iPhone, News/Rumors

Apple announces Sept. 9 event for iPhone 6 and iWatch

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with invitations sent to the press.

The teaser sent to members of the media features a single, tantalizing tagline, “Wish we could say more.” hinting, that the new devices with larger displays Apple will finally unveil.

The iPhone manufacturer typically holds its annual iPhone event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, but this year’s event will take place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif., the same place where Steve Jobs showed the Mac to the public 30 years ago.

The Tuesday event will start at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. 

According to reports from Re/code, Apple is not only planning to introduce its next-hen iPhone models on Sept. 9, but its first wearable device known as the “iWatch” as well. Apple had previously been rumored to introduce its wearable product at an October event separate from its September iPhone event, but then changed its plans. The iWatch is believed to sync with the HealthKit framework that the company has built into its iOS 8 mobile operating system and will focus on health and fitness with an array of health-related sensors that measure metrics like steps taken, sleep quality and more.apple

As for the new iPhone, it is rumored to come in two screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches with a faster next-generation “A8″ processor. If Apple follows its usual release schedule, it will be shipped starting the following Friday, Sept. 19. 

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“Thinner, brighter, lighter” Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs iPad Air

Anti-Apple advertizing company of Samsung continues. This time they decided to compare the South Korean company’s new Galaxy Tab S with iPad Air.

The comparison was carried out by New York’s passer-bys. The whole process is shown in the ad video.

Surprisingly, everyone being asked picked out the Samsung device.

Most of people speak about the thinness of Samsung Galaxy Tab S, its lightness and its brighter screen if compare with iPad Air, giving reasons of their choice.

They could have taken both devices and noticed a 0.9mm difference in thickness and an 11g difference in weight.

Samsung also claims their device has “one million extra pixels” without mentioning that these are due to the widescreen format of the device.

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The recent Samsung ad using criticizing of Apple production in order to publicize their own Galaxy S5 is advertisment ”Wall huggers”. The company nominated iPhone to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and dismissed the larger screen of the forthcoming iPhone 6 as well.

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Ex Apple employee presented his new-born baby as the company’s product

Ex Apple employee Andreas Kleinke informs about his son’s birth in the company’s original style.

On the page with the laconic tagline «Jonathan» designed in Apple official site’s style he informs about the release of ”Brand new mini” named Jonathan Henry.

It is said in the description that Jonathan’s 20-inch body is made from ”solid block of beauty”. It has multi-touch function, two iSight cameras, two microphones and one loudspeaker ”with maximum volume going all the way up to 120 dB.”

In spetial informative blocks the quantity of Jonathan’s fingers is described, its length (52 cm) as well as weight (3,9 kg).

”Device” has been developed for 9 months, however having the weight of 5% of its predecessor it can easily carry around all day. It works with two operators «Mom» and «Dad».

Such apps like «iEat», «iSleep» and «iPoop» are alreade included in it. However such apps like «iWalk» and «iTalk» will be added later on.

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Gibberish language pack is pre-installed already. The operating system is «Non-Android (thank God)».

So, quite an original way to present a baby to relatives and friends. The creative daddy did absolutely managed to surprise them.

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Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches ahead of Apple’s ‘iWatch’ debut

Two of the top-electronics manufacturers LG and Samsung have announced new wearable devices just a few hours after a new report unveiled saying that Apple would introduce its new wearable at an event next month.

LG has officially presented the G Watch R, which has a 1.3-inch Plastic OLED display that is a full 360 degrees. According to the company, the dead space on its watch will be used for the ambient light sensor and other display drivers. In addition to a new format, the G Watch R seems to be a repackaged version of the original G Watch model. The both devices feature a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB of RAM, have 4GB of flash storage and come with interchangeable straps. The heart rate monitor built into the case back can also be found in the new version, as well as a physical power button that doubles as the watch’s crown. The new product’s also rated IP67 for water resistance. 

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LG says the G Watch R will be available in early Q4 of this year. There are no details on pricing, except that it will “vary by market.”

Samsung also introduced the Gear S smartwatch this week, powered by Tizen. The Gear S comes with a 2-inch Super AMOLED display and 3G connectivity. 3G connectivity allows the watch to serve as an independent product without a smartphone or tablet. The Gear S smartwatch also features a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a 300mAh battery, which is expected to provide two days of “typical usage,” according to the manufacturer. The new device is equipped with an on-screen keyboard for replying to texts.

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The Gear S is promised to go on sale through Samsung’s retail channels and carrier partners beginning in October.

Though Apple plans to introduce its wearable device in September, there is no news on when the product might ship. 

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Meet QuickBoard for iOS 8

A new exterior keyboard QuickBoard will make you stop typing the same things over again.

QuickBoard has three separable boards TextBoard, MeBoard, and LocationBoard, with help of which you’ll be able to save snippets of text not having to type the same text for several times.

Owning this app you won’t need to text email signatures, billing addresses, locations and so on. Tapping on the QuickBoard button in the bottom left of the keyboard will open all the text information you have preserved in the app.

It was a smart move for Apple to invent third-party keyboard support, which Android has since its appearance, within iOS 8.
Of course, there are others keyboard apps like TouchPal and Swype, but with QuickBoard you’ll get more.

QuickBoard’s developer Kevin Wolkober informed the release of the app would be after iOS 8 launches this autumn.

The price of the app is still unknown.

 

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Accessories, News/Rumors

August Smart Lock finally starts shipping to customers

Almost a year after the August smart lock system was originally announced, the new device finally started shipping out to preorder customers and a wider launch by October is also planned by the company.

First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based app-connected locking system created by Jason Johnson and designer Yves Béhar. The August is an unusual replacement for traditional keyed deadbolts that uses Bluetooth and a smartphone app to allow users to unlock their doors with their iPhones.

The product is made of anodized aluminum with a 3.25-inch diameter and reminds a standard home lock. The August is equipped with a few various faceplates and deadbolt adapters to fit the majority of locks on the market, running on four AA batteries. Installation is promised not to be too complicated: the whole thing will fit over the inside portion of your existing single-cylinder deadbolt hole.

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Through the iOS application, owners have the ability to add and remove authorized users, who are allowed to unlock the door with their device. That means, that users can share virtual keys with family and friends from an iPhone and when the homeowner or a guest comes to the door, August auto-unlocks and welcomes you into the home hands-free. You also have the power to set the length of their access from just a few hours to 24-7. The app notifies you when someone enters or leaves your home, so you can easily learn how long they stay. 

Users who pre-ordered the August lock will see their new product within the next few months. The August Smart Lock can now be ordered for $249.99 on the company’s website. Orders placed now are said to be fulfilled in late October. 

iPhone, Jailbreak, Music, News/Rumors

True iRadio – stream music in iTunes Radio without restrictions

iTunes Radio is a new app Apple introduced along with iOS 7 but there’s some restrictions that you won’t like.

For example, in the app you’ll be able to skip a maximum of 6 songs per station every hour.

The new Cydia jailbreak tweak True iRadio can solve this problem as well as give their users seamless music-listening experience.

True iRadio resembles iTunes Radio tweaks. But this brand new app has new exclusive functions.

With True iRadio you’ll be able to scrub through iTunes Radio songs on the Lock screen in Control Center or inside the Music app.

This function is really convinient — you wiil scrub through songs backward as well as forward.

In addition to the abovementioned functions, you’ll be able to skip as many times as you want, move off tiresome advertisements in the app.

Be the way the developer claims the loading times will be increased, but it wasn’t discovered while using the app.

When downloading it you don’t need any tuning — just open iTunes Radio from the Music app to easily stream tracks without limitations.

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Radio listeners are sure to appreciate this app. Take your chance to get rid of al restrictions

If you’re an enthusiastic radio listener who’s looking for a way to get rid of the annoying limitations.

You can upload True iRadio for free via Cydia’s BigBoss depository.

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Google releases Slides app for iOS, updates to Docs and Sheets

Google on Monday kicked off a version of its Google Drive Slides app for iPhone and iPad alongside updates to existing iOS apps Docs and Sheets. With Slides, the company allows to create word-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly on the Apple device.

Slides is tasked to help users to create, edit, and collaborate with other users on presentations from the iPhone, iPad, or desktop. With the app, they can easily make new presentations or edit existing works. Additionally, it offers a sharing option and makes it possible to work on a single presentation with several users at the same time. Similar to previous Google apps, Slides saves automatically and works offline.

In addition to Slides, Google updated the Docs and Sheets apps, adding the ability to open, edit, and save Microsoft Word and Excel files. Sheets also was given the ability to view charts, insert formulas, and use find/replace. 

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With today’s launch of the Slides app for iPhone & iPad and updates to the Docs and Sheets apps, we’re delivering on our promise to make it possible for you to work with any file, on any device, any time,” Google wrote on its Drive blog. “You can now create that grocery list, edit that spreadsheet, and update that slide deck with no problem.”

Google Slides, and the updated Google Docs and Google Sheets are available on the App Store now. 

Apps Lists, News/Rumors

The best apps for learning languages

If you don’t use it, you lose it. This saying can be applied perfectly to languages.

So If you learned some language in high-school or on language courses but you start to forget it, or if you have always dreamed to learn a foreighn language, you should read this article. We picked out the best apps for language study.

Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free

Perhaps it’s the most well-known app for language study in the App Store. Not many languages are accessible in this app, but all the lessons are really extensive.

With the help of Duolingo you are able to learn new words every day, starting with basic and phrases. At the end of the lesson the test is allowed in order to check a progress you’ve made. The Practise section provides contentions with others to score the highest in the language test. You can get the app for Free.

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Rocket Languages

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The Rocket Languages is the app the aim of which is to help people start speaking a new language promptly. It consists of three types of learning including interactive audio, language and culture, testing, games, and interactive audio lessons.

You will have an access to your courses and syncs with your desktop, this will help you to be actual on your progress. The app is free.

Rosetta Course

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The Rosetta Stone app became popular when it was showed on late night commercials. The program leads you through thousands of words and phrases using a dynamic immersion method. This method is like you would enter a foreign language class. With this app, you can have access to your course subscriptions and practice your visual and auditory identifications until you find yourself able to speak in a new language. You can get Rosetta Course for free.

Learn Languages with Babbel

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If you don’t have time to attend language lessons, but your desire to learn languages remains strong, this app will help you to take your lessons on the go. The broad selection of interactive courses in 13 languages will help you to define your learning experience, whether you are a beginner or advanced student. The Review Manager gives an opportunity to learn words and phrases as well us memorize them. This app is for free.

Memrise

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Memrise provides with thousands of courses created by members of the community that users can get for free. The courses are based on memorizing, visualizing, and testing. Competitions against friends to gain points will motivate you.

You will get an access to courses you’ve signed up so you can study everywhere. With offline mode you woild be able to practice your vocabulary when you haven’t Internet access. Memrise app is free.

HelloTalk Speak & Learn Languages

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Total sinking in the language is the best way to learn it. The app would force you to speak in order to get what you need, or simply have some companionship. In the app you would be involved in conversations with people from all over the world.Learn their native language by texting with them. You can get it for free as well.

Google Translate

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Gogle Translate is the great app for travelling. If you are in a foreighn country and don’t know the language this app are sure to help you. There is no proper grammar in the app, but it would be enough to ask a passenger where the nearest hotel is. The translation can be written or you can listen to it. You can download Google Translate for free.

iTranslate Voice

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If you want have a conversation with someone who speak a foreighn language iTranslate will help you. The voice-to-voice translation is the main function of the app. Just connect with another iPhone owner and speak to him through your device as if you had an interpreter next to you. The price is $4.99.

Speak & Translate

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With the help of this app you would quickly get your point across. The provided translations are text-to-text, text-to-speech, or voice-to-voice across a multitude of languages. Choose the language you wish to translate to. There are two ways of translation: text or voice. The is also an opportunity to adjust the speed at which sentences are spoken. This app is available for free.

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Steve Jobs’ spech text is hidden in Mac

According to OSXDaily the document with Steve Jobs’ legendary speeches was discovered in Apple Pages program files.

If you are Mac ОС user, you can check its existance in person.

In Resources folder (/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/) you will find Apple.txt file.

The text document presents the decoded postscoring of the legendary Apple video ”Crazy Ones.” The video was presented in frames of the advertising company ”Think Different” in 1997.

This trailer matters much for the company. Then Apple was struggling for its position, feeling a deficiency of new developments.

The aim of the new promotional company was to provide Apple with time the company needed to gain strength.

As a result the company became the new concept, Job’s view which Apple should be in the future.

In this video such iconic persons as Albert Einstein, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon, Picasso and others appeared. They are called ”The crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels” who dared to think different and as a result changed the world.

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There is also Steve’s speech which he delivered at Stanford University graduation party in California. His appearance took place in 2005. And now it’s known all over the world.

Hundreds of millions people watched his speech on YouTube.