How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 5 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 26, 2013

Is it, or is it not the “GM” release that we’ve all been waiting for? That’s still up for debate, but, regardless if it is or not, it’s unlikely that we’ll see an iOS 6.1 jailbreak released until iOS 6.1 goes public.

In the meantime, if you happen to be a developer, you can enjoy a jailbroken version of iOS 6.1 beta 5 on your pre-A5 device. This jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak only, unless you happen to be rocking an old-bootrom version of the iPhone 3GS.

Take a look inside as I walk you through the step-by-step process of jailbreaking iOS 6.1 beta 5… Read More

 

ChangeWave destroys all blabbering of supposedly weak iPhone 5 demand

By Ed Sutherland on Jan 15, 2013

If you’ve been watching Apple’s stock price rise and fall as analysts debate whether it’s the end of the world or simply a bad day for the iPhone 5, you’re forgiven for feeling like a a yo-yo. However, to add to your confusion comes another set of charts illustrating everything’s fine with iPhone 5 demand.

Indeed, according to a new ChangeWave survey based on a poll of 4,061 consumers in North America, demand for Apple’s handset is as strong as ever. Specifically, 50 percent of respondents said they are planning to buy the iPhone 5 in the next 90 days, which jives well with Apple’s previous iPhone launches. In fact, the iPhone 5 interest was higher than the iPhone 4S peak.

A series of charts also prove that iPhone interest, though flattening six months following the launch, remains high and even above rival Samsung. It all comes down to whether your cup is half-empty or half full… Read More

 

CES 2013: Incipio announces NFC-enabled iPhone wallet

By Cody Lee on Jan 9, 2013

Like Griffin, Belkin and other iOS accessory powerhouses, Incipio turned up at CES this week to unveil a wide range of new products. Among them are a dual iPhone 5 car charger, and an iPhone case with a built-in tape measure.

Perhaps most interesting, though, is its new Cashwrap iPhone case. The thin case not only protects the handset from drops and other accidents, but it also gives it the ability to make NFC transactions using the Isis platform… Read More

 

Kantar: the iPhone is America’s top smartphone as Android falters

By Ed Sutherland on Jan 7, 2013

Apple’s iOS is now the top-selling smartphone operating system in the United States, capturing for the first time more than 50 percent of sales, a new survey finds.

The improvement is the result of repeat iPhone buyers and new smartphone owners purchasing the discounted iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, researchers say.

Android sales fell to 41.9 percent of the US market, a 10.9 percent drop during the same three-month period ended November 25. Meanwhile, Microsoft landed in third place, registering just 2.7 percent of smartphones sold domestically… Read More

 

New app uses iPhone’s vibrate motor to take hands-free 360-degree video

By Cody Lee on Dec 28, 2012

Up until now, if you wanted to shoot 360-degree video with your iPhone, you’d either need a snap-on accessory, like the GoPano, or a pair of steady hands and some patience. But a clever new app is looking to change that.

Introducing Cycloramic, an iPhone app that uses the handset’s built-in vibrate motor to spin it around in a circle, allowing you to capture 360-degree video, completely hands free. Hard to believe? Check out the video demo… Read More

 

Auxo now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2012

Ladies and gents, it has landed. Yes, Auxo, the highly anticipated jailbreak tweak that reinvents the iOS app switcher has gone public on Cydia.

Last week we brought you an exclusive first look at the tweak in action, and needless to say, nearly 200,000 views later, many of you are looking forward to trying it out for yourselves. If you have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 6, I’m happy to report that you can now download Auxo from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for just $1.99. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 4

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2012

Apple seeded the 4th beta installment of iOS 6.1 just a while ago, and it’s now available as both a delta update, and a direct download via Apple’s developer portal.

As we always strive to do, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 4 as a confirmation that it can be done. Inside, we’ll show you the exact steps that you need to take in order to do the same on your qualifying iOS 6 beta 4 device. Read More

 

The WynCASE: an interesting take on the iOS gamepad

By Cody Lee on Dec 12, 2012

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “ugh, not another iOS gamepad! We’ve seen dozens of these already and they’re either too expensive, too bulky, or too complicated.” And you’re right, we’ve seen a number of these things, and most of them fit that description.

But what if I were to tell you that this new gamepad called the WynCASE was different? What if I told you that it was inexpensive, extremely thin, and didn’t require a Bluetooth connection or batteries? Does any of this pique your interest? Good. Keep reading… Read More

 

Older iPhones popular with first-time smartphone buyers

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 7, 2012

Despite Samsung maintaining its smartphone lead, partly thanks to its massive advertising push, and consumers picking up Apple’s latest thing in droves, owners of feature phones – the types who’d never owned a smartphone and are looking to upgrade – are increasingly eyeing the iPhone 4 and 4S, a new study has revealed.

Specifically, 75 percent of people buying their first iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S never owned an iPhone before. And once they’re in, they tend to stay in the ecosystem, as indicated by another data point: seven out of each ten iPhone 5 buyers are upgrading from another iPhone…  Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 3, 2012

iOS 6.1 beta 3 has been released to developers, and as we always do, we show you how to jailbreak it. This jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, and works with pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch 4th gen. It also should be reiterated that the jailbreak is for developers only.

Take a look inside as we showcase on video how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3. Read More

 

Strong sales of older iPhones hurting Apple’s astronomic profit margins

By Ed Sutherland on Dec 3, 2012

Apple might need to rethink its decision to roll-out older iPhones at cheaper prices at the same time it introduces its latest version.

Compared to previous roll-outs, the iPhone 5 accounted for a smaller percentage of overall iPhone sales, according to one market observer.

The iPhone 5 comprised just 68 percent of overall iPhone sales, compared to as much as 90 percent for the iPhone 4S when it was released in October of last year. And as a result of more lower-priced iPhones selling, Apple could face a smaller profit margin – and nervous Wall Street investors… Read More

 

This case turns your iPhone into a Swiss Army knife, literally

By Cody Lee on Nov 22, 2012

Smartphones are often referred to as Swiss Army knives. They’re digital cameras, and movie players. And with their vast app selections, there’s little else they can’t do — much like the popular pocketable multi-tool.

But the new TaskOne case takes the term a little more literally. With its built-in 2.5″ drop point blade, bottle opener, wire cutters and host of other tools, it actually does turn your iPhone into a Swiss Army knife… Read More

 

Protect yourself and your iPhone with this unique case

By Cody Lee on Nov 11, 2012

Multi-purpose iPhone cases are a dime a dozen these days. Some of them house an external battery, others have built-in credit card holders; we’ve even seen a case that doubles as a bottle opener.

But we don’t remember ever seeing a case with a built-in pepper spray compartment — until now. Meet the Spraytect iPhone case, the iPhone case that can protect both you and your beloved handset… Read More

 

The HiLO Lens: an angled camera lens for your iPhone

By Cody Lee on Nov 6, 2012

A friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought about add-on camera lenses for the iPhone. I told him the Olloclip was pretty popular, but I hadn’t ever owned any myself so I probably wasn’t the best person to ask.

You see, I’ve never really seen the point to these clip-on lenses. They just never seem to improve picture quality enough to justify the cost and hassle. But this new HiLO Lens might actually be worth taking a look at… Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 1, 2012

If you’re a developer wishing to jailbreak your pre-A5 device running iOS 6.1 beta, then you’ll be happy to know that it can be easily done using the same method we used to jailbreak the iOS 6.0.1 public release.

This is, of course, a tethered jailbreak, and it only works with pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, or the iPhone 3GS. For the full video tutorial, check inside… Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 1, 2012

iOS 6.0.1 was just released a few minutes ago, but we’ve already confirmed it can be jailbroken right now using the existing jailbreak tools for iOS 6.

Although RedSn0w was recently updated to 0.9.15b3, the update doesn’t yet include support for iOS 6. That’s okay, because you can still point at the already supported iOS 6 firmware and successfully jailbreak iOS 6.0.1.

Check inside for the full video walkthrough that shows how. Read More

 

The ZOpro: a thin iPhone case with built-in charging cable

By Cody Lee on Oct 30, 2012

We all know the scenario. You’re away from home, with no charger, and your iPhone just alerted you that its battery is now down to a measly 10%. What do you do?

Well, if you had the new ZOpro case on your iPhone, you could use its integrated charger to breath life back into your handset. But wait, what’s a ZOpro case? Read More

 

Apple leaks: increasingly they are made in China

By Ed Sutherland on Oct 22, 2012

If there is one word that is often used to describe Apple it is “secretive.” The Cupertino, California firm is legendary for its corporate tight lips. Increasingly, however, there are few secrets left when it comes to Apple products. A number of insiders are blaming Apple’s extensive supply chain and companies outside the US.

“Apple’s security practices are targeted at making sure U.S. employees don’t leak stuff, but everything comes out of China now,” an unnamed employee of the iPhone maker told Ars Technica Monday. This inability to ensure suppliers outside the U.S. share the same regard for product secrecy has led Apple to tighten the screws on employees at home – sometimes with questionable results. Read More

 

FaceTime preview window now reflects aspect ratio of the caller’s device

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 21, 2012

In addition to the big ones in iOS 6 and a host of lesser-known but otherwise welcome enhancements, every now and then a small tweak surfaces, capturing our imagination and delighting us with simplicity. More often than not, these little nuggets clearly prove Apple remains as obsessed with agonizing over every little aspect of its products as it’s ever been. For example, the FaceTime preview window where a live video stream of the person you’re calling is displayed now indicates their device’s aspect ratio… Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on Pre-A5 devices using backup and restore

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 17, 2012

We’ve been stressing how many new features were packed into the new RedSn0w, and we weren’t kidding. Another under the radar feature that’s been added to the new RedSn0w is the ability to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered on Pre-A5 devices in A5 Non DFU style.

This is accomplished using the same method used for jailbreak tools like Absinthe, which utilizes backup and restore instead of the typical DFU ramdisk method. This is a great feature that speeds up the jailbreak process on Pre-A5 devices running iOS 5.1.1. Check inside as we give you a video demonstration and tutorial showing how it works. Read More

 
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