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Control Your iPhone Via Voice (Jailbreak Only)





A hacker named Chpwn has recently posted a video where he uses his new jailbreak-only app called VoiceActivator. It allows you to fully configure what voice commands you may give to your iPhone/iPod touch and what the device should do after it'll hear it. For example, it can open webpages, make screenshots, and, as it seen from the video above, many other actions from the long list.

Chpwn didn't mention what will be the price for the app, but we may assume it will be cheap enough (and thus not free). We can expect it to be released next week.

The built-in iOS voice control application (which can be activated if you press and hold Home button for some time) allows to dial phone numbers, ask for the time, initiate FaceTime calls and control music playback. It is also known that Apple is going to incorporate the idea of VoiceActivator in future versions of iOS. Maybe, it will be the one of the ways to refuse from using Home button.

   

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Verizon started iPhone 4 launch countdown for existing customers



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Few days remain before iPhone 4 will become available for preorder at Verizon's stores, and this week the carrier has already launched a teaser countdown page available for existing customers, which tells them to come at 3 a.m. Eastern on Feb 3.

Previously Verizon has also sent out emails to its business customers with a notification of 3 a.m. start.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 30th, 2011. 19:33

Samsung Will Produce 4X More chips for Apple



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New report from Korea Times reveals that Samsung "has agreed with Apple to quadruple monthly shipments of its mobile AP chips to 20,000 sheets throughout this year from 5,000 last year". This information came from sources related to Samsung's suppliers.

According to Korea Times, that means that in 2011 a half of Samsung's mobile Application Processor chip capacity will be dedicated to Apple. Therefore, Apple becomes a bigger consumer of Samsung's chips that Samsung itself that produces similar chips for its smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 30th, 2011. 17:44

Dev-Team is ready to release RedSn0w 0.9.7 with untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak



Good news everyone. DevTeam recently posted a tweet where they inform us that they will soon release a new version of Redsn0w utility for Windows. It will be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 using the Monte iOS 4.1 technique.


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Video: Macworld Expo 2011 in 60 Seconds



MacLife has posted a video that races you through MacWorld Expo 2011 in 60 seconds. Too fast for me. Take a look:

   

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Friday, January 28th, 2011. 20:30

Apple Releases iTunes 10.1.2 With CDMA iPhone 4 Support



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Yesterday Apple released iTunes 10.1.2 which provide support for the upcoming Verizon CDMA iPhone 4. The update offers stability and performance improvements.” iTunes 10.1.2 syncs music, movies, and more with iPhone 4 (CDMA model)”, - Apples claimed.

Remind you that the previous iTunes 10.1 came with several new features and improvements, including:

  • Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.

Download iTunes 10.1.2

   

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Skype 5 for Mac Exits Beta, Group Video Calling Now Premium Feature



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As reported, Skype 5 has recently exited the beta stage that began in November 2010. Company made some improvements in the program, having reduced the size of the application window.

We've reduced the minimum window size, so that those of you who prefer to keep Skype to one side of your screen, for example, can do that more easily. We've also tightened up the contact list, so that you can see 30% more contacts at once. We've reduced the amount of whitespace in the sidebar too.

Other changes include the return of full-screen mode for video calls and easier access to chatting functions during calls. But the most important change is availability of group video calling to Skype's premium package for $4.99 per day or $8.99 per month. Free during the beta testing period the option was free.

You may download Skype 5 from here

   

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Friday, January 28th, 2011. 15:56

Sony unveiled its next-gen PSP and Android game store



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Today at the media event in Tokyo Sony unveiled its next-gen PlayStation Portable that will challenge Apple's iOS as a game platform.

The device's codename is NGP (Next Generation Portable) and it was built around five concepts: Revolutionary UI, Location-based Entertainment, Social Connectivity and Converging Real and Virtual Reality. And here are the characteristics of the device according to Engadget:

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 21:27

MacBook Pros getting updated soon



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Several sources claim that the stock for the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros is beginning to run low. Some resellers have suggested that Apple might be planning to update the product line.

The 17″ MacBook Pro generally appears to be in the shortest supply at the moment, with Amazon quoting a shipment window of 1-2 months for the base Core i5 model. For its part, Apple continues to show “within 24-hour” availability of all MacBook Pro models in its online stores, suggesting that the company may be prioritizing remaining stock to serve its customers directly.

The updated MacBook Pros might receive Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, internal Solid State Drives, thinner design and implemented USB 3.0 or Intel’s Light Peak.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 16:33

iPad made Apple the No.3 PC maker worldwide



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Yesterday firm Canalys has revealed the results of its financial research, where it is said that in the Q4 of 2010 Apple became the number third PC seller in the world if iPad and Mac sales are combined.

The company's computer sales showed 241% increase year over year, as 11.5 million units were shipped in the above-mentioned quarter. That appears to be enough to edge out Dell that shipped only 11.4 million units.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 15:48

Woman fails to smuggle 44 iPhones into Israel



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Last week, the 60-year old woman, living in Israel, was caught by the full body scanners at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport. A woman attempting to smuggle 44 iPhones into Israel “strapping” the handsets all around her body. The woman apparently looked quite conspicuous. She was dressed in full Georgian attire, and was struggling to walk through the airport. So, she raised suspicion and got the officials to run her through the machines.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 15:37

New iMacs in March



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As far as we know, Apple pushes out a refreshed iMac every 8 months and a major update every 27 months. The last major update was in October 2009 and the last refresh was in July 2010. So, the iMac lineup is due for a refresh this March.  The update will up-to-date the iMac, prepare it for Mac OS X Lion. Moreover, Apple is expected to start bringing the MacBook Air Solid State Drive (SSD) modules to the rest of the Mac family, will add the new Intel’s microarchitecture Sandy bridge to improve graphics and resolution on the 21.5" and 27" displays. Adding this option to the iMacs will improve the readability. Perhaps, Apple will also add an anti-glare option to their iMac display offerings. This will be a minor update, with a major one expected sometime around January 2012.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 15:00

This iPhone Case Will Cost You More Than An Actual iPhone



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Frank Muller, a luxury fashion brand well-know in Europe, makes great and really expensive accessories. Recently the brand launched a new line of iPhone 4 cases, which is manufactured in Europe and distributed though Japanese carrier Softbank. Soon the cases will be available for pre-order. This series will be produced as limited edition, 6 different models manufactured 500 times each. Each case will cost $1270. It’s more than the iPhone 4 price.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 14:10

Apple Posts New "iPad is Iconic" Ad



Apple created a new iPad video ad. It isa called "iPad is Iconic". Let's watch:

   

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. 21:12

Verizon will offer unlimited data plan for iPhone 4 buyers



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This week Engadget unveiled a leaked photo of new Verizon pricing, which shows that the carrier will soon cancel its 150MB data plan, and those who will buy new 3G smartphones will be required to pay $29.99 for every month of unlimited data allowance.

New changes will take place after Verizon will launch CDMA-version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. 17:09