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iOS 4.2 coming November 9th or 12th?





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Some new rumors about a possible release of final version of iOS 4.2 have appeared today. Apple recently provided developers with the golden master seed of iOS 4.2 and this means that the public release is imminent. According to Inside-Handy.de the launch may be this Tuesday, November 9. Apparently the German website made contact with some Deutsche Telekom representatives who informed them of the November 9th release date.


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Apple Begins Accepting Mac App Store Submissions



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Apple sent registered Mac developers emails inviting them to begin submitting programs to the Mac App Store. Moreover, on the Apple's developer website appeared the above banner. That means that Apple has started accepting Mac Apps for their upcoming Mac App Store. The Mac App Store was announced in October as part of Mac OS X Lion's feature set. Apple claimed that it would be launched in 90 days from the time of the announcement. The Mac App Store mirrors many of the submission guidelines and policies as the iOS App Store. The Mac App developer program is $99/year just like the iOS App developer program.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 5th, 2010. 14:57

Apple to Extend iTunes Song Previews to 90 Seconds in U.S.



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Apple sent e-mails to music label representatives to inform them that it that it is preparing to extend the length of iTunes Store song previews in the United States. The new 90 second samples only affect songs that are longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, with shorter songs keeping the original 30 second preview length. The company believes that longer songs samples will lead to more purchases. Apple's email notes that by continuing to offer their music on the iTunes Store, labels are indicating their acceptance of the new terms. But it didn’t say any time frames when the extended previews will be available to U.S. customers.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. 10:34

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Golden Master to Developers



ios 4.2 for developersYesterday Apple released the Golden Master version of iOS 4.2 to developers for both iPad and iPhone and iPod touch devices. The GM build is typically the final shipping build that will eventually reach customers. That means that the company is really close to public release of the new operating system.


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Macs Will Get USB 3.0 support later



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Recently released MacBook Airs don't have USB 3.0, and there are many rumors whether Apple will ever adopt this technology and when it will happen. But this week someone named Tom Kruk asked Steve Jobs via e-mail why no Mac with USB 3.0 is still available and received an answer. Here is it:

“We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.”

So that means we can expect USB 3.0 support as soon as Intel will adopt its platform.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 31st, 2010. 18:08

PBS Has Released Its Own App For iPad



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New app "PBS for iPad" allows to watch the most popular PBS programs for free and with minimal interruption. It features 300+ videos, including previews, segments and even full-length episodes. Among key features:

  • Ability to purchase whole seasons or episodes;
  • Sharing videos on Twitter, Facebook and email with friends;
  • Learn more about specific episodes or programs on PBS;
  • Access to TV schedule of PBS;

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 21:19

iOS 4.1 security flaw allows calls to be made on passcode locked iPhone



The hole found in iOS 4.1 allows someone to make calls, gain access to the owner’s contact list, and send emails to anyone in said contact list via a passcode locked iPhone.
Using the combination of sleep button and a fake emergency call, it is possible to access the phone’s contact list and regular keypad even if the device is locked:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 16:42

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: noticing the scroll bar



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Recently we posted some new information on the next Mac release, but the presentation of Steve Jobs also revealed some changes in the way how the scroll bars work.

With implementing of full screen view for apps it was noticed that in most cases the scroll bar vanishes every time it is not being used.

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Live from Apple's "Back to the Mac" event (constantly updating)



11:28AM Thanks for reading along!
11:28AM Hands on time!
11:28AM Well, we definitely want a MacBook Air after seeing the video.

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New version of MobileMe Calendar Is Now Available to Anyone



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Yesterday calendar web-application for MobileMe exited its beta stage and became available to all members. To start using the new version members should sign in to me.com/calendar, then click the "Upgrade now" button and follow the instructions. Those users who had tested the beta version of the product will receive the update automatically.

According to Apple, the new MobileMe Calendar is even more integrated with the calendar app in iOS devices. It is also regularly synced with a Mac or PC so the data will always be up-to-date. Any changes made by user are also automatically pushed to the mobile device.

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iPad Will Probably Be Available In WalMart Next Week



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Yesterday MacRumors received the photos of an email, that was presumably sent to Walmart managers and where it is said that every company’s store will initially receive five units of all existing iPad models and ten units of Apple's official iPad accessories. They will appear in 1,000 stores in the end of the October, other stores will be selling them in the beginning of November. Along with bringing the devices and accessories to the shelves the displays in the stores will be translating videos about iPad's features.

Walmart plans to start selling the iPads in 2010 were revealed in May. Previously the company overhauled its electronic departments in retail stores to include the Apple section in addition.

Also, Walmart will be the latest company that will start selling the iPad in this year. Target has been selling the devices since Oct. 3 and Best Buy stores stared offering the iPad since it was launched in April.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 10th, 2010. 1:06

Motorola sues Apple. Now every mobile company is suing every other company.



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Recently Motorola announced that it has filed suit against Apple over alleged infringement of a number of patents by a range of Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and certain Mac computers.


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How to Open Compressed Files on iOS Device



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iOS pretty well handling with various file types, but with compressed files you may run into problems. Fortunately, with the help of a file browsing app you'll be able to view compressed files. You may download on your iOS device ZIP and RAR files with the help of the file browsing app USB Disk.


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Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H548) to Developers



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Yesterday Apple released a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.5 to developers. This Build with number 10H548 comes only two weeks after Build 10H542, which was seeded on September 14th. Apple asked developer to focus on such areas as: iCal, Mail, USB Devices, QuickTime, Time Machine and 3D Graphics




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 1st, 2010. 14:05

Blood Glucose Meter For iPhone Closer Than Ever



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In the US alone, 17.9 million people suffer from diabetes. In the entire world, at least 171 million have to deal with various aspects of the disease. One such aspect involves testing one’s blood glucose level. For some time now, we’ve been hearing whispers of an iPhone connected blood glucose monitor: a device which could, quite literally, change the lives of millions.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010. 14:26