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Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

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Nokia Maps Here for Apple's iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

As expected, Nokia promised maps solution for iOS devices is now available on the App Store. A new cross-platform solution called, Nokia Here, based on HTML 5, the App is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, it offers offline viewing and supports a coverage of around 200 countries. Check out the full list of features below:

• Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view • Save map areas & wander without data coverage • In selected countries, access community maps created and updated by users • Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries • Search with history and suggestions • Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks • Organize places you love into Collections • Sign in to HERE Maps with your Nokia Account or Facebook login • Sync with Here.net – Access your Collections anywhere • Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation • Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more • Public transportation and driving directions

Download it from here

iOS 6.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Direct Download Links Repository

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iOS 6.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Direct Download Links Repository

iOS 6.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Direct Download Links Repository

Apple has just released iOS 6.0.1 for all devices. You can download iOS 6 from iTunes or over-the-air directly on your iOS device.

if you have an iPhone 5, you need to update your Software normally but that will install a new Software Update app to your homescreen.

The changelog and direct download links can be found below:

Change log:
  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.

iOS 6.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Direct Download Links Repository

Device Current version Date found
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1)
5.1 (10A406e)
09/24/2012 13:46:01
AppleTV3,1 (AppleTV3,1)
5.1 (10A406e)
09/24/2012 13:46:01
iPad (iPad1,1)
5.1.1 (9B206)
05/07/2012 13:13:01
iPad2(wifi) (iPad2,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad2(at&t) (iPad2,2)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad2(vz) (iPad2,3)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad2,4 (iPad2,4)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad2,5 (iPad2,5)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad3,1 (iPad3,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad3,2 (iPad3,2)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad3,3 (iPad3,3)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPad3,4 (iPad3,4)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone (iPhone1,1)
3.1.3 (7E18)
04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2)
4.2 (8C148)
11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone3,2 (iPhone3,2)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone4(vz) (iPhone3,3)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone4S (iPhone4,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone5,1 (iPhone5,1)
6.0.1 (10A525)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPhone5,2 (iPhone5,2)
6.0.1 (10A525)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1)
4.2 (8C148)
11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1)
5.1.1 (9B206)
05/07/2012 13:13:01
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
iPodTouch(5G) (iPod5,1)
6.0.1 (10A523)
11/01/2012 13:10:01
last updated: 11/01/2012 15:08:01 EDT

iPad mini and iPad 4th-gen Early Reviews Round-up

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iPad mini and iPad 4th-gen Early Reviews Round-up

iPad mini and iPad 4th-gen Early Reviews Round-up

iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad reviews start hitting the web. The reviews are generally positive, check some of them right below:

TIME:

Even though this screen isn’t state of the art, it’s O.K. If you’ve ever laid your eyeballs on the ultra-smooth text rendered by the Retina iPad, its text will look fuzzy by comparison, especially at teensier type sizes. But the tradeoff it presents compared to the 7-inchers — fewer pixels, but more space — is reasonable enough.

AllThingsD:

In shrinking the iconic iPad, Apple has pulled off an impressive feat. It has managed to create a tablet that’s notably thinner and lighter than the leading small competitors with 7-inch screens, while squeezing in a significantly roomier 7.9-inch display. And it has shunned the plastic construction used in its smaller rivals to retain the iPad’s sturdier aluminum and glass body.

Guardian:

What will surprise you is the weight. The specs already show that the iPad mini is lighter than the Kindle Fire, 308g v 395g (and 340g for the Nexus 7); even if you add on a Smart Cover, it’s still lighter than the uncovered Kindle Fire. It’s thinner too. This is a device that will be ideal for holding in one hand for reading on train rides or other commuting; or you might even forget it’s in that coat pocket.

Engadget:

In fact we found the brightness and color reproduction to be improved over the iPad 2, comparable to the latest Retina displays. Colors are very pleasing to the eye and viewing angles, as ever with an Apple display, do not disappoint. You can line up as many friends as you like and sit them shoulder-to-shoulder, they’ll all have a bright, clear picture. Yes, mini owners may have to make do with some resolution envy, but they at least won’t be lacking in any other regard.

The Verge:

And it does raise the floor here. There’s no tablet in this size range that’s as beautifully constructed, works as flawlessly, or has such an incredible software selection. Would I prefer a higher-res display? Certainly. Would I trade it for the app selection or hardware design? For the consistency and smoothness of its software, or reliability of its battery? Absolutely not. And as someone who’s been living with (and loving) Google’s Nexus 7 tablet for a few months, I don’t say that lightly.

TechCrunch:

While we’re on the subject of the screen, let’s not beat around the bush — if there is a weakness of this device, it’s the screen. But that statement comes with a very big asterisk. As someone who is used to a “retina” display on my phone, tablet, and even now computer, the downgrade to a non-retina display is quite noticeable. This goes away over time as you use the iPad mini non-stop, but if you switch back a retina screen, it’s jarring.

Telegraph:

On the other hand, what will make some think twice about buying an iPad mini is the price. Starting at £269 for a WiFi only model, this is £100 dearer than the Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, which is now available in a 16GB version for £159.

Whether it’s worth it depends on how much of a premium you put on great design and a vast ecosystem of apps. Apple will sell a lot of these little beauties, that’s for sure.

CNET:

The iPad Mini is a design shift from the iPad, and perhaps the biggest one in the iPad’s entire history. Despite how popular the iPad’s been, it’s not really a device that’s very comfortable to use when not sitting down or at a desk. It’s a use-when-you-get-there device, or use-when-comfortably-seated. An iPhone or iPod Touch is truly mobile, and the iPad is only halfway there.

SlashGear:

Apple quotes up to 10hrs of wireless browsing over Wi-Fi for the iPad mini, or up to 9hrs if you’re using the tablet’s cellular connection. In practice, with a mixture of browsing, some video playback, games, music – both locally-stored and streaming – and messaging, we comfortably exceeded Apple’s estimate. In fact, we exceeded 11hrs of use before encountering a battery warning.

Fox News:

Those tablets don’t have the complete experience that the iPad does. Come on: The iPad is still the gold standard for tablet computing after all. With stellar hardware and hundreds of thousands of apps, the iPad is the Kleenex of facial tissue. The Tivo of DVRs. It has all the perks of using an iOS device: AppStore, iMessages, FaceTime, etc.

And the iPad 4th-generation:
Telegraph:

In my testing, battery life seems to have remained the same despite the processor, and so have the cameras. In fact, the camera is one of the places where the impact of the A6X processor can be seen: taking pictures is an astonishingly fast and picture quality is improved thanks to the A6X’s image signal processor.

The Verge:

The fourth-generation iPad is the very definition of an iterative change: Apple made important things better, but neither overhauled nor revolutionized anything. If the iPad’s history is any indication, the fourth-generation iPad’s advantages over the third-gen model will be most apparent two years from now, when apps are designed for the better processor and the Lightning connector has spawned a much larger universe of accessories. Then you’ll want the extra power and the adapter-free lifestyle.

For now, if you’re within your return window you should probably swap for the newest iPad, but if not? Rest assured you’re not really missing that much. Not yet, at least.

TechCrunch:

If you were going to get an iPad before, obviously, you’ll want to get this one now. In fact, you don’t even have a choice — Apple has discontinued the third-generation model. The prices remain the same across the board as do all of the other features (WiFi/LTE, Retina display, etc).

Yes, it is kind of lame for those of us who bought third-generation models that Apple updated the line so quickly, but well, that’s Apple. To me, the fourth-generation leap doesn’t seem to be nearly as big as the leap from the first to second generation or from the second to third generation, so perhaps take some solace in that.

SlashGear:

The third-generation iPad arguably didn’t need refreshing; in fact, if Apple hadn’t opted to change to Lightning, it could realistically have held off changing its largest tablet until early 2013, as per its typical yearly refresh cycle. That makes for a reasonably straightforward upgrade decision if you’re a 3rd-gen iPad owner. Unless you’re desperate for Lightning – perhaps you’ve also got an iPhone 5, and want to use all the same accessories rather than buy the adapter dongle – then we’re yet to see apps that really demand the potent A6X chipset.

Apple Q4 2012 Results: $36 Billion Revenue, 26.9 Million iPhones, 14 Million iPads, 4.9 Million Macs Sold

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Apple Q4 2012 Results: $36 Billion Revenue, 26.9 Million iPhones, 14 Million iPads, 4.9 Million Macs Sold

Apple Q4 2012 Results: $36 Billion Revenue, 26.9 Million iPhones, 14 Million iPads, 4.9 Million Macs Sold

Apple has just posted earnings for Q4 2012 financial results for the quarter that ended on September 29, 2012. Apple managed to get a revenue of $36 billion, with 14 million iPads, 26.9 million iPhones, 5.3 million iPods and 4.9 million Macs sold.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the conference:

“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”

Below is the press release:

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $36.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.3 billion and net profit of $6.6 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.0 percent compared to 40.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”

The Company sold 26.9 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 58 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 14.0 million iPads during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.9 million Macs during the quarter, a 1 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 5.3 million iPods, a 19 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2012.

“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”

“We’re pleased to have generated over $41 billion in net income and over $50 billion in operating cash flow in fiscal 2012,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2012 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 25, 2012 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq412. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue and diluted earnings per share. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 24, 2011, its Forms 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2011; March 31, 2012; and June 30, 2012; and its Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 2012 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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