All Apple Firmwares (iPod, iPhone, iPad) and All Firmware Downgrade Guides

Apple Firmwares:

Note 1: When you download the required firmware below, you can shift-click (on PC) or option-click (on Mac) the Restore or Update Buttons in iTunes.
Note 2: Your browser may change the ipsw-file into a zip-file. In that case, just rename it to end in .ipsw and iTunes will accept it.

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Guide to Jailbreaking your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/Apple TV

iOS Jailbreaking is a process that allows devices running Apple’s iOS operating system (e.g. iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and recently Apple TV) to gain full access (root access) to all features of the said operating system, thereby removing limitations imposed by Apple. Once jailbroken, iOS users are able to download additional applications, extensions and themes that are unavailable through the official App Store, via installers such as Cydia, one of a number of current means for older iPhones. A jailbroken iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS can still use the App Store and iTunes and other normal functions, such as making telephone calls.

Below is a consolidated list of every iOS device and the jailbreaking tool required for nearly every version of the firmware. To simplify the process, I recommend upgrading your device to the newest iOS version supported by the jailbreak prior to performing the jailbreak. For now (3/20/2011), stay away from version 4.3 as the jailbreak is not yet ready for release (with the exception of the Apple TV). Continue reading

The VoR and the Android Market

The Voice of Reason on the Android Market


As some of you may know, the Android market is now open and browsable from the web at This is exciting because what was once proprietary to only Android users is now viewable by all!

Which brings me to the next point – Did you know that the VoR has it’s own Android application? That’s right. You can browse all the great iPhone articles, tutorials, medicine and political posts right from your Android tablet or phone. And the best part is, it’s free and always will be!

The VoR Android App

iPhone Jailbreak Top Apps Roundup – March 2011

Well, it’s a new month and it’s time for a new roundup of great apps for the jailbroken iPhone. The jailbreak scene continues to grow and talented developers continue to find ways to make the iPhone better and better. The apps below are just a few of the reasons why the iPhone remains the #1 smartphone and why any iPhone owner should strongly consider jailbreaking their device.

For those of you on iOS 4.2.1, an untethered jailbreak is now available via Greenpois0n. Mirrors are available at and Happy jailbreaking! Continue reading

Error in America: Of Antidepressants and Statistics

“It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you may even fool some of the people all of the time; But you can’t fool all the people all the time.” – President Abraham Lincoln

“There are more false claims made in the medical literature than anybody appreciates. There’s no question about that.” – biostatistician Steven Goodman of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Through two stories and examples, this article portrays three morals: (1) Honesty in research and efficient allocation of resources makes for good public policy and respects citizen’s autonomy in their decisions regarding the acceptance or denial of care. (2) We should never underestimate the profit motive’s ability to interfere with what is in the best interests of the American people. (3) Keep an open mind and don’t be so quick to believe what you read, even if it is in JAMA or The New England Journal.

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Psychiatric Neuroimaging

These are the slides that go along with a talk I gave recently on psychiatric neuroimaging. It will probably be most interesting to medicine people since it requires some understanding of the brain’s function and neuroanatomy but I think it’s at the level where most anyone could get something out of it.

This presentation talks about why neuroimaging is important, diagnosis of mental illness, DSM-V v. DSM-IV TR and applications of neuroimaging to schizotypal personality disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD and bipolar disorder.

Anyway, if this is your thing – enjoy!

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