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Why WikiLeaks Is Worth Defending

August 25th, 2012 08:29 admin View Comments

Government

SomePgmr writes “By now, anyone with even a passing interest in the WikiLeaks phenomenon is familiar with most of the elements of its fall from grace: the rift between founder Julian Assange and early supporters over his autocratic and/or erratic behavior, the Swedish rape allegations that led to his seeking sanctuary in Ecuador, a recent childish hoax the organization perpetrated, and so on. Critics paint a picture of an organization that exists only in name, with a leadership vacuum and an increasingly fractured group of adherents. Despite its many flaws, however, there is still something worthwhile in what WikiLeaks has done, and theoretically continues to do. The bottom line is that we need something like a âoestateless news organization,â and so far it is the best candidate we have.”

Source: Why WikiLeaks Is Worth Defending

What Do Angels Want?

April 13th, 2012 04:00 admin View Comments

What entrepreneur hasn’t dreamed that our startup will experience the same magical beginnings as Google? In 1998, before they even incorporated, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were trying to present their concept to early-stage, or “angel” investors, with limited success. Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim was one such angel. He didn’t have time to listen to their whole pitch, but wrote them a check for $100,000 anyway.

Alas, most companies don’t have so easy a time. There are ways to attract these rare and beautiful creatures. You just have to know what they’re looking for.

Finding investors tops the must-do list for most startups, and that typically starts with finding an angel. Before you start the angel hunt though, it helps to know what angels are looking for before they’ll invest.

There’s a lot at stake. According to the just-released Halo Report from the Angel Capital Association and the Angel Resource Institute (ARI), founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, “The median size of angel & angel group syndicate rounds was $700,000″ last year, up from $500,000 in 2010. That’s enough to jumpstart your company’s development in a way bootstrapping and maxing out your credit cards simply can’t match.

So what do angels want?

Before an angel investor writes a check, he or she wants to know if you have the leadership skills to grow your venture. And they want to make sure you thoroughly understand the market, who your competition is and how your product or service is uniquely positioned to create a market impact.

Also high on angels’ wish lists:

• Are you coachable or intractable? Angels are not likely to take a back seat. It’s their money, so most likely they’ll expect to have input on major decisions. Will you be open to following their advice? Or do you think no one could possibly understand your business as well as you do (an all-too-common entrepreneurial misconception)?

• Does your business have legs? Once the money from the initial round of funding is gone, does a viable business concept remain? Will you be generating enough revenues to keep growing?

• How realistic are your projections? All pitches consist of some levels of hype and hope. Angel investors want to know the true size of the market, revenue potential, barriers to entry and competitive landscape.

• What’s your end game? Even though you’re just getting started, investors want to know about your exit strategy. How will they get their money out? The Angel Capital Association reports most angels want to achieve their goals within five to seven years.

• It’s all about the money. How much do you really need now, and specifically what do you need it for? How much will you need six months from now? What percentage of ownership does their money buy? How much money have you personally invested? (No one wants to invest in something you’re not willing to invest in yourself.) And where will additional funding, if needed, come from?

Of course there’s much more. Angels will ask about your patents, trademarks, copyrights or other protections, marketing strategies and expansion plans.

But really it’s all about you. Angels are looking for the 3 Cs. If you want them to bless you with their money (and advice), you need to be Confident, Capable and Committed.

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Source: What Do Angels Want?

Unlocked iPhone 4S Already Available In The U.S.?

October 16th, 2011 10:28 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

According to the fine print on Apple’s US website, the unlocked and contract free iPhone 4S were supposed to be available only in November.

However, 9 to 5 Mac reports that the contract-free GSM iPhone 4S that Apple is selling are already unlocked and not locked to AT&T’s network.

9 to 5 Mac reports:

Select Apple Stores in the United States have begun selling contract-free versions of the iPhone 4S, which our friend Steven Troughton-Smith was able to both verify and purchase.

Steve Troughton-Smith is the iPhone developer and hacker who has managed to successfully port Siri to iPhone 4.

It’s All Tech has also independently confirmed this on their contract-free iPhone 4S:

This does work and It’s All Tech can independently confirm that an off-contract iPhone 4S comes unlocked, we were able to put a T-Mobile SIM in the phone and it worked perfect.

On Friday, as many readers know, I waited in line for the iPhone 4S. I bought myself one and bought a few others as well, off-contract. I took those two off-contract phones today and opened them, plugged into iTunes and I got the message that the phone is unlocked. We also put a T-Mobile SIM card in the phone and it did work. 

The prices of the contract-free or off-contract iPhone 4S are $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPhone 4S models.

Meanwhile, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has also confirmed that the Sprint iPhone 4S comes with its GSM micro-SIM card unlocked as he has been able to use a Canadian card in his Sprint iPhone 4S. This is in line with what Sprint told us a few days back, but they also plan to release a carrier udpate soon to lock the GSM micro-SIM card slot.

[via 9 to 5 Mac, It's All Tech]

Source: Unlocked iPhone 4S Already Available In The U.S.?

iPhone 4S Fixes Death Grip Issue?

October 14th, 2011 10:38 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S

The unconventional design of the iPhone 4′s antenna system became a huge issue after a number of users discovered a loss in signal strength when the device was held in a particular way. The controversy grew to such a large scale, that Apple was forced to call a media gathering and brief the press, that the death grip problem wasn’t unique to the iPhone 4 but existed in a number of other smartphones as well.

The iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 rumor mill churned out a number of rumors, most of which said that the then unreleased device would feature an improved antenna, solving the “death grip” problem a number of customers faced. It seems that with the iPhone 4S’ improved antenna, which smartly switches between two antennas, Apple managed to resolve the death grip issue.

While the iPhone 4S has been available for much less than a day, a number of early buyers are reporting that the signal drop on the device when tightly held is considerably less than the corresponding drop for the iPhone 4.

One user checked the signal drop for both the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 under “death grip” at the exact same place and noticed no signal drop on the iPhone 4S.

iPhone 4S versus iPhone 4 Antenna comparison

As you see in the image above, the iPhone 4 dropped one bar while there isn’t any signal loss on the iPhone 4S.

Although initial reviews of the iPhone 4S didn’t touch upon the topic of “antennagate” much, many reviewers noted that the iPhone 4S does get better reception. Jim Dalrymple in his review for The Loop said:

The dual antennas are at work when you’re not on a call too. I have noticed that my signal is stronger in places where it was weak before.

We expect the issue to get clearer as more and more people get their hands on the iPhone 4S and test it in locations with weak signal strength.

Did you experience any such improvement on your iPhone 4S?

[via MacRumors]

Source: iPhone 4S Fixes Death Grip Issue?

Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 For iOS 5 Released [Unlock iPhone]

October 14th, 2011 10:08 admin View Comments

Ultrasn0w

As promised, iPhone Dev team have released an updated version of Ultrasn0w for iOS 5.

Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 can now be installed on a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5. Dev team hasn’t added support to any new baseband so it will be compatible with basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00 for iPhone 3GS and baseband 01.59.00 for iPhone 4.

Dev team has provided the following information on their blog about today’s release:

We’ve updated ultrasn0w to be compatible with iOS5, which came out a few days ago.  While ultrasn0w 1.2.4 (available now in Cydia) doesn’t add support for any new basebands, the update is required for any ultrasn0w unlockers trying out iOS5 (it remains backwards compatible though, so you should be able to use it no matter what firmware you have).  

The supported basebands for the iPhone 3G and 3GS are 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00.  The baseband supported for the iPhone4 is 01.59.00.

Remember, the only way to get to iOS5 while preserving your ultrasn0w-compatible baseband is by using a custom IPSW.  redsn0w now has the ability to create such a custom IPSW for you (at least on Macs…the same capability for Windows will be coming soon).

The majority of people who use ultrasn0w at iOS5 right now will probably be those with old-bootrom iPhone3GS devices, since they already have an untethered jailbreak via redsn0w.  For everyone else, the iOS5 jailbreak is currently tethered and you need to “Just boot†tethered with redsn0w every time your phone reboots.  That’s not always easy to do if your phone reboots while away from home!

Note: there’s a special “trick†that iPhone3GS owners with baseband 06.15 need for iOS5.  During the new setup screens you see when you start iOS5 for the first time, you’ll be asked about Location Services.  Be sure to select “Disable Location Services†when asked!  Later on in the setup, you’ll have the chance to turn on Location Services again when asked if you want to use “Find my iPhoneâ€.  It’s fine to turn it back on at that point, if that’s your desire (or you can always go in and enable it in Settings.app).

Also, some iPhone3GS users with the 06.15 baseband may have tried to install iOS5 using a stock IPSW (even though you should never ever try to use a stock IPSW if you’re an ultrasn0w unlocker).  If you did try this, your baseband is probably in an inconsistent state, and you’ll need to reflash the 06.15 baseband again (using redsn0w).  Be very careful if you use redsn0w to reflash the iPad baseband — don’t interrupt the process! And please avoid using stock IPSWs in the future :)  Unlockers should never go near stock IPSWs.

iPhone Dev team had released Redns0w 0.9.9b5 with PwnageTool functionality, so if you have an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS with the older baseband (You can find your iPhone’s baseband by going to Settings –> About –> Modem Firmware) then you can use it or Sn0wbreeze to create the custom iOS 5 firmware to preserve the baseband and update your iPhone with a pre-jailbroken iOS 5, so that you can install Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 from Cydia.

As always, let us know how it goes.

[via Dev Team's blog]

Source: Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 For iOS 5 Released [Unlock iPhone]

Siri: FAQ About Apple’s Intelligent Personal Assistant Feature

October 14th, 2011 10:31 admin View Comments

iPhone 4S - Siri

One of the most impressive features of Apple’s new iPhone 4S is Siri – the intelligent personal assistant feature, which we believe could be as or more revolutionary than Apple’s multitouch feature, which was introduced with the first iPhone.

Ever since Apple introduced Siri at last week’s Let’s Talk iPhone event, we have been finding out interesting details about the new feature such as the exhaustive list of phrases it can understand, how unbelievably accurate it is and that the engineers responsible for developing it has some sense of humor.

Apple has published an FAQ on the new feature (not sure if it was published today or available earlier) that will be exclusively available on iPhone 4S that will be available today. Here are answers to the some of the questions that we’ve been frequently asked since its introduction:

Which apps does Siri work with?

Siri works with almost all the built-in apps on iPhone 4S. Apple says that Siri is smart enough to figure out which apps to use to provide you with answers. It also uses Search and Location Services to help you with your requests.

Here’s a list of apps and services that Siri works with worldwide:

  • Phone
  • FaceTime
  • Music
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Calendar
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Contacts
  • Weather
  • Stocks
  • Web Search
  • Find My Friends
  • Alarms, World Clock and Timer
  • Wikipedia search
  • Wolfram Alpha (English only)

Siri also assists users to use the following apps in the U.S. in English:

  • Maps
  • Local search with Yelp!
Apple has clarified that Maps and local search support will be available in additional countries in 2012.

Language Support and Availability

Apple has again confirmed that Siri will be exclusively available only on iPhone 4S. It can understand and speak the following languages:

  • English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)

Apple will add support for Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish to Siri in 2012.

Can I use Siri in any of these languages in other countries?

This is probably the most frequently asked question as the language support has led to some confusion about whether it will be available in all the countries.

Apple has clarified that Siri will be enabled in any country. However, it goes on to add:

Siri is designed to recognize the specific accents and dialects of the supported countries listed above. Since every language has its own accents and dialects, the accuracy rate will be higher for native speakers.

So though users from other countries might face some issues initially, things will improve as they use it more. Apple has pointed out while answering another question that the more you use Siri, the better it will understand you. Apple explains:

Siri works right out of the box, without any work on your part. And the more you use Siri, the better it will understand you. It does this by learning about your accent and other characteristics of your voice. Siri uses voice recognition algorithms to categorize your voice into one of the dialects or accents it understands. As more people use Siri and it’s exposed to more variations of a language, its overall recognition of dialects and accents will continue to improve, and Siri will work even better.

Siri also uses information from your contacts, music library, calendars, and reminders to better understand what you say. So it responds more accurately when you ask to make a phone call, play music, or create an appointment or reminder.

If you want to find out more about the feature then follow this link.

We would love to find out your experience with Siri, so please drop us a line in the comments.

Source: Siri: FAQ About Apple’s Intelligent Personal Assistant Feature

How To Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G Running iOS 5 Using Redsn0w

October 14th, 2011 10:08 admin View Comments

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

Apple released iOS 5 couple of days back, which includes more than 200 features for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

iPhone Dev team had released Redsn0w, which allows iPod touch users to jailbreak iOS 5.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPod touch running iOS 5 using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G users. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this guide, while iPad users can checkout this guide.
  • Please go through our latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 5 to figure out if you should jailbreak iOS 5.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b5/Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPod touch may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPod touch before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPod touch.
  • If you’ve jailbroken your iPod touch then you can use jailbreak apps such as AptBackup, PkgBackup or xBackup from Cydia to take a backup of all the jailbreak apps and tweaks so you can reinstall them easily after successfully jailbreaking your iPod touch rather then installing them individually. However, since you’re moving from iOS 4.x to iOS 5, it may be a good idea to reinstall the jailbreak apps to avoid compatibility issues.
  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPod touch secure.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.5 or later.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPod touch 4G or iPod touch 3G:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 for Windows from this link and Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: You need to download both the iOS 5 firmware file (use Firefox or Chrome to download the firmware file instead of using Internet Explorer or Safari):

iOS 5 firmware file for iPod touch 4G from this link (iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw)

iOS 5 firmware file for iPod touch 3G from this link (iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw)

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder.

Step 4: Connect your iPod touch to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Skip steps 5 and 6, if your iPod touch has already been upgraded to iOS 5.

Step 5: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPod touch. Now, hold down the Shift button (Option button for Mac users) and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Step 6: Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 5 firmware file (iPod touch 4G users – please select iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw and iPod touch 3G users – please select iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPod touch with the required firmware. You will be asked to setup your iPod touch either from a previous backup or setup as a new iPod touch, select the backup you want for your device (ideally should be the most recent one). Wait for iTunes to finish.

Step 7: Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Note:

Windows users will have to manually select the iOS 5 firmware file. After launching Redsn0w, click on Extras, then click on Select IPSW. Here select the iOS 5 firmware file (iPod touch 4G users please select iPod4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw and iPod touch 3G users – please select iPod3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) that you had downloaded in step 2. You need to do this just once. Mac users can skip this step as Dev team has added the public URLs to Redsn0w 0.9.9b5.

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 8: Click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 9: You will now be prompted plug your iPod touch to the computer and switch it OFF. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:

Step 10: You will now need to put your iPod touch into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on iPod touch down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the iPod touch and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

Step 11: Your iPod touch should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 12: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 13: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘Next‘ to continue.

Step 14: You iPod touch will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 15: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Step 16: Your iPod touch will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPod touch should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPod touch’s home screen.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPod touch, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPod touch using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5 so please be cautious while installing them.

Note: Once Redsn0w has finished jailbreaking your iPod touch, you will need to boot it tethered, which means that if you need to reboot your iPod touch it will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is rerun Redsn0w and this time click on Extras and then click on Just boot from the list of options and follow the on screen instructions to reboot your iPod touch.

Troubleshooting:

How to fix the White/Blank Cydia icon issue:

If you notice the white Cydia icon (which fails to launch) after successfully jailbreaking your iPod touch. Then follow these steps to fix the issue.

  • Launch Redsn0w again.
  • Click on Extras and then click on Just Boot from the list of options.
  • You will now be prompted to plug your iPod touch to the computer and switch it off. Follow the instructions in the correct sequence and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:
  • You will now need to put your iPod touch into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
    • Hold the Power button on iPod touch down for 3 seconds.
    • Now simultaneously hold the iPod touch and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
    • Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device.
  • Your device will reboot and you will see the Pwnage icon on your iPod touch’s screen for few minutes.
  • After your iPod touch is successfully rebooted, you will see the regular Cydia icon (brown). You should now be able to launch Cydia without any issue.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

Source: How To Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G Running iOS 5 Using Redsn0w

How To Jailbreak iPad 1 Running iOS 5 Using Redsn0w

October 14th, 2011 10:55 admin View Comments

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

Apple released iOS 5 couple of days back, which includes more than 200 features for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

iPhone Dev team had released Redsn0w, which allows iPad 1 users to jailbreak iOS 5.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPad on iOS 5 using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPad 1. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this guide and we will publish the guide for iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4g shortly.
  • Please go through our latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 5 to figure out if you should jailbreak iOS 5.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b5/Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b5/Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 does not support iPad 2.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPad.
  • If you’ve jailbroken your iPad then you can use jailbreak apps such as AptBackup, PkgBackup or xBackup from Cydia to take a backup of all the jailbreak apps and tweaks so you can reinstall them easily after successfully jailbreaking your iPad rather then installing them individually. However, since you’re moving from iOS 4.x to iOS 5, it may be a good idea to reinstall the jailbreak apps to avoid compatibility issues.
  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.5 or later.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPad 1:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 for Windows from this link and Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: You need to download both the iOS 5 firmware file (use Firefox or Chrome to download the firmware file instead of using Internet Explorer or Safari):

iOS 5 firmware file for iPad 1 from this link (iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw)

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder.

Step 4: Connect your iPad to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Skip steps 5 and 6, if your iPad has already been upgraded to iOS 5.

Step 5: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPad device. Now, hold down the Shift button (Option button for Mac users) and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Step 6: Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 5 firmware file (iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPad with the required firmware. You will be asked to setup your iPad 1 either from a previous backup or setup as a new iPad, select the backup you want for your device (ideally should be the most recent one). Wait for iTunes to finish.

Step 7: Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Note:

Windows users will have to manually select the iOS 5 firmware file. After launching Redsn0w, click on Extras, then click on Select IPSW. Here select the iOS 5 firmware file (iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) that you had downloaded in step 2. You need to do this just once. Mac users can skip this step as Dev team has added the public URLs to Redsn0w 0.9.9b5.

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 8: Click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 9: You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPad and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen: Step 10: You will now need to put your iPad into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps: (a) Hold the Power button on iPad down for 3 seconds: (b) Now simultaneously hold the iPad and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds: (c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

Step 11: Your iPad should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 12: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data. Step 13: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘Next‘ to continue.

Step 14: You iPad will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 15: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Step 16: Your iPad will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPad should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPad’s home screen.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPad, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPad using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5 so please be cautious while installing them.

Note: Once Redsn0w has finished jailbreaking your iPad, you will need to boot it tethered, which means that if you need to reboot your iPad it will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is rerun Redsn0w and this time click on Extras and then click on Just boot from the list of options and follow the on screen instructions to reboot your iPad.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

Source: How To Jailbreak iPad 1 Running iOS 5 Using Redsn0w

iPhone 4S Launches In US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and UK Today

October 14th, 2011 10:43 admin View Comments

Apple’s fifth generation iPhone – iPhone 4S, which was unveiled at last week’s Let’s Talk iPhone event is finally here.

iPhone 4S comes with a number of new features and improvements, which includes Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor, improvement 8-megapixel camera, Siri – Apple’s revolutionary intelligent personal assistant, slightly improved battery life, world phone, faster network speeds and lots more.

As expected, Apple’s iPhone 4S was available in Apple retail stores in Japan and Australia, followed by London, Germany and France at 8:00 am in the morning.

We started hearing widespread reports of iPhone 4S lines since yesterday.

Australia:

Folks at smh.com.au report that the line outside Apple’s Sydney store ahead of the iPhone 4S was quite frankly ridiculous. In fact, they are reporting that even few hours after the launch, the line outside the Sydney store is still “appalling” and snaking halfway down King Street.

Here are some photos of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Australia:

Japan:

Meanwhile in Japan, the story is quite similar with reports of long lines snaking down entire city blocks, but Wall Street Journal reports that the launch has been hampered by performance issues with Softbank’s registration system:

The launch of the iPhone 4S in Japan was interrupted when Softbank – the main service provider for Apple products in the country—suffered a server glitch that temporarily suspended sales nationwide. A company spokesman said the servers were unable to process registration information.

Here are a photo of some of the first customers to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Japan:

We will update you about the news from France, Germany and UK shortly.

U.S.:

In the U.S., Apple Stores will be opening at 8 a.m. local time to launch the iPhone 4S. If this has got you all excited and you want to get your hands on the new iPhone 4S then checkout our post here, which provides the details on where to buy iPhone 4S on launch day.

Source: iPhone 4S Launches In US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and UK Today

Apple Vs Samsung: Australian Court Bans Samsung From Selling Galaxy Tab 10.1

October 13th, 2011 10:58 admin View Comments

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After obtaining preliminary injunctions in a number of countries, Apple’s lawyers have managed to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The injunction although not permanent, stays valid until a full hearing which is scheduled to happen sometime next year.

The case which started with Apple claiming infringement of up to 13 patents, at the end came down to two patents, one of which credited Steve Jobs as its inventor. Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Justice Annabelle Bennett today said Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them.

Samsung had agreed to not start selling or even marketing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until a decision was arrived at, and at one point of time even contemplated scrapping the release of the product due to the excessive delays.

Samsung, in its response to the decision voiced its disappointment saying:

“Samsung will be seeking legal advice on its options. Samsung will continue its legal proceeding against Apple’s claim in order to ensure our innovative products remain available to consumers. We will continue to legally assert our intellectual property rights against those who violate Samsung’s patents and free ride on our technology.”

The last sentence refers to a number of patents owned by Samsung related to wireless networks, which the iPhone 4S allegedly infringes. Samsung has been quite vocal about its decision to counter-sue Apple, eyeing at a ban on the iPhone 4S in various countries including Australia.

Although we aren’t intellectual property experts, at first look Apple’s claim of Samsung “slavishly” copying iOS devices does seem true to a certain extent, as can be seen in this post.

Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, goes onto speculate:

The two patents on which today’s ruling is based aren’t Galaxy Tab 10.1-specific at all. They will affect all Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, across all vendors.

If Apple wins the Australian case at the end of the main proceeding, all Android-based products will effectively be shut out of the Australian market forever, unless Google or its device maker partners settle with Apple.

For now, this decision essentially means that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 won’t ever make its début in Australia. Even if the outcome of the final hearing (which won’t start before next year) goes in Samsung’s favor, the market by then would have evolved a lot making the Galaxy Tab 10.1 outdated.

[via SMH, iTnews]

Source: Apple Vs Samsung: Australian Court Bans Samsung From Selling Galaxy Tab 10.1

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