How to make settings shortcuts icons on your iPhone or iPod

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Nov 212011
 

Designer Jeff Broderick has created some beautiful icons with pre-made shortcuts to your iPhone settings.

As reported earlier, Apple has made about 35 pref shortcuts that you can use to quickly navigate to specific areas in the Settings menu. Broderick designed icons for 11 of the most popular shortcuts and has created a website that will automatically add the shortcut to your Springboard.

You can check out his shortcuts by navigating to http://brdrck.me/settings on your device. Select a Settings icon then choose to add it to your home screen.

How to Unlock iPhone 4S without any hardware or software changes

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Nov 172011
 

A developer (via Chronic) has apparently discovered how to unlock the iPhone 4S (reportedly AT&T version only) without any software or hardware tweaking. The unlock will assist you in using your iPhone 4S on T-Mobile’s network as long as you have a T-Mobile SIM card. Before you get started, go ahead and cut down your T-Mobile SIM card to match your AT&T SIM card’s size. We’re working to confirm this works, but go ahead and give the following directions a try:

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iOS 5.1 update to let Siri “take a picture”, “make a video”, “switch on/off WiFi”

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Nov 162011
 

According to German-language site Macerkopf.de, iOS 5.1 will enhance Siri with the ability to control hardware aspects of your device. In its current incarnation, Siri, a beta product exclusive to iPhone 4S, won’t let you control, say, the phone’s camera with your voice nor are you able to tell it to switch off WiFi, for example. Continue reading »

Developers Crack Siri Security Protocol to Make It Work With any iDevice

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Nov 142011
 

Developers have cracked Siri’s security protocols which will make it possible to use the assistant on any device including the iPad or even Android smartphones, according to Applidium.

Here’s some of what they discovered:

The iPhone 4S really sends raw audio data. It’s compressed using the Speex audio codec, which makes sense as it’s a codec specifically tailored for VoIP. The iPhone 4S sends identifiers everywhere. So if you want to use Siri on another device, you still need the identifier of at least one iPhone 4S. Of course we’re not publishing ours, but it’s very easy to retrieve one using the tools we’ve written. Of course Apple could blacklist an identifier, but as long as you’re keeping it for personal use, that should be alright! Continue reading »

The iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken! But needs work

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Oct 282011
 

The iPhone Dev-Team is demonstrating an preliminary jailbreak that works on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

VERY preliminary 4S JB: http://twitpic.com/76vcp4 http://twitpic.com/76vct2 (Huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left)

Here’s a short video of current JB working on iPad2: http://youtu.be/oJVGl1eRW2A (Just like iPhone4S, lots of hurdles remain, no ETAs)

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iPhone 4S Camera Outshines High-End Compact Cameras

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Oct 252011
 

Lisa Bettany, a developer of Camera+, one of the most popular third-party camera apps has posted an article, which compares the camera quality across all generations of the iPhone.

 

She writes:

The iPhone 4S is dramatically clearer and sharper than previous iPhone versions. Using separate focus and exposure in Camera+ on the iPhone 4 & 4S significantly helped create a more balanced exposure. While it’s not nearing the same quality as a professional level dSLR, it is comparable to a top of the line compact camera and even outshines it in some ways.

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Sprint and Apple working on fixing slow data speeds

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Oct 242011
 

The Next Web is reporting that an internal email has been going around that both Sprint and Apple are working on a fix to the slow data speeds that are plaguing Sprint iPhone 4S owners. Sprint customers with an iPhone 4S have been experiencing slow data speeds since the iPhone 4S landed on the Sprint network October 14th. Ironically, many customers switched to AT&T for the fast unlimited data plan. Continue reading »

iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Start In 22 New Countries

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Oct 212011
 

Apple had announced that iPhone 4S will be available in 22 more countries on October 28th, two weeks after it was launched in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, France and the U.K.

It looks like Apple Stores in many of these new countries have started taking pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 4S.

The new launch countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II – HD 1080p Video Camera Test

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Oct 182011
 

We’ve been doing a lot of comparison posts recently, mostly involving the comparing of one feature of the iPhone 4S against a comparable feature of another smartphone and we’ll be doing one more comparison today: the video recording performance of the iPhone 4S versus that of the Galaxy S II.

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iPhone 4S Vs. Canon 5D Mark II: Side-By-Side Video Comparison

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Oct 182011
 

Apple’s new iPhone 4S comes with a vastly improved 8-megapixel camera that is getting rave reviews.

So if you want to figure out iPhone 4S’ video capabilities, checkout the video posted by Robino films that compares the iPhone 4S video and the Canon 5D Mark II, which costs more than  $2000.

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