Air Display uses iPad Retina display as a second screen for your PC

Air Display

Air Display is an iOS app that lets you use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a secondary display for a Mac. This week the developer added support for the new iPad’s Retina display, which means that you can use Apple’s new tablet as a 2048 x 1536 pixel Mac screen. You’ll need OS X 10.6 Lion or later in order to take full… Read more »

CardSwitcher 2.0 brings webOS style app switching to iOS 5

CardSwitcher 2.0

Apple added limited support for multitasking to its mobile devices way back with the launch of iOS 4.0. But if you’re not a fan of switching between apps by opening a dock and swiping between icons, there’s another way. CardSwitcher is an app for jailbroken iOS devices that lets you view actual previews of currently running apps. Instead of looking at icons representing games, apps,… Read more »

Nearly a million iPad 2, iPhone 4S devices jailbroken this weekend

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This weekend the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team released tools to jailbreak the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1. And it turns out an awful lot of people were waiting to do just that. Just three days after the jailbreak utilities were first released, the iPhone Dev Team reports that nearly half a million iPhone 4S devices have been jailbroken. The… Read more »

Now you can jailbreak an iPad 2, iPhone 4S on Windows too

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A day after the first tools for jailbreaking an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S were released for Mac users, the iPhone Dev Team has updated their utility to work with Windows. The process is a bit more involved since it relies on a command-line utility that walks you through the process one step at a time for debugging purposes. But if you don’t want to… Read more »

Jailbreak the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S with Absinthe

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Chronic Dev Team has released a utility that can jailbreak the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S. It’s the first jailbreak utility available for devices with Apple’s dual-core A5 processor. Up until now all jailbreaking tools only worked on phones or tablets with the A4 processor or earlier chips. The new tool is called GreenPois0n Absinthe and you can download it from the GreenPois0n website. It’s… Read more »

Untethered jailbreak for iPad 2, iPhone 4S coming soon

Some of the top iOS hackers have announced that the great white whale of jailbreaking is about to go down: they’ve successfully jailbroken both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Update: The Chronic Dev Team has released GreenPois0n Absinthe, which you can now use to jailbreak the iPhone 4S or iPad 2.¬† Apple’s two latest iOS devices use the dual core Apple A5 processor and… Read more »

Zephyr adds new multitasking gestures to jailbroken iOS devices

Zephyr

Zephyr is a utility for jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 5 and later. The app currently adds support for two new gestures: You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the multitasking app switcher without touching the home button. You can swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to switch between currently running apps without… Read more »

How to jailbreak an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with iOS 5.0.1 (untethered)

Hackers have been jailbreaking iOS 5 devices since Apple’s latest mobile operating system was still in beta. But up until now the only way to jailbreak an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.0 and up was to perform a tethered¬†jailbreak. That means that you needed to connect your mobile device to a computer and run the jailbreak software again any time you reboot…. Read more »