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Hatch Tweetbot for Mac’s Egg Icon Into A Blue Robot Bird [How-To]

Hatch Tweetbot for Mac’s Egg Icon Into A Blue Robot Bird [How-To]

Get rid of that alpha egg and get the bird icon Tweetbot for Mac before it hatches.

One of the many clever little touches accompanying last week’s official unveiling of the Tweetbot alpha for Mac was the icon: signifying’s the app’s alpha status, the blue robotic bird icon we all know and love on iOS was replaced with a metallic silver egg. Get it? Because it’s still not hatched.

I still love that joke, and it’s a great example of the little things Tapbots does that sets them apart from the rest… but I have to say, over the course of the last week using Tweetbot as my Mac Twitter client, I’ve missed having Tweetbot’s iconic blue bird in my dock. Here’s how to give Tweetbot for Mac the same icon as on iOS.

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How To Get Digital Books Autographed by The Author

How To Get Digital Books Autographed by The Author

Do we even want authors to sign our ebooks?

Book fetishists often cite the smell and feel of a book as a reason to keep chopping down trees and wasting fuel to ship the pulp around the world. But what about something that we probably all value, whether we are paper-sniffers or we have entered the modern age – signed books? Specifically, how does one get a digital book signed by the author?

Brett Kelly has the answer.

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DIY Colored Instagram Filters

DIY Colored Instagram Filters

With just a few minutes you can make your own real-time iPhone photo filters.

Who needs Instagram? Well, me for one, ever since I gave up on Flickr and never really got started with the evil Facebook. But I’m pretty bored with the Instagram filters already (they could toss them all except X-Pro II and I wouldn’t even notice).

And yes, there are a million other photo-filtering apps out there, but what about a little DIY? If you’re feeling adventurous, grab some tape, some colored gels and your iPhone and head over to Lomography for this great little low-tech project.

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Use Launch Center Pro For Lightning Fast OmniFocus Task Creation On iOS

Do you use OmniFocus on your iPhone? Do you use Launch Center Pro? Then you need to watch the above screencast, put together by Michael Schechter of A Better Mess. It uses the latter to create shortcuts and snippets of text to enter into the former, and makes the whole thing way, way faster.

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Is Your iPhone 4 Warranty About To Expire? Here Are The Defects To Look Out For

Is Your iPhone 4 Warranty About To Expire? Here Are The Defects To Look Out For

While many of us already have our eyes set on the new iPhone, which Apple will likely release this fall, there are still millions of people using the iPhone 4.

Released on June 24, 2010, the first round of iPhone 4’s are about to hit their two-year anniversary. This means that those who purchased an iPhone 4 along with the AppleCare protection plan, which effectively extends warranty protection to two years, are about to lose coverage.

If you bought an iPhone 4 in the summer of 2010 you should take some time to examine it in order to ensure that no part of it is showing signs of defect. Here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s How To Use iOS 6’s Amazing 3D Maps Without iOS 6

Here’s How To Use iOS 6’s Amazing 3D Maps Without iOS 6

Nokia's 3D Maps Are Nearly Identical To Apple's.

Apple touts their new 3D maps in iOS 6 as being brand new, but as it turns out, Nokia — of all companies! — beat them to it. That’s right, if you head over to maps.nokia.com right now, you can use what is essentially iOS 6 maps from your desktop browser.

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Reset Forgotten Passwords In OS X Lion [Video How-To]

Reset Forgotten Passwords In OS X Lion [Video How-To]

It happens to all of us. You’re at your computer, ready to work, and you’ve forgotten your password. What should you do? Don’t worry, all hope isn’t lost. In this video, I’ll show you how you can reset your account password in OS X Lion, in just a few easy steps.

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How To Get New TV Shows On Your iPad, Automatically [How-To]

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This is an article about using BitTorrent with other OS X apps to automate the downloading and converting of TV shows, adding metadata and then transferring them to your iPad to be watched. Some of you will rage that this is immoral, illegal (in your country) or both. Others will say that BitTorrent is, like, totally legit and is used every day for, like, downloading Linux builds, man.

I don’t care. What I do care about is watching TV Shows on my iPad, complete with subtitles, metadata, cover art and converted into a format that won’t kill the battery whilst playing back. I would buy these from the iTunes Store if I could, but as I live in Spain, I can’t. Here’s how to do it yourself.

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Using Absinthe To Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device [Video How-To]

Using Absinthe To Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device [Video How-To]

Today the Chronic Dev Team released a new version of Absinthe, the popular tool used to jailbreak iPhones, iPads, and iPods. In this video, I’ll show how to jailbreak your device running iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe.

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How To Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device With Absinthe The Right Way

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device With Absinthe The Right WayClick here to see Cult of Mac's full jailbreak archives!

The latest Absinthe untethered jailbreak for iOS has finally been released. After months of waiting, you can download the Chronic Dev Team’s free Absinthe tool to jailbreak your iOS device in a matter of minutes.

We’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 the right way in this guide.

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