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Another Apple’s supplier is accused of labor abuses. This time it’s a factory that manufactures the widely rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. According to the latest China Labor Watch report, all the workers at a Chinese factory, which is owned by a Florida-based company Jabil Circuit are regularly forced to work extra hours without getting money for the work they do.
A new video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that compares the touch screen digitizer and rear casing of a would-be iPad 5 with the current iPad 4. The parts shown in the video look just like those from the leaked photos published before and prove that the next generation iPad will get the design, which is nearly identical to the one iPad mini has.
Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS has been updated recently with the ability to easily connect to external servers and some other useful features. I don’t want to waste much of your time, so I’ll simply copy and paste the ‘What’s New’ list from the App Store. I hope you will forgive me. So, here’re the new features available in the version 0.7.4:
Shazam app for iOS has been recently updated with faster and better song recognition and a bunch of other new features. Those who think this smart application only recognizes music are wrong.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.