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Philips Updated Its ‘Hue’ Lighting System With A Number Of New Features





Last year Philips released its iOS-controlled "Hue" lighting system that allows users to personalize the lighting experience.

Today Philips announced a major update to the Hue adding many new features. Among the most interesting is integration with IFTTT protocols to allow the system to provide visual alerts for different situations.


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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. 0:31

Apple Photographer Details The Creative Process Of Creating Product Photos



Apple is known for the simple, no-frills photos of its mobile devices and, as it turned out, a lot of effort goes into creating those images. To throw some light on Apple’s creative process, The Verge interviewed a photographer Peter Belanger, who has worked with Apple for many years. Belanger reveals that Apple pays extreme attention to details when it comes to photos of its products, providing him with sketches and an extensive shot list.

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013. 10:31

Apple Adds “Learn More About In-App Purchases” Page On The App Store



In March, Apple added “offers in-app purchases” warning on the App Store and iTunes after a class action suit was brought by parents claiming that iOS in-app purchase service allowed children to easily spend thousands of dollars.

As noted by AppAdvice, today Apple has added a new section titled “Learn More About In-App Purchases” on the App Store, explaining how the app-purchase feature works and how parents can restrict in-app purchases.

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Friday, April 26th, 2013. 19:59

Amazon Acquired Siri-Competitor ‘Evi’ For $26 Million?



According to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon has acquired natural language search platform Evi for $26 million. Originally, the Evi app was distributed through the App Store, but Apple had threatened to delete the app over similarities to Siri. However, later the company said that it would "work with" the developer to reduce similarities. Evi was first launched in early 2012 and it is still available on the App Store as a free download. The report said:


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Thursday, April 18th, 2013. 1:19

Facebook Adding Chat Heads Feature To Its iOS App, Redesigned iPad Version



According to a report from AllThingsD, later today Facebook will bring the new Chat Heads functionality from Facebook Home to its iOS app as part of a new update. Previously it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to add some of the new features to its iOS Facebook app.

The Verge got a hands-on experience with the new version of the app:


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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 21:48

iPhone 6 Concept Features Larger 4.5-Inch Display, No Home Button [Video]



Check out beautiful rendering by Ran Avni of a concept iPhone 6 featuring a larger 4.5-inch display, thinner frame, and no home button. The body is depicted in both black and aluminum colors.

Apple iPhone 6 - new design, thinner, smaller. iPhone 6 is the best iPhone yet.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013. 19:57

iWatch Concept with 1.6-Inch Multi-Touch Display [Video]



There are numerous rumors that Apple could release iWatch this year. Ran Avni created iWatch concept video that features a 1.6-inch Multi-Touch display and a magnetic watch band. Let's watch:




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Friday, April 12th, 2013. 14:04

Samsung Posts Its First Ads for the Galaxy S 4 [Video]



Samsung has posted its first ads for the new Galaxy S 4 smartphone that will be available for pre-order next week.


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Thursday, April 11th, 2013. 19:13

Real Racing 3 updated with new cars and events



Electronic Arts published a major update to the awesome free-to-play game Real Racing 3. The update brings over a hundred new events and Chevy vehicles. Another feature many users have been waiting for is the improved game saving capability: in Real Racing 3 version 1.1, your progress is now saved and synced across all your devices via the cloud.

You can download Real Racing 3 version 1.1 for free in AppStore (link).

Official info and video trailer:


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iOS 7 Concept Shows Enhanced Lock Screen, Widgets Integration And More



Earlier this week several Apple-focused bloggers reported that iOS 7 was behind schedule and that the new iOS version would be a significant system-wide user interface overhaul.

Today designer F. Bianco has published a series of images with some interesting thoughts on what changes Apple could implement in iOS 7 to enhance the user experience.


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Saturday, April 6th, 2013. 0:26

Facebook Unveils 'Home' Screen For Android Devices



Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new home screen experience called Home for Android devices. Facebook is trying to change the user experience on smartphones so that users can navigate "through people, not apps" on their phones.


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Friday, April 5th, 2013. 0:50

Nuance Releases ‘Voice Ads’ Platform To Bring Siri-like Functionality To Mobile Ads



Today Nuance announced a new mobile advertising platform called ‘Voice Ads’ to bring its Siri-like functionality into mobile advertising. The general concept of the new platform, which is available as an SDK for advertising companies, is to let users engage in a two-way, interactive conversation with a mobile ad and ask questions about the advertised product in a Siri-like manner.


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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 1:03

New iOS 7 Lock Screen Concept [Video]



Designer Mohamed Kerroudj has posted a new iOS 7 lock screen concept video. Take a look below:


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Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 16:34

The iOS 6.1.3 Lock Screen Can Still Be Bypassed



Apple recently released iOS 6.1.3 which fixed a lock screen vulnerability; however, it turns out there is yet another one to be fixed.

As demonstrated in the video below, it's possible to get access to the Contacts app and then other areas of the phone including photos by using Voice Dial then ejecting the SIM card.

Sorry, iOS 6.1.3 has a new security flaw, but can be avoided easily. You should disable the "Voice Dial" option if you want to be safe.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 13:07

Comparison video: iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4



This clip from the folks over at PhoneArena shows the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 side by side, and their many differences, from display quality to build quality. It also showcases some of the the Galaxy S4′s unique new software features…




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Monday, March 18th, 2013. 18:20