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Daily Tip: How to set up custom vibration patterns in iOS 5 [Video]

Curious how to set up the new accessibility feature in iOS 5, namely the custom vibration patterns? Custom vibrations patterns let you set up uniquely identifiable series for contacts in your address book -- a handy feature to say the least!

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Daily Tip: How to tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 via Ac1dSn0w

Ac1dSn0w is a newly released jailbreak tool that'll allow you to tethered jailbreak your device (no iPhone 4S or iPad 2 support). So if RedSn0w is giving you issues, you may want to give Ac1dSn0w a try. If you've used RedSn0w in the past and you're more comfortable using it instead, you can of course tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 via RedSn0w as well. Windows users will need to use RedSn0w as Ac1dSn0w only currently supports Mac.

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Weekly Mod: how to replace a shattered or unresponsive iPhone 3G/3GS digitizer assembly

If you shattered the glass on your iPhone 3G or 3GS, a screen replacement is a relatively easy repair to perform. You'll just need a few tools and a new digitizer assembly to turn your broken iPhone 3G or 3GS from broken to good as new.

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Daily Tip: how to use QR codes on your iPhone or iPad

If you've seen those funky little bar codes floating around you may have been wondering what they are or how they're used. They're called QR (quick response) codes and they're used to store useful information like web URLs, contact cards, e-mail addresses, etc... You can scan these codes anywhere you find them quickly and easily with your iPhone and we'll show you how.

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Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 battery

Have an out of warranty AT&T or Verizon iPhone 4 that's can't seem to hold a charge and wondering how to replace the battery DIY (do it yourself) style? Changing out batteries is a service we provide at PXLFIX on a regular basis, but it's actually a pretty simple repair and something most people with just a bit of technical know-how can perform.

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How to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5 and 5.0.1

If you've updated your iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 or 5.0.1 and lost your unlock we can help you get it back. The actual jailbreak will be tethered but you'll still be able to unlock and continue using your device in the mean time until an untethered jailbreak solution is released. iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users should steer clear of this as it will not work.

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Daily Tip: How to tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with RedSn0w

If you're currently running iOS 5.0.1, you can jailbreak via RedSn0w 0.9.9b8. This one is also tethered like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5. It's also worth noting that unlockers should stay away from this one unless they're okay with being tethered. iPhone 4 users should stay away from any newer stock iOS firmware versions altogether in order to preserve their baseband.

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Daily Tip: How to add Settings shortcuts to your home screen

Wondering how to quickly and easily add icons to your Home Screen that will take you to frequently used Settings like Brightness, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi? Developer Jeff Broderick has created profiles that do just that!

Follow along to learn how to get them!

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Daily Tip: How to set your Music app to stop playing after a set amount of time

Like to go to sleep listening to your iPhone's Music app and curious how to get it to "sleep" after a set period of time? One of the most annoying things is waking up a few hours later and it is still playing. Especially true if you are listening to an Audio Book and have to scrub back through hours of audio to find where you stopped listening.

Well there is a better way! You can set your iPod to stop playing after a set amount of time. It is really easy to do and we will show you how.

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How to set up iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

So you've subscribed to iTunes Match. Now you need to set up your iOS devices to use it. It's just as simple as subscribing was. Just a few ticks and clicks and you'll be on your way to iCloud music goodness!

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