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Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents





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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

Next iPhone To Include Thinner Screen With Higher Image Quality



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As The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple will adopt “in-cell” technology in the next-generation iPhone in order to make its screen thinner. In fact, the publication claims that mass production of such panels has already started.

“Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers' display units—as well as South Korea's LG Display Co. are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using so-called in-cell technology, the people said”.


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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. 13:34

Apple's next iPhone to feature quad-core processor



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This week DigiTimes’s industry sources from the Far East provided more information about the next-generation iPhone’ processor. As reported, the new iPhone would feature a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture. The sources did not presented any further details.

Last year’s iPhone 4S feature a custom dual-core processor clocked at 800 megahertz, dubbed by Apple the “A5”. The chip was first introduced in the iPad 2. This year’s iPad couldn’t boast of the updated processor model, dubbed the "A5X," but it is sooner a slightly revised version of the A5.


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Apple telling suppliers to prep for mass production of smaller iPad - WSJ



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Echoing Bloomber’s report about a new, smaller iPad model, the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple told its component suppliers this week to prepare for mass production of such a device.

Citing anonymous sources, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple's Asian component suppliers are preparing for mass production of the smaller iPad in September. The sources expect that the rumored device would indeed feature the 8-inch screen.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 6th, 2012. 8:35

RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 improves 06.15 downgrade for iPhone 3GS/3G



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The iPhone Dev-Team released RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 with improved algorithm for baseband downgrade from the iPad's 06.15 baseband to 05.13 on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. The 06.15 baseband was used by many users to unlock their device. Now it is possible to to get back true GPS and an ultrasn0w unlock.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 here.

Here is additional info from DevTeam:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to сreate an App Store account without a credit card on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad



This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of creating Apple ID without using your credit card right on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This Apple ID is necessary to get free applications from AppStore.

  1. Open the App Store on your device.
  2. Find a free application on the App Store.
  3. Important: Before proceeding to the next step, you must download and install the free application by tapping Free followed by tapping Install.

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Apple released iOS 6.0 Beta 2 for developers



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Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:


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Apple rumored to pay at least $150 for MacBook Pro Retina Display panels



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On Monday Apple released a completely-redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2,880-by-1,800-pixel Retina Display and, of course, the competing notebook makers do their best to follow in Apple's footsteps by releasing their own high-resolution laptops. The key obstacle however could be the price they have to pay for Retina Display panels. Apple is rumored to pay at least $150 per unit for the Retina Display found in its MacBook Pro.


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Google Introduces New 3D Features For Google Earth



In a today’s press conference, Google introduced “the next dimensions” of its Google Maps. The presentation included a lot of history of the Google Maps, Earth and Street View and a peek at what is expected. The announcements are particularly important given the rumors that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with its own maps application in iOS.


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Thursday, June 7th, 2012. 10:29

Apple wants to reduce Bluetooth power consumption in portable devices



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Apple is still interested in improving Bluetooth power consumption in its portable devices when converting streaming media to a compatible format. This week AppleInsider discovered a patent application filed in December of 2008. The application is entitled "Data Format Conversion for Electronic Devices" and notes that converting data to a new format can be a power-hungry process.

"The format conversion performed by the portable electronic device may quickly drain the energy stored in its battery," Apple's filing reads. "Therefore, it would be desirable to provide an energy-efficient technique for converting data to a Bluetooth-compatible format."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 1st, 2012. 0:50

Rumor: LG Display, AU Optronics have passed certification for 'iPad mini' LCD panels



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Taiwan's The Liberty Times has recently reported that display makers LG Display and AU Optronics have passed certification tests for LCD panels bound for a rumored "iPad mini" and are now preparing shipments of the panels to Apple. The report also said that Radiant will supply the backlight module.

Author Chen Meiying said that, according to market rumors, the so-called "iPad mini" is expected to come out at the end of the third quarter or into the fourth quarter of this year. 2012 shipment targets were said to be six million units.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, May 17th, 2012. 16:34

Apple Will Use In-House Mapping Service In iOS 6



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Google Maps (left) and mockup of Apple's 3D mapping mode (right)

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is going to move away from Google Maps in iOS 6 by implementing an in-house mapping service with 3D views. The report notes that Apple’s purchases of mapping companies Poly9 and Placebase are ready to pay off, with the recent acquisition of 3D mapping company C3 Technologies complementing the suite of services.


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Friday, May 11th, 2012. 20:57

Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market



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comScore released on Tuesday quarterly data from its MobiLens service, which surveyed 30,000 mobile subscribers users, revealing that the  iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

Apple's share of the smartphone market grew 1.1 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The figures were up 0.5 percent from Apple's three-month average from February.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. 16:55

What country does your iPhone belong to?



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You can determine the country by iPhone Model Number. Here is the list of country codes used by Apple devices.

MB123XX/A or MC123XX/A is the device code and XX is the regional identifier (or however it is called). This code you can find in this list:

  • AB Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • B Ireland, UK, also used for some replacement phones
  • C Canada
  • CZ Czech Republic
  • DN Austria, Germany, Netherlands
  • E Mexico
  • EE Estonia
  • FB France, Luxembourg
  • FD Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland


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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012. 17:02

Guide: Identifying iPhone models



Sometimes users have hard time identifying what iPhone model they own or try to buy. Here is a quick guide:

Icon Model Year Introduced Model Number* Capacity
iPhone 4S 2011 A1387 16, 32, and 64 GB
iPhone 4S (GSM China) 2011 A1431 16, 32, and 64 GB
iPhone 4 (CDMA model) 2011 A1349 8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 4 (GSM model) 2010 A1332 8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and back iPhone 3GS (China) 2009 A1325 8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and back iPhone 3GS 2009 A1303 8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3G front and back iPhone 3G (China) 2009 A1324 8 and 16 GB
iPhone 3G front and back iPhone 3G 2008 A1241 8 and 16 GB
iPhone front and back iPhone 2007 A1203 4, 8, and 16 GB
* You can find the model number on the iPhone's back case.


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