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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.

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Apple announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 event has finally come and the company has unveiled all the much rumored products.

Apple has kicked the new iPhone lineup: the 4.7-inch device is called iPhone 6, while the larger 5.5-inch model is dubbed “iPhone 6 Plus”.

The both models feature new “Retina HD” displays with cover glass that, according to the company, is ion-strengthened. Additionally, the displays have a full sRGB wide color gamut and that “dual-domain pixels on the photo-aligned IPS display give you a wider angle of view.” The iPhone 6 features display at 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers full 1080p HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 401 pixels per inch.

The new devices also run Apple’s in-house designed 64-bit A8 processor built on the 20-nanometer process technology, which is expected to provide up to 20 percent faster CPU performance and 50 precent faster graphics. The company also mentioned, that the new models of iPhones offer better battery life metric, than the iPhone 5s do.

Also an important feature in the iPhone 6 is a barometer, which is tasked to “senses air pressure to measure relative elevation.”

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As for camera specs, there is an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, including a new sensor and plenty of improvements for such capabilities, like focus, face detection, image stabilization and more. The iPhone 6 Plus also features an “optical image stabilization” option that can not be found in the iPhone 6. Both smartphones are capable of shooting 1080p at 60fps or 30 and slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps.

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In addition to the aforementioned characteristics, Apple unveiled NFC as well as the new Apple Pay service. Apple Pay uses a combination of NFC, Touch ID and other technologies to make payments with your iPhone, online and in stores. 

Both new devices also come in with 3x faster 802.11ac WiFi and Voice over LTE feature through a number of supported carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others. Apple also added a new WiFi calling mode, which can be use only via T-Mobile in the US.

The iPhone 6 measures in at 6.9mm thin, while iPhone 6 Plus comes in a 7.1mm.

The both smartphones will be available in the United States on Friday, September 19, with pre-orders starting this Friday. The iPhone 6 will be available at $199/$299/$399 for the 16/64/128GB models. The iPhone 6 Plus is priced at $299/$399/$499 for models with 16/64/128GB, respectively. 

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Where to watch today’s Apple presentation?

Today in the Flint Center, California the next Apple presentation will take part, during which the company will show the updated line of its devices and propably will present the brand new one — iWatch, the first smart watches by Apple.

So and where can you see the event. Take a look at our list.

The official web-site of the company

The most easy and evident variant — go to live section and follow the event. That’s the best way as you won’t miss anything and follow the presentation in real time. However, the translation is available only to OS X and iOS devices owners.

The Verge

For those who thought video isn’t enough and who want journalists’ reports from the hall live-translations will be the best way. By the way text reports will leave Apple translation behind, as it will be a little time-lagged.

The Verge offers traditionally good Apple real-times. The page with the translation is already launched, but there are yet only preparations photos .

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ReCode will also suggest its online-translation, the reporters decided to emphasize photos and vines from the event.

The presenters list is astonishing — from former The Los Angeles Times reporters to legendary Walt Mossberg, who’s known for his Steeve Jobs and Bill Gates interviews.

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By the way Apple informed it will broadcast the iPhone 6 event live for Safari and Apple TV users, and today Apple TV has reestablished the dedicated Apple Events channel for viewing the announcement live during the event.bxfvcxhciaerwue

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The famous designer Marc Newson will work in Apple

As it became known the famous industrial designer Marc Newson is going to join Apple to work in his close friend Jony Ive’s design team.

Apple reports the designer is hired and he will stay in the UK main office, but frequent
business trips to Cupertino office are planned as well.

“Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation,” Ive told the publication. “He is extraordinarily talented. We are particularly excited to formalize our collaboration as we enjoy working together so much and have found our partnership so effective.”

Ive and Newson have been friends for a long time. They cooperated with U2′s Bono to curate a (RED) charity auction last year that raised some $26 million.

Now both men told Sotheby’s about the design principles — watch the video below.

Newson designed a number of consumer and bespoke products, including watches and clocks.
He worked on many prijects like Jaeger-LeCoulture’s Atmos clock, Newson started a Swiss watch company called Ikepod. The watchmaker filed for bankruptcy in 2003 and Newson is no longer affiliated with the firm.

Newson was named in Time’s 100 most influential people list in 2005 and his work has been featured by a number of museums including MoMA.

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“I’m full of admiration and respect for the extraordinary design work that has been produced by Jony and the team at Apple. “My close friendship with Jony has not only given me a unique insight into that process, but the opportunity to work together with him and the people that have been responsible. I am enormously proud to join them,”Newson comments on.

Newson is Apple’s latest high-profile hire and comes on the heels of a Beats acquisition that brought rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine into the fold.

Apple also scooped up former Burberry chief Angela Ahrendts in 2013 to head up retail, while Saint Laurent’s Paul Deneve was hired earlier that year to work on “special projects” under CEO Tim Cook.