December 2012 ~ Hackinthus

Lava Launched Xolo X1000 In Goa Teasing "Fastest SmartPhone"

Lava Xolo X1000!!

Katrina Kaif Launches Sony Xperia Z Smartphone And Tablets

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S4 : Event Round Up, Specs, Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S4.

Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device, Nokia Lumia 620

Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10

How To Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10 [Video] !!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Untethered Jailbreak On iOS 6/6.0.1/6.0.2 : What's Going On??

Many of us have got a iPhone 5 or other Apple products recently and all of them have been asking for untethered iOS 6.0.X jailbreak for their iProducts such as iPhone 5, 4S, iPad, iPad mini and so on.
Many within the iOS community have gone mad due to lack of jailbreak for iOS 6. Once an user adopt a jailbroken device, he gets addicted to it. There are bunch of tweaks which just makes the iOS experience a lot more better.  


It seems Apple is in some kind of war with the Jailbreak legends as they have proved themselves to be successful  for the past few years. Looks like Apple is back into the game with iOS 6 which is proving to be a very hard shell to crack into. Not only that, security researcher i0n1c believes that iOS 6.1 will be more tough to crack.
It looks like David Wang (Planetbeing) is trying to put all things together and come up with something. While MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team has advised not to update to iOS 6.0.2 (available for iPhone 5 and iPad mini only). According to David, there is not much of change in the kernel of iOS 6.0.2 compared to 6.0.1, which means that there’s a fair chance that any jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 will work on iOS 6.0.2 too, but considering the difficulties they are facing with the current one, would you take your chances? So to be on the 'jailbreak' side, we advise iUsers to avoid 6.0.2 update and also iOS 6.1 whenever it is released. If your iPhone 5 or iPad mini happens to be suffering with the issues mentioned in iOS 6.0.2 such as Wi-Fi connectivity issue, its gonna be a tough decision for you.
Due to no untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 available at this point, there are bunch of sites offering fake jailbreaking tools. We strongly advice you not to download anything until a respected jailbreak developer has given approval to it.

(via Redmondpie)

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Galaxy S IV To Feature S-Pen

Rumors are that the next generation of Samsung's flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S IV will be revealed in April 2013. Well, just in addition to the "unbreakable screen", Galaxy S IV may also include the "S-Pen".

Well, this report is coming directly from Samsung's native, South Korea, and claims that S IV will feature a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. If the rumors are to be believed, Samsung will put in their new 5440 series of Exynos processor in Galaxy S IV and may feature a powerful A15 chip for extreme gaming experience. It is also believed that it will include a 13-MP auto-focus rear camera.

Now, Will you bother to go for Galaxy Note series if you get all the major features of it in Galaxy S IV?
Do comment and let us know your views.

(via PhoneArena)

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Apple "iWatch" Rumors

After a long time, iWatch rumors are back again along with the possibility of it's release in the mid of 2013. It may feature a 1.5-inch OLED display, Bluetooth 4.0, and involvement of Intel.

According to Chinese blog TGBUS (via iMore), the supply chain for the product points to an RiTdisplay 1.5-inch OLED screen, and while the company has already been using Intel processors for its MAC desktops and laptops, this would be the first device to get such implementation.

(via- Redmondpie

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Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept Design

Samsung Galaxy S IV is not yet announced but the popularity of this series has already made techies out there to speculate the features of this futuristic device. We've already heard about the unbreakable displays, CES announcements but now we have our very first concept design. A Russian blog rozetked has given us all a concept design featuring a super-svelte form factor,  laser keyboard, edge-to-edge display and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

It would be great to see Galaxy S IV at CES 2013, although Samsung may organize it's own special event for this beast.

(via- Redmondpie

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Creating new hard disk partitions in Windows 7 or Vista

By- Rustam Ali

Normally when you purchase a PC, the number of partitions provided for hard disk do not seem adequate and you have no other choice than compromising with it. What if you could create hard disk partitions by yourself in your PC??
It is possible and today i will explain you the steps in order to create a new hard disk partition in your Windows 7 or Vista PC.

1.Click on Start button.  

    2.Type Disk Management in the search column.

    3.Select Create and format hard disk partitions.

    4.Select the Drive from which you can draw the required memory to create a new partition. In my case i am having space in D Drive.

    5.Right click on the D Drive and select Shrink Volume.

    6.It will take some time and then show you a dialog box as shown below 

    7.In the space provided Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB, enter the memory. As in my case i have entered 10240 MB that equals 10 GB.

    8.Then click on Shrink which will create a new volume of 10 GB and will be showed in green color that is free memory.

    9.Right click on New simple volume and then just keep pressing next.

    10.At last a new partition will be created.

    Monday, December 24, 2012

    2012 Holiday Giveaway: Few Simple Things To Do For Winning Some Products[Updated]

    Hi guys, Merry Christmas to all of you from our Team! As told earlier we are presenting you first time Giveaway to few of our lucky readers with few and simple rules. 

    For the first time we have chosen three random products to be given away free of cost :) The list goes on like this -

    1. Sennheiser HD 180 (Black)

    • Circum-aural Headphones
    • Wired Connectivity
    • Over-the-head
    • Over-the-ear Headphones

    2. Sandisk CZ53 8GB Pen Drive

    • 8 GB
    • Windows XP and Above, Mac OS: 10.5 and Above (Software Download Required for Mac)
    • USB Flash Drive
    • USB 2.0

    3. Croma Gift Voucher

    • Rs. 1000 Gift Voucher
    • Validity : 365 Days
    • This Gift Voucher is redeemable at all Croma stores across in India

    I hope you have seen the products which we are offering but how do you get it? Please read through the details properly before entering the contest.

    How To Enter The Contest (Giveaway)

    As other Giveaways happening we have also made our rules very simple for you.
    You simply have to-

    1. Leave a comment letting us know which is your favorite Smart Phone and why.
    2. Bonus points will be given to our readers liking this post on Facebook and also sharing it.
    3. If you don't have a Gmail account to comment on our post here you can simply leave a comment on Facebook page. (Don't forget to mention about your favorite Smart Phone there)
    4. The contest is only open to legal residents of India.
    5. Winners will be chosen randomly by us. Chances of your win increases on sharing this post on Facebook.
    6. The Winners will be notified by email, so please try to make sure you enter that in correctly. If you comment using Facebook or Twitter, we’ll contact you there, but please make sure your Facebook privacy settings allow messages and/or display your email address.

    Contest Validity

    The contest is open from 8:00 PM IST on December 24th, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM on December 30th, 2012. Better hurry up!

    If you have a Twitter account please make sure to follow @hackinthus so that it’s easier for us to get in touch with you. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted and if you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

    Update- The Contest entry has been closed. 
    The winners for Giveaway 2012 are the following:-

    1. Nikhlesh Prasad- Sennheiser HD 180 (Black)
    2. Jayant Babani- Croma Gift Voucher(Rs. 1000)
    3. Neha Nigam- Sandisk CZ53 8GB Pen Drive

    Winners are requested to send their postal address @facebook/twitter message or mail it to asap to receive their prize.

    *Terms and Conditions Apply

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Fruit Ninja For iOS Gets A Big Update, Features New Blades, iPhone 5 Support

    Fruit Ninja is one of the most popular game in any mobile device for casual gaming. Product of Halfbrick this game runs on the simple concept of slicing the fruits with the help of Samurai swords by swiping your fingers across the screen. While you can unlock new swords, gain achievement points on the way of playing.

    Today, Halfbrick has delivered an updated version of Fruit Ninja for the iOS users whom like their fruit sliced in half, including support for the larger display of the iPhone 5, and a bunch of new in-game goodies and achievements.

    However this addictive game was in market for a long time and people somewhat began trying some other addictive games like Subway Surfers, Angry Birds, etc. I mean i don't compare what people have moved on to for casual gaming but i do have been spending less time for what i did previously used to, but for this new update i am surely looking forward to check this game out.

    As you can probably tell, I quite like Fruit Ninja, and there are millions of others out there enjoying the title just as much. Although the support for iPhone 5 is perhaps the clincher of this update, all iOS users will want to grab version 1.8.4 for all the other bits and pieces that’ve been thrown in. It costs, as usual, 99 cents.

    (Source: Fruit Ninja for iOS on App Store)

    Make free calls via Skype around the world for 30 days !!

    Christmas is near and everyone is coming up with some offers and schemes to attract their customers and so has Skype.You can call anyone without the worry about phone bills,Team Skype had tweeted an offer saying "  Limited Time! Skype Premium with Unlimited World is now free for 30 days – it’s our #gift to you.  #SkypeLove "

    Skype to Skype calls has always been free but now you can call your loved ones on their mobile and landline numbers for 30 days.To get started, use this special link to sign-in to your Skype account, enter your credit card or PayPal details (you won’t be charged) and complete the sign-up process. Once your Skype Premium service is activated, you can cancel your recurring subscription immediately while the premium services will continue to work for the entire 30-day period.

    Anyone (besides those located in China, South Korea and Taiwan) can take advantage of the offer, though the sooner you sign up the better as it’s only running “while supplies last”,Skype launched in 2003 and currently has over 600 million registered users. The company was bought by Microsoft last year for $8.5 billion.


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    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Download iOS 6.0.2 For iPad mini & iPhone 5

    Apple has released iOS 6.0.2 for iPhone 5 and iPad mini. We rarely see Apple releasing iOS update for just one or two device. The Wi-Fi bug reported in the release notes seems to affect only iPad mini and iPhone 5. If you own any of these two devices, please update it right now.

    image credit : thetechblock

    "iOS 6.0.2 Software Update

    This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

    • Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: "

    Official links to download iOS 6.0.2 are given below : 
    (via- Redmondpie)

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    Nokia May Release 10-inch Window RT Tablet at MWC 2013

    Nokia has made a major comeback to the smartphone market with it's LUMIA series which runs on Windows Phone. And now it looks like they are all set launch their very own first Windows RT Lumia tablet.

    According to sources, a Taiwan based supply chain manufacturer is claiming to have information about Nokia's Windows RT Tablet that will be revealed at Mobile World Congress 2013(MWC) in Barcelona during 25th-28th February. Reports also shows that Nokia is in talk with Microsoft and Qualcomm for this 10 inch Lumia tablet. 

    Rumors might be correct as almost all leading smartphone companies are out there with a tablet of their own and Nokia will not be sitting behind with just smartphones.

    (via - Unleashthephones)

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    Root Exploit On Exynos Leaves Samsung Galaxy S & Galaxy Note Devices In Danger

    Major flaw in Samsung's Exynos devices has been found by XDA developers. XDA member Alephzain discovered a way to obtain root into his Galaxy S III, without flashing with odin. Looks like Samsung Kernel allow read & write access to all physical memory in the device, even the kernel, but also leaves Samsung's device prone to attack. It means apps on the Google Play Store would be able to use Kernel code injections and or RAM dumps, which is not so good for your phone and data.

    image credit- pcadvisor

    Luckily a fix has been already been made by XDA member RyanZA which patches and modifies write permissions on device that might be affected. It sadly won't let you use your camera app on Galaxy devices( S & Note). There's also a root-free solution for which you have to install an APK file, which can be enabled or disabled manually so that you can use the camera till Samsung fixes this issue.
    Refer to source below for further guidance.


    (via - Unleashthephones)

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    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    iPhone 5 for $127, 4S for $47, and third-gen iPad for $399 by Walmart !!

    Walmart has always been offering great price and discounts for iPhone and continues it's legacy by giving more discount as the festive season is really close.We had reported earlier about the best price of iPhone when it was launched .

    Walmart now offers  16GB iPhone 5 for $127 .It's not just the iPhone,other products are also being offered at a great price Walmart also cut the iPhone 4S from $89.97 to $47 starting today, with sales subject to the usual two-year contract, 16 GB third-generation iPad with Wi-Fi to $399. Walmart said its iPad deal would feature a bonus $30 iTunes card beginning Dec. 17, but all special rollback prices are in-store only.

    Walmart is making continuous changes in their offers and statements so stay tuned for further updates

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    Friday, December 14, 2012

    Samsung Galaxy Note III Might Feature A 6.3-inch Massive Dislpay

    According to TheKoreaTimes ,Samsung is planning to launch their next version of phablet series, i.e, Note III with a mind-blowing 6.3 inch massive display. Its not a typo guys!! 6.3 inch of OLED glory!!! 

    With rumors of Galaxy S IV making its first appearance at MWC(Mobile World Congress) 2013 in late February, we are expecting Note III to be out by April end or May first week.

    (via - Redmondpie

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    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Are We Going To See Samsung Galaxy S IV At CES 2013?

    It has been around 7 months since Samsung revealed the Galaxy S III and its still one of the most powerful Android device out in the market . Not only that, it's predecessor Galaxy S II is still rocking out in the market and is one of the most powerful dual-core phone. It looks like Samsung is all set to release their next Galaxy Device, Samsung Galaxy S IV.

    The official Samsung Tomorrow blog has uploaded a video telling us to be prepared for January 8th-11th, which is the date for Consumer Electronic Show. Still we are not sure about it being the launch event for Galaxy S IV. There are many rumours about S IV being launched next year. We have also heard Galaxy S IV  will be featuring an unbreakable display and a bigger and better screen with higher pixel density.

     But don't you think its too fast for Samsung to launch Galaxy S IV with S III still doing a great job out in the market?

    (via- Redmondpie

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    Sunday, December 09, 2012

    Google Now Coming Soon For Chrome Browser

    Among all the features on Android Jelly Bean, the one which grabs our attention is "Google Now". Google Now is a personal assistant (like Siri) and was even awarded as "Innovation of the Year" for 2012 by Popular Science. And after its huge success it seems Google is planning to launch it on their world famous browser, Google Chrome. No official announcement as of now, but new additions to chromium suggest its not far enough Google Now becomes a part of our browsing experience.

    There's no doubt that Chrome has made its place on top of every browser out there in a very short span of time. Google is currently working on a Chromium project code named "Show Google Now Notifications in Chrome" giving us some hints about what they are planning. We have also heard about "Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation", which is also a kind of indication about their future implementation plans on Chrome browser.

    Bringing Out Google Now for Chrome Browser will surely be beneficial for both Google as well as the users. We are looking forward for an official confirmation from Google.  

    (via- Redmondpie

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    Friday, December 07, 2012

    Get The Multi-Window Feature On Your Samsung Galaxy S II

    Are you missing the Multi-Window feature on your Samsung Galaxy S II ?? Do you badly want it?
    Well, Thanks to XDA Developers for making it possible.
    There are two methods to achieve it, one is simple whereas the other one is tough to  implement. 
    The only thing required is your Galaxy S II running a deodexed ROM based on XXSJ, or in easy term, Android 4.1.2.

    Along with the multi-window feature, you also get few other kick-ups, such as the 4 icons shortcut on your lock screen and you can also skip songs with volume rocker.

    Once you’ve installed it successfully  you can enjoy the full-on multi-window functionality on your Galaxy S II.

    To begin, simply check out the two methods from the link below, and make sure you follow all instructions carefully.

    XDA Developer - Multi-Window Feature On Samsung Galaxy S II

    (via - Redmondpie)

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    Samsung Might Roll Out Unbreakable Screen In The Next Galaxy

    Samsung is famous for its Galaxy Series and it seems they might launch their next flagship Galaxy smartphone with an unbreakable screen. 

    According to analyst and tech blogs, Samsung Galaxy S IV could be aimed for release by early April and if Samsung comes up with an unbreakable screen, it will be a huge breakthrough in the smartphone industry and will surely give them a lead over Apple iPhone. There are rumors that Galaxy S IV will feature a bigger and better display with pixel density of 441 ppi along with powerful Exynos processor and 13-MP camera.

    image credit :

    (source- TOI)

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    Youtube redesigned,Did you notice the change ??

    We all know Google has always been making changes in it's product to make it simpler and more use friendly and this time it's Youtube.The new version of the homepage is centered around the YouTube Guide, which shows all new videos from channels that users have subscribed to. It also recommends channels that you might like, based upon your viewing habits, as well as those that your friends are watching.

    This change is made basically to put actual content to the people rather than putting irrelevant things,and trust me this change looks good.While you’ve always been able to subscribe to channels, Google is pushing how the subscription-focused design is "just like adding your favorite shows to your DVR." Below is the screenshot of the Youtube homepage and the previous one is the notification that you will get by youtube when you visit it for the first time.

    That plan has apparently worked, as the number of users who subscribe has more than doubled during that time. YouTube users are subscribing to about 50 percent more channels, and view time from channels has grown 30 percent. YouTube now claims to have more than 800 million users showing up every month who watch 4 billion hours of videos during that time.

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    Thursday, December 06, 2012

    Google Now enters Google Play with new updates

    Google's new feature the Google Now has been released and since the time of release this feature has continued to improve. Its current update has a lot of new features in the Google Play Store which includes :-

    -For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), Google Search keeps getting faster
    - Events nearby
    - Suggestions to help with your research
    - Boarding passes from Gmail (United only, more to come)
    - Search by camera when at museums or shops
    - Weather at upcoming travel destinations
    - Approximate monthly summary of walking and biking activity
    - Birthdays
    New voice actions:
    - Post to Google+
    - Say “What’s this song?” to find the song you hear
    - Say “Scan a bar-code” to find product info   

    Users have been using some of the new features and feel contented with it. Most loved feature by the users is the voice command for playing music and posting on Google+. For those with Google Now already on their devices, simply head over to the Google Now Play Store page and update the application. If you’re on Ice Cream Sandwich or earlier, and you’re using a modified version, you’ll have to wait for developers to update it manually.

    Source-XDA Developers

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    Samsung Galaxy S III Running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

    Good news for all Samsung GS III users!! Samsung has started rolling out Jelly Bean 4.1.2 for all galaxy S III users.

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