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Hackers Bypass Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition Using Printed Photo





German hackers from Chaos Computer Club tricked the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8. They managed to unlock the phone with the help of a printed photo and a contact lens, which means almost anyone can bypass Samsung’s security system and get access to the phone and sensitive data stored on it.


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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. 18:32

iPhone 7 Was the Best Selling smartphone in Q1 2017



According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2017 and the iPhone 7 Plus was the second one.

Apple shipped 21.5 million units of the 4.7-inch model and 17.4 million units of the 5.5-inch device. This allowed Apple to take 11% of market. The third best selling smartphone was OPPO R9s, which is being heavily promoted in Asia and India. The fourth and the fifth places in the Strategy Analytics are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy J3 and galaxy J5.


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Thursday, May 11th, 2017. 12:59

How iPhone Prices Vary in Different Countries [Chart]



Deutsche Bank analysts Jim Reid and Sukanto Chanda have recently compared the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s prices in 33 countries to find out where the phone is the cheapest. The results are not surprising, but still worth taking a look at.


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Thursday, May 4th, 2017. 21:59

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iPhone Kills Man Who Was Charging It While Being in Bath



A 32-year-old man from London died because of the iPhone that he was charging while taking a bath. The phone was plugged in and the part of charging cable fell into the water. The man was electrocuted and paramedics were unable to save his life. The incident took place in December, 2016.


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Monday, March 20th, 2017. 19:58

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German Auctioneer to Sell Apple-1 Computer for over $320,000



A German auctioneer Team Breker will soon make the very first product created by Apple, the Apple-1 computer, available for purchase. The auction will take place in Cologne, Germany on May 20th. The computer is in fully working condition and comes will all documents and manuals, so the initial price is $320,000. The device belonged to a computer engineer from Berkeley, California.


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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. 11:44

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1,000 Apple Engineers Working on AR in Israel



According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple has a team of about 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality and related technologies. The team is reportedly located in Israel. First systems created by these people may be added to the iPhone 8, sources claim. The report is based on research conducted by UBS.


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Friday, March 3rd, 2017. 12:48

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iOS 10.2.1 Prevents iPhone 6 and 6s from Unexpected Shutdowns



Last year, a problem with some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units was found that resulted in unexpected shutdowns of these devices. To make the smartphones work again, owners had to plug them in. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Apple revealed that iOS 10.2.1 that is now installed on 50% of active devices has helped to reduce the number of iPhone users suffering from the problem.


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Friday, February 24th, 2017. 12:31

Apple Dominates Holiday Sales [Chart]



As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.


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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016. 14:19

Apple to Offer One-Day New Year Discounts in Japan



Apple has announced that it will hold the traditional New Year sale in Japan. On January 2nd, the company will be offering discounts on many products both online and at its retails stores across the country.

Last year, Apple organised a Lucky Bag promotion called Fukubukuro. For around $300, customers could purchase a mysterious sealed bag with Apple products and accessories inside. Sometimes their value exceeded the price. Typically, Apple put accessories and small devices in the bag, but some customers managed to find MacBooks and iPads as well.

This year, however, it appears that the company would simply offer discounts. No Fukubukuro promotion is scheduled for January.




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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016. 20:48

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Apple Music for Students Now Available in 25 New Countries



Apple Music subscription for students has become available in 25 new countries. All college and university students and members of the UNiDAYS program now have an opportunity to get a discount of about 50% aside from the standard three-month trial.


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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. 13:00

Apple Launches Apple Pay in New Zealand



Following the launch of Apple Pay in Russia earlier this month, Apple has launched the payments system in New Zealand. Currently, Apple Pay is available only for the customers of one bank called ANZ Bank. They can add their credit and debit Visa cards and start using the system for sending payments and making purchases at McDonald's, Glassons, Hallenstein Brothers, and K-Mart.


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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. 23:24

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Apple Confirms iPhone 7 Launch Dates for New Countries



Apple has confirmed the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch dates for a couple of new countries.

In particular, on October 14th, local retailers will start selling new devices in Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, and Turkey. On October 15th, the iPhone 7 will become available in Jordan and Oman. On October 20th, both new handsets and smartwatches will go on sale in Israel. Finally, on October 21st, the sales of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch will begin in Maurice, Madagascar, Maroc, Ukraine, and Uganda.

Apple launched the iPhone 7 in India on Friday. Currently, the new device is available on all major markets.




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Saturday, October 8th, 2016. 16:06

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Apple Launches Apple Pay in Russia



Apple Pay has started working in Russia marking the tenth country of the service availability. Since its launch in the USA in 2014, Apple’s contactless payment service has debuted to the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, and Russia.

Currently, Apple Pay works only with Mastercard cards issued by Sberbank. With time, however, the service will start working with other major banks and retailers including ATAK, Auchan, Magnit, Azbuka Vkusa, Media Markt, M.Video, and several others. Moreover, soon Apple Pay will start working at Eldorado and Burger King.

Apple is steadily expanding Apple Pay to major markets. Soon the service will debut in New Zealand.




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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 15:17

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Are Available for Pre-Orders Now



The pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have officially went live earlier today. If you live in one of the countries of the first wave of launch, you can pre-order the long-awaited handset right now.


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Saturday, September 10th, 2016. 0:21

Apple Watch to Get Thicker Battery, Thinner LCD [Video]



A new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing what appears to be a thinner display for the upcoming Apple Watch 2 and a slightly thicker battery for the device. The video comes from a site called Byte.co.uk and is available below.


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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 15:28