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Apple Released Update To Enable PowerNap On 2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs





PowerNap is one of the new function included in OS X Mountain Lion. This feature was introduced at this year’s WWDC and allows your Mac update software, receive email and perform other tasks even when the system is in sleeping mode.



Apple lists all capabilities of the new feature on this support page. Capabilities include Reminder and Contact changes, syncing Calendar, receiving new Mail, Mac App Store updates, Time Capsule backup and more.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 13:19

Apple to Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25th?



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Apple plans to release its new OS X for Macs this month. OS X Mountain Lion for upgrade can be bought for as little as $19.99 at the Apple’s Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion contains a number of new functions and improvements, including Notification Center, Dictation, Power Nap, Reminders and many more features.


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Monday, July 16th, 2012. 13:23

Angry Birds maker Rovio unveils new mobile game: Amazing Alex



Angry Birds maker – Rovio – has recently released a new game, titled “Amazing Alex.” Amazing Alex is a physics based puzzle game, which sees you creating all kinds of funky chain reactions using various objects. There are 34 different object are available to create a puzzle.

The boy, Alex, loaded with household chores, forced to come up with a fun. The dilemma – it should not distract him from the sweeping, dusting and other duties to the best of nice normal person. He inspects his house, and suddenly realizes that all the means at hand can be used as elements of the puzzle. Arranging all those things to complete a puzzle challenge is really interesting.


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Friday, July 13th, 2012. 0:04

The iPod Nano



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If you are looking for an extremely tiny MP3 player, the iPod Nano is about as small as they get; and yet they can store up to 16GB of music. Here we take a look at the Nano's best features.


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. 20:04

Apple Is Woking On Major Overhaul Of iTunes



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Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple is prepping major changes to iTunes that will be released by the end of 2012. The changes are intended to improve how people find content and how they access materials that they already own on their Apple devices. Bloomberg said that music sharing and iCloud file integration will be heavily featured in the revamped iTunes. Music sharing is most likely to happen through Facebook and Twitter, with which Apple has partnered for sharing content within Mountain Lion and iOS 6.


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Thursday, June 28th, 2012. 12:22

Retina display image retention reported by new MacBook Pro owners



Some early users of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display have reported that their new laptops are experiencing image persistence issues with the high-resolution screens, though the problem is not believed to be widespread. Apple is aware of the issue, as the company has ordered replacement units for the malfunctioning screens.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 16:49

How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57

What's new in iOS 6 Beta 2 firmware (x8)



Apple released iOS 6 Beta 2 today. Let's take a look what's changed:

1. Apple added a toggle to control whether or not you can use iOS 6′s new Shared Photo Streams feature. The toggle is in both the Photos settings page and the iCloud settings.

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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



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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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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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