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Apple to Introduce Redesigned Apple Music Service at WWDC - Rumor





Apple may be planning to introduce some major changes to Apple Music at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Bloomberg analysts report. The company may completely revamp the design of its streaming music service to make it more user-friendly and add some new features and improvements to its online radio and the way users download and stream their music. The rumors about the overhaul have been shared by insiders familiar with the matter who ask not to be identified.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. 22:49

Why is Apple building its new plant in Arizona?



According to Bloomberg, Apple is locating its new new sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona. The factory will produce sapphire for display covers of the next-generation iPhone. It will start operating next month.

 
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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 1:54

iTunes Radio Is Coming Right on Time



We all know that Apple will introduce iTunes Radio this fall along with iOS 7. And it seems to be just the right time for such a release. And here’s why.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 20:42

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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Google to Pay $22.5 Million Settlement in Safari Privacy Circumvention Case



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The FTC has officially announced that Google has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million penalty to settle the case related to the circumvention of privacy settings in Safari. Google took advantage of a loophole in Safari's privacy settings designed to prevent placement of third-party cookies by default, using invisible web forms to trick Safari into thinking that users had interacted with Google's ads and thus allowing cookies to be placed on the device.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 10th, 2012. 22:27

iTunes Match Creates Money ‘Out Of Thin Air’ For Copyright Owners



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The president of TuneCore Jeff Price published a blog post praising iTunes Match service for generating money "out of thin air" for owners of copyrights. Apple’s iTunes Match launched in partnership with all major recording studios, but some small studios refused to cooperate over concerns that the iTunes Match was legitimizing music piracy. He says:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 14:37

Apple reportedly prepped AMD-powered MacBook Air



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SemiAccurate claims that Apple developed a MacBook with AMD Fusion Llano processor last spring, but postponed mass production because of some issues. According to report, such notebook running AMD's low-power Llano chip was Apple’s original “plan A” while the current thin-and-light MacBook Air is actually the company's "plan B”.  Charlie Demerjian, the author of the report, believes that a machine with AMD processor would have lost some CPU power in exchange for "many times the GPU power."

The current-generation MacBook Air has Intel Sandy Bridge chip. Apple ultimately went with Intel because AMD was having trouble producing enough of the "premium" parts to meet demand for a refreshed MacBook Air, though multiple sources reportedly told the publication that supply was "only one of the reasons" that Apple decided not to release move forward with the machine. As far as we know, Apple is still interested in AMD processors. "Sources indicate that ARM CPUs are still on tap as soon as the 64-bit chips show up," Demerjian wrote.

Moreover, last year AMD and Apple representatives had met to discuss implementation of AMD processors into Apple’s Macs. It seems that Apple is indeed planning to begin adopting AMD's processors within the next few years.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 19th, 2011. 20:44

Apple Discontinued Offering $0.99 TV Show Rentals Through iTunes



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Apple stated to AllThingsD that offering of TV show rentals via iTunes was discontinued. Now users can only buy full episodes for just a dollar more than the previous rental price. The main advantage of buying full episodes is the possibility of re-watching them as many times as you want.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, August 27th, 2011. 19:27

Dev-Team is ready to release RedSn0w 0.9.7 with untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak



Good news everyone. DevTeam recently posted a tweet where they inform us that they will soon release a new version of Redsn0w utility for Windows. It will be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 using the Monte iOS 4.1 technique.


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Every third non-AT&T client would like to have an iPhone



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According to a new survey, released this Friday by ChangeWave, every third U.S. smartphone buyer on carriers other than AT&T wishes he could have bought Apple's iPhone.

The aim of the survey was to study what exactly smartphone the customers want to buy next time. As it have been revealed many times before, most of the iPhone's owners are happier than any other group of smartphone users as they are "very satisfied" with their purchase.

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The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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Apple Will Collect User Data for iAds



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According to a report by iLounge, iTunes privacy policy has been updated to inform buyers that it will start collecting user data for iAds.

The statement reads that the company uses cookies and certain other technologies to control how many times you see a certain advertisement, to show the ads equitable to your interests and to determine how effective the ad campaigns are.

However, according to Apple, you can opt out of this service by visiting http://oo.apple.com from your device.


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010. 1:27

NY Times Exec Mentions Apple Tablet



Bell Keller, Executive Editor of the NY Times, let slip on the still unconfirmed Apple tablet in a speech last week.

The New York Times speech comes from an internal "all hands" meeting at TheTimesCenter, which was intended to be off the record. However, the video was also provided to the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. Skip to about 8:20, and you'll hear:

We need to figure out the right journalistic product to deliver to mobile platforms and devices. I'm hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate, or whatever comes after that.

Given the matter-of-fact way Keller refers to the slate, it sounds like a done deal versus a hypothetical.

via gizmodo, niemanlab




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Opera Mini for iPhone



In an interview to NY Times Mr. von Tetzchner said that Opera’s engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won’t let the company release it because it competes with Apple’s own Safari browser.

We hope that some day Opera will be avaliable as iPhone unofficail software via Cydia Installer.




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Written by admin

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. 19:01

Safari benchmark - 2.0 is faster than 1.1.4



There is not much defference between Safari 1.1.4 and 2.0. But Under the hood, MobileSafari 2.0's performance is hugely improved over 1.1.4. Everything related to web surfing feels faster, web pages consistently load faster on 2.0, both via Wi-Fi and EDGE. This has nothing to do with the new iPhone 3G hardware — this is about dramatic performance improvements on original iPhones upgraded to the 2.0 OS.

Using MobileSafari simply feels faster, especially with web applications. Feel is by nature subjective, but JavaScript benchmarks back this up.

In August last year, Craig Hockenberry posted a few simple benchmarks to compare the iPhone's processing power and JavaScript interpreter against Safari 3 running on a Mac with a 1.83 GHz Core Duo. At that time, the current version of the iPhone OS was 1.0.1. Here are the results of those same benchmarks on original iPhones running the 1.1.4 and new 2.0 OS versions, with Hockenberry’s 1.0.1 results included for comparison:

Test 1.0.1 1.1.4 2.0 Vs. 1.0.1 / 1.1.4
100,000 iterations 3.209 1.096 0.145 22× / 8×
10,000 divisions 0.413 0.181 0.029 14× / 6×
10,000 sin(x) calls 0.709 0.373 0.140 5× / 3×
10,000 string allocations 0.777 0.434 0.133 6× / 3×
10,000 function calls 0.904 0.595 0.115 8× / 5×

The last column shows how many times faster the 2.0 version of MobileSafari was versus 1.0.1 and 1.1.4. The same results, charted (smaller bars are faster) can be viewed above.

The results are obvious. WebKit JavaScript performance has improved steadily and significantly in just one year, with a huge jump between 1.1.4 and the new 2.0.0. In side-by-side page loading tests between two original iPhones running 1.1.4 and 2.0.0, the new version consistently finished at least a few seconds faster.

For all the hubbub regarding the new App Store, most “iPhone software” runs in the web browser. But improvements in WebKit performance often help native iPhone app performance, too — a slew of my favorite native iPhone apps have built-in WebKit browsers (e.g., NetNewsWire, Twitterrific, Instapaper, and Cocktails). When WebKit performance improves, any app that uses WebKit improves, and WebKit improved a lot between iPhone 1.1.4 and 2.0.0.

via daringfireball.net




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Written by admin

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008. 15:33