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Monday, January 30, 2012

Tim Cook Responds to Factory Worker Mistreatment Allegations

Yesterday, New York Times in a lengthy article titled "iEconomy - In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad" a followup to their earlier article about "Why Apple's iPhone was made in China", attacked Apple for not doing enough to improve living conditions for workers at their suppliers factories.

The New York Times recounts an incident from May last year where an explosion in Foxconn's factory killed 2 workers.

The article goes on to quote a former Foxconn manager:

“Apple never cared about anything other than increasing product quality and decreasing production cost,”  [..]

[..] Some former Apple executives say there is an unresolved tension within the company: executives want to improve conditions within factories, but that dedication falters when it conflicts with crucial supplier relationships or the fast delivery of new products. 

Apple's CEO Tim Cook responded to the report with an internal email to Apple employees:

As a company and as individuals, we are defined by our values. Unfortunately some people are questioning Apple’s values today, and I’d like to address this with you directly. We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are. 

For the many hundreds of you who are based at our suppliers’ manufacturing sites around the world, or spend long stretches working there away from your families, I know you are as outraged by this as I am. For the people who aren’t as close to the supply chain, you have a right to know the facts.

You can read the entire email from Tim Cook by heading over to 9 to 5 Mac.

Earlier in the month, Apple had published their yearly Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, which details the efforts they make in improving worker and factory conditions as well as environmental standards compliance.


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Lingual: Jailbreak Tweak Brings Siri Voice Translation to iPhone 4S

As we reported earlier, Mario Hros a.k.a kexik has released a jailbreak tweak called AssistantExtensions, which seems to be the mother of all Siri jailbreak tweaks. 

The jailbreak tweak not only allows you to open apps, send tweets, enable/disable Settings toggles, control brightness, respring Springboard etc., it also provides a framework for other developers to create Siri extensions.

Lingual is the first such third-party extension for AssistantExtensions. It allows you to translate phrases or text in to over 30 languages using Siri, which can be very useful while travelling abroad.

After installing the tweak all you need to do is say something like "translate [phrase] to [language]" or "what's [phrase] in [language]" and the tweak will show you the translated text in Siri in that language.

Lingual supports the following languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, French, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Haitian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

You can check out the impressive video of Lingual in action below:

Lingual is developed by CodeThemed and is available in Cydia for free.

Now, if someone can figure out a way for Siri to say the translated text in one of those 35 languages, that would make this jailbreak tweak even better.

Still haven't jailbroken your iPhone 4S using Absinthe jailbreak? Maybe it's time to review that decision.

[via @CodeThemed]


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iPhone 5 Is Nearing Production With A Summer 2012 Launch Date?

When the iPhone 4S was initially released numerous people criticized the smartphone for not being the heavily waited upon “iPhone 5” with a larger screen, re-designed body etc. Regardless of the initial criticism of the iPhone 4S, it did not stop people from buying it, as Apple once again topped the charts this year and ended up selling 37 million iPhone 4S’ in Q1. It is no question that the iPhone 4S is a definite upgrade over the iPhone 4, but if you were hoping more significant physical changes to the device you may be in for a treat.

iPhone 5 gearing for production rumour

In a report from 9to5mac apparently the iPhone 5 (the next generation iPhone) is being geared for production. The source of this information supposedly comes from a Foxconn employee who mentioned various sample devices are currently floating around the factory. The employee goes on to saying that while there are numerous prototypes floating around, all of them have some similarities:

4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them)No teardrop-shaped devices as were rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness. Also longer/wider.None of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factorNone of the devices are final versions

If the report is correct, and the iPhone 5 is gearing up for production, we could very likely see the iPhone 5 released in the Summer of 2012 at the WWDC. Did this article interest you? Do you have any questions or thoughts? If so leave your replies in the comments section below…


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British Heart Foundation’s PocketCPR App Provides Real-Time Feedback And Instructions on CPR Using Accelerometer

The British Heart Foundation has released a new app in the App Store called BHF PocketCPR that gives iPhone users a clear step-by-step instructions of how to give a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

In addition to this, the app makes use of iPhone's accelerometer to provide real-time feedback on the CPR so that you perform it at the correct rate and depth.

The BHF PocketCPR includes the following features:

Clear visual and audio step-by-step instructions on Hands-only CPR performance, including initial steps for the Chain of Survival.Precise metronome to pace chest compressions.Accurate ability to detect rate of actual compressions and to state visually and audibly whether to push faster or to push slower.Industry-proven technology to detect the depth of chest compressions.Audio and visual prompts to push harder or to push softer.Feature to detect when chest compressions have stopped and to prompt user to START CPR.Complete Instructions for Use.Ability to capture and email CPR compression data and accelerometer data allowing the user to record the quality of the CPR chest compression training.

You can check out the demo of the app below:

The BHF PocketCPR has been developed by Bio-Detek, a subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation and seems to be a white label version of their PocketCPR app that is also available for free in the App Store with a stamp of approval from British Heart Foundation.

Bio-Detek claims that the technology used in the app is the same as that used in the ZOLL PocketCPR for actual rescue from sudden cardiac arrest.

You can download the app for free from the App Store using this direct iTunes link. It seems to be a very handy app in case of an emergency.

Hat tip to iMore's Chris Oldroyd!


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Make Siri Do Almost Anything With AssistantExtensions Cydia Tweak

We’ve already said this before and we’ll say it again. Siri is amazing and is one of the strongest reasons why anyone would want to buy the iPhone 4S. And after the release of the iPhone 4s Jailbreak, Siri has been doing things that it never could before. Take the Sireet Cydia tweak for example, it can be used to tweet with the help of Siri on your iPhone 4S.

AssistantExtension Cydia tweak

This new Cydia tweak, AssistantExtensions, gives Siri much more power than what it has now. It’s not just a tweak, but it is a framework that increases the possibilities of what can be done using Siri. The AssistanExtensions Cydia tweak is based upon MobileSubstrate and can be used to control a lot of things on your iPhone 4S. Here is a list of things that AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak can do out-of-the-box:

System commands: tweet, show tweet, launch apps, set brightness to XX %, restart springboard, generate a random number and more.Toggles: you can literally toggle on/off all the shortcuts found in SBSettings.Chat Bot: You can chat with Siri. To start, just say “Let’s chat” and wait a moment. Loading times will be improved a lot in future releases.

That’s not it. Since this is a MobileSubstrate tweak, hackers and developers can come up with their own extensions for the tweak, which means more commands. There already is a YouTube extension that shows thumbnails of search results via Siri. Another neat aspect to this tweak is that it will also have multi-lingual support in the future, in case you speak a language that Siri can’t understand.

AssistantExtensions How To

This is a serious tweak and will extend Siri’s capabilities much more. And to top it all, the AssistantExtensions tweak is available as a FREE download from the BigBoss repo. So go on, what are you waiting for?

We will have how to guides available for customizing Siri with the AssistantExentsions Cydia tweak in the near future so stay tuned. Until that time please leave any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…


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Lingual Cydia Tweak Can Translate A Word Or Phrase Using Siri Into 30 Languages [VIDEO]

We just told you about the amazing AssistantExtension Cydia tweak for the jailbroken iPhone 4S that expands the capabilities of Siri. The tweak gives the ability to developers to create awesome and useful extensions for Siri. There’s already a new extension, and it’s available to download on Cydia.

Known as Lingual, this Cydia tweak can translate over 30 languages with the help of Siri. If you wanted to know the translation for a word or phrase, just ask Siri. The Lingual Cydia tweak is a very useful tool for travelers, but of course, you will need a jailbroken iPhone 4S to do this. Or, if you were successful in making Spire work on your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, then you’re in luck too. Here’s the complete list of languages supported by this tweak:

ArabicCzech,Danish,German,Estonian,Finnish,French,Dutch,Greek,Hebrew,Haitian,Hungarian,Indonesian,Italian,Japanese,Korean,Lithuanian,Latvian,Norwegian,polish,Portuguese,Romanian,Spanish,Russian,Slovak,Slovene,Swedish,Thai,Turkish,Ukranian,Vietnamese,Simplified and Traditional Chinese

That’s a lot of languages! To activate the translation, you will have to use the phrase “translate [phrase] to [language]” or, “what’s [phrase] in [language]“ using Siri and wait for the reply. If you are interested in Lingual you will be glad to know that it is now available for download from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for FREE. Try it out and use the comments section below to give us your thoughts on this one…

Note: Please keep in mind that for this to work, you need to have the AssistantExtension Cydia tweak first installed on your device,


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daily iJailbreak App Store Deals For January 26th, 2012

Are you looking for a deal on an App Store application for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? How about FREE App Store applications? Well, if you are looking for any of the above you will be glad to know that iJailbreak.com will be covering the best daily App Store application deals. If there is an application that is currently on sale, or available for FREE for a limited time you will find it in our App Store daily deals list.

App Store Daily Deals January 26th, 2012

Download My Father’s Clothes - $2.99 -> FREE

Download iLivingWill - $0.99 -> FREE

Download Udder Chaos - $0.99 -> FREE

Download GClipboard - $9.99 -> FREE

Download Destructis - $1.99 -> FREE

Download Jelly Wars - $1.99 -> FREE

Download Ultimate Metronome Pro - $0.99 -> FREE

Download ArtRage - $6.99 -> $2.99

Download SkySafari 3 – $2.99 -> FREE

Download 6 Pack Promise - $3.99 -> FREE

Download Exitium: Saviors of Vardonia - $3.99 -> FREE

Download iREC – One Touch Video Recorder – $0.99 -> FREE

Download Time Ducks - $1.99 -> $0.99

Download Mobitee Golf Assistant - $24.99 -> FREE

Download SkySafari 3 Pro - $39.99 -> $29.99

Download NLogSynth PRO - $14.99 -> $7.99

Download Meanwhile for iOS - $4.99 -> $0.99

Download Skyfire Web Browser for iPad - $4.99 -> $1.99

Download Hipstamatic - $1.99 -> $0.99

Do you not see an application that catches your interest? Search the App Store directly from iJailbreak.com to find a more well-suited app for you!

Let us know what you think of these App Store deals in the comments section below…


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Send Tweets Natively Via Siri With This Upcoming Cydia Tweak [VIDEO]

Since the iPhone 4S was successfully jailbroken, there have been loads of Cydia tweaks that are associated with Siri. After all, Siri is one of most interesting features on the new iPhone. Sending tweets with the help of Siri is no big deal, we have already told you a nice little method that gets it done. Wouldn’t it be better if this feature was natively integrated in to Siri and you could tweet directly?

That’s what this upcoming Cydia tweak simply called Sireet plans to do, integrate Siri and Twitter. Whenever you want to send out a tweet, launch Siri and use the word ‘tweet’ to get it started. We recently told you certain Siri tweaks that let you launch apps, toggle system settings and more. This tweak will bring one important feature that Apple forgot to add in to Siri, the ability to send tweets.

Apple has stated that Siri is still in beta, so we could see improvements and more features coming as time goes. Even though the company built Twitter in to the new iOS 5, they forget about mixing things up with Siri. But, for now, we have the jailbreak community for that. iOS developer Tyler Nettleton has posted a teaser video of this tweak in action.

The tweak is not finished yet, but a release within this week is what the hacker has stated and yes it will be free. We will let you know as soon as it’s out, until then give us your thoughts on it!


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EFF: Sign Petition to Tell the U.S. Copyright Office That Jailbreaking is Not a Crime

iPhone with a 4-inch screen?

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked the U.S. Copyright Office to declare that jailbreaking does not violate the DMCA. 

In addition to requesting iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in the U.S. to send comments to Copyright Office to convince them to renew and expand the exemptions for jailbreaking, EFF is also encouraging users to sign the petition at jailbreakingisnotacrime.org. The petition states:

You bought it. You own it. Tell the Copyright Office: let me install whatever software I want on my phone, tablet, or video game system.

Back in 2010, EFF had won critical exemption to the DMCA, which made it legal for users  in the US to jailbreak their iPhone.

At that time, Apple had told the U.S. Copyright Office that it believed jailbreaking an iPhone is a violation of the DMCA and infringes on its copyright. Apple also informed the Copyright Office that the exemption request by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was not acceptable as the very act of jailbreaking the iPhone results in copyright infringement.

However, the exemption needs to be renewed otherwise it would expire, which could make jailbreaking your iOS device illegal. Interestingly, it looks like the exemption was only for smartphones, so it did not cover tablets like Apple's iPad. EFF wants to fix that by expanding the exemption to also cover tablets.

So if you're in the U.S. and love jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, then don't waste any time and sign the petition by heading over to jailbreakingisnotacrime.org as there is only 14 days left to sign it.

[via EFF]

Categories : Jailbreak Apple TV, Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, Jailbreak iOS 5, Jailbreak iPad, Jailbreak iPad 2, Jailbreak iPhone 4, Jailbreak iPhone 3GS, Jailbreak iPhone 3G, Jailbreak iPhone, Jailbreak iPhone 4S, Jailbreak iPod Touch


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Easily Customize Siri’s Background To Your Liking [Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak]

Would you like to customize Siri’s background on your iPhone 4S? Well if you answered yes to that question you will be glad to know that thanks to the Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak you can! Upon installing the the Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak to your iPhone 4S you will be able to go into the Settings.app and select an image from your Photo Library or even take a picture directly from the Camera.app to use as Siri’s new background.

Note: The Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak works with Spire on the iPod Touch, but is not yet compatible with the iPad.

Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak

If you are interested in the Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak you can find it FREE via the ModMyi repo through Cydia. Let us know what you think of the tweak in the comments section below…


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Jailbreaking Your iPhone May Become Illegal If DMCA Exemption Expires

iPhone with a 4-inch screen?

If you love jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch then you should read this post and take action.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports that it has asked the U.S. Copyright Office to declare that jailbreaking does not violate the DMCA. 

You may remember that back in 2010, EFF had won critical exemption to the DMCA, which made it legal for users  in the US to jailbreak their iPhone.

At that time, Apple had told the U.S. Copyright Office that it believed jailbreaking an iPhone is a violation of the DMCA and infringes on its copyright. Apple also informed the Copyright Office that the exemption request by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was not acceptable as the very act of jailbreaking the iPhone results in copyright infringement.

However, the exemption needs to be renewed otherwise it would expire, which could make jailbreaking your iOS device illegal. Interestingly, it looks like the exemption was only for smartphones, so it did not cover tablets like Apple's iPad. EFF wants to fix that by expanding the exemption to also cover tablets.

Here's how you can help:

The Copyright Office needs to hear from people who depend on the ability to jailbreak to write, use, and/or tinker with independent software (from useful apps to essential security fixes) for smartphones, tablets, and game consoles.

EFF is requesting users to submit comments online at this link. EFF has also provided a list of questions on their website that you should address in the comments.

Please note that comments are due by February 5th at 5PM Eastern time, so don't waste anytime and head over to the link provided above and submit your comments.

[EFF via Techmeme]

Categories : Jailbreak Apple TV, Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, Jailbreak iOS 5, Jailbreak iPad, Jailbreak iPad 2, Jailbreak iPhone 4, Jailbreak iPhone 3GS, Jailbreak iPhone 3G, Jailbreak iPhone, Jailbreak iPhone 4S, Jailbreak iPhone 5, Jailbreak iPod Touch


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Apple Announces New Discount Program For Employees; $500 Off Macs, $250 Off iPads

Apple held a company-wide town hall meeting today for employees to discuss "exciting new things going on at Apple."

9 to 5 Mac reports that during today's town hall meeting, Tim Cook announced that Apple employees will get $500 off on Macs and $250 off on iPads from June this year.

Cook announced that Apple employees will soon be given $500 discounts on purchases of new Macs and $250 discounts on purchases of a new iPad.

The new discount program will officially kickoff at some point during June 2012. A major caveat is that Apple employees may only utilize the opportunity every three years and employees must have been working for Apple for at least 90 days. 

9 to 5 Mac reports that the $500 Mac discount is not applicable to Mac Minis. Currently Apple employees are entitled to 25% discount on Macs and we're hearing that the discounts announced today will be on top of the 25% discount.

With more than $97 billion in the bank and posting record revenues and profits last quarter, Apple can afford to be generous to their employees who have worked hard to make it one of the most successful companies in the world.


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Install Weather.app, Calculator.app, Clock.app And More On Jailbroken iPad 2! [Belfry Cydia Tweak]

Have you ever wondered why Apple did not include some of the stock iPhone apps like the Weather.app or Clock.app on the iPad? Well, if you have, and are currently looking for a solution to install the stock iPhone apps on the first generation or second generation iPad. Without having to edit and transfer files through an application like WinSCP. You will be glad to know that Ryan Petrich has developed a tweak dubbed Belfry that will actually install all the stock iPhone apps on your Jailbroken iPad.

The Belfry Cydia tweak will install the following applications on your iPad.

Clock.appCalculator.appCompass.appVoice Memos.appStocks.appWeather.app

Note: It is recommended that you also install the RetinaPad Cydia tweak to increase the resolution of certain apps like the Calculator.app. Additionally, please keep in mind that certain applications will have graphical distortions/oddities – this is normal.

 Belfry Cydia Tweak

If you are interested in the Belfry Cydia tweak you can find it through the BigBoss repo in Cydia for FREE. Let us know what you think of the Belfry Cydia tweak in the comments section below…

Note: The Belfry Cydia tweak takes longer than usual to install because it downloads additional files from the internet (please be patient).


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How To: Make Your Own Siri Conversations On Jailbroken iPhone 4S

Earlier today we told you about a new Cydia tweak for your Jailbroken iPhone 4S dubbed AssistantExtensions. The AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak extends the out-of-the-box Siri functionality and allows developers to easily create custom Siri extensions themselves. One neat thing that the AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak can allow you to do fairly easily, as pointed out by iDB, is create custom Siri conversations.

Make custom Siri conversations

Thus, in this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to create custom Siri conversations on your Jailbroken iPhone 4S with the help of the AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak.

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download and install the AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Step 2) – The next thing you will need to do is open TextEdit on Mac OS X, or Notepad on Windows and copy and paste the following into a blank document:



YOUR CUSTOM SIRI QUESTION (MUST BE UPPERCASE)


When you have replaced the example text with your custom Siri conversation you will need to save the file with the extension “.aiml“.

Note: AIML stands for Artificial Intelligence Markup Language and is an XML compliant language.

Step 3) – Once you have saved your custom conversation file you will need to download an iPhone file-system editor program like iExplorer and go into the following directory:

/Library/AssistantExtensions/aiml/

Step 4) – When you are in the directory shown above you simply must drop you .aiml custom conversation file into the directory and wait for it to transfer.

Step 5) – Now simply activate Siri and speak “Let’s chat”, which will make Siri re-load her aiml directory and active your custom Siri conversation. When Siri finishes re-loading her data you can now begin speaking your custom conversation prompt.

Now that you know how to create a basic Siri conversation I suggest checking out some of the pre-made .aiml files in the/Library/AssistantExtensions/aiml/ directory to learn how to do more advanced things with Siri. We will how more how to guides available for customizing Siri with the AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak in the near future. Until that time please stay tuned and leave your custom Siri conversations in the comments section below…


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Lorem: Clear Notifications With a Swipe Using This Jailbreak Tweak

Lorem is a must-have jailbreak tweak for Notification Center.

If you don't like the idea of tapping on the x button and then tapping on the Clear button, check out Lorem, it allows you to clear a notification from Notification Center with just a swipe

After installing Lorem - all you need to do is drag or swipe in any direction on the notification to clear it. We found it  a lot more intuitive and faster to clear notifications using Lorem.

Lorem is disabled by default, so you need to first enable it via the Settings app (Settings -> Lorem -> Enabled On/Off toggle)

The jailbreak tweak works quite well in IntelliScreenX and should work well with LockInfo as well.

You can check out the video of the jailbreak tweak below:

Lorem is developer by iStopped and available for free in Cydia.

If you liked Lorem then you may also like ipsum - a jailbreak tweak that allows you to get rid of notifications from the lock screen by swiping.

As always, let us know what you think about the jailbreak tweak in the comments.


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More Word That Microsoft Wants To Bring Xbox Live Games To Other Devices

As we mentioned earlier this month, Microsoft is looking to be bringing their Xbox Live Games to other devices, other than their Windows Phone 7. According to a new article by Forbes, a Microsoft spokesman state that:

While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms.

This is just another confirmation that they are working to bring it to other devices. While they never mention a specific platform such as Android or iOS, with the growing market for both platforms, it seems only logical that it will be launched on these.

What Xbox Live Game would you like to see added on Android or iOS? Tell us what you would like to see happen in the comments below.


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Want An Android Concert T-Shirt, Get Them While You Can!

These popular shirts are back for a short stay due to popular demand. These shirts sold out very quickly during Google’s live stream announcement of Google Music. For those of you who want one, you better hurry, as when I am writing this there are only a handful of some left at certain sizes! At the cheap price of $13.60 I doubt those will be around much longer.

You can grab one by clicking here.


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Daily iJailbreak App Store Deals For January 25th, 2012

Are you looking for a deal on an App Store application for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? How about FREE App Store applications? Well, if you are looking for any of the above you will be glad to know that iJailbreak.com will be covering the best daily App Store application deals. If there is an application that is currently on sale, or available for FREE for a limited time you will find it in our App Store daily deals list.

App Store Daily Deals January 25th, 2012

Download World Travelpedia – ALL-IN-ONE – $14.99 -> FREE

Download Smart Pad - $19.99 -> $9.99

Download Monster Fruit - $9.99 -> FREE

Download AcePlayer - $2.99 -> FREE

Download MyWallet - $0.99 -> FREE

Download iKungFu Master - $1.99 -> FREE

Download Dragon Spring - $1.99 -> FREE

Download TheMonsterParty - $0.99 -> FREE

Download OneShot!! - $0.99 -> FREE

Download Pentaballs HD - $0.99 -> FREE

Download Smart Cal - $9.99 -> $4.99

Download Twittelator Neue – Twitter Client for iOS 5 – $1.99 -> $0.99

Download EPOCH. - $4.99 – $0.99

Download Stop Those Fish - $1.99 -> FREE

Download ZDAY Survival Simulator – $1.99 -> $0.99

Download Push-Cars: Everyday Jam - $0.99 -> FREE

Download iDownloader Plus – Universal Downloader and Download Manager – $1.99 -> FREE

Do you not see an application that catches your interest? Search the App Store directly from iJailbreak.com to find a more well-suited app for you!

Let us know what you think of these App Store deals in the comments section below…


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Friday, January 27, 2012

Vim Now Available For iOS, Download Now

For anyone out there that codes directly within a command line interface, they know Vim is the go to text editor when it comes to ease of use. The desktop version includes a nice GUI based-text editor, but luckily for everyone owning an Apple iPad Vim’s parent company, Applidium, has released an iOS version.

Now you can edit those files in one of the world’s most powerful text-editors directly on your iOS device. While I would imagine this is best suited to the iPad’s larger screen, for those quick tweaks on your iPhone or iPod Touch this is still a great resource!

If you want to grab this free app, just click here.

While I am not the coding junky, I will let everyone else let me know how much they love this in the comments below.


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How To: Fix “Error Establishing A Database Connection” When Using Absinthe Jailbreak Tool

Absinthe is the jailbreak tool for untethered jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. It was only released a few moments ago, and already people are having trouble with installing it. It is currently only available for Mac OS X, but users who have been trying to install Absinthe app have been getting an ‘Error Establishing A Database Connection’ error. This is probably because of too many people using the tool at the moment.

@Planetbeing has just tweeted a solution. To get rid of the error, just go into Settings>General>Network and Turn on VPN on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2. This will give you an error and your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should reboot. Once the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 has rebooted, launch the Absinthe app again, and it should work this time and reboot again. After the reboot, your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should be jailbroken and the Absinthe app will be replaced by the Cydia app.

That’s it! Enjoy your jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 2!


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How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]

The Windows version of the command line interface (CLI) iPad 2 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak was released today! This means you can now Jailbreak your iPad 2 Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware on the Windows operating system. Unfortunately, this is not your everyday Jailbreaking solution because it involves typing commands in the Windows Command Prompt. At this time, however, until Absinthe is ported to Windows this is the only iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak solution for the iOS 5.0.1 firmware.

If you are not skilled with the Windows command prompt then you will be glad to know that in this how to from iJailbreak.com, you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPad 2 on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using CLI on Windows.

Update #1: How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S Untethered On iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]

Update #2: A GUI version of CLI has been released in the form of Absinthe v0.2 (Click here for a How To guide).

Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPad 2 is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPad 2 is backed up. Additionally, if you iPad 2 has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPad 2.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you restore your iPad 2 to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.

Step 1) - The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of CLI from the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog (see update 3) by clicking here. Additionally, you can use the direct download link by clicking here if it proves to be more convenient.

Note: Before moving on to step 2 please make sure your iPad 2 is plugged into your computer via your USB cable.

Step 2) - You will need to unzip the cinject_0.4.3 folder into your system directory (C:/).

Step 3) – Now you will need to search for CMD through your start menu, right click on it, and then click the Run as administrator option.

Step 4) – With the Windows command prompt interface now open you will need to type in the following command to get into the proper folder.

CD C:\cinject_0.4.3

Step 5) – After going into the proper folder through command prompt you will now need to type in another command as shown in the quoted area below.

cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig

Step 6) - Once you have typed the above command you will notice an install profile window appears on your iPad 2. You will need to tap the install button, ignore the password screen and tap next button on your iPad 2 to install this special Jailbreak profile.

Step 7) - After the profile has been installed you will need to type in another command into Windows command prompt.

cinject -j payloads

Step 8 ) – You now need to execute yet another command through Windows command prompt.

cinject -w

Step 9) – Now go into the Settings.app on your iPad, into the General Tab, then into the Network Tab, and finally you should see a VPN toggle. You will need to toggle VPN to the ON position and then you should notice you receive an error “A configuration error occurred.” Tap the OK button and your iPad 2 should reboot.

Step 10) – Once it has rebooted you will notice Cydia on your SpringBoard (homescreen). This means the Jailbreak worked and you now have a Jailbroken iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware.

We hope this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using CLI for Windows. If you have any questions leave them in the comments section below…


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Download CLI Jailbreak Tool From iPhone Dev-Team For iPhone 4S And iPad 2

The iPhone Dev-Team have released the command line interface (CLI) version of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak to the public. This new CLI Jailbreak Tool will allow users to go through the Jailbreaking process from start to end by typing in commands through terminal. The reason someone would want to go to the trouble of using CLI over the GUI (graphical user interface) counterpart Absinthe. Is because the CLI tool will allow you to debug your Jailbreak to help find out why you are having errors Jailbreaking your A5 iOS device.

CLI Jailbreak ToolIf you are interested in downloading the CLI tool to debug your A5 iOS device Jailbreak or simply want to take advantage of some of the advanced options CLI offers. You can download the CLI tool directly by clicking here (not working? Click here instead). Additionally, the ReadMe for the CLI tool can be found by clicking here.

At this time CLI is only offered for the Mac OS X operating system. We will keep you updated on the progress of the Windows version of CLI. In the mean time please leave any questions or concerns in the comments section below…

Update #1: CLI now available for Windows (click here for more information).

Update #2: How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S Untethered On iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]

Update #3: How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]


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Download Chronic-Dev Absinthe 0.1.2-2 For Mac OS X: iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1 Untethered A5 Jailbreak

Today Absinthe, the first A5 untethered jailbreak, has been released. As any release there is always some small problems, or bugs. The Chronic Dev-Team has just released a new build of Absinthe; this updated version will better handle the workload. Here is the full post from Pod2G’s blog:

Absinthe update 0.1.2-2

Chronic Dev Team has released a new build that’ll point the web clip to greenpois0n.com instead of the absinthe dedicated page.

This will handle better the workload.

Here is the modified build link: http://cache.greenpois0n.com/dl/absinthe-mac-0.1.2-2.zip

Please back up before jailbreaking. Absinthe is a one-click jailbreak; just connect your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac (PC version will come soon) and hit jailbreak, and you are done!

If you are interested in downloading Absinthe 0.1.2-2 you can download it from the iJailbreak Downloads Section. Additionally you can use one of the download links below:

Download Absinthe 0.1.2-2 for Mac OS X

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below…

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak To Be Integrated Into RedSn0w

Do you not like the new Jailbreaking tool Absinthe? Would you prefer to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered from a familiar Jailbreaking tool like RedSn0w? If so, then you will be glad to know that it has been noted by the iPhone Dev-Team from their official blog, that the A5 Untethered Jailbreak will be integrated into the popular RedSn0w Jailbreaking tool once all the kinks have been worked out of Absinthe.

Once all the bugs in the flow are worked out, we’ll also incorporate it into the redsn0w GUI (but still leave the CLI freely available too). In order to maximize the chances of the jailbreak working for everyone, the redsn0w GUI will use native Apple iTunes libraries — this technique is slightly different than how the Chronic Dev GUI handles communications, and should provide nice combined coverage for all the odd computer configurations out there.

The iPhone Dev-Team have mentioned that when the A5 Untethered exploit is integrated into the RedSn0w GUI (graphical user interface) it will use a slightly different method for communications. The result should be a more stable Jailbreak, because it is using the default Apple iTunes libraries, and will also result in better coverage for all the odd computer configurations out there.

We will keep you updated when the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak is integrated into RedSn0w. Until that time please stay tuned and leave any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

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How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 On iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe v0.2 [Windows]

Windows users rejoice! The GUI version of the CLI Jailbreak Tool was released today in the form of Absinthe v0.2. With Absinthe v0.2 for Windows you can Jailbreak the iPad 2 Untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. In case you are wondering, Absinthe can Jailbreak all models of the iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware including the iPad 2 WiFi, iPad 2 GSM and iPad 2 CDM. Thus, without further a due, in this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe for Windows.

Note: If you are looking to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S with Absinthe v0.2 on Windows please click here.

Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPad 2 is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPad 2 is backed up. Additionally, if you iPad 2 has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPad 2.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you restore your iPad 2 to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.

Step 1) - The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from one of the direct download links below. It is always recommend that you check the iJailbreak Download Section, however, to ensure that you are downloading the latest version (we do not always update these guides with the up-to-date versions).

Download Absinthe v0.2 for Windows (Mirror #2)

Step 2) - Once you have downloaded Absinthe v0.2 you will need to extract it to your desktop.

Step 3) - Next you will need to right click on the absinthe.exe file and then click the Run in administrator option.

Step 4) – With Absinthe v0.2 up and running you will need to plug your iPad 2 into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPad 2, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen.

When you click the Jailbreak button your iPad 2 will look like it is being officially restored through iTunes; it should say something along the lines of “restore in progress.”

Step 5) – Once your iPad 2 reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your SpringBoard (homescreen) you should notice a new Absinthe icon. Tap this Absinthe icon now, the official GreenPois0n website should appear for an instant, and then your iPad 2 will reboot. Upon being rebooted you should notice that Cydia takes the place of the prior Absinthe icon. Congrats! You have just Jailbroken your iPad 2 Untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe for Windows.

Troubleshooting:

The Absinthe Windows Jailbreaking tool is new, and thus most likely there is going to be errors people encounter. iJailbreak.com has done its best to reference the most common errors people are experiencing and additionally provide solutions for them.

Tip #1: If you are experiencing “Error establishing connection” this is simply because the servers hosting this Userland Jailbreak is being overloaded with traffic. Your best bet is going to be to keep trying to launch the Absinthe app on your springboard, or simply wait an hour or two and try again. Another solution that has been reported to work for this error is to simply go into the Settings.app > General Tab > Network Tab > VPN Tab and then toggle VPN to the ON position. This will cause an error dialog box to appear where once dismissed will reboot your iPad 2, and in most cases will allow you to use the Absinthe app to finish your Jailbreak.

Tip #2: If all else fails, try restoring your iPad 2 (if you have not already) to factory settings, restart your computer and switch USB ports.

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe v0.2 on Windows. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial please leave them in the comments section below…


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The Raspberry Pi $35 Stick Brings Airplay To Any HDTV

Tired of being stuck within the clasps of Apple? Well thanks to the the Raspberry Pi project everyone can rejoice being let free of the iron chains. This project brings a small USB thumb drive looking device to people, which instead of sporting flash storage contains a remarkable 700MHz ARM 11 processor, 128mb of RAM, USB port, SD Card, HDMI, RCA video out, audio out, and an Ethernet port, all running Debian Linux. This all for only $25 for the 128MB version or $35 for the 256MB version.

Why do we care about all that anyways? Well this small thing allows you to Airplay from your iOS device without needing to purchase an Apple TV. Below is a short video showing off one of their developers, Dom, demonstrates how he hooked up the device to an HDTV and successfully streamed content from his iPad using Airplay.

While this is not for everyone, mainly due to the fact that there are no shipping dates for these small devices, it does remain 65$ cheaper than an Apple TV. How often do you use Airplay? Tell us your favourite feature of your Apple TV in the comments below.


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How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S On iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe [Mac OS X]

The Dream Team, consisting of numerous hackers from the Jailbreaking community, have released the iPhone 4S Untethered iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak in the form of a new Jailbreaking tool, dubbed Absinthe. The Absinthe Jailbreaking tool can Jailbreak the iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 firmware and both versions of the iOS 5.0.1 firmwares (9A405 and 9A406). Thus, In this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 and both versions of the iOS 5.0.1 firmwares with Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Update #1: How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 On iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe [Mac OS X]

Perquisites: The very first thing you need to do before starting this how to guide is make sure your iPhone 4S is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPhone 4S is backed up. Additionally, if you iPhone 4S has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPhone 4S.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you simply restore your iPhone 4S to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware (if you do not require an unlock). This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from one of the direct download links below. It is always recommend that you check the iJailbreak Download Section, however, to ensure that you are downloading the latest version (we do not always update these guides with the up-to-date versions).

Download Absinthe 0.1.2.-2 (Mac OS X)

Step 2) – Launch the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool, from the directory you downloaded it to, by clicking the Absinthe app shortcut.

Step 3) – Once Absinthe is running you will need to plug your iPhone 4S into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPhone 4S, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen. When you click the Jailbreak button your iPhone 4S will look like it is being officially restored through iTunes; it should say something along the lines of “restore in progress.”

Step 4) – Once your iPhone 4S reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your SpringBoard (homescreen) you should notice a new Absinthe icon. Tap this Absinthe icon now, the official GreenPois0n website should appear for an instant, and then your iPhone 4S will reboot. Upon being rebooted you should notice that Cydia takes the place of the prior Absinthe icon. Congratulations! You have just Jailbroken your iPhone 4S Untethered running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe.

Troubleshooting:

The Absinthe Jailbreaking tool is extremely new, and thus there is going to be numerous errors people encounter. iJailbreak.com has done its best to reference the most common errors people are experiencing and additionally provide solutions for them.

Tip #1: If you are experiencing “Error establishing connection” this is simply because the servers hosting this Userland Jailbreak is being overloaded with traffic. Your best bet is going to be to keep trying to launch the Absinthe app on your SpringBoard, or simply wait an hour or two and try again. Another solution that has been reported to work for this error is to simply go into the Settings.app > General Tab > Network Tab > VPN Tab and then toggle VPN to the ON position. This will cause an error dialog box to appear where once dismissed will reboot your iPhone 4S, and in most cases will allow you to use the Absinthe app to finish your Jailbreak.

Tip #2: If you are having troubles getting the Absinthe app to appear on your iPhone 4S’ SpringBoard, or are just having errors in general with Absinthe you can follow Planetbeing’s advice to — Run Absinthe from Terminal by using the cd command to navigate to the directory where Absinthe is located (on your computer) and then type the following ./Absinthe.app/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe (now simply start the Jailbreaking process over again).

Tip #3: If all else fails, try restoring your iPhone 4S (if you have not already) to factory settings, restart your computer and switch USB ports.

We hope this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe on Mac OS X. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial please leave them in the comments section below…


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Absinthe v0.2 For Windows Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Untethered [Download Now]

The Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was recently released to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered running the iOS 5.0 (iPhone 4S only) and iOS 5.0.1 firmware. The only downside to the initial release of Absinthe was that is was limited to only functioning on the Mac OS X operating system. If you were one of the people waiting for Absinthe to be released for the Windows operating system you will be glad to know it is currently available to download. That is right, you can now download Absinthe for Windows to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered.

Absinthe 0.1 Windows Download

If you would like to download Absinthe v0.2 for Windows you can go to the iJailbreak Downloads Section or use one of the direct links below.

Download Absinthe v0.2 for Windows (Mirror #2)

We will have how to guides available for Jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered on the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe v0.2 for Windows available shortly. In the mean time leave any questions about Absinthe for Windows in the comments section below…

Update #1: How to guides now available…


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Fix Camera Roll Absinthe Error On iPhone 4S, iPad 2 After Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak

Only moments ago we told you about some common mistakes that a lot of people currently make when Jailbreaking their iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered with the new Absinthe Jailbreak tool. One error with Absinthe that is not in your control, however, is the empty camera roll error. This is because the A5 Untethered Jailbreak solution has not had all the bugs worked out of it yet. Thus, if your camera roll is empty or will not launch after Jailbreaking with Absinthe and you are wondering how to fix this camera roll error. You will be glad to know that Planetbeing has recently tweeted a temporary solution that should fix this camera roll problem.

As you can see from reading the tweet above, if your camera roll is not functioning correctly after Jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, this means the Jailbreak is in an incomplete state. You will need to return to the Absinthe app to fix the camera roll error, then return to it one last time to complete the actual Jailbreak.

Did this advice from Planetbeing help fix your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak Camera Roll error? Please leave your replies or further questions in the comments section below…


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daily iJailbreak App Store Deals For January 20th, 2012

Are you looking for a deal on an App Store application for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? How about FREE App Store applications? Well, if you are looking for any of the above you will be glad to know that iJailbreak.com will be covering the best daily App Store application deals. If there is an application that is currently on sale, or available for FREE for a limited time you will find it in our App Store daily deals list.

App Store Daily Deals January 20th, 2012

Download Puzzlejuice - $2.99 -> $0.99

Download Multiponk – $4.99 -> $0.99

Download TinyTERM ITX 3270 for iPad - $39.99 -> FREE

Download Fainting Goats - $0.99 -> FREE

Download Hey, That’s My Fish! HD - $4.99 -> $2.99

Download Tower Defense: Lost Earth HD - $4.99 -> $2.99

Download Mole Kart - $2.99 -> FREE

Download Same Stars HD - $1.99 -> FREE

Download Rejoin - $0.99 -> FREE

Download UniQPass Pro – Secure Password Wallet & Data Vault – $1.99 -> FREE

Download UniQPass HD Pro – Secure Password Wallet and Data Vault – $2.99 -> FREE

Download Race Gear-Feel 3d Car Racing Fun & Drive Safe – $1.99 -> FREE

Download Battles of 1944 - $0.99 -> FREE

Download Shake Spears! HD - $2.99 -> FREE

Download Shake Spears! - $1.99 -> FREE

Download NEW ORBIT - $2.99 -> $0.99

Download Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity – $4.99 -> $0.99

Download N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD – $6.99 -> $0.99

Download Avadon: The Black Fortress HD – $9.99 -> $4.99

Download BackStab - $6.99 -> $0.99

Download Puzzle Agent 2 HD - $6.99 -> $0.99

Do you not see an application that catches your interest? Search the App Store directly from iJailbreak.com to find a more well-suited app for you!

Let us know what you think of these App Store deals in the comments section below…


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Angry Birds Seasons “Year Of The Dragon” Update Released [VIDEO]

Makers of the world famous Angry Birds game, Rovio, have released a new update today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.

This update adds a substantial amount of levels and new elements to the game. There are 15 new, challenging levels in this update, coupled with new themed-based features such as popping fireworks, glowing lanterns, and money-bursting red envelopes. This update is available for Android and iOS in each of the respective markets.

Download Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone/iPod Touch (iTunes link)

Download Angry Birds Seasons for iPad (iTunes link)

Download Angry Birds Seasons for Android

What is your favourite Angry Birds world? Tell us which one you enjoy the most and why in the comments below.


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How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S On iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe v0.2 [Windows]

Absinthe was finally released for the Windows operating system in the form of Absinthe v0.2. This means Windows users can finally Jailbreak their iPhone 4S from a graphical user interface, unlike this mornings CLI Jailbreak method. Thus, without further a due, in the how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S running the the iOS 5.0 firmware and both versions of the iOS 5.0.1 firmwares (9A405 and 9A406) using Absinthe v0.2 on Windows.

Note: If you are looking to Jailbreak your iPad 2 with Absinthe v0.2 on Windows please click here.

Perquisites: The very first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPhone 4S is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPhone 4S is backed up. Additionally, if you iPhone 4S has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPhone 4S.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you simply restore your iPhone 4S to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware (if you do not require an unlock). This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.

Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from one of the direct download links below. It is always recommend that you check the iJailbreak Download Section, however, to ensure that you are downloading the latest version (we do not always update these guides with the up-to-date versions).

Download Absinthe v0.2 for Windows (Mirror #2)

Step 2: Once you have downloaded Absinthe v0.2 you will need to extract it to your desktop.

Step 3: Next you will need to right click on the absinthe.exe file and then click the Run in administrator option.

Step 4: With Absinthe up and running you will need to plug your iPhone 4S into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPhone 4S, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen.

When you click the Jailbreak button your iPhone 4S will look like it is being officially restored through iTunes; it should say something along the lines of “restore in progress.”

Step 5: Once your iPhone 4S reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your SpringBoard (homescreen) you should notice a new Absinthe icon. Tap this Absinthe icon now, the official GreenPois0n website should appear for an instant, and then your iPhone 4S will reboot. Upon being rebooted you should notice that Cydia takes the place of the prior Absinthe icon. Congratulations! You have just Jailbroken your iPhone 4S Untethered running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe for Windows.

Troubleshooting:

The Absinthe Windows Jailbreaking tool is new, and thus most likely there is going to be errors people encounter. iJailbreak.com has done its best to reference the most common errors people are experiencing and additionally provide solutions for them.

Tip #1: If you are experiencing “Error establishing connection” this is simply because the servers hosting this Userland Jailbreak is being overloaded with traffic. Your best bet is going to be to keep trying to launch the Absinthe app on your SpringBoard, or simply wait an hour or two and try again. Another solution that has been reported to work for this error is to simply go into the Settings.app > General Tab > Network Tab > VPN Tab and then toggle VPN to the ON position. This will cause an error dialog box to appear where once dismissed will reboot your iPhone 4S, and in most cases will allow you to use the Absinthe app to finish your Jailbreak.

Tip #2: If all else fails, try restoring your iPhone 4S (if you have not already) to factory settings, restart your computer and switch USB ports.

We hope this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe v0.2 on Windows. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial leave them in the comments section below…


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Download Absinthe v0.2 For Mac OS X To Fix Numerous Bugs

A few minutes ago we told you that Absinthe v0.2 for Windows was released to allow Windows users to Jailbreak their iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered on the iOS 5.0 (iPhone 4S only) and iOS 5.0.1 firmware. Planetbeing has also mentioned on a tweet that the Mac OS X version of Absinthe has been updated to version 0.2.

Absinthe v0.2 Mac OS X

In Absinthe v0.2 for Mac OS X numerous bug fixes have been implemented. Including fixes to the no reboot after activating VPN or tapping the Absinthe icon on your SpringBoard (homescreen) bug. Another pressing bug that has been fixed in Absinthe v0.2 for Mac OS X is the white icons bug that happened after successfully Jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2.

If you would like to download Absinthe v0.2 for Mac OS X you can go to the iJailbreak Downloads Section or use one of the direct download links below.

Download Absinthe v0.2 Mac OS X (Mirror #2)

If you would like a guide on how to use Absinthe to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 please go to our official Absinthe page by clicking here. Do you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share? Leave them in the comments section below!

Note: You can find Absinthe v0.2 for Windows by clicking here.


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Wikimedia Releases Wikipedia App For Android, Download Now

For the lovers of Wikipedia, which admit it, we all have used it before, iOS has been lucky to have an official app for sometime now. Well the dark days over on Android are over, as Wikimedia has finally released an official Wikipedia app for Android. If you somehow have gone your life without hearing what this Wikipedia is, it is the best place to find information about nearly everything.

This app is not complicated, but it doesn’t have to. It allows you to browse the archives without opening your browser, and can even save your searches so you have quick access to common searches you execute. In addition to saving your searches the app does give you the ability to share searches with friends, so if you find this great article, you may easily share it with your friends.

If you want to get in on this, just head on over to the Android Market.

How often do you use Wikipedia in your life? Some people use it everyday, others maybe once a month. Tell us how much you love it in the comments below.


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@pimskeks On Absinthe For Windows: “Just A Few Tests And We’ll Release It”

Yesterday was an amazing day for all the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners around the world. The A5 untethered jailbreak, which was being worked on for quite a while, was finally released to the public. Developed by the Chronic Dev-Team, the jailbreak tool was called Absinthe. However, due to certain difficulties, the tool was only released for Mac OS X users.

Earlier today, the CLI jailbreak tool was released for Windows users to untethered jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. It was released by the iPhone Dev-Team and requires you to use the command prompt in Windows to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Now that’s not something a normal iDevice user would want to try.

We also told you about the recent tweet from @posixninja, which said that Absinthe for Windows will be released soon. Now, there’s another update from the developer who’s actually building the Windows version of Absinthe. If you have been following the whole Absinthe thing, then I’m pretty sure that you must have heard of @pimskeks (Nikias Bassen). He just tweeted that he’s currently running some tests with the tool and that it should be out soon!

So, folks, the wait is almost over! Absinthe for Windows will be released very soon! Could be in a few hours. Who’s waiting to untethered jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5 or 5.0.1?


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 On iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe [Mac OS X]

Absinthe for the Mac OS X operating system was released today, and with Absinthe you can Jailbreak the iPad 2 Untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. In case you are wondering, Absinthe can Jailbreak all models of the iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware including the iPad 2 WiFi, iPad 2 GSM and iPad 2 CDM. Thus, without further a due, in this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Update: #1: How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S On iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe [Mac OS X]

Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPad 2 is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPad 2 is backed up. Additionally, if you iPad 2 has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPad 2.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you restore your iPad 2 to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.

Step 1) – The first thing you need to do is download the latest version of the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from one of the direct download links below. It is always recommend that you check the iJailbreak Download Section, however, to ensure that you are downloading the latest version (we do not always update these guides with the up-to-date versions).

Download Absinthe 0.1.2.-2 (Mac OS X)

Step 2) – Launch the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool, from the directory you downloaded it to, by clicking the Absinthe app shortcut.

Step 3) – Once Absinthe is running you will need to plug your iPad 2 into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPad 2, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen. When you click the Jailbreak button your iPad 2 will look like it is being officially restored through iTunes; it should say something along the lines of “restore in progress.”

Step 4) – Once your iPad 2 reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your Springboard (homescreen) you should notice a new Absinthe icon. Tap this Absinthe icon now, the official GreenPois0n website should appear for an instant, and then your iPad 2 will reboot. Upon being rebooted you should notice that Cydia takes the place of the prior Absinthe icon. Congrats! You have just Jailbroken your iPad 2 Untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe.

Troubleshooting:

The Absinthe Jailbreaking tool is extremely new, and thus there is going to be numerous errors people encounter. iJailbreak.com has done its best to reference the most common errors people are experiencing and additionally provide solutions for them.

Tip #1: If you are experiencing “Error establishing connection” this is simply because the servers hosting this Userland Jailbreak is being overloaded with traffic. Your best bet is going to be to keep trying to launch the Absinthe app on your springboard, or simply wait an hour or two and try again. Another solution that has been reported to work for this error is to simply go into the Settings.app > General Tab > Network Tab > VPN Tab and then toggle VPN to the ON position. This will cause an error dialog box to appear where once dismissed will reboot your iPad 2, and in most cases will allow you to use the Absinthe app to finish your Jailbreak.

Tip #2: If you are having troubles getting the Absinthe app to appear on your iPad 2's springboard, or are just having errors in general with Absinthe you can follow Planetbeing’s advice to — Run Absinthe from Terminal by using the cd command to navigate to the directory where Absinthe is located (on your computer) and then type the following ./Absinthe.app/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe (now simply start the Jailbreaking process over again).

Tip #3: If all else fails, try restoring your iPad 2 (if you have not already) to factory settings, restart your computer and switch USB ports.

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe on Mac OS X. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial please leave them in the comments section below…


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Fix Errors With Absinthe iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak [Common Mistakes Explained]

Today has been a very hectic, but enjoyable day for the Jailbreaking community! This is because the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak has been released to the public in the form of Absinthe. While it is great that iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users can finally Jailbreak their A5 iOS device Untethered, like most new Jailbreaking solutions, there are always errors that come along with initial releases of Jailbreaking tools. As such, a lot of people have not been able to Jailbreak their iPhone 4S or iPad 2 due to errors, server overloads and numerous other reasons.

If you have been experiencing errors Jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered with Absinthe then this may be due to some common mistakes that Planetbeing has recently tweeted about. You see, if you currently have a passcode set on your iPhone 4S/iPad 2 or even have a VPN currently setup, at this time it will cause errors when Jailbreaking your A5 iOS device.

Thus, if you made one of these common mistakes mentioned by Planetbeing simply take action and disable your passcode/vpn setup and try Jailbreaking your A5 iOS device again with Absinthe. If all else fails Planetbeing mentions that you should restart your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 and the Jailbreaking process again (restoring your iOS device would not hurt either).

Let us know if this advice has helped you Jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 Untethered with Absinthe in the comments section below…


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How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S Untethered On iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]

Earlier today we told you that the command line interface (CLI) version of the iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak was released for Windows. While most Jailbreaking solutions onwards from 2010 have generally been released with a GUI (graphical user interface), the initial release of the Windows A5 Untethered Jailbreak will require you to use the Windows command prompt. This is partly because the iPhone 4S Untethered Jailbreak has proved to be one of the most complicated Jailbreaks ever developed, and at this time the Dream Team are still trying to port Absinthe to Windows.

If you are not skilled with the Windows command prompt then you will be glad to know that in this how to guide from iJailbreak.com, you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S on the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmwares (9A405 and 9A406) using CLI on the Windows operating system.

Update #1: How To: Jailbreak iPad 2 Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]

Update #2: A GUI version of CLI has been released in the form of Absinthe v0.2 (Click here for a How To guide).

Perquisites: The very first thing you need to do before starting this how to guide is make sure your iPhone 4S is backed up. As the CLI Jailbreaking tool for Windows was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPhone 4S is backed up. Additionally, if you iPhone 4S has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPhone 4S.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you simply restore your iPhone 4S to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware (if you do not require an unlock) or the iOS 5.0 firmware (if you do require an unlock). This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it with CLI for Windows.

Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of CLI from the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog (see update 3) by clicking here. Additionally, you can use the direct download link by clicking here if it proves to be more convenient.

Note: Before moving on to step 2 please make sure your iPhone 4S is plugged into your computer via your USB cable.

Step 2: The next you will need to simply unzip the cinject_0.4.3 folder into your system directory (C:/).

Step 3: Now you will need to search for CMD through your start menu, right click on it, and then click the Run as administrator option.

Step 4: With the Windows command prompt interface now open you will need to type in the following command to get into the proper folder.

CD C:\cinject_0.4.3

Step 5: After going into the proper folder through command prompt you will now need to type in another command as shown in the quoted area below.

cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig

Step 6: Once you have typed the above command you will notice an install profile window appears on your iPhone 4S. You will need to simply tap the install button, ignore the password screen and simply tap next button on your iPhone 4S to install this special Jailbreak profile.

Step 7: After the profile has been installed you will need to type in another command into Windows command prompt.

cinject -j payloads

Step 8: You now need to execute yet another command through Windows command prompt.

cinject -w

Step 9: Now go into the Settings.app on your iPhone, into the General Tab, then into the Network Tab, and finally you should see a VPN toggle. You will simply need to toggle VPN to the ON position and then you should notice you receive an error “A configuration error occurred.” Tap the OK button and your iPhone 4S should reboot.

Step 10: Once it has rebooted you will notice Cydia on your SpringBoard (homescreen). This means the Jailbreak worked and you now have a Jailbroken iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware. Congratulations!

We hope this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPhone 4S running the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware using CLI for Windows. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial leave them in the comments section below…


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