Category Archives: iPod Touch
MacMall is cutting prices on select Apple computers, iPads and a variety of accessories. Highlights include a Retina iPad 4 for $473.99, a 13.3 MacBook Pro (with Retina display) for $1597 and a LaCie 500GB Rikiki USB 2.0 Ultra-Compact Portable External Hard Drive for $59.
How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS And iPod touch 4G (Pre-A5) Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tutorial]
Sn0wbreeze has finally been updated to v2.9.7, bringing in support for iOS 6 / iOS 6.0.1 on Pre-A5 powered devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod touch.
Follow the steps below for achieving a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.1 using the popular restore based Sn0wbreeze jailbreak tool for Windows. Before continuing remember that a jailbreak of a tethered nature means that the device will need to be connected to the computer and booted into a jailbreak state every time it is hard booted or powered down for whatever reason.
Alternatively, you can also use iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w to jailbreak 6.0.1 on your A4 powered iPhone and iPod touch.
Rather than stick to a DVD-only distribution for concerts, DVD authoring group The Pavement is turning to smartphone apps to reach a larger audience. The company is working with David Gilmour, formerly of Pink Floyd, who will become the first musician to release a concert as a smartphone app. The now solo artist is releasing a compilation of songs recorded during Robert Wyatt’s 2001 and 2002 Meltdown Festival.
The critically acclaimed performance features Gilmour alone with just his voice and along with a vocal choir that’s accompanied by a group of acoustic instruments. Robert Wyatt, Bob Geldof and Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright also join in on some of the performances. I’ve seen clips of the show on YouTube and the music is top-notch.
Updated for clarity & to note that 30-pin cable is also universal for iPhone and iPad.
Apple’s Lightning cable received a fair amount of criticism when it was introduced along with the iPhone 5. The new port replaces the 30-pin connector found on previous iPhone models and contains proprietary technology that makes it difficult to clone.
Kevin Tofel over at GigaOm stepped into the sunlight this past week (a dangerous endeavor for any blogger, let me tell you), and found out something strange about his new iPod touch: It doesn’t have an autobrightness function. That’s because it doesn’t have a light sensor at all, apparently: There’s only a manual setting for the brightness, and when Tofel went to Apple’s product page for the new iPod touch, he confirmed that there’s no light sensor listed in the various features of the device. While older iPod touch models do have the light sensor function, this current model apparently does not.
Why not? A 9to5Mac reader named Raghid Harake emailed Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller to ask him that very question, and he got the answer that the device is just too thin. Schiller confirmed again that the device doesn’t have a built-in light sensor, and reported that the design makes the whole thing too thin to fit one in. Indeed, Apple lost more than a millimeter in the latest iPod touch design, and part of that space means losing the light sensor.