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Google admits Chrome bug responsible for crashing MacBook Airs





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Shortly after release of the updated MacBook Airs, a number of users reported that their machines were frequently crashing. Gizmodo noted this week that the issue was caused by the Chrome browser. One Genius technician said that the problem was "the specific combination of Intel HD 4000 chip + flash + Chrome." Moreover, Google has recently accepted responsibility for a kernel panic issue on Apple's new MacBook Airs. Apple is aware of the issue and planning to release a patch soon.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 29th, 2012. 11:11

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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RedSn0w 0.9.12b2: minor update and bugfixes



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The iPhone Dev-Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.12b2. New version has some bugfixes and additional question about jailbreak mode for A4 devices.


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iOS 5.1.1: what's new and download links



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Apple released iOS 5.1.1 (build number 9B206) for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone. This is a small update with several bugfixes and small improvements. Here is the official list of changes:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut.
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks.
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances.
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List.
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase.

And download links:


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Apple updates Apple TV to version 5.0.1 9B206f



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Apple released the new iOS firmware 5.0.1 (9B206f) for both Apple TV 2G and latest Apple TV 3G. The software update is said to bring fixes to AirPlay, Netflix, Home Sharing, and more. New firmware also includes HD previews for movies and TV shows on the iTunes Store.

You can find the download links below, or you can just hit the update version on your Apple TV.




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Apple N Berry recalls Gevey Ultra 5.1, it does not work for iPhone 4 any more



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The GEVEY Ultra 5.1 for the GSM iPhone 4 has been recalled since it used Loktar Sun's free method (aka SAM unlock) to unlock your device which has been disabled by Apple. Apple N Berry is offering a full refund to customers who purchased the device. You can read their official statement here.


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New Unlock works for all iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all 5.x firmwares, all basebands



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A new unlock has been discovered that works for all iPhones and all 5.x firmware versions, all basebands are supported.

The method discovered by Loktar_Sun appears to exploit a logical bug in Apple's server and can be performed on any jailbroken iOS device. His procedure involves using Sam Bingner's SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package to perform a series of steps that unlocks your phone to use a specific SIM.

It has been confirmed working by iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd who notes an update may be coming to SAM from @sbingner to make the procedure simpler.

We will post detailed step by step unlock instructions soon.

UPDATE: Tutorial is ready! You can find it here.




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Facebook app updated to v4.1.1: brings iPad 3 Retina Display support



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Facebook has updated its iOS app with numerous improvements including Retina Display support for the new iPad, the ability to offline in chat, and more.

What's New in Version 4.1.1

In this release, we added some features and fixed some bugs so now:
- You can go offline in chat
- The right profile picture appears for everyone
- Your list of friends always includes all your friends
- In sets of photos, your name is displayed correctly
- Photos of people who like Facebook Pages load correctly
- Your friend-request notification only lights up if you have a request
- You can change your language to Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Portugal) or Thai
- If you've got a new Retina iPad, you'll see a crisp, high resolution interface

You can download Facebook app for free in AppStore (link).


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Infinity Blade is now on sale for $0.99



Chair Entertainment has announced that their popular Infinity Blade game for iOS is now on sale for $0.99.

You can purchase Infinity Blade from the App Store for $0.99 (link).

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Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 released: bugfixes and Apple TV 2G support



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iH8sn0w has released new version of popular jailbreak utility Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3.

What is New?

  • Added Apple TV 2 support for iOS 4.4.3/4.4.4.
  • Fixed rare issues with iOS 5.0.1 where it would halt on the Apple upon boot.

Just adding this in mainly for users who dumped their SHSH blobs. On the initial boot, the Apple TV may have a black screen for 60 seconds after setting up the Apple TV. This is normal.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.9.3 here.




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Apple Releases iOS 5.1: What's new?



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Apple has released the iOS 5.1 firmware for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has also released iOS 5.0 for the Apple TV.

You can find links to downloading the latest firmware versions here:

What's new:


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Apple to reportedly double 'iPad 3' RAM to 1GB



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A hacker and iPhone jailbreaker known as "Chronic" suggests that Apple will increase the RAM in its upcoming iPad model. Leaked debug photos purportedly from Apple's third-generation iPad show that the device will sport 1GB of RAM, double the amount of its predecessor iPad 2 that carries 512MB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 4.

Leaked debug photos allegedly of Apple's next iPad that surfaced last month showed a line of code that read "vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages." By multiplying the number of free pages by the size of a page (4,096 bytes), the developer deduced that the device would have 1GB of RAM.


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Opera Mini for iOS gets support for uploading files



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The Opera Mini Web Browser for iOS has been updated with support for uploading files, more than 9 speed dials, and more.

Do you experience slow Internet browsing? Get the fastest, most cost-efficient web-browsing experience for your iOS device today.

Keep Opera Mini handy on your iOS device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi or when data roaming. Opera's powerful servers compress data by up to 90% before downloading, so page loads are lightning fast.

Opera Mini’s great features include:
► Speed: Up to 6 times faster browsing, especially when on slower or crowded networks
► Data Savings: Compress up to 90% of data traffic
► Speed Dial: Get to your favorite Web sites with a single tap
► Visual Tabs: See all your open Web pages and quickly switch between them
► Opera Link: Synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial with a Desktop PC or other mobile phone

What's New in Version 7

Added support for more than 9 Speed Dials
Added support for platform dictionary
Added support for uploading files
Added zoom setting
Improved traffic compression on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
Fixed session restore not keeping tabs when relaunching
Updated to dark keyboard to match Opera UI
Various bug fixes


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Apple intern's thesis leaks secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors



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In 2010, Tristan Schaap, who now serves as a Core OS engineer at Apple, published a Bachelor thesis on his 12-week stint as an intern with Apple's Platform Technologies Group, a subdivision of the Core OS department. The thesis revealed that the former Apple intern had been working on the secret project to port Mac OS X Snow Leopard to the ARM architecture.

According to the paper, Schaap worked with the group to get Darwin, the "lower half" of Apple's Mac OS X operating system, to boot onto an ARM processor from Marvell. During the course of the project, he achieved his goal of "booting into a multi-user prompt," though some issues still remained due to a "poor implementation on the debug hardware."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. 16:46

Absinthe v0.4: jailbreak utility for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is updated



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to its Absinthe jailbreak utility that brings support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel + PPC) and fixes several bugs.

@pimskeks announced the update:

#Absinthe 0.4 released greenpois0n.com/?p=173 - OSX 10.5 support (PPC+Intel). Re-jailbreaking not required. Changelog: pastebin.com/DdwGKstR

What's New in Absinthe v0.4:

  • Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
  • added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
  • Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

Here are our step-by-step tutorials:




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