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    Apple has been doing some really odd things lately, and it mainly has to do with its product portfolio. For those of you that thought that the iPhone 4 was discontinued this year, well that's not entirely accurate as it still lives somewhere in India. One of the oddest products to have continued on its stores as well was the iPad 2 after more than 3 years in the market, but that was easily topped today by some "new" product launches. First of all, Apple has decided to discontinue the iPad 2 and bring back the iPad 4 from the dead, as we saw some rumors yesterday. We all assumed that the ...

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    Apple has a handful of devices rumored to launch this year, such as the wrist-mounted iWatch and the notably larger version of its popular iPad brand, the so-called iPad Pro. Reportedly, the iPad Pro will be a scaled-up version of the existing iPad Air with a 12.9-inch display. It's rumored to come in two models: one 2K and the other 4K. There is also some speculation as to which of Apple's operating systems the Pro tablet would run – Mac OS, iOS, or some crazy hybrid of both. The tablet was expected to launch in the fall of 2014. But a more recent report from DigiTimes suggests the ...

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    Microsoft Office for iPad has been rumored for quite some time, and, according to the latest bits mentioning the software package, it is expected to debut mid-this-year. However, according to a recent Reuters report, many (individuals and companies) are tired of waiting for the official release and are moving to other offerings. If the news agency's sources are right, Microsoft already has a fully working/final version of its Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad suites. It is just a matter of releasing it, and that will eventually come down to Satya Nadella's decision. "Certainly, interest ...

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    Apple has just launched iOS 7.1 to the public yesterday, and even though this was just a major bug fix to the problems that many complained about with iOS 7, it's clear that any future changes that come to iOS will be focused on polishing what already exists. We know that the previous version of Apple's mobile operating system lasted for nearly seven years and also focused on improvements throughout that time, so now that we're already hearing rumors of iOS 8 and even iOS 9, you can bet things will remain on that same mentality. The new reports claim that Apple will heavily focus iOS 8 on ...

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    Even though Samsung and Apple are famous for all the rivalry that happens in the courts regarding its mobile offerings, that doesn't change the fact that Samsung is Apple's biggest partner in most of the silicone that runs Apple's mobile devices. Samsung has once again claimed to be in-charge of building the new A8 chip that has already begun production according to rumors, but could it be that Samsung is not alone on this one? Last week TSMC made it official that it was going to be in-charge of building the A8 chip for Apple, and it doesn't seem that Apple will ever clarify what company ...

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    Leave it to Apple to allow you to go through some news of the iOS 7.1 update we're expecting in the next couple of days, for them to officially release it just hours later. iOS 7.1 has been in the works for a couple of months now, and after five beta releases, we were expecting a Gold Master Candidate this week, and it turns out that Apple has preferred to make it official. iOS 7.1 is now available for download through iTunes or the Software Update feature of your device. The changes are considered minor by many, but given the buggy nature of iOS 7, many of these changes are very ...

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    It's been years since we began hearing the rumors of Microsoft Office reaching the iPad, and we have everything but a product. Reports have it that Ballmer wanted to launch the Windows' touch-friendly variant of Office first, which is codenamed "Gemini", before launching the iPad version, which is codenamed "Miramar". Obviously with the recent executive shake-up that just happened at Redmond, lot's of things will change, and this is one of them. Sources close to Mary Jo Foley, famous for knowing what leaks we should trust, now claim that Ballmer had a change of heart before leaving the ...

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    Apple's next-generation Apple TV could prove to be a better accessory for your iPhone or iPad than it already is. With Google's launch of its Chromecast, and with its aggressive pricing, it's clear that Apple has a lot to prove with its future set-top-box. Some still assume that Apple is ready to launch a full television set, but if it doesn't, we might see an announcement very soon. According to Bloomberg, this will still be a set-top-box and: The new device, which plugs into a television set, will have a faster processor than the previous version and an upgraded interface to make it ...

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    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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    There was a time almost seven years ago when Microsoft, Palm and BlackBerry dominated the enterprise market. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest reasons why we all panned the iPhone when it launched, was precisely because it wasn't even designed to cater to enterprise users. That changed gradually as Apple pushed newer and more powerful versions of iOS, up to the point where you'd never guess who dominates the enterprise market today. According to Good Technology's Mobile Index Report for Q4, 2013: "From a device perspective, we continued to see an increase in iOS activations this ...

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    Amazon's tactics to win new customers are truly legendary. Years ago, if you wanted to compare the price tag of one product at different stores, you had to either give them a call or go. A couple of years ago, Amazon introduced the option for you to scan the barcode of a product and do this comparison within the store, but now it seems the company is out for more details. Amazon's recent update to its iOS app now includes image detection tools. You'd think that scanning a bar code would be enough, but if there's anything you see at your friend's house that you'd like, it's obvious that the ...

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    If you haven't seen damnyouautocorrect.com, then you clearly don't know what you're missing. The keyboard text prediction on the iPhone has proven to be one of its most amazing features since the first-generation iPhone was launched, but that doesn't mean that it's either perfect, or practical when you handle more than one language. Apple's new patent plans to solve this, though in a very interesting fashion. Currently the Apple's iOS line-up will underline any spelling mistakes you made, or that it couldn't fix, but one of these patents plans to give you the option to halt a message from ...

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    Apple has been doing docks since the launch of the first-generation iPod, and there even was a time when these were bundled with the mobile devices that you bought. We've also seen Apple building charging docks for every iPhone and iPad manufactured as well, but what we've never seen is Apple go beyond the usual "desk stand" concept of the dock, or at least until now. Apple filed a patent for a Smart Dock back in 2012, and this just got awarded by the USPTO. As it turns out, this new type of dock doesn't have the usual cradle design that we know, but instead allows you to lay the phone ...

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    Yesterday, we covered the top social apps for Android. Naturally, we had to make a video for iOS, too, since many social applications land on iOS first, and some never leave Apple's App Store. As always, downloading all the official applications is a great start. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and practically every other social network has a first-party application, and they all work pretty well. But when you start digging through the App Store, you find third-party applications, which are generally on an entirely different level. Watch this top five social apps list, and ...

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    iOS 7.1 is getting close to its final release, and Apple has been sending updates to developers like clockwork. This is probably one of the most anticipated updates to iOS in years, and that's mainly because lots of iPhone 5s users have found themselves plagued with bugs and issues that Apple has confirmed will arrive on this update. Today Apple has made iOS 7.1 beta 5 available to developers, and if history serves us right, we should expect the next update to be a solid release candidate. It's still hard to tell what to expect from this update, but one thing we have confirmed is that Siri ...

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    There's no denying that Apple has revolutionized the touch screen experience ever since the first-generation iPhone, and we've even seen more of that come to the way you can navigate around the iPad. At the moment, though sometimes cumbersome, you can navigate around apps and services with four-finger swipes on the iPad, though it does seem that Apple is just getting started. The company's new patent application shows a new iPad with pressure sensors in both the display and the bezel, in a way that would allow both pressure sensors to work together in order to provide users with a new ...

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    Apple's recent name change for its larger iPad to iPad Air has left a lot of speculation in the tech world. Given the fact that Apple's MacBook line-up is made of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and also due to some rumors of Apple building a 12.9-inch iPad, many of us assumed that this larger iPad would make Apple's iPad Pro line-up in the future. Sadly new rumors don't paint a pretty picture for this possible iPad Pro as analysts at IHS have just told CNET that: “Some manufacturers over the last six months have received sample quantities of a larger panel. They’re playing around ...

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    The App Store is renowned for all the great applications and games that call Apple's digital app catalog home. Many new applications are first developed for iOS before being brought to other platforms, and a healthy serving of those applications are gorgeous. All that aside, what are the best applications in the App Store for getting stuff done and taking care of business? We could rattle off dozens of well-know applications we've heard of a million times by now – Evernote, Dropbox, Drive, Quick Office, SkyDrive, Springpad, etc. But what about the lesser-known applications which deserve ...

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    Swifkey is probably one of the best inventions to ever reach the Android ecosystem. It's not only one of the smartest and better looking keyboards in the Play Store, but for those of us that live abroad, it makes it extremely easy to handle multi-lingual typing over the same UI, with no need for a language-switch button. We all heard the rumors of the service reaching iOS to some extent, and that's now a reality. Say hello to Swiftkey Note, the company's new app for iOS. Sadly, as opposed to Android where you get a full keyboard replacement, Swiftkey is a just a Notes application. There ...

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    Just after Apple's quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple's benefit. The IDC's latest results show that the iPad's market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% last quarter, which is definitely ...

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    Even though the stylus dates back to the old Apple Newton, and almost every single piece of smart technology that followed, we all remember that Steve Jobs wasn't a fan of it. One of his biggest arguments with the iPhone was that our fingers could do a better job, and that has proven to be true in most cases, but not all. Samsung has shown us how a smarter stylus can do wonders with its note line-up, and it seems Apple now wants a piece of that pie. Apple's new patent for the iPen envisions a device with an orientation sensor, in order to determine the direction and type of scribble you're ...

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    If you all remember last week's news about Google's Chrome browser receiving an update with very interesting features for Android users. Among these we saw Google launching new data compression tools that would use Google servers to optimize website navigation speeds and data consumption on mobile devices, in a similar way to what we've seen from Opera for years. As expected, this new feature has just been announced for iOS today, and you should be seeing the update now, or you may access it on the iTunes Store as well. Aside from these data compression features, Google is also including ...

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    As much as we know that lot's of you celebrated the launch of iOS 7, that didn't include all of us. Aside from its clear aesthetic differences to iOS 6, it has proven to be less stable and more polarizing as well. Still, one of the advantages of being an iPhone or iPad user is that you don't have to beg your carrier or OEM for updates, and if you were wondering how many people are actually using iOS 7, the news are in. Just four months after the launch of Apple's new mobile operating system, the company has now posted an 80% adoption of the platform, leaving 17% to iOS 6 and 3% to any ...

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    In two month's time, it will have been four, long years since Apple released the original iPad, which disrupted the mobile space and kick-started a new era for the fluttering tablet market. Since then, Apple has released four new iterations of the full-sized iPad: the iPad 2, third-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPad, and the most recent iPad Air. In 2012, Apple also released a new version of the iPad, a much smaller, 7.9-inch iPad called the iPad mini. And late last year, it added the iPad mini with Retina display to the lineup. In total, that makes for two different display sizes, ...

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    While larger iPad rumors remain just that, rumors for now, Samsung has been silently developing and announcing its large tablet, the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 which we've recently seen at CES, alongside its smaller brethren, the TabPRO 10.1 and 8.4. According to Taiwan-based supply chain makers cited by Digitimes, Apple is expected to ship 80-90 million, while Samsung 60-70 million tablet units. However, the 12.9-inch iPad which we've heard about for quite some time now is yet nowhere to be seen; maybe Samsung's pressure with its 12.2-inch slate will urge it to the market, but industry and ...

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