March 2011

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Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – a successor to the currently available Android 2.3 Gingerbread includes many interesting new features. We covered them in great detail in a recent article on the Ice Cream Sandwich. But in brief these include all new Face unlock feature, new refined lock screen, cosmetic and functionality enhancement in the Email, Gmail, Calendar and other system apps, Software Buttons, Widget Enhancements, Swipe Gestures, Data Usage Monitor, Improved Camera App built-in Photo Editing, People Application, Enhanced Dialer and NFC Data Sharing. These are a lot of feature coming in the  Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to Read More >

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A few weeks back Google unveiled the new Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – a successor to the currently used Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a major set of new features such as the all new Face unlock feature, new refined lock screen, cosmetic and functionality enhancement in the Email, Gmail, Calendar and other system apps, Software Buttons, Widget Enhancements, Swipe Gestures, Data Usage Monitor, Improved Camera App built-in Photo Editing, People Application, Enhanced Dialer and NFC Data Sharing. There are also many other performance and interface enhancements that have not been mentioned in the official announcement on the Google and Read More >

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We have already covered the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) is some earlier articles through several methods including using the insecure rooted kernel flashing which is perhaps the safest and easiest method to follow. Another advantage is that it keeps the device in almost stock condition except for the root (only SU binary, Busybox and CWM are installed). Now here is a method very similar to the mentioned above but for the US users of the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) that are on the AT&T variant of the device. Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be Read More >

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Well some interesting developments are happening all over the place in the context of the Siri port for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G these days. Earlier we reported on the progress that developers have made on complete replicating the Siri functionality on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G including the connecting and authenticating to the Apple servers for the voice commands. Although developers didn’t give any release date for this release. Now a developer named euwars has brought us a method to install the Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G in a step-by-step guide. Unfortunately, we should let Read More >

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Right after the introduction of fancy new Siri feature on the iPhone 4S developers are hard at work to bring this exciting personal virtual assistant to the other iOS users such as iPhone 4, iPad 2. Earlier developers were only able to port the GUI but for the actual voice recognition commands Siri had to connect to the Apple servers but couldn’t do so because of the authentication issues. Also it was speculated that Siri might be using the specific hardware acceleration features of the Apple A5 chip in the iPhone 4S. But this didn’t not turnout to be true Read More >

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A few days ago we had the news that Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) ROM port is available for the Nexus S although buggy and more in alpha state. And now here is another even more interesting news that there is a ROM port of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) available for download for Samsung galaxy S users. This comes courtesy of XDA members galnet and lttldvl, known MIUI developers. Well for now this ROM that is available for download is in quite broken state and according to developers will not let you get past the lock screen because of Read More >

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So far we already have the iOS 5 jailbreak solutions for the iPhone 4/3GS etc. although in the form a tethered solution. But users can indeed use a new way to do the semi-tethered if they like, which is a good compromise between the complete untethered jailbreak and a quite limited tethered jailbreak. But for now iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users have been out of luck as there is only iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak that is currently possible on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users are still waiting for any kind of jailbreak. But it seems that iPhone-dev-team is Read More >

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As we know iOS 5 has already got jailbreak treatment on iPhone 4/3GS right from when Apple came with the first developer beta. And recently we had updated Redsn0w tool to jailbreak iOS 5 on the iPhone 4/3GS. Although this solution is still a tethered jailbreak but more recently we did found a good compromise in the form of a semi-tethered solution that allows to boot a tethered device although apps such as Safari, Mail and Cydia apps cannot be used, but still the core phone and messaging functionality is still available. iPad 2 users have been the most unlucky Read More >

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If we look at the new features in the iPhone 4S in terms of the software – no doubt that new Siri virtual assistant exclusive for the iPhone 4S captures our attention. Although, many users didn’t like the Apple decision to make Siri iPhone 4S exclusive. But now as most of you already know that there are developers namely Jackoplane and iH8sn0w that have already managed to port it to the iPhone 4 and we are also hearing reports of working port for the iPad 2. Of course, for now the port for iPhone 4 is rough around the edges Read More >

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iPhone users have been waiting for a reliable method to jailbreak their iOS 5 device since the release of the new version of the iOS. And with the release of the iOS 5 we have also seen the updated releases of the Redsn0w that allows to jailbreak the iOS 5 devices such as iPhone 4/ 3GS. New version of the Redsn0w also allows to preserve the baseband of the iPhone 4/3GS by allowing to create a custom ipsw firmware file that a user can later restore using iTunes. Unfortunately, so far we haven’t seen the baseband preservation mode feature in Read More >

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