Will.i.am, the musician and entrepreneur, says the i.am+ foto.sosho iPhone accessories range will ‘turbo charge iPhones to become a camera with interchangeable lenses’, and also add a keyboard.
Cross Indiana Jones with Crash Bandicoot and you get winters most addictive word-of-mouth ISO hit
Run for your life!
The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it – can you beat their high scores?!
You’ve stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run!
The beauty off app gaming is its democracy, Unlike the month of pre-hype you get with full fat , most IOS and android games reach you on the same day as The Media, as so you have the much larger hand in their fates. Temple Run is a case point. Launched last August to minimal fanfare. Harbor Master maker Imagi Studio’s fiendishly addictive touchscreen threat errupted in the wake of christmas - the world seemingly turning to their mobile in unison to zone out unwanted festive visitor – and its belated rise shows no sign of stopping.
A neat, Crush Bandicoot – referencing 3D twist on the “how far you can sprint” ? template jetpack joyride , the games recreate the opening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark - with enough change to avoid legal issue, of course. Choose the adventurer’s route with directional swipe as he legs into the screen through fantastically rendered ruins and undergrowth, collecting jems and fleeing demonic monkeys. Hours and day slip past in an endless quest to top your score and just when you think it cant get any better , up pops and unlockable character that look suspiciously like certain archaeologist.
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Android Market Fast Fact
- This is linux based operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance LED By Google.
- Each New version is named after dessert . (IE : Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Unlike the rest of OS, android market is not open source. Developers are subject to a free of charge licensing agreement with Google. Also unlike other OS, Google does not take a share of the income of Android Market.
- The first was android based device is HTC Dream , released on 2008 , Google also release the first android phone the Nexus One in 2010.
- The Android Market was made available to user in October 2008 . Support for paid application was introduced in February 2009 for the US and UK. Additional support for 29 countries was added in late 2010.
- in 2011, a piece of malware , droiddream was released to the android market in the form of free apps. Using it, hackers able to steal information from infected system, and install backdoor to let them install more code to the infected device. The apps was downloaded more than 50,000 times before Google took action to remove it.
Apple App Store Fast Fact
- The IOS originally released on 2007 with the original iPhone at the Macworld Confrence & Expo. The apps store soon followed in July 2008. The iPad released in 2010, instantly came with access to the app store.
- As 22 January 2011, App Store had over 10 billions downloads. Apple refuse to comment on how many of these have been for ipad.
- The term app originated from the app store had the honor of becoming the “Word Of The Year” for 2010
- The app store is the only way to directly download application onto an IOS device without jail breaking
- All application on the app store are subject to approval by Apple. as outlined in the apple SDK. In general, apple takes 30 percent of revenue of all apps with the remaining of 70 percent going back to developers. There is also an annual fee for using the SDK and permission to upload to the apps store.
- Apple also run as enterprise program that allows corporation , non profits and government agencies profits develop proprietary in house apps not for their own use.
Blackberry App World Fast Fact
- in October 2008, RIM announced that they would be opening application store for their device. The store opened in March 2009 worked in conjunction Paypal.
- App world originally called the Blackberry application storefront(Catchy).
- The Blackberry Playbook was first released in April 2011 to lackluster review. A second major revision to the playbook OS is a scheduled for feburary 2012 release.
- Playbook also support application designed by android os, this allows android based application to be sold and installed through app world.
- Blackberry app world 3.1 allows user the ability to gift apps to others.,as well as request that someone else pay for the purchases.
- The playbook is the only tablet device to meet the security standard of U.S federal government agencies, as well as those of Australian government.
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A game that has recently caught my eye in our forums is Great Little War Game from Rubicon Development. It’s a turn-based strategy game similar to Advance Wars or iOS’s own Mecho Wars [99¢], but with a few unique twists that the developers hope set it apart from the rest. As an example, line of sight and terrain will factor into the gameplay, so you’ll be able to hide behind barriers or use elevation to gain increased attack range.
What really stands out about Great Little War Game is the graphical style which has a cartoonish look and uses 3D models for characters and vehicles. You can get a great feel for the game by checking out the following trailer:
Great Little War Game is in the final stages of beta testing, and barring any sort of huge issue will be submitted to Apple sometime this week. There is an active thread in our forums with a lot of additional information, and Rubicon is actively discussing the game there with our members.
Great Little War Game will launch for 99¢ for 3rd generation and above iPhone and iPod touches, and $2.99 for the iPad version. It will contain a 20 mission campaign with an additional 10 mission level pack that can be purchased as a 99¢ IAP. Unfortunately no skirmish or multiplayer modes will make it into the initial release, though they remain options for future versions of the game if sales are strong enough. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for Great Little War Game to hit the App Store in the next several weeks.
Available Device : Android, Ipod, Iphone, Ipad
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AppSync is an application that allows you to sync and install cracked AppStore applications to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. AppSync has recently been updated for the iOS 5 firmware and this means you can install cracked apps to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running the iOS 5 firmware. For those of you who are curious, AppSync works by patching the Mobile Installation file on the iOS 5 firmware which is need to install .ipa files (AppStore Apps) without going through iTunes.
AppSync for iOS 5 is only available through an external repository that must be added through Cydia. In this how to guide you will learn how to install cracked applications to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5 firmware using Appsync and Installous.
Install Cracked Apps iOS 5
Step 1) - In order to install cracked applications to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad you must be Jailbroken on the official iOS 5 firmware.
Step 2) - After you ensure you are Jailbroken you must launched Cydia, tap the Manage Tab, tap the Sources section and finally tap the Edit button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Step 3) - You should now see an Add Button appear in the top left corner of the screen. Tap the Add button now and type in the following source:
After typing the source above tap the Add Source button.
Step 4) - With the hackulous source now added into Cydia go into the hackulous source by tapping on it and you should see AppSync for iOS 5.0+. Install AppSync for iOS 5.0+ and then restart your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. After it has restart, launch Cydia again and install Installous for iOS 5 (Installous 4) to your iDevice.
Congratulations. You can now download and install cracked applications to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5 firmware with AppSync for iOS 5.
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Managing a to do list can be a real pain, especially if you’re still using old fashioned pen and paper. Fortunately, there are a variety of to do list apps for iPhone that make this process much easier. With alerts, notifications, and the ability to manage multiple tasks, these iPhone to do apps will keep your life organized.
1. Awesome Note (+ToDo)
- Awesome Note +ToDo (US$3.99) is a full-featured list app that offers plenty of customization options. Managing your tasks and to do lists is easy, and the app syncs with Evernote and Google Docs. I also love the monthly calendar view for getting an overview of your tasks for the coming weeks. Since Awesome Note has so many features, it can take some time to figure out how everything works. Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
- Some people may balk at the price tag, but the 2Do list app (US$6.99) is packed with features and has a ton of functionality. You can assign actions to each task — like phone calls or emails — and the app syncs with your contact list. The tabbed interface is easy to navigate, and 2Do also brings voice recordings, alerts, Twitter integration, and a wide array of customizable features. It can be a bit confusing to use at first, but the 2Do list app for iPhone is a clear winner. Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
3. Wunderlist Task Manager
- Wunderlist (Free) is a stylish to do list app that syncs with a corresponding desktop client for Macs and PCs. Outstanding tasks are clearly noted, and priority items can be starred for easy access later. Although a monthly calendar view would be helpful, the Wunderlist app displays upcoming tasks in various ways. Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
- The ToodleDo app (US$2.99) has a simple interface that makes it easy to add new tasks to your to do list. For each task, you can set priorities and due dates, assign it to folder, schedule reminders, and more. Folders are especially helpful for keeping tasks organized. However, the ToodleDo list app has a confusing priority system, and I wish it would set app badges as a default. Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
The TeuxDeux app ($2.99) is an iPhone-specific version of the web app of the same name. Its stylish, spare interface places emphasis squarely on your to-dos, but doesn’t offer many features besides syncing with the web app and rearranging items. Its productivity focus will be perfect for some users, but others will require more features to get things done. Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Orchestra (free) is a decent to-do list app for an individual. Put it in the hands of a group, though, and it becomes something special. That’s because Orchestra allows you to assign tasks to anyone with an email address or phone number (ideally they’ll also have the Orchestra app, but it’s not required). Users can see who’s taken on what task, when they’ve done it, and chat about it all via the app. While it’s missing some important features, and takes an unorthodox approach to deadlines, some people will love it. Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
7. Air To-Do
- Air To-Do (US$1.99) is very easy to use, and I love that the app is integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and email. However, the Air To-Do list app is much simpler than its competitors. You can only create one to do list (although with unlimited tasks), so Air To-Do is worth a look if you only have a few tasks to complete each day. Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
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Foursquare initially found its niche with the location-based ‘check-in’ model, allowing users to see friends’ hunts, whilst sharing their own locations and places visited. Facebook, with all its might and hundreds of millions of active users, tried and failed with its own integrated version, which has since been scrapped.
Nowadays, Foursquare packs a whole bunch of other great social features, and despite only having 15 million or so users – comparatively minute versus other prominent social networks – it seems to be growing in popularity at a steady pace.
Placing a strong emphasis on helping users discover activities occurring in their locale, Foursquare just updated its website, which is now optimized for use on large screen devices such as laptops, netbooks and tablet devices like the iPad.
It now pinpoints a user’s location, incorporating color coding making it easy to identify interesting goings-on around said area. Trending places are in a yellow font, places on a user’s Foursquare Lists are green, popular places blue, and finally, any places offering Specials or certain limited offers are in orange.
Another useful feature is time-based suggestions. When looking for somewhere to eat, there are many applications to choose from which show location, parking, opening hours and ratings. Taking a different approach, Foursquare will smartly source restaurants relevant to the current time. So if it’s 9am, they’ll point you to a cafe or coffee shop as opposed to a steakhouse, and vice-versa. It’s not purely limited to dining, and will, using initiative, decide which activities are more suited for, say, early in the day, and those that are more often than not afternoon or evening activities.
Close to one million people check Foursquare’s site out on a daily basis, so images and tips will be sharper and more informative.
Trying to deviate somewhat from its very smartphone-orientated service, Foursquare appears to be making that ‘big push’ in order to stand up and be counted. Near-on every web-based company would like a slice of the social pie, and having seen off Facebook, it’s time that Foursquare now went on the offensive – which it appears to be doing.
Head over there now and have a look
– you might even find yourself checking-in!
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Wondering how to install cracked gamse & apps (.ipa) on iPad? Well, Apple won’t let you install any of those cracked files onto the iPad. And rightly so! If you like an app or a game much, you should purchase it. However if you are looking for some testing before you go on to purchase the app, please read on our guide on how to install cracked apps on iPad:
Step 1: Jailbreak iPad
Step 2: Run Cydia on your iPad
Step 3: In Cydia, go to “Manage” tab and tap on “Sources”
Step 4: Hit the “Edit” button, then tap “Add”
Step 5: Enter http://cydia.hackulo.us and hit “Add Source”
Now a warning box will appear saying:
This repository has been reported by the community to be illegally redistributing copyrighted works. We cannot stop you from using it but we can (and do) recommend moral introspection and caution.
Step 6: Hit “Add Anyway” and repo will be added to iPad, now hit “Return to Cydia” button.
Step 7: Now search Cydia for “AppSync for OS 4.1”, once found tap on it.
Step 8: Then hit the install button, then tap “Confirm” to begin AppSync installation.
Step 9: Once the install process is complete exit Cydia.
That’s it. You can now install and test cracked apps on iPad before you go on to purchase them.
Step 10: Installing .ipa files in iPhone or iPad:
Cracked apps are usually in .ipa extension, to install a cracked app or game with .ipa extension in iPad or iPhone, connect your iPad to iTunes, double click on cracked app of game’s .ipa file and sync your iPad with iTunes.
Disclaimer: We strongly discourage and condemn piracy. This guide is for educational & testing purposes only as stated in start of the article.
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We’ve been putting the iOS 5 beta through its paces for the past few months. But today, the final release is available to all. Any device capable of running iOS 4 is eligible for an upgrade to iOS 5 — including the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod Touch.
If you’ve been waiting for improved notifications and iMessage goodness, this is your chance to see what you’ve been missing. But more important, here’s how to make your upgrade go smoothly the first time.
1. Software Update
Before you begin, run software update on either your Mac or Windows PC. You’ll need iTunes version 10.5 to make the latest iOS magic happen, and the upgrade won’t work without it. While you’re at it, feel free to update your apps as well. While you can certainly do so post-upgrade, you’ll avoid any unforeseen compatibility problems by doing it before.
2. Make a Backup
To start, you’ll want to perform a manual backup of your current iOS device. If you follow just one of our suggestions, it better be this. Should something go wrong during the upgrade process, you’ll have a backup of settings and files to fall back on in a pinch.
Of course, the backup process is a long one to begin with, but there are ways to decrease the amount of time it takes. Pictures and videos stored in your camera roll are often the biggest culprits, so feel free to transfer these yourself. Removing particularly large files or unneeded apps beforehand is another smart practice. But keep in mind there’s only so much you can do. From Safari browsing history to MMS attachements, iTunes simply has a lot of data to back up. Best let this process complete while you’re out to lunch.
Finally, phone calls and text messages have the nasty habit of interrupting lengthy backups just as they near completion. To prevent upgrade issues and untimely snags, try placing your device in Airplane mode before you begin. Or better yet, remove your SIM card completely, if possible.
3. Encrypt Your Backup
You’ll also have the ability to encrypt your iOS backup at this time. This option is visible under the “Backup” header when your device is plugged into iTunes. While an encrypted backup does take longer, you get the added benefit of having your various account and app passwords backed up as well. This might be useful for some, as you won’t have to re-enter your passwords after your device has been restored.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that backups can build up over time — and they do take up a considerable amount of space. If you want to remove past archives of your old iOS devices, and free up a couple gigabytes of space, you can find them in the following folder:
Mac: /Users/Tested/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
Windows: C:\Users\Tested\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
4. Save Your Hashes
This next step is crucial for jailbreak users. If you haven’t already, back up your blobs. If you have no clue what that means, read this post from the iPhone Dev-Team. Simply put, blobs, or signature hashes, allow iOS users to downgrade to previous firmware versions where jailbreaking is still possible. However, it’s suspected this method of downgrading will no longer be possible post-iOS 5.
5. Update to iOS 5
Finally, there is the iOS 5 upgrade process itself. In most cases, the actual install should be as simple as connecting your device and allowing iTunes to do its thing. This will perform what’s called an in-place upgrade to iOS 5 — in other words, preserving all your file, settings and content as is. However, you also have the option of performing a restore upgrade. This route will wipe your device clean, allowing you to start your iOS 5 experience from scratch.
Of course, you can also do this process manually as well. By clicking Upgrade or Restore with the Option key held down (or ctrl for Windows users), you have the option of selecting a firmware file (*.ipsw) of your choosing. In most cases this won’t be necessary, but it can be useful for performing firmware updates from multiple computers without having to download iOS 5 on each.
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3 Methods to install a .deb file into your iDevice [iPhone (3G/3Gs/4), iPod touch (3G/4G), iPad and iPad 2]. Choose the easier for you :
1. AutoInstallation [Recommended]
- Download iFunbox for Windows , or Cyberduck for MacOS.
- Run iFunbox and connect your iDevice (iPhone, iPod, iPad or iPad 2)
- iFunBox will show your device contents, Now navigate to var/root/Media/
- Create the folder Cydia/AutoInstall (if not already created)
- Move .deb file from your desktop to var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall
- Reboot your iDevice.
2. Install with iFile [Recommended]
- iOS 4: iFile and Safari Download Manager required
- iOS 5: iFile only required
- Run Safari and type the address which contains the .deb file.
- Click on the link of the .deb file >> Download/
- After finishing download, click on the file in the dowloaded files list >> Open with iFile >> Installer
- You ‘re done with it.
3. Install With Mobile Terminal
- Mobile Terminal
- Open SSH
- Download the .deb file you want (example : LockInfo)
- Start Cydia, go to “Search”, type “Mobile Terminal” and install it.
- Repeat step 2 for “OpenSSH”
- Start “Mobile Terminal”.
- Type the following commands , then reboot:
su (press return)
alpine (press return) /!\ You won’t see the typed password then don’t worry /!\
dpkg -i nameofpackage.deb (press return, replace nameofpackage with LockInfo for the example)
Note that you can rename the .deb file like 1.deb (it’s easier to type)