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Upcoming OS X Mountain Lion version may solve laptop battery life woes





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The unscientific test carried out by The Mac Observer claims to show significant boost in MacBook battery life using a new developer build 12C35 of OS X Mountain Lion, with the latest beta showing an 85-minute increase from the current 10.8.1.

Using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard as a baseline, the compiled test data showed a significant hit to battery performance with the introductions of 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. Upon release, Lion lost over 40 minutes of battery life and took three revisions to regain Snow Leopard power efficiency. In contrast, Mountain Lion saw a huge 105 minute loss in battery performance when it was released in July, with the latest 10.8.1 version moving the OS only 30 minutes closer to baseline.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 21:17

Google Released Native YouTube App For iPhone



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Google, as promised, has launched a native YouTube app for Apple’s smartphone. Previously we reported that Apple would be removing the YouTube app from IOS 6 that is expected to be released in the immediate future. At that time, Google said that a native iOS app is in the pipeline.

YouTube app just appeared as a free download in the App Store.


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Photo of USB Cable With Apple’s Smaller Dock Connector Surfaced



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iLounge points to a photo of what is claimed to be the  cable with Apple’s new dock connector.

The cable includes a scannable code and some text on its USB connector part, but the final version of the cable will almost certainly not include these features.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 1:14

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Fourth Beta To Developers, YouTube App Is Removed



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Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 1:43

Apple Released Beta 3 Of iOS 6 And Rolled Out @icloud.com Email Addresses



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Today Apple released the beta 3 of iOS 6 to developers. The new mobile operation system is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone in the September-October timeframe.
The beta 3, which comes as Build 10A5355d, arrived three weeks after the release of previous version for developers of Build 10A5338d.


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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. 1:45

Evidence of Apple Maps for OS X Shows Up in iOS 6 Beta



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The code found in the iOS 6 Beta shows that Apple's new Maps application may be making its way to OS X in some form. The evidence was discovered by the developer Cody Cooper through the to several older Intel graphics solutions for which map features such as shading are disabled. Though, it is unclear exactly what form Apple's maps would take on the Mac and whether the references are simply for hooks into map-enabled apps on OS X or if there is some more significant mapping solution coming to the Mac.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 8:35

How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57

iPhone Dev-Team Releases Redsn0w 0.9.13dev2



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The iPhone Dev-Team has released an update to iOS 6 jailbreak - RedSn0w 0.9.13dev2. New version resolves problems with SSH.

The "dev2" version should fix the various SSH problems and crashes with apps that some have been seeing.

You can download the latest version of RedSn0w from here.




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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 11:01

What's new in iOS 6 Beta 2 firmware (x8)



Apple released iOS 6 Beta 2 today. Let's take a look what's changed:

1. Apple added a toggle to control whether or not you can use iOS 6′s new Shared Photo Streams feature. The toggle is in both the Photos settings page and the iCloud settings.

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Apple released iOS 6.0 Beta 2 for developers



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Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:


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The iOS 6 Beta Has Already Been Jailbroken



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MuscleNerd has announced the successful jailbreak of his iPod touch 4G on iOS 6 Beta.

Here's ioreg of my tethered-JB ipt4g 6.0: http://is.gd/1qOwvW ..MANY things including Cydia are broken, don't expect beta JB for a while!


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WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

11:54:17 AM PDT


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Next-Generation iPhone 5 Said to Use S5L8950X Application Processor



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9to5Mac’s source, who has access to the next-generation iPhone prototype, as well as data found out in a build of iOS 6 could report some more details about Apple’s next smartphone.

- Details in the iOS 6 beta indicate that the next-generation iPhone will run an application processor identified as S5L8950X that is still internally being referred to as part of the A5 family.  That processor initially showed up in iOS 5.1 betas alongside the S5L8945X that arrived in the form of the A5X in the current iPad.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 0:03

Apple To Update iCloud With New Photo Sharing Feature



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According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to announce an upgrade to its iCloud service at Worldwide Developers Conference next months. The refreshed service will allow iCloud users to share photos with each other and comment on them. Now, users can only store photos via a Photo Stream feature that is capable to sync photos with other Apple devices, but not to share them.


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Monday, May 14th, 2012. 23:02

Apple Seeded Second Developer Preview Of OS X With Several New Features



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Apple seeded its second preview version of the upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers. When introducing the new OS X operating system earlier this year, Apple noted the new version brings iOS functionality to the Mac. Among this popular iOS features are Notification Center, Messages, Game Center and AirPlay Mirroring. With the release of the new beta version, a few interesting features have been spotted.


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