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iOS 6.1.2 Addressing Exchange and Passcode Bugs to Arrive Next Week





German site iPhone-Ticker reports that next week Apple is preparing to release iOS 6.1.2 to address lock screen passcode issue and the Exchange bug found in iOS 6.1. The report notes that Apple will likely release the update before Wednesday.


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Friday, February 15th, 2013. 21:40

Apple Receives More Money From iTunes And Accessories Than Other Companies From Phones



According to analysis by Asymco of Apple’s revenue breakdowns, Apple received more money from accessories and iTunes sales than all other companies, except for Samsung, received from phone sales over the last quarter.


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 22:59

Apple, Adobe And Microsoft Required To Explain Higher Pricing In Australia



As Kotaku Australia reports, Australian government has required that Apple, Adobe and Microsoft explain why their product pricing in Australia is considerably higher than in the U.S.


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Monday, February 11th, 2013. 22:24

FTC Recommends Mobile Platforms And App Devs Improve Privacy Disclosures



The Federal Trade Commission today published a report, where it recommends how key players in the mobile ecosystem can better inform their consumers about how their personal data is being used. In its report, the FTC named several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and BlackBerry as well as advertising networks, app developers, app developer trade associations and analytics companies.


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Microsoft Said 128GB Surface Pro Ships With 83GB Of Free Storage



Today Apple announced that the new 128GB iPad model would go on sale on February 5th with a starting price of $799 – an attractive option for those who consider purchasing Surface Pro tablet when it debut on February 9th. Microsoft today also confirmed (via Engadget) that 45GB of storage space in the new Surface Pro will be used for Windows 8 and various preloaded applications, leaving owners of the 128GB model with 83GB of free storage. Microsoft said:


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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 0:54

Microsoft announced the release of a new Office version, but Mac users still prefer Office 2011



Microsoft announced the launch of Office software updates to devices based on Windows to new 2013 version as well as start of a new Office 365 subscription option.


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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 0:25

Amazon And Apple Ordered To Enter Settlement Talks On ‘App Store’ Trademark



This month, a court dismissed Apple's false advertising lawsuit against Amazon in the legal dispute over the "App Store" trademark.

Apple and Amazon have been battling over the trademark for about two years, with Apple claiming the use of the "Appstore" name by Amazon to describe its online store for Android apps causes confusion amongst consumers and infringes upon App Store name.


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Thursday, January 17th, 2013. 1:06

18,5% Of Mobile Phone Subscribers In U.S. Are Now Using iPhones



Today comScore published the results of its survey of mobile phone subscribers in U.S. for the September-November period, noting that 18.5% of mobile phone subscribers are using an iPhone, up 1.4% from the data for June-August timeframe. Samsung continues to lead the pack with 26.9% of the market share, up from 25,7% in the previous period, while LG, HTC and Motorola lost their shares.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 22:44

Microsoft Acquired Startup R2 Studios To Enhance Its Xbox Unit



In December, we reported that Apple, Microsoft and Google were potential buyers of home automation startup company R2 Studios. Today The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft has already acquired the company to strengthen its Xbox unit.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 20:01

Apple is in talks about acquiring a home automation system from R2 Studios



According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.


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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. 12:47

Microsoft And Apple Disagree Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues



The Next Web reports that Apple has not allowed Microsoft to update its SkyDrive iOS app as Microsoft wants to add the ability for users to buy additional storage bypassing Apple in-app subscription service that provides the company with 30% share of revenue. TNW noted:


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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. 22:18

Google And Apple Teamed Up On $500 Million Offer For Kodak Patents



According to Bloomberg report, Google and Apple have teamed up to place a bid of over $500 million to buy the imaging patent portfolio of bankrupt Eastman Kodak. The report said:


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Saturday, December 8th, 2012. 10:48

Adults and children prefer iPad to other devices



According to a research conducted by Nielsen in the United States, over the course of the next 6 months, consumers between the age of 6 to 12 years are interested in buying iOS products form Apple. New Nintendo Wii U took the second place on popularity, but rated behind the iPad. However, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Mini entered the top 5 most popular products for this age group.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. 21:55

Microsoft CEO Hinted At Possibility Of Building Their Own Phone



Yesterday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave interview to LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman in Santa Clara. TechCrunch pointed to audio clip from an interview where Ballmer talked about the role of Windows 8 in the smartphone market dominated by Android and iOS. In 2007, Ballmer laughed at the iPhone’s high price, but it appears that Microsoft CEO still thinks Apple’s smartphones are priced too high. Balmer said in the interview:


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Thursday, November 15th, 2012. 20:45

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 released: iOS 6.0.1 support added



iH8Sn0w released Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 that brings support for tethered jailbreak of iOS 6.0.1. New version supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. It does not work with A5/A6 devices, like iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, etc.

Sn0wbreeze can be used to create a custom firmware with jailbreak and preserve iPhone modem (baseband) version for unlock.

You can find the release notes below. You can download the latest version of Sn0wBreeze from here.


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