How to Jailbreak iOS 6 Using ‘sn0wbreeze’ 2.9.8

The iOS 6 untethered jailbreak was recently released to the public thanks to the @evad3rs.  The jailbreak exploit used by evasi0n was made exclusively for this particular tool.  However, ih8sn0w has released a significant update to sn0wbreeze — bringing it to version 2.9.8 — which finally supports jailbreaking iOS 6.  If you have yet to be jailbroken on iOS 6, then take a look at the iFans ultimate guide to the iOS 6 jailbreak.  If you plan on jailbreaking using sn0wbreeze, then hit the link for the full step-by-step.

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Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part Four

Another week has passed, and that means that it’s time to show you the next top 5 hidden tweaks on Cydia.  And not a moment too soon, because the iOS 6.1 jailbreak could be dropping as early as today.  So if you’re in the business of trying out some new tweaks for that new soon-to-be jailbroken iPhone 5, then check out this week’s “Unmentioned” series.  Hit the link for the full roundup!

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Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part Three

Last week, the second installment of “Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia, Part Two” went live.  For the most part, the tweaks in there were pretty good, but as always, there is more treasure waiting to be found!  So, without hesitation, here is the third installment of iFans’ recent series, “Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia.“  Hit the link for the complete list.

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Enter to Win a $15 iTunes Gift Card Courtesy of Toon Goggles

iTunes15Toon Goggles is a new app that allows you to stream 100-percent parent-friendly cartoons to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for absolutely free. Toon Goggles is available on the App Store as a free download, and is optimized for both the iPhone and iPad.

Toon Goggles is a children’s entertainment online channel offering an unlimited amount of child and parent friendly cartoons (clips, trailers, episodes, and features). Toon Goggles is a completely safe and protected web site for children of all ages to view cartoons that have never been available to them.

iFans has teamed up with Toon Goggles this week to give away a $15 iTunes gift card to one lucky user within the discussion forums. To enter to win the iTunes gift card, please follow the steps outlined below.

How to Enter:

  1. Follow iFans on Twitter
  2. Follow Toon Goggles on Twitter
  3. Retweet this message on Twitter
  4. Post a comment on this giveaway, including your Twitter username

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Later this week, on Friday, we’ll announce the one lucky user that has won a $15 iTunes gift card, courtesy of iFans and Toon Goggles. Make sure to read the complete giveaway rules and guidelines, provided at the end of this post, to ensure that you are eligible to enter the sweepstakes.

Toon Goggles has a colorful interface that is easy for kids to navigate. Watch up to three shows of any cartoon for free, or upgrade to a premium subscription for $4.99 monthly and watch unlimited cartoons. Be sure to follow Toon Goggles on Twitter, like them on Facebook and visit their official website(more…)

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Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part Two

Last week, I introduced a new segment here on iFans which focuses on highlighting certain obscure tweaks from the jailbreaking community.  Surprisingly, it was a favorable topic amongst members and most of them found the tweaks in that post very useful!  So, without further ado, here is the next installment of “Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia.”

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Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia – Part One

If you spend a good amount of time on Cydia searching for tweaks, then you will certainly know that there is a hidden treasure trove just waiting to be found and downloaded.  While popular tweaks such as Auxo and Zephyr are highlighted, there are obscure tweaks that usually receive little to no praise from the jailbreak community.

It is my pleasure to introduce a new iFans series: “Unmentioned: The Best Tweaks of Cydia.” In this new series of articles, I will attempt to unearth and highlight the hidden gems of Cydia.  These posts will hopefully stir up discussion over certain jailbreak tweaks that interest you, and stimulate members to try tweaks that seem worthy.

Read on for the full list!

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Live From CES 2013: Day One, From 32,000 Feet

CES 2013It’s finally here. Today is the big day that the annual Consumer Electronics Show — the largest of its type — kicks off in Las Vegas at 10 AM Pacific. While yesterday provided a sneak peek at what you’ll see during the show, thanks to some pre-show coverage, today is when the true excitement begins. And you’ll see it all unfold live on iFans, as I’m en route to the show as we speak. I’m typing this from 32,000 feet in the air, in fact.

If you’re unfamiliar with what CES has to offer, it is a large trade show within the Las Vegas Convention Center where new gadgets and other lifestyle accessories are shown off. The event lasts four days, today through Friday, and consists of both large companies like Samsung and Panasonic and smaller companies like Corning — set to debut its new Gorilla Glass 3 — and accessory maker Griffin.

The focus of CES coverage on iFans will be tailored towards the smaller new gadgets and accessories that companies are debuting, especially those that relate to Apple products. A lot of time will be spent in the iLounge Pavilion, which is essentially the unofficial Apple headquarters at the show. To deliver the best content, I will be attending the show by day and preparing comprehensive reports by afternoon. You’ll hear from me next later today.

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New Year, New Apps — Day Seven: Enter to Win ‘Geometry Wars: Touch’

New Year New Apps

To ring in the new year, iFans is pleased to be running our official New Year, New Apps app giveaway campaign during the first week of January. From January 1st through January 7th, we’ll be giving away five copies of popular apps thanks to the kind folks at Lima Sky and Activision Mobile.

Geometry Wars TouchFor today, the seventh and final day of the event, we are giving away five copies of the popular arcade game Geometry Wars: Touch by Activision, a 99 cents download on the App Store.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this giveaway post. To be fair, we’ll pick five random winners from the first 25 eligible users that enter.

Geometry Wars™: Touch utilizes higher graphics and faster processing to enhance the game experience and immerse players deeper into non-stop shooter pandemonium. This is sure to be the must have game for the iPad.

There are no age or country of residence requirements to enter this giveaway, but we can’t make any guarantees that we will be able to gift apps on iTunes to people in all countries. Complete giveaway rules and guidelines can be found ahead.  (more…)

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Reminder: iFans Live Coverage of CES 2013 Begins Tomorrow

CES 2013iPhone and Android fans alike should be excited about the forthcoming annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next January 8th – 11th. Yes, that’s tomorrow!

CES is the most innovative trade show of the year, and serves as a platform for large companies like Samsung to debut new flagship products for the upcoming year.

iFans is proud to announce that we will be providing live coverage of CES 2013 throughout the four day trade show. I will be on hand in Las Vegas to attend the conference and, in return, you will hear all about the latest consumer electronics and accessories that are about to be released.  (more…)

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Post Your iOS Screenshots and Wallpapers

iFans Wallpapers

iFans has reorganized its screenshot and wallpaper threads within the discussion forums to better suit the increasing number of iOS devices that have been released in the last few years. For starters, there is a designated iOS screenshots thread for all iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen captures. In this thread, feel free to post your home screen, lock screen or other screenshots pertaining to iOS software itself, regardless of which device you have.

As for posting wallpapers, there are now official threads to do so based on the device you have. If you have a new iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch, post your 4-inch wallpapers in the official thread for those two devices. If your device is an iPhone 4S, fourth-generation iPod touch or older, try posting in the older iPhone wallpapers thread or older iPod touch wallpapers thread instead. Last, there are two threads for iPad wallpapers and iPad mini wallpapers.

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