Friday, August 1, 2014

Centrex Tweak Brings the New iOS 8 Control Center Look to iOS 7

Centrex is a tweak from Gabriele Filipponi that brings the new iOS 8 Control Center look to iOS 7.

This package will change your Control Center so it will look like iOS 8 Control Center. No settings to configure.

When calling Control Center for the first time after a reboot or respring this extension won't work so just dismiss Control Center and recall it to get it to work.

You can grab Centrex free from the Big Boss Cydia Repository.

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Also Head Up iTunes Radio

ianrogersApple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats was finalized today, and as the two companies merge into one, the positions some former Beats employees will take on at Apple are becoming clearer. 

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Ian Rogers, who serves as the CEO of Beats Music, will take Apple’s own iTunes Radio streaming music service under his wing, heading up both streaming music services. Rogers will likely report to Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services at Apple, who oversees all of Apple’s content stores.

Rogers, a former Yahoo executive, will run both teams to create cohesion in Apple’s streaming-music options, according to the people familiar with the matter. Pandora and Spotify, the two-biggest streaming music services, each offer both a free ad-supported service and a subscription-based service.

As previously reported, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (aka Dr. Dre) are also expected to take on senior roles at the company, and while it remains unclear exactly what the duo will do at Apple, Iovine may also become involved with iTunes, securing deals and marketing opportunities. 

Earlier today, Apple posted a message on its website welcoming the Beats team to the family, as Beats shut down its own online store. While many former Beats employees are transitioning to Cupertino or continuing to work in a Los Angeles office, approximately 200 employees in human resources, finance, and other areas where there was overlap with Apple have only been given temporary positions as the company tries to find new roles for them.

Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law, iPhone Unlocking No Longer Illegal

United States President Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Actinto law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives. 

Obama has long supported the act, which was originally introduced via a 2013 "We the People" petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures calling for cell phone unlocking to be made legal. It first became illegal to unlock a cell phone in January of 2013, after an exception in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act expired, restricting U.S. customers from shifting their service to other carriers or using their devices abroad with local SIM cards. 
iphone_5s_5cNow that cell phone unlocking is once again legal, consumers and third-party unlocking services will be able to unlock paid-for cell phones and tablets without receiving express permission from carriers and without facing criminal penalties. The changes will make it easier for consumers to take their devices to the carrier of their choice after contractual obligations have been fulfilled and it will also be easier to use existing devices abroad.
The bill not only restores the rights of consumers to unlock their phones, but ensures that they can receive help doing so if they lack the technological savvy to unlock on their own. 

The most important part of this joint effort is that it will have a real impact. As long as their phone is compatible and they have complied with their contracts, consumers will now be able to enjoy the freedom of taking their mobile service -- and a phone they already own -- to the carrier that best fits their needs. At a time when partisan gridlock all too often threatens progress on everyday issues that matter to consumers, working together we listened to your voices, and the American people benefited as a result.
In December of 2013, U.S. cellular carriers and the FCC also came to an agreement over a set of voluntary principles that will make it easier for wireless customers to unlock their devices and switch from carrier to carrier after a contract has been fulfilled. 

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How To Use DoulCi To Unlock iPhone & Bypass iCloud Activation For Free (Guide)

doulCi: a tool that bypasses iCloud activation and helps you unlock your iPhone – that too for free. Many users have been asking me for a guide on how to use doulCi, so here it is. Check out below on how to unlock iPhone by bypassing iCloud activation using doulCi.

How To Use doulCi

Two hackers, a couple of days ago went public with a tool they had created. This tool called doulCi (iCloud spelled backwards), allowed anyone to bypass iCloud activation on any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It even helped people unlock iPhones that were stolen. Now as it bypasses iCloud activation even on stolen iPhones, it has caused quite a stir. This is some-what illegal and some people (Apple) is quite upset about it.
Right now Apple has issued no official statement and is probably working on a fix, until then you are free to bypass iCloud activation and unlock your iPhone. The tool doulCi is complete free, so you might want to try it.

 Read the notes below.
  • doulCi will bypass iCloud activation meaning you can use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch if it had been locked before.
  • doulCi is basically a server which is operated by the two hackers, so they have the technical capability to intercept any information from your iOS device.
  • By using doulCi, you are not completely unlocking your iPhone. To completely unlock the iPhone you still the need keys which Apple has. The hackers have mentioned they are working on a way to get the iPhone to read your SIM card (complete unlocking). This will be updated in the coming days
  • The method will not always work because the “Magic Line” is basically a server and most of the time it is offline.
  • The server used as the “Magic Line” can get changed, if it is I will update the post.
  • Due to the high volume the process might be slow and hackers have been trying to attack the server so it might be offline.
  • Now the important notes about doulCi are out-of-the-way - let’s begin.

Unlock iPhone doulCi

doulCi is free and you do not need to download anything, the entire process is very simple. Just follow the guidebelow.
Step 1: On your computer head over to: /private/etc/hosts for Mac and C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts for Windows.
Step 2: Now you have to add the magic line which is basically the IP of the server. Currently the Magic Line is:
Update: Here are new Magic lines:
Note: I will update this portion if a new “Magic Line” is added.
Step 3: On the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch go to the activation lockscreen.
Step 4: Now connect your device to iTunes.
Step 5: A message will prompt saying the server you are trying to connect is not trusted; simply click “Yes” and proceed.
Step 6: An error will pop up, once that happens disconnect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 7: Now reconnect your device with iTunes.

Apple Will Reportedly Launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14th

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14th during what will be an 'incredibly busy' month for the company, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors. An internal Apple Retail Store meeting was cited as the source of this information.

The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an "immense" day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is also said to planning a media event for Tuesday, September 16, coming a month ahead of the device's launch.

Previous reports have suggested that Apple would announce the iPhone 6 in mid-September followed by another event to unveil OS X Yosemite, new iPads, and perhaps even the iWatch in October.

The launch of an iPhone on Tuesday would differ from previous years where Apple has typically launched on a Friday; however, the source says that high demand and amply supply make an earlier launch possible.

It's still not clear if Apple intends to release the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models at the same time. So far leaks have suggested that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is further along in the production process.

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