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Along with iPhone 5, Apple Is Going To Launch Cheaper 8 GB iPhone 4





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Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple is preparing to launch a cheaper 8GB version of the iPhone 4 this fall.

A Korean company is currently manufacturing the flash drive for the 8GB iPhone 4, as one of the sources said on Tuesday, refusing to name the company. At present, Apple sources its flash drives from South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Japan's Toshiba.


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Bridesmaid Used iPad To Attend The Wedding



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This was the only case when a bridesmaid put on white clothes, stood behind the bride and nobody had objected.

Renee Armstrong couldn’t get at the wedding’s place and decided to use her white iPad and FaceTime service to attend it virtually. The bridesmaid stood by for the wedding ceremony and managed to get into the wedding’s photos as the groomsman always held the iPad in the public eye.


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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 13:47

Apple’s Andromeda Galaxy is Missing A Few Stars



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Maggie Koerth-Baker at Boing Boing has compared the actual Andromeda Galaxy (which is 2.5 million years away from Earth), and the Andromeda Galaxy representation that ships as the default wallpaper in OS X Lion. One of the site readers, David Kaplan, assistant professor of physics at the University of Milwaukee, has noticed that Apple’s Andromeda Galaxy is missing a few stars. Of course, Apple’s representation has been photoshopped and the company removed some stars and galaxies. For example, the professor found out that one of Andromeda’s big satellites (M110 for those keeping track) is completely missing.

Apple has once again altered the Universe according to their whim. They moved/removed many stars, and got rid of a whole galaxy. This is M110, which is one of M31′s [Andromeda's] satellites. The other big satellite, M32, is still there.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, August 14th, 2011. 12:00

BBC iPlayer Launched In 11 European Countries, Soon In US



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As Guardian reports, BBC iPlayer will be released in eleven European countries, and later this year it will become available in the United States, Canada and Australia. The global iPlayer service is available via iPad app in Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain.


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Apple Became The US Fastest-Growing Retailer



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Basing on estimations from retail sales expert David Berman, USA Today reports that Apple is taking “a massive bite” of retail sales in the USA. Ever-growing sales of iOS devices and Mac computers that continue to outrun sales of other computer makers along with company’s margins cannot pass unnoticed. The publication reads:


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iPad 2 To Launch In Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Chile and Argentina This Friday



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9to5mac reports that Apple starts officially selling the iPad 2 in Russia and Ukraine this Friday, May 27. That’s the same day carrier Aircel will start offering the iPhone 4 in India, in what it looks like a day focused around international releases ahead of the WWDC. The Russian iPad 2 sales will begin this Friday through retail chain Re:Store, with MediaMarkt, Beliy Veter Cifrovoi, ION, Technosila and Eldorado also looking to jump on board for the May 27 rollout. Retailers are expecting “unprecedented demand” for the iPad 2, which doesn’t surprise considering the device’s popularity and the lack of Apple’s retail presence in Russia.


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HP Is Going To Outrun Apple And Become "Number One Plus"



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Journalist Matt Warman from The Daily Telegraph has recently posted a claim of HP's European head Eric Cador, who told at a press conference in Cannes that the company's devices will eventually overtake Apple's iPad:

"In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one. In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus."


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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, May 23rd, 2011. 16:26

Survey Reveals 63 Million iOS Gamers Download 5 Million Games Per Day



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Research firms Distimo and Newzoo conducted survey that revealed that there are roughly 63 million gamers on the iOS ecosystem who (individually) download, on average, 2.5 games per month. Games represent half of all apps downloaded across the iOS and Mac App Stores with more than 5 million games downloaded per day – based on the survey that included the US, UK and five other European countries. A clear majority of 4.6 million are downloaded for the iPhone or iPod Touch whilst just over 400,000 are for the iPad and just a sliver for the Mac with 41,000 per day.


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White iPhone 4 listed in Best Buy's inventory with April 27th launch date



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According to Best Buy inventory system, the white iPhone 4 will be released on Wednesday, April 27th. That particular screenshot is for the AT&T, GSM model of the white iPhone 4, but a CDMA version is coming, too. Both 16 GB and 32 GB white units have already been shipped to Best Buy locations across the United States, so those models should arrive by Monday or Tuesday ahead of the Wednesday launch. White iPhone 4s have already arrived at phone retailers in the Netherlands and at Vodafone in the UK.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 24th, 2011. 21:59

White iPhone 4 Sold By Vodafone UK



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One of Engadget’s reader claims to have purchased a long-awaited white iPhone 4 through Vodafone in the UK. That deal seems to be true because the Vodafone UK's inventory systems were showing the white iPhone 4 as shipping in. The carrier has reportedly been gearing up to receive shipments of the device, but it now appears that the units may in fact be arriving and have slipped out for sale in a few instances.

Engadget reports: “Now, we've secured a few images of a 16GB model from a separate source that has seemingly made its way into the hands of one lucky customer over in Britain.”

Interestingly, the iPhone appears to show a modified proximity sensor, utilizing an open slot over the earpiece instead of the previously-seen fine grating. Remind  you that the most most recent rumors claim that the white iPhone 4 will be launched next Wednesday, April 27th.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 24th, 2011. 18:02

Apple Officially Confirms iPad 2 Launches in 25 Countries on Friday



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Today Apple confirmed that the iPad 2 will be launched in 25 countries on this Friday: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Online sales will start at 1:00 AM Friday in each country and in-store at 5:00 iPad 2 will be available in Apple Stores. Apple also announced today that the iPad 2 will launch in Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries in April.




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JavaScript Benchmark test: iPad 2 - iPad - iPhone 4 - Galaxy Tab - Nexus S



CNET.co.uk did some SunSpider Javascript benchmarks on the new iPad running iOS 4.3 and compared them with other iOS devices and a few Androids. The results are pretty impressive.

iPhone 4 and iPad with iOS 4.2 are behind both Android devices, but significantly faster with iOS 4.3 that features new WebKit 2 browser engine.

As for iPad 2, it is more powerful, it is over 50% faster than the previous iPad.




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Apple iPad 2 tech specs



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Size and Weight1

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
  • Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g) (Verizon)

Storage2

16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB


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Live from Apple's iPad 2 event



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UK government denied Apple's Steve Jobs knighthood in 2009



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The Telegraph reports that Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was close to being knighted for his services to technology by the Queen of the United Kingdom in 2009. Unfortunately or fortunately for Jobs, his nomination was blocked by Gordon Brown, who served as Prime Minister at the time, because the Apple co-founder apparently turned down an invitation to speak at a Labour Party conference. Apple was aware of the proposal that till that moment reached the final stage of approval.

"The former MP was told by Downing Street that the decision was related to a failed attempt to attract Mr. Jobs to Labour's annual conference," the report said. "Given his status as a superstar of business and technology, such an appearance would have been viewed as a coup for Mr. Brown."




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. 17:07