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4 years ago

The truth about jailbreaking and the jailbreak community

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The truth about jailbreaking and the jailbreak community

Lately we've been seeing a lot of rumors about iOS 5 and whether over-the-air updates will affect the ability to jailbreak. Regardless, I think there are some misconceptions about the Jailbreak community being spread around the blogsphere lately, even as link-bait or and well-intentioned rebuttals that take the bait and provide the links.

This isn't that. I'm not going to reward negative attention seeking. I'm just going to reiterate why I think jailbreak greatly benefits all iOS users, Jailbreak and otherwise, and trust people are smart enough and critical enough to read all the opinions and decide for themselves.

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4 years ago

How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV

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How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV

Apple TV, when combined with AirTime Mirroring, is great way to take personal FaceTime video calls between family or colleagues and make them group calls that everyone can engage with. Whether you want to get the whole gang together for a big birthday bash, or the entire office for a conference call, FaceTime on the big screen makes it possible.

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4 years ago

iPhone Live 161: Scattered across the galaxy

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iPhone Live 161: Scattered across the galaxy

Rene, Seth, and Georgia talk iOS 5 beta 3, iPhone 5 wireless charging, Netflix price hikes, AT&T roaming data rates, Swype for Jailbreak, and BT keyboards for Apple TV. This is iPhone Live!

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4 years ago

iUsers brings multiple user accounts to the iPad [jailbreak]

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iUsers brings multiple user accounts to the iPad [jailbreak]

iUsers is a new jailbreak tweak that enables an iPad to have multiple user accounts. If you share your iPad with other people in your home, this jailbreak tweak could be just what you have been waiting for.

Each user that has access to your iPad can now have a separate account with their own log in passcode, separate home screens, different apps and log in credentials. Pedro Franceschi is the man to thank for this awesome looking tweak. He has even put together a short video showing how it all works; it looks really well put together and a highly useful add on. The iPad does have to go through a short reboot cycle when switching accounts. It doesn't seem to take very long to do it, so it's not really a deal breaker.

If you want to give this one a go, you will need to add http://cydia.iblogeek.com/ as an additional repository in your Cydia settings. Once you have done that, simply search for iUsers.

Take a look at iUsers in action after the break!

[YouTube via Cult of Mac]

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4 years ago

Angry Birds Rio updated with 15 new levels and a boss fight

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Angry Birds Rio updated with 15 new levels and a boss fight

Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and Angry Birds Rio for iPad have been updated with 15 new levels and a boss fight.

The carnival continues!

  • 15 new levels
  • New achievements
  • Boss fight!

I just can't get enough Angry Birds and am looking forward to the boss fight. Have you beaten the boss yet?

Angry Birds Rio is available on the iPhone and iPad for $0.99 and $2.99, respectively. Screenshots after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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4 years ago

Poll: What new feature do you want most for iPhone 5?

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Poll: What new feature do you want most for iPhone 5?

What new feature do you want most in iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 should be unveiled this fall, and as always Apple won't reveal any of its specs or features until Steve Jobs holds it up on stage. But that doesn't mean we don't have our wish lists! From the almost certain (Apple A5 processor) to the even odds (bigger screen) the pie in the sky dreams (glowing Apple logo!), we're curious to know what new feature you want most?

Vote in the poll up top and give us your full wish-list in the comments below!

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4 years ago

Reviews From the Forums

Reviews From the Forums

A few of our senior forum members are taking requests to review iOS games/applications of your choice. We’ve decided to spotlight these reviews and encourage all of you to reply with your opinions regardless or whether your agree or disagree. We want to know what you think of these applications.

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4 years ago

iPad 3 parts leak in Taiwan

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iPad 3 parts leak in Taiwan

Apple.pro, which has a good track record with such things, has posted a couple pictures of what they say are iPad 3 parts.

We pretty much know an iPad 3 is coming at some point, and we know it will have parts, but for pre-release techno-fetishists and gadget geeks like us, this as close to p0rn as we can post. Enjoy.

[Apple.pro]

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4 years ago

Spotify for iPhone hits the US App Store

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Spotify for iPhone hits the US App Store

Spotify for iPhone has finally hit the US App Store.

Stream millions of tracks from thousands of albums and artists to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go - listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.

  • Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone
  • Create and sync playlists
  • Receive music from friends via the inbox
  • Star your favourite tracks
  • Scrobble tracks to Last.fm
  • Access to over 13 million tracks from our catalogue
  • Offline playlists – listen to music with no mobile connection and avoid using your data allowance

Personally, I'll be sticking with iTunes and iCloud for my music streaming needs, but I'm old school and actually enjoy listening to my local radio. However, Spotify is a great alternative to iTunes and offers features that Apple does not. Will you be jumping ship?

Spotify is available for Free for iPhone and requires a free Spotify account. There are also premium and unlimited accounts available starting at $4.99 per month.

[iTunes link] [Spotify]

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4 years ago

Google releases Photovine for iPhone, a photo sharing app with a strange twist

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Google releases Photovine for iPhone, a photo sharing app with a strange twist

Google has released another photo sharing app for the iPhone, this one called Photovine and actually made by Slide. Slide was acquired by Google some time last year.

Watching the video it appears that it is aimed at some sort of photo word association type game. One person starts the photo conversation with a picture then friends add other photos with a similar theme. It is all a little bit strange if you ask me!

What's also hard to figure out is where it fits in with Google's other photo sharing services, like Picasa, Google+, and Pool Party. When do you use one rather than the other? Is it variety or lack of foucs

[Free - iTunes link, Photovine]

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, July 14

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, July 14

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Jumping Frenzy: Aliens hold a massive attack against the Earth. All continents are in danger. Two heroes Chidi and Chike need your help! [$0.99 for iPhone - iTunes link]

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4 years ago

Zeke in Orbit now available for iPhone and iPad [giveaway]

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Zeke in Orbit now available for iPhone and iPad [giveaway]

Brendan Wood has released his new iPhone and iPad game, Zeke in Orbit. It is an action-physics-puzzle-platformer with a simple premise but challenging gameplay.

Zeke has been launched into space...help him get home! Use Gravity Nodes to push and pull Zeke through 6 unique and challenging Galaxies with never before seen gameplay mechanics! Collect bones, fire missiles and place your own nodes to solve the mind-warping puzzles.

  • 6 Strange Galaxies with 10 Levels each
  • 3 Bones on each level to challenge your abilities
  • Smooth physics based mechanics keep you bouncing around levels for hours!
  • New abilities and obstacles introduced every 5 levels to keep things interesting...
  • Bonus Levels and unique modes of play.
  • Original soundtrack for each galaxy and engaging sound effects!
  • Emergent gameplay: never beat a level the same way twice!
  • Paint the screen with Zeke's Colored rocket tails!

I am such a sucker for these types of games and Zeke in Orbit is no exception. It's a lot of fun and very well made with natural feeling physics. It only took a few moments of gameplay to get me hooked!

Brendan has generously given us a few promo codes to give away! For a chance to win, just let us know which version you prefer, iPhone or iPad.

Zeke in Orbit is available for $0.99 for iPhone and $1.99 for iPad. Screenshots and video after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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4 years ago

TweetBot update submitted to Apple, will include push notifications but limited to the first 1000 users

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TweetBot update submitted to Apple, will include push notifications but limited to the first 1000 users

TapBots has announced that it has submitted an updated version of TweetBot, their beautifully designed Twitter app, to Apple for approval and the good news is it will now include push notifications. The downside is that the push notifications are classed as experimental and will be rolled out initially to the first 1000 users.

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4 years ago

Apple to hire temporary iPhone Sales Specialists throughout the UK starting August 16, could this be iPhone 5 launch day?

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Apple to hire temporary iPhone Sales Specialists throughout the UK starting August 16, could this be iPhone 5 launch day?

Apple is looking to recruit temporary full time iPhone Sales Specialists for its Apple Stores across the UK. The ads appeared on UK recruitment site Reeds.co.uk. The start date for the temporary positions is August 16 with an ending date of October 29. Could August 16 be the release date for the iPhone 5?

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4 years ago

Apple introduces volume purchasing for business

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Apple introduces volume purchasing for business

Apple has sent out a notice to developers that they're introducing volume purchasing for business. This is something I asked about recently, after Apple mentioned that Final Cut Pro X would be available in volume, and it's good to see Apple's not keeping it for themselves. In fact, it looks like they're going even further.

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