Category Archives: iDevice Related

Apple iPhone 4, App Store, Angry Birds Awarded Guiness World Records

The Guinness World Records is at it again, dealing out awards for various unusual feats. No category or industry sector is left untouched, with one of the previous awards going to Kinect as the fastest selling consumer electronics device. Today, new awards go out to Apple’s iPhone 4, the Apple App Store, and even Angry Birds.

The iPhone 4 has been named as the fastest-selling portable gaming system, after an estimated 1.5 million iPhone 4 handsets were sold on the first day of release back on June 24, 2010. In comparison, the PSP only sol 200,000 units on its launch date in 2005, and the DS took two weeks to move 500,000 units after its launch in 2004. However, neither of those devices functioned also as a smartphone, those this award’s a bit of a stretch. Read the rest of this entry

iPad 2 Jailbreak May not be a Free Jailbreak

Here’s some new updated regarding iPad 2 jailbreak, i0n1c, the guy behind iOS 4.3.3 / 4.3.2 / 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak flavor for all iOS devices except iPad 2, is working now independently on iPad 2 jailbreak. i0n1c has mentioned via his Twitter that he will no longer give exploits for free.

What that mean ? i0n1c will not release iPad 2 jailbreak for free, this is the first time we see one of iOS devices hackers who sells his jailbreak, we only heard about donations. But to be fair enough, no one can deny i0n1c‘s decision, as this kind of jobs are time and effort consuming. So that no one can blame him. But the point is how much iPad 2 jailbreak cost?

Veeence, who is a good source of jailbreak news, has confirmed the same and mentioned that iPad 2 jailbreak’s codename is Elevator, so that upcoming iPad 2 jailbreak may be called Elevator (not confirmed).

iPad 2 Jailbreak ETA : Veeence also expected that i0n1c may release jailbreak for iPad 2 before Comex. Moreover, when we found i0n1c talking now about money that may indicates that he finished the long awaited jailbreak. I know that iPad 2 owners became impatient, but we only have to wait and see.

New Sim Case For iPhone 4 With Slide On Battery

Third Rail System introduced an amazing Slim protective Case for iPhone 4 with a slide-on Smart Battery which allows you also to add additional power if you run out of juice mid-day. Slim Case is being sold for $39.99.

Specs :

  • Product Dimensions : 4.96 in x 2.43 in x 0.46 in; 0.85 oz
  • Product Compatibility : Works with every iPhone 4, iPhone not included.
  • Box Contents : Slim Case for iPhone 4, Micro-USB Cable, User’s Manual

Features :

  • Complete Coverage : Durable hard-shell protection with a soft touch coating provides access to all iPhone 4 features.
  • Ultimate Flexibility : Daily phone power needs may vary – we feel that your solution should vary with it. A great protective case by itself and, if needed, transforms to a power case by sliding on any Third Rail™ Smart Battery (sold separately).
  • Share your Power : The Third Rail™ Slim Case is compatible with all Third Rail™ Smart Batteries so you can easily share Smart Batteries among family, friends, and coworkers.
  • Apple Certified : Officially a “Made for iPhone 4” product.

Untethered Jailbreak for Verizon 4.2.7 NOW Available

As of last night, @iH8snow along with @pushfix released an untethered solution for Verizon iPhone users on 4.2.7. Sn0wbreeze v2.6.1 is now available on the iH8sn0w website at the following address:

Sn0wbreeze 2.6.1

It is currently only available for Windows users and hopefully will be transferred to a Mac client soon.

For those who are currently jailbroken on a tethered 4.2.7 can use a package by @pushfix to make it untethered. Follow the steps below to do this:

• Add this repo: http://cydia.pushfix.info
• Install the package “Verizon Untether for 4.2.7”
• Reboot
• And now you’re untethered

HBO Go now available for iOS, brings over 1,400 shows with it

HBO has finally released their much-awaited HBO Go iOS app for iPhone and iPad devices. The app gives HBO subscribers free access to over 1,400 shows in addition to many sports event and full-length films. What’s great is that the app offers up all of HBO’s quality programming — True Blood, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire, and more — and the app streams over 3G in addition to Wi-Fi. It’s available now in the App Store if you want to get your Nucky Thompson on.

Swedes get iZettle in June for iPhone credit card payments

Here in the US we have a bunch of different credit card readers and associated apps to use for taking credit card payments right on your iPhone. One of the most popular that you can get in the Apple Store right now is the Square Reader. All the US card readers I have seen so far have the same thing in common, you have to swipe the card to get the data or manually enter it. Many of the credit cards today have integrated sensors so you don’t have to swipe.

We have all been standing in a store at some point and had the cashier swipe our card a dozen times, wrap it in a bag, and then swipe it again just to get your credit card to work. No one wants to have to try that with their iPhone. People needing to take credit cards on their iPhone in Sweden will have another option come June with iZettle. The cool thing about this card reader is that it takes payments from the credit cards that have chips with the card details in them.

That means that you don’t have to swipe the credit card with the iZettle system, you just slip the credit card into reader that plugs into the charge and sync port of the iPhone. The system will deposit the funds daily into the user’s checking account and the receipts can be sent to the people that pay via Facebook. The iZettle reader is large at almost half the size of the iPhone. The reader is EMV approved and meets PCI-DSS regulations that govern credit card security in Sweden. Those regulations ensure that the traffic on the card network is encrypted. The only downside to this is that at least here in the US, most credit cards lack a chip, and I see no swipe on the iZettle reader.

Update: Johan linked us up with a nice video of the iZettle in action, thanks!

Meet Terra, iPad browser with tabbed, full screen and offline browsing

Isn’t it high time you upgraded your mobile browsing experience? Introducing Terra, an alternative web browser for your iPad from the creators of ReaddleDocs office suite. Think Safari with a few tweaks thrown in for a good measure. You can go full screen with a tap to make full use of iPad’s larger canvas and enjoy web content without any user interface elements getting in your way. Tap the icon in the uper right corner and boom – all your browsing controls re-appear.

Another cool feature is the offline browsing mode where Terra saves the page at hand – with all images preserved – for later viewing when there’s no Internet access available. Another useful enhancement is tabbed browsing mode that lets you quickly switch between open tabs using a three-finger swipe. The list of cool stuff doesn’t end here…

It’s got private browsing mode, passcode lock, custom search engines, AirPrint, inline search and in-app email. Plus, it lets you use iTunes file sharing to import bookmarks from your desktop or transfer downloaded files to a computer (yes, Terra lets you dowload files, unlike Apple’s Safari). In addition, you can change the user agent in order to fool misbehaving sites into thinking you’re browsing the web using desktop Safari, Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox. As a cherry on top, Terra can open saved files from other apps via the Open In menu, including Office attachments (doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx), PDF documents, web archives and even ZIP and RAR files.

It’s free and ranked as the #1 free app in the App Store so grab it now while it’s hot. Check out a quick video review below.

Microsoft Courier style comes to tablets with Tapose app

If you are a CES hound as we are you might recall at CES 2010 Microsoft showed off an interesting tablet with two screens called the Courier. At the time the Courier debuted, the indication was that the thing would actually go into production. Microsoft dashed those dreams when it later announced it had no intention of producing the dual screen tablet. If you like that dual screen style and the things that it could potentially allow you to do, you might like the Tapose app that has surfaced.

This app comes from a couple of engineers who are reinventing the cool Courier dual screen layout and usability with an app for current tablets. The app doesn’t have the stylus capability that the Courier offered, but it does have the dual screen style. The Tapose app is being designed for the iPad right now and there are reportedly plans for an Android version too. The idea is that the user of the tablet could open two things at once.

For instance, one side of the screen can run a web browser, while the other side runs a document that the user is working on. The user would be able to drag and drop things from one side of the window to the other. That is very cool and I know it would be useful for anyone who uses the web to research and write a document. Tapose is apparently in alpha form right now and won’t hit the market until late summer.

[via TabletPCReview]

Foxconn employees arrested for leaking Apple iPad 2 specs

DigiTimes is citing a report from sznews.com today that three Foxconn employees have been arrested in Shenzhen, China for leaking the design specs of the iPad 2 to third-party case manufacturers ahead of the device’s launch. The three were allegedly arrested in December of last year and were charged in late March for the leaks. Foxconn grew suspicious of its own employees after accurate third-party iPad 2 cases began popping up on the market; the firm then asked local authorities to investigate. Foxconn manufacturers electronics for a number of major companies including Apple, HP, Palm, and Sony, and it has been called out in the past for the harsh treatment of its employees. [Via AppleInsider]

iPad 2, HARMAN OnBeat, Upgrade Bracket Free Promo Code

Free stuff is always nice. We just got this tip that you can get an upgrade bracket that will allow you to fit your iPad2 into your HARMAN OnBeat. The old model was too loose to accomadate the slimmer tablet. If you have been running into this problem, JBL has your back. They’re offering to ship free brackets to anyone who has this problem. All of the details are after the break.

All you have to do is browse on over to JBL’s webstore here. There you’ll find the product numbers you need, just use the promo code BRACKET and you’ll be able to get a new bracket shipped to you at no cost. Thanks JBL! It’s always nice when a company actually goes out of their way to support a product like this. I snapped a quick screenshot confirming that the code actually works. Here you go.

You should also know that if you’re shopping around for docking stations, JBL is already shipping all new purchases with this bracket. So don’t let this deter you, you’re already covered. We wrote a bit more about it and have an image gallery posted here.

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