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[30 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Apple generally delays the availability of factory unlocked iPhones. The same thing happened with the iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is now available for purchase, straight from Apple. Before you go ahead and try to buy one, think about the other options to lay your hands on an unlocked iPhone 5.

Following are various options to buy an iPhone 5, unlocked :

Buy one from Craigslist or eBay, even if it is locked to a carrier. You can always unlock them. It is cheaper that way!
You could also signup for a new contract/line …

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[21 Nov 2012 | 15 Comments | ]

Thanksgiving starts early! So, you have your shiny new iPhone 5 and you are planning on travelling soon. What do you do? Pick up a cheap phone locally for calling? How about using your iPhone 5 locally? Yes, iPhone 5 can be unlocked as described here. Finding a reliable source to unlock your iPhone is all what it takes. I have done the homework for you. ¬†Will from chronicunlocks.com is sponsoring this giveaway. 3 lucky iPhone 5 users can have their iPhone unlocked for FREE. That is a saving of …

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[17 Nov 2012 | 12 Comments | ]

Until recently, unlocking the iPhone has been a great deal. Having covered the iPhone since the original iPhone was unveiled, I know how much of a pain unlocking the iPhone can be. It required heavy technical skills at first followed by user friendly tools. It would require jailbreaking the device first and then unlocking using ultrasn0w. I don’t even want to start about the ugly Gevey SIMs! Not anymore. With the iPhone exclusivity contract between Apple and AT&T expired, things got better. Unlocking the device to use on T-Mobile, Prepaid …

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[22 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Tips and tricks for buying your iPhone on either eBay or Craigslist. Armed with these tips, you can score a great deal! This article also describes some ways to unlock your iPhone for free. Signing 2 year contracts can be limiting and they end up being more expensive than buying the device you desire upfront.

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Tim Cook openly apologized about the sub-par iOS 6 maps. He suggested a whole bunch of 3rd party apps instead. Google reportedly did not hand over the necessary data for turn-by-turn directions which prompted Apple to release their own mapping solution.
Apple v/s Scout : My experiences
I personally used Scout app (by TeleNav) when it was free for a month. I launched it on the iPhone 5 and lo behold, Scout offered a free year of turn-by-turn based navigation which is voice enabled. It is pretty neat and gets the job …

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[24 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Not sure if I am doing something terribly wrong but landscape shots are always Letterboxed on the iPhone 5.
I would like to know why! It is really annoying. Josh’s review showed one of this letterboxing. I don’t think I want to edit every image taken with iPhone 5 to remove the letterboxing.
Here is a raw sample shot with my iPhone 5.

It looks fine once imported but on the iPhone itself, it shows those 2 ugly black strips in landscape mode.

Don’t get me wrong – iPhone 5 has a stunning camera …

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[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

You will need a nano-SIM for your iPhone 5 which your carrier provides. You might also cut your original SIM or micro-SIM to fit in your iPhone 5. I generally don’t sign contracts. I prefer buying phones with no-commitment pricing (generally Craigslist or eBay). I had to sign a contract to get the iPhone 5 since it is not immediately available as an unlocked variant.
Logged in to my AT&T upgrade portal via AT&T premier (business discount). I was overjoyed to see the unlimited data plan that I was grandfathered in …

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[14 Sep 2012 | 8 Comments | ]

Apple iPhone 5 preorders debuted at 3:00 AM EST today giving folks in the west coast an unfair advantage. The delivery times are now showing a 2 week delay at Apple. Ordering from your carrier (in may case, AT&T which still says the iPhone 5 can be delivered on Sep 21st) or Walmart (at a discount, no less!) might be your best bets.
Ordering from your carrier is always the best route if you get some employer discounts. I ordered through AT&T Premier and got the upgrade fee waived automagically and …