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Apple is moving towards the development of the next-generation iPad mini





Manufacturers of components for the second-generation iPad mini are preparing to introduce on the market sooner than expected. It is evidenced by one analyst, although the exact dates are uncertain, since Apple is planning to complete the global deployment of the first-generation model.According to research of Doug Freedman analyst from RBC Capital Markets, chip manufacturers are already preparing for the development of the second generation iPad mini, reports Brooke Crothers from CNET.


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Thursday, December 20th, 2012. 16:10

Foxconn Source Says 46-55-inch Apple TV Sets Are Currently In Testing



According to the report from Taiwan’s Central News Agency, citing a source from Foxconn, the supplier is currently testing several designs for Apple’s HDTV sets, but it is "unlikely" that the product will be shipped in 2013.


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 20:51

Google Launches Free Matching Music Service



Google added to its Google Play music service a new song matching service that is similar to iTunes Match. This means that users will no longer have to spend plenty of time uploading gigabytes of music as it was previously.

It is worth noting that users do not have to pay subscription fee for Google's matching service like with Apple and Amazon’s services. Last month this service was released for European Google Play, so this launch is new for U.S. users.


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 14:14

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini



Apple has just released iOS 6.0.2 for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

iOS 6.0.2 Software Update
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
• Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You can update on the device itself, in iTunes or download firmware files here:

   

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 13:30

Tutorials for iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak



UPDATE: untethered jailbreak is available for all devices with iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2. Tutorials are here:

Here are our step-by-step tutorials that will guide you through all the process of tether jailbreaking iOS 6.0.1 with redsn0w and sn0wbreeze:

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Tethered jailbreak iOS 6.0.1


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IGB Electronica SA Launches Android Phone Under "IPHONE" Name In Brazil



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters notes:


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 1:30

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 running on iPod Touch 4G. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.


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Apple In Discussions With Foursquare For Data-Sharing Deal



According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is in preliminary discussions with Foursquare, company behind popular location-based app, for a data-sharing deal. The report notes that Apple SVP Eddy Cue is participating in negotiations with a view to improve the app that has failed to meet Apple’s expectations. WSJ said:


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 14:41

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times



Jeff Huber reported in a Google+ blog post that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times within two days after the app appeared in the App Store.

Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.0.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to (Un)Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.0.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

If you have iPhone 3GS with an old bootrom version 359.3, the jailbreak is untethered. If your device has bootrom version 359.3.2 and higher, jailbreak will be tethered. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 does not allow users to update modem version to 06.15. If you need 06.15 - just use redsn0w.


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Brighcover CEO Shares His Views On Apple TV



Today Brighcover CEO Jeremy Allaire shared with AllThingsD his thoughts about what the Apple television may be. There have been many mockups and rumors before, but Allaire posted several new mockups and speculate on one possible route Apple may follow with the television. Allaire said that rather than just launching a 46- and 60-inch TV sets, Apple would also release a companion device.


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 0:57

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Walmart offers discounts for iPhone 5 and Third-Generation iPad



The run-up to the holidays shopping season is in full swing, so there are more successful deals on buying the iPhone 5 and consequently Walmart offers new discounts on the iPhone and iPad which may be of interest to some readers.


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Monday, December 17th, 2012. 16:52

Next iPad Mini Will Have Higher-Resolution Display?



Digitimes reports that Apple will center next iPad mini’s improvements around the tablet’s display resolution. The report said:

“The sources have yet to specify whether the device will use Apple’s Retina Display technology to enhanced resolution, but market observers said it is highly likely based on the development of past Apple products such as the iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad series.”


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Friday, December 14th, 2012. 13:49

More than half of smartphone consumers prefer to buy the iPhone 5



A new survey of more than 800 United States buyers found that more than half of those ones who planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy the new iPhone 5 by Apple. The poll conducted by Piper Jaffray, revealed that 53.3% of consumers say they plan to buy the iPhone 5 in the near future. This is close to a number of buyers constituting the 54.9 percent who have already chosen the iPhone 5 in October and a little more than 47.7 percent who said they would choose Apple in September.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 14th, 2012. 13:00