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Apple's Poster to Commemorate the Fifth AppStore Birthday





Looks like Apple has hired a new guy responsible for all kinds of graphics and the way Apple gadgets look. At first he paints new ‘cheap’ iPhones red, green and yellow, then completely redesigns iOS 7 and after that persuades the executives to register a new FaceTime logo, which he likes immensely, as a trademark.

Well, there’re probably some other reasons for all that to happen, of course, but it really seems that Apple is currently centered primarily on the appearance – in addition to the things mentioned above, it has released a new poster commemorating the fifth anniversary of AppStore, Tim Bradshaw of Financial Times reports.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 14:41

Play as Texas Ranger in the Wild West.



You can become a legend in the new role-playing game by Disney. It was inspired by the popular movie The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.

When playing the game, you will become a Texas Ranger, who rides horses, helps people from Colby Town, passes judgment and fights foes.


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Apple corners mobile ad market.



iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.

The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.

Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.


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TSMC will produce A-Series Chips for Apple.



According to Wall Street Journal, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has agreed to supply Apple with A-series chips. Although the matter has been discussed since 2010, the deal was only signed this month, and TSMC starts producing some of the chips in 2014. By that time, the Taiwan company will improve the quality of the products so that they meet Apple’s requirements. The chips will become smaller and more energy efficient by using 20-nanometre technology.

When negotiating the deal, the American company offered either to invest in TSMC or to assign one factory as an exclusive Apple supplier. However, the Taiwan company did not accept either of the options to keep TSMC independent and adaptable.

Samsung used to be Apple’s main A-series chips supplier, but present ferocious competition between the companies is forcing the latter to diminish its dependence on the Korean company.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 4th, 2013. 0:26

P0sixninja plans to create OpenJailbreak



Hacker p0sixninja (Joshua Hill) tweeted that he plans to create OpenJailbreak, a new repository of open source jailbreak components on Twitter earlier today.

Ok, I hate redsn0w, I hate sn0wbreeze, and I hate 6.1.3. I'm ready to get this #openjailbreak off the ground

Elaborating further he told:

Essentially it’s going to be a repository of open source jailbreak components that I created over the years. So much of my code has been hacked up and incorporated into other projects, it’s becoming very fragmented. There’s no central repository to maintain all this code, to allow other developers to submit patches or help layout a roadmap for what new features and abilities will be added in the future.


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Monday, July 1st, 2013. 13:27

There is jailbreak for iOS 7



 

iOS 7 has been jailbroken. Popular iOS developer Ryan Petrich has posted a screenshot which appears to show Activator running on iOS 7.

Earlier today Petrich tweeted saying, "System version too new?". Alongside the tweet was the picture below. The picture shows the Springboard of an iPod touch with an Activator icon and a UIAlert window which reads:

System Version Too New
Activator has not been tested to work with this version of iOS. Some features may not work as designed.

Notably, this alert does not seem to be a UIAlert that could be generated from within a sandboxed application, suggesting that device may be jailbroken.


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Hacker p0sixninja plans to release "Something Bigger Than a Jailbreak"



Well known iPhone hacker p0sixninja has teased the upcoming release of some 'amazing things' on Twitter that are bigger than a jailbreak.

Last night he tweeted:

I got a lot of amazing things coming to you all soon. think bigger than jailbreak ;)

In March, p0sixninja revealed that he had found the exploits necessary to release a new jailbreak; however, as expected, he decided to hold those back for iOS 7 or iOS 7.1.


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Apple Launches Online Store for Russia



Apple today launched its online store in Russia. The move had been expected for quite some time. Reports from last year revealed that the Apple had registered a new company in Russia with intentions to launch direct sales in the country.

In order to expand into Russian territory, Apple as registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company's local legal advisor as its director general. It is alleged that Apple executives travelled to Moscow in 2011 to find premises for an Apple store but did not find anything suitable. Apple opened the iTunes Store online in 2009.

It's unclear when or whether the company intends to open any physical Apple Retail Stores in the country.




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Download links iOS 7 beta 2



Apple released new firmware iOS 7 Beta 2 for developers.

It is available for the following devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch 5G, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4.

Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.


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Here is how future low cost iPhone might look like



New renderings of the low cost iPhone based on recently leaked schematics have been posted online by AppleInsider.com.

On the left side, the volume controls are pill shaped, like the iPod touch, rather than circular, like the iPhone 5. The back corners of the device are also curved, bearing a resemblance to Apple's iPod classic. Aside from those tweaks, the anticipated handset is unmistakably an iPhone, featuring the standard home button and a 4-inch display. The leaked design is slightly thicker than an iPhone 5, and is expected to have a plastic back panel to keep costs down.

Here are the renderings:


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Monday, June 24th, 2013. 19:14

Semi-Restore Lets You Wipe Your iPhone Without Losing Your Jailbreak



Semi-Restore is a new solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who want to wipe their device clean without losing their jailbreak.

Created by CoolStar, the process will restore your device running iOS 5.0 through 6.1.2 to near stock condition. It's performed using a simple one click app that is available to download for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu.


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Here’s what iOS 7 looks like on iPad and iPad Mini [Official]



Apple actually posted a photo of iOS 7 on iPads. You can find it on the bottom of the official iOS 7 page.

Apple is a bit behind in releasing iOS 7 for iPad. Initial iOS 7 betas are available only for iPhones and iPod touches.




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Friday, June 14th, 2013. 19:53

How to use iTunes Radio outside of the US



As you might know Apple launched iTunes Radio only for the US. This service will be available in other countries, but some time later.

However there is a way to enable it outside the US now. All you need is to create US iTunes account and iTunes Radio will show up in iTunes upon re-launch. We’re not sure if this easy ‘hack’ will make it to Gold Master but Radio might be in your country by then anyway.

Here are step-by-step tutorials:


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Thursday, June 13th, 2013. 16:27

Download iOS 7 Beta for iPhone



Apple has posted the first beta of iOS 7 for developers to download.

The build number is 11A4372q and firmware is available for the iPhone 5 (Model A1428), iPhone 5 (Model A1429), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A), iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPod touch (5th generation).

Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the following links:


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iOS 7: the list of supported devices



iOS 7 is just great. The question that might come to your mind is “will my device be supported?”

Here is the list of devices that will support iOS 7 once it is available:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad 2
  • iPad third generation
  • iPad fourth generation
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch fifth generation

However, not all features are available on all devices.


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