Upgrade your iDevice to iOS6 GM NOW!

  As you already know, Apple released last night the iPhone 5 and made us aware that iOS 6 will be available to the public on September 19th. However, if you have a developer account, iOS6 GM (the final version of the OS) can be downloaded and installed right away.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Google for iOS 6 GM (you’ll easily find the version for your iDevice) and download it.
  2. Back up your iDevice with iTunes.
  3. Launch iTunes (make sure it’s the latest version), click on your device then on the page that has just shown up, hold SHIFT on your keyboard if you’re on a PC or the option key on OSX and click on Check For Updates button, then point to the place where you have your iOS 6GM file and let it do it’s routine.
  4. If necessary, restore your device from backup and sync with iTunes.
  5. Enjoy iOS 6.
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Get my black iPhone 4 16GB Neverlocked with just 1.5 EUR, 2 USD or 10 RON.



Yes. You read it right! I want to get the new iPhone 4S but don’t really want to invest in a phone this year so, thanks to a friend who came up with the idea, I got this.

You can get my black iPhone 4 16GB Neverlocked just by donating 1.5 Euro or 2 USD in my Paypal account or minimum 10 RON in my bank account. My goal is to raise 930 USD or 750 EUR or 3000 RON by December 29th when it’s my birthday so I can get the new iPhone 4S and give you my iPhone 4. Win-win! Sounds too good to be true? Here’s how it works:

  1. Readers donate 1.5 EUR or 2 USD to my Paypal account or minimum 10 RON in my bank account. Of course, you can donate more than once thus submitting many entries in the comments section and increasing your chances to win.
  2. The donors must post a comment on this page with his/her name/Paypal name and donation amount. This will be approved after validating with Paypal.
  3. Once $930 or €750 or 3000 RON to buy the new phone is gathered, the donation stops.
  4. Using www.random.org I will choose a number from the comments list who will be the lucky winner of my iPhone 4. Everything will be recorded and posted on YouTube.
  5. The phone will be delivered to the winner’s home address (which will be given to me via email after I’ve announced the winner) via DHL/UPS/Fan Courier on January 3rd, 2012.

You can donate using the button here or on the left hand side of the website or by using the details below:

For Paypal use e-mail address: digitalhater@gmail.com

For bank transfer use the following details:

Name: Alin Amariei, IBAN: RO55INGB0000999901435424

Login into your Paypal account and use the option “Donate” from the “Send Payment” tab as shown in the image below. Thank you for your donations and good luck to you all!

Fix Home Button Problem on iPhone 4. Re-calibrate it.

Most of you already know what this problem is about so I will not go into details but here’s a trick that might help you solve the “home button problem” on your iPhone 4. The trick is 100% safe and it should work for you too. Here it is:

  • Unlock your iDevice, open an application and press and hold the Lock/Power button until the Turn of your phone slider show’s up.
  • Release the Lock button and gently press the Home button and hold it pressed for 5-10 seconds until the Springboard shows up.

This should re-calibrate your home button and you should have it working again.

Let me know if this technique worked for you in the comments section.

iOS 5 GM has been released. How to install/activate it NOW without a developer account.

iOS 5 GM was released two days ago once Apple finished its media event where it announced the iPhone 4S. iOS 5 public version will be available starting from October 12 for all devices but if you’re having itchy fingers (like me) you may want to install it now without the need of a developers account.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Back up your phone via iTunes.

2. Download iOS 5GM for your device from HERE

3. Download and install iTunes 10.5 beta 7 for: Windows 32bit, Windows 64bit, MAC

4. Open iTunes then select your iPhone from the left panel and hold down the option key on a Mac or the shift key on Windows and click the Restore button. Point iTunes to your iOS 5 GM IPSW file you downloaded then wait for iTunes to finish.

5. Restore your device from your backup to get your data back on the new iOS. It will be rebooted once then you’ll get your device ready to use.

6. Enjoy the cool features of iOS5 on your iDevice.

For any questions, feel free to write us or comment below.

iPhone 4: RE-Revealed

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

You already know the new iPhone from every angle, inside and out. Today, Steve Jobs re-revealed it, telling us about the remaining details. Here’s the exhaustive guide to all the features of the new iPhone 4.

Hardware technical features

The brains

It has an Apple A4 chip inside, just like the iPad. Inside the A4 there are a few interconnected chips: A Cortex-A8 main processor unit—the main brains—paired with a PowerVR SGX 535—which handles the high definition graphics of the new iPhone. These are directly connected with each other and two low-power 128MB DDR SDRAM chips. Since all these components are in the same chip, they can process things faster while consuming less battery than before.

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

The A4 also consumes less power because its sub-components can be switched on and off when they are not needed, shaving watts whenever it’s possible.

Battery life

The battery is 16% bigger than the current one. Coupled with the A4 processor and new display, it results in a longer battery life: Apple claims 40% more talk time. Here are their figures:

• Talk over 3G: 7 hours.
• Browsing over 3G: 6 hours.
• Browsing over Wi-Fi: 10 hours.
• Video: 10 hours.
• Music: 40 hours.
• Stand-by: 300 hours.

The display

The 3.5-inch screen has a resolution of 960 × 640 pixels. Apple calls is the Retina Display, and it has four times as many pixels as the current iPhone 3GS’ display. The screen has 326 pixel per inch resolution, a higher definition than your typical magazine, a quality that shows in the screenshot.

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

Apple claims that this IPS-based display—the same technology as used in the iPad—also has 800-to-1 contrast ratio which is four times better than the 3GS, with a higher viewing angle.

The apps will take automatic advantage of the increased relative resolution, which mean they will be a lot sharper for text, 3D graphics, and vectorial art. However, developers will need to include higher resolution bitmap images to make the app look perfect.

The main camera

The new iPhone has a bigger sensor for the main camera, with bigger lenses. This one is capable of capturing high definition video at 720p 30 frames per second. The sensor maintains the same 5 megapixel count, but it increases the size of the sensor, so it has a higher ISO. That means that you would be able to take better photos and video in low light conditions.

The camera also has a LED-based flash, which works both for photographs and video.

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

The video conferencing camera

In the front, there’s a video conference camera, with standard VGA resolution. This camera will be used with third-party applications, as well as Apple’s own video conference solution.

Gyroscope

The new iPhone 4 has a gyroscope built-in. This means that it can track movement with a very high precision, much higher than the built-in accelerometers in the previous iPhones. It’s 3-axis, so it’s capable of detecting pitch, roll, and yaw. Couple with the accelerometer, you have 6-axis motion sensing.

Other

• Like the iPad 3GS, the new iPhone uses the new micro-SIM standard.
• It has an additional microphone on the top used for noise cancelation.

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

Design

The hardware design hasn’t changed from the one we already knew about. It uses the same materials as the prototype: Black glass and stainless steel rim. It fits with the rest of the Apple product line, from the hard edges to the Dieter-Ramish utilitarianism of the iMac and the iPad.

The size is smaller than the previous generation: 34% thinner than the iPhone 3GS. Although it is 3 grams heavier. According to Apple, it’s the thinnest smartphone ever. It has split buttons for volume, unlike the current iPhone 3GS, all made in stainless steel.

The stainless steel rim
The stainless steel rim gives the structure to the iPhone, and acts as part of the antenna for 3G and Wi-Fi. In theory, this will greatly increase the reception abilities of the new iPhone 4.

New software features – iOS4

The new iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, a new moniker for the iPhone OS. The biggest new feature is, of course, selective multi-tasking, Apple’s way to multitask some application features without consuming too many resources and battery power.

iMovie for iPhone
The new iPhone 4 will be able to use a new editing software from Apple: iMovie for iPhone. It comes with 1,500 new features.

iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide

The new iMovie for iPhone works on high definition 720p right. You can use it to cut the video clips, add automatic Ken Burns effects for still images and a music soundtrack taken from your iPhone’s tunes. After you are done with your movie, you can export it to 360p, 520p, and 720p.

It’s a separate application, however, it doesn’t come built-in with the iPhone 4.

Price and availability

Not confirmed yet: The Phone 4 will be available on June 24, and will cost $149 and $199 for 16 and 32GB.

Images courtesy of GDGT