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Another Alleged Lower Cost iPhone Photo





Another photo of the alleged lower cost iPhone appeared on Friday on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. This time it seems to be a fully assembled device with all the required legal notices on the rear shell.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 27th, 2013. 15:09

The Thinnest iPad Mount Ever Created - MagBak



Those who have an iPad may sometimes need to use it to watch a movie or cook a dinner following a recipe found on the Internet. So far, the only more or less convenient way to do that was to buy a bulky mount. But things have changed.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 17:35

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Apple Developers Get Attacked by Scammers



Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 15:01

Apple may pay out about $500 million in damages



As it was reported recently, Apple had been found guilty for fixing E-Book prices. The compensation may reach the figure of $500 million, according to some legal experts.
Based on amounts that settling publishers have already paid, Apple could pay the $490 million bill from the states and class action lawyers. Apple was found guilty for conspiring with Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schusterall. The publishers have already paid there damages.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:03

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

iPhone is the Most Social Device



According to the latest research held by ShareThis, iPhone turned out to be the most social device. What this means is that it is most frequently used to share interesting stuff through the social media. Can it be truth or this is simply another Apple’s marketing trick? Let’s find out.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 19:52

Media sharing with on-hold callers



Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked



Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

Portable Charger for Apple Devices - Kii



It sometimes happens you need to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch while traveling. And the Lightning or the older-one 30 pin cable is missing from your suitcase. All you have is your smartphone with a ‘Low Battery’ indicator in the upper right corner of the screen and a laptop, which can possibly be used as a source of energy. So what to do?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 14:30

Apple Store App Will Get a New Look



According to an unknown source, on Tuesday, July 23rd, Apple will introduce a completely redesigned Apple Store app for both iPhone and iPod touch. It will get a new design in order to match the recently updated App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore apps for iOS 6. However, this is not the only reason for such a change of appearance.


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Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 10:45

Apple is purchacing a Canadian mapping company



It is not the first time Apple is purchasing a smaller local company to improve  mapping. There were at least three big purchases,   Placebase, C3 and Poly9. All of them helped Apple modernize its growing mapping and location services effort. Apple's maps leave a lot to be desired, so the company's PR managers claim: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

It has been reported recently that  that Apple has signed a deal with Locationary, a Canadian service which helps manage databases of location, cope with duplicate information and delete outdated entries.
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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 1:06

iTunes Radio Is Coming Right on Time



We all know that Apple will introduce iTunes Radio this fall along with iOS 7. And it seems to be just the right time for such a release. And here’s why.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 20:42

Another Best Buy's iPad Special Offer



Another Best Buy's special offer - those who buy an iPad 2 or the latest model with Retina display, will get a $50 gift card. At the same time, those who purchase iPad mini, are said to get a $25 one.


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Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 17:06

Apple's Developer Portal Is Still under Maintenance



Apple Developer’s webpage is down. The company, however, posted a notice claiming that all the memberships due to expire during these days have been extended. It’s been nearly two days since the site is under maintenance.


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Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 14:49