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Witness Remote for iPhone: Turn Your Mac Into a Burgular Alarm System!

April 13, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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I always consider my iPhone to be a multi-faceted device. Whether it’s accessing the web, listening to music, watching my favorite videos or even teaching my daughter how to learn alphabets or numbers, everything works like a charm on my iPhone. I was recently looking to secure my home with an alarm system when I stumbled across the Witness Remote for iPhone app. Thanks to this app, my iPhone and Mac, I now have a foolproof burglar alarm system at my home.

Developed by Orbicule, Witness for iPhone is a surveillance app that turns your Mac’s camera into a home alarm. The Witness app runs in the background on your Mac and starts recording video or photos if it detects any activity. The idea is simple, turn your Mac into a motion sensor device and propagate all captured information remotely to your iPhone. While it’s no match for a sophisticated burglar alarm system, it’s a good alternative for people who want to save a few bucks on their home safety.

iPhoneNews

CutYourSim Offers iPhone Unlock Solution, Works for All Baseband Versions

April 13, 2011 — by Simon Ng3

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Are you still waiting for the unlock solution to unlock your iPhone 4 on updated baseband such as 02.10.04 and 03.10.01?

While the iPhone Dev team is still working on the software unlocked solution, CutYourSim and other companies like Negri Electronics are now offering a permanent unlock solution for all iPhone models. Best of all, they claim the solution works for all baseband versions and you’re free to upgrade to future version of iOS while the unlock will keep intact.

The catch is the solution is not free. You have to pay for around US$170 in order to unlock your iPhone. Here is the details of the offering from CutYourSim.com:

AppsiPhone

TravAlert for iPhone: Wake Up On Time Without Missing Your Stop

April 12, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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As a frequent business traveler, I’ve always believed the Apple iPhone is a great travel companion. Whether its state of the art navigation apps, rail/ road/ air timetable apps or travel planners, the iPhone takes care of several of my travel needs. Since I travel a lot, I’m now used to sleeping on buses, trains and planes. It’s a great way to relax and kill time when you are commuting. There’s a downside though – I’ve often missed my stop/ station as a result of my passion for snoozing while traveling. Thankfully, TravAlert for iPhone provides a wonderful solution to ensure that you can sleep peacefully while you travel and wake up on time without missing your stop.

AppsiPad

Hitpad: Awesome App for Reading Popular News on iPad

April 12, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal0

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Our lives have become busier than ever, so often we don’t find the time to read the daily newspaper. Gone are the days when people spent hours reading the newspaper over a leisurely cup of tea or coffee. However, the good part is that technology has made it easier to keep up with daily world news irrespective of whether you’re at home, office or on the road. Hitpad for iPad is a case in point – it’s an easy to use iPad app that collects and organizes the news based on what’s popular around the web.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How To Enable Video Mirroring for iPad and iPhone

April 11, 2011 — by Simon Ng7

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Other than the thinner form factor and the introduction of camera, video mirroring is another exciting feature comes with the iPad 2 that lets you easily mirror what’s on your iPad onto HDTV. What’s great is that the mirroring feature works on all apps out of box. You can show your video, document or photos on an even bigger screen. What you need to do is to purchase Apple’s digital AV adapter, attach it to your iPad 2 and it works instantly.

The mirroring feature is pretty impressive however it is limited to iPad 2 owner only. Fortunately a hacker has found a solution to enable video mirroring feature on the iPad 1. Best of all the hack also works on other iOS devices including iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4G).

To use the hack and enable video mirroring, you need to have a jailbroken device running iOS 4.3.1. In case you haven’t jailbroken your device, you can check out our guide about how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1.

If you’re ready, follow our detailed instructions after the break.

News

Ultrasn0w Unlock for iOS 4.3.1 Released by Dev-Team

April 10, 2011 — by Megha Bassi19

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Ultrasn0w 121 to unlock ios 4 3 1 22After the Dev-Team had released the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 on all iOS devices from iPhone to iPad(except iPad 2) their next objective was to update Ultrasn0w to work on iOS 4.3.1. They have finally achieved it, and after final testing Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 is now live in Cydia for us to download.

If you own an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G/3GS that is not factory unlocked, you can install Ultrasn0w to use it with any carrier. The only requirement is an iPhone running jailbroken iOS 4.3.1.

iPhone 4 users must take extra care while updating to iOS 4.3.1 as they need to prevent the baseband from upgrading. This update only brings iOS 4.3.1 support to basebands which could be unlocked earlier. So even now, only baseband version 01.59.00 can be unlocked on iPhone 4.

iPhoneTips & How-to

Easier Way to Enable Multi-Touch Gestures for iPhone Running iOS 4.3.1

April 10, 2011 — by Simon Ng5

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Earlier, we’ve written a guide to walk you through how you can enable multi-touch gestures for your iPhone. The procedures involve editing of plist files and you need to know about how to transfer file manually between the device and computer.

If you find the procedures a bit difficult for you, the release of MT Gestures hack on cydia may be an easier way to enable multi-touch gestures.

Full instructions to enable multi-touch gestures after the break.

AppsiPhone

Offmaps 2: Offline Map for iPhone and iPad

April 9, 2011 — by Jane Thomson1

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When traveling, the map comes as among the most important items that a traveler can possess. With it, you can pinpoint the locations of tourist destinations, even map out your daily agendas based on the variety of routes in going to specific places. An iPhone application eliminates the need to purchase a map not just for one place, but for every possible destination around the world: Offmaps2.

Offmaps 2 is a comprehensive map repository, from which travelers can check out the different destinations of a particular country or location. Upon downloading, the app comes with a couple of free maps. Paying 99 cents gets you three maps, while shelling out $5.99 merits you the entire enchilada. This proves to be beneficial for people who travel a lot, say, going on a continental tour. Having a succession ensures that you won’t get lost in your travels.

Games

Squabble 1.0 Released for iOS – Addictive Two Player Word Game

April 8, 2011 — by Megha Bassi2

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Squabble logoDo you like playing word games? Can you quickly create words from a shuffled deck of characters? Does your vocabulary have enough long words to challenge other players? If the answer to any of these is yes, then you ought to be interested in Squabble, which is a brand new two player word game released in the App Store today.

Created by Retired Astronaut Collective, Squabble will really appeal to people who enjoy playing scrabble games like AbbleDabble or Words with Friends. “Squabble is an addictive gameplay with a twist. You’ll have fun and you just might learn a new word or two”. – said Chris Chuter, co-founder of the Retired Astronaut Collective.

You can play online against any of your Facebook friends or some random opponent. The game is available as a free download in the App Store to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users. Learn more about this brand new word game after the break.

Jailbreak

How to Jailbreak iPhone and iPad on iOS 4.3.1 using PwnageTool for Mac

April 8, 2011 — by Megha Bassi2

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The Dev-Team has already released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad1 and AppleTV too. We have already shared a tutorial to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 using Redsn0w on Windows or Mac.

This guide, will show you how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 using PwnageTool 4.3. This will only work on Macs. Windows users must use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze. Here’s why you should use PwnageTool:

  • If you use Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone 4, it is important that you do not upgrade your baseband while updating the iOS firmware version to 4.3.1. PwnageTool creates a custom IPSW which will preserve your baseband at 1.59.00 during update.
  • If you want to jailbreak Apple TV 2G, then this is the only tool that you can use.

Find the complete walkthrough with screenshots after the break.