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Apple releases two new iPad ads, ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’

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After the lulzy Microsoft Surface Pro ad, Apple has now released two new ads for its own tablets, the iPad and iPad mini.

Called ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’, the two ads once again concentrate on people using their iPads to get things done, with the focus primarily being on the incredible range of third party tablet apps that the iPad has. Read more »

Dropbox 2.1 for iOS released, has a PDF viewer on board

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Dropbox has updated its app for the iOS platform to version 2.1, adding some cool new features to it.

The most notable improvement is the ability to view PDF files through the app’s very own PDF viewer. This mean you don’t have to use the smartphone’s preinstalled PDF viewer anymore. Read more »

Apple acknowledges Exchange bugs in iOS 6.1, promises to fix them shortly

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Its a known fact that Apple is having a horror time with its latest version of iOS, but the company has promised to fix the issues with an upcoming software update. Apple claims to have identified the issue, which was affecting the Microsoft Exchange support and will be addressing it shortly.

The latest iOS update caused various problems to enterprise users, who had connected to the Microsoft exchange servers. Microsoft even allegedly suggested that server administrators ban iOS 6.1 devices from accessing Exchange servers. Read more »

Infinity Blade is now available for free in the App Store

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Infinity Blade, the popular sword fighting game developed exclusively for iDevices, is now available for free as a part of Apple’s app of the week promotion

The action blockbuster was the first game to be built on the Unreal 3 graphics engine and it really made a splash when it released. Read more »

Apple Maps takes another hit as Oz Fire Authorities call it dangerous

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Apple Maps, the company’s in-house mapping system for its iDevices has been questioned time and time again for its accuracy. The Australian police had earlier called the Apple Maps “life-threatening” and now the Country Fire Authority in Victoria has described the mapping service as “dangerous”.

CFA’s FireReady app for iOS, which is used to report the busyfires in the state, uses Apple Maps and unfortunately the map data turned out to be inaccurate. The fire authorities seem to be failing to reach the destination due to the inaccuracies, when the fire is reported. Read more »

A newly found iOS 6.1 glitch allows you to bypass the passcode lock

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The latest edition of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system hasn’t exactly has the smoothest of rides. First it was network connectivity issues and now it’s this glitch, which lets you bypass the passcode lock.

An observant user found a way to enter the menu of a pass protected iPhone in a just a few easy steps. Read more »

Real Racing 3 will be free when it lands on Android and iOS at the end of this month

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This particular news surely caught me by surprise, folks! Firemonkey’s highly anticipated Real Racing 3 video game will be available for free when it launches on Android and iOS on February 28. The word was delivered by Nick Earl – Electronic Arts’ senior vice president for mobile and social game development.

Offering the third installment of the Real Racing franchise for free is a massive departure from the norm for Electronic Arts. Read more »

Studio developing ‘Infinity Blade: Dungeons’ shuts down, game put on hold indefinitely

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You may remember getting a sneak peek at Epic Games’ Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in the Infinity Blade series for iOS devices, during the iPad 3 launch event last year. Unlike the first two games, Dungeons adopted a top-down isometric view with proper player motion and gameplay, unlike the mindless screen swiping in the first two games.

Unfortunately, Impossible Studios, the studio developing the game for Epic Games, has been shut down, with the game now put on hold indefinitely. Read more »

Evasi0n’s jailbreak tool hacked 7 million iOS devices in four days

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It looks like the recently launched iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool evasi0n has been doing quite well, people! Cydia’s creator Jay Freeman told Forbes that the tool has been used to hack 7 million iOS devices since its release a few days ago.

The abovementioned number includes 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod Touchs – quite an impressive number given the fact that evasi0n has been out for only four days now. Read more »

Mailbox now available for iPhone on first-come first-serve basis

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Mailbox, one of the much awaited third party email client application for iPhone is finally available on App Store. The application currently supports Gmail only and is taking reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The redesigned mailbox is light, fast and mobile-friendly. The app allows you to check mails by just swiping and scanning an entire conversation has never been this easy before. With the latest mailbox you can snooze emails and get a reminder later. Read more »

Skype 4.5 makes its way to the iPhone and iPad

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Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad app to version 4.5 bringing some needed new features as well as the usual bag of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Now whenever a call is dropped, Skype’s automatic call recovery will kick in and redial the contact for you. The order in which instant message conversation appears is now correct, too. Read more »

A new version of evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak released, squashes all known bugs

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Evasi0n, the first iOS untethered jailbreak was released a couple of days ago for the iOS 6.0 and 6.1 devices. The hack has been extremely popular since its launch and its popularity had resulted in a Cydia breakdown.

The original version of the hack had few bugs, which resulted in issues with rebooting and the weather app. The good news for all of you hesitating to get your iDevices jailbroken due to these issues is that the developer team has released a new version, which takes care of them. Read more »

Twitter updates Android and iOS apps, brings search and UI changes

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Twitter has released updated versions of their mobile apps, with the Android version getting the bulk of the changes. Among the list of improvements common to both iOS and Android versions is a new Discover view, which shows a single stream of tweets, trends, activity and accounts to follow.

The search has also been update and now presents you with accounts, tweets and pictures relevant to your query. The Connect tab has been updated to show only Interactions view now but you can switch it to show only mentions from the Settings menu. Read more »

Apple’s iTunes store hits record 25 billionth downloaded song, lucky guy wins €10k voucher

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Some would say that Apple sprung back to life way before the iPhone came along and the main culprit for that was the iPod. Well it couldn’t have done it without the iTunes music store, which is having a great reason to celebrate today.

Apple just announced that the store has officially reached 25 billion song downloads. Read more »

Here’s how the evasi0n jailbreak works, as told by one of its authors

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Have you ever thought about how the latest evasi0n jailbreak actually works and what it took the evad3rds team members to overcome the hardened defenses of Apple’s latest devices? One of the team members, David Wang, a.k.a. @planetbeing, who was one of the two people who were personally responsible for finding the exploit in Apple’s code, sat down for an interview with fellow tech journalists and explained the whole process.

The evasi0n jailbreak was launched only 2 days ago. More than 1.7 million iOS devices were jailbroken in the first 24 hours, according to Cydia’s download stats. What’s more – the half of that number was reached in mere six hours of the release of the jailbreak tool. Read more »