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Tokyo Apple store staff moves in to save dedicated iPhone fans waiting in line from typhoon

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We’re still several days away from the September 20 iPhone 5s/5c global release date, but dedicated customers are already out camping in front of some stores such as the Tokyo Ginza Apple, where looming typhoon warnings cleared the streets. In turns out, in Japan not even extremely bad weather can scare away the people willing to be among the first to buy one of the new iPhones.

fortunately for these dedicated would-be iPhone owners, the Apple staff was kind enough to open their doors early and bring the customers inside until the threat had passed. Read more »

Siri graduates out of Beta after nearly two years in existence

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It has been nearly two years since Apple debuted its virtual personal assistant Siri on the iPhone 4S and ever since the service has been labeled as Beta. As of September 18 that’ll be no more and Siri will finally enter its first final version.

Apple’s official rollout of the final version of iOS 7 also marks Siri’s update for all devices that support it. Siri’s graduation marks a new look inspired by the major redesign of iOS 7. Gone are the fancy graphics and in is a more flat, organized way of displaying information. Read more »

Asphalt 8: Airborne to go free on iOS over the weekend

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Gameloft announced on Twitter that their popular new racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne, will go free on iOS over the weekend. The game is usually priced at $0.99 on both the App Store as well as the Play Store.

Airborne is the latest in the long line of Asphalt games for mobile devices. We reviewed the game recently but were less than blown away by it, due to the aggressive difficulty, expensive IAP options and performance issues on Android. It is still a decent game overall for the price and now that it is being made available for free on iOS, it’s definitely worth a download. Read more »

Apple stock takes a hammering in the aftermath of iPhone 5s/5c event

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The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c might be the “most forward thinking” offerings out there according to Apple, but it seems not everyone is so excited about them.

Wall street has been rather disappointed by last night’s event it seems and has reduced the support for Apple’s stock. The Apple shares’ price dropped by 2.28% in the immediate aftermath of the event and have slid a further 5% in pre-market trading today. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c start a family war, the HTC One interferes

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The Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are now official, which makes this the first occasion when we get two iPhones at ones. It was only logical then that we’ll pit them against each other and see who’s who in the new family. The HTC One is also here – firstly, because it couldn’t make it to our other specs shootout, and secondly, because we need a handset to put the two new Apple smartphones in perspective.

This HTC One and the iPhone 5s share a premium aluminum build, but that is where their similarities mostly end. Apple has refused to take the big screen approach with the iPhone 5s, but that’s not really the point of the ‘s’ in its name, is it? Read more »

Here are the official casses for the Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

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Apple has designed its own cases to sell with the upcoming iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c cases are made of silicon and come in six colors – white, red, yellow, green, blue and black.

The iPhone 5c cases surely look unorthodox, though we are not sure those holes at the back will appeal to everyone. As a matter of fact, we believe they only go well with Crocs and we are not sure that’s a compliment, either. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s faces the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in a specs shootout

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Apple has just revealed its iPhone 5s flagship smartphone and it’s everything that rumors made us expect, really. The company hasn’t redesigned the smartphone, but has made plenty of changes on the inside.

But is it enough? That’s what we will be finding out in the following comparison table. The main rivals of the iPhone 5S come from Korea and they’re the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Let’s see what Apple has done with the iPhone 5s in an attempt to stop its melting user base jump over to the Android camp. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s promo videos are out, check them out

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Apple has already released the iPhone 5c promo video, so now it’s turn the Apple iPhone 5s to get the same treatment. As this is the flagship device, we got not one but two videos.

The iPhone 5s is company’s new flagship. It has the same screen and design as the now discontinued iPhone 5, but offers a new A7 chipset with better 64-bit processor and OpenGL 3 graphics. The smartphone also offers a better camera with new True Tone dual-LED flash, new motion sensor and a fingerprint scanner on its Home key. Read more »

Infinity Blade III will be released alongside the iPhone 5s

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At today’s iPhone launch event, Epic Games took the wraps off Infinity Blade III. The third and final installment of the popular iOS gaming franchise will launch alongside the iPhone 5s – it will be available in the App Store on September 18.

Infinity Blade III will make good use of the brand new A7 processor of the iPhone 5s with 64-bit architecture and OpenGL ES 3.0 support. Read more »

Watch the Apple iPhone 5c official promo video

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As usual, Apple has released an official promo video of its newly announced smartphone, and today we got a clip of the iPhone 5c. The phone was announced a few minutes ago along with the iPhone 5s flagship.

The Apple iPhone 5c model is replacing the iPhone 5. It features the same internals, but has a plastic shell though it brings a slightly bigger battery and supports even more LTE bands. It adds a few millimeters around the waist and some extra grams, though. Read more »

iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps to be free on all new iOS 7 devices

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Apple iPhoto, iMovie and the iWork suite for iOS will be free for “all new iOS 7 devices”. That’s the exact wording Apple used so it’s unclear if existing iDevice users that qualify for an iOS 7 upgrade will be getting the same kind of treatment or if they will still have to pay for those apps.

Once you get a new iOS 7-running iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the OS will automatically offer you to download those apps. Read more »

Apple to make their 700 millionth device sale by the end of the month

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Fresh off Apple’s iPhone unveiling event in California, Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior VP and iOS development leader, announced that Apple expects to reach another sales milestone this month.

According to him, they expect to make their 700 millionth devices all-time sale by the and of September 2013. Read more »

Apple iPad 5 shows up alongside iPad 4, confirms iPad mini-like design

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A prototype of the upcoming iPad has suggested that the fifth generation tablet would sport an iPad mini-like design. Shortly after, more leaked images of the alleged back casing of the iPad 5 had also confirmed that the iPad 5 would resemble the existing iPad mini.

Now, we have couple of images, showing the next generation iPad sitting next to its predecessor. Those align nicely with previous rumors, giving even more credibility to those slimmer bezels. Read more »

Coast is Opera’s brand new browser for the iPad

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Opera has released a brand new browser made specifically for the iPad called Coast. Coast reimagines the traditional browser interface and utilizes gestures to make the interaction easier and more attractive.

When you launch Coast you will see some sites pinned to the browser’s homescreen, along with the URL/search bar, which opens one of the most innovative interfaces I’ve seen. Read more »

Xbox Music arrives on iOS and Android

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Microsoft has announced that their music service, oddly named Xbox Music, will now be available on iOS and Android devices. The company has made dedicated apps for both platforms and they are now available for download for free on their respective stores.

Xbox Music is Microsoft’s subscription based ‘all you can eat’ music service, where you pay a subscription fee and then stream as much music as you want. You will need to purchase the Xbox Music Pass that enables you to use the service. Read more »