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Updating of iMovie for iOS 8

Apple released a renovated version of iMovie for iOS (version 2.1) today. The app will be supported on new iOS 8.

The update consists from 10 new Apple-designed filters you’ll be able to apply to videos, speed settings for projects on iOS devices such as iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and Retina iPad mini and support of iCloud Drive.

By the way, you’ll be able to transpose clips to other apps using iOS 8’s inter-app connectivity features.

There is also an iMovie extension for the Photos app with the help of which you’ll be able to improve videos in your camera roll not quiting the app.

You can now make titles with bi-directional text. The support of five languages was added as well.

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Get iMovie from iTunes for $4.99.

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Keymoji converts your text into emojis

One iOS development team has announced a keyboard that translates everything you say into emoji. Called Keymoji, it is tasked to convert your text into emojis as you type.

How does it work? The keyboard uses a crowdsourced database of emoji combinations that can then be substituted for words in your text messages, emails, tweets, and other communications. When you type, Keymoji understands what you want to say and translates it into a set of icons that properly convey your message.

According to founders Jonathan Zweig, Randy Saaf and Octavio Herrera, Keymoji is more than just a fun keyboard. The team offers a special app, that allows users to add emoji combinations they’ve created themselves. They also may opt to submit “emoji art” — giant emoji collages or pictures — that can hardly be created without copying and pasting. “There’s nothing quite like crowdsourcing,” said Saaf.

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The important thing is Keymoji does not record any personal information or conversations. The app uses the Grant Full Access option to allow internet connectivity to receive new emoji autocompletions from its crowd-sourcing system. Grant Full Access also gives access to a number of features available in the app, including replaying the tutorial and changing some keyboard settings.

Users enjoy adding emojis, but it requires time to look through the 800-plus emojis to find what they’re looking for. Zweig believes, that Keymoji may be a perfect solution for smartwatches, like the Apple Watch, as it will simplify communication.

Keymoji is a free download on the App Store. It requires iOS 8.

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Apple offers tips for moving content from Android to iPhone

Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple added a web page on Tuesday providing new iPhone users with details on how to move their content from an Android device to the iPhone.

“Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.”

The document offers tips for moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users instructions on how to add mail, contacts, and calendars, photos and videos, music, books and PDFs, documents, and apps to the Mail app. For example, it shows how to add a new email account, move images and videos with help of a third-party app, like Copy My Data or AT&T Mobile Transfer or a computer with iTunes, move documents to iCloud, and more.

Apple already announced record breaking pre-order numbers for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and, so it is not surprising, that the company attempts to lure as many customers as possible. This year, Apple managed to double the previous iPhone 5 pre-order record set in 2012.Android

According to the interview with The Wall Street Journal early this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the new iPhone 6 and iPhone6 plus will prompt “the mother of all upgrades.” He believes a big portion of Android users will switch to iPhone due to the fact that the phones are “appreciably better in every single way.” 

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New anti-Apple ad by the korean competitor

The enmity between Samsung and Apple seems never to stop.

The new advertisement by the korean company presents Galaxy Note 4, accusing Apple with its new 5,5-inch iPhone 6 Plus of imitation.

Samsung has created the ad few days after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus presentation.

There is a post from BGR portal: ”The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays.”

The tweets of real users concerning Apple novelties were used in the video as well. Many of them noticed novelties and Samsung Galaxy line likeness.

The advantages of Galaxy Note line in comparison with Apple novelties were also mentioned. Among them are Samsung line 4-years development, multiwindowing and S-Pen Stylus.

Samsung was preparing for new Apple products trolling even before their presentation, guided by rumors.

Anti-ad of Apple Watch and new iPhones appeared in the internet the next day after the presentation in Cupertino.

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Logitech’s K480 keyboard connects to three devices

 Taking multitasking to new levels, Logitech announced a new keyboard, called Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

It is a unique Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and gives you the ability to switch between them. The accessory combines a passive tablet and phone stand with a Bluetooth keyboard that can switch between different products. The Multi-Device Keyboard K480 also has a magical Bluetooth protocol to deliver a keyboard that will sync with.

The Logitech’s new product is made of plastic and has a layout and size similar to the Apple Wireless Keyboard. However, it offers a number of additional features. The K480 Primary is equipped with the dial on the left, giving users the ability to switch between three devices. All you need to do is select a device number (1, 2, or 3), and push either PC or “i” sync buttons depending upon which you’re using. The keyboard is compatible with a Windows PC, a Mac, an Android device, or an iPhone/iPad. What you must do then is type for the desired device.

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The Keyboard K480 has a slot across the back that will allow you to settle a tablet at landscape into it, or even a phone and a tablet at portrait orientation. The rubber feet on the underside prevent from slipping down.

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With a new keyboard, consumers will receive a USB cable and a bunch of instructions inside. Additionally, K480 has a little pull-off plastic tab on its bottom that activates two included AAA batteries it uses for power.  The company promises two years of battery life from those batteries, which is much longer than Apple’s Wireless Keyboard. You can also download PC/Mac/Android-specific driver software that will provide additional functionality on each, such as customizing the function keys and enabling on-screen notifications for the caps-lock.

The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 retails for $49.99, and is available on Amazon. The keyboard is expected to come within this month in white or black. 

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EA informs SimCity BuildIt will be able on iOS

EA claimed yesterday about the launching of SimCity BuildIt, the latest installment in the popular city-building franchise, for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

The aim of the game is to create the city you didn’t ever dreamed of.

The EA’s statement reads:

“Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath.”

There is still no any data about the price of the ongoing app.

SimCity BuildIt will give lush 3D graphics providing a nice 360-degree view of your city that you can zoom and rotate as you wish.

There are some screenshots below.

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The game is planned to be accessible on both iOS and Android and platforms according to the publisher.

SimCity BuildIt is a brand new game “like you’ve never seen before” which was created for the gamers on the go.

Electronic Arts didn’t comment on the game’s optimization for the sharper screen resolution on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus available for pre-order through Apple and several carriers

As expected, Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in a number of countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK.

The Online Apple Store was previously showing a new “We’ll be back” message, meaning there is a maintenance associated with new products launch.

Now the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available for pre-order on Apple’s online store. A few U.S. carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are also accepting pre-orders for the smartphones. Several retail stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are also expected to start accepting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders soon.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is available for pre-order starting at $199 for the 16 GB model. The company doesn’t offer 32 GB option this year, replacing it by a larger 64 GB model available at $299 and a new 128 GB version for $399.

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The iPhone 6 Plus featuring a 5.5-inch display and a camera with optical image stabilization is priced at $299 for 16 GB model, $399 for 64 GB and $499 for 128 GB with a 2 year plan.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus were announced at a special media event on Tuesday. Both models are equipped with Retina HD displays and more powerful components like an A8 SoC, M8 motion coprocessor. The new devices are available in three colors: space gray, silver, and gold.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in stores beginning on Friday, September 19.

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Samsung trolls Apple novelties in new anti-Apple ads

Samsung company mocks at new Apple prosucts, which were presented in Cupertino on 9 September, in its commertial series on YouTube.
The video were posted on 10 September.

The main characters are two Apple Store workers.
In the first video young people try to launch the live-translation of the Apple event in Flint Center.

Right there on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and Apple Watch pesetation took place.
Despite all their efforts the video doesn’t work. Desponded to launch it, one of the guys confesses thet they work in high-technology sphere and can’t manage to do even such easy task.

In the second video Apple employees managed to launch the translation and see what was shown at the presentation. Firstly they are happy with new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release. However, then they realize it’s just a big screen and become disillusioned.
The video ends with the 5,7-inch display Samsung Galaxy Note 4 advertisment.

The third and the forth videos make fun of lack of full multitasking in Apple products and also demonstrates advantages of Samsung S-pen, the analogue of which Apple doesn’t have.

The next video ridicules Apple Watch, hinting at Samsung Gear S watch is a real breakthrough while Apple device hasn’t any unique function .
All the ads are united. There is the slogan #NoteTheDifference in each of them, intending Samsung Galaxy Note, which is publicized at the end of each video.
There are abot 40-50 thousands views on YouTube already.
Indeed, there were problems with Apple’s online-translation of the presentation, what roused the indignation of people in social networks.

After fans of Samsung and other Android brands criticized Apple novelties, underlining that the company tries to copy other brans, which have already released big-screen gadgets and smart watches.

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U2’s new album available for free on iOS devices

U2′s first studio album, called Songs of Innocence,  is automatically appearing on users’ iOS devices for free whithout prior approval.

U2′s full album is now showing up in the iOS Music app even if users did not previously opt-in to accept the free content. So if someone goes into his iTunes purchase history right now, he’ll see it there. Those who have automatic downloads deactivated will still be given the ability to download “Songs of Innocence” tracks from the cloud.

However, there are some problems with removing the tracks. In order to delete the album iPhone users have to open up their iTunes library on computer, locate the album, right-click it, and hit delete. This process will allow to hide the tracks from their iCloud account and prevent its automatic downloading to other devices.

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It also can be done, by opening the iTunes Store on a Mac or PC, going to the Purchased link in the sidebar, pushing the X button on the album in the Music section. The tracks will be hiden from the Purchased list on your iOS devices. However if it’s already been downloaded, you’ll have to remove it manually.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2′s songs would be available for free on iTunes only until October 13th. Then the album will disappear from your purchased section.

Apple stated at the iPhone 6 event on Tuesday that more than 500 million iTunes customers will be provided with free copies of “Songs of Innocence” as part of the “biggest album release in history.” The company has reportedly paid an unknown sum for exclusive first rights to the LP in order to use it as a part of iPhone 6 promotional program. 

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Apple Watch – a brand new product of the company + official commercial

Apple revealed yesterday the completely new product category Apple Watch, the presentation of which people were looking for.

The device’s commercial name is Apple Watch, not iWatch, as it was mentioned earlier in non-official sourses. Apple watch got a stainless steel case with sapphire glass and ceramic back part in a standart version. The Sport version is made from aluminum, glass and composite material, and from 18-carat gold in elite version. Bands of different materials are available — leather, steel, fluoroelastomer.

The interface UI is quite unusual, cause all the icons are located in a chaotic manner the form of which resembles a flower. The device has a touchscreen, supports a multi-touch technology and reacts the intensity of the pressing.

The wheel on the side may be used for paging menu or for zooming.

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The gadget has a wireless charger with a magnetic mount. The place for Siri and voice-activated control was also found.

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All the electronic parts of Apple Watch were put in frames of one block. The watch got moisture protection, the device will be able to connect with iPhone (starting with iPhone 5).

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The watch can use a smartphone’s GPS navigation, will measure a heart rate of the owner, while a display allows to look at photos and handle a player.

There are variants of the face – analog, digital, with different covers and so on.
Apple Watch would be available to buy only in 2015. There re three versions offered – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Prices will start from $350.