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If you need to tethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 via redsn0w you can now do so without having to manually point to iOS 5.0. The Dev-Team has updated their redsn0w tool to offer native support for iOS 5.0.1. Other notable changes include full support for the newer 8GB iPhone 4, iBooks issue fixed, custom IPSWs for 3GS owners without blobs, and more.
If you live in Canada then you'll know of Tim Hortons. You really cannot travel to far without seeing a Tim Hortons in any portion of Canada and while the franchise is slowly making its way across the US -- it keeps maintains it dominance over other franchises such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts in the great white north.
And now -- Tim Hortons has upped their game quite a bit releasing a new version of their TimmyMe application. The previous version lacked some polish but the latest release has received a UI makeover and more importantly -- now has some freshly added features:
Apple has updated the 2nd-generation Apple TV software to version 4.4.4, which includes general performances and stability improvements and a fix related to an issue that displayed an error when attempting to play certain types of video content.
The new software update comes just a month after their 4.4.3 update, which added support for Netflix streaming in Mexico as well as addressing an audio problem when playing sound through the optical port when your television set is turned off, and carries a new build number (9A406a).
IgnitedUSA has posted a rather entertaining video to their YouTube channel featuring all kinds of iMonsters, Santas, and characters from popular iOS apps. The video features them singing their own version of Deck the Halls from their own respective iPhone. It's a pretty good laugh to get you through the work day. And don't worry, totally safe for playing at work. Check out the full video below.
The official Gmail blog just posted a pretty lengthy entry explaining the changes to their newly updated Gmail app for iOS. While the update doesn't seem to be a huge one, it does bring some much wanted additions -
Apple has just made iOS 5.1 beta 2 available to developers. No word yet on what changes, if any are included, but a beta 2 means we're still waiting on a GM, and then waiting some more on a public release, so we wouldn't go expecting this to go wide for a while still.
Fairly or unfairly, Google's Android often gets knocked for having a lagging or stuttering user interface when compared to Apple's iOS on iPhone and iPad. TiPb's previously guessed that this stemmed from very early architectural decisions made by Apple, who had a full screen, multi-touch UI -- albeit it a highly limited one -- in mind from the outset, as opposed to Google who originally had Android set up as a BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Standard, and Nokia competitor that had no need for high performance, sophisticated UI rendering.
While iOS doesn't enjoy public code-names like OS X - no Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion - they do use internal code names, typically derived from ski resorts. Here a list of previous, current, and future iOS code-names.