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Apple Updates Siri to Make Fun of Google Glass Fans





Apple has updated Siri recently with the ability to give smart responses to those who mock it with a command 'Okay Glass', which is originally used to control Google Glass. From now on, each time Siri hears these two words, it will reply with one of such phrases:

  • "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
  • "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
  • "I think that glass is half empty."
  • "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
  • "Very funny. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
  • "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."

If you have nothing better to do, check whether you have the latest version of Siri virtual assistant installed on your device and try to play with it on your own.

via iclarified.com




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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:54

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Apple Care Support Site Revamped With New Features



Apple Care Support Site is finally revamped with a 24/7 chat and some other improvements and enhancements. The website should have been updated on August 12th, but somehow this happened only now.

The site features simpler interface with larger icons to help people find what they’re looking for easily. As I’ve mentioned above, the new support web page also gives users quick access to Apple Care agent 24/7 and this is probably the biggest improvement, since before the update you had to look through various FAQs to finally get the ability to talk with Apple representative.

According to the latest rumors, the revamped Apple Care Support Site is not yet available for all users but in a day or two it is expected to start working properly.




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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. 0:26

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Asphalt 8: Airborne Update



Probably one of the best racing games on the App Store - Asphalt 8: Airborne - got the update a few days ago. The new version 1.0.1 features stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:53

CBS Sports App Updated with New Features



If you like sports, you might also like to watch live broadcasts from various sporting events, keep abreast of latest news connected with your favorite teams or athletes and get the scores of basketball, football and whatever else games as soon as they appear. CBS Sports is the application for both your iPhone and iPad that can help you be aware of all the above mentioned stuff. It was updated a few days ago.


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Monday, August 26th, 2013. 13:26

Draw Something 2 Available for iPad for Only $0.99 Now



Another popular App Store application - Draw Something 2 - was updated a few days ago with the iPad support. Now this social drawing game loved by over 100 million players all over the world is available for all those who use Apple tablets. Even more - for a limited period of time you can get the premium version of Draw Something 2 for only $0.99.


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iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

Pandora Radio App is Updated with Sleep Timer



Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:11

Apple Redesigns Its Education Website



Apple has redesigned its 'Apple and Education' website and added resources, stories, planning ideas and other useful menus for people to use, The Loop reports. Apart from that, one can find four sections on the updated education page, namely, iPad in Education, Mac in Education, Special Education and Real Stories.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:16

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Apple Has Released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for Developers



Apple has released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for developers. It is compatible with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and requires Security Update 2013-002. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the new beta-version:

This pre-release version of Safari includes WebKit enhancements for better text, layout, and accessibility support. It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website. Please refer to the seed note for more details.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:07

Real Racing 3 for iOS Updates with New Features



One of the most popular games on the App Store - Real Racing 3 - was updated on August 21. As to the improvements, EA says it added the difficulty tuning, new cars, tracks, events, cameras and more to the game.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:15

Apple patents interface for 3D objects creation



Apple is going to obtain a patent for 'Working with 3D objects'. It implies the technology of generating, modifying, and manipulating 3D objects with the help of 3D gesture inputs.

Three-dimensional objects can be modified using 3D gesture inputs. For example, a 3D object shown on a touch-sensitive display can be detected, and a 3D gesture input that includes a movement of a finger or a pointing device in proximity to a surface of the touch-sensitive display can be detected. Detecting the 3D gesture input can include measuring a distance between the finger or the pointing device and a surface of the display. The 3D object can be modified according to the 3D gesture input, and the updated 3D object can be shown on the touch-sensitive display.

The 3D object can be generated based on two types of inputs. The first is a touch or a two-dimensional (2D) gesture input. The second is 3D gesture input which implies detecting a movements in proximity to a surface of the screen.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 16:55

Analyst predictions on iPhone 5C



KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular analyst who made a number of accurate Apple forecasts, has published a few predictions concerning  Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone 5C.

According to recent information, the iPhone 5C will coast around $400 - $500. In August it will get more than 700 million subscribers through China Mobile. It will eat into iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 share of the market, taking 25 and 35%  correspondingly.


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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 2:24

Google+ iOS App Updated with New Features



Google+ app for iOS was updated yesterday with the Hangouts and Google Drive support and some other useful features. Now it is much easier to communicate with friends, store, edit and share photos and access your account. The full list of improvements looks as follows:

  • View, edit, and share photos stored in Google Drive
  • Google Apps domain support: restrict posts to the domain, domain icons to identify members
  • Hangouts app replaces Messenger for messaging and video calls. Visit Google Takeout to download your Messenger data.

The version 4.5.0 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 6.0 or later.

One can get this no doubt useful app from the App Store for free.




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Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 19:30

Download iOS 7 Beta 6 [Links]



Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 6 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 6:


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Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 6 to Developers



Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 6 today, so you’re welcome to download it. This release should have occurred next week, but somehow the company from Cupertino decided not to wait for so long. According to the rumors, this is the last Beta before the official iOS 7 release on September 10th.

The size of the new update is only 13.5MB, so obviously it includes only some minor changes and bug fixes. Anyway, if there would be some improvements that are worth mentioning, I’ll immediately inform you.

So far, the only thing I know is that this Beta fixes the problem with iTunes in the Cloud connected with content downloads and purchases.




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Friday, August 16th, 2013. 14:30