iOS 5

How to Use AirPlay With Any iPhone Music App

The ability to stream music from your iPhone directly to speakers or an AirPlay-enabled device like the Apple TV is one of the perks of iOS. Some music apps, like Pandora, include a handy AirPlay button that makes turning on streaming simple. So how do you get other music playing applications on the iPhone to use AirPlay?

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Just because the app developer didn't include the AirPlay button directly in the app interface doesn't mean you're out of business. Apple has included a default AirPlay switch in iOS along with volume controls on the multitasking dock. Accessing AirPlay from any music app is possible as long as your AirPlay-compatible devices are properly configured on your Wi-Fi network.

New iPhone Tweak Makes Using Multiple AppStore Accounts Easier

The new jailbreak tweak AccountChanger helps you keep track of your multiple AppStore accounts by adding an "Accounts" button to the Update section of the AppStore. The latest version is beta so some bugs are being worked out. However, if you use more than one account this tweak could be helpful, and may be worth a look.

Jailbreak Tweaks

You can give the tweak a whirl by downloading it for free from the BigBoss repo in Cydia. AccountChanger requires iOS 5 or higher.

How do I use / access the Lock Screen camera icon?

There are two versions of the Lock Screen camera icon. Devices running iOS 5.1 feature a permanent shortcut on their Lock Screen. To access your iPhone's camera interface just hold and swipe up from the icon.

iPhone Camera

If you have not upgraded your device to 5.1 you can still access your camera by double tapping your home button from the Lock Screen. This will make the camera icon appear. Just tap the icon to activate your camera.


Quit Multitasking iPhone Apps With MultiCleaner

Thanks to MultiCleaner iPhone users no longer have to manually quit each application running in the iOS multitasking dock to free up RAM and improve performance. Not only does the $0.99 jailbreak tweak make it possible to set up custom Activator triggers to quit all apps, it offers customization for multitasking dock behavior.

iPhone MultiCleaner tweak Cydia

Apps can be pinned to the left side of the multitasking bar for quick access, and app icons can be rearranged within the multitasking bar. When apps are not running but have been recently opened, the icon appears darkened, while actively running background apps are normally displayed.

Unlock iPhone 4S With R-SIM (iOS 5 / 5.01)

Another hardware unlock solution has appeared, the R-SIM from Each Supplier. This SIM interposer works with the iPhone 4S running iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1 making it possible to use the device on any compatible GSM carrier network.

iPhone 4S iOS 5 unlock

iPhone Dev-Team has not made recent announcements regarding updates to ultrasn0w, the software unlock solution for jailbreakers. One advantage of the R-SIM is that the product does not require a jailbroken iPhone to unlock the device.


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