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Apple Releases Safari 5.0.5 and Security Update 2011-002





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Alongside release of iOS 4.3.2, Apple also released Safari 5.0.5 and Security Update 2011-002 for Mac OS X. Safari 5.0.5 seems to simply include the latest security updates. The updates are available through Apple's download pages and through Software Update. Security Update 2011-002 is a small download for Snow Leopard users, but the Leopard versions are far and away larger files including even more changes than their Snow Leopard counterparts.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 15th, 2011. 16:20

Apple released new firmware iOS 4.3.2



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Apple has released iOS 4.3.2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a FaceTime call
  • Fixes an issue that prvented some international users from connecting to 3G networks on iPad W-Fi + 3G
  • Contains the latest security updates

Products compatible with this software update:

  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Apple has also updated the firmware for the Verizon iPhone to 4.2.7 although this wasn't listed in the release notes.

Current jailbreak tools work with iOS 4.3.2 in tethered mode only. Please save your SHSH keys for iOS 4.3.1 asap.

Here are direct download links for the latest firmwares:


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Permanent iPhone Unlock That Lasts “Forever”



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CutYourSim, company that specialized in SIM cutters and adapters for the iPhone, offers a new service to provide permanent iPhone unlock. The company claims their method will carry on forever through any iOS or baseband update, so users don’t have to worry about updating to the latest version of iOS. Previously every iOS release and baseband update forced iPhone users to stay on an older iOS version until a new unlocking tool is released. CutYourSim also claims that it won’t influence warranty “because this is an official iPhone unlock.” The company seems to find way to add IMEI numbers of iPhones with permanent unlock to Apple’s database. So Apple will obviously find а way to block the service. It may involve accessing the IMEI database from a carrier’s online backend because the service doesn’t support the Verizon iPhone.  Moreover such “forever” unlock will cost you $169.




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iOS 4.3.2 will fix Facetime and Verizon iPad 2 issues



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As usual BGR Source has the most recent unreleased iOS. They have recently took a look at 4.3.2 update and it looks like the 3G connections freezing issues on Verizon iPad 2 are fixed:

will fix the issues we’ve been hearing about with some Verizon iPad 2 models. Additionally, the new update is said to contain a fix for FaceTime in addition to security fixes for things like WebKit vulnerabilities and other minor changes.




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UltraSn0w 1.2.1 released: supports iPhone iOS 4.3.1



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The iPhone Dev-Team released an update to UltraSn0w that makes it compatible with iOS 4.3.1 for basebands previously unlocked. You can use ultrasn0w if you need carrier unlock and you have compatible baseband, preserved with pwnagetool, sn0wbreeze or tinyumbrella.

Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 supports only the following basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

You can install ultrasn0w via Cydia.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G Using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows) [iOS 4.3.1]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.3.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.6rc9 for Windows.


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Apple Exploring Smart Bezel with Illuminated Buttons



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Apple has continued exploring the idea of smart bezel having filed a new patent related to use of a bezel as a secondary display built around a printed segmented electroluminescence technology (e-link technology). An electronic device could include a primary display (for example, LCD screen) and a secondary display (printed segmented electroluminescence display). The primary display could be used to convey visual content to a user, and the secondary display could be used to guide a user providing inputs to the device.

Apple intends to use the secondary display to introduce a set of new illuminated indicators that are able morph into various controls for work and play. Illuminated gaming and productivity controls could be built into the face-side of the bezel and/or selected back-side areas of iOS devices like the iPad.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 8th, 2011. 17:03

Jailbreaking iPhones Made This Student $50,000



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It seems that jailbreaking of iOS devices become a really profitable business, at least for Kevin Lee, a George Mason University senior, who managed to earn $50,000 a year by jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones. At first, it was a hobby for him that eventually grew into a real business with 30-40 clients per week asking for jailbreak, Cydia installations, graphical customizations and “unlocks” to use the iPhone on wireless carriers otherwise unsupported by Apple.  To achieve success, Kevin posted posting a “Get Your iPhone Jailbroken Today” ad on the popular online community. That helped him to get hundreds of requests. But his business goes against Apple’s rules and as far as we know, at that moment his ad was already removed from the site.




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Friday, April 8th, 2011. 13:13

Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 released: supports Apple TV 2G and 06.15 baseband



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iH8sn0w updated their iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak utility - released Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1.

They have added

  • Apple TV 2G support,
  • Cydia 1.1.1,
  • ability to use 06.15 baseband for iPhone 3GS,
  • afc2 (to use ifunbox and iphone explorer)
  • fixed some bugs

Sn0wBreeze is used to create custom firmwares with jailbreak and preserve iPhone baseband. It is available for Windows only.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 here.

Here' official changelog.


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RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc11 released



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DevTeam released a new version of RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc10. Short after that they released a fix for that - RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc11.

DevTeam have added boot animation logo, removed some unnecessary settings, and fixed some bugs.

Everything else is the same - untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 for all devices and both Windows and Mac OS X users.

You can download the latest RedSn0w here.


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Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 Coming Next Week



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Microsoft is reportedly preparing to release Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 in next week. This major update will bring a number of fixes, some stability and security improvements plus some feature additions. Performance is also receiving a boost in the update. But the most significant new features are said to come in Outlook, including support for syncing calendars to iOS devices via Sync Services.

The update will enable calendar syncing between Outlook for Mac and Apple's Sync Services. This means you can now sync your Outlook calendars, as well as your contacts, notes and tasks with any service or device that supports Sync Services.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 7th, 2011. 14:01

iAd Gallery Violates Apple’s Own Guidelines



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A couple days ago Apple released its own application for showcasing the best iAd advertisements. Noteworthy that iAd Gallery have already caused debates on the Internet about it features set that is rather limited. The Gallery only lets users to browse different iAd campaigns. Simply said, it’s a free iAd collection for iPhone. Dan Frommer at Silicon Alley Insider noted that iAd Gallery may be violating Apple’s own guidelines for iOS apps and should have been rejected by Apple itself. In the 2.13 section of the guidelines, the company explains:

Apps that are primarily marketing materials or advertisements will be rejected.

iAd Gallery indeed is based on marketing materials. The truth is, of course Apple won’t reject its own app even if it violates one of the Guidelines.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 7th, 2011. 11:28

Apple Launches Free App To Browse iAds



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Yesterday Apple launched its new iPhone application, iAd Gallery, for showcasing the best iAd campaigns on iOS. The application consists of several iAds for iPhone, you can browse by advertiser, category or ad feature.

The iAd Gallery is a celebration of advertising, featuring iAd campaigns from some of the world’s best brands and their advertising agencies. The iAd Gallery gives you easy access to a selection of the fun and informative ads that have run in some of your favorite apps. Use the Browse feature to discover ads you haven’t seen, or to find those you want to see again. Even lets you tag your favorites to a Loved section that’s all your own.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011. 16:20

UltraSn0w for iOS 4.3.1 is almost ready



The iPhone Dev-Team has recently announced that they've managed to fix UltraSn0w issues with iOS 4.3.1. They still want to test it on various devices before releasing.

This update is for those who are on an unlockable baseband. For users who used PwnageTool 4.3 or Sn0wBreeze 2.5 to update iPhone firmware. This will not add any new basebands to unlockable list.

Ultrasn0w supports the following basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

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