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Apple Planned HDR Photography On iPhone 3GS?





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We’ve gotten some evidences proving that Apple originally planned to include HDR support for the iPhone 3GS, but dropped it. Just look at this picture, found in the iOS SDK:


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Apple released iOS 4.2 Beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 Beta 5



Apple today released the new beta of iOS 4.2 firmware (iOS 4.2 beta 2), the software development kit (SDK) and Xcode 3.2.5. This is available for developers only.

The update includes:


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Jailbreak iOS 4.1 with RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1



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DevTeam recently released new version of redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 4.1. New RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 supports iOS 4.0 and iOS 4.1 running on iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G.

There is only Mac OS X x86 version, that you can download here.

Redsn0w is easy to use:

  1. Download firmware here.
  2. Launch redsn0w 0.9.6 b1
  3. Select your stock 4.1 or 4.0 ipsw (you’ve already used this to update your device to 4.1 or  4.0)
  4. Select “Install Cydia” and any of the other options shown above, then click “Next”.  Use DFU mode to install the jailbreak.

As usual DevTeam reminds us:

IF YOU USE THE ULTRASN0W UNLOCK, PLEASE WAIT FOR PWNAGETOOL TO SUPPORT 4.1.  DO NOT USE REDSN0W

That’s because to use redsn0w at 4.1, you need to already have updated to official 4.1 from Apple.  If you do that, you lose the ultrasn0w unlock (possibly forever).




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Apple releases iTunes 10.0.1, gives Ping a boost



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iTunes 10.0.1 makes it easier to share your favorite music with your friends on Ping. You can now Like or Post about music right from your iTunes library. You can also easily see the recent activity of a selected artist in your library, or of all artists and friends you follow on Ping using the new Ping Sidebar.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 27th, 2010. 13:39

Phone 4 hits UAE and Qatar, but without FaceTime installed



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The iPhone 4 launched this weekend in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, but buyers wound up with a surprise -- their handset's front-facing cameras couldn't do FaceTime. Carriers are blaming Apple for the missing feature, and spokespersons from both Etisalat and Vodafone say they're speaking to Cupertino about reinstating FaceTime post-haste; It was reportedly advertised on Middle Eastern versions of Apple's iPhone website until around September 20th, when all references to FaceTime were removed. TUAW reports that some UAE denizens have actually tested FaceTime on phones bought abroad and found it working just fine, but that the functionality disappears after installing the local version of the iOS 4.1 update.




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How to Enable HDR Photography on Your iPhone 3GS



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Apple's iOS 4.1 update brought HDR photography to the iPhone 4 but left out the iPhone 3GS. Here are two ways to add HDR photography to your unsupported device.


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Parallels Mobile App Brings Windows To Your iOS Device



The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is now available, offering Windows virtualization that boots 41 percent faster and offers 3D graphics that run 30 percent faster than before. The new Parallels Desktop 6 boosts speeds when working with files on USB drives, networks and in shared folders. The update packs more than 80 new and enhanced features, and the company has declared it the "best Windows on Mac experience yet.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010. 15:45

HDR photos in iOS 4.1 could be a result of Apple acquisition



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The addition of high dynamic range photos to the iPhone 4 via the iOS 4.1 software update may have come from the purchase of Imsense Ltd., a company that creates software to improve the quality of digital photos.

The company developed technology it dubbed "eye-fidelity," which allows for dynamic range correction in both standard and HDR photos. This is accomplished by recovering details lost in underexposed and overexposed pictures. The resulting effect, in some cases, results in superior pictures when taken in daylight or a bright setting.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. 15:19

Office for Mac 2011 to Arrive on October 26th



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Earlier we heard rumors that Office for Mac 2011 will be launched on October 27th, but tonight we’ve got new information. If you visit Amazon and search for Office for Mac 2011, you can see the date, which means that the software will be available on October 26th, 2010. It includes two editions: Student and Home/Business.


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Written by bbagira

Friday, September 10th, 2010. 19:36

iTunes 10 Plays Media from Any iOS Device, No Syncing Required



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It may have happened in a later iTunes 9 update, but iTunes 10 definitely includes a very helpful update. Plug in any iOS device, iPhones included, and you can play its music or videos without having to make a tricky sync.

iTunes' habit of insisting that every new iPod or iPhone plugged in must be a new purchase that you want to sync to your Library—and therefore wipe out all media on the device—was among the worst of its habits. In iTunes 10, and perhaps some up-to-date iTunes 9 versions, you can now plug in an iOS device, tell iTunes to Cancel the sync request, and from there on out simply play music or movies off whatever device you have plugged in through that iconic white cable.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 10:47

Jailbreak and Unlock for iOS 4.1 is possible



According to the latest tweets from different hackers (MuscleNerd, pod2g and others) the exploit for iOS 4.1 has been already discovered:

Works on 4.1 (!) iBSS iv=c2c5416472e5a0d6f0a25a123d5a2b1c key=1fbc7dcafaec21a150a51eb0eb99367550e24a077b128831b28c065e61f894a0

I just successfully updated to 4.1 without a baseband update. PLEASE wait for 4.1.0 TinyUmbrella!!!

Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left...keep away from 4.1 for now!)

congrats to @pod2g for the latest exploit and also @p0sixninja who have been trying for months.

This means that the jailbreak and unlock for iPhone and iPod Touch is possible. However please be patient and wait for the utilities.




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Apple updates iOS SDK 4.1



Following the release of iOS 4.1 Apple updated the iOS SDK today to build 10M2309. If you are a developer you can download it here.




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Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 2:33

Apple released iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch



Apple has released iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G and iPod touch 4G.

iOS 4.1 enables the Game Center social gaming network, support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, and HD video uploading to YouTube. The update also fixes several bugs, including proximity sensor issues, performance issues and Bluetooth problems.

Full official changelog and download links are after the break:


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Fourth-Generation iPod Shuffle Teardown Reveals Tiny Components



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Unsurprisingly, iFixit is close behind with a detailed teardown of the diminutive music player. It took a half hour of prying and heat application to open the device's case, but they were finally able to gain access to its internals. Among the interesting items of note:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. 14:23

Safari Updated to 5.0.2



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A new updated browser Safari 5.0.2 has been released. It takes 40MB.

This update includes improved compatibility and security, including the following fixes and features:

• The problem preventing users from filling out web forms has been successfully fixed.

• The problem leading to the incorrect display of web content while viewing Google images with Flash 10.1, has been fixed as well.

• The encrypted connection to the Gallery of Safari Extensions has been established.

More information about the security on the content provided by the update, you can find out by visiting the website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Download the application here!




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Written by bbagira

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. 4:14