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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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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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Apple Job Listing Outlines Goal To Develop Siri As A Recognizable Character



In November Apple hinted at its plans to add new features to Siri with a job listing seeking individuals to translate Siri into a number of new languages. And earlier this month Apple posted another interesting job listing. This job posting looks for a creative individual skilled in writing character-driven dialog to help the company develop Siri as a recognizable and distinct character.


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Friday, January 18th, 2013. 1:34

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Apple Locking Screenshots For Apps Submitted For Approval



Yesterday Apple announced on its Developer Portal that appscreenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect after the app has been approved.

“Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an update to an existing app or a new app”.


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Thursday, January 10th, 2013. 13:45

Apple announced vacancy Wireless 802.11ac System Test Engineers




This year Apple plans to add a high speed 802.11ac wireless networks to its lineup. AppleBitch notes that Apple created a list of job duties for a System Test Engineer with experience in 802.11 network environments.


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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. 20:07

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 running on iPod Touch 4G. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.0.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to (Un)Tether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 (Windows) [iOS 6.0.1]



Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, tether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.0.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 for Windows.

If you have iPhone 3GS with an old bootrom version 359.3, the jailbreak is untethered. If your device has bootrom version 359.3.2 and higher, jailbreak will be tethered. You can detect your bootrom version using this tutorial.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run iBooty.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 does not allow users to update modem version to 06.15. If you need 06.15 - just use redsn0w.


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Microsoft And Apple Disagree Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues



The Next Web reports that Apple has not allowed Microsoft to update its SkyDrive iOS app as Microsoft wants to add the ability for users to buy additional storage bypassing Apple in-app subscription service that provides the company with 30% share of revenue. TNW noted:


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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. 22:18

The update of Apple TV with Bluetooth keyboard support is expected



Last year, it was revealed that Apple has been working on a proposal for a Bluetooth keyboard that compartible with the 2nd generation Apple TV.

"The ability to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV would obviously make for significantly easier text entry, simplifying such tasks as initial setup with iTunes Store accounts and Wi-Fi network passwords as well as day-to-day content searching."


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Monday, December 10th, 2012. 21:07

Bose Lightning-compatible SoundDock III is available this month for $250.



After the advertisementsof that JBL and Philips releases new Lightning-compatible music station for Apple's devices, Bose began advertising the company's digital music system SoundDock lll, designed for devices equipped with Lightning jack. Shipping of $ 249.95 value SoundDock III is within 7-10 business days, increasing the delivery time for those customers who preordered a device during the weekend.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, December 9th, 2012. 22:55