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Mac OS X 10.6.7 Build 10J850 Seeded to Developers





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Recently Apple seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.7, termed Build 10J850, to developers for testing. This time Apple is asking developers to focus their testing on Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics Drivers. No known issues are listed in the attached documentation. An estimated date of public release of Mac OS X 10.6.7, as usual, stays unclear. Apple likes making surprises.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. 16:51

5 million next-gen iPads will be shipped in the Q1 of 2011



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Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently released another report, where he states that the next-gen iPad won't get new resolution this year.

"The most important reason why iPad 2 won’t have retinal display is yield rate of panel making. At this point, making high resolution and bright IPS/FFS panel is not easy and the production volume and cost couldn’t meet Apple’s requirements."


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Skype 5 for Mac Exits Beta, Group Video Calling Now Premium Feature



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As reported, Skype 5 has recently exited the beta stage that began in November 2010. Company made some improvements in the program, having reduced the size of the application window.

We've reduced the minimum window size, so that those of you who prefer to keep Skype to one side of your screen, for example, can do that more easily. We've also tightened up the contact list, so that you can see 30% more contacts at once. We've reduced the amount of whitespace in the sidebar too.

Other changes include the return of full-screen mode for video calls and easier access to chatting functions during calls. But the most important change is availability of group video calling to Skype's premium package for $4.99 per day or $8.99 per month. Free during the beta testing period the option was free.

You may download Skype 5 from here




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 28th, 2011. 15:56

MacBook Pros getting updated soon



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Several sources claim that the stock for the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros is beginning to run low. Some resellers have suggested that Apple might be planning to update the product line.

The 17″ MacBook Pro generally appears to be in the shortest supply at the moment, with Amazon quoting a shipment window of 1-2 months for the base Core i5 model. For its part, Apple continues to show “within 24-hour” availability of all MacBook Pro models in its online stores, suggesting that the company may be prioritizing remaining stock to serve its customers directly.

The updated MacBook Pros might receive Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, internal Solid State Drives, thinner design and implemented USB 3.0 or Intel’s Light Peak.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 16:33

The Fifth Generation iPhone Rumor Roundup



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The iPhone 4 was launched more than seven months ago. So it’s time for rumors about the next-generation Apple’s handset. Let’s imagine what we may expect from iPhone 5:


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Readers Like Ads On The iPad More Than Its Print Versions



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Dave Dickson from Adobe Digital Publishing blog published the results from another interesting survey that studied people's perception of different ads.

The research paper is entitled "Digital Ad Engagement: Perceived Interactivity as a Driver of Advertising Effectiveness" and was conducted by Alex Wang, Ph. D. at the University of Connecticut.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, January 24th, 2011. 21:38

What New Features Adobe's Creative Suite 6 May Offer



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Last week AppleInsider got a new series of documents that contain discussions on some new features of the next-generation Adobe's Creative Suite.

Typically Adobe releases its software package every 12 to 18 months. Creative Suite 5, which is a latest release,  shipped April, 2010 and included support for Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Photo. Here is what we can expect from the next-gen products according to the unveiled documents:

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Monday, January 24th, 2011. 17:02

Apple iPhone 5 may be launched “during summer at the earliest”



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New rumors about the next-generation iPhone claim that Apple may launch the iPhone 5 “during summer at the earliest”.  In October, rumors suggested the iPhone 5 had hit the engineering verification testing stage. Moreover the company has also added new suppliers to the iPhone 5 production chain. Foxconn is said to become the new earphone supplier. Foxlink will produce earphone jack sockets for the iPhone 5. GCE will be added as a HDI board supplier.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011. 19:25

1 Megapixel Rear Camera On The iPad 2



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The latest iOS SDK code for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad revealed evidence that shows that the next-generation iPad will in fact offer both front- and rear-facing cameras. The first one will be a 1 MP rear camera capable of shooting photos and videos, and the second one will be a VGA front-facing camera for FaceTime and other camera functionalities. Such camera is pretty close to the fourth-generation iPod touch’s 0.7 megapixel back camera. That means you’ll be able to take 720P video with your new iPad. A 1-megapixel camera on the iPad 2 would be significantly lower than expected 5-megapixel lens on the iPhone 4.




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App Store: 10 Billion Apps Downloaded



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Recently Apple launched the “10 Billion App Countdown”.  10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The competition Apple launched to celebrate the new milestone has ended. Someone downloaded the 10 billionth application is going to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple. As of this moment, we don’t know who won the contest. Apple plans to announce the winner at a later time. Apple is now projected towards the next milestones, 15 billion apps and 20 billion apps.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011. 22:46

Apple Working on 'Photo Streaming' and Other Social Features in iOS



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Apple seems to be working on integrating more social features to iOS. The code (see below) found in the latest iOS 4.3 beta 2 has revealed that Apple is planning to bring Photo and Media Streaming to its devices. There are several files and folders references to two new features related to MobileMe called “Photo Stream” and “Media Stream”.  Apple is likely to be working on a serious MobileMe overhaul to offer social networking functionalities that would appear in iOS 5.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 20th, 2011. 17:48

FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth Icons Confirm Camera in iPad 2



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Apple's developer release of iOS 4.3 Beta 2 includes the three new app icons. This includes FaceTime, Camera and Photo Booth. The images were found in the latest beta and are used by iOS to show a preview of your wallpaper selection. These icons do not exist on the images contained in iOS 4.2. Such icons might be new evidence confirming that the next iPad will carry both a front facing and rear facing camera as well as the Apple Camera App and Photo Booth App.


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Apple's most visited retail stores are in China



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As we reported earlier, Apple earned $3.85 billion due to its retail business in the first quarter of 2011. But it is interesting that the highest revenue was brought by four retail stores situated in China. That was revealed by Peter Oppenheimer, who is an Apple Chief Financial Officer, on Tuesday's conference call.

"Our four stores in China were, on average, our highest traffic and our highest revenue stores in the world".


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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, January 20th, 2011. 11:10

Playboy Magazine coming to iPad uncensored



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Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder, announced on Twitter today that the full catalog of Playboy Magazine, from its very first issue in 1953 to its latest one, is coming to the iPad this March. Moreover it will be uncensored. The magazine delivery may be related to Apple's recent plans to open up subscription billing for magazine and newspaper content. Such debut also may mean that Apple has relaxed or removed their current restriction against nudity. Though, it’s doubtful that Apple allows mature content to overflow App Store. The company is likely to be testing a new section. There are no further details on the iPad version of the magazine.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011. 16:02

iPhone 4 network speed test: AT&T vs Verizon



Here is a quick iPhone 4 speed test. Guess which network is faster?




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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011. 23:24