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Funny or Die released 'iSteve' teaser trailer





Last month, comedy site Funny or Die announced the future release of the 60-75 minute film iSteve, which is scheduled on April 15. It is based on events in the life of Steve Jobs. The movie stars Justin Long, who gained notoriety among fans of Apple for playing the role of "Mac" in the popular "get a Mac" advertising campaign, in the role of Jobs.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 21:06

AT&T will support 'HD Voice' feature



All Things D reported that AT&T announced the implementation of broadband audio or "HD voice" in the iPhone 5.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 21:06

Nuance Releases ‘Voice Ads’ Platform To Bring Siri-like Functionality To Mobile Ads



Today Nuance announced a new mobile advertising platform called ‘Voice Ads’ to bring its Siri-like functionality into mobile advertising. The general concept of the new platform, which is available as an SDK for advertising companies, is to let users engage in a two-way, interactive conversation with a mobile ad and ask questions about the advertised product in a Siri-like manner.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 1:03

Apple Adds 'Offers In-App Purchases' Warning For App Store Apps



According to The Guardian's report, today Apple added a new tagline "Offers In-App Purchases" directly underneath the Free/Buy button for App Store apps that support the feature. The tagline helps make clear to users that paid or free apps may require additional in-app purchases in order to enable apps’ full functionality or receive other benefits such as in-game currency. The report notes:


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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. 0:54

Department of Defense will purchase about 650,000 iOS devices



According to Electronista, The United States Department of Defense will order more than 650000 iOS devices.

 


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Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 20:08

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Update iPhone 3GS Modem Version to 06.15 Using RedSn0w 0.9.15 (Windows) [iOS 6.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to update your iPhone 3GS modem to version 06.15 on iOS 6.0 - iOS 6.1.2. We will use RedSn0w 0.9.15 for Windows.


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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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Written by maxim

Friday, February 15th, 2013. 22:48

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