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Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 Increases Battery Life In Some Degree





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This month Arstechnica reported that many users had faced a considerable drop in battery life after installing OS X 10.8 version.

“Ars writer Chris Foresman, after extended testing, discovered that the battery life of his Retina MacBook Pro review unit dropped 38% from its previous 8-hours”.


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Friday, August 24th, 2012. 19:53

New Photos Show iPhone 5 Logic Board



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MacRumors reports that photos of what could be the 'iPhone 5' logic board with its shielding removed have been posted online by Sina.com.

Unfortunately, the quality of the photos make it difficult to glean any information from them; however, the source claims that board uses the A5X chip found in the iPad 3.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 16:48

A stolen Steve Jobs' iPad ended up in the hands of the local clown



Recently it was revealed that last month, Steve Jobs's house was robbed. The thief broke into the house, which was in disrepair and stole property valued $ 60.000, including several iMacs and iPads, Tiffany jewelry and wallet of Steve Jobs in dollar in it. The San Jose Mercury News reports that one of the stolen iPad fell into the hands of "Kenny the Clown", a local clown that performs shows for children and tourists in the Bay Area. Kenny got the iPad from a friend Kariem McFarlin, the thief who confessed to his crimes.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Valve Launched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Mac



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The latest version of Valve’s flagship game Counter-Strike – one of the best-selling gaming titles for PC – has become available for the Mac platform via Steam. Global Offensive, the fourth title in the Counter-Strike series, has seen over 27 million units sold during its lifetime. This is the second time (the first was Portal 2) Valve has released a flagship title simultaneously on the PC and the Mac.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 12:47

iPad Mini Will Look Like A Larger iPod Touch



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Today 9toMac reported that according to its sources the iPad mini will look like a larger iPod touch with skinner bezels on the sides paired with thicker bezels at the bottom and top of the device.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 12:18

Apple's new mini Dock Connector to feature 9-pin



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A mini Dock Connector expected to be introduced alongside Apple's so-called iPhone 5 next month will spot 9 official points of contact and takes design cues from the company's patented MagSafe adapters. According to people familiar with the matter, new mini Dock Connector will deliver enhancements in I/O connectivity in addition to comprising roughly 60% less real estate and orientation independence when plugged into any one of Apple's future iOS devices.


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 22:34

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Once Again Shows Up in Benchmarks



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A month ago Geekbench posted results of the benchmark tests with the presence of a "MacBookPro10,2" entry in database, suggesting that a 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro is indeed in the works. As far as you know, the newest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro carries a "MacBookPro10,1" identifier.


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Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:56

A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design



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Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.

With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.


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Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:01

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life



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Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.


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Battery For iPhone 5 Has Only Slightly Higher Capacity



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9to5Mac posted photos of the new battery for the next iPhone showing only a slight increase in capacity from 1430mAh/3.7V/5.3Whr in the iPhone 4S to 1440mAh/3.8V/5.45Whr in the iPhone 5. No dimensions are given to compare the size of the new battery with the current iPhone battery.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 12:03

Valve Will Expand Steam To Include Non-Game Software On September 5



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Today Valve announced that starting September 5 it will expand its gaming marketplace Steam to include non-game software. The expansion of Steam store to other types of applications could pose a serious competition for other software marketplaces such as Mac App Store. From a press release:


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Thursday, August 9th, 2012. 2:33

Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought



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In February, iMore reported that Apple would introduce a smaller dock connector for its iOS devices. Now these rumors are confirmed by various sources and the evidence revealed recently shows a much smaller opening in the casing of what is claimed to be the next-generation iPhone.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 23:26

Apple Temporarily Stopped iCloud Password Resets Over The Phone



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According to Wired, Apple has temporarily stopped processing changes of Apple ID passwords over the phone. This step comes as a response to the experience of reporter Mat Honan whose iCloud account was hacked, which resulted in the wipe of his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Wired reports:


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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 11:06

How Hackers Gained Control Of Reporter’s iCloud Account



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On Sunday Wired reporter Mat Honan said that hackers gained control of his account at iCloud and remotely wiped his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone and as well as further gained access to his Gmail and Twitter accounts. Today he detailed the exact process of the hacking.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 14:02

Apple's next iPhone rumored with 8-pin dock connector, enhanced Bluetooth



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iLounge reported yesterday that the expected smaller dock connector in Apple's next iPhone will be an 8-pin design. Moreover, iOS 6 will receive a new Bluetooth 4.0 to improve share functionality between Apple’s devices. But these rumors contradict earlier reports claiming that  the new dock on Apple's next iPhone will be a 19-pin design.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. 19:47