Showing posts with label Application. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Application. Show all posts

Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak In The Works

iOS 5, at least the beta versions, have been jailbroken literally hours after their public release. Of course, these jailbreak methods were tethered meaning that you'd have to reapply every time you reboot or power cycle your phone.

It appears that an untethered jailbreak solution -- the one that is permanent and outlives any device restarts -- is currently being developed. According to a tweet by one of the members of the iOS hacking group Chronic-Dev Team, the jailbreak solution is currently in the works. Because of obvious reasons, betas will not get permanent jailbreaks as it would give Apple the information and time to patch things up before the official public release. There still might be hope after rumors of Cupertino trying to patch everything in order to prevent untethered solutions.

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iOS App Picks 14 Sep 2011

n this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, edit and create new videos, and get information on current movie releases. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on your iPhone.
Movies – A free application


Movies by Flixter is a great app for any movie buff. This app ties in directly with Rotten Tomatoes to give user and critics ratings to help you decide which movies to watch. View theaters and show times in your area.


Spy Mouse – No lite and $0.99 full version


Spy Mouse, created by Electronic Arts, is a fun puzzle game in which you must navigate a small mouse through obstacles while avoiding the cats. Earn extra ribbons by completing the tasks for that particular level.


Geo Walk – A free application

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Learn more about the world with Geo Walk. This app has tons of photos with detailed information from all over the Earth. Select which kind of photos you want to view by either turn on or off the categories. Test your knowledge by taking the quiz to see how much you have learned.


Flava – No lite and $0.99 full version


With social networks we can all update our status in simple text form, now with Flava you will be able to add multimedia to your status updates and create your own scrap book. Edit photos with stickers, text, and music to show your friends what you are up to. Share through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, email, and SMS.


ReelDirector – No Lite and $1.99 full version


Edit videos and photos on the go with ReelDirector. This app makes it easy to add media to your video timeline. Cut videos into segments, insert photos and music, and add transitions to your current project. When the project is perfect just click the render button to save it to your iOS device.

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Android Application Weekly 9 Sep 2011

In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, help you find great deal, and find an available taxi and campsite. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using GoogleGoggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the AndroidMarket.

Cab4Me – A free application


Cab4Me is an easy to use app that makes it simple to find a taxi. While we all know how easy it is to find a taxi in the big cities waving your hand in the suburbs just doesn’t work. With Cab4Me you can locate an available cab service within your proximity. There are icons to show what the capacity of the cabs, busses, and limousines are.


We Camp Here – No lite and $1.99 full version


Although summer is almost at an end many areas are still experiencing great weather giving us an opportunity to get away for the weekend. We Camp Here is a great app for anyone that likes to camp with certain modern amenities. View the available campsites, information, and directions to the campsite of your choice.

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LivingSocial – A free application


Everyone loves saving money and LivingSocial will help you find activities or restaurants in your area that are featuring great deals. The service works by purchasing coupons or excursions directly from yourAndroid smartphone. For example spend $15 for a restaurant voucher and spend $30, a savings of 50%.


Doodledroid – No Lite and $0.99 full version


This easy to use drawing app will help anyone create a work of art. Doodledroid makes it easy to draw with advanced pressure and speed intuition that produces a real-world painting experience. Select which colors you want to use, change virtually anything about the drawing tool, erase, share, and save the images.


A Game With Balls – No lite and $0.99 full version


A Game With Balls (AGWB) is a challenging survival game in which you must protect your little cannon from the falling objects. Blast them out of their trajectory by using either one or two fingers to knock them off course.

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Windows 8 to Support Windows Phone 7 Apps?

Here's a nice rumor started by Nvidia CEO Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang as reported by CNET. He says that Windows 8, Microsoft's next desktop and tablet operating system, will support running Windows Phone 7 applications. I'm not sure if I would believe that it will run un-modified Windows Phone 7 apps since many desktop computers don't have some of the sensors required by certain phone apps. Accelerometers for example won't always be found in Windows 8 PCs. Personally I'm thinking the more likely scenario would be the ability for developers to re-use 95% of the codedesigned for a Windows Phone 7 app in a Windows 8 app using exactly the same development tools. This would likely be a huge advantage to developers wanting to design appsthat work on Windows Phone, Windows Tablets, Windows PCs, and maybe even Xbox.

What do you think? Will Windows 8 support straight up Windows Phone 7 apps or will they require some subtle modifications? 
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AT&T Roadmap: Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, & More

Obviously the most anticipated addition to AT&T's lineup this fall will be the next iPhone (iPhone-s plural?), but that doesn't mean the carrier has forsaken other popular platforms. In fact, the company's second-half lineup -- or most of it, anyway -- seems to hold something for everyone.

Not surprisingly, the next few months will see Android devices in heavy rotation, with Samsungbringing the Galaxy S II Attain (i777) and i927 QWERTY slider. Then there's the Motorola MB865 "Fuath," which has already been pictured as anAtrix-refesh-type device, along with a pair of Pantechs and a Huawei. Not on the map, but also expected, are devices like the HTC Holiday andSamsung i857 "Habrok" -- along with the already-announced Xperia Play.

For Windows Phone fans, there will be at least one handset each from Samsung and HTC: the i937, which we've already seen on video, as well as the HTC Bunyip. It was not made clear which unreleased model Bunyip represents, although it was suspected to be either Omega or Eternity.

Finally, BlackBerry devotees can look forward to both a refreshed Curve as well as the full-touchscreenTorch 9860, meaning that AT&T will be offering at least two Torches, a Bold, and a Curve simultaneously.

Noticably absent here is LG, which brought the Optimus One to AT&T last among the major carriers, and has yet to deliver the highly-anticipated, 3D-capable Thrill 4G.
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Skype WiFi For iPhone Released; Use Hotspots With Skype Credit

Skype has just released a new service, and with it an iOS app to go with it. Skype WiFi allows you to connect with 1 million different Wi-Fi hotspotsaround the world, and if paying is a problem, you're allowed to use your Skype credit.

Going through the features in detail:
• Use Skype WiFi to connect to WiFi hotspots at hotels, airports, train stations, bars and restaurants – available at over 1 million hotspots worldwide.
• Just one tap to connect – then browse the internet, check email, use Skype, check Facebook, update Twitter, upload photos, download music or ebooks.
• Only pay for the time you’re connected - there are no limits on the amount of data you can upload or download.

• With Skype WiFi , you can go online and pay by the minute. Before you connect, you’ll clearly see the cost of the hotspot you’re connecting to.
• Remember, you’ll only ever be charged for the minutes you’re connected, not the amount you download or upload.
• You’re in control – each session lasts for a maximum of 30 minutes and you’ll be asked to reconnect if you wish to continue your session. You can tap Disconnect at any time.
• Check Skype WiFi availability and costs at

All you need is to have a positive balance on your Skype credit to use this feature. The iOS App is free and you can get it in the App Store
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Beware: Counterfeit Plants vs. Zombies in the Android Market

Beware: Counterfeit Plants vs. Zombies in the Android Market
Plants vs. Zombies is one of my son's favorite games. He was very excited when it finally came to the Android platform, but wasn't enthused to find out he had to get if from the Amazon Appstore -- not Google's Android Market.

Recently that changed! Or has it?

Plants vs. Zombies is now on the Android Market -- but, even though it has similar (identical?) artwork, it's not the original version of the game. It's a Chinese knockoff -- with a tempting price: free.

The real Plants vs. Zombies is distributed exclusively through Amazon for a price of US$2.99.

Luckily, most users aren't likely to get the fake version confused with the legitimate one: the fake doesn't show up well in searches because it's description is written entirely in Chinese. Should the developer change this, the potential for confusion with the original is could be very high -- and with that confusion comes the possibility of malware being hidden inside an app that would otherwise be trusted because of its name.

As the old saying goes: Let the buy beware... especially if the app is free.

Download the imitation from the Android Market

Download the authentic version from the Amazon Appstore
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