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Apple released iOS 6.0 Beta 2 for developers





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Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:


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iPhone Dev-Team will 06.15 baseband downgrade today



The iPhone Dev-Team will release the 06.15 baseband downgrade today, according to a tweet from MuscleNerd.

Sunday should be a Funday for those waiting for 06.15 BB downgrade! ("Sunday"==PDT, i.e UTC-7). Blog will have details before release :)

The 06.15 baseband is an iPad baseband that many iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners updated to in order to unlock their device. Now those users will be able to get true GPS and an ultrasn0w unlock.

the 06.15 downgrade allows both true GPS location services and ultrasn0w unlock (if it's still needed) to work

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iOS 6 Maps Hacked To Work On iPhone 4



As we reported earlier this week, some iOS 6 features will not be compatible with all iDevices. Among these features are new turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover that are not supported on the iPhone 4 and older devices.

But according to videos posted by Russian site iGuides, Flyover and 3D maps can properly work on a jailbroken iPhone 4. After digging in the firmware, an iOS developer Anton Titkov has managed to get these feature working on the iPhone 4 and has even posted instructions for enabling these functions.


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Apple interested in swappable iPhone camera lenses



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Apple offers a new concept of an improved iPhone camera system that would allow users to reconfigure or replace camera lenses. The details of Apple’s new invention were published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday.

The filing notes that as the quality of digital images taken with highly compact devices increases, users seek even more sophisticated features typically only found with high-end digital cameras. Features such as supplementary lenses and filters, optical zoom, and optical image stabilization are not typically found in multifunction devices that include a camera.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 15th, 2012. 14:52

WWDC 2012 live blog



11:54:47 AM PDT

Thanks again! You guys are the best.

11:54:17 AM PDT


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High Resolution 'iPhone 5' Renderings Based on Leaked Parts



Bryce Haymond of Blackpool Creative developed the high-resolution 3D renderings of the next-generation iPhone with longer 4" screen. His renderings are based on the circulating part leaks and diagrams.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 8th, 2012. 16:26

WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]



Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.

Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.

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Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.

Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 10 Years [Gallery]


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using RedSn0w 0.9.12 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 firmware using Absinthe 2.0 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • New iPad 3 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
  • iPad 2 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G


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Several Features From OS X Mountain Lion Are Coming To iOS 6



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Along with several features found in iOS 5, Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion also includes some features that will appear in the upcoming iOS 6. According to 9to5mac’s sources, iOS 6 will have Mail VIPs, iCloud Tabs support and a Notification Center enhancement.


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Written by maxim

Monday, June 4th, 2012. 20:59

'Greatly enhanced' iOS Maps, upgraded Camera & Photos apps expected at WWDC



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At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple is likely to present new software features in iOS and OS X, and refresh its Mac line up.

Analyst Shaw Wu said on Friday that a new Maps application in iOS to be unveiled at WWDC later this month will be a "greatly enhanced" version with 3D capability. The app was internally developed by Apple and allows the company to move away from Google.


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New Nano-SIM Standard Approved



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The European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI) has adopted a standardized design for the next-generation "nano-SIM" that is 40% smaller than the current micro-SIM standard.

Today's SIM card designs take up a significant amount of space inside a mobile device. This space is more and more valuable in today's handsets which deliver an ever increasing number of features.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 1st, 2012. 21:23

Apple wants to reduce Bluetooth power consumption in portable devices



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Apple is still interested in improving Bluetooth power consumption in its portable devices when converting streaming media to a compatible format. This week AppleInsider discovered a patent application filed in December of 2008. The application is entitled "Data Format Conversion for Electronic Devices" and notes that converting data to a new format can be a power-hungry process.

"The format conversion performed by the portable electronic device may quickly drain the energy stored in its battery," Apple's filing reads. "Therefore, it would be desirable to provide an energy-efficient technique for converting data to a Bluetooth-compatible format."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 1st, 2012. 0:50

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]



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Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]



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Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 5.1.1 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. It can also update your modem version to 06.15 if you need unlock and stuck with 05.14 or higher baseband. If you have new iPhone 3GS that was made after 28 week of 2011 upgrading modem will not help to unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 firmware using Absinthe 2.0 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPad 3 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
  • iPad 2 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G


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