WordYatzy Wins Our Free App Poll!


The winner of our Free App Poll this week is WordYatzy by Wordexia! The app managed to gain the majority of votes in a record-breaking time – just in 3 days!

WordYatzy is a fun word game for iOS, equally entertaining for the users of all ages, where you can challenge your friends or allow an opponent to be chosen randomly.

For those unaware, Yahtzee is a dice game, first marketed by game entrepreneur Edwin S. Lowe in 1956. Being a development of earlier dice games such as Yacht and Generala, Yahtzee is also similar to the English game of Poker Dice and the Cheerio dice game. WordYatzy shares the idea of Yahtzee, but you should create words instead of numbers. To better get the concept of the game, there’s a Rules button available for help.

Users are able to collect points by rolling the letter dice and arranging them to form words of varying lengths and various letter combinations. Each user has three throws per round and the player with most points when 11 rounds are played is the winner. You can check the scoreboard by clicking on scorecard before your roll to check what you need for the next roll. 

WordYatzy is available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad users running iOS 4.3 or later for free in the Apple App Store. Go and grab WordYatzy and have fun! Good luck!

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Check The Double Projector iPhone 5S Concept


With the iPhone 5 resonant release a few months ago, many people have been left wondering if it’s the best Apple can offer. With a bit of disappointment, and a lot of excitement, the buzz has now been shifted to the next smartphone that Apple will unveil- and logically it will be an iPhone 5S!

The concept we present below is from a French website and looks very appealing indeed. A small phone that turns into a fully functional, virtual, projected Mac -  that’s what the Frank_Snk, the designer, suggests will be the core feature of iPhone 5S. Once placed on a flat surface, the device will swiftly fold up with a single tap and project an OS X screen from the back, onto a wall, and a full-sized keyboard onto a table.

This newest concept definitely takes the cake in every way possible, as the author has also provided some other interesting concepts in the past, including Apple Magic Mouse with the rounded form factor and a slightly curved display.

The video demonstrating the concept in all its glory is below:

Why You Should Select Expert iPhone Repair Services


iPhone repair services

Those having iPhones often fall in two minds when it comes to iPhone repairs. There are many iPhone repair services, but finding out the expert iPhone repair services is important to ensure that the phone is repaired in the correct manner with expertise technological brains behind the repair.

Choosing the right iPhone repair services:

It is absolutely important to choose an expert iPhone repair services to safeguard the gadget from any further damage and for restoring it to a working condition in less time and in a cost effective manner. Opting for carrying out the repair work by following guidelines available online, may not be a wise idea, as there is an amount of risk involved without the services of expert technicians. A professional approach is required for repair of any iPhone in order to first pin point the defect and repair the phone without subjecting the device to unnecessary hazards. Selecting the best iPhone repair services will provide you with many advantages which include protecting the salient features of the phone and not endangering the long life it is supposed to have.

Why choose expert iPhone repair services?

You gain on selecting the best iPhone repair services is through professional repair services. You will find the technicians qualified and experienced enough to first detect the fault and then to make an assessment of the nature of fault and the cost involved in restoring the iPhone. Expert iPhone repair services engage only those who have profound knowledge on the parts and their configuration, which enable them to carry out the iPhone repairs in quick time and to the satisfaction of the user.

Following online guidance or taking technical advice from unprofessional iPhone repair services may result in the warranty being discontinued resulting in more expenses due to any further fault. You also have the advantage of money back guarantee sometimes offered by these expert iPhone repair services, where you stand to lose nothing if the iPhone is not repaired properly. You will be offered warranty for a certain period, within which you are liable get your iPhone repaired free of cost in case of any fault repaired at the first instance. You are guaranteed of the most efficient services in case your iPhone is not working due to water damage, malfunctioning LCD or broken back light, you will get the expert services detecting the fault with ultra modern diagnostic tests and providing an estimate free of cost. Battery problems and other problems relating to iPhones are solved by professionals who have undergone training in repair services and are equipped with gadgets aided with latest mobile technology.

Searching the net you will find a host of iPhone repair services, but selecting the expert services is important to ensure that your iPhone is in the safe hands of technicians who stand above all others in the field of repair services. Having the services of expert technicians will help you in saving your money on unnecessary repairs, while enhancing the longevity of your iPhone.

Apple Sued Over Notification Center By Samsung In Korea


An extract from the recent report by a reputable business-to-business resource reads:

“The Korean online news site iNews24 is reported today that “Samsung Electronics has brought a lawsuit against Apple in a court in South Korea over its ‘Notification Center’ patent infringement.” No other details were made available at this time.

The delay in launching the lawsuit may have been due to Google’s patent pending notification patents not being officially granted. However, that changed last month when one of their notification patents was indeed granted under the title “Priority inbox notifications and synchronization for mobile-messaging application.” This may have been enough for Samsung to get the lawsuit rolling.”

This means that allegedly, Samsung has filed a new lawsuit in its home country against Apple, and the entire mess sis about the iOS Notification Center. The feature which was originally introduced in iOS 5 is claimed to be violating one of Samsung’s active patents.

With no further details known about the suit yet, it’d be rational if Google had a hand in it. The thing is that all the previous patent lawsuits were hardware related, while it now concerns the software side of an iPhone. The argument gets even stronger when considering the fact that the Search Giant has just been awarded a patent covering the notification center of its mobile OS.

Google is known for quietly lending support to Samsung during its high-profile lawsuit with Apple, and even offered advice while searching for the prior evidence. Moreover, it also lent patents to HTC during its feud with Apple’s iPad.

It seems more news is to come after the holiday season. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated about the further development of the case.

Apple Airs New Happy Holidays Commercial


Similarly to Google, Apple has just aired a new holiday-themed ad. The commercial is entitled as “I’ll Be Home.” and features iPad Mini. With Christmas being around the corner, the Fruit Company is apparently eager to snag a few last-minute shoppers with this thrilling and beautiful video directed in Apple’s style.

Despite highlighting the popular tablet line by Apple, the ad also aims to show off the benefits and the convenience the FaceTime delivers, especially during the holiday season. Another thing to note is that similarly to Apple’s first iPad mini spot, this commercial also attempts to prove that the iPad Mini is just as capable as its larger brother.

The iPad Mini is widely considered to be one of the best gift alternatives, considering its ultra-thin form factor and smaller, 7.9-inch display, and the enormous capabilities it sports. It seems Apple was not ready for such a huge request, so the company has gone back to its suppliers and ordered an extra 2 million iPad minis to help meet demand recently. The ad is embedded below, check it and do not hesitate to express your thoughts!


Gamble With A Christmas Twist With Celeb Poker For iPhone!


The winner of our Free App Poll this week is Celeb Poker by Viaden Media! This great app with a fun, Christmas twist will stuff your stockings with the never-before-seen Christmas Deals while you play the hands!

Those who enjoy fast gameplay and a close-knit community, this free app by Viaden Media guarantees super-quick performance and a solid support team that even Santa and his elves can’t match. 
Allowing you to play poker with the whole world from your iPhone/iPad, Celeb Poker offers the following features:

Joint account solutions for iPhone and iPad; 
Genuinely random card shuffle (cross our hearts!);
 
Unbelievable deals on chips and competitive promos;
Integrated music player: So you can listen to Jingle Bells until your ears melt.
24/7 live support; 
A tight-knit holiday community. (They may not be the best elves in the workshop, but they’re definitely the most attractive).

The gameplay is elegantly simple, thus aesthetically pleasing. The available game type alternatives are Texas Hold'em and Omaha Hi, with a chance to partake in international Christmas tournaments and get your position on a highly respectable leaderboard! Gift exchange and variety of achievements are also available, along with the social interaction facilitation via Facebook and Twitter.

Other handy features of this elite club of poker players from around the globe include gameplay customization options, such as tables based on playing preferences, freedom to upload your own avatar and multiple log-in options including: Facebook, Game Center, New Account, and Guest.

Further features include:

Smooth performance on iPhone 5;
Compatible with iOS 6;
Screen shot sharing through Facebook and Twitter;
Issue private invitations and invite through QR codes;
Christmas bonuses, special offers and promotional events!
Friend invites via SMS;
Notifications of new messages & in-app news;
Performance optimization;
Social publish bonuses and more…

Celeb Poker is available in the Apple App Store for free and requires iOS 4.3 or later to be fully functional on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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How To Make Your Google Maps Experience Even Better On iPhone


With the much-awaited Google Maps now available in the Apple App Store, many of iPhone users are no longer afraid to get lost. The app has gained significant admiration, especially in comparison with iOS maps introduced with the 6th major OS update by Apple. We’ve provided five smart tips for making your Google Maps experience even more convenient on your iPhone.

Did you know that a feature called Street View makes it available to see the panoramic images by simply pressing and holding any location on the map, tapping the info sheet and then the image?  You can explore as if you’re there by tapping the look-around icon (on the bottom left) and moving or tilting your phone.

Whether examining or getting directions, you can Swipe to See More by swiping the info sheet to the left or right to browse further results. Once you've found what you like, tap it or swipe it up to see more details such as a business’ hours or transit stops.

You are able to save your favorite places and get quick access on them later by tapping the star icon on a location or place info sheet. The places you save sync across all of your devices and will appear on the map and on your search results. 

Placing a pin on the map is simply available via pressing and holding any desired location. For additional options such as saving the location or accessing Street View, if available, tap the resulting info sheet.

And finally, to help Google improve the map app for iPhone, you can simply shake the device to send the feedback. If you find something that needs to be updated, a bug or simply decide to share your suggestions, just give your device a shake.

Hope you find the basics of Google Maps provided above useful. There are some more tips available on the official support page of Google Maps for iPhone, so if interested, check them out here.

5 Rules Of Apple’s Sleek Design


With Steve Jobs being a notorious perfectionist, Apple’s designers and engineering team went through hundreds of revisions on every prototype that made it into his hands. Despite the criticism, Steve's obsession with the details did pay off - no single device on the market is as immediately recognizable as iDevices are, and the dedication to sleek design and user-friendly technology has played an important role to the enormous success of every iPhone, iPad and MacBook.

With many of you interested in how did Jobs and Apple achieve this, here are are five simple but went through hundreds of revisions on every prototype that made it into his hands. The first one is that the design must complement and improve the product’s usability, never detract from it. Check the rest of the rules in the beautiful video provided below and do not hesitate to share your thoughts on Apple’s own style of designing in the comments below. 

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Update, Get It Now!


The second update to Apple’s so much rumored iOS 6 has just been released, with a single-sentence description by the Fruit Company: “Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.” So to see if the update bringing solution to a problem with Wi-Fi connectivity has rolled out to your device as well, navigate to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 6.0.2 takes approximately 20 minutes to be installed on the iPhone 5 completely, and then a reboot is necessary for the upgrade process to be finished. 

The security notice published by Apple back in October read:” In rare instances, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may be unable to enable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Settings.” Numbers of users have been left without easy access to Wi-Fi, repotting to have seen a grayed out dim Wi-Fi or Bluetooth setting, while others complained about the missing Wi-Fi or Bluetooth MAC Address or a device that displayed all zeros in Settings > General > About.

The only recommendation Apple gave till today was to restore their network settings to rectify the Wi-Fi bug, along with a bizarre tip to put the iPhone in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.

The previous iOS update 6.0.1 was rolled in early November, with small glitches still present, such as the onscreen keyboard and camera flash. The iOS 6.0.2 is available OTA (over-the-air), so keep checking settings for an upgrade notification.

Google Releases Official YouTube Capture App For iPhone


With its Maps for iOS, Google has been holding a top position iOS app download charts for a while. The Search Giant has now launched a dedicated video recording app YouTube Capture, which has only just landed on the App Store in the Photo and Video category. YouTube Capture looks set to settle those iPhone and iPod touch users who have yearned for a qualified way to shoot and touch up video records before directly uploading to YouTube.

The latest app by Google features similar design patterns that are present in Chrome and Google Maps apps, following the same clean and minimalistic style that feels immediately familiar to those who've at least once used any of Google’s official iOS apps lately. The major emphasis of the YouTube Capture is to afford users the ability to effortlessly shoot and upload videos directly from the embedded camera on their iOS device.

With YouTube Capture Google has attempted to touch up with a different app and then save to upload, rather having to capture with the camera. Once the video is captured, you then have the choice to touch up the creation with color alteration and stabilization improvements. Moreover, you’re also able to trim the video down and add music tracks over the top of it in order to bring it to life and make it stand out when uploaded to YouTube. And then comes the final upload process which lets users share their captured video directly to YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter instantaneously.

With number of similar apps available in the marketplace it should be noted that YouTube Capture is fun, simple and best of all. The app works flawlessly and is built with the same aesthetics really lends itself a positive user experience. 

Being available in the Apple App Store for free, and requires iOS 5.0 or later to be fully functional on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. So go and grab YouTube Capture now and do not hesitate to share your impressions in the comments below.

Meet Space Zoo Fangogo – New Kind Of An Apptoon


The winner of our Free App Poll this week is Space Zoo Fangogo by Manamong! These exciting Comic Strips are an interactive comic book app that combines music and video in a dazzling manner. It comes with features like 3D modeling backgrounds, 2D comic book characters, animation, music, and video.

Being an entirely fun-filled comic package, Space Zoo Fangogo takes users to the most mysterious space imagined by Manamong Animation Director where there are various kinds of space creatures at the space zoo and you’re able to feed, treat and even nurture them. Made up of a range of dynamic and cool multimedia elements, Space Zoo Fangogo will allow users to experience the hilarity and fun of how these space creatures are taken care of at the Space Zoo!

The incomplete list of Space Zoo Fangogo features include:

Touch function for interactive storytelling;
Top level anime/artwork with;
3D modeling backgrounds;
2D comic book characters;
Music video presentation;
Electronic music.

The latest version of Space Zoo Fangogo - 1.4.2 - is unlike any other comic in that it delivers for a moving multimedia presentation that brings the old school feel of an old-style comic book - with frames surrounded by white borders, like a real comic - while carrying a whole new level of entertainment, interaction, and value in smartphone storytelling. With the English language support now available along with the version 1.4.2, more users will experience the entertaining and bizarre world of Space Zoo; an arena in which they all have the chance to communicate with the 'interesting' creatures at the zoo!

Space Zoo Fangogo is available in the Apple App Store for free and requires iOS 5.0 or later to be fully functional on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY – Win One Out Of Five iPhone Cases Designed By You!


To celebrate Christmas that’s around the corner, we’ll be running a giveaway for the following 10 days! After a long discussion on what’s the perfect holiday gift for every iPhone user, we came up with the idea that will make each of you reading this more than happy – what’s better for Christmas than a free iPhone case designed by you? !With CafePress being everywhere customization wants to happen, we give you chance to win one of 5 iPhone cases made with your own design and your own taste!

The rules are quite simple: there are three necessary steps listed below that you need to go through to participate:

1. Like Us On Facebook *      

2. Answer the three questions asked below 

3. Share this post on your wall with the following tag in your status bar -  @Apple iPhone Blog

So here are the three easy questions for you to answer to get the unique iPhone case:

Which famous physicist did the first Apple logo feature?

In which year was the first iPhone released?

How much does the iPhone 5 weigh?


Submit your answers below in the comments and please remember that only one comment per user is accepted, so manage to fit all three answers in one comment, please.

The first 5 users who follow the rules and answer all the three questions correctly will become the winners! We’ll announce that five lucky persons on Tuesday, December 25th on our blog, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter account! So off you go! Wish you luck!

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What You Should Know About Google Maps For iPhone


Finally the long wait is over - you can still make use of maps on your iPhone without getting lost – Google Maps are back in App Store! In a word, Google Maps for iOS is fast, full-featured, and simply the best-looking mobile maps experience available on any of the smartphone platforms today!

This free app allows users to get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Bringing an entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone, the app is very simple to use considering its newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation and gestures for exploring the map and result browsing. Google Maps Search feature allows users to discover great places to eat; drink, shop and play along with ratings and reviews from credible people, as well as allows to save favorite places and quickly access all past searches and directions from the computer, right on the phone!

The rest of the features include:

Directions
Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
Access live traffic information in cities across the world.
Street View and imagery
View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Google Maps for iOS is available in the Apple App Store for free and requires iOS 5.1 or later to be functional on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad.  So go and grab Google Maps and never ever get late ot lost again!

Check the screenshots after the jump.

Instagram 3.2 For iOS Available, Check What’s New


Being acquired by Facebook, Instagram app for iOS has just been updated to the latest version of 3.2. The new features and improvements added include camera redesign, new Willow filter, improved tilt-shift and some more.

With the camera being the core part of Instagram experience since the day it launched, the most significant change is made to its look and speed. The camera improvements include the following:

Instagram-themed shutter & shutter release button.
A preview of the most recent photo on your camera roll.
Improved Camera Roll image selector (iPhone 5 only) for quick access to your last photograph.
Optional grid guide for live photos and a permanent grid guide for the scale & crop screen.
Speed and reliability improvements.

Number of users asked for new filter additions, and now the Willow is introduced, described as: “a monochrome filter with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border. This filter works well on portraits, still life and architecture photographs with contrast.” The existing tilt-shift effect has been improved, now giving a vastly more realistic rendering of depth of field because of these improvements and subtle tweaks to how we render the image

As for the rest of the added improvements, check the list below:

News Feed redesign - easier to digest, in addition to larger images.
Beautiful new welcome screen design.
Infinite scroll on user profiles and other grid views.
Filtered photos are now saved to a separate album called “Instagram” in the iOS camera roll.
Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare application, or mobile website, with details about the venue.


Instagram 3.2 for iPhone is available in the Apple App Store for free, so go and grab it now!


Sleep Better With MotionX Sleep


Considered to be leading the mobile sensing revolution, Sleep by MotionX  is the leader for Health with continual innovation. Developed By MotionX™, this app certainly is the best professional medical-class tool for iDevices, with seven years of research and development in the biomechanics of natural human motion and sleep optimization. Being the first app to measure and correlate resting heart rate, Sleep by MotionX includes advanced sleep cycle monitoring with smart alarms and power naps, and incorporates "Get Active" alerts. 


With all the features mentioned below, the app improves sleep in a natural and non-invasive manner:

Measure and correlate resting heart rate with sleep quality;
The most advanced and accurate sleep-cycle alarm solution for the iPhone;
Set smart alarms for optimal length power-naps;
Advanced automatic Get Active alerts.

With Sleep by MotionX on your iDevice, you sleep better by analyzing your sleep cycles and wake up at the optimal time in your sleep cycle, guaranteeing the feeling of being refreshed. You’re even able to see your light sleep, deep sleep, and total sleep times and fall asleep to white noise or music, which auto-fades out after you fall asleep. Choosing the right time to wake you up via the intelligent alarm clock, which rings your favorite iPod song, snoozes and vibrates at the optimal time in your sleep cycle makes your mood guarantees that you wake up relaxed and are more active throughout the day.

Sleep by MotionX enables users to accurately track their daily steps and calories burned, as well as set up "Get Active" alerts to learn when they've been idle for too long. A voice coach is also available, tracking progress and motivating users to keep moving. Moreover, Sleep By MotionX user the iPhone camera for detecting the pulse from user’s fingertip, similarly to the technique used by pulse oximeters, records resting heart rate and correlates it with sleep quality, as well as monitors user’s real-time pulse waveform.

As you see, Sleep by MotionX certainly is the truly refreshing app that works wonderfully! The good news is that Sleep by MotionX is now available for 70% off, down to $2.99 from the original $ $9.99 for a limited time!

So go and grab Sleep by MotionX for a holiday promotion price from Apple App Store and sleep better, wake up refreshed and be more active every day!

Gamify Your Photos With CatchPlus For Free!


The winner of our Free App Poll  this week is CatchPlus by Sioo Interactive Inc.! This exciting new social game challenges users to spot the differences between two images while discovering new deals and earning rewards!

By taking image puzzles to a whole new level by personalizing each challenge, CatchPlus features users as the main attraction. The process is quite easy – those users who’d like to gamify are able to upload their photos via CatchPlus page on Facebook, the app will build the puzzle of their image, which can be shared with friends in a new and exciting way!

The users should prove that they have the most discerning eye when it comes to pop culture messaging – they should find all the differences hidden beneath the surface of two (nearly) identical, high-resolution images displayed and once found, move on to the next challenge, and build up the points till they have more than anyone else. Badges are credited with the achievements, and those who rank higher by speed, time and number of points get cooler badges than others!

Incomplete list of CatchPlus fun and entertaining features include:
Innovative Social Game! Photos uploaded to our Facebook page are made into image puzzles. 
Share your beautiful memories with your friends during the game!
Classic Mode: Hone your skills to see how many stages you can clear
Speed Mode: Clear 10 stages as fast as possible
Time attack mode: Clear as many levels as you can before the timer runs out
Regular updates with new image puzzles and bonus deals to keep the game fresh! 

As the CatchPlus is updated weekly with new images and games, you’ll never ever get tired of it. Bonus gifts are also available, which can be turned in for special prizes. However, you'll never know when you're in for a surprise gift! Moreover, the LuckDraw feature allows users to unlock game items and earn rewards from the sponsors as they play more and more!

CatchPlus is available in the AppleApp Store for free and requires iOS 4.3 or later to be functional. So go and grab it for your Phone, iPod touch, and iPad and Make use of the opportunity to be the hero in the puzzle image by sending your photos to CatchPlusGlobal.

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iPhone 5 Hits Samsung’s Homeland, As Well As Other 50 Countries


South Korea has just got hit by iPhone 5, with more than 50 additional countries being added later this month. The rest of the countries in the list include Brazil, Taiwan and Russia as well, where the iTunes Store has recently launched officially. Here is the detailed iPhone 5 launch schedule according to the official press release by Apple:

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea from today, Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Currently available in 47 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK, iPhone 5 comes with over 200 new features including Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.


Easy Solution To iOS 6 Auto-Brightness Issues


Having auto-brightness concerns under iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, 4S, 4 or an iPad? Fortunately there’s an easy fix to the ambient light sensor readings that got quite a bit of an overhaul in iOS 6, including the Lock screen auto-brightness and better memory management, causing confusion to many iDevice users.

So for those, whose auto-brightness isn't working under iOS 6, we’ve decided to share a quick tip on how to get it up and working again.

The first step is to go into a weakly lit or a dark room and launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Navigate to Brightness & Wallpaper and turn the toggle to Off. Once it’s switched off, now adjust the slider to the brightness level that you’d like your iDevice screen to shine with in the given environment – for example if you enter a wholly dark room, you’re likely to put the slider all the way to low, or at least closer to all the way down.

Once you’ve chosen the desired brightness level, turn the auto-brightness setting on again and flip on a light switch. The brightness slider should now start moving upwards in order to adjust to the new light environment hitting the sensor – providing that the slider starts moving on its own, this means the tip worked, you’ve successfully re-calibrated the sensor and will never ever experience the same issue again! For your convenience, we've attached the video guiding you through the process below:



via iMore

iTunes Launching In Turkey, India, Russia, South Africa & 52 Other Countries!


Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional countries are celebrating the launch of the iTunes Store today! The store comes with over 20 million songs available to purchase and download. The amazing collection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels include Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift and Coldplay, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang.

On top of the music, the store offers a wide selection of films available for rent or purchase, with majority of them available in HD. The movies by major studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures and more are included, as well as masterpieces by leading local distributors.

Being available in already 119 countries, iTunes store is considered to be the best way to legally discover, purchase and download music online for iDevice users. The official press release by Apple once more emphasizes the quality it delivers: “ All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus®, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings. “

Moreover, transferring previously purchased iTunes music to all iOS devices is available at no additional cost via the Cloud, as well as new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to all your devices. iTunes Match, a service that stores your entire music library in iCloud for access at any time, will also be available in the new countries added today. And of course, the most important – customers will gain access to the revolutionary App Store with more than 700,000 apps available in 155 countries!

Raise Your Social Media Influence With KloudPics


The winner of our Free App Poll  this week is KloudPics by Farminers Limited. This free app creates a personalized photo feed from all your photo services' accounts in a beautiful and simple way, combines best pictures from Web blogs, photos from Facebook and Instagram friends and much more.

By creating a single place for all of users’ photos, KloudPics makes it effortless to browse and upload and share them with friends. With the ability to sort the images by the smart algorithms, the app allows users to find the sought-after photo easily, even among the photos of their Facebook friends and profile pages as well!

Moreover, KloudPics automatically suggests the photos of you that your friends have recently uploaded, allowing you to link albums and browse all of those photos at once. On top of the convenience and ease of use, KloudPics raises your social media influence and enhances your social experience via the sharing options on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

KloudPics is available in the Apple App Store for Free and requires iOS 5.0 or later to be fully functional. So go and grab KloudPics for your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) or iPad and get delivers a superb social experience in discovering and sharing photos with friends!

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