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iPad 2 display leaked





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iFIxYouri.com managed to acquire the new iPad 2 LCD display from iPhone repair shop in China. The display is a 9.7-inch display from LG with a 1024 x 768 resolution, the same resolution as the current iPad and is definitely higher quality in terms of its build. The display is also lighter and over a millimeter thinner than the current iPad's display with a smaller surrounding frame, suggesting Apple is looking to shave as much weight off the next iPad as they can for this update.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. 11:41

Free Lonely Planet City Guides for iPhone until February 4



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Some Lonely Planet City Guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are free until February 4 at 9 pm ET. This is a $6 price drop and free is the lowest possible price, so hurry up.

Guides' features include offline maps, location-based navigation, points of interest, image galleries, and editorial content.

Here are the links to free guides:


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Mac OS X 10.6.7 Build 10J850 Seeded to Developers



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Recently Apple seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.7, termed Build 10J850, to developers for testing. This time Apple is asking developers to focus their testing on Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics Drivers. No known issues are listed in the attached documentation. An estimated date of public release of Mac OS X 10.6.7, as usual, stays unclear. Apple likes making surprises.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. 16:51

Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta 3 to Developers



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Apple released on Tuesday, two weeks after previous update, a third beta version of iOS 4.3 for the iPad, iPhone 4 and 3GS, and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, to developers. The build carries the number of 8F5166b. The iOS 4.3 beta 3 now allow users to cancel downloading apps and delete them mid-download. The feature would be useful for users who accidentally begin downloading a large application and wish to cancel the process. Remind you that the iOS 4.3 is expected to introduce a rather small set of new features:  AirPlay video streaming for third-party apps, HTTP live streaming statistics and full-screen iAds. In the developer betas Apple also enabled support for multitasking gestures on the iPad, although the feature won’t be part of the public release of iOS 4.3.

   

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Actual Sales of Galaxy Tab Were Found To Be "Quite Small"



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Last week Samsung has admitted that its sales of Galaxy Tab were actually "quite small".

Last year Samsung Galaxy Tab represented the first generation of Android tablets that are able to compete with iPad and are available on the market. By the end of the Q4 of 2010 the company reported it had sold 2 million units. But according to Samsung executive Lee Young-Hee, this number does not represent actual sales and only includes inventory channel stuffing.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 17:12

New App Store restrictions blocked Sony eBookstore



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According to The New York Times, Apple has forbidden all developers including Sony to sell content or provide access to purchases outside its iOS App Store.

After that Apple rejected a Sony Reader iPhone application, as it allowed users to buy and read electronic books from the Sony Reader Store. So now all in-app purchases must go through Apple, president of Sony's digital reading division Steve Haber told.

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Apple is Hiring an Engineer Experienced in Integrating LTE



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A new job listing appeared on Apple’s website. Now the company is looking for LTE 4G connectivity expert. This is the first time LTE is mentioned among the “specific duties” for an applicant.

Specific Duties

- Implementation, Integration, customization, enhancement and maintenance of L1-3 Protocols for one or more of the following air interface: GSM/UMTS, CDMA (1x/EVDO), LTE etc.

Job listings often provide good indications that Apple is working on a new feature, which might be implemented in Apple’s devices in the feature. Moreover, US carriers are updating their networks to provide support for 4G network and some European carriers confirms that they start working with LTE during 2012 and 2013.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 15:16

Soviet-era films being sold illegally on iTunes



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The BBC reports that some Soviet-era films are being sold illegally through the App Store. Films available via iTunes include such as Gentlemen of Fortune, Assa, The Diamond Arm, Kin-dza-dza and Cheburashka. The copyright holders confirmed that they didn’t give their concern for their films to be sold in the App Store.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 14:17

Apple Posts iOS 4.2.6 Firmware for Verizon iPhone



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Apple today has posted iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone on its servers for public download, where it listed as for iPhone 3,3, the identifier for the CDMA version of iPhone 4. The version checks in as Build 8E200. Possibly the firmware was launched for journalists who have reportedly received the devices to write reviews. The Verizon iPhone carried iOS 4.2.5 when it was demoed at the media event introducing the device earlier this month, so it appears that Apple has made some additional tweaks since that time. Those who hoping that iPhone 4 for Verizon would be released with the iOS 4.3 will no doubt be disappointed. Though, it is pretty likely that 4.3 is going to be ready quickly after launch of the device.

Direct link to iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone

   

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Google topples Nokia and becomes a top smartphone platform maker



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Yesterday research firm Canalysis revealed a new study, where it was found that last quarter there were sold 32.9 million smartphones, which are based on Google platform, including Android, Tapas and OMS. In turn, according to Reuters only 31 million of Nokia's smartphones with Symbian OS were sold over the same period of time, and that allows to conclude that Google has overtaken Nokia and became a top smartphone platform maker in the world.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 12:05

Apple's tablet market share decreased from 95% to 77%



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Yesterday research firm Strategy Analytics has reported that in the December quarter iPad rivals started to conquer the tablet market, which caused Apple's tablet market share to drop from 95% to 77%.

In the Q4 of 2010 Apple sold record 7.3 million iPads and thus represented 95% of the market. Android shipments in turn increased from 100,000 units to 2.1 million, which eventually significantly changed the situation on the market, the director of Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston told.

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Woz Says White iPhone 4 Will Be Released Soon



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Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak confirmed that Apple managed to solve problems with the painting of the white iPhone 4. Last week we reported that Apple in collaboration with the unknown Japanese company created the new coloring process to address issues with the device. Wozniak also claimed that the device should come soon. He said one of the reasons which caused the delay was the device’s parts soled by the well-known kid (he ordered white iPhone 4 parts and then made some conversion kits and sold them). Those parts led to light leakage issues and washed-out pictures. So, the white iPhone 4 seams to be real.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 31st, 2011. 16:15

5 million next-gen iPads will be shipped in the Q1 of 2011



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Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently released another report, where he states that the next-gen iPad won't get new resolution this year.

"The most important reason why iPad 2 won’t have retinal display is yield rate of panel making. At this point, making high resolution and bright IPS/FFS panel is not easy and the production volume and cost couldn’t meet Apple’s requirements."


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New Angry Birds game coming in March



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Angry Birds is obviously one of the most popular games in App Store. And now its funs are waiting for the next version of their favorite game. The developer of the game, RovioMobile, has announced that new version of Angry Birds will come to the App Store in March. It’s based on the upcoming animated film Rio. Rio is a film about rare birds which are kidnapped by other birds and is about them escaping to freedom. The film Rio will be released on April 15th but the new game will be available earlier, in March.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 31st, 2011. 15:27

Geohot vs Sony



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Sony has won a lawsuit against iPhone Jailbreaker George Hotz (better-known as Geohot) . The court agreed with Sony's sentiment and after consideration of the record and the arguments found that a temporary restraining order would be appropriate and should be applied to hacker. Though, Geohot didn’t find himself guilty.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 31st, 2011. 13:43