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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, that is why I have decided to make a roundup of the most popular posts of the past seven days. I think you should take a look.


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President Obama Has Signed Cell Phone Unlocking Bill



As it was expected, President Obama has signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The legislation, which successfully passed the US House of Representatives and the US Senate earlier this year, makes it legal for any user to unlock any smartphone purchased on the territory of the USA.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. 1:33

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, that is why I have come up with a list of the most popular posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at these posts right now.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 28th, 2014. 1:31

Smartphone Unlocking Will Become Legal Soon?



Looks like soon the smartphone unlocking will be made legal again and that's a piece of good news for the customers in the USA and worldwide. It seems as if soon it will be absolutely legal to unlock iPhones and other smartphones purchased in the United States.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 27th, 2014. 0:38

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu (Windows) [iOS 7.1-7.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2 firmwares using Pangu 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 7.1
  • iOS 7.1.1
  • iOS 7.1.2


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SlideUP2Unlock: Tweak that Enables 'Slide-Up-To-Unlock' Feature on Your iPhone



A new interesting and useful tweak has recently appeared on Cydia. This tweak is called SlideUP2Unlock and it is of those tweaks that allow you to change the way you unlock your iPhone.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has nearly come to an end, so I think we should take a look at the list of the most interesting posts. Let's start.

If to speak about popular articles, they deal mostly with the iPhone and the iWatch. In particular, over the past few days a couple of physical mockups have appeared on the Internet that show how Apple's next-gen handset might look like. Nearly all of the mockups are based on the leaked schematics and renderings, that is why they look a bit similar.


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Appellancy: Tweak that Allows to Unlock iOS Devices Using Face Recognition



A new iOS 7 tweak called Appellancy has recently appeared on Cydia. It allows iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to unlock their devices using facial recognition. The creator of the tweak is named Elijah Frederickson.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. 17:07

TapToUnlock7 Tweak for Your iPhone



A new iOS 7 tweak has been recently released by the guy nicknamed drewsdunne. The tweak is called TapToUnlock7 and it allows you to get rid of the 'Slide to Unlock' feature and use a customizable button instead. Well, those who for some reason don't like Apple's native unlocking system will be fond of the new tweak, I guess.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, April 28th, 2014. 17:49

Apple to Start Working on New Device-Unlocking System?



According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.


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It Took Apple Several Years to Design iPhone for 'Normal People'



As you probably know, earlier this week Apple appealed to court for the second time. The guys from Cupertino sued Samsung over a number of patents they say the company infringed on. Some of them deal with Apple’s iPhone and the “Slide to Unlock” feature.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, April 6th, 2014. 14:10

Apple's iPhone 6 to Become $100 More Expensive?



Apple’s next-generation iPhone might become $100 more expensive than the current iPhone 5s. Well, at least this is what Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest believes. The analyst suggests that the unlocked iPhone 6 might get a $635 price tag. Apart from the higher price, Hargreaves also predicts that there would be only one iPhone 6 model, not two, as was reported earlier. This handset may get a large 4.7-inch display.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 23:45

SET Solution's Holographic iPhone 6 Concept Called 'The Dream'



SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 15:07

House of Representatives Passes Bill that Makes Phone Unlocking Legal



The United States House of Representatives has recently passed a bill that makes phone unlocking completely legal on the whole territory of the USA. However, it’s too early to celebrate - the document is yet to be approved by the Senate. And this is very unlikely to happen, reliable sources say. Apart from that, the unlocking is likely to remain illegal for those who plan to resell the unlocked devices.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, February 27th, 2014. 0:40

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?



Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30