How to Unlock iPhone 5 – Step By Step Guide of Unlocking !

iPhone 5 has become the most famous product since it has released. The most important reasons behind why people want to be the owner of this Smartphone are its high performance and attractive price. But its expansion as well as the restrictive carrier 
contract is one of the biggest problems that decides future iPhone 5 buyers or users to think twice before purchasing this Smartphone. So, if you do not want getting ripped off by a carrier, then you must unlock iPhone 5. Unlocking iPhone 5 is a quite simple process, and the process is legal now.

If you want to unlock your iPhone 5, make sure it should be done the right way. Below we have given two methods for unlocking your iPhone 5; you can try any one of them. You can also unlock your iPhone through online phone unlocking service providers that are available in large number today.
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Method First: Follow these Steps that are given below for unlocking your iPhone 5

Step 1: First, connect your iPhone 5 with the computer and then open the iTune software

Step 2: Make sure that your PC running the latest iTune software

Step 3: Click on the iPhone that is shown on the left part of the iTunes screen. After clicking, you will see a summary page displaying the details about the name, serial number, software version, storage capacity and phone number of the iPhone.

Step 4: Now, you will be seen by an option “Restore the iPhone” below the mentioned details. Remember; store your iPhone back-up data before starting the unlocking process through restoring.

Step 5: Now, click on the restore button, you will see that iTune trying to connect to the server

Step 6: The unlocking process will start within seconds; soon it will display a message that will be saying “Congratulation” your iPhone has been unlocked.’

Method Second:  Unlock your iPhone by iPhone unlocking services or Third Party

Step 1: Find the best apple service center or provider by using the Internet. Visit many sites and compare prices as well as services then choose the best one. You can also search apple repair center according to your location, city, etc. For example, if you are living in Mumbai, then search for best apple iPhone repair in Mumbai on the Internet.

Step 2: After deciding the best one, note down your IMEI code and send it to the service center you have chosen. Wait for a few days for the confirmation email

Step 3: After getting the confirmation mail, connect your iPhone to your PC, and follow the instruction given by the service center

Step 4:  In last, open iTunes and see your iPhone 5 is now unlocked.

So, with the help of these methods, you can unlock your iPhone 5 without any problem.  If your iPhone is running with any software problem, then contact immediately with any mobile service center provider.

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Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models

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San Francisco, California, Sept 09, 2013 – Apple’s highly anticipated event Tuesday looks to extend the reach of the iPhone to new markets as the tech giant moves to regain momentum in the smartphone segment.

Analysts believe an invitation-only special event at Apple’s headquarters in Silicon Valley will spotlight a more economical iPhone priced to compete in places where money is tight, along with a beefed-up top-end model.

Forrester analyst Charles Golvin told AFP the consensus is for Apple to unveil a new high-end phone, “most likely called the 5S, with the same look and feel physically but with a speed boost; new processor, and new graphics capabilities.”

A lower-cost iPhone, has been dubbed the 5C “because it would come in multiple colors analogous to today’s iPod touch,” Golvin said.

Speculation about the iPhone 5S included the debut of a gold color and fingerprint recognition for enhanced security.

Analysts were keenly focused on the promise of an iPhone 5C to win over buyers in China and other developing markets where there is fierce competition from low-priced smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system.

Apple has also invited press to a Wednesday event in Beijing that analysts believe signals a deal to add iPhones to China Mobile’s massive telecom network in that country.

China Mobile has more than 700 million subscribers, according to Barclays Equity Research.

“The only real potential to surprise investors seems to be in the scope and velocity of a new China strategy and any new features within iOS 7 and fingerprint scanner technology,” Barclay’s said in a note focused on what is expected from Apple.

Apple’s iPhone franchise has historically focused on premium products at premium prices, essentially leaving the company “unable to address” approximately 60 percent of the opportunity in the smartphone market, the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald said in an analyst note.

“We expect this to change with the introduction of the plastic-encased iPhone 5C,” Cantor Fitzgerald said.

Analysts did not foresee any talk of Apple watches or TV at the Tuesday event.

“I don’t think these are things that Apple wants to get into at this point,” Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney said of persistent rumors of an “iWatch” or revolutionary advancement in Apple TV set-top boxes.

Many analysts dismissed worries that Apple lost its innovative edge after the death of the company’s legendary co-founder Steve Jobs in late 2011.

“There is always pressure on Apple to show they can innovate, but it is also present for their competitors,” Golvin said.

“There is an almost constant stream of criticism, but it is more pronounced for Apple because they have introduced products that really change the way people live.”

The smartphone market is now dominated by Android devices, with roughly three-fourths of all handsets, but a forecast by research firm IDC suggested Apple will increase its share this year to 17.9 percent from 16.9 percent.

Cantor Fitzgerald expressed optimism that Apple would enter new product categories in the coming 18 months.

Cantor noted that it was six years after the iPod launched in 2001 that the iPhone made its debut, and another three years before the iPad arrived.

“As such, if Apple were to introduce ‘iTV’ or ‘iWatch’ over the next year, this would be slightly ahead of historical cycles,” Cantor reasoned.

“Clearly, we believe Apple’s innovation engine remains in full force.”Apple has been innovating under the hood, with speedier chips and transformed software, according to analysts. At the heart of any iPhone announcements on Tuesday would be a dramatic overhaul to the iOS software powering Apple handsets.

New iOS 7 software will debut with a free iTunes Radio Service featuring more than 200 stations “and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store,” Apple announced earlier this year.

The service will be integrated with Apple’s personal voice-assistant software program Siri, so users will be able to find out “who plays that song?” The streaming radio service is part of what Apple chief Tim Cook branded the biggest change to iOS – Apple’s mobile operating system – since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

“Apple does deliver a tremendous amount of innovation; a lot of it is software these days,” Golvin said.

The expectations that people have are unrealistic,” the Gartner analyst continued. “Apple is a victim of its own success, to some extent.”Analysts also note that Apple would likely spotlight major new products at their own events instead of giving them second-billing at an iPhone unveiling.

 

Apple offers iPhone trade-in ahead of unveiling

Los Angeles – Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.

The company said starting Friday that it would give customers credit for functioning older models at Apple Stores. The credit can be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone, which will be activated in the store.

It didn’t say how much older phones would be worth. But other brokers such as Gazelle.com offer anywhere from $10 for a working iPhone 3G to $350 for an iPhone 5 that is in pristine condition.

Similar trade-in programs are run by retailers including Best Buy, Target and Radio Shack

Google Android exec poached by China’s Xiaomi

New York City, New York – China’s Xiaomi has poached a key Google executive involved in the tech giant’s Android phones, in a move seen as a coup for the rapidly growing Chinese smartphone maker.

Hugo Barra, who was Google’s vice president in charge of Android product management, said in a blog post late Wednesday that he is joining Xiaomi to help them expand their business outside China, where they already have some market share, but are well behind Samsung and Apple.

“After nearly 5 1/2 years at Google and almost 3 years as a member of the Android team – the most amazing group of people I’ve ever worked with in my life – I have decided to start a new career chapter,”

Barra wrote.

“In a few weeks, I’ll be joining the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally – as Vice President, Xiaomi Global.”

“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge, and am particularly excited about the opportunity to continue to help drive the Android ecosystem.”

Android is the Google-developed smartphone operating system that is battling with systems from Apple and Microsoft for dominance in the smartphone market. It is already offered on Samsung and other phones. But Xiaomi staked out in just two years a 2.5 percent share in the coveted Chinese market, according to Analysys International, with a strategy of discount prices for phones with high-end features.

Xiaomi was co-founded by a former Google executive, Lin Bin.

“We wish Hugo Barra the best,

“We’ll miss him at Google and we’re excited that he is staying within the Android ecosystem.”

Google gives Android mobile operating system software away free to gadget makers and banks on making money from its search, email, maps and other online services tailored to work well on the resulting devices.

International Data Corporation reported early this month that smartphones powered by Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in the absence of new models being unleashed by Apple.

Android’s share of the smartphone market grew to 79.3 percent in the second quarter while that of iPhone slipped to 13.2 percent from 16.6 percent in the same three-month period last year, according to IDC figures.

While analysts believe Apple is well positioned to recapture market share with the release later this year of new iPhone models, there is pressure for a low-price version of the smartphone tailored for the China market.

Barra’s move is a win for Xiaomi while likely to have little to no effect on Google or the California company’s Android team, according to S&P Capital IQ analyst John Kessler.

“Xiaomi is a really exciting and interesting story when it comes to spartphones in China, a very large market with very big opportunities,” Kessler said.

“Getting someone from Google Android’s upper-level management presumably tells something about perceived opportunities for Xiaomi.”

“We don’t really look at it as having an impact on Google,” he noted.

Gaming on the Mac

Video games were once considered as epic waste of time and energy by our parents. However, the industry has now become one of the biggest revenue generating businesses in the entertainment world.

Not only have video games become a financially contributing member to the economic society, but our hopes and dreams of becoming professional video game players have also come true; gamers now get paid to play and win for their respective gaming leagues. For a gamer, nothing could be better.

The gaming industry has grown by leaps and bounds since the start of the new millennium, and now we can choose the platform we wish to game on, as compared to the good ol’ days when we only had an Atari or a Nintendo to get our daily fix.

Games are being released on multiple platforms, from consoles to PCs and Macs. It is now easier for all types of gamers, regardless of the genre they prefer, to play a vast selection of games which are now widely available on most consoles and PC-based systems. Some developers make games exclusively for certain consoles; take the example of X-Box’s Halo franchise and the PlayStation’s very popular Metal Gear Solid franchise. Rumours do suggest that these gaming franchises would soon make an appearance on different consoles.

The same unfortunately cannot be said for the Mac. Not that there is anything wrong with the Mac system itself. Apple does have a tendency to make a sweet, sweet rig which is ideal for gamers, but not everyone can afford a powerhouse such as a Mac Pro, and buying iMacs isn’t exactly cheap either. iMacs come with restrictions right off the bat, with fewer options for upgrades and a higher price tag, so people prefer the unbranded build-it-yourself systems which tend to be cheaper and more powerful. Mac Pros are generally meant for studios and professionals not restricted by a budget, who are able to pay the high costs of getting simple upgrades. Macbook Pros are heavily underutilised for what they are capable of doing in terms of performance, and cost roughly as much as a lower-end Mac Pro tower machine would.

Keeping all of this in mind along with the restrictions placed on developers when it comes to creating content for the Mac OS X, there is a tendency for a lot of the mainstream games to not come out on the Mac. But never fear, as this is exactly why we are here. For those of you Mac lovers who are looking to get the most out of your machine gaming wise, below is a compilation of relatively newer games.

StarCraft 2

This game is the long-awaited sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s very successful real-time strategy game, StarCraft. The story continues four years after the events of the first game (here’s hoping you all remember it, and if you haven’t played the first part then shame on you). Thankfully, they have kept the same factions in the sequel, which are the Terrans, Zerg and Protos. Blizzard decided to release the full game in three parts. Each part lets you play the campaign for a single faction. The first faction to get released was the Terran, next came the Zerg, and Protos is to follow, as the third and final part of the game is yet to be released. You can still play your favourite race through multiplayer or just a random skirmish match against the AI. Currently, the first two parts Wings of Liberty (which follows the Terran campaign) and Heart of the Swarm (which follows the Zerg campaign) are already out and are available on the Mac.

There is no need to tell you guys just how awesome this game is, since it is still one of the best strategy games out there. The campaigns and heart-pumping battles are awesome and highly immersing, keeping you on your toes at all times, but the storyline is not very strong. Having said that, should you ever feel the need to test your true skills, jump online on Battlenet and play against some pro players from around the world. The online feature makes it an entirely different game.

XCOM : Enemy Unknown

One of the best games to come out in recent years, and definitely the best turn-based strategy game in a long time, Xcom is a very challenging game, and it only gets harder as you progress through the missions. It is a highly recommended game to play. Xcom: Enemy Unknown puts us in a world being invaded by aliens who wish to purge all of mankind. Seems a bit harsh, but I’m sure they have valid reasons of their own.

Players will control an elite multinational paramilitary organisation called XCOM and are tasked with defending Earth. The player commands troops in the field in a series of turn-based tactical missions; between missions, the player directs the research and development of new technologies from recovered alien technology and captured prisoners, expands XCOM’s base of operations, manages XCOM’s finances, and monitors and responds to alien activity. Combat takes place in a turn-based tactical environment, and is a tense affair to say the least. One small mistake can mean the end for your highly-trained veteran. This game is a must play, thankfully the developers had enough foresight to release the game on Mac as well.

Minecraft

This is an incredibly addictive and sometimes annoying game. Originally launched for the PC, it is now not only available for the Mac but also for Linux systems. Also, it gets regular and consistent updates.

The game is extremely popular because it plays like a multiplayer game of Lego. Players can build castles or kingdoms to their hearts’ content, or go explore the environment for some very interesting adventures. Luckily it’s playable both online and offline.

Diablo 3

Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated sequel to the successful Diablo action role playing game series, Diablo 3 introduces a ton of new features, gameplay changes, better graphics and of course another adventure to embark on. The game is played mostly online, but you don’t necessarily have to play with someone else, you can continue to play solo, or when need be ask one of your friends to join in on your game and help you beat some of the tougher bosses at the end of a level. Players will like the fact that some of the familiar faces, whether good or bad, are still present in the game.

New additions such as crafting and skill rune systems have expanded the players’ experience, without straying too far off from its roots. They’ve also eliminated the minor inconvenience of manually picking up all the loot or the tedious inventory management, making it a smarter and faster version of the series. However, the in-game auction house may hamper some of the enjoyment, but it isn’t a deal breaker. Though I personally preferred the original series, Diablo 3 is still one of the more popular action RPGs out there.

Team Fortress 2

Valve’s free-to-play team-based first person shooter (FPS) is a little older than some of the above mentioned titles, but the game’s personality and comedic take on the FPS genre keeps it fresh. TF2 lets players take control of one of the nine playable classes, to take part in a war between two organisations, RED (Reliable Excavation & Demolition) and BLU (Builders League United). This is a game to be played online and is available through Steam. It is highly recommended to play with your friends, or you can just jump onto a server and try your luck that way. In either case it’s a must play and tons of fun. If you have friends who would play the game with you, nothing could be better, as this game provides tons of comical moments and almost non-stop laughter.

Unfortunately, a lot of other mainstream and more popular games have not been released for the Mac yet. Recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released for the Mac. Some games such Borderlands 2 have been ported onto Mac-based systems, but they seem to have a lot of frame rate issues. Developers are looking into those issues as well, but somehow Mac hasn’t quite been able to capture the mainstream gaming market, which seems to be heavily controlled by the consoles and PCs due to some of the reasons given above. In any case, Mac machines are a powerhouse and are known for that power, and developers are showing an interest in porting some of their titles onto the Mac.