Monthly Archives: March 2016

What is it with 9:41 in iPhone’s Clock in Apple Adverts?

Everyone might not have noticed this but the most eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed that whenever Apple’s iPhone advertisement is showing, the sample iPhone, iPod or iPad always shows 9:41 A.M. So what is the story behind this?

Just like every clock/watch picture shows 10:10 on the picture, iPhone’s 9:41 A.M has its own story behind. Back in April 2010, developer Jon Manning was at an Apple retail store in Palo Alto for he original iPad launch while he found himself in the company of former iOS chief Scott Forstall.

Back in April of 2010, developer Jon Manning was at an Apple retail store in Palo Alto for the original iPad launch when he found himself in the company of former iOS chief Scott Forstall. Interested about Apple’s unusual, unorthodox and ever-present display time, Manning asked Forstall if there was any reason behind it. Forstall answered

“We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation. When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience’s watches. But we know we won’t hit 40 minutes exactly.”

So just to be safe, Forstall explained, Apple added another extra minute or two to provide a little bit of a cushion in the event of any slight holdups or delays just in case.

Here is what Steve jobs said during the announcement of first iPhone back in 2007 :

steve jobs iphone intro 941 942

On a keynote, keep in mind that some of the early iPhone promotional materials displayed a time of 9:42 AM, but Apple shortly thereafter began showing 9:41 AM around the world.


iCloud Bypass iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2/8.1.3

You might be in the situation where you have a locked iPhone and cannot use the phone at all. But using this icloud bypass method, we are going to show you how to make use of the phone. Actually use the phone and possibly remove the iCloud activation lock completely.

With the following iCloud activation bypass method, you can bypass the lock in 8.1.1, 8.1.2 and 8.1.3 firmware and the older version of the iOS too or even better in older firmware. In most of the older iCloud bypass method, you would have to dial emergency number 112 and try to mess up with the phone and glitch it out. So lets go to the iCloud bypass method directly.

iCloud Bypass for iOS 8.1 , 8.1.2 and 8.1.3

  1. First of all, enter you Wi-Fi settings. Yes, you do need to be connected to a network.
  2. Click on the little eye icon in the Wifi. Tap on DNS , select all of the numbers in DNS and remove all of that. Then enter the new one i.e.
  3. With that entered, go back. Select Done. What it does is, it connects your device with other person’s server.
  4. This isn’t the complete iCloud bypass. But after those steps are done, you can watch videos on YouTube, play games, listen to music.

iCloud Bypass for iOS 8.1, 8.1.2 and 8.1.3 (On iPhone 5s)

  1. Tap on English and United States or wherever you are at.
  2. Once you are on the Wifi settings, connect to WiFi and tap on Next.
  3. If you don’t see the little i icon, then just click on Home button and then tap on More WiFi options and then click on the little i.
  4. On the DNS field, remove whatever number is there and enter the custom DNS server i.e.
  5. Now go back, then select Done. Then tap on Activation Help.
  6. Now go to Menu > Applications > Crash Test 1. This will crash you device but basically that is what we want to do in order to get to the Home screen.
  7. Go to the Wifi Settings once again, press the Home button, tap on More wifi settings, click on the little i next to your WiFi.
  8. Scroll down a little and tap on Manual from the “HTTP Proxy” area.
  9. On the server option, you need to go to the emoticon keyboard and enter about random 30 emoji icons.
  10. Click back and then next. Proceed to slide to unlock and click the language options for about 2-3 minutes to finally be booted to the homescreen.
  11. Now you can open 3 applications Phone, Newsstand and Facetime. You need to force restart the device by holding Power and Home button every time you open an app to restart your device and the bypass iOS 8 activation lock process.
  12. On the FaceTime application, you can find the email address of the previous owner and ask them to remove the account. If you cannot find the email address, then restart this process and open the phone application to see the phone number instead.

For iCloud Bypass iOS 7 :

Sync with iCloud From Safari

Safari is your web browser by default on your MacBook. When iCloud syncing is turned on, Safari is supposed to sync your tabs, history and everything with your other Apple devices. However, this may not happen all the time. If Safari history and settings on your Mac are not syncing over to iCloud, then you can manually force the syncing process.

To sync Safari with iCloud, first of all you will have to enable the hidden debug menu in Safari.

Here is how:

  1. Quit Safari in OS X : Use the shortcut key Command + Q on your keyboard to close the program quickly. or go to Safari > Quit Safari.
  2. Open Terminal : Press the shortcut key Command + Spacebar and then search for “terminal” or go to Applications > Utilities Folder instead,
  3. Type the command just like shown in here : defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Relaunch Safari : Now you can see the new debug menu in Safari.
  6. Click on Debug. Then click on Sync iCloud History.


This will manually force a sync of your Safari history to your other Apple devices over iCloud. This setting in the Mac app will make sure recently visited webpages will also be accessible from your iPad or iPhone.

Links to Get Going : iCloud for Android Devices