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Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories





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Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to company employees where he gave his explanation of treatment of workers at the facilities of Apple's suppliers. The email highlights Apple's efforts to oversee compliance with company standards for workers' rights and the transparency. From Cook's opening statement:

As a company and as individuals, we are defined by our values. Unfortunately some people are questioning Apple’s values today, and I’d like to address this with you directly. We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 30th, 2012. 0:37

Apple Estimated to Retake Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor



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A couple of days ago the research firm Strategy Analytics announced its estimates of the global smartphone market for the fourth quarter of 2011. The firm has found that Apple narrowly squeezed by Samsung to retake the title of world's largest smartphone vendor as measured by unit shipments. Apple's 37 million iPhones narrowly eclipsed Samsung's quarterly smartphone shipments of 36.5 million units.

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “While Apple took the top spot in smartphones on a quarterly basis, Samsung became the market leader in annual terms for the first time with 20 percent global share during 2011. With global smartphone shipments nearing half a billion units in 2011, Samsung is now well positioned alongside Apple in a two-horse race at the forefront of one of the world’s largest and most valuable consumer electronics markets.”

In the second quarter of 2011 Apple passed Nokia and is holding off Samsung now. But in the third quarter Samsung easily passed Apple, and Samsung’s continued growth paired with a pause in iPhone sales ahead of the iPhone 4S launch. The iPhone 4S launch could help Apple to retake the lead from Samsung in the fourth quarter, although it was not able to top the charts for full-year 2011.

   

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Autodesk Inventor Fusion For Mac Platform Soon Available



At Macworld Autodesk showed off its new program Autodesk Inventor Fusion for the Mac. Autodesk Inventor Fusion is an existing 3D modeling software on Windows, and soon it will become available for the first time on the Mac.


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Saturday, January 28th, 2012. 13:49

iPad Accounted For 58% Worldwide Tablet Shipments In 4Q 2011



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Today research firm Strategy Analytics published its estimates of worldwide tablet shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011, showing that Apple continues to dominate the market while Android increases its share on the strength of Kindle Fire.


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Friday, January 27th, 2012. 0:41

Apple Employees Will Receive $250 Off iPads And $500 Off Macs



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Among the various topics discussed by Tim Cook during yesterday’s Town Hass session with Apple employees, he revealed some new perks for employees. Cook announced that company’s employees would receive 250$ discounts on Mac purchases and $500 discounts on iPad purchases.


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Thursday, January 26th, 2012. 15:48

27 German Publishers Will Launch Their Own Open Textbook Platform



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Following Apple’s move into education sphere with the introduction of the new “iBooks Author” and “iBooks 2.0” platform, new reports say that 27 textbook publishers in Germany will join together to combat Apple with their own digital textbook platform. The platform will be released in time for the beginning of the next school year.


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Apple Is Looking To Open R&D Center In Haifa, Israel



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Following Apple’s acquisition of Israeli flash memory company Anobit, an Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reports that Apple wants to open a research center near Haifa city by the end of February. Reportedly the facility is located at the south of the Haifa city, in the neighborhood of Microsoft, Philips and Intel, who also have research centers there.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012. 21:03

Apple Became The World's Top Semiconductor Consumer In 2011



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Given the increasing popularity of Apple’s mobile devices and growing demand for smartphones, it is no surprise that Apple is raising its expenses on chips. The research firm Gartner reports that Apple is now the largest buyer of semiconductors in the world as measured on the basis of Design TAM, or total silicon content in all devices designed by Apple and its rivals. In 2011, Apple spent $17 billion on silicon parts, which accounts for 5.7% of total silicon buying.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012. 0:50

Absinthe Jailbreak Utility Updated to v0.3, Released for Linux



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to their Absinthe jailbreak utility for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. So users who failed to jailbreak can try with new version Absinthe 0.3. Chronic Dev-Team also released a version for Linux users.

@pimskeks announced the release over Twitter:

Linux version (x86/x86_64) of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is done!

Also version 0.3 of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is available for OSX and Windows. Nothing really new, so no need to re-apply :-)

#Absinthe 0.3 only has some cosmetic changes, and a potential bug fix for win32 (only really few people seem affected)

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

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Steve Jobs Expressed Interest In Light Field Cameras From Lytro



As the upcoming Inside Apple book by Adam Lashinsky revealed, last summer Steve Jobs expressed interest in products of photography company Lytro and subsequently met with its CEO Ren Ng. Steve Jobs asked Ren Ng to outline three things he would want the company to do with Apple.


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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. 16:02

iOS Users Without Siri Can Use Evi



We have already seen Siri competitors making their way to the Android and Windows Phone Markets. Evi is another Siri counterpart that might actually become its true alternative for non-iPhone 4S iOS and Android users.


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New iTunes U Help Resources Are Now Available On Apple’s Web Site



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On its web site Apple has created a new section dedicated to the improved iTunes U service that was updated during its education-related media event. The new resources contain plenty of information for educators about how to use new digital features available in iTunes U.

Specifically, resources include training courses on iTunes U Course Manager and iTunes U Public Site Manager, as well as different guides on how to publish on iTunes U. Students and educators can also learn about using various types of educational content such as video clips, interactive presentations, audio recordings and more.

   

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012. 22:08

Apple Expected to Adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit Wi-Fi This Year



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AppleInsider claims that Apple is expected to adopt and start supporting the new faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification into products this year.

The new 802.11ac standard achieves much faster wireless networking speeds than the existing 802.11n specification (in use on the latest Mac, AirPort and iOS devices) by using 2 to 4 times the frequency bandwidth (from 80 to 160MHz), more efficient data transfers through sophisticated modulation, and more antennas (up to 8; existing standards support up to 4, while Apple's Macs currently use up to 3).

This "Gigabit WiFi" offers speeds 3 times as fast as existing 802.11n wireless networks can with speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second.


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Monday, January 23rd, 2012. 15:53

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to create custom firmware for iPhone 4 using RedSn0w 0.9.10 (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 that is only tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to create custom firmware, update to iOS 5.0.1 and perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 using RedSn0w 0.9.10 for Windows. It will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to create custom firmware for iPhone 3GS using RedSn0w 0.9.10 (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 that is only tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to create custom firmware, update to iOS 5.0.1 and perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 3GS using RedSn0w 0.9.10 for Windows. It will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. If you have updated the baseband to version 06.15, you can use this tutorial to update to iOS 5.0.1.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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