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[Christmas Special] 10 Discounted and 10 Paid-Gone-Free Apps for iPhone and iPad *Limited Time*

It’s the last week of December, the week of holidays and gifts. This is the time when every app company expects maximum amount of sales. A lot of developers out there have either heavily discounted their applications or are just giving them out for free!

Here’s a list of some famous apps which have gone free or are heavily discounted:

Discounted Apps :

1. Grand Theft Auto 3 – Originally $4.99 – Now for $2.99 – [iTunes Link]

2. Real Racing 2 – $0.99 [iPhone Link] [iPad Link]

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Install Siri on iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G Courtesy H1Siri From Cydia Store

We have seen lots of developers trying their hearts out to bring the Siri port on the iPhone 4 and other older iDevices (other than iPhone4S which officially has the feature out of the box),many of them tried different tricks to fool the apple servers for getting their devices recognized as iPhone 4S while using the feature.

Last week we also reported about siriOus tool which was pulled hours after the release over the Cydia store,since the developer wanted to try  out different voice recognition technology for his app.Now as reported earlier today by iClarified yet another app has surfaced over Cydia claiming to be working on older iDevices named H1 Siri.

Though it’s not yet clear about how the port works for the older iDevices but it’s belied that like other hacks its also using a proxy to service the requests from the users, so expect somewhat buggy experience and request failures because of excessive traffic load on the server.

Checkout the H1Siri video in action:

To install it follow these steps:

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[How To] Turn Your Mac OS X into iOS

Mac OS X is itself a beautiful operating systems running on all the iMacs, Macbook Pro’s, Mac Book Airs and the Mac Mini’s but if you have a look at the iDevices the iOS is one of the most used operating system derived from the big brother Mac OS X running on the popular iDevices iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

So for all the Mac OS X  Lion users who equally love the iOS interface here’s an interesting video showing you how to make the Mac OS X look more or less look like iOS.

Checkout the following video on how to make your Mac OS X look like iOS:

[How To] Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad And iPod Touch 4G With Ac1dSn0w Beta 1

Today is the day of jailbreaking tools. With the news of release of C-Dev reporter by Chronic Dev Team which will send crash reports to Chronic Dev Team servers (instead of Apple’s) so they can find exploits, now that news has been followed up by the news of yet another jailbreaking tool. It’s called Ac1dSn0w and it jailbreaks iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 tethered on OS X Snow Leopard and Lion.

Although, Ac1dSn0w isn’t really different from established tools like Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze but it is a promising alternative with its features like remote jailbreaking, custom firmware creation and iRecovery Remote. Also, it is currently available for OS X only.

From PwnDevTeam:

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released Beta 1 of Ac1dSn0w for Mac OS X Lion (should alsowork on Snow Leopard). Ac1dSn0w allows you to jailbreak your iDevice tethered.  It also provides features like Tethered Boot, Pwned DFU, and Exit Recovery to get your device out of Recovery Loop.It currently supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G and original iPad on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 for tethered jailbreak. Once you go through the steps, your device will be jailbroken tethered, just like redsn0w or sn0wbreeze. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are NOT supported.

Step 1: Download Ac1dSn0w [Google Docs Link] and launch it.

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[How to] Reset/Recover OS X Lion Password

Forgot your OS X Lion password? Need help? Here’s how you can make use of your Apple ID to reset your password, other than  resetting it with the passwordreset command line tool or by creating a new user account.

Resetting a Lost OS X Lion Password Using an Apple ID

Before you begin with this method it’s crucial to note that, this method only works if you set an Apple ID to tie with the OS X user account, and this option will not be suitable for users with FileVault 2 protection enabled. Also note that this leads to the creation of a new keychain, but the old keychain will remain intact.

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Steve Jobs Older Days of Brainstroming Sessions with NeXT Team [Video]

Recently i stumbled onto a great video on youtube courtesy TNW one of the rarest video of its era when Steve Jobs after getting fired from Apple inc way back in 1985 founded NeXT which aided education and business markets with workstations.

During his NeXT venture he also  worked on object-oriented NeXTSTEP operating system also  a programming environment standard called OpenStep, and one of the first enterprise web application frameworks called WebObjects.

The video is from the series named Entrepreneurs which documents the creation of NeXT featuring Steve Jobs brainstorming with his NeXT Team members to generate futuristic ideas for NeXT.

Check out the series of 4 videos below:

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[How to] Make iTunes Match Recognize Older Music Tracks

For all the iTunes Match users who have spent around 25 bucks and waited pretty long time for your music library to get in tune with the iCloud, may have noticed those mysterious cloud status icons scattered through your tracks. Apple’s tech note summarizes the icons.

Most of you might have observed that many of your older tracks are shown ineligible. Now the root of the problem being most of those old files being saved with variable bit rate (VBR) which meant that those files were saved keeping in mind the storage requirements of the device and now seem to be ineligible.

This is where one of the most helpful features of iTunes Match comes into the picture, as to how it ‘normalizes’ any tracks that exist in the iTunes store catalog up to 256 kbps AAC files, the same quality as iTunes Plus music that you buy from the store.

This conversion can be done in the following manner:

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Infiniboard Enables Vertical Scolling of Apps in iOS 5

Infiniboard is a nifty tool for iOS based devices used for vertical scrolling of the iOS homescreen. The app is now updated for the latest and the greatest version of the iOS, i.e iOS 5 and is now available for download over Cydia Store.

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