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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at these posts right now.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 30th, 2015. 15:59

Apple’s ‘Slide to Unlock’ Patents Acknowledged Invalid in Germany



Apple’s patents covering the ‘slide to unlock' feature are invalid in Germany. The Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe has recently ruled that the aforementioned feature is similar to the feature introduced in the phone released by a Swedish company Neonode back in 2006 and thus can’t be covered with a separate patent. According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, this decision reaffirms the same ruling made by the Federal Patent Court in 2013.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. 17:54

New Patent Filing Describes Apple's Plans to Improve Fingerprint Recognition and Change Home Button



According to the latest patent filing, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to expand the functionality of the fingerprint sensor and the Home button. This filing contains several separate patents describing new technologies that can possibly be added to the next generations of iPhones and iPads. One the most interesting inventions from the aforementioned document is a touch display with several fingerprint sensors. This special display will allow the user to define a special part on the front surface of the iPhone responsible for unlocking the phone, confirming purchases etc. Apart from that, Apple wants to make the Home button found on iOS devices more functional by adding the recognition of gestures. This will allow to navigate through websites and play games using the Home button.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, May 17th, 2015. 15:45

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge: Which One Has Better Fingerprint Sensor?



Following the video showing the iPhone 6 compared to the recently-released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in terms of speed and responsiveness, a new clip appeared on the Internet earlier today showing the work of fingerprint scanners on both handsets. Just like the previous video, this one was shot by PhoneArena reporters at Mobile World Congress. You may take a look at it below.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 18:45

Apple Begins Selling Unlocked SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Models in America



The guys from Cupertino have recently begun selling unlocked and SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the USA. Such smartphones are currently available on Apple’s American online store. Still, there’s one drawback: those who plan to purchase one of such carrier-free handsets will have to wait several days. The shipping estimates for the aforementioned models are 3-5 business days.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. 22:23

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using TaiG (Windows) [iOS 8.0-8.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.2 firmwares using Taig for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3

Supported firmwares: iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.2.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu8 (Windows) [iOS 8.0-8.1]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 8.1.1, that is not yet jailbreakable. So you will be able to jailbreak your device only if you already have iOS 8.0-8.1 installed.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1 firmwares using Pangu8 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3

Supported firmwares: iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.


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August Smart Lock is Now Available for Purchase at the Apple Store



The August Smart Lock is now available for purchase at the Apple Store for $249.99.

The smart lock, designed by Behar, leverages a Bluetooth low energy-enabled locking mechanism and a mobile application to send virtual keys to anyone you choose to have access to your home. As the key holder arrives at the door, August auto-unlocks allowing you to enter into the home. The lock also has a security feature called EverLock, which senses when the door is closed behind you and automatically locks the door.


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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. 13:52

NFC Chip Found in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Will Work Only With Apple Pay?



Although both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can boast of the NFC chip, it appears that the guys from Cupertino plan to use it only for making their payments service Apple Pay workable. Other possible ways of utilising the Near Field Communication technology won't be supported, which means that the developers won't get access to the iPhone's NFC antenna and won't be able to create third-party apps based on the advanced communication technology. The information was shared by Apple's spokeswoman, so I guess we can believe it.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. 23:45

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Are Now Live



Customers in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom can pre-order the smartphone ahead of its September 19th in-store launch.

The prices for unlocked devices in the US are:


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Friday, September 12th, 2014. 15:50

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I have decided to make a roundup of the most popular posts of the past seven days. I think you should take a look.


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President Obama Has Signed Cell Phone Unlocking Bill



As it was expected, President Obama has signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The legislation, which successfully passed the US House of Representatives and the US Senate earlier this year, makes it legal for any user to unlock any smartphone purchased on the territory of the USA.


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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. 1:33

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, that is why I have come up with a list of the most popular posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at these posts right now.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 28th, 2014. 1:31

Smartphone Unlocking Will Become Legal Soon?



Looks like soon the smartphone unlocking will be made legal again and that's a piece of good news for the customers in the USA and worldwide. It seems as if soon it will be absolutely legal to unlock iPhones and other smartphones purchased in the United States.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 27th, 2014. 0:38

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu (Windows) [iOS 7.1-7.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2 firmwares using Pangu for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.1
  • iOS 7.1.1
  • iOS 7.1.2


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