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Step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak iOS 4.0-4.1 on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 using Limera1n (Windows)





These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS (all bootroms) and iPhone 4 using Limera1n for Windows. Limera1n supports iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 4.1. Use the same steps to jailbreak iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G and even iPad. You can find the Mac OS version of this tutorial here.

Remember: Do not update to iOS 4.1 if you need the unlock. Ultrasn0w does not support that baseband yet.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Step 1
Open your browaer and navigate to www.limera1n.com and download LimeRa1n for Windows by clicking on the Windows.

When prompted save the download to your desktop


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Hacked MacBook reborn as a tablet



You need an iPad? And you have a broken MacBook? So, you can do your own tablet! Just look what Matt at Enigma Penguin did with his old MacBook. He decided that he would recycle his old laptop and turn it into a tablet.


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New Apple TV Allows App Installation, Needs Launcher



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Developer Steven Troughton-Smith found out that iOS applications can installed on the new Apple TV. You only need to slightly modify the applications to identify them as Apple TV-compatible. Of course, Steven’s discovery is an important step in developers' quest to run applications on the device, but the applications are not yet usable, as the Apple TV doesn’t have any application launcher that would be required for an app to function.


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CNet video: AppleTV review



CNet reviewd the new Apple TV 2-nd generation. Here's what they think of it:

The good: Costs $99; rent movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store; 99-cent HD TV show rentals on some Fox and ABC shows; supports Netflix streaming; incredibly small design; outstanding user interface; can be controlled by iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch; streams music and videos from PCs and Macs running iTunes; promising future AirPlay functionality should be available in November.

The bad: Very limited selection of TV shows, especially compared with Amazon Video On Demand; confusion between what's available on Apple TV iTunes Store and PC-based iTunes store; doesn't support the full suite of media apps (Pandora, etc.) available on the iPhone and iPad; can't connect to older, pre-HDMI TVs.

The bottom line: The Apple TV's new low $99 price makes it an easy impulse buy for Apple fans looking to bring Netflix into the living room, but you may want to wait until more content--or Apple's forthcoming AirPlay update--becomes available.

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Jailbreaking of New Apple TV Eased by iTunes Restore Capabilities



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Twitter user with nickname StealthBravo recently confirmed that the new Apple TV can be restored in iTunes as well as any iOS device, easing the way for jailbreakers to bring new functionality to the set-top box. This means that the hackers soon be able to offer us tools, as they currently do for other iOS devices, to save SHSH blobs, jailbreak the Apple TV, and install 3rd party software.

Moreover, Apple TV offers a Micro-USB port for connectivity, but the port also offers a means for users to physically connect the device to computers to employ the techniques required for jailbreak of operating system.




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Phone 4 hits UAE and Qatar, but without FaceTime installed



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The iPhone 4 launched this weekend in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, but buyers wound up with a surprise -- their handset's front-facing cameras couldn't do FaceTime. Carriers are blaming Apple for the missing feature, and spokespersons from both Etisalat and Vodafone say they're speaking to Cupertino about reinstating FaceTime post-haste; It was reportedly advertised on Middle Eastern versions of Apple's iPhone website until around September 20th, when all references to FaceTime were removed. TUAW reports that some UAE denizens have actually tested FaceTime on phones bought abroad and found it working just fine, but that the functionality disappears after installing the local version of the iOS 4.1 update.




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Apple's iOS 4.2 for iPad and iPhone: Summary



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Apple on Wednesday dished out the first external betas of iOS 4.2, which will deliver multi-tasking, folders and threaded mail. However, AppleInsider has also discovered a handful of more subtle refinements:


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Amazon mocks iPad's glossy screen in new Kindle ad



A new ad from Amazon pokes fun at the outdoor viewing capabilities of devices like the iPad while highlighting the low price of the third-generation Kindle.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. 14:36

CNet Video: First Look at iPod Touch 4



CNet shows the new iPod Touch 4th generation and compares it with other iPod Touches and iPhones.

The good: The fourth generation of Apple's iPod Touch offers nothing but improvements, including an HD camcorder, front-facing camera, integrated microphone, FaceTime video calling, Retina Display, gyroscope sensor, and a slimmer, lighter design.

The bad: Photo quality doesn't hold up to the iPhone 4's; there's no GPS, and no option for 3G data service.

The bottom line: The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.

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Meet the iPhone 5!



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Today smartphones perform the same functions as our personal computers. They load the websites, take pictures, send and receive e-mails, reproduce high-definition videos and have a lot of other useful features.

Since the iPhone 4 has been launched, many users are eagerly awaiting the new iPhone 5, as they start speculating on what this fruitful company plans to add to its device. What can it really do?

It is obvious that the iPhone 5 should have iOS 5 or 6, which will be pre-installed on it. But let's briefly retreat from reality...

So, if we dream up a bit, that's what can get:

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New Nike+ App with GPS



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Nike + for iPhone and iPod touch allows you to track exactly where you go.

The Nike+ GPS app helps you get the most out of every run by tracking where you go and motivating you to take it further.

So what is this Nike+ about?


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Motorola Takes Another Jab at the iPhone



motorolla1Motorola has taken out yet another full page ad in the New York Times, this time making fun of the iPhone's lack of Flash. The ad reads: "Flash Websites? There's a phone for that. Introducing the new Droid 2 by Motorola." This is obviously a play on the "There's an App for that" slogan used by Apple.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 6th, 2010. 13:53

Panasonic Releases New iPod/iPhone Headphones



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A well-known company, Panasonic has released its headphones HJC120 and HSC200, certified for the popular iPhone and iPod devices from Apple. Both models feature a built-in microphone and remote control for complete control of your iPod or iPhone, and provide an opportunity to get access to the VoiceOver feature in the iPod shuffle. Remote control for both models is also waterproof, preventing the possible incidental sweat or rain penetration. HJC120 are traditional headphones with an ergonomic design and high quality OctaRib speaker, and HSC200 headphones offer waterproof speaker with large 12.4 mm speakers, which provide dynamic sound.




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Written by bbagira

Saturday, September 4th, 2010. 23:29

Griffin Wristlet's Protective Case for iPod Nano



griffin-ipod-nano-wristletThe latest iPod nano from Apple is rather cute, but it still risks getting lost in your pocket/purse. A built-in clip is a good way to fix it on something, but Griffin is planning to go much further, offering Wristlet casing, which is a protective case in the form of a bracelet for the iPod nano. Its functionality is self-evident, as it protects your iPod nano from scratches. Griffin Wristlet will be priced at $ 19.99 and now is available for pre-orders.




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Written by bbagira

Saturday, September 4th, 2010. 23:03

New Apple TV and New iPods at Amazon



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Despite Amazon’s rivalry with Apple over media and eBook sales, it’s now offering the new Apple TV and 20 new iPods for sale.

Amazon has even reduced its price on TV shows to match Apple’s price.

The new iPods are currently listed at its retail price, but the older generations have quite attractive discounts, like $40 off the 3rd generation iPod touch.

You can see the discounts or pre-order a new iPod here. Apple TV can be found here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, September 3rd, 2010. 1:21