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How to tell if your iPhone is factory unlocked





So is your iPhone really factory unlocked? You never know, maybe it is unlocked with ultrasn0w or SAM, which will result in cannot activate message after restore. We have found a free online service that checks iPhone's IMEI against the database of factory unlocked iPhones.

Here is what you need to do in order to check your factory unlock status:


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Google Search for iOS updated with voice recognition



Google has released an update for its Search for iOS app that adds Google Now-like voice recognition. The new voice recognition feature also remind us a lot of Siri. Users can perform tasks like “asking for the weather in a natural way and it will provide results,” Google explained.

Improved Voice Search
✓ Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
✓ Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
✓ Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.
✓ Want to see types of questions that work well? Visit http://google.com/support/mobile/?p=gsa_voice.

Take a look at the demo:

You can download application in AppStore for Free here.




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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. 19:15

13-inch MacBook Pro Teardown Revealed Minor Changes in Accessibility



iFixit has already torn down the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, saying that there are several improvement in accessibility compared to the 15-inch model.

One of the interesting changes is a battery layout with space underneath the trackpad being free of battery cells. Instead of battery cells in that area, Apple has opted to mount the flash storage, thus allowing access to the trackpad if it needs to be replaced.


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Thursday, October 25th, 2012. 19:19

Apple’s Updated Terms & Conditions Prohibit Apps From Promoting Other Apps



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Last night many users of iOS device reported about the issue preventing them from making new purchases or redownloading previous purchases from App Store. When users attempted to make a purchase they were repeatedly asked to agree to App Store’s new Terms & Conditions. The issue, which is not rare when large number of users attempt to activate the updated Terms & Conditions at once, is currently fixed.


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Monday, October 1st, 2012. 18:40

Mac Game Store Released Digital Download App



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MacGameStore.com has launched a new Mac app to ease organization and purchase of game titles from the store. Unlike Steam, the app specifically focuses on downloads of digital games for the Mac and offers many major game titles from famous studios like Aspyr and EA.


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Friday, September 28th, 2012. 11:18

Hundreds Of iPhone 5s Stolen From Several Stores Around The Globe



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With Apple’s retail locations and carriers taking delivery of iPhone 5 stocks last night, a number of heists have occurred in different parts of the world. While Apple’s retail locations were full of employees preparing stores for the iPhone 5 launch, carriers’ retail stores, which were left unattended last night, became the main target for thieves.


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Saturday, September 22nd, 2012. 1:25

Apple Tweaked App Store To Promote Quick Installation Of Its Free Apps



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Apple seems to be adding the final touches on the revamped App Store ahead of the iOS 6 public release this week. As of today, a new page promotes Apple’s own free apps, offering an easy way for first-time users to “get the most out of” their device.


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First Third-Party 30-pin Lightning Adapter Is Available On Amazon



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First third-party 30-pin Lightning adapters just appeared on Amazon. The manufacturer is the company called Nanotech that is now offering pre-orders for them. There was some concern when a recent report said Apple would be the exclusive manufacturer of 9-pin adapters at a price of $10 each, but this rumor looks to be false.


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Monday, September 17th, 2012. 14:45

Apple Announces September 19th Release Date for iOS 6



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Other announcement Apple made yesterday was the release of iOS 6 mobile operating system, which was first announced in June at the company's WWDC keynote event and will be available on September 19th as a free download for the 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and 4th generation iPod Touch. The iPhone 5 will ship with iOS 6.

Apple already detailed the specific iOS 6 features that would be available to certain iOS devices back in June. Siri will be enhanced to provide movie information, sports scores, and the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter. The new Passbook app will hold tickets, passes, and payment cards for participating businesses. Safari will have a full-screen mode for better browsing and iCloud tabs to save your open tabs and offer immediate access to them on your other iOS devices and your computer.


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Live iPhone 5 launch coverage




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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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Apple Will Discontinue iPhone 3GS And Introduce 8GB iPhone 4S



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According to a report from The Telegraph, Apple will likely discontinue the iPhone 3GS once it introduces the new iPhone at next week’s media event. The report also said that Apple will likely introduce an 8 GB iPhone 4S with a middle price point as it did with the iPhone 4 last year.

“The new update will mean that the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 will be the entry-level iPhone, probably given away free on £20 per month contracts, as the 3GS is currently”.

The Telegraph also notes that iPhone 5 will come in three different capacities, probably the same 64 GB/32 GB/16 GB line seen with the iPhone 4S.

Moving the iPhone 4 into the position that is currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS would allow more carriers to offer a free iPhone, because the iPhone 4 is sold in both CDMA and GSM versions while the iPhone 3GS is only offered in GSM version.

The iPhone 3GS would probably be most missed by customers who want to buy contract-free smartphones. Currently Apple sells contract-free, unlocked iPhone 3GS for $375 in the U.S. and at higher prices in other countries such as $455 in China. If the company elected to continue selling the device along with its three other iPhone models, it would have to cut the price even further.




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Facebook Released Much Faster App For iPhone



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AllThingsD reports that Facebook has released a rewritten iOS app that is considerably faster than the previous version. With increasing number of users accessing Facebook via mobile, the company considers that it is essential to have a fast mobile app.


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Apple Temporarily Stopped iCloud Password Resets Over The Phone



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According to Wired, Apple has temporarily stopped processing changes of Apple ID passwords over the phone. This step comes as a response to the experience of reporter Mat Honan whose iCloud account was hacked, which resulted in the wipe of his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Wired reports:


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 11:06

More Early iPhone and iPad Prototype Designs Surfaced



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AllThingsD has now put together a gallery of dozens of images of the early iPhone and iPad prototype designs from the court documents revealed during the ongoing lawsuit between Apple and Samsung.

Among the many filings on Saturday was a document with dozens of sketches and prototypes for both the iPhone and iPad. Some had already been included in earlier filings, but Saturday’s collection was particularly extensive.


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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012. 0:55