By Alex Heath on Sep 7, 2011
Actor and tech entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher is known for his many roles on the sliver screen, as well as the numerous tech startups that he’s funded. He is currently in the process of shooting the Two And A Half Men TV show as Charlie Sheen’s replacement.
Mr. Kutcher apparently has some influence with the folks at Apple in Cupertino, in fact, Apple internally refers to an upcoming feature in iOS 5 as “The Kutcher.” Why? We have absolutely no idea… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 7, 2011
The countdown to iOS 5′s release has begun, with Apple now bringing its most valued and prominent carrier partners into the testing phase for the first time.
Carriers have now begun testing the latest build of iOS 5 internally, with reports suggesting that this build is a newer one than the beta 7 version being currently tested by developers… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 6, 2011
As you may have already noticed, jailbreaking an Apple TV 2 brings a massive wealth of new features to an otherwise mundane little black box.
Not only can you view live sports, stream movies from you Mac or PC, and access weather forecasts, but now you can perform cloud backups, and stream music without using iTunes.
This is made possible with the latest beta release of aTV Flash (black), which is a major upgrade to the previously released beta. More details on how you can snag these new features, plus the full change log, right after the break… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 2, 2011
Hot on the heels of the release of iOS 5 beta 7, MuscleNerd announced on Twitter that he has updated RedSn0w to bring support for the latest beta firmware.
Up until now, if you wanted to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 7, you had to point RedSn0w to beta 6. It worked, but it wasn’t ideal. By pushing RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b, the Dev Team makes things square, allowing you to jailbreak beta 7 by pointing the tool directly to beta 7… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 2, 2011
Heads up for those of you who are currently running one of the beta versions of iOS 5. Notcom recently updated TinyUmbrella, which now brings support for iOS 5 Beta 4, 5 and 6.
Unfortunately, it seems that this latest version was released right before Apple dropped iOS 5 Beta 7, so TinyUmbrella won’t support the latest beta… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Sep 2, 2011
Today, jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w released Sn0wbreeze v2.8b7. This update now includes support for iOS 5 Beta 7. Sn0wbreeze is a jailbreak tool for Windows. Also, if you are new to jailbreaking, you can check our general guide here, and our Sn0wbreeze guide here.
The last couple releases of Sn0wbreeze let you use iOS 5 betas without having a developer account and an activated UDID. Along with that, it removes the expiration of betas, making sure the beta will not expire on your device as it is supposed to do at a preset date and time… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 1, 2011
Soon after the iTunes Match beta went live earlier this week, reports started flooding in that the service did indeed support the streaming of music, a feature that wasn’t advertised by Apple during the iCloud announcement. Many were originally disappointed that streaming was not included in iTunes Match, so the news that it was actually there was met with glee and happiness all around.
What people had discovered was that if you tapped on a song stored in iCloud, it started playing. If you started a new one and then went back after turning on Airplane Mode, the original song hadn’t cached, which led people to believe it was streaming. But after Apple denied that streaming was included in iCloud, more questions starting being asked… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 1, 2011
iOS 5 Beta 7 will expire on October 20, 2011. As usual, jailbreak hacker iH8Sn0w has dug deep into Apple’s latest beta build to determine when it will expire. iOS 5 Beta 6 is set to expire on September 29.
In case you didn’t know, Apple released iOS 5 Beta 7 to developers yesterday. Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 31, 2011
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 7 to developers this afternoon, and the good news is that the latest beta can already be jailbroken with RedSn0w. Actually, the RedSn0w beta that was released for iOS 5 Beta 6 will also jailbreak Beta 7. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 31, 2011
Not even two weeks after releasing iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers, Apple just released iOS 5 Beta 7. If you’re already on Beta 6, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update in order to update your iDevice. That is, unless you are jailbroken, in which case, you will not be able to update over-the-air. But you can always update via iTunes.
Seven beta versions for an iOS firmware is unheard of so far. Apple sure is polishing this new software, which should be released to the public in the next few weeks.
We have the full change log below… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2011
If you’ve been around the Apple community for a while, you’re likely aware of the company’s habit of seeding beta version of upcoming software to developers. They do this so app makers can test their software, and it’s also a nice way to help iron out the kinks.
But lucky for us, it’s also a way for us to get an inside look at Apple’s future plans. We’ve been able to spot unannounced Nuance and Siri features from within the betas, and now we may have just gotten a glimpse of what the iPhone 5 will look like… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 31, 2011
The latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.8b was recently released by the Dev Team, and it includes two key components.
The first component, is compatibility with the iPad 1 iOS 5 beta 6 IPSW. Apparently, Apple updated this IPSW without altering its version or filename, so this latest version of RedSn0w features compatibility with both the original and updated files… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 29, 2011
Apple just sent out an email to developers signifying that iTunes Match is now available to developers.
As you know, iTunes Match is the matching service that allows you to stream the tunes that you already own without uploading all of your music. The service works by “matching” the music contained on your local computer with what’s already available in the Cloud via iTunes.
For those more obscure songs that iTunes doesn’t already have, you can still upload your music for streaming. As usual, we have a video of iTunes Match in action, so be sure to check inside to see how it works! Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 23, 2011
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers last Friday, and the latest beta software has already been jailbroken with Sn0wBreeze. The Dev Team has now released RedSn0w 0.9.8b6 “Jetblue Edition” for a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5 Beta 6.
iOS 5 Beta 6 is one of the last beta verisons expected to be released before the final GM build of iOS 5 next month. Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Aug 21, 2011
The Sn0wBreeze jailbreak tool has been updated to version 2.8b6 with support for iOS 5 Beta 6. This jailbreak is Windows only.
If you don’t know how to use Sn0wbreeze, check out our tutorial. This jailbreak is mostly tethered, except for the old-bootrom iPhone 3GS. This version of Sn0wBreeze will also let you install the jailbreak on a copy of iOS 5 Beta 6 without a registered UDID. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 20, 2011
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 6 yesterday to developers. What we hadn’t confirmed, until now, is the expiration date of the latest beta release.
As you may know, all iOS beta versions that Apple releases have an expiration date, and past this expiration date, devices that haven’t been updated will be disabled, that is, at least until they’re updated to a newer version… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 20, 2011
A subtle change has been noticed in the iOS 5 beta. Apparently, Apple is changing the way that developers can access an iDevice’s unique identifier number. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a ‘UDID’ allows developers to identify app users on a specific, device by device basis.
In iOS 5, Apple is no longer allowing developers access to an iDevice’s UDID, but instead allowing developers to create app-specific UDIDs. This basically means that mobile ad and game networks won’t have access to your device’s specific number for tracking and inventory, which is the means that these systems have always worked off of in the past. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2011
As most of you know already, Apple released iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers earlier today. While we’ve been able to confirm that the new software is jailbreak-safe, we haven’t been able to uncover any major, new features.
Much like its predecessor, Beta 6 seems to be full of minimal enhancements and last minute bug fixes as Apple prepares for an imminent public release. Regardless, the new firmware still has a huge change log. And you can read through it yourself after the break… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 19, 2011
Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers, with the public launch of iOS 5 and iCloud predicted to happen in the next 1-2 months. Additionally, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5 Beta 6, Xcode 4.2 Preview 6, and a new Apple TV beta in its dev channel. Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 18, 2011
Sn0wBreeze 2.8 Beta 5 has been released by iH8snow for Windows users. This version jailbreaks iOS 5 Beta 5, and also includes a few handy features along the way.
This is a tethered jailbreak. A notable feature in this release is the abiltiity to install iOS 5 and skip the UDID developer check, meaning you don’t have to be a developer to install the iOS 5 beta (providing you have the firmware downloaded)… Read More