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iPad mini gets Siri but iPad 2 still left without





The new iPad mini is compatible with Apple's Siri voice recognizing assistant, however the iPad 2 still won't be able to access the feature. It seems that Siri will never make it to the iPad 2, as the tablet was only mentioned in passing in a brief a comparison to the new iPad mini. It is unclear why Apple decided to once again pass over the iPad 2, though it could mean that Apple may axe the product from the tablet line as it is more expensive and less capable than its newly-released sibling. Moreover, the mini-model of the iPad has the same screen resolution as the 9.7-inch iPad 2's.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 23:35

Phil Schiller Defends Pricing On iPad Mini



With the iPad mini’s pricing starting at $329, some people were disappointed that Apple was unable or unwilling to release the tablet at approximately $249. With rival 7-inch tablets selling at about $199, some observers believe that Apple left too big pricing gap for potential tablet buyers.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 21:43

Photos show iPad and iPad mini Lightning connectors



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A pair of images published by Apple.pro on Sunday reportedly demonstrates two Lightning dock connectors, one for Apple's much-rumored iPad mini and another bound for the fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. The connector is more compact than the current third-generation iPad's 30-pin flex cable. Unfortunately, the image's poor quality doesn’t allow assessing the connectors in detail.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 23:05

'iPad Mini' Pricing to Begin at Approximately $329



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9to5Mac offered their suggestions related to the entry price point for Apple’s upcoming smaller iPad set to be released October 23rd. The entry price will be reportedly between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). So, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States. A starting price of $329 makes sense. The new iPod touch will continue to be cheaper than Apple’s new tablet, while the smaller iPad’s pricing will also be nicely spaced under and between the new full-sized iPads.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Pricing of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Will Start At Roughly $1699



macbook_pro_13_2012_pricing9to5Mac reports that it received pricing information on the forthcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to its sources, the entry-level MacBook Pro will cost approximately $1699, $500 more than the corresponding model without Retina display. The report said:


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Saturday, October 20th, 2012. 0:55

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.15 (Windows) [iOS 6.0]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.0.1, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0 right now you can use this tutorial. 

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 6 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.15 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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Apple Acquiring Streaming Video Company Color Labs



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According to The Next Web’s report, Apple is acquiring Color Labs, startup, which raised $41 million of financing even before its launch last year. The company appeared as a photo sharing service that has in time transformed into a streaming video service.


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Thursday, October 18th, 2012. 13:12

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Tether Jailbreak iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w 0.9.15 (Windows) [iOS 6.0]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.0.1, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0 right now you can use this tutorial.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform tethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 6 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.15 for Windows.

Tethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w.


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DevTeam released RedSn0w 0.9.15b2



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The iPhone Dev-Team has updated RedSn0w 0.9.15 with some bug fixes for iPhone 3GS and iPad owners.


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Apple and Samsung Moving From "Frenemies" To "Enemies" Relationship



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Apple and Samsung have for a long time had a strained relationship, with the companies locked in many court trials relating to their competition in the tablet and smartphone markets. As tensions between companies have continued to grow, Apple has been trying to decrease its reliance on Samsung for production of components. Now The Korea Times reports on how the relationship between companies has moved from a "love-hate" to a "hate-hate" relationship.


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Monday, October 15th, 2012. 19:18

Tethered iOS 6 jailbreak released



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The iPhone Dev-Team has announced RedSn0w 0.9.15b1 which brings numerous new features including iOS 6 jailbreak for old devices, ability to restore to older firmware, manipulating SHSH blobs and etc.


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Apple Patent Describes Electronic Window That Hides Biometric Sensors



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With Apple’s purchase of a fingertip sensor firm AuthenTec for $365 million, there has been much speculation on how Apple might utilize the technology in its future devices. Today Patently Apple reported on a new Apple’s patent introducing an all-new unlock screen feature based on fingerprint technology.


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Friday, October 12th, 2012. 0:58

iFixit Teared Down Apple’s new iPod Touch



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Experts from a teardown firm iFixit examined the internals of the new fifth-generation iPod touch. The teardown offers a look at how Apple has managed to pack all of the details into a body, which has 20 percent less volume than the fifth-generation iPhone. The iPod touch lacks cellular communications technology and carries fewer details, which are consolidated into a handful of parts. The battery and logic board are smaller than in the iPhone 5 and they are arranged in a top-and-bottom layout unlike the side-by-side layout used in the iPhone.


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Thursday, October 11th, 2012. 20:11

Tightened iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards Slowed The Production Process



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Apple has tightened quality control standards for iPhone 5 production, in order to decrease the number of smartphones that are delivered with scratches on its aluminum shell right out of the box. But the initiative seems to have slowed the production of the new Apple’s smartphone.

“Stricter benchmarks have hampered production of the iPhone 5's anodized aluminum housings, forcing Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. to idle factories”.


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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. 19:32

Average Review Time In Mac App Store Rising Significantly



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Shiny Development, a firm specializing in training iOS developers, has been monitoring review times for apps submitted to Mac and iOS App Store for some time, gathering data from developers disclosing their wait times in Tweets. The company has revealed that those times have seen a substantial increase over the past six month.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. 2:06