Long Shadow Love iOS 7 theme now available

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Here’s something new. It may look quite familiar, but I’m here today to let you know that a brand new theme, Long Shadow Love, otherwise known as LSL, is now available for free on Cydia. While Long Shadow Love may look a lot like Zanilla and Solstice, the theme aims to be a higher-quality version of those themes. What’s better? The theme is shipping with both iPhone and iPad versions readily available. Read more after the break. (more…)

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Will iOS 8 support the iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G?

iOSApple isn’t slated to release iOS 8 until much later this year, but the announcement is expected in a matter of months at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).  With iOS 7 still under active development — iOS 7.1 is expected to hit soon, bringing various UI tweaks and bug fixes — most haven’t begun to think about iOS 8. However, there is one question worth considering, particularly when buying new devices: what devices will be supported?  (more…)

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p0sixspwn: How to get an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3 – 6.1.5 (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

How to get an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3 – 6.1.5 using p0sixspwn (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

p0sixspwnWhile an untethered jailbreak was released for iOS 6.1.3 – 6.1.5 just last week, it was restricted to the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. Early this morning, the release of p0sixspwn changed that. The new tool, developed by iH8sn0w and winocm, extends the jailbreak to all devices capable of running the aforementioned software versions.

This jailbreak is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 5G. If you have a Mac running OS X Lion or later, iFans forum member Tkf1 has prepared a step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak with p0sixspwn. There is no Windows version of p0sixspwn as of writing, although it is expected soon.

The release of p0sixspwn has been fairly controversial within the jailbreaking community, as iOS security researcher pod2g claims that it burns exploits that could have been used towards future jailbreaks. Moreover, many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have already updated to iOS 7. What do you think? Was the release of p0sixspwn an ill-advised move, or does it remain important to cater to those that have stuck to older iOS versions?

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Apple rumored to launch large-sized iPhone and iPad in 2014

iPhone 5 iPad 4If you still believe in the credibility of Taiwanese blog DigiTimes, which has a mixed track record at reporting rumors, expect for Apple to release both larger-sized iPhones and iPads next year.

According to the report, the larger iPhone will arrive in May with unspecified screen dimensions. The iPhone 5s has a 4-inch screen, while competitors such as Samsung and Sony have gone above 5-inches with their smartphones.

The report claims that a 12.9-inch iPad will follow suit in October, although a 13.3-inch screen has also been rumored. The tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, and there is a possibility it will replace the 11-inch MacBook Air in Apple’s product lineup. The more credible Wall Street Journal reported in July that Apple was testing larger screens for its iOS devices, although it was unclear if those designs would be pushed to market.

[DigiTimes]

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is cheaper and lighter than the iPad Air

If you are in the market for a new tablet, the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 by Amazon deserves some consideration. With an 8.9-inch display that packs 1 million more pixels than an iPad Air, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is also 20 percent lighter and $120 cheaper than its competitor from Apple — starting at just $379.

One caveat to keep in mind is that the Amazon Appstore only has around 100,000 apps, whereas the App Store for iOS devices surpassed 1 million apps last month. But with an ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, it’s worth reconsidering which tablet you want under the tree.

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Is there an iPad Pro in the future?

Is there an iPad Pro in the future?

iPad Air sideThe introduction of the thinner and lighter iPad Air in October has raised some interesting speculation about the possibility of Apple releasing a larger iPad Pro down the line. After all, the older sibling of the MacBook Air is indeed the MacBook Pro. Wouldn’t it be fitting for Apple to release a top-of-the-line iPad with a larger screen and powerful hardware, or does the 9.7-inch iPad already fill that need?

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Nokia mocks iPad in latest Lumia 2520 ad

Samsung has shown that creating ads that target Apple and its products can be an effective marketing strategy, and other consumer electronics companies have followed suit. Look no further than Nokia’s latest Lumia 2520 ad, which mocks the iPad for the lack of a physical keyboard.

Nokia is seemingly forgetting the numerous third-party iPad keyboards available on the market, and certainly could have picked a better differentiating feature to advertise. But, ultimately, consumers continue to have the final word. And an overwhelming number of those consumers continue to choose iPad.

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Apple will now pay for your water-damaged iPhone, iPad

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Have an iPhone that you dropped in the toilet? Tried to save its life by drowning it in rice for a week to no avail? Well Apple now has an answer for you. They’ll pay you for that poor, lifeless device. Apple’s iOS device recycling program has always promised a gift card in return for your used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Mac desktop, but they’re now extending the program–as of Monday–to accept the iPhone and iPad in water-logged form.

Impressively, the prices Apple is offering for water damaged devices are actually quite fair. A 32 GB Verizon iPhone 5 will snag you a full $235 Apple gift card. Want to know if your device is technically water damaged in Apple’s opinion? Check out this support article.

Does anyone have a water damaged device that they might sell now that this is an option?

[CNET]

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What are the best iPad Air cases?

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Apple recently introduced some new iPads, namely the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini. But with all Apple product launches (and with most consumer electronics launches in general), there are countless third-party manufacturers of accessories which try to latch on to Apple’s success and bring cases, styluses, screen protectors, and much more to the market as fast as possible.

While the typical user can easily live without many of these accessories, a case is almost a necessity when it comes to protecting your shiny new Apple device. And with every new device comes new lines of cases from a wide variety of manufacturers. iFans user SilverShip wants to know, specifically, which cases are best for the iPad Air. Be sure to stop by the comments section and leave your thoughts.

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Retina iPad mini has worse color gamut than iPad Air

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The iPad Air and the latest generation iPad mini don’t have many differences. Many reviews have condensed the comparison between the two devices to simply deciding the size display you prefer. If you want a smaller screen and a slightly more portable device, get an iPad mini. If  you want the same exact performance and features in a slightly bigger package, get the iPad Air. Reviewers and pundits have been able to come to this conclusion because there is almost no sacrifice when going with the cheaper, smaller, and equally as powerful iPad mini with Retina display.

But it turns out that might not be completely true. As reported by Anandtech, the iPad mini’s retina display is quite simply incapable of showing as many colors as the iPad Air. As you can see in the graph above, color gamut, which is a rating of the range of colors a device’s screen can display, is notably worse on the latest iPad mini in comparison to even the Nexus 7 and the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7. The only device on the graph worse than the iPad mini with Retina display is actually the first generation iPad mini.

The display is by no means “bad,” though. Most say that the difference isn’t even noticeable unless coming directly from a device such as the iPad Air and comparing them side by side. How do you feel about this? Would it make you prefer the iPad Air?

[Anandtech]

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