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Mountain Lion Developer Preview Version 4 Released

The MacBook refresh and iOS 6 were hot topics at this year’s WWDC keynote event however news also came of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 being made available to the Mac Developer Community. Similar to the iOS 6 Beta 1 release unless you are a registered developer you won’t be able to download and install the latest beta software legitimately.

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iOS 6 Beta 1 available to download (Developers only)

iOS 6 was a given for this year’s WWDC keynote following most of the banners inside the Moscone Centre being left uncovered ahead of the event. Apple have made the first beta available to download, but it’s limited to developers only at this time. If you have a developer account then log into your dev centre and start your download!

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WWDC 2012 Keynote video now available

Apple has created a dedicated page for those wishing to look at this year’s WWDC keynote. They often make the content available to download as a high quality podcast – we’re expecting to see such a download available soon; however in the meantime, if you want to watch the whole keynote for yourself, you visit Apple’s dedicate page here.

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iTunes 10.6.3 released with iOS 6 beta support (Jailbreak Safe)

As expected, following the WWDC event yesterday, Apple has released an update to iTunes. This brings the latest version to 10.6.3. The main reason for it’s roll out is to support Apple’s release of iOS 6 beta 1, which Apple made available for developers to download following the WWDC keynote speech.

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How to: Get iMessage on your Mac today

I never thought I’d use iMessage on my iPhone anywhere as much as I do. It just goes to show how many people I know who have an updated iPhone running iMessage. Like many others I quickly wanted iMessage on my Mac rather than the never used iChat software. We all knew iMessage for Mac would be in Apple’s “Mountain Lion” OS X update (release summer 2012) however Apple has kindly made the product available to us, albeit with a beta tag, to install on Lion.

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How to: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0 (Untethered)

I decided to take a holiday to France with my family and the day we left I was browsing Twitter in the ferry terminal when, to my delight, I saw a tweet by @pod2g saying he’d finally managed to get the untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak completed. Not long after Absinthe 2.0 became available to download. This is fabulous news and the toolset has already been used in excess of a million times to jailbreak the various iOS devices. Permission is granted for you to carry out a little happy dance before sitting down and carrying out the merry business of carrying out an untethered jailbreak of your cherished device using the Absinthe tool on Mac / Windows or Linux.

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Direct download links for iOS 5.1 (iPhone 4S / 4 / 3GS / iPad / iPod touch)

Apple released iOS 5.1 during their March keynote speech; a keynote where we also saw the 3rd generations of the iPad and AppleTV rolled out. As always, iTunes tends to get a little bit tempramental when it comes to grabbing firmware updates therefore you may well find it easier to download directly from Apple’s servers.

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Direct Download links for iOS 5.0.1

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With the recent release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 a plethora of people are updating their iDevices. Some using the OTA mechanism, others by plugging into iTunes. If you haven’t already downloaded the firmware update then you’ll often find iTunes will time out at these busy periods. Thankfully, as always, it’s possible to download those massive firmware files directly from the big fruit and it’s faster too!

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Direct download links for iOS 5

iOS 5 is out. Apple’s servers are melting under the load of people trying to download it, Mac updates, iTunes updates and other software updates like iPhoto and Apeture. Thankfully, there is a faster way to download the firmware updates.