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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! 🙂


TidyTilt is iPhone’s Smart Cover but its more than that! [Video]

We have seen tons of iPhone Case/Protector out in the market, most of them are very beautiful and cool. But TidyTilt is not just beautiful, it is also very smart and useful! TidyTilt is inspired by Apple’s iPad Smart cover, shaped and colored very similarly to smart cover.

This is a Kickstart Project started by Zahra Tashakorinia and Derek Tarnow — two design students from Chicago.

TidyTilt is an earbud cord wrap, multi-position kickstand, and mount for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. TidyTilt takes up less space than any one of these devices – yet does all three things – without adding something extra to carry.

iPhone Case + Stand

The TidyTilt comes in two parts: a mount that uses a special adhesive to stick to the back of your device, and the kickstand/cover which attaches magnetically. Like the Smart Cover, the kickstand folds up to provide an awesome storage solution for your earbuds when you’re not using them, or to elevate your iPhone for watching movies and showing off your photos.

Do give them your support, as it is really a very cool idea. Check out their demo video below:


Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 is coming soon [Video]

Chronic Dev Team is almost done with their very last part of touching up with iOS 5 Jailbreak. It has been close to 2 months since the launch of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S, but till date, only tethered Jailbreak is available.

If you don’t know the difference, tethered Jailbreak means that everytime your iPhone got restarted, you have to connect it to a computer and go through the jailbreak process to boot up the iPhone. Thus untethered Jailbreak is actually very important to most people, as we are worried we won’t be with a computer when our iPhone accidentally needs restart.

pod2g tweeted:

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

So it seems that iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users will have to wait awhile longer than the rest of the family to enjoy untethered jailbreak.

Check out the demo of untethered jailbreak from Chronic Dev Team:


iPhone 4S is now the 2nd Most Popular Camera Phone on Flickr

Apple’s iPhone 4S has been just out in the market for just close to a month, but it is already the second most popular Phone Camera on Flickr! This is a very impressive result for Apple, and also clearly shows that Apple’s iPhone 4S is not just selling well, but its 8megapixel camera is shoot really beautiful pictures.

The only phone on top of iPhone 4S is iPhone 4! Apple has been creating very user friendly phone and phones that shoot sharp and pretty photos. In fact, iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr, on top of cameras like Nikon D90 and Canon 5D mark II.

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


Siri ported to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch [Video]

Siri is finally ported to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation! It took Steve Troughton-Smith just a few weeks to perfect the port.

Steve did a interview with 9to5mac.com on his journey to port it over:

Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?

Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.

Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?

Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.

Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?

Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.

Mark: So, you also got Siri working on the fourth-generation iPod touch, how is that working out?

Steven: We got chpwn’s iPod touch up and running with Siri after proving it works on my iPhone 4. Unfortunately the microphone on the iPod is nowhere near as good as the iPhone – you will notice that the Siri level meter hardly moves when you talk to it. While it does work, you have to speak loudly and clearly to the iPod.

For the full interview check out 9to5mac, check out the videos on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation Siri:

iPod Touch running Siri:


iPhone 4S Camera Review by DigitalRev [Video]

iPhone 4S Camera Review

One of the biggest upgrade from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S is the camera. Apple really focus on making the camera in their new iPhone better and better. iPhone 4’s camera is already one of the best camera in smartphone market, it is almost as good as some low end point and shoot camera.

So what’s new in iPhone 4S’s Camera?

  • 8-megapixel Camera
  • Face Detection in Still images
  • Better low light performance
  • Focus Lock
  • HD Video Recording 1080p up to 30 Frames per second with audio
  • Video Stabilization

Why iPhone is killing Point and Shoot Camera?

The improvements in iPhone 4S camera really makes it able to match with mid range Point-and-Shoot Cameras, with Video Stabilization, it makes the Video taken much smoother. But what makes iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 4S camera best is the simple to use interface and the connectivity to the world.
With iPhone, you can upload and share the photo you just took to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,Flickr and even your blog. This is the killer feature of iPhone as no PnS or DSLR camera can really do it yet.
Question: What is the best Camera you can get? 

Answer: The one that is always with you.

Yup, if the above, if you are using iPhone, this also means that you have a relatively good camera in your pocket which is always with you! So many moments are capture on iPhone Camera because it is always with you.
Let’s Check out DigitalRev’s review of Apple’s iPhone 4S:


Pre-Order iPhone 4S now from Singapore’s Apple Store!

You can now pre-order your Apple iPhone 4S from Singapore’s Apple Store

Apple Store in Apple have open up their pre-order site for iPhone 4S, so you can now order it with pricing starting from $948 without any contracts.

iPhone 4S Price without Contract:

16GB Black/White: $948

32GB Black/White: $1088

64GB Black/White: $1238

Shipping dates is current 1 to 2 weeks, which I think they will be shipping on 28th October 2011 as announced during iPhone Event few weeks ago.

iPhone 4S is more expensive than iPhone 4

This is weird, normally Apple will keep their price point the same, but this year iPhone 4S’s 16GB model cost $948, but iPhone 4 16GB only cost $888 last year. I’m not too sure what is the reason of the price increase, and I hope iPhone 4S with contracts will not go up too.

Updated: @ryuworks mentioned that iPhone 4S price increase is due to the spike of US dollar to Singapore dollar exchange rate during the launch period. Too bad for us, we have to stick to this price point.

If you would like to get iPhone 4S without contract, proceed the to Apple Store Singapore here. Of course, all iPhone sold in Singapore are all unlocked set, so you can put in SingTel, M1 or Starhub SIM Card without any issue.

If you don’t want Siri and a upgrade to iPhone’s Camera, iPhone 4 8GB is still available for purchase for $788 without contract.

 

 


Siri ported to iPhone 4! [Video]

iPhone 4 running Siri

One of the most disappoint fact is that Siri and Voice to Text are not all coming to iPhone 4, even with iOS 5 update. Yes, Siri will only be available on iPhone 4S. According to Apple, Siri is not on iPhone 4 or below is because Siri need the processing power of A5 dual core chip.

It doesn’t really make sense to me, because iPad 2 is also running on A5 chip, so I think Apple hope that Siri is the killer feature of iPhone 4S, so people will upgrade to the new iPhone.

But worry no more, Mr. Troughton-Smith has already ported Siri to iPhone 4! Pretty cool right? Although it is only Siri UI that was ported over, but I’m sure he is working on moving the whole Siri to iPhone 4. Very soon, we will be commanding Siri and getting Siri to do work for us, hopefully.

Here’s a demo of him running Siri on iPhone 4S:



Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Give Away (Singapore)

Remember Piolo? Piolo is an iPhone 4 stand which you can use to prop up your iPhone in landscape and also portrait. This is especially useful when you are on a plane or at your desk and tries to watch a movie.

Piolo guys has been very kind, and they have sent to us to review. So first look of Piolo iPhone 4 stand that it is very light and easy to bring around with. It don’t use up much space, so it won’t be a problem bring it around. But one issue that I encounter is that Piolo fit to your iPhone 4 so well that, if you are using a case for your iPhone, you don’t support it that well. It is kind of the down side, but every other thing works very well.

Giveaways! 3 of them!

Of course we will be giving it out the remaining 3 unopened Piolo iPhone 4 Stand to readers staying in Singapore! Just like our UsingApple Facebook Fan Page, and leave a comment to us which colour you want. We have Pink, Blue and Yellow to be chosen. We will select the winners on 4th of September 2011, winners will be notified via Facebook.