Apple recently started offering $100/€75 gift cards for free for those people who buy a Mac. This is part of their annual Back To School promotion, which starts today in both US and European countries. A number of sites received tips yesterday indicating that this year’s promotion will offer the gift cards which can be used in the Mac App Store, iTunes Store, iOS App Store, and for purchasing ebooks from the iBook store. Apple made things official earlier today. Here is what they mentioned:
When you buy a new qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing* from June 16, 2011, through September More >
Just a day after releasing iTunes 10.3 to support some early iCloud features such as automatic downloads and access to previously purchased content, Apple has released iTunes 10.3.1, to fix critical issues in the application.
The documentation accompanying the release and Apple’s support page merely offer the same information as found with the original iTunes 10.3 release, providing no word on exactly what is addressed in what is presumably a minor bug fix update. It is believed to fix the “unknown error (-50)” some users would get while syncing iOS devices. No fixes were found as of More >
There are a slew of new features available in the OS X Lion, 250 to be exact. Phill Schiller, at the Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 demonstrated 10 of the larger and upgrade worthy features.
- Better touch gesture – Almost everything in Lion will be controllable by touch. You can use a three-finger swipe to cycle through apps, double tap to zoom, or pinch to zoom. If you’re used to using iOS, this should come naturally.
- Full-screen apps – Here’s another feature that iPad and iPhone owners will love. Apple made it easy for developers to make their apps full screen. You can swipe More >
Steve Jobs recently unveiled a minor upgrade to iTunes at WWDC 2011; iTunes 10.3. The release, which is currently in beta form, will allow users to take advantage of iCloud, which will become available in the fall as well as “iTunes in the Cloud,” a feature that is available starting today. iTunes in the Cloud will allow users to have all their purchased content including songs, apps, books, and more synced across up to 10 devices of their own, including both Mac and Windows computers, and all iOS devices with firmware iOS 4.3.3 or higher. Users will also be able to download any of their More >
The keynote even from the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, including the unveiling of iOS 5 and iCloud and a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7 ion, is now available online. The entire 118 minute presentation can be streamed from Apple’s site. The keynote kicked off with Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and included a few other members of the company’s executive team including Senior Vice Preseident for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, and Senior Vice President of iOS Software, Scott Forstall.
The company announced the new version of the Mac Operating system, Lion, being available More >
Apple may be preparing to surprise customers with the launch of Mac OS X Lion on June 14th, according to 9to5Mac.
Sources have indicated to 9to5Mac that Apple may surprise customers with a Tuesday, June 14 launch of the next-generation Mac operating system. Our sources could not confirm with certainty that the launch will take place that day, but due to a mixture of chatter from several sources we believe the June 14th date is a strong possibility.
The source offers a few indicators that support this date:
- Apple is reportedly planning a new store front window and in-store signage More >
The iPhone Dev Team has released updated versions of Redsn0w and PwnageTool.
The new Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16 and PwnageTool 22.214.171.124 fixes bugs found in the previous version of Redsn0w 0.9.6 rc15 and PwnageTool 4.3.3. The bugs are fixed by Stefan Esser and implemented by MuscleNerd behind their tools. Also note that these bugs are still there if you try it on iOS 4.3.1 and iOS 4.3.2. They have fixed it only for iOS 4.3.3 untethered jailbreak. Remember that you can run these tools over the previous ones.
The 4.3.3 untether works on all devices that actually support 4.3.3 except for the More >
iPhone Dev Team has released Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC15 and PwnageTool 4.3.3 for untethered iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak. Earlier we have reported that Apple has not patched iOS 4.3.1 / 4.3.2 untethered jailbreak exploit developed by Stefan Esser. The hacker has now regenerated the binaries for the latest 4.3.3 firmware and given it to the iPhone Dev Team.
… three in a row! Apple released iOS 4.3.3 on Wednesday, and once again the untethered jailbreak exploit that @i0n1c created for 4.3.1 still works. That makes it an unprecedented three firmwares where the same userland exploit works. We’re More >
Apple is playing around with a pretty cool new feature for Safari in Apple’s Mac OS X Lion. The attribute will change things up a bit for bookmarking functionality in the browser. The soon to be official “Reading List” function allows users to save particular pages for review at a later time. Here is how Apple describes the new tool: “Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add the current page to your Reading List, click Add Page. You can also Shift-click a link to quickly add it to the list. To hide and show Reading List, click the Reading List More >
The popular iDevice jailbreaking utility, PwnageTool, was recently updated to version 4.3.2, which includes the 4.3.2 untether from @i0n1c, just like Redsn0w. The 4.3.2 untether works on all devices that actually support 4.3.2 with the exception of the iPad 2. If you are one of the lucky users who ended up receiving a stock device on 4.3.2, or “accidentally” updated, then today is your lucky day. The utility is more helpful of course towards those seeking to unlock their iPhones.
PwnageTool is your go-to app for creating custom firmware bundles that leave your baseband untouched to help More >