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February 19, 2015

How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Or iOS 8.1.1

If you want to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and make your device your own, there’s never been a better time to do it. Thanks to the fine folks at TaiG, iOS 8.1.1 and 8.1.2 can be jailbroken, and the process is easier than it’s ever been.

The TaiG jailbreak tool can be used to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, and iOS 8.1.2. Just follow this sumple tutorial, and you’ll have a jailbroken device in no time.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 Or iOS 8.1.2 Using TaiG

Step 1: Download the tool directly from TaiG at the following link: TaiG v1.2.0 (Windows only). Extract the [...]

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December 9, 2014

VentureBreak Weekly #62: Uber

Uber, Narrative Clip, Bop.fm, Apple’s best iOS apps, what constitutes a video view on Facebook, and T-Mobile’s new unlimited 4G LTE data plan.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young

Show Notes Uber Raises $1.2 Billion, Vows To Refine Company Culture Uber banned in Spain & Thailand, sued in Portland, hassled in Rio Narrative Clip https://bop.fm/ These are the best iPhone and iPad apps of the year, according to Apple 3 seconds of continuous viewing constitutes a video view on Facebook T-Mobile Announces New Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plan With 2 Lines for $100

The VentureBreak Weekly theme music is courtesy of Derek K. Miller.

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October 3, 2014

The Simplest Way To Calculate Apple TV Mirroring Latency

Using your iOS device on a big TV screen is awesome, but latency can be an issue. Most of us don’t have an ideal setup to minimize Airplay latency, so you may wonder: how bad is this lag?

This simple little trick for calculating Apple TV Mirroring latency is based on a similar method for Chromecast, courtesy of Android Police.

You’ll need your iPhone/iPad, a separate camera, and the TV your Apple TV is connected to.

Hold your iPhone/iPad at a good angle for a photo that includes both its display and the TV’s. Turn on AirPlay + Mirroring. Open the Clock app and start the stopwatch. Take a photo of the two displays. Subtract the iPhone’s time [...]
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September 30, 2014

VentureBreak Weekly #57: Ello Selfie Drone

Ello, why you should always read the TOS, Amazon’s Twitch acquisition, the Jimmy John’s hack, a wearable selfie drone, verified Twitter accounts, and more.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young

Show Notes Ello Opinion: Facebook killer called Ello gets the timing right Why You Should Read The TOS: Londoners Sign Away First Born Child For Free WiFi Sam Pepper Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Now Complete Hackers Hit Jimmy John’s, Steal Credit Card Information From 216 Stores Report: iPhone 6 Costs $200 To Build This Wearable Drone Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Selfies For You Twitter CEO Finally Gets a Verified Account on Twitter App of the week: [...]
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September 24, 2014

Apple Just Screwed Everyone With iOS 8.0.1

Just a week after iOS 8 was released, Apple today pushed an update to kill a bunch of bugs found in the first version of its latest mobile operating system.

Only one problem: it’s breaking everyone’s phones. Twitter is buzzing with reports that Touch ID and cell service no longer work after applying the 8.0.1 update.

Do NOT update to iOS 8.0.1 just yet. Many, including myself, are experiencing no cell service, and broken Touch ID. Well done, Apple.

— Howard Pinsky (@IceflowStudios) September 24, 2014

Those affected report that “no service” is displayed after iOS 8.0.1 has been installed, and toggling airplane [...]

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May 14, 2014

Report: Apple Testing 1704×960 Resolution Display For iPhone 6

A new report by 9to5Mac claims that Apple is testing a 1704×960 resolution display for its next-generation iPhone. The new resolution for the iPhone 6 would allow the device to maintain the same aspect ratio as the iPhone 5s (16:9). In terms of screen size, both 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays have been reported, but the 4.7-inch model is more likely for the iPhone 6 that we’ll see this fall.

The increased screen size is not likely to change the positioning of basic interface elements in iOS, according to the report, but will instead make everything larger and sharper. However, independent developers may be able to take advantage of the additional screen real [...]

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April 11, 2013

Share Your iPhone Battery Power With Friends

For a heavy smartphone user, it’s almost impossible to see battery life last all day without stopping for a charge. But you don’t actually have to be tethered to a wall outlet anymore. That’s the goal of ChargeBite, anyway.

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February 13, 2013

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil To A Company That Makes Android Phones

Brazilian authorities have just ruled in favor of a small handset manufacturer called Gradiente Electronica in its trademark conflict with Apple. Gradiente registered the name “iphone” in 2000, seven years before Apple set up shop in that country, so it has the right to continue using the word on its devices—including the Android-powered iphone Neo One. BBC reports that Apple is likely to appeal the decision.

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October 18, 2012

Mapgate Is A Hoax, Or Why I Still Use My iPhone

Image (c) Greg Nokes 2012

I am sure that all of you have already heard about Apple’s colossal failure to deliver a mapping application that was all things to all people. Many pundits have spent many hours writing reams about how iOS6’s maps failed to live up to expectations. And I agree with much of what they have said. Apple’s Maps do not live up to the hype that surrounded their launch.

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July 6, 2011

Making An iPhone App – A Barebones Guide

Developing an iPhone app is a long, complex and arduous process but extremely rewarding both professionally and educationally. It requires dedication to progress to the preliminary steps required to develop a working, desirable application. Why take my advice on this convoluted matter? I personally several months ago, was in the position that you, the reader are presumably in, I had no experience developing applications for mobile devices and indeed minimal experience with the iOS Software Development Kit. I currently have a free quiz application on the app store called ‘Computer Geek Quiz’ which, in its first week as a free app achieved over 700 downloads. I also have [...]

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