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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Redsn0w is compatible with today’s retail release of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.

One of the most popular jailbreak tool is Redsn0w which is provided by MuscleNerd and his fellow iPhone Dev Team members. Thankfully, he has moved to eradicate some of the fear by telling his Twitter followers and updating the iPhone Dev Team blog to inform users that Redsn0w is compatible with Mountain Lion:

Redsn0w is compatible with today's retail release of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.  Until we start using an official developer ID for it (!), you'll need to use the new Ctrl-Click-Open security bypass the first time you run it after downloading.

As per the blog post instructions, those who intend on using 0.9.14b2 version of Redsn0w on OS X 10.8 will need to Ctrl-Click-Open the app for the first time to bypass the new security features in Mountain Lion. This is only applicable on the first run after the download. The fact that Mountain Lion has only been officially live to the public during the course of today and having seen a jailbreak related update already shows that the iPhone Dev Team is on the ball as always and is continuously looking out for the best interests of their community.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


pod2g (@pod2g)
23/07/2012 9:31 alasiri
I am nominated for the Pwnie Awards 2012. I don't know who nominated me and why, but I am really proud of it ;-) Thx!

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why Apple quickly became one of the world’s most successful retailers.

When Ron Johnson left Target to become Apple's Retail Chief in 2000, people thought he was absolutely nuts. Apple was in danger of going out of business, and other PC manufacturers like Gateway were closing their retail locations. Johnson ignored all the warning signs because he says he saw that Apple was about to be a huge part of the digital revolution. He also recognized that Apple offered consumers something other companies couldn't – amazing products and an incredible retail experience.

In a recent interview at Fortune Conferences, Johnson explained why customers choose to come to the Apple store to buy their products when they could get them on Amazon or Best Buy for a lot cheaper:

You can get every Apple product every day cheaper at Amazon, many times elsewhere. But people come to the store, and that's because the store offers something people need, which is really help and support and connecting, because I think there's always been this idea in a high tech world, people really strive for high touch.

If you really look at what happens at an Apple store, it's connections happening. It's a genius with a person trying to solve a problem. It's someone getting personal training. It's someone getting their products set up before they leave the store. It's someone learning about something that might change their life. You know, so there's these connections that are really necessary in a digital world, you know, because you want that offset of the physical world. You want that physical experience.

In November of 2011, Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of JC Penny – another struggling company that he hopes to turn around. Under Johnson's guidance, Apple quickly became one of the world's most successful retailers. Apple stores earn more money per square-foot than any other retail location in the world. Something that wouldn't have been possible without Ron Johnson and Steve Jobs's vision of providing customers with the excellent experience you can now receive inside Apple's metal and glass palaces.

Source: Fortune

Via: iDownloadBlog

Sunday, July 15, 2012

How To Remove All Cydia Tweaks At Once To Speed Up Your Jailbroken iOS Device.

Delete all Cydia Tweaks from iPhone/ iPad/ iPod At Once To Speed Up Your Jailbroken iOS Device. Today we will show you how to eliminate all the Cydia tweaks set up and begin clean again. Of course, this is not to reinstate your iOS firmware to obtain this objectives.

How To Remove All Cydia Tweaks At Once To Speed Up Your Jailbroken iOS Device.

Step 1: Launch Cydia from your springboard (homescreen).

Step 2: Go to Manage tab, then tap on the Packages section.

Step 3: Find out Mobile Substrate in the list of currently installed Cydia tweaks.

Step 4: Tap on Mobile Substrate, and then tap on the Modify button, finally tap on the Removebutton, followed by the confirm button on the next page.

Step 5: Respring your iDevice once you are immediate to and all of your Cydia tweaks will now be eliminated.

So far, 99% of the Cydia tweaks your past set up have been eliminated. If you want to thoroughly fresh up your iOS, you will need to eliminate the staying 1% modifications on by one.

Backup – Restore Cydia Tweaks, Repos & Apps .

Backup – Restore Cydia Tweaks, Repos & Apps . Will today we will show to you a new tweak called xBackup this tweak will Learning you how to Backup – Restore Cydia Tweaks, Repos & Apps , xBackup, available on cydia, is the perfect solution to this problem.

xBackup is available on Cydia for $1.50 and can be used to backup all your Cydia repos, tweaks, add-on, apps and anything you have installed from cydia.

"xBackup is a simple app that will allow you to back up your APT/DPKG sources and installed packages so when you restore you can restore from a backup to get all your apps installed automatically without having to install then individually from Cydia "

Install xbackup from Cydia and open it up from your devices' springboard. Simply hit Backup to create backup of your all your cydia tweaks.

After backup is successfully created, you must sync your device with iTunes once. Connect your device with computer and sync it with iTunes. Now you can upgrade or restore your device on your desired firmware without having a fear of losing your cydia extensions.

"Please note you will have to sync your device to your computer and after restoring/updating your firmware you will have to restore from backup so that the Cydia backups are placed back on the device."

After you are done with that, install xBackup again from Cydia and choose Restore this time.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Facebook 1.9.7 for Android has just been released

Facebook, although the world's number one social network, has failed to capitalize fully on the mobile market, and its apps for each of the respective three big mobile operating systems have left a lot to be desired. Mark Zuckerberg's company is always releasing updates for each platform, and despite usually amending bugs from the previous iterations, always seem to have a multitude of new, prominent performance issues.

With Facebook's well-documented IPO now done and dusted, Zuck and his team of developers have been working continually to improve the outfit's mobile prowess. In order to continue momentum and push share prices up, plenty of mobile acquisitions have been made already, including the highly-publicized coup of Instagram, while other purchases are said to be in the pipeline, such as the Opera Browser.

Facebook 1.9.7 for Android has just been released over at the Google Play Store, and aside from the usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements, it actually includes a reasonable stash of new and useful features. Perhaps most significantly, those wielding an Android device with a front facing camera can now use it to take snaps and upload them straight to the social network. In all cases, the front facing camera is inferior to the higher quality shooter on the back, but for simple photos of faces, they are much easier to take using the lens above the screen.


As well as the camera improvements, the messaging features have also been treated to modest improvement. Now, those using Facebook for Android to catch up with friends, relatives and associates will find they can now switch easily through conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos than ever before, and also check who is available online.

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Facebook reckons the app is a lot more fluid in navigation, although we haven't yet had a chance to test it for ourselves. As well as bug fixes, there are improvements from a security point of view, which will be more than welcome to the many millions of Facebook for Android users.

And before you get downloading, there's a small catch, the app now only works on Android 2.2 Froyo devices and up.

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Download Facebook for Android [Google Play link]

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Facebook Releases SDK 3.0 For iOS

Facebook announced today that it is releasing its biggest iOS SDK update yet with the release of SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS, which also includes iOS 6 integration for native Facebook login. It is also rolling out a completely refreshed iOS Dev Center with tutorialsconcepts, and reference docs to help iOS app developers build great Facebook-integrated apps for iOS devices.

As for iOS 6 integration, Facebook explained the new SDK would automatically support use of the native Facebook Login feature in iOS 6 once it launches, and it will continue to support the feature in beta until then. Facebook said all new features in SDK 3.0 would work on iOS 4.0 or later: "Just enable Login with Facebook and the SDK will ensure your apps work seamlessly on all iOS versions 4.0 and later."

While walking through some of the new features included in the SDK, such as improvements for iOS 6, the announcement highlighted new drag-and-drop, "ready-to-use native UI" components and enhanced API support:

Ready-to-Use Native UI Views: This SDK release includes a variety of pre-built user interface (UI) components for common functions. You can quickly drop them into your apps instead of building each one from scratch or using dialogs. This gives you a fast, native and consistent way to build common features.

  • FBProfilePictureView lets you display a user's profile picture.
  • FBPlacePickerViewController allows users to query the Facebook Places database to find nearby options and check in.
  • FBFriendPickerViewController, with single and multi-selection options, enables users to easily select friends. This supports filtering friends by device type and application authorization status.

Modern Objective-C language features support: With Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), you no longer have to spend as much time on memory management. Support for blocks means that it's now more straightforward to handle sessions and calls to asynchronous Facebook APIs. This, along with inclusion of key language features like idiomatic API naming and KVO, allows you to transition seamlessly between the Facebook SDK and Apple's iOS environment.

Improved Facebook APIs support: We have enabled batching for SDK requests to significantly improve latency for Facebook API calls, which translates to much faster access times for API requests. Support for strongly typed Objective-C types for graph actions and objects makes programming against the social graph more concise and easier. This combined with our action publishing API makes it easier to publish Open Graph actions to people's timelines.

The Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS is available to download here.

[Facebook Developer blog via The Loop]

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to Fix the YouTube Embedded Video Issue .

How to Fix the YouTube Embedded Video Issue . Embedded YouTube videos not playing on your iPhone? Perhaps your YouTube App is hidden? whatever if you have the YouTube app hidden can result in embedded videos being replaced with the image below.

YouTube videos on the actual YouTube site will still play fine regardless, but embedded videos can give you problems if your stock YouTube app is hidden, or you have restrictions enabled.

Jailbreak apps like Springtomize 2, and SBSettings, courtesy of Poof, are the sort of apps with the capabilities to hide an app icon from view.

Step 1: Check to see if you can find your stock YouTube app on your Home screen.

Step 2: If you can't find your stock YouTube app, open the jailbreak app that you used to hide the stock YouTube app, and unhide it.

Step 3: Refresh your browser and visit a site with an embedded YouTube video — iDownloadBlog has lots of them — and verify that you can now play embedded YouTube videos.

Ironically, if you're having this issue, you won't be able to watch it on this page. Instead, head over to our YouTube channel where you can watch it instead.

If you're not jailbroken, then try this:

Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to General > Restrictions

Step 2: Ensure that the YouTube app is set to On.

Step 3: try to view a webpage with an embedded video.

Source: idownloadblog

Download The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen Experience [iTunes Link]

After a successful run in cinemas, The Avengers is all set to release on Blu-ray in late September. To complement the experience, Marvel Entertainment has released an companion app. Check it out after the jump.

With The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen Experience on your iPad*, you can access the S.H.I.E.L.D. database full of information on the powerful ensemble cast of superheroes including their comic book origins, their personnel files. The game also comes with "exclusive interactive content" such as the ability to explore the visual effects used in different parts of the film layer by layer. You can do this on your own or after syncing it with whichever part of the movie you're in.


You can also become an "agent" at S.H.I.E.L.D. to become a part of the Item 47 Avengers short film experience at Comic Con.

The variety of content initially available will be limited; more content will be made available as we come nearer to The Avengers Blu-ray release.


The Avengers is a record breaking superhero film that has taken the world by storm with its combination of high octane action and witty humor. It has, as of writing, scored over $1.4 billion at the box office, which approximately is seven times its enormous $220 million budget. Have you watched The Avengers yet? If you haven't, go check it out at your local cinema; it's an absolute must-watch!


Or… you can wait for the Blu-ray version to release in a couple of months and then enjoy the full HD experience in the comfort of your home with the companion app we've discussed. Either way, you'll be in for a lovely cinematic experience.

Download The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen Experience [iTunes Link]

Don't forget to let us know what you think of the Second Screen Experience by leaving a comment over on our Facebook and Google+ page.

*The Second Screen Experience will also be made available on PCs and Macs in the form of a flash-based website. The URL is currently dead but it should go live really soon.

iPhone 4S Will Have A Wireless Charger.

iPhone 4S Will Have A Wireless Charger. Do you Support to Charger your iPhone 4S Wirelessly ? Today we will show to you How To Add Wireless Charging To iPhone 4S , an electronic engineer called Tanveer Islam and his Friends took this idea upon them self's to add an exciting feature to the iPhone 4S.

Tanveer Islam has used some electrical engineering prowess to modify his iPhone 4S and add wireless charging that doesn't need any external case.

Islam says the wireless charging works flawlessly, and only adds about 1 millimeter to the iPhone's overall thickness.

"There are wireless charging options out there such as the powermat system but they all involve slipping on a jacket around the iPhone. I wanted to internalize the technology so that the beauty of the iPhone not hidden away!"

Islam and his assistants have made a step by step video guide on how to charge your iPhone 4S wirelessly without a case and the needed tools, but before you start trying the tutorial you have to keep on your mind that this will void your warranty and you should be very familiar with assembling and dissembling your device before starting.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Baseband Freedom - DFU IPSW for iPhone home/power buttons which are broken or intermittent.

Baseband Freedom 

Happy 4th of July!  Today's release of redsn0w 0.9.14b2 improves the iPad baseband downgrade and should cover anyone who couldn't downgrade with 0.9.14b1.  This version covers 3 different types of NOR chips in the iPhone 3G and 3GS (the earlier version covered only the most prevalent NOR chip).  We've also simplified the process and added logging to help diagnose any remaining stubborn iPhones.

The revised steps are:

  1. Connect your iPhone in normal mode, then click "Jailbreak" after redsn0w identifies its model and BB version (you needn't pre-select the IPSW anymore).
  2. Choose the "Downgrade from iPad baseband" option (you needn't worry about de-selecting Cydia anymore).
  3. Do a controlled "slide to power off" shutdown of your phone and proceed through the normal DFU ramdisk steps.

Should the downgrade fail to take, feel free to leave the redsn0w log in the comments below.  Use the "Extras->Even more->Backup" button to grab a copy of /var/mobile/Media/redsn0w_logs, then extract the log text file(s) from the zip and paste them into the comments (currently that log file is generated only during baseband downgrade runs).

NOTE: The original warning about 3GS units manufactured in early 2011 or later still holds!  They have a NOR chip that's incompatible with 06.15.00 and so trying to install it will brick the device.  Please read and re-read the warning in our earlier post. 

Thanks to bobmutch and drh for lending us their iPhones to improve the baseband downgrade!


We've gotten a lot of feedback from users who can't launch a DFU ramdisk because their iPhone home/power buttons are broken or intermittent.  We've added a new redsn0w feature that lets you enter DFU mode as long as your phone is healthy enough to restore to a normal, everyday IPSW.  You don't need to be already jailbroken to use this method.

In redsn0w, go to "Extras->Even More>DFU IPSW" and select an IPSW that is currently being signed for your device and that you'd normally be able to restore to without any hacks.  redsn0w will create an "ENTER_DFU_" version of the IPSW that you can restore to just like any other IPSW, except that now you'll be dumped into DFU mode towards the end of the restore (WARNING, your screen will remain completely black…the only way to even know its own is that iTunes and redsn0w will detect it!).  The technique used by this feature is 3 years old but surprisingly still works today!

Here are the download links.  Enjoy!

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