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HP Is Going To Outrun Apple And Become "Number One Plus"





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Journalist Matt Warman from The Daily Telegraph has recently posted a claim of HP's European head Eric Cador, who told at a press conference in Cannes that the company's devices will eventually overtake Apple's iPad:

"In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one. In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus."


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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, May 23rd, 2011. 16:26

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.3]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 for Windows.


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Three People Die Because of Explosion at Foxconn Plant



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According to Chinese newspaper Commercial Times an explosion at Foxconn manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China, which happened on May, 20, has already took 3 lives and 9 people remain in hospital because of various injuries. Totally there were 15 people injured in the incident.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad first generation on iOS 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc16 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak and unlock for your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 for Windows.

If you need unlock Redsn0w will provide you with choice of updating your baseband to 06.15.


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iPhone 5 To Get A Curved Cover Glass?



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Today DigiTimes reported that Apple may adopt a "curved cover glass" for its iPhone 5.

The publication's industry sources revealed makers of cover glass will reluctantly invest into glass cutting equipment because of the high capital involved. They also told Apple has already purchased approximately 200-300 cutting machines for glass makers. However, the company hasn't yet created a timetable for iPhone 5, as it is still working with suppliers to improve yield rates.

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Apple Reaches Deal with Sony Over Cloud Music



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Bloomberg reported last night Apple has reached a deal with Sony Music Entertainment, following reports that the company managed to sign the Warner Music Group and EMI. This leaves Universal, the biggest label of all four in the United States, out of the equation, but according to the rumors Apple is actively focused on closing all the remaining paperwork with music labels by next week.

Apple has reached licensing accords with Sony Corp. (6758)’s music division, EMI Group and Warner Music Group, the people said. Universal Music Group, the largest recording company, is close to a deal, another person said. The company also would need to reach agreements with music publishers, which control different rights than the labels.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 20th, 2011. 23:50

Apple “iTV” Prototype Shows Up on eBay



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A prototype “iTV” of the device that eventually shipped as the first-generation Apple TV is now available on eBay for a “Buy Now” price of $350. The device, resembling the original Apple TV with only an Apple logo on top but lacking the “TV” branding, is still functional and also managed to receive Apple TV software updates throughout the years, in spite of its internal and not-for-release nature that would suggest the device is not capable of running the latest software. However, the iTV is apparently working correctly and showing the 3.0 software update from 2007. The iTV also has a couple of labels on its back, depicting the DVT (device verification test) status and the “Apple Development Team” that originally owned it and somehow gave it to someone else.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 20th, 2011. 22:34

Survey Reveals 63 Million iOS Gamers Download 5 Million Games Per Day



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Research firms Distimo and Newzoo conducted survey that revealed that there are roughly 63 million gamers on the iOS ecosystem who (individually) download, on average, 2.5 games per month. Games represent half of all apps downloaded across the iOS and Mac App Stores with more than 5 million games downloaded per day – based on the survey that included the US, UK and five other European countries. A clear majority of 4.6 million are downloaded for the iPhone or iPod Touch whilst just over 400,000 are for the iPad and just a sliver for the Mac with 41,000 per day.


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Apple Inks Deal with EMI, Cloud Music Almost Finalized



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Cnet reports that Apple has inked a deal with EMI over the upcoming launch of the rumored cloud music service that is expected to be unveiled at the WWDC in June. Cnet also claims the last two remaining deals with Sony and Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group (Warner Music Group reportedly signed a deal last month) could be signed as early as next week.

Apple has signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with EMI Music and is very near to completing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, multiple music industry sources told CNET.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 20th, 2011. 20:00

Apple Opening A New Data Center in Silicon Valley



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Apple is planning to open a new data center in Silicon Valley in the third quarter of 2011 to provide “additional IT capacity” to Apple’s rumored new cloud services that include music, video, storage, and more. The new space is located in Santa Clara, California, and it’s smaller than the massive data center Apple has been building in Maiden, North Carolina, throughout 2010 and 2011.

Apple is expanding its Internet infrastructure with a new data center in Silicon Valley, as it prepares to bring additional server and storage capacity online later this year. The new server space, housed in a third-party facility, will be smaller than the huge iDataCenter that Apple has built in North Carolina.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 20th, 2011. 19:37

Apple Temporarily Freezing In-App Purchase Approvals



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A number of iOS developers have been unable for over a week now to get their in-app purchase content approved by Apple, as the company requires in the iTunes Connect developer portal to test IAP with a test user account, but this account has been offline with no explanation from Apple.

As a matter of policy, Apple requires developers to test in-app purchases (IAP) with a test user account before the application in question can be approved. Unfortunately, this test account has been offline for a week now with no word as to why. If you are a developer, you can see the relevant thread on Apple’s own developer forums here.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 20th, 2011. 14:58

OmniVision Introduces 5 MP Sensor With 1080p Video Recording



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DigiTimes claimed that the new iPhone 4S would contain an 8 MP camera from OmniVision Technologies, and to some degree it makes sense. Sony’s CEO in April made a fleeting comment suggesting that it would be supplying Apple with an 8MP camera for the next iPhone.

OmniVision  introduced a new 5MP image sensor, the OV5690, that was developed to produce the “best-in-class image quality” whilst being an effective solution for slimmer mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers by reducing the size of the camera module. With contradicting reports on whether the next iPhone will contain a 5 MP camera or an 8 MP camera, this new product certainly lends weight to the suggestion that it could have a 5 MP camera.


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