The worlds largest social networking client has realeased a new app for iPhone and Android ‘Facebook Messenger’. You’ll be wondering that it is an update to the existing facebook chat but its not. It is a completely new app designed to cater the needs of instant messaging with auspicious features. WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger are the best examples that can be related to this app. You can now message your friends or anyone on the contact list using this app with exclusive features.
With the recent release of iOS 5 BETA 5 a jailbreak wasn’t far behind, while it is a tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w it’s still better than nothing right? iPhone Dev team have confirmed that the jailbreak does indeed work but the tethered jailbreak maybe troublesome for those of you who run out of battery or have to restart their devices so do proceed with caution and keep in hopes of an untethered jailbreak to come in the near future.
Its been 2 days since Apple released iOS Beta 5 to developers and while people are probably still checking out the beta, another release, Beta 6 is expected to be revealed to devs on the 17th of August according to 9to5Mac. As Apple continues to release more beta versions and introduces new features, we are getting closer and closer to the public launch of iOS5 (which is expected in September). The beta releases are only available to developers with registered Apple but if you are still interested in the beta’s you can find them on the internet on various sites uploaded by the developers themselves for our viewing pleasure.
If you don’t want to perform an over the air update for iOS 5 Beta 5 then follow this simple guide on how to install it using iTunes. You can check the compatibility of iOS 5 Beta 5 from here.
Step 2: Plug in your device and run iTunes 10.5 Beta 5.
Step 3: Backup your device.
Step 4: Mac users should press alt and click restore while windows users will press shift and click restore in iTunes.
Step 5: Locate the ipsw file of your device and begin restore.
iTunes will take 10 minutes or so to install iOS 5 beta 5 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Note: If you are using a software unlocked or jailbroken device then stay away from the update. If you have a factory unlocked device then you may proceed without any worries.
Update: All iOS 5 Beta Download links have been updated for IPSW files.
In order to update to iOS 5 Beta 5 you require iTunes 10.5 Beta 5. You can download iOS 5 Beta 5 for your iDevice by logging into your Apple Developer account HERE. You can make one right now if you have an existing Apple ID from HERE.
Direct links for iOS 5 Beta 5 for iDevices are given below:
The download links for iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 are given below:
In order to install iOS 5 beta 5 on your device through iTunes watch our guide HERE.
As the official iOS 5 launch period comes closer Apple continues to strengthen its upcoming iOS by releasing beta updates, fixing bugs and revealing astounding features. The upcoming iOS 5 is highly anticipated as it features 200+ new features according to Apple. Rumored to be officially announced in September with a next generation iPhone, iOS 5 is said to be the most advanced smartphone OS. Two weeks back Apple released iOS 5 Beta 4 for developers and today iOS 5 Beta 5 came out, revealing a whole lot of new features.
If a next generation iPhone is coming soon then is there any point owning an old one? Well supposedly not and that is what Apple might have realized. A report claims that iPhone 3GS has outnumbered in stock to some of the carriers as rumors surround the release of iPhone 5/4S in September. iPhone 3GS, which was released in June 2009 is about to get killed in the near future as Apple might be preparing to release two new next generation iPhones; one to fulfill the demands of a low budget smartphone and the other one to satisfy the technology geeks.
As days pass by the rumors surrounding Apple’s imminent release of a next generation iPhone, primarily iPhone 5 have started to cloud the web even more densely. Everyday there are several reports claiming the official launch period of the dominant smartphone. Adding to the fetter, it is said to be reported by Gizmodo that a tipster at AT&T informed them that Apple has blacked out the last two weeks of September for the AT&T employees. Coinciding with the previous rumors is it really the launch period of iPhone 5?
As you can see in the picture above, Radio Shack will be reducing prices for Apple’s iPhone 3GS and 4G models. Although there is “some” doubt wether this is legit, you only have to wait till tomorrow to find out. “Effective 7/31″ i.e tomorrow Apple’s iPhone 3GS will be available for just $19.9, whereas the iPhone 4G 16GB and 32GB models will be available for $169.99 and $269.99 respectively. All the phones are (obviously) with a 2 year contract and locked to AT&T. The price cuts could be yet another indication of the rumored iPhone 5 unveiling this September. Its quite likely that the price cuts are an attempt to boost sales of the existing models before the iPhone 5 launches.
If you own a smartphone then you are most likely to face the inquisition whether it is an Android or an Apple smartphone? With greater advancements in technology the competition between smartphone operating system companies and manufacturers is rising drastically, the most peculiar being Android vs iOS. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system are the most widely used smartphone operating systems and have invaded the market through their striking features and user contentment but which one is preferred over the other and rules the world of smartphones?