Absinthe 2.0 is here!

5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak is now available with Abstinthe 2.0 now!

The collaborative effort of Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams finally push Absinthe 2.0 out today!

Please note that this jailbreak will only be available for iOS 5.1.1 and supporting the below devices:

  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Global
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
  • AppleTV 2

How to jailbreak via Absinthe:

1. Make a backup of your device in iTunes by right clicking on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu and click ‘Back Up’.

2. Once your backup is complete return to your device and go to Settings – General – Reset – Erase all Content and Settings. This will make the jailbreak process much faster.

3. Open Absinthe and be sure you are still connected via USB cable to your computer.

4. Click ‘Jailbreak’ and wait…. just be patient and do not disconnect your device.

5. Once jailbroken return to iTunes and restore your backup from earlier. Right click on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore from Back Up…’ then select the latest backup you created before. (restoring this backup will return all the content previously on your device ie, apps, photos, etc.)

6. Thanks for using Absinthe, enjoy your jailbroken iDevice!

Download Absinthe here:

Absinthe2.0 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Absinthe2.0 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)

Absinthe2.0 Linux (x86/x86_64)

[via http://greenpois0n.com/]


Get a great FTP Client – Forklift at $0.99 in Mac App Store now!

Forklift in Mac App Store got a limited-time offer at just $0.99!

If you have been using Mac for a period of time, you should hear about Forklift. Forklift is a very robust and cool Mac FTP Client.

Here’s the description in Mac App Store:

ForkLift is a robust and elegant file manager and FTP/SFTP client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.

Features
• Dual-pane, tabbed file management
• Connect to a remote or shared volume using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP, NIS
• Stacks: virtual containers for working with many disparate files across volumes
• Workspaces: save a snapshot of your current directories and connections
• Folder Sync: keep two folders in sync with granular control including powerful RegExp rules
• Synclets: save any sync setup as a stand-alone app for one-button instant updating from your dock or as a cronjob
• Remote Edit files with the editors of your choice, configurable based on file extensions
• Transfer Queue: manage copy operations with global conflict management and file reordering
• Favorites Manager: organize large numbers of connections with ease
• Multi-Rename files with sequencing, add/replace text, RegExp, and metadata support
• Archive creation and management using the Unarchiver framework
• Powerful RegExp-enabled Search, Filter and Select files on any volume
• App Deleter that automatically finds and deletes related app preferences and plists
• Split and combine large files
• Columns, List, Icon and Cover Flow views with full Quick Look support
• Full keyboard support with configurable shortcuts
• Blazing fast transfer engine

Be sure to catch this great deal! You can download Forklift at MacAppStore by clicking here.


5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak will most likely be available by this week!

5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak available by this week.

The long awaited 5.1.1 untethered Jailbreak should be available for all iOS Devices other than 3rd Generation Apple TV. Thanks to pod2g and MuscleNerd who have been working very hard for Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

For those whose iPhone and iPad are already at iOS 5.1.1, please wait awhile more, once the jailbreak is ready we will be reporting it asap.

Here are some information which MuscleNerd has posted to his website:

* All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements
* @pod2g’s 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great. All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking.
– the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1
– @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those. Those two JBers are the bomb!
* The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB. @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
* Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI “cinject” binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.
– timing is indeterminate. Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
* For those wishing to donate, we’ve set up a new 5.1.1 paypal URL:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4U6DQGJ2NRVUN
* Please don’t pirate AppStore apps (seriously, please do not).

Cool, I can’t wait for the launch of it! 🙂


Free Snow Leopard OS for remaining MobileMe Users!

 MobileMe to be killed by 30th June

MobileMe will be killed by 30th June 2012, iCloud will be officially taking over MobileMe. But in order to access iCloud services, you will need to be on the latest Mac OS Lion. Thus Apple is giving out free copies of Snow Leopard OS to all remaining MobileMe customers who have yet to jump onboard to Lion.

Free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users!

Please note that you will still need to purchase Lion from Mac App Store after upgrading to Snow Leopard before you can use iCloud’s services. So if you still not on Lion/Sn0w Leopard and still having MobileMe account, check out this link in order to get your free Snow Leopard DVD. Mac OS Lion costs $30.

Existing MobileMe users will be able to get up to 25GB of iCloud Plan.


Turn your iPad into a Macbook Pro

iPad Macbook Pro

If you are a hardcore iPad user who can’t live without iPad, but still prefer physical keyboard to be more efficient and love the form factor of Macbook Pro, you are in luck. Japanese retailer Rakuten have came out with an iPad case + keyboard which like a smaller size Macbook Pro.

All in one Case for iPad

The case contains a built-in Lithium-polymer battery which can charge your iPad, a USB port, mini USB port and a bluetooth keyboard which can be connected to your iPad. Price of it is around USD$75 and is currently only available in Japan. But honestly a case that have battery, bluetooth keyboard, USB and mini USB port, it is a great deal. Plus it looks very nice.

It is built for iPad 2, but it should work fine with the new iPad as phyiscally the difference is small. If you wish to get it, you can check out rakuten.

[via 9to5Mac]

 

 

 


Walter Isaacson talks about Steve Jobs [Video]

Steve Jobs have left us for quite awhile, but he is still a man who people respect throughout the world. We respect him as a leader, a visionary and as a idol. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs Biography took stage in Amsterdam’s John Adams Institute to talk about Jobs.

If you want to know more about Steve, check out the above video. Although most of the talks are in the book already, but it is still quite interesting to hear it directly from Walter Isaacson


iReview – Worlddictionary, Instant Translation & Search

WorldDictionary

One issue on dictionary is the time you take to enter into your dictionary app, this is even true for words that are not easily type in for example chinese words. So normally I will be discourage to search up dictionary to know the meaning of the word because of the effort that I will need to put in.

Multi-Language Supports, Instant Translation

Penpower Technology got me to review their Worlddictionary iPhone/iPad app. It is an instant translation app, so what this apps does is instantly translate any words that it can recognize via your iPhone/iPad camera. This will not only help you save effort in typing in the word to find out the meaning, it will also help you when you don’t even know how to enter in the word.

It supports multiple languages, like English, Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and more. So I don’t have to switch to any other apps, almost like a one app fits all dictionary.

Overview

After using this app for some time, I found out the on screen recognition software is pretty accurate, I don’t much mistake in the app, and the translation is instant. The only issue I found out is that for some languages, it need data network to lookup for the translation. This might be only issue, as we will normally use translation apps when we are overseas traveling and might not have data connectivity at that point of time.

You can get Worldictionary in Apple App Store @ $7.99


OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay Mirroring via AppleTV

OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay

One of my favorite feature that Mountain Lion is offering is AirPlay Mirroring. AirPlay mirroring has been available for iPad or iPad, meaning you can stream or mirror what you see in your iPad/iPhone to your AppleTV which will be shown on your big screen TV.

Mountain Lion is going to bring that feature to Mac, so you can stream or mirror your Macbook/iMac screen to your big screen in your living room! Pretty cool huh? It almost makes me wonder, isn’t this going to push AppleTV’s sales, especially in cooperate environment? Imagine having an AppleTV hooking up to your TV in your meeting room. You can present your keynote just on your Mac wirelessly.

Anyway back to AirPlay, so with AirPlay you will be able to stream/mirror your Mac to your TV, and not only image, even sound will be push over to the TV. Thus you can stream any movie to your TV.

Check out Insanely Great Mac‘s Video, he have done a demo on it:


Apple’s Mountain Lion Demo

OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion will be Apple’s up and coming latest OS. OS X Mountain Lion, note that they have removed “Mac” from Mac OS X. It was remove for obvious reason, OS X is slowly integrating with iOS and I’m sure they have plans to just have 1 OS in the future.

So what is new in Mountain Lion?

Quite a fair bit, judging that Lion is not even 1 year old.

  • Better integration of OS X with iCloud, you can upload document and files from your Mac to iCloud
  • Messages – able to send iMessages to any iOS or Mac via this app. GTalk and Yahoo! Messager are supported too! Almost like a all-in-one Message/Chat Client
  • Reminders – Apple brought iOS’s Reminder App into Mac, so now you can access whatever reminder you have enter on Mac/iOS on any devices you are at
  • Notes – Similar to Reminders, all the notes you have written in iPhone/iPad will be accessible on your Mac too. Yes, they are sync over iCloud
  • Notification Center – All your notification like iMessage, Friend Request, Calendar alerts, App Store updates, will be available on Mac. It looks exactly how it looks on iOS 5
  • Share Sheets – It enable to you easily share from anywhere to everywhere. You can tweet a cool site you found from Safari, Send notes via Mail, send video to Vimeo, or even post photo to Flickr
  • Twitter Integration just like iOS. You can quickly compose and send a tweet anywhere on your Mac
  • Game Center – You can now access your Game Center, so in theory you should be able to play games against your friends on your Mac while they are on iPad/iPhone
  • AirPlay Mirroring – My favorite feature of all. You now can stream your entire Mac screen to your HDTV in your living room, wirelessly via AppleTV. Just like what you can do with your iPad. It is very cool.
Check out the demo video from Apple(Please note that this YouTube video is not uploaded by Apple, as they have yet to upload)


New Messages App for OS X, you can now send iMessage to any iOS users on your Mac

Mountain Lion

Apple have just announced Mountain Lion OS, which will be coming to us pretty soon. It will be a refresh with some very cool updates, almost integrating iOS into Mac OS.

Messages

One of the update is an App – Messages.  Messages is almost like iMessage in iOS, but more powerful. In Messages App, you can not only send unlimited iMessages to any iOS/Mac users, you can now also chat via gtalk, Yahoo! Messager or even Jabber.  But of course, the killer feature is iMessage.

Send iMessage to anyone holding on to iOS Devices via your Mac

So what does this means? It means you can virtually reply messages to anyone who is using iPhone via your Mac, you don’t even need to talk your iPhone to do that. How cool is that? Ever seen the launch of Whatsapp, iMessages and so on, I have been thinking, why am I still restricted in replying to my friends via my iPhone since I already have a Mac infront of me. Going back to iPhone to reply a message honestly breaks my workflow.

What I think about Messages

With Apple’s new Message Client on Mac, I can reply to any iMessage I receive, I can even do FaceTime, send photos and video over to any iOS devices! How cool is that? I have been testing it for awhile, it has been pretty good, although I have encounter some issues off and on, but it is still in beta.

You can download beta Messages App now from Apple’s website and give it a try now!

 


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