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Apple Releases OS X Server 2.2.1 for Mountain Lion

Posted on 05/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple released a minor update for OS X Server for Mountain Lion today, bringing the version up to 2.2.1. The update brings a number of speed improvements, as well as Time Machine monitoring, Retina support for the Wiki server, and the ability to use Active Directory groups in Profile Manager, as well as a variety of bug fixes and enhancements.

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Tweetbot for iOS Updated With Vine & Flickr Previews, Google Chrome Integration, and More

Posted on 05/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot received a nice update today, bringing inline previews for videos shared through Twitter’s new Vine service, the ability to open URLs in Google Chrome, image support for Flickr, various bug fixes, and more. Another cool feature is the ability to send links from Tweetbot directly to 1Password for iOS!

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iOS 6.1 ‘evasi0n’ Jailbreak Hit 100,000 Downloads Within 10 Minutes of Launch

Posted on 04/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Earlier today, the first iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak was unleashed for all current iOS devices – and it has been extremely popular from moment one, unsurprisingly. In fact, according to iOS hacker @planetbeing, who is a member of the ‘evasi0n’ jailbreak development team, it reached over 100,000 downloads within 10 minutes of being released!

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iPad mini Ship Times Improve to 1-3 Days in U.S. and Canada

Posted on 04/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Today, iPad mini ship times in U.S. and Canadian regions from the Apple Online Store improved to just 1-3 business days, down from the 3-5 business day estimate posted at the end of January. European ship times have also improved to 3-5 business days, down from the previous 1-2 week estimate.

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Don’t Type ‘File:///’ on Your Mac – It Will Crash Your Apps!

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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All software has bugs, but this is a weird one. If you try typing the phrase “File:///” (no quotes, the f must be capitalized) into almost any app while running Mountain Lion on your Mac, it will crash. I tried it in Chrome, the browser I use while posting articles, and it works. Just a hint for a happy life, make sure all your work is saved before you try this, OK?

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An Interview With evasi0n Jailbreaker pod2g

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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So while the evasi0n jailbreak has just been released for iOS 6.1, all too often we don’t hear enough about the men behind the exploits. However pod2g, one of those men (whose real name is Cyril and is French), gave an interesting interview to MacGeneration where he discussed evasi0n but also jailbreaking more generally.

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NPD: The iPhone 5 Took the Top Seller Ranking for Q4 2012

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A report from The NPD Group says Apple’s iPhone 5 was the top selling phone during the fourth quarter of 2012. The hot-selling handset took 43% of all iPhone sales, and grabbed nearly two-thirds of all post-paid smartphone sales above $199.

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Review: Kids Planet Discovery – Teach Your Kids About the World Around Them

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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All parents want their children to learn about the world they live in. Sometimes though, that’s not the easiest thing in the “world” to do. What if there was an app that would allow them to enjoy themselves for hours, and learn about the people of the world, their cultures, how they dress, where they live, and more?

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Man Apparently Trademarks ‘Steve Jobs’ In Turkey

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Apple owns many valuable trademarks, but who would have thought the name of its own co-founder would come under threat? Patently Apple reports that a man in Turkey has seemingly trademarked ‘Steve Jobs’ to be used with a clothes brand.

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Overhaul of iLife and iWork May be on the Horizon

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Clues have been appearing in recent days that indicate Apple may be overhauling their iWork and iLife suites in the near future. Job postings for positions in both the iLife and iWork team have appeared on the company’s web site.

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iOS 6.1 ‘Evasion’ Untethered Jailbreak Launches for All Current iOS Devices

Posted on 04/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It has been a long time coming, but the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak has finally arrived! The jailbreak, called ‘evasi0n’ is now available for download from the official website for Windows, Linux, and Mac, and supports all versions of iOS 6. The jailbreak should take only 5 minutes or so to apply.

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