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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak incoming with Corona A5 tool

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak incoming with Corona A5 tool

A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is almost ready for release, arch-iOS hackers the iPhone Dev Team have announced, with only streamlining the user-experience of the "Corona A5 jailbreak" left to complete. Until now, the Apple A5-based products have been stubbornly resistant to hacking attempts, Apple changing its approach in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S so as to give users wanting to install unofficial software more trouble than before. That time of frustration, though, is nearly through.

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OZAKI O!photo Lens Case for iPhone 4S hands-on

OZAKI O!photo Lens Case for iPhone 4S hands-on

It's not the easiest thing in the world to differentiate yourself from the ultra-large mass of companies trying to get a piece of the iPhone case cake, so when we find a group that appears to be up to the job, we take that opportunity - and that opportunity has presented itself in the form of OZAKI, a group whose upcoming O!photo lens case for the iPhone 4S has our eyeballs lit right up. This case is made of hard plastic, has a screw hole at the top to place your own flash or lamp, and has a big bumper on the right so you can more naturally hold the whole rig. Below the bumper there's another screw hole for a tripod, and there's a lens hole in front of your iPhone's camera lens so you can add a variety of extensions.

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Siri on iPod Touch with simple iPhone 4S restore

Siri on iPod Touch with simple iPhone 4S restore

It's not even a trick, it would seem, nor is it a hack or a break of any kind, but certainly not something Apple would have you doing - a restore of an iPhone 4S built on an iPod Touch is what mister AppleGordon has done, and with it came Siri! Before you get your fingers twisted in a bundle trying this little oddity out, note this: it's only one man's word against all sensical notions that such a thing will, almost certainly, brick your device. In other words, don't try this at home, but DO giggle at the concept.

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iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

Android continues to rule the roost in the smartphone segment, in terms of sheer numbers at least, but Apple's iPhone 4S launch bucked the overall trend in Q4 2011 with huge demand almost outweighing new Android sales. The figures, collected by Nielsen, suggest over 46-percent of US smartphone owners use an Android device in the final quarter of 2011, compared to 30-percent using an iPhone. However, by December, almost 45-percent of new smartphone buyers opted for one of Apple's handsets.

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Skinit moves on to customizable cases, covers, and screen protectors

Skinit moves on to customizable cases, covers, and screen protectors

There's quite a few skin and case-making groups out there these days, folks, the mobile world doing more than a favor for the people behind these groups making what amounts to a fabulous accessory for already amazing devices. What Skinit does that essentially noone else is doing at the moment is offering up not just customizable skins for your smartphones, tablets, laptops and more, they're bringing their high quality name to a full accessory line of covers, cases, and tough screen protectors as well. Customize yourself a case and be the talk of the town!

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Apple “GarageBand for eBooks” textbook tool tipped for Thursday

Apple “GarageBand for eBooks” textbook tool tipped for Thursday

Apple is preparing an interactive digital textbook creation toolkit described as "GarageBand for eBooks", reports have suggested ahead of the company's education-focused event later this week, with the project supposedly occupying Steve Jobs for several years before his death in 2011. Rather than the currently complex portfolio of tools required to author a truly interactive digital book at present, Apple is set to unveil a straightforward multimedia creation platform, Ars Technica's sources tell them, along with an upgraded distribution system that would position the iPhone and iPad as a student's best friend.

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Woz newest comments favor iPhone or Android depending on who you ask

Woz newest comments favor iPhone or Android depending on who you ask

There's one fair tech mind out there in the world, at least, and his name is Steve Wozniak - and this week his words are being twisted all to heck, either saying that he's in love with iPhone or Android, depending on how you see it. Whilst speaking with the Daily Beast, Woz, (the co-founder of Apple, if you do not know,) said first that he's had greater success with Android's voice command system than he's had with Apple's Siri, but next that he uses the iPhone as his primary device anyway. He also notes how Android has slightly better navigation built-in, but that Apple is his preferred system with iOS.

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iPhone 4S surgery blinds smartphone for military shoppers

iPhone 4S surgery blinds smartphone for military shoppers

Apple's iPhone is undergoing some unofficial surgery to make it more palatable to military users, with carriers in Singapore reportedly removing the camera from the smartphone so that it can be used in secretive workplaces. The warranty-busting modification was first tipped by a hastily-pulled product page from carrier M1, the Jakarta Globe reports, which listed the tweaked iPhone 4S at more than $900 with a new agreement.

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Apple fueled iPhone 4S clash with prolonged Chinese delay says analyst

Apple fueled iPhone 4S clash with prolonged Chinese delay says analyst

Apple could've avoided the iPhone 4S Chinese launch mayhem had it released the coveted smartphone earlier and communicated better with would-be buyers, analysts have suggested, after a flagship Apple Store was pelted with eggs and staff threatened earlier today. Like everyone else Chinese shoppers "want to have the gadget as soon as possible, they don't want to wait" Canalys' Nicole Peng told PC World, blaming part of the frantic response - which required police to quell crowds - on that fact that "many people didn't get the message" they could buy elsewhere.

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iPhone 4S China launch turns violent after sales blocked

iPhone 4S China launch turns violent after sales blocked

Apple is no stranger to hype and excitement at the launch of a new iPhone, but celebrations soured in China this week as the iPhone 4S launch was frozen after violence broke out around stores. Customers - along with scalpers looking to sell off the smartphone at a markup, and the gangs of migrant workers they had employed to fill the line and bypass Apple's limit on how many handsets each person could buy - had queued overnight outside the flagship Beijing Apple store, but grew restless after it failed to open at 7am local time. An announcement that the iPhone 4S sale would not be going ahead and that would-be buyers should go home prompted abuse toward Apple retail staff, while the store itself was pelted with eggs.

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Griffin Woogie 2 demands your cuddles

Griffin Woogie 2 demands your cuddles

Geeks, cease your pacing restlessness: the Griffin Woogie 2 is here! Follow up to the surprisingly successful - and, near the holidays, darned tricky to find in stores - Woogie of 2010, the toddler-targeted huggable iPhone and iPod touch case now gains a personality thanks to the companion Woogie app, adding ten faces that respond to tickling, shaking and lovely warm cuddles.

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Belkin WeMo promises iPad home automation

Belkin WeMo promises iPad home automation

Home automation is something plenty of geeks dream about, but has a reputation for being tricky and expensive to implement; now Belkin hopes to address both of those concerns with its new WeMo standard. Using a combination of a WiFi-enabled AC plug adapter - which can be remotely turned on or off - and a WiFi-enabled motion sensor, along with a free iPhone and iPad app, WeMo promises to make setting up a smart home headache-free.

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