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VLC May Disappear from the App Store





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VLC is a popular media player for Mac, Windows and Linux that was ported for the iPad in September and landed on the iPhone few days ago. But now there is a chance it may disappear from the App Store. According to one of the primary VLC developers Remi Denis-Courmont, Videolan (the VLC's owner) has sent a notification of copyright infringement to Apple concerning the iOS's version of the VLS that is being distributed in the App Store.

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Proview Asks Apple For $1.5 Billion For iPad trademark



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According to the Financial Times, A Taiwanese contract manufacturer of flat screens Proview sold the "global trademark" of iPad to Apple in 2006 but it still possesses the trademark in China. Few years ago Proview released an I-Pad tablet, but the product wasn't successful and the company abandoned the project.

Caixine, which is a Chinese news site, reveals that Proview asks more than 1.5 billion dollars from Apple. Proview chairman Yang Rongshan even threatened the company:

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 16:17

The MacBook Air has really unique display



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TechRestore tore down the Apple’s MacBook Air. While removing the gloss from the laptop, the TechRestore crew discovered that the MacBook Airs’ multi-layered displays are truly a thing to behold.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 12:32

Apple Started Offering Unlocked iPhones in Germany



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Yesterday wireless carriers Vodafone and O2 started offering the iPhones in Germany. Previously Apple's handset had been carried exclusively by T-Mobile. Nowadays the carrier continues to sell the device. The iPhone is offered in a variety of plans and contracts; one of them even allows to buy the phone for 1 euro.

German version of Apple's Online Store also started offering iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, which are contract-free and unlocked so they can "work with the wireless carrier of your choice". The site also reminds the iPhones work only with GSM networks, and the latest generation of handsets requires a micro-SIM card.

The prices for iPhones in German retail stores are next:

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Apple Increased the Shipping Time of 11.6-inch MacBook Air



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As you remember, last week Apple released new lineup of MacBook Airs, which are now available for order on the company's site. At the start every model had been shipped within 24 hours.

But from this day Apple shows shipping time for new orders of the $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air from 1 to 3 business days, which leads to a thought that the demand for the entry-level Apple's netbook has been very high in the first days of sales.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 1:02

PBS Has Released Its Own App For iPad



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New app "PBS for iPad" allows to watch the most popular PBS programs for free and with minimal interruption. It features 300+ videos, including previews, segments and even full-length episodes. Among key features:

  • Ability to purchase whole seasons or episodes;
  • Sharing videos on Twitter, Facebook and email with friends;
  • Learn more about specific episodes or programs on PBS;
  • Access to TV schedule of PBS;

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 21:19

Nintendo of America president: Apple is a serious threat for us



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In a recent interview to Forbes the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime shared his thoughts on Apple. He said that iPod and iPhone are perceived as devices for casual games in most cases and that Apple is a serious threat for his company.

“Do I think that in the near term they can hurt us more than Microsoft? Absolutely.”


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 19:43

Apple Now Offers iPad Engraving For Free



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Now Apple is offering up to 2 lines of text that can be engraved for free on the back of the iPad. The service may be ordered as an "Apple Online Store exclusive" on Apple.com.

To engrave the iPad customers should select the desired model and all the accessories they want in the online store. Apple also warns that engraved iPads are non-returnable so those who want to have a text on its back should double-check the spelling.

The service will take some time so the shipping time will be prolonged to "1-3 shipping days".

Previously Apple was engraving only iPods, and the rumors on expansion of this service for iPad arose in July. Now they are confirmed.




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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 20:08

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Will Have Some of the iOS features



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As it was announced by Steve Jobs on the "Back to Mac"event, the next version of Mac OS X is dubbed as "Lion" and will come next summer, bringing some of iOS features to the platfrorm. According to Apple, Lion is being developed with taking into account the innovations that iPad brought with its software:

"Lion brings many of the best ideas from iPad back to the Mac, plus some fresh new ones like Mission Control that Mac users will really like. Lion has a ton of new features, and we hope the few we had time to preview today will give users a good idea of where we are headed."


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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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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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