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How to Enable Multi-Touch Gestures in iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone 4, iPod Touch and iPad

April 6, 2011 — by Megha Bassi14

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IMG 0288Remember the four and five finger multi-touch gestures shown off by Apple in the iOS 4.3 Beta for iPad. However, these features were only meant for the developers and never made it to the final public release of iOS 4.3.

Now, thanks to the folks at iFans.com we have a way to enable multitouch gestures in iOS 4.3.1. All you need is a jailbroken iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 4.3.1 and some tweaking.

While this is not a very difficult tweak and anyone can enable multitouch gestures on their iOS device using this guide, I will advise you to backup your device in iTunes lest something go wrong. In case, you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.3.1 read our previous guide to update and jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 using Redsn0w.

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

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Facebook App Updated with Map, Event Check-In and Unfriend Features

April 6, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

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Just a day ago a new version of the official Facebook app has been rolled out to the App Store. The new app comes with several nice new features. These include:

  • a new map view for Places
  • the ability to Check in to Events that you’re attending
  • the ability to unfriend from the phone
  • an improved news feed
  • an improved notification UI

For those who love to share where you’re with your friends, Facebook app now allows you check-in to your event directly. Previously you can only do that via Facebook Places. MG Siegler from Techcrunch details how the event check-in works:

Jailbreak

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone 4 and 3GS using Redsn0w

April 5, 2011 — by Megha Bassi41

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This Sunday, the latest untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 was released by the Dev-Team. Here we are, with the complete guide to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G using Redsn0w.

The Dev-Team has also updated PwnageTool for Mac to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 but Redsn0w is not only available to both Windows and Mac users but also offers a faster jailbreak process since it does not require any custom IPSW to be created.

This guide can also be used to jailbreak the iPod Touch 4G and 3G and the iPad first generation. If you were putting off the update to iOS 4.3.1 on your device, due to the lack of a stable untethered jailbreak solution, your wait is now over.

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Want To Know Which iPhone Apps Your Facebook Friends Are Using? Try “Apptitude”

April 5, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2

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Facebook, the world’s leading social network is quickly approaching the 700 million user mark. Out of these, nearly 250 million users use mobile phones to access Facebook. Even by the most pessimistic estimate, 10% of this population would be iPhone users. Therefore, it’s fair to assume that nearly 25 million Facebook users use iPhone apps. So, how do you know which iPhone apps your Facebook friends are using? The best way to find this would be to scan through their posts and Likes on Facebook. That’s precisely what the “Apptitude” app from Noisetoys does.

Read on to know more about Apptitude for iPhone.

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iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released by iPhone Dev-Team

April 4, 2011 — by Megha Bassi2

jailbreak_icon.jpgWe informed you a few days ago about the upcoming jailbreak solution for iOS 4.3.1 firmware and it’s finally here. This jailbreak has been made possible by the untether exploit found by i0n1c or Stefan Esser. Stefan then turned over the exploit to the Dev-Team who have been trusted with stable jailbreak solutions over the years.

With the combined effort of Dev-Team and Stefan Esser we know have an iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak solution for all iOS devices except the iPad 2.

The updated version of RedSn0w is available for both Mac and Windows users while the PwnageTool will work only on Mac.

It is interesting to note, that on this very day the first version of PwnageTool was released, three years ago.

Tips & How-to

iPhone Tip: Show Character Count While Typing Text Message

April 4, 2011 — by Simon Ng2

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Are you new to iPhone? Do you know you can display the character count while typing a text message? Just take a few seconds to configure the option and you’ll find how easy it helps you save your text message cost.

Text message (aka SMS) is limited to 160 characters including spaces. For any reason you send a text message with more than 160 characters, iPhone will automatically break it into two individual messages and send them to the recipient. Normally this shouldn’t be a problem if you’re using a data plan with unlimited text messages.

However for those using data plan that charges you per message, you probably want to keep the text message within the limit in order to avoid the extra cost imposed by the additional message.

Since the release of iOS 4.0, Apple allows iPhone user to display the character count in the Message. You can simply go to Settings -> Messages and enable the “Character Count” option.

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Wunderlist: Managing Tasks on iPhone with Style and Simplicity

April 3, 2011 — by Jane Thomson0

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Wunderlist for iPhoneA manager, in business terms, arranges all the tasks to be performed by his or her staff as well as oversees all operations, ensuring that everything is done the right way and on time. That’s exactly what Wunderlist provides for iPhone and iPad users. In using the application, you can set all of your duties for the day as the app hands out notifications the moment a task needs to be done.

Lots of other task managing applications have been released in the past, and some of them prove to be useful for many users. Wunderlist, in making its interface more user friendly, delves on simplicity and maximizing storage. Unlike other apps, you can store millions of tasks on the iPhone application, each of them can be designed in a variety of ways.

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How To Share Music Between iPhone and iOS Devices Over Bluetooth with PairShare

April 3, 2011 — by Simon Ng9

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We’ve covered how you can use AirView to stream video between iPhone and other iOS devices. A friend of mine has raised a question about how he can share music between two iPhones or with other iOS devices (e.g. iPad) over bluetooth.

If you’re like him and want to stream your music to other iOS devices over bluetooth, you have to check out the PairShare app. Developed by PairShare LLC, the app lets you easily share your music or listen to your friend’s music via bluetooth. It supports music sharing on most iOS devices, including iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPod touch (2G or new) and iPad, running iOS 4.1 or up.

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Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3 Coming Soon

April 2, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

Are you holding off the iOS 4.3 upgrade due to the lack of untethered jailbreak solution? According to a tweet from @musclenered, a core member of iPhone Dev team, we guess the untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.x will be released very soon.

Earlier, an iPhone hacker Stefan Esser has figured out a solution to untether jailbreak iOS 4.3. The solution was handed over to the iPhone Dev team so the team can incorporate it into its popular jailbreak tool such as PwnageTool and Redsn0w. @musclenerd has confirmed the untethered jailbreak solution is solid. It’s likely we’ll see an updated version of PwnageTool and Redsn0w to be released very soon.

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SoundTracking for iPhone: Share Music Moments With Your Friends

April 2, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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As I’ve mentioned earlier in several posts, I’m an avid music lover who uses the iPhone to listen to my favorite tracks almost on a daily basis. When it comes to apps, I probably use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare the most on my iPhone. Needless to mention, I’m always looking for apps which combine the best of both worlds – music and social media. I recently stumbled upon SoundTracking, a free iPhone application for telling your friends about the music you’re listening to. The app has witnessed more than 100K downloads in last two weeks.

Read on to know more about the SoundTracking app for iPhone.