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iOS Share of Mobile Web Usage Has Fallen 11%





The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.

According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).

Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, September 2nd, 2013. 0:19

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

'Jobs' Movie Makes Only $6.7 Million in Opening Weekend



Joshua Michael Stern’s "Jobs" movie made $6.7 million this weekend, which is less than the $8-9 millions its official distributor - Open Road Films - expected to earn, AppleInsider reports. Apart from that, the film shown in 2,381 movie theaters across the USA this weekend, is subjected to mostly poor reviews and gets low ratings.


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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 16:56

Apple Starts Showing Mac Pro Teaser in Movie Theaters across the USA



Apple has begun showing an upcoming Mac Pro teaser in movie theaters across the USA. In the short clip we can see the new Mac from multiple angles, so this is probably the same video that was first shown to developers at WWDC.


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Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 18:37

App Store's Still Number One in Revenue, Google Play's the Second



Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.


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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 20:51

A Charger Replacement Program Starts Beyond the USA and China



Apple has recently launched a USB charger Take back program. This is the result of several incidents, where one person died and another was injured badly. The aim of such initiative is to remove the third-party counterfeit power adapters, which can possibly harm or kill, from the market.


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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. 20:07

Publishers object to Apple's e-book case punishment



Five publishers are against the decision of the Department of Justice concerning the punishment for Apple after the  rumored anti-trust iBookstore case.

According to court decision ,Apple was proved to be guilty of fixing e-book prices and therefore forcing the customer to pay higher prices. Apple claims the accusations to be faulty and now the company is planing to appeal the decision.

In a court filing Wednesday afternoon, the publishers said that the U.S. Department of Justice’s demands on Apple would eliminate the use of the “agency model” for the sale and distribution of e-books for a period of five years, by prohibiting Apple from entering such agreements.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 0:48

UniMicron and Foxconn Dump Toxic Waste into Rivers?



Apple suppliers - UniMicron and Foxconn - are accused of dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Taking into account numerous accusations and suspicions of local environmental groups, Chinese government decided to begin the investigation of the incident.


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Monday, August 5th, 2013. 18:55

Apple's Looking for 'Ground Truth' Team to Improve its Maps App



Apple is currently in search of well-skilled "ground truth" local experts. This is all due to the company’s desire to improve its much criticized maps app.


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Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 0:37

T-Mobile goes $0 down for iPhone 5



One of the most famous USA carriers,  T-Mobile announced today that a new deal is about to begin - : $0 down for all devices. Since tomorrow, you will get a device without any instant payments, only to be obliged to pay $ 27 over the next 24 months( in addition to regular monthly charges). Before the deal was the following: you paid  $145.99 and the monthly payments were of $21 per month for 24 months.

The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US. “This is a fantastic offer and we’re making it easier than ever for customers to get the latest amazing devices. Adding Zero Down in addition to JUMP!, and Simple Choice with no contract is all about making wireless work for consumers and shaking up this industry.”


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 1:19

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

Enjoy the new iWatch battery [video]



A new flexible battery was presented recently by ProLogium company from Taiwan. It happened only a few days after Apple patented the flexible battery design to use in iWatch.

The patent features a special bendable battery that consists of rigid batteries inserted into a flexible plastic substrate (FPS). The latest version of the batteries presented by the Taiwanese company feature bendable batteries which is a breakthrough in this technology.

Have a look at the video to see what it means. First, the general usage of flexible batteries is presented. Later, you will be shown some video concerning smart-watch.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 18:14

New Chrome for iOS



A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.


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iPhone reaches Android sales in May



According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.

iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:23

Japan largest carrier refuses to work with Apple



NTT DoCoMo, the biggest mobile carrier in Japan, is facing a serious problem of losing clients. Its firm denial to work with Apple iPhone cost it 3.2 million users over the last 4 and a half years. It is put down to high popularity of iPhone in Japan. Being the most desirable smartphone, it occupies a 42 % share of cell phone sales.

NTT DoCoMo CEO Kaoru Kayo says:

Our aim is to develop a special “lifestyle system”. It requires preinstalled software on mobile phones.

Naturally, remembering how closed iOS system is, Apple does not let NTT DoCoMo install any programs on its devices. Another problem issue is placing carrier’s logo on the iPhone. It is obvious that California-based company refuses to accept there conditions.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 5th, 2013. 23:25