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Enable Multi-Tasking Gestures & Display Mirroring in iOS 5 for iPad 1

Oct 28, 2011 - 8 Comments
Multitasking Gesture for iPad 1 in iOS 5

The first generation iPad got iOS 5, but it didn’t officially get multitasking gestures or display mirroring. Not a huge deal, because a user on ModMyi figured out how to enable these two features and has released a modified version of redsn0w so that it unlocks these abilities, without a jailbreak. It’s pretty easy to … Read More

Re-Open Closed Browser Windows in Safari for iPad

Oct 28, 2011 - 4 Comments
re open closed browser windows in Safari for iPad

You can easily re-open closed web browser windows in Safari for iOS on the iPad. This works in all iPad models with iOS, and it’s really easy to do at any time in Safari browser on the device:

How to Manually Update or Restore iOS 5

Oct 27, 2011 - 45 Comments
Manual iOS 5 update or restore

Despite the relative ease of updating to iOS 5 through iTunes either directly or by IPSW, some users are still reporting problems. In some cases this is user caused (error 3194 is easy to fix as is error 3200 & 3002), but if you’re continuing to have issues it could be related to a firewall … Read More

Want to Sleep In? Tell Siri To Turn Off All iPhone Alarms

Oct 27, 2011 - 3 Comments
Turn Off or On all Alarms with Siri

Want to sleep in? You can quickly turn off all your alarms on the iPhone by telling Siri simply to “turn off all alarms“, Siri will then confirm the alarm change plus show you the alarm settings. Oversleeping due to Siri likely won’t be a valid excuse to get out of school or work for … Read More

How to Remove the Stock Ticker Widget from Notification Center in iOS

Oct 25, 2011 - 11 Comments
iOS 5 Stock Ticker

Don’t want to see the Stock Ticker and market details on the iOS Notification Center every time you swipe down to view it on your iPhone or iPad? Many users don’t, and this was one of the first questions a friend asked me after updating to iOS and discovering market details as a prominent feature … Read More

Delete Pictures from Photo Stream & iCloud

Oct 23, 2011 - 16 Comments
Delete Photos from Photo Stream in iCloud

If you’re set up to use iCloud with an iOS 5 device, you may have noticed that Photo Stream hosts your pictures online on and also syncs the pictures to the Photo Stream of your other devices. Apple will remove these pictures automatically after 30 days or after 1000 photos are uploaded, but if … Read More

Get a Semi-Tethered iOS 5 Jailbreak

Oct 23, 2011 - 21 Comments
Boot tethered with redsn0w

For anyone who has used the existing iOS 5 jailbreak methods, a new package has been added to Cydia that allows for a semi-tethered reboot. What the semitether means in practice is that you’ll be able to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you’re in a pinch without the assistance of redsn0w’s “Just … Read More

Newest Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Jailbreaks iPhone & iPad with iOS 5 in 80 Seconds

Oct 23, 2011 - 9 Comments
redsn0w 0.9.9b7

The newest version of redsn0w released by the iPhone Dev Team provides one of the fastest jailbreaks yet, and you’ll be finished in as little as 80 seconds. This is achieved by offloading some of the procedure to Cydia itself, which then takes longer to open on it’s first launch as the entire process is … Read More

Enable Private Browsing on iPad & iPhone with Safari in iOS 6

Oct 21, 2011 - 27 Comments
Private Browsing in Safari with iOS 5

iOS allows you to enable private browsing in Safari for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This feature is sometimes called “Incognito Mode” with other browsers, and essentially this lets you browse the web and visit web sites without saving a record of any browser history, cache, logins, or searches, and it prevents cookies from … Read More

Set iPhone Camera LED to Flash on Incoming Calls and Alerts

Oct 21, 2011 - 60 Comments
Flash the iPhones camera LED light on incoming calls or messages

The iPhone camera LED flash can be used to alert you to incoming calls, messages, and other alerts to your device. With this feature enabled, anytime a call or messages comes in the devices LED will flash repeatedly, even when the iPhone is on silent mode. This great feature offers an obvious visual cue with … Read More

Bypass the iPad 2’s Passcode & Lock Screen with a Magnet or Smart Cover

Oct 20, 2011 - 9 Comments
Bypass the iPad 2 passcode

Well here’s a security flaw in iOS 5 that will quickly get patched: anyone with a magnet (or a Smart Cover) can bypass the iPad 2’s locked passcode screen and access whatever app was previously left open. The passcode bypass was discovered by 9to5mac, who recorded a video demonstrating the security breach (embedded below). From … Read More

iTunes “Other” Capacity Taking Up Tons of Space? Here’s a Fix for iPhone & iPad

Oct 18, 2011 - 231 Comments
iTunes Other Capacity

Back on the topic of iOS disk usage, we have several solutions to that persistently annoying “Other” space you see in iTunes, which sometimes can take up huge amounts of space that are seemingly impossible to recover. We will show you exactly how to get your “Other” space back from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod … Read More

Check Available Storage Space and How Much Space an App Uses in iOS

Oct 18, 2011 - 5 Comments
Check how much space an app uses in iOS 5

You can quickly find out how much storage space is available on your iOS device, and perhaps more useful, the amount of storage space currently being used. This same storage information screen also gives users details on how much space each specific app is taking up, and even shows how large your music, movies, and … Read More

iOS 5 GUI Elements in PSD

Oct 18, 2011 - 8 Comments
iOS 5 GUI Element PSD file

If you’re an UI designer, iOS developer, or anywhere in between, this iOS 5 GUI elements kit makes quick work of mocking up apps and iOS interfaces. The PSD file comes from Teehan+Lax, the same guys who brought the iPhone & iPad GUI elements as layered photoshop docs as well. Download it now or visit … Read More

Get the Hourly Weather Forecast in iOS 5 on iPhone & iPod touch

Oct 17, 2011 - 5 Comments
Hour by Hour weather forecast in iOS 5

If you’re on a modern version of iOS you have easily accessible hourly weather updates on iPhone, but if your iPhone is running a much older version of system software it’s a bit different. Fortunately the weather app in iOS 5 has been improved to include quickly accessible hourly forecasts, in addition to the percentage … Read More

iOS 5 Battery Life Worse? Fix Draining Battery Problems with these Tips

Oct 16, 2011 - 165 Comments
iOS 5 Battery Life Issues

Many users who have upgraded to iOS 5 have noticed decreased battery life, the problem seems to effect iPhone and iPad users the worst, but some iPod touch users have noticed battery reductions as well. Even without heavy usage and when a device is in standby mode, the battery seem to drain much quicker than … Read More

Siri for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 Are Coming Soon… Unofficially

Oct 15, 2011 - 14 Comments
Siri on iPad 2

Siri, the personal voice assistant that comes with iOS 5 on iPhone 4S, is being ported to both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. This isn’t official from Apple though – at least not yet – it’s the work of several iOS developers. First off, it doesn’t quite work yet, but considering the port has … Read More

How to Use the Camera from Lock Screen in iOS 5

Oct 14, 2011 - 73 Comments
Use the camera from lock screen in iOS 5

Yet another great feature of iOS 5 is the instant camera access from your lock screen. This lets you quickly pull out your iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch of course) and take pictures without having to unlock the iPhone or clicking on the camera app. Here’s how to use this quick camera access trick … Read More

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