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Samsung Outpaced Apple In Connected Device Market





Market intelligence firm IDC published a report on what it describes as the Smart Connected Device Market. The graphic created by the company shows the market share decrease for both laptops (from 29% in 2010 to 17% in 2012) and desktop PCs (from 23% to 12%), while smartphones grew from 45% to 60% and tablets from 3% to 11%. Overall, the PCs’ market share fall from about 50% to 30% in just two years.


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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 21:52

Photos showing the back shell of the second generation iPad mini



Mobiles Pie indicates on the forum of Chinese website WeiPhone some photos showing what may be on the back of the second generation iPad mini.
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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 20:33

Sony announces PlayStation 4 and new PlayStation app for iOS



At an event, which was held in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, new next-generation video game console. The new console will allow gamers to try out new games before buying, share video games with friends, as well as to watch friends play in a spectator mode.
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Sn0wBreeze 2.9.10 released: custom firmware and jailbreak for iOS 6.1.2



iH8Sn0w released Sn0wBreeze 2.9.10 that brings support for untethered jailbreak of iOS 6.1.2. New version supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. It does not work with A5/A6 devices, like iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, etc.

Sn0wbreeze can be used to create a custom firmware with jailbreak and preserve iPhone modem (baseband) version for unlock. It can also be used to upgrade iPhone 3GS modem version to 06.15.

You can find the release notes below. You can download the latest version of Sn0wBreeze from here.

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Plants vs. Zombies game is free until the end of February



A popular game Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone and iPad is free for a limited time.

Price for iPhone version varied from $0.99 to $2.99, HD version costed from $1.99 up to $9.99.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 14:28

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers which includes a fix for the recently discovered lock screen bug.

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 includes a security fix for a Lock screen bug and the following improvements to Maps for Japan:
● Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
● Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
● Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
● Updated freeway color to green
● Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices
● Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

You can get the new build (10B318) from the iOS Dev Center.

   

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 14:18

New Apple Patent Application Reveals Slap Bracelet With Flexible Display



A new patent application from Apple discloses a new "bracelet" device with a wraparound design where the display would cover the whole outer surface. Although the word "watch" is not mention anywhere in the patent application filed back in August 2011, the wearable device described in the patent could clearly serve as a smart watch.


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Thursday, February 21st, 2013. 22:06

iPhoneDevSDK informs what led to hacking Apple and Facebook



In January, a number of Apple employees’ Mac devices have been hacked after visiting a popular iPhoneDevSDK forum. The employees from Facebook and, probably, dozens of other companies have also been attacked by the hacker. The site's owner, Ian Sefferman,  has provided some limited details about what happened in his blog.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 21st, 2013. 21:25

iPhone 5 And 4S Topped The List Of Smartphone Shipments In 4Q 2012



In November, research company Strategy Analytics claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S III had become the best-selling smartphone worldwide in the third quarter of last year, taking advantage of iPhone 4S decreased sales ahead of the iPhone 5 launch.

The firm’s latest research published today shows that Apple easily retook the title for the fourth quarter of 2012 with the iPhone 5 shipments reaching 27.4 million units for 12,6 percent of the market.


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Thursday, February 21st, 2013. 0:35

Spotify streaming music service may appear on iPhone and iPad



According to the information provided by The Verge, the music streaming service Spotify has been talking about creating a section of free subscription for smartphones and tablets.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 20:50

Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.2



Apple today released iTunes 11.0.2 which adds a new Composers view for music and other improvements.

About iTunes 11.0.2
This update adds a new Composers view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library. This update also includes other stability and performance improvements.

You can download iTunes 11.0.2 from Software Update or directly here.

   

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 19:36

Evasi0n 1.4 released with support of iOS 6.1.2 untethered jailbreak



The Evad3rs have released Evasi0n 1.4, an update to the jailbreak utility that brings support for the new iOS 6.1.2 firmware. All devices are supported.

Version 1.4
● Added support for iOS 6.1.2, all devices.

You can download Evasi0n 1.4 here.

If you haven't jailbroken yet, you can find the our step-by-step tutorials here:

   

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AU Optronics solved iPad mini display production issues



According to the report submitted by Digitimes, AU Optronics has improved performance of displays for the iPad mini which finally leads to the availability of the current iPad mini and a reliable infrastructure for the production of displays for the next generation iPad mini.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 16:33

Apple Stimulates Sales Growth In Two Main Consumer Electronics Categories



Today NPD released a report analyzing consumer technology sales in U.S. for 2012. According to the report, since 2010, U.S. consumer technology sales have decreased by $4 billion, down to $143 billion.


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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 13:13

Hackers Attacked And Infected A Number Of Apple Employees’ Macs



According to AllThingsD, Apple today confirmed that a number of Apple employees’ Macs were compromised by the same Chinese hackers, who recently targeted Facebook employees. The malware infected the computers through a vulnerability in a Java plug-in, which Apple has recently blocked due to security vulnerabilities. in statement to AllThingsD, Apple said:


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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 0:39