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Next MacBook Pro to Get New Case Design





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There are some rumors claiming that the next revision of Apple's MacBook Pro line will utilize a brand new case for the first time in several years. Macrumors.com pointed out a February iLounge piece that asserted that 2011 will see the “all new design” described as “a big milestone” for the MacBook Pro family. iLounge reported that this new design was under development at the time at Quanta Computers, a contract manufacturer. There no specifics on what the next MacBook Pro might look like, though many have previously speculated that Apple will take cues from the MacBook Air line that offers an iMac-inspired design with a black-bezel and aluminum unibody casing.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. 13:17

iPhone Stores Your Location Even If You Disabled It



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A test conducted by The Wall Street Journal reveals that Apple’s iPhone collects and stores location information even if its location services are turned off.

It was also found that the device collects location data using Wi-Fi access points and cellphone towers (triangulation method). However, this information is not being transmitted to Apple.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, April 25th, 2011. 16:12

Apple Gives Selected Developers the So-Called iPhone 4S For Creating New Titles



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9to5Mac has posted interesting information on Thursday, which reveals that Apple is going to make gaming performance of the next-gen iPhone as one of its major marketing points.

In order to do that Apple has already selected highly professional developers and gave them devices that look exactly like iPhone 4 but have an A5 processor instead of an A4. It is obviously possible due to the support of A5 chip, recently found in the iOS 4 SDK. The source of this information calls the device as the "iPhone 4S" (iPhone 4 Super?) and says it is used only in Apple's offices.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011. 13:37

Researchers Discover iPhone File That Keeps Track Of Your Moves



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Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, security researchers, discovered a file in Apple’s iOS local backup system that keeps track of your location history, in format readable by a computer, and the researchers claim it’s present both on iPhones and iPad 3G units. Such file is kept unencrypted in the iOS database that can be backed up to a computer using iTunes. The researchers have also created an app called iPhoneTracker that recognizes the file from your local iOS backup, and displays your most-visited locations on a map (see the screenshot above). The app is also allows you to encrypt this file.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 21st, 2011. 16:30

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2 released - RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc14



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DevTeam released the untethered jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.3.2 - RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc14.

The 4.3.2 untether works on all Apple devices that support 4.3.2 except for the iPad2:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPad 1

Redsnow is easy to use, it is available for Windows and Mac OS. As usual for unlockers - do not updaate to 4.3.1, wait for PwnageTool and Sn0wBreeze.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc14 here.

New tutorials are on it's way. For now you can still use our tutorials for iOS 4.3.1. Just download iOS 4.3.2 here, update in iTunes, point redsn0w to it, everything else is the same:




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Apple Relaunched Its Forums, Called Them Apple Support Communities



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Last week Apple had officially upgraded its forums and renamed its Apple Discussion board to Apple Support Communities. The refresh reveals new design and social network features. Here what the official introduction reads:

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Verizon iPhone most popular US mobile phone in February



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Market research firm comScore released details of the smartphone market share for the November 2010 – February 2011 period. The company surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found out that Samsung the top cellphone manufacturer with a 24.8% market share.  Apple ranked 5th place with a 7.5% share in February, up 0.9% from November 2010. As comScore notes Apple saw the “strongest gain” thanks to the release of the Verizon iPhone 4, which was the “most acquired handset in the month of February” in the United States. Though, among the mobile operating platforms Google’s Android system demonstrates the strongest growth.

69.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in February 2011, up 13 percent from the preceding three-month period. Google Android grew 7.0 percentage points since November, strengthening its #1 position with 33.0 percent market share.




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Cydia 1.1.1 released



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Cydia lead developer Jay Freeman released Cydia 1.1.1. You can update it in Cydia. It became much faster and more stable.

Features of new Cydia will include:

  • the ability to run and operate Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents while Cydia is running
  • an overall speed improvement, including the “Loading Changes” dialog
  • “much less” memory usage
  • a more advanced search mechanism with a new relevancy algorithm
  • better management of broken repositories

Here is a full changelog discussion from Saurik:


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iPhone 4 Survives 1,000 Drop From Plane



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U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Ron Walker accidentally dropped his iPhone 4 out of a plane when he was working as a Jump Master. The plane was traveling at roughly 150 mph when he stuck his body out of the plane door to look for landmarks. At that point, one of his pockets opened and his iPhone 4 dropped.  Ron thought that would have to buy a new phone. Later he shared the story with his friend who advised him to use Find My iPhone app. In a minute the phone was found two miles away in a wooded area between a two-lane highway and a lake. Within an hour, Ron with hope to back up his data for transfer to a replacement unit, found his device near a tree. How he was surprised then understood that the phone was in complete working order. His iPhone 4 survived a 1,000 foot drop from an airplane without a scratch on it!




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 24th, 2011. 14:05

Japan Apple Stores serve as rallying point after massive quake



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After earthquake happened in Japan lots of people gathered around Apple Stores to use the internet connections. Using Skype and FaceTime, victims were able to contact family members.

Staff brought out surge protectors and extension cords with 10s of iOS device adapters so people could charge their phones & pads and contact their loved ones," the manager wrote, noting that the Apple retail stores are some of the only locations to offer free Wi-Fi in Japan. "Even after we finally had to close 10pm, crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the wifi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. 16:39

Apple iPad 2 tech specs



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Size and Weight1

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.35 pounds (613 g)
  • Weight: 1.34 pounds (607 g) (Verizon)

Storage2

16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB


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Mac OS X 10.7 Will Get Overlay Scrollbars and Full-Screen Mode For Apps



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As you may know, this Thursday Apple has released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and recently we took a sneak peek at its new features. However, the new version of iOS also includes some architectural changes, and we'll talk about it in this post.

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Apple May Also Refresh iMacs This Week



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Today DigiTimes reported that this week Apple may launch not only new MacBook Pros but new iMacs as well. Citing its supply chain sources the publication revealed that Apple "may make some changes over the screen size to allow panel cutting to reach its optimization."

The latest information about new iMacs came in December 2010, when it was reported that new all-in-one desktops will appear in the first half of 2011 and will have a "new panel size and price point for the mainstream market."

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011. 0:41

Apple patent features sound-driven commands



A new Apple’s patent tells us that the company at this point works on the gesture-based commands determined with audio transducers on the corners of a given surface. That means that if you press or tap on a surface, the audio receivers would determine where and how you touched it. The application describes a microprocessor that can "interpret electrical signals generated by the one or more acoustic transducers as input." The idea is that these transducers detect a finger making contact with the chassis and register those vibrations as gestures. Now the company found five different ways how it could be done.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. 13:54

Apple’s Furthest-North Store To Open in Anchorage, Alaska



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Apple will open it’s the furthest-north Apple Store in Anchorage, Alaska in September. Now the company is looking for retail staff in the Fifth Avenue Mall (Anchorage). The store reportedly locates in the second floor of the mall and will become the most-northern Apple retail store at 61° north latitude, 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The new Store will be geographically located “above” the current most-northern Aberdeen store in Scotland and any Scandinavian city that might be chosen by Apple in the future. No official construction plans have surfaced at this point.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. 13:26