Apple TV 2 jailbroken on OS 5.0 by FireCore

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FireCore recently announced that they have successfully jailbroken OS 5.0 on Apple TV 2. Keep in mind that the jailbreak is for Apple TV 2 not the new Apple TV (1080p version).

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The jailbreak costs $30. The new Apple TV 5.0 supports the following plugins: (more…)

MIT New Camera Can Capture at the Speed of Light: [Video]

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Engadget reports that MIT media lab team was eventually successful in creation of a camera with a “shutter speed” of one trillion exposures per second thus enabling it to record light itself traveling from one point to another. This has been achieved through use of a heavily modified Streak Tube which is normally used to intensify photons into electron streams. The team could snap a single image of a laser as it passed through a soda bottle.

To create its slow-motion film in the video, the team had to replicate the experiment several hundreds of times. The stop-motion footage shows how light bounces through the bottle, collecting inside the opaque cap before dispersing. Although the revolutionary snapper may have created  fastest shutter but the long time it takes to process the images have earned it the nickname of the “the world’s slowest fastest camera.”



[ Via  Engadget ]

Apple Heading For Setting New Record: Selling 16 iPhone 4S Each Second

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Apple over the weekend has sold more than 4 Million iPhones. That is about 16 iPhones 4S sold every second or roughly saying around 1,000 each minute. These figures are most likely going to further enhance with the iPhone 4S introduction in 22 more countries on October 24th.

By achieving this remarkable milestone, Apple is spearing head to surpass Microsoft’s Kinect which till date is the fastest selling consumer gadget. According to Guinness World Record, by selling 8 million units in the first 60 days, Kinect is currently the world record sale holder for the fastest-selling of any consumer electronic device in the market. But this Microsoft’s sale of 8 million Kinects in the first 60 days is a number that Apple is expected to surpass in the first two weeks.

According to 9to5Mac , the success of the iPhone 4S is attributed to following few factors:

  1. The availability on three U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. AT&T and Sprint both announced opening day sales records on Friday.  The iPhone 4 was only on AT&T in the US its opening day.
  2. iPhone 4 was released in 5 Countries.  iPhone 4S was also available in Canada and Australia in addition.
  3. iPhone 4 saw serious product shortages while it appears that Apple made plenty of iPhone 4S’s
  4. There was a longer than normal wait time between the iPhone 4 and 4S
  5. iPhone 4S is amazing.
How do you envisage the future of Apple’s products in future post Steve Jobs era?       [ Via  9to5Mac ]

 

“Thank You Steve” A tribute Song To Steve Jobs Made Entirely Of Mac Sounds

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. This is a really nice tribute by Audio engineer AzR from Ridgefield, CT to a man who had fantastic ideas and lived his life realizing this ideas in favor of humanity. The track, he has composed ‘Thank You Steve’, is a song dedicated to Steve Jobs and composed from only Mac sounds and Steve Jobs’ voice.

Audio engineer AzR from Ridgefield, CT writes on his facebook page:

I made this song using only sounds from Apple products and Steve’s 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Every instrument, including drums, has been sampled from a Mac product, tuned by ear, and replayed in the context of the song.

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it.

RIP Steve. We’ll miss you.

Apple Giving Some Extra Paid Time-off For Thanksgiving

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Year 2011 happened to be a big year for Apple. Apple set new sales records around the world with its new, innovative and launch of some of best products ever like, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, iCloud, iOS 5, Siri, OS X Lion. But on the other hand, it has been gloomy, hard and rather a year of the biggest loss where Apple lost its co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs who silently passed passed away last week.

In recognition of all those great achievements and everything that Apple did this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out an email to its Corporate Employees to let them know that Apple is giving them some extra time off with pay for Thanksgiving, reports MacGeneration.

The email from MacGeneration notes:

Team,

I consider it an honor to come to work every day alongside the most innovative and most dedicated people on earth. This is an extraordinary time to be at Apple, and it’s all made possible by your incredible efforts.

We’ve had a record-setting year so far and we’re heading into the holidays with the strongest product lineup in our history. Customers are absolutely in love with the iPad 2, and the amazing new iPhone 4S is off to the best start of any iPhone we’ve ever made. The Mac is soaring to new heights with OS X Lion, and on the eve of its 10th birthday, the iPod is still the world’s most popular music player.

In recognition of the hard work you’ve put in this year, we’re going to take some extra time off for Thanksgiving. We will shut down with pay on November 21, 22 and 23 so our teams can spend the entire week with their families and friends.

Of course, Retail and some other groups will need to work that week so we can continue to serve our customers. If you’re in one of these groups, please check with your manager about taking time off at a later date. Our international teams will schedule their three-day shutdowns this quarter at a time that’s best for them. Details will be available on AppleWeb.

I hope everyone enjoys this much deserved break.

Tim

Not a bad idea. This act of Tim will certainly provide good a relief and breather to hard working and devoted employees of Apple.

[ Via Cult of Mac ]

Apple Homage To Steve Jobs By Holding Private Celebration On Steve Jobs’ Life October 19th

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MacRumors via MacGeneration reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook has informed his company employees through an e-mail that Apple is planning to hold a private celebration of Steve Jobs’ life which has been scheduled on October 19th on the company’s campus in Cupertino, California.

Below is the email:

Team,

Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Tim

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, after iPhone 4S event, peacefully passed away last Wednesday and whose private funeral was held n Friday. Although no public events were scheduled except that many paid tribute at Apple’s retail stores around the world where they left notes, flowers, and other items of remembrance. This scheduled event of October 19th is the only one from Apple and is of tremendous significance to Jobs’ lovers.   [ Via  MacRumors ]

You Would Probably Need A New Case For Your iPhone 4S

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Although Apple didn’t come up with all-new iPhone 5 that everyone was so much expecting, and the newly announced iPhone 4S though looks quite similar to the existing iPhone 4, yet the AT&T iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 4S are a bit different to the extent that the existing iPhone 4′s cases would be a bit misfit to this new arrival. The silent switch and volume up/down buttons have been shifted over so slightly that the old cases probably won’t fit. So the only good news expected that we will able to use our current stock of iPhone 4 cases with new iPhone 4S, proved wishful thinking!

Those using a Verizon iPhone 4, have nothing to worry at all, because the iPhone 4S  is externally almost exactly similar to a CDMA device. However, in AT&T (GSM) one case, things are going to be a little different as far as placing of buttons are concerned. This has been probably done to accommodate the redesigned antenna on the iPhones 4S whereby Apple was obliged to move a tiny bit the mute switch and the volume buttons, but for some case that only just accommodate the mute switch and volume buttons , the difference means your need to buy a new one as the existing one will no longer fit.

It will be rather a good idea to buy a new case right on the day when you have your new iPhone 4S in your hand.      [ Via  Gizmodo ]

 

Evidence of Next-Generation Apple TV in iOS 5 Files System: [Report]

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9to5Mac has reported that evidence of a new third generation Apple TV have been found in iOS 5. It was envisaged that upon transition of its devices line up to iOS dual core A-5 processor, Apple wil proceed ahead with the up gradation of its current devices. 9toMac  report reveils that deep inside the iOS 5 file system is a reference to a Apple TV 3,1. This would be an upgrade from the current Apple TV’s 2,1 marking. The number changing from 2 to 3 represents major changes, and with the Apple TV recently gaining a fully re-designed case, this upgrade is expected to mainly consist of internal changes.

Here is proof posted by 9to5Mac.

It appears that the new Apple TV will gain some internal power boost from the iPhone 4S and iPad 2′s dual-core A5 chips and the RAM portion may get enhancement. The dual-core powered Apple TV may lead to 1080P video playback which is currently restricted due to existing A4 processor. We may see some 1080P iTunes content to come along with this next-generation model’s new abilities as well.This Apple TV 3,1 reference has been discovered from a file that Apple uses to activate unreleased devices which in testing phase. Important to note is that Apple 3,1 is already in testing stages. If all goes well, Apple might consider bringing this update with the release of next iPad.   [ Via 9to5Mac ]

“FLY”, A Tribute Song To Steve Jobs By ’997′

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The Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs was a real visionary of this era and he truly ruled the people living in this world through his inventions in technological world. Everyone in his way, wants to pay tributes to this man who changed our world. A local San Francisco radio station, 997 NOW, is in no way behind anyone to honour him and is playing a version of the Nicki Minaj song  “Fly” remixed by Sketchomatic. The song is a tribute to the co-founder and CEO of Apple who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this week. The song features Jobs’ inspirational words and his philosophical vision about death. The song is very moving but extremely motivational at the same time.

Now you may listen to this beautiful tribute song here and post your comments:

[ Via Cult of Mac ]

Apple unveils iPhone 4S: What’s New?

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A few minutes ago, Apple announced its new new phone and named it “iPhone 4S”. The new product has following interesting features:

- iPhone 4s officially announced with A5 chip, 7x faster graphics than iPhone 4

- World phone with both GSM and CDMA built in

- ‘State of the art Wireless switching system’

- With new camera system – 8mp sensor, 3264×2448 at 60% more pixels than iPhone 4

- Antenna up to 14.4Mbps max HSDPA download speed

- Camera improvements only 0.5 seconds between shots. backside illuminated sensor, hybrid IR filter, better color accuracy. The 8 megapixel CMOS produces 3264 x 2448 images. 60 percent more images and much more light. Macro photos and 1080p video.

- iPhone 4S has a hybrid GSM & CDMA radio. It’s a world phone.

- iPhone 4S gets Face Detection, 26% better white balance, 1.1 seconds ‘shutter’ speed

- iPhone 4S comes Noise reduction, Image Stabilization and Airplay Mirroring.

- Comes with voice service assistant named Siri

- iPhone 4S Pricing – Black and white versions 16GB: $199, 32GB for $299, 64GB for $399, available from Oct 14 on sprint

[Via Engadget]

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