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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tim Cook Hints Siri To Be Augmented Soon

With "a lot of people" working on it, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that there's more on the way when it comes to Siri. During a live interview at the D10 conference Cook has teased for an upgrade in the coming months, just by saying that “we’ll be pleased, and even happy, on where Apple is planning to take Siri”.

While replying the question whether Siri lives up to Apple standards, Tim Cook said that despite the fact that customers love their digital assistant, which is far ahead the simple voice recognition and is more about personality and understanding, the company sees unbelievable potential in it. Being proud with the fact that Siri has moved into the mainstream since its introduction back in October last year, Tim Cook said there still is more to be done and we will be really pleased to see the upcoming augmentations over the coming months.

Apple’s executive unveiled that the company has some cool ideas on what else Siri can do. Remaining at a Beta stage by now, Siri has been the headlining feature and the principal way of selling the iPhone 4S, which in fact has sold in large numbers. So it seems we should fairly expect Apple to augment the functionality of Siri; what software tweaking enthusiasts have long since done to some degree, using it to search from other Web sources and many more. 

The chef update is widely believed to be kind of official from Apple, letting third-party apps access the system for adding extra features and tools. You can check the relevant section of the yesterday’s show, with Tim Cook talking about the potential Siri upgrades. So what are your expectations? Do not hesitate to voice up below in the comments.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Official WWDC 2012 Keynote App Now Available For iOS, iOS 6 Maps Leaked

WWDC has been the springboard for many a significant announcement over the years, along with the great opportunity for Apple developers to get to know the latest and greatest advancements within OS X and iOS. With the previous reports about Apple working on an in-house app that will ditch Google maps in the upcoming iOS 6, some of Apple’s 3D map app screens have recently popped up online. For those who are not aware yet, iOS 6 is set to finally be unveiled to the world at some point during the course of WWDC 2012.

Avoiding Google Maps, which has been the part of iOS devices since the launch of the original iPhone, rumors suggest that Apple will incorporate a 3D map view into its new app. The speculations have aroused soon after Apple purchased 3D-mapping company C3 Technologies last year. You can check the images spread recently below, considered to be the leaked shots of Apple maps that will replace Google’s mapping data in iOS6.

If we recall the last year’s WWDC, when the iOS 5 was first revealed, it seems quite rational to assume that iOS 6 will definitely be at least showcased this year. With plenty of things that have already been revealed, such as Apple’s own Maps; there still is a great probability that many innovations are to come, which we are not aware of. Not to miss the most important updates when WWDC finally kicks off for 2012, as well as the schedule of the conference, Apple has released the dedicated app for attendees, available to download from here. With quite a few, but still pleasant surprises, WWDC will finally shed a light on what the Fruit Company has been struggling for over the past eight months. So stay tuned and like us on Facebook  to ensure you don’t miss any important notice.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More iPhone 5 Parts Leaked

Recent reports delivered some more leaks of iPhone 5 parts, validating the speculations of the longer device. With the form factor remaining to be similar to iPhone4 and relatively, iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 leaked images demonstrate a microphone mesh replaced with a dotted composition. A micro USB connection port is again present, suggested to be a replace for the existing 30-pin socket in all upcoming iDevices.

Despite the fact that Apple has always been critical of copying, or at least following the trend of rivals, it now seems that the company has taken Android standards in mind. With the 3.5-inch display from the very first iPhone till today, the Fruit Company seems to change the traditional route towards the larger screen direction in its next generation device.

The thing to note is that the source who managed to grab and spread the leaked images is the one specializing in iDevice repairs, so we greatly suspect that this move is driven by own website promotion purposes, rather than unveiling, or at least predicting the next iPhone design or features. This assumption is strengthened with one more argument- the poor image quality and somewhat blurred objects...

Anyway, one thing gets obvious- the new iPhone will have a larger display. The question that remains unanswered is the exact size of the screen. Unless our assumption about the source website is right, more close-ups and detailed overviews are to come these days. Before then, enjoy the images provided below and do not hesitate to express your opinion on what the new iPhone may look like below in the comments.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Creative + Useful iPhone Cases

The cases for iPhone is probably the most useful accessory for you device. But some creative people add even more usefulness to it by adding extra capabilities despite the basic protection function. Probably the most creative and particular one we have ever found is the iPhone case with the ability to open your beer! Despite being extremely handy and beautiful as well, these cases eliminate the need of carrying a can opener with you every time!

Check out our collection of the creative iPhone cases provided below and do not hesitate to express your opinion in the comments! Wouldn’t you like to have one?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inside The Foxconn Factory- Can You Spot The New iPhone?

We don’t often feel lucky enough to be able to look inside Apple’s factories in China, but it seems today is our day – despite Apple being notoriously secretive about its upcoming products and working process, this rare and fascinating video demonstrates an assembly line in Foxconn Factory, which is in charge of the new iPhone manufacturing process.

With over 70% of Apple’s iPhones made in Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, where the video is captured, Terry Gou - Foxconn CEO, along with Chinese reporter took tour and enabled us to take the most extensive look at the working process ever! With over 115k workers the factory covers around 5.6 square kilometers in Zhengzhou. To be able to better show off the scope of Foxconn factory size, Terry Gou even took the reporter in a helicopter ride. The free area around the factory is said to be reserved for the further expansion of the plant. The whole factory is said to be dedicated to iPhone 4S and its display production, and the CEO says that his factory does it better than any of the manufacturers from the rest of the world. Later the motherboard area is shown off, with the ability to produce as many as 10 000 units a day!

The Administrator of the Civil Aviation Authority of China, Mr. Li Jiaxiang states that 70% of the production of the iPhone will go through the Zhengzhou plant this year as well, with over 200 tons of international cargo produced every day. With the endless buzz about the upcoming iPhone, many have started looking for the upcoming device in the background. Honestly, we have not found any evidence to prove that the devices demonstrated, or just accidentally spotted in the video are the upcoming ones, but we do hope in your smarter eyes – check out the video provided below (sorry, there is no translation) and have your say!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook Camera App For iPhone

Facebook has launched a new camera app for iPhone recently, offering almost one sixth of the world a new and an easy way to share photos on the go! Sharing photos with this new app is quite simple, and the intuitive UI makes the process even easier – users who get the app for free from Apple App Store are able to share photos they have already taken or take a new one to share while using Facebook Camera.

However, there is one requirement for you to note - the location settings need to be turned on to share photos from your iPhone’s camera roll while you're using Facebook Camera. This is because the iPhone’s built-in camera and other apps automatically store some information when a photo is taken, including the location the photo was taken at. So Facebook Camera can’t access the photos on your iPhone’s camera roll until you turn on location for the app.

Taking a new photo is available via the camera icon in the top left corner, giving users additional abilities such as photo editing, tagging and reviewing images before posting. Multiple photo sharing is also available by dragging the feed down to see the photo thumbnails, selecting by tapping the checkmark in the top right corner of the desired photos and tapping share.

The editing options may seem somewhat basic, but probably useful. The Facebook Camera for iPhone allows you to crop; rotate and add Instagram-like filters to your photos, giving you ability to view the alternatives before selecting the effect that appeals to you most.

Probably the best thing to note is that Facebook Camera for iPhone enables you to save the photos you've taken via the app and have edited; so you can come back to them later. This option is activated by navigating to your iPhone Settings > Camera > Save Filtered Photos > On.

Facebook Camera for iOS is available in the Apple App Store  for free. However there is one little drawback- just like Instagram, Facebook Camera for iOS will definitely work in a compatible mode with iPad… Anyway, do not hesitate to share your impressions about Facebook Camera for iPhone once you grab it!

This app only adds to the IPhones reputation of being a leading social media phone. If you're thinking of upgrading your phone Phones 4U have a huge range of IPhones on a variety of tarrifs.
Monday, May 28, 2012

Discover The Beauty Of Music With Instruments 360

One more Monday has come, and we have one more Free App Poll Winner to introduce - Instruments 360! Available in the Education Category in the Apple App Store, Instruments 360 is suitable for both kids and adults, bringing amazing facts about musical instruments, the sounds they make and their origins. 

Instruments 360 allows us to rediscover music, sounds the specific musical instruments produce and the history about their creation.  With amazing graphics and dazzling animations, the app provides detailed pictures and descriptions of musical instruments and shares amazing but true stories that you perhaps are not aware of. For example, did you know that the maracas were originally made from a hollow pumpkin filled with pebbles and provided with handle? Probably no… 

Instruments 360 can equally successfully amaze your kids as well, with the amazing sounds and images the app provides. With different modes available, you’ll never get bored with the app – you can take quizzes and test your musical knowledge, just browse videos or simply muster the beautiful handful of pictures, thus learn some rare facts…Different difficulty levels enable you to find the suitable test for your knowledge, and observe your progress as you keep exploring the app. Stage tours and puzzles of different difficulty levels are also available, guaranteeing your kid to be occupied with the app while in a traffic jam or an endless shopping line…

Instruments 360 promises you to discover and thus appreciate music and instruments beauty in a simple and intuitive manner! Some of the official features of the app include:
Ability to perform Quiz, See Videos, Pictures etc.;
Excellent graphics;
Simple commends and easy navigation via intuitive UI;
Detailed descriptions of the instruments.

As we've mentioned above, Instruments 360 is available in the Apple App Store for FREE. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or later to be functional. So go and grab it now and enhance your knowledge!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Using Absinthe 2.0

Finally, for the joy of those sitting with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 firmware untethered jailbreak is now available! As predicted, and promised by Pod2g, after the weeks of hard work and research  untethered jailbreak for all existing iOS devices is delivered, excluding the third-generation Apple TV. Once more tale a look at the full list of 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak compatible devices:

iPad (3rd gen)
iPad 1
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G
Apple TV 2G

Before you actually move on to jailbreaking process provided below, there is one thing to note – it is highly recommended to make a complete backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud. And one more thing - if your iPhone is unlocked, do not update to stock iOS 5.1.1 firmware and for the time being stay away from Absinthe. You need to also disable a passcode set on your iDevice before following the steps listed right below:

The first thing to do is to download Absinthe 2.0, find compressed file and extract all of the content with any archiving tool you’d like.

Connect your iDevice to your PC via a standard 30-pin connector cable and launch the Absinthe tool through the executable file downloaded in step 1.

If your device is properly connected, you should now see an initial interface with text-based information and a “Jailbreak” button which should be available. Tap the button for the jailbreak process to begin. 

*Don’t panic if the device looks like if it is going through a restore process, as it is due to the initial Absinthe tool for iOS 5.0.1 accompanied with a new method for jailbreaking. Do not touch your device when the progress bar on the Absinthe GUI provides user feedback.

 The payload process will soon be complete and you’ll see the familiar Cydia icon on the home screen. This means that your iDevice running iOS 5.1.1 is successfully jailbroken and you are now free to install any extensions or packages via Cydia ( if your device supports them, of course)!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Is Google Chrome Browser For iOS Coming?

Surprising reports have been shared lately, claiming that Google Chrome browser for iOS is coming soon. Moreover, some even say that Google has already submitted code for Chrome browser compatible with iOS and Apple is currently reviewing the application. It is widely expected that Chrome browser for iOS will hit App Store as soon as Q2.

If appropriately implemented this would be a huge deal for both companies. Google is presently compensating Apple about 50%-60% profits share for searches completed through the Safari search box, meaning that if gross search revenue from iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches equals $1 billion, Google only gets $400 million out of it, while the total of $600 million is what Apple gets. If Google manages to cut out Safari, then it will own all the searches and will no longer have to share revenues with Apple. Google Chrome has become the second most popular web browser after Internet Explorer and in case of producing a functional iOS browser Safari share will be decreased significantly.

The potential problem that will draw Google browser back is that a third-party app is not allowed to be set as a default one, meaning that if you click on a link in an email for example, it will take you mobile Safari instead of Google Chrome app. With not quite functional apps delivered by Google previously, the thing to consider is whether or not the search giant will manage to make Google Chrome app better than mobile Safari is…

Thursday, May 24, 2012

iPhone 5 Concept Video Demonstrates What Apple May Be Testing Internally

According to trusted sources Apple has several different designs of the new iPhone, or an iPhone 5, tested internally. Despite all being quite dissimilar, one thing is common for each and every concept- a new, larger Retina Display-enabled screen.

With current iPhones featuring pretty impressive 3.5-inch 960×640 display, it seems that “traditional” fruit company has decided to deviate from the usual route - Apple is now set to increase the size of its iconic iPhone, most probably due to its already larger-screen competitors.

Based on the fact that rumors are not always correct, but most of the time what was predicted has come true, the iPhone 5 could see a new 3.9-inch screen and an 1136×640 resolution, which would just add some extra pixels to the existing form. While many users complain that larger screen would make their beloved iPhone look like other smartphones, heavier, not beautiful and so on, it seems they have never thought of what benefits it may bring, such as an extra row of icons on a home screen.

Despite the users’ complaints, the larger display would definitely create additional problems for those developers who already have their apps successfully placed in the App Store, unless Apple rolls out the new row of updates to avoid potential display issues with the developers.

With Apple itself being suspected to be testing all kinds of potential iPhone 5 devices internally, we cannot claim anything until we actually see what the new iPhone looks like. However, till then, we are free to make assumptions, create concept designs, mock ups and beautiful videos, just like the one provided below, demonstrating all the beauty of a possible a new 3.9-inch display.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Two New Apple Ads Featuring John Malkovich

Apple ads have always been highly creative and catchy, especially after the Siri introduction. Fruit company using celebs in its product commercials are no surprise – take a look at one of the latest ads with Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel starring.

Just yesterday, Apple released a new series of Siri ads, this time with John Malkovich in the title role! the ads show John in two different situations – one ad demonstrates Malkovich getting philosophical, while Siri is ready with an answer! As for the second ad, it shows Siri helping John Malkovich plan a night out, and shows him her funny side. Enjoy both commercials provided below and do not hesitate to have your say about the ads below in the comments.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Simply Fix iMessage Lag Issues

One of the major features of iOS 5, iMessage is Apple’s texting service allowing users to have free SMS conversations with other iOS device users. However, many users have complained that there is a significant lag in receiving new messages. For example, iPhone 4 user complains that when he sends iMessage to her girlfriend, his iPhone says the message is "delivered", but she never gets them. Then he needs to click the message again and again, and to send it as a regular text to get it delivered. This is really annoying, especially when you get to text someone a lot, isn’t it? However iMessage works relatively fine on other devices that run iOS5

Unfortunately there is no ideal solution for fixing this lag issue, but there still is one – strange but true, the wrongdoer seems to be iMessage Beta for Mac, released back in February. Those who have faced the problem before claim that after uninstalling iMessage on their Macs the problem has never ever occurred to them. So if you’re the one experiencing the same issues, you can follow the simple instructions provided below to uninstall iMessage Beta for Mac:

From the Messages application menu, choose Uninstall Messages Beta. A dialog will appear, asking you to confirm uninstallation of Messages Beta and reinstallation of iChat. Verify that you wish to do this and restart your Mac when prompted. That’s it.

As we’ve mentioned above, this solution is not the best one, as it disables you to send and receive messages on your Mac. However, this is the only way to fix the iMessage lag issue on your other devices, as iMessage registration validates your Apple ID for use with iMessage. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NASA App For iOS Updated To Version 2.0

Since the initial release of its iPhone app in 2009, NASA has rolled out the first major redesign, promising to explore the universe in the palm of your hand for FREE!  Along with the completely new interface, the updated NASA app now features a new image browser and has the ability to favorite items and bookmark images. News and feature stories section, Featured content section and a Programs section has been added, with the weather forecast included in sighting opportunities. 

Filtering sections is made easier with adding "Feeds" button, allowing you to get info on selected feed with a long press feature. The NASA App 2.0 supports printing as well. On top of what’s been already discussed, here is the incomplete list of the updated NASA App features:

• Current NASA mission information;
• Over 155,000 images (and growing everyday);
• Latest news & feature stories;
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency;
• Live streaming of the NASA TV;
• Third Rock internet streaming radio;
• Launch information & countdown clocks;
• ISS and Earth orbiting satellite trackers;
• Latest tweets from around the agency;
• Facebook Connect and Integrated Twitter client for easy sharing;

The NASA App 2.0 is available in Apple App Store for free and requires iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and a Wi-Fi or a cellular network connection to be functional.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

iPhone 5 Touch Panels Leaked

The new iPhone set to be launched in October has become the favorite topic for designers to express their creativity on. With numerous mock ups and concept designs, it seems that we’re somewhat getting closer to the reality - hardware components have been leaked today by a photographer displaying what they say will be final parts of the New iPhone, or iPhone 5, as you wish.

Consisting from several photos, this little gallery shows not only the external appearance, but the interior of the upcoming devices as well.

It definitely seems that iPhone 5 will have a larger screen, but not as large as the rumored one of 4 inches… The device has been shown here to be working with a 3.95-inch display. With the display being undoubtedly larger than those of all previous iPhone models, we should definitely expect iPhone 5 screen to range between 3.95 inches and 4.1 inches. 

The upcoming iPhone is said to feature an updated A5X chip inside, similar but not the same to what is present inside the third generation iPad. We can’t say much about the iPhone 5 camera according to the leaked photos, but it’s been said that LED accompaniment in the end is almost inevitable. The images show the classic Home Button, not telling us a whole lot about the next iPhone…

We cannot actually claim these images to be real, as the source decided to stay unidentified, as usual. Anyway it is always exciting to hear a lot more about the most awaited device. Take a closer look of the images provided below by clicking on them and do not hesitate to share your opinion in the comments.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

jOBS – One More Biopic Of Steve Jobs To Be Out Soon

We have previously reported that there were rumors about the movie of Steve’s life, suggesting that two biopics are in works. The first and the confirmed one is being written by Aaron Sorkin in charge of Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hired to help reproduce the details … This one is made according the bestselling biography of Steve written by Walter Isaacson .

As for the second movie, it has been in shadow for some time, but recently the official website has gone live, claiming the biopic to be named as “jOBS”, with Ashton Kutcher starring Steve .

"JOBS" is the incredibly powerful and true story of the visionary who set out to change the world, and did. The film chronicles Steve Jobs' transformation of character from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth, to the personal demons that clouded his vision, and finally to the ultimate triumphs of his later life. Steve changed the way we see the world today through his relentless drive, passion, persistence, and the force of his will, and it is through these qualities that we draw inspiration from his life.” – this is what the synopsis of one more upcoming Steve Jobs’s biopic says…

According to the website  the Director of “jOBS” is Joshua Michael Stern - is an accomplished director, writer, and producer who both wrote and directed 2008's "Swing Vote" and 2005's "Neverwas". Five Star Feature Films is in charge of movie filming, financing, writing, producing, and creating –in partnership with acclaimed director Joshua Michael Stern and the tremendously talented Ashton Kutcher staring in the title role, as we’ve already mentioned.

However there is no information about the release date of “jOBS”. Some still say that it will be sometime in late fall, well ahead of the Steve’s biopic produced by Sony. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to Personalize Siri For The Best Use

Siri was a flagship feature launched with the iPhone 4S.

It has often become the topic of many discussions since its release in October 2012.

Despite the fact that voice assistant still runs in a beta mode, Apple ads claim Siri to be extremely convenient to use. Yes, it is, but needs a bit of “training” to learn accomplishing your commands the way you’d like the best.

For personalizing Siri several stages are to configures, including the basic instructions on how to use Siri to the security issues and a passcode lock.

Can You Rename Siri?

No, you cannot change the name from Siri to a custom name of your choice.

However, there are other ways you can customise your experience with Siri

How to Customise Siri

To start with, here is how to use Siri – you need to press and hold the Home Button until you hear the tone. You’ll then need to wait for a microphone icon to appear and animate after the screen slides up. All you’ll left to do is to clearly speak up your command, or unless you’re not sure what to say, just tap the i button at the right of the word bubble. Seems basic right? But it may not work, unless you turn Siri off from the settings first. This is quite easy – navigate to Settings > General> Siri and switch to the ON position.

However this is not enough for using Siri at your best. Would you like to have an assistant who tries to take charge and doesn’t listen to you? Definitely you wouldn’t. So you need to configure Siri to make it work the way you want it. Navigate to Siri the same way as when enabling it. You’ll notice the language tab – this helps you choose the language closest to your accent or dialect.

You can also tap on Voice Feedback enabling you to choose whether you’d like Siri to work Always or just when you’re connected to a Handsfree device- to help you make a decision, the option is great when you’re traveling by car, as it’s much safer not to occupy your hands while driving.

My Info tab contains your contact information, including the way Siri talks to you, how you’d like it to call you and so on. You can set this tab to your contact card by navigating through your Contact cards and select your own card to use.

If you want Siri to automatically activate whenever you lift up your iPhone, there is an option for that - Turn the Raise to Speak ON and you’ll no longer need to press and hold the Home Button to hear your assistant. To eliminate the security risk for the data on your phone you can protect Siri by a Passcode Lock, ensuring that Siri is not available to intruders when the phone is locked. This is available by navigating to Settings > General > Passcode Lock Tab – you’ll now need to Turn Passcode On and set your code. The switch next to Siri should be turned to the OFF position to disable Siri activation when the phone is locked with a passcode. Logically, is you still want Siri to be enabled even the passcode is on, turn the Siri switch to the ON position.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Release Of iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Is “A Matter Of Days”

Pod2g - Apple iOS Security Research- has publicized amazing news earlier today - his upcoming untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1 is in its final stages! Since the announcement the number of questions started to flow towards the developer’s direction, asking more or less same things… To respond to all the logical questions you may have about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak, which is said to be released in couple of days.

Below you’ll be able to find all the official responses by Pod2g to iOS users looking forward to the jailbreak launch. First of all what you need to know is that all devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking. More concretely, here is the the list of devices that are known to work for sure:

iPhone 3Gs
iPhone 4
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPad 1
iPad 2 Wifi
iPad 2 GSM
iPad 2 CDMA
iPad 3 Wifi
iPad 3 CDMA
iPod 3G

As mentioned, we surely know that Apple TV 3 won't be supported, while below you’ll find the list of the devices that are still to be tested (but should work):

iPad 2 Wifi, R2
iPad 3 Global
AppleTV 2

It’s just a matter of time now Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak to be made available to the public, and judging from the progress of the video provided below, the good news are to be out quite soon! However the developers report that timing is indeterminate.  Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence the working process. So it seems that in case of everything going as scheduled, those who have not still decided to upgrade or not, will finally make a really rational decision with no uneasy feeling left once upgrading!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Play And Learn With Animals 360!

With the scarcity of apps that can not only keep children entertained but that can teach them something at the same time, Animals 360 wins our weekly Free App Poll! This free app by YED28 Officina Creativa is ideal for helping you to teach children all about the names of animals and the sounds that they make as well. Animals 360 features four different modes you can select from once you turn the app on: photo, quiz, tour, and puzzle. Below you’ll find the four explained in details:

The photo mode enables your child to see all sorts of photos of animals from all around the world, including large popular animals like a zebra, and smaller less-popular animals like a woodpecker. And there’s not only one image for each creature, but there are actually three! This is perfect for children who love certain animals and who want to see more of them, and the three photos give you different angles to view the animal from as well.

If you’re looking for something that is more interactive than the photo mode, Animals 360 features quizzes and puzzles as well: a Quiz mode shows the child four photos of animals and plays an animal sound and then asks to pick which animal matches the sound. The puzzle mode allows children to complete a simple jigsaw puzzle of animals.

The Tour mode is all about showing what habitats animals live in. Moreover, children can then tap on the animal that they see on the screen in order to hear the sound that the animal makes.

Having said that, Animals 360 is the perfect app for your kids with all the fun sounds, different animals and beautiful photos for FREE! The app is available in the Apple App Store and requires iOS 4.2 or later to be fully functional.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Slimmest iPhone 5 Concept Ever

It seems we will not be able to take a glance at the new iPhone before its official launch, so all we have left to do till October is to rely on the talents of designers and concept-dreamers who depict some of the rumored features of iPhone 5 for fan-boys.

The concept we share with you today demonstrates 4G LTE compatible device with the larger Retina display and volume and silent switch controls at the top. This is to enable both edges of the new iPhone to be thinner than ever before. Beguilingly (and, somewhat confusingly), the iPhone 5 sports three detached Retina displays. The main screen in the middle and two narrow rectangular displays at the top and the bottom are in charge of displaying notifications and the network data, multitasking and dock – to be honest this concept seems neither worthwhile, nor innovating…

As for the position of the home button, it is integrated into the bottom strip in the middle of the imaginary dock. Regardless the multiple home button location suggestions, it would not seem quite feasible if it’s placed on the screen. Moreover, a LED-powered edge is also present, suggested to indicate either the battery life or the incoming caller– as preferred. A dedicated app is also said to be available, enabling users to change the colors of the LED-edge accordingly.

Despite the fact that this concept seems to be from the fantasy sphere for us, it did caused a huge buzz in the tech world. Take a look at the handful of images provided below and do not hesitate to express your opinion in the comments.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Steve Wozniak Hired For Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

Intensively rumored and yet confirmed biopic of Steve Jobs has become probably the most discussed topic this week. With Aaron Sorkin, confirmed to be in charge of writing the move Sony has spent $1 million to purchase the rights of, Steve Wozniak is now reported to also be contributing as Apple co-founder (who strangely has turned into a Lumia fanboy recently).

The fact that Woz is going to provide the accurate and credible information that has not been unveiled for so long makes the upcoming movie quite intriguing and unbearably interesting. The report claiming Woz to seem as apt a figure as any to offer guidance to Sorkin, comes straight form Reuters , so it’s unlikely to be another senseless rumor… One more thing to note is that the report also features another motion picture in the making set to star Ashton Kutcher!

"I know so little about what I am going to write. I know what I am not going to write. It can't be a straight ahead biography because it's very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography, “Sorkin told reporters at a news conference for his upcoming drama "The Newsroom."  Despite the inner knowledge of Steve Woz has gained since working along with Jobs in a garage some 35 years ago, he has been hired for  his knowledge of "technical aspects of computers", which will presumably equate to authentic information when it comes to mentioning early Macintosh PCs in the movie.

Regardless Woz being hired for assistance, his insight will be a critical element to the direction of the move. Despite the fact that it may seem to be too early to make conclusions, the upcoming Steve’s biopic will definitely be the moving, intriguing story according to the Walter Isaacson’s bestseller biography.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

iPhone 5 Details Leak –Screen To Measure At Least 4 Inches

With Apple being a traditional company, meaning that the launch pattern they set in 2011 with the iPhone 4S will most likely be followed, iPhone 5 is expected to be launched sometime in October. The closer the release date draws, the more inevitable the conjecture around the upcoming device has started to surface.

The report released recently by The Wall Street Journal cites that Apple has started placing orders with the Asian suppliers for the displays that are larger in size than any other Apple smartphone launched so far features. If we look back in 2007, we’ll discover that since the first-ever iPhone model, each and every iPhone literation features the same 3.5-inch (diagonal) display. However this trend is said to be changed with the next iPhone.

The displays Apple is claimed to have ordered are rumored to be around 4-inches. Moreover, Apple is reported to intend to procure their displays from LG Display, Japan Display Inc. and Sharp. With the smartphone market becoming more and more diverse day by day, Apple is likely to be affected by the competition and the evolutionary upgrade of shifting to larger screen will apparently change the market environment. 

Anyway, the most important thing is that Apple neither confirmed the information, nor declined – the fruit company has just declined to comment at all…

Thursday, May 17, 2012

iOS 6 Device Spotted In Developer’s Logs

The details about Apple’s upcoming iOS version are extremely scarce, but recently, several websites have reported that app developers have started noticing iDevices that are powered by iOS 6 in usage logs for their apps.

Analytics Software Audit Discovery

One such developer has distributed the snapshot and informed the tech-world that users running iOS 6 using its app have been spotted while observing the “iOS6″ string when collecting the OS version from analytics software. Others have reported similar findings after running the SEO auditing tool from

However, there is no opportunity to trace exactly when the iOS 6 users started appearing, but the developer claims that “it was sometime over the past week.”

On the other side, different developers are reporting that they've noticed iOS 6 hits sometime in late April…

If we recall the last year’s events, when Apple released iOS 5 along with its iPhone 4S, the process of next-generation versions of iOS occurred then too, so it’s safe to assume that this means Apple is amidst iOS 6 compatibility testing with higher-profile apps from the App Store.

Although it seems we’re still months away till iOS 6 official introduction, it is widely believed that WWDC planned in June will unveil at least the details, if not the total advancements of upgrading to the next version of Apple’s mobile OS.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CONFIRMED: Steve Jobs Biopic Is Being Written By Aaron Sorkin

With the numerous rumors about Steve Jobs upcoming but unconfirmed biopic, we’ve all been intrigued when and by whom would the movie be made. Now it has been officially confirmed that it is Academy Award-winning The Social Network/The West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin who is in charge of writing the screenplay for a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson‘s best-selling biography.

The notable thing is that Sony is said to have purchased the rights in a $1 million deal made just days after Steve’s passing on in October last year. According to the announcement made today by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, the project is being produced by Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady. 

Considering the track record of Aaron Sorkin, the movie is supposed to actually be great - regardless the fact that it's still unknown whether we'll see Ashton Kutcher starring or not… However, there are no more details available and the questions like how long the writing process will take, when it will be filmed or who will be starring stay unanswered. But now we know at least single but most important thing – the movie will be filmed, and it will be great!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How To Update To iOS 5.1.1 – Detailed Guide

The iOS 5.1.1 update has been recently released, but not everyone seems to have received or noticed the popup notification or badge on the Settings app to let them know it was available. However others are waiting for an untethered jailbreak to become available for iOS 5.1.1 and observing if this minor update really improves battery life and performance.

The latest survey indicates that the iOS 5.1.1 is a little better than the previous version when it comes to battery life and performance. For those who have not received or missed the update notification, we’ve provided da detailed guide on how to manually update your iDevice to the latest iOS version.

The first step is to navigate to the Settings app > General > Software Update. You’ll be then presented with all the details about the update, so all you’ve left to do is to tap Download and Install.

You need to now agree to the Terms and Conditions and show a little patience till the progress bar is completed. The speed depends on the quality of your connection.  Once the download is complete, you’ll be suggested to install and restart your device – unless you choose Later or Install within a few seconds it will install on your behalf. You need to once more agree to the terms and conditions and Apple will verify the install once the process is completed.

Check the screenshots provided below sequentially, so you’re not disoriented at any moment. Wish you successful update and happy iOS experience!