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Mac OS X 10.7 Will Get Overlay Scrollbars and Full-Screen Mode For Apps





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As you may know, this Thursday Apple has released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and recently we took a sneak peek at its new features. However, the new version of iOS also includes some architectural changes, and we'll talk about it in this post.

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Yes, Apple Will Introduce iPad 2 on March 2



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Yesterday Apple had sent out official invitations to visit a media event, which will take place on March 2 in San Francisco, to presumably show off its new-generation iPad.

Loop reports that the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, which confirms previous rumors from All Things D.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 10:59

UK Wireless Carriers Drop iPad Price In Anticipation Of iPad 2



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The United Kingdom wireless carriers have begun lowering their prices on the first-generation iPad in anticipation of the launch of the iPad 2 in April. Both T-Mobile and Orange are now selling the original iPad for £99 with a 24-month data contract. This £100 is a strongly indication that carriers know that their current iPad stocks will soon be in less demand. Though, there is no information on official launch of the iPad 2. But on April 3rd will be a year since the original iPad was released, the history of iOS product launches strongly suggests a late March or early April debut of the iPad 2.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. 10:53

WhiteD00r custom iOS 4.2.1 firmware for iPhone 2G and iPod touch 1G released



Apple stopped to support original iPhone 2G and iPod touch 1G starting from iOS 4.0. Their decision was justified because of the low RAM and sow CPU in these first-gen devices released back in 2007.

iPhone jailbreak community has now come up with a mod, which brings the complete look and feel of iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone 2G, 3G and iPod touch 1G and 2G. The mod is basically based on the iPhone OS 3.1.3, to replicate the experience of iOS 4 on the first and second generation iPhone and iPod touch.

This custom firmware, named WhiteD00r, includes everything from iOS 4.x: wallpapers, new semi transparent dock (and UI), backgrounds, all new icons from iOS 4.x, Voice Control, multitasking, video recording, and more. Full list of features can be found here.

Moreover WhiteD00r was also relased for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G. Regular iOS 4.х works really slow, on these devices, while modified 3.1.3 has much more chances.

WhiteD00r custom 4.2.1 firmware for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 1G and iPod touch 2G can be downloaded from here.

Here is a video of it in action:


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New Greenpois0n RC6.1 jailbreak released with iBooks DRM fix



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The Chronic Dev Team has released Greenpois0n RC6.1, a new version of their ‘untethered’ iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak tool which now includes an update that disables Apple’s means of protecting the iBooks application from jailbreakers.

Recent Greenpois0n changelog:

  • RC6.1: comex 'hunnypot' iBooks fix, don't overwrite animate if it already exist
  • RC6: Apple TV 2 support, fixed emulators compatibility issues with greenpois0n
  • RC5.4: Verizon iPhone 4 is now supported !

Greenpois0n RC6.1 supports iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Verizon iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2.6) and Apple TV 2G.

You can download the latest Greenpois0n RC6.1 here.




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Apple Unveiled its New Subscriptions For iOS App Store



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Yesterday Apple has unveiled its new App Store subscription service, which allows publishers to offer recurring billing.

When The Daily was presented last month, the same digital billing service was launched along with it, but then Eddy Cue, who is an Apple's iTunes chief, said that more details on the subscription service will be revealed in the near future, and that is finally happened.

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PwnageTool 4.2 with untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak released



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DevTeam released PwnageTool 4.2 utility. It is able to create a custom IPSW that can perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1. As usual it can preserve baseband version for unlockers. Devteam used the same method that was implemented in greenpois0n.

PwnageTool supports all 4.2.1 devices other than iPod touch 2G:

  • iPhone3G
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4
  • iPhone4-Verizon
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad
  • AppleTV 2G

Jailbreak is even improved compared to GreenPois0n RC6:


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WSJ: iPhone Nano To Have An Edge-To-Edge Screen, MobileMe To Be Free



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As you may remember, this week Bloomberg reported about the fact that Apple is working on a new iPhone with a 2.3" screen. Today this information was also confirmed by the Wall Street Journal.

"One of the people, who saw a prototype of the phone late last year, said the device is intended for sale alongside Apple's existing line. The new device would be about half the size of the iPhone 4, which is the current model. The new phone would be available to carriers at about half the price of the main iPhone repertoire. "

The latter allows to suggest that this summer we'll see iPhone 5 at usual price of $199/$299, discounted iPhone 4 at $99, and iPhone Nano at $49.

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GreenPois0n RC6 released: jailbreaks Apple TV 2G



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Untethered iOS 4.2 jailbreak GreenPois0n has just been upgraded to version RC6. New version includes support for the Apple TV 2G. GreenPosi0n will give your Apple TV an untethered jailbreak and will also install the popular NitoTV software on it. RC6 also fixes emulator issues. So if you had problems with RC5 go ahead and try this one. You can also apply RC6 over RC5 without restoring.

You can download the latest GreenPois0n version here.


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Apple Is Revamping Notification System For iOS



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Cult of Mac reports that Apple is working on a new notification system for iOS.

Apple’s pop-up notification system for new text messages, voicemails and the like has often been criticized as one of the weakest parts of the iOS. Notifications are intrusive, modal and often cryptic. It’s a mess.

And to build new technology into the operating system, the company is going to acquire a small iOS development firm that currently offers a notification system in the App Store. Cult of Mac suggests that it might be Boxcar, which offers an iOS application providing push notifications for a variety of services.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 13th, 2011. 14:15

Step-by-step tutorial: untethered jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone, iPod or iPad using Greenpois0n for Windows



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These are step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G using Greenpois0n for Windows. Tutorial for Mac OS X users is available here. All the steps are the same for all devices, we will cover iPhone.

Greenpois0n has been updated to support the iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2.1 firmware. Use Limera1n if you want to jailbreak iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 4.0.2.

Remember: Greenpois0n recommends a clean restore before continuing.

Unlockers: do not update to iOS 4.1 or iOS 4.2.1 if you need the unlock. Ultrasn0w does not support that baseband yet. The only exception is the iPhone 4. Experienced users can also try update to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading your baseband by using TinyUmbrella. Start TSS Server->Start iTunes->Plug in your iPhone->Restore 4.2.1->Error 1013->Put phone into DFU Mode->Launch Greenpois0n.

We are not authors of this app. We do not promise that everything will go well, use this tutorial at your own risk.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Step One
Open your web browser and download the latest Windows version of GreenPois0n from here.


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Apple surpassed Motorola and Sony in handset sales



Table 1
Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users in 2010 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2010

2010Market Share (%)

2009

2009 Market Share (%)

Nokia

461,318.2

28.9

440,881.6

36.4

Samsung

281,065.8

17.6

235,772.0

19.5

LG Electronics

114,154.6

7.1

121,972.1

10.1

Research In Motion

47,451.6

3.0

34,346.6

2.8

Apple

46,598.3

2.9

24,889.7

2.1

Sony Ericsson

41,819.2

2.6

54,956.6

4.5

Motorola

38,553.7

2.4

58,475.2

4.8

ZTE

28,768.7

1.8

16,026.1

1.3

HTC

24,688.4

1.5

10,811.9

0.9

Huawei

23,814.7

1.5

13,490.6

1.1

Others

488,569.3

30.6

199,617.2

16.5

Total

1,596,802.4

100.0

1,211,239.6

100.0

Source: Gartner (February 2011)

Today Gartner revealed the results of another research, where it was found that Apple's achievements in 2010 had led to the situation when the company's competitors experienced reduced sales and eventually lost significant market shares.

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HP TouchPad vs Apple iPad vs Motorola Xoom vs BlackBerry PlayBook



Engadget have posed a very interesting comparison table of the most interesting tablets that are known today. Have a look at specifications for HP TouchPad, Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry PlayBook. Unfortunately there is no Apple iPad 2 in this table, becasue iPad 2 specs are all just rumors for now.

HP
TouchPad

Apple
iPad

Motorola
Xoom
BlackBerry PlayBook


Platform webOS 3.0 iOS 4.2.1 Android 3.0 BB Tablet OS (QNX)
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
dual-CPU APQ8060
1GHz Apple A4, PowerVR SGX 535 GPU 1GHz NVIDIA
Tegra 2
1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core
Display 9.7-inch 9.7-inch
LED-backlit
IPS LCD
10.1-inch 7-inch LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1024 x 600
Memory 1GB RAM 256MB DRAM 1GB DDR2 RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front camera 1.3 megapixel none 2 megapixel 3 megapixel
Rear camera none none 5 megapixel with
4x digital zoom, AF, dual-LED flash,
720p 30fps video
5 megapixel,
720p video
Cellular radio "3G and 4G variants" UMTS / HSDPA /
GSM / EDGE
EVDO Rev. A 3G and 4G
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR
Gyroscope Yes No Yes --
Accelerometer Yes 3-axis 3-axis Yes
Battery capacity 6,300 mAh 6,600 mAH (approx.) -- 5,300 mAH
Weight 740g 680g (WiFI),
730g (WiFi + 3G)
730g 400g




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Mac App Store Introduces Preventive Pop-Up To Stop Unwanted Purchases



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Apple recently added a small but useful tweak to the Mac App Store. Now when you are going to purchase any application, there will appear a window asking you to confirm your decision. Helpful thing for those who might already spend some money accidentally purchased an app. Now the Mac App Store doesn’t allow you to toggle the purchase confirmation off, as in the iOS App Store.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011. 16:46

Untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak: Greenpois0n for Windows released



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released Greenpois0n for Windows which brings an untethered jailbreak to iOS 4.2.1 devices. You can jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad.

You can download the latest version of GreenPois0n from here.

Update: Step-By-Step tutorial

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.




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