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Flappy Bird is Officially Gone, Twitter was Right

11 Feb 2014

Posted by RealtimeBullet In: iNews
The widely successful and ragingly difficult game has been removed from the store after a short journey. Hopefully you downloaded this before it dropped from both stores. Fans who already have downloaded the game do not need to worry as the game is still playable if downloaded. So you can ensure you still shed tears because your almost beat your high-score. The developer Dong Nguyen has removed the app like promised. Who knows what will happen to the developer or why the app is removed. Read full story at http://techravine.co...s-and-android/.

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Apple to Unveil New iPads on October 22nd

15 Oct 2013

Posted by Dogismo In: iNews

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Apple to Unveil New iPads on October 22nd

Apple has sent out invitations for this year's iPad event, which will take place on October 22nd in San Francisco. Following the successful launch of the company's new iPhone 5Sand iPhone 5C, Apple is expected to reveal the next generation of its popular iPad and iPad mini tablets.

Rumors suggest that we'll see a few notable changes to Apple's tablets. The new 9.7-inch iPad is expected to sport a new casing that more closely resembles the smaller model with its thinner bezel, and the next generation iPad mini will reportedly be equipped with a high resolution Retina display. It's possible that we'll hear more aboutOS X Mavericks, updated MacBooks, and the yet-to-be-released Mac Pro as well.

IGN will be on-location bringing you all of the news and hands-on impressions of any products that may be debuted, so stay tuned for more info.

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iPhones damaged after iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users

28 Sep 2013

Posted by Dogismo In: iNews

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iPhones damaged after iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users

A bogus advert for iOS 7 claiming that the operating system makes devices waterproof has fooled some users into testing the feature.

The post is said to have originated on the 4Chan bulletin board, tricking a small minority of users into submerging their iPhones and damaging them in the process.

"In an emergency, a smart-switch will shut off the phone's power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage to your iPhone's delicate circuitry," reads the fake advert.

Reports of water-damaged iPhones have emerged on Twitter and other social networks since the ad appeared online.

Apple is yet to introduce water resistance to its iPhone line, but several of its Android rivals, including the Samsung Galaxy Active and the Sony Xperia Z1, have the feature.

The iOS 7 operating system began its rollout on September 18

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iOS 7 Coming to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch September 18th

10 Sep 2013

Posted by Dogismo In: iNews

Apple announced today that it will finally roll out iOS 7 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners starting September 18th. Originally unveiled at WWDC earlier this year and made available to developers shortly thereafter, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system features a completely revamped look that drastically moves away from the skeuomorphic design that the company has used since the first iPhone. Of course, the update is beyond skin deep — a number of new software features have been added with iOS 7 as well.

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In addition to the flat and colorful icons and typography, iOS 7 brings with it a new Control Center for quick access to settings, an updated version of Safari, improved multitasking, enhanced Notifications, and, finally, AirDrop and automatic app updating. Apple's new iTunes Radio will also be included with the update.

The new Camera app now includes built-in filters and the option to choose a square aspect ratio for easy use with apps like Instagram. Once photos have been taken, they are automatically grouped by categories like locations and dates in the camera roll. Siri has also been updated, and can now search from Twitter, Wikipedia, and image searches.

iOS 7 will be available for download on recent mobile Apple devices starting with the iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod touch.

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Apple's Low-Cost iPhone 5C Officially Announced

10 Sep 2013

Posted by Dogismo In: iNews

To little surprise, today Apple officially unveiled the long-rumored iPhone 5C. The new variant utilizes different hardware materials and last-generation internals to add a relatively affordable smartphone alternative to its product line, while still keeping the device compatible with the company's many services and features, including iOS 7.

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The first major offshoot of the iPhone brand features a hard-coated polycarbonate rear casing that will be available in a number of different colors at launch. Unlike Motorola's Moto X, it doesn't look like customers will have the opportunity to completely customize the appearance of the iPhone 5C, but the option to pick up the device in more than just a few different colors — green, white, blue, pink, and yellow, specifically — is a nice touch, nonetheless.

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Hardware wise, don't expect the iPhone 5C to compete directly with the iPhone 5S. The new member of the family is equipped with a 4-inch Retina display, but, in terms of specs, that's about all that the two devices are expected to share. In fact, the iPhone 5C's internals more closely resemble last year's iPhone 5, from the Apple A6 processor to the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. An improved FaceTime HD camera can be found on the front side of the device.

Apple will also be selling first party silicon rubber cases that are just as colorful as the phone itself, which will cost $29.

The Apple iPhone 5C will be available for $99 on-contract for a 16GB version and $199 for a 32GB model. Unlocked, the 16GB iPhone 5C will cost $549, and the 32GB version will cost $649.

Pre-orders start on September 13th, and both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be sold starting September 20th in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

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Apple Announces the iPhone 5S

10 Sep 2013

Posted by Dogismo In: iNews

During an event on Tuesday morning, Apple finally unveiled the next iteration of the iPhone. As expected, the iPhone 5S carries over most of the features of the iPhone 5, but as is the case with every "S" model, there's still a marked upgrade in regards to internals and some exterior hardware. Namely, the iPhone 5S will include the A7 processor and an improved camera with dual-LED flash.

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The iPhone 5S will ship in three different finishes: "space gray," silver, and the previously-rumored gold. While there's only minor changes between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S aluminum bodies, the iPhone 5S also includes a redesigned home button. And after weeks of speculation, the iPhone 5S will in fact include a fingerprint scanner for security.

The days of the four digit passcode are gone, thanks to Touch ID built right into the sapphire glass home button. A stainless steel detection ring runs outside the button, which turns on the sensor to read your fingerprint. Even better, Touch ID will allow you to authenticate for apps, such as iTunes. No more entering that password!

The new A7 is the world's first 64-bit chip on a smartphone. According to Apple, the new processor is 40-times faster than the original iPhone, and graphics are 56-times faster; the chip runs OpenGL|ES 3.0 like the newer Nexus 7. According to the developers of Infinity Blade 3, the iPhone 5S feels "five times faster" than its predecessor. The newly revealed M7 chip will work alongside the A7, as a "motion coprocessor," constantly measuring motion data from the gyroscope and accelerometer.

And thanks to an improved battery, we should see a nice upgrade in the iPhone 5S getting through the day. Apple stated the iPhone 5S will offer 10 hours of 3G talk time, and 250 hours of standby.

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The iPhone 5S also adds an improved camera, even if the megapixels remain at only eight. A F2.2 aperture with a 15 percent larger sensor features 1.5 micron pixels and a five-element lens. The addition of dual-LED flash allows the camera to offer what Apple referred to as "true tone flash" to capture both warm and cool tones, especially important for accurately portraying skin tones. As previously announced, the iPhone 5S will ship with the new iOS 7 mobile operating system.

The iPhone 5S starts at $199 for a 16GB model with a two-year contract. The 32Gb model is $299, and the 64GB model is $399. Apple has also announced new cases for the device, available in multiple colors for $39. The iPhone 5S will begin pre-orders today, and Apple expects to ship the new iPhone on September 20.

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New Desktop Theme

25 Apr 2013

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We have a new desktop theme for iHackMyi! We've put together something that is simple and functional, yet unique to our site.

Check it out and join the many discussions going on!

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Again Apple factory poor working conditions

05 Sep 2013

Posted by Damitch300 In: iNews

Just like a few times already and apple saying they will ''fix'' this issue. They are being held responsible again for another poor working condition factory working on the Iphone 5C!
Pegatron has a falsified attendance recording system in which workers’ overtime is recorded to be less than the real amount. Each week, all workers are required by an HR assistant to check yes and sign their names on an overtime form. Workers are required to sign and are not to pay attention to the number of overtime hours written on the form; the document’s only purpose is to deceive Apple during inspections.
The budget iPhone's packaging was leaked as well

Apple is once again caught up in China labor woes with another assembly partner, and during the investigation, a factory employee confirmed the existence of a budget iPhone.

Apple supplier Pegatron Group is currently under the spotlight for poor working conditions at three of its factories in China. China Labor Watch, a labor rights group, sent undercover investigators to the three Pegatron factories (Shanghai, Riteng and AVY) from March to July 2013.

Pegatron, a Taiwanese manufacturer, makes older iPhone models for Apple (the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S) and even the iPad mini.

After a thorough investigation and over 200 interviews with Pegatron employees, China Labor Watch discovered 86 labor rights violations -- which consisted of 36 legal violations and 50 ethical violations.

These violations fell into several different categories, including poor working conditions, hiring discrimination, environmental pollution (dumping of cutting fluid and motor oil into the local river), excessive working hours (over 60 hours per week), underage labor, insufficient wages and poor living conditions.

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Apple is reportedly looking into the matter and will work with Pegatron to bring its conditions up to code. Apple has had to do the same in the past for Foxconn factories, which had poor working conditions as well. Problems ranged from underage workers to poor living conditions to unhealthy working environments. There were also many employee suicides. Apple implemented surprise audits and reports to keep an eye on the factories.

In January of this year, Apple said it upped its audits of suppliers (mainly in Asia) by 72 percent from 2011 to 2012, and even cut ties with suppliers that didn't follow the code of conduct. For all of 2012, Apple conducted a total of 393 audits.

During the course of the interviews that took place at the Pegatron factories, one employee mentioned the plastic iPhones that are not yet being mass produced. Many reports have deduced that this is the rumored affordable iPhone, which has not yet been revealed by Apple.

In China Labor Watch's 60-page report, an employee said the following:

"Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple. The task is pretty easy, and I was able to work independently after a five-minute instruction from a veteran employee. It took around a minute to paste protective film on one rear cover. The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important. This makes our job more slow paced than in departments that have begun mass production schedules."

The affordable iPhone is expected to be available in many colors and sport a $99 price tag.

Another leak regarding the budget iPhone slipped from the Chinese website WeiPhone. It posted a picture of plastic packaging for the "iPhone 5C," which is rumored to be the name of the budget iPhone (which stands for iPhone 5 color).

They're simply white plastic boxes that will hold the device and accessories. A front cover isn't shown for the packaging, but it's expected to be part of the box come mass production.

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