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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

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

Mark Multiple Emails as Read on iPhone

Feb 28, 2012 - 6 Comments
Mark Multiple Emails as Read iPhone

If you’re suffering from email overload, sometimes the easiest thing to do is just mark everything as read and start over again. While there is no select all or mark all as read option in iOS, you can mark multiple emails as read on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as long as you select … Read More

Swipe to Return Missed Calls From iPhone Lock Screen

Feb 25, 2012 - 15 Comments
Return missed call iPhone

Miss a phone call? Rather than tapping through to the recent call log and finding the last caller, you can immediately return a missed call by swiping to the right on the phone icon alongside the callers name, directly from the iPhone lock screen. You’ll need iOS 5 or later and Notifications Center must be … Read More

Install iOS ’86 Theme on iPhone & iPod touch

Feb 22, 2012 - 17 Comments
iOS 86

Remember that retro iOS ’86 concept theme for iPhone that popped up recently? We were hoping it would become an iOS theme, and it has. To use the iOS 86 theme you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5.0.1, here is how to do that with absinthe for iPhone 4S, or … Read More

iPad Split Keyboard Has 6 Hidden Keys to Make Typing Even Easier

Feb 5, 2012 - 4 Comments
Hidden Keys on iPad Split Keyboard

Did you know the split iPad keyboard in iOS includes six hidden ‘phantom’ keys that make typing even easier?

Fix Safari Crashing on iPad and iOS

Jan 29, 2012 - 60 Comments
iPad Safari

We’ve been made aware of some ongoing issues with apps crashing constantly on iPads running iOS, and all iPads are potentially impacted with Safari being particularly sensitive and seemingly crashing anytime javascript or a video loads and sometimes with just general web browsing. At worst, Safari won’t even launch and crashes immediately, and often the … Read More

Absinthe Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Released [Download Links]

Jan 20, 2012 - 62 Comments
Absinthe Jailbreak

The hotly anticipated jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is finally here, providing an untethered jailbreak for either A5-based device running iOS 5.0.1. Put together by the Chronic Dev Team who are known for making Greenpois0n, the utility is called Absinthe A5 and it is hot off the presses. Backup your iPhone or iPad … Read More

Install iOS 5 on iPhone 3G & 2G or iPod Touch 1G/2G with Whited00r 5

Jan 19, 2012 - 70 Comments
Whited00r 5.1 brings iOS 5 to iPhone 3G

Have an older generation iPhone 3G or 2G? If so, you’re stuck on older legacy iOS versions with limited features and sluggish speeds. But not anymore with Whited00r, which installs a custom iOS build on the device to help bring it into the modern age. Whited00r 5.1 is basically an unofficial custom made iOS build … Read More

How to Use Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Update on iOS

Jan 12, 2012 - 33 Comments
Updating iOS with Over The Air (OTA) software updates

When a new iOS software update is made available, you can download and install the update directly on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch by using Over the Air updates, abbreviated as OTA. These work by downloading only the files that are different (this is called a delta update), so the file size is smaller … Read More

Access the Dictionary in iOS to Quickly Look Up Words

Jan 6, 2012 - 9 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

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