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Apple Launches Web-Based iTunes Preview





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Apple has launched iTunes Preview, a feature that shows what music is available on iTunes from the convenience of your Web browser. iTunes Preview lets anyone browse through the entire iTunes catalog’s worth of music, info, and user reviews for any region.

You can access iTunes Preview in one of two ways, either through iTunes Charts on Apple’s Website or through any link generated from the iTunes Store’s Copy Link feature. Unfortunately, it’s still not possible to listen to music outside of iTunes.

For now, this feature only works with music. Hopefully someday it will be be extended to movies, TV shows and the AppStore.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009. 20:19

New Apple Get a Mac Web Ad: Ultimate Upgrade



Apple is airing a new Get a Mac Web Ad entitled, Ultimate Upgrade, on websites (f.e., NYTimes and CNN).

You can watch the web ad below:




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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009. 3:54

Apple released firmwares 3.1 for iPhone and 3.1.1 for iPod Touch



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Apple released new iPhone 3.1 and iPod Touch 3.1.1 firmwares. Here is a quick changelog:

- Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos
- iTunes U content organization
- Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
- Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
- Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
- Option to "Save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
- Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
- Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
- Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
- Paste phone numbers into the keypad
- Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
- Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
- Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
- Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

iPhone OS 3.1 is available and is a free download for iPhone customers. iPod Touch users already running iPhone OS 3.0 can update to 3.1.1 for free. iPod Touch users running earlier firmware versions can upgrade to OS 3.1.1 for $4.95.

Users of jailbreaked and unlocked devices - do not update, wait for utilities updates!!




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Facebook 3.0 CNet Review [Video]



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New features in 3.0:

  • Landscape mode
  • See your upcoming Events and RSVP
  • See your friends' birthdays
  • See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
  • Write Notes and read your friends' Notes
  • Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
  • Upload photos to any album
  • Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
  • Change your Profile Picture
  • Zoom into photos
  • Like posts and photos
  • See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
  • Visit links in a built-in web browser
  • See all of your friends' friends and Pages
  • See mutual friends
  • Easily search for people and Pages
  • Make friend requests
  • Become a fan of Pages
  • Quickly call or text your friends
  • Create shortcuts to your favorite friends and Pages
  • Friends sorted by first or last name according to your settings
  • Chat friends sorted alphabeticaly

So there are many new features. Here is a good video review from CNet:

Yesterday Facebook upodated to version 3.0.1 (minor bugfixes). It is avaliable for free in AppStore (link).




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Nokia N900: The Revenge of Nokia's iPhone? [Video]



Recentrly we've talked about Nokia and their willingness to enter into direct competition with the iPhone releasing new devices based on Linux. Now on the official Nokia website we can already pre-order the new mini tablet N900.

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The operating system is the Maemo 5, that is based on Linux. It has an ARM Cortex A8 processor with 256MB of RAM for applications and other 768MB in virtual memory, so total is 1GB. So the multi-tasking is guaranteed. The graphics uses Open GL | ES 2.0, which is quite good.

The new operating system is much more flexible compared to Symbian. The Web browser is developed by Mozilla and is capable of playing Flash 9.4 movies and animations.

It looks like an iPhone but lacks the Home. It also has a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The screen resolution is 800 × 480 pixels (16:9). There are two cameras. The main has 5 MP with Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens and two LEDs for flash. The onboard memory is 32GB but can be expanded with microSD to additional 48GB.

The target price (tax excluded) is 500 euro. Nokia N900 will be available starting from October.

Here's a video that shows the Maemo interface in action:


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The number of jailbreaked iPhones grows



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The latest statistics provided by PinchMedia show that, despite the statements from Apple's official website, the phenomenon of Jailbreak is increasing.

In a single week in fact, it has gone from 8% to 8,43%. This is a small percentage which probably expresses the disappointment of users faced with some decisions of Apple, such as the refusal of the application Google Voice.




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Flickr also adds support for the Geolocation via Mobile Safari



Recently Google released "My Location" feature for iPhone. Now it's Yahoo that optimizes mobile site Flickr by adding the geolocation service for Safari.

Use of this functionality is quite simple: just open the home page, click on "NEARBY" and authorize that safari is the website to use the geo.

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Friday, July 17th, 2009. 21:39

Need For Speed Shift [Video]



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EAMobile announced the arrival of Need for Speed: Shift for iPhone. Unlike Need for Speed Undercover this new title promises a true simulation of racing. The port has been confirmed via the Twitter EAMobile and official website of the game. Here is the announcement below:

Expect to be playing SHIFT in Fall 2009. It will be available on Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, PC and PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE (PSP) as well as on Mobile and iPhone.

Here is a video of Need for Speed: Shift




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iPhone Safari to Support Geolocation [Video]



ComputerWorld points out a little publicized fact that iPhone 3.0's Safari browser will support Geolocation services. This means that websites will be able to request your current location (if you give them permission). Google said they will be launching the Latitude website for iPhone after the 3.0 OS is released.




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Monday, June 1st, 2009. 15:09

Online SMS backup



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iPhone-SMS is a new website that allows you to export your SMS in an Excel file. Operation is quite simple and after performing these operations user can easily read the messages from a desktop computer.

To use the service connect to the site http://www.iphone-sms.com

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009. 18:29

YXFlash: player for Xvid, DivX, Flash and more



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YXFlash is a new application that is available in Cydia and includes the codecs to display Xvid / DivX video files . We will not longer need to convert movies into a format supported by Apple. The converted videos do play a bit smoother due to hardware acceleration, but xvid videos are watchable, at least the ones I tested. The player also plays flash content if you have downloaded flash flv videos to your device. It is not a web based flash player, this does not play flash videos embedded on websites. In order to add the videos just upload them using iFunBox or iPhone Browser.

Here is the complete list of formats supported by the complete version:

  • Flash Video -> .flv
  • Mpeg4, H.264
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • Xvid/DivX (.avi)
  • MP4, MP3, AAC and Windows Media Audio

The free version offers support only for MP3 and DivX. You can download the application via Cydia in the BigBoss repository. The full version costs around $10.




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WWDC 2009: Sold Out



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Apple has updated the official website dedicated to the WWDC, the event where Apple will present Firmware 3.0, the new iPhone and more. The news are great -  all available seats are gone.

The latest rumors say that the Keynote will not be presented by Steve Jobs.




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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. 19:21

What's new in iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2?



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Here is an unofficial changelog of iPhone 3.0 beta2 firmware:

  • Better Spotlight feature
  • Better Copy-Cut-Paste
  • Greater speed and overall stability
  • MMS natively supported (without any hack) for a lot of new countries
  • In-App Purchase first APIs released
  • Push notifications first APIs released
  • New APIs available to developers
  • Bugs afflicting Beta 1 fixed
  • Safari’s lower bar is no more transparent
  • New “Store” entry in Settings App: it links to a blank page
  • Contacts now divided in “All contacts”, “All contacts on My iPhone” and “All contacts (Mobile Me)”
  • New Safari’s landscape mode when clicking on a image or a link
  • Anti-phishing mode in Safari. Activate it in Settings App > Safari, switching Fraud alert ON. The green title bar on 3.0 firmware means a security certified and reliable website. The “htpps” protocol icon instead has been moved on the left of the title.
  • SpringBoard has now up to 11 pages and 180 applications.

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iPhone 3G in Russia



There are more than 500 000 iPhones in Russia already. But the official sales will start in October. There are tons of news about the prices and tarriffs, but there are no official announcements from carriers. Several resellers posted the following prices on their websites lately: 23 000 RUB ($920) for 8Gb and 27 000 RUB ($1080) for 16Gb version.




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 18:45

Documents to Go for iPhone



This is great news for former Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile users. With this software users can view, edit, or create Microsoft Office content. All of the big apps are covered including Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.

Вумудщзук now has a website you can visit to sign up for release information here in this link.




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 21:48