White iPhone 4 Missing?

The Apple iPhone 4 has shattered all sales records be they pre-order buys or in-store pickups. However, come delivery time it seems to have hit another snag. The white iPhone 4 is unavailable, only its black sibling is up for grabs. Presumably, black is hot while white is not.

Of course to some, it makes no difference black or white what does it matter? It is still Apple’s newest and coolest baby, carrying all the goodies riding atop an Apple IOS4. To a select few however, the black beauty simply cannot replace the long awaited pristine white iPhone 4.

How did such a snaghappen, one would ask. Apple had this to say,

There is tremendous excitement for the new iPhone 4 and we are working to get as many of them into the hands of customers as possible. At launch, we have the black models available for purchase and we will be adding the white models as quickly as we can.

That really does not shed any light upon the reasons or factors behind this frustrating and nerve-wrenching delay come launch day. At the end, the wait for the lady in white goes on, while we may need to call upon Sherlock Holmes to find the missing lady.

Source : Engadget

iPhone 4 Jailbreak/Unlock for iOS 4 Might Take Some Time

Over the past couple of days lot of things happened. Apple released and within a few hours an unlock for baseband 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04 was released, and within few more hours several jailbreaks were released.

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However, if you are someone buying an and looking for a jailbreak or unlock, don’t expect it to come out soon. The jailbreaks available right now are limited to the 3G and iPod Touch 2G. However, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G running iOS 4 have yet to be jailbroken yet.

Considering how easy it was to create an unlock and jailbreak for the older devices, the newer devices should have been jailbroken by now too. However, they have not, and considering the number of updates in the past day, Apple has made it really hard for the iPhone Dev team and other folks working on jailbreaks and unlocks.

Earlier too, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users had to wait a while before the Spirit jailbreak was made available, and this time will be no different. iPhone 4, which have already begun shipping and will also be available at Best Buy and Walmart starting tomorrow will most likely not see any jailbreaks or unlocks for a few days or weeks for that matter.

So, if you are anticipating a jailbreak and unlock for iPhone 4, you might have to wait a few days, or maybe few weeks before you can use the features Apple does not want you to. What about you, how long do you think before a jailbreak and unlock for the iPhone will become available to users?

Redsn0w Updated to Fix iBooks Issues After iOS 4 Jailbreak

If you have been facing problem after jailbreaking your iPhone running using redsn0w, you might have faced issues with the iBooks application from Apple to read e-Books.

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If you are someone who has been facing issues with the iBooks app, the dev team has released a new redsn0w update version 0.9.5b5-4. To fix the issue, download redsn0w 0.9.5b5-4 from here for Mac OS X or Windows and re-run the redsn0w jailbreak for iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.

Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier iPhone jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.

Microsoft Bing App for iPhone Introduces Google Goggles like Features

Last year, Microsoft launched its Bing app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad, which took us by surprise with its pleasant interface and rich functionality. They further improved their offering in March, by adding a host of new features including location sharing and bookmarking. Now, Microsoft has updated its Bing app once again and this time around they are gunning for Google Goggles.

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Bing for iOS now supports scanning of barcodes and cover art. Just snap the cover of a book, music album, movie or a video game and Bing will fetch and display relevant information. Additionally, you can also get information on certain items by scanning their barcodes. However, it still can’t recognize objects and monuments like Goggles.

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Bing 1.2 builds upon its social features and offers tight Facebook and Twitter integration. You can now connect to the aforementioned networks to view combined activity stream, get search results and even share results.

Bing has also amped up its shopping section to include reviews, ratings and prices. The movies section has also been expanded to showcase more trailers and clips.

The Bing app is available for free at the Apple App Store.

iOS4 Jailbreak For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch Coming Soon

was released to public earlier today and we shared some screenshots and tips on how to use folders with iOS4 along with multitasking with iOS4.

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Along with that, the dev team also announced the Ultrasn0w unlock for baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04, however, the redsn0w tool to jailbreak iPhone has not yet been updated.

This means that there is no way to jailbreak the as of now, and of course because of that you cannot unlock your iPhone too. However, the good news is that the iPhone dev team posted an update that jailbreaking tool for the iPhone was being updated and will be released shortly.

Remember that the redsn0w jailbreak did work on the iOS4 GM, so it should not be long before it will also work for the official iOS4 release.

So if you have not yet updated to iOS4, you better hold on till a jailbreak update is available, because if you do and rely on a carrier unlock, you will not be able to use your device.

Have fun, we will keep you updated when the iOS4 jailbreak is out for users to download.

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Unlock iOS4 iPhone With Ultrasn0w 0.9.3

Ultrasn0w has been updated to version 0.9.3 and will allow you to unlock your running iOS4 with baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04.

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Ultrasn0w 0.9.3 is available in Cydia stores using the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com. To add a repo go to the Cydia store and add it as a new repository. Read instructions to learn how to add a new repo to Cydia.

However, before you unlock your iPhone, you will have to jailbreak iPhone . The only tool that can jailbreak right now is the redsn0w tool, which is available for both Windows and Mac users.

The Cydia store will only be available after you have jailbroken your iPhone. If you are unable to jailbreak you iPhone yet, keep tuned in, we will post the latest details on jailbreaking your iPhone running iOS4 shortly.

How To Multitask in iOS4 on iPhone, iPod Touch

The free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch is out, you can upgrade to the latest version by using the iTunes upgrade option. If you do not know how to upgrade to iOS4, read our earlier article on How To Upgrade to iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

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One of the new features in iOS4 includes multi-tasking, this feature is available only for iPhone 3GS and certain iPod Touch devices.

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To multitask with iOS4 on an iPhone or iPod Touch, just double-tap on the home button when an app is open, this will bring up new apps for you to choose from at the bottom of the screen.

You can scroll through all the open apps by shifting it to the right or left of the screen. Once you click on the app it will seamlessly switch between the current one and the one you chose to multitask with.

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To close an open app, just press and hold the icon and click on the "-" symbol at the left corner, this will close the app altogether. Have fun multi-tasking on your new iOS4 on an iPhone or iPod Touch.

How To Create Folders in iOS4

The free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch is out, you can upgrade to the latest version by using the iTunes upgrade option. If you do not know how to upgrade to iOS4, read our earlier article on How To Upgrade to iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

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One of the new features in iOS4 includes the ability to use folders to club several applications together. To create a folder with iOS4, you will have to follow the steps given below.

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Step 1: Click and Hold any app with your finger till it begins shaking.

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Step 2: Drag any app and drop it on another app which you want to put in a folder. You can continue this process till you have added all the apps you want to the folder.

Step 3: To create new folders, just repeat Step 2.

The folder feature in iOS4 is really useful and will allow you to club similar apps together making it easier to find and open apps.

First iOS4 Screenshots

The free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch is out, you can upgrade to the latest version by using the iTunes upgrade option. If you do not know how to upgrade to iOS4, read our earlier article on How To Upgrade to iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

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Here are some screenshots of the iOS4 running on an iPod Touch 3G. One thing is for sure, there is a huge difference between the display in iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iOS4.

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More screenshots will be added shortly after I have explored the new iOS4 OS.

iOS4 Update is Out, Grab Your Free iOS4 Update Right Now

The free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch is out, you can upgrade to the latest version by using the iTunes upgrade option. If you do not know how to upgrade to iOS4, read our earlier article on How To Upgrade to iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

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The new iOS4 update is a free update for the above devices, however, multi-tasking and wallpaper support will only be available for iPhone 3GS and compatible iPod Touch devices, before you upgrade, read about the battery usage with iOS4.

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The iOS4 update is 366.4MB in size unlike earlier versions which were larger. iOS4 contains over 100 new features and fixes.

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Also, if you are using a Spirit jailbreak, you are better off staying away from the iOS4 update for now, however, it would be Ok to upgrade if you are using redsn0w to jailbreak iPhone.

Also, though the iOS4 update is officially available right now, it would take some time to roll it out all across the world, so be patient and keep checking for updates and yes Apple servers will be slammed today, so expect for slower updates.