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Apple Thunderbolt Display Teardown Reveals Plethora of Hardware Inside





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Apple's new Thunderbolt display was torn down by iFixit.  Surprisingly, but this time it was very easy to disassemble the new display. iFixit found inside plethora of hardware to support normal work of display and docking station functions, which the display performs. iFixit told that both sides of the logic board were packed with different chips so that it was hard to believe that there was no computer inside the display.

The new display includes:

  • Pericom PI7C9X440SL PCIe-to-USB 2.0 host controller
  • L129NB11 EFL, which looks to be the Thunderbolt port controller
  • Analog Devices ADAV4601 audio processor
  • NXP LPC2144 USB 2.0 microcontroller
  • Delta LFE9249 10/100/1000 Base-T LAN filter
  • SMSC USB2517-JZX USB 2.0 hub controller
  • Maxim MAX9736B Mono/Stereo high-power Class D amplifier
  • LSI L-FW643E-2 open host controller interface
  • Broadcom BCM57761 Gigabit ethernet controller
  • Supertex HV9982 3-channel switch-mode LED driver IC


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, September 30th, 2011. 14:42

Nuance Released Updated Version Of Its Dragon Go! for iPhone



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In July Nuance released iPhone app Dragon Go! that has nicely combined voice recognition technology with intelligent search functionality. Today the company released updated version of this app (free download) with a number of new features added. Specifically, the update includes support for media content on Netflix, Google+ public posts and search engines Wolfram|Alpha and Ask.com. Besides, the Yelp support was improved and now you can see a map view directly within the Yelp tab.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, September 29th, 2011. 20:01

In China Police Found Fake iPhones Made From Genuine Parts



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According to Reuters, five persons were arrested in Shanghai for manufacturing and selling fake iPhones. As police said, these people were from an organized gang that assembled iPhone from genuine components for the Apple’s smartphones. Police found about 200 fake Apple’s smartphones during the raid.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2011. 17:13

Apple to Discontinue iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle



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According to TUAW, Apple is about discontinuing the iPod classic and iPod shuffle as a part of “product transition”  this year.

It seems that the "product transition" Apple mentioned on the last earnings call could very well be within the iPod line. Specifically, if you want to buy an iPod shuffle or iPod classic from Apple, you should do it sooner rather than later. We've heard those two iPods are getting the axe this year.

The iPods now only make up for 8% of Apple’s total revenue. As the below graph shows, iPod sales have been falling over the last few quarters and although Apple doesn’t break these figures down model by model, its believed the iPod touch is what has held iPod sales up. The iPod nano also appears to be safe for the time being. The last official word about the iPod Classic came from Steve Jobs over a year ago. He said that they had no plans on discontinuing the iPod Classic at that time. Now, it seems they have changed their plans.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. 16:32

Skype Released Updates For Its Native iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Apps



Today Skype updated its app for iPad as well as version for iPhone and iPod touch. Now the Skype app for iPad has Bluetooth connectivity on iPad 2 and a bugfix for security problems. Also the app can operate both on iPad and iPad 2. The program for iPhone/iPod touch also supports Bluetooth on the fourth-gen iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4.


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RedSn0w 0.9.9b1: Major Update to Jailbreak Utility



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MuscleNerd has announced via Twitter that jailbreak utility RedSn0w 0.9.9b1 is released with major update and numerous new features:

Major improvements and features added to redsn0w 0.9.9b1! See update #9 at http://is.gd/6eek4Y Feedback: @redsn0w_testers

Indeed the list of new features is quite high. There are two main ones:

  • There is no need to download firmware any more. There is no need to push Browse IPWS button any more (but you still can).
  • Developers added lots of functionality to work with SHSH keys (extract, submit, download, verify, stitch etc)

However this new version does not bring features like untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.5 or iOS 5.

Due to some possible bugs we still recommend to use the old RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b, but the new 0.9.9b1 is worth seeing and playing with.

Here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b1 here:

Here is the full list of features from DevTeam:


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LilyPad: Solar iPad Case With Built-in HDMI and USB



LilyPad looked like the typical iPad case but applies technology based on “solar ink” to continually charge the device. LilyPad can supply power to iPad for about 12 days in common lighting conditions (both indoor and outdoor), before having to charge it from the mains.  
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Written by maxim

Friday, September 16th, 2011. 22:40

South Korea Сoerced Apple Into Changing Faulty iPhones Service Policy



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According to Bloomberg, South Korea is the first country worldwide that has convinced Apple to change its customer service policy on faulty iPhones. The country’s fair trade commission has persuaded Apple to replace defective iPhone with new models instead of refurbished devices, providing users report faults within one month after purchase.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. 18:35

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Apple’s New Patent Describes 3D Display & Imaging System



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As Patently Apple reports, US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent granted to Apple, which covers 3D display and imaging technologies. This invention could lead to Kinect-like navigation by manipulating holographic images and performing gestures within a virtual 3D system.


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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. 0:29

HP Has Announced Printer Control App For iOS



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Hewlett-Packard, the ailing computer maker, announced a new iOS app Printer Control with printing and remote control capabilities. Apart from typical set of functions such as automatic printer setup and discovery, troubleshooting cartridge identification, printer status notification this iOS app allows using your iOS device as a scanner and includes scan to Google Docs, scan to email and scan to Facebook capabilities.
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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b (Mac OS) [iOS 4.3.5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod 4G on iOS 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b for Mac OS.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.

If you have other device, here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b (Windows) [iOS 4.3.5]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 that is only tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w. Apple has stopped signing older, so you can NOT restore to anything other than 5.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for that. If you are on older iOS you can jailbreak with redsn0w.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod 4G on iOS 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.

If you have other device, here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b (Mac OS) [iOS 4.3.5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod 3G on iOS 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b for Mac OS.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.

If you have other device, here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b (Windows) [iOS 4.3.5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod 3G on iOS 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.

If you have other device, here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b (Mac OS) [iOS 4.3.5]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPad on iOS 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b for Mac OS.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.

If you have other device, here are links to our RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b iOS 4.3.5 jailbreak tutorials:


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