The Apple Daily - Daily Apple News, iPhone News, Jailbreak Tutorials, Cydia Apps, Mac News. - Part 7


Create Custom iOS Settings With Preference Folders [Cydia Apps]

Another Jailbreak tweak on offer for iPhone users is the “Preference Folders“. As the name suggests the app lets iOS users create folders inside the Settings app. They can then populate these folders with whatever settings they like, creating a selection of most used settings or perhaps one that contains everything they never use, and just don’t want to see all the time.

If you happen to be the kind of person who is constantly scanning through his setting app in the search of one particular setting then, this app can be of great use to you.

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xCon Allows To Evade Jailbreak Detection by Apps On iPhone

Jailbreaking iPhone isn’t illegal, but its not that Apple has to like it. They probably hate it the most  and thus with each update they make it more and more difficult for the talented community to release a successfuljailbreaking tool.One tool Apple has developed to hamper  jailbreak users is to create apps that recognize a modified handset when installed via iTunes. Upon opening such apps, an alert will appear on your screen:

“Jailbreak detected. App cannot run on a jailbroken device.”

The user will then have no choice but to either restore their device to a non-jailbroken state or go without using the specific app.

Luckily, a recent tweak submitted to Cydia by the name of xCon attempts to bypass the issue. The tweak is free of charge but allows the workaround on only a few apps.

The short list currently supports the following applications:
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Delay In iMac Shipping Due To Shortage Of 2TB HDD

If you are wishing for a made-to-order iMac with a 2 TB hard drive for the Christmas tree this year? Then that’s not going to happen. According to AppleInsider shipping times for iMacs with the 2 TB hard drives have jumped from 1 to 3 days up to a staggering 5 to 7 weeks. While ordering an iMac with a 1 TB drive or an SSD ensures that the computer arrives within a week, clicking the 2 TB option causes the delivery date to push out to well into the new year.

Strangely, Mac Pro ship times are the same for models containing 1 or 2 TB drives. But then, demand for the much more expensive Mac Pro is considerably less than that of the popular iMac.

The culprit appears to be the ongoing situation with flooding in Thailand. According to a blog entry on the website of peripheral seller OWC, the floods have not only affected manufacturers like Western Digital, but also the companies that create the components used in the assembly of hard drives. OWC states that despite the statements of industry analysts, many of whom believe the shortage will be elevated by the summer of 2012, there are signs that hard drives shortages could persist throughout next year.

Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update [Build 11D24] Seeded to Developers But Gets Pulled After Hours

Apple Started seeding the Mac OSX 10.7.3 update(guild 11D24) for the developers yesterday for the developers and within a few hours after that the update was pulled.This update was released 2 weeks after the initial 10.7.3 update rollout bringing some bug fixes as reported earlier by 9to5 mac.

Apple has also added Spotlight and Safari to the list of areas they would like developers to focus on along with their initial goal for targeting the  iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, and Mail.There aren’t any known issues with the current build as such.

It remains to be seen that by what time the update would be reseeded for the developers and then the stable build for the public release.We will keep you posted.

iPhone 4S Roll Out Continues, 16th December Launch for Russia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and A Few More

Apple keeping their promise of launching the iPhone 4S in as many countries as possible in this calendar year has been rolling out the latest and the greatest iPhone till date in multiple countries trying their best to achieve the target of 70 countries.


On 16th December the iPhone 4S will be launched in:

Apple To Completely Remove Carrier IQ In Future Updates

Apple has confirmed in a statement that they stopped supporting Carrier IQ in iOS 5 and plan to “remove it completely in a future software update”.

We stopped supporting CarrierIQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update. With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information, and if they do, the data is sent in an anonymous and encrypted form and does not include any personal information. We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.

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iPhone Gets Renewed Tetris From EA

Electronic Arts has released yet another copy of Tetris, this time for the iPhone, and it’s actually pretty good. Last night alongwith  other big releases on the App Store, Tetris  replaced EA’s older version of the game.In this version EA has added a little innovation to charge up the game for the upcoming holiday season. The highlight of the show is a mode called one-touch marathon. As each piece drops you can get a set of optional places on screen to put it, and when you touch the place you want, the piece goes there. No more twisting pieces around and waiting for them to fall in, just touch where they need to be and kaboom!! they will be.

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Apple’s iPhone 4S is The Most Popular iPhone Till Date

The iPhone 4S has the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any Apple smartphone yet, with a new survey finding that 96 percent of users consider themselves satisfied with their purchase.

The latest data from ChangeWave Research, released on Thursday, shows that 77 percent of users indicated that they are “very satisfied” with their iPhone 4S. Another 19 percent said they are “somewhat satisfied,” while just 2 percent fell into the “unsatisfied” category.

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