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Friday, June 29, 2012

Google Chrome For iOS Is Finally Available!

The second day of Google I/O, annual developers’ conference, brought number of notable announcements not only for Android users, but for those keen on iOS too! The delegates and attending developers, as well as tech geeks from the whole world watching the keynote online, were informed that finally the Google Chrome Browser has been released for iPhone and iPad, and is already available in the Apple App Store for FREE!

The Google Chrome browser is world’s one of the most widely used ones, with millions of people already using it on desktop and notebook computers, as well as Android powered smartphones. iOS users have been restricted to Apple’s Mobile Safari or other alternative browsers on the App Store, with no official Chrome version available to download till now.

The browser brings multiple benefits to iOS users, promising an excellent tabbed browsing experience that offers unlimited number of opened tabs. Allowing users to browse with its famous lightning fast speed, iDevice users can now benefit from full Google account services and synchronization of data across multiple devices registered under the same account. Incognito browsing is also available, offering the same capabilities on mobile version, as the desktop version does in connection with the private browsing options.

The thing to note is that Google Chrome for iOS will provide more consistent web browsing experience across the multiple devices to millions of users, eliminating the need to flick between Chrome and Mobile Safari. According to the VP of the Chrome division at Google, Brian Rakowski, who demonstrated the browser at Google I/O, Google Chrome does indeed give Mobile Safari a healthy competition on the same platform.

However, there is one unpleasant thing to consider- sadly, users won’t be able to use Google Chrome for each and every link that requires a web browser to be opened, while Apple doesn’t allow iOS users to set any other browser as default apart from Safari, which is invoked automatically instead of the browser that may appeal to you more. Anyway, those involved in jailbreaking are able to alter the default browser settings.

So as mentioned above, Google Chrome for iOS is available in Apple App Store for FREE  and requires iOS 4.3 or later to be fully functional. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Facebook App With ‘Tremendous Fast’ Performance To Come Soon

Being around for quite some time on the iPhone and iPod touch, Facebook app has undergone a few design changes along the way, with no improvements when it comes to the overall performance. Majority of 900+ million registered Facebook users with iDevices agree that the social network mobile app delivers miserable experience. With every update notification the hope for app functionality boosting rises, but unfortunately it seems the happy moment is yet to come.

According to the recent rumors, the great news could be on the horizon. Thankfully that’s all going to change next month. Despite the fact that there is no single official word yet, it looks as though Facebook is planning to deliver an app that meets up to the expectations of thousands of displeased users. The new app is said to fix slow loading issue and deliver the solution to the often-occurring inability of the app to load any content at all.

The report coming from New York Times claims that two engineers working for Facebook have revealed the company plans of pushing out a brand new version of iOS app. With the goal to be “blazing fast”, the upcoming Facebook for iOS is said to be totally rebuilt from the ground up. The app is rumored to be mainly built using the native Objective-C language instead of the currently used HTML5. No other specific details about the upcoming super-fast and functional Facebook for iPhone are known yet.

However, before we all get excited about this release, there is one thing to note- no visual changed will be made to Facebook to iOS, but what we’ll get is the dramatic speed and performance increase, as a result of behind-the-scenes stuff. And in case the new app actually appears be as fast as the report claims it to be, it will definitely prove that opting for a cross platform language such as HTML5 is not always the best solution.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung – Bans Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales In The US

Despite the fact that Apple didn’t quite manage to ban Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone right before the launch in the US, the US District Judge Lucy Koh agreed to legally stop sales of the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. Lucy Koh commented:

"While Samsung will certainly suffer lost sales from the issuance of an injunction, the hardship to Apple of having to directly compete with Samsung’s infringing products outweighs Samsung’s harm in light of the previous findings by the Court." 

The key argument of Samsung claiming that the ban of Tab 10.1 would damage relationships with wireless carriers selling the tablet was not considered, with the Judge saying that the Korean company cannot be heard to complain about broken business relationships that it has established on infringing products.

The device has already been banned by the German courts; despite the fact that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N was discovered to be sufficiently different to escape infringement. However, according to the agreement Apple has agreed to post $2.6 million bond to compensate Samsung for the loss, if the Korean manufacturer somehow manages to prove that the device doesn’t violate Apple’s D'889 design patent. With the Judge believing that "any product that is no more than colorably different from this specified product" is also part of the injunction”, it seems that an even stronger stance may be taken against Samsung.

Despite the fact that Galaxy Tab 10.1 might still be on sale at some outlets, it is already outdated, and its inheritor - Galaxy Tab 2- is already on the market too. The Tab 2 is yet to be seen whether it’s "colorably different" or not, but probably, it seems to be.

However, Samsung isn’t entirely pleased with Judge Koh's recent decision, notifying the court that the company has already appealed the verdict to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. For those interested, we have attached the document of the full case below. Check it and do not hesitate to express your opinion further down in the comments.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

iTunes Store Launched In Twelve Additional Asian Countries

Apple announced earlier today that the iTunes Store has launched in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and nine additional countries in Asia featuring an incredible selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels.

Despite featuring artists from all over the world, such as ADELE, The Beatles and Jason Mraz, Apple has not forgotten about the local artists including Jay Chou, Girls Generation and Andy Lau. The pieces of world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang are also available. In total, there are over 20 million songs available to choose from and download on the iTunes Store. 

The newly added countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Music fans with iDevices from these countries will now be available to legally discover, purchase and download music online. Moreover, customers can also rent or purchase movies from the iTunes Store, with many available in stunning HD, from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures. And most importantly, the iTunes Store joins the revolutionary App Store™ which offers more than 650,000 apps to consumers in as many as 155 countries! 

Those looking forward to getting hands on iTunes 10.6.3 for Mac and Windows, including the iTunes Store can download it for FREE here. Also, you check if iOS and Mac stores are available in your country here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ashton Kutcher Plays Steve Jobs Under LSD Influence (PHOTOS)

The previously rumored biopic of Steve Jobs, confirmed to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern appears not to only mentioning the bright side of the world’s most visionary mentor, but seems to unveil the addictions of the inventor as well. 

Jobs: Get Inspired is said to address Steve’s addictions including LSD, space cake, weed, hashish and other drugs he was major consumer of in the 70’s. Steve’s passion for the sounds of Bob Dylan or the Beatles is no secret, and the director decided to recreate his life on screen without omitting important facts.

The filming of the movie began back in May. As we’ve already reported, it is Ashton Kutcher in the role of Steve. The details of the movie have leaked on several websites earlier today, sharing the images that demonstrate the actor “high” running around in the vast fields of California with his arms outstretched.

The movie is said to cover only the part of Steve’s life that is from 1971 to 2000, just before the release of the iPod. This 30-year-period of his life is considered to be most intriguing and interesting, and is believed to be the full of success and vacuum dots. Despite the fact that the presence of illegal substances in the biopic of the world’s greatest mentor may be somewhat out of place, it is widely believed that drugs have been a key element in his life. Even Steve had confessed that it was one of the most important experiences of his life, era of huge imagination.

Anyway, whatever the reactions may be, Joshua Michael Stern’s attempts to films a movie as close to reality as possible is clear. Check the images provided below and do not hesitate to express your opinion about the upcoming biopic- Jobs: Get Inspired!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Latest Instagram Update Enables To Share Photos You like directly On Facebook

It’s almost 3 months since Facebook acquired Instagram, so the tighter integration between the two social networks has been fairly expected. With the latest update that hit Instagram recently, users are given the ability to automatically share photos that are liked in Instagram directly to their Facebook feed.

Regardless the easiness and the convenience it may bring, majority of users found the update useless, as besides the other zillions of things your friends do and like and you don't really care about seeing on your news feed, now the posts about the photos they like on Instagram are added as well, scamming your feed as never before. 

However, the update has a bright side as well – the Sharing feature is opt-in, so with a bit of luck, majority of your friends won't really discover it and decide on to enabling it. Nevertheless, one more bothersome thing  except the sharing likes that no one cares about, is that the photo authors do not have an option to resist their photos being shared on Facebook when someone likes them. This privacy issue may lead to some undesirable consequences, as many of the users intentionally choose to post a photo to Instagram that they don’t like to share either on Facebook or Twitter.

Despite the most discussed feature of automatic Facebook sharing, the Instagram update to the version of 2.5.0 brought handful of other improvements, including:

Revamped profile tab;
Search for users and tags in the Explore tab;
Improvements to commenting;
User search autocompletes based on people you follow;
Visual improvements;
Speed optimizations.

Additionally, there is one more notable change omitted in the release notes – if you hold down on the camera tab, Instagram will jump right into your Camera Roll. However, you get placed at the top of your Camera Roll, meaning that oldest photos appear first. So it turns out that accessing Camera Roll the original way may still be faster in case of having it loaded with a solid amount of images to scroll down to get to the most recent photos.

Anyway, despite the much criticism, we still recommend you to try the latest version of Instagram, available in the Apple App Store for Free. We’ll be glad to hear your opinion on the latest update, so you’re welcome to sound off below in the comments!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Learn How To Enable Passbook In iOS 6

One of the most captivating iOS 6 features that Apple publicized at WWDC was the new Passbook application which is essentially Apple’s first attempt to go at a digital wallet. However, the app has been broken in iOS 6 developer Beta unfortunately. Luckily, there is a way discovered to activate Passbook In iOS 6 successfully by following several easy steps listed below:

The thing to note before getting started is that the tutorial is written for iOS 6 Beta 1, but if you’re an early adopter already running beta 2 update Apple has just released, you’re still welcome to try.

First of all you’ll need to launch Safari on your iOS 6 device and navigate to This website allows you to create Passbook passes with NO CHARGE at all. Don’t start customizing the card’s info according to the several fields that appear, as it works if you just leave everything as default and press Create.

After tapping Create, a pass preview will pop up. You need to press the Add button available at the top right hand corner and the open the Passbook! That’s it!

Apparently, the passes aren’t usable for anything. However, it’s still great to take a look at this brand new app and play around; moreover, it seems to be done quite well. Check the video spread over the we recently and once you get your app enabled, do not forget to come back and share your impressions!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What’s New In iOS 6 Beta 2

Apple has just rolled out iOS 6 Beta 2 to developers, precisely two weeks after introducing the original. While there are no significant changes found yet, there still are some subtle differences, such as the animated install icon, re-added the ‘Enable 3G’ toggle in the Settings app for switching off their device’s 3G data when in a poor service area and some more…

Additionally, one of the bigger changes in the new beta is the presence of a toggle to control whether or not you can use iOS 6′s new Shared Photo Streams feature. The toggle is available in both the Photos settings page and the iCloud settings too. Moreover, the TweetSheet inside the Siri UI has been redesigned a little. However, the rest of the TweetSheets in this update have not yet been changed.

Similarly to the Mountain Lion Notification Center, the calendar items in Notification Center now demonstrate ending times and dates. Moreover:

The Smart Banners covered at the iOS 6 keynote are serviceable in beta 2, letting websites to display a banner at the top of the screen stimulating you to download their app.
Passbook’s splash screen now has more info on what kinds of licenses you can use with it.
In difference with Beta 1, there is a new button for creating Shared Photo Streams.
“Wi-Fi Networking” is now added to the list of system services that have access to your location in the privacy tab.
Your Camera and Photos app data are now grouped together by the usage settings page and includes a breakdown of how the data is divided up.
The new Maps now offer directions from the current location to your home once the search bar is tapped with no need to type the address manually.
A button to create a new album is shown in Photos all the time now, while previously you would have to create an album by selecting photos and pressing “Add to new album”.

And for those of you interested, the beta 2 expires on July 31st which is the same day Apple shuts down So this means that we’re getting closer to iOS 6 day by day! Check the screenshots of iOS 6 Beta 2 below and do not hesitate to have your say!

Monday, June 25, 2012

iPhone 5 Confirmed To Feature A 19-Pin “Mini” Connector

Numerous rumors have recently been spread about the new smartphone by Apple. Despite the fact that the actual form factor and the confirmed size of an iPhone 5 are still unknown, there is one thing we know for sure by now - Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port to the upcoming iPhone, replacing the current 30-pin port that is present with each and every previous smartphones by Apple.

Regarded as a “move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem”, the decision of the resized connector is said to be made due to several reasons, one of which is a free space it will create both externally, and inside the device too. Despite the fact that there is no single official word about the change by Apple, some reputable sources have independently verified that Apple’s 30-pin ports have been the standard since Apple released the third generation iPod, will now be replaced by a smaller one. 

The bases of these rumors are the multiple photos and videos spread over the web recently, and the confirmation by three independent manufacturers, claiming that the pin-out will be different in iPhone 5. They all agree that the 19-pin dock port is in the development and various accessory producers are fronting an uneasy few months as they wait for certified news of the standard to be declared.

However, what still remains to be seen is whether Apple will include LTE, NFC, more battery to power the bigger screen or any other improvement with a bit more room inside due to a resized connector. What do you think the Cupertino Company will occupy the extra space with? Do not hesitate to have your say below in the comments.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stream Video And Audio Smoothly To Your iDevices Via Air Playit

We’re glad to introduce the winner of our Weekly Free App Poll - a video streaming software designed to stream videos audios to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - Air Playit! Being capable of streaming 320 different video & audio formats to your mobile devices via WiFi and 3G/4G network, Air Playit acts as your personal audio video cloud server and lets you watch videos on the go.

The main features of Air Playit include:

Live Convert and Streaming Video & Music – the app is able to convert videos on the fly and stream videos to your devices. Play MKV, AVI, WMV videos on your iPhone iPad immediately without doing any tedious converting beforehand. 
Offline Conversion and Download to your iPhone iPad - with offline task manager, you are able to add and manage video conversion tasks on your iPhone iPad, and download the videos to your devices over air. Watch the videos later when you have no network connection.
Streaming Audio and Auto Cache Music Library -  Air Playit automatically caches all playing music stream to files. Play the cached music without using WiFi/3G/4G bandwidth. Support MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV audio formats. 
Built in HTTP Server - which lets you access the audios and videos stored on your PC or Mac via any web browser. Air Playit Server supports M3U playlist format. Play the streaming video via VLC or Apple QuickTime player. 
Support Apple TV-Out - Air Playit supports Apple TV-Out so that you can easily stream video & music to TV via iPhone iPad.

Despite the main features listed above, the app enables hardware encoding of Air Playit Server with CUDA, supports multi-tasking Music Background Playback and guarantees smooth place even when the screen is locked. Air Playit supports streaming all 1080P/1080i HD videos, such as MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC and MOD; and regular videos including MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM. The app is capable of adjusting video/audio quality and resolution for each video individually, as well as adding a remote server by specifying IP address. Moreover, there are number of additional features that you may find useful and even essential for quality video streaming experience.

The currently latest version 2.0 brought number of improvements, including:

Multi-audio tracks video and let you choose any language in the video file. 
Ability to select and adjust default video/audio quality, resolution and FPS for different network connection type including local WiFi, remote WiFi, 3G and 4G to get the highest video viewing effect.
Automatically list the recent played videos and remember the last play point for each video.
Download all compatible Audios videos to Download Library inside iPhone or iPad.
Setup permissions to the shared folders. Three permission levels are available: Admin, Kids and Public.
Resume downloading at breaking-point. If you already started downloading the video, Air Playit can remember and lets you choose whether to download from where you left off, or to start over.

Air Playit for iPhone is available in the Apple App Store for free and requires iOS 4.0.1 or later to be fully functional. So go and get one for you!

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Check If iOS And Mac Stores Are Available In Your Country

WWDC 2012 has not only been surprising because of the iOS 6 announcement, but Apple has also unveiled the list of the countries where the iOS and the Mac Stores go official. The list consists of 32 additional territories where now the new stores have gone live. The e-mail ahs been sent to the developers saying that apps will automatically be stocked in these countries once a new iOS Paid Applications or Mac OS X Paid Applications contract has been signed.

Scratched across the world, it is not just Europe where the stores went live. The newly added countries include Zimbabwe and Malawi in Africa and Asian countries such as Nepal and Mongolia too. For those unaware, below is the full list of new App Store territories. So check it carefully, maybe you’ll find your homeland there too.

• Albania
• Micronesia
• Benin
• Mongolia
• Bhutan
• Mozambique
• Burkina Faso
• Namibia
• Cambodia
• Nepal
• Cape Verde
• Palau
• Chad
• Papua New Guinea
• Congo
• Sao Tome e Principe
• Fiji
• Seychelles
• Gambia
• Sierra Leone
• Guinea-Bissau
• Solomon Islands
• Kyrgyzstan
• Swaziland
• Laos
• Tajikistan
• Liberia
• Turkmenistan
• Malawi
• Ukraine
• Mauritania
• Zimbabwe

Friday, June 22, 2012

Chrono Case - The Only iPhone Case You Will Ever Need!

Sleek and premium, unlike typical cheap and flimsy iPhone cases you’ve seen/touched/bought/used before, the Chrono Case  definitely will become the only iPhone case you will ever need once you touch it. Not being positioned as a usual low-priced and fragile iPhone case, you get what you pay for as the higher manufacturing cost is due to its quality, design and engineering.

Dubbed as the “Ferrari" of iPhone cases, due to its flawless performance and really good looks, each material of Chrono Case is picked for its best use for both functional reasons and sexy styling. The case is designed to be one of the slimmest (in width and height) metal cases out there. How is that possible? The bumper acts like a band that holds the case together, creating an innovative screw-less construction that eliminates the clearance needed for screws. The bumper also adds more grip and reduces minor scratches, thus denting with its elastic quality.

Chrono Case helps you improve your iPhone experience and everyday life with the unique functionality. With the sliders designed to move diagonally, the case is quite convenient while you are on the go, taking pictures, or lying in bed, eliminating the fear of dropping your precious iPhone. The common problems, including tiredness of holding an iPhone while watching a video, or taking blurry pictures due to the inconvenient location of a snapshot button, or dropping a phone while texting on the go- these all are solved with the smart design Chrono Case, which boasts with a clever elastic strap system that is designed to assist when you are multitasking and a fully aluminum cover. With both flagship features crafted together like a fine timepiece, Chrono Case is designed to be the sleekest and at the same time extremely functional case out there, with no product limitations engaged. 

The important thing to note is that a new iPhone 5 PERK has been added to Chrono Case line-up recently, suggesting that the limited to 1000 items only, the iPhone 5 version of the Chrono Case will be available in the flagship PRIME Edition with Black Chrome. This launch date of Chrono Case for Phone 5  is estimated to be 2 months after Apple officially releases the new smartphone. Having said that, Chrono case is a perfect choice for someone who is planning to buy the iPhone 5 and wants a nice case to go along with it, owns the iPhone 4/4S that is looking to extend the product life, or just someone who wants the best of what life has to offer.

However, there is one thing you should consider – Chrono Case has the funding goal at the minimum of $10,000 for the production to proceed with. So if you’re amazed with the Chrono Case as much as we are (and we’re pretty sure you are), go and donate for Chrono Case  as much as you can to reach its funding goal as soon as possible! Once contributed, check the video provided below, demonstrating the experience Chrono Case delivers.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New iPhone 5 Rumors Arise

According to the reputable sources, the upcoming iPhone 5 will no longer feature 30-pin dock connector present in older iDevices, but will come with an all-new 19-pin solution instead. Being just months away till the tech-industry agreed date of October, one thing is beginning to appear to be a dead inevitability – the iconic dock connector is expected to see a sure revamp.

Moreover, despite the rumors about the reshaped body, there has been a huge buzz about all-new design for the dock connector, present ever since the third generation iPod has become the music-playing monster.

The infamous tech blog has seemingly self-sufficiently confirmed that Apple is definitely substituting its 30-pin connector with a new, 19-pin solution that is visibly smaller than the current effort, contributing to the valuable space both inside and outside for the next iPhone.

Videos have already been circulating that appear to show the new iPhone’s shell, along with a smaller dock connector. With the reflection in some solid tech-blogs, the rumors have gained some more weight, despite the fact that previously they were treated as nothing more than a rumor.

It’ll be no earlier than October till we know for sure just what the Cupertino Company has up its sleeve. However we all would be glad if Apple joins the rest of the free world and jump onto the micro-USB bandwagon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Check Which iOS 6 Feature Is Available For You

Each and every iDevise user is concerned about iOS 6 accessibility when it arrives for the end users. If you’re among those wondering whether the  iOS 6 features will make it into your iOS device, Apple has published on its iOS 6 preview page that transmits which features are restricted to which device. Check out the list below provided below:

  • Siri is still exclusive for the iPhone 4S and the 3rd-gen iPad.
  • Find My Friends and Find My iPhone are not available in all areas.
  • Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation is only available for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad. Cellular data charges may be applicable.
  • FaceTime over a cellular network is only available for iPhone 4S or 3rd-gen iPad with GSM capabilities.
  • Shared Photo Streams is available on iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later and Mac with OS X Mountain Lion.
  • Offline Reading List will be available for iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.
VIP list and VIP and Flagged smart mailboxes will be available for iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later. So as we can probably assume, Apple has taken care not only for the flagship device owners, but for those still holding old ones too, including even the iPhone 3GS. However, iPhone 3GS owners will be missing a lot of the key features that makes iOS 6 a genuine update.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

iOS 6 Developer Beta Screenshots Highlighting Every Updated Feature

Apple demonstrated iOS 6 at WWDC day 1, adding more than 200 new features to the world’s most progressive mobile operating system. 6th iOS by Apple is said to give you additional features to make the things you do day by day even superior. Apple also introduced a beta version of the new software to iOS Developer Program members, who now have the direct access to iOS6 updated features including Maps, Siri, Facebook integration, shared photo streams, passbook and FaceTime. Below we have provided images that demonstrate how these features actually work. Check the gallery and do not hesitate to have your say below in the comments.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Apple Acquires Liquidmetal Exclusivity For Two More Years

Apple has re-signed its exclusive agreement to license Liquidmetal intellectual property for two more years, encompassing the company's continuous access to any additional progression until early 2014. Despite the fact that it may not be Liquidmetal that will contribute to delivering next-generation iPhone case for a 2012 release, presumably we’ll see Apple releasing the products out of the unique metal sometime in the next two years.

The document of the extension to a Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) (originally signed in August, 2010) was filled on Friday and officially announced on Monday, June 18th. Under the terms of the agreement that ended in early February, Apple donated $20 million to Liquidmetal subsidiary Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC to get the exclusive perpetual rights to any IP created or attained by the company for use in the iPad maker's products.

According to the newly edited document provided below, Apple extends the terms of the original filing to February 2014. This gives Apple an extra two years of exclusive access to further progress or new devices from Liquidmetal that will be perpetually licensed under the MTA. With the rumors about the iPhone 5 to be made from the alloy, according to Dr. Atakan Peker, Liquidmetal inventor, it would cost $300 million to $500 million dollars and at least three years of development to ready the metal for mass production yields. To get to know further details about the Liquidmetal technology, first used the metal in a SIM card ejector tool for the iPhone 3G, check one of our previous posts.

Monday, June 18, 2012

White iPhone 5 Mock-Up Spread Recently

With the whole tech world being pretty assured as to what the upcoming smartphone by Apple will look like, actually based on the leaked parts, numerous mock-ups have been created by the talented designers so far, testing their intuition and demonstrating the creativity. 

Almost everyone is sure that the iPhone 5 will come in two colors- as it has been till now. Despite the fact that the possible iPhone 5 images have been spread from every direction, majority of them have been demonstrating the black one. This time we have a white version of an iPhone 5 mock-up to share with you – the renders created by the tech enthusiast.

Arguably the device displayed on the images looks quite similar to the current iPhone 4S, which is in turn the same as the iPhone 4. Anyway, one with a smart eye can easily distinguish the differences including the larger screen, repositioned headphone jack, chrome unibody and altered speaker design.

Although the images are with no doubt fake, the fact that they’re based on leaked parts as opposed to simple rumors and imagination, we may be looking at the final product itself, expected to arrive sometime this fall. So check the images provided below, we’re eager to gear your opinion about these renders in the comments!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Organize Your Life With Fun And Style

Moredays HD  is an application that will help you plan your time, make the plans real, write down important things and share them with your friends in a funny way and with maximum simplicity! By downloading the app you’ll get a diary, planner, scrapbook and notebook, all in one! Being the first time management tool which is based on images and graphics, Moredays enables users to organize their lives with doodles, pictures and funny sketches as you’d be using a paper planner. The Facebook Poll  winner app unites the elements of digital planner and organizer and the scrapbook tools.

With Moredays HD you can:

Plan Your Life - organize your life the cool way, try out the simplest and easiest way to plan your life;
Save Your Memories - there's plenty of interesting stuff coming in the future, but we also have lots of great memories;
Use Photos, Sketches, Videos - why not use tons of great photos, videos and other media to plan our time and store our memories?

With our lives full of photos, doodles and drawings, it seems somewhat awkward to use the digital planners and organizers that just focus on pure text. Moredays allows you to categorize your items with colorful stamps and plan your days with pictures and sketches. With the organizer as fun as Moredays, you’ll look forward to noting down any upcoming event or meeting, as well as create notes about good memories you’d like to never forget. Below you’re able to find an incomplete list of Moredays HD features:

Record events, tasks, notes & contacts;
See daily agenda beautifully laid out;
Add new items quickly from any screen; 
Save to inbox & decide on type later; 
Includes 60 beautiful sketches;
Add pictures from iPad's gallery;
Categorize items with fun stamps; 
Add notes & location to any item; 
Syncs with web application; 
Specifically designed for iPad.

Moredays HD is available in the Apple App Store  for free and features full support of Retina display and for a camera roll on all iPad versions. Moredays is promised to arrive on iPhone and iPod soon too, while yet it is only available for iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dropbox For iOS Gets Updated

Dropbox development team has just pushed out the new 1.5 version of their iOS app, been successfully approved by the Apple review team and released into the App Store for download! Despite the recent differences Apple and Dropbox have had lately, the updated app has definitely nothing controversial against Cupertino Company. 

Despite the bug fixed and obligatory minor improvements, the new v1.5 of Dropbox definitely is a significant update, bringing some major augmentations and feature updates. The app in overall offers users a greatly increased mobile experience. The first major inclusion in the update is that the app now enables users to automatically upload photos and videos directly to their account from the device itself by using the mobile app interface. This in turns means that desired media can be taken from the Camera Roll, saved albums or by using the device camera, with the augmented upload capabilities through Wi-Fi and cellular data connection. Moreover, the company is also offering iOS users the opportunity of earning extra storage space for free too. The enlarged 3GB of storage space can be received by uploading photographs using the account, with an extra 500MB being added to the general account overall every time. 

As well as the opportunity of in fact using the mobile app to push photos to the cloud, users are also able to view all of the prior videos and images that have been uploaded via the new gallery view.

Proposing users a more rationalized ability to upload said media through mobile devices is evidently a straight advantage to the Dropbox member base, as is the slight addition of now being able to upload files of any size that is perfect for high-definition video files made by an iPhone 4S camera. So if you’re a Dropbox enthusiast, navigate to the Apple App Store now to claim your current 1.5 version of Dropbox for iOS for free!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Steve Wozniak Clarifies What Is Wrong With Siri In A Video

Known not only for being one of Apple’s co-founders alongside Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak is more popular for never being shy of telling his honest opinion about Apple products, not always showing them in the best light. The cases of Woz switching to Lumia 900 and his confession about Android being better  prove that Steve never deforms the truth (of his own).

The latest feature to become the subject of Woz’s criticism has become Apple’s digital assistant and current iPhone 4S star feature Siri. Being overly limited since its release in October of last year, Siri was announced to become available for other devices too, as Apple has declared with the introduction of iOS 6 at this year’s WWDC. Despite the new iPad support, Siri in iOS 6 has already received those updates hanging on the top of every iDevice user wishlist. However, it seems Woz he really is not a fan of Siri, at least not in the form the software is right now.

According to Woz, he was a great enthusiast of Siri before the software was adopted by Apple, but since Fruit Company picked up Siri though, Woz hasn’t been so keen. He says:

“I would say, ‘Siri, what are the five largest lakes in California?’ and it would come up, one, two, three, four, and five. Ask Siri the same question post-Apple though, and he would "get all these lakefront properties" in return.” However Woz thinks that Siri will receive some much needed improvements in the right direction with the addition of iOS 6 later this year. Check the full interview with Steve Wozniak provided below and do not hesitate to have your say.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Lifelike iPhone 5 Images Emerge

According to the recent reports, the next iPhone will be shipping sometime from September or October. The Apple-swayed community has well and truly set its sights on the next iPhone, the images of which have leaked once more. The recent renders of forthcoming iPhone seem to be fairly realistic and quite spectacular indeed.

Along with the intensively-rumored 3.5" Retina display, the devices demonstrated on the images below features smaller dock connector, reserving additional space for more pressing updates, such as LTE cellular radio for example, which looks a certain inclusion. In difference with the current iPhone 4S the headphone jack will now be at the bottom of the device, similarly with the very first gen iPod touch. The repositioned headphone jack has been confirmed in numerous previous rumors as well.

So check the real-like images provided below and do not hesitate to make assumptions, yet we’re free to dream till October!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Plan, Record And Share Your Rides With Maps 3D

Ever wanted to find a guide that would help you design all outdoor activities, including biking, hiking, running and travelling? You no longer need to search, as there is a perfect app for planning, recording and sharing your rides or routes with your friends – meet Maps 3D - GPS Tracks for Bike, Hike, Ski & Outdoor by movingworld!

Available in the Apple App Store for just £1.99, Maps 3D helps to get oriented outside of the road system by utilizing a precise elevation model as well as maps from OpenStreetMaps and OpenCyclemaps. The app also enables you to download any desired map section into your iPhone and use it when offline - since an internet connection may not always be available. With the advanced ability to point out lakes, rivers, mountains and hills, roads, paths and other landmarks Maps 3D guarantees you choose right direction and plan a precise route, so you never get lost even in unfamiliar terrain.

By combining NASA scans of the Earth's topography with THE outdoor map OSM, precise (!) altimeter displays your current elevation at any time. Moreover, Maps 3D imports routes including stopovers and records and analyzes them, which are of great interest to athletes and hikers. Once the trip is over, the app allows sharing the whole route via e-mail to your friends and family. You can find the Maps 3D feature list at a glance below, with the new features highlighted:

Worldwide 2D and 3D maps in offline mode;
GPS orientation for all outdoor activities - hiking, cycling tours, horseback riding, skiing;
Track recorder with real altitude data;
Trip computer with all key data;
Maps from OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap, 340 skiing regions worldwide;
Download the destination region at home prior to your trip in the desired resolution via Wi-Fi;
Selectable Points of Interest (POIs) are place and street names, mountain peaks, lakes, beaches and other landmarks;
Import and create waypoints;
NEW: Waypoints can be linked with pictures within the app and published together with the trip;
NEW: Share routes with photos on Facebook, Twitter and by email;
NEW: Define intermediate destinations and use them as orientation points;
NEW: Take your tour in both directions using ReverseTrack;

The primary functions of Maps 3D include loading maps in advance over Wi-Fi or 3G with no further Internet connection needed thereafter; recording routes by GPS for coordination and exact elevations; evaluating routes including all information on the trip with elevation and speed profiles and using bike computer so all key tachograph data becomes available at a glance.

Maps 3D features English and German languages and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 3.1.3 or later. Check the video guide provided below (unfortunately this is only available in German yet) and do not hesitate to have your say.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

iOS 6 Announced, Learn What’s New!

Apple previewed iOS 6 at WWDC day 1, which adds over 200 new features to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. 6th iOS by Apple is said to give you more features to make the things you do every day even better. Apple also released a beta version of the new software to iOS Developer Program members. As for the end users, it’s coming this fall, and will be free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for free the moment it’s available. Updated iOS 6 features include: 

  • Maps - taking a whole new turn! The most rumored and probably the most awaited feature of the iOS 6 is the new Maps, taking a whole new turn! Designed by Apple from the ground up, Maps gives users turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and the stunning Flyover feature. Read more...
  • Siri - now it understands more about sports scores and stats, where to eat, what movies to see and is even capable to make Facebook posts. Siri understands more languages and works in more countries. And most exciting of all, with Siri on the new iPad, on more devices, too! Read more...
  • Facebook - with no need to leave the app, now it’s easier than ever to interact with the world’s largest social network. With the ability to share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos, post the location right from Maps and even brag about a high score right from Game Center, Facebook is finally integrated throughout the iOS!
  • Shared Photo Streams - sharing selected photos with chosen people is now available with friends using iCloud on an iOS 6 device or a Mac running Mountain Lion get the photos delivered immediately in the Photos app or iPhoto. The thing to note is that sharing capacity is not limited as the shared photo streams don’t count against iCloud storage, and they work over Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
  • Passbook - enabling you to save your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more now all in one place by scanning iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon. Moreover, Passbook enables users to check which or when coupons expire, where your concert seats are, and the balance left on that all-important coffee bar card. Despite being useful, Passbook is smart too – appearing on your Lock screen at the appropriate time and place when you wake your iPhone or iPod touch. Read more...
  • FaceTime - now working over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, this feature allows users to make and receive FaceTime calls almost in every country via iPhone 4 or later, or iPad 2 or later with. However Carrier data charges may apply.

Moreover, iOS 6 adds new calling features to iPhones. One of which is that when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message or set a callback reminder. A customizable Do Not Disturb mode is also available for those too hectic moments we all experience quite often.

iOS 6 also delivers a lot better mailing experience with a redesigned streamlined interface for easier reading and writing. To make sure you don’t miss an important message from your accountant, your boss, or your BFF, a VIP list feature is introduced. Additionally, photos and videos attaching is far easier.
Safari is updated too – it now saves web pages — not just links, so you can catch up on your reading even when you can’t connect to the Internet. Additional augmentations are added too, bringing even better web browsing to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple has thought of people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities and has made it easier for them to get the most from their iOS devices. iOS6 brings number of features including: 
Guided Access for students with disabilities to help remain on task and focused on content via limiting the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen;
VoiceOver, the revolutionary screen reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, AssistiveTouch, and Zoom;
Power-efficient, high-quality digital audio experience for iPhone hearing aids.