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Macs Will Get USB 3.0 support later





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Recently released MacBook Airs don't have USB 3.0, and there are many rumors whether Apple will ever adopt this technology and when it will happen. But this week someone named Tom Kruk asked Steve Jobs via e-mail why no Mac with USB 3.0 is still available and received an answer. Here is it:

“We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.”

So that means we can expect USB 3.0 support as soon as Intel will adopt its platform.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 31st, 2010. 18:08

New MacBook Air features USB software reinstall drive



Now Apple decided to supply with the just launched new MacBook Air a solid state reinstallation drive that plugs into the USB port. It looks like a mini USB dongle only without storage space and shielding. So, Apple is the first company, decided not to use ordinary CDs or DVDs as reinstall drives. And now the Internet is full of titles, which call Apple the “CDs killer”.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 21st, 2010. 13:07

New 11.6- and 13.3 inch MacBook Airs Are Finally Unveiled



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Few hours ago Steve Jobs presented two new MacBook Airs, which became the result of hooking up the iPad and a MacBook (according to his words). They have neither hard nor optical drive, as they keep all the data on the solid state drive. Here is how Steve Jobs explained such an innovation:

"MacBook Air is the first of a new generation of notebooks that leaves behind mechanical rotating storage in favor of solid state flash storage. We’ve taken what we have learned with the iPad—solid state storage, instant-on, amazing battery standby time, miniaturization and lightweight construction, to create the new MacBook Air. With its amazing responsiveness and mobility, it will change the way we think about notebooks."

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More MacBook Air rumors, fast boot, lower prices



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Cult of Mac’s sources in Apple provide a new portion of information about a next-gen MacBook Air, which is expected to be released during the Apple's media event on Wednesday. Here is a short summary:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 12:37

Found an early prototype next-gen MacBook Air



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Last week Engadget posts a single shot of a prototype MacBook Air. The prototype device is labeled "K18". On the picture they found USB plugs on the left and right sides of device, Mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader on the left, and a power plug on the right. The prototype on the picture is the same size and style, has the same "large single mouse button", same 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor and 2GB of RAM as the current model of MacBook Air. Engadget’s source claims that the shot was made early in April. Moreover, а new SSD Card storage is rumored to be installed in upcoming MacBook Air. It's possible that such SSD Cards will resemble a stick of RAM.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 18th, 2010. 12:46

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

Jailbreak iOS 4.1 with RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 is now available for Windows



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RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 for Mac OS X was released a while ago. Today DevTeam created a version for Windows users. RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 can jailbreak iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.1 running on iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G.

You can download it 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.

This is still beta, so there might be some problems:

Any Windows users seeing “Waiting for reboot” for too long (more than 20 seconds or so), please try “shaking” the JB process by unplugging then replugging your USB cable (while letting redsn0w continue to run). Also, try using a USB port “closer” to your computer (as opposed to on your monitor or behind another hub).

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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How to Open Compressed Files on iOS Device



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iOS pretty well handling with various file types, but with compressed files you may run into problems. Fortunately, with the help of a file browsing app you'll be able to view compressed files. You may download on your iOS device ZIP and RAR files with the help of the file browsing app USB Disk.


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Jailbreaking of New Apple TV Eased by iTunes Restore Capabilities



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Twitter user with nickname StealthBravo recently confirmed that the new Apple TV can be restored in iTunes as well as any iOS device, easing the way for jailbreakers to bring new functionality to the set-top box. This means that the hackers soon be able to offer us tools, as they currently do for other iOS devices, to save SHSH blobs, jailbreak the Apple TV, and install 3rd party software.

Moreover, Apple TV offers a Micro-USB port for connectivity, but the port also offers a means for users to physically connect the device to computers to employ the techniques required for jailbreak of operating system.




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Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H548) to Developers



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Yesterday Apple released a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.5 to developers. This Build with number 10H548 comes only two weeks after Build 10H542, which was seeded on September 14th. Apple asked developer to focus on such areas as: iCal, Mail, USB Devices, QuickTime, Time Machine and 3D Graphics




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 1st, 2010. 14:05

Confirmed: Apple TV runs iOS 4.1



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If you still had any doubt that the new Apple TV runs iOS, this will surely make you a believer. Apple has already placed iOS 4.1 for the 2nd-gen Apple TV on their servers and yeah… get downloading!


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010. 14:26

Apple Patents: iPad with Landscape Docking, Smart Bezel Feature



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Patently Apple does what they do and this morning they uncovered some patents that provide a peak into the future of the iPad. The first is a second 30-pin dock connector port on the left side of the iPad for landscape/horizontal docking.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 27th, 2010. 15:09

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

Magic Charger for Apple's Magic Mouse really is magical



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So, what's the "magic?" Well, if you own a wireless Apple Magic Mouse then your biggest complaint is battery life. That means you're either purchasing alkaline after alkaline or you're constantly swapping in a fresh pair of rechargeables to keep the juice flowing. The Mobee Magic Charger does away with that nonsense with its inductive charging mini-USB base station and battery pack that slots into Apple's mouse - no special sleeve or bulky appendage required. Oh, and the 1.30oz / 37g battery pack - developed in-house by Switzerland-based Mobee - is actually lighter than a pair of AAs thereby reducing the overall weight of the mouse.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010. 15:17

Mophie Juice Pack Air to Double Your iPhone 4 battery



mophie-juice-pack-air-mophie-juice-pack-air-iphone-4-engadgetHave you been waiting for the upcoming Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 4 for a long time? You are not alone. It became known that this device will be available for $ 79 next week. We even managed to get firsthand information that claims that the prototype looks and feels quite hard, considering the fact that the device can double the non-removable battery of your iPhone. Juice Pack Air is a USB charge that easily syncs with iTunes. It has an integrated 4 LED charging status, as well as a backup switch, which disables the charge, making its appendage a very attractive (though it is quite heavy featuring the 1500mAh battery), easily-controlled case. So now you know all about it.




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Written by bbagira

Saturday, September 4th, 2010. 20:37