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Untethered A4 Jailbreak For IOS 5 Released

The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G. If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1 If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how. Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.

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Twitter Gets Fully Integrated into iOS 5

Twitter users will love to hear that the social networking platform has become fully integrated into the new iOS 5 mobile operating system by Apple. Today, available for the first time you can read and share tweets using your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone seamlessly from within the OS. Unfortunately some users are having issues with iOS 5 upgrades which end up bricking their phone, but that may be a rare instance.

Android
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Logitech Harmony Link Transforms Androids into Universal Remote

The Harmony Link needs a Wi-Fi network and a free link app for Logitech Harmony before you can actually use it. Good news: if you installed the Harmony Link on an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or other Android-based gadgets, you will be able to use the item as a remote control for up to eight home-entertainment appliances. You can save some amount because of this item!

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Linux getting ported to A4 iPhone and iPad, Android next up?

This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.

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Skytex Primer Pocket 4.3-inch Android media tablet only $99

On the Apple side of the equation, if you want an iPhone without the phone, you might consider getting an iPod touch. On the Android side of the equation, if you want an Android phone without a phone, you might turn to something like the newly announced Primer Pocket tablet from Skytex.

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JailbreakMe now broken thanks to Apple’s iOS update

You won’t be able to jailbreak the iPad 2 a nymore, as a new update from Apple patches up a security hole related to the PDF exploit. That’s the exact same exploit that JailbreakMe.com uses to jailbreak your iPad 2, as well as your iPhone, iPad 1, and iPod touch. This is what is known as an “injection” jailbreak.

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Average iOS user has downloaded 75 apps from App Store

We knew that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch were popular. We knew that people who purchased these devices would inevitably download a few apps. As it turns out, the average is more than just a few. In fact, the average iOS user has downloaded a total of 75 apps. That’s on average.

Technology
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Air Guitar Anyone?

First you need to connect the pick to the 30-pin dock connector of the iPhone or the iPod Touch. Then hold the iPhone in one hand and pretend it is a guitar neck while strumming the pick in the air. It’s as simple as that.

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Why You Might Not Want to Jailbreak Your iDevice

Many of the reasons why you may have wanted to jailbreak your iPhone in the past aren’t as valid anymore. You wanted a mobile hotspot and now you have that officially. Even so, there are still reasons why you might want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, but there are reasons why you might not want to either.

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The Jailbreak-Free iPhone, iPad Home Screen Modding App

So, you’ve got yourself an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and you want to do some customizations with the backgrounds, app icons, and so on. At the same time, you don’t want to mess with that whole jailbreaking business. If that’s the case, Pimp Your Screen might be the ticket.

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Skype update allows video-calling over iPhone 3G

Up until yesterday the mobile Skype application had been limited with features and did not included video-calling like its desktop counterpart did. Skype released the latest update for the iPhone and iPod touch, among the improvements is the addition of video-calling for the iPhone 4, it allows a user to make video calls on either WiFi and or 3G network connections. Its ability to make video-calls over 3G is a surprise because Facetime from Apple is still restricted to making video-calls over WiFi.

Science & Tech
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Personal Genome Machine makes DNA sequencing semi-portable

It’s about the size of your home inkjet printer, with an iPhone/iPod Touch dock and a touchscreen interface attached to it, except this isn’t for your family photos. It will output digital DNA results in just 2 hours and is intended for research purposes; despite it being called a “Personal Genome Machine.”

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Cinemin Slice pico projector iPad dock

This means that you can dock your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and it’ll beam the appropriate image onto a blank surface for you. If said blank surface is about ten feet away, you get a resulting image of up to sixty inches.

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Apple’s iOS Update: Pre-release rumors

One thing that all of us do quite frequently (though some do it less frequently than others) is printing – documents, photos and what not! Apple users are perhaps expecting a treat coming their way as far as printing is concerned, and if rumors are anything to go by, the next software update for iOS will feature wireless printing, for not just iPad but even iPhone and iPod Touch.

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limera1n jailbreak out for iOS 4.1

In a never ending game of cat and mouse, a new iOS 4.1 exploit has surfaced, although this version has come from a different crew than we are typically accustomed to and may have some unwanted side effects. Geohot came literally out of nowhere and released limera1n, a bootrom-level jailbreak for the iPhone3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G/4G, iPad, and technically the AppleTV 2G.

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Apple iOS overtakes Sony PSP in mobile gaming

Gaming purists scoffed when Apple enthusiasts proclaimed that the Apple iPhone and iPod touch were not only viable mobile gaming platforms, they said that they could be even more popular than conventional gaming handhelds. That claim has now come to fruition with the increasing popularity of Apple’s iOS products.

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Netflix Canada for iPad review

Netflix for Canada has launched today, giving access to unlimited movies and TV shows streamed right to your device for just $7.99 a month. The service is available to PCs, Macs, PS3, Wii, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and even Samsung and Toshiba Blu-ray disc players. Netflix plans to add streaming support to XBOX 360 later this fall, VIZIO and Insignia Blu-ray players down the road, as well as Internet TVs from Samsung and Apple TV.

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$49 RedEye Mini dongle converts the iPhone into a universal remote

There’s an app for that and now there’s a dongle for that too. You may have already heard about the RedEye, a docking station that transforms your iPod into a home theatre controller. Now the same company has released the RedEye Mini, and it’s finally available for sale. As you can probably fathom from the title, this gadget lets you use your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad as a universal remote for your home theater.

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Lecere FIRMS POS for iPad unveiled, major chains coming soon

Lecere Corporation has unveiled their retail POS system for the first time here on Mobile Magazine. Last week Lecere posted a video demo of the $2,000 setup which could save large restaurant chains millions. The video, shown on CrunchGear, raised many questions. Their system operates on Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch, breaking the shackles on the fixed POS terminal.

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Steve Jobs writes open letter admonishing Flash

When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was “why isn’t there Flash support?” In like manner, you’ll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn’t going to change their position any time soon.

If Apple’s actions didn’t speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple’s history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.

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Review: Press Your Luck for iPhone

One of the most popular game shows of all time was Press Your Luck. It featured a far different format than other game shows, and of course the iconic “Whammy,” one of the most entertaining bankrupting devices in game show history. Though only run for four seasons, it endured in reruns on various television channels for decades with even a revival show a few years ago. Now anyone can play Press Your Luck with the release of as Press Your Luck app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

In Press Your Luck, you answer questions to earn spins on the Big Board which can win you sums of money, extra spins, or the dreaded Whammy. Upon hitting a Whammy, an animation of a little red creature will appear on screen that will take your accumulated money in an always hilarious and backfiring way.

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Review: MLB at Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPad, Watch live games and more

With baseball season just beginning, many MLB fans have been trying to find other ways to follow their favorite teams on a game by game basis. With the advent of MLB at Bat last year, iPhone and iPod Touch users gained the ability to listen to every single MLB game live on their device, which made the app a huge success. This year, a new MLB at Bat has been released that is a top app, and also the subject of controversy.

MLB at Bat 2010 contains all the features of the original and more. The ability to listen to every game live, choose your feed for each game, game cast, news, videos, and standings are all back. These features run well, with loud clear audio for the games.

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Will RIM release a BlackBerry tablet to join the iPad?

To many people, the Apple iPad is little more than an oversized iPod touch, but it seems to represent a whole new niche in the market. It’s not an eReader, because the screen totally rocks and you need two hands to operate and hold it. It’s obviously not a netbook since there are no dedicated keys, but something in between. This means companies are going be scrambling to capitalize on this interest with iPad-like devices of their own, whether or not we know what the heck to do with them.

Rumors have surfaced that Research in Motion is working on a tablet of its own.

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iPhone 4.0 is official: Apple brings you multitasking and more

iPhone OS 4 was announced today at Apple’s live press event, and out comes a rabbit from the hat. Seven major updates are coming to the iPhone 3G and 3GS models, iPod Touch 2G and 3G, with seven major improvements including multitasking, and 100 other minor ones ranging from searchable MMS/SMS to 5x digital zoom for your camera.

The major feature we have all been waiting for is multitasking, our iPhone 4G poll showed over 52% of iPhone owners would like multitasking, and Apple delivered. Improved Battery Life topped the charts at 61%, but with added multitasking this may only worsen performance.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoLink app lets you control your home like a love guru

It’s only a matter of time before the iPad takes total control over your home. Starting today with the Bang & Olufsen BeoLink application, access to your audio and video, even home automation, can be done over your Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

I was slightly disappointed when the iPad specs came out showing no RF module, this would have made it a killer remote control, but using the Master Link Gateway by Bang & Olufsen over Wi-Fi, it’s no longer necessary – assuming your house is outfitted with the high-end gear.

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E-Trade app lets you trade like a pro on your iPad

E*Trade this week announced their latest app for traders, the E*Trade Mobile Pro for iPad. Free from the iTunes store, this app looks pretty fresh and gives E*Trade account members access to an array of features like: viewing real-time streaming stock and option quotes, trade stocks during market and extended hours, view orders, alerts, news, charts, watch lists and portfolios.

“Following the tremendous success of Mobile Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch, we’re thrilled to be on board with the launch of the new iPad,” said Michael Curcio, President, E*TRADE Securities.

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Apple iPad stays productive with Evernote app too

One of the best note-taking applications available on the iPhone and iPod touch is Evernote. It’s incredibly popular among business users, students, and the general public alike. Well, now Evernote is available for the iPad too.

By taking advantage of the larger display, Evernote for iPad can be even more useful to Apple lovers on the go.

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Get going with the Magellan RoadMate iPhone app

Following in the footsteps of offerings like the TomTom app, Magellan has announced an iPhone app of its own geared toward people who need to find their way around town. The Magellan RoadMate app works with the Apple iPhone, of course, as well as the iPod touch.

The kicker is that you need to purchase the required Magellen Premium Car Kit in order to get any real functionality of the kit. This is quite different from the TomTom version where the kit is recommended but optional.

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Win a bunch of Konami swag

Frogger ruled the arcade, came out to consoles, and eventually the PC. It’s even made its way over to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and is actually a pretty solid port of the game. Today Konami, maker of the original game and app, has announced a Frogger tournament edition on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The Tournament is actually more of a sweepstakes more than anything, prizes will be drawn at random according to the official rules.

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Play out your fantasies with Zenonia 2: The Lost Memories for iPhone

The gaming market on the iPhone and iPod touch started out with some casual puzzle titles and others that were meant to hold your attention for a couple minutes at a time, say in a doctor’s office or other waiting room. Soon after, however, we were introduced to fuller games that were comparable to their console counterparts. But what about the RPG genre?

There isn’t much to be found in terms of role-playing games on the platform, but it looks like a pretty good option is coming up in Zenonia 2: The Lost Memories for the iPhone and iPod touch. The successor to the first Zenonia will be submitted for App Store approval this week, so it should be showing up soon.

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iPhone App Store fires up with Street Fighter IV

Hadouken! Sonic Boom! I’ve been big into fighting games ever since I first played Street Fighter II in a smelly old arcade, so this news hits really close to home. If you’re ready to take Ken and Ryu with you on the road, you’ll be glad to hear that Street Fighter IV is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch via the App Store.

Not surprisingly, there are several things missing from the iPhone version of the game compared to its console counterpart. For starters, you don’t get all 19 characters. Instead, you are restricted to just eight world warriors: Ryu, Ken, Guile, Blanka, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, M. Bison, and Abel. I would have liked to see Akuma and Gouken in there, but no such luck.

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Come on down! The Price is Right 2010 now for iPhone

The newest version of The Price is Right video game has just been ported to the iPhone and iPod Touch. A sequel to 2008’s The Price is Right, the popular game already owned by many, so the question now is whether I upgrade to the new version or has the price gone wrong?

The Price is Right 2010 has all of the features and controls of the original Price is Right app, plus several improvements. New games are added such as Golden Road, the avatars now get customizable wardrobes, the look of the game got a huge overhaul, and the prices and prizes are updated for the new decade.

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Apple patent shows Motion Sensing Technology for future 4th generation iPhone

Apple, in its never ending quest to make their gadgets more James Bond like with each generation, has bought a patent involving motion sensing controls through a camera. This would allow the user of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, more control over the device in a much more “touchy” way. If applicable to the next generation of Apple products, it could be a major coup for Apple.

The patent, according to Patently Apple, will allow for almost total control of the iPhone through motion sensors in the devices camera.

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iPhone Explorer turns iPhone into a remote memory drive, so there!

Ok that was fast. Not even 10 hours ago we reported on how the iPhone practically sucked because it couldn’t run apps off a memory chip. Well, it still cant, but it can act as a portable memory drive so that’s gotta count for something.

A new desktop utility called iPhone Explorer (IE), basically turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a flash drive, and no, you don’t have to be jail broken but it does provide a few benefits if you are.

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REVIEW: Zenonia RPG game for iPhone

Zenonia, is a very popular app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is regarded as one of the best RPG games on the iPhone. It has won numerous awards since its release over a year ago and is still a highly downloaded app. However is this an app that lives up to its reputation, or is it a relic of the early days of apps?