IPhone | The Apple Daily - Part 13

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[How to] Update Twitter Status with Siri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new & most coolest feature packed inside a iPhone 4S called Siri, is one of the most futuristic way that can be used to update your Twitter status.

To do this user just have to follow simple step :

1. Open Twitter.com via iPhone’s Safari Browser,

2. Once Twitter opens up, Log in and go into Setting. Go to the Mobile Tab and make sure that you have associated your Mobile number with the service.

3. Note down the number Twitter gives you. You’re gonna need this.

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iPhone 4S Carriers Go Head-to-Head : AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon

Are you still confused on buying your iPhone 4S on which  carrier? Well, we can help you with that.AT&T has been the trusted one from the early days of iPhone.However,with the emergence of Verizon and now Sprint, AT&T has been challenged by these contenders for its ‘numero uno‘ spot and is all but ready to take the competition to its competitors and this time the playing field is far more level than it’s ever been.

Now we have three different iPhone 4S running on different carriers.

As you can see for yourself, Sprint is by a mile the slowest of the three networks, with AT&T and Verizon having more or less same speed with respect to web browsing. Now if we talk of download speeds, then, AT&T is far ahead of the rest of the two here, as it has considerably higher download speed due to its improved antenna system.

So the results are there to be seen. Now its your turn to choose which one’s suitable for you. We hope we have helped you in making this decision.

[via - iDownloadBlog]

UltraSn0w updated to Unlock iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on iOS5

iPhone Dev Team has updated their famous Ultrasn0w software, which will unlock your 3GS & iPhone 4 under iOS 5.

UltraSn0w 1.2.4 is now available, which supports iPhone 3GS and 4G basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00. now you want to unlock then only baseband is available is 01.59.00.

To getting things done quickly, user first needs to jailbreak their iPhone, so the only way to get iOS 5 on these devices while preserving the baseband is to use a custom IPSW for upgrade. Ultrasn0w is so far the easiest way to unlock iPhone. All user need is to just install a package on user jailbroken device.

The most important thing is, Ultrasn0w supports only few basebands so be sure that your version is supported & then you are good to go for unlocking your iPhone. Also note that all current iOS 5 Jailbreaks are tethered. Which means you’ll have to re-Jailbreak everytime you restart your device.

To Install it, open up Cydia and Search for “ultrasn0w”.

[How to] Install Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPad 2

One of the most touted features of iPhone 4S is the amazing new AI based ‘Siri’. Siri is a iPhone 4S-only feature.

Although I personally feel this was just a marketing technique by Apple to get the current owners to buy the iPhone 4S since the iPhone 4 is pretty powerful enough to handle Siri and anyways all the Siri voice processing is done server side.

Just a day after its launch, Siri has already been hacked into the iPhone 4.

A famous hacker by the name, Steve Troughton has ported over Siri from iPhone 4S to iPhone 4.

This hack is currently unavailable but will be launched soon. Bookmark this page and check back later for Instructions on getting this on your iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS or iPad 2.

Note that you will need your device to be Jailbroken.

 

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There’s been an update to getting Siri on your iPhone and we’re now getting closer to actually getting it to work.

This method will only allow you to get the feel of Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. This will still not work since Apple servers only accept requests for Siri commands from an iPhone 4S. All requests from iPhone 4 or 3GS are simply ignored.

But that too is a matter of time until the hackers figure out a way to make it work.

Check out the Video Tutorial below to Install Siri on your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS right now!

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Steve Troughton, the original hacker who was working on porting Siri to iPhone 4/iPod Touch has finally managed to find a way to fool Apple Servers into thinking that the requests are being sent from an iPhone 4S.

He has posted a video showing the hack and Siri working successfully on the iPhone 4. He says the hack will require files from the iPhone 4S and these files are not authorized by Apple to publicly distribute.

Nonetheless, the hack is successful now and its only a matter of days before we get the final instructions on getting this to work.

Check out the Video showing the hack running successfully:

Here’s the latest progress showing Siri running successfully on the iPhone 3GS :

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

iPhone 4S to Launch in India this Year

We saw the launch yesterday with people lining up at the stores worldwide as the doors were opened for the customers to buy the iPhone4S released in 7 countries.The pre orders were already sold out for all the US carriers so the line for the stores were huge.

Being an indian there’s always a curiosity about the new products launch in India parallel to the worldwide launch,apple started this concept with iPad2 by virtually releasing the device within a few days after the US release ,eying the indian markets to grab the then unknown territory.

So it seems iPhone 4S is going the iPad 2 way,According to a recent reports by BGR iPhone 4s is all set to release in india with most probably 3 carriers including Aircel and Airtel who currently have iPhone 4 in their stocks and one more unknown carrier also in the race for bringing iPhone 4S to indian shores.So according to the reports the device will most probably release in December if not as early as November but the sources are saying that it would surely release this year end.

Watch this space for more scoop on iPhone4S release and other iPhone news.

Update: The iPhone 4S is rumored to launch in India this month on November 24th!

 

5 Reasons to Buy the iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S has now been officially released in as many as 7 countries today with multiple carriers around the globe and while some of the enthusiasts criticized the Phone for not being the redesigned iPhone 5, the figures are record breaking with all its previous records broken already.

We were also a bit disappointed for starters, but that’s how we are, we are geeks, we love our gadgets and so the iPhone4S for it’s awesomeness, here are a few handpicked reasons why one should buy the iPhone 4S.

 

1. Processing Speed

Though this one also sport an A5 processor there is a huge performance boost as compared to its predecessor the iPhone 4, as we have seen earlier from the benchmarks it almost provides double the performance than the iPhone4 and the new advanced Graphics Processing Unit provide the eye candy for the games.

2. Camera

One of the most important feature of this version of iPhone is the improved camera with 8 Megapixel lens and some advanced features like low light picture improvement courtesy the illumination sensor and a amazing 1080P FULL HD video recording support with professional handy tools like temporal noise reduction is a plus.

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iCloud Issue : Data clearing problem in iOS 5

Here is an interesting peice of tidbit related to iCloud, Marco Arment , the creators of a popular app called Instapaper have noticed some problems related to changes which were made in iOS 5 to integrate it with iCloud backups.

Last week some users facing problems in accessing backups which were previously stored in apps. According to reports a user was up to catch a flight so he stocked his iPad for a long flight, sync bunch of movies & podcasts, downloaded few magazines, so there was very little free space.

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Sprint say they will Unlock the iPhone 4S for ‘Good Customers’ by Request

There’s been a lot of confusion going around about the Unlocking policy of the iPhone 4S carriers, for Verizon the doubts already have been cleared with their 60 days policy for unlock, that is they will unlock the Micro-SIM slot of iPhone 4S if the customer is in good standing for 60 days. There were some confusions about Sprint though, earlier Macworld reported about how both the carriers will tackle the Unlocking, but later on some other media reports said that Macworld’s reports were inaccurate.

But now Sprint has officially issued a new statement regarding the iPhone 4S unlocking policy. It says,that sprint will initially ship the Micro-SIM slots unlocked iPhone 4S but later on they will push an update to lock those slots. Then they will only allow the unlock by request for the customers with good standing for the phone to be used internationally with other carriers.

Here’s what the official statement  of Sprint Spokesperson  Mermelstein verbatim read:

Sprint’s policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. At launch, the International SIM will be unlocked. We do expect a SIM lock to be pushed to the devices shortly after launch. We will then allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use if needed in the future.

Customers can sign up for one of our international rate plans and use this phone all over the world. When traveling internationally, there is a setting that must be turned on within the device to connect to GSM. The phone will work with a SIM that is provided within the device out of the box. International voice and data charges are on a pay-as-you-go basis and vary based on the country where the customer is using their phone; a list of rates is available at www.sprint.com/international.

Sprint offers two international voice plans that customers can subscribe to for discounted voice rates:

The Canada Roaming add-on is $2.99 per month and all calls placed from Canada are only 20 cents per minute. Without this add-on, calls from Canada are 59 cents per minute.

The Sprint Worldwide Voice add-on is $4.99 per month and offers discounted rates in countries around the world. For example, calls from Italy are $1.69 per minute with this add-on or $1.99 per minute without the add-on; calls from Peru are $2.29 per minute with the add-on or $2.49 per minute without it.