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iPhone 5 A1428 US And CA GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
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2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 5 A1429 US CDMA And Rest Of World GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPhone5,2_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 4S iOS 7 Beta 2
iPhone4,1_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 4 GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPhone3,1_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 4 CDMA iOS 7 Beta 2
iPhone3,3_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 4 GSM Rev A iOS 7 Beta 2
iPhone3,2_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPod Touch 5th Gen iOS 7 Beta 2
iPod5,1_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 4th Gen A1460 US CDMA And Rest Of World GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad3,6_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 4th Gen A1459 US And CA GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad3,5_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
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iPad 4th Gen A1458 WiFi iOS 7 Beta 2
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2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad Mini A1432 WiFi iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,5_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad Mini A1455 US CDMA And Rest Of World GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,7_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad Mini A1454 US And CA GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,6_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 3rd Gen WiFi iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad3,1_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 3rd Gen WiFi + CDMA iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad3,2_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 3rd Gen WiFi + GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad3,3_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 2 WiFi iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,1_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 2 WiFi Rev A iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,4_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 2 WiFi + CDMA iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,3_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPad 2 WiFi + GSM iOS 7 Beta 2
iPad2,2_7.0_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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MobileDevice Installer Beta 2
mobiledevice_installer_package_mac.dmg
2013-06-24  Direct
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Apple TV 2nd Gen iOS 7 Beta 2
AppleTV2,1_5.4_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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Apple TV 3rd Gen iOS 7 Beta 2
AppleTV3,1_5.4_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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Apple TV 3rd Gen Rev A iOS 7 Beta 2
AppleTV3,2_5.4_11A4400f_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-24  Direct
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iPhone 5 A1429 CDMA and GSM Rest of World iOS 7 Beta 1
iPhone5,2_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPhone 5 A1428 USA GSM iOS 7 Beta 1
iPhone5,1_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPhone 4S iOS 7 Beta 1
iPhone4,1_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPhone 4 GSM iOS 7 Beta 1
iPhone3,1_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPhone 4 GSM Rev A iOS7 Beta 1
iPhone3,2_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPhone 4 CDMA iOS 7 Beta 1
iPhone3,3_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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iPod Touch 5th Gen iOS 7 Beta 1
iPod5,1_7.0_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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Apple TV 3rd Gen iOS 7 Beta 1
AppleTV3,1_5.4_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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Apple TV 2nd Gen iOS 7 Beta 1
AppleTV2,1_5.4_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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Apple TV 3rd Gen Rev A iOS 7 Beta 1
AppleTV3,2_5.4_11A4372q_Restore.ipsw
2013-06-11  Direct
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MobileDevice Installer
mobiledevice_installer_package_mac.dmg
2013-06-11  Direct
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Find My iPhone 2.0.3
find_my_iphone_app_2.0.3_for_ios_7_beta.zip
2013-06-11  Direct
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iModSign 3.3.1
iModSign.zip
2013-06-06  Direct
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Facebook’s new News Feed starts rolling out on the Web today, iOS in a few weeks and Android thereafter

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Today at its News Feed event Facebook outlined a bold, mobile-inspired new design for the core service of its social network. For a full rundown of the new features, head here.

If you are excited to get your hands onto the new experience, you might be disappointed: the roll-out to the Web will start today, but Facebook noted that it will be moderate in how quickly it introduces the changes. This is likely to help the firm avoid moving too quickly, and disrupting the user experience with a design that could contain flaws.

So, the introduction begins today, but you might not get it right away. Facebook’s applications for mobile devices will be updated over the next few weeks. The new design will be released first for iOS devices, and later for Android.

In short, in a month’s time it appears that Facebook’s new News Feed will be live everywhere, for everyone. If you want to cut to the head of the line, hit up this link and tell Facebook you want in.

By Alex Wilhelm

iWatch Release Date Rumors Flood The Web

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This morning I awoke to my phone buzzing away with news from various sources about an iWatch-type device coming from Apple to be released this year.At first glance, things looked promising, but as I read through the headlines I started to question the material and noticed that everyone started to add in their own twist to this, all solely based on a line from a report by Bloomberg (apparently if they say it, it must be true right?). While there is nothing wrong with the report, it’s what people took from the report and began to speculate on their own.

Apple seeks to introduce the device as soon as this year, this person said.

A quick glance over at twitter and you see dozens of headlines streaming your feed about the iWatch and a supposed 9 month release (2013). Each one slightly varying from the next and taking on a new spin.

The thing to keep in mind is that there is a big difference between some entity reporting the notion of a future release and an official announcement from Apple. In this particular case, we are well aware of Apple’s intentions to build a new iDevice suitable to be called the iWatch. It simply makes sense for apple to release a new product before the year is up, but that doesn’t really mean that the iWatch is releasing in 2013.

Nobody really knows what kind of technology this iWatch is going to require, and for all we know it may not be readily available for another year or two. Does this mean we won’t see an iWatch this year? No not at all. However, we need to keep in mind that before today, we were not further from knowing than we are now, after the Bloomberg report.

40 hour/month limit on Pandora free mobile listening

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Pandora Radio, the radio music streaming service, is getting rid of its free unlimited mobile listening plan and will be limiting “a small number” of its listeners to 40 hours per month limits. In doing so, it says that it will affect less than 4 percent of its total monthly active listeners.

Licensing fees are increasing

The reason for the change apparently is because of costs. In a blog post, Pandora says that its per-track royalty rates have increased more than 25 percent over the last 3 years, including 9 percent this year alone. It is estimating that the rates will increase an additional 16 percent over the next two years. While it seems to regret the decision, it believes that by enacting this plan, it will be able to handle the growing cost in the future.

In the company’s Q3 2013 earnings, Pandora Chairman and CEO Joe Kennedy said that it was a period that “exceeded our expectations as we monetized mobile at record levels and grew total mobile revenue 112%. During the quarter, we launched Pandora 4.0, the biggest redesign on the iOS and Android platforms ever, bringing new, innovative and enhanced functionality to mobile devices for the first time for both users and advertisers.”

When it comes to content acquisition (relating to music licensing), Pandora has said it is paying $65.7 million for the content.

Only mobile users are affected

It’s important to note that this time limit affects only those that are listening to music on their mobile device. For those who are streaming music from desktop and laptop computers, there won’t be any change.

For those mobile listeners who fear that they may hit the time limit, Pandora says that it will alert them as they approach 40 hours.

Of course, what happens when you hit the time limit? Pandora says that you can continue listening on a PC for free or pay $0.99 to continue unlimited listening for the remainder of the month.

Perhaps the last option, and this is probably what the company hopes you would do, is subscribe to Pandora One for unlimited listening and no advertisements.

This is the second time that Pandora has enacted a limit on the amount of listening users could have. In 2011, the company lifted any restrictions and offered unlimited listening back to the masses. While that time affected all platforms (desktop, tablet, and mobile), this time the restriction only affects mobile.

Google Glass auction reaches $15,000 on Ebay

UPDATE: The listing has now been removed. We’ve contacted eBay to ask who pulled it.

UPDATE 2: eBay tells us that “This item was removed as it was in violation of our presale listings policy.” The rules state, among other things, that the item should be “available for shipping within 30 days from the purchase date.”

If you thought that $1,500 for Google’s much-anticipated Glass was expensive, check this eBay auction which has already exceeded $15,000 for (supposedly) an early Glass unit.

That’s $15,000 for a unit that the person listing it admits he or she doesn’t even have yet. The story goes that the lister has been selected as an “early adapter” to receive the glasses, who will be “personally attending and picking up my pair in either Los Angeles, or New York at Google’s Project Glass launch event, which will take place some time after Feburary 27th.”

By Martin Bryant

Google Drive now lets developers share hosted websites by storing HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files

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Google on Tuesday announced that it will allow Web developers to share hosted websites via Google Drive. All you have to do is store your HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files, and then share a link to your starting HTML file.

In fact, Google is eating its own dog food by hosting the instructions on how to do this yourself, on Google Drive.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Create a new folder in Drive and share it as “Public on the web.”
  2. Upload your HTML, JS & CSS files to this folder.
  3. Open the HTML file & you will see “Preview” button in the toolbar.
  4. Share the URL that looks like www.googledrive.com/host/… from the preview window and anyone can view your web page.

It’s a small update, but certainly a welcome one for Web developers. If you build or design sites and need to demo your work for clients, this should be a very useful way to show off what you’ve got so far.

Again, we don’t recommend using Google Drive as your main hosting service, but if you’re using Google Drive anyway for saving and sharing your files, this added functionality can’t hurt. Because the company requires that you first share your files publicly, there shouldn’t be any privacy concerns here – nobody is going to see your website before it’s finished unless you explicitly give them the link.

Google’s goal here is of course to get more and more people using Google Drive over competing services. If your current cloud storage service can’t do this, we doubt you’ll switch, but if you’re already using Google Drive, you may find yourself using it more than Dropbox or SkyDrive.

BY EMIL PROTALINSKI

Microsoft site loophole lets anyone buy Windows 8 Pro for just $15

If you bought a Windows 7 PC after June 2, you’re eligible for a discounted Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $15. If you lie and tell Microsoft you bought a Windows 7 PC after June 2, you can also get a discounted Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $15, thanks to a loophole in the official Windows Upgrade Offer site.

I first spotted this bug over on Giant Bomb over the weekend. I finally tested it today, and it turns out that anyone can indeed get Windows 8 for Microsoft’s promotional price, which is meant to be only for late Windows 7 adopters. The process is outlined below.

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First I went to the Windows Upgrade Offer website and changed my language to “Canada – English” since I’m in Toronto.

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Next I clicked on the orange “Continue” button. I filled out the Personal Information section at the top with real information and a fake phone number:

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The following section is important. All you have to do is tell Microsoft you bought a Windows 7 PC in the last two months or so. If you pick a date that is close to June 2, you will be asked for your current Windows 7 key. I picked September 1st as my date and wasn’t prompted:

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I immediately received two emails in my Inbox. The first was titled “Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Confirmation” and simply welcomed me to the program. The second email, titled “Windows 8 is here. Get your upgrade now.” let me proceed since Windows 8 was released late last week.

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Critically, it included a promotional code.

As you can see below, I was told I had to download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which helps you find out “if your PC is ready for Windows 8, provides you with a compatibility report, and then walks you through the steps to purchase, download, and install Windows 8 Pro.”

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There were two “important notes” in the email:

  • You’ll need to run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on the PC you want to upgrade.
  • Once you get to the purchase screen, it will show the full price. However, on the order confirmation page you’ll have a chance to enter your promo code – then the price will change to your Windows Upgrade Offer promotional price* after clicking apply.

So that’s exactly what I did. I downloaded the assistant and waited while it checked my Windows 7 PC (purchased a few years ago) for compatibility:

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Clicking through the next few screens, I was eventually offered Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 and the Windows DVD for an optional $14.99. I chose to stick with just the download. I filled out my billing address as well as payment information, and finally got to this page:

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I added my promotional code in the corresponding box, and was instantly given a new price:

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Yep, sales tax sucks in Canada, but I hear they have it much worse in the UK. Still, regardless of where you live, assuming this deal is available in your region, you can apparently take advantage of it without actually proving you recently purchased a Windows 7 PC.

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On the next page, the assistant started downloading Windows 8 for me. I feel like I just stole $25 from Microsoft.

In the second email, Microsoft says this offer is “valid from 2 June 2012 to 31 January 2013.” In other words, you still have some three months to take advantage of this loophole or, until Microsoft closes it.

We have contacted Microsoft about this issue. We will update this article if and when we hear back.

Image credit: Jomagam

iPad Mini

As universally expected today, Apple unveiled the iPad mini just moments after the curtain was similarly raised for the 4th generation iPad.

Consistent with the rumor mill this summer, the iPad mini is a pint-sized powerhouse of an Apple tablet that delivers a 7.9″ display and is just 7.2mm thin. The price, however, is a bit higher than some had hoped. The newiPad mini starts at $329 for the Wi-Fi only, 16 GB model. The cellular version starts at $459.

The iPad mini is less than half the weight of the last iPad and weighs just 0.68 pounds with its pencil-thin frame. As expected, the iPad mini comes in both black and white.

The iPad mini packs an A5 chip, the much-desired FaceTime HD camera, 5-megapixel iSight camera, LTE connectivity and super speedy Wi-Fi. Per the new Apple playbook of installed features, the iPad mini comes with the Lightning connector and even matches the 10-hour battery life of the 4th generation iPad announced just moments ago.

Preorders for the iPad mini start this Friday with WiFi versions shipping first.

By Michael Essany, MMi