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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheaper iPhone 4?

An inexpensive version of iPhone 4, featuring only 8 GB of memory, is lined up to hit the market within few weeks. Presently, the iPhone 4 is obtainable with either 16 or 32 GB of storage space, and at a relatively high price. 

Even though particulars are limited, this news seems to be unlike the rumors demanding that Apple is planning to release an ominously cheaper and pared down version of the iPhone. Sources, who are tied to Korean manufacturers that create parts for the iPhone, only indicate the compact storage memory in an otherwise standard iPhone 4, which will decrease the device’s price but is doubtful to provide for a drastic price cut. It is also claimed that the iPhone5 will be introduced at the end of September. But note that the launch date of iPhone 5 has been manipulated with more than ever in the device’s history.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And The Bitten Apple Goes To….

Being back from a short vacation, where I decided to lose any connection with the internet and technology world, and even with friends, I was stunned by the shocking news- Steve Jobs has resigned!

I was not even surprised when I heard that it was Mr. Cook who Steve "strongly recommended" as his successor… Despite the impressive resume and working experience, and regardless a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and his M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (while Steve has even not graduated from college), I still suspect that Tim (or anyone) will do so much good to Apple, as Steve did and would have been done (if he had not resigned). Anyway, it’s good to know that Cook served as Apple CEO for two months in 2004, when Jobs was recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery and again in 2009, while Jobs took a leave of absence for a liver transplant. Tim knew the odds were in his favor as he was the one who could be a worthy replacement for Steve…

The common sense expectations are positive, but history suggests it will not be a smooth ride… If we look back and recall the stories of successful companies shortly after their CEOs had resigned, we'll see that Disney got in trouble for hewing too adjacent to its founder's vision, Wal-Mart was faulted now for swinging too far from its founder's strategy, and Sony Corp. lost its market leadership in electronics after charismatic founder Akio Morita stepped down as chairman…. So let’s see what happens and hope that Apple goes the other way, grows strong and remains as innovative, as it has been since its foundation… 

And The Bitten Apple Goes To… Tim Cook!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teach Your iPhone To See With Click Pic

Let us introduce a revolutionary app that enables you to see what people are saying about real things around you! This social networking app found in Apple App Store for FREE is an innovation in message sharing and revealing a whole new world of information right from your smartphone!

The way Click Pick works is quite simple- you just tap the camera icon on your iDevice, take a photo of a product, brand label - for instance - and get engaged in the conversation! Tallying your own interpreted remarks is easy, and if you want to see what others are saying, simply pick up Popular Notes feature and get immediate access to the most discussed pictures and brands!

The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later to work properly. Click Pic is available in English by now, but note that the current version offered is just 1.1.

Watch the video by the developer to clarify how the app works to find out more about Click Pic.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Merciless Alarm Clock Coming Soon

We've got something to definitely show you- Wake N Shake - a merciless alarm clock! As the name hints, the main function of the app is to wake you up... But there's something special about it, that you won't find in other alarm apps. We all hate alarms, as most of them are extremely irritating and love playing on our nerves so much.. But Wake N Shake will be the exception....

See the video below, made exclusively for the Blogvasion Team, to find out what Wake N Shake has to offer you..  Note that the app will hit the App Store soon and it will be free for a period of time.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Trade on the Financial Markets with MetaTrader 5

We are pleased to announce a new version of the MetaTrader 5 iPhone. The MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform is a perfectly equipped trader's working tool that allows trading on the financial markets (Forex, Stocks, Futures and CFD). Its main feature is the long awaited support of technical indicators.

The first version of the app was launched in January 2011, which only allowed you to only trade and monitor your account. By March, interactive charts were included into the program, which allowed traders to visually track price movements. The new MetaTrader 5 iPhone includes 14 technical indicators, and the number of analytical tools will be further expanded. You can simultaneously open up to 10 indicator windows in the application. Moreover, you can apply an indicator to the main chart window or to other indicators. In short, with the release of the updated MetaTrader 5 iPhone, the arsenal of mobile traders has grown considerably.

The MetaTrader 5 iPhone mobile platform is available absolutely free of charge. To start working with the application, download the MetaTrader 5 iPhone in the App Store and run it. After that you only need to select a broker from the list and open an account.
Friday, August 19, 2011

iPhone to China Mobile

Officials at China Mobile have had conferences with Steve Jobs about fetching the iPhone to the world’s principal mobile operator, according to the new reports. The iPhone is presently offered in China from the transporter China Unicom. The carrier is a minor operator compared to China Mobile, but that hasn’t cramped the country’s craving for the phone. Apple devices have proven to be popular in China; with iPhone 4 sold 100,000 units in just four days.

Actually, China Mobile by now has nearly 7.5 million iPhone users on its system, notwithstanding selling the phones through its channels and even though iPhone devices running on China Mobile don’t have admission to 3G. China Mobile uses its own network benchmark, TDSCDMA, which is different from the two alternatives that Apple supports for the iPhone 4. Bringing a phone to China Mobile would fundamentally entail producing a China-only modified iPhones.

Previously this might have been looked at as untenable, however, the size of the Chinese marketplace, as well as the fact that Apple now makes a CDMA variation (for carriers like Verizon), besides to its GSM standard iPhone, makes a China Mobile iPhone much more possible.

So here are the latest updates:

* Apple, China Mobile hope to launch iPhones as soon as possible
* H1 net profit up 6.3 pct, quickest pace since H2 2008
* H1 ARPU per month down at 70 yuan vs 72 yuan year ago
* Shares close down 0.6 pct vs 1.3 pct fall in broader market (Adds chairman, fund manager quotes)

via Reuters

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pro-Share Announces Update!

Remember we’ve reviewed one of the “what’s hot” apps - Pro-Share by iApps24 recently? We are happy to announce an update! For those who aren’t aware, Pro-Share links all the hottest social networks and enables you to share your photos with just a tap to the whole world! You no longer need to use different slowcoach apps for different networks; with pro-Share, being among top 100 apps in 5 App Stores, including US and UK, you can: share, review, connect, transfer and capture!

As for the update, see what has changed:
The video capacity increased- you can share videos up to 15 minutes long!
All the Ads removed from the app- Pro-Share is now completely Ad Free!

All the “buggies” are now fixed and the app is more efficient now than ever! Take a look at the Pro-Share features once more, you’ll be impressed! So with Pro-Share you can:

Upload full size images without compromising quality
Simultaneously send/receive over Bluetooth/WiFi
Upload photos/videos in the background
Add captions and comments to photos
Create new photo album or a photos/video batch via Cover-Flow
Queue & send multiple albums with single tab

For more information click here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cheaper iCloud-Based iPhone?

The Apple rumor spread on Thursday is that the corporation will outline a low-cost iPhone 4 together with the iPhone 5. The new device will have significantly reduced flash storage, and may be so cheap to make that transporters offer it for free. The name will be not very creative: the iCloud iPhone.

The story seems to be well-sourced — writer, Sheridan, claims to have verbal communication to three independent sources “who are all connected to Apple in different capacities,” and one of them seems to have given him the scoop on launch date ahead of time. 

Sheridan’s sources say the iCloud iPhone will “look like a small iPad,” and that it will retail for $400 — or no cash at all once you factor in the 2-year contract signup discount. The sources are a little short on particulars of exactly how this will rely on iCloud more than any other iPhone. In iOS5, iCloud will back up your entire phone, counting apps. But is Apple ready for a device that runs completely from the cloud, straight after the launch of the app?

With Android phones now beating iPhones, it wouldn’t be astonishing if Apple required boosting its market share on the low end — and having an iPhone that is free (with contract) would go a long way in the direction of that goal. We’re sure that the advertising genii at 1 Infinite Loop would want to include a catchword like iCloud in the phone’s title, as well as pushing the fact that you have access to your music and photos without actually having to upload them... But a memory-free iPhone seems exceedingly unlikely.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tips for Great iPhone Photos

You perhaps don't take your DSLR camera with you all along, but your iDevice—along with its built-in camera—is in your pocket far and wide you go. That's why lately the most common way to upload photos to Flickr isn't a camera at all, but the iPhone. As iOS5 offers great photo capabilities, the topic is becoming more actual.

The encounter, for sure, is accomplishing great-looking photos from a gadget principally designed for chatting. If you take a notice of a few tips in mind, you can capture some pretty sharp pictures with your iPhone. We have previously reported some great iPhone photos, you can see the post right here.  Here is what you should consider:

Your phone can handle a lot of situations with aplomb, but it can't shoot every scene you meet. The teeny-weeny image sensor craves light, and does best outdoors, in daylight. For the best experience, follow the same advice that photographers have kept in mind for decades- just let the sun shine in!

Let daylight help your photography. Try to put the sun behind you or over one of your shoulders. Avoid capturing straight into the sun, or you'll radically underexpose your focus. If you're shooting inside, put your back to the window and turn on the lights.

Knowing right settings is not enough for a good photo- you should be able to compose the scene while shooting- that’s what the pros do. Just split your frame into thirds. After dividing conjure up a tic-tac-toe board—and put your focus on one of those lines, rather than in the middle of the screen- that’s somewhat banal. But be careful here- keep in mind that nothing ruins a photo like a skewed horizon. Keep an eye on the background to ensure that nothing is "rising" out of the top of someone's head.

Run the camera quicker- optimize your home screen so you can start capturing with a single tap. This ensures that you avoid losing out on many great photo opportunities. Fortunately, iPhones allow moving your camera into more convenient location of your screen. You can either apply to have camera on the first screen, or put it in the quick-access area at the bottom of the screen. You can even resign buttons to launch your camera faster.

The most common reason you keep getting get blurry photos with your phone is that it's light and thin, and awkward to hold compared with a full-size camera. So the solution is to keep the phone steady while capturing. Grip the phone as motionless as you can, with both hands, and keep your elbows put in to your sides for sustenance.

To be continued….

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

iOS 5 Details

To the surprise of all Apple users, so much discussed iOS5 beta is now ready for you to download! As we have already mentioned, iOS5 will come built in iPhone5, but you have to upgrade your smartphones yourself by now.

iOS 5 includes more than 200 new features for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. What we consider the most important is its enhanced accessibility- iOS 5 comes with innovative new features that make it easier for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices.

Some other features that iOS update brings are as follows:

A Notification Center that brings all you alerts at one place. You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. All you need to do is to swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center.

A Newsstand-  iOS 5 organizes your magazine and newspaper app subscriptions in Newsstand: a folder that lets you access your favorite publications quickly and easily. There’s also a new place on the App Store just for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. And you can get to it straight from Newsstand.

Twitter- the social network is integrated in iOS5, allowing you to mention or @reply to a friend- it contacts applies your friends’ Twitter usernames and profile pictures. So you can start typing a name and iOS 5 does the rest. You can even add a location to any tweet, no matter which app you’re tweeting from.

This is not a full list, of course. Many more features are awaiting your download. Jailbreaking is also available, only with some problems on iPad2. So go get it now!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Improve iPhone 4 Battery Life

Ever wondered how to upsurge the battery holdup time of Apple iPhone 4? Here are some tips which will help in prolonging the battery life of your latest iDevice. This tips are more specific than those listed by us in our older post.

Modify Screen Brightness - Brighter light will eat more battery life when equated to a lesser bright light. You can lower the brightness of your iPhone 4 by entering the Settings and then Brightness option.

Turn Off 3G this is the fact that you browse super-fast with the 3G, but it’s highly recommended that you to turn it off when it is not in use. This will certainly add up another boost to your battery savior. To turn off 3G (and to turn it off as well) open Settings; go to General menu and chose Network.

Wi-Fi is actually a nice way to stay linked to the internet, but make sure to turn it off when Wi-Fi is not in use. To change Wi-Fi settings, open Settings and then Wi-Fi. Sounds and Vibrations – You can turn off the needless sounds, such as Lock Sounds, Keyboard Clicks etc., and vibrations to save your battery. To adjust sounds and vibration settings, open Settings and find Sounds menu.

If you’re using an application which keeps sending you notifications, disable or uninstall it to save battery life. Close Applications - As you all know, iPhone 4 supports multitasking, so dredge up to close an app when you’re not using it.

Empty your battery at least once a month and charge it back to 100%. This is one of the best methods to get the most out of your battery.

If you track these tips, you’ll assuredly be able to save a lot of battery life.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Latest iPhone Headlines

The title of the post is somewhat general because there is so much news to tell you, don’t really know from where to start.

It would be fair to begin with iCloud and iWork beta versions that have been released recently. Its free with iOS 5 and with iCloud, the music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices. You can also download your past iTunes purchases.

Now there also are versions of each iWork app for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And they all work together gorgeously. So your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations go wherever you go — on every device you use. This is so convenient and smooth, you can’t even imagine. Note that because is web based, the projects you publish to it can be viewed by anyone using a modern browser.
One more good news - Google + for iPhone is now available for FREE in App Store. Google has already released an update to the Google+ app. For those that are having difficulties, check the App Store and download the latest version. First hollows of the app are that while useful, it’s buggy. The app doesn’t work on iOS 5 beta 3 — so cutting-edge adopters, you’re out of luck (for now) — and is crashing in iOS 4 at regular occurrences for some users.

There are some rumors about iPhone 5 as well – both good and bad. I’ll start with some depraved one- it’s said that the launch of so much awaited iDevice is delayed till October… Who knows, actually…As for positive news- the rumors leaked that the screen of iPhone 5 will be larger, and the device will be thinner than iPhone4. The “thin iPhone” rumors point to a curved back design for the device, which seems somewhat unlikely, given that Apple has switched from such a design to a rectangular, flat back in iPhone 4.

This is all for now, hope I didn't miss anything important. How do you feel about these news? Voice up, your comments are always welcome.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Hard and Soft Reset on iPhone 4

resetting an iPhone to default settings
Most of us have faced a situation when our smart iPhone becomes unresponsive and cannot be switched on, no matter what we do.

The first most important tip is not to get furious, and then try to perform a reset on your iDevice.

How to Reset Any iPhone

The following steps can be used on any version of iOS or iPhone (3, 3g, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6plus, 7)

A reset can be done in two ways.

You can try what is called a hard, or a soft reset.

Hard Reset Instructions

The first one to try implies following steps:
  1. You press and hold the Sleep/Wake button together with a Home button of your iPhone
  2. Wait about 10 seconds of holding, an Apple logo should appear on the screen.
  3. Only after that try to turn on your phone and see if it runs.

Jailbroken iPhone Reset Instructions

Jailbreaking makes this process a bit complicated.

In this case, your iPhone still cannot be back to order. So if you have applied Jailbreaking, or have some Cydia app installed, try to reset your phone as follows:
  1. Connect your iPhone 4 to PC and start iTunes.
  2. Still press Sleep/Wake button and a Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds, till the logo appears on the iPhone screen.
  3. Once you see the logo, release the power, but hold the home button for additional 5-10 seconds.
  4. Now look at iTunes to check if your device has shown up.
  5. You’ll be notified by iTunes that the iPhone is in a recovery mode.
  6. Click OK to continue the restore process.
  7. Click and hold the SHIFT button and click on the Restore button.
  8. Then select the latest IPSW file for the prompt to appear.
  9. iTunes will attempt to bring you back to the manufacturer setting and later will allow you to restore your content from the PC.
Each time you apply synch, iTunes makes a backup, so you can chose the latest one from the synch.

Soft Reset Instructions

As for the soft reset, there are numerous things you can reset in the settings app, from the Home screen layout to the network settings to all the data on your device.
  1. Tap the Settings icon and chose General Settings.
  2. Swipe up to see the bottom of the page and then tap Reset.
  3. Tap Reset All Settings to reset the network, keyboard, Home screen layout, and location warnings.
  4. Tap Reset in the pop-up window for the confirmation.
To reset specific settings, chose among Network Settings, Keyboard Dictionary, Home Screen Layout or Location Warnings and do not forget to once more tap Reset in the pop-up window for the confirmation.