[News] Apple Replaces iPod Touch 4th Gen With A New iPod Touch 5th Gen

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Apple announced the new, fifth-generation 16 GB iPod Touch that costs $229 — making it a bit less expensive than the fifth-generation 32 GB iPod Touch at $299 and 64 GB iPod Touch at $399, both of which were released last fall. Meanwhile, Apple has stopped selling the fourth-generation 16 GB iPod Touch with a 3.5-inch screen, which costed $199.

The 16 GB device has a black front and silver back. The 32 GB and 64 GB versions are also available in pink, yellow, light blue, and red. The iPod Touch has been popular over the years. Apple has sold 100 million of the touch-screen iPods since their introduction in 2007, according to blogger Jim Dalrymple at The Loop. If you want to get your hands on the 16 GB model, Apple is selling the new variant in its online store starting 31st May 2013. Although rumors persist that Apple is looking at the development of a cheaper iPhone model to rake in a wider customer base. In an analyst note, Citi Research says the tech giant is heading naturally toward less-expensive models, and this “shift” is considered not only a move toward long-term, rather than short-term, profitability for Apple, but for the tech industry as a whole.

Recent image leaks of an allegedly lower-cost, iPhone have surfaced, suggesting that a cheaper, plastic-cased iPhone may also be on its way. Apple has not confirmed that a less expensive iPhone model is in the works, but considering the quiet introduction of a cheaper iPod Touch and the $329 iPad Mini, it may not be an unrealistic expectation.

ImageIf you purchase the 16 GB version of the iPod Touch, however, you will lose the rear-facing camera. The loss of the camera contributes to the slim design of mobile gadget, which weighs about 3 ounces (86 Grams) and is 4.86 inches tall and 2.31 inches wide. The front-facing camera remains, though it doesn’t have 1080p video recording capabilities. Someone who owns the iPod Touch 4th Generation is very unlikely to ever get used to the absence of a camera.

All in all, if you buy the new iPod Touch, you also lose the ‘Loop’ that comes with the 32 and 64GB models of the iPod Touch 5th Generation. If you are looking for an upgrade to your old iPod Touch and want it to be in budget, then you might want to consider this.

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The History Of Windows

Everyone’s heard the news about Windows 8 being a flop by now. Although Microsoft will tell you Windows 8’s initial sales are even more than Windows 7, we at T101 would suggest you take that with a pinch of salt. It’s activations tell us how many actual people are switching to Windows 8. Volume Buyers such as Dell, HP, Acer and others usually account for the initial huge demand of all Windows OSes. So 60 Million licences sold doesn’t necessarily mean 60 million computers are already running Windows 8! We at T101 were amazed to find that every alternate Windows OS was a flop right from Windows 3.0.

Windows 3.0
Rating: Average

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Windows 3.1
Rating: The First Success

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Windows 95
Rating: Average

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Windows 98/98 SE
Rating: Global Success

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Windows ME
Rating: Poor
ME- Mistake Edition?

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Windows XP
Rating: Crazy Success

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Windows Vista
Rating: Total Flop

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Windows 7
Rating: Good

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Windows 8
Rating: Poor

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Now that we’ve finished our little history session, we get to the main meat of this theory and start asking why? The change from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 is the first place this happened. Although Windows 95 sold like hotcakes, it was the dawn of a new idea. I’m doing all this on a Windows 7 laptop and I wouldn’t upgrade to Windows 8 even if Microsoft paid me to!

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[Guide] Install WhatsApp Messenger In iPod Touch And iPad.

whatsapp-messanger-downloadI am sure that you all are aware of WhatsApp messenger. If Not, WhatsApp Messenger lets you Send Instant Messages literally free of cost to other WhatsApp users. Each chat is so small that even the slowest net is enough. WhatsApp cannot be installed on iPod Touch and iPad because its not compatible with it.

To Install WhatsApp On Your iPod Touch or iPad, you need certain softwares:
1. iTunes 10 or 11 (We Tested This On iTunes 10)
2. iPhone Configuration Utility
And You’re Ready To Go:
1. Open your iTunes and looks for WhatsApp in Apps section of iTunes.

2. Install and open the iPhone Configuration utility before that make sure you connected your iDevice on Windows PC or Mac.

3. Check on the left panel on iPhone configuration utility.

Click on application, Add file and locate the .ipa file you want to add or simply drag and drop the .ipa file to iPhone configuration utility

You can Locate the .ipa at the following path:

For Mac user

/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Application

For Windows user

C:\Users\USER\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications

Note : The paths mentioned above are default ones, if you changed the path them check the .ipa file there.

4. Check for Devices on the left panel on iPhone configuration utility and make sure your iDevice is listed.

Click on your device and go to application. A list of applications will will shown and in our case you can see Install button next to WhatsApp. Click on it and allow a few seconds(why not empty that bladder?)

Give it some time it will be installed on your deice and you will see the uninstall button next to the app installed.

Note: This method may not work in some newer iDevices. If You have a Jailbroken iDevice, install WhatsPad from the BigBoss Repo(pre-installed)

We at T101 do not encourage piracy.

[Modding] A Cool Case For The iPod Touch 4 Adding Stereo Speakers And Vibration

In the 2011 CES,  Mophie showed off a prototype of its Pulse game grip for the 4th-generation iPod touch, which features battery-powered front-facing stereo speakers and haptic feedback by Reflex Technology. When one of us at Technologic101 bought it, we spent some time using the Pulse and came away rather impressed. Game audio, music, and even the keyboard tick sound get translated into convincing pulses and vibrations. The iPod touch interfaces with the Pulse via the 3.5mm headphone jack, and a switch on the bottom left edge turns the haptic feedback on and off. As a bonus, the Pulse also offers full case protection.

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The mophie pulse™ is an innovative rumble feedback gaming device designed to give you a new dimension to your gaming experience while playing games on the iPod touch 4th generation. The pulse controller will improve the usability and appeal of all iPod apps – not just games. All effects, such as music, button clicks or scrolling will create a sensory feedback.

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Featuring ViviTouch™ Technology, the case shakes, vibrates, and pulses, bringing applications and games to life. Front-facing stereo speakers enrich the sound quality of the built-in iPod touch speakers, redirecting the sound to create overall bone-shaking game feedback. Additionally, the pulse allows easy access to controls and connectors and features a textured gaming grip on the sides and back of the case to give users ultimate control.

It converts electric energy directly into movement and even uses 70 percent less battery power. Developers do not need to use the ViviTouch API to generate vibrations, instead the audio energy from a game is converted to recreate different effects. However, the API is available if Developers want to optimize their games for ViviTouch.

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The Product Dimensions Are : 5.74 in x 2.50 in x 0.65 in
Weight: 1lbs

This Product is a must for all users who want iPhone-like gaming experience in their iPod Touch.

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[News] iOS 6 Rumoured Jailbreak Release

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At a time when millions of iOS 6 users have been eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak for months now, an unknown hacker by the name of “Dream JB” has created a buzz among the jailbreak community by claiming that he will release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 Dec. 22. The self-proclaimed hacker has even said that his untethered exploit will be compatible with newer iOS devices such as iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4 and the new iPod touch.

On 17th December 2012, the Dream JB (Dream Jailbreak) website was updated with a post outlining the progress of the claimed iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5. The hacker said that he would upload a video Wednesday, proving that the untethered jailbreak he created was real. Here’s what the post said:
“Proof will be posted both here and on my Twitter account on Wednesday. As far as the video that will be uploaded, it will be a single-take shot of the entire jailbreak process, including a restart and usage of the device to prove it is untethered. It will be uploaded as raw video straight from my camera to YouTube. So no edits in any form. Thank you all for your patience and support. Also, with the extremely high volume of tweets and over 4500 emails, I will try to address the public as I can. I ask that you read the FAQ before contacting me by email. I will update the FAQ for you all tomorrow morning. I’ve also moved past website updates to the bottom of the page. Goodnight everyone!

I should note that all announcements are made in EST time zone. As of now it’s 8:11 PM EST, proof should be out before 8 PM EST tomorrow.”

— Dream Jailbreak (@DreamJailbreak) December 12, 2012

According to the hacker, the new iOS 6 and 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak will support devices including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (2nd generation and beyond), iPad Mini and iPod touch (4th generation and beyond).

As per the FAQ page provided by the Dream JB website, the jailbreak will be a one-click process and will differ from the previous jailbreak methods using “Webkit exploit” and “userland exploit.” The hacker clearly stated that “any device that normally supports iOS 6.0/6.0.1 is supported by the jailbreak,” meaning A6 devices are included.

Meanwhile, Dream JB’s claims regarding the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak have raised a lot of skepticisms around the tech world, with prominent jailbreak developers of the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team denouncing it as yet another elaborate gambit of a hoaxer.

While well-known iOS hacker MuscleNerd has put Dream Jailbreak on his list of “fake” jailbreaks, another renowned jailbreak developer Joshua Hill aka @p0sixninja criticized it saying “they’re all fake.”

No matter how many times we say “They’re all fake” no one ever listens….. *sigh*

— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) December 8, 2012

iOS hacker iH8sn0w, on the other hand, too to his Twitter account saying: “Never trust anyone who has never released anything credible in the past.”

He further urged the users to be very careful about fake jailbreak websites. “Don’t get your hopes up,” he tweeted, “But also don’t just download anything.. it seems like a very smart thing to do to distribute a new virus.”

Jeff Benjamin of iDownloadBlog said in a post Tuesday that any claim about an iOS jailbreak that lacked word from respectable members of the Chronic Dev Team or the iPhone Dev Team was “almost always fake.”

“Suppose an iPhone 5 jailbreak does drop on the 22nd, and it does work? If so, I will happily apologize to the man behind the Dream JB, and create a post outlining how wrong I was for lumping his project in with all of the other fakes that we’ve seen over the years,” Benjamin wrote.

“This guy claims that he’s a ‘one man army,’ which is fine. But explain to me why it took a literal Dream Team of talented hackers to orchestrate the last Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1?” he added.

Dream JB describes himself:

“My identity will remain an obscurity. I am not affiliated with any known dev team. This project is individual and solely run by me alone. I am here to show the world that the source of an exploit or jailbreak can be from outside the norm.”

According to him, he is a university student, currently in the middle of writing his final exams. However, he says although he has his priorities, he does his best “to keep you all in the loop with the timeline of events and the release.”

#Update – http://wp.me/p1tMdh-IU

So People,keep your fingers crossed!
Happy Holidays!

[Guide] Convert Any iPhone or iPod game to 2x without changing graphics

The iPad can run iPhone apps in compatibility mode, and we all know Apple implemented this feature to allow iPad owners to access a huge catlogue of apps on day one. The fact that the iPad App Store got to more than 90,000 apps in a few months is a different story. What is not great about iPhone compatibility mode is that, when an iPhone app is blown up to, the graphics become fuzzy. Even if you’ve installed on your iPad an app that’s got Retina Display-ready graphics on the iPhone, you’ll get the pixelated graphics.
We at Technologic101 found a great Tweak in the Hackmyiphone and insanelyi repo for FREE.

RetinaPad, a new Cydia tweak by Ryan Petrich, works great with basically any app or game that’s got Retina graphics. Once installed, you’ll have to choose the iPhone apps that you’d like to run with the new 2x mode. Fire up the app, tap on 2x and you’ll notice that the iPad will display clean graphics without pixelation. If the iPhone app has been updated for the Retina Display, it most likely works with RetinaPad out of the box. It’s really neat.There is apparently another Tweak called Fullforse which does the same thing but costs 2$.

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[Guide] How To Fix Missing keys.plist error while jailbreaking iOS 6/6.0.1

The iPhone Dev-Team have just updated Redsn0w, adding full support for final public release of iOS 6/6.0.1 on select devices with official version of Cydia, along with tons of new features which are detailed after the jump.

Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 for both Windows and Mac not only adds support for tethered jailbreak of iOS 6/6.0.1 on A4 based devices, but also for re-restoring and downgrading of select devices from iOS 6/6.0.1 to an older firmware, or in case of re-restoring, from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x.

Supported devices:

First and foremost, it is important to note this is a tethered jailbreak and is only meant for devices boasting an A4 processor (or below), namely: the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod touch. Devices with A5 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2), A5X (iPad 3) and A6 (iPhone 5) processors are not supported at this point. Hacktivation + baseband preservation support has also been added for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

People updated their iDevices to iOS 6.0.1 after its official release on 1st November.

Jailbreaking it was still a headache for people as an error was shown – “Missing keys.plist” when the device was put into DFU mode and the device was being read.

We at Technologic101 have found a solution to this problem.

The procedure is very simple.

All You Need is iOS 6.0.1 IPSW file on your computer.(For iPhone 3GS and 4 users, BaseBand version should be 06.15.00 or any other compatible BaseBand version)

  1. Upgrade to 6.0.1 via iTunes .
  2. List item
  3. Get Redsn0w version 0.9.15b3
  4. Download iPhone2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
  5. Follow the jailbreak procedure.
  6. Don’t do the “Just Boot” thing yet (this is where we kept getting the missing keys bullshit)
  7. Jailbreak the phone again using the same procedure listed before, but uncheck the “install Cydia” box and check the “install iPad Base Band” box and say you’re sure. AGAIN, verify this is what you want to do! If you have a late model 3GS, DO NOT TRY THIS! IT WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!
  8. Do not try to “Just Boot” the phone yet.
  9. After the 2nd jailbreak, your phone will be on. Go into the Cydia app and install Ultrasn0w. There are plenty of articles written on this.
  10. Go into Cydia app again and install Untrasn0w Fixer 6.0 NOT 6.0.1! Note: If you’re planning on using the iphone with T-Mobile, you need to turn off 3G in the settings on the phone. This goes for any network without 3G service.
  11. Go back into Redsn0w and follow the “Just Boot” procedure.
  12. The iPhone should reboot with a pwnapple logo.

You Have Successfully jailbroken your iDevice. Have Fun!