Auxo 2 coming to Cydia on April 2nd

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Auxo 2 — the followup to the original Auxo tweak that was released for iOS 6 — will be released on April 2nd, according to the team at iDownloadBlog. The reflection in the image to the right reads “April 2″, which has been confirmed by Sentry (the developers of the tweak) to Cody Lee as the date that the tweak will hit Cydia.

Check out a video of the tweak after the break, but suffice it to say that this looks like one of the most polished jailbreak tweaks I’ve seen in a long time. (more…)

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Apple’s Cyclone microarchitecture detailed

Apple’s Cyclone microarchitecture detailed

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Anand Lai Shimpi, writing for Anandtech:

At the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple referred to the A7 as being “desktop class” – it turns out that wasn’t an exaggeration.

… Looking at Cyclone makes one thing very clear: the rest of the players in the ultra mobile CPU space didn’t aim high enough. I wonder what happens next round.

The full article is an interesting dive into the A7 chipset. It’s clear that Apple’s early purchases of semi-conductor companies is paying off, and has effectively made Apple the current leader.

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Leaked iPhone 6 photos show a design that combines the iPod touch, iPad mini

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The latest iPhone 6 leaks reportedly come from within Foxconn, and were posted on Weibo (a Chinese social networking website). They depict a device that looks larger than the current iPhone 5s, but also slimmer. Interestingly, the camera lens appears to protrude slightly, similar to how the current iPod touch design. (more…)

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Microsoft’s new Office apps sweep the iPad App Store

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The new Office apps are sitting in the top three positions of the free apps for the iPad in the United States. Number one is Word, two is Excel, and three is PowerPoint. OneNote is also sitting at number four. Perhaps more importantly is that Microsoft Word is currently at number five in the top grossing section, and climbing — that means that a lot of people are making use of the $99 Office 365 in-app purchase that Microsoft is offering to unlock editing capabilities in these apps.

It’s not super surprising, given the pent-up demand and the popularity of these apps on the desktop, but it does seem as if the iPad Office suite will be a booming business for Microsoft.

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These iPhone 6 renders are inspired by the iPod Nano

The iPod line may not be at its peak of popularity, but they are still pretty great little devices. A new render of what the iPhone 6 might look like is based upon the iPod Nano, and frankly — I want it. Badly.

The render includes a larger display, as well as a much thinner design. Aluminum and glass are still very prominent in the design, though the harsh edges have been swapped out in favor of curves that harken back to the iPod Nano.

[iPhoneClub.nl]

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Twitter now allows multiple photo uploads, tagging

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Twitter is trying to expand into the realm of Facebook and Instagram, it seems, as the service yesterday announced an update to its iPhone app that will allow users to upload multiple photos in a single tweet. Tagging will also be added to the service through this update.

Twitter is trying to compete with other social networks as it tries to both grow its base and its feature set. Hopefully these new features will be added to the API, so third-party clients can be updated to take advantage of them.

[Twitter]

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Fnd.io is the best way to search through the App Store, iTunes Store

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Apple’s App Store and iTunes search mechanism has always been lacking in features and speed. Pages take forever to load within iTunes, and the results aren’t always the best on the iPhone or iPad.

Fnd.io is a new website that uses the official iTunes API to provide better search results faster. The website allows you to quickly search through all of the media that Apple hosts (music, movies, apps, audiobooks, and more) through a website that has been designed to work well on any device. I highly recommend it to anyone that has ever been frustrated by the stock search experience.

[Fnd.io]

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1Password for Mac and Windows currently 50% off

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1Password — my favorite password manager for iOS, the Mac, Windows, and soon to be Android — is currently available for 50% off for the desktop versions. This means that you can grab the best password manager app for Mac or Windows right now for $24.99. At the price, it’s a steal, particularly if you already have it for your iPhone or iPad. The price won’t last forever, as the reduction is to celebrate MacWorld kicking off.

[AgileBits]

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OS X Mavericks grows to 40% marketshare

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The latest version of OS X is nearing the 40% mark of overall Mac releases measured by web traffic. Mavericks was released late last year, and was free for all supported Macs to install.

Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard all have roughly the same marketshare (around the 20% mark), likely due to older Mac models not supporting the latest version, or due to the Macs being in production scenarios where upgrades aren’t regularly performed.

[Chitika]

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