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Text Entry Challenge: iPhone vs. Newton – Who Ya Got?

Posted on 09/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s been almost two decades since Steve Jobs shutdown production on the Newton MessagePad lineup of portable devices. However, that’s no reason not to compare the device’s handwriting to today’s touchscreen keyboard text entry found on the iPhone. Right?

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Wallpaper Weekends: Apple Bubbles For the iPhone 6

Posted on 08/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wallpaper Weekends Apple Bubbles – This weekend, our friends over at SUAPP have shared another set of their beautiful wallpapers with MacTrast readers. Hassan Hareth, the proprietor of the site, reports on tech-related news, and also shares his self-created wallpapers on the site.

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Unsealed GT Advanced Court Documents Give a Glimpse Into Apple’s Business Practices

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While GT Advanced Technologies and Apple had argued to keep documents pertaining to their sapphire glass agreement sealed during GT’s bankruptcy proceedings, a judge ruled the documents didn’t contain trade secrets and would remain largely unsealed. Those documents now give us a peek into some of Apple’s business practices.

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Apple Makes Swype Keyboard The Free iOS App of The Week

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the Swype keyboard for iOS, but you’ve been turned off by the $0.99 price tag, now the time to grab it. Apple has named the third-party keyboard its iOS App of the Week. (Which means it’s free!)

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Rumor: Apple Stopping Use of TLS NANAD Flash in Its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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BusinessKorea reports that Apple will switch from using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The reported move comes following a number of users complaints that they experienced crashes and boot loops with the high capacity models of both handsets.

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Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime Named EFF’s ‘Most Secure Mass-Market’ Messaging Apps

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”

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Apple Takes Top China Consumer Ranking Away From Samsung

Posted on 05/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is now the top mobile brand in China, scoring highest in both loyalty and brand awareness. CNET reports Apple took the spot from Samsung, which had ranked #1 in the China Brand Power Index since 2012. Chinese customers line up for…

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