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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Gameloft,EA and other of the iOS game developers have just decided to start the madness of the Black Friday in this year in the last of the post you will see a list of the massive and most popular games for iPhone and iPad games that’s it is on
the sale at the App store Quite a few of them are at their lowest prices ever, so take your time and make sure you find exactly what you are looking for. Just make sure to hold onto a few extra bucks since this is likely only the beginning.
An “*” next to a title indicates that this is its lowest price ever. Most of the games are on sale through the weekend, but download the ones you want as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.
iOS 4.2 is a major new update for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad – built on the strong foundation of iOS 4 — which introduces many new features, fixes and overall performance improvements. If you ever wondered how much iOS 4.2 improved the experience from a memory usage standpoint, take a look at the graph below, compiled by the guys over at iPadevice.
The graph doesn’t come with a provided scale, but it gives you a quick idea of the performance improvements Apple focused on for the release of iOS 4.2 for iPad.
ese are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on the 4.2.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. You will only be able to perform a tethered jailbreak at this time. This means you will need Redsn0w’s assistance to boot into your jailbroken device.
If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.
Make sure not to update to iOS 4.2.1 if you need an unlock as one is not yet available!
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage
Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.2.1 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.
4.2.1 (4): iPhone3,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw
Extract the redsn0w app from the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won’t create any wasted space on your iPhone.
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
Select the 4.2.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
Your iPhone will now reboot
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
To use Redsn0w to help you boot back into your jailbroken device simply select Just boot tethered right now from the options window and click Next.
*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
For some of us, amid all the hubbub about revolutions and whatnot yesterday, the most significant announcement on hand was Apple’s supposedly custom A4 CPU. Alas, in the cold and brutal light of the morning after, we’re hearing that it is in fact a system-on-a-chip driven by a Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU “identical” to the one found inside NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, while besting the iPhone 3GS significantly with its 1GHz speed and multicore architecture. The A4 is composed of that Cortex barnburner, an integrated memory controller, and the Mali GPU, making it an all ARM affair — though we still don’t know how much Apple and PA Semi did in terms of arranging and integrating those components within the silicon. While still not 100 percent confirmed, it would seem there were no revolutions on the iPad’s processing front — just a rebranded bit of well engineered hardware. source: engadget
Next gen iPad Cortex A9 processor
Folks at DigiTimes had recently come up with some juicy rumors regarding the next generation iPad. In their latest report, the Taiwanese publication had claimed that Apple will be launching an upgraded version of their 9.7-inch iPad by the first quarter of 2011 that will deploy a powerful ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
The report had also backed claims made by iLounge earlier this month about Apple’s plans to launch a smaller 7-inch iPad with a similar processor configuration.
So how is this new ARM Cortex-A9 processor going to be different from the A4 chip that is running in the current iPad model and iPhone 4? For starters, unlike the single core configuration on the A4 processor, Cortex-A9 is capable of carrying multiple-cores – as many as 16 cores. This will extend peak performance to unprecedented levels. You may remember that Apple’s A4 chip is based on the ARM Cortex-A8 single-core configuration.
It is however worth noting that even the single core version of the ARM A9 processor is likely to double the ARM Cortex-A8 performance level from the current 1GHz to up to 2GHz. It is thus likely for Apple to retain the single-core nature of its iPad processor in order to minimize the power requirements and subsequently improve battery life.
Another area where the second generation iPad is likely to see an improvement is memory. The current iPad model is equipped with a 256MB RAM that is expected to give way to 512MB RAM, just like iPhone 4.
Interestingly, though Apple is likely to nearly double the performance levels of its processor and memory on the new iPad, the device is not expected to see any significant drop in battery life. In a white paper submitted by ARM, the researchers have claimed that the new A9 processor will see a 25% processing power boost even at the same processor speed.
There are indications that Apple may also field these new ARM A9 processors in the next generation iPhone that will be launched next year. Considering that such processors could bring many more powerful utilities to our iDevices, the future prospects for iOS-based devices look exciting. What do you think?
If you’re an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch user, you probably know that Apple released the latest update to the operating system that powers those devices. iOS 4.2.1 is now flowing through the tubes, bringing all kinds of joy to your Apple products, including multitasking and folder to the iPad.
But it may also bring a heart attack if you’ve got music on your iPhone. Apparently some users – me included – are opening up the iPod app on the iPhone post-4.2.1 and discovering that their music is missing.
Don’t panic! It’s not actually gone – it’s just that, for some reason, the iPod app can’t see it. There’s already a thread on Apple’s support forums about the problem. And that thread includes a fix that should work – it did for me.
• Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes on the computer.
• The phone appears under devices in the left-hand column; click the arrow to the left of it so your media categories appear and select music.
• Play a song on the iPhone via iTunes on your computer.
• Sync the iPhone again
• Re-open the iPod app on the iPhone
When I opened the iPod after following this procedure, I was greeted with a screen that told me my library was being updated. This took a little while, and when it was over, all my music was accessible again.
I asked if others are seeing this on Twitter, and heard from quite a few suffering the same problem. It even happened to my lovely wife. The fix worked for her. by chron