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Love the stock & weather widget on #iOS5 notifications banner

I don't gamble on stocks but I like keeping posted on how tech companies are performing. i listen to a lot of tech podcasts and now I've added some tech stocks (mostly technology & phone companies) to Stocks app, and view them on the stock widget. 

The notifications banner was borrowed from Android but Apple has definitely improved it. iOS before version 5 does NOT have glanceable information the new notifications banner (although it takes one swipe to view it) and the lockscreen notifications help out a bit. I'm sure users will love it when iOS5 goes live in the Fall of 2011 (no solid date yet)



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Tips & Tricks|Orientation Aware Backgrounds

I just wanted to share some stuff I learned over at xda-dev's forum today.
Anyway as the title states this is about today themes and Orientation Aware Backgrounds. It's really quite simple
All you need is 2 images [3 if you want to change the Start Menu image as well] of the proper resolution.
tdywater_320_240.gif [Landscape Image] = 320 x 240 image
tdywater_240_320.gif [Portrait Image] = 240 x 320 image
stwater [Start Menu Image] = 190 x 290 image
tdywater_640_480.gif [Landscape Image] = 640 x 480 image
tdywater_480_640.gif [Portrait Image] = 480 x 640 image
stwater [Start Menu Image] = 399 x 586 image
What you do is copy the files to \Windows directory and viola! Orientation Aware Backgrounds!
Notes: The theme's default images will be used once you switch themes. So you would need to copy the files back again to \Windows dir for it to work again, what I do is I have placed Wallpaper sets in ZIP files on my Storage Card so I can change and change as desired.…