How To Save Space on Android Phone Using Image Optimizer (Compresser)

Storage space is hard to come by and manage for some, especially if you have an entire archive of photos taken with a heavily modded, highly tweaked,  HDR-enabled, twelve megapixel camera that seems to be the standard for modern day smartphones. Pictures tend to have a file size larger than necessary, but worry no more. Image Optimizer is here.

Image-Optimizer

Developer teknoraver developed Image Optimizer with one main purpose, which is to heighten image compression ratios and optimize pictures. With support for JPEG and PNG files so far, Image Optimizer allows you to reduce file size of images, while suffering minimal quality loss.

The application also allows users to optimize multiple images at once in a batch job. Image Optimizer also allow the flexibility to select the quality level of compression, and it has the option to skip certain images if compression level is lower than a user-defined threshold. The optimize function sets your pictures to the most suitable size, while retaining optimal image quality. Images can be organized by date, name, and size.

Image Optimizer is most useful for Android users who need to clear up some photo space, at the possible expense of some additional compression artifacts. Continue reading

Access All Your Apps Everywhere with single Swipe gesture for android

If you have ever used a recent version of Ubuntu, you will no doubt be familiar with the Unity interface. Love it or hate it, Unity offers an incredibly quick and intuitive way to access your most commonly used applications from a launcher that appears on the left hand side of your screen. In a similar style, Swapps! (a new Android tweak) doesn’t attempt to completely replace the devices main launcher. What it does do, however, is offer a way of accessing all your applications from wherever you are without returning to the home screen.

Swapps! is the ultimate tool for multitasking on your android device. With a simple swipe action you can get to any other app you wish.

swipe gesture

Swapps! launcher is always there, when you play, read or listen, you can always swipe and switch to another app.

Swapps! Active Panel is divided into 3 spaces:
* Starred – Your favorite apps will always be on top for quick access.
* Recent Used – the last recent applications that you used for quick switching between tasks.
* All Apps – Full app drawer!

Swapps features:

* Swapps contains full app drawer just like in your home app
* ‘Recently Used’ panel contains 5 last apps you opened
* ‘Recently Used’ app’s background process can be closes by long press on the app
* ‘Starred’ panel holds up to 10 of your favorite apps
* Swapps! is accessible anytime, regardless of which application is currently running, using a simple swipe!
* Notification icon can be disabled or made transparent in the settings screen.
* Fully customizable swipe-area (Side, Width, Height)
* Doesn’t affect battery life!!! Continue reading

How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1 on iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod touch [Video Guide]

The evad3rs, new jailbreak team by Musclenerd, Pimskeks, Planetbeing and Pod2g released Jailbreak iOS 6.1 for jailbreak solution as Evasi0n. Latest tool will work on all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running on iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2 and iOS 6.1, but you must make sure that these operating systems have been installed using iTunes restore function and not an OTA Software Update directly from iDevice’s.

According to the Evad3rs team, the following devices are supported on iOS versions 6.0 through 6.1:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5
  • iPod touch 4
  • Apple TV 2 (NOT third-gen)

The “untethered” status means you can safely reboot your device without having to worry about losing your jailbreak or any of the built-in features, as opposed to a “tethered” jailbreak that requires you to plug your device into a computer and re-run the jailbreaking app anytime you reboot it.

Step 1: Download Evasi0n jailbreak tool tailored for your OS (Windows / Mac / Linux).

Step 2: Download iOS 6.1, and update your device to it using iTunes.

Step 3: Make sure you don’t have any passcode set on your device. You can disable Passcode lock from: Settings –> General –> Passcode Lock –> Off

Step 4: Make sure both iTunes and Xcode (if installed) are not running.

Step 5: Start the Evasi0n jailbreak tool on your computer.

Step 6: Connect the relevant iOS device to your PC or Mac via the 30-pin or Lightning cable (depending on the generation of the hardware). Make sure that the connected hardware is recognized by the jailbreak tool.

Step 7: Select the Jailbreak option and relax as the software performs the necessary steps in the background to inject and run through the jailbreaking process.

Step 8: Be patient, do not touch your device or anything on computer during  jailbreaking process. When the jailbreak process has finished, Evasi0n will alert you.

Step 9: Once done, your device will reboot and you will have Cydia on your iPhone.

Here is Video tutorial of evasi0n jailbreak tool.

How to install PAID Apps on your iPhone 5, iPod Touch & iPad 4 for free without Jailbreak

As you may already know Hackulous the famous hacker group behind installous and app sync for installing cracked apps on iOS devices has been closed. So if you need cracked/paid apps for free you might use some other cydia apps like appcake to install crack apps on iPhone. There is new method i have found lately which will actually let you install paid apps for free on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for free with out jailbreak. Means you can install paid apps free on iPhone 5 and iPad 4 which are still NOT Jailbroken.

The whole method has been explained in the video posted below, before you continue kindly read the summary for this method.

Please sign in with your apple email ID on your iPhone iPod Touch or iPad before you begin.

1) Download the software called Kuaiyong from here:http://www.mediafire.com/?ls2ab5eli280js1
2) Launch the setup of Kuaiyong, and install it (simple setup)
3) After Installing the Software, plug-in your iDevice with USB Cable.
4) Launch Kuaiyong.
5) Watch Video for the interface of this program. You can search for a particular app in it as well. The names are tricky but with a little effort you will get used to it.
6) Once you have selected the app to download, hit ‘Red’ button as shown in the video. Wait for it to download.
7) After download is finished, your App will be sync to your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad automatically. Continue reading

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 For iPhone 5 and iPad mini

Apple just released iOS 6.0.2. The software update is now available in iTunes. According to Apple, the update includes “improvements and bug fixes”, including a fix for a bug that ”could impact Wi-Fi”. iOS 6.0.2 is available for download now through iTunes or via over the air updates.

Apple iOS 6.0.2

  • iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A550), Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) (iPad2,6) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A8500), Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A8500), Download
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (iPhone5,1) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A551), Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) (iPhone5,2) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A551), Download

Till now iOS 6.0.2 only available for iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

How to Preserve Baseband And Jailbreak iOS 6 And unlock Guide For iPhone

iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.15b1, which includes a large number of features and improvements. Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 finally  tethered iOS 6.0 jailbreak without asking for pointing to iOS 6 and installs Cydia, so you don’t have to install it manually. It also includes the new iOS 5.x.x restore feature, that will allow iOS 5.x users to restore their devices to any iOS 5.x firmware if they’ve the appropriate SHSH blobs.

Some of the key features of new Redsnow are given below:

First, the high-level new feature list:

  • restore from any 5.x iOS to any other (up, down or the same) 5.x iOS on all devices as long as you have the correct blobs (see more below)
  • Cydia now included in the tethered 6.0 jailbreak on A4 devices
  • automatically “Just Boot” tethered when qualifying A4 device connects in DFU mode
  • untethered 6.0 jailbreak on old-bootrom 3GS
  • untethered 6.0 hactivation on any 3GS or iPhone4
  • directly restore pre-A5 devices to earlier firmware — no more complicated 15-step how-to’s with stitching, iTunes errors, and “hosts file” concerns
  • fetch new signed blobs for any IPSW (present or future — no redsn0w update required) using Extras->SHSH Blobs->New
  • block the BB update for any 3GS or iPhone4 restore (past, present, or future — no redsn0w update required) using Extras->Even More->Restore
  • deactivate any iPhone, useful for testing your “official” unlock status through iTunes.  (Please only deactivate your own iPhone!)
  • activation status shown on “Even more” page
  • significantly more (very nerdy) info returned by “Identify” button when device is in Normal mode
  • tethered jailbreak of ATV2 supported (but the only thing available for it is the SSH2 custom bundle available here — no Cydia yet.  Must use “Select IPSW” for tethered boot of ATV2 for now).
  • auto-exit WTF mode for older devices with broken buttons
  • any time a set of blobs is fetched remotely (from Apple or Cydia), redsn0w also saves them locally (and will check there first if you click “Local”)
  • for your future restoring convenience, you should also submit all of your past and present TinyUmbrella blobs to Cydia if you haven’t done so yet.  Resubmitting is okay and won’t cause conflicts.

There is tutorial guide on how to update your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS firmware without updating the baseband to iOS 6.

1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w from below.

2: Download the firmware you would like to upgrade to from here.

3: Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it and then afterwards open it..

4: Click Extras from the RedSn0w menu.

5: Click Even More from the Extras menu.

6: Click the IPSW button from the Even More menu.

7: Choose the firmware you would like to update to from the dialog box that appears and click the Open button.

8:  You will be asked if you would like to Prevent baseband update. Click the Yes button.

9: You will be told that Pwned DFU mode is required. Click the OK button.

10: Connect your iPhone to the computer, turn it off, and click Next

11: RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.

12: Once your device enter DFU mode the actual Jailbreak process will start and exploited with Limera1n.

13: Redsn0w will tell you when the restore has been completed successfully.

ultrasn0w isn’t yet updated for 6.x

  • by now you probably should be taking advantage of the extremely cheap IMEI-based unlocks of iPhones sold by established online retailers like http:://cutyoursim.com
  • still, IMEI-based unlocks don’t work in all cases.  We’ll announce when ultrasn0w is ported up to 6.x
  • redsn0w will still hactivate your 3GS or iPhone4 if you run it before the device is activated.  Due to the current tethered 6.x JB status, redsn0w now hactivates 6.x without requiring subsequent tethered boots.  If you accidentally hactivate with redsn0w, use the “Deactivate” checkbox available from the Jailbreak screen, not the normal one in “Even more”
We will update this post once Ultrasn0w gets updated.

iOS 6 Officially Released For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

First unveiled in June, iOS 6 includes 200 new and updated features, including a Google-free Maps app, Facebook integration, the new Passbook app, and a Siri upgrade. iOS 6 is finally available for public consumption and you can get it one of two ways: You can plug your iOS device in to your computer and check iTunes for an update, or you can go into the settings menu on your iPhone (3GS, 4 or 4S), iPod touch (4G, 5G) or iPad (iPad 2 or New iPad) and navigate to General > Software Update.

And while updating shouldn’t wipe out your previously stored data, you should back your device up just to be safe. And if you don’t see the update popping up right away, just give it a minute. These things can sometimes take a while when first rolling out.

iOS 6

iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod touch (4th gen)
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
  • iPad 2
  • New iPad

As informed earlier today, jailbreakers should stay away from iOS 6 as you’ll lose your jailbreak. iOS 6 tethered jailbreak for A4 devices will be released later tonight but for A5 devices (iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the new iPad), you won’t get your jailbreak before months.

Direct Download Links:

    • iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPhone 4 (iPhone3,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPod Touch 4G (iPod4,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPhone 4 (Verizon) (iPhone3,3) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 2 (AT&T) (iPad2,2) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 2 (Verizon) (iPad2,3) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad2,4 (iPad2,4) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 3 (AT&T) (iPad3,2) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPad 3 (Verizon) (iPad3,3) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPhone 4 (AT&T) (iPhone3,2) version 6.0 (Build 10A403), Download
    • iPhone5,1 (iPhone5,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A405), Download
    • iPhone5,2 (iPhone5,2) version 6.0 (Build 10A405), Download
    • iPod5,1 (iPod5,1) version 6.0 (Build 10A406), Download

Official Changelog For iOS 6:

iOS 6 Software Update

This update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

• Maps
◦ Apple designed vector based maps
◦ Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)
◦ Real-time traffic information
◦ Flyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metro areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation)
◦ Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews, and available deals
◦ Siri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route
• Siri improvements
◦ Sports: scores, player stats, game schedules, team rosters, and league standings for baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockey
◦ Movies: trailers, showtimes, reviews and facts
◦ Restaurants: reservations, reviews, photos and information
◦ Send a Tweet
◦ Post on Facebook
◦ App launch
◦ Eyes Free in supported automobiles
◦ Local search available in Siri supported countries (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
◦ Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish)
◦ Supported on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
• Facebook integration
◦ Single sign-on from Settings
◦ Post from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Notification Center and Siri
◦ Add location and choose audience for any post
◦ View up-to-date Facebook profile photos and contact information in Contacts
◦ View Facebook events and birthdays in Calendar
◦ Like content and see your friends’ Likes in App Store and iTunes Store
• Shared Photo Streams
◦ Share selected photos with the people you choose
◦ Friends can view shared photos in Photos app, iPhoto and Apple TV
◦ Friends can like and make comments on individual photos
• Passbook
◦ One place for boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets and other passes
◦ Barcode display for boarding flights, buying coffee, getting into movies and other actions
◦ Passes displayed on Lock Screen based on time or location
◦ Passes can be automatically updated
◦ Supported on iPhone and iPod touch
• FaceTime improvements
◦ FaceTime over cellular support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation)
◦ Receive FaceTime calls, sent to your iPhone number, on your iPad and iPod touch
• Phone improvements
◦ Do Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications
◦ ‘Reply with message’ option when declining a call
◦ ‘Remind me later’ option based on time or location when declining a call
• Mail improvements
◦ VIP mailbox to quickly access mail from important people
◦ Flagged email mailbox
◦ Insert photos and videos when composing email
◦ Open password protected Office docs
◦ Pull down to refresh mailboxes
◦ Per account signatures
• Safari improvements
◦ iCloud tabs to see open pages on all your devices
◦ Offline Reading List
◦ Photo upload support
◦ Full screen landscape view on iPhone and iPod touch
◦ Smart app banners
◦ JavaScript performance improvements
• App Store and iTunes Store improvements
◦ Updated store design
◦ iTunes Preview history
◦ Complete my season
◦ Complete my album
• Game Center improvements
◦ Challenge friends to beat high scores and achievements
◦ Post high-scores and achievements to Facebook and Twitter
◦ Friend recommendations based on your Facebook friends
• Accessibility improvements
◦ Guided Access to limit device to one app or restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen
◦ VoiceOver integration with Maps, AssistiveTouch and Zoom
◦ Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
• Improved privacy controls for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos and data shared over Bluetooth
• Reminders can be reordered in the Reminders app
• Custom vibrations for alerts on iPhone
• Clock app for iPad
• Clock alarm with song
• Search all fields in Contacts
• Automatic movie mode for improved video sound quality
• Definitions of a selected word for Chinese, French, German and Spanish
• New keyboard layouts for French, German, Turkish, Catalan, Arabic and Icelandic
• Keyboard shortcuts shared across devices via iCloud
• Bluetooth MAP support
• Global network proxy for HTTP
• Features for China
◦ Baidu web search
◦ Sina Weibo integration
◦ Share videos to Tudou
◦ Share videos to Youku
◦ Improved text input for handwriting and Pinyin
• Bug fixes