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    by Published on 10-20-2010 12:55 PM

    Apple fans who have felt that the Mac has been shoved to the back-burner for far too long must be elated at the announcements from today's "Back to Mac" event. In addition to everything from an iLife update to the preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the Mac was also granted its very own App Store, a development that is long overdue according to many.

    "The Mac App Store is going ...
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 12:50 PM

    As expected, Apple updated the MacBook Air line today, offering two different sizes and featuring new slim unibody enclosures, improved battery life, and solid state drives on both. The larger MacBook Air has the same 13.3 inch screen size as the previous model, but provides 1440 x 900 native resolution. It comes with Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 1.86 GHz with a 128GB SSD card ...
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 12:26 PM

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    FaceTime is coming to Macs.

    "The number one request we've gotten," said Jobs, "is can we please do FaceTime calling with these devices and the Mac?" With that, Jobs rolled out FaceTime for Macs. Answering a major request of many Mac users, today Steve Jobs demoed a FaceTime application for Mac OS X, a development that will rapidly expand the growth and usage of the ...
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 12:02 PM

    Following the tweaks announced for both iPhoto and iMovie, we knew Garage Band couldn't be too far behind. Today, at Apple's "Back to Mac" event, Steve Jobs introduced Garage Band '11. "It has some great new features," said Jobs, who yielded the floor to Apple's Xander Soren who outlined the following improvements in Garage Band:
    • Flex time
    • Groove Matching
    • More guitar amps and effects
    • new piano and
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 11:26 AM

    Following a warm reception from media members gathered at Apple's Cupertino campus (probably because of the tasty breakfast the entire audience was served on their way into the auditorium), Steve Jobs took the stage to show the Apple community what's next.

    Shortly after Tim Cook was invited to share some self-congratulating data - "state of the Mac" - on the unprecedented growth of Macs, Apple's developer community ...
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 10:56 AM

    We've been waiting a bit now for Pwnage Tool to be updated to support 4.x devices, and today's release of Pwnage Tool 4.1 finally gets us there. The main advantage of Pwnage Tool over the limera1n and greenpois0n recent jailbreaks (which actually use the same exploit) is for unlockers. Pwnage Tool's functionality of updating to a pre-jailbroken firmware preserves the baseband you were on (your cellular modem, the part of the phone actually being "unlocked") so your ultrasn0w unlock is ...
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    by Published on 10-20-2010 09:02 AM

    In case you missed it, Apple will, indeed, offer a live stream of today's happenings at the company's "Back to the Mac" event in Cupertino, California which kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. During the presentation, Steve Jobs is expected to introduce new MacBook Airs and possibly even a refreshed iLife suite.

    Per the usual protocol of a live Apple event these days, ...
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    by Published on 10-19-2010 12:37 PM

    Here is your weekly breakdown of what is new in Cydia. So get to it, launch Cydia and get the latest and greatest.

    FullScreen for Safari

    Note: Only for iOS 4.x

    "Use Safari like never before!" says developer Yllier, with his recent release of FullScreen for Safari. This tweak creates a much more intuitive way to interact with Safari using touch gestures. Actions can be assigned to each Gesture, so you can customize the way it works to your liking.

    FullScreen for Safari is available for $1.49 via Cydia.

    GPower Pro
    John Heaton

    Gpower Pro, brought to you by John Heaton, is a simple tweak that modifies the options displayed when you press and hold the power button on your iDevice.

    Rather than just showing "Slide to Power Off", you'll now also have the ability to Respring and reboot ...
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    by Published on 10-19-2010 11:31 AM

    Sometimes rumors are so crazy that they just might be true.

    Vague but pointed remarks by Steve Jobs during his surprise appearance on the Apple conference call has led to some speculation that Apple may be considering buying - of all things - Facebook. Peter Kafka at the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog points out that Apple has a whopping $51 billion in the bank and that they could afford to buy the social networking ...
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    by Published on 10-19-2010 11:22 AM

    Following the report yesterday of Apple's $20 billion quarter, many Wall Street analysts are tempering future sales predictions for the company because - let's face it - sales will likely slow a little after the massive wave of initial enthusiasm and consumer interest in the wake of the iPhone 4's release.

    Not all well-known forecasters are scaling back their sales predictions, ...
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    by Published on 10-19-2010 10:36 AM

    On Monday, Apple wowed the investment world yet again,announcing an astonishing and record earnings report of better than $20 billion. The impressive numbers come as a result of Apple's still-soaring iPhone sales, which topped 14 million units sold for the quarter. Similar success was in store for Macs, which sold 3.89 million units during the same three-month time frame - the best quarter on record for Mac sales.

    During Monday's ...
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    by Published on 10-19-2010 09:34 AM

    In comments widely interpreted as dismissing the rumors of a 7-inch iPad 2G, Steve Jobs is saying that "the current crop of seven-inch tablets are going to be DOA - dead on arrival." In a clear reference to smaller tablets by companies like RIM, Samsung and Dell, Jobs told reporters and analysts listening in on a conference call announcing Apple's fourth fiscal quarter financial results that the touch interface on ...