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Apple Refused From Demos in Mac App Store





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After the release of the second build of Mac OS X 10.6.6 Apple has also updated its Developer News portal, and now it contains few new tips for developers they should read before considering to submit their Mac apps for approval. With one of it the company confirmed that it will not accept any kind of beta, trial or demo versions of the programs in its new Store.

But for those who still want to promote demo versions of their products Apple suggests developers to hosts such versions on their own websites.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 16:10

Apple develops new keyboard backlights



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This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released another pile of Apple's patent applications that reveal the company’s interest in further improving of its technology of keyboard backlights. It is said in the documents, that though current keyboards have a light feedback, for example, when the "Caps Lock" is enabled, more informative keyboards would be more beneficial for users.

"Most conventional keyboards lack the ability to convey complex information to a user (such as, for example, more information than just whether the CAPS lock key is on). And while some conventional keyboards may include backlit keys, conventional keyboards with backlighting do not offer the ability to dynamically control lighting schemes for each of the keys individually based on interaction from the user."


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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 0:31

Verizon's ad got an iPhone instead of Droid X



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Verizon is good at Photoshop. But their dream of getting an iPhone is too big. This ended up to a funny misstake. Their Motorola Droid X ad actually has an iPhone screen display with Google Maps running. Motorola is not going to be pleased about this :)




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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. 17:38

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 (Windows) [iOS 4.2.1]



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UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update to 4.2.1, use PwnageTool to create custom firmware!

UPDATE 3: If you have new bootrom and ios 4.1, do not update to 4.2.1 - you will loose untethered jailbreak.

UPDATE 4: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

This is step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for Windows.

For iPhone 3G use this tutorial.

If you have an iPhone 3GS with the new bootrom you will only be able to perform a tethered jailbreak at this time. This means you will need Redsn0w's assistance to boot into your jailbroken device.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS

During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 (Windows) [iOS 4.2.1]



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UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update to 4.2.1, use PwnageTool to create custom firmware!

UPDATE 3: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G on iOS 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for Windows.

For iPhone 3GS use this tutorial.

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS
During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool 4.1.3 (Mac OS) [iOS 4.1]



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UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update! Use PwnageTool.

UPDATE 3: If you have 4.1 and 3gs with new bootrom, do not update to 4.2.1, create custom 4.1 firmware using pwnagetool.

UPDATE 4: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

These are instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 using PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Mac OS X. This tutorial will explain how to upgrade your baseband if needed for an unlock.

For iPhone 3G use this tutorial.

There is no unthethered jailbreak for new iPhone 3GS bootroms and iOS 4.2.1 yet, so you should stay at iOS 4.1.

Important: iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 and unlock should not use this PwnageTool! Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use new redsn0w to update your baseband.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Download a couple of things:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool 4.1.3 (Mac OS) [iOS 4.2.1]



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UPDATE: Обязательно (!) думайте перед тем, как что-нибудь сделать. Читайте внимательно и еще раз думайте. Не понятно - читайте снова. Спрашивайте до, а не после.

UPDATE 2: Если у вас 05.13 baseband и ниже - она ломается старыми способами, не надо обновляться до 05.14, 05.15 и 06.15. Хочется перейти на 4.1/4.2 - тогда делайте кастом прошивку с помощью pwnagetool.

UPDATE 3: Обновив версию baseband до iPad для анлока iPhone можно потерять GPS

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Данное пошаговое руководство позволит вам сделать джейлбрейк и анлок iPhone 3G на iOS 4.2.1 с помощью PwnageTool 4.1.3 под Mac OS X. Здесь также будут даны инструкции по обновлению baseband, если это необходимо для анлока (отвязки от оператора сотовой связи).

Для iPhone 3GS используйте руководство для iPhone 3GS.

Для пользователей Windows есть соответствующее пошаговое руководство.

Шаг 1
Создайте папку "Pwnage" на десктопе. Скачайте в нее все необходимое:


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Apple Updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iPad 4.2



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In addition to release of new iOS 4.2 Apple updated their software bundle iWork for iPad, which includes Pages, Keynote and Numbers. So, what is new in this version of iWork? The most significant changes include:

For all programs:

  • Wireless printing with AirPrint using iOS 4.2;
  • Support for iOS 4.2 multitasking;
  • Localized in Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese;
  • Improved usability and reliability;
  • Improved PDF export using iOS 4.2;

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. 16:53

Apple will release iOS 4.2 today



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Apple recently published a press release stating that new firmware iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available today.

Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

However users are unable to update through iTunes right now, as well as there are no download links yet. The expected release time is 10 am Pacific Time.

Full press release is under the cut:


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Apple kills AirPlay on iPhone 3G [Video]



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Multiple developers and users testing out the iOS 4.2 betas claim that the AirPlay functionality was definitely removed from Apple’s iPhone 3G. AirPlay is gone from the golden master version of iOS 4.2. In fact, the AirPlay did work on the iPhone 3G at the previous betas. There are no any reasonable causes why the AirPlay was cut from the GM version.  Perhaps, Apple is trying to get users to upgrade to their latest iPhone model or, on the other hand, it is just an issue in the GM seed. May be the AirPlay functionality will return in iOS 4.2 public release. Anyway, there will undoubtedly be a jailbreak that can re-enable it.


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iPhone 4 became the most fragile smartphone



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This week third-party warranty provider SquareTrade posted the results of the study of more than 50,000 smartphones, which include Apple's iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4, Motorola's Cliq, Droid and Droid X, HTC's Nexus One, Droid Incredible and Evo, RIM's Blackberry Curve, Storm and Bold.

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iOS 4.2 coming November 9th or 12th?



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Some new rumors about a possible release of final version of iOS 4.2 have appeared today. Apple recently provided developers with the golden master seed of iOS 4.2 and this means that the public release is imminent. According to Inside-Handy.de the launch may be this Tuesday, November 9. Apparently the German website made contact with some Deutsche Telekom representatives who informed them of the November 9th release date.


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Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5 [Video]



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A new iPhone and iPad mobile browser from Skyfire was recently approved by Apple. This new iOS application converts Flash-based video to HTML5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The app, which is priced at $2.99 and tomorrow will be available for download from the App Store, activates a function that allows Flash video content in the browser to be sent to Skyfire's servers, converted to HTML5, and sent back to the device for display. However, it won't work with Flash-based games, which require interactivity, or popular TV streaming site Hulu.


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New rumors on RFID-enabled iPhone suggest an improved integration with Mac



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Today Cult Of Mac in reference to anonymous sources reported that Apple is currently working on another communication technology, which will be used in future Macs and iPhones. Rumor has it that the functionality will be implemented in the iPhone 5, which will allegedly appear in June 2011.

According to the source, an RFID chip can be used in iPhone. When the device will reach the proximity of a Mac, the users will be allowed to load applications, data and settings from the phone to the computer. In case the distance between the devices will become too long the connection disappears and the data will be inaccessible.

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iPod foils potential kidnapping attempt



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Thanks new iPod touch, which looks enough like the iPhone 4, the girl from Stanton, Delaware, hadn’t been kidnapped. The incident happened in the past week on Wednesday, the person suspected in kidnapping attempt asked the 12-year-old girl to get into his van in front of her middle school. But the girl, instead of panicking, put her iPod against her ear and told him she was dialing 911. Believing that she was using an iPhone, the driver immediately sped off. The local authorities didn’t eventually get called (iPod touch doesn’t have call function) and are still looking for the suspect.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 1st, 2010. 10:41