Category Archives: iOS 5
The Photo app will finally get the much needed photo editing features such as the ability to crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye right in iOS 5.
Folks at iSpazio have just reported that iOS beta 3 that was seeded to developers earlier in the week brings the new photo editing features to iPhone 3GS users as well.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the last few days, you’re probably aware that the third beta of iOS 5 was seeded to developers earlier this week, and inevitably found its way onto file sharing sites hours later. Similarly to previous beta releases of iOS 5, Beta 3 requires users to have a registered developer account with Apple in order to get past the system’s built-in activation process. Thankfully, there’s a workaround.
This process takes advantage of a loophole that allows users to conduct emergency calls, even from devices that haven’t yet been activated. Assuming you already have iOS 5 Beta 3 installed on your device, here are the steps to get it up and running:
WARNING: We haven’t tested this method, and we wont recommend downloading iOS firmware files from anywhere other than the iOS Dev Center. The following instructions are shared for information and educational purposes only. Proceed at your own risk only.
Step 1: Boot up your iOS 5 device and “slide to setup”, as requested.
Step 2: Once you get to the language selection section, quickly press the Home Button 3 times in order bring up voice over, then press the same button three times once again, which should display an Emergency Call option. Tap on it.
Step 3: Once the dialer shows up,
A new version of TinyUmbrella, the tool that allows you to take backups of SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) has just been released to include support for iOS 5 beta 3.
Apple had seeded iOS 5 Beta 3 to developers of iOS Developer program couple of days back.
The backed up SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) are required if you want to downgrade to previous iOS version as Apple usually stops signing them after a new iOS software update is released.
Semaphore – developer of TinyUmbrella announced the release of the new version on his blog:
Fixed a stupid name encoding bug where folks would see their device name show up like this: “John‚Äôs iPad” instead of “John’s iPad”. It was a stupid oversight on my part. Well it’s fixed now.
Also, 5.0b3 support is included.
You can download the latest version of TinyUmbrealla
Folks at 9 to 5 Mac report that they have discovered references in iOS 5 beta, which indicate that Apple could add Bluetooth support to Apple TV 2G that was launched last year.
Apple TV 2G comes with a combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip, but the Bluetooth functionality is not enabled currently.
9 to 5 Mac reports:
Apple is positioning this bluetooth support mainly for keyboards, but perhaps the bluetooth Apple TV will be able to connect to bluetooth iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.
Users will be able to activate the device’s built-in bluetooth support via the standard settings menu. A standard pairing menu will then appear and users will need to connect with a provided passcode. Pretty standard stuff as far as bluetooth device setups go.
Wired video mirroring was first unleashed on the iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.x, but starting from iOS 5 beta, Mirroring went cables free via AirPlay but had certain limitations and didn’t work in some apps such as FaceTime.
Now starting from iOS 5 beta 3, you can mirror your FaceTime video calls via AirPlay on your Apple TV 2G hooked up to your gigantic TV! Yes you read that right, whenever you’re in a FaceTime call and feel a bit closed in on your iPhone’s small 3.5 inch screen, you can take a huge leap onto your TV via AirPlay Mirroring, isn’t that awesome?!
As TiPb reports:
The ability to easily start a video call and beam it onto the big screen is compelling. Whether it’s grandpa and grandma, or the team in England, it takes FaceTime from a small, personal experience to a big, group experience at the touch of a button.
We’re quite surprised that back at WWDC, when Apple was announcing iOS 5 and flaunting its features, they did not mention AirPlay Mirroring in FaceTime at all, maybe they felt that it was a “minor” feature compared to what iOS 5 really has to offer.