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There's good news for Apple devotees in Indonesia, who will once again be able to order products from an official online presence for the company in the territory -- and walk into an Apple Store location in the country's capitol of Jakarta.

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When Apple released the iPhone 5 and had it preloaded with their latest operating system iOS 6 many owners were surprised to find that the native Google Maps app they had become accustomed to on all previous versions of the iPhone was gone. In its place was a new, custom developed maps app by Apple [...]Related posts:iPhone: Using Maps to Avoid Traffic If you’re one of many Americans that have long commutes...
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Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055″ display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels [...]
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Planetbeing, an iOS hacker and member of the iPhone Dev-team, has posted on Reddit about the stutus of iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak on iOS 6/6.0.1/6.0.2. Planetbeing has revealed that he has a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.2 running on his iPhone 5.

While responding to a discussion thread about pod2g’s return to jailbreak scene, planetbeing had this to say:
Yeah, I’m not really sure what all the doom and gloom is about. The fact is, I have an untethered iOS 6.0.2 JB running on my iPhone 5 right now.
Then why this iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak has not yet
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been released to gerenal public? The reason is prety much the usual: they are waiting for the right time. Who’d want to burn valuable exploits for point releases (6.0.1/6.0.2) when iOS 6.1 is already hitting Gold Master:
The reasons it’s not released are because 1. releasing it would burn an exploit we want to save for ourselves so we can always get in to look at new firmware and help JB in the future, 2. iOS 6.1 is coming very soon and will likely break a small part of it anyway, there’s no point in sacrificing the many bugs it won’t break.
Anyway, where there are 4+ bugs (that it took to get this to work), there’s gotta be one or two more so while jailbreaking is getting harder, reports of its death are highly exaggerated.
Makes total sense if you ask me. I’d rather wait for a potential iOS 6.1 jailbreak, instead of releasing it now for iOS 6/iOS 6.0.1/6.0.2 and having it potentially fixed in iOS 6.1.
Another good news for Jailbreak community is that Pod2g also seems to have returned to the jailbreak scene after submitting his iOS app to Apple for approval.
He (pod2g) didn’t (say he has returned to jailbreak development), but hey, at least he told me last night he looked into a couple of bugs (without much success) recently, after basically not being around since WWJC, so that’s cool. I doubt he wants to promise he’ll be around working on this full time however. I haven’t worked on any jailbreak stuff for a couple of months as well, not until basically I was flying back from 29C3 in Germany and realized/remembered I actually know about enough bugs to put together an entire untethered jailbreak (still unreleasable due to reasons I stated in my other comment here).
Apple has already released 4 betas for iOS 6.1. The final version of iOS 6.1 is expected to hit masses this month. As usual jailbreakers should avoid updating to stock iOS 6.1.
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Empty States
Craig Dennis on area of app design that gets often overlooked:
Empty states are places in apps that have no content or data. They are empty. A blank page. Traditionally empty states are overlooked as most designers focus on how best to display lots of content or data. It’s common for empty states to be dealt with by developers as they are often caused by exceptions (such as no internet connection). They often write the copy and as a result it can be a little difficult to understand or it is left with the basic styles. Not the best combination. It should be logged as some
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thing that needs designing but that doesn’t always happen.
It gets even worse with apps that deal with errors through text that isn’t localized. In fact, I’d argue that proper localization is another aspect of the app economy that shouldn’t be underestimated anymore (as if it ever could be): with apps available in more than 150 countries, designing for the US market alone is a foolish assumption (unless, of course, an app’s only market is in the US — which is the case with many online services these days).
Empty states can be useful and provide context. Whether it’s a way to instruct users on how to get articles into a read-later app or a cute illustration with a link to How-To pages, empty states should find a balance between their lack of content and presenting on-screen guides.
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Is the iPhone 5 prone to bending? As we told you before there are some problems associated with the outer body of the iPhone 5.
We already posted that iPhone 5 is more prone to scratches as compared to the iPhone 4 and 4S. And now we have found another problem in the iPhone 5. Do you know that your iPhone 5 is bendable?
This news came from a reputed French blog, NoWhereElse, who posted many images of the bended iPhone 5 and the surprising news is that this problem isn’t restricted to only some pieces but it is also very common. This news is further confirmed by a
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n Italian blog, who posted the image of bended iPhone 5 when placed on a flat surface.






This problem can be seen when you accidently sit on your iPhone or put in the back pocket of your trousers.
Some of the modifications made in the iPhone 5 were the metal ring instead of the Aluminum ring which was previously used in the iPhone 4 and 4S. This metal is basically causing this problem and we didn’t any kind of problem with the previous generations of iPhone.
In short, the metal used in iPhone 5 is much softer and flexible due to which users are facing such kind of issues. Have you ever encountered such kind of issue? Don’t hesitate to share your experience in the comments section below.
 






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The introduction of mobile phones gives us an unparalleled connectivity beyond our borders. Developments of mobile applications are increasing as app developments and DIYs programming are proliferating in the market like never before. Small and large enterprises see the potential of mobile platforms, and constant development pushes them to innovate more.
This year, expect more changes and innovation. What the consumers had seen and experienced were just the tip of the iceberg. With the new technologies in the coming months, expect surprising changes in mobile platforms and new
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horizons for app developers and aspiring ones.
Here’s what to expect this 2013:
Mobile Reigns as Champ
Mobile devices are frequently used more than desktops and laptops in this mobile era. There is a possibility that mobile devices could surpass desktop and laptop usage. Everyone is going mobile, and since the dawn of Wi-Fi connectivity, one can get connected to the Internet in an instant. The mobile revolution has changed the productivity of professionals and end consumers locally and globally.
In a recent study, Chitika Insights compared the web usage rates of iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 users. “To quantify our latest study, we conducted a user agent analysis on millions of mobile ad impressions, spanning a 7-day time frame from October 3rdthrough October 9th, 2012,” according to Chitikia Insights. Observing from the impressions coming from the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, “iPhone 5 has overtaken Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of Web traffic volume.”
Increase in Enterprise Apps
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is increasing in the corporate world. There is a possibility that mobile devices can surpass the computers as tools to access the Internet. Analyst David Cappucio laid out 10 ?critical?  trends and technologies impacting IT for the next five years at the Garett IT Symposium Expo. According to Mr. Cappucio, expect the”nexus” of cloud, big data, social and mobile.
In 2014, more than 70 billion app downloads in App Stores are expected according to his report. “We need 24/7/365 global IT support. End users are driving IT; end users demanded access to iPads. Same with iPhone, and other smart phones.” said Mr. Cappucio.
Emergence of NFC
Tech gurus and analysts wonder why Apple hasn’t adapted the NFC (Near Field Communication). While it is beyond the consumers’ understanding why Apple isn’t yet opening its doors, some experts believe that Apple was wise to wait. This technology lets devices communicate with each other when they are close within the parameters. Apple decided to use its mobile payment using the iPhone 5′s Passbook features via bar codes, which runs on the iOS 6 firmware.
Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S3, Droid Razor M and Spectrum 2 by LG are already using this technology. While Apple competitors had threw their hats in the NFC ring, there’s no pressure involved in the other side. “The ecosystem is far from ready from a payment perspective. This doesn’t mean Apple is not interested in NFC,” said Carolina Milanes, an analyst at Gartner, Computer World.
Rapid Change in Mobile Searches
Everyone is going mobile and most end-users are likely to use mobile devices. There will be a rapid change in mobile searches because it is a moving target in this era. Analysts say with the proliferation of mobile search apps in vertical search engines, they could bypass Google. Still, Google remains the King of mobile searches, sharing 96 percent of the world’s mobile search market according to StatCounter.
Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times said, “On cellphones or tablets, for instance, people increasingly skip Google altogether in favor of apps like Flixster for movie times or Kayak for flights.” 
Everything in Mobile
Smartphones and tablets are capable of replacing almost everything – from printed books to iBooks, Kindle readers, flashlights, satellites, radios, cameras, game consoles, MP3 players, Wi-Fi spots to name a few. There will be more innovations that could replace even your newspapers, calendars, wallets and credit cards. And instead of a bulky backpack full of textbooks, books, papers and notebooks, users would only carry the smartphone or tablet.
What do you expect to see this 2013? Are you ready for major disruptive innovations?
This article, Top 5 Mobile Trends to Watch Out, was originally published at simonblog.com.



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As of yesterday, the London Underground is officially 150 years old. Way back on January 10, 1863, London's Tube became the first mass transit underground railway in the world. And what started as just seven stops on one line between Paddington ...

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Earlier today Apple announced on its developer site that from now on the images submitted along with apps will be locked down once they are approved for the App Store. The reasoning behind this being that currently there are too many scammers submitting apps with basic images for approval to Apple, then switching them out to infringing images that look just like the popular apps.
In the past several developers have use this scheme, one example is an app called “Mooncraft,” which leads customers to believe that they are buying a version of the popular game, “Minecra
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ft.”
Of course this doesn’t mean that developers can never change their screenshots, however this will from now on only be possible when releasing a update for their apps.
Apple announced on Wednesday:
“Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an update to an existing app or a new app”
What do you think about this move? Is it a step in the right direction for a safer App Store with no fake apps?


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Check out this cool new tweak called Aquaboard that gives you super cool water ripple effects on SpringBoard! Yes, you can now have the live wallpaper effect that’s so popular on Android. Touch anywhere, on icons, on the scroll view, your lockscreen, and ripples appear right where you touched or dragged. The tweak uses OpenGL ES [...]