Browsing Archive January, 2015

Alfred Update 2015 Lets You Control Mac Using iOS Device

Here is all useful information about Alfred update 2015. If you are not acquainted with this app then it helps to complete control remotely over your Mac using iOS device. User can control Mac remotely using Alfred Remote app. You can download it in the iOS App Store for $4.99.

This app is designed to be personal remote command center for controlling Mac with the client app installed on the desktop. It also become possible for users to control some machine elements. You can open certain apps, right from your iOS device, perform custom searches.

Alfred update 2015 option

When Alfred Remote paired up with Alfred 2 for Mac, lets you control system functions such as restart, shutdown, sleep, quit all apps, empty trash etc. Further controls include launching system preferences and applications, opening files and folders, opening bookmarks and websites, control iTunes, run user-defined scripts, AppleScripts, and Terminal commands. These are still only some of the different controls users get access to with Alfred Remote.

control iOS remotely using Alfred

More than that, the Alfred for iOS app will allow users to get the access to some systemwide interactions on their computer. You can also take the additional Powerpack along with Alfred 2 on their Mac, which costs around $25. Using this addition, Alfred for iOS users can control some exclusive option of the system like iTunes playback. Other features here is the possibility to copy and paste from iOS to OS X, create and edit custom Workflows and also run terminal commands. In case you don’t want to spend money for the Powerpack option, Alfred for iOS will allow users activate a screen saver or open web pages on their Mac from their iPhone or iPad.

As you see Alfred update 2015 brought many opportunities for users to control Mac remotely.

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Apple Financial Results in Q1 2015 Officially Revealed

The famous iPhone maker reported its Apple financial results for Q1 2015, and all customers and anyone who is curious to peer inside this report can do this right now. The numbers posted in this document are very impressive. Just imagine this, the Cupertino-based giant got the quarterly revenue of more than $76 billion!

Apple financial report for the first quarter in 2015 also brought the company the net profit of $18 billion. Comparing these Apple sales 2015 to the same period in 2014, you can notice a huge difference. A year ago the iPhone maker got over $57 billion of revenue and over $13 billion of net profit.

What brought the company such great revenue in Q1 2015? The closer look at numbers unveiled by the iOS giant will give you answers to this and many other questions.

Apple Revenue Q1 2015

Apple sales of iPhone models reached over 74 million devices which is way more compared to Q1 2014 [the company sold 51 million units of smartphones back then]. Users were buying over 34 thousand of iPhones each hour! Doesn’t it sound unbelievable? If taking into consideration the fact that this iDevice is available with 375 mobile networks, this gives customers a big variety of choices.

The same quarter helped Apple to sell over 21 million of iPad tablets and over 5 million of Mac computers.

Apple Unit Sales Q1 2015

The new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, introduced in the fall of 2014 also became more popular in Q1 2015. According to the California-based company, about 750 credit unions and banks have already signed up for this service. Americans use Apple’s system often and, judging by the report, spend every $2 out of $3 on purchases made with contactless payment via Apple Pay.

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Relase Date Of iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak Is Unknown

iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak launch date is expected by users who have already updated their devices to the latest iOS version and want to jailbreak it. As it became known today that Pangu, TaiG and PP jailbreak exploits for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been patched by Cupertino giant with the this iOS 8.1.3 firmware release.

Those user who have been jailbreaking for a while now, they already know all the rules that concern any new build of iOS. It can be used until it will be deemed safe by an established, knowledgeable person of the jailbreaking community. But for the suggestion of those less famous jailbreakers, you must not update to iOS 8.1.3.

Together with iOS 8.1.3 release Cupertino company has patched most of the exploits. And now Pangu8, TaiG and PP jailbreaks need to do the new jailbreak. To cut the long story short, if you plan to jailbreak your device then it’s highly advised that you do not hurry with the iOS 8.1.3 update at any way.

Apple company, in its support article, has described all the exploits that has been patched in iOS 8.1.3, and even went on record to name the Pangu and TaiG teams for utilizing them. Apart from the aforementioned information, Apple has also patched exploits discovered by i0n1c (aka Stefan Esser).

If you has version of iOS 8 or even iOS 7 on your device and have been thinking about jailbreak and the jump to iOS 8.1.2, then you still can do since it’s currently being signed by Apple. In case you’ve updated to the latest iOS version already then you can downgrade using iTunes, as iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak launch date is still unknown.

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How to Update to iOS 8.1.3 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch [Instruction]

Apple has launched another firmware update for iPhone 6 Plus / 6 / 5 / 5S / 5c / 4S, iPod touch 5G and iPad users. You can follow this iOS 8.1.3 download and installation instruction to update to this most recent operating system.

The new iOS 8.1.3 release solves some bugs and even reduces the space requirements that worried a lot of Apple fans with earlier iOS 8 versions.

If you like to stay jailbroken do not update now. If you are not jailbroken and don’t want to be, you can install iOS 8.1.3 since it improves your system stability and performance, solves problems with multitasking and addresses other issues, according to Apple.

How to Update to iOS 8.1.3 via OTA

Step 1. Plug in your iDevice to make sure its battery will not die during the upgrade as wireless over-the-air update might sometimes take an hour or even more though it can also take you a couple of minutes.

Step 2. Connect to Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Launch Settings and go to General – Software Update menu.

iOS 8.1.3 Software Update

Step 4. The firmware will automatically search if there are any new updates available and tell you that you can install iOS 8.1.3. Click Download in order to start the process.

Step 5. Once the firmware is downloaded you can click on Install to complete the installation.

How to Install iOS 8.1.3 via iTunes

Step 1. Backup your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes.

Backup using iCloud

Step 2. Use a USB cable and connect to your computer.

Step 3. Launch iTunes and select your gadget.

Step 4. Select Check for Update option and if it can automatically find iOS 8.1.3 you can click on Download – Update options.

If iTunes doesn’t automatically find iOS 8.1.3 you can download your firmware using the direct links below [you need up to 2 GB on your smartphone or tablet]:

For iPhone users

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6

iPhone 5S CDMA

iPhone 5S GSM

iPhone 5c CDMA

iPhone 5c GSM

iPhone 5 CDMA

iPhone 5 GSM

iPhone 4s

For iPad owners

iPad Air 2 six gen Wi-Fi

iPad Air 2 six gen Cellular

iPad Air fifth gen Wi-Fi and Cellular

iPad Air fifth gen Wi-Fi only

iPad Air fifth gen CDMA model

iPad mini 3 China version

iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi

iPad mini 3 Cellular

iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi and Cellular

iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi model

iPad mini 2 CDMA version

iPad mini CDMA

iPad mini GSM version

iPad mini Wi-Fi

iPad 4 gen CDMA

iPad 4 gen GSM

iPad 4 gen Wi-Fi

iPad 3 Wi-Fi third gen

iPad 3 Wi-Fi and Cellular GSM

iPad 3 Wi-Fi and Cellular CDMA

iPad 2 Wi-Fi Rev A model

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

iPad 2 Wi-Fi and 3G GSM

iPad 2 Wi-Fi and 3G CDMA

For iPod Touch 5G users

iPod touch 5 gen

Step 5. After you download your firmware file you can click on Option / Shift [for Mac and Windows] and at the same time press on Check for Update option. iTunes will either start the update and you will have to wait until you start running the new iOS 8.1.3.

Step 6. Your gadget will reboot during the installation process so don’t worry about it. After you have been updated you will find on-screen guide on how to start using the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Follow it and enjoy staying on this operating system version until Apple releases iOS 8.2 and you decide it is time to install it.

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iPhone 6 SIM Lock Removed by Vodafone in Germany

A lot of users know about iPhone 6 SIM lock Vodafone problem that was present in different countries, including Germany. Finally, as local media confirm it, this carrier has removed the lock for all customers. Everything has changed automatically, meaning if you own the latest Apple smartphone that was tied to this European carrier you can breath a sign of relief and finally start using any SIM with your smartphone.

It is not a secret that a lot of customers dreamt about Vodafone Germany iPhone 6 unlock which was available to anyone who found out about factory IMEI unlock. Luckily, there is no need to pay for becoming permanently unlocked because the SIM lock must have been already removed for each user with the iDevice [only model 6] that was purchased from German Vodafone mobile company.

According to different sources, you can now connect to WLAN and insert any not-supported SIM [from any local carrier or foreign company] and get the signal. If your iDevice doesn’t see the SIM you might need to restart your device or connect to iTunes so that it checks with Apple servers and makes sure you have been unlocked automatically by the system.

All modern carriers in Germany sell unlocked iPhone 6 and Vodafone was the last local provider that had smartphones locked to its network.

Since the company solved this issue by now you might like to run iPhone 6 SIMlock check service to make sure you have been successfully unlocked from the carrier.

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Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Using PP On Mac Detailed Instruction

Use this detailed instruction on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using PP on Mac. This tool supports all versions of iOS 8.x, including the latest 8.1.2, on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Some important things you need to know before start to proceed:

  • PP jailbreak is available for Mac (OS X 10.7 or later). Windows users can utilize the TaiG jailbreak.
  • Before start the proceed please back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe using iCloud or iTunes. Although the jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but if something will go wrong, you have all your data in safe place.
  • You also need to disable any Anti-virus programs or firewalls temporarily to prevent PP Jailbreak from connecting to the internet.

Important information, that we are all still waiting for a confirmation that the jailbreak is safe for usage, because the hackers behind the tool are not known. Please proceed with caution.

Instruction On How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Using PP On Mac

Step 1. Create a new folder on Mac desktop and download PP Jailbreak into this folder. Double click the dmg to start the setup. Drag the PP application to the created folder.

Step 2. From your Springboard , click Settings and then select Touch ID & Passcode. Turn Passcode Off.

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Step 3. Return to the Settings menu. Go to iCloud. Then select Find My iPhone from the iCloud menu. Make sure that the Find My iPhone switch is disabled.

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Step 4. Connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable. Now launch iTunes, and don’t forget to perform a manual backup.

Step 5. Right click on the PP jailbreak icon from the created folder on your desktop then click Open to launch the application.

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Step 6. PP Jailbreak will detect your device. Once you confirm that it is showing the correct firmware version, deselect the check box at the bottom.

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Step 7. Tap the large button to right to confirm you’ve disabled Find My iPhone and Touch ID.

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Step 8. Then click the large button in the middle of window to begin the jailbreak process.

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Step 9. After you has completed the jailbreak successfully, you will see a green checkmark. Your iPhone will reboot and a Cydia app will appear on your Springboard. Now know how to use PP jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on MAC.

step9Great work!

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iPhone 6 Sales in China Win Over Sales in the US for the First Time

The report on Apple iPhone sales in the USA and across the world should be unveiled this week, still experts believe that the company will say its iPhone sales in China win over sales in the United States for the first time in its history.

The Cupertino-based giant used to sell more gadgets in its home market, but the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus changed this since customers in China fell in love with the seventh generation iDevice. Besides, Apple has started an aggressive campaign in this Asian region and already opened a couple of new retail stores in China with more coming soon.

iPhone sales in the US being overtaken by Chinese sales are predicted by different analysts. They think that this happens because the iOS giant started to work in partnership with Chinese carrier China Mobile in 2014 and this deal opened the gate for a lot of new consumers. It is also believed that the bigger iPhone display attracted more potential buyers than it could have reached with the older smaller screens. People wish to own a bigger screen smartphone and they are eager to pay for it.

According to some predictions, the last quarter contains around 36 percent of sales in China and 24 percent of Apple iPhone sales in the USA. A year ago this situation was different with US making up 29 percent and China getting about 22 percent of total iOS cell phone sales.

The Chinese market is still dominated by local brands, such as Xiaomi and Lenovo, but Apple jumped into it with huge sales and set new records which should grow in the future since the company has plans to open 25 stores in China in 2015-2016.

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Direct Link For IOS 8.1.2 PP Jailbreak For MAC Is Here [Download]

Great news, you can download iOS 8.1.2 PP jailbreak for MAC. Due to some reports some Chinese hackers have launched a jailbreak tool that is called PP Jailbreak for Mac OS X to hack iOS 8 / iOS 8.1.x. This new tool, which is unaffiliated with TaiG Jailbreak on Windows, is able to jailbreak and compatible with any iOS 8.0 / 8.1.2 device on Mac.

The jailbreak tool supports the following compatible devices:

  • iPod touch 5G
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4
  • iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3,
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S

PP Jailbreak uses the exploits from TaiG, so it seems like any new exploits were burned. Although, there were no official confirmation from respected members of the jailbreak community on the safety of PP Jailbreak. So be careful as you utilize the tool at your own risk. There were some number of users on Reddit who have confirmed that it works fine.

iOS 8.1.2 PP jailbreak

Here you can download iOS 8.1.2 PP jailbreak for MAC. Please remember that you need to uncheck the check box at the bottom, because it seems to install the pirated Chinese App Store. Don’t forget disable the iCloud Passcode feature before proceeding as the tool is based on the TaiG jailbreak.

Please note although there no confirmation that the jailbreak is safe. We’d better recommend users to proceed with caution.
According to reports, the TaiG team is also working on a Mac version of their popular jailbreak tool for iOS 8 – 8.1.2 devices.

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Apple Grabs Record Market Share in Asia thanks to iPhone 6 / 6 Plus

A lot of companies are curious to learn Apple marketing strategy from the inside, however, the Cupertino-based giant keeps it in secret. Nothing unusual, as Apple market share in 2014 is tremendous, especially in the Asian markets. The new report shows that Apple sales in Asia set a record for the iOS company.

The seventh generation device brought Apple incredible results in the home of Samsung gadgets. Different sources mention that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus caused real iOS 8 mania in China and South Korea.

Can you imagine that Apple grabbed 33 percent of market share in South Korea where Samsung’s home turf if? Yes, such results were reached in November, 2014. This is over 18 percent plus to what Apple previously had in this country.

You can guess that Samsung dropped its market share in its home country and got 46 percent instead of 60 percent as it used to have before the official release of iPhone 6 models. As noted by experts, this is the first time in the history of mobile device industry in Korea when a foreign brand goes over 20 percent market share mark.

Apple managed to grab 51 percent of market share in Japan and 12 percent in China. These numbers are impressive as the company left behind Sony and might soon overrun Xiaomi and Lenovo.

Apple market share in 2014 happens only thanks to the highly demanded iPhone 6. The company is believed to improve such results in 2015.

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Working Solution for iPhone / iPad iCloud Bypass from iclouddnsbypass.com

There is an awesome solution for all iPhone users who are impatiently waiting for full Activation Lock bypass and wish to use their smartphone at the same time. Being stuck on iCloud Activation Lock on iOS 7 and iOS 8 is not fun at all. Sometimes you forget your passcode, sometimes you just cannot contact the reseller of the used gadget you purchased online. There are a lot of reasons for getting stuck and one cool solution which allows you to bypass iCloud activation on iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c / 4S / 4 / 6 and 6 Plus, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3 and all iPod Touch models by connection your device to special server. Developer July Ighor from Ukraine lets users use the DNS server at 78.109.17.60 to stop being locked completely. This solution is using DNS method (like SiriProxy Server)  because of better device connection speed.

You cannot make phone calls, play games and launch applications since you don’t have the passcode and this is why you need any iCloud Activation bypass tool that can entertain you for a while. Please, note that this is just a temporary solution. Still it takes time to finish the procedure and to make your wait funner you can use the DNS server offered by the Ukrainian dev. This unique iCloud Activation Lock bypass DNS server is used by over 51,000 gadgets so far.

Why most people use iCloud DNS Bypass Server by July Ighor

  1. Here some features which are only available when using this server: listen to radio, music, record videos, take images and watch videos, browse web, use Socials Apps, etc;
  2. This server supports all versions of iOS firmware and all iPhone and iPad models (included blacklisted devices);
  3. Server is using C++ code. It is very strong and powerful as it can allow thousands of gadgets to connect with only about 2 percent of CPU load;
  4. Server is using DNS routing instead of Proxy method (mostly used by other bypass activation lock servers) which is much more faster;
  5. No extra software needed to Bypass activation lock;

How to Bypass iCloud Lock on any iPhone or iPad by using iclouddnsbypass.com

Step 1. Click on Home button of the activation locked device. Select “More Wi-Fi Settings” and click on the ‘i’ icon that appears under Wi-Fi.

iCloud Bypass Step one

 

Step 3-4. Check your DNS settings field and enter: 78.109.17.60 (delete any previous DNS ettings)

DNS settings iphone

 

Step 5. Now click on Activation Help link and wait till you see “Hello” message from server.

iCloud Bybass activate

Step 6. Start using some of the options that weren’t available to you before.

Step 7. (optional) If you want to browse web from your device please enter following to DNS settings field as shown on step 2:

78.109.17.60, 78.109.17.60, 8.8.8.8

iCloud Bypass DNS Server

NOTES: In case you cannot connect to this server you need to reboot a couple of times. If reboot doesn’t solve the problem it means that your internet provider doesn’t allow you connecting to custom DNS servers. In this case please download iCloud DNS bypass Server GUI and install in to your PC.

This is a great iCloud Activation Lock bypass tool that supports only Windows platform at the moment. At the same time it is available in a lot of foreign languages so you might find your native menu to make the experience much easier and comfortable.

Personally I find this server the best available iCloud bypass solution at the moment. Please feel free to comment your opinion bellow.

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