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Apple Puts Up iOS 6 Banners at Moscone West





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Apple has begun putting up banners for iOS 6 at Moscone West, where WWDC 2012 will take place next week. It looks like the next version of Apple mobile operating system is not rumors any more - it's a fact.

iOS 6 is expected to bring improvements to some stock applications. Apple is believed to be dropping Google Maps and replacing it with its own in house solution.

Take a look at some more iOS 6 banner photos below:


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For Every Ten Apps That Developers Build, Seven Are Built For iOS



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Ahead of the annual conferences of Apple and Google, analytics firm Flurry compared developer support for Android and iOS by analyzing data collected from over 70,000 companies and 185,000 mobile apps. Its findings show that for every 10 apps that are built by developers, seven are created for iOS (the graph bar above). The company also reports that Google and Apple have a joint market cap of nearly $750 billion.


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Written by maxim

Friday, June 8th, 2012. 0:40

Google Introduces New 3D Features For Google Earth



In a today’s press conference, Google introduced “the next dimensions” of its Google Maps. The presentation included a lot of history of the Google Maps, Earth and Street View and a peek at what is expected. The announcements are particularly important given the rumors that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with its own maps application in iOS.


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Thursday, June 7th, 2012. 10:29

Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year



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You’ve obviously heard that Apple is going to refresh its Maps application in the forthcoming iOS6 and move away from Google Maps that Apple has used since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, replacing it by the company’s own service.

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the last five years that have saw Google and Apple going from best of corporate friends to sworn enemies spending a great deal of time disparaging each other in courts. The latest confrontation seems to be closely connected with Maps.


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'Greatly enhanced' iOS Maps, upgraded Camera & Photos apps expected at WWDC



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At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple is likely to present new software features in iOS and OS X, and refresh its Mac line up.

Analyst Shaw Wu said on Friday that a new Maps application in iOS to be unveiled at WWDC later this month will be a "greatly enhanced" version with 3D capability. The app was internally developed by Apple and allows the company to move away from Google.


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Google Is Going To Demonstrate ‘Next Dimension’ Of Maps On June 6



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According to 9to5Google, on June 6 Google will hold an event to introduce the next dimension of its mapping service. The Google’s event will take place just five days before the Worldwide Developers Conference where Apple is expected to show off new iOS 6 with its own mapping solution.


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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. 0:18

iOS 6 will have Maps app with 3D mapping [Photos]



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BGR just posted images of Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping. This is just a mockup, because most of the real photos their source was able to capture were blurry.

Apple is reportedly testing its 3D technology in build 10A314 of iOS 6. The renderings are quite accurate, from what the sources say. From what we've heard the 3D icon only exists on the iPad version.


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 1:54

Facebook reportedly hiring former Apple iPhone engineers for phone project



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The New York Times claims that Facebook is drawing upon former Apple engineers and has hired "more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone" to develop its own phone. The New York Times’ report also said that Facebook is interested in buying a smartphone company. It raised $16 billion during its recent IPO, enough to purchase either Research in Motion or HTC.

One tipster suggested that the current effort is the company's third attempt to build a smartphone. People who reportedly worked on the first attempt told the Times that the project fell apart because it proved to be more difficult than expected. As a result, Facebook is believed to have realized that it needs industry-experienced veterans to develop hardware, specifically Apple alumni.


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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. 16:34

Absinthe 2.0: Untethered iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Released!!!



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Chronic Dev Team released Absinthe 2.0 with much anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

Absinthe 2.0 supports the following devices:

  • iPad 3 (WiFi/CDMA/Global)
  • iPad 2 (WiFi/CDMA/GSM)
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod 4G
  • iPod 3G

You can download Absinthe 2.0 here.

Step-by-step tutorials are available here.




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HP Plans To Reenter Tablet Market With Windows 8-Based Device



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HP attracted a considerable amount of attention when it initially wanted to find its niche in the tablet market with webOS, which was acquired along with Palm in 2010. HP introduced its TouchPad running on webOS in early 2011 and launched it on July 1 last year only to exit the smartphone and tablet business six weeks later.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 14:22

Apple Will Use In-House Mapping Service In iOS 6



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Google Maps (left) and mockup of Apple's 3D mapping mode (right)

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is going to move away from Google Maps in iOS 6 by implementing an in-house mapping service with 3D views. The report notes that Apple’s purchases of mapping companies Poly9 and Placebase are ready to pay off, with the recent acquisition of 3D mapping company C3 Technologies complementing the suite of services.


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Friday, May 11th, 2012. 20:57

Facebook Unveils App Center For All Devices And Platforms



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Facebook announced the launch of a new App Center that will offer Facebook users Android, iOS, desktop, web and mobile web apps. Facebook said that it is not directly competing with Google and Apple as the App Center will forward users to both the Android and iOS platforms. So, for example, if you are visiting the App Center from an iPhone, and enter Words with Friends, or other Facebook-compatible games, you will be sent to the corresponding app’s page on the App Store for installation.


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Thursday, May 10th, 2012. 12:53

iOS Dropped To 29 Percent Of US Smartphone Sales In The First Quarter



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CNET reports that iOS U.S. market share dropped by 12 percent in the first quarter, which enable Google’s Android to take almost two-thirds of the market.

According to market research company NPD Group, Android was able to capture 61 percent of the U.S. market, which is a considerable gain from the 49 percent registered in last year’s fourth quarter.


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Amazon Released Cloud Drive Desktop App For Windows And Mac



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In addition to the browser app, Amazon has released the desktop app for managing files in the Cloud Drive. Files and folders can be downloaded and uploaded in the background, but the Amazon Cloud service does not support syncing or a desktop browsing client like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 23:40

Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market



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comScore released on Tuesday quarterly data from its MobiLens service, which surveyed 30,000 mobile subscribers users, revealing that the  iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

Apple's share of the smartphone market grew 1.1 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The figures were up 0.5 percent from Apple's three-month average from February.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 16:55