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UnlockSound7: Tweak that Brings Back Old School Unlock Sound





Good news for all those who miss iOS 6 - there’s a new tweak on Cydia that brings back the old school unlock sound. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 and I must admit it works just perfect. It’s name is UnlockSound7.


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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. 2:16

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.


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BioUnlock - Tweak that Will Let You Unlock Your Mac Using Touch ID on iPhone 5s



Eric Castor, a developer who created such famous Cydia tweaks as Lyric Flow and Mewseek, has announced an upcoming tweak BioUnlock. You can take a look at how it works below.


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Friday, January 17th, 2014. 20:59

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 7.0-7.0.6]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 firmwares using Evasi0n 7 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1 beta 1, 7.1 beta 2

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here (tutorial is being prepared).


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Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s



Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

iPhone 5s is Available in U.S. Retail Stores - Gene Munster



Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:38

All Existing iPads Boot Speed Test - Video



iClarified reporters have recently come up with an idea of comparing the boot speed of all the existing iPads, namely, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad mini (2nd generation). The result of their creative tablet testing is available at the video below.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:25

Apple Starts Using iBeacon Technology at 254 Retail Stores across America



Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:28

Company from Cupertino Was Granted Another Patent



The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:16

iPhone 5s In Stock Again - Piper Jaffray



Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.


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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. 21:34

Apple Announces Unlocked iPhone 5s Availability in 1-2 Weeks



Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:11

White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It



According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

New FCC Chairman Plans to Make Phone Unlocking Legal Before December Holiday Season



Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.


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Monday, November 18th, 2013. 2:50

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Apple's iPhone 5s will Become Available in Two or Three Weeks



Good news for those who hasn’t yet purchased the iPhone 5s - Apple's online store now displays shipping times of two to three weeks. With more than 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the launch weekend, the company from Cupertino had to push the shipping dates to “October”. And now, at last, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are said to become available within only two weeks.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, October 13th, 2013. 16:53