T-Mobile Announces 500,000 iPhones Sold and Acquires MetroPCS

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T-Mobile announced that they have sold 500,000 units of iPhones following their first quarter financial report Tuesday evening. The carrier started selling the phones on April 12 and the figures are still growing until now.

From the results of the report in the first quarter 2013, T-Mobile reported a decrease of profit compared the same quarter last year by 7 percent.

Earnings result excluding tax, depreciation, interest and amortization is $1.2 billion, down by 7.5 percent from the first quarter of 2012 but up from the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Pentagon will Grant Approvals for DoD Employees to Use iPhones and Samsung Smartphones

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The two largest smartphone maker and great rivals Apple and Samsung is soon to be cleared and granted security approvals by the Pentagon so they can be used by the employees of Department of Defense. The Pentagon is prepping so Samsung smartphones and Apple’s iPhone can access their system.

According to reports and people knowledgeable about the matter, the Department of Defense will see the security approvals in the coming weeks for the Galaxy smartphone line by Samsung, iPhones and iPad tabs by Apple Inc.

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Facebook Free Call Extends to Android

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The most popular social network is now expanding and enhancing their site adding more interesting features for the users.

Facebook introduced free voice call for the iPhone users that lets them call their pals on the social network, and now they are extending it to Android users. This feature uses the messenger app and can call through internet connections, WiFi, 3G and 4G.

Three months after rolling out the feature on iPhones, the social networking site introduced the feature to Android smartphone users in the US. It is anticipated that by Friday, users will . . . → Read More: Facebook Free Call Extends to Android

iPad 5 to Sport Modified LED Backlights to make it Thinner and Lighter

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With the fast growing rumors of the upcoming iPad 5, another reports are adding that Apple will be using new LED backlights to make the full-sized iPads more light and thinner.

According to NPD Display Search, they are anticipating the fifth-generation of Apple tablet will be sporting the modified LED that will make the tablet more effecient. The Cupertino, California-based company is also rumored to change their touch sensor with a much thinner film to make the tablet thinner as possible.

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Apple Agrees to Pay $53 Million to Settle Warranty Practices

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Apple is reported to pay a settlement regarding warranty practices. The Cupertino, California-based company is said to agree with the class action suit and plans to pay a huge amount costing up to $53 million in total to owners of Apple devices such as iPod Touch and iPhones that Apple did not recognize under the 1-year protection plan.

Based on the report from Wired that acquired a copy of the said agreement with Apple, Noreen Krall, the Apple Counsel, signed the settlement and will proceed to the California federal court in the following weeks.

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US Department of Defense Orders 650,000 Devices from Apple

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The United States Department of Defense will be ordering 650,000 units of devices from Apple to replace BlackBerry devices that they are currently using. The reason for this is that the old devices that they have now is not compatible with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS after the sequester is done.

The details of the orders that the US Department of Defense is going to order are 120,000 units of iPads, 100,000 units of iPad mini, 200,000 units of iPod Touch, and 210,000 units of iPhones. In an interview with Electronista, they said that half of . . . → Read More: US Department of Defense Orders 650,000 Devices from Apple

Apple iOS browser restrictions affect Mozilla Firefox

Apple iOS browser restrictions affect Mozilla Firefox

According to Jay Sullivan, the Mozilla Vice President, Apple Inc. is not too friendly to third-party browsers such as Firefox. The browser will not be available to Apple products like iPhones and iPads until the company makes a decision in loosening the restrictions for iOS browsers.

A report was presented that the rules of Apple make it so difficult for Firefox to build-up its browser on the iOS platform of Apple. Sullivan noted that the current rules are forbidding browsers that are not using the WebKit version of Apple. Additionally, the requirements of Apple’s WebKit prevent the users from setting-up . . . → Read More: Apple iOS browser restrictions affect Mozilla Firefox