Monday, May 3, 2010

Multifl0w App For iPad

There’s no better way to kick off the work week than with news of the latest iPhone OS jailbreak solution from the iPhone Dev Team. Following on their iPad jailbreak download and iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreak demo, the venerable iPhone OS hackers have announced today that they’ve managed to free the iPad and newer iPhones from the clutches of Apple's iPhone/iPad OS lockdown, allowing you to use third-party iPhone/iPad apps that Apple would never approve for the AppStore.

This latest jailbreak solution is being called the “Spirit” jailbreak. For newer iPhones (and iPod Touches), the Spirit jailbreak allows you to complete the jailbreak hack without having to connect the device to your computer. Previously, users would have to “tether” their new iPad to a computer to finish the boot process. Spirit now makes it possible to jailbreak all iPads and iPhones, regardless of manufacturing date, without the need to tether.

What’s bigger, though, is that the Spirit jailbreak works on iPhone OS 3.1.2 – the very iPhone OS build that powers the new Apple iPad. That’s a big deal, because the iPhone OS 3.1.2 can now be hacked to run third-party software like Multifl0w. Rather than wait for Apple to loose iPhone OS 4.0 on all iPads later this year, this jailbreak will allow you to hack your way to multi-tasking.

Multifl0w allows the user to continue running an iPad app in the background by opening the app and holding down the “Home” button, just like another multi-tasking app known as “Backgrounder.” But, it’s Multifl0w’s window-based multi-tasking interface that really sets it apart from the crowd. Double-clicking the Home button brings up a gallery of iPad app windows, allowing the user to flick through various running apps and interact with them at will. Closing an app is as simple as holding down the Home button on an open app.

Keep in mind that Spirit is a jailbreak only. It won’t unlock your iPhone for use with other carriers. Also, make sure to read the warnings on using Spirit here from the Dev Team.

1 Millionith iPad Already Sold

Apple announced on Monday that it has sold more than a million iPad devices over the internet and in its retail outlets, following the Friday release of the 3G version of the device, which can connect to the internet via cellular data networks in addition to Wi-Fi

“One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “Demand continues to exceed supply,” he claimed, “and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”

Apple says iPad users have downloaded more than 12 million apps for the 1.5 pound tablet computer, and that over 5,000 apps have been created for the iPad (the device can also run most of the 200,000-plus apps already on the App Store as well).
So far, Apple has sold nearly 90 million iPhone OS devices worldwide since being released in 2007.

iPad 3G Teardown

The initial iPad offered customers Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, and the new iPad 3G provides access via AT&T's data network. IFixit tore open the 3G model over the weekend and revealed that device boasts 5 antennas.

The new iPad boasts five antennas in all, two for cell reception, two for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity and one more for GPS. In fact, iFixit says Apple is using the whole LCD frame as an antenna.

Other insights from iFixit iare that Apple used the same baseband processor from Infineon for both iPad models, but that the iPad 3G has a Broadcom BCM4750UBG Single-Chip AGPS, whereas the iPhone 3GS uses an Infineon Hammerhead II. IFixit even details what kind of screws are used to hold the iPad together.

Check out the iPad 3G Teardown on

iPad SHSH Blobs

Since Spirit is a userland jailbreak, the exploit it uses is very likely going to be patched in the form of new firmware. It is important to save your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch SHSH blobs now so that you don’t loose the ability to downgrade (and re-jailbreak) your device should you accidently upgrade.

There are number of ways you can do this. You can either use AutoSHSH, Firmware Umbrella or directly go through saurik’s server. The following guide uses AutoSHSH to save SHSH blobs of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Step 1: Download latest version for AutoSHSH. (Download link).

Step 2: Start the program and plug in any ONE (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) in recovery mode. To do this, turn off your device and hold down the “Home” button while connecting the USB cable until you see “Connect to iTunes” message and logo on your iPhone.

Step 3: Click “Grab SHSH Blobs Automatically”. AutoSHSH will now grab the signature. Once complete, it will ask you to save it on your device/machine/usbstick. Make sure you keep it in a safe place as you might need it when you want to downgrade back to the older firmware. AutoSHSH will also automatically upload the signature file to saurik’s server.

Make sure you save the signature for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on file before Apple releases the next firmware and eliminates your ability to jailbreak without a new release from the Dev Team.

Jailbroken iPad 3G Sends SMS Text Messages

There is some great work being done in the jailbreaking community for the newly released iPad 3G. The infamous iPhone Dev Team has managed to send SMS text messages from iPad 3G using command line terminal. Even though it is early in development (no GUI), it still gets to show one of the many possibilities that you can get using a jailbroken iDevice.

MuscleNerd has been working away on his new Apple iPad 3G this weekend it seems. As well as him and the dev team launching the Apple iPhone OS 3.1.X and 3.2 untethered jailbreak, they also managed to get the Apple iPad 3G to send an SMS message.

There is no GUI for this though and right now it is only working via command line, but either way it’s still a great accomplishment indicating that next in line is phone calls.

The SMS couldn’t be sent over the AT&T network though as there seems to be some block on the AT&T micro SIM sending messages. Instead, a T-Mobile SIM card was chopped up and made in to a micro SIM and this SIM was used to send the messages.

iPad Spirit Jailbreak Download

The “Spirit” jailbreak is now available for all iPhone OS devices (including the just-released iPad 3G). The jailbreak, is untethered....which means that once you have hacked your Device using the one-click software, you can restart it at will, just like you could with a clean, Apple-approved copy of the operating system.

Some alternate methods require that you hook the iPhone OS device up to a computer to enable it to boot you access to the file system and to allow running of third party software (as much of it as you like at the same time, hence the possible battery-life hit). With this release, the third-party application repository Cydia is reported to be buggy.

iPad Spirit Jailbreak Download also works for iPhone or iTouch 3.1.3

The free, untethered jailbreak is available for Mac and Windows, and works with any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2. It’s a quick, easy one-click process, according to QuickPwn, although the Cydia app is buggy. Just download the jailbreak software, plug in your device, and your iPad or iPhone is instantly recognized. Hit the “Jailbreak” button and you’re done

Sunday, May 2, 2010

BlackBerry Tablet: BlackPad

When the Apple iPad released, many wondered who would be next. We knew of HP and a handful of others, but after initial reviews they didn't pair up to the iPad. Then there were rumors of Research In Motion ordering 8.9" display screens from Hon Hai. Many started wondering if RIM could possibly be working on a tablet.

RIM is in fact working on a tablet. We do not have many details at the time, but we have been told that it will be smaller and thinner than the iPad. The BlackBerry tablet also goes by the codename: 'BlackPad' or possibly could be what Bla1ze from CrackBerry tells us, 'Cobalt'. The tablet will have full BlackBerry OS compatibility and functionality.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cydia App Without Jailbreak

DarkApples Team is working on a method that could allow the installation of Cydia applications without jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. According to them, there seems a way to install the deb packages in Cydia and PAH (cracked applications) on non-jailbroken iDevices. The team says they have managed to install Cydia programs on the factory restored iPhone without pwning or jailbreaking.

iRev explains some things on behalf of DarkApples Hacking Team...

There are two problems that we are trying to resolve, the first is that most applications rely on Cydia MobileSubstrate, as it is conceived that must now be placed in / Library (which is obviously impossible if you’re not jailbroken), the other is that as it is conceived at this time makes it possible to actually install any IPA without even cracking.

You want to close this door. At this moment there is no real program, but a bunch of tools for OSX executable that are launched from the terminal. Obviously before publication we will also arrange the side “aesthetic” of the thing.

Once the Cydia app is”processed”, simple drag it into iTunes and Sync the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, to find the App properly installed and working.

How to run the IPA on non-jailbroken iPhone is still not clear. It seems that the method to install Cydia applications on non-jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad should be released soon.

Friday, April 30, 2010

iPad 3G, Easy To Jailbreak

The iPhone Dev Team has confirmed that they have been working on a jailbreak for the iPad .

They have also said that they will be releasing a the jailbreak for the iPad after the 3G version goes on sale today, although they haven’t confirmed an exact timescale for the release.

Post from the iPhone Dev Team Blog...

"At some point after (don’t ask when!) the iPad 3G is actually in customers’ hands, the first “userland” jailbreak since firmware 1.x will be released by @comex. It’s called “Spirit” and was first demonstrated working on an iPad by @MuscleNerd within 24 hours of the iPad’s release."

"The Spirit jailbreak is most useful for newer devices: iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, and the iPads. Unfortunately those devices are the same ones that Apple can prevent you from downgrading unless you’ve got a backup of your personalized SHSH blobs. Unless you’ve backed up your SHSH blobs for vulnerable firmware versions, you’ll lose the ability to use the current Spirit jailbreak if you accidentally upgrade."

"As expected, the iPad 3G is equally vulnerable to @comex’s Spirit JB, as demonstrated below on MuscleNerd’s device soon after it arrived by FedEx on the iPad 3G release day."

Before even running Spirit, however, he made a backup of the blobs for his iPad 3G. Even though he already had blobs for his iPad Wifi, they can’t be used on the iPad 3G (or any other iPad Wifi or other device for that matter). Blobs are unique per-device, per-firmware.

Other things about Spirit that are useful to know:
  • Spirit is an untethered jailbreak.
  • Spirit works on all devices.  (However, the redsn0w and PwnageTool flows will continue to work on those devices they’ve always worked on)
  • Spirit does not include a carrier unlock.  (Please don’t bug @comex about that)
  • Spirit requires your device to be activated or hacktivated
Please make sure you have your SHSH blobs backed up!  While @comex has indicated he’s not going to release the very minute the iPad 3G is out, there’s no telling what Apple might do anyway.

Android Vs iPhone

Just a little humor to brighten your iPad 3G Release day...

iPad Spirit Jailbreak

What is Spirit Jailbreak?

The Spirit jailbreak is an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad jailbreak tool created by comex and chpwn. It will jailbreak 3.1.3 for all devices. Sprit jailbreak is as easy to use as blackra1n, and it will quickly jailbreak your iPhone, or iPod touch, or iPad.

Download Spirit Jailbreak

The Spirit Jailbreak software is not out yet, but will be available here...iPad Jailbreak Download

iPad Spirit Jailbreak Delayed

The creator of Spirit has posted an update, “now” confirming that he is not going to release his jailbreak tool on Friday (tomorrow). He has also deleted his “update” where he said that it was coming this Friday.

The decision was made after he read an year old article which detailed on how Apple patched SMS security hole, originally found in iPhone 3.0 by releasing iPhone 3.0.1 only a day after the exploit was found. For those of you who don’t know, Spirit is an untethered jailbreaking tool for all the iDevices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is a jailbreaking only tool like blackra1n which can jailbreak the stock iPhone 3.1.3, iPad 3.2 on almost all the iDevices – MC/non-MC, new bootrom/old bootrom on iPhone 2G/3G/3GS, iPod touch 1G/2G/3G and iPad/iPad 3G.

It is also important to note here is that “Spirit” is not fake. It has been confirmed as “genuinely working” by iPhone Dev Team, which alongside Geohot is one of the most authentic source of iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks.

After all these release updates and delays, it is hard to pick a specific release date now, but it shouldn’t be too far off. If not this weekend, then maybe next week? well who knows. The waiting game continues...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

iPad Jailbreak Download

Well if you've installed blackra1n on your iPhone, which many of you surely have. The iPad jailbreak will be quite similar as Apple hasn't plugged the hole that blackra1n utilized for the latest iPhone jailbreak.

The download and instructions will be available here once they are released...which are now released!

Be sure to back-up your SHSH blobs before installing as this is still in beta and you'll need it as Apple will likely plug this hole with firmware update!

You can download the current version for...

Windows iPad Spirit Jailbreak full version

MAC iPad Spirit Jailbreak full version

Be sure to donate to the team that brought you this jailbreak!

BigBoss, chpwn, chronic, MuscleNerd, OPK, planetbeing, pod2g, posixninja, saurik, westbaer, comex and anyone else whose name I have forgotten, for various contributions.

Or visit SpiritJB

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If you'd rather have the toolbar...

Download Spirit Jailbreak for Windows
The Spirit Jailbreak for Windows can be downloaded here (install toolbar, works with Firefox/Internet Explorer/Safari). Just click on Downloads and click on the “Download Spirit for Windows” link. The latest download link for jailbreaks will always be added in that section.

Download Spirit Jailbreak for Mac
The Spirit Jailbreak for Mac can be downloaded here (install toolbar works with Safari/Firefox/Internet Explorer). Just click on Downloads and click on the “Download Spirit for Mac” link. The latest download link for jailbreaks will always be added in that section.

Errors & Troubleshooting
Windows Vista or Windows 7 users may get the error c0000005.

To avoid this error, you have to run Spirit.exe in compatibility mode. To do so:
  • Right click on Spirit.exe and select Properties
  • Select the compatibility tab
  • Check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box and select Windows 98 / Windows ME

If you are still having difficulty, check out this tutorial from iPhone Download Blog

The Gizmodo iPhone Saga

The high drama of Gizmodo and the iPhone prototype it acquired could be heading to the courtroom, as prosecutors try to determine who should face charges. Police raided editor Jason Chen's home last Friday and confiscated his computers and related equipment, but prosecutors haven't pressed charges against anyone involved, and they're still considering whether Chen is protected by journalism shield laws.

In the meantime, there's no shortage of speculation on what will happen to Gizmodo and the person who handed over the prototype iPhone for $5,000, but there have also been a few new details reported since the police raid, some rumored and some on the record as fact. Let's separate fact from speculation:

Here's a breakdown of the story by Fast Company...

AT&T 3G iPad Details

For those of you who have been too caught up watching the tracking data for your new 3G iPad as it inches ever closer to your doorstep, delight in a new bit of additional information, this time from AT&T. On Wednesday, the exclusive 3G networking service provider posted an iPad 3G fact sheet detailing how the service would work.

AT&T is offering simple and straightforward 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad – complete with easy, on-device activation and management. Data plans for iPad include access to more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost. Check out 3G plans for iPad, and some helpful Q&A, below.

Domestic Data Plans for iPad

Recurring monthly charge with no long term contract

• $14.99 per month for 250 MB
• $29.99 per month for unlimited data
• Unlimited access – no added cost – to AT&T’s 20,000+ Wi-Fi Hot Spots

How do I manage my 3G plan for iPad? Can I turn service off or change my plan?
Once you sign up for iPad 3G data service, you can add to or cancel your domestic plan at any time – no penalty. For domestic plans, if you do not cancel, your service will automatically renew every 30 days to provide a more seamless data experience on an ongoing basis. For example, if you activate service on May 9, your service will automatically renew 30 days later with the same plan. If you do make a change, a new 30-day window begins.

What happens if I exceed the amount of data in my selected plan before the end of one month?
With the on-device management system, you can check your data usage in Settings>Cellular Data on your iPad at anytime. Also, for the $14.99 plan, iPad will even let you know when you’re about to reach your 250 MB data limit. You’ll get three alerts — at 20 percent, 10 percent, and zero. With each alert, you can choose to add more data or wait and do it later.

iPad Jailbreak Released, Friday

Remember the Spirit iPad Jailbreak we had mentioned a couple weeks back? Well, as predicted, release of spirit is just around the corner.

Spirit untethered Jailbreak tool is a jailbreaking tool only like blackra1n which can jailbreak the stock iPhone 3.1.3 or iPad 3.2 firmware. It will not unlock any of your iDevice. Hopefully this iPad Jailbreak Download will be available very soon!

iPhone hacker Comex has already published a video of his own spirit userland untethered Jailbreak solution that jailbreaks idevice OTA (over the air) that shows it running on the iPod touch. Have a look!

For those who are interested in jailbreaking their iPad, they should stay away from iTunes 9.1.1 since iTunes can detect & remove it.

iPad Insomnia

If you use your iPad to read a book before bed, you may experience a "bout of insomnia" according to researchers.

The iPad backlit display may be to blame, as other hi-tech readers have a duller reflection, more like a real book, says the UCLA report, and exposure to the bright light of the iPad may make it a little harder to get that shut-eye you're seeking.

Sleep researchers say that exposure to the light may inhibit the release of melatonin, which actually helps the body settle into sleep mode.

The iPad, meanwhile, uses a 262,000-color, liquid crystal display (LCD) that must be back-lit because these liquid crystals do not shine on their own. The fact that the iPad operates in full color and is held closer to the user's face than a television may be causing users to experience sleepless spikes when trying to get some rest.

Other devices, such as Kindle and Nook, more closely replicate the design of a regular book, with an ambient light that does not disturb the brain's chemical balance.

Go here to read more about this

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

iPad Winner Announcement

Well, no one won the 191 Million Jackpot in the Mega Millions drawing last night...

But with the winning number of 18 last week and the winning number of 6 this week, I'm proud to announce that Erika P. from Albany, NY has won our iPad Jailbreak Giveaway!

Erika has elected to get her iPad will be sent her way tomorrow morning. Enjoy your iPad Erika!

For our next giveaway, I'm planning to try to do the same thing with the MegaBall to ensure that this process is truly random! (Plus it gives people something to root for!) Hopefully I can pick up a 16GB 3G iPad at Best Buy in a couple days to giveaway later in May. Thanks to everyone that entered!

iPad Camera Connection Kit

The iPad Camera Connection Kit is not only a collection of two dock connector dongles designed to help you get photos onto an iPad from nearly any digital camera. It turns out the kit can also help you connect other USB devices to an iPad, making it that much more useful to those looking to go iPad-only for some tasks.

One of the Camera Connection Kit's two dongles has a USB port for connecting almost any digital camera via its USB cable (the other has an SD card slot). Connecting a camera or other device that reports itself as a digital camera, including an iPhone, will allow you to download full-resolution images into the iPad's Photos app.

However, experimentation has reveled that other USB devices will work with an iPad as well. Confirming earlier rumors, TidBITS reported that some USB audio devices, like speakers, headsets, and microphones will also work when attached to the USB dongle. Headsets work especially well with Skype for VoIP calls, according to TidBITS. It's expected, though untested, that USB microphones commonly used for recording podcasts or other audio should also work with audio recording applications.

In addition to USB audio devices, TUAW reported that one user was able to plug in a USB keyboard and type text, just as if a Bluetooth keyboard or an iPad Keyboard Dock were being used. This capability doesn't seem especially useful compared to a portable Bluetooth keyboard, but it's there if you need it.

The compact $29 iPhone Stereo Headset includes a decent mic and earphones. Bluetooth earpieces, headphones, and headsets also work with the iPad. And the built-in mic and speakers on the iPad when used with Skype or other audio chat programs make it into something better than most speakerphones I've used.

Limera1n Jailbreak

There is still a lot of buzz surrounding the potential of a GeoHot jailbreak named limera1n.

George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, claims to have jailbroken the iPad, allowing him to install his own software. He is reported to be working on a successor to his blackra1n tool which will jailbreak both iPhones and iPads and will be called limera1n.

So, will limera1n be the iPad tether jailbreak demonstrated last month which could also serve as an iPhone jailbreak or is this his version of the iPhone 4.0 jailbreak? Either of the two will actually do, but since he already posted about blackra1n on the iPad, we’re now leaning more on the latter. We’ll have more on this as this story continues, hopefully a limera1n iPad jailbreak download.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Facebook Videos On iPad

ReadWriteWeb noticed that Facebook hasn’t actually implemented HTML5, but it’s transcoding the videos to .MP4 thus making them compatible with the iPad:

  • “In our tests this morning, it appears that Facebook isn’t actually using HTML5 to display the videos. Instead, what appears to be going on is that is detecting that you’ve arrived to the website via the Safari web browser on the iPad. When you then attempt to play a video on the iPad, it doesn’t play inline (something that would have been a clear confirmation of an HTML5 implementation). Instead, Facebook is linking out to the actual video, transcoded to MP4, a video format that plays on Apple devices."
  • "RWW confirmed this by uploading a video file to Facebook in WMV format (a non-iPad compatible video format) and then attempting to play it on the iPad. It played as an MP4 file.”

Don't use facebook much anyway...just enough to keep me from getting annoyed!

iPad 3G At Best Buy

Steve Jobs is on the job again, answering customer questions. In this case, confirming that Best Buy outlets will have iPad WiFi + 3G models available on the April 30th release day for them.

Want the iPad 3G on 30th of April for those of you who have already placed an order for the 3G version. A reader today sent an email to Steve Jobs asking about the availability of iPad 3G at Best Buy stores on the launch day. Jobs reply was as usual quick and short: “Yep”.

Full header of the email can also be seen below for authenticity...

From CrunchGear

Oprah Plugs iPad

Television personality Oprah Winfrey, who in the past boosted sales of the Amazon Kindle by praising it on her program, recently declared herself a fan of Apple's iPad for an audience of millions to see.

Winfrey praised the iPad, which she called "amazing," in a conversation on her show last week with tech analyst Omar Wasow. She highlighted the device's abilities as an e-reader, noting that the its touchscreen allows books to "move," and proclaimed that Apple's new hardware would "change the way kids learn."

Above: Oprah shows off an amazing new e-book, Alice for the iPad... It uses the iPad's accelerometer to update the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. The pictures spring to life.

The TV host also mentioned the Kindle when talking about the iPad, noting that the Amazon Kindle application allows users to read their books on the iPad. She said that unlike the Kindle, the iPad has a backlit screen, which allows for reading in the dark, sharing photos, and playing games like Scrabble. "Gosh, those Apple folks," she said.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the TV host even referred to her ownership of Amazon's e-reader in the past tense, stating she "had a Kindle." A spokesperson for Winfrey later clarified and said she uses both devices.

Given her huge fanbase, it will be interesting to see how much impact Oprah’s praise will have on iPad’s already strong sales.

iPhone WiFi Sync App Proposed

Sneak preview of my upcoming app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For the first time ever, sync your device with iTunes over a wireless network - no USB cable required. Coming soon to the App Store.

Despite the fact that Microsoft's Zune player has offered Wi-Fi syncing since 2007, Apple is either unwilling or unable to bestow it upon iPad, iPod, and iPhone users.

Still, even if Apple does block the app, at least people will know it happened and possibly voice their disappointment, rather than just let it pass unnoticed.

We’ll probably see a WiFi Tether App grace the halls of the jailbreak app stores even if Apple never lets it see the light of day through official channels, proving once again that no matter what improvements Apple makes to its software, there’s still always a reason to go rogue.

Would an Apple Wi-Fi Sync blockade be enough justification for you for you to Jailbreak and go to the Cydia App Store

Thunderst0rm Confirmed As Fake

Looks like it pays to be suspicious sometimes, as the Thunderst0rm jailbreak that claimed to be able to jailbreak the iPhone OS 3.1.3 has turned out to be a fake. The file size is due to a bunch of unnecessary files that are included in the package and the tool only seems to call a simple message box (according to the reverse engineered code by iH8sn0w). As it is, we’ll have to wait a little while longer in order to get real working tools to jailbreak devices on the iPhone 3.1.3 such as blackra1n and PwnageTool which are expected to be released after the iPad 3G arrives later this month.

All this software does is create a batch file that starts up when you start your computer, displays a fake iTunes error message saying: “Your iTunes had crashed. error 7 (ASL.dll)“. If you were affected by turbo2sn0w, you can remove it by going to your Startup folder and removing the iTunes.bat file.

Avoid this software and do not install it! Trusted jailbreak software will always be added in the download section in the iPhone toolbar.

Monday, April 26, 2010

How To Use Spirit Jailbreak

Not sure how to use Spirit Jailbreak? Click on the link below for a step-by-step tutorial.

* Jailbreak iPhone 4.0 with Spirit Jailbreak (Tutorial) – NOT OUT YET
* Jailbreak iPad 4.0 with Spirit Jailbreak (Tutorial) – NOT OUT YET
* Jailbreak iPod touch 4.0 with Spirit Jailbreak (Tutorial) - NOT OUT YET

iPad Malware Unleashed

Malware scammers are trying to trick early iPad buyers into installing backdoor software on Windows machines, according to a security firm.

The miscreants are passing emails claiming that the iPad needs an iTunes update for "best performance, newer features and security", to be installed via their PC. Malicious links direct victims to a convincing bogus download page, said AV outfit BitDefender.

Security firm BitDefender has identified a virus targeting early iPad adopters. The threat comes in the form of an email promising “…best performance, newer features and security,” which instructs users to download the latest version of iTunes onto their PC, and perform an update for their tablet device.

“Although the iPad has not yet been officially released for sale in the UK, BitDefender has already identified malware targeting the early adopters,” the company states on its website. The email in question contains a malicious link that takes users to what BitDefender calls “a perfect imitation of the one they would use for legitimate iTunes software downloads.” Once the user follows all the required steps, the process ends with malware being downloaded onto their system.

It is unclear why the company entitled its latest security memo “Warning on Early iPad Virus,” since the malware actually affects Windows-running PCs.

Limera1n iPad Jailbreak, By GeoHot

A few weeks after teasing us with a video showing an untethered jailbreak for all devices, an iPad jailbreak and an iPhone 4.0 jailbreak, GeoHot is now rumored to be releasing a new jailbreak called LimeRa1n in the next few days.

The rumor started when iHackinTosh got tipped about a new website called After checking the whois info, it appears that registrant info for both LimeRa1n and BlackRa1n is in the name and address of GeoHot.

The questions on everybody’s lips is now when will GeoHot release LimeRa1n and what device will it allow to jailbreak? LimeRa1n should be available in the next few days and it should work on all devices, including the iPhone and iPod Touch 3.1.3, as well as the iPad.

A jailbreak for these devices has been around for a while now but they’ve never been released in order to prevent Apple to patch the exploits in a future OS update.

While, LimeRa1n has no set release date, you can still jailbreak you iPhone with BlackRa1n and RedSn0w.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Megaball iPad Giveaway...Email's Sent

Final round emails have been sent for those that got the MegaBall correct on Friday's drawing.  The number was 18 and 45 contestants are remaining with a chance to win an iPad

If the Megaball number on Tuesday's drawing is 46, then there is NO winner and everyone will keep their numbers for the Friday drawing.  With just under 2100 entrants....the turn out was great, and everyone had a 1/2100ish chance to win an iPad.

New readers can look forward to our next contest that will likely involve a iPad 3G 16GB, once I get my hands on one!

Thanks to all yet again!!

iPad Pinky Thief Caught

Looks like they caught the guy that got his pinky stolen along with his iPad a few days ago...Brandon Darnell Smith

Via DenverPost

An Aurora man who lost a finger when a robber violently yanked a new iPad away from him at a Denver mall this month was grateful police caught the alleged bandit who maimed him.

"Thank God, he's off the street," said Bill Jordan, 59, of the arrest early Saturday morning of Brandon Darnell Smith, 20. "I'm doing as well as I can for a man with nine fingers."

Denver police arrested Smith at 1:14 a.m. during a traffic stop in the 3000 block of North Monaco Street, said spokesman Sonny Jackson.

Smith was being held for investigation of robbery and second-degree assault.

Jordan's left pinky finger was amputated at the first knuckle shortly after the tax-day robbery near the Cherry Creek Shopping Center's parking garage. His story was publicized across Canada and the U.S., and he has received well-wishes and cards from many people in the two countries.

Jordan said Denver Detective Brian Sides worked relentlessly to identify the suspect, including working 26 hours straight before Smith was arrested.

iPad Theft Video

Saturday, April 24, 2010

iPad Flash Installation

This is an obvious work around to get flash on the iPad enabled...

One way around that is using a VNC (Virtual Network Computing) app. It lets you show and control one computer from iPad.

With this app, you can use a computer that does support Flash to view the content in a VNC app on the iPad. Desktop Connect is currently available and costs $12 in the iTunes App Store. Though there are cheaper VNC apps, this one works with a lot of platforms and is easy to configure.

If the computer is on the same network, Desktop Connect will find it and connect to it automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to configure it manually.

No More iPad For You

This reminds me of the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld...just don't piss of the guy dishing it out, especially if they are iPads!

A medical student wrote on his blog Protocol Snow, claims to buying the iPads for members of a gaming forum living outside the U.S.

"I was doing this as a favour, unlike hoarders who were unloading iPads on eBay to cash in on the $150+ markup," notes the student. "Instead, my asking prices were very reasonable, just enough to cover all the tax, international express shipping, and PayPal fees with a little left over for unexpected costs."

"When asked to clarify the ban and if it applied to iPads only, his credit card or household, the Apple staff member reportedly told the student: "All I can say is that you have reached your lifetime limit," and "You are not allowed to buy this iPad."

When the student asked about how many iPads purchases would result in an Apple ban, the staff member said: "That information is not available."

Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me...

iPad Music Shuffle

Well...I already figured out. But this is handy little video from CNet

Here is how to make the confusing iPad/iTunes mutation shuffle for you...

Friday, April 23, 2010

iPad Giveaway...

Just saw the Megaball Number was 18...congrats to those that got it!

Those that entered this contest will be automatically eligible for our next I just need to get my hands on a 3G iPad!

Thunderst0rm iPad Jailbreak

A team called thunderst0rm claim to have a solution to jailbreak and unlock all iPhone, iPod and thankfully....iPad devices running firmware 3.1.3 with the 05.12.01 baseband. This is said to be an untethered iPad jailbreak, the team has just posted the video below...

The team says that everything is going well in beta testing and the program will be released tomorrow. There is some skepticism related to the authenticity of this jailbreak, but if they are going to release it tomorrow, we’ll be able to verify it and hopefully download the iPad Jailbreak pretty soon.

Hacks to jailbreak all devices on iPhone 3.1.3, and iPad on iPhone 3.2, we will have to wait for the tools like greenp0ison, blackra1n for iPad, and Spirit for iPad which are expected to be released once iPad 3G hits the shelves later this month. Expect these mentioned tools to be out by either end of this month, or in the first half of May.

Hopefully the limera1n jailbreak is getting close for GeoHot to release!

How Many iPad Apps Do You Have?

Above are the results of our poll... "how Many iPad Apps Do You Have?"

The 23% that reported none are hard to believe, but maybe they've never connected it to WiFi. (BTW..This is a crime in 22 states)

And over one-third of our readers have installed more than 20 Apps on to their iPad. Drop a comment with the number of Apps you have!

Thank You iPad Visitors!

Less than three weeks after its launch, Apple’s iPad already accounts for 29 percent of devices accessing

Overall, mobile devices account for around 14 percent of our total traffic. For April 3-19, iPad users represented around 4% percent of our total traffic.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

iPad Giveaway

Thanks to all of those entered, you'll be receiving an email with your first MegaBall # for the drawing on 4/23/2010.  It you hit the MegaBall on Friday (4/23/2010) then you are in the final 60 out of 2600 entrants.  Those left standing will be randomly assigned a number for the Tuesday (4/27/2010) drawing.

The winning numbers are available on MegaMillions website...

Good luck to all!

iPad Jailbreak Giveaway (UPDATED)


We are drawing a line in the sand at midnight on Thursday, April 22 2010. Those entered will be contacted early Friday via their verified email address with a MegaBall Number to watch for the drawing on 4/23/2010. This should reduce the number potential winners down to 46. Then before Tuesday, the remaining 46 "contestants" will be given a different MegaMillion's MegaBall number to root for to WIN THE iPAD!

Best of luck to all...if the total entrants eclipses 2100+, we may need to have a 3rd drawing potentially.

Currently, there are over 1,800 in the running for this 16GB iPad. Best of luck to all entered, please drop a comment with suggestions for our next giveaway!

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She Waited 99 Years For The iPad

A 99-year-old woman from Lake Oswego, Virginia Campbell, has finally bought her first computer... an Apple iPad. "It's changed her life," one of her daughters told

Virginia has been an avid reader most of her life, but she suffers from glaucoma, making reading increasingly difficult. Because of the iPad's ability to adjust the brightness of the page and to increase the font by simply tapping, Virginia has been able to take up her beloved past-time again. Not only is she reading again, she's writing again too. So far she has composed twelve limericks on her iPad, example:

To this technical-ninny it's clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.

Wonder if she wants to tether her iPad or better yet, download an iPad jailbreak!