iOS 4.3 IPSW Direct Download Links

Apple released the iOS 4.3 update to users today through iTunes. However, if you are having issues with downloading an update through iTunes you can download iOS using direct download links provided below.

Once you have downloaded the update, you can use it to update your , , or Apple TV to the latest version of iOS.

Download iOS 4.3 for iPhone

Download iOS 4.3 for iPod Touch

Download iOS 4.3 for iPad

Download iOS 4.3 for Apple TV

You can also download the iOS 4.3 update and store it in case you want to jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch or jailbreak iPad in future. Links via.

iOS 4.3 Released; Download iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

Apple has released the iOS 4.3 Update for , and users. The iOS 4.3 update will be applicable to iPhone 3 and , iPod Touch 3G and and the iPad 1.

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The OS was supposed to be released on March 11, but was released today itself. This follows the iTunes 10.2.1 update released earlier today by Apple.

You can download the iOS 4.3 update for your device by connecting your device to your PC and clicking on the “Check for Updates” button in iTunes.

For a list of changes in iOS 4.3 head over to our earlier post on what’s new in iOS 4.3.

Firefox 4 RC is Available for Download

Mozilla has put up the first release candidate of Firefox 4 as promised. Even though the promise was of the 12th beta being the last, the transition over the last few months has been fast-paced and it would be time for skeptics to shed off their doubts of whether Firefox will be able to deliver a version 7 by the end of 2011, as planned in the roadmap. A brand new decisive release system already tells us how Firefox is hellbent on reaching this goal.

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A complete list of new features in this RC is outlined at this page. Out of these changes , the remarkable ones are design UI, organizing tabs, managing add-ons and better a syncing UI. Behind the scene changes include better HTML5 support and better WebM support.

It is expected that these changes will put Firefox back in the game and with the agile roadmap ahead; Firefox has a chance of getting back a number of power users it lost to Google Chrome and Opera. Benchmarks say, the new JavaScript rendering engine is 3.5x faster and watching HD WebM videos will be fun. Along with that, there are other ‘not so evident at first’ changes like, 3D capabilities and hardware acceleration (which Opera too got a few days ago). The crash protection on tabs allows Firefox to isolate the rouge tab caused by a crashing plugin. This prevents the complete browser from going down, in case of a tab-crash and saves our important work.

To download the Firefox 4 RC installer sized at 12.6 MB, go to this page and follow the link.

The download provided above was for the beta 12 of Firefox 4 and not the RC release as written on the download page at Mozilla. The RC release is not publicly out yet, but you can catch the untested version here (English version). Keep an eye on this page for updates on the RC release.

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Released

Although most of the actions are taking place in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narhwal, Ubuntu 10.04 is still a very important release. Being an Long Term Support (LTS) release, it is widely used by those who prefer stability to new features and on servers where stability is very critical.

Canonical is  committed  to supporting Ubuntu 10.04 till April 2013 on desktops and April 2015 on servers. So, in continuation of the support, they have made available a new maintenance release of Ubuntu 10.04. The new release – Ubuntu 10.04.2 – is the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 10.04.

Since this is a maintenance release, it does not come with any new features. However, it does include a number of security updates and bug fixes which affected the release earlier. One of the most critical bug fixed in this  maintenance  release  is are the installation bugs. The bug in the installation process which caused performance regression on ext4  file-systems  has been fixed in this maintenance release.

This is what Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, wrote in the mailing list:

Numerous updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Along with Ubuntu, Kubuntu 10.04.2 and Xubuntu 10.04.2 has also been released. Ubuntu 10.04.2, Kubuntu 10.04.2 and Xubuntu 10.04.2 are available for download for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

Download Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop

Download Ubuntu 10.04 Server

Download Kubuntu 10.04

Download Xubuntu 10.04

If you are already using Ubuntu 10.04, you do not need to download the ISO again. Instead, you can simply update your system as usual.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

You can view the change log of Ubuntu 10.04.2 here. The next maintenance  release of Ubuntu 10.04 is scheduled for July 2011.

Apple App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads

Apple had recently put up a download counter on their website, which displayed the total number of iOS apps and games downloaded from the App Store. Since the last two days, it has been hovering around the 9.9 billion number, but today, at around 4 PM IST, it has finally touched 10 billion.

Yes, more than 10 billion apps have been download from the App Store since it was launched on July 10, 2008. That’s more than 10.8 million apps every day, about 125 apps every second.

Apple App Store 10 Million

According to a report by Asymco, about 60 apps have been downloaded on every iOS device on average. The App Store has completely revolutionized the way in which apps and games are distributed and has created many millionaires. It spawned many copies like the Android Market, Windows Marketplace, Blackberry App World etc.

Inspired by the success of the iPhone App Store, Apple even launched an App Store for Mac OS. It has also been trying to trademark the word “App Store” to stop competitors from using it.

Apple had also announced a contest in which it would give away a $10000 gift card to the person who downloaded the 10 billionth app. The name of the lucky winner will soon be revealed. Even MacPhun announced a $5000 gift card to the winner.

via Apple

Download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Apple recently released 4.2.1 for the , and . There is a jailbreak available for iOS 4.2.1 too. However, at times, your iDevice could throw problems, which is why it is a good option to backup your SHSH blobs.

However, if you are having problems with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad after upgrading to iOS 4.2.1 or jailbreaking your device, you can downgrade your device to an earlier version.

If you don’t plan to downgrade your device, you might still have to restore it to an original firmware. If you are having trouble with iTunes, you can download the iOS 4.2.1 firmware directly from Apple. You will find the links to download the iOS 4.2.1 firmware below.

Once you download the IPSW file, you will be able to restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 4.2.1.

Direct Download Links for iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

iOS 4.2.1 is out for the , and . You can easily upgrade to the latest iOS version by using iTunes. However, if you are having trouble with downloading or upgrading your iDevice to the latest iOS software, you can download the iOS directly to your computer and use the restore method to install the new OS. Download links for iOS 4.2.1 are listed below.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch, you can safely upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 as a jailbreak for iOS 4.2/4.2.1 through RedSn0w is now available

iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPad users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPod Touch users

iOS 4.2.1 is not available for iPhone 2G and below and iPod Touch 1st generation. If you have an older iPhone you might want to convert the iPhone to an iPod Touch.

Download Airtel New Tune As Ringtone/MP3

Airtel unveiled a new logo and signature tune yesterday which was liked by several people and also rebuked and joked about by people on and .

new airtel logo

The new signature tune for Airtel has been composed by A.R. Rahman and is aimed at making it more youthful and dynamic. If you haven’t heard the signature tune yet, you can do so in the embedded video below.

If you are looking to download the Airtel signature tune to your desktop as a MP3 or use the Airtel tune as a ringtone on your mobile phone, you can download it from Zedge.net. The new Airtel signature tune can be downloaded for free from here.

So go ahead and enjoy the new Airtel signature tune if you liked it.

Evernote 4 For Windows Released, Speedier and More Compact

Evernote has released version 4 of the Windows desktop client of the popular multi-platform note-taking software. The new version is written from scratch and is 5 times faster than Evernote 3.5 and also uses half the memory it used.

Evernote 4

Evernote 4 is a major change from Evernote 3.5 and was completely rewritten from ground up. It fixes some major problems with Evernote 3.5 which includes slower start times and large memory footprints among other things. Evernote 4 has also been redesigned and looks completely refreshing when you compare it to Evernote 3.5.

The new interface saves up on a lot of space with a new redesigned menu and a better interface. Creating new notes is also easier than it was with Evernote 3.5. Evernote 4 also supports multitouch gestures and .

Evernote 4 also focuses on ease of use with note creation and editing and also adds Jump Lists support and geo-location capabilities for .

For more information on this release and the download links for Evernote 4, visit the Evernote blog.

Angry Birds Android Alternative Download Links

Angry Birds are really angry today and they have made their displeasure very apparent by taking down both Rovio’s and GetJar’s site. If you are having trouble downloading Angry Birds for here are some alternative links posted by Rovio on their site.

Angry Birds

You can download the Angry Birds for Android game from here, here or here. If these goes down will try and add more mirrors.