iPhone OS 3.1.3 Software Update available

USB stick your iDevice of choice into iTunes, check for updates, or just wait awhile, and voila! 3.1.3 will peep out. The new software addresses a very small number of bugs such as battery reading accuracy on the 3GS while the rest is still a mystery. If you value your Jailbreak, you might want to sit this one out. The modified iPhone OS which debuted at Apple’s Launch Event last week in the iPad is 3.2. No one is sure how many of its new features will trickle down to the iPad’s older siblings. Unfortunately, it looks as if OS 4.0 may still be two seasons away from greeting its fans. No worries though, users can acquiesce themselves in the iDevices new-found, accurate battery function!

TouchMyApps Forums now open. Register, be part of the community and win daily giveaways!

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow app touchers and TMA readers, we’re proud to finally announce the official launch of the TouchMyApps forums. As we had mentioned previously, after hearing your feedback on numerous occasions and the subsequent brainstorming sessions on ways to improve the site, we felt that it was a great time to take the plunge. The forums will give our readers a home to discuss all things iPhone, iPod Touch and soon to be released iPad, as well as help build upon the TMA community. Some of you may already be seasoned forum vets, or perhaps you’ve never even been part of one. Regardless, we invite all to sign up and participate in the latest (and greatest) addition to our site. More info after the gap!

TMA Forums Giveaway O’ the Day: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (10 Copies)

iSkin Giveaway O’ the Day: CERULEAN X1 Earphones

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TouchMyApps Forums set to launch. Get ready for more giveaways

Over the past 2 months, there was an increasing number of TMA readers who felt that it was time for TouchMyApps.com to have its own Forums – a place where app lovers can come together and discuss all things iPhone, iPod and now the iPad (among other things). Well, we couldn’t agree more and it is indeed time. After having spent considerable time consulting with the App Fairy and TMA staff, we’re proud to announce that the TouchMyApps Forums will go live on Feb 1st, 2010. To celebrate the occasion, there will be plenty of daily prizes to be won, including an iPod Touch 2G, iTunes Gift Certificates and a bundle of apps and games from a number of generous Developers and Publishers. For the most part, we will have about 5 codes for each title to hand out, so there should be loads to go around.

Rules for winning the different prizes may differ slightly, but they all involve signing up to our forums and making use of the discussion boards. Since we’ll be featuring different apps/prizes to be given away everyday for the next two weeks, be sure to come back often for the freebies and continue to support us. We’re all extremely excited about the launch and we strongly feel that the forums will be great tool to help bring the TMA community together and make it a better place. In the meantime, have a look at the apps/games we have lined up for you and be sure to show these awesome devs some love by supporting their work. See you on Monday and stay tuned for more details!

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ChiffaN’s Comment of the Month (January 2010) – Yes, it’s that time of the month again when I’m giving away a $10 iTunes Gift Card!

Hey there, TMA fans! It’s the end of January and you know what this means? This means it’s time to announce the winner of ChiffaN’s Comment of the Month contest! Boy, how time flies! It seems only yesterday I sent out the Gift Card for the first contest.

This has been quite a thrilling month for all of us. With such major titles arriving on the store like GTA Chinatown Wars and Broken Sword Director’s Cut the Apple iPad went almost unnoticed. Yeah, right! I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to save up already!

But enough chit-chat! It’s time to announce the winner of my one-and-only Comment of the Month contest for January 2010 and reward him with a $10 iTunes Gift Card.

The winner of the contest and a recap of the rules after the gap. And remember – TMA is the only place where you are rewarded for being honest and forthright.

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Apple’s ‘Come see our latest creation’ Event

I assume that most of you will not be at Apple’s “Come see our latest creation” event in San Fran @ 10 AM PST (1PM EST) – neither will we. But, we will be here to greedily discuss new items, apologise for the reality, and sympathise with those who want just ‘one more thing’ after the show.

Remember that the event most likely includes the unveiling of the following:

Keep an eye here for TMA’s take of the event, but if you want to enjoy an up-to-the-minute show check out AppleInsider’s live coverage of the event.

Apple’s “Latest Creation” Event Coverage by AppleInsider

iForesee iPhone 4G…

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Update:

Some say rumours travel faster than light. While there is no actual way to prove this, the whole Apple community lives and thrives on them. It even seems to have found a way to actually harness the power of rumours to stay afloat. And now, following the recent appearance of the possibly hi-res iPhone 4G (iPhone 3,1) in Apple’s firmware, the future versions of the OS have been spotted in the wild as well. All of this may also point to the iSlate.

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The JBnator Diaries – Upgrading your jailbroken phone WITHOUT losing app information and savegames! (Updated for iOS 4.x)

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Hey you, happy jailbreakers! Your favourite iPhone blogger ChiffaN here! I have decided that there is regrettable lack of comprehensive information on iPhone Jailbreaking. Well, not really. There is actually loads of such info on the web. But there are a number of issues, still left untouched by the general community, some of which were even deemed impossible! And here’s where I come in. In our new section, The JBnator Diaries, I will tackle such and try to put them in layman’s terms! Yeah, so even YOU can understand!

I will not bore you with what jailbreaking is. If you’re reading this, you likely already know about it. If not – google it, you’ll get more than enough results to satisfy your curiosity. And I will not describe the simple out of the box jailbreaking procedure, at least not separately. If you’re interested in that – you can check one of my recent posts on blackra1n, which has that. Rather, I will tackle one issue, any jailbreaker faces at the dreaded time when Apple releases a new OS version – upgrading without losing all the precious data on the phone. Yes, it CAN be done!

15.10.2010: Updated for iOS 4.x

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