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Verizon iPhone Available for Pre-Order to Existing Customers





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Today Verizon has opened its website for iPhone pre-orders. Though, people on Twitter have reported that the Verizon site had difficulties and crashed, may be because of a high demand. New handset is also available for pre-ordering on Apple’s official page. If you are purchasing from the Apple Store you have to be an existing Verizon user. The Verizon iPhone 4 is being sold for $199 for the 16 GB model and $299 for the 32 GB model and you have to sign up to the two year contract.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. 13:11

App Store gets a Twitter



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Apple created an official Twitter account for the App Store, appropriately named @appstore. Apple now owns that domain.  Within just a few hours, the account landed its 50,000th follower and continues to grow rapidly. The new App Store account lets Twitter users subscribe to regular update tweets posted by the company. With help of the new account Apple promises to promote new apps, and exclusive App offers which direct users to the web version of the iTunes App Store, which links to the app within iTunes for further review or to download it.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011. 12:04

New Cydia Feature: Theme Center



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Jay Freeman (better known as Saurik) has reported that he added a new feature to Cydia, the jailbreak application store. “Cydia Theme Center” provides easer search of for Retina and non-Retina themes. Right now, you will find a selection of free and paid themes popular in Cydia, as well as themes selected by the employees of MacCiti and ModMyi. Soon Cydia user also will be able to vote their favorites into Theme Center. Freeman has predicted that the feature would be really popular. After release of Theme Center he posted to Twitter: The second feature to use my Whole Package Index, the “Cydia Theme Center”, went up an hour ago, and 15,000 people have already tried it! ;P




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 24th, 2011. 15:52

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 announced



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The Chronic Dev-Team has announced via twitter an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. This should work for iPhone 3GS (new bootrom), iPhone 4 and iPad. And it will not require saved iOS 4.2b3 SHSH keys.

The untether is demoed in the video below. It's a result of a collaboration between @0naj, @p0sixninja, and @pod2g. P0sixninja has previously said it will not require iOS 4.2b3 SHSH blobs.

A small bug with wifi still remains. They will release utility as soon as they fix it.

Here is a video proof:


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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

New Lion Features May Hide In Latest iOS 4.3



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Jonny Evans from ComputerWorld has recently published another article where he suggests what features can reveal iOS 4.3 about the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion. We gained all his ideas into this short list:

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iPhone Dev-Team Says No Unlock Until After iOS 4.2.5 or iOS 4.3



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The iPhone Dev-Team has announced via Twitter that they will release new unlock only after release of iOS 4.2.5 or 4.3. It is a little bit surprising and of course disappointing for many but overall in the best interests of the community.

The statement claims: “Official iPhone unlock statement: no unlock will be released until after 4.2.5 or official 4.3 (whichever is last) is out.”




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The Latest Version 1.3 of Flickr For iPhone App Was Released



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Many users of the  popular and visited photo sharing/hosting and social network concept based Web resource – Flickr – have already enjoyed the special iPhone application which was released earlier and that is why will definitely estimate its latest version 1.3 which was launched few days ago.


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“Find My Friends” Service Coming Soon



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People are beginning to dig into the newly released iOS 4.3 developer build and has revealed settings for a new feature called "Find My Friends, " which is tied to Apple’s MobileMe service. Apple may be looking to offer a location-based friend-finding service like Loopt and Google Latitude. Moreover, such services have seen incredible growth and interest in the recent years, with several companies like Twitter and Facebook offering location-based features. Location-based services allow you to find your friends by leveraging your mobile phone’s GPS signal. The constant updates can broadcast your location to your friends to know who is nearby.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 14th, 2011. 14:59

Geohot To Release Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak



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Last week we reported that the well-known hacker Geohot might call his next jailbreak tool rubyra1n. Now guts from Dev Team hit that they know something about Geohot’s effort to bring a proper untethered jailbreak to iOS 4.2.1.

A recent tweet from MuscleNerd confirms the rumors: "I hear geohot does have an untether actually! Though not for all devices".




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Camera+ iPhone app is back in the App Store



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After being pulled from AppStore application Camera+ is back with version 2.0. It has new filters and enhancments in addition to the usual bug fixes.

Camera+ is on sale right now and is available for $0.99 (link).

What's New in Version 2.0:


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Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4 next week



MuscleNerd from iPhone DevTeam tweeted that an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1 will be released soon, probably next week.

scotty6kids78: @MuscleNerd are we any closer to the unteathered #jailbreak for the new #ios4.2 on #iphone4 ?

MuscleNerd: @scotty6kids78 it’ll be here by Xmas (not because we’re sitting waiting for Xmas, but because it’s achievable deadline)

This untethered solution will be applicable to all current iOS 4.2.1 devices, including iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, Apple TV 2G and iPod touch 4G. We will keep you updated.




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Apple Finally Has A Better Short URL for Ping: iTun.es



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Apple finally deployed a new short URL for Ping tweets, itun.es. The itun.es domain was purchased by Apple years ago. Since Apple announced Twitter integration for Ping many thought itun.es would be a great option for tweeted items. The itun.es links are now ready to go. Links are show up in the iTunes Store when sharing a song / album on Twitter. Third party clients like Tweetie for Mac and Weet for iPhone don’t use itun.es. The itun.es links are visible to everyone in iTunes and Twitter.com.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 11th, 2010. 19:18

PBS Has Released Its Own App For iPad



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New app "PBS for iPad" allows to watch the most popular PBS programs for free and with minimal interruption. It features 300+ videos, including previews, segments and even full-length episodes. Among key features:

  • Ability to purchase whole seasons or episodes;
  • Sharing videos on Twitter, Facebook and email with friends;
  • Learn more about specific episodes or programs on PBS;
  • Access to TV schedule of PBS;

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 21:19

The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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