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





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

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This Saturday Apple Will Open Its Largest US Store



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Today Apple announced that on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. a new Apple Retail Store, which is situated in Saint Louis, Missouri, will be opened. It is known that the store with 55-foot wide storefront and 6,000 square-feet of space is "completely redesigned" and features new 592 square-feet lounge area. It will also offer Wi-Fi for free and customers will have an ability to check in to Genius bar appointments. Thus, the St. Louis Galleria Apple Store will become the biggest mall-based Apple Store in the USA.

In the newsletter Apple also informed that the first thousand of visitors will receive Apple T-shirts for free.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010. 17:16

Over $100K deposited via PayPal Check Capture in first 36 hours



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PayPal today announced that in first 36 hours their PayPal Check Capture service for iPhone and iPod touch, via the iOS app, has deposited over $100,000 worth of checks. PayPal’s Check Capture service allows you to take a picture of the front and back of a check to deposit into your PayPal account this check. This service is free, but PayPal takes a whole six days to process such deposits.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 8th, 2010. 16:11

Third-party iPhone apps can freely transmit UDID



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Apple claims that it is impossible to track a particular iPhone in real time, as its transactions are anonymous and thoroughly randomized. However, Bucknell University network admin Eric Smith suggests that third-party application developers and advertisers may link your device to your name (and even your location) whenever they transmit data. Smith studied 57 top applications in the iTunes App Store to see what they sent out, and discovered that some fired off the iPhone's UDID and personal details in plaintext, including those for Amazon, Chase Bank, Target and Sam's Club, though a few were secured with SSL. Though UDIDs are routinely used by apps to store personal data, what Smith fears is that a database could be set up linking these UDIDs to GPS coordinates or GeoIP, giving nefarious individuals or organizations knowledge of where you are.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 4th, 2010. 15:55

How to Open Compressed Files on iOS Device



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iOS pretty well handling with various file types, but with compressed files you may run into problems. Fortunately, with the help of a file browsing app you'll be able to view compressed files. You may download on your iOS device ZIP and RAR files with the help of the file browsing app USB Disk.


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Change Your iPhone/iPod touch Icons Without Jailbreaking



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If you’re interested in theming your iPhone/iPod touch, but don’t want to jailbreak your device, there is now a solution. Using iPhone Explorer, you can now change an app’s icon to something you like better. Best of all, the software is free!


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Blood Glucose Meter For iPhone Closer Than Ever



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In the US alone, 17.9 million people suffer from diabetes. In the entire world, at least 171 million have to deal with various aspects of the disease. One such aspect involves testing one’s blood glucose level. For some time now, we’ve been hearing whispers of an iPhone connected blood glucose monitor: a device which could, quite literally, change the lives of millions.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010. 14:26

Parallels Mobile App Brings Windows To Your iOS Device



The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is now available, offering Windows virtualization that boots 41 percent faster and offers 3D graphics that run 30 percent faster than before. The new Parallels Desktop 6 boosts speeds when working with files on USB drives, networks and in shared folders. The update packs more than 80 new and enhanced features, and the company has declared it the "best Windows on Mac experience yet.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010. 15:45

Comfort Anywhere For You & Your iPad With The iPad Pillow Stand



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The iPad does a really great job of letting you watch TV shows and movies in places like your bed. The thing is, most stands don’t really allow you to keep your iPad in the right position on soft surfaces. Of course, you can always just hold it in your hands, but as you know, that can get tiring. Well, the folks over at gadgetfreeway.com came up with an interesting product which might very well solve this problem: the iPad Pillow.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 6th, 2010. 16:25

NASA Launches Free iPad Application



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NASA has recently released a free version of its application for the iPad, which is called the NASA app HD. At first glance, it seems that the application is quite full of content, and although it is very simple, it works well and is very attractive. It allows you downloading the latest news of NASA, as well as getting access to various sections devoted to the calendar of the agency, the map that can be used to locate the NASA centers across the country, as well as information about each body in the solar system.

This application will be interesting for those interested in space and space travel. NASA app HD is now available here!




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Download YourTube 2.0 for iOS 4, iPhone 4 and iPad



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Finally we’ve got it! The updated YourTube 2.0 application has been launched, which boasts the full support of iOS 4.x for jailbroken phones, supporting devices such as iPad and iPhone 4 Retina Display. Now you can simply download video to your device iPod touch, iPad and iPhone, as well as import all your downloaded videos in the application for the iPod. This new feature is called «Gremlin» and will be available a bit later for other Cydia applications, such as Attachment Saver and Safari Download Manager.


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What's new? Apple special event results



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Apple hosted their media event today and announced a number of new products and updates:

  • Apple announces all new iPod models:
  1. iPod Shuffle with the new VoiceOver button on top, which allows users to hear the name of the currently playing song and to switch between songs, playlists or Genius Mixes- the iTunes feature
  2. iPod Nano with multi-touch display and without Click Wheel, with built-in FM radio and new feature "Shake to Shuffle," giving music lovers the ability to shake their iPod Nano to shuffle to a new song in their music library
  3. Thinner iPod Touch with Retina Display, forward-facing camera and Apple's A4 chip
  • Apple introduces updated apple TV
  • Apple releases iTunes 10 with 'Ping' Social Networking and Open/Minimize/Close buttons are vertically oriented
  • Apple announces pending release of 4.1 and 4.2 preview
  • The iPod Classic is still for sale but with no changes
  • The new iPod Touch's back camera takes still photos at a disappointingly low 960x720 resolution
  • The impressive game demo by Epic Games is now available on the App Store as a free download
  • The new iPod nano has no camera and apparently can't play video any longer



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Apple event live blog (finished)




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iPhone 4 Antenna Problem Solved?



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Telcel, a Mexican mobile operator, claims that the iPhones 4 coming out in late September won’t have the infamous antenna problem anymore.

Until September 30, Telcel customers (as well as US users) can still get free iPhone 4 cases. Meanwhile, Apple have been working hard on solving the problem, trying to find a hardware solution that won’t hide the antenna but will either react differently with skin or coat the antenna.

Although still only a rumor, it’s an interesting and promising announcement.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010. 2:04

250,000 applications at App Store



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2 years and 49 days after it was opened, the US App Store has passed the milestone of 250,000 applications. According to the chart, the largest categories are Books, with 17% of all applications; Games with 14% and Entertainment with 11%.

Recently Royal Pingdom determined that 70% of all App Store applications are paid. At the same time, 64% of the Android Marketplace are free.

These statistics are likely to be discussed further on September 1st at Apple’s Special Event.




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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, August 30th, 2010. 1:17