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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak is Officially Released for Windows





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The Chronic Dev-Team has released the Windows version of its Absinthe utility to perform an untethered jailbreak of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

You can download Absinthe for Windows and Mac OS X from here.

Here are our step-by-step tutorials:




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Apple's digital textbooks with iBooks 2 were 'vision' of Steve Jobs



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Speaking with Peter Kafka of All Things D, McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw said Apple's newly unveiled textbook initiative for the iPad with iBooks 2 was a project spearheaded by the late Steve Jobs before his death. He met with Jobs last June about the project and discussed their goals. "He (Jobs) should be here. He probably is (in spirit)," McGraw said. "This was his vision, this was his idea, and it all had to do with the iPad."

McGraw-Hill is one of the first publishers already on board with Apple's new e-textbooks for iBooks 2, seeing Apple's new iBooks 2 platform as a way for textbooks to evolve and improve education. The CEO said he's been interested in the iPad as a learning tool since Apple first launched the device in 2010.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012. 1:38

New Apple suit claims Galaxy Nexus infringes on 'slide-to-unlock' feature



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Mere hours after serving up a ruling on Friday for a failed Samsung lawsuit against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court held a hearing about Apple’s complaint against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. It is the first time when Apple has named the South Korean electronics manufacturer's flagship Android handset in a lawsuit, claiming the device infringes the iPhone maker's "slide-to-unlock" utility model that was first introduced with the original iPhone in 2007 and subsequently patented with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October 2011

Examinations of utility model registrations are not as stringent as patent filings and don't carry a presumption of validity which is necessary for a court ruling. Thus the Mannheim court does not foresee an immediate decision in the "slide-to-unlock" suit as it believes the validity or invalidity of the invention is too close to call.


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Saturday, January 21st, 2012. 23:22

Students' math scores jumped 20% with iPad textbooks, publisher says



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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the results of its "HMC Fuse: Algebra I" pilot program at Ameila Earhart Middle School in California's Riverside Unified School District. Algebra I digital textbook is the world's first full-curriculum algebra application developed exclusively for Apple's iPad. The program helped more than 78 percent of students score "Proficient" or "Advanced" on the spring 2011 California Standards Test. That was significantly higher than the 59 percent of peers who used traditional textbooks.

"By engineering a comprehensive platform that combines the best learning material with technology that embraces students' strengths and addresses their weaknesses, we've gone far beyond the capabilities of an e-book to turn a one-way math lesson into an engaging, interactive, supportive learning experience," said Bethlam Forsa, executive vice president of Global Content and Product Development at HMH. "With HMH Fuse, teachers can assess student progress in real time and tailor instruction as needed.”


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Saturday, January 21st, 2012. 21:44

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac OS X) [iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Tutorial for Windows version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac OS X) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Tutorial for Windows version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Has Been Released



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The 'Dream Team' of hackers have just released their untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. The utility is called Absinthe.

The initial release is currently for Mac OS X only but Windows is coming soon!

You can download Absinthe here.

Here are our step-by-step tutorials:

UPDATE: Absinthe for Windows is ready - read here!

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Mac sales growing faster for Apple in China than US



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Analyst Ben A. Reitzes with Barclays Capital said in a note to investors on Wednesday that Apple's growth in China now extends beyond the iPhone and iPad, with Mac sales there also continuing to outpace the U.S. Reitzes believes that Apple's total global sales will be up 22 percent year over year, thanks largely to rapid expansion in China.

"We believe Mac sales remain relatively strong even as the economy weakens, benefitting from new stores in China and strong sales of the MacBook Air," he said. "Even though the economy and HDD shortages are concerns that could limit upside, we remain comfortable with our estimate for 22% (year over year) Mac unit growth for (the fourth quarter of calendar 2011) given overseas momentum -- especially in China where growth is much higher."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 21st, 2012. 0:07

Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S: latest news, updates and FAQ



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The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak utilities are undergoing testing and polishing before the public release. According to 'Dream Team' member planetbeing:

We're testing & fixing problems with the jb app (that @pimskeks finished the majority of at incredible speed). Still needs to be polished.

P0sixninja also tweeted it should not be much longer before the jailbreak gets released.

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We hope to see the utilities soon, because more than a week ago there were tweetes that jailbreak should have been ready in few days.

iPhone Dev Team has posted a blog entry about upcoming public release. If you have iPad 2 or iPhone 4S go ahead and read it:


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Sn0wBreeze updated to 2.9.1



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Popular jailbreak utility Sn0wbreeze was updated to version 2.9.1. Several issues were fixed, including iPad Baseband for iPhone 3G and several PAM issues.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.9.1 here.

New version 2.9 adds support for untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak as well as support for all firmwares supported by previous versions of sn0wbreeze. You can read more about version 2.9 here.

Step-by-step tutorials for Sn0wBreeze 2.9.1:


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Watch the iBooks Textbooks for iPad Video



Take a look at the Apple video that introduces you to textbooks on the iPad.

You can learn more information about iBooks 2 here.




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Friday, January 20th, 2012. 16:38

A Closer Look at iBooks Author



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Yesterday Apple released an easy to use tool called iBooks Author, which allows anyone (publishers and users) to create interactive iBooks with text, video, images and more. iBook Author can export projects in a number of different formats, including iBook format, PDF and text.

The iBooks (version 2) format is an improved format created by Apple based on ePub 3. At present, this iBook format will only work with Apple's iOS devices. Even so, Apple has restricted sales of any iBook formatted documents coming from iBooks Author to the App Store.

The reason probably is that Apple may simply not want to feed content to competing bookstores such as Amazon or Google.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 20th, 2012. 16:30

Apple Posts Full 'Education Event' Keynote [Video]



Apple has posted the full 'Education Event' keynote video for you to watch. During this event in New York, Apple announced iBooks 2 with textbooks, iBooks Author, and a new iTunes U app.

Take a look at the keynote below:


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Friday, January 20th, 2012. 16:13

Mac platform faced 58 malware threats from Q2 to Q4 2011



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Security lab F-Secure released its 2011 Mac Malware Summary earlier this week, noting that Mac OS X platform endured 58 separate malware attacks from April 2011 to December 2011. Of course, this numbers couldn’t be compared with multiply attacks that Microsoft's Windows operating system experienced over the same period.

The firm counted only unique variants of malware that occurred during the second, third and fourth quarters of 2011. "We prefer a more conservative approach when counting malware. The more generic and family based, the better," the report noted.


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Friday, January 20th, 2012. 14:27

Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online



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This week AppleInsider discovered a new patent application from Apple that demonstrates company's interest in expanding its Siri voice-assistant to help with online shopping. The current version of the service available exclusively on the iPhone 4S does not allow users to make online purchases. The voice-driven personal assistant software responds with "Sorry, I can't purchase that," when a user tries to complete transactions with online stores.

The patent application, entitled "Intelligent Automated Assistant," is a detailed look not only at what Siri can already do, but what it might be able to do in the future. And it specifically highlights e-commerce as a key function of its "Intelligent Automated Assistant." The application notes that Siri could be used for "online purchases of items such as books, DVDs, music and the like."


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