IPhone | The Apple Daily - Part 7

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Unlock iPhone 4S Without Jailbreaking

iPhone 4S is now available in more than 30 countries worldwide and Apple is eying to launch the phone in 70 countries by the end of this year. In some countries its available as carrier branded phone with their special contract while in others its available factory unlocked so that users can use their choice of the carrier for their iPhone 4S.

Unlocking a carrier locked phone is not a cakewalk, sometimes it requires some modifications be it hardware related or software part, no matter what way you see it you need to jailbreak the phone,but how about an unlock method which allows you to unlock your carrier locked phone without any hardware or software modifications being made on your iPhone 4S?

Michael Capozzi apparently has found out a trick to unlock the AT&T branded iPhone 4S, here’s how it goes,

Step 1: First of all  insert your AT&T SIM into your iPhone 4S, if the SIM is not already into the Slot.

Step 2:  Make a drop-call to 611, after dropping the call, activate the Airplane mode.

Step 3: Now Remove your AT&T SIM and replace with the T-Mobile SIM.

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Official Gmail App Back on App Store

After all the drama a couple of weeks ago for the official launch of the app and pulling off for some bugs the official Gmail app for iOS is now back on App Store. The app was pulled because it was facing some notification issues.

The Gmail app is now updated to the version 1.0.2 fixing the earlier issue.If you have already installed the earlier version of the app which was released on 2nd November you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app before installing the new app.The app is nothing but the web application packed up into an app to run on iOS 4+ based devices.

Here’s the Official  Description:
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iOS 5.0.2 To Fully Resolve Battery Woes and iOS 5.1 To Make Siri Even Smarter

The release of next update scheduled next week from the Cupertino company will surely end the battery woes for the recently launched  iPhone 4S. This update comes as a relief for the users who will now enjoy the stated-in-manual 40 hours of standby and 10 hours’ usage. Previously this problem of battery was assured to be a software glitch but with many users complaining of similar problems with their iPhones  forced Apple to come out with the new iOS 5.0.2 update which will surely resolve the battery issue.

According to German blog Macerkopf (Mac Heads?), which focuses its attention – as you might expect – around the Cupertino company a guy from inside working in Apple’s iOS division has revealed to them that the battery issues have been completely resolved, allowing iPhone 4S users to enjoy the stated-in-manual 40 hours of standby and 10 hours’ usage. The post also claims the update will be released no later than next week, so those of you experiencing rapid battery depletion, it seems you’ve only a few days to wait.

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[Breaking] iPhone 4S 16GB Now Available in India for 41,900 INR With 1 Year Warranty

Airtel and Aircel might be gearing up for the mega launch of the iPhone 4S in India and as we all know Aircel preorders starts in couple of days, while the Aircel launch is slated for 25th November, if you don’t want to wait for that much then here’s a great offer for you.

Apparently Buytheprice is selling the iPhone 4S 16 GB version for 41,900INR with free shipping. So you could own the greatest and latest offering from Apple along with a 1 year warranty with free shipping.

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Learn to Develop Apps For iPhone And iPad Using Stanford’s Free Course On iTunes U

Ivy League school Stanford is offering its popular iOS app development course for Free on iTunes U. The most up to date version of the course on developing for iOS 5 is available, and any iTunes customer can  download class lectures and presentation slides. The course from Stanford focuses on topics like “iCloud, streamlined notifications and wireless syncing” in its latest incarnation.

The basics of iOS app development are not covered in the course, so you have to already know Objective-C if you hope to learn anything.

This is a must have for any current iOS Developer wanting to learn about iOS 5 and iCloud.

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4″ iPhone 5 and 7.35″ iPad Mini Displays Being Prepared by LG [Rumor]

W all know by now that LG is prepping the Retina Display for the upcoming version of iPad that is the iPad 3 majorly cause of the recent patent battle between Apple and its previous LCD provider Samsung.

But now yet another news has surfaced courtesy Korea Times that LG is also planning on bringing the next iPhone display along with the display for the rumored smaller version of the iPad.

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Updating To iOS 5.0.1 May Cause Some Abnormal Behavior On Your iPhone

Apple’s iOS 5.0.1 seems to have created a glitch with the Contacts app for certain users, according to various sources and several posts on the Apple Support Forums. Many of the iPhone users have had problems after updating to 5.0.1. The iPhone was no longer able to associate address book contacts with other apps. Opening the Contacts app would display all the right names. But using the iMessage texting app or even making a phone call would fail to remember the name of a contact and just display the person’s phone number.

Apparently, this issue has been experienced by a certain iPhone users,like users who have a Verizon iPhone 4S  and who updated to iOS 5.0.1 using the OTA (over-the-air) method rather than installing it through iTunes on your computer.

 

As stated on Redmondpie.com, You can resolve this issue by following the steps shown below:

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Siri Communication Protocol Cracked, Expect an Unofficial Release Soon!

There were a lot of rumors floating around about Siri being tested out on the older iDevices by Apple, but Apple soon denied any plans of bringing the Siri voice recognition based system on older iPhones/iPads/iPod Touches.

Though there were some attempts made to port the Siri System to older iPhones but all of them were having some restrictions, most important one being the way the system communicates with the Apple Servers, as officially only the iPhone 4S devices are allowed to use the protocol to communicate with the Apple servers to use the Siri Feature.

But now Applidium, well known for  bringing the open source VLC player on the App Store (which was eventually pulled due to some licensing issues) have reported that they have successfully cracked the Siri Protocol and were able to communicate with the Apple Servers using a computer, that is fooling the servers to get recognized as if the signals were originating from an  iPhone 4S.

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