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Apple and its sudden decisions to acquiring Startups - They just acquired Speech Technology Startup VocalIQ, a company based in United Kingdom.

According to VocaIQ's website, they have been developing a self-learning dialogue API built on 10 years of natural language research, belief tracking, decision making and also messaging generation. We learnt that this acquisition would help improve Apple's speech recognizing software SIRI, although this is still based on assumption as Apple made an official statement confirming the acquisition and not telling why...

Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.

VocalIQ isn't just a technology for Smartphones as we've also learnt they specialize in in-car applications and home devices which we all know the smartphone giant Apple are still working earnestly to accomplish.

VocalIQ has criticized Siri in a past blog post, calling the virtual assistant a "toy" unable to understand context. The difference between VocalIQ's system and traditional speech-recognition services like Siri and Cortana is its ability to learn. 
The reason for this state of affairs is that while Apple, Google and the some others have mastered how the use machine learning for speech-recognition, they are still stuck with medieval approach when it comes of conversational voice dialog. They are still using pre-programmed flow-chart based response that don't learn. 

The consumer demand for a self-learning multi-domain conversational voice system where consumers can freely talk about movies, restaurants, music, hotel bookings and the meaning of life, is huge and undeniable. The first one to meet that demand will rule the smartphone and wearables market for the next decade.
Obviously even if Apple would finally use VocalIQ to improve SIRI, it's going to be an update push to iOS devices and we doubt if it'll make it to iOS 7.1. What do you think ?



 As a custom now, we need to continue following up with the Jailbreak thingy and today i'll be showing you how to semi-untethered jailbreak your iPhone 4 running the latest iOS 7.1.1 using Geeksn0w jailbreaking tool version 2.9.
But before we begin i'd like to warn that this process is at your own risk however i can semi guarantee you nothing serious will happen to your iPhone(unless you didn't follow the instruction below properly, all you just need to do is put your phone back to DFU mode and start all over).
What's the consequence or meaning of this Semi-Untethered Jailbreak ?
 IMPORTANT: This is a Semi-Untethered Jailbreak. this means that you can reboot your iPhone without computer and use stock apps / App store apps; but in this way, Cydia, all Jailbreak extensions, Mail, Safari, Calculator and Weather won't wor until you do a tether boot using Geeksn0w(opensnow).

Haven said that lets proceed...
 Toolz to be downloaded: Java JRE Offline mode, DotNet Framework and of course iTunes  

Let's start!

  1. Download GeekSn0w 2.9 from the official site
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file and run the exe file inside (Run as Administrator)
  3. Now put your iPhone 4 in DFU mode. Just hold down the Home and Power button for 10 seconds, at the end of the latter, release the Power button while continuing to hold only Home button until GeekSn0w respond. Or another way is to hold down the home button and power button at the same and then listen to your PC when it makes that first sound, immediately remove your hand off the power button while still holding the home button(the iPhone should be blank now)
  4. Geeksn0w should have started(Your PC must be Internet enable else it won't work!)
  5. Geeksn0w procedure is fully automated, you'll just have to wait(but don't go take any coffee stay alert! take note lol)
  6. About halfway through the procedure, you will again be asked to set up your iPhone 4 in DFU Mode. Once done, GeekSn0w continue to work.
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  7. The phone will reboot in about a minute and come to your home screen, at this point GeekSn0w will be showing the message "Waiting for device to be ready (this will take a lot)".
  8. After about two minutes(perhaps more but don't remove your iPhone), your iPhone will restart automatically and, a few seconds after the restart, GeekSn0w will ask you for the last time to put it into DFU Mode.

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  9. Having done so, GeekSn0w perform once again the boot process and, at the end of the latter, It'll warn that the jailbreak has been successful!


As mentioned at the beginning of article, it is a Semi Untethered Jailbreak. Its difference from the traditional tethered is very simple: now you can reboot (power cycle) your iPhone without needing a computer at hand, but by doing so, Cydia, Mail, Safari, Calculator, Weather and all the tweaks installed with the jailbreak, will be deactivated. To reactivate them will require a tethered boot from PC. I'm pretty sure you can boot tether your iPhone using Geeksn0w?
OK here's how...
  • Put your iPhone in DFU mode.
  • Run Geeksn0w 2.9 with Administrator
  • Connect your iPhone and then Click any of the options on the screen that is for your phone which is either "iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 Rev A or iPhone 4 CDMA"
  • It should show Booting with Opensnow
  • Your iPhone will restart
  • Done! 

Post credit: Saviour
Post translated by Google Translate.



There are various reasons why people love to jailbreak their iDevices, however it is also important to know that there's a Tethered Jailbreak and Untethered Jailbreak(tho this is stale coz almost every iPhone users already know what these are all about).


In a short form to explaining what this jailbreaks are(Please note this is for Beginners)



  • A Tethered Jailbroken iPhone is a process whereby you have to power on your iDevice by connecting it to a System(PC or Mac) using a Software e.g Evasion, Geeksn0w and the rest out there. Plus you have to put it in a DFU Mode(meaning Device Firmware Update) Because the moment you jailbreak your iOS and you allow it to turn off, it automatically goes into Recovery Mode. Paralyzing the iPhone until the above compulsory action is done and it could be very frustrating.
See screenshot below....




After the above is successful the screenshot below should be the response from Geeksn0w software, also take note about your iPhone as it flashes on and off.


  • An Untethered Jailbroken iPhone, even without saying a word you should already know that this is the real isshh. I mean no hassle, no stress no nothing! just jailbreak and move on. Turn on and off your iPhone no Probs at all. 



Haven't said that now let's go to the main topic:  Reasons why you shouldn't Jailbreak your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 Tethered yet.

Today i finally took the risk of Jailbreaking my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 the tethered version and i just gotta say i'm not impressed. Basically the jailbreak works fine but the moment i started making some customization to it, it starts malfunctioning...

My iPhone 4 started rebooting and shutting down, i had to go DFU mode like forever! and why was this happening? it's coz most of the apps on Cydia weren't designed for iOS 7.1.

The following apps are currently not working on iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 Tethered Jailbreak.



  1. SBSettings: It installs perfectly but just wont work because it has been designed to work on iOS 7.0.6 and not iOS7.1.
  2. Winterboard: Won't respring after you apply a new theme.
  3. Hiddensettings7: Not working

So my best advice is that you should stick to your Jailbroken iPhone iOS 7.til Untethered version comes because apparently this bugs might persist until an Untethered Jailbreak comes to life on iOS 7.1. On this note Jailbreak your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 at your own risk.

The only thing i currently love about the jailbreak is the Metro 8.2 themes working with 'Dreamboard. It's sooo cool. A windows 8 mimic brilliantly designed.

Click here to learn how to Jail Break your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 tethered mode.



Previously there has been an authentic way to jailbreak your iPhone 4 but it's only Tethered version. Well apparently now it seems there's a leak somewhere that the same iPhone 4 now has an Untethered Jailbreak and we seem to have proof. 


Here's a video snippet uploaded on youtube by RMSiPhone displaying an iPhone 4 that has been jailbroken untethered



One of the trending question about the video which even a blind person could notice was that, the video did not show us any Cydia Icon, which makes people think it's still probably on a test run. Let's not forget that the jailbreak works only on devices equipped with Apple's A4 chip for now which includes the iPhone 4, the 4th generation iPod Touch, and the original iPad but leaves out any of their successors.

The picture below shows a jailbroken iPhone 4 powering up in untethered mode.





Another picture below shows that the jailbreak indeed works on an iOS 7.1 



And lastly the picture below shows the user shutting down the fully Untethered iPhone 4 (perhaps because the battery was low lol).






Above all, this Jailbreak hasn't come out yet and we hope by this week iPhone 4 or A4 Chip devices should anticipate for the Jailbreak process. For iPhone 4s,5,5s and Apple A5 chips ya'll can wait till a possible Jailbreak comes out(Atleast i learnt there won't be any jailbreak for them because the hackers and programmers e.g Evaders, iH8snow, Winocom aren't working on it basically coz they said they are keeping an eye on iOS 8 coming out this summer).

Pod2g, a member of the Evad3rs development team behind the Evasi0n jailbreak told iDigitalTimes that “there is a big chance the evad3rs won't focus on [an iOS 7.1 jailbreak] as a team…expect that for iOS 8.”

You read it here. :-)



While we wait for Evasion 7 developers to help create the iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak, here's a Geeksn0w tool that can help you jailbreak your iPhone without much stress.



UPDATE: There's now an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 Click here for How-To steps

Simply follow this steps...(PS: this procedures are for learned people who know about Jailbreak. And this process is strictly for iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA) users plus it's a Tethered version meaning you should never allow your iPhone 4 to go off permanently else you'll have to use a laptop to wake it up.)

Ok lets proceed...

How To JailBreak iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 ?



Requirements:
  • This jailbreak is tethered! This means that whenever your iPhone 4 will be switched on after a power off, you will not be able to boot properly. After a few seconds it will lock in Recovery Mode. To turn it on without errors, you will need to connect it to your computer and use the "Boot Tethered" of GeekSn0w. 

  • Supported devices:
  • iPhone 4 GSM (3,1)
  • iPhone 4 GSM Rev A 2012 (3:2)
  • iPhone 4 CDMA (3.3)
What do we need?
  • A computer with Windows operating system
  • GeekSn0w 2.5 ( download )
  • . Freamwork NET installed
  • One of the devices supprtati
Procedure:
  • First, extract the zip archive of GeekSn0w on our Desktop and inside we will find the file "GeekSn0w 2.6.exe" we'll have to run as administrator
  • Once this is done, you will see a screen graphical interface GeekSn0w, now connect your iPhone 4 to your computer and click on the button "Jailbreak"
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  • The program will ask you what model of iPhone 4 is in our possession (you have to choose 3.1 / 3.2 or 3.3)
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  • Once you have selected this, Press the Jailbreak button to begin the process (fully automatic)
  • You will be asked to set your iPhone 4 into DFU mode (Device Firmware Update mode, to do this, just hold down the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, at the end of the latter, release the Power button while continuing to hold only Home button until GeekSn0w respond.
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  • Now we have to wait. GeekSn0w will begin to work, and after about a minute, you will see "Rebooting Device" and your iPhone will be rebooted for the note.
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  • You will then be asked to set up for the second time your iPhone into DFU Mode, proceed using the very same procedure as before and you will notice that once you start the DFU mode correctly, GeekSn0w will go to step "Booting with opensn0w"
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  • Also finished this step, your iPhone operating result, but despite this, DO NOT UNPLUG your iPhone 4 for any reason, until Geeksn0w has finished, but will be in step "Waiting for the device to be ready (this will take a lot)
  • Even if everything seems to be stopped or blocked, do not panic, this is normal, after about three minutes your iPhone will reboot and you will be asked for the last time to put it into DFU mode.
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  • Followed by another "Booting With Opensn0w." To its success, GeekSn0w will show "Done!" And your iPhone will reboot
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  • Perfect! now you'll notice your homescreen now has Cydia, you just have to open it and start to install all your favorite tweaks!
10) BOOM!!! Your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 has been jailbroken(Tethered Way)!

We only hope for an untethered version from Evasion 7 guys and i have a feeling they cooking something!
Chao!


UPDATE: There's now an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 Click here for How-To steps  

Additional Post Credit: BeiPhone.it



Yesterday(March 17 - 2014), marks the first week of Apple's new iOS 7.1 and i just gotta say it's a really good OS. I mean it's performance has been so great(tho on iPhone 4). However ever since this update i just noticed Flappy Bird which happens to be working perfectly on iPhone 4 just started crashing for no reason.


Let's take a recap, remember Flappy Bird was removed from Appstore due to certain issues and allegations surrounding the App, well i think i'm been sarcastic about the App crashing perhaps because the new iOS 7.1 was intentionally built to disrupt Flappy bird.

Most of the other apps i installed before the new update works perfect... Anyone having a crashed app too?  Whilst you drop your comment, here's a brief  info about FlappyBird! 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flappy Bird
Flappy Bird logo.jpg
Flappy Bird logo
Developer(s)Dong Nguyen
Publisher(s).GEARS Studios
Platform(s)iOS, Android
Release date(s)May 24, 2013
Mode(s)Single-player
Flappy Bird is a 2013 mobile game, developed by Vietnam-based developer Nguyễn Hà Đông (Dong Nguyen) and published by .GEARS Studios, a small, independent game developer also based in Vietnam. The game has a side-scrolling format and the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between rows of green pipes without coming into contact with them. The developer created the game over several days, using a bird protagonist which he had designed for a cancelled game in 2012.
The game was released on May 24, 2013 but received a sudden rise in popularity in early 2014. It was criticized for its level of difficulty and alleged plagiarism in graphics and game mechanics, while other reviewers found it addictive. At the end of January 2014, it was the most downloaded free game in the iOS App Store. During this period, its developer claimed that Flappy Bird was earning $50,000 a day from in-app advertisements.
Flappy Bird was removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play by its creator on February 10, 2014, due to guilt over what he considered to be its addictive nature. The game's popularity and sudden removal caused phones with it pre-installed to be put up for sale for high prices over the Internet. Games similar to Flappy Bird became popular on the iTunes App Store in the wake of its removal, and both Apple and Google have removed games from their app stores for being too similar to the original. The game has also been distributed through unofficial channels on multiple platforms.

Discontinuation

On February 8, 2014, Nguyen announced on Twitter that the game was to be removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play, writing: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore. "He went on to say that taking down the game has "nothing to do with legal issues". The game was removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play exactly on cue.After removing the game, Nguyen's Twitter feed received abuse from fans unhappy at the decision, who threatened to murder him or commit suicide.
Following the removal, many media outlets reported several merchants on eBay were offering phones which had the app pre-installed for US$1499 or more, with some receiving bids of over $90,000; however, the listings were removed for violating eBay's rule stating smartphones must be restored to factory settings before being sold.
In an interview with Forbes, Nguyen cited the game's addictive nature for its cancellation, stating: "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever." Nguyen said that the guilt he felt over the game was affecting his sleep, and that his conscience was relieved after he took the game down.
In a March 2014 interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen refused to rule out re-releasing Flappy Bird, on condition that it would come with a warning to "Take a break".

culled from Encyclopedia.


March 10 - 2014 was the date Apple released the first official iOS 7.1 although developers/users already premiered the Beta versions up till Beta 4. 

Now here's the thing, the reason why i said you shouldn't update to iOS 7.1 is because you'll end up having an iPhone/iPad that can't be Jailbroken(atleast for now) based on the recent developments on the new OS

It took me a while before laying my hands on apple product because of this so called Encrypted data issh, let me not bug you, but i just want you to know the fundamental reason i think staying glued to your Jailbroken iOS is better than updating.

Today i downloaded some .ipa files to install on my iPhone 4 and it was successful on my iPhone so suddenly i just decided to Update to the so called anticipated iOS 7.1 and BOOM! the apps disappeared. 

I checked my iTunes apps and they are still right there, i tried re-installing them and Yes! it installed but wheres it on my iPhone ? No where. So i went to research if i can just Jailbreak it and i found out it's not possible plus i can't even downgrade :/ . 

Here's the latest news on Jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and i was dismayed. From Evad3rs Official website
Evad3rs team confirmed, that Apple closed all vulnerables for Evasi0n7 utility. You can't make Jailbreak 7.1 on iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air (5),4,3,2 and iPod Touch 5-Gen. Jailbreak 7.1 for iPhone 4 coming soon. Wait confirmed links.
Though i got happy when i found out there's a jailbreak for iPhone 4! However it's still not official, i eventually found out again that there's absolutely no difference in the iOS 7.1 with it's predecessor iOS 7.0.6. According to reports, updating to iOS 7.1 will only make more sense when you're using iPhone 5 or 5S.


Jailbreaking is sweet, Apple shouldn't kill that vibe!
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