[Tutorial] How to Bypass Mailbox for iPhone’s Waiting Period

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So, lately this new email client (currently only supporting Gmail)  for the iPhone/iPod has been a huge topic for discussion in the tech community. Especially it’s ‘first-come, first-serve’ policy which some people are fine with but it irritates others. And we get that. You want to get your hands on the app too like everyone else is. So, what is this policy? Well, the developers for the app are sensible enough manage their servers properly because they know if they didn’t, they would crash and result in a bad review for the app. So, they limited the number of users allowed to use the app. Now, while we think this is smart and an intelligent way to monitor their users, it is also a ‘bad’ thing for people who want to get their hands on the app as soon as possible – for whatever reason.

Fortunately, there is a simple work-around for people with ‘jailbroken’ devices to get the app working. Let me guide you through the process.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any harm to your phone or email account. Also, we cannot assure this method to work when you try to use it as the developers might have just updated the app or their permission protocols.So, try this only if you really want to. 

Thing you need

  1. A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch
  2. iFile installed from Cydia
  3. The Mailbox app installed on the phone (duh?)

Procedure

  •  Load Mailbox and get a place in line
  • Load iFile
  • Browse to var/mobile/Applications/ and look through all the weird named folders until you find Mailbox. Once you found it go to Mailbox/Library/Preferences/com.orchestra.v2.plist
  • Tap on com.orchestra.v2.plist and open it with the Text Viewer.
  • Scroll towards the end of the document and locate the following lines –

<key>orchestra.mailbox.did.ask.for.push.permission</key>
<true/>
<key>orchestra.velvet.room.allowed</key>
<false/>

  • Tap on Edit (upper left corner) and change the last line from false to true and save the file.
  • Make sure Mailbox for iPhone is not open (close it in the app switcher). Then, open up the app and sign in with Gmail.

#Update : This method no longer works. We’ll updated the post as soon as we find something that works.

We hope this helped. Let us know if it did by leaving a comment below!
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[ProTip] A Free Option For People In Search For High Quality Stock Images/Vidoes

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Are you a Photoshop enthusiast looking for free stock images and always end up on sites like Shutterstock or iStockphoto with the photo you want right in front of you and a price-tag you can’t afford or just don’t want to buy a stock image? I know,it’s super annoying when that happens.

Well,what does one do in such a situation? Fortunately,there are free alternatives out there and one of  which is YourShots.
This site is a ‘free‘ solution for people looking for stock images/videos for Photoshop/movie-making purposes.It’s completely free and is constantly updated as and when the members click good photographs.It provides really good quality photos and quick support if you need any.You can talk to the owners on their Facebook page and tell them what you require.We’re sure,they’ll help.

We personally use YourShots on a daily basis ’cause well,what’s better than ‘free’ HQ images,right? Happy Holidays!

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[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 Close All Running Apps With Just A Swipe

Many of us waste time in closing running apps everyday. Double-Clicking Home Button, Pressing Icons and then Closing Them takes a lot of time if you have a lot of apps running.

So, I present a solution to all those people who waste their time in closing these apps or people who have a broken home button.

The name of the Tweak is SwipeAway and is available in the ModMyi repository(http//:apt.modmyi.com/). BTW ModMyi Repo is added in your Cydia by default.

As easily understood by the name of tweak, SwipeAway is a new app for jailbroken iOS devices that allows you to close all applications running in the background with a simple swipe gesture.

SwipeAway closes all applications running in the background on your iPhone in just couple of seconds. How to do it? Simply select a specific activation gesture between those made available in Settings: Swipe up or down, to close all applications.

SwipeAway also closes the apps backgrounded by BackGrounder.

So,give it a try and keep swinging.

[Guide] How To Get iPad Style Multitasking on An iPhone or iPod Touch

One of the most appreciated features of the Apple iPad is its pure multitasking experience. Fitted with superior chips and processors, the iPad is turning into the ultimate device.
The iPad family welcomed a new member, the iPad 4. Fitted with the latest A6X chip resulting in faster loading and better graphics.
I Cannot Promise you these things but what I can give you is the iPad-like multitasking experience on your Jailbroken iDevice.
Renowned Hacker chpwn has released this “cool” Cydia tweak called Zephyr, that modifies the way you switch between applications and enable the multitasking bar. With the Zephyr Cydia tweak you can bring up the multitasking bar by simply swiping up from the bottom of your screen to the top of the screen. Additionally, as mentioned previously, the Zephyr Cydia tweak allows you to switch between applications by simply sliding right to left or left to right on your iOS devices screen.

Chpwn will be adding new gestures to the Zephyr Cydia tweak in the near future and this Cydia tweak can be configured from the Settings.app. If you are interested in downloading the Zephyr Cydia tweak to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you can download it from the BigBoss repo for a price of $2.99.
Follow chpwn in Twitter @chpwn

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[Guide] Take Gaming To The Next Level On your iPod,iPhone or iPad

All of us are pretty much satisfied with the gaming experience on our iDevices.Games like Temple Run, Angry Birds, Subway Surfer and others have made having iDevices enjoyable.Still, the Gaming on iPods and iPads is still not comparable to our good old PCs.

Quake 3 is one of the most popular first person shooters in the world. It kind of revolutionized FPS games. And now it has made its way to jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch via Cydia. Obviously, this game can’t be played as well on iDevices as on a PC, but never the less, it’s available, and that counts for something.

To get Quake 3 –

1. Go To Cydia.(You Must Be Jailbroken)
2. Just Type Quake in the search box.
3. Download Quake 3 arena.. Size is about 45 MB
The game was ported on all iDevices.

The Game is still undergoing Development but it is still playable.

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[News] Apple Sends Out Invites For Special iPhone Media Event On September 12th

It’s confirmed.The iPhone 5 (refer to the image above) will take place on the 12th of September.Apple’s done it again.Just a few hours after the huge UDID leak via a FBI computer,Apple’s diverted all attention towards the iPhone 5 event.

Now,there have been loads of leaks in the last 2 months about what one is expecting from the new iPhone (iPhone 5).Here’s a mockup that sums it all.

 

 

 

Nothing is confirmed yet about what all will be changed and what all wont.Some rumors that we think look promising include,a bigger screen (1136×640 with an aspect ratio of 16:9),a smaller dock connector and the headphone jack being put near the dock connector.Other rumors include,a new type of earphones,A6 processor,2Gigs of ram.

Along with the iPhone 5,it is rumored that Apple is going to announce a 7 inch iPad mini to compete with the insanely cheap Nexus 7 and the Kinde Fire 2 (Coming Soon!).

That’s about it.We’ll keep you posted regarding the iPhone 5 and the supposed iPad mini.

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