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After the untethered Evasi0n jailbreak was released for iOS 6 devices, we told you about a bug that was causing Apple’s stock Weather app to crash on jailbroken iPhones. On the iPad, the jailbreak was unhiding an old iPhone version of the Weather app.

There was a manual way to fix the bug, but now an official patch has been released in Cydia for all devices that have been jailbroken  [Read More...]

Archive Utility is the little system app that launches anytime an archive needs to be dealt with by OS X, usually it launches itself, extracts a zip, sit, tar, gz, or whatever other archive file, then quits on it’s own. Lately there’s been widespread reports of weird problems with Archive Utility though, where a zip or any other archive file will not decompress, instead the Archive Utility app will just stop working completely, spinning itself into oblivion before freezing or  [Read More...]

Belkin Fastfit

Everyone and their mother is putting out a Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad mini these days. Logitech just announced its Ultrathin Keyboard for the mini yesterday, and now Belkin has lifted the curtain on its FastFit keyboard/case combo.

The FastFit promises keys are that are larger than most 7-inch keyboards. The case is made of anodized aircraft grade aluminum and clocks in on the thinness meter at just 7mm.

The FastFit connects  [Read More...]

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When it comes to smartphone manufacturers, right now there are really only two companies that really matter – Apple and Samsung. Not only do they both have the most marketshare, but they’re making a ton of profit. In fact, they’re making so much money that the two companies combined account for 103% of the total cellphone profits of 2012.

Wait, isn’t it impossible to account for 103% of the profit? Well, no.  [Read More...]

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This is the guy who downloaded the 25 billionth song off of iTunes

Earlier this morning Apple announced that someone had downloaded the 25 billionth song off of iTunes. The person who purchased the 25 billionth song, Philip Pupke, received a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple, which not only makes him pretty damn lucky, but now he can buy a music album for everyone he’s ever met.

We got a chance to talk  [Read More...]

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The problem with buying any iPad used is the undeniable knowledge that the previous user has, without any shadow of a doubt, used that exact same tablet while sitting upon the toilet. Yet if you try to use that fact as a negotiating point, it quickly becomes a touchy subject.

For the person who uses his or her iPad in the john unapologetically, yet doesn’t want to feel the icy cold touch  [Read More...]

How to Run GUI Apps as root in Mac OS X

Those familiar with the command line know that running things with super user privileges is typically just a matter of using the sudo command. That still holds true with launching GUI apps into the OS X with root privileges, but it’s not just a matter of prepending sudo to the otherwise useful open command, because ‘open’ launches apps as the original user, with or without sudo. The solution instead is to use sudo pointing directly at the executable contained within  [Read More...]

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You can adjust your Mac’s volume in 1/4 increments by pressing Shift + Alt + Volume button

 

Find the perfect volume level on your Mac can be tricky sometimes when you’re listening to music or watching a movie. Sometimes it’s like you move your volume one tick up things get too loud, one tick down and it’s too soft.

Until today we never knew that you can actually adjust your Mac’s  [Read More...]

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Speck’s CandyShell cases are available for Apple’s entire lineup of iOS devices, and the latest edition comes to the iPad mini. Consisting of a soft, rubbery interior and a hard outer shell, the CandyShell promises impact protection from everyday dings and drops — without adding too much weight to your device.

Its simple shell design makes the CandyShell one of the most basic cases in Speck’s lineup. It provides protection from almost  [Read More...]

PylePro Soundbar Is A Brutalist Bluetooth Blaster

Forget about lame-o portable Bluetooth speakers for your iDevices and take a look at this monster instead. It’s the PylePro soundbar, and it’ll sit up on your wall and blast 300 (three hundred) watts of sound into your living room.

I love my Jambox, and the assorted Jambox variants that litter my apartment for testing purposes, but sometimes I just want to jack things up and really piss off the neighbors. For that, I will  [Read More...]