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Apple Sold 91,000 iPads for 6 Hours





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Members of AAPL Sanity Board at Investor Village resource decided to study the iPad order numbers. By 11:05am EST they received fifteen confirmations about 74,000 orders (the device went up for pre-order at 08:30 am EST).

But there were other who became interested in the dynamics of iPad sells. Valcent Financial Group says about 51,000 orders in 2 hours, Silicon Alley Insider reports about 20,000 devices reserved per hour.

Fortune predicts Apple may have only 300,000 iPads available for sale right now. It also reports 91,000 devices were sold in six hours since 08:30 am.




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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, March 13th, 2010. 3:09

iPad Can Make Emergency Calls!



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One of the developers enabled a passcode lock in iPad SDK and then decided to type it incorrectly for a few times. After 5th try iPad proposed to make an emergency call.

This option looks pretty obscure but can be explained as a following to FCC regulations, that demand wireless phones to be able to make emergency calls (even in the cases when the device isn't currently active or assigned a number).

Jobs claimed at the iPad's keynote that it has a built-in speaker and mic, so does it really can make normal calls in addition to emergency calls?




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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010. 20:44

Apple and HTC commented on the lawsuit situation



When HTC found out about Apple's actions, the company told Gizmodo website they will defend their technologies:

"We only learned of Apple's actions based on your stories and Apple's press release. We have not been served any papers yet so we are in no position to comment on the claims. We respect and value patent rights but we are committed to defending our own innovations. We have been innovating and patenting our own technology for 13 years."

Steve Jobs expressed his opinion in the official press release:

"We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

It is interesting, that 14 years ago it was Steve Jobs who said: "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.".

Wow! It looks like Steve Jobs totally changed his mind?




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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010. 13:40

Speaking About Reasons of Apple's Actions



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After the news about Apple's lawsuit many of us have been wondering why Apple did this. Obviously, the thing is not about money as the company already has $40 billion of cash and investments. Digital Daily's editor John Paczkowski thinks the reason is a desire to extend iPhone's growing lead on the market.

"Apple is suing to make an example out of HTC and lengthen the engineering time-to-market for Android handset builders."

While other Android smartphone manufacturers will spend their time solving a problem with developing of noninfringing technologies to avoid lawsuits, Apple will continue to iterate the iPhone.

Ok, this is clear, but why Apple accused HTC now?


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Good-Looking High Quality Case for the iPhone



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Have you ever tried to find in accessory for your iPhone or iPod Touch that looks nice and doesn't cost too much? I recently decided to renew the case for my iPhone. While browsing over the internet I've found a nice place with many good choices.

I've chosen classical black leather. It it very well made and looks great. It fits well for iPhone 3G/3GS and even iPhone 2G. You can buy one for just $4.14 at BudgetGadgets. There are discounts if you buy more than one. This shop has free shipping worldwide, which is also nice.

Use the coupon name VM5OFF5 during checkout, it will give you additional 5% discount.


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Monday, March 1st, 2010. 12:51

What We Can Expect After The iPad?



After the unveiling of iPad in January most of us understood that it looks like enlarged iPod Touch. French web-resourse Begeek.fr decided to think about what should we expect from Apple in the next years,  so look what they concocted:

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, February 28th, 2010. 14:17

Grooveshark Released Their App On Cydia



Grooveshark is a web app that allows you to listen to music on-demand through the Internet without any charge (it requires only a Grooveshark VIP subscription for $3/month). The song can be chosen from the gigantic 7-million song catalog.

Grooveshark creators claim it supposed to be released in App Store but it wasn't because Apple has been "ritually rejecting" the app for "primarily selfish reasons". TechCrunch reports there were spent months of waiting for Apple approval. After Grooveshark's patience gave out they decided to release its iPhone application via Cydia.

From now on you can download it from the Big Boss Cydia Repository.

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Saturday, February 27th, 2010. 23:05

Cover mock-ups for Jobs' biography book



Few days ago we wrote about Steve Jobs' biography that will be written by Walter Isaacson. While most of the people are waiting for the book to be published, one of the Flickr members decided to think about how would its cover look like.

Here is a series of the cover mock-ups for the rumored forthcoming Job biography by Flickr member flypig:

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The last one is commented by its author like this:

No matter what design style the English version will be, after importing to China, the cover will look this way.




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Monday, February 22nd, 2010. 12:50

Apple vanished sexual content from App Store



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In one night the App Store Photography, Lifestyle and Entertainment categories suddenly became stripped bare.
The developer of popular "Wooble iBoobs" Jon Atherton said his app was also removed and he even received an e-mail with words like these:

"...we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately.
We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application..."

So it looks Apple just ban any sexual content from the App Store. Maybe they just cleaning the house before iPad is launched?




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Friday, February 19th, 2010. 13:07

Apple doubles the size limit for apps downloaded over 3G data network



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Apple decided to increase the limit of MB downloaded from the AppStore over 3G or cellular network. Previously applications could be bought if their size was less than or equal to 10 MB. Apps over this limit were available only through Wi-Fi. Many game and app creators deliberately whittle their software down to less than 10MB to make them more accessible to iPhone users.

This limit now has been doubled. Although it might not seem like a big difference for developers it is certainly a plus to both developers and end users.




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Thursday, February 18th, 2010. 16:17

More than 7 million users have tried to download Flash Player in December



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Flash for iPhone has a long history. Back in March 2008 Adobe CEO announced that they start working on a Flash player for the iPhone. Last year Apple and Adobe again announced that they were working together. The problem is that we haven't seen any result of this work. This year we had iPad Flash-less introduction and very aggressive words from Steve Jobs calling Adobe lazy.

Adobe is keeping track of its download stats using a script installed on their official website. Statistics show that as many as 7 million iPhone and iPod Touch users have tried to download the Flash Player. That number is up from 3 million download attempts from iPhones and iPod Touches in June. These numbers are shocking. They clearly show that iPhone and iPod Touch users want Flash, despite Apple's decision not to support it. However don't be surprised if Apple decides to ignore Adobe once again.




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Why Apple used VGA output on the iPad



iPad's announcement caused many people to wonder why Apple decided to use an ancient standard for video output rather than a more modern protocol, such as DisplayPort or HDMI output.

About ten years ago Apple changed Macs output from VGA to DVI standard that supported HD resolution displays and improved digital accuracy. Few years later Apple made another shift – from DVI to DisplayPort. So why Apple chose VGA output on the iPad? There are 2 main reasons:

  1. Most of the video projectors support the iPad’s resolution of 1024x768 over a VGA port.
  2. VGA is sufficient to handle the iPad’s resolution, and it is really cheaper and easier.

For more details – watch the video of Daniel Eran Dilger from the RoughDrafted Magazine:




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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. 17:45

Sn0wbreeze 1.4: New version of Windows Jailbreak utility



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H8sn0w has just released the new version of Sn0wbreeze 1.4. Sn0wbreeze is a jailbreak utility with functionality similar to PwnageTool. The new version supports firmware 3.1.3 jailbreak for the following devices:

  • iPhone 2G
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS - old bootrom
  • iPod Touch 1G
  • iPod Touch 2G - non MC

Sn0wbreeze is a Windows application, so Mac users have to wait for the upcoming release of PwnageTool by the DevTeam. Alternatively, both Mac and Windows users can use Redsn0w to run jailbreak (no custom firmware though).

You can download the new version of sn0wbreeze here.

MuscleNerd continues to argue that we should not use sn0wbreeze. Especially users who have unlocked their iPhone with blacksn0w utility:
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iPhone Instant Messaging Apps Comparison Chart



IM iPhone apps are very popular. There is however a whole bunch of them out there and it can be hard to decide which one will suit you the best. Appadvice put together all im apps in one comparison table, so it is much easier to choose the right one:

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Monday, January 4th, 2010. 10:28

iPod Touch users do not update to firmware 3.x and prefer to stay with the old 2.0



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According to research conducted by Chitika, nearly 45% of users still have the old iPod Touch firmware 2.0 installed and have not upgraded to the 3.0.

The reasons are numerous and starts from the need to pay for the upgrade - $10 could be an issue. However the main reason is the lack of motivation for upgrading. Unless you want to play with copy/paste, the 3.0 update doesn’t bring much to the iPod Touch - Push notifications are useless on Wi-Fi and many games still run on 2.0.

Who knows, maybe Apple will decide to make the next update to version 4.0 free just to encourage upgrades. Updates are free for iPhone users nad wee see that almost 95% of users have updated to 3.x.




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