IPad | The Apple Daily - Part 4


Slide To Unlock Gesture Patent Awarded to Apple

Apple is well known for filing patents after patents for latest innovations in the tech world mostly for their iDevices the iPhones the iPads and the iPod Touches and also for the latest suing fiasco against Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Now to add one more to that Apple has bagged yet another patent for Slide-To-Unlock Gesture that is “Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image” courtesy US Patent and Trademark Office  .The patent was filed in 2009 invented by Chaudhri Imran (San Francisco, CA), Ording Bas (San Francisco, CA), Anzures Freddy Allen (San Francisco, CA), Van Os Marcel (San Francisco, CA), Lemay Stephen O. (San Francisco, CA), Forstall Scott (Mountain View, CA), Christie Greg (San Jose, CA).

The patent Abscract reads,

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[How to] Enable Private Browsing on iPad & iPhone with Safari in iOS 5

Do you feel the need to not disclose your browser history to your dear ones?Well now you can do so on your iPhone or iPad having Safari by enabling Private Browsing. This allows you to browse the web without saving a record of browser history, cache, logins, searches, and whatever else would normally be visible to everyone who use your  iOS device.

To Enable Private Browsing you can perform following steps:

  • Tap on “Settings” and then navigate to and tap on “Safari”
  • Under ‘Privacy’ slide the switch next to “Private Browsing” so that it displays “ON”

You can further tweak the Safari privacy by adjusting cookie behavior in the same menu. If you change your mind then, you can disable private browsing by going back to the same menu and sliding ‘ON’ to “OFF”.

If you do any online gift shopping, or a variety of other things on the web that you don’t want your dear one’s to discover, this is a great feature to get used. Other than losing the convenience of saved logins and cookies, there is no harm with leaving private mode enabled all the time.

New RedleDocs 3.0 for iPad

Here comes ReadleDocs 3.0, popular all-in-one document viewer and file manager for iPad is updated. New versions include some improvements as in-document search, ‘Recents’ section,new and improved UI, ability to view & lot more.

Here are some interesting features in ReadleDocs 3.0

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[How to] Enable Multitasking Gestures And Display Mirroring On iPad 1 Running iOS 5

Traditionally, Apple has always denied its users with older version of a device, access to some new update or feature when a software update comes or some new feature is introduced. This has been Apple’s main strategy to lure its present customers to make the switch to new devices and attract some new customers by marketing on a single new feature as it happened in the case of iPhone 4S “Siri”, the new personal assistant. However, as it turned out there was no need to buy iPhone 4S as some developer had already ported Siri to his iPhone 4.

In addition to Siri, the Cupertino company added some Smooth Multitasking Gestures and AirPlay Mirroring in iOS 5 to the iPad 2. Those using Apple’s thinner, lighter, faster and younger tablet device now have the ability, using four or five fingers, to pinch the screen in-app and bring about the homescreen, making a pleasant change from overusing the home button. In addition, the gestures could be used to bring up the multitasking bar (swipe up) and jump between open apps (swipe left or right).

However,there is another way to get these features on iPad 1 without going through the tedious  jailbreak.

Despite no jailbreak taking place, this hack is executed using a modified version of Redsnow. It will only tweak  a few settings to unlock gestures and mirroring.

Follow the steps below:

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[How to] Unlock A Password Protected iPad 2 With Magnet Or Smart Cover

In today’s world where such emphasis is laid upon security, be it a corporate firm or an individual, all are very much aware of what all things can happen if their private information somehow reaches in the hands of wrong people. Here we will see how the iPad2 users need to be careful of because of a security flaw that has emerged in iOS5.

The security flaw is  such that, anyone with a Smart Cover or magnet can break into your “password-protected” iPad 2′s locked passcode screen and access whatever app was previously left open. The person who unlocks your iPad 2 will not have complete access to your iPad, but will be able to gain access to whatever you locked your iPad 2 on. If your iPad 2 was previously in Mail, Safari, Messages, Contacts, or Maps, then you can imagine the sorts of personal information that can be viewed on your iPad and what other consequences you will face. If you left your iPad 2 on its home screen, the person can view which applications you have on your device, control media from the multitasking bar, but not much else.

From a locked iPad 2:

  • Hold down the power button until the the slider appears across the top
  • Close the iPad 2′s Smart Cover or swing a magnet over the magnetic points around the screen rim, then remove the Smart cover or magnet
  • Click “Cancel” at the bottom of the lock screen

The passcode bypass was discovered by 9to5mac, who recorded a video demonstrating the security flaw:

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[How to] Sync iMessages Across All iDevices

We have already discussed how to Set up iMessage, in our previous post. Now the next thing that can be done is, if you happen to use multiple iOS devices then you will surely want to sync your conversations across them all. This is supposed to happen automatically as long as the iMessage account on each iOS device is set to the same Apple ID, but it doesn’t always do so. If your iMessages aren’t syncing, then here’s how you can do this in a jiffy and also reliably sync across all your devices.

Sync iMessages

Follow these steps on your iOS device:
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Winterboard Now Supports Your Jailbroken iOS 5 Device

So you have already updated your iDevice’s to iOS 5 update and done with jailbreaking the devices ? Well it’s now time for some cool things to try out on your iPad,iPod Touch or the iPhone.

If you are fond of changing themes on your iPhone or any other device,then you must be familiar with the Winterboard app,the app has just been updated to the latest version i.e Winterboard (0.9.3901)  and now with added support for iOS 5.

Here’s the changelog for the latest update :

  • 5.0: CSS Text Style Crash Bugs
  • 5.0: Cache Delete (Thanks iHaz3!)
  • 5.0: Clear SMS (Thanks Sakurina!)
  • 4+5: IconAlpha Fix (Thanks NickF!)
  • 4+5: Dock Names (Thanks Surenix!)
  • @2x: WB Icon (Thanks Surenix!)
  • @2x: Massive @2x Reimplement
  • 4.0: Remove SummerBoard Grey
  • Lower-Level Hooks (More Images)
  • Remove Outdated Demo Themes
  • Rare _UIImageWithName(nil) Bug


So if you are willing to try out some new themes for the iPhone or the iPad or the iPod Touch then checkout for the latest version on Cydia.


iPad ‘Mini’ rumored to be a 7.85 Inch Affair?

Rumors and iOS Devices go hand in hand, every now and then we hear about an alleged upcoming iDevice floating around with leaked pics and specifications, we already had enough rumors about iPhone5 which was expected to be released in place of iPhone4S but it wasn’t.

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