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iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017





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NPD, market research firm, suggests that Apple’s tablet market share will drop to just over 50 percent by 2017. Android and Windows-based devices will, obviously, have a hand in it, and, as NPD expects, will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014.

The overall tablet market will swell from 81.6 million units in 2011 to 424.9 million units by 2017, and tablet shipments will surpass those of notebooks by 2016.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 5th, 2012. 16:55

Steve Jobs' liver transplant helped inspire Facebook organ donor program



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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in an interview with ABC News that his friendship with Steve Jobs and his liver transplant that extended his life came to mind as he worked on a plan to increase the number of organ donors.

"That definitely, I think, was something that we all had in mind as we were building this out," Zuckerberg said. "His story is just one of many, of people who both were able to have an organ transplant that made his life longer, and he was extremely thankful for that."


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Friday, May 4th, 2012. 14:50

‘New’ iPad 2,4 Uses 32nm A5 Instead Of 45nm A5 Found In iPad 2



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Anand Tech reported on a detail in the new iPad 2 model that many have overlooked. When Apple launched the iPad 3 with Retina display and A5X chip, the company also released the iPad 2,4 model, which is almost identical to the iPad 2. However in this model Apple replaced a 45nm A5 processor with a 32nm A5. This is the most efficient Apple’s processor and its 32nm die size is likely to be used in the next iPhone’s processor. The same 32nm A5 processor is used in the 1080P Apple TV, however it is limited to a single core.


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Pod2g Succeeds in Untethered Jailbreak of iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1



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Pod2g has announced via Twitter that he successfully made untethered jailbreak of the iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. Previously, three parties had demonstrated the jailbreak of iOS 5.1: I0n1c, the iPhone Dev-Team, and Chpwn/Phoenixdev. Only I0n1c claimed untethered jailbreak, but made it clear that he will not be releasing his jailbreak to the public.

Thankfully pod2g has announced that he's also succeeded in untethering the jailbreak.


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More Claims Of Thinner, Taller Next-Generation iPhone With 4-Inch Display



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According to information received by iLounge, next  iPhone will feature 4-inch display. To accommodate the 4-inch display, the body of the next iPhone will become taller by 10 mm and thinner by 2 mm (20%), however its width will remain the same. The sources also claim that Apple will add a panel to the center of its rear casing that will be flat and metal.

iLounge also claims that Apple will include the smaller dock connector in the next iPhone, which will have 16 pins and the shape of its hole will be closer to a pill than the shape of the existing connector.

   

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012. 21:56

Apple Unlikely to Use Liquidmetal Alloys



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Dr. Atakan Peker, who discovered and developed the formulation that later became Liquidmetal, said in an interview with Business Insider that Apple would need investment of $300 million to $500 million and over three years to ready the technology for mass-production of its electronic devices. He also mentioned that there is "no suitable manufacturing infrastructure yet to take full advantage of this alloy technology."

"This is a technology that has yet to be matured and perfected both in manufacturing process and application development," Peker said. "I should note that this is a completely new and different metal technology."


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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012. 16:57

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (Windows) [iOS 5.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1.1 and has stopped signing iOS 5.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w. iOS is also tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1 running on iPod Touch 3G. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (Windows) [iOS 5.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1.1 and has stopped signing iOS 5.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w. iOS is also tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1 running on iPod Touch 4G. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 (Windows) [iOS 5.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1.1 and has stopped signing iOS 5.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w. iOS is also tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1 running on iPad 1. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.


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Amazon Released Cloud Drive Desktop App For Windows And Mac



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In addition to the browser app, Amazon has released the desktop app for managing files in the Cloud Drive. Files and folders can be downloaded and uploaded in the background, but the Amazon Cloud service does not support syncing or a desktop browsing client like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync.


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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 23:40

Spotify iPad App Lands In The App Store



Last month there were leaks showing how might look the Spotify app for iPad, and today the company launched its long awaited app with the video above and a blog post. The app has landed in the App Store as a free universal download (an update for iPhone users). The service offers a free trial period of 48 hours for non-Premium users that can be increased to 30 days.


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Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market



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comScore released on Tuesday quarterly data from its MobiLens service, which surveyed 30,000 mobile subscribers users, revealing that the  iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

Apple's share of the smartphone market grew 1.1 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The figures were up 0.5 percent from Apple's three-month average from February.


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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 16:55

Claimed iPhone 5 SIM Card Tray Appears Identical to iPhone 4S



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Parts vendor SW-BOX.com has posted information on a claimed iPhone 5 SIM card tray that it obtained from one of its parts suppliers.

The tray appears essentially identical to the SIM card tray found in the iPhone 4S and 4, and if the part is indeed legitimate it suggests that Apple may retain a similar flat-edged form factor for the forthcoming device. Such a design would be opposed to a tapered or rounded-edge design that would likely require a somewhat curved exterior surface for the tray or at least a thinner tray profile as was seen in earlier iPhone models such as the 3G and 3GS.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 13:46

Jailbreaj 5.1 news: pod2g found 2 big vulnerabilities



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Pod2g has announced the discovery of 2 new vulnerabilities in his quest to jailbreak the iPhone.

News: a productive week-end. Found 2 big vulnerabilities. 1 kernel land and 1 root land.

Too bad I have to be secret again...

Last week pod2g noted that a jailbreak of iOS 5.1 would take at least a month to complete. We'll post more information about how these new vulnerabilities will affect that schedule as soon as we hear more.

If the kernel land vulnerability is exploitable this could provide a jailbreak for the device no matter the firmware.

   

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Australian Parliament Asked Apple To Justify Increased Prices For Australians



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Apple and some other companies will soon have to explain to the Australian Parliament why content from iTunes is more expensive for Australian consumers that for consumers in U.S. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy has approved a parliamentary inquiry that will be held sometimes this year.


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Monday, April 30th, 2012. 22:55