November 09, 2012by Chris Pirilloin Apple8 commentstags: iphone, scroll
I confirmed this on my own iPhone 5 screen. I’ve also reported the bug to Apple (though it likely already knows, as this has been floating around the tech socialsphere today). It remains to be seen whether or not this is a hardware or software issue, but it only seems to impact newest-gen devices (iPod touch and iPhone). You’re scrolling it wrong?
November 02, 2012by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Google1 commentstags: Apple, iphone
You can’t remove the battery in the iPhone 4S, the back is made of glass, there’s no 4G LTE option, and it also doesn’t have a Micro SD slot. The Nexus 4 is clearly better. Oh, wait.
April 11, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Community, Technology3 commentstags: 4.3.1, iOS, ipad, iphone, iPod, jailbreak, redsn0w, ultrasn0w
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed Resident jailbreak expert Reza is ready to help you upgrade your current jailbreak for 4.3.1. The untethered jailbreak tools for iOS are ready and in the wild. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your jailbroken iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, you can grab several of the new features by grabbing 4.3.1. redsn0w is one of the tools you can use to perform your upgrade – or new jailbreak. redsn0w is a multi-platform jailbreak and unlock tool created by the iPhone Dev Team. redsn0w is simple to use, and supports all current iPhone and iPod touch devices which use at least firmware 3.0. ultrasn0w is another tool that can be used to accomplish the same task. This unlock will work on iPhone4 baseband 01.59 and 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04. If you have trouble finding ultrasn0w within Cydia, add this repo: repo666.ultrasn0w.com. So why would you want to unlock your device to begin with? Many people enjoy the Apple hardware but prefer a more open software experience. They want to change the way things are done on their iDevice and even add some functionality that […]
April 05, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Communication, Community, Electronics, Gadgets, Technology3 commentstags: Apple, iOS, iphone, jailbreak, jailbroken
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed JailbreakQA is a site dedicated to answering iPhone jailbreak related questions. This week, Reza talks about JailbreakQA and how it can help you find the right answers to your questions about Cydia, jailbreaking your iPhone and any other non-standard uses for your iPhone or iOS device. Reza brings you tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your jailbroken iOS device each week. The JailbreakQA site is based on the OSQA platform, just like our Lockergnome Q&A site. Our site is dedicated to asking and answering questions of any nature, not just technical ones. Since most of our community tends to lean towards geeky things, that’s what you’ll find most often. However, I’ve seen questions about things such as cars, gardening and even dancing. To date, we have over 16,000 questions asked and nearly 70,000 answers have been given! JailbreakQA works much the same way. People ask questions and other members give answers. You can vote up (or down!) the answers that you feel deserve a bit of recognition, and comment on any answers given to ask for more clarification. This site […]
March 26, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Technology2 commentstags: cydia, dreamboard, iOS, iphone, jailbreak, jailbreaking, springboard
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed Reza brings you tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your jailbroken iOS device each week. Today, he’s discussing the DreamBoard app as an alternative interface customization for your jailbroken iPhone. The debate over whether or not to jailbreak your device is often a heated one. Those in favor claim to want the freedom and control over their devices. Those on the opposite side of the fence rant about breaking the device’s warranty, not using it as intended and claiming that the person in question shouldn’t have bought that device to begin with. Personally, I won’t be jailbreaking my devices. However, that’s a matter of personal preference for me. I happen to LIKE the way my iPhone works, looks and feels. I think that jailbreaking is something that each device owner should be deciding – it’s not my choice what they do with their phone! The DreamBoard app will let you easily customize the look of your entire phone. You can click the application to bring up all of your available themes. It’s super simple to let you switch between them. […]
March 23, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Community, Entertainment, Fun, Technology2 commentstags: app, app-store, dee-jay, dj, dj-app, djay, iphone, itunes
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed djay is an iPhone and iPod touch app that acts as a portable DJ system in combination with your iPod library. You get access to your favorite tracks and playlists via a realistic touchscreen interface. Perform live as a street corner DJ or be the life of the party from your iPhone. Record mixes on-the-go or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library automatically. With a simple rotation of your iPhone or iPod touch, djay’s intuitive dual turntable setup beautifully morphs to each turntable individually, allowing you to beat-match, adjust EQs, loop, and cue with even greater precision and control. Features of this awesome app include: Direct access to iPod library Hyper-realistic low-latency turntable interface Exclusive portrait and landscape modes Automix mode with automatic transition control (Fade, Backspin, Reverse, Brake, and Random) Automatic beat and tempo matching (BPM sync) Looping (Auto, Manual, and Bounce) Cue Point Trigger Live Recording (with built-in organizer for recorded performances) Seamless AirPlay integration (wirelessly transmit your mix to Apple TV or AirPort Express base station) Pre-Cueing (with optional headphone adapter) Full visual waveform High-quality […]
March 23, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Business, Community, Financial, News, Technology49 commentstags: att, data-plan, hot-spot, ipad, iphone, tethering, unlimited-data
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed Pretty much since the beginning of time, I’ve had an unlimited data plan on my iPhones. That feature costs me about thirty bucks each month. I also have an unlimited plan on my iPad 3G, which costs another thirty smackers. You do the math – that’s sixty dollars each month, folks. There has to be a better solution, right? I killed off my no-subscription-needed iPad plan. I’m going to enabling tethering via my iPhone. That plan will cost me $45.00 per month. Instead of playing $60.00 each month for two separate services, I am attempting to find a new solution that will work better for me. I took a good look at my usage models on both devices. I hit 4 to 5GB of data combined over the course of several months. It just makes sense to pay for 4GB per month, right? The math shows that there’s just no way I should ever hit that cap. Theoretically, I’m saving fifteen bucks each month. Keep in mind, if you switch from your old unlimited AT&T plan to a usage-based plan, you will not be able to […]
March 17, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Gadgets, iPhone34 commentstags: android, iOS, ipad, iphone
I just received an email from community member Andrew Wellings: Hello Chris! When I’m doing stuff around the house, I like to keep my phone on me to listen to music or browse the Web (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and reading up on my news/tech blogs). As you may know from experience, this drains the battery alarmingly quickly, and the small screen is very limiting. I have been looking at buying a tablet device for a few weeks, but I would rather trust your opinion, as opposed to some reviewer on a tech blog (which technically, I guess you are…). Anyway, the big dilemma is this: should I buy a used iPad 1st gen, or one of those many Android tablets? I don’t need 3G, cameras or any bells and whistles. All I would need is Wi-Fi, a 7-10inch screen (not too fussy there, although preferably capacitative), to be able to watch videos, listen to music and maybe store some photos to show the relatives. It would need to be available in the UK though, and preferably have a sub £250 price tag (~$400). Thanks very much for any help you can give. Andrew, like most consumers (99 out of 100), […]
February 11, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Communication, iPhone3 commentstags: att, iphone, messaging, sms
The rumors are true. If you’re an AT&T iPhone user, you can get 1,000 free rollover minutes by texting YES to 11113020 by March 31, 2011. That’s all you need to do. What are you waiting for? Unless you’re reading this post long after the offer is valid. In which case, don’t you wish you were subscribed to my updates?
February 03, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Technology0 commentstags: cydia, iphone, jailbreak, sbsettings, springboard
Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed This week, Reza is going to show you an app called SBSettings to be used with a jailbroken iPhone. He will be bringing you tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your jailbroken iOS device each Thursday. SBSettings will move your important toggles directly into Springboard where they are always available instantly – even while other apps are running. The app doesn’t come with an icon. Simply swipe the status bar to bring down the main menu window. In the app settings, you can change the way you bring up the SB Settings window. Change it up to suite your needs. Using this app reduces the total number of apps and pages that you need to go through to do things such as turn 3G on or off. You won’t have nearly as many swipes and clicks to get to where you need to be. Who doesn’t like it when life gets easier?
February 03, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Business, Community, Technology3 commentstags: att, iphone, verizon
Up until today, AT&T had an exclusive lock on the iPhone. Now that it is available on the Verizon network, people are wondering whether or not they should be changing providers. When King5 news came to my house earlier today, Dad and I sat down with the reporter to talk about all of these types of questions. Dad had a heck of a time choosing a cell phone for himself. He wanted a smartphone, but had no idea what exactly he needed. He checked out several different models, and did end up settling on an iPhone 4. Now, he’s wondering if he should be switching to Verizon. Dad lives in an area where AT&T works well. Why on Earth would he pay those cancellation fees to make a switch? If you are happy with AT&T at this time, there’s no reason to be changing anything. Don’t break your contract. The phones themselves really aren’t any different. When looking for a phone for yourself, keep my Dad’s advice in mind: “Why buy a Cadillac when a Chevy will do?” If you don’t NEED bells and whistles, then don’t pay for them.
January 27, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Business, Communication, Community, News, Picks, Science, Security, Social Media, Technology1 commentstags: iphone, order-verizon-iphone, pre-order, verizon, verizon-iphone
Verizon is offering existing customers a chance to buy the Verizon iPhone on February 3rd, a week before the general public. According to an email received by MacRumors, Verizon will begin pre-order sales at 3am Eastern on February 3rd. The email also indicates that the pre-sale inventory is limited, so when that inventory is depleted, customers will have to wait until the February 10th public launch date. Make sure you have your My Verizon self-serve account set-up online. Orders can only be placed through your my Verizon account. On February 3rd at 3am EST, Verizon Wireless will allow our current customers to order upgrades or new lines to their accounts through your My Verizon online account (make sure you have registered before the 3rd). Verizon is allowing certain existing AT&T customers to trade in their current iPhone for credit towards a new Verizon iPhone 4. Depending on which model you have, you could receive up to $360.00 in credits. Are you planning to make a switch to Verizon? Are solid state drives still decades away? Is switching to the Verizon iPhone a good idea? Would you live in a home built out of non-traditional materials? What is the problem with […]
January 21, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Apple, Community, Media Blog, Technology0 commentstags: cydia, expose, iphone, jailbreak, jailbroken, multiflow
RMalayeri is going to be bringing you regular screencasts each Thursday to talk about different things you can do with a jailbroken iPhone. This week, he is showing off Multiflow, an app which brings Expose-like functionality to iOS. It will set you back a mere five bucks through the Cydia store. This app is a replacement for the standard iOS multi-tasking view. With Multifl0w, you can “explode” all of your open apps, just as you can on your Mac computer. There are several different ways to set up this app to customize it to your liking. Multifl0w shows all open apps (up to 9) on the same screen, for easy and quick task switching. The tabs are re-arrangeable, just drag an drop! Thanks, Reza, for an excellent beginning to our new jailbreaking series. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.2MB)
January 20, 2011by Chris Pirilloin Business, Communication, News, Technology2 commentstags: iphone, iphone-commercial, verizon, verizon-commercial, verizon-iphone
And so it begins… the first Verizon iPhone commercial has been unleashed on the world. Whether or not you are a fan of the beloved Apple device hitting Verizon’s markets, you have to admit that this commercial is a damn good one. Its sheer simplicity is perfection. The scene is set with a simple clock showing a time of 11:59. You can hear the ticking in the background as different clocks are shown, all with different times on them. Someone’s fingers are tapping a desk impatiently. These elements together perfectly set you up for the big moment… That moment comes when the proverbial clock strikes twelve. We see a pretty girl break out into a huge smile, but there is no party. There are no fireworks, streamers or confetti. Verizon Wireless simply says: To our millions of customers who never stopped believing this day would come – thank you. Simplicity can be powerful, folks. Keep that in mind.