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Microsoft Updates Bing For iPad With ‘Lasso’ Search Feature
by on July 5, 2011

Bing for iPad has been updated to version 1.1, introducing several user experience updates and a new gesture based method of searching.

The new gesture based search is labelled as “Lasso” where users simply use their finger to lasso a word or phrase to do a search. This lasso method is used instead of copying and pasting a word or phrase into a search box.

Today, it can be somewhat painful … Read More

MTS Launches iPad Data Plans

MTS, a mobile carrier in Manitoba, has launched new iPad-specific data plans. The new offers are identical to the iPad data plans launched by Bell and Rogers.

For $15/month, users receive up to 250MB of data. For $35/month, users receive up to 5GB of data. Both plans are prepaid. Either plan further includes free unlimited access to all 160 MTS WiFi hotspots.

As for activating service, MTS states that users will … Read More

AppZapp HD: Find App Store Sales & Freebies

For those looking for sales and free apps in the App Store, “AppZapp HD” can help you out! The app monitors the App Store for new apps, sales, and freebies so you always have the latest App Store information.

AppZapp shows apps for all iOS devices and now the Mac App Store, so you can find the best deals across all of your Apple devices.

This app is essentially an application manager … Read More

[Update] JailbreakMe iPad 2 Jailbreak Site: ‘We’ll be back soon’
by on July 4, 2011

Update 1: JailbreakMe.com now shows the following “We’ll be back soon” post it note, as normally seen when the Apple Store is down:

Remember the story of how JailbreakMe.com 3.0 got leaked? Well, according to the ‘real’ leaker MultiMediaWill, he claims Comex has told him the iPad 2 jailbreak will either be released today or tomorrow. This was ‘confirmed’ via a screenshot of a Gmail thread between … Read More

iPad Takes 1% Global Browser Share, And Rising

Statistics from a web analytics company, New Applications, reveals that people love to browse the web from their iPad!

Specifically, the data shows that the iPad has grabbed just over 1% of the global web browser market.

As seen in the chart, the statistic has been rising since the original iPad release in March 2010.

Considering this is a global statistic, the growth of iPad web browsing is phenomenal.

*Thanks Billy for the tip!

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JailbreakMe.com Is For Sale, Was Never Owned by Comex
by on July 3, 2011

It appears the JailbreakMe.com domain is up for sale. This is the URL used by Comex for his infamous over the air jailbreak. JailbreakMe 3.0 was leaked yesterday to the masses, by a random university student.

As pointed out by iJailbreak, the domain is listed on GoDaddy Auctions for a price of $2500. Comex tweeted today he does not own the domain, but … Read More

The Detailed Story of How JailbreakMe.com 3.0 Was Leaked Emerges
by on July 2, 2011

The SNAFU that has ensued over the leak of the JailbreakMe.com 2.0 jailbreak has been spreading like wildfire today on the Internet. Comex has been hard at work on this jailbreak, and its early release means stern consequences for the jailbreak community. @i0n1c was quick to note Apple now has the upper hand and will patch the PDF exploit used immediately in a software update, presumably iOS 4.3.4.

How did … Read More

[Update] iPad 2 Untethered Safari Jailbreak Demoed

Update: Comex has spoken out about the leak, and @i0n1c has mentioned Apple will soon patch this exploit since it has been leaked.

Leading up to the launch of the iPhone 4, iOS hackers released a jailbreak tool on a website “JailbreakMe.com”. At the time, this was the simplest method to jailbreak your device.

To jailbreak, users visited the site, tapped one button and waited for the jailbreak to complete. It … Read More

DigiTimes: Apple’s Suppliers Prepare Materials For Fall iPad 3 Launch
by on July 1, 2011

According to a DigiTimes report, Apple’s upstream suppliers are preparing materials for the production of the next iPad.

In an odd move, the DigiTimes report indicates that the rumored iPad 3 is expected in September/October 2011. The current iPad 2 was just launched this March 2011 in Canada.

In other words, a fall 2011 launch for the iPad 3 would give the device a significantly shorter product life cycle than normal.

Taiwan-based … Read More

Apps On Sale: DataMan Pro For iPad

In celebration of Canada Day, DataMan Pro for iPad is on sale!

The most powerful and precise weapon against data overage charges just got better! DataMan Pro monitors and manages your data usage in real time, closely tracking your data activities every 10 minutes. No other apps come close to DataMan for its precision. The advanced technologies and features in DataMan help you make smarter decisions to … Read More

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