iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Out

As you may know, Apple officially unveiled iOS 5.1 yesterday with a couple of new features which include Japanese support for Siri, as well as the permanent camera shortcut on the lockscreen. And now, it has already been jailbroken by none other than the famous iOS hacker, MuscleNerd. Unfortunately, this is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you will have to boot your iOS device in tethered mode if you turn it off or run out of battery. Read More

iOS 5.1 Will Be Released Soon With Siri Changes

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A report that was released earlier this week states that Apple is preparing another software update for iOS. The update is said to include a version of Siri that is more integrated into the OS, for example it will have the ability to turn your WIFI and Bluetooth on and off, sources claim. It may even have the ability to take pictures and videos for you. We don’t see how this one could be practical for day to day camera use. We believe that the primary reason for using Siri is that it allows you to be handsfree. Surely, some more useful features could be added, like having the ability to update your Facebook and Twitter accounts using Siri. Siri could use some development with its nationality, for example at present you cant use Siri to find maps or directions on your phone outside of the U.S. This has caused many people to be disappointed with the new assistant feature.

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Some Users Get Access to iOS 5.0.1 Which Fixes Battery Issues With iPhone 4S

As well as debuting iOS 5.0.1 to developers over the last few days, Apple have decided to ship it to regular users that are willing to test it. It appears that they have addressed the battery life issue that many of us have been unhappy with. If you haven’t ever heard of it, this update was released to a certain amount of people via Apple’s AppleSeed program. Read More

iOS Feature Request – One Tap To Close All Running Apps

closeallWe have been wondering about this a lot too, but “FightThePowersThatBe” just shared the idea out loud on Reddit. Starting from iOS 4, Apple introduced multi-tasking for iOS, and from then on it allowed you to double tap the home button to switch between Apps. As iOS is now able to multi-task, users can also tap and hold the Apps in the bar that comes up to close already running Apps to save battery life.
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