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Cutting the Nano-SIM for iPhone 5: Stencil to do it yourself

Nano SIMs are basically just smaller Mini-/Micro-SIM with the same chip and contact design, which makes it possible to cut them to a smaller form factor. There are special punchers on the market which cut older SIM to the Nano SIM format, but you can also use scissors and our stencil to make it yourself (...). Weiterlesen!

Settings shortcuts for iOS 5: Open preferences from your home screen

Every time you want to switch Bluetooth or other iPhone features off/on you have to navigate through several menus before you reach preferences. Kai Schneider makes it easier for you now: He offers a set of shortcuts for iPhone and iPod touch you can use to directly navigate to certain options without the need for (...). Weiterlesen!

iOS 5 Security Issue: Making Calls Without Entering Passcode [Update: Siri Bypasses Passcode For almost Any Purpose]

Last week, Apple released iOS 5 for iPhone 3GS and 4. iPhone 4S is available since friday. All those smartphones have one thing in common: They share a security treat which allows you to call back any person without knowing the passcode.

AppStore scam: Fake reviews bump Facebook on iPad app Pica Browser HD to the top of the App Store best sellers

Every now and then you can find apps in the App Store, where comments and ratings are questionable. Many times developers and their friends review their own apps and give them favourable ratings but never before we’ve seen it at this massive scale as with the #2 best selling iPad app Facebook-App Pica HD Browser: (...). Weiterlesen!

iPad 2: First preview next week as a “One more thing” during an iOS 4.3 developer event?

Will the iPad 2 be presented next week? Our sources from the accessories business told us Apple is planning an event next week where they’re going to showcase the iPad 2 as well.

Skype 5 for Mac, Final: The Windows-style threat went real

As seen in the beta of Skype 5 for Mac, the final version 5 of Skype for Mac OS X does not only enable the video conferencing feature on the Mac, but brings also Windows look and feel. While one has to admit that many things have improved since the beta version of Skype 5, (...). Weiterlesen!

iPad 2 US launch on 2nd or 9th April – more countries 3 months later

(Bericht auf Deutsch) Reliable sources told us about the upcoming launch of the Apple iPad 2: the first or second Saturday in April will see the first sales of Apples new tablet. The iPad 2 will sell US-only for three months, and Apple Store-only for up to half a year. In July, more countries will (...). Weiterlesen!

A Better Skype 5 for Mac: First reactions, improvements coming

Skype’s reaction was not very specific yet, but we were told that improvements of the actual beta version of skype 5 for Mac OS X will follow. It’s a beta, still – but the developers are observing the discussions and criticism on the public beta carefully.

Give us a better Skype 5 for Mac!

Skype 5 beta for mac is available for some weeks now. “Beta” means “not final”, but this won’t put all users minds at ease. Unfunctional, inefficient and badly designed are many of the features and UI elements of the chat/voip/messenger client. Our petition to Skype: make it a better Skype 5 for Mac! Our plea (...). Weiterlesen!

iPhone 4 white, tested: Flash/LED renders camera unuseable (Video)

Why is there no white iPhone 4? Production problems caused by the transparency of the white case material are rumored as a reason for the continued delay of the white iPhone 4 model. In our test of a modified iPhone 4 with white case, the camera was indeed all but impossible to use with the (...). Weiterlesen!

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