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iOS 5.1 Battery Life is Significantly Improved

Mar 10, 2012 - 101 Comments

Battery life has been an ongoing issue for some iOS 5 users, particularly those with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The recent iOS 5.1 update aimed to fix that with “improved battery life” mentioned in the release notes, but just how improved is it? With casual use since the update was released, the consensus at … Read More

Can’t Download iOS 5.1? Try These Fixes

Mar 9, 2012 - 80 Comments

iOS 5.1 was released a few days ago but some people are still having problems when trying to update. The download can time out, not start at all, or sometimes throw an error message saying “Unable to Check for Update. An error occurred while checking for a software update.” or “The network connection could not … Read More

How to Use the Lock Screen Camera in iOS 7 & iOS 8

Mar 8, 2012 - 39 Comments
swipe camera ios 5.1

You may have noticed that with new versions of iOS on iPhone and iPod touch, the behavior changed for how to access the lock screen camera compared to iOS earlier versions. That camera change actually happened with iOS 5.1 and has carried forward to iOS 6, iOS 7, and iOS 8, and it has has … Read More

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1 with Redsn0w [Tethered]

Mar 8, 2012 - 84 Comments
Just Boot Tethered redsn0w

A version of Redsn0w has been released to jailbreak iOS 5.1 tethered. While easy to do and easy to reverse, be sure to understand the difference between a tethered and untethered jailbreak. Put simply, tethered means the device must be connected to a computer to boot properly and become usable. Some consider this annoying and … Read More

Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 Tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1 Available to Download

Mar 8, 2012 - 36 Comments
Redsn0w 0.9.10b6

The latest version of iOS 5.1 is already jailbroken thanks to the iPhone Dev Team’s newest release of Redsn0w. The jailbreak is tethered however, meaning that each time the iOS device is rebooted it will need to be connected to a computer running redsn0w for boot assistance. iBooks doesn’t yet work either, but an update … Read More

iTunes 10.6 Released

Mar 7, 2012 - 7 Comments
iTunes 10.6

iTunes 10.6 has been released alongside iOS 5.1. The update includes 1080P support for movies and TV shows downloaded from iTunes Store, but otherwise is fairly minor and includes several bug fixes and improves song matching and how album art is handled. You can grab the 10.6 update directly from Apple at the link below, … Read More

iOS 5.1 Released [Direct Download Links]

Mar 7, 2012 - 55 Comments
iOS 5.1 Download

iOS 5.1 has been released, alongside the new iPad 3 and new Apple TV. The update brings a variety of new features and bug fixes to iOS including the ability to delete images from Photo Stream, camera shortcut visible by default on lock screen, improved camera face detection, Japanese language support for Siri, genius mixes … Read More

How to Use AirPlay Mirroring on a Mac with OS X

Feb 17, 2012 - 44 Comments
AirPlay Mirroring on a Mac

Apple TV owners have an extra incentive to upgrade their Macs to the latest versions of OS X; AirPlay Mirroring. With AirPlay Mirroring, you can stream the Mac desktop and whatever application is on screen to an HDTV wirelessly through the Apple TV, making it easier than ever to watch videos from a Mac or … Read More

iOS 5.1 Beta 3 Released to Developers

Jan 9, 2012 - 8 Comments
iOS 5.1 Beta 3 released

iOS 5.1 beta 3 has been released to developers today, the latest build is 9B5141a and is available as a fairly small over-the-air delta update to those currently running iOS 5.1 beta 2. As past iOS 5.1 betas have shown, compatibility is with iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch … Read More

4 New iPad Wallpapers from iOS 5.1

Dec 16, 2011 - 7 Comments
iPad wallpapers in iOS 5.1

We’re suckers for new wallpapers around here, and iOS 5.1 includes four new gorgeous background pictures sized at 1024×1024 for the iPad. Extracted from the iOS 5.1 beta releases, 9to5mac found and resized the images to fit the iPhone 640×960 display as well. Grab them in a bundle from Mediafire or via the 9to5 links … Read More

iOS 5.1 Beta 2 Released to Developers

Dec 12, 2011 - 1 Comment
iOS 5.1 Beta 2

Apple has released iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers with a continued focus on bug fixes. A notable added feature however is the ability to delete photos from Photo Stream directly on the iOS device, as opposed to the current method of removing pictures from iCloud. The build comes as 9B5127c and runs on the … Read More

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 References Found in iOS 5.1 Beta

Nov 29, 2011 - 6 Comments
iPhone 5,1 reference in iOS 5 beta 1

iOS 5.1 beta 1 continues to spill the beans for Apple product ID’s, with the latest find being a direct reference to Apple’s next-generation iPhone, referenced as “iPhone 5,1”, and two unreleased iPad’s, referenced as “iPad3,2” and “iPad3,3”. iPhone5,1 would technically be the sixth generation iPhone, which may indicate iPhone 6 is the proper name … Read More

iOS 5.1 Beta 1 Released to Developers

Nov 28, 2011 - 3 Comments
iOS 5.1 Beta 1

Apple has seeded iOS 5.1 beta 1 to developers, the build is 9B5117b and runs on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. For those in the iOS developer program, you can download the iOS 5.1 beta right now directly from Apple’s dev center as IPSW … Read More

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