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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 Update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

April 15, 2011 — by Megha Bassi3

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Ios 4 3 2 software updateApple has just released the iOS 4.3.2 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Also, an iOS 4.2.7 Update has been released for the Verizon iPhone.

This is a minor update and according to Apple, it aims at fixing the frozen video bug during FaceTime calls and also the issues faced by International iPad users while using it on 3G networks. Other than that there are some security updates.

Of course, if you rely on a software based unlock for your iPhone 4 you should stay away from the stock iOS 4.3.2 firmware and wait for the Dev-Team to release a tool that allows safe upgrading.

Also, there is no untethered jailbreak available yet. So, only if you don’t care about an unlock or jailbreak should you leap ahead and update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.2.

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Direct Download Links: iOS 4.2 for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

November 23, 2010 — by Megha Bassi9

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Apple has just released iOS 4.2 with free Find my iPhone for qualifying devices. If you need a jailbreak too you should wait for a day or two for iPhone Devs to release the updated Jailbreaking tool. Unlockers should stay away from both iOS 4.1 and 4.2 for now. Find the iOS 4.2 direct download link here.

Rumors suggest that an iOS 4.1 unlock is coming sometime this week so stay tuned to us for updates.

The highlights of iOS 4.2 are as follows:

  1. Multitasking on iPad
  2. Folders on iPad
  3. AirPrint
  4. AirPlay
  5. Free Find my iPhone Service

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How To Fix iTunes 1015 Error

July 6, 2010 — by Simon Ng26

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During custom firmware restoration or iPhone OS downgrade, you may encounter various kinds of iTunes errors. Yesterday, I got an email from a reader about an annoying iTunes error during firmware restore:

The iphone “iphone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1015)

Probably you also encounter the same error. To resolve the error, someone has developed a tool called “Error 1015 Fixer”. It’s a very simple tool that comes with a single function, that is to fix the iTunes 1015 error. You can follow the procedures to download and install the tool:

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 Released to Developer

May 9, 2009 — by Simon Ng0

With only a month of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has just released the fifth beta of iPhone 3.0 to developers. Along with this new beta release, Apple also seeded the 8.2 pre-release version of iTunes. As mentioned by Apple, iTunes 8.2 is required to install iPhone 3.0 beta 5.

If you’re developing iPhone application, you can log into developer.apple.com to pick up the latest beta.

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iPhone Tips: How to Check iPhone Firmware and Baseband Version

May 3, 2009 — by Simon Ng12

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This is a iPhone tip for newbie. In some situations (e.g. jailbreak), you’ll need to know the firmware version or baseband version. Where can you retrieve this information from iPhone?

That’s very simple. All the iPhone configuration information are resided inside the “Settings” screen. For both firmware and baseband version, they can also be found under settings.

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iPhone 3.0 – Landscape Keyboard, MMS, Improved Stock App and Hands-on Video

March 22, 2009 — by Simon Ng16

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iPhone 3.0Here comes to the last series of iPhone 3.0 coverage. Today, we will go through the rest of great features including Landscape Keyboard, MMS, improved stocks application and text application. And thanks for folks at Engadget, they have created a video that walkthrough all new features in iPhone 3.0 using the iPhone 3.0 beta firmware.

Okay, let’s get started and check out the rest of the features

Landscape Keyboard

Why can’t I use landscape keyboard for Mail and Notes application? You may probably raise this kind of questions and find it annoying when some iPhone apps do not allow you to type in landscape orientation. From iPhone 3.0 and onwards, all iPhone apps can work with both Portrait and Landscape orientation. The next version of Mail, Notes and text applications will come with the landscape keyboard.

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iPhone 3.0: Spotlight and Voice Memo

March 21, 2009 — by Simon Ng3

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Spotlight & Voice MemoYesterday, we have checked out the great feature of iPhone 3.0 – Cut, Copy & Paste. Today, let’s take a look at two other fantastic new features: Spotlight and Voice Memo.

Spotlight

So, what’s Spotlight? If you’re from Mac background, you’d heard of it. Spotlight offers system-wide search for iPhone that you can simply type in a keyword and it’ll show you all related items, including email, calendar event, contacts, notes, SMS, etc.

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Cut, Copy & Paste for iPhone 3.0

March 20, 2009 — by Simon Ng0

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Cut, Copy & PasteWith the preview of iPhone 3.0, Apple finally announced Copy & Paste, which is one of the long-awaited features for iPhone. So, how do you cut, copy & paste using finger? It looks pretty easy.

To view the complete list of features come with iPhone 3.0, check out iPhone OS 3.0 Features Roundup.

Let’s use Mail application as example. To copy, simply double-tap on any word or block of text. iPhone will then highlight the word or paragraph for you to copy. Tap the copy button to save the selection into clipboard. To paste the text, double-tap again and iPhone will let you paste back the text. You can use the same way to copy & paste text in Notes application. That looks cool, right?

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iPhone OS 3.0 Features Roundup

March 19, 2009 — by Simon Ng5

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iPhone 3.0Yesterday, Apple has announced iPhone OS 3.0 Beta in a media event. More than 100 new features are developed for this next generation mobile OS. I’m excited about this announcement and it really exceeds my expectation. Let’s jump and see what features will come with iPhone 3.0.

Here is a roundup of all big features:

Cut, Copy & Paste Text – The most requested feature is finally here. iPhone 3.0 lets you do “Cut, Copy & Paste” system wide, across any applications. You can copy text in email, note, etc. And, you can even copy & paste text in Safari. That’s amazing.

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iPhone OS 3.0 Will Be Available This Summer

March 18, 2009 — by Simon Ng4

iPhone 3.0Apple has just given a preview of iPhone OS 3.0 and it’s a HUGE update! To view the keynote video, you can check out here. Nearly all features that were rumored or requested by iPhone users, they are covered in this next generation mobile OS. As announced by Apple, iPhone 3.0 adds over 100 new features to iPhone:

The iPhone OS 3.0 beta release includes an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) with over 1,000 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) including In-App Purchases; Peer-to-Peer connections; an app interface for accessories; access to the iPod® music library; a new Maps API and Push Notifications. Apple also announced over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch users this summer including cut, copy and paste; MMS;* landscape view for Mail, Text and Notes; stereo Bluetooth; syncing Notes to the Mac® and PC; shake to shuffle; parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and automatic login at Wi-Fi hot spots. The iPhone OS 3.0 beta release will also include a new Voice Memo app and expanded search capability for all key iPhone apps, as well as Spotlight™ search across the iPhone or iPod touch.