensor and claims that the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel camera with six physical lenses is a lot better, which is quite obvious even without watching the ad.

Here’s the description of the clip:

A kids's play is one of those times when you want to get the perfect shot. But most phones aren't capable of capturing quality photos at a distance. Even if it's just a few rows back. With the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1020 you get 41 megapixels so every seat is the best seat in the house.

You may watch the ad below. What do you think about it?




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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 23:40

Gold iPhone 5S Shown Next to Black and White iPhone 5



Some new photos showing the widely rumored gold iPhone 5S next to the black and white iPhone 5 leaked online. This time it’s a side-by-side comparison with the current smartphone version.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:31