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GoPano micro  — Kickstarter

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 untethered With Redsn0w 4.3.2 Mac

Apple - Press Info - FY 11 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

Jailbreak 4.3.2 Untethered Using Redsn0w [Tutorial]

Apple iOS Platform Outreaches Android by 59 Percent in U.S. - comScore, Inc

AppleInsider | Android fans accuse Apple of copying Samsung first

Report: iPhones secretly track their users' locations - CNN.com

App for accessing your location data.

Camera Plus Pro

Apple reportedly alters App Store ranking algorithm |  Macworld

Apple clobbers estimates, iPad sales fall short - Fortune Tech

Apple's 92% earnings windfall: The bloggers nail it, the pros miss by a mile - Fortune

Verizon activates 2.2 million iPhones in first quarter, 260,000 HTC Thunderbolts 

Verizon CFO Reveals Next iPhone to Be a 'Global Device' - Mac Rumors

Apple’s iPhone/iPad location-tracking may be a bug | VentureBeat

Select devs get suped-up “iPhone 4S” with A5 chip to prep for iPhone 5 | VentureBeat

Apple Clamps Down On Incentivized App Downloads

Apple's iPhones and Google's Androids Send Cellphone Location - WSJ.com

iPhone unlocking service providers shut down

AT&T Confesses: It Can't Handle iPhone, iPad

Untrackerd: Prevent iPhone Location Tracking  | Redmond Pie

Lawn Mowing with your iPhone 101 » Coolest Gadgets

IPhone Stored Location Even if Disabled - WSJ.com

Why you should care about the iPhone location-tracking issue - CNN.com

Big Apple, Big Google, Big Brother | ZDNet

Steve Jobs on iPhone Tracking Controversy - ABC News

iPhone collects location data, even with Location Services turned off - CNET

Dell Readies 10-Inch Tablets to Fend off iPad - PCWorld

Motorola Xoom tablet sales could be even worse than feared | AllThingsD

Apple Invests $11 Billion in Supply Chain | AllThingsD

Nielsen: Android gains, iPhone slips  - Fortune Tech

‘ipswDownloader’ Makes it Easy to download ipsw files

Apple - Press Info - Apple Q&A on Location Data

Apple's Steve Jobs Defends iPhone Location Practices - WSJ.com

Google's Android phones face more attacks via apps

Senator Al Franken Blasts Apple Over iPhone Tracking

Verizon's iPhone Sales Help Make Apple the Third-Largest Mobile Phone Brand in the U.S.

Despite Talks of Android Domination, Apple Devices Crush The Competition

YouTube - Restoring your Jailbroken iOS Device Data

Three Foxconn workers arrested for leaking iPad 2 design

Prove Your IPhone Is Faster Than Android, Win $1,000!


Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Cake Doodle

Check My Eyes

Game Clinch

Message Therapist Notebook

Red Blue Flix

Pizza Stuff

Remove BG - Cydia

MultiCleaner - Cydia

iGOBy

Speed Intensifier - Cydia

Direct download: tii_0173.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50 AM
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Apple broke their silence today and responded with a Q&A press release - HERE -  That answers many questions about the Location Data being cached on your phone.  Bottom line - this was a bug and your exact location was never being tracked (which the later was obvious if you looked at the data).  Here is what Apple plans to do: 

 

Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:

  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.

In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.

 
 
I will go over the entire PR on the next episode along with many of the other stories and any items not covered by the PR.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 1:29 PM
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Hi Rob,

Long time listener (listened to every episode since your first one) and have recommended it to hundreds of ios users. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated your Articles responses to NY Times and CR you recently posted!

By the way, can you please tell me what script or service you use to post your articles (that allows others to post responses and comment). If possible, I would like to use it (or if can recommend somehing similar) for my office website.

 Thanks and love the great podcast and newly redesigned website!


Sincerely,

Dr. P

 

Hello Dr. P,

The site and comments are part of my Libsyn.com account. 
If you wanted you could set up a blog page for posts and comments via libsyn for as low as $5 a month.
Regards,
Rob W

Category:general -- posted at: 9:46 PM
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Here is a very quick summary of the latest quarterly numbers from Apple:

Rev =  $24.7 Billion  (83% growth year over year)

Total Cash = $65.8 Billion - Up $6.2 Billion from the end of the last quarter

 

Last Quarter Sales

iPhones Sold =  18.6 Mil   (up from 8.8 Mil the year ago quarter)

iPads Sold = 4.7 Mil

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual

All iPod's Sold = 9 Mil - but said over 50% were iPod Touches.  Est = 5 Mil iPod Touches sold last quarter.

 

Misc Notes

189 Mil iOS devices sold total by the end of the last quarter

iTunes Store = >$1.4 Bil Revenue for the Quarter. 

$12.3 Bil Rev from iPhone 

186 Carriers around the world for iPhone. 

90 Countries have the iPhone at the end of last quarter. 

88% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

>$2 Bil in payments sent out to developers of iOS Apps

iPad is now in 59 Countries.  

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 2:44 PM
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

RIM: PlayBook battery life will be 'equal or greater than the iPad with smaller battery size' -- Engadget

Gevey SIM – Magically Unlock Your iPhone 4 Running iOS 4.3 :: App Advice

Motorola Xoom Sales Disappoint, Analysts Say

Motorola Xoom Not Giving IPad 2 Much Of A Fight 

Creepy FaceTime glitch shows random pictures, raising privacy concerns

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

AppleInsider | Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone

Install iMovie On iPad 1 - Redmond Pie

Apple Admits Glitch With Verizon iPad 2 - Digits - WSJ

AppleInsider | Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

Can you blame iPhone for killing Flip?

CutYourSim claims permanent iPhone unlock solution without jailbreaking

IScilloscope: $300 Kit Turns iPad, iPhone into Multitouch Oscilloscope

iMSO-104 | Oscium

Microsoft shows off IE9 on Windows Phone 7 trouncing iPhone, Android

iPhone 5: Another vote for summer - Fortune Tech

Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Technology News: Handheld Devices: So, Is Apple Cheating?

iPad dry erase board for sketching app designs

Flipboard gets $50 million and Oprah in one day | Los Angeles Times

iClarified - Untethered Jailbreak Confirmed Working for iOS 4.3.2

AppleInsider | Best Buy gearing up for nationwide iPad 2 promotion on April 17

YouTube - Jailbreak App Tutorial - iOS 4.3.1

iPad Store List - Toys "R" Us

Buggy whip retailers find champion - MAC.BLORGE

Hack Turns iPhone and Wiimote Into Invisible Instruments - PCWorld

YouTube - "Just the Way You Are" Cover


Apps Mentioned in this Episode: 

Tii App

One Track

DataDig

ArtRage iPad 

Check My Eyes

Game Clinch

Massage Therapist Notebook App

Red Blue Flix

Incaracar App

Splice 

Sources

Direct download: tii_0172.mp3
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Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  

 

 

This is for Jailbreaking - NOT for unlocking.  If you want to take your iPhone to another carrier (unlock) then this is not the tutorial for you.  

 

Note: This tutorial works for iOS 4.3.1 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen.  If your iOS devices is not listed it is not supported with this tutorial.  

 

There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use cydia to install an app.  

 

 

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Squaretrade still covers jailbreaking.    

 

If your iOS device is already jailbroken - then check out this video tutorial on how to back up your jailbroken iOS device.  (Thanks Brian for putting this together.)

 

 

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.1 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes and Turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer)

 

Step 2 - Create a folder called "jailbreak431" on your desktop.

 

 

 

Step 3 - Download Redsn0w from the following links

 

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9:

 

Mac 

 

Windows   

 

Step 4 - Extract from the zip file (by double clicking) and drag the folder into Jailbreak431 Folder on your desk top.

 

 

 

Step 5 - Download the IPSW file for your iOS Device. (This will take some time as it is a big file - Over 600 MB)

 

IPSW (Firmware)

 

iPhone 4 - GSM   

 

iPhone 3GS     

 

iPad 1    

 

iPod Touch 4th gen    

 

iPod Touch 3rd gen    

 

 

 

Step 6 - Move IPSW file into your Jailbreak431 folder. 

 

 

 

Step 7 - Open the Jailbreak431 folder and then the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w App.

 

 

 

Step 8 - Click the browse button and find the Jailbreak431 folder and choose the IPSW file (Firmware).

 

 

 

 

Step 9 - Click the "Next" button once the firmware has been successfully identified

 

 

 

Step 10 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - then click "Next"

 

 

 

Step 11 - You need to make sure your iOS Device is both turned off and connected to your computer.  Do not connect via a USB hub or Keyboard or monitor port - Connect directly from the Computer USB port to the iOS device.  

 

Note: If you connect your turned off iOS device to the computer at this stage - it will likely turn on your iOS device.  If so after it boots up - hold down the power button and slide to turn it off again.  

 

 

Once you confirm you are connected directly to your computer and the iOS device is turned off - you can click "Next" - Note this next step will take some good timing and following of directions.  

 

 

 

Step 12 - As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

 

 

 

Step 13 - Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

Step 14 - Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

 

 

 

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

 

Step 15 - You will see a message saying Waiting for reboot.  

 

 

 

Then one that says "done"  Do NOT click on Finish yet.  

 

 

 

On your iOS device you will see a bunch of activity including some code - Do not remove the iOS device from the computer.  After a minute or so you will see a Pineapple with legs and a message Moving Applications.  At this point just be patient the jailbreak process is finishing up.  It will take a few minutes for the process to finish and for your iOS device to reboot. If it has been more than 10 or 15 minutes and the iOS device screen is all black - tap the home button one time - chances are it finished and you missed it.  If it shows the slide to unlock screen you can then click "Finish" in the Redsn0w App.  

 

That is it - you are jailbroken.

 

Step 16 - You can now find the Cydia App on your iOS device.  It is a brown icon and labeled as "Cydia".  Note some reports say right after the jailbreak - the Cydia App is showing up as all white - but after a reboot of the iOS device it returns to its normal brown icon.  

 


 

Step 17 - Tap on the Cydia App to launch it.  The program will do some maintenance the first time you open it. 

 

 

 

 

Step 18 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that look like that below.

 

 

 

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app Backgrounder.  This app allows true multitasking on your device and it is free.  To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "backgrounder"
 

 
Next Tap on "Backgrounder from BigBoss" the second one - not the one that says "(2.x only)"
 

 
Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

 
Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner
 

 
At this point you have installed your first jailbroken App. It is recommended you open up Backgrounder and adjust some of the settings. 
 

 
First tap on "Global".  After you make your donation that is.  
 

 
Set all the switches to "ON".  Then go Tap "Back" and then Tap "Control"
 

 
Finally scroll through and select how you want to be able to enable and disable backgrounding for apps.  Personally I like the "Short Hold" of the Sleep Button.  It makes it very easy to enable and is not likely going to be enabled by accident.  
Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. 
 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 10:38 PM
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

How many iPads did Apple sell? - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

How many iPad 2s were sold so far? Answer to come on April 20

iPad wireless HD mirroring solution

iPad iOS 4.2 New Features You Might Have Missed

Rogue Android app texts humiliating messages 

Acer CEO Bites the Dust as Apple Takes Chunk of Netbook Market

ThinkGeek :: PLAYMOBIL(TM) Apple Store Playset

Howard Stringer says Sony image sensors delayed for iPhone

Verizon iPhone 4 Declared Best Selling Mobile Device in the USA for February

Redsn0w 4.3.1 Jailbreak For iPhone iPad & iTouch To Be Released Today

iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.1]

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Photoshop Mobile

Adobe Ideas

One Track

Data Dig

 

 

 

Direct download: tii_0171.mp3
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