The Home Sharing feature in iTunes makes it possible to stream an iTunes library directly from a computer to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. As long as the iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer, large iTunes collections can be accessed directly from iOS, without syncing or taking up storage space. It only takes a few steps to set up Home Sharing and start streaming music and video.
First, open iTunes on the computer and navigate to File -> Home Sharing -> Turn on Home Sharing. Older versions of iTunes (10.2 to 10.7) have the Turn on Home Sharing option under the Advanced menu. Enter your Apple ID and password to start sharing the iTunes library. iTunes media on multiple computers can be shared over the same Wi-Fi network.
The invisibleSHIELD from ZAGG is arguably the highest-quality screen and body protector on the market. What really sets the product apart from the competition is the ZAGG Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. Claims of free replacement can sometimes come with a list of fine print, so what's the real deal behind ZAGG's warranty program?
After purchasing an original back invisibleSHIELD for the iPhone 5 in October directly from ZAGG, the company proactively emailed three months later offering to "refresh" the product. With this email filed away, it wasn't until 8 months later that the invisibleSHIELD started to look shabby. Over 11 months it protected the iPhone 5 from several drops and pocket lint had infiltrated along one edge under the adhesive film.
The best way to save battery life while using iOS 7 is by turning off everything you don't use. For example, the parallax effect may be neat, but what good is the illusion of 3D when your phone is dead? Or do you really need your phone to automatically update all your apps? Here are a few iOS 7 features you may want to disable or limit so you can get more use out of your battery.
Turn Off Parallax
You can turn off the parallax effect by navigating to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > ON.
Turn Off Auto Downloads
You can go back to manually updating your apps by navigating to Settings > iTunes & App Store and scrolling down to Automatic Downloads.
There are many ways to hack the iPhone, even without a jailbreak installed. iTweakiOS is no stranger to the process, having released several modified carrier bundles in the past. Now the site claims to have discovered a free, simple method to enable personal hotspot tethering on the iPhone free of additional subscription charges.
Normally carriers charge an extra fee to activate tethering and make it possible to use your iPhone cellular data connection with other devices. Now according to the guide from iTweakiOS, anyone with a GSM iPhone or iPad running iOS 6 or later can start using the personal hotspot after following a few steps to modify specific .plist files in iOS.
If you are new to iOS jailbreaking and want to know details about exactly how apps and tweaks are paid for, look no further. While the App Store is convenient and linked to a credit card through iTunes, you'll find that the jailbreak app store Cydia is just as convenient. Purchasing and installing third-party tweaks and apps to customize your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has never been easier.
Once your iOS device is jailbroken with evasi0n you can begin to browse Cydia for interesting tweaks. When you're ready to install a package that requires payment, you'll see a Purchase button in the upper right hand corner. In the example below, the app CleverPin costs $1.99.
Now that the evasi0n jailbreak has arrived, the software is proving to be the most popular jailbreak in history. Any iOS device running iOS 6.0 - 6.1 can be included in the fun with a few simple steps. Once the Cydia jailbreak app store is installed, free and paid packages can be downloaded to customize your device and add functionality.
For those who have jailbroken their pre-iOS 6 devices in the past, evasi0n brings even more convenience and simplicity to the jailbreak process. The software comes to us from the evad3rs, developers who have already released two updates to evasi0n to incorporate improvements and bug fixes.
With the iOS 6.x jailbreak slated for release on Monday, those planning to jailbreak should take one step to make sure their devices can always be restored to iOS 6.1 after Apple stops signing the firmware. If you have to restore your iPhone in the future, it pays to have SHSH blobs saved so you can always go back to an earlier, jailbreakable version of iOS.
Apple could always close loopholes with iOS 6.1.1 or later, making it more difficult for the evad3rs to successfully jailbreak. Once Apple stops signing an older version of iOS, you must have your SHSH blobs to restore. There are only a few simple steps and a free software package required to protect yourself from losing the iOS 6.x jailbreak. The extra insurance is worth the time it takes to follow these instructions:
Did you know you can jailbreak iOS 6 on A4 devices including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS? Sure, it may be a tethered jailbreak, but for serious fans of Cydia this doesn't matter. As usual, if you are currently using any kind of baseband unlock you should steer clear of an iOS update and this jailbreak until further notice.
Before you begin, remember that this procedure will only work on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. All of these devices have the Apple A4 processor. Start by updating your jailbreak-compatible iPhone to iOS 6. You can update your iPhone OTA or on your computer with iTunes. You will need to download the iOS 6 IPSW firmware file to your computer to jailbreak. Follow these instructions to jailbreak iOS 6 tethered:
Do you miss Google Maps? Did the iOS 6.0 update shorten battery life on your A4 device? Whether you upgraded by mistake, or you're just looking to bring back the older firmware, now you can downgrade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.1.1. The following iOS downgrade instructions work on most A4 devices, including the iPod touch 4G.
Now that Apple has stopped signing older firmware, you must have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 for this procedure to work properly. Downgrading will also require that you have the appropriate IPSW firmware file downloaded to your computer. You can grab iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone 4 here, or for the iPhone 3GS at this link. Make sure you know where this IPSW file is saved before starting the instructions below.
If you can't login to YouTube on the iPhone, there are simple steps you can take to allow the native YouTube app on your device to connect. The problem arises when your linked Google Account does not have an application-specific password set up for your iPhone YouTube app.
After repeatedly trying to login to your YouTube account with the correct username and password, the iPhone prompts you to login from Safari. Even after following through this process, the YouTube app refuses to acknowledge your credentials are correct. The iPhone error states wrong username or password.