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Apple’s big roll out: iLife 11, new Macbook air and Lion OSX

In Apple device on 20/10/2010 at 11:49 PM

With Back to the Mac event, Apple showed case pretty amzing piece of hardware and software. You can find more information in Apple main page.

New Macbook Air 11and 13 inch model. These envelopes packed impressive features with 5-7 hours lasting hours :

  • Dual core intel 1.4Ghz to 2.13Ghz depending on models
  • 2GB Ram
  • Graphic: Nvida 320M,
  • “Domino” flash storage up to 250GB

iLife 11 with heaps of new features and improvement: (Copy from Redmond Pie)

iPhoto ‘11

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Major new features in the new iPhoto include:

  • New full screen modes
  • Facebook enhancements
  • Emailing photos directly from iPhoto
  • New slideshows
  • Big leap in books

Full screen mode allows you to manage your entire library in full screen mode which, well, does what it says. Reminds us of iPad.

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Facebook enhancements allow you upload photos directly to your wall or to an existing album. You can also see your own albums (you still can’t stalk friends from iPhoto, unfortunately).

Emailing photos directly has also been made exceptionally easy, it’s essentially a three-click process. You open an album / photo. Click on ‘Share > Email’ and then iPhoto will automatically make a postcard-like email with all your photos in it and all you’ll have to do is enter the requisite email addresses. Send. Done!

 

The updated ‘Books’ is undoubtedly the highlight of the new iPhoto. With this feature, you can create a photo album in the form of a completely customizable book (or have Autoflow do it for you). You can then send the book to Apple and they’ll deliver your customized book in print to the address of your choice! You can also make letterpress cards with this feature.

And there are new slideshow effects.

iMovie

New features in iMovie include:

  • All new audio editing
  • One step effects
  • People Finder
  • News and sports themes
  • Movie trailers

The all new audio editing is the biggest feature in iMovie ‘11. The UI has been updated to make things easier. If you’ve ever used professional video editing software, you’ll know what to expect. Audio waveforms and and all.

Everything is, of course, easier to use and it is now easier than ever before to adjust audio segments and putting them where they need to be put.

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The movie trailers feature is also a very interesting one. This magical function allows you to easily make a movie trailer after giving iMovie data like opening logo, studio name, customized credits etc. From what we’ve seen in the live stream, it is exceptionally simple!

Apple has also managed to incorporate Face Detection into iMovie! This amazing feature is used to further help in quick editing which will help you know which person is in which clip, how many people are there in each clip and other relevant things.

Also included now is the ability to directly share your home-made trailers to Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook.

All that for a price less than a fraction of what you’d pay for software like Adobe Premire Pro.

Garage Band ‘11

New features in Garage Band ‘11 include:

  • Flex Time
  • Groove matching
  • “How did I play” feature
  • New effects
  • New piano and guitar lessons

Flex Time and Groove-matching are essentially spellcheck for your band’s tune(s). Garage Band ‘picks up the out of tempo and fixes it automatically! That, along with How Did I Play which tells you what you’re doing wrong, definitely makes Garage Band ‘11 a great piece of software for average Joe trying to learn the piano at home.

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The rest of the new GarageBand features are self-explanatory.

Starting today, iLife ‘11 comes as a free extra on new Macs or as a $49 upgrade for older machines. If you just recently bought a Mac (w/o iLife ‘11), you can pay $7 and have Apple deliver the new version to your doorstep.


  • The Mac App Store
  • The Launchpad. Look like Apple will unified their iOS after all !
  • Full-screen app
  • Mission Control

GreenPois0n is now available to jailbreak iPhone/iPod/iPad

In Apple device on 13/10/2010 at 1:57 PM

Just a couple of days after GeoHot released Limera1n, Chronic Dev Team quickly adapted Limera1n boot room exploit to their tool. Why ? To save the Shatter exploit for the next iOS 5.0 and new iPad/iPhone generation. So the good new is we “the newbie” will not need to wait a long time to pawn the next Apple iGen devices 🙂

Caution:

  • If you are using unlock (ie: ultrasnow) please do not update otherwise your iPhone will be upgrade to the newest baseband which is impossible to unlock !
  • Once again, GreenPois0n is Jailbreak tool NOT unlock tool
  • If you still want to update to 4.1 without upgrading baseband please follow this instruction to run TiniUmbrella to preserve your old baseband !

How can i do it ?

  • Go to GreenPois0n website and click on GreenPois0n editions you wish to download
  • When finished just run the application and follow the instruction. They are all clear so you should jailbreak iDevice easily

Guide copy from RedmondPie:

Step 1: Download GreenPois0n from the link given above.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone via USB to your computer and click on “Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)” as seen in the screenshot below.

Step 3: Now follow the following onscreen instructions:

  • Press and hold the sleep button for 2 seconds

  • Continue holding sleep; press and hold home for 10 seconds.

  • Release sleep button; continue holding home for 15 seconds.

Step 4: Your device is now ready for jailbreak. Click on “Jailbreak” to inject the exploit.

Step 5: Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch should now be successfully jailbroken on iOS 4.1 !

Step 6: Now start “Loader” found on the homescreen and install Cydia:

This is it! You are done !

How to Jailbreak iPhone/iPad/iPod with LimeRa1n

In Apple device on 10/10/2010 at 1:01 AM

Update: Limerain might not support iPhone 3G and 2G. BEWARE !

That’s it, folks ! GeoHot came back with awesome jailbreak tools for all iOS device current version. And the best part is he used different boot-room exploits than the Shatter exploit (chronicdev team). Now some of you may say GeoHot should save it for the next release iOS 5 or iPhone 5…but in my opinion the release of Limera1n could only strengthen the healthy competition between jailbreak/unlock teams and individual hackers. It is alway better to have two or more providers than one, eh ?

Warning:

  • If you rely on unlock (ultrasnow), stay away ! Cuz Limera1n is ONLY jailbreak tool and available only for Windows
  • Limera1n is JAilbreak tool only and beta version so you may experience some glitches. Here is the copy from Limera1n website:
  • known bugs
  • 3GS new bootrom is broken, fix pending. Need to restart to get the Cydia icon to show up after installing. Some people still don’t have windowsbeta iOS versions aren’t supported. Uninstall in limera1n app doesn’t work, you can just delete the blackra1n.app directory”
  • Allow the instructions in the box, sadly limera1n isn’t one click. That’s the price of unpatchability, as usual, donations appreciated but not required still in beta, pardon my ragged edges.
  • AppleTV is technically supported, but theres no apps yet
  • zero pictures of my face

How can i do it ?

  • Go to limera1n website and download the software
  • Extract and follow Limerain’s instruction to jailbreak your iphone

Guides from Redmond Pie :

Limera1n has been released for all iOS devices including: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G / 3G, iPad running iOS 4.1, and iOS 3.2.2 respectively. Limera1n is currently available for Windows only, however a Mac and Linux version will be available soon.

The following instructions will help you jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS using Limera1n.

NOTE: If you rely on an unlock, do not update to iOS 4.1 yet as doing so will upgrade your baseband, making it impossible for now to unlock. Either use TinyUmbrella to update to iOS 4.1 without update baseband (instructions here), or wait for PwnageTool which will help you cook custom firmware files for iOS 4.1 without the upgraded baseband.

Step 1: Download Limera1n from here.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone via USB to your computer and click on “make it ra1n” as seen in the screenshot below.

Step 3: Now follow the following steps in this order:

  • Now wait for the device to enter recovery mode:

  • Now hold “Home” + “Power” buttons:

  • Release the “Power” button:

  • now wait for the device to enter DFU mode:

Step 4: Once you are done with this, you will have the limera1n logo on your iPhone’s screen. Limera1n will now inject the bootrom exploit to pwn your device forever!

Step 5: Jailbreak is done!

 

Step 6: Now start Limera1n app from your iPhone, and install Cydia as shown in the screenshots below.

Step 7: Now simply restart your device and enjoy the jailbreak!

You can also alternatively follow the step by step guide for jailbreaking iOS 4.1 using Limera1n in the video embedded below.

Unlock for iOS 4.1 (Old Baseband)
There is currently no way to unlock your iPhone on the latest 05.14.02 baseband. If you have managed to preserve your baseband while upgrading to iOS 4.1 using TinyUmbrella, you can use the existing version of Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone on iOS 4.1. Step by step instructions for unlocking can be found here.

Download Limera1n for Windows
Download iOS 4.1 for iPhone 4 and 3GS

UPDATE 1: Follow the step by step instructions posted here to jailbreak iPod touch 4G / 3G on iOS 4.1 using Limera1n.

UPDATE 2: Follow the step by step instructions posted here to jailbreak iPad on iOS 3.2.2 using Limera1n.

How to install/backup apps without iTunes in jailbreak iOS devices for Windows users

In Apple device on 05/10/2010 at 1:59 AM

Caution: You need to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch first before you can follow these steps. Beware that when jailbreaking your devices, you will void Apple warranty 😦 This guide was original created by Cydia in “User Guides” section, i only rewrote so everyone can follow the guide. Enjoy !

Requirement:

  • Windows OS
  • Cydia
  • Installous
  • AFC2ADD

What I need to do ?

  • Run Cydia—>Manage—>Packages. If you see a package named: “afc2add” you are ready to go to the next step.
  • Otherwise install it from Cydia—>Serach—> type in “afc2add” and click install
  • Download “iphonebrowser” from code.google.com
  • Extract and install “iphonebrowser”

How can i do it ?

  • Run “iphonebrowser” and follow the links to:
  • Copy/install/backup your apps library: var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads
  • Copy/install/backup Ringtones/Pictures: Select Goto Location

Remember if you want to save apps/pics… to your computer. Right click—>save as

If you want to install apps. Drag the ipa/jpeg/mp3 to their respective folders