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Apple Sends Out Invites for Sept. 9 Press Event

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Just like last year, Apple has set its much-anticipated fall line-up launch for Sept. 9.]
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Apple inviteThe company sent invitations to the media Thursday for the much-anticipated press event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
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Apple, as usual, is keeping everyone guessing on what will be unveiled at the Sept. 9 event, although it is widely believed the Cupertino company will debut a new line of iPhones as well as the next version of its Apple TV set-top box. It is thought Apple will present an update for its virtual assistant Siri at the event as well.

“Hey Siri, give us a hint,” reads the invitation from Apple, which also indicates the launch is “an invitation only event.”

The only other details on the document include the date, time and location.

If Apple is following a model similar to last year’s event, it will not debut a new iPad line up Sept. 9. Rather, the company will likely host a separate event for that launch.

Despite rumors to the contrary earlier this summer, Apple will not debut its Internet TV service at the event. Instead, it has been pushed back until 2016.

Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, reported the launch for the new service had to be pushed back because the iPhone maker is still in negotiations with broadcasters including Twenty-First Century Fox and CBS. Much like Dish’s Sling TV, which bundles channels together at a reasonable price, Apple’s service would also offer program bundles that would then be sold directly to online consumers. The service itself would not be unique, but it would come complete with Apple’s interface and user experience.\

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What Does The iPhone 6 Offer

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With the iPhone 6 you cannot really go wrong when you need to decide what to buy. However, with a new phone, you always have to make sure that you get the best for your money’s worth. And, with the newer version of the iPhone 6, you do not only get good quality, but you get even more. Be sure to research your model before you buy though, because you might not need such an amazing device right off the bat.

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Is The Battery Life Better?

One of the main concerns of every smartphone user is the battery life and whether or not it is going to last you as long as you would want to. However, with the iPhone 6 you will be more than pleased, because it has an astonishing life and it can support all your phone habits without any problems. Though, it still has a limit, and you will have to make sure that you charge it regularly. Even though the battery might be smaller capacity-wise, do not get discouraged, as the engineers made it so that your phone will perform better than its predecessors without having to sacrifice power.

Can It Be Easily Fixed?

Although this model can be fixed easily, you cannot really get too much information on it shared from official shops. However, when you take it in for a repair, you will have it back in no time and without any signs of ever being touched. Sydney based iPhone repairs professionals have shared that because the phone uses a single standard screw type, it is a lot easier to take the phone apart and to put it back together later on. Though, it does not mean that you should try to do it yourself, because chances are that you might ruin something and make things even worse.

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Is the Screen All That Good?

It seems that Apple has really outdone itself with this phone, because the view on the screen is not only incredible, but it is awe-inspiring as well. The Retina HD display the phone uses is not only a fancy term that engineers use, it is actually a system that allows to minimize pixels to such a degree that the naked eye cannot see it. And, in terms of what you see, you get a truly unique experience when viewing photos or when watching a video. Be sure to keep your screen clean though.

 

Opting for a phone that which has unbelievable specs is every phone owners dream, but now you can have a model that comes pretty close to it. Though, nothing in life is perfect, and there are going to be some details you might not like about the iPhone 6, but so far, considering its capabilities and what it can offer, it more than delivers what is promised. Keep in mind that you have to take good care of it, if you want to make sure that your phone will last a long time.

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iPhone is back to being the world’s top selling smartphone

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Smart to buy a smartphone?

Smartphones are taking over the cellphone market. As of January 2014, 58 percent of American adults had a smartphone, according to a report from the Pew Research Internet Project.

For the first time in three years, the iPhone is the world’s top selling smartphone.

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According to a report by CNN, Apple sold a record 74.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2014, giving it 20.4% of the global smartphone market, according to new research from Gartner.

That was enough to push Apple (AAPL, Tech30) ahead of Samsung (SSNLF), which had 19.9% of the market in the quarter.

The last time Apple held the top spot was in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The blockbuster sales of iphones also pushed overall smartphone sales over 1 billion for the first time ever. In 2014, there were 1.2 billion smartphones sold worldwide, up 28% from 2013.

Overall, smartphones accounted for two thirds of all mobile phone sales last year.

A customer holds an iPhone 6  and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York

Apple’s breakthrough came on the heels of a deal with China’s biggest mobile provider, China Mobile (CHL). That deal benefited Apple in a big way, with sales in China surging 70% last quarter.

Making such gigantic inroads in China was once believed impossible. Apple’s brand did not hold the same cache as some Chinese smartphone makers, including Xiaomi, Lenovo (LNVGF) and Huawei. And those brands heavily discount their phones, making them far more accessible to the masses than the iPhone.

Apple also rolled out the new iPhone 6 to other countries faster than it had in previous years which helped boost sales. The iPhone 6 is available in 130 countries. Apple also said its supplier efficiencies helped the company manufacture 7 million more iPhones than it had expected to make last quarter.

But the iPhone’s expected success isn’t solely due to China, the global market or supply chains.

The iPhone 6 has proven extremely popular with customers who were holding out for a bigger Apple smartphone. The 4.7-inch screen competes much better with some larger Android smartphones, and the superior camera has helped some would-be defectors stick with the iPhone brand.

New york post edittor also report  that , Despite losing ground in the fourth quarter, Samsung still held the biggest share of the mobile market for all of 2014, selling 392 million units. That was more than double the 191 million iPhones sold by Apple.

Total smartphone sales surged 28 percent to 1.2 billion units in 2014, representing two-thirds of sales.

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iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by WireLurker virus that steals personal information

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Apple devices under malware attack: iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by WireLurker virus that steals personal information

Palo Alto Networks , A cyber security company has named the malware WireLurker and said it monitors devices connected by a USB cable to an infected computer and installs malicious applications onto the device.

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Dubbed WireLurker targets both Mac computers as well as phones and tablets running iOS when connected using a USB cable.

After it has infected the Mac, when a mobile device is connected to the infected computer the virus spreads and installs malicious apps.

iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by WireLurker virus that steals personal information

WireLurker monitors iOS devices, including iPods, iPhones (pictured) and iPads, connected to a Mac via USB. The virus begins by infecting the Mac OS software, through malicious files or links. When a device is connected to this infected Mac, the malware automatically installs malicious apps onto the phone or tablet

Hmm , it sound funny, the Malware also steals a lot of information from mobile devices, but according to Palo Alto Networks , the goal of its creator isn’t clear yet.
Meanwhile, A Top researcher Claud Xiao believe that this malware heralds a new era in attacking Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms in china.

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Ryan Olson ,Palo Alto Networks Intelligence Director explained that The malware which was originated by from a Chinese third-party apps store called Maiyadi, have affect only chinese Users.The malware is “unlike anything we’ve ever seen” in terms of malware that hits Apple’s iOS and OS X systems.

iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by WireLurker virus that steals personal information

Maiyadi (pictured).

According to the official statement by Apple

“We have blocked the offended apps, and urged people to only download apps from its official store.
‘We are aware of malicious software available from a download site aimed at users in China, and we’ve blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching…
With my little research on these , Dubbed WireLurker, a very Strong malware have the potential to spread to other regions, and other stores…

Victoria Woollaston , a leading tech editor for mailonline explain based on the company report more than 460 infected apps had been downloaded over 356,000 times so far.
The experts suggest iOS and Mac owners only download apps from the official Apple app store and that they make sure to keep their software up to date.
They also advise people to install antivirus and security software, and never connect a device to an unknown, or unsafe computer.

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