Facebook’s Project Spartan To Compete With Apple’s App Store

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TechCrunch continues to profile Facebook’s once secret project, dubbed ‘Project Spartan’ – their goal is to plan a web-based alternative to Apple’s App Store for iOS devices. The project is a framework for apps that would use “social hooks” and work inside of Facebook’s environment – kind of like how the Facebook apps already function on computers:

Apptrackr, Developers Of Installous, Might Release Their Own Jailbreak

Judging by the recent tweet from the developers of Installous (@Apptrackr), it looks like DRM protection in the next major Jailbreak (from the conventional Dev Team). For those of you that don’t know, DRM protection is a way of securing the device to prevent App pirating – and that’s not okay with the developers of @Apptracker. The tweet clearly states …

iOS 5 Might Support Native Panoramic Photography

It appears that Apple will allow users to take panoramic photos in the camera app – if the code pictured above makes it into the final release of iOS 5. As of now, there’s confirmation no how it works and it appears to have been left out of iOS 5 B1 (just like Wi-Fi Sync and a few other features …

iOS 5 Beta Hints At iPhone 5 & iPad 3

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TUAW‘s sources have discovered references to new iDevices, specifically “iPad3,1″ and “iPad3,2″ as well as , “iPhone4,1″ and “iPhone4,2″ (Currently, the firmware for the iPhone 4 reefers to it as “iPhone3,1″ and “iPhone3,3″). It’s not unusual for people to stumble upon codes and names for new Apple products inside of iOS betas – it has happened multiple times in the …

iCloud Could iTunes For iOS Device Syncing

John Gruber at Daring Fireball has recently published his predictions for iCloud and WWDC. If one sentence could sum up what he thinks iCloud can offer, it would be this: “Don’t think of iCloud as the new MobileMe; think of iCloud as the new iTunes”. In Gruber’s notes, he reminds us that in order to sync media to our devices we …

Apple Might Release OS X Lion As Early As June 14th

Apple stated previously that they are planning one of their product launches (which involves visual updates) for the morning of  June 14th. While this could very well be the launch of iCloud or just a minor update that they announce at WWDC, sources have indicated that we won’t be dissapointed and there is a strong possibility that OS X Lion …

iPad 3 To Sport A Quad-Core Processor?

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There’s a rumor circling that Apple is planning to introduce a quad-core processor for the next-generation iPad. If the rumor is true, it will help Apple compete with the other competitors that are looking to adopt the quad-core technology for themselves. The catalyst for this speculation was an article written in a magazine called Micropocessor Report – the article also tells …