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Apple seeks more iOS developers for its navigation software?





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Four new job offers have been posted on Apple's site and reveal that company is looking for a software engineers to work on its navigation software.

All four job listings offer a full-time job in Santa Clara Valley, California. The description explains that Apple wants "outstanding engineers to deliver the next generation of Apple products".

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, December 19th, 2010. 4:14

Samsung Galaxy Tab Is an 'Over-Sized Phone', Not Tablet



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Sencha, which is a web application developer, has recently compared Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple's iPad and made a conclusion that a Samsung's tablet is "a little bit of disappointment".

As Sencha develops different JavaScript frameworks that enable developers to creating rich mobile apps for Android and iOS devices built from web standards, the company is interested to know how good actual products perform and support HTML5 and related web standards. The latter include overall JavaScript performance, embedded multimedia playback, Web Sockets, Canvas animations, SVG and advanced CSS3 transforms. Here are the results received by Sencha in their tests of Galaxy Tab and iPad:

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Google Announced New Version of Android Market



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This week Google has released a new version of its client app for Android Market, which will work on any smartphone running Android OS 1.6 or higher.

The company aims to facilitate the process of discovering new software and its purchase. That's why new Android Market will have a Cover Flow-like style of app listings and include new categories like Widgets and Live Wallpapers, as currently the catalog is filled pretty much with these kinds of software. Besides that, app pages will now have more info and links to related content.

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iPhone 4 is the most difficult product to buy in China



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Ticongera Securities analyst Brian White provided another update for investors while touring the Far East. In his note he says that iPhone 4, iPad and 11-inch MacBook Air are the most difficult products to purchase in China.

Local carrier China Unicom cannot fulfill almost a third of preorders, and people wait for their devices for around two months. That creates wide growth opportunities in China, and White says Apple's interest in this market is definitely positive.

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Apple may show off its Mac App Store on Dec. 13



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Yesterday AppleTell revealed that Apple asked developers to prepare their applications for a launch as soon as possible. According to an unknown source, the upcoming Mac App Store will be revealed on Monday, December 13. But initially Steve Jobs planned to launch it even sooner than today, said the author of the note Kirk Hiner.

"That obviously didn't happen, but Apple appears to be way ahead of schedule on the Mac App Store nonetheless, and looks to take advantage of the Christmas rush".


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Jailbreak Hack Enables Landscape Springboard on iPhone



Everybody knows that the iPhone Springboard can’t be turned in landscape mode. Apple wants you to hold the device in portrait mode only. But some apps, like Mail, support the horizontal orientation. So, Cydia developers offer us the alternative solution, a new hack available in Cydia called “SBRotator” ($1.99). If you change your iPhone’s orientation, using the app, the Springboard will just follow it. But Springboard orientation change requires a proper layout change too. SBRotator puts an extra tab which enables you find the configuration that best suits your needs. Moreover, the program allows you to resize icons for landscape mode.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 4th, 2010. 20:20

Apple Refused From Demos in Mac App Store



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After the release of the second build of Mac OS X 10.6.6 Apple has also updated its Developer News portal, and now it contains few new tips for developers they should read before considering to submit their Mac apps for approval. With one of it the company confirmed that it will not accept any kind of beta, trial or demo versions of the programs in its new Store.

But for those who still want to promote demo versions of their products Apple suggests developers to hosts such versions on their own websites.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 16:10

Apple Has Released Second Build of Mac OS X 10.6.6 to Developers



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This Thursday Apple issued the second build of Mac OS X 10.6.6, namely 10J537, which is a 1000 MB download.

The first build was released almost a month ago on November, 4.

It is said that Mac OS X 10.6.6 "contains developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts". That suggests that 10.6.6 update will be released just in time for the opening of the new Mac App Store, which was announced to arrive in the next few months.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 14:50

RIM's BlackBerry Overtook Apple's iPhone Back in the US



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Today's StatCounter published its fresh report based on web analytics about mobile users, where it is said that 34.3% of all American users generate web traffic from RIM's smartphones, while 33% browse the Internet with their iPhones. Two years ago Apple beated RIM in this stats, as iPhone users generate three times more traffic than those who have BlackBerry.

StatCounter reveals that a year ago Apple's iOS had 52.9% share in terms of mobile web usage, so such a drop is pretty huge. To make such conclusion the company analyzed 3 million websites with 15 billion page views per month.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. 4:21

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 (Windows) [iOS 4.2.1]



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UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update to 4.2.1, use PwnageTool to create custom firmware!

UPDATE 3: If you have new bootrom and ios 4.1, do not update to 4.2.1 - you will loose untethered jailbreak.

UPDATE 4: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

This is step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for Windows.

For iPhone 3G use this tutorial.

If you have an iPhone 3GS with the new bootrom you will only be able to perform a tethered jailbreak at this time. This means you will need Redsn0w's assistance to boot into your jailbroken device.

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

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS

During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 (Windows) [iOS 4.2.1]



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UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update to 4.2.1, use PwnageTool to create custom firmware!

UPDATE 3: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

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

This is step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G on iOS 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for Windows.

For iPhone 3GS use this tutorial.

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS
During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this.


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Apple hires people from RIM's enterprise sales team



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According to the recent Wall Street Journal report, at least 5 RIM's former employees made a switch to Apple in the last year and a half and thus updated information in their resumes. Here are their names:


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. 19:36

Angry Birds maker apologized for the game's poor performance on Android devices



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This week CNET reported that the developer of Angry Birds Rovio Mobile had apologized for poor performance of its game on some Android devices. The company told that it was too hard to deliver optimal performance for such a great variety of different devices, which can be explained by Android's platform fragmentation.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 20:53

iTunes Connect Mobile App Updated with iPad Support, Retina Graphics, iBookstore Stats



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Apple updated their iTunes Connect Mobile application which allows iOS developers to check their Apple developer account and see detailed information about the apps which are currently on sale in the App Store. The latest 1.1 update includes support for the iPad, graphics for the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch Retina display and support for the viewing of iBookstore statistics for your books. This is the same application which Mac App Store developers will use to track their apps. The app is free.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.2.1 Golden Master to Developers



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While we were all waiting for Apple to finally release iOS 4.2 to the general public, the company seeded a new golden master of iOS 4.2, known as iOS 4.2.1, to developers. Apple has instructed developers not to resubmit their applications under the new build, suggesting that this new version only fixes some minute bugs and no new features have been added.


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