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In 2012 Samsung Outpaced Apple In Advertising Spending





The Wall Street Journal published a new report outlining Samsung’s aggressive advertising in 2012 based on the latest data from research company Kantar Media. The report notes that Samsung significantly increased its phone ad spending from $78M in 2011 to $401M in 2012, 20 percent higher than $333M spend by Apple.


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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. 20:40

iPhone 5S Will Include NFC Functionality And Fingerprint Sensor



China Times reports that Taiwanese chip company Chipbond has been chosen to supply a number of iPhone 5S’ components, including chips to support near field communication (NFC) functionality, fingerprint sensors and touch display drivers. According to the report, Apple will use the fingerprint sensor capabilities to improve the security of NFC-based features such as mobile payments.


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Monday, March 11th, 2013. 22:37

Samsung takes 3% stake in Sharp screen production




The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. 20:09

Apple refund charges spended by british boy



A five-year-old boy from the UK accidentally made a purchase in the amount of £ 1700 ($2550) in just 15 minutes. This was happened after he asked his father to enter the password for the free download, reports BBC (via Gizmodo).

 


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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. 11:12

Major League Baseball Is Expanding Support For Passbook App



According to a report from GigaOM, Major League Baseball is expanding support for mobile ticketing via Apple’s Passbook app, announcing that this season mobile tickets will be accepted at 13 stadiums, up from four last season.


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 22:39

Apple offers iTunes credits and refunds to parents



Apple has settled a lawsuit, filed in 2011 after children have spent hundreds of dollars on the purchase of so-called minimum-free games.

 


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:40

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to UnTether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 (Windows) [iOS 6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.1.2 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to UnTether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 (Windows) [iOS 6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.1.2 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 does not allow users to update modem version to 06.15. If you need 06.15 - just use redsn0w (tutorial is here).


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Apple Seeking Managers To Lead Apple TV Feature Development



A new job posting from Apple looking for Apple TV experienced software engineer may suggests the company is indeed preparing to increase in presence in the living room. The job listing has revealed that Apple is seeking someone to lead the engineering team working on new features for the next Apple TV. It's interesting that earlier Apple referred to the Apple TV project as a hobby, but now the job posting describes it as a “high priority project.”


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Friday, February 15th, 2013. 22:48

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Logitech launches Ultrathin Keyboard for Apple's iPad mini



Logitech, a maker of computer accessories, has announced the launch of a new version of an ultrathin keyboard for Apple's iPad mini.


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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. 23:09

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Mac OS X) [iOS 6.0-6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 6.0-6.1.2 firmwares using Evasi0n for Mac OS X.

This tutorial works for all devices with iOS 6.1:

This tutorial is for Mac OS X users. Windows tutorial is available here.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 6.0-6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 6.0-6.1.2 firmwares using Evasi0n for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here.


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Robust growth of Cloud-based services remained in the shadow, along with Apple's financial results



While the media responses about flatline growth in financial results of Apple have a dominating position, the massive growth of cloud-based services Apple are reportedly remains largely unnoticed.

In 2012, reports iPodNN, the number of iCloud users grew from 85 million to more than 250 million. The number of iTunes users has exceeded 500 million, with a record profit of 2.1 billion dollars for the quarter.


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Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 20:01

How Apple Prevented Verizon From Adding Siri To Droid handsets



According to a report from The Huffington Post, Verizon tried to bring Siri’s technology to Droid phones long before Apple bought the voice assistant app.

The carrier signed a contract with the startup company in 2009 to include its functionality to Droid smartphones, and it even filmed commercials showing Siri as an Android add-on. But the deal with Big Red fell apart when Apple purchased what has become one of the iPhone’s most popular features, which subsequently stopped competitors from adding the service to their devices. The report said:


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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. 23:22

Facebook Messenger application now allows to make voice calls for the United States accounts



This month, Facebook updated the Messenger app for iOS with beta support for VoIP calls between Facebook accounts. This feature was originally limited to Canadian iOS accounts but now is being opened to all United States accounts, reports The Verge.


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