Steve Jobs has just resigned as CEO of Apple and will be replaced by Tim Cook. Tim Cook was previously the company’s chief operating officer (COO). Jobs will continue to stay on the Apple Board as Chairman. SinceJanuary 17th, Jobs has been on medical leave.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
Although speculative all this while, some substantiating evidence indicating that the next iPhone would be a world phone has now surfaced. The next generation of the iPhone from Apple is said to have dual-mode capability allowing it to use both CDMA, as well as GSM SIM cards. According to a report by tech website TechCrunch, a developer who makes popular apps for iOS has offered proof that the next smartphone from Apple would have this feature.
On condition of anonymity, the developer has stated that he was able to retrieve information from logs, which indicate a new device supporting both CDMA and GSM SIMs. The report states, “The logs show that the app has been briefly tested by a handful of people using what is almost certainly an iPhone 5, evidently running iOS 5, sporting two distinct sets of mobile network codes (MNC) / mobile country codes (MCC). Those codes can be used to uniquely identify mobile carriers.” These carriers are said to be AT&T as well as Verizon.
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iPhone parts supplier TVC Mall has posted some new battery, camera, and audio flex cable parts which are allegedly for the unreleased iPhone 5, reports MacRumors.
The iPhone 5 battery looks similar to the iPhone 4′s, its label shows 3.7V and 5.3Whr while the iPhone 4′s battery shows 3.7V and 5.25Whr. The new part number is 616-0580; whereas, the old iPhone 4′s part numbers are 616-0513 and 616-0521. The connector on the new battery is rotated in comparison to the old battery.
The iPhone 5 back camera module looks similar to the current iPhone 4 camera which could dispel rumors that the device will get dual LED flash. The iPhone 5 is expected see a bump from a 5MP camera to a 8MP camera.
A new Safari extension from Joris Vervuurt replaces the YouTube Flash Player with a HTML5 Player.
FlashToHTML5 replaces the CPU and memory hogging YouTube Flash Player with a HTML5 player. Not only will it look nicer, you will also notice that your computer will run cooler and faster. If you use a laptop, you will also notice that the battery life of a fully charged battery will increase.
FlashToHTML5 will also automatically load the video at the highest quality available, WITHOUT advertisements! The only downside is that subtitles and user-captions are not displayed, but that’s something I may add support for in the future.
Google has added pull down to refresh and Retina display support to its Gmail web app for iOS.
Pull down to refresh
To refresh, simply touch the message list, drag downwards and release.
When you tap on a conversation, tap back to the inbox, go to the menu or go back, the view will slide left or right. This new transition animation is a quick, small indication that makes the view change feel smoother.
Microsoft has announced that it will be updating Office 2011 to support versioning, auto save, and full-screen for Mac OS X Lion; however, it may be a few months before those updates are ready.
First, today we released an update to Communicator for Mac that fixes the “crash issue” on Lion. It will come through Microsoft AutoUpdate in the next day or so. Thanks for your patience on this.