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CallLock fixes proximity sensor bug [Jailbreak]

CallLock is a new tweak available for Jailbroken iPhones that does exactly what it says -- it locks your phone once an incomming or an outgoing call is connected. If you are like me and your iPhone 4 is still having proximity sensor issues issues then this will prevent you from ever face dialing, muting and ending calls ever again.

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Amplitube 2 for iPhone - App Review

Amplitube 2 by IK Multimedia is an awesome little app that allows you to convert your iPhone into a full on guitar rig. Their iPad version was recently featured in one of the new Apple iPad ads. The app has 3 versions currently - Amplitube Free, Amplitube LE ($2.99), and the full Amplitube version ($19.99). We are using the full version for this review to give you a complete picture of what's available.

To use this app, you'll need to purchase an iRig, which are currently priced at $39.99. You'll simply plug your guitar or bass into the iRig which then plugs into your iPhone or iPad. The 3rd outlet allows you to plug into the audio output of your choice. We just used a standard surround system (receiver) for this review. You're also free to use an amp or headphones, which can be great if you'd like to practice quietly. And hey, it's a lot easier to carry around the iRig than an entire guitar rig.

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Theme artists Zausser and K. Nitsua presents iNitsua Z Twilight HD for iPhone 4 [Jailbreak]

From the expert theme designers of Xhd and iNSPIRED comes iNitsua Z Twilight HD for the iPhone 4. Zausser and K. Nitsua have created a breathtaking Retina quality theme that skins every UI element of the iPhone 4 from the keypad to the SMS messaging interface. This full featured theme is to be used on Jailbroken iPhones with the Winterboard app and comes with numerous weather widgets, animated lock screen themes, pin entry skins, and even comes with a non Retina port for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. iNitusa Z Twilight HD is available on Cydia for $2.99.

As with all of Zausser and K. Nitsua's themes, most of the fun is derived from customization. iNitsua Z Twilight HD comes with PSDs to easily customize different aspects of the theme and to make your own custom icons. There is already a large library of user made add on packs that allow you to change the color schemes, install different weather widgets and lock screens, iAccess keyboard skins, or add custom icon and SBSetting packs.

Check out the stunning pictures after the break but keep in mind that Retina quality themes look much better on a Retina display than on your computer screen. Excited about all the HD theme's coming to the iPhone 4? Questions about Winterboard and theme customization? Leave us a comment or visit our Jailbreak forums!

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Air Video for iPhone, iPad updated with multitasking and retina display support

Air Video, a fantastic app that can transcode and stream video content from your Windows PC or Mac straight to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, has just been updated to include support for multitasking and Retina display. 

Your Windows PC or Mac needs a small piece of software installed to communicate with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad but once setup you can stream native iOS video content (MP4 and M4V) instantly to your device (rather than having to sync it over first via iTunes). Air Video will convert non-supported video formats (AVI, MKV, etc) and either store them for later streaming or stream them on the fly so you can watch now rather than waiting for later.

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Zero Punctuation on iPhone games [NSFW video]

Zero Punctuation takes a break from lambasting the latest console games for a brief look at Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and a few other popular iPhone titles. If you're familiar with Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's style, then you know you're in for incredibly not-safe-for-work (NSFW) language and graphic cartoon subject matter. Be warned.

(Interestingly, almost 2 years to the day since TiPb did our Zero Punctuation homage for the T

Video after the break. Note, it isn't iPhone/iPad friendly, send your constructive feedback to The Escapist...

[The Escapist]

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BBC announces subscription-based iPlayer coming to iPad in 2011

BBC Worldwide has gone on record stating they'll release a subscription-based iPlayer app for Apple's iPad tablet next year, according to The Financial Times.

The BBC is to launch a commercial version of its iPlayer video on demand technology, using a subscription model on Apple iPads and with the US probably the first to receive the service. It will be available only outside the UK, where the BBC is not allowed to charge for its content, and marks a new stage in the broadcaster’s move to exploit its content around the world.

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Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone, iPad now in app store!

Angry Birds Seasons, the Christmas-themed update to Angry Birds Halloween we heard about last week has just now arrived in the iTunes App Store. And from the sounds of things they're just getting started.

From now on, every season is an Angry Birds season. After the special treats of Halloween, Angry Birds Seasons returns with another gift that keeps on giving: Season’s Greetings for the Holidays!

  • Count down the 25 days of Christmas with Angry Birds!
  • Frolic in the fun new levels in a snow-filled winter wonderland!
  • A very merry Golden Egg full of holiday spirit!

Can't wait for the Easter chocolate egg update, can you?

It's free if you previously bought Angry Birds Halloween, otherwise it's $0.99 for iPhone [iTunes link] or $1.99 for the iPad [iTunes link].

Did you get it? If so, what do you think?

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360 Panorama For iPhone - app review


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360 Panorama for iPhone just issued a large update to their popular panorama app that uses the built-in gyroscope feature. This essentially allows you to capture more accurate panoramic photos much easier. It can take a bit longer than a standard stitching app but the overall quality seems to be better. As iPhone photography becomes even more prominent and mainstream, good photography apps tend to do well. 360 Panorama is definitely an app to check out if you enjoy editing and taking photos on your iPhone.

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aTV Flash now available: Brings new video features to Apple TV (2010)

aTV Flash for Apple TV (2010) is here, bringing with it the ability to view HTML5 content through a custom browser, view the weather, RSS feeds, and adds last.fm access. aTV Flash also supports a pethora of video formats as well, including - .m4v, .mp4, .mov for video, HE-AAC, AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV for audio.

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Top 5 best Jailbreak apps and tweaks for iPhone

What are the top 5 best, or just our most favorite, Jailbreak apps and tweaks for iPhone? That's something we get asked a lot in comments, in the forums, and during the podcast chat. Cydia is filled with wonderful tools and applications to enhance your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. In this version, we're going to look at the top 5 jailbroken apps or tweaks to help you make the best of your iPhone experience. Some of these may apply to other devices as well, but we'll strictly be looking at the iPhone variants. Hit the break for what we think are 5 jailbreak utilities every jailbreaker should check out!

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