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Apple is searching for a head of Retail department





Apple stll has not found the head of Retail department, although the sales of Cupertino company are dropping for the first time in a 4-year period.

Apple's search for a replacement, handled by recruiters Egon Zehnder International, has gone slowly, people familiar with the matter said, and the company has yet to settle on a finalist after interviewing several external candidates. Among those interviewed but rejected as a poor fit were wireless and telecommunications-industry executives, one such person said. A CEO of a privately held retailer in France spurned Apple's overtures, believing it would be hard to change Apple's culture as an outsider, another person said.

Now Apple has tuned from searching inside the company to outside, as no current candidate is suitable for the post. After the firing of previous Retail sales John Browett,  CEO Tim Cook is handling the retail responsibilities. It was Browett's idea to focus Apple's retail stores on sales and cost cutting rather than on customer service. As a result, the employees were upset as well  as the customers, whose satisfaction is declining gradually. The idea seemed unreasonable and John Browett left the post after 6 months.

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Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 19:17

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ITC ban on Older iPhones, iPads was vetoed



According to WSJ, the Obama Administration has vetoed an ITC ban on the sale of older iPhones and iPads. The law would have prohibited selling of such models as AT&T iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts. The action marked the first time since 1987 that a presidential administration had vetoed a product ban ordered by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Since now the problem has risen of allowing companies to use  standard essential patents to block rival products.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 18:35

FaceHalt Brings the Smart Pause Feature to iOS Devices



One of the most interesting Samsung Galaxy S4’s features is probably Smart Pause. This is the feature that automatically pauses video playback each time you look away. For quite a long period of time those who use iPhones had to put up with the fact that there’s nothing similar for the iOS platform. And then FaceHalt was released.


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iPad 5's Rear Shell Photos Leaked Online



There’re some leaked photos on the Internet that show how would the new iPad 5 rear shell look like. Without wasting much time on talking about when would Apple release its new tablet, I’ll simply quote the FanaticFone description of the leaked panel:

Our great sources have given us TWO unreleased iPad 5 rear housings, which shows some new exciting features. The iPad 5’s dimensions are surprisingly enough 24×16.8 cm and weighs only 100 gram, which is clearly both shorter and lighter than its predecessors.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 19:38

Apple Acquires Another Small Outfit - Passif Semiconductor



According to AllThingsD, Apple has recently acquired Passif Semiconductor - a company that specializes in low-power communication chips manufacturing.


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Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 16:30

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Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?



It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.

According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”

The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 1:30

New iMessage Spam Reporting Tool



Among the latest updates and improvements for iOS 7 and older iOS versions, there’s one connected with iMessage app. Now any user can report an unwanted message or SPAM to Apple.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. 17:57

Apple Will Open a New Apple Store in Italy on August 3



Apple is said to open a new store in Rimini, Italy on August 3. The biggest Apple’s outlet in the region will cover at least 10.000 square feet of place and will be situated in the local shopping center called "Le Befane".


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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. 17:06

Tim Cook is meeting China Telecom executives



According to ifeng.com, Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen in China having a meeting with executives from China Telecom. It also reports that Apple's CEO is to meet with representatives of China Unicom and China Mobile. It was a secret meeting with senior leadership, so the content of the meeting can only be speculated about.

It is believed that during the previous meetings the mostly discussed topic, whereas during this one the leaders are likely to have talked about co-generation iPhone and sales. Some people think that these negotiations mean that the new generation iPhone may be firstly listed in China through China Telecom.

It is the third time Tim Cook visited China, though his travel arrangements are not available to third party, it is believed that  Apple's CEO will pay a visit to China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. The first two meetings of Tim Cook to China took place in early January 2013 and mid-March 2012.

Now enjoy some pictures of this visit




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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:17

Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 4



Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.


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iOS vs Android Sales: Facts, Figures and Most Popular Retailers



iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 14:04

FindIt App Updated with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox Support



If you often have to search for something on your smartphone, then FindIt is the app you need. It lets you look for people, emails and various files stored either on your device, or on Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.


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Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights



Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 17:54

Viber AppStore Description was hacked



The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked.  The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app  says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"


That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:05

How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36