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Last week Skype reported that they are working hard to fix a security issue with the iTunes Skype app. Version 3.0.1 and earlier versions contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could be used to run malicious java script code to get sensitive information such as your chat messages or address book. The issue has now been reportedly fixed in the newest version of Skype V3.5.84. Apart from the security fix, the update improves video performance, displays smilies in chat and lastly bluetooth support has been added for iPhone4/3GS, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G. So go ahead and download the update from the app store on your PC or iOS device or you can go here for downloading it manually.

 

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There have been alot of rumors recently regarding the Apple media event and the iPhone(s) Apple will be releasing. Most of the rumors point towards an iPhone 5 launch with Apple’s A5 processor, an 8MP camera, and two black and white variations. On the other hand there have been rumors of a cheaper iPhone 4S launch. Now Al Gore, ex-US Vice President and one of the board of directors at Apple says we will indeed get two iPhones this fall.

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There have been quite alot of rumors for when the highly anticipated Apple Media event will take place. The event is definitely scheduled for October, with some rumors citing an October 21st date, others reporting that the date is now October the 5th and now yet another rumor says that the event is one day off from the previous date i.e October 4th. The iPhone 5 is easily the most anticipated (and rumored) smartphone this year and it is expected to be launched on this year’s Media event since Apple clearly couldn’t release it on the Worldwide Wide Developer’s Conference as is Apple Tradition.

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As mentioned earlier, Redsnow has gone through a major update which is now live. The update brings alot of new functionality, most importantly IPSW files are no longer needed. When the device enters DFU mode, Redsnow recognizes your device and firmware, downloads the required files from Apple servers (for jailbreaking) and jailbreakes your device. The files are then cached for future use. This works for all firmwares uptil iOS 4.3.5 (Beta releases need to be manually jailbreaked) and all devices except the iPad 2 which can only be jailbroken using JailbreakME 3.0 on iOS4.3.3.

You can download Redsnow from here for Windows and Mac.

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iPhone Dev Team member Musclenerd has revealed that a new update to Redsnow will be released by Monday at the earliest with lots of new features. Generally speaking Redsnow will pretty much jailbreak your device for you now, you don’t need to check which version your iPod/iPhone/iPad is running and download huge firmware files. Redsnow will take care of everything for you.

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The Apple media event was previously expected to be in September but the month is nearing its end and still no official statement by Apple. However a new rumor states that the Apple Media event will be held on October 5th. This would mean that the iPhone 5 and other devices would be shown on th 5Th whereas the iPhone 5 launch is expected to be on 21st October according to other rumors. Wether the rumor is true or not, its quite certain the Media event will be sometime in October. The bigger question is what new devices does Apple have up its sleeve?

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The iPhone 5 is speculated to be running Apple’s new A5 chip that is already present in the iPad 2. At the jailbreaking convention “My Great Fest”, Chronic Dev Team member p0sixninja had announced that the A5 chip has 5 userland jailbreak exploits that can be used to achieve an untethered jailbreak on all A5 devices, which would make the iPhone 5 jailbreakable as well as the iPad 2.

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The iPhone 5 was briefly mentioned on the Vodaphone website, more specifically, the page for its Sure signal product. Under the list of compatible phones, Vodafone accidentally mentioned the iPhone 5 Black and iPhone 5 in 16GB and 32GB variants.

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After AT&T and Verizon Wireless, Sprint is the 3rd biggest mobile carrier in the US and uptil now its product range has been iPhone free. Now though people who would rather not identify themselves have revealed that Sprint has signed a deal with Apple according to which Sprint will be offering the up coming iPhone 5 (and future phones) on its carrier starting Mid-October (which coincidences with the iPhone 5 launch). The best bit is, Sprint will be offering the iPhone with an unlimited data package.

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One of the major issues with iOS devices wether its the iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad has been lack of Flash support. There have been several attempts official and non official to bring Flash to iOS (such as Frash for jailbroken devices) and none of them has truly worked. Adobe has now announced Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0 for developers that aim at solving this issue.

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The exact specifications of the iPhone 5 are still a mystery and while the launch is a bit over a month away in Mid October, a new picture has surfaced online that is supposedly taken from an iPhone 5. The picture was taken by an Apple employee during lunch and although the image is 5.15 MP at 2235×2291 res, the EXIF data tells a different story.

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Facebook mobile app for both Android and iOS has always lacked some major features that we have been wanting since  a long time. Only recently, Facebook for iOS atleast has got a new update in the form of version 3.5. This time around apart from the usual bug fixes there are major enhancements to the app. You can now tag people and places in posts, you can share stuff with privacy controls and you can also share external links through the app now. Furthermore the Group and profile segments of the app have also been improved. You can see the full list of changes in the picture above. The only bad part is this app only works for iPod Touch and iPhones, iPad support is not present.

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Tired of the typical “Slide to unlock” swipe on your iPod Touch / iPhone 4 and want a better way to show off your jailbroken device to your friends? With this handy jailbreak tweak you can unlock your iDevice in a variety of ways such as swiping your finger(s) upwards / downwards / left / right / double tap and many other ways with even the use of 2 fingers! and you can even remove the Slide to Unlock bar completely leaving any stranger using your iDevice clueless on how to unlock it, this WON’T interfere with your calls or your pass code entry.

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Neilsen’s recent survey in July 2011 has some interesting facts about the smartphone market in the US. As of now, every 4 in 10 phones in the US is a smartphone with Android smartphones dominating the market followed by Apple’s iOS and Blackberry (RIM) in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. This really goes to show how far the smartphone industry has progressed and despite smartphones being very expensive (relatively) they still make up a huge 40% of all phones in the US.

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Note: links to ipsw will be updated as soon as they are uploaded on file sharing sites so keep checking.

About two weeks back Apple seeded iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers and today iOS 5 Beta 7 has been seeded. It could be the last of the Beta versions of iOS 5 until the final version comes out this fall, around early October with the new iPhone 5 and iPod Touch. iOS 5 Beta 7 contains many bug fixes and improvements to the previous betas. The feature which is added is that of the support for multiple Macs in Wi-Fi that will be useful for wireless syncing and means that you are no longer subject to one PC at an instant for backup. The download links for iOS 5 Beta 7 and iTunes 10.5 Beta 7 are given after the break.



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