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People Buy Kindle Though They Already Have iPad





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This week Amazon has revealed another press-release, where it is said that the company's third-gen Kindle became the best-selling product in the history of the online retailer. To take the top spot it surpassed the book of Joanne Rowling "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Though it was said that this holiday the 3G and Wi-Fi Kindle models are the best-selling products, actual sales figures were not unveiled. But it is interesting that Jeff Bezos, who is Amazon Chief Executive, said that people who buy Kindle also have one more tablet.

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Beta-version Of Jailbreak For iOS 4.2.1 Released



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The iPhone Dev team has just released the second beta of their untethered RedSn0w jailbreak (the first beta has been released few hours ago and has more bugs).

New jailbreak is called "Jailbreak Monte", as it uses new "backup method". The iPhone Dev Team warns that their beta-version is not a general release and you should back up all your media before using it. There are also other limitations and bugs:


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Apple: Everything That Happened in 2010



2010 has been a terrific year for Apple. Apple released the new MacBooks, new iMacs / Mac Minis and Mac Pros, the iPhone 4, the iPad. Not to mention the new & improved Apple TV, iOS 4, Retina Display on the iPod touch, the fiscal results….overall, it’s been a good year. YouTube user tszheichoi has posted a look back at all the exciting moments of Apple in 2010.




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Skype Video Calling Coming to iPhone



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Skype has had an iPhone application since early 2009. Put video calling wasn’t available there till the present moment. But the company has to roll out video calling for the iPhone or other mobile platforms. Skype is rumored to announce video calling support for the iPhone and iPod touch at CES 2011 early next month. The company has told that it is going to make a series of announcements concerning video calling at CES. Moreover, Skype will be participating in a panel called “Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime”.


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Apple's next-gen iPad to get iPod touch-like back, wide-range speaker



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Japanese blog MacOtakara published a new portion of rumors concerning Apple’s iPad 2. It claims that the second-generation iPad will have a smaller bezel, a flat back panel and a wide-range speaker. These changes might be caused by a couple of criticisms of the original iPad design. The outer plastic bezel surrounding the LCD screen of the iPad was seen as large by some. Thus, the forthcoming iPad will be 3mm smaller; reportedly measuring 239mm by 186mm. LCD screen on the next-generation iPad will stay the same size. Back of the iPad is reported to be "flat like an iPod Touch". It will allow the new iPad to sit flat on a desk surface. The current iPad has a rounded back. The Ambient Light Sensor will be moved to the "upper center of the rear panel and has a new 3mm slim hole". According to rumors, production of the new iPad has already begun and it will probably start shipping in the mid of January.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010. 16:38

Biggest iPhone on Earth



London travelers have a reason to smile. At the St. Pancras International Train Station, visitors are being greeted by a huge iPhone display.

It is called the “Biggest iPhone on Earth” since the display is actually made of 56 iPads. It advertises the new game, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. The first people who saw the gigantic iPhone were given free iPads, which surely made traveling better for those people.


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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010. 22:50

Free Lonely Planet City Guide for iPhone



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Some Lonely Planet City Guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are free until December 23. This is a $6 price drop and free is the lowest possible price, so hurry up.

Guides' features include offline maps, location-based navigation, points of interest, image galleries, and editorial content.

Here are the links to free guides:


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Camera+ iPhone app is back in the App Store



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After being pulled from AppStore application Camera+ is back with version 2.0. It has new filters and enhancments in addition to the usual bug fixes.

Camera+ is on sale right now and is available for $0.99 (link).

What's New in Version 2.0:


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Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4 next week



MuscleNerd from iPhone DevTeam tweeted that an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1 will be released soon, probably next week.

scotty6kids78: @MuscleNerd are we any closer to the unteathered #jailbreak for the new #ios4.2 on #iphone4 ?

MuscleNerd: @scotty6kids78 it’ll be here by Xmas (not because we’re sitting waiting for Xmas, but because it’s achievable deadline)

This untethered solution will be applicable to all current iOS 4.2.1 devices, including iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, Apple TV 2G and iPod touch 4G. We will keep you updated.




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Word Lens Offers Real Time Language Translation



Word Lens is an eye-catching iOS app for the iPhone and iPod touch. It is based on an augmented reality technology and offers real time translation of text. The only thing you need to do is just to point your device's video camera at a sign and the program translates and superimposes the translated text onto the video in real time. Now available only language packs for Spanish to English and English to Spanish for $4.99 each. More language packs are in the works. Text is translated on a word-by-word basis, so context is not taken into account.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 18th, 2010. 17:01

Apple Will Open Its Mac App Store On Jan. 6 In 90 Countries



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Yesterday Apple revealed that its Mac App Store will be opened on Jan. 6, 2011.

New App Store will offer both paid and free applications for Mac OS X Snow Leopard in such categories as Utilities, Productivity, Lifestyle, and Graphics & Design. Steve Jobs also told it will be available in ninety countries at launch.

"The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can't wait to get started on January 6".


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Steve Jobs: MobileMe Will Get “A Lot Better” Next Year



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MobileMe users report about multiply bugs in the service. Some of them do not satisfy with service's email, photo/file hosting, and syncing capabilities and experience performance and access issues while others believe that the $99 annual price is too high. It’s reasonableб because the "Find My iPhone" service that had previously required a MobileMe subscription is free for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users running iOS 4.2.


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Retailers Work On Their Own POS Systems for Apple's Products



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This week 9to5Mac reported that an American clothing and accessories retailer Gap was using Apple's iPod-based POS system in a few of its Old Navy stores. The blog wrongly decided that Apple started to market the custom mobile software used in its own retail stores, and that Gap became a retailer which helps the company to test pilot it.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, December 4th, 2010. 19:16

iTunes Best Album & Song 2010 shortlists announced



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A couple of days ago Apple announced a shortlist for this year’s iTunes Best Album 2010 and iTunes Best Song 2010. The winners will be announced in early December. Everybody can vote for a favorite song or/and album on the iTunes in the “People’s Choice” categories. To vote you need download the application for the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or visit www.bestalbumandsong.co.uk (legit Apple site). Voting has been already opened in the UK, France, Italy and Germany.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 15:57

PingDom: Android is the leading OS only in South Korea



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As you may know, today's StatCounter published its fresh report based on web analytics about mobile users. Unfortunately, StatCounter can monitor only web traffic, but not the way the smartphones are being used. However, the results of such research can offer many different data that can be organized in different ways.

For example, a vendor of network server monitoring tools Pingdom also took the Statcounter's results but analyzed only mobile OS usage, including the stats for iPod touch (iPad wasn't included). It was found that though the sales of Android-based smartphones have overtaken the sales of the iPhone in the US, such a statement does not take into account the fact that iPod touch is the most popular portable media player, and it is also based on iOS, which makes the latter the most popular mobile OS in the country.

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