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Most of the iOS, Android apps send private data to advertisers





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The Wall Street Journal has published another interesting survey of 101 different applications for iOS and Android devices, which were examined to find out what information they send to advertisers. Here are the results:

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Controversial Steve Jobs figurine appears to sell for $2,500 on eBay



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Although Apple blocked the producer of a lifelike action figure of Apple CEO Steve Jobs from selling it, one of the figures was sold for $2,500 on eBay. In November the producer quickly sold out the initial run of 300 limited edition figures. Some days later Apple sent a cease-and-desist email to the website, citing California Civil Code Section 3344, "which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent." Now we see that one of the figures was listed for sale for a starting price of $1,000, but eventually sold for the $2,500.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 18th, 2010. 20:24

Apple works on improved contextual voice commands in its devices



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This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made public another Apple's patent application that describes the new voice control method. It is entitled "Contextual Voice Commands" and its aim is to make voice control more efficient and reliable.

Apple's proposed system determines the voice command possibilities for every application so that you could give more precise directions by voice to the device.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 10th, 2010. 16:27

Apple Has Announced Top Apps of 2010



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Today Apple has announced its year-end top lists for iTunes called "iTunes Rewind", which span music, TV shows, movies, podcasts, etc. The most interesting list in our sight is a list of apps.

So here are the four "award winners" for 2010:

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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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New School Program Will Give iPads for Every 4th-Grader



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New $100,000 pilot program is now under its way at two Hancock County elementary schools to allow hundreds of kids to have iPads and start doing math, reading books and other school assignments. The program is sponsored with the help of federal grant money and teachers are already concentrated on complete customizing the Apple's tablet experience for every child.

With this new plan students at Allen T. Allison and Weirton Heights elementary schools will be able to send papers via email directly to teachers, as every classroom will be provided with a WiFi connection. The teachers are aimed to make iPad as useful as it can be in students' daily work.

Frank Cary, who is a Weirton Heights Principal, is thrilled with this program:

"They're tired of the paper. This is exciting. It's got color. It brings it to life".




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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, December 6th, 2010. 17:23

Jailbreak Hack Enables Landscape Springboard on iPhone



Everybody knows that the iPhone Springboard can’t be turned in landscape mode. Apple wants you to hold the device in portrait mode only. But some apps, like Mail, support the horizontal orientation. So, Cydia developers offer us the alternative solution, a new hack available in Cydia called “SBRotator” ($1.99). If you change your iPhone’s orientation, using the app, the Springboard will just follow it. But Springboard orientation change requires a proper layout change too. SBRotator puts an extra tab which enables you find the configuration that best suits your needs. Moreover, the program allows you to resize icons for landscape mode.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 4th, 2010. 20:20

Publishers Are Still in a Stalemate with Apple



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Today Peter Kafka, who is a journalist writing for MediaMemo blog, reported that publishers and Apple cannot still come to an agreement on subscriptions for iPad content in the App Store.  The reason is still the same - publishers want to provide personal data about subscribers to advertisers, while Apple doesn't want to do this.

However, Apple proposes an alternative to the publishers, notably an opt-in form which will allows subscribers to choose whether publications can get an access to a "limited amount of information", which includes user's name, e-mail and physical mailing address, or not.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, December 4th, 2010. 0:54

New version of AirPrint Hactivator is Available



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As we wrote earlier, the latest release of Mac OS X 10.6.5 did not include the support for AirPrint, though Apple had earlier announced it. After a while the guys at Netputing released an app called AirPrint Hacktivator, which was simply copying system files from those developer betas of OS X 10.6.5 that had AirPrint support implemented.

But eventually Netputing received an e-mail from one of Apple's legal representatives omm.com,  where it was asked to remove any versions of AirPrint Hacktivator from the company's site as they redistribute Apple’s source code.

The guys were forced to agree but have kept a good heart and finally came up with a new solution:

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 18:28

Ultrasn0w unlock is being released



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This is the tweet from MuscleNerd posted a minute ago. So it is just minutes to wait for new unlock utility ultrasn0w.

UPDATE: New ultrasn0w released! New PwnageTool 4.1.3 released. Read carefully this post from DevTeam first, then reread again!

UPDATE 2: new ultrasn0w 1.2 supports the following basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

UPDATE 3: Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock

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All you need to know about new iOS 4.2



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Finally, Apple released their rumored iOS 4.2. Here is a list of the new features and improvements added in this firmware:

  • AirPlay for steaming audio and video content to the Apple’s set-top box Apple TV with access to Netflix streaming.

  • Find My iPhone service became free for the current generation iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • AirPrint: the feature allows to print over-the-air directly to certain HP printers. Perhaps, the company is interested in looking into third-party solutions.

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Apple will release iOS 4.2 today



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Apple recently published a press release stating that new firmware iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available today.

Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

However users are unable to update through iTunes right now, as well as there are no download links yet. The expected release time is 10 am Pacific Time.

Full press release is under the cut:


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Some MobileMe features going free for iOS users?



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Apple seems to bring some free options to their paid MobileMe service. As you can see in the shot above, the code shows free MobileMe accounts for iOS devices. The code also says “This Apple ID cannot be used for MobileMe Mail, but you can use it for other MobileMe services.” That means that free accounts may be used for features other than email, as this message specifically restricts certain Apple IDs from being used with MobileMe Mail. Other MobileMe iPhone services include Find My iPhone, iDisk, Contact/Calendar/Safari/Notes over-the-air sync, and Photo Galleries. So, may be Apple will begin offering MobileMe syncing services for free.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 20th, 2010. 23:38

Who Is The Average iPad User?



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Business Insider carried out the iPad customer survey to form a portrait of average iPad user. The results are really interesting and worth mentioning.

38.5% of iPad owners use the device two to five hours per day. Most user use the device more now than when they originally made the purchase. But this fact isn’t actually a surprise, because there are lots of the iPad apps and their number continues to grow.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010. 12:24

iPhone 3G Performance On iOS 4.2



After iOS 4 release in June, it was laggy and generally not a good experience for many iPhone 3G users. Nevertheless, the due to release iOS 4.2 is running pretty well on iPhone 3G. Here is a video of iPhone 3G running the iOS 4.2 GM version, which is usually identical to the final release. The video was shot by TIPB.com. There were not any significant lags, and the keyboard was responsive. But, as usual,  the real problems appeared after some usage time , when you bloat the system with all your email, calendar entries, and vast number of contacts.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 8th, 2010. 15:45