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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

Dropbox updated to support iOS 4.2



Dropbox is a service that lets users to store files on a server and immediately share your pictures, documents and other files across different computers and mobile devices. 2Gb of server storage is free. The iPhone/iPad version is free and allows users to view photos, videos, documents, and presentations from DropBox online storage, upload existing files and export Dropbox files to other iPhone and iPad apps.

Dropbox has recently updated to version 1.3.1 with iOS 4.2 support. Here is a changelog:

- Photos:
-- Persistent photo caching
-- PNGs and GIFs no longer JPEG compressed when viewed on device
-- Higher quality thumbnails on retinas devices
Improved scroll bar behavior & appearance in document viewer
- OS 4.2 compatibility
- Bugfixes:
-- Media player performance fixes, time remaining calculations
-- Better handling of partially downloaded favorite files
-- Properly handle the less common Office file type extensions (e.g., .PPSX, .XLSM)
-- Re-enable selection of photos for upload across entire Photo Library
-- Stability improvements
-- Other miscellaneous fixes

You can register and download the application for your desktop computer here (Windows, Mac and Linux). Here is a link to a free iPhone/iPad application in AppStore.


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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.5



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As we promised, yesterday Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.5 update for Snow Leopard, which now available via Software Update. The public release is the same Build 10H574 that was seeded to developers on Monday. The 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The full list of general fixes and improvements in Mac OS X 10.6.5, according to Apple, includes:


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iPad 2 ads shot in New York last month?



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9to5Mac reports that an ad for the upcoming iPad 2 may have already been filmed by David Sims, a British photographer, in New York last month. The iPads used in the shoot were all current generation models which will be swapped out with the new ones in post production.  A participant at the shooting, said that there were no new products on scene, and that everyone had to sign non-disclosure agreements. At this point, the only thing may be confirmed is that the new iPad 2’s will probably be the same size as the current generation iPads.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 8th, 2010. 10:17

Apple Releases iPhoto 9.1 With Support for Calendars



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Yesterday Apple released an update 9.1 to the iPhoto'11 application to solve a problem causing data loss for some users upgrading from iPhoto '09. The update also restores support for the photo calendars that had gone missing in the initial iPhoto '11 release on October 20. It adds several new print product options to iPhoto '11 and also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues:

  • Provides the ability to create and order calendars in iPhoto.
  • Additional letterpress holiday greeting card themes are now available.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented videos downloaded from MobileMe or Flickr from importing correctly into iPhoto events.
  • The update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11.

Download iPhoto Update 9.1.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 5th, 2010. 21:31

iPhone 3GS can record HD-video



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Mike Pan has successfully modified his iPhone 3GS and now it can record HD video at 1080x800px with 30 frames per second and up to 20Mbps! The original ability of this handset is 640x480px at 3 Mbps. Mike used the non-standard resolution so the video could be kept at the right aspect ratio.

So here is a short instruction how to enable HD-video recording on your iPhone 3GS with firmware 4.1 (as other firmwares haven't been tested yet):


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Apple Releases iPhoto 9.0.1 to Address Data Loss



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On Friday Apple released an update to iPhoto 9 (part of iLife’11). This update iPhoto 9.0.1 should resolve a data loss problem when upgrading from iPhoto 8 to iPhoto 9.

Shortly after the release of iPhoto '11, lots of users reported that they have problems. After upgrading users found some or all their photos disappearing. Somebody lost all or some photo libraries, data while upgrade process.  iPhoto '11 also drops support for older AppleTVs and photo calendars. But Apple claims that the upgrade process is “generally safe and reliable” and recommends all download and install iPhoto software update iPhoto 9.0.1 before updating to iPhoto '11.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, October 30th, 2010. 18:20

Light leaks causing camera issues with Apple's white iPhone 4



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Apple on Tuesday reported that its white model of iPhone 4 was delayed again until spring 2011. As usual, the company didn’t offer any reasonable reasons for the delays.
But yesterday Cult of Mac web-site posted some information provided by an anonymous source "with connections at Apple". The source claims that the main reason is iPhone 4’s white glass, which influences pictures quality.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 10:59

Apple Stores to use new Concierge app for customer check-ins



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Soon every Apple retail stores will have its own Concierge. That means that every Apple store will launch a new wireless check-in service. Such service will allow employees to manage a queue of customers via a custom iOS app called Concierge.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 15:29

iPhoto '11 Upgrade Causing Headaches for Some Users



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9 to 5 Mac reports that more and more number of users claims that they are experiencing some problems with the newest version of iPhoto’11. Users find some or all their photos disappearing after software upgrade. Somebody looses all or some photo libraries, data while upgrade process.  iPhoto '11 also drops support for older AppleTVs and photo calendars. The only and best solution for these problems is backing up the existing iPhoto libraries and data before starting upgrade.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 11:55

Apple may be planning to build the second data center in North Carolina



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According to a new report from All Things Digital, two new photos were revealed on the Flickr page of the Catawba County that show two renderings of Apple's site in Maiden, North Carolina - one of them is an existing facility and another one, which is labeled as "Phase 2", has two seemingly identical buildings.  It leads to an idea that Apple may have been planning to build another data center, but it remains unknown why the company still hasn't reported anything on such plans.

Rumors on the second Apple's data center site aroused last week when All Things Digital cited some anonymous sources and reported that Apple was examining the suggestion to double its operations in Maiden to 500,000 square-feet. As you may know, the data center in North Carolina is almost five times larger than Apple's current data center situated in Newark, California. It was also announced to be "fully operational" by Data Center Knowledge last Sunday, and Apple revealed it will be opened "any day now".




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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 0:58

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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First Look: Apple's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion



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As already known, the new Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is planed to be released next summer. New operating system will adopt some iOS features. Now Apple works to bring many of its mobile innovations into the next version of Mac OS X 10.7. So, Apple will add the following the mobile-optimized features to the Mac from iOS:


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New 11.6- and 13.3 inch MacBook Airs Are Finally Unveiled



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Few hours ago Steve Jobs presented two new MacBook Airs, which became the result of hooking up the iPad and a MacBook (according to his words). They have neither hard nor optical drive, as they keep all the data on the solid state drive. Here is how Steve Jobs explained such an innovation:

"MacBook Air is the first of a new generation of notebooks that leaves behind mechanical rotating storage in favor of solid state flash storage. We’ve taken what we have learned with the iPad—solid state storage, instant-on, amazing battery standby time, miniaturization and lightweight construction, to create the new MacBook Air. With its amazing responsiveness and mobility, it will change the way we think about notebooks."

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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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