As you know Apple has seeded iOS 5 beta 5 to developers just few minutes ago but, according to the reports, the developers will need iTunes 10.5 beta 5 to install this latest beta on their idevices. However, iTunes 10.5 beta 5 will not be required if you are updating your device wirelessly, through Over the Air update.
It is to be noted that iTunes 10.5 beta 5 does not sync the devices running on iOS 5 beta 4. So, it is very important that you have iTunes 10.5 beta 5 to sync with the new system.
For those who missed out and are yet unaware of the developments regarding the iOS 5, the latest version of the iOS has over 250 new changes and tries to do away with the limitations of the iOS 4 by introducing some much needed changes such as a dedicated notifications center, BBM style messaging service called iMessage, Airplay mirroring, iCloud and over the air updates to further validate Apple’s “Post Pc era” philosophy. The betas released such as the iOS 5 Beta 5 can be considered as stepping stones for the final release candidate.
Download: If you have account with Apple’s Developer Program, you can download iTunes 10.5 beta 5 after logging into your account. For other users we will post a direct download link soon.
Download iTunes 10.5 beta 5 for Mac
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Well, everyone was expecting it and Apple has done. iOS 5 beta 5 has just been released for developers. iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G can be upgraded to this new beta release provided you have developer account with Apple.
We don’t recommend that you should get this beta release other than using official way which is to register with Apple’s Developer Program for $99, log in to your account and download it from there.
According to the reports Apple is taking serious actions against those developers who are selling their free slots of UDIDs on web. If you don’t have a genuine developer account, you should not get iOS 5 beta 5 activated through unofficial means.
For those who are not following the updates, Apple announced iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 about two months ago. iOS 5 brings a lot of new features like revamped notification system in the form of Notification Center, iMessage, deep twitter integration, enhanced Safari and many more. It is being expected that Apple will release the final and public build of iOS 5 in next month and today’s beta might the final of its series.
We have removed all download links for this beta version because there a new stable iOS firmware released by Apple. You can search our blog to get the new release. Till the time we are writing these sentences, there is stable iOS 6.X.X version and Apple has already started working on new iOS 7.
Today we are going to share another simple Cydia Tweak with our those readers who are using a jailbroken iPhone. Speed for Maps tweak adds a new icon into iOS Maps which serves as speedometer.
This tweak is very handy for those users who want to know their current speed while traveling or walking and without using any third-party app. The speedometer icon is added in the bottom right corner of Maps in a beautiful way. In fact it looks like the icon was already there.
Speed for Maps doesn’t add any new icon on the homescreen of iPhone, but you can configure the output in the settings.app, changing between MPH, KPH, FPS and Knots.
Launch Cydia and search for “Speed for Maps”. Download and install the tweak on your iPhone.
It is to be noted that this app is compatible with iPhone only.
If your device is running on iOS 4.3.1 or earlier version and is not jailbroken, you can use Redsn0w to jailbreak it. iPhone running on iOS 4.3.3 can be jailbroken with JailbreakMe.
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Apple made a bold move when they decided that upon the launch of their new operating system the Mac OS X Lion, they would only make it available as a digital download via their online store, the Mac Appstore. The move was intune with Apple’s philosophy of reduced dependence on physical media and making the Mac Appstore a one stop shop for all your Mac related needs. Although the move was received with both encouraging and hesitant reactions.
According to South African online newspaper Beeld, yesterday the South African Police Service’s Commercial Crime Unit arrested a person involved in PS3 jailbreaking and selling illegal copies of games and other stuff. This raid was conducted in Parktown, Johannesburg, after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT).
The members of South African Revenue Service (SARS) Computer Forensics Lab, who were accompanying the Crime Unit, also seized goods of around R 100,000 (US $14000).
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles as well as hard-drives were seized during the raid. In addition documentation, fake PS2 games and original PS3 games, believed to be employed as master copies, were also seized.
The newspaper states that this is the first incident of this type where a PS3 jailbreaker is arrested. However there are no updates and reports whether Sony was involved behind this raid or not.
In January, 2011 Sony filed a lawsuit against Geohot, who is the most popular developer of jailbreak softwares among jailbreak community, for bypassing the effective technology measures employed by Sony on PlayStation 3. Later on the settlement between GeoHot and Sony was announced after four months of battle in courts.
It seems this arrest was made by South African Police itself after receiving some negative reports against the jailbreaker, without any involvement of Sony. The arrested person will appear today or tomorrow in the Johannesburg courts.
Google has just added a new flexibility in its Gmail product by providing Preview Pane feature. If you have ever used Outlook or Mail App on Mac machines, you will be well aware of this feature. In fact it lets you to preview the message in inbox while eliminating the need of going back and forward to read a new email.
By default this feature is disabled, but you can enable it under Lab tab which can be accessed by clicking on Settings button available in the top right corner. Alternatively click on this link to directly lank on Lab Tab provided you are already logged into your Gmail account.
After you have enabled Preview Pane feature you can toggle between Preview and List view by using a new toggle button which will appear in the top right corner of messages list.
In case you have enough vertical space, you can also place the Preview Pane under your messages list. To do this use the down-arrow available next to toggle button.
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Well, Microsoft finalized its Windows Phone 7.5 update last week, but the leaked screenshots of next update have started appearing in the wild. Windows Phone Tango, which is reported by many sources to be the minor release before the next generation Windows Phone OS codenamed Apollo, will include a global search option.
This global search option will allow users to find the content e.g., contacts, email, messages etc using a single search box. If this build-in search engine doesn’t find the relevant information, it will try to fetch the required info from internet.
The first screenshot of Tango build posted on a Slovakian forum is being confirmed as genuine by many tech blogs. WPCentral reports that a moderator at the site, named Snake, posted the following description of build 8220 Tango:
“Content Search (Build 8200 Tango), it more or less works, first it´s finding content directly on the phone, and then on the web, the good thing is that Facebook pages work now (finally), i don´t know about twitter/LinkedIn, i haven´t them synced up, voice activated searching is also possible, similar function what iPhone has.”
According to Winrumors:
The build is expected to be an interim release between Windows Phone Mango and the next-generation of Windows Phone, codenamed “Apollo.” The jump in build strings would explain a split in development, keeping the 77xx trees available for future 7.5 updates and improvements. We’re unable to immediately verify the report but an image posted with the build description does appear to be genuine and suggests that Microsoft could be building in full device search into a future Windows Phone Update.
We don’t have any official update on this new leaked screenshot yet but we will keep you updated as we get new updates.
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Vonage has released a new app for iPhone users which allows users to make low-cost international calls in more than 190 countries. Every download of the app from App Store will also provide you free 15 minutes talk time in 100 countries which can be used to make calls on both landline and mobile numbers. Above of all this there is no monthly fees associated with this app and the bill is paid through your iTunes account.
Make a FREE International Call! For a limited time, each download includes a FREE call up to15 minutes to landlines and mobile phones in any one of 100 countries. Activate your FREE call to take advantage of this offer. No purchase necessary.**
• Pay per call and talk for up to 15 minutes to 100 countries for $1.99 or less (excluding applicable taxes)
• For an additional 90+ countries, talk up to 15-minutes for $2.99 to $9.99 (excluding applicable taxes)
• Bill directly to your iTunes account
• Works on Wi-Fi® worldwide
• Also for use on high quality 3G networks in the U.S. and Canada
• Special bonus! For a limited time, unused minutes can be used for additional calls
• No need to be a Vonage home customer
Now it’s even easier to make international calls when you’re on the go. Conveniently bill calls directly to your iTunes account and save money over major mobile carrier rates. Whether you want to make an international call while traveling or catch up with friends and family abroad, just find the country you want to call, tap the Buy button and start talking. All you need is Wi-Fi. In the U.S. and Canada, may be used over a high-quality 3G network (carrier charges may apply if you have a limited data plan).
Start calling now!
What you’ll need:
• The Time to Call™ app for iPhone
• An iPhone with Wi-Fi or a high quality 3G connection in the U.S. or Canada
Get started now:
• Download the Time to Call™ app for iPhone
• Select the country you want to call
• Tap the Buy button on your screen and dial the number you want to call – no service plan is required and your call is billed directly to your iTunes account
• Call mobile or landline numbers and talk for up to 15 minutes
• For a limited time, each download includes a FREE call of up to 15 minutes to landlines and mobile phones in any one of 100 countries. Activate your FREE call to take advantage of this offer. No purchase necessary.**
Vonage Time to Call app for iPhone can be download from App Store free of cost. Here is the iTunes link.
Well, this might be an exciting and interesting news for those users who are still using a locked HTC phone and are afraid of unlocking it by using unofficial tools, but this will see a direct path of trash bin/recycle bin on the computers/news readers of those users who have already unlocked their devices while using some third party bootloader unlocking tools.
The official bootloader unlocking will be a web based tool. After creating an online account using a vailid e-mail, you will have to enter the device identifier token into Web Tool. After few minutes you will receive a unique unlock for your android phone in your main inbox.
Since our last update, many of you have asked how the bootloader unlocking process will actually work, and in particular why HTC’s most recently released devices still have a locked bootloader. Rest assured we’re making progress toward our goal to roll out the first software updates in August to support unlocking for the global HTC Sensation, followed soon by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. Because unlocking the bootloader provides extensive control over the device and modifications may cause operation, security and experience issues, new devices will continue to ship locked but will support user-initiated unlocking using a new Web-based tool.
So how will this work? The Web tool, which will launch this month, requires that you register an account with a valid e-mail address and accept legal disclaimers that unlocking may void all or parts of your warranty. Then plug in your phone to a computer with the Android SDK loaded to retrieve a device identifier token, which you can then enter into the Web tool to receive a unique unlock key via e-mail. Finally, apply the key to your device and unlocking will be initiated on your phone.
We’re excited to bring bootloader unlocking to developers and enthusiasts, and we feel this new Web tool will meet your needs and continue to provide customers with the best experience. Thanks to the community for supporting these efforts!
While you wait for official release, the unofficial developer community has already provided the said tool in its fashion which can be downloaded from this website.
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Just like Find My iPhone, Apple also wants to release Find My Mac feature for its Mac Users and the first step to this goal has been initiated by opening the doors of Find My Mac beta testing for developers.
This new feature was added in Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 but it was not available till yesterday. The whole concept is same as used in the case of iPhone and iPad but technology is little different. As Mac books don’t have any built-in GPS function, so Find My Mac feature will rely on the nearby WiFi networks to determine the location of the computer.
It will include all the basic functions. The user will be able to play a sound on his lost mac, display a message on the screen, wipe out the entire hard drive and lock it remotely. However after activating the remotely lock feature, the owner won’t be able to see the location of its computer on the map.
Find My Mac will be integrated with iCloud and will be provided free. This new service is expected to debut this fall, and we’ll be reading many Find My Mac success stories soon.
As we gradually shift towards the fall season, the rumor mill is churning at a furious speed and spweing all sorts of rumors regarding Apple’s next gen iphone, the iPhone 5. Although it was originally suggested that the Apple would make minor changes to the iPhone and probably release it under the name of iPhone 4S, latest developments suggest otherwise. Continue reading →
It has now become clear that Apple doesn’t provide some new features intentionally in older devices, which could be turned on easily in a software update, just to boost the sale of newer devices. In iPad 2 Apple included “Mirroring” function which lets you watch the display of your device on a HD monitor or TV using Apple’s display adapters. But the said function is not available in iPod Touch 4 and iPhone 4. However, after following this simple guide you can easily enable HDMI video mirroring on your device.
It is to be noted that jailbroken device is the prerequisite for this guide. If you haven’t jailbroken your device, you can head over to this post to download the latest version of Redsn0w to jailbeak iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.2 any earlier version or you can read about JailbreakMe 3.0 which jailbreaks iOS 4.3.3 on all idevices. If you are using iOS 4.3.4 or iOS 4.3.5, you can use Redsn0w 0.9.8 to get tethered jailbreak.
Step 1: After you have jailbroken your device, launch Cydia and find and install iFile by using the Search Option.
Step 2: Now go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app.
Step 3: In Springboard.app open the following file depending on your iOS device using Property list viewer.
If you have got iPod Touch 4, open N81AP.plist
If you have got iPhone 4, open N90AP.plist
Step 4: Now tap on capabilities and type “display-mirroring” after tapping on + sign. Choose “Boolean” under TYPE as shown in this screenshot.
Step 5: Tap on Create option.
Step 6: Once you have created this new capability. Go back to capabilities again, scroll down and switch on “display-mirroring.
Step 7: Reboot your iPhone 4/iPod Touch, connect it with TV using HDMI or VGA adapter and mirror the screen of your iPhone.
One of inabilities of iOS is not to support Flash based content like Videos, Games etc on idevices. But today Skyfire releases an app for iPhone and iPad devices that lets you play Flash videos on your devices. It is now available for download from app store.
Skyfire VideoQ™ is a new kind of App that lets you watch Flash Videos while browsing with Safari or any iPad/iPhone browser! Simply click the ‘Mail Link to this Page’ on any browser to email the video URL to your ‘Queue’ and open the App.
Watch video from across the internet that would not usually work on iOS, and see what are the ‘hot’ videos of the day as judged by the ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ across millions of Skyfire users.
Skyfire, maker of the #1 ranking third-party browser in the AppStore, brings you this exciting new app: Skyfire VideoQ™. It’s not a browser, but an entertainment App with two revolutionary features.
FIRST, watch Flash videos while using any browser!
SECOND, enjoy the most popular Flash Videos of the Day in our ‘Hot’ List
Well it is to be noted that Skyfire VideoQ supports only Flash videos and it will not work with Flash Games or with any other flash based content. In fact the app uses the Skyfire Servers to convert the video and then pushes the video on your device’s screen. VideoQ supports more than 200,000 websites and more are being added everyday.