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Apple releases iOS 4.3.5, can still be jailbroken

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Apple has released yet another update for the iOS, just over a week after releasing the last one. Just like the last one, however, there is not a whole lot here to talk about.

The only change in this new version is a security patch for the certificate verification. While this might not mean much to an average user for a jailbreaker this means that jailbreaking this version of iOS will be just a wee bit more difficult. Or so one would believe because according to Redmond Pie, iOS 4.3.5 can still be jailbroken (tethered) using redsn0w, except on the iPad 2. Read more »

Android’s UK market share grows at a furious rate, should be ahead of iOS by now

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According to the latest numbers posted by comScore, Android is continuing with its plans of world domination at freakishly fast pace. The market share of Google’s operating system grew by an astounding 634 percent in May 2011 in the UK in the past one year.

In comparison, iOS market share grew by only 46 percent, which might not seem much but it is still doing a lot better than the others, particularly Symbian and Microsoft, whose market shares fell by 10 and 32 percent respectively. Read more »

Apple launches new 27-inch Thunderbolt Display, comes with additional connectivity options and FaceTime HD

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Apple has launched the world’s first Thunderbolt display. This new display is mostly identical to the old 27-inch LED Cinema Display but has a couple of new additions.

The first one is the most obvious. The new Thunderbolt Display uses a Thunderbolt connector instead of a Mini DisplayPort. The Thunderbolt connectivity takes care of the display, sound as well as data transfer. Due to this the new Thunderbolt Display does not have a separate USB cable unlike the old LED Cinema Display. Read more »

Apple launches new Mac mini, includes new Sandy Bridge processors, AMD graphics and Thunderbolt port, lacks optical drive

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Yesterday, Apple also refreshed their cheapest Mac – the Mac mini – along with the MacBook Air. The new Mac mini has the new generation of dual-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors that replaces the Core 2 Duo found on the previous generation model. There are two models now, with the base model having a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 and the more expensive model running on a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 and can be configured to 2.7GHz Core i5 through Apple’s online store.

The 2.3GHz model comes with 2GB of RAM whereas the 2.5GHz model comes with 4GB of RAM. Either of these can be configured to have up to 8GB of RAM. Both the models come with a 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive and both can be configured with a 750GB 7200-rpm hard drive with the 2.5GHz model also having the option to be configured with a 256GB SSD or a combination of 256GB SSD and 750GB HDD. Read more »

Lenovo launches Android 3.1 powered IdeaPad K1 tablet and Windows 7 powered IdeaPad P1 tablet

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Lenovo has entered the budding tablet segment with not one but two tablets, running on different platforms. First is an Android Honeycomb based IdeaPad K1 and the second (and admittedly less exciting) is the Windows 7 based IdeaPad P1.

The IdeaPad K1 has a 10.1-inch multi-touch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution. It runs on a dual-core Tegra2 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage space that can be expanded further using microSD cards. Read more »

Google+ app for iOS finally released, lacks Hangouts and iPod touch/iPad support

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The Google+ app for iOS has finally been approved by Apple. The app brings most of the features found in the Android version, such as the ability to choose your Circles while posting a message, multiple streams so you can see posts from people you follow as well as those you don’t by swiping horizontally on the screen and Huddle for sending group messages.

Unfortunately, there are a couple of caveats to this app. For starters, there is no Hangouts in the iOS version of the app, so you cannot do video conferencing. Read more »

Mac OS X Lion hitting the App Store on July 20, hopes you have finished backing up by now

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We finally have a proper date from Apple regarding the launch of their latest and greatest operating system for the Mac. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said during today’s earnings call that the Mac OS X Lion will be available for download starting July 20, which is only a couple of hours from now.

Just to refresh your memory, Lion will be available for download from the Mac App Store for $29.99 and will weigh in at around 4GB. For $50, you will be able to turn Lion into Lion Server. Mac OS X Lion brings 250+ new features, including stuff like advanced multi-touch gestures, full-screen apps, Read more »

New MacBook Air could be arriving very soon, and by ‘soon’ we mean tomorrow

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We already reported that Apple is all set to refresh the current range of MacBook Air notebooks. But now AppleInsider is reporting that this could be happening very soon, as soon as tomorrow. According to one of their sources, Apple will be launching the new range on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The new MacBook Airs are supposed to run on the new generation Intel Sandy Bridge processors and will have 4GB of RAM. Apple will also be doing away with the 64GB capacity model and the new range will have 128GB as the minimum. Read more »

Motorola Droid 3 visits iFixit, gets publicly stripped

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The people at iFixit have gotten their hands on a Motorola Droid 3 and they have done to it what they do best; tear it down to pieces. Of course they are not savages and they have meticulously removed each component as they usually do.

The teardown reveals a SIM card, unusual for a CDMA phone, the 8 megapixel camera sensor capable of recording in 1080p, the TI OMAP 4430 SoC with 512MB of RAM, the SanDisk 16GB memory module and the 4.0-inch 960 x 540 display, among other things. Read more »

iOS 4.3.4 jailbreak likely to remain tethered, makes you wish you hadn’t upgraded

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Even though iOS 4.3.4 got jailbroken almost as soon as it was released, it came with a catch. The jailbreak was tethered, which means you cannot restart your device without having to jailbreak again. Unfortunately, it seems things are going to stay that way.!/i0n1c/status/92145367566655488!/i0n1c/status/92171274935218176

According to a popular iOS developer i0n1c (Stefen Esser, for those not fluent in leetspeak), Apple has not only patched the PDF vulnerability in iOS 4.3.4 but also added more mitigation checks. This prevents Redsn0w from performing an untethered jailbreak and it seems it will stay that way for a while. Read more »

CyanogenMod 7 shown running on Galaxy S II, you can’t have it yet

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Remember those Galaxy S II smartphones that Samsung so generously donated to the CyanogenMod Team for developing custom ROMs for the device? Well, that gesture wasn’t in vain as the devs have been hard at work and we can now see the fruits of their hard work.

Below you can see the Galaxy S II running on the CyanogenMod 7 along with LauncherPro. Unfortunately, it is still a work in progress and few things aren’t working quite well as of now but the team is working on them and hopefully should release it soon for users to download. Head past the break to check out the video. Read more »

29 game trailers you don’t want to miss, we’ve got them all here [VIDEO]

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If you are a gamer, you probably start salivating at the sound of names like Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Unfortunately, there is still some time for these games to arrive. But we have something to keep you busy till then.

Now I know these are just the game trailers and you have probably seen them before anyway. But this is just something to pass your time till you wait for the real thing. And we have tried to include gameplay videos wherever we can instead of just trailers, so they are all the more exciting to watch. So, let us begin then. Head past the break to watch all the trailers we have collected for you. Read more »

Google releases Android 3.2 Honeycomb SDK, list of updates

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The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now official and Google has released an SDK for it. We also have a list of improvements that this update brings along with it and the buzzword seems to be ‘compatibility’, whether it is the compatibility of the current Android smartphone apps on Honeycomb or the compatibility of Honeycomb itself with devices with multiple display sizes.

One of the first major features is a new compatibility zoom for fixed-size applications. This lets you either view the application on the screen in 1:1 aspect ratio or zoom it to fit the screen. Read more »

International Atrix bootloader gets unlocked, you can’t have it yet

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The Motorola Atrix ships with a locked bootloader like all Motorola Android phones but someone recently discovered an upcoming Gingerbread ROM for the phone that also helped unlock the bootloader on the current device. However, that unlock was limited to only AT&T devices so those elsewhere were still at Motorola’s mercy.

However, thanks to a new discovery by the good folks at XDA forums, you will now be able to unlock your Motorola Atrix regardless of the location. Project Cheesecake, as the search was called, uncovered some files in an upcoming Orange UK firmware that can be applied to any Atrix device to unlock the bootloader. Read more »

Nokia Browser for S40 gets updated, beta version available for download

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The browser on S40 phones has always been a bit of a disappointment and one of the many weak areas in the OS. Anyone with even a remote interest in web browsing would choose Opera Mini over it any day. But now Nokia has launched an updated version of the browser, which is still in beta but can be downloaded from Nokia Labs or the Ovi Store, and plans to make up for its predecessor’s shortcomings.

Among the list of features in the new 1.0.3 version is a combined URL and search box, so you don’t have to dig through the menu to perform a quick search of the web. Also among the list of additions is a drop-down toolbar that houses options such as the ability to post the link to the current page on Twitter or Facebook and even an option to translate the text on the current page to the default language of the device. As time progresses, more options will be added here. Read more »