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iOS 5 has been released for over a month now, and while it’s reportedly been the source of battery drainage issues for many (in particular iPhone 4S owners), the new OS is still by far the best that Apple’s offered to date. From the overhauled Notification System to iMessage, iOS 5 boasts over 200 new features for iDevice users. So unless you’ve made it a point to learn all there is to know about iOS 5, it’s likely you have yet to come across certain “hidden” features on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Let’s take a look at 10 Tips and Tricks that’ll add functionality to your device you may never knew existed.
When it comes to keeping track of my finances, I used to whip out my iPhone and fire up iXpenseIt to manually enter new transactions. But that was before I started using Mint, a time saving and easy to use (not to mention free) web service that automatically tracks all your bank accounts, credit cards, investments and much more. Thanks to the Mint.com app (TMA Review) that was released a while back, staying on top of my finances while on the go was made even easier and more convenient. And now with the 2.0 update that was pushed through this morning, you can finally use Mint on your iPad as well.
NEW FEATURES FOR IPAD
● Easy-to-understand, multi-touch graphs show you where your money is going so you get a clear picture of your spending and your net worth.
● Redesigned overview screen, so you get a quick snapshot of your finances and latest alerts, bill reminders and advice.
● Enter cash and pending transactions so you have the most accurate view of your spending.
● Get a detailed view of your transactions.
● View your data even without a wireless connection.
One minor caveat though – it appears the now universal Mint app does require iOS 5 to work. So if you’re still on iOS 4 for some reason (i.e. jailbreakers waiting for an untethered JB or you simply haven’t bothered upgrading to the latest OS yet), this update will have to wait.
Mint.com, Mint.com Personal Finance - Free
Devoid of decent multimedia players for the longest time, the iOS saw a tidal wave of such apps hit the App Store with the release of the iPad and iPhone 4. With the hardware finally up to the task of managing the real-time decoding of the wide array of video formats available today, we’ve seen everything from UPnP streaming AirPlayer to the short-lived incarnation of the crossplatform legend VLC, to the jailbreak-only XBMC. But one thing still out of reach has been smooth HD playback, especially for MKV encoded video. Until GPlayer hit the scene that is.
Ah yes, so you may have heard that there’s a hidden native Facebook app for the iPad right within the iPhone version (rumor has it that this is the same dedicated iPad app that Facebook will be releasing in the near future). By simply changing the UIDeviceFamily value from 1 to 2 within the Facebook app directory using an SSH program like iPhone Explorer (iPad must be Jailbroken), users were able enjoy FB in its full 9.7″ glory. Sadly, Facebook quickly blocked access soon after this hack was discovered. The good news though is that thanks to jailbreak dev Chpwn, you can now go through the backdoor again and check out the Facebook iPad app for yourself. All you need to do is install FaceForward from Cydia and fire up FB once more. Easy, no? Check out the video demo after the break.
JailbreakMe 3.0 has finally gone live and users can once again jailbreak their iDevices without a computer – all accomplished by simply visiting JailbreakMe.com on their Safari browser. It appears that it’ll support all devices – iPhones, iPod Touches and even iPad 2 – though you must be running iOS 4.3.3. If you’re looking to set your iDevice free, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Oh, and this jailbreak is also untethered – meaning you won’t need to be near a PC/Mac after every reboot. Check out a video tutorial from a youtube user after the break.
The WWDC keynote has come and gone and while there was no announcement of the iPhone 5, there was still plenty of Mac OS X and iOS news to digest, including the upcoming iOS update and long rumored iCloud service. Let’s take a closer look at some of the things we learned about iOS 5 and iCloud, both of which can’t come a day too soon if you’re an owner of an iDevice.
The JBnator Diaries – Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.3.1/4.3.2 via redsn0w [Tutorial]
The war is on! Thanks to the relentless efforts of the Dev-Team, along with the help of ion1c, an independent security expert, the jailbreaking tools for iOS 4.3.1 was recently released. And in our guide today I’m going to help you set free your iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G (except 8Gb)/4G and iPad.
Please note, iPad 2 is not supported! Also, I won’t be going into the details of creating custom firmware (for those upgrading a locked phone that need to preserve the old baseband).
So, if you’re looking for a straight-up jailbreak, let’s dive in!
Everyone including the rumoured Apple spy in the Dev-Team has has played the April Fool. On April 1st, the news that an untethered jailbreak was out for all A4 devices, shook the internet. Naturally, i0n1c was having a laugh when he tweeted a link to a supposed archive containing the long sought-for JB package. The catch? A 30-symbol pass code that inquiring minds had to break.
However, there was a piece of truth to that joke as well. Confirmed by MuscleNerd, i0n1c has meanwhile turned over a true exploit in iOS 4.3.1 to the Dev-Team who have just integrated it into the existing Pwn tool set that can set your A4 Jesus device free!
iTête à iTête – Interview with Mark DeForest from Cyan Worlds – Immersing you even more by letting you touch the game
If you were in any way connected or even remotely familiar with the video gaming industry in the 90′s, you couldn’t have missed Myst (TMA Review). This bestselling game of all time (at least until the dreaded ‘The Sims’ came along in 2002) has seen a superb re-release on the iOS about a year and a half ago and nabbed a special mention in our The App Store’s Best Adventure. And with the recent release of the Riven: The Sequel to Myst (TMA Review) I personally couldn’t pass up the unique opportunity to interview one of the leading minds behind the scenes – Mark DeForest, the CTO of Cyan Worlds.
About half a year ago you might’ve seen my incoherent but rapturous blabbering about Air Video, the app I’ve been relying on for watching movies and TV shows both on my iDevice and my TV via Apple’s AV Component Cable. Life has moved on since then and on one fateful birthday eve (quite recently in fact) I was gifted with a full-blown NAS (ReadyNAS Duo) – a Network Attached Storage device for the uninitiated. Seeing as it fully supported DLNA network playback I immediately went shopping for an app to do away with the PC middle-device altogether between me and my lovely shows. And after some digging I rested my inquiring mind on AirPlayer, which looked like the perfect answer to my needs.