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Smart Covers For iPad 2 Earn High Profits For Apple





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Sales of $40 magnetic smart covers designed to protect the iPad 2 amounted to collective $300 million for Apple in recent quarter, as BMO Capital's analyst Keith Bachman said on Monday in his note to investors. Half of that figure makes up pure profit for the company.
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Abramsky Believes RIM Needs To Spin-off BlackBerry



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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analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion should change itself and alter its outdated way of thinking by spinning-off its network and handset departments.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, July 16th, 2011. 17:08

Apple Keeps On Lowering Prices For Its iAd Packages



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Apple has kept on lowering the buy-in fee for its iAd mobile advertising by reducing package prices for main advertising companies from the original buy of $1 million down to $300.000 in some deals.


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Written by maxim

Monday, July 11th, 2011. 9:22

Apple Consortium Bought Nortel With Its Collection Of Patents For $4.5 Billion



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As Reuters writes, a consortium consisting of Apple Inc, Microsoft, EMC Corp, Ericsson, Sony, Research in Motion and BlackBerry placed a winning bid in the auction and bought Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel with its collection of more than 6,000 patents.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. 0:58

HP Exploring Possibility Of Licensing WebOS And Samsung Is Said To Be Interested



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According to Bloomberg’s report, HP is interested in licensing its mobile operating system webOS to other companies, which may open the door for yet another competitor in the tablet and smartphone market.

"We are talking to a number of companies," Apotheker, president of the company, stated in Beijing, refusing to give more details."I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations."


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iOS 5 beta 2 is jailbreakable by RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1



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DevTeam hacker MuscleNerd has recently confirmed that the RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 jailbreak works on iOS 5 Beta 2. All you have to do is to point it to a downloaded iOS 5 beta 1 firmware ipsw.

5.0b2 can be jailbroken w/redsn0w from 2 wks ago http://is.gd/6eek4Y (must point redsn0w at 5.0b1 IPSW)..devs ONLY please

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This jailbreak works on all devices, exect iPad 2. This means you can get a tethered jailbreak on Windows and Mac OS for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 for Windows and Mac OS here.




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The Judge Probably Will Deny Apple’s Request To Ban Amazon’s Usage Of App Store Term



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According to Bloomberg's report, the court will probably deny the Apple’s request to ban Amazon from using App Store term. This term is used by Amazon as the header name of its online store that markets and sells applications working on Google’s Android platform. Apple filed a suit in March this year over potential confusion about App Store term.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. 19:15

Rumor: Apple is not afraid of Project Spartan



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According to a new report, Apple knows and is ready to lend "minor support" to Facebook’s web application platform "Project Spartan" based on HTML5, even after Facebook has attempted to understate rumors about this project.


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Yahoo! Unveiled Its Search Engine Gor iOS Apps



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Today Yahoo! revealed new tools that can help in seeking apps for your iOS device. It's a dedicated search engine Yahoo! App Search and iOS app called Yahoo! App Spot.

Besides using standard app descriptors the tools also introduce and utilize rich categories, personalized recommendations, user reviews on the web, different ratings and so on.

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Mobile advertisers take a second look on dumbphones



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Here is good news for RIM so regularly criticized by Apple: advertisers of mobile devices didn’t forget about the platform and are currently taking a second look on it, which results in rising of dumb phone advertising, stated an advertising network Millennial Media this Wednesday.

This surprising comeback has expressed in 6 percent grew of mobile ads on RIM devices in May, while "feature phones" make up 17 percent of Feature Phone, Smartphone and Connected Devices mix in May, as estimated by Millennial Media. The key to these surprising figures may be in the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold 2 taking a place among top five mobile phones using served ads.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, June 16th, 2011. 16:40

Patent Dispute Between Apple And Nokia Is Resolved, Apple Will Pay For Licenses



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Nokia announced that it had entered into agreement with Apple, and now the prolonged legal argument between two corporations is coming to an end with two parties withdrawing their complaints to the International Trade Commission.

A press release that announced the signed patent license agreement was issued by Nokia early Tuesday. Agreement stipulates that Apple have to make a one-time payment to Nokia as well as ongoing royalties. But exact details of the agreement are kept in secret. The statement also reads that Nokia has put about 43 billion EUR into research and development in the course of last 20 years, creating a patent portfolio that consists of  10,000 patent families.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. 18:27

iOS 5 jailbreak for Windows released



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We didn't have to wait long for the Windows version of recently released iOS 5 jailbreak utility for Mac OS.

DevTeam created a Windows version of Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 and iH8sn0w released Sn0wBreese 2.8 b1. Both perform a tethered jailbreak of iOS 5 beta 1 on iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and iPad 1.

You still need activated UUID. Both tools do NOT hactivate devices.

You can download Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 and and Sn0wBreese 2.8 b1 for Windows here.




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iOS 5 jailbreak released: Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1



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MuscleNerd recently Tweeted that iOS 5 beta 1 jailbreak is already available. DevTeam released Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1.

For now the jailbreak is tethered (you have to run redsn0w each time you reboot) and available for Mac OS X only. It will not activate your device, so you need have registered UDID. iPhone 3GS users with 06.15 baseband: redsn0w will get you past the iTunes restore error. This redsn0w will probably work on future versions of iOS 5.

Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 works with iOS 5 b1 on iPhone 4 (GSM / CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1.

This is mostely for developers of Cydia apps. Most tweaks and Cydia applications do not work on iOS 5.

You can download Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 here.




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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!



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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more! (stevejobswwdc2011liveblogkeynote1117)


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Monday, June 6th, 2011. 20:25

Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44