Apple Pays Damages to EBook Users

Various information have sprung out concerning the out of the court arrangement between Apple and thirty-three US states that accused the giant electronics company for having hiked the prices required for its eBooks.

The USA prosecutors have declared that Apple has to pay 400 million US dollars to its eBook customers as well as the sum of 50 million US dollars to the lawyers.

The settlement will enter into force only if the New York based second US Circuit Court of Appeals rejects the company’s appeal, which for the time being is in a pending state. The Court in New York might decide to reduce the sum to 70 million US dollars with 50 million US dollars going to affected clients or in the worst scenarios for the plaintiffs might even decide to cut it out completely.

Apple was accused of having taken part into a conspiracy whose purpose was to trick buyers and raise the prices of eBooks. The company appeared in court for the first time in 2013. All the thirty-three plaintiffs states are making use of the decision taken by the federal court in order to determine the computer company to accept an out of the court settlement.

Schneiderman, the Attorney General for the State of New York said that the settlement proves that even the most important and powerful businesses had to respect the rules and the laws. He also said that in case of victory, Apple would have to pay millions of US dollars to its buyers so as to compensate for the unlawful prices of the Apple eBooks. Schneiderman assured the citizens that he and his team would keep on working with their colleagues in other US state to make sure that all businesses play by the rules.

Apple decided to go for a settlement in the month of June but kept secret the entire affair. The Cupertino expects the outcome of its final appeal before making any deal an official matter. The thirty-three plaintiff states asked for 840 million US dollars to be paid as damages.

The entire lawsuit was based on the deals that the electronics company had closed with five important publishers. Through these deals the publishers agreed to sell titles only by means of the iBooks software, while Apple was supposed to get about thirty per cent out of each and single sale.

The complainants accused both Apple and the publishing houses for having colluded in order to establish very high prices for eBooks in order to get their profits. It is assumed that the entire scheme was designed and put at work when Amazon was selling very cheap eBooks. The court considered that these actions had violated the price-fixing policies.

In a 2013 settlement done with the Department of Justice, the electronics company accepted to take various actions in order to straighten up the entire situation. It even agreed to erase the pricing contracts which had been signed with the publishing houses.  All the publishers involved in the case have already signed separate settlements and thus they have left Apple to appear all alone in court.

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The New Apple iPad-Review

The new iPad that Apple wants to attract customers with has numerous features such as: a new powerful processor, a higher screen resolution, Touch ID and an upgraded camera.

During the third quarter, Apple has managed to sell 13.3 million iPads, which led to revenue of 5.89 billion US dollars. Although, the figures seem impressive they are lower than the ones registered last year when Apple sold 14.61 million iPads which brought 16.35 million US dollars. The Apple CEO declared that the figures had lowered because in certain parts of the world sales decreased. Cook’s declarations have been backed up by the IDC analysis which revealed that the US and the Western European tablet market registered a fall with 5% during 2014.

The new iPad is expected to have a design similar to the one of the old one. However, it is supposed to have new specs and features which have the purpose to attract new clients. It is possible for Apple to equip the new iPad with an A8 chip, which is supposed to be with 20 up to 30% more powerful than the current one. The cameras might undergo some changes as well. The iPad Air 5 has a back camera of 5 megapixels and a front camera of 1.2 megapixels.

The new gadget will be secured by means of the Touch ID feature. Some leaked photos presented the iPad Air and the iPad mini equipped with the Touch ID button. This security technology may help users do mobile payments. The new iPad is expected to have a much better screen than the one belonging to iPad air and which has a resolution of 2048×1536.

When it comes to prices, Apple is appreciated for having managed to keep the prices quite steady. For now, a buyer can purchase an iPad mini, first version for the price of 299 US dollars. However, the iPad Air having Wi-Fi and 128 gigabytes can cost up to 929 US dollars.

The new Apple iPads are expected to be presented in the month of October.

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Ce trebuie sa stim inainte sa achizitionam un umidificator de camera ?

Daca aveti probleme cu somnul,aveti astm,sau pur si simplu va deranjeaza aerul uscat din camera dvs si doriti un umidificator camera si nu stiti care este mai potrivit pentru dumneavoastra,noi incercam sa va expunem cateva puncte de vedere, care sa va ajute sa faceti alegerea corecta.

Principalele avantaje pe care le produce un astfel de umidificator de camera sunt ridicarea nivelului de umiditate din camera dvs,lucru care v-a duce la reducerea durerilor in gat,senzatiei de gat uscat,mancarimi ale ochilor,sforait in timpul somnului,care implicit va duce la o odihna mai profunda. Aceste umidificatoare de camera poti fi folosite si impreuna cu uleiuri esentiale pentru a elibera un miros placut in camera in care este folosit,acesta facandu-se intr-un mod natural. Acest tip de umidificator mai poarta numele si de umidificator aromaterapie sau difuzor aromaterapie. Este stiut ca anumite uleiuri esentiale au si ele la randul lor un efect pozitiv asupra sanatatii dvs,dandu-va nu numai un plus de confort cat si un somn mai linistit,previn racelile si va ajuta sa va relaxati. Cele mai multe dintre astfel de umidificatoare de camera au si functii de lampa de veghe in mai multe culori calde care se preschimba automat la un anumit interval de timp,precum si functii de pre programare a umidificatorului pentru o functioneare pe o anumita perioada de timp (60 min/120 min/180 min etc).

Aceste umidificatoare de camera sunt ideale si pentru camera copilului dvs,deoarece pot fi folosite si pe post de lampa de veghe pe langa functia principala de umidificator. Ele mai poarta numele de umidificator camera copii ,practic fiind acelasi tip de umidificator explicat mai sus,doar ca are forme de personaje din desene pentru a anima intr-un mod cat mai placut camera copilului dvs.Nu trebuie sa va faceti griji atunci cand lasati un astfel de umidificator pornit in camera dvs sau a copilului dvs,deoarece acesta se va opri automat in momentul in care ramane fara apa.

In functie de marimea rezervorului de apa, aceste umidificatoare de aer pot funciona de la 2h pana la 36 fara a necesita reumplere. Tocmai datorita acestu fapt va trebui sa aveti in vedere ce tip de umidificator va alegeti in functie de nevoile dvs.

iPad Air 2 – New Specs but No News of The Launch Date

For the time being there is no news on the launch date of iPad Air 2. However, there is some fresh news, which hints that the tablet will come with some new specs.

It appears that the new Apple gadget will come equipped with lots of cool specs and features which might cause a revolution in the way people perceive tablets. The iPad Air 2 will probably have the technology of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, already used with the iPhone 5S. The gadget will attract customers by means of the haptic feedback. This haptic feedback is not something customers have not seen before since it is such a common feature of Android. However, Apple claims that the haptic feedback of the iPad Air 2 will change according to where the screen is located or on the application being used.

It is rumored that the iPad Air 2 might be connected to 4K television set having ultra-high definition. The Metal API technology can be used in order to turn the tablet into the ultimate gaming console.

The leaked photos of the iPad Air 2 present a gadget with speaker grilles and no back camera. The new tablet appears to be slimmer and lighter than its fore-runners. The screen will be equal to 9.7 inch and will have an increased pixel density. The gadget will have a 64-bit processor. The camera and the battery promise to be highly qualitative. The A8 processor is the promise for a gadget operating on a higher speed.

The iPad Air 2 is supposed to be launched in October but Apple has not confirmed any of the rumors.

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The Clash of the Smart Phones: iPhone 6 versus Samsung Galaxy S5

Just two years ago, Samsung and Apple smart phones were the only ones taken into consideration by customers. But in the meantime, other phones made the appearance and they really want a share of the gadgets market. Times are a bit harsh, especially for Samsung, which experienced a fall in the overall sales during the second financial quarter of 2014.

This situation has been partially triggered by the fact that developed markets are quite saturated with smart devices. The simple fact is that consumers no longer suffer from the smart gadget fever. Also there are some new players on the market like LG, HTC and Sony and the quite threatening low cost phone producers like Xiaomi famous for its Moto G and Nexus 5.

The fourth financial quarter is quite busy time for all companies which prepare for the Christmas shopping spree. Most technological companies release new products during this period in the hope to boost their annual revenue. Probably the stars of the 2014 end will be Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5. The iPhone 6 has not been released yet, and therefore all the data in this article are based on rumors and internal leaks.

Design and Appearance

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is not very revolutionary in design when compared to its predecessors. The screen is a bit bigger it is true but not to make a notable difference. The extended display can be really observed when the phone placed near one of its fore-runners. The corners of the Galaxy S5 are a bit square shaped. There is no metallic build while the back panel has quite a dimple texture.  The design is completed by the micro USB port and the IP67 sign.

The vast majority of the rumors concerning the iPhone 6 claim that it is going to be the largest phone that Apple has ever created. Probably Apple will cram a big display into a phone body which has almost the same size as its fore-runners. According to certain rumors the new Apple smart phone will be waterproof. Most people expect for two versions of the iPhone: the smaller one having 4.7 inch (to be launched in September) and the larger one having 5.5 inch (to be launch towards the end of 2014).

Initial rumors claimed that the new iPhone 6 would have about 6 mm in thickness. However, the mockup smart phones that appeared in China have 7 mm. It is said that phone’s official name will be iPad Air so as to align with the rebranding of iPad Air. The chassis is a bite more rounded than in the other iPhone 6 models, the edges appear to be much thinner and there is plenty of metal around. Nonetheless, the panel design reminds of the one belonging to HTC One M8.

There have been lots of speculations about the sizes of the two iPhone 6 models. The latest ones point towards a 4.5 inch standard phone and a phablet having around 4.8 inch. Users should not be afraid of having a brick instead of a slim phone since Apple is doing its best to keep the chassis as compact as the situation allows.

Storage Capacity

There are high chances for the iPhone 6 to have more or less the same storage possibilities as the other gadgets in the iPhone line. Thus, the iPhone 6 might have a storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, 32 gigabytes and 64 gigabytes. There is also a rumor about the model having a storage capacity of 128 gigabytes due to the microSD.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers either 16 gigabytes or 32 gigabytes of memory plus the micro SD support which permits and expansion of the memory to 128 gigabytes. However, there are some reports that claim that the 16 gigabytes model has actually around 8 gigabytes. So the important micro SD storage has a different meaning if these reports turn out to be true.

Display Characteristics

There are lots of rumors concerning not only the size but the material of the display of the new Apple phone. There have been rumors about the Sapphire Glass and about quantum dot displays. The wrap-around display claims have faded away. Quite interesting are the claims that Apple has managed somehow to incorporate solar panel into its display so to top-up the phone’s battery 24/7.

There are analysts who warn users not to expect so much from the Apple display. They say that sapphire crystals are extremely costly and therefore there are little chances for Apple to produce a display made entirely of this material. However, Apple has already used sapphire crystals for the TouchID button and for the camera lens of its previous iPhone models.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch display, a HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and it is based on the now famous AMOLED technology. The image is highly qualitative and the colors are bright and rich.

Processor Characteristics

The iPhone 6 will probably have new, faster chip (either an A7X or an A8). TSMC has been discovered as being Apple’s most important supplier of A8 chips. It seems that the company is producing huge quantities of the chip for the time being.

For the Galaxy S5, Samsung has chosen a processor of the Qualcom Snapdragon 801 quad-core type. It has a power of 2.5 gigahertz and a random access memory of 2 gigabytes and there is obviously the upgraded Andreno 330 GPU.

Taking Photos

Unfortunately, the rumors on the iPhone 6 camera are quite few. However, considering the character tics of the iPhone 5 camera, it will definitely be something worth waiting for. The camera might have a snapper of 13 megapixels. There are high chances for the imaging technology of the phone to feature the Lytro-like abilities. Lytro is a camera that permits users to take a picture and then to select the focal point later. This is achieved by means of the plenoptic technology. Apple definitely needs to improve its camera technology if it wants to maintain its lion share of the market.

The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S5 represents one of the most important update brought by the Korean Company to its Galaxy line. The phone has some very handy and appealing features. It has a 16 megapixels sensor and a video capture equal to 4K.  The Selective Mode permits the users to take the photo before choosing the focal point. There is also a HDR live which permits the users to actually see how the HDR modifies the image before being captured. The 0.3 capture speed should not be overlooked. However, the Selective Mode functions on a much simpler technology than the Lytro cameras.

Battery Power

Some original rumors claimed that Apple would make use of solar panels in the display. In this way the phone would have the capacity to recharge itself by using the sun’s light. If this were true, then it would definitely revolutionize the world of smart phones. However, recent leaks point out that this project did not materialize.

Various leaked images have revealed that the iPhone 6 will have a normal battery with power ranging between 1,700 mAh and 2,000 mAh.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a battery with a power of 2,800 mAh. However, it has to support a bigger display.

Launching Date

Samsung Galaxy S5 can be purchased in 125 countries. The phone is available in the UK for the sum of 579 pounds (SIM-Free) or the buyer may sign a contract with various networks.

It is believed that the iPhone 6 will be announced in September and then released on the market in a very short while. It is said that the smaller version will be launched sooner, while the bigger one later in the year. Apple has made no comments.

iPhone 6 to dominate the Month of September

There have been a lot of news and rumors about Apple and its newest gadget the iPhone 6. Thus, there has been more or less accurate information on iPhone 6 release date, availability and special features. Gadget fans and not only they have found out about the Apple-Samsung cease of fire outside US borders. There has been fresh news on Siri and Macbooks, Apple TV and others.

Fresh News on iPhone 6

There have been numerous rumors pointing towards the 9th of September as being the official date for the unveiling of iPhone 6. The big question is if Apple is going to announce both iPhone 6 models at the same time. The rumors about the production problems of iPhone 6, the 5.5 inch version are not something new. Nobody knows for sure how the new phone will look like. But, most agree that it will definitely have an impact on the market. It is also pretty sure that the iPhone 6 will invade the stores by the end of September.

iPhone 6 Desired Features

Users are eagerly expecting the iPhone 6 because it is supposed to have lots of new features. However, the majority of the Apple fans want a phone equipped with a longer lasting battery life. But this seems highly unlikely considering that the new phone is going to have a larger screen, a slimmer body and more pixels.

Apple and Samsung cease Fire Overseas

The two electronics giant companies have finally decided to put an end to their patent war outside the US borders. This is not as surprising as it might seem at a first glance. Both companies have more pressing issues to focus on. Apple has to concentrate on the new hardware it wants to produce, while Samsung is working hard to improve the Galaxy line. The companies issued an official statement in which they announced their recent truce but they also pointed out that they had no intention to stop the legal battle in the US law courts. Since Apple has the strongest case against the Korean company in the US, this situation should not be surprise for anybody.

iOS versus Android Users

The financial reports of the recently ended quarter have revealed some very interesting facts. Thus, the various statistics pointed out that the iOS online users are seven times more active than the average online users of devices functioning on Android. One cause of this situation might be the fact that the Android operating system runs on low-end phones.

Beats enters the Official Apple Store

Apple has managed to acquire Beats and as a result it decided to give the brand its section within the Apple Store. The basic style of Apple store is maintained but the Beats has also brought its smart and stylish touch. There are many who are not convinced that Apple has made a smart move by taking over Beats. Nonetheless, it is nice to see that the electronic giant is going to allow Beats to develop its brand name.

News on Apple TV

After the iOS’ification of the OSX, nobody should be surprises that Apple TV is the next in line. There are many who claim that this new update of the Apple TV is very similar to iOS 7. Although, the operating systems are created to suit different gadgets, a consistent look is becoming more and more evident.

More Space for iCloud

The Apple ecosystem is growing and therefore there is the need for the Apple cloud space to grow as well. The company is world renowned for its obsession to have everything under control. The cloud enlargement implies the construction of new Apple data centers. Various documents have been filled in order to add two new data centers to the facilities which Apple has in Reno.

Siri and MacBook

There has been the news that Siri is going to come to OSX. Last year, Apple asked for a patent for Intelligent Digital Assistant in a Desktop Environment. The patent has been made public this week. The drawings of the patent clearly present the Siri mike. There is also an abstract which says that a digital assistant can be used on a device by means of a gesture and a motion pattern applied to a touch sensitive surface. The user can invoke the dictation or the command mode to process some sort of speech input.

iPhone 6 Mysteries will be solved on September 9th

Various reports claim that the giant electronics company will unveiled its so much rumored iPhone 6 on September the 9th. The company has set up a huge media event for its newest smart phone scheduled to take place in the month of September. If past releases are to be taken into consideration, then the iPhone 6 might hit the stores starting with the 19th of September.

Apple has managed to launch a new iPhone every year since 2007 when the production of the line began. During this period of time the company has managed to sell more than 500 million units worldwide. It also has the habit to release its products in early autumn. The iPhone 6 is going to be the ninth member of this highly popular line. Most rumors claim that Apple has prepared two versions of the phone: a smaller one having a 4.7 inch display and a bigger one having a 5.5 inch display. It is also said that the smaller version will hit the stores sooner.

Nonetheless, both models are supposed to be functioning on the basis of the in cell touch panel technology. This innovative technology was first introduced with the iPhone 5. Due to it the phones have a much thinner construction.  Like all the other iPhones, this new version is expected to be available in grey, silver and gold. The phone will be functioning on iOS 8 which was presented to developers in the month of June.

The iOS 8 allows users to obtain accurate data both their health and fitness level by means of the HealthKit. This combines various fitness and health applications like motorization of the heart rate and blood pressure.

The HomeKite will permit iPhone 6 owners to have a good control over their kitchen appliances and other connected gadgets. This application has the ability to streamline the gadgets the phone possessor has and control all of them from a single place. The gadgets might be controlled via Siri. The Siri can turn off lights, unlock and lock doors and even set properly the thermostat. These features might give the iPhone 6 the role of a lifestyle gadget, whose purpose is to make daily tasks easier and more efficient.

It has been rumoured that suppliers have been asked to make eight million units by the month of December. In the month of July, Apple announced it quarterly figures. They revealed an important growth on the Chinese market and profits of 7.7 billion US dollars that exceeded all expectations. The electronics company made not comments.

Apple iPhone 6 and Its Unofficial Pictures of the Logic Board

As the month of September is coming closer, more and more rumors are claiming that Apple has not intent of releasing its two versions of the iPhone 6 at the same time. Thus, the first version will be released first while the 5.5 inches model will make its appearance later this year, hopefully. Probably, Apple has learned a lot from its previous unsuccessful attempt to launch two phones next to one another as it happened with the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. Nonetheless, the iPhone 6 is definitely a highly expected phone which is supposed to attract numerous customers.

Unofficial Pictures of the iPhone 6 Logic Board

The French website named Noweherelse claims that it has obtained from a highly reliable Chinese source pictures of the logic board belonging to the iPhone 6. In spite of all the rumors and leaks Apple has made no official comments yet. Here comes a brief review of the most common speculation about Apple’s new smart phone:

  1. The Near Field Communication feature, which has been absent up till now from iPhones is supposed to be part of the new iPhone 6. This might offer new opportunities for payments and for the way in which iBeacon makes its interaction with both the user and the phone.
  2. The 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology is available and as a consequence is expected to be part of the iPhone 6.
  3. 3.The phone is supposed to have a Sapphire screen which will put an end to easily cracked screens.
  4. 4.The Optical Image Stabilization might come with the 5.5 inch version but not with the 4.7 model.

Most Apple fans expect for the phone to be released in the month of September. Viral Global News claims that an Apple store manager has said that vacation blackout dates have been restricted for the month of September.

Anticipation is growing and it is expected for the iPhone 6 to sell in no time, leaving the store shelves empty soon after its release.

Easy and Official Way to Unlock and Jailbreak iPhone 5S,4S iOS 7.1.2 Even the New iPhone 6

Some fresh rumors claim that the new iPhone 6 will not be released in September as expected by in the month of August. A famous China based producer said that Apple had already started the production process. Various reports state that Apple will definitely launch a product to match the quality of its iPhone 5 line and of its iPad Air which function on iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 7.1.1 on the version and AT&T networks. The iPhone 6 will probably be launched as a locked phone network throughout the world. For the time being the leaders of the market dedicated to jailbreak and unlock the iOS gadgets have come up with a fantastic solution.

The American company known as SafeRa1n which is dedicated to unlocking and jailbreaking gadgets running on iOS has discovered an official and permanent IMEI solution to unlock and obviously jailbreak  iPhon 5s,5,4s with its all versions, running on iOS 7.1.2., which functions with networks like Vodafone, Verzion, AT&T and others. The phones can be unlocked and jailbroken by taking into consideration the information on the official website of the company. Users of iPhone 5 all versions and iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 S can take advantage of the discovery made by SafeRa1n. However, the gadgets must be running on iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 7.1. with the versions iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.

The electronics giant has the habit of establishing collaboration with service providers in order to restrict its customers by permitting only one network functioning on its gadgets. Thus, many users have to use a service that they do not like only to be able to make use of their iPhone.

The unlocked Apple iPhone 5s has the advantage of passing the network limitations and it gives the users the possibility to operate an iPhone in ant network possible. The users can also change the firmware. The official unlock allows iPhone 5s and iPhone 4 possessors as well as iPhone 3GS users to update their phones. Any update is available on the Apple iPhone due to the official unlock. The firmware can be running on iOS 7.1.2 or any other iOS version to iOS 7.1. Even iOS 7 and iOS 7.1 which are the latest updates performed by Apple can be installed on the smart phone.

The unlocking process is performed by means of the IMEI technology. The best part is that the process is unlimited and it has no expiring date. Moreover, the process is quite simple and even those who are not very familiar with mobile phones can perform the operation just by using the IMEI software. This software has the capacity to unlock the entire iPhone 5 line which includes the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C and obviously the iPhone 5. The software also unlocks the iPhone 4S running on iOS 7.1.2 or in iOS 7.1.1. After being unlocked the mobile phone can be used with networks like Telenor, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone and many others. The Unlock Jailbreak can be used in the USA, Europe and Australia. Users all over the world can take advantage of this unlocking system.

The unlocking process is quite clear. Mobile phones have a unique IMEI code which can be influenced by the software. The Apple database can be broken into with the help of this IMEI code.  When the software produced by Unlock-Jailbreak takes action on the IMEI code, the user has an unlocked smart mobile phone. The IMEI number can be identified when the users enters *#06#.

Samsung Continues Its Apple Mocking Commercials: iPhone 6 is Under Fire this Time

The latest commercial designed to advertise the new Samsung Galaxy S5 does its job really well. Nonetheless Samsung could not refrain itself from continuing the series of commercials in which Apple and its products are being mocked at. Time has time for iPhone 6 to be made fun of. By now all gadgets enthusiasts and not only them, have heard about the rumors claiming that the iPhone 6 will come in equipped with a larger screen than its predecessor the iPhone 5.

The new Samsung commercial makes reference to this fact and it also points out that the Galaxy phones have been displaying this feature for some time now. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch display which is much bigger than the 4 inch display of iPhones. Even more frustrating for Apple the Galaxy S5 will still have a bigger display than one of the new iPhone 6 version, the 4.7 inches model.

The commercial is a bit unfair though. If the Samsung Galaxy S5 is compared with other devices, it comes out that its screen is not that outstanding after all. The LG G3 has a QHD display of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 2560×1440 and a total of 534 ppi. These features make the Galaxy S5 seem out fashioned and the Galaxy Note 3 antique when it comes to resolution problems. Numerous anonymous voices state that the iPhone 6 will also come with a larger version of 5.5 inches. However, little is known about this version and most people are waiting for the 4.7 version to be launched towards the middle of September.

Thus, the Samsung’s display will make your friends green with envy only if they have an iPhone and if they are really interesting into something bigger. Since the release of the LG G3, Samsung’s domination of the large display phone market has been over. The company has to come up with something new if it wants to win its position back.

The coming September brings the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but the phablet has never been considered as being a direct rival for iPhone. The rumors say that the device will preserve its present 5.7 inches size. This means that Samsung needs to find other ways to make the Galaxy Note 4 appealing to customers and prefer it over the iPhone 6, the 5.5 inches version or the LG G3.