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Leaked Photos Of The Logic Board For The iPhone 5





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French website Nowhereelse points to new photos that were originally posted on Chinese forum Weiphone. Two photos seems to be the back and front panels of the next iPhone logic board, which holds the processor and a number of support chips for the smartphone. The board is different from logic boards found in both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 13th, 2012. 13:33

Valve Will Expand Steam To Include Non-Game Software On September 5



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Today Valve announced that starting September 5 it will expand its gaming marketplace Steam to include non-game software. The expansion of Steam store to other types of applications could pose a serious competition for other software marketplaces such as Mac App Store. From a press release:


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Thursday, August 9th, 2012. 2:33

Apple Will Offer Adapter For 19-Pin Dock Connector In iPhone 5



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With Reuters confirming rumors that the next generation iPhone will have a 19-pin dock connecter, it becomes interesting what will happen with accessories designed for current 30-pin version that has been used since 2003.

iMore, which first reported about the smaller dock connector in February, now reports, citing its sources, that Apple will offer an adapter for accessories, which take advantage of the current 30-pin connector. It is unknown yet if the adapter will come with the iPhone 5 in the box or will Apple sell it separately.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 1:43

Alternative Email Client Sparrow Acquired by Google



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Google has recently acquired alternative email client Sparrow. Sparrow has already posted a statement on their website:

We're excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google! We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience. […]


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Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 0:21

UK Judge Ruled Apple Must Publicly State Samsung Didn’t Copy iPad



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Bloomberg reports that UK judge Colin Briss has ordered Apple to publicly state in British newspapers and on its UK website that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad design with its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The notice should be posted on the company’s UK website for six months. Previously the UK court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab didn’t copy iPad design, with the judge noting that the Galaxy Tab is “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet.


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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. 23:58

Apple Is Placing All Eligible Products Back on EPEAT Registry



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Last week we reported that Apple asked EPEAT to withdraw its products from its registry, and said that it would no longer register its devices in EPEAT for evaluation. EPEAT assesses the environmental impact of electronic devices and its rating is used by many governmental organizations and corporations as a yardstick for purchases of electronics.


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Saturday, July 14th, 2012. 2:38

Russian Hacker Bypassed Apple’s In-App Purchasing Mechanism



According to 9to5Mac, a Russian hacker has published a relatively simple method that allows users to obtain in-app purchases from many iOS apps for free.

The method, which doesn’t require a jailbreak, involves installation of two certificates on the user’s iOS device and changing DNS entry in wi-fi settings. Then users can perform purchases of in-app content as usual.




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Friday, July 13th, 2012. 20:10

Apple Made Statement On Withdrawal Of Its Product From EPEAT Registry



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Last week we reported that Apple had pulled its qualifying Mac computers from the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registry.

This move, which is reportedly related to the company’s design decisions, may impact Apple’s sales to corporations and governmental organizations. Among the first entities to respond to Apple’s withdrawal is the city of San Francisco that will bar most municipal purchases of Mac products.


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. 12:31

Apple Is Going To Release ‘iPad Mini’ With 7.85-inch IGZO Display Later This Year



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Rumors about a new Apple’s tablet called iPad mini have been spreading for some time now, with many reports indicating that Apple plans to launch the new 7.85-inch iPad mini later this year.

Now Chinese site MyDrivers.com reports (via Unwired View) that Apple will indeed launch the new 7.85-inch iPad this year. According to report’s anonymous sources from the supply chain, the iPad mini will carry almost the same thickness as the second generation iPad, with Apple using Sharp’s IGZO technology in order to create a brighter and thinner display.


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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. 22:52

Google Search Vs Siri In 1600-queries Test



Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffray, today published a research note containing the results of Google search vs. Siri 1600-question test. In the study, both Siri and Google were presented with 800 queries in each of two different environments, a busy street and a quiet room. This is not exactly a comparison of how well two services stack up against each other, because queries for Google search were typed in, but the results allow to find out what potential Siri has as an everyday search service and alternative to Google search.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 23:35

Apple experiencing battery issues in development of next iPhone



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An article at the Chinese news website Sina.com discovered by analyst Brian White with Topeka Capital Markets reports that only 30 percent of the battery volumes produced currently meet Apple's standards. One of the Apple’s key suppliers confirmed that report and noted that suppliers might have troubles providing batteries for the next iPhone that could meet Apple’s standards. Noteworthy, the unnamed battery vendor is reportedly working to solve the problem. As far as we heard, Apple planes to release its next-generation iPhone later this year.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 12:53

How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57

What's new in iOS 6 Beta 2 firmware (x8)



Apple released iOS 6 Beta 2 today. Let's take a look what's changed:

1. Apple added a toggle to control whether or not you can use iOS 6′s new Shared Photo Streams feature. The toggle is in both the Photos settings page and the iCloud settings.

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Apple Filed Application For ‘.apple’ Domain Name Suffix



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According to the Associated Press, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has posted a list of around 2,000 applications for new domain name suffixes. These applications were received by ICANN as part of its program to expand existing domain naming system by adding new suffixes. Among the new domain name suffixes will be those based on brands so that companies can simplify URLs for their websites and enhance their branding.


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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 21:24

Apple published official WWDC 2012 keynote video



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Apple has just published a dedicated WWDC keynote stream page to its website, it’s available right here.




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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 13:55