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China is a home not only of fake iPhones, but also of fake Apple Stores. A fake Apple Store is shown on the pictures from
Apple has eventually kept up with the demand for iPad 2 after 4 scanty months since the release of the device. The US Store currently offers shipping times of 1-3 days for the tablet, as well as for other Apple products that aren’t limited. However, Apple limits purchases to 1-2 items per order and many foreign stores still list shipping times of 3-5 business days or even longer.
Basing on estimations from retail sales expert David Berman, USA Today
According to analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion should change itself and alter its outdated way of thinking by spinning-off its network and handset departments.
iOS 5 Beta 3 includes a new floating panel that provides users with access to a variety of hardware controls and gesture-based commands without using an iPad or iPhone’s physical buttons. The panel could also replace hardware controls when they are damaged. To enable the panel, go to Settings->General->Accessibility->AssistiveTouch. That new menu is available for four sections: Home, Device, Gestures and Favorites. In the Settings users can set up custom gestures and play with the built-in ones. The Home tab performs the same function as the Home button, Device tab opens a sub-menu with other controls to increase / decrease volume, lock or rotate the screen, and unlock rotation, while the usage of Favorites and Gestures are not clear yet.
This year Amazon released its Cloud Player and Cloud Drive services that allow users to store music and other media data on Amazon’s servers and access them from different devices connected to the Internet. After Apple announced iCloud last month, some showed an interest in Amazon tweaking its products to keep with iCloud.
If you plan to upgrade to OS X Lion this month, then there is a good resource to visit. Roaringapps.com is a public sourced database that is designed to help you determine whether your application is OS X Lion compatible. The site uses information entered by users about the compatibility of existing apps that run on Snow Leopard or about the need for Rosetta to work properly.
The Next Web reports that Apple has started to issue refunds to App Store customers for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, or Compressor after a wave of criticism from professionals due to absent of many “pro” functionalities of the previous version. One of the customers posted the e-mail demonstrating how Apple is dealing with these problems:
Moving forward, I understand that you are not satisfied with the app “Final Cut Pro”. I can certainly appreciate you would like a refund, and I would be more than happy to help you out with this today. In five to seven business days, a credit of £179.99 should be posted to the credit card that appears on the receipt for that purchase.
Please note that this is a one time exception because the iTunes Terms and Conditions state that all sales are final.
Apple continues to develop a PC-free system. In iOS 5 Beta 2 it introduced a wireless restore functionality of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from an iCloud backup. Here is a video demo:
Apple has released iOS 5.0 beta 2 today. As usual it is for developers only, and for those who have activated UUID.
New firmware is available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1, iPad 2 and Apple TV.
The most interesting new features one can find are: wireless syncing (works at least with iTunes 10.5 beta 2 on Mac OS 10.6.8 or Lion), new UI for notifications and silver iCloud logo in Setting. Apple also added functionality that let's you wirelessly restore your iDevice from an iCloud backup.
Skype recently posted a promotional video for an official iPad application that will have video calling functionality. The video has been deleted and later uploaded again on youtube by some user. The interface looks great. Take a look:
We’ve heard rumors that Amazon is planning multiple mobile devices and their chief Jeff Bezos teased us to “stay tuned”.
Besides, they cut the Kindle’s price by $60 and made the device open for developers in reaction to original iPad release.
So actively developing Facebook and Twiiter suggest that social networking has been the most growing trend in the recent years. Apple has already tried to enter into this market with its iTunes network Ping, but without any great success.
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The most popular social network Facebook secretly works on delivering its own app store to the iOS devices. Its name is Project Spartan, and its bold goal is to create an HTML5 front end for all of Facebook’s applications on any Apple device with no Flash required.
As Techcrunch’s sources
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