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How To Install iMovie V1.3 On Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Without Updating To iOS 5.1? [Guide]

Few days ago, Along side the release of iOS 5.1 and the New iPad. Apple has update iMovie for iOS to version 1.3 which comes new advanced editing tools. With iMovie you can create your own movie trailers and preview music and sound effects. But it only works on iOS 5.1. So, Here is how to install iMovie Version 1.3 on iOS 5.0.1.


The trick is getting the iTunes App Store to think that your iOS device is running on iOS 5.1 while you are actually running on iOS 5.0.1 and enjoying the benefits of the Untethered Jailbreak.

What You Need To Install iMovie V1.3 on iOS 5.0.1:

  • A jailbroken iOS Device.
  • iMovie Installed on your device or in iTunes.
  • iFile or any SHSH client for Windows/Mac.

How To Install iMovie V1.3 On iOS 5.0.1?

Step #1: Launch iFile

Step #2: Head To “System > Library > CoreServices


Step #3: At “CoreServices”, Head to the end of the list you find a file named “SystemVersion.plist”, Hit it and select “Text Viewer”.


Step #4: At “SystemVersion.plist” you will find a punch of codes. At the end of these codes you will find a line saying: “<String>5.0.1</String>”. Now, Tap on “Edit” and change “5.0.1” to “5.1”.


Step #5: Hit “Save”, Close iFile and then Respire your iOS Device.

Step #6: Now, Head to the App Store, Install iMovie 1.3 and you will find it installing with out no problem.

That’s it. We didn’t try this trick with iPhoto but give it a shot and tell us if it worked.

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iPad vs. iPad 2 vs. the new iPad

I can’t blame you for not being excited by the “new iPad.” With the screen turned off, there’s really nothing to indicate that it’s changed at all.

Obviously, the big update to the third-generation iPad is the vastly improved screen. We hear about product screen improvements all the time, so it’s easy to diminish what Apple has done here. I think the QXGA-resolution screen is an impressive feat, but you can choose to believe the hype or not.

But the screen’s not the whole story. Did you know that the new iPad is almost as heavy as the first? What about the latest iPad’s inclusion of Bluetooth 4.0?

Whether you’re buying your first iPad, or weighing the benefits of upgrading, here’s a chart comparing a few key specs between the first three iPad generations.

iPadiPad 2iPad (third generation)Screen1,024x768 pixels1,024x7682,048x1,536Thickness0.50.340.37Weight1.5 pounds1.33 pounds1.44 poundsProcessorA4 1GHzA5 1GHz (dual-core)A5X (dual-core, w/ quad-core graphics)Front cameraN/AVGAVGARear cameran/a0.7 megapixel/720p5 megapixels/1080pStabilizationN/ANoYesFace detectionN/ANoYesFaceTimeNoYesYesSiriNoNoDictation onlyGestures*YesYesYesCellular3G (AT&T)3G (Verizon, AT&T)4G (Verizon, AT&T)Video outLimitedHD mirroringHD mirroringBluetooth2.1+EDR2.1+EDR4.0

*Multifinger gesture support, such as four-finger swipe to toggle apps, or five-finger pinch to close apps.


New iPad Sold Out For Launch Day in Apple’s U.S. Online Store

It looks like the new iPads are selling like hot cakes. They have been sold out for the launch day in the U.S.

                                         iPad 2

In fact, the shipping estimates for all the new iPad models have now slipped to March 19th, which means that the earliest you can get the new iPad if you order one now would be almost a week after the launch day (March 16th).

As we had reported earlier, Apple is alsopushing back original scheduled delivery dates for few customers in the U.K.

MacRumors reports:

A similar situation exists in the Canadian online store, while the stores for Australia and Singapore quote shipping dates of March 22 for all models. Stores for Apple’s European launch countries (France, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK) and Japan are all quoting shipping estimates of 2-3 weeks for new orders.

So in case you haven’t pre-ordered the new iPad then the only option would be to line up outside Apple’s retail stores to get your hands on one on March 16th.

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iOS 5.1 Turns iPhone 4S into a 4G iPhone on AT&T’s Network

Back in October, just after Apple had launched iPhone 4S, a report claimed that AT&T was working with Apple to change the network indicator to “4G” from “3G”  for iPhone 4S.

Apple has included that change in iOS 5.1 according to the release notes.

As you may recall, the iPhone 4S supports  14.4 Mbps HSDPA, which is marketed by some carriers around the world as “4G” technology even though technically speaking it’s not “4G”.

Phil Schiller had explained Apple’s stance at Let’s Talk iPhone event in October:

Now, if you follow the phone industry, these numbers might sound familiar – 5.8 up, 14.4 down. Where have I heard that before? Well, this is what the majority of our competitors claim when they talk about 4G performance. The Motorola Atrix 4G, the LG Thrill 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G – they even put it in their names. We’re not going to get into a debate in the industry of what’s 4G and what isn’t. We leave that to others to talk about. What’s most important, when it comes to real-world performance – the iPhone 4S is just as fast as all these phones. In fact, we think with some of our software enhancements, it’s even faster in real-world use.

Clearly, Apple feels that the iPhone 4S meets or exceeds current standards for what some smartphone manufacturers call “4G.” This may be the reason why they have caved in to AT&T’s demand to use the “4G” network indicator for iPhone 4S.

So iOS 5.1 turns iPhone 4S into a 4G iPhone on AT&T’s network, but unfortunately without any increase in speed.

What do you think of this cosmetic change? Let us know in the comments.

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Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you ‘4G’

Ever since T-Mobile and AT&T began touting their HSPA+ networks as “4G,” the debate on the term’s legitimacy has raged on. Regardless of how you feel about the matter, one thing’s for sure: Apple’s finally taken sides on the argument, and the company’s all for it. In today’s iOS update, Cupertino features an “updated AT&T network indicator,” which means you’ll see a 4G icon whenever you’re in HSPA+ coverage. Granted, this doesn’t actually mean you’ll enjoy faster speeds — you’ll just have a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that another G just got added to your screen. Such an action makes us wonder if Apple’s slowly losing its ability to stand up against AT&T’s wishes, not to mention the demands of other US carriers.

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Five Reasons to Upgrade to the The New iPad

Apple just unveiled their new iPad with some pretty impressive improvements! It’s really a fantastic new device. Here are 5 of the main “big deal” upgrades that might help you decide whether or not to upgrade!

Retina Display

This is a biggie. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536, the new iPad packs more pixels than an HDTV. Your text, photos, videos, and apps will look amazing – clearer and sharper than ever before!

Faster Processor

Apple has packed a new A5x chip into the new iPad, featuring a fast quad-core processor and extremely powerful new graphics chip! You’ll be able to game and multitask like never before!

Better Camera

Apple packed the same camera technology from the iPhone 4S into a 5MP rear camera for the new iPad, and has updated the front-facing camera to “HD” quality. The cameras on the iPad 2 were terrible, so this is a welcome upgrade!

No Decrease in Battery Life

This is also a big deal. With a Retina display, a faster processor, and the addition of LTE, Apple is still able to achieve 10 hours of battery life on the new iPad (or 9 hours when using 4G LTE). That’s pretty impressive!

4G LTE Support

The iPad now supports 4G LTE data – it’s extremely fast – up to 73Mbps (versus 21Mbps for 3G). All I can say is WOW.
And finally, the new iPad is priced the same as the iPad 2 before it! Are you getting one?

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3 Ways to Easily Print Documents from your iPad or iPhone

iOS has been crafted into the ultimate mobile work station, especially with the addition of the iWork mobile suite for the iPad. You can create and edit documents in Pages, make a slideshow for an important meeting in Keynote, and put together graphs and stats with Numbers. When you’re finished, you can print everything out with AirPrint. Clearly, you don’t need your Mac with you to get work done on the go.

But, not every printer is AirPrint-compatible, which is a serious bummer for the serious worker bee, or student who needs to quickly get their paper printed out before deadline. That’s why we’re going to help: whether your current set up supports AirPrint or not, we’ll show you three ways to get those digital documents tangible paper form one way or another. Read on to find out how.

Printing with AirPrint

If you are lucky enough to have an AirPrint-compatible set up, then you will have no problem picking up any application that supports printing, and being able to find and print to your printers. 

You can print from the Pages app by going to Tools > Share and Print > Print. In the standard AirPrint dialog, select the printer, and then set the range and number of copies. Tap on the Print button to begin spooling the printer job.

Printing with Printer-specific Apps

Many printer manufacturers, including Epson, Brother, and HP have released printer-specific applications for printing. Here’s a list of printer-specific applications that we were able to find on the App Store: 

Epson iPrint
Brother iPrint & Scan
HP ePrint
Lexmark Mobile Printing
Canon Easy Photo Print

Many of these printer-specific apps include the ability to scan documents as well, if you have an all-in-one printer, for instance.

Using the Epson iPrint application, we were easily able to print photos, saved documents, print documents stored on Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, and, and were even able to print web pages and scan documents directly onto our iOS devices.

The downside to using many of these printer-specific apps is that you will not be able to print directly from iOS applications such as the iWork suite of apps.

Printing with AirPrint + Printopia

If you want to print from directly from your iOS apps, and don’t have an AirPrint-compatible set up, you’re not completely out of luck. With an application called Printopia ($19.99), you are able to turn your Mac into an AirPrinter-friendly server that will accept printer jobs from your iOS devices and process them through a printer connected to the Mac. As an added bonus, Printopia also allows you to send print jobs directly to Evernote and a few other services, right from your iOS device.

If you wish to give Printopia a try, check out our installation guide that we’ve previously published. 

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Apple granted key patent for ‘iWallet’

Many Android device manufacturers have opted to include near field communication (NFC) technology inside of their devices. NFC allows customers to transmit data between two devices. The biggest use for NFC is for mobile payments – which Google has been actively pursuing with its Google Wallet technology.

Apple has been granted a new patent for the ‘iWallet’ from the United States Trademark & Patent Office, as outlined by Patently Apple. The new patent allows for Apple to include NFC technology into the iPhone for mobile payments…

The technology would allow credit card companies to charge money to users’ iTunes accounts. This would rule out the need for cash or plastic credit cards while shopping. Users will be able to swipe their iPhones against sensors placed out by credit card companies, to make payments easier.

NFC payment hasn’t exactly become mainstream as of yet and many are looking to Apple to bring it into more hands. Currently, Google Wallet is only available on two devices.

The iPhone including NFC technology has been in the rumor mill for quite a while. Apple has been awarded many patents around it, but today’s seems to be the most robust.

Apple has already begun making its move to mobile payments inside its retail stores. Customers are able to skip the cash register by paying for smaller products with the Apple Store app. Purchases are charged directly to users’ iTunes accounts and actually works very well.

Personally, I would love for NFC to be rolled out onto the iPhone. Perhaps we will see it on the iPhone 5.

What do you think of making payments with your iPhone?

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Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature

ipad vs windows 8 comparison

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview was made available to download yesterday, giving everyone a chance to experience the company’s most revolutionary change in user interface since Windows 95. The interaction paradigm has shifted from a mouse-centric desktop to a touch-friendly, highly visual Metro style UI. The old Start orb has been retired and replaced by a Charms bar, which is brought to life with an inward swipe from the right. A swipe from the top down dismisses the app you’re in and returns you to the home screen, and the left and bottom edges also have actions associated with them. Gestures play a very significant role in Windows 8, but they’re only one aspect of a truly gargantuan list of changes.

While the Consumer Preview software remains at the beta stage, its central concepts have now been fleshed out, so we thought this would be a fitting time to compare them against Apple’s iPad, the incumbent leader in the tablet space Microsoft is seeking to become a player in. iOS 5 and Windows 8 share a few similarities, but the user experience is fundamentally different and informed by different interaction metaphors. You can see those detailed in the video below, and if you care to learn more about what else has changed under the Windows hood with version 8, feel free to peruse our comprehensive preview of the Consumer Preview.

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Report: Apple’s iOS accounts for 35% of mobile ad impressions

Apple’s share of the overall mobile market seems to be heading dramatically upward, at least according to inMobi. The company measures how ads they serve (almost 100 million ads deployed each month) are filtered onto mobile devices.

The figures are striking. Apple’s share of ad impressions went from 23.2% in October of 2011 to 35% in January of 2012. At the same time, Android devices declined 3.2%.

That’s a reversal from a year ago when Android was topping the list. Android has also slipped 8.9% to an 11.6% share.

The company also measures the top 3 handsets and they are all Apple products. The Apple iPhone 4, the first generation iPad, and the iPod touch are the devices that view the most advertising.

Anne Frisbie, InMobi’s Vice President and Managing Director, says, “The iOS growth we are seeing may be attributed to the tremendous success of iPhone 4S and iPad in the ecosystem.”

Of course ad viewing is not the same as total market share, but it is an indication that Apple has made a rather large dent in connected mobile devices.

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