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Access the Dictionary in iOS to Quickly Look Up Words

Jan 6, 2012 - 8 Comments
Dictionary built into iOS 5

Ever since the 5th major release of iOS, an awesome built-in dictionary feature is easily accessible from Safari, iBooks, and most other apps that you’ll be using on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This means the next time that you (or someone else) see a word anywhere on an iPhone or iPad that you … Read More

Broadcast the iPhone’s Camera Live to an Apple TV with AirPlay

Dec 12, 2011 - 7 Comments

By using AirPlay and the video mirroring feature, you can broadcast live images / video from your iPhone’s camera directly to an Apple TV on the same network. To do this, you’ll need iOS 5 or later, an Apple TV, and the AirPlay compatible iPhone 4S or iPad 2 with a camera. All hardware must … Read More

Untethered Jailbreak Works for iOS 5 & iOS 5.0.1, Coming Soon

Dec 9, 2011 - 12 Comments
Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1

An untethered iOS 5 jailbreak looks to be released soon, as indicated by a video released by the Chronic Dev Team showing off an iPod touch running such a jailbreak. Posted to Twitter by developer @pod2g, the video shown below clearly demonstrates an iOS 5 device rebooting and working normally while maintaining the jailbroken state, … Read More

Delete Phone Calls on the iPhone with a Swipe

Dec 8, 2011 - 13 Comments
Delete a Phone Call from iPhone Call Log with a swipe

It’s extremely easy to selectively delete any single phone call from the iPhones call log, all you need to do is remember to use the simple swipe gesture described below:

Siri Dictation Comes to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, & iPod touch with Siri0us

Nov 27, 2011 - 6 Comments
Siri0us on iPhone 4

A new third party tool called Siri0us has appeared that brings Siri Dictation (speech-to-text) to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G. The add-on, which requires a jailbroken device, uses Nuance technology to work almost exactly like the dictation feature of Siri does to convert your speech to text. It’s accurate and initiated … Read More

Print Maps & Directions Directly from an iPhone & iPad with Maps App

Nov 27, 2011 - 1 Comment
Printed directions from iPhone

For those who prefer the old fashioned method of reading printed directions on paper, maps and directions can be printed directly from an iPhone or iPad via the built-in Maps app in iOS 5. This is handy if you need to give someone else paper directions, or if you don’t want to potentially get a … Read More

Sync iCloud Documents & Data Over a Cellular Connection in iOS

Nov 22, 2011 - 1 Comment
Sync iCloud over 3G

iCloud and iOS includes the ability to sync some iCloud data directly over a 4G, LTE, and 3G cellular connection when a wireless network isn’t available, assuming the iPhone or iPad has a cellular capability anyway. We’ll show you how to toggle iCloud syncing over cellular in modern iOS as well as older iOS versions.

Quickly Access iPhone & iPad Settings with IconSettings Shortcuts

Nov 18, 2011 - 19 Comments
IconSettings is like SBSettings for iPhone and iPad

Using iOS folders and some bookmarks, anyone can mimic the quick iOS Settings access of the popular jailbreak tweak SBSettings – minus the jailbreak. It’s simple and you don’t have to install anything but a few shortcuts: Launch Safari on iOS Go here and scroll until you see a list of settings names and click … Read More

Send a Message to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from iCloud

Nov 18, 2011 - 6 Comments
Send message to a Mac from iCloud

With iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can send messages to your remote Apple gear. These come through in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5, and while there’s a variety of uses for this, it’s also a fun way to send a quick … Read More

Unlock the iPhone 4S with an iOS 5 Bug

Nov 17, 2011 - 16 Comments
Unlocked iPhone 4S

If you didn’t already buy an unlocked iPhone 4S from Apple or take advantage of Sprint and Verizons 90 day unlock request, you can apparently unlock the 4S’s GSM SIM card slot yourself by taking advantage of a strange bug in iOS 5 and how the iPhone 4S handles the Edge network. Here’s what you’ll … Read More

iPhone or iPad Running Slow After Installing iOS 5? Here’s How to Fix the Speed

Nov 15, 2011 - 41 Comments
iPhone, iPad, and iPod

If your iPad or iPhone is running slow after updating to iOS 5 you’re not alone, for many the update has made their device feel sluggish, with taps taking longer to register, stalls between swipes, and just a general noticeable decrease in performance. This seems to effect all iOS devices too, indicating it’s not necessarily … Read More

“Developing Apps for iOS 5” is a New Free Online Class from Stanford University

Nov 15, 2011 - 6 Comments
Stanford University Developing Apps for iOS 5

Stanford University’s School of Engineering has released full HD videos and slides of their Fall 2011 “Developing Apps for iOS” course. The lectures and lessons for CS193P are focused on iOS 5 and downloadable for free from iTunes University, offering a great look at beginning iOS development through the eyes of a world class engineering … Read More

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