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Bigger are getting bigger, and small are sharing crumples, Apple and Samsung are getting even larger share of the smartphone US market.

 

Two top manufacturers are holding over 68% of the US smartphone market, as we can see in the recent study from NPD Group. Apple with it’s new iPhone 5S and 5C line recorded the largest rise and got 42% in the Q4, growth in more then 7%. Ant the Korean company market share rose to the 26% of the market share in the Q4.

If they won, someone have to lose, and one of the biggest losers in last year was, BlackBerry company, which lost two thirds of it’s US market share. Losing row is not finished with BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC were two other losers, with LG the only other top handset manufacturer to see some year-over-year gains.

 

Smartphone applications usage has doubled in the last year, and the biggest growth driver are social networks and instant messaging applications, by the NBC News.

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NBC is quoting latest research by the Flurry, and by the data growth is hidden not in more frequent usage but in more and more people using apps and smartphones.

Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and chinese WeChat are the apps with growth over 200%, just in the past year. Most of them are in the instant messaging niche, but also provides options for sharing photos, voice and video conversations.

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As a bit of surprise comes in the info about the growth in email apps, but this is just following the trend of growth for the smartphone user-base. Music and video apps, has grown in 78%, and the games app are in the last position with 66%.

 

Redefining email client – Mailbox app

autor: admin 11.02.2013 Comments Off

One of the first and primary things that we did on our smartphones was checking email – today for some at least is checking Facebook or Twitter. Still email services are one of the most used services on today smartphones.

iPhone has it’s native email client, who’s working with most popular email providers and services, gmail recently promoted their new a bit more useful email app for iOS and Android. But still this is just not good enough. The solution is here redefining email usage on smartphones Mailbox app.

If you like what you see, you can download Mailbox app from an AppStore for free, but… there is a but, that only reserve you a copy of the mailbox app, you can not use it right away.

[box type=event] Demand for Mailbox has been incredible, and in order to deliver a world-class email experience we’re filling reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’ve already reserved your Mailbox, download the app and enter your reservation info. If you don’t have a reservation, download the app to get your place in line. Everyone can watch the line move in real-time from inside the app.  [/box]

 

iPhone 101 #0 – new to the Apple world – start here!

autor: admin 10.02.2013 Comments Off

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Apple probably most famous for it’s reinventing the smartphone, iPhone has changed the way we are looking and using smartphones. One of the key things that the Apple did is creating a whole universe around the devices, with iTunes, AppStore.

Apple universe is really a complex one, and that represents one of the main problems for a new user jumping on a iPhone/iPad/Apple band wagon.  In our iPhone 101 we will try to introduce you, newcomer to the Apple world to the all terms frequently used, some tips and tricks – and all other stuff related to your new iDevice.

In zer0 edition, we will try to cover just some basic terms about iDevices. This list will be updated as we go along deeper in the Apple universe.

Iphone/iPad/iPod Jailbreak

First that you should now about your new device, is about the jailbreak. Apple has a closed ecosystem for their devices, too closed some will say. Jailbreak will allow you to install unauthorized application to your iDevice. Or even cracked paying applications for free. Also jailbreaking sometimes is the first step in order to carrier unlock your device (if it’s possible - it depends from numerous factors).

For now, jailbreaking your new iPhone is not illegal – but Apple can refuse to service you device if it’s jailbroken. However, the US Copyright Office does say that this ruling does not apply to tablets, including the iPad. They say that the “category of tablets is difficult to define,” so they haven’t made any sort of over-arching statement about that product category yet.

 

 

 

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First untethered, which means it’s working every time you reset your lovely iDevice, jailbreak tool for iOS 6.01 and iOS 6.1 was released few days ago. And it’s called Evasi0n!

Evasion untethered jailbreak tool supports all firmware versions: iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1. So you don’t have to worry anymore which firmware are you running on your iDevice, i just recommend that you update it to iOS 6.1 and use the magic of Evasion jailbreak tool.

Here is the full guide how to jailbreak your iDevice in just few and extremely easy steps.

You will need:

  • Any iOS iDevice running on any iOS 6.x firmware version (all iPads, iPhones (4,4s,5) are supported)
  • A computer running at least Mac OS X 10.5 or above, Windows XP or above or Linux operating system
  • An USB cable to connect your iDevice to your computer

Step 1: Download Evasion Jailbreak tool for your operating system (Windows / Mac / Linux).

Step 2: Turn Off your Passcode lock on your device, if you have any from: Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Off.

Step 3: Both iTunes and Xcode (if installed) must be closed.

Step 4: Run Evasion jailbreak tool app on your computer.

Step 5: Connect your iDevice to your computer via the USB cable and make sure that your iDevice is recognized by the Evasion jailbreak tool.

Step 6: Click the Jailbreak option and now just wait while Evasion tool does all the necessary steps to inject and run through the jailbreak process like preparing jailbreak data, injecting jailbreak data, rebooting the iDevice, uploading Cydia and uploading the Cydia packages list. This may take a few minutes so please do not touch anything.

Step 7: After the process is complete unlock your iDevice and you should see a “Jailbreak” app icon on your home-screen.

Step 8: Tap the “Jailbreak” icon, now the screen should go black for a few seconds and will be back on the home-screen after a short while. In the meantime you should see more messages like injectingjailbreak messages and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the Evasion jailbreak tool.

Step 9: The rest of the evasion untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 / 6 process is automated. Please be patient as your iDevice might restart several times. In this part of the jailbreak process you should see more messages like Setting up Cydia, Clearing SpringBoard Cache, Rebooting, Patching kernel, Cleaning up and finally Done.

Step 10: Now you should be taken to your Lock screen, which means that the jailbreak process is now complete and the Cydia icon should be on your home-screen. Take notice that on your first load of Cydia it might take a minute or two. You will be taken back to your Lock screen for one final time, unlock again, open Cydia and choose your user type.

Congratulations!!! now you have a jailbroken iDevice with iOS 6.1

 

 

Good news, Steve Jobs is back, at least for today, because he come back briefly from his medical leave.

More good news, he come back to present next generation of Apple tablet – iPad 2, on the event that we had announced earlier.New iPad generation Nastavi sa čitanjem →

iPad 2.0?

autor: admin 01.03.2011 Comments Off

Apple has dispatched invitations for the great event scheduled on March the 2th in San Francisco. By the rumors, on that event they will present the successor of the iPad.

The invitation was not that mysterious, as you can see above. An iPad display is glancing under the calendar. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Android OS now on iPhone

autor: admin 22.04.2010 1

I use iPhone, I love my iPhone, but! There is always that but…

I don’t think that there is such a closed system as the Apple iPhone, closed but so sexy – so sexy that you just want to hold it in your hands and play with it all day. Android is a bit different story. But Android phones are not looking so sexy as the iPhone, if I could just have an iPhone with the Android OS.

It is possible, hackers has presented new dualboot option for the iPhones alowing dual boot iPhone OS and Android. To cut the story short look at the video Nastavi sa čitanjem →

New Apple iPhone fourth generation – seek peek – video

autor: admin 19.04.2010 Comments Off

We were quite skeptical when we lay our eyes on the possible iPhone HD photos yesterday, but today Gizmodo is coming up with lots of images and video about the new mysterious device find in a bar in Redwood

And by the all information available this is the right thing – so you are just now looking at the Next iPhone – or it’s prototype at least. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Rumor: Iphone G4 / HD

autor: Vladimir 18.04.2010 2

Engadget has come upon some photos about possible Apple iPhone generation four or iPhone HD – cause we are not sure what name Apple will give to the next iPhone.

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