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Apple to tighten up iCloud security

While Apple denies that it was a flaw in its iCloud system that allowed hundreds of private celebrity photos to be leaked on to the web last week, it has admitted that it could do more to protect its users and will introduce additional security measures within two weeks. Apple’s …

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Apple’s iWatch to feature NFC mobile payment system

Apple’s upcoming smartwatch devices will include the company’s payment system that will allow their owners to pay for goods in certain stores. The technology will significantly expand usage of the iWatch and will greatly improve buying experience. The Wall Street Journal reports that the addition of NFC tap-to-pay technology will reflects …

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People are already lining up for the iPhone 6

It turns out that some people are already lining up for the iPhone six ahead of its impending announcement on the 9th of September. We normally see people forming lines outside Apple’s stores a few days before release, rather than weeks. These people aren’t all completely crazy though, the first …

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Apple reveals common reasons for app rejection

One of the things people like about Apple’s app store is that it has its content curated, the company reviews every app submitted to its store to check that it meets a predetermined set of standards and now we get to see what developers tend to slip up on the …

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Apple iWatch could cost as much as $400

New reports are suggesting that Apple might be planning multiple wearables to launch next month at its iPhone six unveiling event. One of these will likely be the iWatch and in true Apple fashion, we can expect it to launch at twice the price of its competitors- right now the …

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Apple may release a thinner Macbook this year

According to supply chain sources, Apple is preparing a thinner Macbook for release later this year, although it has not been specified whether it’s going to a part of the Pro or Air line of notebooks. The current Macbook Pro with Retina display comes in at 1.8cm thick while the …

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Apple could use sapphire glass for more expensive iPhone models

Earlier this year it was reported that GT Advanced Technologies, a company that produces sapphire crystal glass that has an exclusive supply agreement with Apple, had greatly expanded its manufacturing capacities (with the help of Apple). However, later on a rumour emerged that the iPhone 6 would use “traditional” Corning …

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Samsung acquires smart home company SmartThings

Samsung Electronics this week said that it had acquired SmartThings, a company that develops software and hardware for smart homes. The acquisition will help SmartThings to expand its product line, whereas Samsung will be able to enter a new market of smart home appliances. The company will continue to operate …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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Apple Store staff arrested in $500k stolen iPhone scheme

Seven Apple Store employees and one Best Buy worker have been arrested in Florida and charged with selling stolen iPhones. The seven Apple staff members worked at a store in Fort Lauderdale and apparently took part in a scam to trade legitimate iPhones for stolen ones. The scheme supposedly generated …

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Apple sued over location technology patents

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its use of  mobile location detection technology as Colorado based company, TracBeam, has filed for patent infringement. TracBeam previously filed suits against Google, T-Mobile and AT&T earlier this year over the same patents. The company’s complaint states that Apple is infringing on four of …

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EVLeaks is retiring from mobile leaks

After a very successful two year stint providing the Internet with reliable leaks of mobile devices and ruining launch event surprises, EVLeaks, AKA Evan Blass, is retiring from his Twitter handle and will no longer be leaking upcoming smartphone or tablet information. Blass earned quite the reputation thanks to the …

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Apple to unveil iPhone 6 on the 9th of September – report

Apple intends to formally unveil its next-generation iPhone 6 family of smartphones on the 9th of September, 2014, according to a media report. The launch is projected to be the biggest iPhone introduction ever since Apple’s smartphones are going to finally get large screens, all-new design and a new operating …

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Japanese companies form joint venture to produce OLED panels

Four leading consumer electronics and display panel makers from Japan on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED, which will develop and eventually manufacture OLED display panels. Japanese makers of displays and TV-sets, with exception of Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp., have never invested a lot …

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Tablets are ‘crashing’, PC business is ‘reviving’ – chief exec of Best Buy

In the recent years it became common for high-technology industry leaders to complain about slow PC sales and praise booming sales of tablets and smartphones. Apparently, the situation changed drastically in the recent months. After Microsoft ceased to support its Windows XP operating system, not only enterprises, but also consumers started …

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Apple quietly refreshes Retina Macbook Pro lineup

Earlier today the Apple Store went down for a few minutes, which is usually a telltale sign that the company is about to update a product lineup. Once the Apple Store came back online we were greeted with upgraded Retina Macbook Pro’s featuring updated Intel CPU’s and more RAM. The …

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Bose accuses Beats Electronics of patent infringements

Bose Corp., a maker of high-end audio equipment, on Friday filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, which is about to become a part of Apple. Bose accused Beats of infringing multiple patents. Separately, Bose demanded the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban sales of infringing products in the U.S. Bose …

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Apple orders 70 million iPhones ahead of launch

Earlier this month, KitGuru got an exclusive image of what we believe to be the iPhone 6 and now we have news that Apple has reportedly ordered 70 million iPhone units to be manufactured ahead of the device’s launch in September this year. The iPhone 6 will sport a larger 4.7 Inch …

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