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Adobe Testing MacBook Air-Optimized Version of Flash Player





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Adobe’s CEO revealed this week that Abode is currently testing Flash Player optimized for Apple’s new MacBook. It’s not a secret that new laptops are shipping without Flash preinstalled due to battery problem. The new MacBook Air became Apple's first Mac to ship without Flash Player.  The battery life of the small notebook took a significant hit when browsing the Web with Flash Player. Adobe is looking to improve battery life on the MacBook Air with a new custom build of Adobe Flash. The company believes that the key to conserving battery life lies in hardware acceleration. “When we have access to hardware acceleration, we've proven that Flash has equal or better performance on every platform,” – Adobe claims.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, November 18th, 2010. 17:06

Apple to discontinue Xserve after Jan. 31, 2011



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This week Apple announced that it is going to discontinue Xserve after January 31, 2011. Apple will not be developing a future version of Xserve. Customers may choose between the Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server, and the Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server. Both systems should replace existing Xserve systems. The documentation notes that the 12-core Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server meets or exceeds the performance of the baseline Xserve hardware. The Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server, on the other hand, is significantly outperformed by Xserve, but it has been Apple's most popular server system since its introduction in the fall of 2009.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 6th, 2010. 20:43

iOS made Microsoft to focus on HTML5 instead of Silverlight



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This week Microsoft had held its Professional Developers Conference where the company revealed its new focusing on HTML5 and slowed down its strategy for Siverlight. The core reason for that is Apple's iOS.

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Apple made a deal with Unisys to increase its sales on governmental market



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New Bloomberg report reveals that Apple has made a contract with Unisys Corp to help it sell its products to enterprise and government clients, so now Unisys also provides "maintenance and other services to companies and government agencies that purchase Apple devices."

The history of Unisys is similar to the IBM's one. Nowadays it is a provider of IT-services for huge corporations, airports, the FAA, TSA, IRS, though 30 years ago it was a mainframe hardware vendor.

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 0:43

iPad OS 4.2 'Orientation Lock' to 'Mute Switch' Change Permanent



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Before iPad was released, Apple had announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, just like on the iPhone. But in March the company changed its plans. The mute-switched button was transformed into an orientation-lock. And now, it seems that Apple decided again to change the switch’s purpose via a software update. In new iOS 4.2, expected to be released in November, the orientation-lock button will be transformed again into a mute-switch. You’ll be able to lock screen orientation via a menu to the left of the multitasking dock.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 25th, 2010. 14:56

Apple responds on missing Flash in new MacBook Airs



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We know that the newly released MacBook Airs are shipping without a preinstalled version of Flash. It seems that Apple put more and more distance between itself and Adobe. But the company ensures us that this change was done to keep their user always up to date. Apple even issued an official comment:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, October 24th, 2010. 23:07

Live from Apple's "Back to the Mac" event (constantly updating)



11:28AM Thanks for reading along!
11:28AM Hands on time!
11:28AM Well, we definitely want a MacBook Air after seeing the video.

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The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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Apple "Back to the Mac" Event Oct. 20: New OS X and MacBook Air?



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It is reported that Apple issued invitations for "Back to the Mac" special media event to be held next Wednesday, October 20th  at the company's campus in Cupertino, California. This time the invitation contains an image of a lion peeking out from behind the Apple logo. It conveys the suggestion that Apple is going to seed a new Mac OS X 10.7. The next-generation operating system is commonly suggested being named as “Lion”. Also it is expected that the company's media event may focus on notebooks if new hardware is included on the agenda. Apple has refreshed at least a portion of its notebook line each October or November for the last several years.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, October 16th, 2010. 14:41

Leaked photo of iPad with dual dock connectors



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Mission Repair obtained a part claimed to be the back of an Apple iPad show openings for two 30-pin iPod dock connectors, which would allow the device to be docked in both portrait and landscape orientations. The site decided that the obtained part goes to prove that the next-generation device will have two dock connectors both in landscape and portrait modes.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 8th, 2010. 12:26

MacBook Air Supplies Dwindle, Refresh Coming Soon?



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MacBook Air availability from third-party resellers is showing signs of dwindling supplies, suggesting that a refresh may be approaching in the relatively near future, perhaps as early as next week. Nearly every retailer has run out of stock of the low-end MacBook Air model, while several vendors are also showing no stock of the high-end model.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 14:14

Hacked MacBook reborn as a tablet



You need an iPad? And you have a broken MacBook? So, you can do your own tablet! Just look what Matt at Enigma Penguin did with his old MacBook. He decided that he would recycle his old laptop and turn it into a tablet.


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Future iPhone's were found in the AppleTV firmware



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The Apple TV firmware has some new information about future Apple devices. 9to5Mac reports that this firmware has presented two new iPhones and an «unknown» device.

The iPhone 4 is referred to as «iPhone 3,1». The firmware has traces of two devices known as «iPhone 3,2» and «iPhone 3,3». Additionally an «unknownHardware» is also present within the Apple TV iOS. The iPad, several versions of iPod and older versions of iPhone are also there (see screenshot above).

So, what is it? Verizon iPhone? A new antenna design? And, what about the «unknown» device? Some future version of the iPad?




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iProd2,1 Confirmed to Be New Apple TV, Not Next-Generation iPad



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Configuration files within the new iOS 4.2 beta reveal that Apple's "iProd2,1" device that had been spotted in earlier iOS versions and presumed to be the next-generation iPad is actually the company's forthcoming Apple TV revision.


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Speed Performance Test Video: iPhone 4 Vs New iPod Touch



The only real performance related hardware difference between the iPhone 4 and the new iPod touch is that the iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM while the iPod touch has only 256MB (like the iPad). You might be wondering what impact such a difference will have on your daily usage. Well, iSpazio came across an interesting video that pits the two devices against each other. As you’ll see, the iPod touch is actually just as fast as the iPhone 4, and even beats it sometimes.


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