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Another Apple's Patent Application Describes New 3D Gestures Technology





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Besides Apple's patent application about multitouch gestures, USPTO has published another another patent concerning 3D gestures.

In another filing (number 20110164029) the company describes new three-dimensional gestures (showed in the illustration above) which might be used in professional content creation software, such as 3D modeling, CAD applications, image editing programs and many others. The 3D gestures could also be used in alleged iPhone HD to run such professional apps as Final Cut Pro and Aperture.


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Written by maxim

Monday, July 11th, 2011. 9:37

Apple Keeps On Lowering Prices For Its iAd Packages



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Apple has kept on lowering the buy-in fee for its iAd mobile advertising by reducing package prices for main advertising companies from the original buy of $1 million down to $300.000 in some deals.


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Monday, July 11th, 2011. 9:22

iPad 2 shipping times drop to 3-5 business days



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Apple has finally fixed the iPad 2 availability problems, as it is now quoting just 3-5 business days on every model of the iPad 2. We could see the same availability back in March, after that it grew upto 5 weeks.

If you are planning to buy an iPad 2, now could be the time to do it. However there are constant rumors an iPad 2 HD coming later this year in October. So you might want just to wait a bit.

   

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011. 16:54

How to secure your iPhone or iPad and fix PDF vulnerability



As you might know hacker Comex has found a new PDF vulnerability and released JailBreakMe tool that uses it. These were great news. The bad ones is that your iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch is at risk. Bad guys can use the same vulnerability to take control of your device and do whatever they want with it.

Apple will fix it in iOS 4.3.4 firmware some day. Fortunately Comex has already released a patch for his JailbreakMe 3.0 exploit to protect already jailbroken devices from any malicious use of the exploit.

The package called 'PDF Patcher 2' can be downloaded and installed from Cydia. To jailbreak please use our step-by-step instructions.

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Apple Store iPad Smart Sign jailbroken



The Smart Sign is the iPad in front of each Apple product. It explains and provides specifications for the product. Customers are not able to actually use this iPad for anything but the Smart Sign application However with the right top-secret gesture anything is possible. One user figured out the secret gesture, went to the home screen, launched up Safari, and jailbroke the Smart Sign with the new JailbreakMe 3.0 tool. Here is the video:

UPDATE: Video is deleted from youtube by Apple request :)

   

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App Store For iOS Devices Surpassed 15 Billion Downloads



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Yesterday Apple reported that number of downloads in App Store for iOS devices has exceeded 15 billion, which result in bringing in more than $2.5 billion to developers and selling more than 200 million iOS devices.

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Apple Preparing OS X Lion and MacBook Air Launch Next Week



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9to5mac and AppleInsider have received some information from Apple retail employees and store managers that in the next week they will have to hold “overnights” to prepare for the launch of OS X Lion. 9to5mac claims that stores will be preparing for the software launch on July 13, so the Mac OS X Lion will be release on July 14. In the same time Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Airs that may probably come with the new software pre-installed.

This same person also mentioned hearing rumors from colleagues that Apple may formally invite some customers to its retail locations to download the new OS from within the store so that they can receive assistance in becoming familiar with some of Lion’s more prominent enhancements.

Meanwhile, people with ties to Apple’s other operating segments are supporting claims that Apple will make Mac OS X Lion available to the general public sometime next week. They add that long-awaited refreshes to the MacBook Air line will follow the launch closely, possibly the following week.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 8th, 2011. 15:14

Apple to Launch 'iPad HD' This Fall



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There have appeared new rumours about a higher-resolution iPad. The iPad HD will be launched later this year and will be sold alongside the iPad 2. The device was developed for pro-users in the video and photo-industries. There will be also launched the iPad-versions of pro-level apps such as Final Cut Pro or Aperture.

Our sources are saying that not only will there be a newly designed iPhone coming in the fall, but there is going to be a new entry into the iPad family as well. As hard as it might be to believe, the new tablet is said to sport a double resolution screen (2048 x 1536), and will be dubbed the "iPad HD." The idea behind the product is apparently that it will be a "pro" device aimed at a higher end market - folks who work in video and photo production possibly - and will be introduced alongside something like an iPad version of Final Cut or Aperture. This product is specifically said to not be the iPad 3, rather a complimentary piece of the iPad 2 line.


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Apple Experimenting With 'New Way of Charging' for 2012 iPhone



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The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple now is experimenting with new way of charging for the next-generation iPhone set for launch in 2012.

People briefed on Apple's plans said the company is planning a major iPhone revamp then, with one person saying the company has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone.

As usual it is unclear what charging mechanisms Apple is exploring, but some sources believe that the company could use induction charging or some other wireless system that does not require a cable. It seems that Apple is intending to make its next iPhone a cable-free device.

The Wall Street Journal has also reiterated rumours about a less expensive iPhone, co-called “iPhone nano”,  with an edge-to-edge screen.

Apple has also been working on a less-expensive phone with new features such as an edge-to-edge screen, according to this person.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 8th, 2011. 9:57

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G и iPod Touch 4 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPod Touch Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your  iPhone 3GS и iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPhone Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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Amazon’s iPad-optimized Player And Storage Upgrades Will Compete With Apple’s iCloud



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This year Amazon released its Cloud Player and Cloud Drive services that allow users to store music and other media data on Amazon’s servers and access them from different devices connected to the Internet. After Apple announced iCloud last month, some showed an interest in Amazon tweaking its products to keep with iCloud.


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Judge Denies Apple Injunction Against Amazon's Appstore



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A federal judge has denied Apple’s preliminary injunction against Amazon. A preliminary injunction is usually ordered when the judge believes that there is a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of the case, or a substantial threat of irreparable damage.

In March Apple accused Amazon in using the term “Appstore” for its Android marketplace (the company believes that the terms is its trademark) and asked the judge to prohibit Amazon to use the term. The company was afraid of confusion between Apple and Amazon's app stores and believes that use of the term by other companies can "confuse and mislead customers."

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, July 7th, 2011. 14:22

Analyst Said Notebooks Will Take A Tablet-like Form In The Next 2-3 years



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Is there a future development of notebooks with MacBook Air? One Wall Street analyst believes that notebooks stage a comeback with tablets losing its popularity.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 7th, 2011. 11:16

Pilots Allowed To Use iPad Instead Of Papers



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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has allowed airlines to use the iPad instead of flight bags, which in turn will help pilots to save more paper, money and time.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 7th, 2011. 10:58