Pangu – iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak now available

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I love to jailbreak my iOS device because it opens up the system to a lot of customizations and awesome apps which you can’t get from the App Store (like moviebox). My iPad is currently on iOS 7.0 because jailbreak was not available for iOS 7.1 and above. Today a Chinese website called Pangu has popped up claiming that it has an untethered jailbreak available for iOS 7.1 and above.

According to various trustable sources, this jailbreak actually works and does not harm your precious iOS device by installing malware or spyware.

Though it does ship with a piracy store… this will make 50% of the people happy and other 50% unhappy. You don’t have to use the store if you don’t want to, you can go to the App Store and buy the app, if you can’t afford it, buy it. Also, this is the first version of the software and it most definitely will have some bugs which might cause some of your jailbreak tweaks to not work as advertised.

That said, I did make some of my (more) geeky friends test the software and they tell me that it works. So if you are interested in Jailbreaking your iOS device, you can check Pangu website. Use Google Chrome to go to the website because it is in Chinese.

Good Luck!

Mr Mercedes review – King leaves the ghosts behind…

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[Spoiler free!]

Mr Mercedes, Stephen King’s 57th novel don’t have ghosts or anything paranormal for that matter, just a very sick individual.

The protagonist of the novel is Bill Hodges, a very smart, retired cop who is not in a very good condition after his retirement. He spends most of his day watching bad television and contemplating suicide. That is until he receives a mail from Mr. Mercedes.

Mr. Mercedes is a psychopathic murderer who got the name because he stole a Mercedes and used it to plow through dozens of people standing in line at a job fair.

A letter from Mr. Mercedes to the ret. detective taunting him and telling him to roll over and die starts off a chain reaction which was not expected by Mr. Mercedes. Instead of going to the police, Bill Hodges takes it upon himself to finish the last case. He enlists the help of Jerome, a teenager who cuts his grass and helps him with his computer. Both of them team up to stop Mr. Mercedes from another joyride.

This is Stephen King’s first true detective/crime novel. The characters are extremely well drawn and evolve nicely and the supporting characters play an integral part in the evolution of the story. Mr. Mercedes is the first volume of a projected trilogy concerning Bill Hodges, his friends…and his enemies. The second volume is going to be published in the first half of 2015. These three novels is going to revolve around the City Center Massacre.

Should you read this novel ?

If you are a Stephen King fan, read it.
If you like detective/crime novels, read it.
If you like reading books, read it.

Not a Drill : A Jack Reacher short story

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Reacher’s next novel ‘Personal’ is going to be released on 28th August and we have another two months wait before we can get our hands on the novel. Jack Reacher author, Lee Child knows that the long wait can be frustrating. To whet our appetite, he is releasing a new short story – Not a Drill.

Not a Drill is going to be Jack Reacher novel no.18.5. Not a Drill is a digital short story and is going to be released on 29th June. You can preorder the book here – http://www.leechild.com/short-stories/not-a-drill.php

Here is a short excerpt from the novel –

The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it – except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine’s ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumors start – is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the ‘Do Not Enter’ tape strung between the trees?