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

June 29, 2012 — by Seuli B.0


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


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.


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

June 2, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum5


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!


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

May 16, 2012 — by Sette Capati3


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

April 23, 2012 — by Simon Ng25


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.


Downgrade iPhone 4S and iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 Now Possible

March 26, 2012 — by Sette Capati0


You think it can’t be possible after the iOS 5.1 release? Now it is possible!

We’ve heard A5 devices exploit from jailbreak community with similar procedures of A4 devices. However, it’s obvious that Apple has tightened the ropes when it comes to the latest devices and firmware release.

If you think iOS 5.0.1 downgrade is impossible. Think again. Ready your A5 devices for this new exploit discovered by a Canadian iOS hacker. You can now downgrade your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1. We’re so overjoyed to hear the news. This new exploit allows A5 device owners to downgrade iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1.


SiriSports Cydia Tweak: Use Siri To Stay Updated On Favorite Sports

March 17, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum0


There are so many different nations, cultures and beliefs in the world. But there’s one thing that brings people from different nations together and that is sports! It brings a sense of brotherhood among all nations and also plays a role of a worldwide language and promotes peace all over.

A new tweak has been released in the Cydia store by the name of SiriSports. It enhances the capabilities of Siri and builds on includes some of the features introduced by the SiriNBA tweak released earlier in March. You might already know about the AssistantExtensions framework, it is built as a plug-in to that framework and AssistantExtensions will be installed as a dependency alongside SiriSports if you haven’t already installed it on the device.


Aloud Cydia Tweak: Voice Alerts For iOS Notifications In 30 Different Languages

March 5, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum0


We posted about SpeakEvents Cydia tweak that reads out SMS, emails and iMessage notifications. This can come in handy when your iDevice is not accessible when you’re driving or are just not in the mood to hold it. Another somewhat similar tweak has been released. Details below!

The new Cydia tweak is known as Aloud. It adds voice to every notification on the iOS device and gives the option to choose from 30 different languages for the alerts. It’s a simple and nice tweak that allows you to choose apps whose notifications you want to be read aloud, adjust the rate of speech and much more. This tweak will work with all the installed apps on the iDevice.


Siri Tip: Get Weather Information, Humidity and Wind Speed

March 5, 2012 — by Simon Ng1


Siri - Weather InfoLast week, we showed you how to use Siri to create, edit and search note. This week, let’s see how the Siri assistant can help you check out weather information, humidity and wind speed.

Siri keeps you informed about current weather and weather forecast.

Just ask “What’s the weather for today?”. Assuming location service is enabled, Siri will give you the current weather information based on your location. If location service is not enabled, Siri will ask you where you’re. Alternatively, you can specify your location in your question. For example, you can say “How’s the weather in London for today?”.