Absinthe A5 Jailbreak Installed On Nearly 1 Million iOS Devices

The Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak was released for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 on the weekend, it was initially available for the Mac and then released for Windows and now a new version has been released for Linux.

It looks like the jailbreak has become quite popular as it has been installed on almost one million iOS device since it was released just three days ago.

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Pogo Sketch Plus Stylus Launched By Ten One Design

Ten One Design have this week launched their new Pogo Sketch Plus stylus, which builds on the success and design of their original stylus the Pogo Sketch. The new 2012 stylus is now equipped with a newly designed nib which has been engineered to provide a more consistent and smoother action when in operation.

If you enjoyed using an owning the original Pogo Sketch created by Ten One Design, you are sure to enjoy their new creation. It sports the same bold colours and minimal design together with a flexible spring steel clip, to keep your stylus handy and within easy reach at all times.

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Did Apple Spend $100 Million On First HTC Patent Case?

Apple is engaged in a number of different patent lawsuits with manufacturers of smartphones that run Google’s Android OS, most notable are the various patent cases against HTC and Samsung.

All of these various lawsuits are reported to be costing Apple a large amount of money, and now according to a recent report by Dan Lyons, Apple spent over $100 million on legal fees in their first patent case against HTC.

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Evi To Take On Siri On iOS And Android (Video)

Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant is only available on the iPhone 4S, but now it would appear that Siri may have a competitor in the form of an iOS and Android app called Evi.

Evi works in a similar way to Siri, you press a button on the app and ask it a question, it will then respond to you with an answer, and it works in a similar way to Apple’s Siri.

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Magnus iPad 2 Stand, Uses The iPads Built-in Magnets For Support

If you are in the market for a minimalist stand for your iPad. The new Magnus iPad 2 stand which has been designed by Ten One Design might well be worth a look. There are plenty of iPad stands available to purchase, but the new Magnus stand takes a new innovative approach to keeping your iPad 2 attached to the stand and in an upright position, using the internal magnets of the iPad 2. Which were originally added by Apple for use with their Smart Cover.

The foot section of the new minimalist Magnus iPad 2 stand provides just enough metal for the magnets to make contact, and keep the tablet securely enough in place whilst in landscape mode to be used.

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SiriToggles Enables Added Functionality Including App Launching To Jailbroken iPhones

iPhone 4S users with jailbroken phones who are looking to add a little more functionality to the standard Apple Siri personal assistant. Should check out a new application called SiriToggles which has been designed for the iPhone 4S and will allow users to adjust settings and launch applications via voice commands.

iOS developer Hamza Sood’s tweak, called SiriToggles has been designed to plug some of the gaps which many iPhone users feel have been left out by Apple in the current beta version of its Siri personal voice assistant, installed on standard iPhone 4S smartphones.


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In Car iPad 2 Mount backSTAGE Pro II Unveiled By Scosche

Apple iPad 2 owners looking to entertain passengers in the car, who may not have a state-of-the-art in car entertainment system. Might be pleased to learn Scosche has unveiled a new product to their range called the backSTAGE Pro II. Which makes mounting an iPad 2 for viewing by rear seat passengers very easy.

Scosche’s backSTAGE Pro II iPad 2 mount is fixed to the uprights of the driver and front passenger seats headrest. Providing a secure attachment to the iPad 2 case which can then be angled for the perfect viewing position.

Scosche's backSTAGE Pro II iPad 2 mount

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Apple iBooks Passes 350,000 Textbook Downloads In Just 3 Days

According to Global Equities Research, the company which monitors Apple’s iBook sales via a proprietary tracking system, has today revealed that Apple’s new textbook service has already passed 350,000 downloads, just 3 days after being launched.

Together with around 90,000 downloads of Apple’s iBooks Author, its free textbook creation tool, during the same time period. Only last week we brought you the news that Apple had launched its new iBooks 2 and iBooks Author service, and already they look to be a success.

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Apple Says Samsung Galaxy Nexus Copies iPhone Slide To Unlock Feature

Last week we heard that Apple has filed a number of different lawsuits against Samsung in Germany, the lawsuits related to 10 different patents for smartphones and around five patents for tablets.

And now some details have been revealed on one of the lawsuits from Apple against Samsung, and now Apple are claiming that Samsung and Google’s flagship Android smartphone,the Samsung Galaxy Nexus infringes on an Apple patent.

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Absinthe A5 Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Released

We heard recently that the iPhone Dev Team were getting ready to release an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, and now pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team have released a new untethered iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak, called Absinthe A5.

Absinthe A5 is based on the the Greenpoison jailbreak tool and it is currently only available for the Mac, there will also be Linux and Windows versions released as well.

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