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VLC for iOS is Updated With Numerous New Features





VLC player for iOS has been updated recently with numerous new features and bug fixes. For those who don’t know - VLC is one of the most popular media players ever created. It supports most formats and has a very simple and intuitive interface.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 17:21

Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?



It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.

According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”

The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 1:30

How Steve Jobs introduced WiFi [video]



This is an old video featuring Steve Jobs introducing Wi-Fi for the first time to the masses. It was the first mainstream computer with wireless networking.

The video was filmed on a Keynote conference in 1999, where Steve Jobs introduced the iBook G3. It was the first computer that carried an inserted Wi-Fi card. It was the first time Wi-Fi was introduced to the masses. To prove that the technology was really wireless,  Steve Jobs used a Hula Hoop to put the laptop through it.

On this historic conference Jobs said that  'everyone' would jump on the 802.11 bandwagon in the next few months/years. "We're just going to be there first, and the best," Jobs said.

The video shows Jobs surfing the net from an iBook that was just woken from sleep. Nobody in the audience was aware that Jobs was using a wireless technology,  so when he stood up, picked up the laptop and walked around the stage, opening webpages wirelessly, the crowd roared with applauses.  Then he put the laptop through a hula hoop to show that the Internet collection was indeed wireless.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 0:36

WhatsApp Messenger Got the Update



WhatsApp Messenger, the most popular cross-platform instant messaging service was updated to a version 2.10.1. On one hand, this is good news, but on the other - not really. By the end of this year, WhatsApp would become a subscription-based application - $0.99 per 12 month. However, those who download the messenger now, would get the annual subscription for free.

  


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Apple Buys an Israeli Firm that Created the Kinect's 3D Sensor



Latest rumors prove that Apple wants to buy an Israeli company called PrimeSense, which once worked on a camera technology now used in XBox 360’s Kinect sensor. The sum of acquisition, according to Calcalist, is $280 million. Moreover, the insiders claim that both sides have nearly reached an agreement.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 19:09

Apple Patents: iPhone Used As Car’s Smart-Key And Parking Locator For Cars



Patently Apple reported on a two car-related patent applications from Apple, one helping you locate your car that is parked in a large car-park, the other allowing you to use the iPhone as a smart-key.

The smart-key concept is based on using a Bluetooth connection from the iPhone to unlock the car, which could be performed either manually or through a proximity rule, unlocking the car as you approach it.


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Apple Bought Indoor Location Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Mllion



 

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple has acquired indoor location positioning company WifiSLAM for around $20 million. Apple has confirmed the acquisition deal, but declined to share any details on its plans for the company. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Monday, March 25th, 2013. 21:54

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed



Samsung Galaxy S 4 looks a lot like last year's Galaxy S III model. But there are of course some differences, most notably on the inside. Let's compare some specs:


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Friday, March 15th, 2013. 16:35

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to UnTether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 (Windows) [iOS 6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.1.2 running on iPhone 4. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to UnTether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 (Windows) [iOS 6.1.2]



UPDATE: Apple released iOS 6.1.3, so you can NOT restore to earlier firmware (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys. If you are on iOS 6.0-6.1.2 you can use evasi0n to jailbreak.

Using this tutorial you will be able to create a custom firmware, untether jailbreak and unlock iOS 6.1.2 running on iPhone 3GS. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 for Windows.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 allows users to preserve modem version for unlock.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.11 does not allow users to update modem version to 06.15. If you need 06.15 - just use redsn0w (tutorial is here).


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FixYa Study Finds iPhones To Be The Most Reliable Smartphones



FixYa, a site that provides troubleshooting tips, today published a "Smartphone Reliability Report", comparing user complaints on Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy, Motorola’s Droid and Nokia’s Lumia.

Based on the reported issues, coming from a database of around 30 million users, FixYa gave a dependability score to each smartphone. According to its rankings, iPhones were the most reliable smartphones with the fewest reported issues.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 2:27

The FCC has published a slightly scaled-down model of the future of Apple TV



The FCC has published documents that appear to describe a new model of Apple TV.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 22:31

Direct download links for the latest iOS 6.1 firmware



Here are the direct download links for the latest iOS 6.1 firmware:

iPad

  • iPad 4 (Wifi iPad3,4; model A1458): 6.1
  • iPad 4 (Wifi+Cellular iPad3,5; model A1459): 6.1
  • iPad 4 (Wifi+Cellular iPad3,6; model A1460): 6.1
  • iPad mini (Wifi iPad2,5; model A1432): 6.1
  • iPad mini (Wifi+Cellular iPad2,6; model A1454): 6.1
  • iPad mini (Wifi+Cellular iPad2,7; model A1455): 6.1
  • iPad 3 (Wifi iPad3,1): 6.1
  • iPad 3 (Wifi+GSM iPad3,3): 6.1
  • iPad 3 (Wifi+CDMA iPad3,2): 6.1
  • iPad 2 (new gen iPad2,4): 6.1
  • iPad 2 (WiFi iPad2,1): 6.1
  • iPad 2 (Wifi+GSM iPad2,2): 6.1
  • iPad 2 (Wifi+CDMA iPad2,3): 6.1


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Apple is on the way to launch a full-size version of the 128 Gb iPad



9to5Mac reports that four of the new configurations of the iPad appeared in the United States retailer's database. Although the exact information was not revealed in the database. The new devices was named as "ultimate" of current full-size model configuration. There are suggestions that such "ultimate" iPad may be a Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + celluar iPad 128 Gb model in black and white color options.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 28th, 2013. 19:07

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