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[How to] Upgrade iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 to iOS 5 Without Upgrading and Preserving your Baseband

A lot of current iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 users are using a Carrier locked device, having unlocked it using Ultrasn0w want to try out iOS5.

iOS 5 will upgrade your current Baseband thereby leading you to lose your Unlock.

Fear not, the latest build of Redsn0w will allow you to easily preserve your Baseband while still upgrading the Operating System to iOS 5.

The steps are fairly simple. Follow the guide below:

Things you’ll require:

Steps:

1. Open up Redsn0w and Click on Extras.

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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.

[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] Transfer Apps Between Macs

Transferring applications from one Mac to another has been made very simple with the introduction of the Mac App Store and can be done entirely through the App Store itself. This is due to the Mac App Stores licensing agreement, which allows you to download and install Mac OS X apps on all of your personal machines, although they must all share the same Apple ID. Also, you can transfer apps manually over a network or with an external USB drive, but that method does not work with all apps and hence is not entirely recommended.

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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] Change Icon Size in Launchpad In Mac OS X Lion

If you are tired of looking at the large icons on your Mac OS X Lion and want to do away with those and replace them with traditional small icons there here is a trick to do so. Although this trick is restricted  to those who have an existing backup of Mac OS X 10.7.1 through Time Machine or otherwise.

You will need a copy of Dock.app from OS X Lion 10.7.1. This will be stored in the Time Machine backup, or is accessible on Macs that haven’t been updated to 10.7.2 yet. After that:

  • Right-click on Dock.app from OS X 10.7.1 and choose “Show Package Contents”
  • Open “Contents” and then open “MacOS”
  • Copy the executable file “Dock” to your Mac OS X desktop

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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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[How To] Create Custom Gestures in iOS 5

By this time most of us have now updated their iDevices with the latest update iOS 5 which was released last week along with the release of iPhone 4S.So its now time for some interesting tidbits for iOS 5 and try out some new features on your updated iPhone,iPad or iPod Touch.

I stumbled on to a great how to on creating custom gestures in iOS 5 courtesy Cult Of Mac which demonstrates this feature on the iPod Touch updated with the latest build.With this new feature mainly targeted for the accessibility on the system but  one can do many things on their  iDevice  with it.

As shown in the video the user can stretch his imagination for any kind of gesture to use on the device and record it and save it by a custom name and later on can use it in any application for custom use.For example,gestures like scroll which needs swiping the finger on the screen can be just done by tipping the screen if the scroll gesture is already have been recorded as a custom gesture.

We are getting some problems embedding the video ,for the time being checkout the Video after the break.