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iOS task switcher that is activated when you double-click the home button is obviously not the best solution for task switching on handsets.More user-friendly solution is implemented in webOS devices. It is based on metaphor of card switching and allows you to easily manage running tasks on the screen.
Apple reportedly has made a deal with Simplo and Dynapack to produce and supply a thinner and lighter battery for the iPad 3. Such battery means that the company may work on the iPad with a potentially thicker high-resolution Retina display. The cost of new batteries is 20-30% higher that the current iPad batteries but provides longer service life and higher safety. Mass production of such batteries are planed on the first quarter of the next year.
With the upcoming iPad 3 to feature a thinner, lighter battery module that is widely believed to be priced 20-30% higher than iPad 2’s, Simplo Technology Co. and Dynapack International Technology Corp., both Apple Inc.’s contract suppliers of iPad and Macbook battery packs, will hence secure a surefire profit drive for the near future.
Institutional investors pointed out that the battery pack for iPad 3, scheduled to be massively produced in the first quarter of next year, has been redesigned to be thinner and lighter with a longer service life than iPad 2 edition’s.
Best Buy expects that the iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order during the first week of October. BGR points to an internal memo:
Thanks to a leaked document from a Best Buy source, we have discovered that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are anticipating taking preorders for the iPhone 5 starting in the first week of October. What’s a tad bit more interesting, however, is the mention (and further anticipation) that Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch.
Of course, the dates may be changed. Noteworthy to say that the Wall Street Journal is also anticipating Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5. Meanwhile, Best Buy is also expecting a new "Apple Fixture Installation" on Friday, October 21st.
To be clear, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill installation for the big box — our tipster tells us that the request that a manager be on-hand at 6AM is out of the ordinary (they usually show up at 7AM for inventory), and that a similar arrangement was scheduled for the iPhone 4 launch.
According to France-based
Magic Numpad is an original invention from Mobee and it represents an accessory that can transform your Magic Trackpad into a full-featured numpad by using a thin plastic film with a printed numpad. This numpad is very similar to the numeric keypad of the wired Apple Keyboard. Certainly, this accessory shipped with accompanying app for Mac OS X that determine where you pressed the trackpad and converts your input into key commands of Mac OS X.
The career of one of America’s most innovative businessmen has been more than just a string of moments, but these 10 peeks at Steve Jobs’s formidable presence will remind you of why his resignation is such a momentous event.
1. Steve Jobs demos Apple Macintosh, 1984
Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh to the world. Computing would never be the same.
The most long-standing rumors regarding Apple's future products are rumors about television sets. The Australian site Smarthouse reported last month that Apple was in discussions with LG about producing a panel for a 55-inch TV based on OLED technology.
The Korea Times now reports that these rumors are groundless.
“It’s true that Apple has keen interest in TV, allowing users to stream music, videos and TV shows via iTunes, though that needs some iPhone and iPad integration, however, Apple is still pessimistic about using OLED displays,” said one source.
“Because Apple is worried over higher costs and technology-related issues linking to large-sized OLED displays, it is groundless that Apple has asked LG Display to supply its OLED screens for its upcoming televisions,” added the source.
Sources also added that Apple is likely to stick with more proven LCD technologies for any such television products.
“Apple has no interest in using OLED screens on its popular devices. The upcoming iPad 3 will also adopt picture quality-enhanced LCD screens, while the next iPhone will follow suit. Three or four more years will be needed to see OLED-embedded digital devices from Apple,” said a top-level executive from one of Apple’s suppliers.
Apple TV 2G jailbreak utility Seas0nPass has been updated to support an un-tethered jailbreak of the latest firmware 4.3 build 8F455. Seas0nPass is one of the simplest jailbreaking tools available for the AppleTV, and is the first to support the new 4.3 build 8F455 software version.
You can read our step-by-step tutorial for Apple TV 2G jailbreak using Seas0nPass here.
A Korean company is currently manufacturing the flash drive for the 8GB iPhone 4, as one of the sources said on Tuesday, refusing to name the company. At present, Apple sources its flash drives from South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Japan's Toshiba.
TVC Mall, iPhone parts supplier, has posted a few new claimed iPhone 5 parts, including the Battery, Back Camera Lens, and Headphone/Earphone Audio Jack Flex Cable. As you may notice, the new parts are different from the existing iPhone 4 parts.
The claimed iPhone 5 battery has the same shape of the existing iPhone 4 battery. The batteries have almost the same power. The specifications on the iPhone 5 battery shows 3.7V and 5.3Whr, in comparison the iPhone 4 part shows 3.7V and 5.25Whr. The only thing that slightly differs from the iPhone 4 is a connector on the battery of the iPhone 5 that is rotated. The back camera module reveals a closely embedded camera flash, similar to the iPhone 4’s. As usual, there are no specifications.
Samsung claims that Apple has once again submitted doctored evidence related to their claims of design patent-related infringement by Samsung, this time to a court in Netherlands. Apple has been “manipulating visual evidence, making Samsung’s devices appear more similar to Apple’s.” This time the report claims Apple doctored images of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone in comparison to the iPhone 3G.
“It surprises me that for the second time incorrect presentations of a Samsung product emerge in photographic evidence filed in litigation,” said Mark Krul, lawyer and IP law specialist at Dutch firm WiseMen. “This is not appropriate and undermines Apple’s credibility both inside and outside the court room.”
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For long Apple has been actively working on creation of its own map service – we repeatedly heard that Apple hired leading specialists in that field and acquired companies developing such services: in 2009 and 2010 Apple bought well-known companies in this field Placebase and Poly 9. In addition, Apple has actively recruited specialists in its “Geo Team”, who could take their Maps app to the higher level.
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