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Apple iPad Tablet Sales Boosts PC Market Growth

1/31/2011 07:35:00 PM - 0 comments

Including iPad tablet sales, Apple is currently the world’s third-largest PC maker, according to the latest stats provided by the research firm Canalsys. The PC industry saw a substantial market share increase of 19 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010 — clearly boosted by the Cupertino, California-based Apple’s strong performance, singlehandedly outperformed huge PC makers such as Dell, HP, Acer, and a lot more. Apple now holds 10.8 percent market share and unit shipment growth at 241 percent annually.

The report justifies the inclusion of the revolutionary iPad tablet as computer’s because the definition of a PC has evolved over the years, and continues to do so. Here’s an excerpt:

‘Any argument that a pad is not a PC is simply out of sync,’ said Chiam. ‘With screen sizes of seven inches or above, ample processing power, and a growing number of applications, pads offer a computing experience comparable to netbooks. They compete for the same customers and will happily coexist. As with smart phones, some users will require a physical keyboard, while others will do without.’

‘Each new product category typically causes a significant shift in market shares,’ said Chiam. ‘Apple is benefiting from pads, just as Acer, Samsung and Asus previously did with netbooks. The PC industry has always evolved this way, starting when Toshiba and Compaq rode high on the original notebook wave.’

Undoubtedly, huge name in PC industry still dominates the computer sales last year; Hp maintains its throne with 17.7 percent of market share, and then followed by tough rival Acer with 12.8 percent market share, Dell and Lenovo took the fourth and fifth position respectively.

Apple already revolutionized or reshaped the computers when they introduced the first tablet PC last year. Then other device maker such as RIM, Samsung, Toshiba, and lot more, is following apple’s foot step. However, there are still not convinced that iPad is a computer, but then that begs the question, “What is a computer.” Does it have Internet access or Web browsing? LAN or Online Games? Productivity stuff? Emails? Yes? No? Maybe? If so, where do you draw the line?
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New Cydia Tweak: RecoveryGuard App Stops iTunes Automatic iOS Updates for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

1/31/2011 05:30:00 PM - 0 comments

We have good news for all jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. A new jailbreak app from Cydia App Store called RecoveryGuard has capability to block iTunes from for being able to put your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in recovery mode. After you have installed this new Cydia tweak on you jailbroken iOS device, it will fool the iTunes that your iOS device is geared with latest version of operating system so that it won’t prompt you for firmware upgrade from every time you plug in your device.

As we know there are two buttons on iTunes, the Upgrade and Restore bottoms. If any of these buttons is clicked accidentally then you will put your device into recovery mode and you will lose your jailbreak. This new jailbreak app is capable to stop the accidental OS upgrade from happening. This is a definitely a must have jailbreak app installed on jailbroken iPhone iPad, and iPod Touch. And best of all, RecoveryGuard app is available in Cydia App Store for free of cost.

In order to get this incredible jailbreak app, first you have to launch Cydia then go to Manage, tap on Sources, tap on edit, and add: http://cydia.pushfix.info. Then go to Search and search for RecoveryGuard, and just download it. If you want to restore or update your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad then simply uninstall this jailbreak app.

Of-course, you must have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch in order to access the Cydia store to install this great app. If you don’t have a jailbroken iOS device then you can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using Redsn0w.
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PlayStation 3 Jailbreaker GeoHot Writes a Note To Sony Corp

1/31/2011 03:02:00 PM - 1 comments

Of course, no one is happy in the entire jailbreak community after the U.S court rendered its approval to Sony’s request of Temporary Restarting Orders against the young hacker George Hotz for jailbreaking the company’s flagship device PlayStation 3. George Hotz, or most popular in name GeoHot, has come up with a short note to show his dismay and warned that Sony might not get the right or skilled programmers in their future consoles or devices.Here is what GeoHot has posted on his website:

Note to Sony:
It’s apparent you don’t care about your reputation with consumers, and I can almost understand your point there.
Few people consider buying a TV or laptop a moral choice, and the consumer base is quite large.
But talented developers are in much shorter supply, and take it from one personally, who you choose to code for is much more of a moral choice.
The programmers you will one day be looking to hire are the ones reading the tech news sites right now.
And they will remember

If you unaware of the whole story, Sony sued GeoHot for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3 and distributing his Homebrew Signing Tools for PS3 3.55 jailbreak. The U.S District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston has granted Sony’s request for temporary restraining order (TRO) against George Hotz and he has also been ordered by the court to hand over all his devices, such as “computers, hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB sticks, and any other storage devices” containing code used in the hack to an office in Trenton, New Jersey for impoundments. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak tool and Homebrew Signing tools on GeoHot’s website as he has removed it from there.

On the other hand, GeoHot is planning to jailbreak Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphones. But unlike Sony, it seems like Microsoft is welcoming hackers to work on their devices. They even offer a free phone to GeoHot to jailbreak it. We will update you when more information on Geohot vs Sony Corp. battle comes in.
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Jailbreak Vulnerability Found For iOS 4.2.1/4.3

1/31/2011 09:19:00 AM - 0 comments

There has been another breakthrough in jailbreaking for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and this comes after Pod2g who is the guy behind SHAtter and the untethered iOS 4.2.1 exploit for GreenPois0n found another vulnerability in the Apple iOS for the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch. He went on to state that this new jailbreak vulnerability could possibly be used on iOS 4.2.1 and iOS 4.3.

It still hasn’t been announced whether or not this new jailbreak vulnerability that has been located lies in the bootrom like Limera1n or if it is actually of the userland nature. I guess we will just have to wait and see what information is revealed as this vulnerability is looked into further. All in all though, it is great news for jailbreak enthusiasts.

GreenPois0n already have an untethered jailbreak due for release for the Apple iOS 4.2.1 so it is highly likely that this new jailbreak vulnerability that has been discovered is going to be saved for a future release for the jailbreaks of 4.3 and beyond. This is great news for GreenPois0n and it will give them a lot of new credibility and of course when it comes to jailbreaking the latest firmwares with an untethered jailbreak this is what everyone is looking for.

As more information on this new vulnerability is released we will be sure to post all the details here so be sure to subscribe to our feed where you will be kept up to date on everything that is going on.
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Download Todolicious To-Do List Manager for FREE on Mac App Store

1/29/2011 06:41:00 PM - 0 comments

There are numerous task management apps that you can download for your Mac OS X or for your iOS device, such as Things, OmniFocus, Stickies, etc that boast with numerous features... But what if you want something simple? A new and simple to-do list for Mac OS X platform called Todolicious.

This new to-do list manager was designed and developed by Steve Streza, who also behind the great iPhone webapp called Swearch.me. Basically, Todolicious wants you to stop wasting time meticulously tagging and scheduling your To Dos, and spend more time doing them. This new app features a system-wide keyboard shortcut to easily add new assignments so you can get your next task out of your head quickly.

Other features include:

• Fixed an issue where some users could not see the To Do list window
• Fixed an issue where the To Do list window would “drift” to the left if you opened and closed it quickly
• Fixed an issue where the To Do list window would get “stuck” to an old location on the window if you clicked on the Dock icon

Usually this app costs $4.99, but today only (January 28) Villianware is offering Todolicious on the Mac App Store for free of cost. Remember that this is for today only, so make sure to pick it up!

Also Checked: Microsoft Office Suite 2011 Coming To Mac App Store
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New Cydia Tweak: ScreenDim App for iPhone That Can Turn off the Screen Lights to Save Battery [Video]

1/29/2011 06:24:00 PM - 0 comments

Introducing a new jailbreak app courtesy by Cydia App Store called ScreenDim. Just like the name suggests, this new Cydia tweak will allow you to dim tyou jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch screen in order to save more battery.

This new jailbreak app is perfect for iOS device users who constantly change the brightness of their device. ScreenDim allows you to turn off -- as well as increase and decrease the brightness – the iOS device screen to save more battery via a custom gesture through Activator, by either shaking your iOS device, double clicking the home button or simply holding the sleep button. This tweak is compatible with iOS devices running iOS version 4.0 or later and requires an activator.

Well, of course, to use this new Cydia tweak you must need to jailbreak your iOS device first. But if you don’t have a jailbroken iOS device then you can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running on iOS 4.2.1 using Redsn0w 0.9.7.

ScreenDim can be downloaded from Cydia App Store via ModMyi repository for free of cost. In the meantime, check he ScreenDim in action on the YouTubbe video posted below:


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Microsoft to sell Office For Mac 2011 Through The Apple Mac App Store

1/29/2011 06:10:00 PM - 0 comments

Microsoft is thinking about the possibility of selling the Microsoft Office 2011 productivity suite for Mac OS X through the recently released Mac App Store, according to All Things Digital.

"It's something we are looking at," Microsoft’s Amanda Lafebvre told Mobilized. However, the company said its product is already available in lots of places as well as via the Web–including in a new free 30-day trial version.

"It's something we haven't ruled out," she said. "We just have to see how that relates to our business."

So as quoted above, aside from buying the Microsoft Office Suite for Mac in numerous (online) stores, Mac Os X users can get their Office 2011 directly from Apple. Speaking of trial version, a Mac App Store version of Office 2011 would mean no more 30 day free trial since apple is accepting full version wares only. But if this rumor is true, this would definitely put Microsoft on a better position to effectively complete against its tough rival, the Apple iWork. These also mean that Apple will take 30% revenue cut.

Furthermore, the Windows maker already launches a new app for iPhone / iPod Touch that can be downloaded in Apple’s iTunes App Store. Last week, Microsoft released OneNote note-taking program in iOS marketplace. The app, “free for a limited time,” will allow iOS device users to create and view notes and lists. They can also easily sync notes with free Windows Live online storage and access them from virtually anywhere using their handset, PC, or almost any web browser.
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iTunes 10.1.2 Download Now Available, Supports CDMA iPhone 4 and iOS 4.3

1/28/2011 03:24:00 PM - 0 comments
The Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker has just pushed today the version 10.1.2 of iTunes for both the Mac OS X 10.5 and higher and Windows (32-bit and 64 bit) operating systems. This seems to be a minor software update, important stability and performance enhancements, along with support for the upcoming Verizon Wireless’ CDMA iPhone 4 and iOS 4.3 Airplay digital media streaming.

According to the release note, the software update brings support for the Verizon compatible iPhone 4, which will be released at February 10, and AirPlay digital / wireless streaming.

Here is what’s new in iTunes 10.1.2:

• iTunes 10.1.2 syncs music, movies, and more with iPhone 4 (CDMA model) and provides a number of important stability and performance improvements.
• iTunes 10.1 came with several new features and improvements, including:
• Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.
• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.

As we can see from the above change log Apple says the “CDMA iPhone 4,” this only means that there is a possibility that Apple might work with other CDMA network carriers other than the Verizon Wireless in the near future.

You can download iTunes 10.1.2 from Apple official website or through Apple Software update and it is 93.1MB in size.





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Verizon’s CDMA iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot Will cost $20 per Month

1/28/2011 12:58:00 PM - 0 comments

As most of expected, Verizon will be charging additional $20 a month for its Verizon iPhone 4 or the CDMA iPhone 4 Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot feature, the same as it does for smartphones under their contract. Verizon Wireless Executive Director of Corporate Communications Brenda Raney told Macworld that the company would be charging customers $20 per month for 2GB bandwidth monthly the iPhone mobile hotspot. That’s on top of their regular data plan.

MacWorld reports:

“Raney said that Verizon iPhone owners will be able to take advantage of the 3G wireless hotspot feature for an extra $20 per month on top of the iPhone’s required voice and data plans—that’s the same price that applies to current Verizon smartphone owners.”

The Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot was introduced by Verizon when they unveil the CDMA iPhone 4 couple of weeks ago, this feature was first introduced on Verizon-compatible iPhone. However, Apple is also planning to bring the Personal Hotspot to AT&T/GSM iPhone when they released the final version of iOS 4.3. On the other hand, AT&T subscribers currently pay the same amount for 2GB data wired tethering plan. But Verizon’s Personal Hotspot seems to be slightly better than the tethering plan that was being offered by AT&T.

In addition, Verizon also announced that a $30 unlimited data plan will be available (for now), this announcement clearly shows that Verizon Wireless is taking clear steps to differentiate themselves from AT&T.
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Redsn0w 0.9.7 Update Allows You To Untether iOS 4.2.1

1/28/2011 10:18:00 AM - 0 comments

It seems that the latest release of Redsn0w 0.9.7 will actually allow you to untether iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak using iOS 4.1 instead of 4.2b3. This is great news for those of you looking for an untethered jailbreak and here is what the iPhone Dev-Team have to say about it,

The iPhone Dev-Team reported that they successful ported Monte technique back to iOS 4.1. According to them this will allow users to untether the iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without having to have 4.2bs SHSH blobs saved on Cydia. Is this great news or what?

The next Redsn0w 0.9.7 update could actually be available for both Windows and Mac users too and using it you will now be able to untether your iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak using iOS 4.1 PSW files. This really is great news for anyone who has been looking for an untethered jailbreak for their iDevice and it looks like it is a real success too.

According to the iPhone Dev Team tweets the next step is to actually port if forward for iOS 4.3 betas. I’m sure they will be keeping everyone updated in their tweets though and if you are a Redsn0w users and you want to keep up to date with everything that these guys are doing then you should really follow them on twitter or subscribe to our blog feed where you will never miss out on any new information that comes in.
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Apple iOS 4.3 AirPlay Video Steam Compatible-App Gets Approved

1/28/2011 08:59:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple seeded the iOS 4.3 beta 2 last week to registered developers to try it on their iPad, iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPod Touch 4G /3G, and Apple TV 2G. The company released the first beta version of iOS 4.3 to developers nearly two weeks ago, and followed that up with a second beta version just a week later. Now, it looks like that the Cupertino, California based iPhone maker is set to release the public iOS 4.3 very soon. The company started approving apps for the unreleased software update.

Aside from the Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot, one of the most promising features of iOS 4.3 is the ability for third party applications to digitally stream video directly to AppleTV 2G via Airplay – which was forst introduced in iOS 4.1. Apple already approved an app utilizes this new feature and this app is called StreamToMe/ This new app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch running on (yet to be released) iOS 4.3 and it allows you to stream your favorite music, movies, and photos from home computers to iOS devices without syncing each other. At the moment, users can only sync third party apps to a TV through utilizing an Apple Component, Composite or VGA cable that is attached from the iOS device directly to the TV. But with the latest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, iOs device users can utilize AirPlay to digitally stream video directly to an AppleTV wirelessly from any third party app.

Furthermore, the iOS jailbreak community are also waiting for the final version of iOS 4.3, especially those iPhone users who depend on unlock. Previously, after Apple issues the iOS 4.3 first beta build the iPhone Dev Team made an announcement that they will released the unlock for iPhone (with baseband 03.10.01, 02.10.04 and 05.15.04) after iOS 4.3 is out.
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HTC To Unveil Facebook Social Network Smartphone In February?

1/27/2011 07:48:00 PM - 0 comments
The Facebook-branded smartphone rumors ignite again. The recent speculations in the media industry say that Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC along with the social networking giant Facebook will unveil two new Facebook branded smartphones next month at the Mobile World Congress vent in Barcelona.

According to the report made by City A.M., the online edition of a London-based free business newspaper, the new HTC high-end smartphone will sport a trademark Facebook color and will run on a “tweaked” version of Google's Android operating system and will prominently display their owner's Facebook messages and news feeds on the smartphone's home screen. In addition, it is reported that the primary feature if this new Facebook is the social network page integration in all native apps, such as Phones, e-mails, photos, etc…

According to the business newspaper, Joe Hewitt, who led the development of the official Facebook app for the iPhone but left the platform in a huff, and Matthew Papakipos, Facebook’s director of engineering, are thought to be behind the launch.

What do you think of the new Facebook phone? I personally think this could be very interesting – if its true of course.
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New Cydia Tweak: 3DBoard App Transform Your iPhone Homescreen Icons Into 3D [Video]

1/27/2011 05:11:00 PM - 0 comments

Can you imagine a 3D homescreen iPhone? Well, it is possible because of the help of this new jailbreak app. A yet to be released Cydia tweak called 3DBoard, definitely one of the coolest jailbreak apps, has a capability has a capability to convert your jailbroken iPhone homescreen into 3d without the help of weird looking 3D glasses.
This new awesome tweak was created by Apocolipse and it utilizes iPhone’s built-in sensors in order to know when and where to add a shadow to your icons to produce a 3 dimensional effects.

3DBoard app will be available in the Cydia Store soon for $4. In the meantime, you can watch the embedded YouTube video below in order to see this awesome jailbreak app in action.



In order to enjoy the beauty of this new jailbreak app you must jailbreak your iPhone or iPad Touch first. If you don’t have a jailbroken iOS device then you can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using Redsn0w.
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Apple to Incorporate NFC Mobile Payment Technology in Next-Generation iPhone and iPad

1/26/2011 07:43:00 PM - 0 comments


The Cupertino, California-based Apple is planning to incorporate the near-field technology (NFC) in the upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 2, which is expected to be released in April, says analyst. This only means that iPhone and iPad users will be able to use their device to make payments out in the real world. It means that the iPhone and iPad users will be able to make payments out in the physical world. This new rumors associated with the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 was reported by Bloomberg, who cited Richard Doherty of Envisioneering Group as the source of the information. According to Bloomberg report:

“Apple, based in Cupertino, California, is considering starting a mobile payment service as early as mid-2011, Doherty said. It would revamp iTunes, a service that lets consumers buy digital movies and music, so it would hold not only users’ credit-card account information but also loyalty credits and points, Doherty said.

Using the service, customers could walk into a store or restaurant and make payments straight from an iPad or iPhone. They could also receive loyalty rewards and credits for purchases, such as when referring a friend, Doherty said.”

Furthermore, it is speculated that the iPhone maker could also use info from in-store payments to strengthen its iAd mobile advertising offering. Additionally, the company is also considering in developing and giving away special payment terminals to businesses to accommodate the system.

So how would this NFC thing work? It’s very easy: Apple will utilize your credit info and allow you to ‘swipe’ for goods using your iPad 2 or iPhone 5.

At the moment, the Internet giant Google is the only gadget maker with a NFC-enabled device with its Nexus S that was powered by the recently released Android 2.3 operating system.
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Apple White iPhone 4 Manufacturing Issues Fixed by New Japanese-Developed Paint

1/26/2011 04:51:00 PM - 0 comments

We know that the elusive white version of iPhone 4 is coming very soon. The white iPhone 4 showed up earlier this year in Verizon’s website, then in Vodafone German and BestBuy inventory system, then it jumped in AT&T’s website, and lastly at Orange and Three website. This is definitely good news for Apple fans who eagerly waiting for the chic white iPhone 4.


It is reported that the cause of delay of the white version o the iPhone 4 is due to the color inconsistencies. Now, it seems like the Cupertino, California-based Apple already figured out and solved the manufacturing difficulties that causes the delay of the white iPhone 4. Now the white iPhone 4 is set to hit the store shelves of numerous stores and it could all be due to the newly developed Japanese –made paint.

Folks over at Macotakara (Japanese website) reported that a new painting material that was developed in Japan has finally provided a solution to Apple to put an end in the problem with the white iPhone 4 that's why the white iPhone is now popping up on numerous store lists.

The report claims that the new material allows for the thickness of the painted layer to be specified prior to application, which apparently resulted in much higher quality, lessen the defective iPhone, and better yields. A separate report from July 2010 indicated that a small Chinese company who held responsible for transforming fine raw glass into the final iPhone glass panel resulted the delay of the white iPhone’s delay. According to that report, the company is having a hard time to find the combination of paint thickness and opacity.

In the meantime, the iPhone maker is currently working hard in developing the fifth-generation iPhone as well as the second-generation iPad, while Verizon Wireless is all set to release the CFMA iPhone 4 in February.

So the question is, will you buy a new white iPhone 4 or you will save it for the upcoming iPhone?
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Theme It – The Jailbreak Theme Store

1/26/2011 10:02:00 AM - 0 comments

If you have an iOS device that has been jailbroken you are going to love the Theme It store. This is an all in one themes store specifically for jailbroken iOS devices. For normal iPhone users the only way to theme your device is to jailbreak it and then go through the hundreds of different packages that are available on Cydia.

Theme It is however a dedicated themes store so you don’t have to go through hundreds or thousands of packages to find themes. The aim of Theme It is to take the hassle out of theming your idevice. The only thing that I must point out is that you will have to jailbreak your iOS device to be able to access this themes store.

A video has been created to some more about this new themes store and there are also some direct quotes from the guys behind it too.



As you can see from this video, this new Theme It store is a carefully designed platform that focuses on high quality themes and it really is going to make a huge different to idevice users especially those who like to theme their devices.

This new themes store already has some of the best theme creators on board and this means that users are going to have access to some exclusive content. The focus is all about high quality and they don’t plan to have millions of themes in their gallery, all they are aiming for is to have the best themes.

The platform that is being created will be very user friendly and an iPhone and iPod Touch application will be available so users will have access to the information that they want as well as screen shots and more.

It really does sound amazing doesn’t it and I for one can’t wait until it is released and more information is made available. I can assure you that as soon as it is we will have an exclusive post.
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New Cydia Tweak: App Switcher Ringer Allows iPhone and iPod Touch Users to Change Ringer and Music Volume from the Switcher Bar

1/25/2011 04:28:00 PM - 0 comments

Now you can adjust the ringer volume of your jailbroken iPhone ad iPod Touch with the help of a new jailbreak app that can be downloaded via Cydia that was specially designed to speed up the volume changing process of the jailbroken iOS device. The name of this new Cydia tweak is App Switcher Ringer and it allows you to change the ringer as well as the music volume of the iPhone and iPod Touch from the app switcher bar while you were listening to music.

Setting up your prefer volume is fairly easy. Just simply tap the speaker image in order to switch between changing the music volume and ringer volume of your jailbroken iPhone. When you use both volume adjustment modes you can easily change the ringer volume and music volume of both iPhone and iPod Touch. In order to conserve space, App Switcher ringer doesn’t have a springboard or homescreen icon and there’s added options to configure the app. This new Cydia tweak is very helpful if you want to change the ringer and music volume of your iOS device quickly.

The App Switcher Ringer app will only work with apple’s iPhone (all model) and iPod Touch 4G and support iOS version 4.2.1 or higher firmware. You can download App Switcher ringer for iPhone and iPod Touch in Cydia App store via BigBoss repository for $0.99.

For you to enjoy this new useful app, of course, you should jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch in order to allow the installation of third party applications. You can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using Redsn0w.
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How To Use TinyUmbrella 4.21.05 to Save iOS 4.3 Beta 2 SHSH Blobs (Step-By-Step Guide)

1/25/2011 11:59:00 AM - 0 comments

Notcom, the hacker / developer who held responsible for the TinyUmbrella jailbreak tool as well member of the Chronic Dev Team, has just rolled out the revamped version of TinyUmbrella (version 4.21.05) to allow registered iOS developers to back up the SHSH Blobs of the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 running on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G / 3G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G.


The tool is essential for all jailbreakers and unlockers because TinyUmbrella will help you to downgrade the firmware of your device from the previous iOS.

For those who aren’t familiar what TinyUmbrella is, here’s a quick look:

Umbrella – The tool simply performs the same challenge request that iTunes does during an iDevice restore. The difference is that it saves the results in a single SHSH file. This file will give you the ability, to restore back to a previous firmware indefinitely
TinyTSS – is a small java app that acts as your very own signature service. When iTunes verifies your restore for your iDevice, it ‘phones home’ to see if you are allowed to restore to the version you are requesting. With TinyTSS + the shsh blob file(s) you obtained with Umbrella, you will be able to restore to the version of those shsh files forever!
TinyUmbrella – merge the two tools described above
SHSH Blob – is a secure signature hash. Basically its a unique key.

In simple word, TinyUmbrella backup the unique signature or the SHSH Blobs of Apple’s operating system / firmware. This file can be used if you want to downgrade from the previous iOS version, without this hashes it is impossible to restore your iOS device on its previous firmware.

How to save the iOS 4.3 SHSH Blobs using TinyUmbrella 4.21.05


• You must have an official Apple’s developers account to access the iOS 4.3 Beta 2

Step 1: Download TinyUmbrella 4.21.05 for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux using this link


Step 2: Launch the application

Reminder:

For Mac – copy the application or the DMG file and save it in to your desktop or you’ll encounter repeated password prompts

For Windows – make sure that you checked both boxes and hit Allow Access to eliminate Windows Security Alert

Step 3: Connect your iOS device (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad or AppleTV 2G) in to your computer via USB and wait till the TinyUmbrella detect your iOS device

Note: Make sure your iTunes is closed before you connect the device

Step 4: Once detected, just simply click on your iOS device and you should be able to see all the important details of your device in the application’s General Tab, which includes Device Model, Installed Firmware (iOS) Version, ECID (in both Decimal and HEX), and Serial Number

Step 5: Lastly, click on ‘Save SHSH’ and done

That’s it! The TinyUmbrella will back up a local copy of your iDevice SHSH. You can locate your hashes I the ‘.shsh’ folder in your Documents folder. Oyu can also change the default save location of the TinyUmbrella from the Advanced Tab. For instance, you can save the hashes o your iOS device on your desktop so you can easily locate it. Additionally, your ECID SHSH is also saved to Cydia.

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TinyUmbrella Updated For iOS 4.3 Beta 2 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch - Download TinyUmbrella 4.21.05

1/25/2011 09:27:00 AM - 0 comments

The TinyUmbrella jailbreak tool has been updated to version 4.21.05 to allow developers (as well as all iOS device users when the final version of iOS 4.3 was released) to save their SHSH blobs on iOS 4.3 beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Notcom, the hacker developer behind the TinyUmbrella and an integral member of the Chronic Dev Team just released the latest version of TinyUmbrella on his official website. The latest release of TinyUmbrella is 4.21.04 is now available for download on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms. This jailbreak utility is one of the most important utility and a MUST HAVE for all jailbreakers and unlockers.

Notcom just posted the following on his website:

"Though I have been busy, I have not forgotten you. I’ve just added iOS 4.3b2 support. For those of you with Apple Developer accounts, this means you can save your SHSH’s for that version and restore to it permanently. Keep me posted of any issues. I’m still working on my next big contribution to the scene…
EDIT: Ok so I had a couple bugs. This should fix those."

In case you are not aware what TinyUmbrella is, it is a jailbreak tool that allows users to save the SHSH blobs or the secure signature hash of the iOS device. This file is necessary if you want to try to downgrade your iPhone to a previous iOS version. Without this SHSH blobs, it is impossible to downgrade. Additionally, In addition, the iPhone Dev Team’s “back up plan” TRedsn0w 0.9.7 untethered jailbreak also uses SHSH Blobs to untethered jailbreak iOS 4.2.1.

You can download the latest version of TinyUmbrella (4.21.05) for your respective OS from the download link posted below.

Download TinyUmbrella 4.21.05 to Save iOS 4.3 beta 2 SHSH Blobs

Download Link

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Cydia Added New “Theme Center” Section for Retina and Non retina Themes for All iOS Devices

1/24/2011 05:16:00 PM - 0 comments

Just a couple of hours ago, we have posted about the new theme focused store “Theme It” which offers high-quality themes for jailbroken iOS device, such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Now, Jay Freeman (most commonly known as Saurik in the iPhone jailbreak community) has updated his Cydia App Store and added new feature called as “Theme Center”. This new feature, just like the stand-alone Theme It app, also offers high quality themes that were specially designed for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. But unlike Theme It, Theme Center carries both Retina and non Retina themes.

According to Jay Freeman, the new Cydia Theme Center feature is really impressive. At the moment, Theme Center carries limited themes only and those are the top selling iOS themes that were picked by ModMyi and MacCiti staff. Freeman also said, via tweet, that the new Theme Center is proven to be pretty popular. But as expected, Cydia will stock up both free and paid themes soon.

“The second feature to use my Whole Package Index, the “Cydia Theme Center”, went up an hour ago, and 15,000 people have already tried it! ;P”

Downloading or purchasing themes in the new Cydia Theme Center is fairly easy. Iit will also allow you to preview the theme first before purchasing. Before purchasing the theme you can preview the theme. After launching the Cydia, just simply tap the “New Themes” button then you will find option for selecting Retina and non Retina display version of themes.

The Theme Center is the second feature added to Cydia by Jay Freeman. Couple of days ago, Freeman added the new “Manage Account” which allows users to easily check all purchased and installed jailbreak apps.

Of course, just like installing jailbreak app, you should jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in order to install these themes. You can follow our step-by-step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using Redsn0w.
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iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Has Some Great Features

1/24/2011 09:52:00 AM - 0 comments

The iOS 4.3 Beta 2 version has been sent out to developers and there are some great reports coming back. As you are probably aware in the first beta testing “Find My Friends” was discovered and now that the second beta version has been released we get to see exactly what great features are to be included.

Two new features that have already been uncovered for iOS devices are Photo Streams and Media Streams. The new Photo Streams feature will allow users to invite their friends to view their photos as they take them and then upload them to Apple’s cloud service. The Photo Streams feature will also allow people to invite other users to view their photos. According to reports that are coming out, this service looks to be connected to MobileMe and it is assumed that the Media Stream feature can be directly connected to Find My Friends. This could in fact be another aspect of Apple’s social network and it sounds very interesting indeed.

Some of the reports that are coming out from the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 release is that Photo Stream will upload and store your last thirty days of photos on MobileMe and it will download them to all your devices too.

That’s not all that has come out from the developers and it looks highly likely that Camera, FaceTime and Photo Booth apps will all be coming to the iPad 2. An image which you can see above which we think is the iPad 2 shows a number of apps on the homescreen.

FaceTime for the iPad will now allow iPad 2 owners to video call anyone who has an iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th generation and Mac owners. The camera app will allow iPad 2 owners to take pictures and video. The Photo Booth app will allow iPad 2 owners to play and have some fun with the photos they have taken. There are a lot of filters reported to be included in the new iOS 4.3 so this should be interesting.

There seems to be a lot more hiding in the firmware too and an Italian blog has stated that they have uncovered thumbnails for a crop and rotate functionality which indicated that users will have basic image editing functions.

It sounds great and I’m sure there will be more information to come as developers go deeper into the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 release.
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Theme It: Cydia-Like Theme Store for Jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch [Video]

1/24/2011 08:03:00 AM - 0 comments


A new web site and Cydia-like jailbreak app (via Cydia) is set to release today, January 24, that will offer enormous and high-quality and artistically designed themes for jailbroken iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This new jailbreak app is called “Theme It”.

Theme It is a theme-focused app store that offer wide range themes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you’re using Cydia I am pretty sure that you are fully aware how hard to find the right theme and design for you. In Theme It, all themes are organized acceding to their categories. Meaning, users can easily find and efficiently browse for the right and quality themes of their choice.

“A carefully designed platform (application and website) allowing focus on high-quality themes and also the artists behind the themes in a way that wasn’t possible before… it’s the Theme Store you’ve been dreaming of using.

With some of the best theme creators already on-board we can guarantee you’ll have access to amazing and exclusive content in an environment that’s sure to meet everyone’s needs. Focusing on high-quality, complete themes, the goal of Theme it isn’t to have a million themes in the gallery… but the best ones available.

The platform includes a very user-friendly website and an iPhone/iTouch application to showcase and distribute the themes with instant access to the information you really want, such as screenshots, details, compatibility and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn a little more about the artists that create the themes you love and use. A section will be dedicated to these wonderful designers.”

Check out the embedded video below and what the developers say:



You can get more details from their website www.themeitapp.com
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GeoHot To Release Limesn0w Unlock For iPhone and Limera1n Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.3 Soon

1/23/2011 02:35:00 PM - 1 comments

Vincent, aka Veence, of the iPhone Wiki has recently tweeted about an interesting interview with the genius iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker GeoHot regarding the forthcoming iOS jailbreaks and unlocks for iPhones. The interview suggests that GeoHot is planning to release Limera1n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3 and iOS 4.2.1 on all iOS devices (iPhone 4 / 3GS / 3G, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G / 3G), as well as Limesn0w unlock for iPhone 4 with baseband 02.10.04 and 3.10.0, including iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS with baseband 05.15.xx. Veence’s tweeted the following:




“Interesting chat-log with geohot; http://bit.ly/g6G4p6 Reveals an unlock and JB exploits for all iOS devices in private. RT?”


Below is a chat interview released by Veence:

# Interesting chat-log with geohot
# source: http://bit.ly/dWPBQ0
#
# Note: there is no waterproof evidence that this chatlog is legit
# I made it a bit more readable
< me >: are u the real geohot?
< geohot >: yes
< geohot >: i think im real
< me >: heh
< me >: what function called sony’s downfall of the ps ?
< geohot >: fail over st0rming
< geohot >:
< geohot >: ill be back
< me >: stay
< me >: just leave the room lol
< geohot >:
< geohot >: even if im mr hotz ?
< me >: yeah
< me >: i dont care what those haters say
< me >: you’ve only done good for me
< geohot >:
< me >: and them in fact, i dont see their problem personally
< geohot >: di dont care im in germany right now
< geohot >: -d
< geohot >: on vacation
< me >: sweet
< geohot >: after all this trouble
< me >: hows the court case going?
< geohot >: media …
< geohot >: all fine
< me >: chances?
< geohot >: 100%
< me >: awesome
< geohot >: i didnt agree to any sony terms
< geohot >: so what ?
< geohot >: just becasue i own a ps3 ?
< me >: haha true
< me >: if you never registered on psn then there’s nothing they can do right?
< me >: how have the dev team been with you about the whole limera1n exploit stuff and releasing it before them?
< me >: which i only see as a good thing because SHAtter doesnt work with gs according to posix
< geohot >: sorry im busy right now
< me >: ok no worrys
< geohot >: i got about 100 querys
< me >: haha yeah i bet heh
< me >: yes/no questions only then? heh
< geohot >: r u on saurik irc ?
< me >: yeah
< geohot >: ok
< geohot >: lets continue this interview
< me >: ok
< geohot >: will u pusblish it ?
< geohot >: somewhere ?
< me >: if you want me to
< geohot >: do i need to be careful what i say ?
< me >: your choice entirely
< geohot >: i have enough trouble
< me >: ok
< me >: i wont publish then
< geohot >: why are you interested
< geohot >: about dev team and geohot relation?
< me >: i’ve heard everyone’s side of the story apart from yours
< me >: in think most people have
< me >: not heard your side
< geohot >: no one asked
< geohot >:
< me >: and then people base their opinions on that
< me >: haha
< me >: well here’s me asking
< geohot >: i think some people was mad on me
< geohot >: after i released limera1n
< geohot >: thats becasue i didnt announce it
< geohot >: nowadays people announce
< geohot >: on xmas
< geohot >: on sunday
< geohot >: on january
< geohot >: after 4.1
< geohot >:
< me >: heh
< me >: are you gonna release your iBoot exploit onto 4.3 ?
< geohot >: and if i would release right now
< geohot >: again all people would be mad on me
< geohot >: of course not why should i ?
< geohot >: as long people develop stuff i dont need to waste it
< geohot >: the time for my exploit will come
< me >: ok
< me >: when do you think the time will come? im not asking months im asking criteria
< geohot >: btw i got a 4.3 b1 untethered running over here
< me >: niiice
< me >: any shots of it?
< geohot >:
< geohot >: yes i have some but i didnt upload them and i wont send anything from here
< me >: ok
< geohot >: the time will come very soon
< me >: we talking weeks or months?
< geohot >: apple did lot of integrity and software checks to firmwares
< geohot >: soon it wont be possible to flash any custom ipsw
< me >: or is this an apple “white iphone…coming soon” soon?
< me >: really?
< geohot >: well
< geohot >: soon
< geohot >:
< me >: haha ok
< geohot >: u know this ?
< geohot >: http://limera1n.com/
< geohot >: u know that ?
< geohot >: http://limesn0w.com/
< me >: i used it yeah
< geohot >: its still empty
< me >: yeah
< geohot >: strange ? isnt it
< me >: haha
< me >: oh
< me >: soon?
< geohot >: what if there will be a download ?
< geohot >: yes
< me >: interesting
< me >: for iphone 4?
< geohot >: no
< me >: ok
< geohot >: ALL APPLE FAMILY
< me >:
< geohot >: okay my friend
< geohot >: we had a nice talk
< me >: we did
< geohot >: i have to leave
< me >: ok
< me >: can i publish?
< geohot >: feel free
< geohot >: btw im not fake
< me >: great thanks
< me >: yeah i gathered that
< me >: enjoy your holiday mate
disconnected from the server.

At the moment, we aren’t sure regarding the exact status of GeoHot’s Limera1n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3 -- which currently at beta version -- as well as Limesn0w unlock for iPhone 4. On the other hand, other Dev Team are still working for their own untethered jailbreak. The iPhone Dev Team is still configuring the Redsn0w 0.9.7 untethered jailbreak while the Chronic Dev team already demoed their Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak. Stay tuned.
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Apple iTunes App Store Reaches 10 Billion App Downloads - UK Woman Downloaded the Last App

1/23/2011 11:50:00 AM - 0 comments

The Cupertino, California Apple surpassed its 10 billion iTunes App Store downloads today and already awarded a $10K iTunes gift card to UK woman named Gail Davis for downloading a free game app called Paper Glider. The iPhone maker reached the 10th billion app download at exactly 1.30AM PST/4.30AM EST.

The company also announced that more than seven billion applications for iPhone and iPad have been downloaded in last year alone, an incredible rate of growth given that it took the Cupertino company at least 1 ½ year to obtain the one billion app milestone.

“With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years—a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone—the App Store has surpassed our wildest dreams,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The App Store has revolutionized how software is created, distributed, discovered and sold. While others try to copy the App Store, it continues to offer developers and customers the most innovative experience on the planet.”

The iTunes App Store was launched in July 2008 alongside with the iPhone 3G, after the implementation of the App store other corporate giants, such as Nokia, Google, Blackberry and Microsoft launches their own version of web based store.
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Confirmed! Chronic Dev Team to Release Final Version of Greenpois0n Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.2.1

1/22/2011 09:10:00 PM - 0 comments

We were eagerly waiting for this. Earlier to today, @pod2g, an integral member of the Chronic Dev Team, has tweeted a link of a YouTube video which successfully demonstrates the forthcoming Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. The new YouTube video which is released by the Chronic Dev Team members shows an untethered jailbroken iPhone 4 that runs on iOS 4.2.1, but it is speculated that this new jailbreak method should work with other iOS devices, such as the iPad and iPod Touch.


The following was tweeted by @pod2g:

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5qNray7FHU < I really don’t know what’s funny about this. You do?”



This new YouTube video only suggest that the Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak or the Greenpois0n rc5 is on the way to offer untethered jailbroken for iOS device that runs on iOS 4.2.1. But it is also expected that this would be released after Apple launches the final version of iOS 4.3.

The Chronic Dev Team did not disclose an ETA on when the untethered jailbreak version of greenpois0n for iOS 4.2.1 will be release but they’ve mentioned that it is coming soon. Stay tuned with us for more info. Meanwhile, checkout the following untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak video:



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New Universal iPhone 4 Bumper Cases Released for Both AT&T and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 [Video]

1/22/2011 07:07:00 PM - 0 comments

You may already aware that Apple has redesigned the buttons and Antenna of the upcoming Verizon-compatible iPhone 4 to accommodate the new CDMA technology. Now, the Cupertino, California-based Apple has silently released a new universal iPhone bumper case before the release of the highly awaited Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 as they realize that the old bumper won’t fit.

A YouTube user named Alerio has shared his video with of the new “Universal Bumper” designed to fit both the existing AT&T iPhone and the new Verizon iPhone 4 or the CDMA iPhone 4 model.


“Just wanted to share a video of the new Universal Bumper for the Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4. Picked one up today at my local Apple store!”

You can watch the YouTube video of universal bumper for both AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4 in the embedded video posted below:









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Verizon Wireless Launches its First TV Commercial for CDMA iPhone 4

1/22/2011 11:01:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple and Verizon Wireless officially annouznced the CDMA version of iPhone 4 or the Verizon iPhone 4 exactly 10 days back and now Verizon Wireless have launched the it’s first TV commercial for their million . The Verizon iPhone 4 is set to come on the 10th of February 2011 to millions of Apple fans waiting.

The new Verizon TV commercial for iPhone was posted on YouTube and it features numerous ticking clocks some with Verizon customer watching the clock to strike 12 on 10 February. As the clock approached 12:00, the narrator says;

“To our millions of customers who never stopped believing this day would come, thank you.”

The Verizon-compatible iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order on the 10th of February. Existing Verizon customers will be able to pre-order it ahead of schedule i.e on the 3rd of February for $199 for the16GB model and $299 for the 32GB version. The new Verizon iPhone 4 commercial is bit dramatic even though the AT&T/ GSM version of iPhone 4 has been here for a while. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that Verizon will sell millions of these CDMA iPhones this year.

Check out the commercial “It Begins” for Verizon CDMA iPhone 4:







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Apple First Build 10J842 of Mac OS X 10.6.7 Seeded to Developers

1/21/2011 03:34:00 PM - 0 comments

After releasing the second beta version of iOS 4.3 to registered developers for its iOS devices, the Cupertino, California-based Apple has just seeded the first the build of Mac OS X 10.6.7, officially dubbed Build 10J842, to registered OS X developers.

The new Mac OS X 10.6.7 Build 10J842 comes only two weeks after the company publicly released the Mac OS X 10.6.6 in order to support the Mac App Store. However, unlike the previous build, the Mac OS X 10.6.7 is seems like just another maintenance release for Snow Leopard.

Reportedly, Apple lists no known issues or bugs in the release documentation and it asks OS X developers to focus their testing on Bonjour, AirPort, Graphics Drivers, and SMB.

Stay tuned! We’ll definitely post an update when any new information regarding Mac OS X 10.6.7 comes in.
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Apple Reveals Best iPad Apps and Games of All Times (Top Ten Lists)

1/21/2011 01:06:00 PM - 0 comments


As part of the celebration of the 10 BILLION app download in iTunes App Store for iOS devices. Apple e has revealed the top ten iPad apps which have sold the most throughout the Apple’s tablet history.

SoundHound, a music manager, top the lists of iPad’s most popular paid apps, then followed by StickWars, and then FlightTrack. BackBreaker Football is at number four, followed by Calorie Tracker…

When it comes to free Apple’s tablet apps chart, the number one is Pandora Radio, then Google Mobile, and in third place Movies by Flixter. Google Earth is took the fourth spot, and then Yelp at number five.

Also check: Top Ten Paid and Free Apps For iPhone

Checkout the complete list of Top iPad Apps and Games of All times below…

All-Time Top Paid iPad Apps

1. SoundHound
2. StickWars
3. FlightTrack
4. Backbreaker Football
5. Calorie Tracker
6. BlocksClassic
7. iFart Mobile
8. GoodReader for iPad
9. Cro-Mag Rally
10. Ambiance

All-Time Top Free iPad Apps

1. Pandora
2. Google Mobile App
3. Movies by Flixster
4. Google Earth
5. Yelp
6. Fandango Movies
7. Remote
8. iBooks
9. Bible
10. Solitaire
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iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Now Available for Download - No Multi-Touch Gesture For iPad

1/21/2011 12:09:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple already released the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 for iPhone 4 / 3Gs, iPad, iPod Touch 4G / 3G, and AppleTV 2G. In the first beta version of iOS 4.3, iOS developers discovered several new and exciting features. Now, one of the important features of the new apple’s operating system for iOS device, iPad multi-touch gestures, will not be included in the final version / release of iOS 4.3.

According to the company, the new multi-touch gestures were added to ensure that there were no compatibility issues with different apps on various iOS devices. It is expected that Apple will officially introduce this new feature iOs update, may be iOS 4.4 or iOS 5.

"This feature will not be enabled in iOS 4.3 for customers, but we are providing this preview to gather input on how these gestures work with your apps."

If you’ve Apple’s official developer account, you can download iOS 4.3 Beta 2 from the download link below.

Download iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Build 8F5153d IPSW

Download Link


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Apple Looking To Stop iPhone Jailbreaking

1/21/2011 09:55:00 AM - 0 comments

It looks like Apple is getting pretty desperate to stop the jailbreaking of iPhones. They have approached the federal government in a bid to help stop hackers from jailbreaking iPhones. This was reported by NBC and according to them Apple wants jailbreaking to be considered an offence.

It was reported that a spokesperson for Apple told the US Copyright Office that “current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighte bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs.”

It was in July of 2010 that the United States Government ruled in favour of iPhone jailbreak and unlocks, making them legal as long as they were not used for piracy purposes. The full details of this new DMCA legislation can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/1201/2010/Librarian-of-Congress-1201-Statement.html

You might be wondering why Apple have decided to approach this iPhone jailbreaking legislation again and it seems it has come into play after Sony filed a lawsuit against the well known iPhone hacker Geohot after jailbreaking the PlayStation 3.

I think this is going to be an ongoing battle and I don’t think that iPhone users will be too happy if Apple win this one. After all, if you can’t jailbreak your iPhone you won’t be able to use Cydia or install third party apps on your iPhone. You will actually lose the right to do what you want with your iPhone. I for one hope that the legislation remains the same but I guess we will have to wait and see.

Will Apple be able to change the legislation? Will jailbreaking the iPhone be made illegal? What do you think? What are your thoughts on this? Would you stop using the iPhone if jailbreaking was made illegal?
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Apple Reveals Top Ten iPhone Apps and Games of All Times

1/21/2011 05:19:00 AM - 0 comments

As the iPhone maker Apple counts down to 10 billion total apps downloads, they have rolled out a new a page within the iTunes App Store that highlights the best and top apps downloads for iPhone of all time.

The list of top apps is split into two categories – top paid iPhone apps and top free iPhone apps.

You can check out the top 10 apps in each category after the break.

All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps

1. Doodle Jump
2. Tap Tap Revenge 3
3. Pocket God
4. Angry Birds
5. Tap Tap Revenge 2.6
6. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
7. Traffic Rush
8. Tap Tap Revenge Classic
9. AppBox Pro Alarm
10. Flight Control

All-Time Top Free iPhone Apps

1. Facebook
2. Pandora
3. Google Mobile App
4. Shazam
5. Movies by Flixster
6. The Weather Channel
7. Google Earth
8. Bump
9. Skype
10. Paper Toss

Surprised?

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Saurik Rolled Out ‘Manage Account’ Feature to Cydia, Which shows All Purchased Jailbreak Apps

1/20/2011 09:07:00 PM - 0 comments

Jay Freeman, aka Saurik, the creator of Cydia apps for jailbroken iOS device, has just rolled out a major update into his Cydia App Store. This new feature is named as ‘Manage Account'. After creating a Cydia account using your Google or Facebook account ID, you can easily view all the packages and applications you purchased and downloaded from the Cydia Store. This is new feature form Cydia is something which even the official App Store for iOS device doesn’t have yet.

Cydia’s “Manage Account” feature is helpful for users who upgrade to new iOS version as well as those users who have a new iOS device and wanted to reinstall their previously purchased jailbreak apps.

This new feature can be found on the homepage of Cydia under the ‘Manage Account’ tab. But only only applications and packages purchased using Cydia's payment system will be displayed on the list and other applications that utilized their own payment system won't be visible.

On the other hand, Saurik is also planning to release a new feature on its Cydia apps where users will be able to rate, comment, and even backup installed jailbreak apps. Stay tuned for more update.
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Apple iOS 4.3 Beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and AppleTV 2G Seeded To iOS Developers

1/20/2011 10:48:00 AM - 0 comments

The Cupertino, California-based apple has just seeded the second beta version of iOS 4.3 build 8F5153d for iOS devices, such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G. The iOS 4.3 Beta 2 also includes SDK kit to registered iOS developers. Unlike the first beta of iOS 4.3, the beta 2 of Apple OS might not include much though.


It’s a bit curious that the iPhone maker rolled out the second beta just a week after they released the first beta version. Apple usually released the iOS beta builds every two weeks.

Anyway, registered iOS developers can get it via the download link below.

Download iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Build 8F5153d IPSW for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Download Link
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White iPhone 4 Spotted on Best Buy’s Inventory System for February 27 Release

1/19/2011 06:16:00 PM - 0 comments

Tech site MacRumors today is reporting that they’ve received a screenshot from one of their trusted source, showing the white iPhone 4 in Best Buy’s inventory database. As seen from the screenshot posted above, the inventory database of Best Buy has entries for both 16 GB and 32 GB white iPhone 4 models, which has in-stock dates of 27th of February, 2011.

MacRumors reports:

"We've received information today from a source sharing the belowscreenshot claimed to be from a Best Buy inventory database showing both 16 GB and 32 GB white iPhone 4 models listed with expected in-stock dates of February 27th. The SKU and model numbers associated with the entries are identical to those previously used by Best Buy when it was taking pre-orders for the white iPhone 4 prior to last summer's launch, pre-orders that were canceled when Apple delayed availability of the white versions."

Interestingly, according to Engadget, the White iPhone 4 was also spotted on Vodafone‘s system in Germany, which also has entries for the 16 GB and 32 GB iPhone 4. But prior to that, the white iPhone 4 appeared on Verizon’s web site on the day the CDMA iPhone 4 or the Verizon iPhone 4 was announced, but immediately taken down because Verizon said it was just a mistake. Whatever it is, all these rumors are suggesting that the release of the White iPhone 4 could be fairly soon.

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Apple Profitability Report: Sold 160 Million iOS Devices And Generated $26.74 Billion Revenue

1/19/2011 06:05:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple has just posted record earnings for Q1 2011. As expected, the company generated huge profitability increased. The Cupertino, California-based Apple reported $26.74 billion and $6 billion in profit.

Apple successfully sold a staggering 160 million iOS devices sold in this quarter alone, this include 4.13 million Macs (23% increase from last year’s profit report), 6.24 million iPhones (86% increase), 19.45 million iPod (7% decrease) and 7.33 million iPads last quarter.


Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs said:

“We had a phenomenal holiday quarter with record Mac, iPhone and iPad sales. We are firing on all cylinders and we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year including iPhone 4 on Verizon which customers can’t wait to get their hands on.”

Apple’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer added:

“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of our business, generating $9.8 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter. Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we expect revenue of about $22 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $4.90.”

These impressive profitability report come just days after Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, revealed he was going on open-ended medical leave from the company.
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iPhone and PlayStation 3 Hacker GeoHot to Jailbreak Windows Phone 7

1/19/2011 05:36:00 PM - 0 comments

Well, it looks like the popular iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker GeoHot is planning to bring his talent in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Earlier today GeoHot updated his website that the he wanted to take part in Windows Phone 7 jailbreak scene. iPhone hacker genius decided to jailbreak Windows Phone 7 smartphones after he find out that the Microsoft and the Windows Phone 7 team has a more amicable and light-hearted approach to jailbreakers and hackers who wanted to experiment on their device. GeoHot has updated his website saying the following:

“perhaps a more appropriate way to deal with jailbreakers
I’m going out to buy a Windows 7 phone”

Surprisingly, after GeoHot updated his website, Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7 tweeted an open message to GeoHot and offers a free WP7 phone.

"#geohot if you want to build cool stuff on #wp7, send me email and the team will give you a phone – let dev creativity flourish #wp7dev"

Unlike Apple’s Steve Jobs and Sony’s Howard Stringer, Microsoft is taking a pleasant approach in dealing with hackers who wanted their device. Currently, Geo Hot is facing a lawsuit filed by Sony Corp. against him for jailbreaking PlayStation 3 and releasing custom firmware.
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iPhone 5 and iPad 2 To Have Dual Core GPU

1/19/2011 09:39:00 AM - 0 comments

I have some great news to report today. According to a report that was issued by AppleInsider, the next generation iPhone and iPad are to have a dual core SGX543 GPU in the iOS 4.3 Beta SDK. This probably isn’t all that surprising to many but it is great news all the same.

There have been a lot of rumours of late of a 2048 x 1536 high resolution display for the next generation iPad 2 and there have also been a number of reference to the drivers that are to be used in the iOS 4.3 Beta SDK too. The SGX543 GPU is from Imagination Technologies and it should be a great addition.

The next generation iPhone and iPad are due to be released by Apple in the first quarter of this year and they are going to have a new version of Apple’s custom A4 chip. These next generation devices will also have dual faster graphics cores that will be capable of supporting a Retina Display iPad and this could also potentially bring 1080p HD support to all iOS devices including Apple TV.

The addition of the dual core GPU will mean that a comparable CPU will be required so it makes sense that Apple will be using a dual core CPU which was talked about a while ago. It is all very exciting and it looks as if the next generation of iPhone and iPad is going to be something special and something that most iDevice users will want to get your hands on.

The official information hasn’t been released by Apple yet but as soon as anything is made official we will be sure to let you know. It all sounds very exciting at the moment and I personally can’t wait to see what is being planned for the next generation iPhone 5 and iPad 2 can you?
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Jailbreak iOS 4.3 Beta 1 on iPod Touch 4G using PwnageTool Bundle

1/19/2011 07:31:00 AM - 0 comments

The iPhone jailbreak community is getting very close to successfully jailbreak all iOS devices running on the freshly released iOS 4.3 Beta 1. After releasing PwnageTool bundle for iPad, iPhone hacker Johnny Franks now offers a new version of PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak the fourth-generation iPod Touch running on iOS 4.3 Beta 1.

Just like the PwnageTool for iPhone 4 and iPad, this version is also intended for advanced users who have an access at iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program. It is also a semi-untethered jailbreak, but it is expected that the untethered jailbreak will be released after the final version of iOS 4.3.

Download the PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 4.3 Beta 1using this link.

NOTE:
The jailbreaking process using this unofficial PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak iOS 4.3 is bit complicated and requires you to modify the restore Ramdisk manually. If you are not sure on what you are doing, then stay away! This tool is intended for advanced users only and we are not to be held accountable if you end up bricking your iPad.
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