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Fix for iTunes firmware restore Error Code 1600

With all the IPSW firmware versions, various Apple devices and a variety of tools for jailbreaking the whole process becomes very confusing. While working with custom firmwares and jailbreaking one must follow the correct sequence of steps with right tools and software versions, otherwise iTunes throws an error and the device gets locked down in a restore or DFU loop.

One such often encountered error while restoring an custom IPSW file using iTunes is - "An unknown error occurred (Error 1600)." as shown below.

IPSW restore error 1600

Boombot REX - The Ultraportable, Weather Proof and Versatile Wireless Speaker you all were waiting for....

boombotIf you are looking for an ultra-portable, wireless 2.1 speaker system having ruggedized industrial design with some excellent audio engineering Boombot REX is for you.

San Francisco startup Boombotix announced the Boombot REX, a Bluetooth ultraportable speaker in a rugged package with Bluetooth control, a microphone, and a built-in clip 2 weeks ago. In less than a week, they are funded 200%. The co-founders who are both techsavvy skiers and cyclists, founded Boombotix to create an alternative to headphones that was easy to transport and could bear any weather condition and everyday pitfalls. “We rethought how the portable speaker should be, and by doing so we focused tremendously on the feel of the product- from the size to the texture to the tuning of the audio so one can actually feel the sound while the device is in the palm of their hand.

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The Boombot REX is housed in an rugged ABS shell built to withstand all conditions in a sophisticated package,” says Chris McKleroy, co-founder of Boombotix. REX is has a ruggedized, IP53 water resistant shell that fits in the palm of your hand. Built-in clip allows you to clip the speakers on your jacket, backpack, belt or anything you like, thus you can take it where ever you go with ease. Additionally, the Boombot REX offers Siri-compatible speakerphone functionality; the speaker can be used for phone calls in the harshest locations- without taking your mobile device out of your pocket.

Invisible Air Umbrella is surely going to attract attention for you...

Imagine the Oomph factor of holding an invisible umbrella which repels rain-drops using invisible Air, suitably named The Air Umbrella the gadget is an electronic device which creates an “air curtain” to repel raindrops.

The power of the air pushed and thus the size of the protection canopy can be manually adjusted, after usage the air-stick can be retracted to fit conveniently in your bag or pocket. Another advantage is that you don’t need to worry about having a dripping wet object around indoors.

Sailfish OS - Could this be the an Real alternative to iPhone and Android ?

When a giant like Microsoft has a very little effect on the war between Pepsi and Coca-Cola of cellphone operating-systems - Apple iOS and Google Android. What can one expect from a new mobile OS which claims to offer the very first real alternatives to these operating system. Watch the Sailfish OS video demonstration below and decide for yourself.

Jolla Sailfish OS

Connecting to internet using an EVDO modem on Linux

EVDOEVDO is the 3G internet access technology for CDMA platform, the Evolution-Data Optimized(EVDO) technology offers mobile broadband speeds upto 3.1 Mbit/s.

I have been providing internet access to my Raspberry Pi via an TP-Link WiFi 3G Router, however we can directly connect a GSM/EVDO 3G dongle to any Linux computer and make it act like a WiFi access point using Linux utilities like WICD Network Manager. Configuring a EVDO modem to work on Linux can get a bit tricky, here is a simple to follow howto guide on setting things up.

WVDIAL EVDO

Best Methods to Backup the Raspberry Pi SD Card

Once fully configured according to your custom needs it's a good idea to create an raw image backup of your Raspberry Pi SD Card setup, once backed-up a user simply need to re-image the card in-case the underlying operating-system or filesystem gets corrupted. There are various methods to backup and restore the Raspberry Pi SD card, we reviewed all and here are the best options to get the task completed in shortest time with smallest file-size.

The most widely used Windows utility for RAW image backups and restores Win32 Disc Imager is an easy to use option but the resulting file-size is bigger as it is uncompressed, using any popular compression format results in smaller backup size as shown below. However, this approach consumes more time and requires manual efforts twice.

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2012 Thanksgiving Giveaway - Transfer iOS Apps to iPhone 5, iPad mini for Free

As we approach Thanksgiving, the holiday much anticipated by the Americans, more and more companies give significant discounts on their popular applications and some even go so far as to provide for a complete free offer. And today the picked freebie is named iMobie AppTrans - a specialized Windows Application made to transfer iOS Apps from old iDevice onto the new-bought iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 5, as well as the iPhone 5.

Probably you need to keep a watchful eye on this if you are facing such a problem - “How to move my Apps to the new device along with the intact App data (e.g. game progress, achievements and personal settings). I would definitely hate the idea of starting a game on their new device from the very beginning.”

iTunes do allow you an option to restore App data from existing backup, but it is risking losing all personal data on the half way. And generally it is not worth a full iTunes restore just for moving few Apps. Another advantage of AppTrans is that if you want to add just one (or very few) game onto iPhone/iPad, you don’t have to perform a full sync. These newly added Apps even won’t erase existing ones.

Of course this can be done via iCloud, but once you put one step closer to iCloud, you will find NOT ALL iPhone iPad game saves (records and progress) are available for iCloud backup because only select-few developers even care to associate their games with iCloud. Besides, the task is likely to be long and arduous side backup, especially since it is better to have a stable and fast internet connection to iCloud as transfer tens if not hundreds of megs of applications may be long very long…

Now, AppTrans will make all things easier by providing three intuitive App Transfer modes. You are able to choose to transfer Apps to new iDevice with or without App data, or only copy App data directly from old device to the new one, no data losing. AppTrans is just as what you expected - an easy-to-use yet powerful tool.

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Speaktoit, the #1-rated Android virtual assistant app, launches several key new features

One of the most popular Siri alternative on Google Android platform - Speaktoit Assistant just got updated with some new features. The virtual assistant mobile app has been one of the most highly competitive spaces in tech for the last year or so. While Siri opened the doors when it launched on the iPhone 4G last year, the Speaktoit Assistant and others started getting traction by Android owners who didn’t want to be left without a virtual assistant of their own. Of course, with Google Now looking to get a slice of the virtual assistant pie, app developers like Speaktoit have to innovate.

Speaktoit appears to be doing just that. The app, which now has over 5 million users worldwide, added some new features this week that users might enjoy. Perhaps most notably, Speaktoit users can also now take advantage of the Daily Briefing feature. This allows users to customize information they want automatically read to them every morning, such as the weather forecast, their agenda, top news stories, etc. Although users could already have gotten this information on previous Speaktoit versions, the Daily Briefing function helps throw compilations of information into one tidy feature.

Nike+ FuelBand helped girlfriend catch boyfriend cheating on her...

Nike+ FuelBand is an modern age gadget which tracks users daily activities like running, walking, basketball, dancing and many other counting the amount of calories consumed. This data is then used to provide various reports and keeping log of their exercise routines, the wristband also lets users know how much fuel they have left in the tank keeping track of every move they make.

The product also lets users socially share data with each other, and this resulted in some privacy nightmare for an boy; when her girlfriend found out He was doing some "heavy exercise" at 1-2 AM when he was supposed to be at home. While this is an feature "by design" as users opts to share the data and this data sharing only let the girlfriend caught his boyfriend cheating on her.

FuelBand
FuelBand

ibVPN releases iOS VPN client, exclusive free giveaway for our readers

As reviewed earlier ibVPN is an leading VPN service provider and they have now extended there offering with an native VPN client for Apple iOS. For starters ibVPN is an premium VPN service provider offering 30 servers with more than 500 IPs in 12 countries (US, CA, UK, DE, NL, IE, FR, CH, LU, RO, RU and SE). The latest release in ibVPN native platform application list is the iOS client, exclusively designed app for easy VPN use on Apple iPhone and iPad.

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