Wednesday, 24 April 2013

How to Secure Apple ID by Setting Up ID Verification

A lot of iOS and Mac users like to store their information in iCloud. According to the recent report from Strategy Analytics, iCloud has become one of the most popular U.S. cloud media service and it is often used for storing music tracks, movies, pictures and even contacts.

Apple has decided to secure customer’s accounts a couple of days ago. The company added a new verification feature, and you can now enable verification for Apple ID using our short guide. Don’t worry as it answers any iTunes verification questions you might have had before following our instruction.

Apple ID Verification

Apple ID Verification Process

The tutorial is simple, so you will have no problems when you will make Apple ID secure with our help. Here is how you can enable Apple ID verification [iCloud].

First Step

Go to using a web browser and choose Create Apple ID option if you don’t have account. You should login with the credentials you use for iTunes/Apple [this option is available in Manage section].

Second Step

Do you see a tab on the left called Password and Security? Choose it and you will be headed to the Security Settings page. Go to Get Started which is located under the section Two-Step Verification.

Third Step

Now you will find some information about Apple verification process. Read it and choose to Continue.

Fourth Step

More information will follow letting you know that gadgets can access your iCloud account. Press Verify [this feature is located next to each of your devices] and choose to either get a 4-digit pin via a text message or via Find My iPhone option. Enter this pin code on the site to verify each of your gadgets.

Fifth Step

You will receive a Recovery Key [it contains 14 digits]. You need to save this Key and remember it as you have to confirm it. You can write it down or print it for future reference. The Key will help you in case you forget your password.

Sixth Step

Check the “I understand” box to confirm that you are aware of all the risks and conditions and press to Enable Two-Step Verification option.

Hooray! Your setup process is complete and this is how to enable Apple ID verification.

Original Source: How to Enable Apple ID Verification

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

iPhone 5S Release Reports: Camera Specs

What will iPhone 5S camera be like? Will its performance improve? What should we expect in the next smartphone model from Apple? There are some interesting reports on the web that specify iPhone 5S concept camera megapixels and other characteristics. Here is what we can tell you about it.
The new iDevice is expected to be presented later this year. Of course, customers are looking for various details about this release. According to blog from Vietnam, this handset will feature an improved camera. It will be better than the iPhone 5 camera.
iPhone 5S Camera

iPhone 5S Camera Specs

Before we continue you should know that there are a lot of rumors on this model already and a lot of them promise opposite things. The most recent report states that this gadget will get a 12-megapixel camera with better shooting at night time.
If the camera module is produced by WSE then this rumor might be real. Wonderful Saigon Electrics works with Apple so it can actually improve Apple iPhone 5S camera specifications. This means that we might enjoy taking amazing pictures with the popular smartphone in the future.
Can we trust the Vietnamese blog? Well, it actually predicted the iPhone 5 8-megapixel camera sensor last year while other experts said it would feature a 10-megapixel camera. We hope that this time Tinhte is right again.

Improved iPhone 5S Characteristics

The Cupertino-based giant may truly improve the camera for its handset because other big market players, such as Nokia, are trying to impress customers. Apple can hurry and impress its fans too releasing the next iPhone with a better camera and giving users abilities to take good pictures at night.
We are sure many of you are curious to see what the new iOS device is to offer since Samsung and HTC are pushing Apple hard with their Galaxy S4 and One gadgets. BTW, you can compare iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 to find out the winner.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

T-Mobile iPhone 5 Trade-in Program for Smartphone Owners

Do you have an iPhone 4S or 4 and dream about a new free iPhone 5 from T-Mobile? The company starts a trade-in program that lets all existing iOS smartphone holders upgrade to the sixth-generation handset in a very easy and fast manner.

You have read it correct. Carrier is willing to give customers the latest Apple smartphone for $0 down. This program is aimed at those existing users who are not satisfied with the mobile operator they are currently using.

iPhone 5 from T-Mobile

How to Get iPhone 5 from T-Mobile for Free

You can simply go to one of T-Mobile stores with either iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 and participate in the program. The price for your iPhone 5 depends on the value of your current handset model. Users will be able to get up to $120 in credit that can be spend on paying T-Mobile bill, the rest of the sixth-gen device or accessories.

All customers should pay $100 up-front for their newest handset and spend the next 24 months paying off $20 per month for the gadget’s full value. The new iPhone 5 T-Mobile pre-order deal can reduce your monthly payments to $15.

We think that a lot of people who wish to get away from their existing mobile company will take this deal and upgrade to the 6-th generation device. The program will last till June 16.

Why to Buy T-Mobile iPhone 5

How many consumers will bite the program offered by T-Mobile? It’s hard to tell yet since it has just started. Last month the company promised to offer contract-free cellphones to its customers with unlimited talk/text and 500MB of data plan worth $50 [extra 2GB will cost $10 and unlimited high-speed data will cost additional $20 a month]. This month we see another nice offer that makes it simple to get iPhone 5 for less for existing Apple smartphone holders.

In case you don’t have previous model of an iDevice you can get T-Mobile iPhone 5 for $65 per month.

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SimCity for Mac Is Coming This Summer

SimCity 2013 for Mac is coming in June. The game will finally be offered to OS X users, and if you happened to have already purchased this popular franchise app for Windows you will get SimCity Mac download for free.

The game will be an exclusive digital launch. You might wonder what SimCity 2013 Mac system requirements are since there are differences between Windows and this operating system. We can share some information with you since we are sure a lot of users can wait to download the new release which has got over 3 millions copies sold since the presentation for the PC.

SimCity for Mac Release

Mac SimCity 2013

The exact SimCity Mac release date is June 11. This is when all OS X users will be able to get the Sims game and enjoy it on their platform. PC users who have already paid for Windows version of this app will receive a free digital Mac copy.
Mac SimCity download will be offered at EA’s Origin and other retailers. You can already pre order the game for Mac. The Windows version will be given to you for free in case you don’t have one yet.

SimCity 2013 Mac Requirements

Developers had to rewrite software rendered for their SimCity for Mac game for OpenGL so that it will play well on OS X operating system. The multiplayer elements have also been changed so that they would become cross-platform and players who are using different OS would be able to compete against each other.

There is no need to worry about Mac requirements because the game is optimized for OS X, or in other words, you will get a native Mac version that should run smoothly and ensure the best performance, according to EA Origin.

By the way if you have built your cities on Windows platform, you will not lose them on Mac as the will be available to you when you login to the game’s server. There is still no information on whether the app will support the Retina display devices or not.

Original Post: Mac SimCity 2013 Release in June

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 Build 12E30 Download

OS X developers can now get OS X Mountain Lion update to see how Apple is planning to improve its operating system for Macs. Learn where you can download the latest OS X 10.8.4 build 12E30 and what it code tells experts who are looking for new Mac Pro 2013 and other Macs’ tech specs.

OS X Mountain Lion Update

It is interesting that the new build appears only a week after the previous one was seeded for tests. The Cupertino-based company points devs to the same focus areas as OS X 10.8.4 with the build 12E27. This includes Safari, WI-Fi and Graphics Drivers.

What else can we learn from the 12E30 release? What does 10.8.4 offer to users and fans of Mac products? There are some curious facts discovered in this beta build.

About OS X 10.8.4 Build 12E30

If you have an account at Apple’s dev portal, log in and you will get OS X 10.8.4 build 12E30 download link with the update. Even though the main areas of focus haven’t changed, there is always something to discover for Mac developers.

The final OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 download might appear to public before WWDC event or it might premier at it. Right now we are witnessing the second build of this system version.

If you are waiting for new Mac models, you should know what developers found in the latest beta code. According to experts, this code might say that the next Macs will support 802.11ac wireless protocol.
Will Apple truly use this technology in its computers? When might they become compatible with 802.11ac draft [IEEE hasn’t ratified it yet but some routers are already based on this protocol]? There are a lot of suggestions and questions left answered by Apple. But we all know that the new Macs will be improved in some ways.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

iMac 27 Refurbished Models Offered for $1,529 in the US

Refurbished iMac 27 might be a good choice for those who are going to buy iMac in USA. Apple now offers refurbished machines starting at $1,529. You can visit the online store of the famous Cupertino-based company. We just want to share this review on updated iMac pricing with you.

The thin model of iMac is pretty popular, and if you want to get it and save some about $270 you might like to take a look at refurbished machines. Surely, this offer is for customers who don’t mind getting refurbished goods.

Refurbished iMac 27 Inch

Refurbished iMac 27 Inch

Apple store that is certified to sell refurbished devices will let you buy refurbished iMac 27 with a slight discount off its regular price. This is one of the latest-gen thin iMacs with 27-inch screen. It was officially released about 4 months ago, so the model is nice to get.

The 15 percent discount is good for two versions of a thin computer, one is a low-end model and the other is the high-end one. Your order will be shipped in 1-3 business days if you decide to purchase it while the offer is available.

Buy iMac 27 Inch

Now it’s time to check the pricing and tech specs of Apple iMac computers following the link.
The 2.9GHz Core i5 refurbished iMac with 1TB HDD, amazing display and 8GB of RAM is sold for $1,529. The 3.1GHz unit is offered for $1,599, and the 3.2GHz can be bought for $1,699. The 3.4GHz Core i7 refurbished iMac 27 inch is sold for $1,869 and $2,199 [it depends on the device’s configurations].

Apple sells these devices with a 1-year warranty. It assures that all the gadgets have been rigorously restored. By the way, you can get a 21.5-inch device in case the 27-inch model is still too expensive to you.
What do you think about getting refurbished computers? Are they worth their price?

Original Post: Refurbished iMac 27-inch For Sale

Sunday, 7 April 2013

T-Mobile iPhone 5 Pre Order Time Has Come

Users who wish to buy T-Mobile iPhone are welcome to do this now since the carrier accepts pre-orders for the sixth-generation model. You can visit online the company’s website now or wait till April 12th when iPhone 5 from T Mobile will be available for public purchases.

April is a great month for customers who couldn’t wait till T-Mobile starts to offer the latest Apple smartphone in the U.S. This mobile operator is listed among the 4 biggest American carriers but it didn’t sell the popular smartphones till 2013.

What benefits do you get when you buy T Mobile iPhone? Should you pre-order it right away? What will be the pricing on iOS handsets?
Buy iPhone 5 from T Mobile

Buy T-Mobile iPhone

There is great news for all of you. There is no need to get a 2-year contract when you get the smartphone from this company. You have a choice.

For example, you can get the device for its full price paying it up front:
  • 16GB iPhone 5 from T-Mobile will cost $579
  • 32GB iPhone 5 is sold for $679
  • 64GB model costs $779
You can also pay part up front [from $99 to $299 depending on the model you select] and then pay $20 per month during the next 2 years.

Pre Order iPhone 5 from T Mobile Easily

If you choose to pre-order the sixth-gen iPhone from T-Mobile it will be delivered for the official release next Friday. Right now only iPhone 5 is available for pre-orders, yet the company should soon offer iPhone 4 and 4S as well.

The company offers unlimited data plans with no contracts, so we have the following questions. Are you going to place your pre order online? Do you consider getting the handset from T-Mobile or do you prefer other U.S. companies? Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak to Be Released by P0sixninja?

As for today iPhone and iPad users are able to jailbreak all firmwares prior but not new iOS 6.1.3 update which is non-jailbroken yet, as even the Evasi0n tool developed by the team of hackers known as Evad3rs doesn’t work for this firmware version. Since Apple has no plans for creating an open iOS that supports third-party applications and programs, people wonder if they get a chance to perform iOS 7 jailbreak and other versions of this operating system.

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak

iOS 7 Jailbreak Release by Joshua Hill?

There is no jailbreak for 6.1.3 operating system yet, since P0sixninja assures that the next jailbreak “might be created entirely by him” we start thinking of a tool for iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak possibly coming out before the version 7 is presented to public.

While I can’t say what is the exact iOS 7 untethered jailbreak release date is we have some news to share with you. This firmware might be presented in summer, according to experts, and while the Evad3rs are most likely waiting till this launch to find a new exploit there is one more person who is not sitting on the sidelines.

p0sixninja ios 6.1.3 jailbreak

I am talking about P0sixninja [he used to be a member of the Chronic Dev Team] who is well-known for such popular programs as Absinthe and GreenPois0n jailbreak utilities for iPhone and other iDevices. It seems that Joshua Hill [this is the hacker’s real name] is also searching for vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS to develop and present the untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 this year.

Fans of iGadgets who follow all the news on jailbreaking remember how P0sixninja disappeared from the news feeds after trying to dump the BootROM of the Cupertino-based giant products. It will be great if he really creates the next exploit since his Twitter posts sound pretty exciting.

Right now the hacker says he has discovered exploits for iOS 6.1.3 and this means that the production of the next jailbreak might be real.

Meanwhile the Evad3rs say they are not working on untethered jailbreak right now. We will see these folks next week when they speak at the HITB security conference. Hopefully they will tell us something about the future of iPad / iPhone jailbreaking.
pod2g ios 7 untethered jailbreak
What do you think about this? Do you believe that iOS 7 jailbreak will be created entirely by one person? Has Hill really found all the exploits required for the new tool? I guess we’ll know the truth only after Apple presents this new firmware to public.

Original Post: iOS 6.1.3 Untethered Jailbreak News 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Apple Released OS X 10.8.4 build 12E72 To The Developers

Today Apple issued a new beta version of the operating system for Mac and you can download OS X 10.8.4 beta of Mountain Lion. But you may have access to it only if you have the developer account at Apple company.
Apple warns that after installing OS X 10.8.4 there will not be option to install 10.8.3 back, released just a few weeks ago. Last OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 was released after 13 betas. The whole process of bringing it to the public has been lasting for 5 months.
download os x 10.8.4 beta
OS X 10.8.4 update does not pose any new features or bug fixes. At this moment there is no information about that. The developer proposes to pay attention to the interaction of their programs with Wi-Fi, video cards, and Internet browser Safari. Also the new update provide a chance to check iTunes gift cards with the Mac’s iSight camera, with some key upgrades to those who like to operate Windows (including Windows 8).

Download Mac OS X 10.8.4 beta

If you have developer account at Apple you can download 12E72 build and install it without problems. But remember that after will be no way to get back to 10.8.3.

Many Mac users were waited for Apple’s presentation of the new system OS X 10.9, as was the case with the Mountain Lion – a video of the system was released in February, a few months before it appears in the Mac App Store. But, judging by the new beta version, there is no need to wait for OS X 10.9 soon. And many are still wondering what new features will bring new release.

Original Post: Download Mac OS X 10.8.4 beta

Monday, 1 April 2013

Awesome Ideas for April Fools Day Pranks [iPhone Apps]

April Fools day is the best day of the year because only today you are officially allowed to do pranks at your office and become a family with other employees as you make fun of your boss. You can also surprise your friends and family members with one of the following jokes created with the help of your iPhone.

Of course, I am talking about awesome April Fools day apps for iOS devices that can be downloaded by everyone and used to add some fun and laughs to an ordinary working day. For example, Google announced that YouTube service shut down and new mode for Google Maps is added but let’s talk about the apps.

April Fools Day iPhone Apps 2013

We will list some of the most interesting applications that are must-have for April 1st. You can download April Fools days apps on your smartphone, especially the free programs, and spend the rest of the day amusing people you care for.

Fake-a-Call April Fools day iPhone app

1. Fake-A-Call is a free iPhone / iPad application known as the top fake calling app ever that even supports fake video calls. You can choose to delay the phone call, change your voice [you can sound like a President or Lady Gaga], etc. This program is great for people who need to escape a boring date, meeting, etc. Download Fake-A-Call for iPhone using this link.

Human-to-Cat Translator App for April Fools day

2. Human-to-cat Translator is another free app for today. You can translate your voice into meows and make the whole office wonder where the cat is hidden. Get it now and your prank will turn the office upside down.

iSMS April Fools Day for iPhone

3. iSMS is a free social networking iPhone application incredible for April Fools Day pranks. It shows your jokes as a normal text messenger in Apple’s history, and you are allowed to edit recipient list and message itself. You can download iSMS from here.

RealCover iPhone App for April Fools Day

4. RealCover let’s you create fake magazine covers with ease. Use your friend’s photographs as popular magazine cover and bring a smile upon his face. The app costs $1.99 and is available on iTunes.

Prank Mirror App for April Fools Day

5. Prank Mirror allows making hilarious pictures from your photographs. You can send the images to people you know or simply add them to your photo library. The application is free to download and is nice to get.

Clean Charge iPhone App

6. Clean Charge lets you prove to your friends that you are able to charge the iPhone / iPad using green energy. There is no need to plug your smartphone to recharge the battery as you are able to charge using air, sun energy, wind power etc. and entertain people who don’t know about such an application and truly believe you are a wizard. Keep in mind that this $0.99 app uses the power of your device, so better have a fully charged battery before you do the prank. You can grab this program via this link.

Action Movie FX App for April Fools Day

7. Action Movie FX can let you create fake videos and prove that you have witnessed a huge car crash or missile attack, etc. No one will believe you, but you can have some fun. Get the app for free from this App Store link.
Download April Fools day apps and let April 1st bring you many happy smiles!

Original Post: Download April Fools Day Apps for iPhone / iPad [2013]