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Unfotunately, most people viewing this blog are most likely bots. Though to those who aren’t: I plan on bringing this blog back. I’ve been busy with LuminiOSity, school, and life (and will continue to be). I still have some pretty big plans for Siliconic, but they haven’t been put in to motion yet. Just you wait ;P. Anyways, I hope you all a great next few days and hopefully you’ll be able to expect us back, once again.

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Steven Jobs (1955-2011)

As most of you know Steve Jobs is dead. I don’t really want to say to much because it’s a very sad topic because Steve Jobs has been such a big part of our lives even for those who have never met him (or even seen him in real life). Steve Jobs was definitely an innovator in the technology and that I thank him for bringing the industry in at least one direction that can be considered an improvement. Thanks for being in our lives Steve, you will be missed.

-Sean B. (Saphiresurf)

iPhone 4S Released!

Just thought I’d mention the iPhone 4S release today. I really think it’s awesome that there refitting the iPhone 4 with better specs my only wishes would be that they still had hardware exploits and SHSH blobs where transferable to them ;). Though really I hope not EVERYONE upgrades to this iPhone just because it’s still not necessary. I personally love the idea of more power in the iPhone 4’s design which is why I’ll probably be buying it because I could use the power. Though others who don’t need more power or those who don’t quite fancy the iPhone 4’s design would probably be better off waiting to upgrade to the iPhone 5. Moving towards some site news we are going to have a series of exciting yet repetitive and seemingly unoriginal articles (that I’ll be writing ;D) that I hope all of you enjoy coming up soon and I hope everyone enjoys them. I’m writing the first article to this series right now to kick it off and I hope everyone enjoys it! Also I have reset my router since I had lost my admin password for router settings and now I can port forward! Due to the lower amount of people visiting these pages we will probably be switching to self-hosting and will finally be able to use our domain that we’ve had for so long! If you want to donate to us so we can get our grubby hands on the iPhone 4S then just head over to the donate link in the sidebar and we hope to give you guys a little review of our own on it soon! Thanks for reading!
-Saphiresurf

Siliconic: May It Live Again!

I have to go in a sec, but I just thought I would write this post because it’s something that may change the way siliconic operates completely (trying to avoid revolutionary ;)). Managing the site I got extremely overwhelmed with reporting news but I loved doing news and articles. I have decided to make this a site dedicated to articles, reviews, and other things pertaining to technology. We still have a domain name that we bought a while ago because we thought we had a server, but due to some complications we no longer have a chance to get it. If anyone would like to let us use there servers contact us. I can promise you this is going to become a really promising site in what I hope to be really fast. Anyways I have to go. Expect some new articles soon and maybe even a logo. I also have a few awesome iOS projects that I think are being ran with and will bring more with that later. If anyone wants to write for the blog as always just contact us and will get back to you as soon as we can. Once again thank you for supporting Siliconic and let’s hope I get some nice articles running through here soon!

-Sean B. (Saphiresurf)

Hello World

So I got recruited by Saphiresurf to do a little writing for this blog. I have been around iOS since it was iPhone OS 1.1. That was back on my iPod Touch 1g in 2007. I still have it laying right here. Comes in useful every once in a while. I used that all the way through 3.1.3. I still remember using the original jailbreakme with the TIFF exploit on 1.1.1. And they say a picture is worth a thousand words. That picture enabled me to do so many things that I never imagined possible on a handheld device. I can’t even begin to count how many memories I have off all the stuff I did on that. And then around 3.1.2 my headphone jack broke on the 1g. Needless to say I was bummed. I managed to live with that until last Christmas I received a 4g from my mom. I got it on the 24th and had it jailbroken on the 26th. The added screen upgrade, camera, and microphone was a big leap for me. Makes me wonder how I ever used the 1g. I had it loaded with all my favorite Cydia apps on the 26th. A couple of upgrades later, and I’m still using it every day. I hope to use my knowledge and experience in iOS to help contribute all I can to this blog.

-Parker

New’s Update (Looking for Writers)

Sorry I haven’t been updating the site with news lately, but I just don’t have time to update it so often. So this is why I thought why not see if anyone else want’s to write for the blog? I’m pretty sure you can do that with wordpress.com so I’m opening writers positions for writers! Mostly I like doing things like reviews, interesting articles, and news tidbits, but I just can’t keep up with every piece of news. I hope to see people volunteering soon; thank you for your time!

-Sean B. (Saphiresurf)

iOS 5.0 Beta 4 Released a While ago

Theres nothing to much to report here. If you’re a developer you know where to get the .ipsw and new itunes beta. The new changelog will be up soon!

Mac OS X Lion News Roundup

Even though I’ve been trying to move I begin to notice that I still have a site running and even worse that it hasn’t covered the release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) as well as the new mac minis. So realizing I still need to bring the news to you; I decided to make a nice little round up. I’ll be making one for iOS 5.0 beta 4 and onward. During my move I’m going to make sure that I get at least one news round up a week to make up for anything I may have missed and this may continue longer for bigger events. Well, here’s to our first news roundup!

Mac OS X Lion Released!

Mac OS X Lion was released on the app store recently for $29.99bringing the much anticipated waiting for apples new operating system to an end. We have no way of testing it out right now, but we can assure you we will find a way to give you a tour of Apples latest OS and a way to install it on your PC.

P.S. Whatever happened to Microsoft’s Windows 8 😉

Macbook Air’s Updated!

The new Macbook Air’s have been updated to the 3rd generation in which they have Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors, a backlit keyboard (Yay!), and the thunderbolt I/O port. For those of you wondering sandy bridge processors or the next generation of Intel processors that are supposed to work more effeciently and the thunderbolt I/O port is a port that uses Intel’s Thunder bolt technology where instead of using electrons to transfer data (hence electronic in common computers) it uses photons (hence photonic computing). The difference between the two is that electrons bounce around and hit each other quite a bit making not only a degrade in the quality of the data but also a slowing in transfer speeds while photons simply pass through each other making it not only more dependable for data transfer, but also creates speeds up to 10gb/s (Intel predicts it will elevate to 100gb/s within ten years).

Guide for Installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Through a DVD

Redmondpie has made a nice guide for installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) through a DVD. This would come in conveinence for those with multiple Mac’s so you don’t have to re-download Mac OS X on every computer. Unfortunately for hackintosher’s though a Mac is required to download and burn it. Please don’t pirate!

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to burn an image of OS X Lion on a DVD and install it seamlessly just like Snow Leopard on all of your Macs.

Here’s what you will need:

Access to the Mac App Store with a working Apple ID to buy OS X Lion.
A Mac with a DVD burner.
An empty writeable DVD disc.

Once you have all the things listed above, you’re all set to begin!

Step 1: Purchase and download a legit copy of OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.

Step 2: Once you are done with downloading OS X Lion, hunt down the Lion installer, right-click on it and then click on “Show Package Contents”.

Step 3: Now head over to the “Contents” folder, navigate inside “Shared Support”, and over there you’re going to find a dmg file labeled “InstallESD.dmg”.

Step 4: Copy the “InstallESD.dmg” file to your desktop for your convenience.

Step 5: At this point you’re all set to burn Lion on an empty DVD. Fire up “Disk Utility” and click on the “Burn” option, it should be in the top menu, in case you’re unable to find it.

Step 6: “Disk Utility” will now ask you what you want to burn, simply direct it to the “InstallESD.dmg” file which you placed on your desktop in step 4.

Step 7: Toss in a blank writeable DVD inside your Mac’s DVD burner and let it burn.

Step 8: That’s it, you’re all set now with your very own OS X Lion disk which is ready to be installed on all of your authorized Macs in your crib.

[Redmondpie]

New Mac Minis Released!

New Mac Minis have been released along with Mac OS X Lion. One of the most notable features is the addition of the i7 CPU and the new Mac Minis Server which comes with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Server Edition. The price these things are at even I (a very windows relient person) am thinking about buying one.

iTunes and iWork Updated for Mac OS X Lion (iTunes Update for Windows To)

Basically both of these updates have to do with supporting the new features on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). One of iWork’s new features is auto-save and they both have support for Mac OS X’s fullscreen feature where you can use one application without interruption from others.

Conclusion

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been quite an exciting operating system to watch be released even though it’s features don’t bring a lot of revolutionary things to the table it still works for the end-user. Though you can’t expect this to happen everytime Apple releases something though they haven’t been exactly original lately (per say there notification system in iOS 5’s resemblance to Mobile Notifier; a notification system replacement made before Apple unveiled theirs). Even though it doesn’t seem to major it does look like it will pave the way for bigger features and abilities for the operating system in the future.

Download iOS 4.3.4 and iOS 4.3.9 for Verizon iPhone 4

iOS 4.3.4 was released and unfortunately patched the jailbreakme.com. I’m not sure if there still signing SHSH blobs for 4.3.3, but if they are hurry up and save yours! As always you can use tinyubrella (at http://tinyumbrella.blogspot.com) to save your blobs. Downloads below!

Changelog:
iOS 4.3.4 Software Update

Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

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

iOS 4.3.4:
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 3gs
iPad 2 (Wifi)
iPad 2 (GSM)
iPad 2 (CDMA)
iPad 1
iPod Touch 4g
iPod Touch 3g

iOS 4.3.9:
iPhone 4 (CDMA)

iPhone 4 Prototype Being Sold on Ebay Removed

If you guys where looking at my quick news recap or saw the news somewhere else you would know that there was an iPhone 4 prototype on ebay reaching almost one million dollars in bids. Well it now appears that the listing has been removed and nobody gets to spend a ridiculous amount of money on an iPhone 4 prototype. Though it was probably Apple that shut this auction down I’m actually a little surprised that they would do that because it’s an already released model. Though then again the more I think about it the less surprised I feel about it.

[iPhone 4 Prototype on Ebay]