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Macworld: Live blog from Apple event "Back to the Mac"





Here is a nice live blog from Macworld:


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 20:58

Resuming the Apple's Q4 conference call



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For those who have no time or desire to read the entire transcript of Steve JobsApple Q4 Earnings Call, here are the most interesting facts he revealed during the speech.

  • Apple has sold 14.1 million iPhones, 3.89 million Macs (2,6 million notebooks and 1,29 million desktops) and 4.19 million iPads for the last quarter.
  • The total profit in fourth fiscal period is $4,46 billion.


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 20:55

Appleinsider Live blog from Apple event "Back to the Mac"



Here is a nice live blog from Appleinsider:


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 20:53

PwnageTool 4.1 released



The iPhone DevTeam has just released jailbreak utility PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X.

PwnageTool allows you to restore to a custom IPSW file. The main advantage of PwnageTool is for unlockers. It gives the ability to keep current baseband and preserve ultrasn0w unlock. This is only for those, who have not updated to iOS 4.1 by themseleves.

You can also add whatever packages you want in the “Expert” mode of PwnageTool, if you wish to pre-install something from Cydia.

Here is a list of supported devices:

You can download PwnageTool 4.1 here.

UPDATE: PwnageTool 4.1.1 is now available

Here is a step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.1.

   

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Apple has a bad influence on the hard drive industry



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John Coyne, who is a CEO at Western Digital, revealed yesterday that tablet devices like Apple's iPad are negatively affecting on the hard drive business. Talking in numbers, iPad may reduce shipments of low-end netbooks and laptops on 10-20 percent over the next few quarters. But Coyne tried to reassure investors the business will be still profitable:

"What I would say to investors is to look at the long-term demand for storage, the fact is the most appropriate solution for mass volume storage is hard drives and to look at the long-term progress the industry has made over the last 10 years".


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Apple announces live streaming of "Back to the Mac" event



Apple has confirmed it will offer live streaming of its event today. The live video will be available here: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2010/

Media Alert
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of Today’s Event
What: Live video stream of Apple’s October 20 event
When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT
Where: www.apple.com/

Live Video Streaming

Apple® will broadcast its October 20 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2010 at www.apple.com/uk.


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 18:15

Apple's 'Back to the Mac' event is today



What can we expect today? Rumors say that there might be:

Don't miss it! Here's when it will start around the globe:

07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (October 21st)

   

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 18:06

New photos claim to show Apple's prototype CDMA Verizon iPhone



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The bloger Richy Rich obtained some interesting photos of prototype CDMA iPhone in Device Verification Test phase. He believes that pictures show us the device run by the “Inferno” operating system. Same one was seen on photos and videos of iPhone 4 prototype. It is known that the rumored CDMA-variant of the iPhone 4 has code number "N92DVT", which you may see on one of the shots. New iPhone version is expected to be universal, support both CDMA and GSM standards.


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 16:53

Unverified report claims Mac OS X 10.7 to adopt iOS interface elements



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Recently an unconfirmed source has reported that mew Mac OS X 10.7 will adopt some iOS interface elements. The most noticeable change, which is  rumored to appear in new Mac OS X 10.7, is that its current Aqua scroll bars will be replaced with the "more minimal look" of iOS scroll bars and scrolling behavior. The scroll bars may also adopt "rubber band" elastic scrolling from iOS devices and a native "pull to refresh" feature. The Mac OS X QuickLook technology may also change color (instead of its translucent black, it will be white) and will include support for popovers in the Spotlight menu.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 16:29

Greenpois0n jailbreak updated with iPod Touch 2G support



The Chronic Dev-Team has released RC4 of their Greenpois0n jailbreak utility which brings support for the iPod touch 2G.

Greenpois0n RC4 posted on www.greenpois0n.com - support for iPod Touch 2G, MC and MB, both untethered.

You can download Greenpois0n RC4 here.

   

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The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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First news about UltraSn0w 4.1 - future unlock for iPhone iOS 4.1



This is what MuscleNerd have seen while trying to make iPhone unlock for iOS 4.1 work. Quite strange and scary. While we can see that UltraSn0w 4.1 is not ready yet, this is good that the work is in progress.

MuscleNerd writes:

After plugging in my test T-Mobile SIM for ultrasn0w @4.1, I saw these come in: http://is.gd/g7OR0 .. scary!

   

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DevTeam published first screenshot of PwnageTool 4.1 for iPhone and other Apple devices



MuscleNerd, a hacker from DevTeam, recently published a screenshot of anticipated jailbreak utility PwnageTool 4.1. It will support iOS 4.1 and will be able to preserve old baseband for unlockers, who have not updated to iOS 4.1.

From the screenshot we can tell that PwnageTool 4.1 will support:


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Steve Jobs crushes hopes of 7-inch iPad



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It was a real surprise when Steve Jobs appeared at the financial results conference call for Apple's Q4 2010 results. He commented some topics, including launch of rumored 7-inch iPad. Jobs criticized such size, saying that it was too small:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 15:04

iPhone 4 Variation Hits Final Field Testing Stage? iPhone 5 at Engineering Verification Test Stage?



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Boy Genius Report’s source claims that Apple almost completes the final field testing of a tweaked version of the iPhone 4, known as "iPhone3,2", which is expected to be the Verizon or CDMA-compatible iPhone 4 model. The iPhone3,2 will have similar SIM card slot to iPhone 4 slot, which is not suitable for CDMA phone. Perhaps, Apple is going to release model, which will provide support for both GSM and CDMA and will be compatible with all carriers. The source also reports that the fifth-generation iPhone has entered the "engineering verification test" stage, which the CDMA-based iPhone 4 completed in May.

   

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