In the The Wall Street Journal’s article about Intel investing $300 million on developing "Ultrabook" platform, an Intel executive revealed that Apple was threatening to drop Intel’s processors if they didn’t made their chips less power-consuming.
According to Bloomberg’s report, Nintendo’s investors are urging the company to produce titles for iOS devices. Alternatively, Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co considers that Nintendo should try to either develop something absolutely new or buy its way into smartphone market. Bloomberg wrote:
It is known that Apple upgraded from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung drives in the current MacBook Air line. Today Anandtech wrote that the Samsung PM810 (customized version of the drive that will work in the 2011 MacBook Air) was considerably upgraded in the latest refresh.
Facebook has just launched Messenger app that extends its Messages service. This app will allow sending Facebook messages to your Facebook contacts and text messages to your phone’s contacts. In addition to messages the app will allow you to send pictures as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Boxee has launched a freeapplication for iPad that enables users to stream virtually any video format from your Mac to your iPad. Apart streaming functions, this application can be very helpful in finding popular video or video shared by your friends to watch it online. Sharing is performed using Friends tab that is a queue of all content sharing by your friends through Boxee’s social service. Also there is a Popular tab that shows what currently is the most popular content on the globe.
Google has released an update for its Google+ application for iOS devices, including iPod touch and iPad, which previously were unavailable in this app. Also this update includes improvements in huddle settings, aggregated circle add notifications and usual improvements in performance and stability.
redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.8b5, adding support for Apple's new iOS5 beta5 (point it directly at the beta5 IPSW). Please use this only if you're a jailbreak app developer with a legit Apple dev account, and remember it's a tethered jailbreak for now!
You can download RedSn0w 0.9.8b5 for Windows and Mac OS here.
Bloomberg, pointing to RBC Daily’s report, wrote that iPhone 5 will be put on Russian market this November, “almost immediately” after it will launch in the US. The report in Russian newspaper is based on information from unnamed device retailers.
If iPhone’s success falls down, Apple will be at risk of losing its profits because iPhone sales have an extra effect on Apple income. One analyst thinks that iPhone sales make 49.2% of the whole Apple stock value. Other Wall Street experts also consider the iPod was replaced by the iPad. Now iPad is believed to be the tech giant’s halo product which lifts sales of other Apple devices. Even in this case there is one analyst who believes that Apple share will cost $540. Read the rest of this entry »
iOS 5 beta 5has been released recently. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Remember your UDID must be registered at Apple in order to activate your device after install.
Developers can download it here or update via OTA (over the air). Prior OTA all content and settings on the device must be erased (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings). The delta update is just 128MB.
Yesterday @chronic revealed in his Twitter that at least one reseller got another part of iPhone 5, which appears to be an iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable. You can see it on the picture above.
Kyle Wiens form ifixit.com told MacRumors about the differences. He revealed that resembling iPhone 4 part includes a power button, noise removing mic and light sensors. But this iPhone 5 part does not include the same mic and that’s why it will be somewhere else on the iPhone 5. Read the rest of this entry »