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Untethered 5.0.1 Jailbreak Now Available For A4 Devices [News]

iPhone and iPad

Untethered 5.0.1 Jailbreak Now Available For A4 Devices [News]

hronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team have finally released an untethered software jailbreak for all Apple devices running the A4 chip and below. Unfortunately the two current A5 devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, are not currently compatible with this release at this time but the jailbreak will work on the iPhone 4 and 3Gs, iPod Touch 3G and 4G and the original iPad.

29-12-2011
Untethered 5.0.1 Jailbreak Now Available For A4 Devices [News]
Magic Guitar: Taking Music Games In A New Direction [iPhone]

Gaming iPhone and iPad

Magic Guitar: Taking Music Games In A New Direction [iPhone]

The iPhone has a lot of rhythm games. Right from the outset, the Tap Tap series was seeing huge success on the device. It was the most popular application for months, and everyone was having a blast tapping his or her screen along to the beat. Even Rock Band and Guitar Hero have tried their luck on the iPhone, and found a decent level of success. The problem with these games is that they are all essentially the same.

29-12-2011
Magic Guitar: Taking Music Games In A New Direction [iPhone]
A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time

Web Culture

A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time

The word “virus” and its association with computers was affixed by American computer scientist Frederick Cohen who used it to describe “a program that can ‘infect’ other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved copy of itself” way back in 1983. They come in all flavours, from problematic worms that spread like wildfire to backdoor entrances caused by trojan horse imposters.

29-12-2011
A Brief History Of The 5 Worst Computer Viruses Of All Time
3 Unique Android Alarm Clocks To Get You Out Of Bed Faster

Android

3 Unique Android Alarm Clocks To Get You Out Of Bed Faster

Getting up early in the morning is one of the most dreaded moments of the day for most of us. A cozy and warm bed, competing with dark winter days and cold bathrooms, doesn’t make it any easier. One thing that makes a huge difference in starting the day, is a good alarm clock, one that does a little more than emit annoying sounds or badly tuned radio stations.

28-12-2011
3 Unique Android Alarm Clocks To Get You Out Of Bed Faster
Create Impressive Text Art With ASCII Generator 2 [Windows]

Windows

Create Impressive Text Art With ASCII Generator 2 [Windows]

When I was just a kid – about 9 years old – my brother and I would purchase those new computer magazines that had all kinds of neat programs and other “computer tricks” in them. Back then, computer programs consisted of BASIC software that you could type into the terminal a line at a time, save it on the floppy disk and then run it to watch some fun ASCII-based graphics or game flash across the screen.

28-12-2011
Create Impressive Text Art With ASCII Generator 2 [Windows]
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

Linux

5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

We’ve previously written about Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment, which we touted as a “big leap forward” for Linux when it was introduced with Ubuntu 11.04. Unity was certainly a big leap in a new direction, but it left a lot of users behind. Luckily, Linux is all about choice and Ubuntu’s software repositories contain a variety of excellent alternatives to Unity.

28-12-2011
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]
Surprisingly Accurate Phishing Scam Targets Apple Customers [News]

Internet

Surprisingly Accurate Phishing Scam Targets Apple Customers [News]

One of the most difficult threats to avoid is the phishing scam, which attempts to scam users by mimicking a trusted website, service or company. Fortunately, such attacks usually give themselves away with poorly written emails or badly executed fake sites, but a recent scam targeting Apple’s customers has gained attention for the opposite reason.

28-12-2011
Surprisingly Accurate Phishing Scam Targets Apple Customers [News]
How To Set Up iTunes Match For The First Time – The Definitive Guide

Mac

How To Set Up iTunes Match For The First Time – The Definitive Guide

With iTunes Match finally released to us here in the UK, I signed up and have been using it for about a week now. Here’s my definitive guide to exactly what iTunes Match is, and what it isn’t; as well as a quick guide on how to upgrade all your matched songs to high quality 256kbs versions. Hopefully along the way I’ll answer any questions you have about the service too.

28-12-2011
How To Set Up iTunes Match For The First Time – The Definitive Guide
The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle

Internet

The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle

It’s the tablet that wouldn’t die, the device that kept coming back for more, and despite HP’s dithering over whether they would continue to support webOS or not, the HP TouchPad has exceeded expectations thanks to various fire sales at popular retailers and its friendly user interface. However thanks to the lack of support from HP early on, there is a big hole in the number of official apps available for the webOS tablets.

28-12-2011
The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle
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