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Mountain Lion Galaxy wallpaper





Here's how new OS X Mountain Lion default wallpaper will look like. This one follows the space theme introduced with Mac OS X Leopard.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012. 21:30

Apple intern's thesis leaks secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors



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In 2010, Tristan Schaap, who now serves as a Core OS engineer at Apple, published a Bachelor thesis on his 12-week stint as an intern with Apple's Platform Technologies Group, a subdivision of the Core OS department. The thesis revealed that the former Apple intern had been working on the secret project to port Mac OS X Snow Leopard to the ARM architecture.

According to the paper, Schaap worked with the group to get Darwin, the "lower half" of Apple's Mac OS X operating system, to boot onto an ARM processor from Marvell. During the course of the project, he achieved his goal of "booting into a multi-user prompt," though some issues still remained due to a "poor implementation on the debug hardware."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. 16:46

Absinthe v0.4: jailbreak utility for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is updated



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to its Absinthe jailbreak utility that brings support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel + PPC) and fixes several bugs.

@pimskeks announced the update:

#Absinthe 0.4 released greenpois0n.com/?p=173 - OSX 10.5 support (PPC+Intel). Re-jailbreaking not required. Changelog: pastebin.com/DdwGKstR

What's New in Absinthe v0.4:

  • Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
  • added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
  • Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

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Absinthe Jailbreak Utility Updated to v0.3, Released for Linux



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to their Absinthe jailbreak utility for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. So users who failed to jailbreak can try with new version Absinthe 0.3. Chronic Dev-Team also released a version for Linux users.

@pimskeks announced the release over Twitter:

Linux version (x86/x86_64) of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is done!

Also version 0.3 of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is available for OSX and Windows. Nothing really new, so no need to re-apply :-)

#Absinthe 0.3 only has some cosmetic changes, and a potential bug fix for win32 (only really few people seem affected)

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Windows.

Tutorial for Mac OS version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak is Officially Released for Windows



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released the Windows version of its Absinthe utility to perform an untethered jailbreak of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

You can download Absinthe for Windows and Mac OS X from here.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac OS X) [iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Tutorial for Windows version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac OS X) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Tutorial for Windows version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Has Been Released



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The 'Dream Team' of hackers have just released their untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. The utility is called Absinthe.

The initial release is currently for Mac OS X only but Windows is coming soon!

You can download Absinthe here.

Here are our step-by-step tutorials:

UPDATE: Absinthe for Windows is ready - read here!

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Mac platform faced 58 malware threats from Q2 to Q4 2011



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Security lab F-Secure released its 2011 Mac Malware Summary earlier this week, noting that Mac OS X platform endured 58 separate malware attacks from April 2011 to December 2011. Of course, this numbers couldn’t be compared with multiply attacks that Microsoft's Windows operating system experienced over the same period.

The firm counted only unique variants of malware that occurred during the second, third and fourth quarters of 2011. "We prefer a more conservative approach when counting malware. The more generic and family based, the better," the report noted.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 20th, 2012. 14:27

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool 5.0.1 (Mac OS) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with RedSn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to untether jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 running on iPhone 4. Pwnagetool will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. This tutorial uses PwnageTool 5.0.1 for Mac OS X.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool 5.0.1 (Mac OS) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with RedSn0w.

Using this tutorial you will be able to untether jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 running on iPhone 3GS. Pwnagetool will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. If you have updated the baseband to version 06.15, you can use this tutorial to update to iOS 5.0.1. This tutorial uses PwnageTool 5.0.1 for Mac OS X.


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Untethered jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S will be released in a few days



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The 'dream team' of iPhone hackers has made more progress on the A5 jailbreak with planetbeing just announcing that they're out of Apple's sandbox.

And we're out of the sandbox with @saurik's invaluable help! (well, at least there's a PoC) :D Turning out more complex than X-Gold 618.

pod2g also mentioned progress in twitter:

@planetbeing escaped from the sandbox with the help of @saurik. Thanks to their awesome work, there should be nothing left blocking for the A5 jailbreak. Now it should be a matter of days. Still no precise ETA of course.


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Apple Researching Motion-Sensing Virtual 3D User Interface for iOS Devices



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Patently Apple has discovered a newly-published patent application from Apple. The application describes the use of motion sensors to create a virtual three-dimensional interface for iOS devices. Such interface could be a co-called virtual room that could be navigated by changing the orientation of the device. Noteworthy, similar concepts are found in some augmented reality apps.

The invention covers a 3D display environment for mobile device that uses orientation data from one or more onboard sensors to automatically determine and display a perspective projection of the 3D display environment based on the orientation data without the user physically interacting with (e.g., touching) the display.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Windows / Mac OS) [iOS 4.4.4]



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Using this tutorial you will be able to untether jailbreak iOS 4.4.4 running on Apple TV 2G. This tutorial uses Seas0nPass for Mac OS X or Windows.

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

Step one

  1. Make sure you're running the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Download Seas0nPass: Mac | Windows
  3. A micro USB cable will be required to connect Apple TV 2G to computer.
  4. Disconnect all iPods, iPhones, and iPads from the computer before running Seas0nPass.


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