SquareTrade iPhone + iPad Warranty Giveaway Ends Today

Need protection against drops and spills for your iPhone AND iPad? SquareTrade insurance plans add accidental damage to your device warranty. Right now, The iPad Guide is offering a free SquareTrade warranty for both devices to the next winner of the May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveway.

SquareTrade iPhone insurance


Entry in the contest requires no obligation whatsoever. It's as simple as clicking a button to enter and your email address will never be given, traded or sold to a third party. SquareTrade is the nation's largest independent warranty provider. Not only does a SquareTrade warranty extend basic protection, unlike AppleCare it covers accidental damage such as drops and spills.

The iPad Guide May Contest: More Free iPad Accessories!

Just got that iPad 3G off the FedEx truck? How about entering to win some free accessories? Six days a week during the entire month of May, The iPad Guide is offering a May iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveway. Cases, screen protectors, insurance policies and more were given away to winning contestants across the US last month. Now it's your turn.

Apple iPad Contest Free Accessories

Featured products in May come from M-Edge, Hard Candy, Griffin Technologies, ZAGG, Gelaskins, SquareTrade, Worth Ave Group, Speck, Proporta, BOOK and iWrap. Readers have up to 10 chances each day to enter the contest.

Spirit Untethered iPhone Jailbreak Released (3.1.x)

The Spirit jailbreak has arrived. Users can now jailbreak any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with one-click. The result is an untethered jailbreak that provides access to unauthorized hacks, apps and tweaks. A carrier unlock is not included.

apple iphone comex spirit jailbreak logo

Developer @comex announced that Spirit worked on iPhones and iPod Touch devices running 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 firmware, as well as the iPad running 3.2. The software is available from the Spirit jailbreak website along with more details and a donate button.

Now iPhone Owners Can Run Android OS

iPhone Dev-Team member David Wong (aka planetbeing) has successfully installed the Android operating system on a first-generation iPhone. In fact, when booting the iPhone you can choose between iPhone OS and Android. The frankenphone makes phone calls, receives messages, plays music, and connects to Wi-Fi networks among other things.


The camera doesn't work and it may be a little bit buggy, but the fact that it works is impressive. That is, if you're impressed by that sort of thing. Many users looking to run unauthorized software on their iPhones simply resort to jailbreaking the iPhone OS, not installing an entirely different operating system!

BigBoss Warns Against Fake iPhone 3.1.3 Jailbreaks

Fake jailbreaking tools are cropping up on the web and unsuspecting iPhone owners can easily be fooled into thinking they are downloading the real thing. The BigBoss repository is now warning against two programs that have hit the web, Thunderst0rm and TurboSn0w2. This software is fake and will not jailbreak your iPhone running 3.1.3 firmware.

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In fact, this software will not jailbreak anything. iPhone hacking website modmyi has proven just how useless these two programs really are. There was speculation they might install spyware but it seems they are just annoying fakes.

Original iPhone (2G) Reaches End of the Line

Must be sad to be an old iPhone, or an original iPhone user for that matter. After almost three years in circulation, the aluminum-backed iPhone is officially obsolete. Apple's iPhone 4 upgrade will not run on the earliest iPhone hardware at all.

original 2G apple iphone

Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed that the company would cease support for the original iPhone in an email this week. When asked if the device would see any future updates he simply replied, "Sorry, no."

Get the iPhone OS 4 Background Wallpaper

One surprise in the iPhone 4 keynote speech was a move away from the typical black home screen wallpaper background. Unless they've jailbroken their iPhone, users are painfully aware that only the lock screen can be customized. The custom home screen background featured in the iPhone 4 keynote speech is featured below.

apple iphone 4 official wallpaper

With the release of iPhone 4.0 firmware this summer, Apple has finally added support for custom home screen wallpaper, along with a new look for the dock.

iPhone Numbers, New Features Revealed at iPhone 4 Keynote

Steve Jobs revealed some stunning numbers today at the Apple iPhone 4 event. There have been 50 million iPhones sold, and an additional 35 million iPod Touch units. In addition to all of these devices running iPhone OS, iPad sales topped 450k units so far this week.

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In six days, iPad users have downloaded 3.5 million iPad applications and 600k iBooks. Total downloads for the App Store to date is a whopping 4 billion downloads. There are 185,000 apps available, including 3,500 iPad only apps so far. With all of these mobile devices running Safari, Apple's share of mobile browser usage dominates at 64 percent. In second place comes the Android browsers with 19 percent, and BlackBerry takes third with a 9 percent total share.

Free iPad Accessories Every Weekday in April: The iPad Guide Contest

Getting an iPad on April 3rd? Well even if you haven't pre-ordered, free accessories are always welcome. The iPad Guide has just announced their April Accessory-A-Day Giveaway. With the ship date for Apple's iPad only hours away, cases, screen protectors, and insurance are sure to be in demand. The iPad Guide is offering a free product every weekday this month for contest entrants.

Apple iPad Contest Free Accessories

The contest features several iPad accessories including body skins, screen protectors, iPad insurance, iPad warranties, stands and cases. Featured products come from popular companies including M-Edge, Hard Candy, Griffin Technologies, ZAGG, Gelaskins, SquareTrade, and Worth Ave Group.

More Details Revealed: iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking

Sources familiar with pre-release builds of iPhone OS 4.0 claim the operating system will lift restrictions on the multitasking of apps. AppleInsider reports that an interface modeled after the Mac OS X Expose feature would show icons of all running apps and allow the user to switch between them.

Apple iPhone 4G

In the desktop version of Expose, windows of running applications are reduced in size and aligned so they can all be seen simultaneously. Currently, only a list of native iPhone apps is permitted to run in the background, although iPhone OS is fully capable of multitasking. These apps include the iPod, SMS, Phone, Mail, and Voice Recorder among others.

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