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Mac OS X 10.7 Almost Ready For First Golden Master





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TechCrunch reports that Apple is going to release the first golden master version of the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion to developers ahead of schedule. That means that Apple has essentially completed development on the new operating system version and will simply be fixing during the testing process. But this is only the initial Golden Master candidate. Although GMs usually mean the software will be shipping out to consumer’s soon.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011. 11:27

Gevey hardware unlock works on iPhone 4 iOS 4.3 with 04.10.01 baseband



Today we have received a video, that shows that recently discovered Gevey hardware unlock for iPhone 4 works fine with the latest iOS 4.3 and 04.10.01 baseband.

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This method of unlocking is not recommended due to the legal issues in certain countries.




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Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.7



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Apple has released the latest update to the Snow Leopard operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.7. The 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac;
  • Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers;
  • Resolved an issue with mid-2010 MacBook Air kernel panics, AirPort driver issues;
  • Improved brightness on external displays;
  • Resolved a DVD player playback issue only seen on 64-bit Macs;
  • Resolved the issue that could cause users accounts to disappear after the system went to sleep.



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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. 17:50

Sn0wBreeze 2.3: tethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3



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Hackers released Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 utility, which is able to jailbreak the latest iOS 4.3. This jailbreak is tethered for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS new bootrom, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G. Tethered means that every reboot you will have to connect device to a computer and boot it using special utility (iBooty). Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 provides untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS old bootrom.

Sn0wbreeze also preserves your baseband, which is very useful for unlockers. Using Sn0wbreeze you can update firmware iOS 4.3, while preserve old unlockable baseband. It also works with iPhone 3GS with 06.15 baseband.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.3 beta 4 for Windows here.




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Eighth Beta of 10.6.7 Seeded to Developers



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Apple has seeded a new 8th version of Mac OS X 10.6.7, termed Build 10J869, to developers for testing. According to those familiar with the new build, Apple doesn’t list known issues keeps asking developers to focus their testing on Safari, Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics Drivers. Very little change in file size leads us to think the final release of the OS update is nearing completion.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. 14:52

Safari 5.0.4 pwned at hacking contest in five seconds



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As far as we know, the Apple’s browser Safari was always the subject of intense criticism for its various security weaknesses.  A couple of days ago Safari got pwned again at the hacking challenge pwn2own. It took the French team consists of specialists of security firm Vupen just a few seconds to exploit an unpatched Safari vulnerability. “We pwned Apple Safari on Mac OS X (x64) at pwn2own in 5 seconds,” they tweeted. Just a few minutes before the contest, Apple released Safari 5.0.4 alongside iOS 4.3. Vupen said that the update 62 vulnerabilities, breaking “some exploits but not all.”  The winners were awarded $15,000 and a MacBook Air. In addition to Safari, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 was also hacked pretty quickly.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 11th, 2011. 10:51

Apple's iOS 4.3 contains evidence that iPhone 5 will sport A5 chip



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Yesterday Apple released iOS 4.3 and, of course, developers and hackers already started digging in it and found out that the latest iOS 4.3 SDK has evidence that the upcoming iPhone 5 will use Apple's new A5 Dual Core processor that was introduced as part of the iPad 2. Within the code of iOS 4.3, in a kernel file, developers found referenced to the A5 processor for a device with codename N94AP. The N94 is believed to be the codename for the unreleased iPhone 5. iOS developer Filippo Bigarella posted to Twitter the below screenshot of his findings, along with the declaration, "Here’s the proof, iPhone 5 will run on the S5L8940 (A5 dual core processor) too!"


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 10th, 2011. 14:34

JavaScript Benchmark test: iPad 2 - iPad - iPhone 4 - Galaxy Tab - Nexus S



CNET.co.uk did some SunSpider Javascript benchmarks on the new iPad running iOS 4.3 and compared them with other iOS devices and a few Androids. The results are pretty impressive.

iPhone 4 and iPad with iOS 4.2 are behind both Android devices, but significantly faster with iOS 4.3 that features new WebKit 2 browser engine.

As for iPad 2, it is more powerful, it is over 50% faster than the previous iPad.




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Apple officially announces iPad 2



Apple has just made its second-generation iPad official! It features a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip. The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with graphics performance up to nine times better than on the original iPad, while power requirements have been kept the same. Battery life is expected to be the same - Apple is promising 10 hours. Pricing has been left unchanged, starting at $499.

The new tablet will come with an HDMI output capable of 1080p, but it requires $39 adapter. There's an enlarged speaker grille on the back though resolution remained the same as the original iPad's 1024 x 768.

iPad 2, finally, has two cameras, both front and rear! 720p video recording at 30fps will be available from the rear-facing camera, which can also do a 5x digital zoom. The front-facing camera will record at VGA resolution 30fps. FaceTime is supported on the iPad 2.


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Live from Apple's iPad 2 event



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Steve Jobs to Appear at Today's Media Event



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Despite the fact that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on a health-related leave from the company now, Italian Apple site SetteB claims that he is definitely considering to appear at today’s big media event.

"If he did appear, sources said Jobs would at least make a brief appearance onstage, along with other top company execs in showing off Apple's latest version of its hugely popular tablet".

Apple is expected to introduce the second-generation iPad at an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, today. The media event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. 14:20

Gruber: iPad 2 may have a carbon fiber body



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The author of Daring Fireball blog John Gruber suggested in one of his latest posts that the next-gen iPad will get a carbon fiber body instead of usual aluminum body.

"I could publish things I'm only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don't, because I'm only half sure and I've only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it".


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FaceTime for Mac Becomes Available on Mac App Store For 99 Cents



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Along with new Macbook Pros yesterday Apple also released FaceTime for Mac.

Its latest beta-version became available back in October and allowed users who entered their Apple ID to chat with other users of Macs, iPhone 4 or iPod 4G.

The new version of application now supports 720p video, which can be made with the FaceTime HD camera in fresh MacBook Pros. The standard-definition camera on most other Apple devices can offer VGA-quality for Mac-to-Mac video calls.

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Yes, Apple Will Introduce iPad 2 on March 2



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Yesterday Apple had sent out official invitations to visit a media event, which will take place on March 2 in San Francisco, to presumably show off its new-generation iPad.

Loop reports that the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, which confirms previous rumors from All Things D.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 10:59

Apple Wants To Offer 24-bit Music On iTunes



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According to CNN, Apple is currently negotiating with different record labels to improve the quality of songs available in the iTunes Music Store.

Current songs can be downloaded in 16-bit format, and Apple wants to increase the quality of downloads to 24-bit high-fidelity format. This is a format in which studio recordings are being originally captured. Then they usually get downgraded to 16-bit format and delivered to CDs and iTunes.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 0:38