The Apple Daily - Daily Apple News, iPhone News, Jailbreak Tutorials, Cydia Apps, Mac News. - Part 5


Apple’s Grand Central Station Store Opens To Big Crowds

Yesterday saw the newest Apple Store open at New York’s Grand Central Station to a grand reception from Apple followers. The 23,000 square foot location is expected to generate a revenue in the region of $100 million in a year, out of of which nothing is going to be shared with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority(MTA) in contrast to most of Apple’s neighbors who have a revenue sharing deal with the agency. In addition to this the main point of criticism is the addition of $60 a square foot lease price that Apple is paying for the prime location, which is the reason why the entire deal has come under intense scrutiny.

The store opened at 10am Eastern time as a large crowd of New Yorkers came to do some holiday shopping as can be seen in the image above. The store opened to a huge crowd which many of the onlookers termed as “Chaotic”. Unlike the 24 hour Apple Store on 5th Avenue, this store shuts at 9pm on weeknights and 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. With the large crowd at the Grand Opening and the rush of holiday shopping, those working at the new Apple Store are in for a some tiring days this holiday season.



Alfred 1.0 Now Available In The Mac App Store

Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application for Mac OS X, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. The famous utility launcher is now available for download at the Apple app store. With this release Alfred has seen a major update which includes some new features that are as follows:

Summary of changes for the Mac App Store version:

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MacBook Air Fails To Sleep? Use SMC Reset! [Tip]

A lot of Mac users have the tendency to of immediately putting their MacBook Air to sleep by shutting the lid, since it is easiest method when you are on the go. Normally this would work without any trouble.However, sometimes  the MacBook Air may not sleep when its lid is shut. As the MacBook Air has no moving hard drive or sleep light, it may not come to your notice immediately and you may feel that Mac is sleeping when actually its not. And you may loose on the valuable battery by the time you realize. If this continues to happen more often then, the solution is simple and quick.You just need to reset the System Management controller (SMC):

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Twitter 4.0 Released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

One of the most popular social networking site Twitter released their official version 4 update for all the iOS devices i.e iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch yesterday with loads of new features and feels much faster and responsive than ever before.

Here’s what the new Twitter version for iOS has to offer:

  • Faster and simpler.
  • It all starts at Home screen: a personal collection of Tweets from the sources you care about. The Tweet details show rich information such as replies, retweets and embedded images.
  • Connect: where you can see who is follwing or mentioning you, RTing you, or favorating your tweets. So connect does what Activity tab does on the web page.
  • Discover: allows you to see latest trending topics all over the world. You can also find friends, browse interests, and explore hashtags in this feature.
  • Me: Allows you to use the Direct Messaging feature of Twitter to interact with your friends confidentially.

Download Now: [Twitter for iOS]

OnLive Offers Console Quality On-Demand Gaming on iOS Devices, Launches It’s iPad Client

OnLive the Cloud gaming company has released their playable OnLive client for iPad and iPhone. OnLive enables its users to avail console-quality games for Macs, PCs, TVs (and now mobile devices) by remotely streaming the game from their central servers. The client device need not be fast enough to render high resolution graphics — instead it simply has to play back what amounts to a video stream of the game, while user controls are sent back to the central server.

For the first time, users can play actual games which earlier can only be played on PC or Macs, on a relatively low power device such as a tablet or smartphone. With Onlive’s just-launched mobile app, DiRT 3, Assasin’s Creed Revelations, L.A. Noire and many more titles can now be played on  iPad and soon, the iPhone.

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Apple Announces 12 Days Of Free Apps for Christmas! *Only For Europe & Canada

Gearing up for the holiday season, Apple has continued its annual tradition when it launched its 12 Days of Christmas app in preparation for its annual holiday promotion offering free songs, music videos, apps and books to residents of parts of Europe and Canada.

The 12 Days of Christmas offers are not available to U.S.-based customers, however, the app is available in the U.K. App Store and is reported to be on its way to the Canada App Store soon. A few select countries in Europe are also scheduled to participate in the promotion.

The 12 days will be from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, with new gifts available each day. Apple has made it an yearly affair for several years now.

Gifts from last year’s 12 Days of Christmas deals in Canada included “some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, a Christmas music sampler EP, a best-selling book by a Canadian author, some episodes of Mad Men, an iTunes Live EP from Bedouin Soundclash, music videos and songs from Kings of Leon and Johnny Reid, the movie One Week and two apps, Diner Dash and Fishing Kings,” MacNN notes.

People who are ineligible for the 12 Days promotion need not be sad because, they have been invited to visit the iTunes page on Apple’s website on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) to receive a special gift for their computers.

 

Source: AppleInsider

Future MacBook Air Will Allow You To Use Three Screens At Once [Rumor]

Rumor has it that, future MacBook Air could support  three displays at once using a single Thunderbolt connection.

leaked roadmap of Intel’s plans for its Ivy Bridge processors in 2012 suggests this could well be a possibility. And with Apple’s next-gen laptops scheduled to boast Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, it’s likely that future MacBook Airs and Pros will be able to support two external displays in addition to the MacBook’s built-in screen.

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iBooks iOS App Updated with Night-time & Full Screen Modes

On Wednesday, Apple revealed a new update to its iBooks iOS app, with new features like night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette. iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books.

iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

According to Apple, the new update includes stability and performance improvements, and boasts the following features:

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