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WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]





Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.

Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.

2002

Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.

Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 10 Years [Gallery]


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Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year



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You’ve obviously heard that Apple is going to refresh its Maps application in the forthcoming iOS6 and move away from Google Maps that Apple has used since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, replacing it by the company’s own service.

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the last five years that have saw Google and Apple going from best of corporate friends to sworn enemies spending a great deal of time disparaging each other in courts. The latest confrontation seems to be closely connected with Maps.


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Apple updates Apple TV to version 5.0.1 9B206f



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Apple released the new iOS firmware 5.0.1 (9B206f) for both Apple TV 2G and latest Apple TV 3G. The software update is said to bring fixes to AirPlay, Netflix, Home Sharing, and more. New firmware also includes HD previews for movies and TV shows on the iTunes Store.

You can find the download links below, or you can just hit the update version on your Apple TV.




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'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces



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The website of parts supplier SW-Box posted photos of the parts claimed to be from Apple's sixth-generation iPhone. The components are said to be a headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable. The purported iPhone parts suggest the device will have a significantly different internal design, as the headphone jack is attached to the earpiece and Wi-Fi components.

That's a major departure from the current design of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, in which the headphone jack is included on a component with the handset's volume buttons and mute switch, all of which are located in the upper left corner of the device.


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Adobe Releases Collage And Proto Apps For iPad



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Adobe Collage app that was previously available for Android platform today was also released to iPad users. This app allows users to assemble moodboards using content that can be imported from Adobe Creative Suite programs or uploaded to 2GB Adobe Creative Cloud space.
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Written by maxim

Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 1:00

‘New’ iPad 2,4 Uses 32nm A5 Instead Of 45nm A5 Found In iPad 2



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Anand Tech reported on a detail in the new iPad 2 model that many have overlooked. When Apple launched the iPad 3 with Retina display and A5X chip, the company also released the iPad 2,4 model, which is almost identical to the iPad 2. However in this model Apple replaced a 45nm A5 processor with a 32nm A5. This is the most efficient Apple’s processor and its 32nm die size is likely to be used in the next iPhone’s processor. The same 32nm A5 processor is used in the 1080P Apple TV, however it is limited to a single core.


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Apple reportedly rejecting apps that access UDIDs



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TechCrunch on Saturday reported that Apple has reportedly started rejecting apps which access UDIDs (A unique device identifier, is basically a serial number that a mobile network uses to identify mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.)

In August 2011, Apple warned software makers that the company would be killing off UDID access with iOS 5, suggesting that developers begin work on app-specific tracking mechanisms. Removing the feature effectively ends OS-wide user tracking and forces developers to create their own proprietary opt-in identification systems.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, March 26th, 2012. 16:54

Angry Birds Space released



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Rovio has released its new game, Angry Birds Space, on the App Store. It has very good reviews already and determinately worth taking look at.

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Apple Seeded Second Developer Preview Of OS X With Several New Features



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Apple seeded its second preview version of the upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers. When introducing the new OS X operating system earlier this year, Apple noted the new version brings iOS functionality to the Mac. Among this popular iOS features are Notification Center, Messages, Game Center and AirPlay Mirroring. With the release of the new beta version, a few interesting features have been spotted.


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Apple adds army of Korean-speakers to legal team in Samsung patent war



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Apple has reportedly hired 73 contract attorneys and 20 reviewers of Korean-American descent to study the growing mountain of Korean-language documents provided by the Galaxy Tab maker.

WilmerHale, the firm tasked with defending Apple against Samsung patent attacks, filed the declarations of 72 Korean-American contract lawyers and 20 document reviewers that will allow them to take part in the litigation. In addition to cross-contracting six of the lawyers and two reviewers, Morrison & Forrester, which deals with Apple's patent assertions against the South Korean company, hired a separate Korean-American attorney.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, March 12th, 2012. 17:01

CutYourSIM offers remote unlock for AT&T iPhones



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CutYourSIM is once again offering permanent remote unlocks for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S for AT&T devices.

We are proud to offer a permanent unlock solution for your AT&T iPhone. Having your iPhone remotely unlocked will allow you to use your iPhone on any GSM carrier. All you need to do is choose the carrier your iPhone is LOCKED to, provide us with your IMEI number, and purchase this service. We will then permanently unlock your iPhone remotely (usually 5-15 business days. This service works for all AT&T iPhones, the 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S

In the past, CutYourSIM offered remote unlocks but were forced to shut down their service. Apparently, they managed to find someone to whitelist IMEIs the same way a 'legit' unlock by Apple would be performed. It is still unknown if this service actually works, since no reviews from hackers or even users are available.

CutYourSIM wants $185 for the AT&T iPhone unlock service. You can check out their site here.




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Apple opening up supplier factories to third-party environmental inspections



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Many independent environmental groups seek to verify Apple’s own findings related to working conditions on its supplier factories and they finally got Apple's permission. The company will open up its supplier factories to third-party environmental inspections in order to cooperate on audits.

Ma Jun, founder of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, said in an interview that Apple had agreed late last month to open up its facilities to address reports from IPE and other groups outing suspected Apple suppliers as polluters. The audits could start as early as next month and may eventually expand to other suppliers.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012. 20:20

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion coming this summer with 100+ new features



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Just a few hours ago Apple has announced Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," the next major release of its Mac operating system, set to launch on the Mac App Store this summer. Apple has boasted that Mountain Lion packs over 100 new features, including many brought from the iPad and iOS mobile operating system.

What's new

New features introduced with Mountain Lion include Messages, which replaces iChat, as well as Notes, Reminders and Game Center for the Mac, Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration, and AirPlay Mirroring. Mountain Lion will also be the first OS X release with iCloud. Apple also adds Gatekeeper, which helps keep users safe from malicious software by giving control over what applications are installed on a Mac.


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Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' From The Name OF Its Future OS



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With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in July of last year, Apple was definitely moving towards dropping the word ‘Mac’ from the 'Mac OS X', which has been used as a name for Macintosh OS for more than 10 years.

Although Apple still used the naming scheme 'Mac OS X' in press releases, it called the new operating system 'OS X Lion' both on the product page of the Mac App Store and the main product webpage.


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Written by maxim

Friday, February 17th, 2012. 0:23

WinZip App Released for iPhone and iPad (Free)



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WinZip, the popular Windows utility for zip file management, has been released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

WinZip, the leader of file compression for over 20 years and the creators of WinZip the world's # 1 zip utility for file compression, file sharing, file encryption and data backup.

Features:

  • Open Zip files and Zip attachments from email
  • Browse and view Zip files, including multi-file attachments
  • Open encrypted Zip files
  • Copy the contents of Zip files to the clipboard
  • View Zip file attachments from webmail (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc)
  • Zipped file types that can be previewed:
    .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .pdf, .key, .numbers, .pages, .htm, .htm, .jsp, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .png, .gif

An easy-to-use interface for quickly opening and manage compressed Zip files on your iPhone and iPad.

You can download WinZip from the AppStore for free (link).

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