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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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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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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPad 1 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 iPad 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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More Clues About Apple's 'Find My Friends' Mobile Service



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Recently 9to5Mac and AppleInsider have published new evidences showing Apple’s work on a "Find My Friends" service that was originally discovered in iOS 4.3. "Find My Friends" is a location-based friend-finding service like Loopt and Google Latitude. The strings (embedded above) seem to confirm those suspicions:

It includes references to standard social networking functions, like a list of people a user is "following," as well as "pending" and "accepted" follower requests. The code also mentions user statuses, updates, blocking of users and removing followers.

"Find My Friends" will allow you to find your friends who near you in real time by leveraging your mobile phone's GPS signal and using constant updates. This service will also allow you to "follow" or be followed by others.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 5th, 2011. 8:14

Voice Assistant Will Be Activated By Moving The iPhone To Your Ear



As it is known, iOS 5 will copy some Android features. Apart from notification system and  system-wide speech-to-text functionality, it was revealed that Apple will also implement Android-like activation of voice recognition Assistant feature.The Google’s promotional video above shows iPhone application for voice-powered search in Google.

As you can see in this video, with the app, you just have to move the iPhone up to your face, speak and in a few seconds Google will show you the page with search results. Apple plans to provide the same functionality to the iOS 5 users for its voice Assistant feature. According to code strings in the iOS 5 SDK, a user will need to put the iPhone to their ear, start speaking and the search results will be shown.

This activation method is much quicker than method in Voice Control. Currently users have to hold down the home button for several seconds to activate the service. Activation method in Assistant will not just rely on the iPhone’s proximity sensor detecting the distance from your ear, but will also rely on data from phone’s motion sensors for accuracy.




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Written by maxim

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. 18:58