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Just for fun: How does Steve Jobs' Business Card From 1979 look like?





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Here is a shot of Steve Jobs' business card from 1979. For that time, it was quite expensive one. Steve Jobs must have spent serious money on such cards with embossed and stylized font and the logo (which you, unfortunately, can’t see on this shot). The address on the cards is a street from the current Apple campus and the phone number is still Apple’s main switch board.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 22nd, 2010. 15:28

First Look: Apple's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion



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As already known, the new Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is planed to be released next summer. New operating system will adopt some iOS features. Now Apple works to bring many of its mobile innovations into the next version of Mac OS X 10.7. So, Apple will add the following the mobile-optimized features to the Mac from iOS:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.2 (Mac)



These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.2 for Mac OS X. If you need unlock and you have not updated to iOS 4 you will be able to preserve baseband and unlock iPhone using ultrasn0w.

This guide will work for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and AppleTV. Just use the right firmware and select the right device (step four).

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Now you need to download there PwnageTool 4.1.2 from here and iOS 4.1 firmware from here.

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!

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Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.


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Live from Apple's "Back to the Mac" event (constantly updating)



11:28AM Thanks for reading along!
11:28AM Hands on time!
11:28AM Well, we definitely want a MacBook Air after seeing the video.

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The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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First news about UltraSn0w 4.1 - future unlock for iPhone iOS 4.1



This is what MuscleNerd have seen while trying to make iPhone unlock for iOS 4.1 work. Quite strange and scary. While we can see that UltraSn0w 4.1 is not ready yet, this is good that the work is in progress.

MuscleNerd writes:

After plugging in my test T-Mobile SIM for ultrasn0w @4.1, I saw these come in: http://is.gd/g7OR0 .. scary!




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iPhone 4 Variation Hits Final Field Testing Stage? iPhone 5 at Engineering Verification Test Stage?



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Boy Genius Report’s source claims that Apple almost completes the final field testing of a tweaked version of the iPhone 4, known as "iPhone3,2", which is expected to be the Verizon or CDMA-compatible iPhone 4 model. The iPhone3,2 will have similar SIM card slot to iPhone 4 slot, which is not suitable for CDMA phone. Perhaps, Apple is going to release model, which will provide support for both GSM and CDMA and will be compatible with all carriers. The source also reports that the fifth-generation iPhone has entered the "engineering verification test" stage, which the CDMA-based iPhone 4 completed in May.




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More MacBook Air rumors, fast boot, lower prices



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Cult of Mac’s sources in Apple provide a new portion of information about a next-gen MacBook Air, which is expected to be released during the Apple's media event on Wednesday. Here is a short summary:


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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 12:37

Driverless iPad Controlled Taxi



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A German research group presented a concept of an “autonomous car”.  This is a car, which drives itself, using special equipment to monitor road and environment. It is controlled by an iPad application. First of all, he iPad finds your location via GPS and sends it to the car. The autonomous cab can find you, pick you up, and take you wherever you want. Moreover, you may track the cab’s movement and scanner information directly from the iPad.


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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 10:50

iPad Makes Its Way to the Farthest Places of the Earth



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Apple’s iPad is so popular round the world, and it’s not surprisingly that people from the areas that Apple hasn’t yet reached, want to obtain this device. Sometime they have to trip pretty long distances to get it.


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Monday, October 18th, 2010. 13:37

Found an early prototype next-gen MacBook Air



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Last week Engadget posts a single shot of a prototype MacBook Air. The prototype device is labeled "K18". On the picture they found USB plugs on the left and right sides of device, Mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader on the left, and a power plug on the right. The prototype on the picture is the same size and style, has the same "large single mouse button", same 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor and 2GB of RAM as the current model of MacBook Air. Engadget’s source claims that the shot was made early in April. Moreover, а new SSD Card storage is rumored to be installed in upcoming MacBook Air. It's possible that such SSD Cards will resemble a stick of RAM.




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Monday, October 18th, 2010. 12:46

Diamond-encrusted iPhone 4 for £5 million



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Here you may see the picture of two identical world's most expensive phones, made for an Australian businessman. Each handset includes over 500 diamonds covering the edges, the Apple logo. Home button is covered by two interchangeable diamonds; a single cut 7.4-carat pink diamond and a rare 8-carat single cut flawless diamond. Total weight of these individual flawless cut diamonds is over 100-carats. The phones come in a box made from a single 7kg block of granite, lined with top grain leather. Its total cost is £5 million - nearly 8 million dollars.




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Friday, October 15th, 2010. 23:46

iPhone iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Released from GeoHot, called LimeRa1n



Famous hacker Geohot is back and today he released the latest iOS 4.1 jailbreak. It is called LimeRa1n and supports iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G with iOS firmwares 4.0-4.1 and beyond. It can also hacktivate your device, so there is no need in phone SIM-cards and other tricks.

This software is still in beta and was updated 3 times in last several hours. So use with caution.

There is Windows version only for now. Geohot plans to release LimeRa1n for Mac and Linux soon. You can Download it here.

Some users report that they have jailbroken their iOS 3.2.2 iPads successfully with limera1n, while others report that they tried, but failed.

Do not forget to backup.

For many users of iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.2 now there is a hope to perform jailbreak using LimeRa1n and unlock using ultrasn0w. We recommend NOT to do it if you have not saved your SHSH keys. You can try, but if something goes wrong without SHSH keys you'll have to restore to iOS 4.1, and there is no unlock for iOS 4.1 (possibly forever). Just wait for PwnageTool utility.

DevTeam reported that Limera1n uses a different exploit than SHAtter, so they will not release SHAtter utility, they don't want let Apple fix both security holes. However they plan to release PwnageTool using the same exploit.

You can find our LimeRa1n tutorials tutorials:


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iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Launch Scheduled For This Sunday



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Chronic Dev-Team member Joshua Hill has just confirmed that the new Greenpois0n jailbreak, which will allow you to jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 4.1 software, is expected to be released this Sunday. To make the event more special, Dev-Team has decided to launch the tool at 10 past 10 AM on October 10th 2010. They will be releasing multiple tools, some of which will help you update to 4.1 without losing the possibility of unlocking your baseband for other carriers.




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Apple Preps for NC Data Center Launch, Paid $1.7 Million to Couple for 1-Acre Plot



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Apple has to pay a North Carolina couple $1.7 million for their home on one acre of land in a deal to enable the company to build its $1 billion data center. According to tax records, the house and property appear to have been assessed at a value of $181,700. The couple showed no interest in moving out of their home of 34 years in the town of Maiden.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 11:02