Pixel XL 2 size compared to current Pixel and Pixel XL, based on recent leak

A couple of days ago, we got our first glimpse at what the 2017 Google Pixel XL 2 would look like. A design that revisits last year’s look with a partially-covered-by-glass back and adopts the new trends of super-thin bezels and 2:1 screen aspect ratio.

After that leak made its rounds, serial leakster Benjamin Geskin sidetracked from leaking iPhone 8 bits for a while and made a couple of renders that showcase how the Pixel XL 2 would look in silver and blue. Then, he went ahead and visualized a size comparison.

In the below image, which is based on everything we (think we) know so …

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4

Do you own iPhone or iPad but clueless on how to jailbreak these devices? You might ask why do you need to jailbreak them when it is working perfectly in the first place? Jailbreaking iPhone or any other iOS device comes with additional benefits, as well as disadvantages.

As a caution before you proceed to jailbreak your device, let me warn you about the disadvantages of jailbreaking iOS or any other similar devices:

  • By tampering with the original iOS, you run the risk of “bricking” your iPhone/iPod touch. If you aren’t familiar with the term, “bricking” means rendering your phone unusable and it requires a complete wipe and restore to make it functional again. Well, its not a big deal given that there’s a quick fix make it functional again. However, it is not recommended if you aren’t the “adventurous” type.
  • Jailbreaking the iOS also voids the device warranty. Without a valid warranty, any damages or malfunctions you encountered while using the device will not be covered by Apple. So, if you have the tendency to break the device or have buggy experiences with it, you might want to reconsider.
  • Sometimes, when you tamper with the original iOS, you might end up with a more problems than solutions. You must understand that the software engineers over at Apple designed the firmware to be operated in certain intended manner.  By tampering or enabling/disabling certain functions, you might have solved one problem but paved path for many problems to appear in the future.
  • There is also security concerns to be considered when you jailbreak your perfectly fine iPhone or iPod touch. By using third party software to jailbreak your device, you allow hackers to remotely plant malware (malicious software) onto your device.

jailbreak How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4

Now, that you’re aware of the disadvantages of jailbreaking, let me provide you with the benefits of jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad:

  • Jailbreaking your iOS device lets you install unapproved third party applications on your device. Often, these third party applications are handy but are not approved by Apple nor listed in the iTunes store for some reason.
  • Also, jailbreaking allows you to unlock certain features and dramatically improvethe functionalities of your device, such as:
    • Using your iOS device as Wi Fi hotspots – You will need MyWi for this purpose.
    • Unlock Facetime feature to be used over 3G, which is otherwise only available over Wi fi.
  • You must understand that jailbreaking does not necessarily mean that you are unlocking your sim (unlock from your carrier). However, in order to unlock your iPhone to be used under another carrier, you must first jailbreak your device.

I hope that you have understood well the advantages and the disadvantages of jailbreaking your iOS device. Now, let’s proceed to the actual content of the article.

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4

Why untethered?

Its because tethered jailbreaks are frustrating. They require a computer connection to boot a jailbroken iOS device whenever your iPhone or iPod touch reboots or the battery dies.

The following is a step by step guide for the untethered Jailbreak using Redsn0w 0.9.7  beta 4.

Redsn0w 0.9.7b4 How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4


1. To begin, restore your iPhone to iOS 4.2.1 firmware and jailbreak your device by following the instructions given here.

2. This untethered jailbreak using Redsn0w 0.9.7 b4 depends on the SHSH blobs saved for the 4.2b3 (iOS 4.2 Beta 3) firmware. To check this,start Cydia and wait for the main page to load. If you have the SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.2 Beta 3, you will see “SHSH: 4.2b3” in the status.

3. Now download Redsn0w 0.9.7b4 and connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your computer.

4. This is a beta release, so you must have usbmuxd in your computer. You can download it from here. Once you download it, extract it to yourcomputer and start terminal in python-client directory and then type in the following commands:

chmod +x tcprelay.py

./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222

5. Start the downloaded Redsn0w 0.9.7b4 and point it to the official iOS 4.2.1 .IPSW file.

Redsn0w 0.9.7 b1 How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4

6. In the next page, select “Jailbreak Monte” option, which untethers your iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak and then point it to iOS 4.2 beta 3 firmware.

Untethered Jailbreak Redsn0w 0.9.7 b1 How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.7 b4

7. Before continue to the next step, make sure your iOS device is switched OFF and Plugged in to your computer.

8. Now put your iOS device in the DFU Mode using the Redsn0w instructions shown on the screen.

9. Now sit back and relax while Redsnow 0.9.7b4 takes care of the rest. Once the process is over, you will have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch fully jailbroken (Untethered) on the latest iOS 4.2.1 firmware.

Source by: Sathiya seelan
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You can now send just about any file type with WhatsApp

Courtesy of a recent app update, WhatsApp users can now send almost any common file between one another. Be it a PDF document, a ZIP archive, an .XLS table, or even an .APK file, WhatsApp users can share files up to 100MB large on Android and up to 128MB on iOS. Even JPEG files get some love. 

Wait, what? Of course, WhatsApp supported image sharing, but the app used to overly optimize and deteriorate the quality of the sent images. With the latest update, WhatsApp fans can share unadulterated JPEG files between one another, which is totally a great piece of news! What’s …

Apple’s iPhone 8 just made this chip foundry chief a billionaire

Apple, in its constant efforts to move away from Samsung as components supplier, has tasked the production of its 2017 edition A11 chipset entirely to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). Its 86-year-old chairman Morris Chang  has just become a billionaire in the process. Shares of TSMC have jumped 27% in a year, making his stake in the company valued at a cool $1 billion.

This upshot in the foundry’s valuation comes on the wings of the extra iPhone 8 business that analysts are convinced will cause major increase in demand for iPhones overall this and …

Google Home can now play your stored or purchased music on Play Music

Google Home owners around the globe are starting to get an update that allows them to play tracks purchased on or uploaded to Google Play Music. The update should be quite welcomed by many of us, who have kept and gathered collections of songs through the years, as you can now stream them on the Home device, just like on-demand tracks for subscribers or free radio plays.

Google Play Music allows you to store up to 50,000 songs in its cloud that could be streamed “anywhere for free”. Well, up until recently, “anywhere” did not include Google’s own smart speaker – all the irony, we know!

The …

iOS 11 Public Beta 2 rolling out to iPhones and iPads now

Three days after releasing the Developer Preview Beta 3 for iOS 11, Apple has now started rolling out Public Beta 2 to all enrolled devices. There is nothing major in the new update, just minor tweaks and fixes. Some users are reporting an improvement in battery life, while others are claiming that it’s “still bad” for them.

Yeah, basically, it’s a beta and it’s not the best idea to have it installed on your daily driver. But if you are feeling a bit daredevilish and can’t wait to test out the cool new control center, the file manager, and all the other nifty features …

Deal: Grab a brand new iPhone SE for only $200 at Best Buy!

ProductLocationCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresiPhone SE 32GB,
SilverBest Buy$199.99 ($399.00)
50% offN/A
Deal alert! Best Buy is currently selling the 32GB version of the iPhone SE at $200. For comparison, the unlocked version of the handset is going for $399 at Apple’s official store, so a 50% discount is something that you might want to consider. 
It is worth mentioning that this handset is labeled as “Verizon Prepaid”, but according to the many comments, the units are actually carrier unlocked. This means that …

AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

Small Business Opportunities – Make Money Fast in Costa Rica!

If you have a sense of adventure and want to run a business with low costs, bigger profits, less taxation (with government encouragement!) and enjoy sun, sea, sand, surf and rainforest – then you should consider a small business in Costa Rica.

There are several ways to take advantage of this opportunity, with a service industry to the growing US population, or one that simply takes advantage of lower costs and taxation.

Let’s look at the opportunities open to you.

More For Your Money

With this small business opportunity you can reduce costs straight away by swapping your current real estate for real estate in Costa Rica, which costs up to 70% less than real state in the southern US states.

You can then cut the cost of utility bills and daily living expenses by 70 – 80%. ( a three bedroom house can be purchased for just $60,000 ) and consider this you can live comfortably on around $2,000 a month.

What type of business?

With a growing foreign population, obvious opportunities are open in service, leisure and entertainment and the population you will be servicing has cash to spend.

A Trained workforce

You can of course, with Costa Rica’s excellent communications and trained work force (Costa invests 6.5 percent of its GDP to an educational system, which includes over 50 universities. English is taught in the schools as a second language. ) run any type of business at dramatically reduced costs. Real estate is cheap and so tp are office rentals.

The opportunities in running a small business in Costa Rica are endless and you can deal in the country or export your services offshore.

Large companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Proctor and Gamble have re located to Costa Rica and other small businesses are moving in to service them and their employees.

Tax Incentives

As an incentive to investment, the Costa Rican government provides foreign companies with several tax incentives.

For service companies (i.e software development, computer services, customer care call centers and back office/shared service centers) the incentives include a 100 percent income tax exemption for the first 8 years of doing business in the country and an additional four years at a 50 percent rate.

Legal restrictions

The country is friendly in terms of labor regulations and there are no restrictions on foreign corporations owning property (and consider this property has risen on average by 300% in the last 10 years) so you can make money on real estate to increase your asset values.

A growing economy

Whenever you have a growing economy with an influx of new residents with a different culture there will be significant opportunities for profit.

Get in early, get established and you will find that you can get a lead over any competition.

Costa Rica is just three hours from the US and while many come to get more for their money, enjoy the beautiful scenery – they still want the comforts of home.

As the numbers increase ( 1,000,000 Americans are expected to be living in Costa Rica by 1,010 ) and you have an opportunity to service them.

From restaurants, to water sports to computer service companies – the same opportunities that exist back home are available in Costa Rica but you can get a head start:

Cheap real estate, office space, low costs, lower taxation and the chance to be in a less competive market place and last but not least – you can enjoy a lifestyle of sun, sand sea, volcanoes, rainforest, great entertainment and nightlife and much more.

For the adventurous small business owner, Costa Rica offers a fantastic opportunity and a different lifestyle but one that many will find rewarding, from both a personal and profit point of view.

Setting up your new business is easy

Foreign businesses are encouraged by the government, getting residency and getting a corporation off the ground is straightforward.

If you have a sense of adventure then you should consider the advantages a small business in Costa Rica has to offer.

Source by: Sacha Tarkovsky
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10,000 steps a day? Largest fitness app study reveals why the US is fatter than Mexico

You must walk at least 10,000 steps a day to be in good health. Ever heard of that mantra? It might not be the most accurate way to measure activity, but the “10,000 steps” theory is built into the vast majority of fitness apps that use our smartphones as pedometers. Various researchers are now looking into the statement, and coming up with numbers smaller or larger, yet their overarching conclusion is that actually we have never had the ability to gain so much insight into people’s moving habits as with the proliferation of iOS and Android phones, or wearables that have activity …