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Download iOS 7 Beta 4 [Links]





Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 4:


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iOS vs Android Sales: Facts, Figures and Most Popular Retailers



iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 14:04

FindIt App Updated with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox Support



If you often have to search for something on your smartphone, then FindIt is the app you need. It lets you look for people, emails and various files stored either on your device, or on Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.


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Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights



Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 17:54

Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16

Intel will supply Apple with processors for MacBook Pro



SemiAccurate says that Intel will become Apple's supplier of ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for the coming MacBook Pros. According to the report, the chips will boast a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.
It was Apple that requested a special top bin cream-of-the-crop GT3e selection from Intel, with "as much GPU power as possible." Now when most of the top chips are bought by Apple, much less will remain for Intel's other customers.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:45

Viber AppStore Description was hacked



The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked.  The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app  says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"


That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:05

How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.

   

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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36

Welcome iPhone 5C?



According to a photo posted on WeiPhone forum, the next Apple phone will be called 'iPhone 5C'. The picture, found by Macotakara,  shows a container full of packaging material to be used for Apple's new smartphone.

Nowever, the photo cannot be claimed 100% authentic, it may just be a picture of production knockoffs. Still, according to its size, the packaging will be a little bigger than the one for previous Apple devices.

It has already been predicted by iLounge that the coming Apple's low-cost smartphone will be called iPhone 5C. It is also believed, that the device will be made of plastic only, unlike its ancestors,  iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch and iPod classic. The new model will feature a 4” screen, a back similar to fifth-gen iPod touch, and a shape similar to iPod classic.

Now have a look at the rumor-provoking photo!

   

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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:53

Amazon Mobile app has been updated



The recent update of Amazon Mobile app enables you to create and manage Wish Lists.
The Amazon Mobile app helps you work with Amazon.com. You can search, get product details, read reviews and purchase millions of products you like.
Using this app, you only need to sign in with your existing Amazon account to access your cart, payment and shipping options. No new account should be created to manage the 1-Click settings and wish lists, track the orders and use the Prime membership benefits. You can easily compare the prices and check availability of the product you like.



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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:33

Old iPad mini vs New Nexus 7



Google has recently released its new Nexus 7 - a budget tablet, which costs only $229 for the version with Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory. But can this device compete with the iPad mini, released in October 2012? Let’s find out.


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 17:16

NESUnlocker - A New Tweak to Unlock Your iOS Device



There’s a new way to unlock your iPhone or iPad screen and it is called NESUnlocker. If you’re old enough to be a Ninetendo console fan, this old-school tweak for the smartphone or tablet is the thing you’ve always dreamed about.


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 13:37

T-Mobile goes $0 down for iPhone 5



One of the most famous USA carriers,  T-Mobile announced today that a new deal is about to begin - : $0 down for all devices. Since tomorrow, you will get a device without any instant payments, only to be obliged to pay $ 27 over the next 24 months( in addition to regular monthly charges). Before the deal was the following: you paid  $145.99 and the monthly payments were of $21 per month for 24 months.

The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US. “This is a fantastic offer and we’re making it easier than ever for customers to get the latest amazing devices. Adding Zero Down in addition to JUMP!, and Simple Choice with no contract is all about making wireless work for consumers and shaking up this industry.”


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 1:19

LA Unified School District students will get iPads



Apple has recently won a large supply contract for iPads to LA Unified School District. According to the program, all students in the school district will be equipped with iPad. The gadget will boast the Pearson Common Core System of Courses presented as a new app. Moreover, Apple’s iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) and iLife (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand) suites will be preloaded on each iPad as well as some educational third-party apps.  Apple says that the $30 million commitment is the beginning of a bigger contract from Los Angeles schools.

The first 31,000 iPads are only the initial phase of the program, which plans to buy and distribute iPads to all 640,000 students in the nation’s second-largest school district by late 2014, Mark Hovatter, the chief facilities executive for the LAUSD, told CITEworld.

“The most important thing is to try to prepare the kids for the technology they are going to face when they are going to graduate,” said Hovatter. “This is phase one, a mix of high school, middle school, and elementary students. We’re targeting kids who most likely don’t have their own computers or laptops or iPads. Their only exposure to computers now is going to be in their schools.


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 0:43

New privacy rules are to be introduced by U.S. Government



After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]

Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …


However the proposals may turn out to be rather ineffective…


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 0:11