Monday, December 6, 2010

Apple Got Favorable Terms in Verizon iPhone Deal?




Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu says Apple got the terms it wanted from Verizon in negotiations to offer the iPhone on their network, according to FORTUNE.

Wu says he is "picking up that iPhone economics to Apple are likely to be favorable, similar to that offered by AT&T."

"This is important as many, including ourselves, have been concerned that VZ iPhone economics could be less favorable given the strength of Android and higher cost of components, particularly those associated with CDMA."

Wu also believes that part of the deal was for Apple not to offer the device to T-Mobile or Spring.

"We are hearing that VZ does not want iPhone, the hottest selling smart phone, available on T-Mobile USA and/or Sprint and may be willing to pay for exclusivity to itself and AT&T."




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Pure Reader Safari Extension Makes Google Reader Beautiful




Pure Reader is a Safari extension that provides a 'UI haircut for Google Reader'. The extension by Na’Design gives the Google Reader web interface the look and feel of a desktop application. It is available here for those looking to try it.

BeautifulPixels has posted a direct port of the extension for Chrome users. You can find it here.




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Google Announces Google eBooks, Reader App for iOS [Video]




Google has officially announced Google eBooks which can be purchased and read from the Google eBookstore using a new iOS app for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

Google claims to have the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including thousands for sale.

With the new Google eBooks Web Reader, you can buy, store and read Google eBooks in the cloud. That means you can access your ebooks like you would messages in Gmail or photos in Picasa—using a free, password-protected Google account with unlimited ebooks storage.

In addition to a full-featured web reader, free apps for Android and Apple devices will make it possible to shop and read on the go. For many books you can select which font, font size, day/night reading mode and line spacing suits you—and pick up on the page where you left off when switching devices.

We'll let you know once the app hits the App Store.

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ListLauncher Adds a List of All Your Apps to the Spotlight Page




ListLauncher is a new tweak by chpwn that adds a list of all your apps to the Spotlight page.

Sometimes you know what app you want, but not where it is. You could type it into Spotlight, but that takes to long. What you want is a list of all your apps, sorted by name. ListLauncher adds that to the Spotlight page -- but keeps Spotlight around for when you want it.

ListLauncher is available free from the BigBoss Cydia repository.















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Apple to Launch Mac App Store on December 13th?




Apple may be preparing to launch the Mac App Store as early as December 13th, according to AppleTell.

An inside source has just told us that Apple is targeting a Monday, December 13th launch of the Mac App Store. The company apparently told developers to have their software prepared for a launch as early as Monday the 6th of this month, but our contact would be shocked if that happened at this point. Apple has made no official announcements regarding this, and delays could always happen, but there’s a push to be launched before Christmas, well ahead of the previously estimated January release.

Apple has been asking developers to submit their apps to the store since November 4th.




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Norman Foster Commissioned to Design 'Apple City'?




Apple may have hired renown architect Norman Foster to design 'Apple City', the company's new campus which will be built on 98 acres of land just acquired from HP.

According to elEconomista, the campus will feature a focus on design and functionality while insuring that it is environmentally friendly.

Steve Jobs care especially environmental issues, to the point that the entire road transport transit through a network of tunnels that will clear the surface areas green. The buildings which will house the engineers and R & D will also be multifunctional and will incorporate cutting-edge technology in materials and equipment as well as renewable energy resources.

The project is said to take some inspiration from Masdar, Abu Dhabi, considered the first city in the world without cars or carbon emissions.







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How to Hactivation Your iPhone Using Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM)


These are instructions on how to hactivate your iPhone using Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) by sbingner.

Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) tricks your iPhone and iTunes into creating legitimate activation tickets even though you’re unlocked with ultrasn0w. This means you get the full benefit of push applications, and your battery life increases substantially.

You will need to jailbreak normally before performing these steps.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.


Step Two
Press to select the Manage tab at the bottom of the screen.


Step Three
Press the large Sources button.


Step Four
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.


Step Five
Press the Add button that appears at the top left of the screen.


Step Six
Enter http://repo.bingner.com and press the Add Source button.


Step Seven
Press the large Return to Cydia button.


Step Eight
Press to select Binger from the list of Sources.


Step Nine
Choose SAM from the list of packages.


Step Ten
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.


Step Eleven
Press the Continue Queuing button to begin installation.


Step Twelve
Press the Bingner.com repo button at the top left of the screen.


Step Thirteen
Choose SAMPrefs from the lists of packages.


Step Fourteen
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.


Step Fifteen
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.


Step Sixteen
Once installation has completed press the large Restart SpringBoard button.


Step Seventeen
Download RedSn0w 0.9.6b6 from here:
Windows
Mac

Step Eighteen
Extract the downloaded archive and launch the application from the extracted folder.




Step Nineteen
Click the browse button


Step Twenty
Select your current firmware from the dialog box that appears and click Open. You can find download links for every firmware version here.


Step Twenty One
If you have an iPhone 3GS RedSn0w will ask you if it has the new bootrom. Click Yes if it does, click Noif it doesn't.


Step Twenty Two
Once your firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.


Step Twenty Three
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Twenty Four
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. Choose Deactivate and clickNext


Step Twenty Five
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Twenty Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Twenty Seven
Your iPhone will now reboot and begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Twenty Eight
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.


Step Twenty Nine
Click Settings on your iPhone Springboard


Step Thirty
Click SAM from the Settings Menu.


Step Thirty One
Click De-Activate iPhone


Step Thirty Two
Open iTunes and let your device activate. If iTunes says invalid SIM, you will need to manually select the appropriate carrier under one of the methods besides "Automatic" and click on a SIMID.

You can find more assistance with SAM here



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