Unlike Android users, if you’re an iOS device owner you’ll have noticed you don’t have the luxury of choosing fancy ‘live’ / moving wallpapers. I’ve found this especially annoying as an iPhone 4 user because the retinal display would have been brilliant for this task should Apple have enabled this feature. But the obvious downside would have been a compromise to battery life. Nevertheless vWallpaper is an app that’s been around for a while but now compatible with iOS 5.

 

As you will have guessed correctly, such a function would not possibly be authorised by Apple and hence the app is available for download only via Cydia meaning you will need to jailbreak your iOS 5 device.

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It really isn’t a catch. The folks at iPhoneIsLam have been working on an application that will turn your iPad 3G into a fully iPhone-capable iPad. The way the iPad 3G was meant to be in the first place.

 

This means the result is that iPad 3G users will be able to make and answer calls, send texts / SMS and FaceTime – no hardware alteration whatsoever is needed.

 

 

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Today we have an app for the iPhone that unlocks your phone using face detection tech. This latest application is called RecognizeMe, and it scans your face with the front facing camera of your phone in order to unlock your iPhone 4 – hence earlier iPhones won’t be able to use this feature.

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Case closed: Sony vs Hotz

On April 18, 2011, in Gaming, by Mike Jefferson

You will remember George “Geohot” Hotz, the famous PS3 hacker that was being sued by Sony for cracking their firmware? Well, it appears that Hotz and Sony have achieved a settlement and the case is now closed.

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Its now been a number of years since iPhone Dev Team unleashed this amazing tool and to say how important the role of ultrasn0w has been to many iPhone users would be an understatement. Anyone who relies on their carrier / network to be unlocked in order to use their iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 on another GSM carrier, now has the opportunity to take the iOS 4.3.1 upgrade while remaining unlocked thanks to ultrasn0w 1.2.1.

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PS3 firmware 3.6 jailbroken?

On March 23, 2011, in Gaming, Latest News, by Mike Jefferson

Sony has put a lot of effort into keeping its PlayStation 3 free from hackers and jailbreak tools, but no matter how hard they have tried, hackers always find a solution to hack the latest firmware.

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Since Sony updated its PlayStation firmware to v3.56, the hacking community has been having all sorts of problems with Sony, now hackers have found a way to switch back to the older firmware.

The latest firmware v3.55 on the PlayStation 3 was hacked in no time since its release, but Sony isn’t taking kindly to jailbreakers and hackers anymore, and since Sony can change the latest firmware remotely at any time, hackers have decided to switch back to the older version of firmware.

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