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One of the new features introduced in iOS 5 was the ability to create keyboard shortcuts for common and often used phrases. This feature was embraced by many iOS users, and for some has become the most useful feature in Apple’s latest release of iOS. Many don’t know it, but OS X actually includes this same feature. In this video, I’ll show you how to find it and set it up.

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image source: gdgt.com The iPhone 4 debuted with dual microphones, as announced on stage by Steve Jobs in 2010 at WWDC. The second mic ...How to Use your iPhone 4/4S Microphones Properly is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource


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Now,GreenPois0n Absinthe Jailbreak has just been released to public.





Now you can jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using GreenPois0n Absinthe jailbreak tool.(running iOS 5.0 or either 4S version of 5.0.1).

At the moment it is just released for Mac users,Windows and linux users coming soon.

Check Here



Download  Greenpois0n Absinthe v.0.1.2.1 [Mac users]




Download Greenpois0n Absinthe v.0.1.2.1 [Windows users] "Coming Soon"

Download Greenpois0n Absinthe v.0.1.2
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.1 [Linux users] "Coming Soon"



Update: What Pod2g said on his blog:


“Chronic Dev Team has a released a new build that’ll point the web clip to greenpois0n.com instead of the absinthe dedicated page. This will handle better the workload.”


Download Absinthe 0.1.2-2 [Mac users]

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Now in its third generation, it simply carries the name of “iPad”. No extra numbers, a better display, and a faster delivery system. But, has Apple really improved the new iPad features? You still get all the great features of graphics, photos, text, and video through the Internet. We took a look at the New iPad to see what the improvement was. Take a look…
It still holds same price as the last iPad, running at $499, but the internal components has been improved with a 9.7-inch screen and transfer of data over cell phone networks. These are some very big updates for the new iP
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ad. It’s like going from a 2 inch screen to a 24 inch screen. Everything is in much sharper detail. However, it takes a toll on the battery’s life span.

The main feature of the New iPad was the battery life. You could spend more time surfing the net without charging the battery. This has always been an advantage over other tablets. Now it looks like they have equalized this feature to coincide with all the other tablets. This doesn’t hurt, they still have a long battery life, but you just have to charge more often than you did with the older iPads. You loose about 11 minutes on each battery charge, depending on how long you stay connected. That’s not much of a disadvantage unless you don’t have access to an electrical plug.
However, putting in a bigger battery gives the new iPad a little more weight at about 8% more than other iPads. It’s also about 7% thicker, so Apple’s claim for the thinnest and lightest tablet no longer applies. Although, it is still lighter and thinner than the iPad 2, it now weights a little more. Unless you’re a 10 pound weakling, it shouldn’t be a problem.
We tested the New iPad features of the connectivity through Verizon and AT&T. Playing videos constantly, the battery lasted 9 hours compared to 10.9 hours on the ipad2. Not that much of a difference, but the biggest difference was the connection speed.

Apple’s 4G LTE cellular technology is a big advantage over the iPad 2. Using Verizon‘s wireless we connected at downloads speeds of over 17 megabits and AT&T was over 12 megabits. That’s faster than a home cable network. This alone is more than worth the price of the new iPad features even if it does lessen the battery life.
The Total Improvement to The New iPad Features
Throughout the test we’ve run, the New iPad features show it has four times the pixel strength than other iPad. This is a vast improvement. You get the sharpest picture within the same amount of space. Apple claims it’s better than HDTV with a million more physical pixels than the former iPads. We like it!
The New iPad and its new features doesn’t mean you should run out ant buy the new one, even though it does have better coverage in Wi-Fi than every before. The 4G LTE cellular-data capability is an extra cost feature, but it does give you connection where you might not have had it before. Of course, there it the collection of over 200,000 iPad apps designed especially for the iPad. Older apps work just as good as the new apps do on the new iPad. The music, books, and magazines are the same, as well, just sharper in detail.
You will find the weight more noticeable, but you won’t even notice the thickness. You will, however, notice the ability to enjoy reading or video watching better with the bigger screen. If you are a 10 pound weakling, then you can still purchase the iPad 2 for about $399 with 16 gigabytes of hard drive space. It’s the first time Apple has ever offered a deal like this, but they must have a lot of iPad 2s in the warehouses just looking for a home.
One can choose the size of hard drive you want for the extra price for storage. They have 16, 32 or 64 GB capacities that can take the price up to $829 plus shipping. The extra cell phone coverage is also offered at a price through Verizon and AT&T. It’s a monthly fee, but if you already have a cell phone through them you can get a pretty good deal for the new iPad.
The New Display Requires A Word Or Two
Back in the olden days, about ten years ago, we had monitors the are barely acceptable to tablet users today. Even computer uses find it hard to believe they used the much smaller screens. The New iPad display screen is the sharpest available today. Although, you can’t see the pixel difference when looking the screen; you sure can see it when you play a video. Even the worse videos from YouTube look almost good on the new iPad. With features like a resolution of 2048 x 1536 you can compare it with your old iPad 2 and see a big difference.
Put them side by side and you’ll see Apple has really improved the display. And when you read text you’ll notice the sharper letters no longer merge together, so you can’t tell the difference between an n or r. The smallest font is still easier to read without blending all the words together.
Even though Apple has improved the display image they still haven’t done anything about sunlight washing out the screen. It still washes out when in direct sunlight. Oh, well, the faster than light speed connection makes up for that.
New iPad Features: The New Camera
The new iPad now has a 5 megapixel camera compared to the 1 megapixel for the older iPad 2. Of course, you still have a front and back camera, you can now take better picture indoor and out. They will never make it to a photographic hall of fame, but they will take a better shot of Aunt May opening her birthday present.
The New iPad features many of the old apps and benefits from iPad 2 such as Smartphone usage, emails, and touch typing. All in all, the new features are more than worth upgrading to the new iPad. It still holds in place as one of the great tablets of all time.
See Also:

Apple iPhone 4S Review
How To Use SIRI | iPhone 4S User Guide
iOS 5 Features You Should Know About
iOS 5 Features | Tips and Tricks

New iPad Features | More Pixels Than HDTV is a post from: TCGeeks
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Today there have been reports on Twitter about iOS apps being rejected for using the now deprecated UDID variable.
By @kevindent: Confirmed with multiple sources now, Apple are rejecting and pulling titles that access the UDID, this includes large publishers.
By @joppedeluxe: Apple rejecting apps that use UDID. Sh*t just got real. I wonder what they will offer as replacement.
By @steipete: This sudden UDID rejection change will cause some headaches, especially for apps that just wanna push some small updates…
Fortunately there are alternatives to the UDID that y
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ou can drop right into your app.
MAC Address Based UUID Replacements
The first alternative is an open source library I’ve mentioned previously that generates a unique identifier that is unique to the user’s hardware by using the device’s MAC address by George Kitz that you can find on Github here.
I’ve seen some components out there for sale that can be used to generate UDID replacements – and they appear to do the exact same thing as the library by George Kitz and generate an ID using the app information, and MAC address.

Non-MAC Address  Based  UUID Replacements
There have been reports of some potential privacy issues that could arise from using the MAC address.
If you don’t really need an ID unique to  the user’s hardware, but just want an easy way to identify app users you can use CFUUIDCreate.  Ole Begemann has written up a nice writeup on doing just that.
By using the library or the guide to generate UDID replacement identifiers you should be able to avoid the time wasted because of rejection due to using the new deprecated UDID.
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Everyone is so excited about the third generation iPad and this really is fast becoming the most anticipated iPad release to date. The huge Retina Display forms the centrepiece of what is going to be a very popular device. Apple has already seen a massive demand in pre-orders and it is safe to assume that once the doors open in the Apple Stores today there is going to be a huge rush as everyone tries to get their hands on this latest piece of Apple technology.

You can be sure that there will be people huddled up outside their nearest Apple Store in the hope that they ar
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e near the top of the queue and will indeed get their hands on a new iPad today. During other iPad releases, Apple stores have closed throughout the day to get ready for an early evening release which can often cause a lot of problems for customers and staff and it seems that this time round it is going to be different.

According to a photo that was posted over at 9to5Mac, it seems that stores will be opening at 8AM rather than the usual evening event. This is going to make things so much easier for staff to get to all the customers and of course it means that those who join the queues won’t have to wait for as long. It is also thought that Apple Store employees are to receive an extra 10% in their pay packets this month which although not confirmed would be a lovely gesture by Apple and it will show the public that they really do look after their staff and appreciate how hard they work during times like this.

If you are planning on getting your hands on a new iPad today then be sure to come back and tell us in the comments how you got on.

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How to Delete iTunes from Mac OS X in Few Easy Steps is a post from: iPhnoeStuffs4U.com
If you try to delete iTunes.app, then, you will see a dialog box with popup infront of you… saying that iTunes.app cannot be modified or deleted, because Mac OS X will need it.
Although it is possible to delete iTunes.app from Mac, it is not suitable to do it without any perfect reason as with the help of iTunes, you can easily sync with other Apple products such as: iPad, iPhone, iPod, or even Apple TV. It allows you to store data like music, books, movies, etc.
We assume that you are aware
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with all this drawbacks and you still want to delete iTunes from Mac OS X. Thus, we will show you how to delete iTunes From Mac OS X…
How to delete iTunes from Mac OS X:
Deleting iTunes is not advisable to you, unless you are aware with the drawbacks. So, let’s see how you can delete iTunes from your Mac OS X:
Step 1: You will need to launch terminal within the application through utility folder.
Step 2: Type the following command:
cd /Applications/
Once you enter the above command, then, you will be promoted to Applications directory
Step 3:  Here, you need to type the second command which will be deleting iTunes.
sudo rm -rf iTunes.app/
Step 4: Last you need to do is to enter your administrative password to complete the procedure.
Please note that there will be no other alert message will display on the screen, so, please be careful .Once you are done with the above procedure, automatically iTunes will get deleted from your Mac.
If you delete the iTunes applications, it doesn’t mean that you will not be able to enjoy the iTunes music or library. Also, any iTunes purchase, which has been brought by you, will remain the same.
Furthermore, there are many people who will say that their iTunes got deleted automatically… no need to worry as we have some remedial steps for them.
Got your iTunes deleted automatically??? If you face such problem, then, do need to panic… because it is easy to reinstall. You can easily download the latest version of iTunes directly from Apple. By running the same application you can also receive your iTunes back!
Via: osXDaily
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The latest update to Alfred adds a selection of smart new features, one of which is a new way of grabbing selected text from any Mac app and pushing it straight into one of your other Alfred actions – such as a web search, for example.

It’s a cool little feature but a little hard to find, so here’s how to set it up. You’ll need to have paid for the Alfred Powerpack to make it work.
In Alfred’s preferences, go to Hotkeys and click the little plus symbol at the bottom-right. In the list that appears, click General, then Show Alfred (as shown ab
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ove).
Now you’ll be able to configure an alternative way of invoking the Alfred command window.

At the top, you can choose a keyboard combo. I usually call up Alfred with Command+Space, so for this alternative I’ve set up Shift+Command+Space.
This grabs whatever text I’ve selected and puts it into Alfred. The other options below the key combo setting allow you to add a keyword in front – in my case, I’ve used the letter ‘l’, which is already set up inside Alfred as a shortcut to Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky”.
Result? I can select text anywhere, hit four keys in rapid succession, and see the top Google result. (Which, despite Google’s flaws in other areas, is still almost always the one I want.)
Got any useful Alfred tips or shortcuts of your own? Share them in the comments.
More from Cult of Mac:Top 10 Tips Of A Mac Master [OS X Tips]

Alfred 1.0 Now Available In The Mac App Store

Select Text Like A Pro [OS X Tips]

50 Mac Essentials #26: Alfred

The Three Best Alternative iTunes Icons So Far
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If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone 4S with the Absinthe jailbreak, you might have run into the issue of having white icons on your home ...How to Fix White Icons Bug from Absinthe Jailbreak is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource


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With their touch-screen interface and small display size (iPad aside), iDevices aren’t known for their addiction to ambitious action titles. Regardless, that’s just what’s on offer here. Set in a vibrant Japanese feudal environment, players will assume the role of your generic samurai character, destined to right a few wrongs using the pointy side of his blade.
Combat is kept relatively simple down to necessity more than any other factor. Three attack buttons only are afforded to the player — two covering quick and more considered strokes of the blade, one used to evade.
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Before you break out the Pop Tarts, though, be aware that Samurai II: Vengeance suffers from some perennial touch-screen problems. Too much of the screen can be obscured by the process of simply moving around each stage, while puzzles (such as they are) must employ only one generic action button and are hence neutered. Such cel-shaded graphics, though, do play entirely to the device’s strengths, giving many a reason to play on.

 
 

Samurai II: Vengeance For iPad | Adventure Games is a post from: TCGeeks