Media boxes like the Apple TV and Boxee Box are great for bringing Internet content from your PC to your living room. Being an owner of both said devices, my recommendation for everyone is ultimately the Boxee Box. Although it does have a higher price tag than the Apple TV, it allows you to do so much more with built-in apps, local media streaming, and even social networking. As the days go on I find more and more reasons to love the Boxee Box. A recent discovery lead to resolving an issue I had that many content hoarders can relate to – no network storage. Continue reading →
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Are you sick of the limited functionality of your new Apple TV? It kind of sucks that you can’t stream HD videos from your computer straight to your TV, right? If you’re nodding your head, jailbreaking your Apple TV is something you should consider. New apps like XBMC can release the limitations of your Apple TV by allowing you to stream HD video over your network. You can even add a fully functional web browser for surfing the web from your couch. On top of all that, the latest version of iOS for the Apple TV is able to be jailbroken without being tethered! Let’s get started. Continue reading →
Earlier today the Jailbreak Dream Team released its latest iOS jailbreaking tool for iOS 5.1.1 called Absinthe 2.0. This jailbreak release has gained more attention than usual because of its ability to jailbreak the newest iPad which has never been done before. It also allows everyone to update their devices to the latest version of iOS, which fixes security issues and bugs. Read on to learn how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 5.1.1! Continue reading →
Saving voicemails is important. For various reasons, from legal issues to saving a loved one’s voice, people sometimes need to save voicemails. And they should be able to, right? Well, almost every U.S. cell phone provider deletes voicemails after a certain period of time – from 14 to 30 days. They’re your voicemails, so why are you letting your carrier determine which to delete?
On top of that, iPhone users don’t even have an option to save or forward voicemails despite how “smart” it is. So I’ve created this guide on how to save your iPhone voicemails permanently. It’ll take you five simple steps to complete, and it doesn’t even require jailbreaking your device. Continue reading →
The combined efforts of the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team proved to be victorious last week when a new jailbreak tool called GreenPois0n Absinthe was released to public. This new tool was significant to the jailbreak community because it allowed users to jailbreak their A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) after several months of waiting. Now that the wait is over, here’s our 5-step guide to jailbreaking your A5 iDevices with GreenPois0n Absinthe. Continue reading →
If there’s one question I get asked from novice iPhone users, it’s “how do I make a phone call?”. Shortly after they’ll ask me how to create their own custom ringtones without paying that hefty $1.29 in the iTunes store. So instead of guiding them through the steps over the phone (or worse case, making their ringtones myself), I’ve decided to create a quick How To guide that’s easy to follow and will take you only 5 minutes to complete once you get the hang of it. Continue reading →
Think you know everything about iOS 5? Before you answer that question, you should know that there are a few hidden features you might not know about. The Camera app has a feature that allows you to take panoramic shots just by shifting your iDevice left or right.
What was once restricted to WiFi only, high definition YouTube videos can be played over 3G. Finally, an Android-like Autocorrect bar appears over the standard keyboard when enabled. The best part is that it will take you less than 30 minutes to enable all three features and we’re here to show you how! Continue reading →
If you’ve updated your iDevice to iOS 5 and did the smart thing of jailbreaking it, you may have noticed that iBooks instantly crashes after opening it. The reason iBooks crashes is because of the sandbox – partitioned app folders that are protected from other apps accessing them – protection in iOS 5. As with every iOS release and jailbreak, the jailbreak community eventually fixes every issue and this problem isn’t excluded. Let’s get started on how to fix iBooks from crashing in jailbroken iOS 5. Continue reading →
About two weeks ago Apple released the 5th revision to its mobile operating system iOS. Not only does this software run on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad, but it also runs a slightly different variation on the Apple TV. Of course, with any piece of software that Apple releases, the jailbreak community always finds a way to break inside of it to unleash the real power behind the hardware.
This guide will walk you through jailbreaking your second generation Apple TV with iOS 5 (or 4.4.1 build 9A335a) installed. It’s easy to do and should only take about 30 minutes, but there are a few things you should know before diving in. Continue reading →
The floodgates are open today as the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 5, becomes available for iDevice owners. Users will be glad to see new features in iOS 5 like iMessage, Notification Center, Twitter integration, and more, but it seems Apple has left out one feature iPad users have been looking forward to since April: multi-touch gestures.
Indeed, multi-touch gestures will not be present in iOS 5 for first-generation iPad users, but lucky iPad 2 users will be getting the feature. Of course, we aren’t very happy about this, but we’ve figured out an easy way to enable multi-touch gestures on your first-generation iPad. Continue reading →