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Apple to Release a Higher Resolution iPad, 12-inch MacBook and Lower Cost iMac Next Year





According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s planning to release a bunch of redesigned products in 2014. Analyst’s predictions seem plausible since Tim Cook has earlier promised that 2014 will become “a major product year” for the company from Cupertino. But what exactly should we expect from Apple?


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, October 13th, 2013. 17:19

Microsoft Launches a $200 iPhone Trade-in Program



Microsoft has launched another trade-in program. This time the software company offers a $200 gift card for all those, who will bring their “gently used” iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 to one of the Microsoft’s retail stores in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.


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Sunday, September 29th, 2013. 15:39

iOS 7 released: What's New?



Apple has officially released its iOS 7 to public - one can download it via the iTunes right now.

If to speak about the improvements and new features, well, there’re lots of them. But let me tell you what I like most.


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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 23:14

Apple Has Revealed Detailed Schematics for its Forthcoming iPhone 5s and 5c



Apple has revealed highly detailed schematics for its forthcoming iPhone 5s and 5c, so that the third-party case manufacturers can use them to design the accessories that doesn’t prevent from using all the smartphones’ features.

Having an idea about the internal components layout is very important.

While the iPhone 5c is known to have a polycarbonate body with a steel-reinforced frame that doubles as a multi-band antenna, the drawings show the design requires radio transparent windows at the top and bottom of the chassis.

All the schemes are published to Apple's Developer Center, so if you want to take a look at the full-sized images, here’s the link.




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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. 1:02

Microsoft Offers $200 for iPad Trade-In



According to MacRumors, Microsoft has begun a new trade-in program - if you bring your iPad to one of the company’s retail stores, you will get a $200 gift card. Such promotion is aimed to boost the Microsoft Surface RT and Pro sales, which are very weak now.


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Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:15

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Official Gameplay Trailer



Rovio has come up with a new Angry Birds Star Wars 2 gameplay trailer. The long-expected game is said to be released very soon - on September 19th. As to the price, it won’t be higher than $0.99. Here’s what we should expect (via iClarified):

The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, and letting you play with over 30 of them!

To complement this wide lineup of characters, there will also be a line of over 30 collectable TELEPODS figures from Hasbro. Placing these figures onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.




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Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:04

Plants vs Zombies 2 gets 25 million downloads



On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel.  Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.

It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of  the original Plants vs. Zombies game.

In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.




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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 19:45

Nokia to Launch a Windows RT Tablet That is Better than the iPad?



Nokia will show us its new Windows RT tablet very soon. The device will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad, apart from that, it will look similar to the Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. On top of that, it may get a bunch of new useful features, The Verge reports.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 2:06

New 'Anti-iPhone' Nokia Lumia 1020 Ad



Microsoft has posted a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. As usual, it’s a short clip that mocks the iPhone 5’s photo sensor and claims that the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel camera with six physical lenses is a lot better, which is quite obvious even without watching the ad.

Here’s the description of the clip:

A kids's play is one of those times when you want to get the perfect shot. But most phones aren't capable of capturing quality photos at a distance. Even if it's just a few rows back. With the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1020 you get 41 megapixels so every seat is the best seat in the house.

You may watch the ad below. What do you think about it?




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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 23:40

Microsoft is poking iPad. Again [Video]



A new advertisement video from Microsoft is criticizing iPad. This time it is an ad for the Lenovo Yoga and Windows 8.

Have fun and get work done on the Lenovo Yoga with Windows 8.

Have a look at the video below.




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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 17:02

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Another iPad vs Microsoft Surface Ad



Another Microsoft ad comparing iPad with a Surface RT tablet was released yesterday on the company’s official YouTube channel.

This time we can see a Windows RT tablet and an iPad 4. Microsoft ad-makers claim that their device is surely better than the Apple gadget. Well, as usual, they show how the multitasking works, how to connect a USB flash drive to the Windows RT tablet and how the prices for both devices differ. Boring...


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Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 19:15

WhatsApp Introduces Voice Messages



WhatsApp will get a Voice Messages feature. This is the official information from the application developers. On the video below you may see the instructions on how to send and receive the voice messages from your friends and acquaintances.


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Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 1:09

New Lumia Ad Mocks iPhone 5 Camera



This day can be called the day of ads since such tech giants as Apple (see the article below) and Nokia released new ads. And if the company from Cupertino simply advertises its FaceTime app, the guys from Finland mock the iPhone 5 camera and compare it to the Nokia Lumia 925’s photo sensor.


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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 23:44

iPhone sales data



The new data presented in June by Consumer Intelligence Research state that Apple's iPhone 5 sales account for 52% of the company's smartphone sales. The figure of iPhone 4S corresponds to 30% of the sales while the one of iPhone 4 only reaches 18%.

The sales Phone 5 seem to be occupying more than half of all iPhone sales, figures registered nine months after the   launch of newcomer. Whereas the earlier model, iPhone 4S, accounts for almost three-quarters of iPhone sales nearly a year after its launch. Last but not the least, iPhone 4S had 90 percent of all iPhone sales in the immediate after-launch  period , compared to about 70 percent for iPhone 5.


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Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 23:38

Zero-Day iOS Exploit Was Sold for $500.000?



According to the latest New York Times report, an unknown zero-day iOS exploit was recently sold for $500.000. Well, we all knew that big companies like Apple pay hackers good money when they discover vulnerabilities in the operating system. But half a million... I think that’s too much.


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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013. 0:57