joi, 8 decembrie 2011

New iPhone 4 Unlocking Software Now Released Version 4.2.1

Our software is designed to unlock any iPhone worldwide, regardless of what country it is purchased from or SIM card you need, and for international consumers, there is no exchange rates to pay, so you can pay in your own currency to unlock any iPhone 4, and all the older models as well. 
offers lifetime free updates to your iPhone so you are never without an opening or prison break solution for your new iPhone for the rest of your life! 
Our solution supports absolutely all iPhone ever made, including the latest iPhone 4 
Some companies will charge you extra just because you have the latest model, although this is not our policy as the solution is exactly the same regardless of what the iPhone unit you have. 
The iPhone can be unlocked from any place, anywhere in the world, and it works with all GSM networks in any country. 
Here are some common questions to our support staff: 
What iPhone firmwares supported? 
Our newest version includes an unlock all iPhones running Apple’s latest 4.2.1 firmware. 
“My iPhone was already unlocked, but I upgraded the firmware and now it’s gone, can you help?” 
Yes we can. This was a problem for many of our new customers, but after using us as their lock provider they never have to worry about it again. 
What if I can not get it to work? 
Not to worry, our support team is very knowledgeable. Send us a quick email describing your problem. As promised, if we can not manage to solve the problem and unlock your iPhone, you will get a full refund. 
Do I need to know about unlocking and jail break already? 
No, our solution designed with the everyday iPhone user in mind. All our solutions are extremely user friendly. 
What happens after I pay? 
After paying through our secure payment process, you will receive a thank you email right away with all the information needed to access your unlock. If you do not receive your email within 5 minutes, the most common reason is because our automatic e-mail went to your Junk / Spam folder. This is an issue that we work with Hotmail and Yahoo at the moment. In the meantime, just be sure to check your Spam / Junk folders first. 
Can this damage my iPhone? 
It is impossible to break any iPhone with software alone, because all iPhones have a built-in recovery mode. Just keep calm and follow the instructions in our guide. Again, you should run into any other problems, our support team will be happy to assist you. 
Will all my personal data, Apps and music be erased? 
No, our solution does not change any of your personal files on your iPhone, all images, contacts, videos, text messages, etc. will all still be there.

Did I lose functionality? 
Absolutely not. After jailbreaking and unlocking, you can use your iPhone just as it was before, with extra features unlocked. 
What happens when Apple releases a new firmware? 
When you buy from, you do not just buy a product. You buy a service for life. Every time Apple releases a new firmware update, we send an automatic email to all our customers, reminding them not to upgrade until we have released an updated version of the lock. This process usually takes about 48 hours and then it’s safe to update.

luni, 5 decembrie 2011

App Giveaway: HoursTracker for iPhone and iPad

HoursTracker is an app for keeping track of your time and earnings at your hourly job or as an independent contractor. You can clock-in and out to as many jobs as you need, and HoursTracker will do all the work and even calculate your earnings, including overtime, so you can view them by day, week, month, or job.
I must say, the iPhone version looks quite beautiful.
Keep track of your time and earnings at your hourly job, or track time as an independent contractor. HoursTracker makes it simple and easy. Jump in and start a timer with two taps of the finger. Or, track your time by entering in your punch times manually. View your earnings (even overtime!) in the app, or export via e-mail in text or CSV format and work with it however you need to.
  • Tracks your time while you use other apps (or power off your phone!) without running in the background. No extra drain on your battery just because you are clocked in to your job in HoursTracker.
  • Add as many jobs as you need to track, there’s no limit.
  • Assign a pay rate and HoursTracker will calculate your earnings, even taking overtime into account.
  • Supports daily and weekly overtime with two thresholds and rates for each. So if you get paid time and a half over 8 hours and double-time over 12 hours or by the week (or both!), HoursTracker has you covered.
  • Track your time in real-time by clocking in/out while you work. Watch as time and earnings accumulate in real-time.
  • Already working but forgot to clock in? No problem, use “Start Clock At…” and start counting time from when you started work.
  • Clock in to any number of jobs at a time, or set it up to have only one timer running at a time automatically.
  • Enter time manually — just choose a start date/time and an end date/time or duration. Add comments, change the hourly rate for that time, and easily subtract breaks.
  • Flexible rounding options to automatically round your time worked can be configured per-job.
  • Set up pay period details and view your time by weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly pay period on the Pay Periods tab.
  • View your time and earnings by day, or by calendar week or month, or by job, on the Entries tab.
  • Date formats and currency symbols respect your device’s international settings.
  • Export data via e-mail in text or CSV formats in the message body or attachment. Export all jobs, or any selection of jobs, for all-time or between any two dates. Combine all entries into one daily summary, or export each one including the clock in / out times.
  • Full edit and delete of jobs and hours worked. Easily copy a job if a new job will have similar settings.
  • Basic cloud data backup/restore included free with the app. Enhanced Backup services also available, including automatic backups and moving data between your iOS devices. iTunes File Sharing is enabled, so you can keep your data entirely under your control if you prefer.


Developer Carlos Ribas kindly gave us promo codes to give away to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, just leave comment below telling us which version you want, iPhone or iPad, and about how many hours a week you expect to track with HoursTracker.
HoursTracker is available on the iPhone and iPad for $2.99 each.
[iPhone App Store link] [iPad - App Store link]
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Jailbreak iPhone 4S - How to Save iOS 5 SHSH Blobs and Create Custom Firmware to Downgrade iOS 5.x Using iFaith

As we told you yesterday, iFaith — the Windows based tool that allows you to manage SHSH blobs on all devices sans the iPhone 4S — has been updated with the ability to save iOS 5.x blobs, and create custom firmware that you can use to downgrade your iOS 5 device.
It works very similar to RedSn0w’s stitching feature, except the big difference here is that it encompasses Apple’s APTicket and features iOS 5 compatibility.
Up until now it was impossible to downgrade an iOS 5.x device to a previous version of iOS 5. That’s no longer the case, as our video tutorial shows you inside…
As noted, iFaith is a Windows only tool, so until RedSn0w or some other Mac based software is updated, you will need a Windows box to successfully back up your SHSH blobs for iOS 5 and create a signed IPSW that you can use regardless of whether or not Apple is still signing that particular firmware.
TinyUmbrella has been updated to allow you to save your SHSH blobs, but there’s still the question of APTicket, and there’s still no “stitching” or signing solution for Mac users just yet. We’ll go out on the limb and say there will certainly be a full Mac solution soon.

How to Save Your iOS 5 SHSH Blobs

Notes: You must be on a Windows box. You must have an iDevice (not compatible iPhone 4S yet) that has iOS 5+ installed. Run iFaith as administrator for best results. You will need your current Firmware available to create the custom IPSW.
Step 1: Download and run iFaith.
Step 2: Put Your device into DFU Mode.
Step 3: Select “Dump SHSH Blobs” click Proceed, Let’s Go!, select No on the Apple TV 2 prompt, and click Start.
Step 4: iFaith will dump your SHSH Blobs and ask you to save them. Save them on your desktop.

How to Create a Custom Signed IPSW for Future Downgrading

Step 1: Run iFaith.
Step 2: Put Your device into DFU Mode.
Step 3: Select “Build *signed* IPSW w/ Blobs”.
Step 4: Browse for your device’s current firmware. You can also download directly from iFaith, but I recommend using the browse feature.
Step 5: Click Build IPSW.
Step 6: It will Extract the IPSW and place it on your desktop.
Step 7: Click Proceed and Click Start (Your device should already be in DFU mode, this will place it into PwnedDFU mode for custom restore using iTunes).
Step 8: Close iFaith, open iTunes and it should find your device in recovery mode. Hold Shift and click Restore and find your custom firmware. The firmware should be named something like: 0000000000_iFaith_iPhone_4-5.0.1 (9A405)_signed.ipsw.
In this example I created a custom 5.0.1 IPSW file. Since Apple is still signing this firmware, I won’t be able to verify my downgrade until iOS 5.1 is released, and Apple stops signing 5.0.1. Until then, I recommend keeping your custom firmware in a safe place for future pain-proof restores.
If you’re on iOS 5.0, you can test out your downgrade capabilities now since iOS 5.0 is no longer being signed. Just make sure that you select the custom firmware when you do your restore.
Again, this will NOT work on an iPhone 4S since, like the iPad 2, the 4S isn’t limera1n susceptible.
Have you tried saving your iOS 5 blobs, creating custom firmware, upgrading, and downgrading? If so, let us know how it worked for you in the comments below!

Apple Listed in Carrier IQ Class Action Lawsuit

We all saw this coming. BGR is reporting that multiple law firms from the north eastern region of the United States have just filed class action lawsuits against Apple and several other manufacturers and wireless carriers due to their part in the Carrier IQ scandal.
Carrier IQ’s IQRD app comes pre-installed on millions of handsets each year, and was recently exposed for secretly collecting private user data. The software is hidden within mobile operating systems and never asks for a user’s permission to collect their information…
In a joint press release issued late last week, the firms asserted that T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, HTC, Motorola, Apple, and Samsung have violated the Federal Wiretap Act, the Stored Electronic Communications Act, and the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by installing Carrier IQ’s software and using it to collect user data.
From the press release:
“The carriers and manufacturers were caught last month willfully violating customers’ privacy rights in direct violation of federal law. A technology blogger in Connecticut discovered that software design and sold by California-based Carrier IQ, Inc. was secretly tracking personal and sensitive information of cell phone users without the consent or knowledge of the users.
We are hopeful that the courts will allow ordinary customers the opportunity to remedy this outrageous breach. Anyone who cares at all about their personal privacy, or the broader constitutional right to privacy, ought to care and care a great deal about this case.”
A number of lawsuits have come about in wake of the recent discovery of IQRD’s capibilities, including a similar complaint filed last week against HTC, Samsung, and Carrier IQ itself. It’ll be interesting to see if the court deems the Carrier IQ software a violation of privacy, and what will happen to carriers and handset manufacturers as a result.
As you know, most companies have started distancing themselves from the user tracking software due to the recent fallout, including Apple. The iPhone-makers have stated that they plan to discontinue using Carrier IQ’s services in future products.
What do you think? Is Carrier IQ really an invasion of privacy? Or are people overreacting?