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Music For The Masses: Budget Earphone Shootout [Review, Shootout]

Music For The Masses: Budget Earphone Shootout [Review, Shootout]

There are those faithful who will never surrender their little white Apple earbuds. To them we say: Wear proudly. But for the rest, for those who don’t want to deal with sub-par sound, earbuds flopping around and having to hunt for foam covers, come with us — and we’ll show you a world of possibilities.

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$4.99 iOS 5 Battery Fix Available From Cydia Is A Complete Scam

$4.99 iOS 5 Battery Fix Available From Cydia Is A Complete Scam

While Apple has been slow to fix the battery issues plaguing its new iPhone 4S and other devices running the new iOS 5 software, it seemed the jailbreaking community had come to the rescue. A tweak that hit Cydia earlier this week claims to fix your battery life woes under iOS 5, but it wants $4.99 for the privilege.

As it turns out, the tweak does nothing; it’s just a complete scam to steal your cash.

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How To Fix “Error Establishing Database Connection” While Jailbreaking With Absinthe [Updated]

How To Fix “Error Establishing Database Connection” While Jailbreaking With Absinthe [Updated]

The untethered iOS 5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has become available, and we have tutorials up for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 already. This is a highly-anticpated jailbreak, and millions will likely use it to jailbreak their A5-based iOS devices.

As you can imagine, many are trying to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads right now with the Chronic Dev Team’s Absinthe tool, and the Greenpois0n servers are getting hammered. This means that it may be nearly impossible for many to actually get Cydia up and running right now. If you can’t manage to finish the Absinthe jailbreak on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, we have a handy fix.

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Developers Say iOS 5.1 Will Not Fix Audio Issues On Your iPhone 4S

Developers Say iOS 5.1 Will Not Fix Audio Issues On Your iPhone 4SA large proportion of iPhone 4S adopters have been hit by an issue on the new device that randomly mutes their audio when they make a call. Their recipient appears to pickup — or the call goes to voicemail — but they do not hear anything.

If you’re one of these users and you’re hoping for a fix in Apple’s upcoming iOS 5.1 software update, then you may be disappointed. According to developers already testing the release, it does not address this particular issue.

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Apple Fixes Photo Stream Bug With Aperture 3.2.2 Update

Apple Fixes Photo Stream Bug With Aperture 3.2.2 Update

Apple has issued an update to Aperture today which fixes a Photo Stream bug that prevented new images from automatically importing into your library once it had reached 1,000 images. Despite being such a minor fix, however, the update weighs in at a whopping 551 MB.

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Apple: Siri Is Neither Pro-Life Nor Pro-Choice, It’s A Beta

Apple: Siri Is Neither Pro-Life Nor Pro-Choice, It’s A Beta

While Siri will happily find you the ideal location to bury a dead body or pick up an escort, ask her where you can get an abortion and she’s not so happy to comply. In fact, she’ll do the exact opposite and look for anti-abortion pregnancy “crisis” centers.

This makes her an “anti-choice extremist,” according to one petition, which is calling for Apple to make changes to its new intelligent assistant.

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Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]

Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index [OS X Tips]

I’ve had a few friends experience a problem with their Spotlight search results after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion and at other times for other reasons. They claimed to search for items that they knew were somewhere on their computer, but Spotlight wasn’t able to find them in both cases.

Here’s a down and dirty fix for Spotlight that is useful when Spotlight seems to stop providing the results you expect. It is also useful when you just want Spotlight to re-index your system.

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iPhone 4S Users Around The World Report Frequent Loss of Service For No Apparent Reason

iPhone 4S Users Around The World Report Frequent Loss of Service For No Apparent Reason It seems early iPhone 4S adopters the world over have discovered a new issue with Apple’s latest handset. No, it has nothing to do with poor battery life, but rather a complete loss of signal for no apparent reason. To be clear, this isn’t a new “antennagate” — the issue does not occur while holding the device in a certain position — it’s a new problem that causes the device to lose its signal randomly. Users report they can be enjoying a full five-bar signal one minute, then be greeted by that frustrating “No Service” status the next.

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iOS 5.0.1 Won’t Fix Your Battery Life, But It Will Forget Your Contacts

iOS 5.0.1 Won’t Fix Your Battery Life, But It Will Forget Your Contacts

Apple issued its first iOS 5 update to the public yesterday — an update which was released to fix “bugs affecting battery life” under the latest firmware, amongst other issues. Following the update, however, users have reported that their battery life has seen no improvement, and that iOS 5.0.1 comes with more bugs of its own.

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Apple Updates iPhoto To Version 9.2.1 Fixes Unexpectedly Quitting Bug

Apple Updates iPhoto To Version 9.2.1 Fixes Unexpectedly Quitting Bug

Apple has released an update to iPhoto bring it to version 9.2.1. This update primarily addresses the complaints about iPhoto quitting unexpectedly that we’ve received from Cult of Mac readers.

The update is available now via Software Update on your Mac. Check out the complete details about iPhoto after the break.

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