How’s this for some big news on an otherwise slow Monday? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let slip that his company plans to buy popular photo-sharing app Instagram (pending all of the standard regulatory approvals, naturally). According to a report from All Things D‘s Kara Swisher, Facebook will pick up the social app, which got its own long-awaited Android version, for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares. Ole Zuck confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding that the deal won’t affect Instagram’s integration with competing social networks:
We think the fact that [...]
Updated Redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for Windows and Mac OS X is released to address the issues of iBooks found in Redsn0w 0.9.10b4. According to Dev Team’s official blog:
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“Redsn0w version b5 incorporates yet another fix for iBooks, this time involving DRM. @planetbeing wrote a utility called “crazeles” that overcomes jailbreak detection by iBooks that would cause about 10% of images to show incorrectly. This fix is similar to the “hunnypot” [...]
To support developer release iOS 5.1 beta 3, TinyUmbrella is updated to version 5.10.06 which also works for iOS 5.1 beta 2 and includes some fixes found in its previous release. According to official blog post:
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“TinyUmbrella just got a small bugfix (hopefully I didn’t introduce even more bugs in this old codebase). There was a nasty UI locking issue when you clicked ‘Save SHSH’. I’ve partially fixed it. But now there’s flicker in the saved shshs window.”
Those who are not familiar with TinyUmbrella, this tool works to save SHSH blob for iDevices [...]
Facebook officially took the “beta” label off its much-publicized Timeline this evening, but it’s rolling out the new feature gradually. New Zealand is currently the only country to get Timeline, the company said in a blog postthis evening. Other regions will get it in the “near future.”
Facebook first unveiled Timeline in early September, and quickly provided the means for developers and curious users to enable the feature. A more general release was planned for later that month, but it never came, ostensibly to address technical issues and privacy concerns having to do with the software.
Facebook released Facebook app for Android update with a brand new design and user interface. According to Facebook official blog latest Facebook Android app integrated with some new features like:
Photos and albums are up to two times faster than the previous Android app
Display messages on top of screen
Shows menu on left side
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PwnDevTeam has released Ac1dSn0w beta tethered jailbreak tool for iOS 5/5.0.1 over iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G and iPad. According to official blog:
“I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released Beta 1 of Ac1dSn0w for Mac OS X Lion (should also work on Snow Leopard). Ac1dSn0w allows you to jailbreak your iDevice tethered. It also provides features like Tethered Boot, Pwned DFU, and Exit Recovery to get your device out of Recovery Loop.”
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The iPhone Dev Team has released updated Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 for quick iOS 5 jailbreak for Windows users. According to Dev Team’s official blog:
“We’ve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers. For iPhone3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you don’t even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup). The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode.
It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w [...]
BigBoss has updated SBSettings v5.1.3 with some new features and support for the latest iOS 5. According to BB blog:
“I have a lot of big changes coming to SBSettings for iOS5. For those of you on iOS5 already that want to test it, I should be releasing daily beta updates for it.
Notification center integration
Your choice of using the old style window or the notification center. Or both.
You choose which toggles to appear in notification and window sections.
Current sbsettings toggles should be supported. Current themes should work in notification area as well.
You get to choose [...]
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will boot in just 8 short seconds and to prove it, the company has posted a video of the upcoming OS doing just that.
In a lengthy blog post explaining the whys and wherefores of how Microsoft teased the software into an 8 second boot-up, Gabe Aul explains that the new solution is “a fast start-up mode which is a hybrid of traditional cold boot and resuming from hibernate.”
It’s all down to hibernating the kernel session rather than closing it down completely and starting it back up again.
Hibernate that kernel
In addition, the development [...]
Microsoft has released Silverlight Toolkit (August 2011) add-on for developers while there are just a few days left to submit Mango apps for inclusion in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
According to Windows phone developer blog:
“This is a great new release of extra controls and should let you create even better apps with the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK.
In this toolkit you will find user interface controls like those found throughout the Windows Phone, with components like toggle switches, page transitions, picker controls and more. We have also localized the toolkit into all of the Windows Phone [...]