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Apple releases Mac Pro firmware update





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On Thursday Apple released an update for the most recent version of its Mac Pro desktop machine. The Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5 includes fixes for a few bugs: one that resolves an issue preventing the firmware password prompt from being displayed, and the other that smoothes out incidents where the Boot Picker doesn’t show up if the machine is on an Ethernet network without DHCP. The update is recommended for all users of the 12 cores Mac Pro models. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.4.

Download here: Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5 (1.96MB)




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 29th, 2010. 16:33

Is White iPhone 4 available for reserving via Apple Store app?



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Recently Apple updated its own Apple Store application for the very first time. And you may find a little surprise in version 1.1. If you look at the “Reserve Products” screen, you may notice that the much delayed white iPhone 4 is now available for reserving. Only for reserving! So, who knows, may be it is just some sort of glitch in the system, or evidence that sooner or later the white iPhone will be available for purchase.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 13:25

iPad OS 4.2 'Orientation Lock' to 'Mute Switch' Change Permanent



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Before iPad was released, Apple had announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, just like on the iPhone. But in March the company changed its plans. The mute-switched button was transformed into an orientation-lock. And now, it seems that Apple decided again to change the switch’s purpose via a software update. In new iOS 4.2, expected to be released in November, the orientation-lock button will be transformed again into a mute-switch. You’ll be able to lock screen orientation via a menu to the left of the multitasking dock.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 25th, 2010. 14:56

PwnageTool 4.1.2 is now available



Just a day after PwnageTool 4.1.1 release, DevTeam created one more update for popular jailbreak utility - PwnageTool 4.1.2 for Mac OS X. This release should solve some problems that users had. However there are still users reporting iTunes errors when restoring custom firmware. Anyway PwnageTool 4.1.2 is worth trying.

You can download PwnageTool 4.1.2 here.

Here is a step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.




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Apple loses interest in Java for Mac OS X



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This week Apple released "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 3" and "Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8", which brought bundled support for Java SE 6 up to version 1.6.0_22 in Snow Leopard and Leopard respectively. Along with that company noted that the version of Java that initially ships with Mac OS X is now deprecated.

"This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products."


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PwnageTool 4.1.1 is now available



Today DevTeam released new version of jailbreak utility PwnageTool 4.1.1 for Mac OS X. This release solves some of the problems with the previous version 4.1. Many users had errors with restore process, some had Cydia crashes. If you had any problems with PwnageTool 4.1 - we recommend you try to use the new version PwnageTool 4.1.1.

You can download PwnageTool 4.1.1 here.

Here is a step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.1.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.




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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Will Have Some of the iOS features



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As it was announced by Steve Jobs on the "Back to Mac"event, the next version of Mac OS X is dubbed as "Lion" and will come next summer, bringing some of iOS features to the platfrorm. According to Apple, Lion is being developed with taking into account the innovations that iPad brought with its software:

"Lion brings many of the best ideas from iPad back to the Mac, plus some fresh new ones like Mission Control that Mac users will really like. Lion has a ton of new features, and we hope the few we had time to preview today will give users a good idea of where we are headed."


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First Look: Apple's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion



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As already known, the new Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is planed to be released next summer. New operating system will adopt some iOS features. Now Apple works to bring many of its mobile innovations into the next version of Mac OS X 10.7. So, Apple will add the following the mobile-optimized features to the Mac from iOS:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.2 (Mac)



These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.2 for Mac OS X. If you need unlock and you have not updated to iOS 4 you will be able to preserve baseband and unlock iPhone using ultrasn0w.

This guide will work for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and AppleTV. Just use the right firmware and select the right device (step four).

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Now you need to download there PwnageTool 4.1.2 from here and iOS 4.1 firmware from here.

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!

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Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.


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Live from Apple's "Back to the Mac" event (constantly updating)



11:28AM Thanks for reading along!
11:28AM Hands on time!
11:28AM Well, we definitely want a MacBook Air after seeing the video.

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PwnageTool 4.1 released



The iPhone DevTeam has just released jailbreak utility PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X.

PwnageTool allows you to restore to a custom IPSW file. The main advantage of PwnageTool is for unlockers. It gives the ability to keep current baseband and preserve ultrasn0w unlock. This is only for those, who have not updated to iOS 4.1 by themseleves.

You can also add whatever packages you want in the “Expert” mode of PwnageTool, if you wish to pre-install something from Cydia.

Here is a list of supported devices:

  • iPhone4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPad (firmware 3.2.2)
  • AppleTV 2G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 3G

You can download PwnageTool 4.1 here.

UPDATE: PwnageTool 4.1.1 is now available

Here is a step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool 4.1.1.




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Greenpois0n jailbreak updated with iPod Touch 2G support



The Chronic Dev-Team has released RC4 of their Greenpois0n jailbreak utility which brings support for the iPod touch 2G.

Greenpois0n RC4 posted on www.greenpois0n.com - support for iPod Touch 2G, MC and MB, both untethered.

You can download Greenpois0n RC4 here.




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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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DevTeam published first screenshot of PwnageTool 4.1 for iPhone and other Apple devices



MuscleNerd, a hacker from DevTeam, recently published a screenshot of anticipated jailbreak utility PwnageTool 4.1. It will support iOS 4.1 and will be able to preserve old baseband for unlockers, who have not updated to iOS 4.1.

From the screenshot we can tell that PwnageTool 4.1 will support:


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Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.6.5 Build 10H555 to Developers



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Apple seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.5, termed Build 10H555, to its Mac developer community for testing. There are no documented known issues with the update. This time Apple asks developers to pay particular attention on testing of 3D Graphics, Printing, QuickTime, Time Machine, and USB Devices. Mac OS X 10.6.5 is expected to arrive any time in the next few weeks.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, October 16th, 2010. 14:10