Go Back to the 90’s Gaming with The King of Fighters-i for iPad and iPhone

July 14, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar1


The King of Fighters LogoHow does it feel when you hear about your favorite game from the 90’s getting resurrected on your latest device of 2010’s decade? So yes, your favorite 2D arcade fighting game, The King of Fighters has been transformed into The King of Fighters-i by developer company SNK, for iPhone and iPad (and iPod touch too). The game is now live on the iTunes App Store for grabs and costs $10.99. The game sports the legendary SNK graphics rendered and optimized according to the iOS platform and features a virtual pad which resembles the one used for fighting in the Street Fighter IV game for iPhone by Capcom. Pulling off extraordinary combos and locks is much easier and slick than the arcade times, as all you have to do is press a standalone button called the Special button that allows you to make special moves.


Redsn0w 0.9.8 Beta 2 Can Now Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 3

July 13, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar1


Well you may know that iOS 5 beta 3 is already out for developers, so has the iPhone Dev Team clinched on to the uphill task by launching the lastest build of Redsn0w jailbreak software – version 0.9.8 beta 2 – that has the ability to support tethered jailbreaking on iOS 5 beta 3 running on any iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 [GSM/CDMA] and the original first-gen iPad (and iPod touch too).

Previously we posted the step-by-step guide for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.3 using JailbreakMe 3.0. Unfortunately JailbreakMe doesn’t support jailbreaking on iOS 5.


Turn iPhone Into a DSLR with Photojojo SLR Mount

July 12, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar11


Photojojo SLR mountWell, the most famous thing about iPhone’s camera may well be the fact that it’s the most popular and used camera in Flickr communities, which you can see for yourself here. This might be a great indicator of how great an iPhone can be for photography purpose, but imagine an overhaul that transforms your hand gun into a shot gun! And it’s not even about simulated focusing and faux filters though iOS apps, it can now happen for real, tangibly through the iPhone SLR Mount accessory. So it’s not even about Instagram anymore.

The iPhone SLR Mount is a case-adapter combination that lets you build up your Nikon SLR or Canon EOS lenses on to your iPhone 4 device, giving you all the depth of field and focus you always wanted. Since you have your phone with you all along, just mounting the additional SLR lens will actually make you a pro photographer everywhere.

The mount tool also features two loopholes on each side of the case allowing you to tie on a camera strap, making it easier for you to hang it around your neck, the DSLR way.

The accessory offers two types of mount adapters, one for Nikon and Canon each. The great thing about the Nikon SLR Mount is its compatibility with ALL Nikon lenses since it’s an F-mount adapter. While on the other hand, the Canon SLR Mount is only compatible with EOS lenses, since it’s an EF-mount adapter.

If you use an old school film SLR lens that has an aperture ring on it, you can even adjust the aperture of my SLR lens while you’re using the mount.

The Lens Mount makes use of a focusing screen, similar to that of a DSLR. As a consequence, the lens can get dirty sometimes, since it is exposed each time you assemble the mount. For this reason, one needs to be sure to clean it using an air-duster or soft cloth each time they shoot.

Let’s have a close look at the mount accessory below:

iPhone SLR Mount 1

iPhone SLR Mount 2

iPhone SLR Mount 3

Last, but not least, let’s have a look at a few pictures taken after this accessory is added along with an SLR lens to the iPhone.

iPhone SLR Mount Sample Photo #1

iPhone SLR Mount Sample Photo #2

iPhone SLR Mount Sample Photo #3

You can buy the iPhone SLR Mount from Photojojo store.


Hands On with Great Maine Food for iPad

July 10, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


Here I am with another foodie iPad app review, this time it’s for all those who live in US’s Maine state or love the food from Maine – Great Maine Food. Last week I did a review on the Backyard Grilling app for iPad and this app takes your culinary passion a couple of steps forward by not just extending the horizon of recipes from barbeque to complete Maine food, but also becoming a Google Places/Foursquare sort of service that lets you search for restaurants in the coastal areas of Maine state of New England, US. The app features over 100 delicious recipes coming straight from Down East: The Magazine of Maine, which has more than 400,000 readers across the globe! Cool, isn’t it? So let’s start the walkthrough.

Since the app comes from the same developers who’ve developed the Great Backyard Grilling app for iPad, the interface looks extremely similar and the app sports the same options bar at the bottom of every page for navigation purpose.


Bing for iPad Updated with Touch Search, no More Copy and Paste!

July 7, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


Bing App LogoMicrosoft Corporation has just taken the lid off its Bing app for iPad, by updating it in style. The update may well have everything that you can expect an update to contain, such as interface enhancements, issue tweaking and other optimizations, but the thing that makes this update stand out, is the brand new “Lasso” feature!

Before we go on to tell you about this feature, just visualize in your mind of all those annoying steps you go through to search for a word or term, that you found in an article. Imagine all the copying of text with the firmware’s native function and then shifting from the Bing app on your iPad on to the browser, then entering the particular search term, or alternatively, making your way back to Bing for iPad’s home page,  in order to carry out the desired web search on your Apple tablet.


Hands On with Great Backyard Grilling for iPad

July 3, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar2


Great Backyard Grilling app logoHere comes a gift for iPad owners who love to grill and barbeque! With a list of more than 50 barbeque recipes for grilling enthusiasts, the app leaves no stone unturned when it comes to sizzling your iPad’s screen with culinary goodness. The name of this beautiful app is Great Backyard Grilling.

The app looks fairly simple and small in the beginning, but when you go into the depth, you’re surprised to know that the app contains a heck lot of features. I’ll now give you a comprehensive walkthrough of the app.


Want to Modify “Slide to Unlock” Text? Check Out OwnSlide!

June 30, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar1


Slide to UnlockThe functionality of iOS devices keeps getting better with the increasing number of apps. The amount of things that can be done with a single tiny device never fails to amaze us. Although there are countless apps available for all the iOS devices, but jailbreaking takes it to the extreme. Jailbroken iOS devices are much more customizable as compared to the locked ones. They give us added control along with great affordability.

While iOS already is quite remarkable the way it is, but being able to customize a device to our own tastes is what jailbreaking is all about. This is why the jailbroken devices have gained so much popularity in the recent past.

Lately, we have discovered a new fancy tweak from DjKira, which is called OwnSlide. This tweak makes one of the most demanded alterations to your iOS device, without any additional worries.

If you’re still wondering what it is about, OwnSlide lets you edit the text that is displayed when unlocking your device. “Slide to unlock” is the standard text that’s displayed in an iOS device; however, OwnSlide gives you total freedom to edit this text to your taste.

OwnSlide can be activated by a simple gesture that is allocated to it by Activator, which launches a text-input box where you can type your new unlock text. Once you are done with it, your device will show the new text the next time it is to be unlocked. Fair enough? Well, of course!

More is explained in the video embedded below, which discusses the tweak in detail.

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While it’s pretty obvious that Apple is slowly showing sings that it will in near future allow its users more functionality inside its operating system, and iPad’s mute switch being a prime example of that; however, it is still unclear whether lock-screen editing will be one of the new features. As far as our predictions go, we don’t see it being introduced anytime soon.

It must be kept in mind that OwnSlide will only work for the jailbroken devices. It will shortly be available for download on the ModMyi repo of Cydia, for only $0.99.

iPhoneTips & How-to

How to Post a “Via iPhone 5” Status Update on Facebook!

June 28, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar17


Well, the iPhone 5 may well be coming in September, or no matter what date-month-time, Steve just sent us the upcoming iPhone 5 through courier! Well, yes! Just to annoy Samsung further on the fact that Samsung could not be granted access to the upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3? You can just make up anything! Because a web developer from Indonesia, Alfian Khoirul Bahroin, has just come up with a cool Facebook app that allows you to put fake status updates that read “via iPhone 5”, accompanied by an exciting Apple logo at the bottom of the status update. The name of the app itself if iPhone 5.

All you need to do is firstly, login in to your Facebook and go here!


Skype for iPad Coming this Tuesday! A Look at What It’ll Offer

June 27, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar8


skype for iPadIt’s real! Yes, Skype for iPad is coming this Tuesday. As per common sense, the first-gen iPad will support the video option on Skype for iPad, due to the absence of camera but just like the desktop version of Skype, the original iPad will still be able to receive video, despite the absence of camera. Video conferencing through Skype will be possible through both the cameras on iPad 2. The user interface for chatting isn’t quite as elegant as you’d expect for an iPad app, but rather perceptive. With smooth chats over 3G and WiFi, the app shows Contacts are on the left hand side and text messages on its opposite.