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Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download

Sure iPhones and iPads are made by Apple, but many if not most iOS users are also Windows users, and just today Microsoft has made their next-generation operating system available for test driving via the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices. And it's your chance to be one of the first to try it out.

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Microsoft rolls out its MSN iPad app to the USA and Canada

Microsoft has rolled out its popular MSN app to the USA and Canada. It was originally launched at the end of January as a UK only release. The MSN app brings you all of the latest news, sports, entertainment and much more form the Microsoft network in a beautiful magazine style layout on your iPad.

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iPone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak tool Greenpois0n Absinthe for Windows now available

We finally got an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 yesterday via Greenpois0n Absinthe. Until now the tool was only released for Mac users. It has now been updated with support for Windows users.

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How to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Windows now via redsn0w CLI 0.4.3

If you're running Windows, you can now jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1. The Dev Team has issued an update to redsn0w that adds support. This process isn't as easy as a simple one click tool like Greenpois0n Absinthe but if you absolutely can't wait any longer to jailbreak, we've got you covered.

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How to use iTunes Match to upgrade your local, ripped music to 256Kbps versions

Jason Snell has detailed a quick way to force your computer's local iTunes library to upgrade your songs to their 256kbps iTunes Match versions.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1, launches iTunes Match in the US [Updated]

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 and along with it, their paid music locker service in the U.S., iTunes Match. Coming after several extended betas, and past the previously announced October time frame, iTunes Match costs 24.99 a year and allows users to scan their iTunes libraries and either gain access to matching, 256kbps tracks from the iTunes Catalog, or upload their own, off-catalog tracks for access from any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes client on Mac or Windows.

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iCloud Control Panel for Windows now available

Apple has released its iCloud Control Panel app for Microsoft Windows computers. The iCloud Control Panel is required to enable iCloud on your Windows PC and provides access to Photo Stream, Contacts, Calendars Bookmarks and Mail.

It is quite a large download, coming in at just under 40MB.

Source: Apple

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Daily Tip: How to Jailbreak iOS 5 GM with RedSn0w 0.9.9b3

If you've got the iOS 5 GM seed on your iOS device, you can now jailbreak via RedSn0w 0.9.9b3a. This one is also tethered like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5.

Be advised that not all jailbreak apps and tweaks have been updated to support iOS 5. If you’re alright with running tethered and don’t mind a few bugs here and there, follow along for a quick walkthrough.

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Access your virtual machine, Mac from iPhone, iPad with Parallels Mobile

Users of the well known Mac virtual machine software Parallels can now purchase an updated Parallels Mobile from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It will allow you to not only access any of your Parallels virtual machines -- for example, that Windows 7 you're running on your MacBook -- from your device. Simply log in to your Parallels account and you'll have instant access to any of your Parallels VMs.

Parallels Mobile offers the following features:

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