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Close to 5th Anniversary, iPhone Revenue Hits US$150 billion Since Launch

June 29, 2012 — by Seuli B.0

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The iPhone since its inception in June 2007 has not only resurrected Apple’s fortune but transcended the smartphone industry to an entirely different level. In short, the iPhone revolution from Apple has been nothing less than a sales juggernaut that besides redefining marketing strategies scaled historic popularity at the same time.

The latest projection according to Strategy Analytics has revealed that has generated cumulative revenues of US$150 billion in the past five years. And this news couldn’t come at a more appropriate time when the Cupertino Company is all set to celebrate its most successful product – iPhone’s 5th Anniversary.

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Buying Your First iPhone? Here’s An Introduction for Apple Newbies Part 1

June 26, 2012 — by RG. Chew2

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When my dear friend Jen (From Australia) recently posted on Facebook that she was jumping onto the iPhone bandwagon.  There wasn’t a shortage of replies on which iPhone she should buy (iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S – 16GB. 32GB etc).  As expected, I advised her to wait for the iPhone 5 (or “new” iPhone) coming out in the next few months, but there was so much more I wanted to tell her to get the most out of her iPhone.  So for this post, I will give a brief introduction to newbies that are jumping onto the iOS bandwagon.

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PersistentAssistant: Talk To Siri Without Pressing Home Button Again and Again

June 2, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum5

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It will be a year in October since Siri was first introduced with the iPhone 4S. Since then, a number of ways has been introduced to customize the digital voice assistant or make it more useful. There are a number of tweaks at the Cydia Store that are focused on Siri. The latest addition comes in the PersistentAssistant.

It’s a new tweak that brings a new feature to Siri which should have been present by default. With PersistentAssistant, you don’t have to hit the icon each time after you’re done interacting with Siri. After you say something, she will automatically detect you’re done talking, and start to search about your query. This is nice, as you can talk to Siri while driving or lying in bed without the need to touch the device!

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Pod2g Confirms iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 1

May 16, 2012 — by Sette Capati3

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We featured the tethered jailbreak  using RedSn0w and  UltraFixer unlock on iOS 5.1.1 last week, and we mentioned that iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak was not yet available. However, the long wait is over for the untethered exploit – or is it really over?

A couple of weeks ago, pod2g also conducted a poll. He asked public opinions in relation to iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, whether to release the iOS, 5.1.1 now or wait to save the vulnerabilities on iOS 6. Poll says 64% of voters who took part want the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak to be released now.

P0dg, the iOS developer recently confirmed that his untethered jailbreak works on iPhone 4 and iPad 3 on iOS 5.1.1 firmware. But the story doesn’t end there, giving as hope for the untethered version, he finally updated his Twitter and mentioned that his jailbreak also worked on iPhone 4S, iPad
and iPad 1.

Apparently, the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak works fab with the above-mentioned devices, but Pod2g revealed that there were some concerns regarding his jailbreak not working with iPod Touch 3G, hence it might be possible it won’t work with iPhone 3GS.

The hackers have finally made it. However, the official release of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak may be presented at the “Hack in the Box Security Conference” (HITBSC) this year that will take place in London Amsterdam from May 21st – May 25th. This means it will few more days before we can download the exploit.

Well, time flees so fast. It won’t take long, and you’ll get to run the exploit on your device. If you’re using A4 devices, you may also want to read a step-by-step tutorial on How To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 on iOS 5.1.1 Using RedSn0w (Tethered). If you’re having problems with the current firmware version, you can check out this Guide To Downgrade iOS 5.1.1 To iOS 5.1/5.0.1/5.0 (A4 Only)

Stay tuned for more updates.

Are you excited for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak? Or are you willing to wait for iOS 6 exploit?

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Lingual Translates 35 Languages In Real-Time Using Siri (Cydia Tweak)

April 27, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1

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The most astonishing feature in the iPhone 4S, believe it or not, has been the digital voice assistant Siri. Siri has been receiving new extensions since to iOS and has set apart the iPhone 4S from its competitors. The latest untethered jailbreak for A5 devices has opened up a world of possibilities and extensions to Siri which has been evident with the released and upcoming tweaks.

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iPhone 4S with Baseband 1.0.11, 1.0.13, 1.0.14 Can Be Unlocked By Gevey Ultra S

April 24, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1

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While we do not know when the iPhone Dev team will bring us the software unlock solution for iPhone 4S, ApplenBerry have claimed to release an unlock (sim card solution) for iPhone 4.11.08 very soon. Not long ago, a new video uploaded by them on YouTube indicates the release of the new Gevey Ultra S which is going to be an unlock solution to owners of GSM iPhone 4S.

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How To Unlock iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0 or Up

April 23, 2012 — by Simon Ng25

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This is a big news for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 users. Earlier, a Chinese iPhone hacker Loktar_Sun has released a solution for unlocking a jailbroken iPhone using Sam Bingner’s SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package. This SAM unlock method should work with all baseband versions.

I’m not able to test the method on my iPhone 4S as it’s a factory-unlocked version. However, the method has been verified on U.S. carriers by the iPhone Dev team member musclenerd as well as another iPhone blogger.