Apple made Samsung stop Selling the Galaxy Tab in the European Union

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Aug 092011
 

Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung prohibiting the sale of the Galaxy Tab in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands, reports FOSS Patents. Apple first sued Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad devices in April.

The leading German news agency, dpa, just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1, barring distribution of the product in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands. I can confirm that Apple has a separate lawsuit underway in the Netherlands as well, asserting (European) Community utility model no. 000181607-0001.
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Skype launches HD video calls for Mac OS X Lion

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Aug 082011
 

Today Skype announced the 5.3 update for Mac OS X which brings HD video calls to Lion among a handful of other UI enhancements and bug fixes. The official Skype blog explains:

With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our Skype Shop, such as the Logitech C910, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

While previous versions of Skype, even 2.8, seem to run rather well on Lion, official support should iron out any bugs you’ve been noticing since upgrading. The new update is not only available for Lion users, however, Skype’s blog post notes it is also compatible back to Leopard.

You can grab Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X here. We’ll let you know if we find anything else interesting in this latest update.

iPhone 5 Sent To Carriers In Sealed Boxes For Testing

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Aug 022011
 

According to a new report, carriers across the world have received the next-generation iPhone for last-minute testing before the device officially begins being manufactured en masse. This follows many contradicting reports and claims that have surfaced over the last few days, which suggests that the next iPhone release might be imminent. Continue reading »

Apple iCloud pricing per year: $20 for 10GB, $40 for 20GB, $100 for 50GB

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Aug 012011
 

As a part of today’s iCloud.com launch for developers, Apple has revealed the price points for extra iCloud storage for end users. As you can see in the screenshot above, iCloud will come with 5GB of free storage – as previously noted by Apple – but users will be able to upgrade their account to up to an extra 50GB. iCloud.com storage can be purchased through iOS 5′s settings application by end users. The best part about iCloud storage is that your Photo Stream images – which stay in the cloud for 30 days – don’t count against your tally.

New iPhone 5 case is thinner and half inch wider

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Jul 292011
 

Following our post with images of a purported iPhone 5 case, other sources have followed up with us with their own cases. This time we not only have a silicone case, but a hard case, too. The image above shows a top view of both of our cases. They both show a ringer switch on the opposite side of the volume keys, which is a shift from previous models of the iPhone. In addition, the bottom of these cases have holes for a separate speaker, main microphone, and USB dock connector. You may have noticed this on our iPhone 5 case post earlier this week, but today comes the more important information.

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Face Recognition Capabilities May Be Coming To iOS 5

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Jul 272011
 

It looks like Apple is planning to include face recognition capabilities in iOS 5.

9 to 5 Mac has discovered several face recognition APIs in iOS 5 beta 4 that was seeded to developers late last week.

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MacBook Air Gets Updated With Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt, and backlit keyboards

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Jul 202011
 

They say Apple updates its products like clockwork, releasing something new at the same time in the same place every year. Not so with MacBook Airs anyway. The outfit’s gone and freshened up its 13-inch and 11-inch ultraportables — the second such update in nine months. Although the industrial design hasn’t changed much since the last generation, both models step up to Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards, and, of course, OS X Lion. Continue reading »

Apple Mac OS X Lion Now Available in the App Store

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Jul 202011
 

For ‘developers’ willing to shell out $99 for an annual membership in Apple’s group of Mac OS app creators, Lion is old news already. But the rest of you can finally download Apple’s latest operating system — Mac OS 10.7 — by hitting up the App Store on your Snow Leopard (10.6.8)-equipped Mac, assuming it’s powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, i5 or i7 processor. From our experience with the pre-release version, the 4GB download could take over an hour, even on a high-speed connection, but once you have the installer in hand the upgrade process itself should be complete in about 20 minutes. As Apple previously announced, those with slower connections can also download Lion at an Apple retail store, and the company’s also now revealed that it will be offering it on a USB thumb drive as well, which will be available through its online store later this August for $69 (yes, that’s a $40 premium). We’ll be posting a full review of Lion later this week. Continue reading »

Source Code for JailbreakMe 3.0 Released by Comex

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Jul 192011
 

Comex has posted the source code for JailbreakMe 3.0 on his GitHub page.

Codenamed ‘saffron’ the jailbreak uses a PDF that exploits the font system into installing a custom payload, explains Sogeti.

Two exploits are used to jailbreak Apple devices by opening a PDF file in the MobileSafari browser: initial code execution is obtained through a vulnerability in the Freetype Type 1 font parser, allowing subsequent exploitation of a kernel vulnerability to disable code signing enforcement, get root privileges and “install” the jailbreak. The same kernel vulnerability is also exploited at each reboot to provide an untethered jailbreak, using the Incomplete Codesign technique to bootstrap the kernel exploit

You can check out the code at the link below or click here for a more detailed explanation.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.4 to Fix JailbreakMe Exploit

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Jul 152011
 

 

Apple has just pushed a new version of iOS, 4.3.4, and it looks to have “fixed” the PDF exploit that has been so notoriously exploited of late. In a summary of what’s changed, Apple indicates that a fix has been applied that will prevent “arbitrary code execution” when viewing a “maliciously crafted PDF” — business speak for “we broke your jailbreak, son.” At this point we’re not seeing any other updates or improvements but, really, now that you can view those malicious PDFs without fear on your iPhone or iPad 2

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