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For a long time, Facebook was always thought of as a web-based company that didn’t put a lot of importance on users who prefer to access their services through mobile devices. The official Facebook app was built around cross-platform technologies making it notoriously slow, unpredictable and unstable, and their mobile website didn’t really make things much better. That focus started to shift with the acquisition of Instagram, followed by the updating of their mobile apps into native languages as well as the release of standalone apps such as Messenger, Pages, Poke and Camera. For the first time, we can now actually get an insight into Facebook’s mobile users and devices and firmware that they actually use, thanks to some meticulous data collection from Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis.

Evans himself admits that a portion of his research and data is incorrect due to incorrect calculations relating to the Facebook mobile website, and although Facebook has officially declined to make any comment about the rest of the numbers, it seems that they are accurate. Back in 2011 when Facebook actually published usage stats, the Facebook for Android app had amassed 66 million users who were active on a monthly basis. The official Facebook for iPhone app had 91 million monthly active users during the same period.


Fast forward 12 months and it seems things have changed quite significantly. In November of last year, the Android Facebook app saw 192.8 million monthly active users logging in and browsing Facebook data, where as the iPhone variant was lagging behind with 147.2 million users who were active from a month-to-month basis. The soar in Android users logging into the app each month saw Facebook’s total mobile users rise to a staggering 604 million users by the end of the third quarter of last year. That figure represents more than 50% of their total user base.

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Although Android users outnumber those accessing Facebook mobile through an iPhone, the figures also show that the number of users accessing the network through an iPad rose from a couple of million to 48 million in 12 months from September 2011. The statistics also suggest that Facebook’s philosophies of putting varying features of their service into different apps is paying off, with apps like Messenger having 113.4 million active users by the end of November 2012.

It’s unsure what the future of Facebook will be on mobile, but considering the apps released to date have proved to be relatively successful for the company, it’s likely that we could see additional features added to the existing portfolio or perhaps a number of new dedicated apps released by the company during 2013.

Samsung is expected to extend its smartphone lead over Apple in 2013 with an estimated 35% growth, according Strategy Analytics.

“We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio,” Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics told Reuters. However, it’s suggested that Apple could counter Samsung’s growth with the release of an ‘iPhone mini’ that targeted demand for lower-end smartphones.

Global smartphone shipments will jump 27 percent to 875 million shipments this year, slowing from last year’s torrid 41 percent pace as growth is easing in many key markets such as North America, China, the developed economies of Asia, and Western Europe, Mawston said. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is forecast to sell 290 million smartphones this year, up from a projected 215 million in 2012, the research firm said. Apple’s smartphone sales are projected to reach 180 million this year, up 33 percent from last year, slightly trailing Samsung’s 35 percent increase.

These predictions would give Samsung 33% of the smartphone market in 2013 (up from 31%) and Apple 21% (up from 20%).

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Now here’s a very Handy and Official Tool for Downloading MCU, PPM, CNT and Even MASS MEMORY Flash Files on all NEW BB5 Phones !!!

Nokia Data Package Manager Lite is a service software tool which provides following functions:
—> Real Time downloading of product software files via online connection from Nokia Firmware Repository (FiRe)
—> Search function and creation of filters for the data you need to download.
—> Checking and organizing your locally installed product software content.
The purpose is to stop the delivery of separate Care Data Packages, and continue software content delivery
via online connection. Please note that you can also download software content from FiRe by using the “Data
Package Download” – function in Phoenix service software, or by using care Suite Product Support Tool in Online mode.

Download Link Here:

Nokia Releases Official Flash File Downloader !!!

First step is to access to the “Help Me” menu, to do so, on the main screen of the phone hold the following keys : ALT CAPS H (at the same time)

Note: For Pearl and other Sure-type phones press and hold the ALT key (Bottom left) and type E A C E, for Storm, hold the BACK arrow, and tap the screen in the following areas: TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT.

You should be presented with a screen like the one shown below:

Blackberry  Help Me Screen

Type the PIN, App Version and Uptime in the form below:

Blackberry eScreen Keygen

Press “Get my Key” and our Calculator will generate a code:

BlackBerry eScreen Key Result

Now simply type the KEY directly on to that screen. Nothing will appear when typing. For numbers hold the ALT key when typing. Now you should be in the engineers menu – if you are not please try again ensuring the data you entered is EXACTLY as displayed. If you close the screen ensure you change the Uptime on the form. Navigate to ‘OS Engineering Screens‘ as shown below:

BlackBerry OS  Engineering Screens

Now scroll down to ‘Device Info’  and then scroll down until you see MEP-XXXXX-XXX’ as shown below:

BlackBerry  MEP Reading

By now, most of you might have heard rumors about the iOS 4.0.1 firmware update which Apple is preparing to release tomorrow in order to fix the ongoing reception issue on iPhone 4. Even though the issue is most likely related to the hardware, the buzz is that Apple is preparing a software fix in order to avoid (Apple sold 1.5 million iPhone 4s on the first day) what could be the biggest recall in the history of consumer electronics.

How to Save iPhone 4 SHSH Blobs (ECID SHSH) on iOS 4

TinyUmbrella has been updated to support iPhone 4 (running iOS 4). It is important to save SHSH Blobs (ECID SHSH) files of your iPhone 4 now because of all the rumors going around regarding a new firmware update, which could be released as early as next week. If you have your SHSH blobs on file, you can downgrade anytime to iOS 4 from iOS 4.01 should you need to.

Some important notes for iPhone 4 SHSH blobs before you proceed.

If you desire to restore your iPhone 4 to iOS 4, make sure you uninstall Wi-Fi Sync before trying to do so.

In order to obtain your SHSH you MUST have the device attached.

Restores on the iPhone 4 are not perfect. They error out locally but the restore does complete – it just needs to be helped along. (Much like downgrades where the baseband update fails). I’ll try to put the functionality in TinyUmbrella to fix this.

For Mac users: Copy the app OUT OF THE DMG. The reason you are getting the repeating password prompts is because you ran the app from within the DMG. This is bad. Copy it anywhere and you’ll be fine.

From here onwards, you can simply follow the steps that i have posted here for iPhone 3GS
and iPod touch. These steps are essentially the same for iPhone 4 except for some of the notes that I have posted above. Oh and if you want to learn more about what SHSH blobs or ECID SHSH files are, you can do so by reading one of my old article posted here.

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Original Source : redmondpie

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter

Posted: June 29, 2010 in GSM Info

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
powered by UFC3GS in collaboration with MXKEY Team

The NBA it’s a revolution in itself:
Small, Smart, Cheap, Usefull, Solid, Strong, Compatible, everythink you can wish for.

– powerful catch, stronger than usual battery connectors
– you will be finally able to rest assure that your phone will finish flashing without unwanted interruptions
– simple to use, just connect it inside your mobile phone as shown in the pictures
– small yet big enough to use your hand to attach or remove
– compatible with over 71 Nokia phone models and more than 10 battery types
– compatible with all crocodile style connectors used by most of GSM product manufacturers
– durable, make from quality materials
– high quality gold plated connector pins
– special designed connector with quality ABS plastic
– solder wires to it and you can forget about problems
– double sided PCB

Built using:
– high quality smart design PCB
– custom made gold plated PINS
– custom made special connector plastic with special shape to fit all Nokia phone that use this style of connectors
– 3 double sided holes to fit any crocodile type connector
– large metal pads to easy solder your custom power cable directly to it

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
works with any Nokia mobile phones that uses this type of battery conector.

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
There are many ways you can use the NBA. Here is just a few of them.

Credits goes to Mr. Manole

Our good friends, MuscleNerd and planetbeing, have announced that Comex’s Spirit userland jailbreak has been ported to work on iOS 4 and even the iPhone 4!

Before you go asking like crazy, I’ll tell you now… There is still no release date, but rather, just great news that our next Jailbreak tool is right around the corner. The image above that you see is high-resolution, at the native iPhone 4 resolution, just a bit of extra proof that it’s working. Go ahead, click the image and see it in it’s full glory.

Stay tuned folks, our next Jailbreak tool will arrive shortly.

NOTE: This is not the bootrom exploit, but rather another userland jailbreak, which means Apple could patch it in the next update, so make sure you back up your blobs once your jailbroken.

Tweet from MuscleNerd:

Congrats to @comex for another userland JB Twitpic – Share photos on Twitter <– hi-res Cydia via @planetbeing & @chpwn iPhone4s

Tweet from PlanetBeing:

Think I’m the first one I know about to get a root shell (and SSH) on iPhone 4, using poor @comex’s code (since he has no iPhone 4).

on another note however,

Tweet from MuscleNerd: