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Why Gmail using Microsoft Exchange is better on Your iPhone/iPad

March 7, 2011 — by Megha Bassi35

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Iphone gmail ms exchange 1A lot of iPhone and iPad users are not aware of the advantages of setting up GMail using Microsoft Exchange. It’s actually because everytime you try to add a new email account you are lured by the Gmail symbol leading to the default configuration.

Even though firmware versions 1.1.3 and later configure IMAP by default and not POP, there are some features you still don’t get access to. Push email and offline messages are two most important features I see lacking. I travel a lot and Push email is a must have for me as I need to stay updated in realtime. I don’t remember ever manually checking email on my iPhone in the past two years. Full instructions to setup Gmail via Exchange after the break.

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iPhone Tip: Let Safari Remember the Password for You

February 28, 2011 — by Simon Ng8

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I used to read my favorite newspaper online every morning. Like any other paid websites, the online newspaper website requires me to log on with my registered account before reading it. It’s obvious, I know. But when you need to do the same logon every day, it’s a bit annoying.

Do you face a similar situation?

If you’re like me, this tip can save you a bit of time. Actually there is an option on iPhone that enables Safari save the password for you.

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Customize the Lock Screen of Your Jailbroken iPhone

February 27, 2011 — by Simon Ng58

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ls nimbus original wallpaperAre you bored of the iPhone’s lock screen? Other than changing the wallpaper, Apple does not allow you to do much with the lock screen. This is one reason why some users consider to jailbreak their iPhone. Once jailbroken, this opens up lots of opportunities to customize your iPhone.

Today we’re going to show you a sleek theme for customizing your lock screen. The theme comes with a nice wallpaper and it completely revamps the way date & time are displayed. Best of all, it shows you the current weather and temperature right on the lock screen.

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Transfer iPhone Apps Between Computers with Home Sharing for iTunes

February 20, 2011 — by Simon Ng9

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Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for you to have two or even more computers at home. For me, I have an iMac which is my primary machine and a laptop to carry on-the-go. I use iTunes on both machines to sync with iPhone and sometimes purchase iPhone apps on these two computers.

You may also have a similar setup at your home. Let me ask you. How do you share media (e.g. song) and iPhone apps between computers? Let’s say you have purchased an iPhone app via iTunes on your desktop. How do you transfer it to your laptop?

Since the release of iTunes 9 in September 2009, Apple introduced a new feature in iTunes called Home Sharing. It allows multiple computers (up to five) in the same local network to copy and share music, movies, apps and other media between computers.

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How To Remove Greenpois0n Animated Boot Logo for iPhone

February 14, 2011 — by Simon Ng5

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After you jailbreak your iPhone with Greenpois0n, you’ll find that the original Apple boot logo is replaced with an animated logo of Greenpois0n. Not everyone love the change. If you want to have the Apple logo back, here is a simple guide that shows how you can remove the animated boot logo.

Before you read on, please note that this guide is just for those who have jailbroken their device using Greenpois0n with iOS 4.2.1.

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6 Tips for Troubleshooting Greenpois0n Jailbreak Issues

February 10, 2011 — by Simon Ng72

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By now you should know we can use Greenpois0n to jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Most importantly the jailbreak is untethered. We have put up step-by-step guides for both Mac and Windows users and walked you through the jailbreak process.

Probably you’ve already jailbroken your device and are enjoying the fun of jailbreaking. However, not everyone are lucky. For some reasons, you may stuck in certain part of the jailbreak process. You’ve tried again and again but you still can’t get your iPhone jailbroken.

Frankly, I also experienced several hiccups before I can successfully jailbreak my iPhone 4 using Greenpois0n. So base on my experience with Greenpois0n jailbreaking, here are a few tips that may help you troubleshooting your jailbreak issues.

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How To Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 or 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 for Windows User

February 7, 2011 — by Simon Ng63

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Greenpois0n logoFinally the Windows users can now enjoy the untethered jailbreaking for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. As you may already know Greenpois0n for Windows has been released.

If you haven’t heard of Greenpois0n, it is the first stable jailbreak tool that supports untethered jailbreak on all devices running iOS 4.2.1. Developed by the Chronic Dev team, the tool doesn’t require you to have the SHSH blobs. You can simply jailbreak your device running iOS 4.2.1 out of the box.

I have tried to jailbreak my iPhone 4 using Greenpois0n. Despite there are a few hiccups, overall speaking, the jailbreak process is quite smooth. Here I come up a step-by-step jailbreak guide to walk you through the process using Greenpois0n. If you’re using iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 and would like to jailbreak your device on iOS 4.2.1, you can simply follow the procedures and achieve the jailbreaking.

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How To Use Multiple iTunes Libraries on a Single Computer

February 4, 2011 — by Simon Ng3

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Chances are that you need to share your computer with other family members. Apparently you do not want to share your own iTunes library with others. You want to keep your own library and create a new one for other users.

There is a hidden feature that you may not know. iTunes does allow you to create separate library for individual user. Just hold down the Option key (for Mac user) / Alt key (for Windows user) each time you launch iTunes. You’ll then be prompted with options to create a new iTunes library or choose an existing iTunes library.

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iPhone Tip: How To Block Your Caller ID From Appearing on Other’s Phone

January 31, 2011 — by Simon Ng40

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Caller ID is a common telephone service that allows you to see the caller’s phone number before answering the call. Conversely, when you make a call to someone, your caller ID will also appear on other’s phone.

For whatever reason you want to hide your caller ID from appearing on the callee’s phone, you can use one of the following methods to disable the caller ID feature.

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iPhone Tip: How To Create HTML Email Signature

January 19, 2011 — by Simon Ng13

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Recently, a friend of mine asked whether we can create fancy email signature using HTML. As you know, iPhone comes with a “Sent from my iPhone” email signature. If you’ve ever tried to manipulate the email configuration, you probably know you can change the signature under “Mail, Contacts, Calendar” setting. However, iPhone only accepts email signature in plain text.

Thanks to the developer Cool Geex who has created the tool called iPhone Signature Creator that allows iPhone user to create sexy HTML email signature. Just take a look at the screenshot on your right for the sample signature. Does it look better than plain text?