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Valve Will Expand Steam To Include Non-Game Software On September 5





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Today Valve announced that starting September 5 it will expand its gaming marketplace Steam to include non-game software. The expansion of Steam store to other types of applications could pose a serious competition for other software marketplaces such as Mac App Store. From a press release:


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Thursday, August 9th, 2012. 2:33

Nitrous Tweak brings the Nitro Javascript Engine to iPhone Apps, makes them work faster



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Nitrous is a new tweak from Joe Jordan that unlocks the Nitro Javascript engine to give third party iPhone apps like Google Chrome, Twitter and others a speed boost.

The Nitro JavaScript engine is an advanced bytecode JavaScript engine that makes web browsing fast. It powers Safari on OS X and iOS. Unfortunately Nitro is only available to Apple apps such as Safari and iBooks. Nitrous tweak lets you grant this access to other apps.


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Google: Apple Inventories That Are Commercially Essential Should Be Treated As Standards



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CEO of Apple Tim Cook has said that he think other companies should “invent their own stuff” instead of copying inventions created by Apple.

Kent Walker, General Counsel of Google disagrees, and this month send a letter to Judiciary Committee of US Senate saying that commercial inventions that influence “consumer welfare” should be treated the same way as technical patents.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 13:11

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to сreate an App Store account without a credit card on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad



This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of creating Apple ID without using your credit card right on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This Apple ID is necessary to get free applications from AppStore.

  1. Open the App Store on your device.
  2. Find a free application on the App Store.
  3. Important: Before proceeding to the next step, you must download and install the free application by tapping Free followed by tapping Install.

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Apple working to improve iPhone autocorrect



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published three patent applications filled by Apple and confirming that the company continues to research technologies that would contribute to improved accuracy of the autocorrect feature on the iPhone.

Application No. 12/976834, titled "Combining timing and geometry information for typing correction," describes a process for using keystroke geometry and timing to better detect a user's intended input.  Any typed string could be analyzed for use in either autocorrection or autocompletion.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 29th, 2012. 16:47

Brightcove’s API Makes It Easier To Create Dual-Screen Apple TV And iOS apps



Today  Brightcove introduced App Cloud Core, a free edition of its app platform allowing developers to create iOS apps using JavaScript and HTML5. One of the main new features of the platform is the ability for developers to create dual-screen iOS app to transfer content to the Apple TV via AirPlay.


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iPhone 5 will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame, says Foxconn CEO



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Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou of Foxconn told its stockholders during the annual meeting on Monday to disregard Samsung's recently-released Galaxy S III smartphone and wait for the upcoming iPhone 5 instead, mentioning a number of strategies that will allow the company to "beat" Samsung within the next three to five years.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 21st, 2012. 13:02

Apple Filed Application For ‘.apple’ Domain Name Suffix



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According to the Associated Press, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has posted a list of around 2,000 applications for new domain name suffixes. These applications were received by ICANN as part of its program to expand existing domain naming system by adding new suffixes. Among the new domain name suffixes will be those based on brands so that companies can simplify URLs for their websites and enhance their branding.


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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 21:24

Apple Puts Up iOS 6 Banners at Moscone West



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Apple has begun putting up banners for iOS 6 at Moscone West, where WWDC 2012 will take place next week. It looks like the next version of Apple mobile operating system is not rumors any more - it's a fact.

iOS 6 is expected to bring improvements to some stock applications. Apple is believed to be dropping Google Maps and replacing it with its own in house solution.

Take a look at some more iOS 6 banner photos below:


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WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]



Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.

Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.

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Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.

Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 10 Years [Gallery]


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Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year



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You’ve obviously heard that Apple is going to refresh its Maps application in the forthcoming iOS6 and move away from Google Maps that Apple has used since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, replacing it by the company’s own service.

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the last five years that have saw Google and Apple going from best of corporate friends to sworn enemies spending a great deal of time disparaging each other in courts. The latest confrontation seems to be closely connected with Maps.


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55" Apple LCD TV for about $2,000



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Piper Jaffray’s analyst Gene Munster suggests that Apple's full-fledged television set with screen sizes between 42 inches and 55 inches will be retailing between $1,500 and $2,000. Such product will be unveiled later this year and will hit the market about six months after it is announced and will be sold in the amount of approximately 110 million units, he believes.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 1:38

Apple Researching Stylus Concepts with Optical Tracking and Haptic Feedback



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Back in 2007, then the first-generation iPhone was launched, Steve Jobs offered an idea of a stylus for the iPhone. And it seems that Apple is still researching his ideas for stylus-based input. Unwired View has recently posted Apple patent applications filed in late 2010, highlighting optical and haptic stylus concepts. However, there is no evidence that Apple is seriously looking at incorporating a stylus into its products, but it remains clear that the company is thinking about how such pen-based input could be used in novel ways.

Apple's optical stylus is based on a tiny camera on the tip of the pen, allowing it to track patterns on a device's screen that is invisible to the user's eye.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, May 28th, 2012. 15:52

How to backup your SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella for Mac OS



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Every time Apple releases a new firmware it stops the ability to restore to an older firmware. If you need to restore to old firmwares you need to save your SHSH keys as soon as possible.

Here are instructions on how to backup your SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella utility for Mac OS.

Step One
Download the latest version of Firmware Umbrella from here to your Desktop.


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Apple ordering screens sized at least 4" for next iPhone



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The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple began placing orders for a new, larger screen (it will measure "at least 4 inches diagonally") for the next iPhone. Production of the screens is set to begin in the next few months.

Rumors have suggested for some time that the next iPhone will be a major redesign, overhauling the look of the handset that has remained since the launch of the iPhone 4 in mid-2010. A larger screen would be a major change for the device, and could require developers to update their applications to take advantage of the larger display.


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