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Merging iOS with OS X is a waste of energy according to Apple executives

Don't expect Apple to follow Microsoft's move to merge all of its operating systems under one common interface or resource. Doing so would be a "waste of energy" according to Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing. Schiller made the comment in an interview with Macworld in which he and lead software engineer Craig Federigh discussed the history and vision of Mac computers. Federigh explained why iPhones and MacBooks shouldn't run the same software by saying: Read More »

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Nintendo toys with the idea of releasing iPhone games

People have been saying for years that the rise of the iPhone and iPad gaming would eventually force Nintendo into accepting that it might need to explore supporting mobile devices other than its own 3DS. Following today's announcement that it lost 25 billion yen (US $240 million) in 2013, the company all but admitted that those people may be right. However, Nintendo's not likely to do it the way that you think the company should embrace iOS. Read More »

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Apple iPhone outpaced Samsung Galaxy series to grab 42 percent of smartphone market

The end of 2013 was very kind to Apple, according to a new report from NPD Group. In addition to having a record period of sales during the holiday season, Apple increased its market share from 35 percent to 42 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. During the same period, Apple's chief rival Samsung managed to increase its presence from 22 to 26 percent. These numbers focus only on consumers in the United States. Read More »

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iPhone thefts on the rise despite overall crime declining

While statistics show that overall crime has decreased in New York City for several years, one crime has steadily increased - stealing Apple products. Since 2007, the number of robberies involving the theft of an Apple product has steadily increased to the point where 18 percent of all grand larceny reports last year involved an Apple product. What's the reason for the crimes? Read More »

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Apple eyes voice tagging iOS photos to make them easier to discover

Siri can currently search for answers on the web, send messages without having to type, and turn some phone features on or off. Apple wants to eventually add search for specific types of photos to that list of capabilities. A new patent filed by the company shows that Apple plans to introduce a new system that would tag photos using voice commands while a picture taken, which would make the images searchable at a later date. Read More »

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How To Jailbreak iOS 7.x: Supports All iOS devices Running iOS 7 7.0.4

We have all been waiting patiently for the release of the new iOS 7.x jailbreak. Well, I'm happy to tell you that it's here. The evasi0n jailbreak works basically just as the previous evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak did. Charge your phone, follow the instructions, and users should turn off their passcode before beginning the process. Follow the video below for instructions on the new iOS 7 jailbreak. Read More »

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Apple patent application shows layered Maps

The US Patent and Trade Office has published a patent application from Apple that reveals what might be an upcoming feature for Apple Maps: layered information through interactive maps. The layers would showcase information pulled from the Internet - such as traffic conditions, tourism points of interests, or weather conditions - over a live map that users could quickly adjust to their preferences. That's not all it will be able to do. Read More »

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Should Apple make Activation Lock automatic on iPhones?

Apple iOS 7 introduced a new feature named Activation Lock that makes it less likely that a thief will be able to use an iPhone that is reported stolen. Activation Lock prevents thieves from disabling the tracking features or wiping the phone and using it unless they correctly enter the owner’s Apple ID. It’s a great way to prevent someone from using your stolen device, but it’s only activated if the owner chooses to turn it on. Some lawmakers want Apple to make Activation Lock a default feature.

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