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How To Remove iPhone Jailbreak and Restore to Factory Setting

April 18, 2011 — by Simon Ng10

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Before you take your jailbroken iPhone back to Apple store for service, one important thing you have to do is to remove the jailbreak and restore it back to the original setting. This is crucial as jailbreaking voids your warranty according to Apple.

However, it’s pretty easy to convert your jailbroken iPhone back to factory setting. This tutorial walks you through the steps to restore your iPhone. The procedures should apply to both iPad and iPod touch as well.

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Now You can Also Accept Credit Card Using iPhone and iPad

April 17, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

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Remember the Square device that we covered some time ago? Square is a revolutionary device and service that easily turns your iPhone into a credit card payment system. By signing up an account with the company, you can simply plug a little plastic magnetic card reader into iPhone’s audio input jack and you’re ready to accept credit card payment with your iPhone. No merchant account is required. Best of all, you can accept credit card payment anywhere.

Now the Square credit card reader is available on Apple’s online store. According to Techcrunch, Apple will also sell the device in all its U.S. retail store this week.

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Hands On with Green Hornet for iPhone

April 17, 2011 — by Jane Thomson0

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Before the popular hero, the Green Hornet, made his way the big screen, he was fighting crime on the pages of his own comic book series. There, he and Kato became household names for comic book junkies, as they punched and kicked their way into bringing evildoers to justice. Now you can have all that action in your iPhone.

Dynamite Entertainment, the guys who brought you the Green Hornet comic book, and iPhone application maker Comixology have joined forces to create a Green Hornet-centered application, much to the delight of comic book geeks. With it, you’ll gain access to a rich collection of Green Hornet issues, particularly the new series published by Dynamite.

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ShowYou: One Stop To Watch All Videos Shared By Your Friends

April 16, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal0

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I receive a number of video links from my Facebook and Twitter friends each day. Most of these are hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, TED or some other video site. As much as I love watching these videos, I hate visiting each of these sites individually and the streaming delays. Therefore, I’ve been looking for a social media video aggregator for iPad since a very long time. I came across the recently launched Showyou for iPad app and to say that it’s my wildest dream come true would be a gross understatement. Here’s why?

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 Update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

April 15, 2011 — by Megha Bassi3

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Ios 4 3 2 software updateApple has just released the iOS 4.3.2 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Also, an iOS 4.2.7 Update has been released for the Verizon iPhone.

This is a minor update and according to Apple, it aims at fixing the frozen video bug during FaceTime calls and also the issues faced by International iPad users while using it on 3G networks. Other than that there are some security updates.

Of course, if you rely on a software based unlock for your iPhone 4 you should stay away from the stock iOS 4.3.2 firmware and wait for the Dev-Team to release a tool that allows safe upgrading.

Also, there is no untethered jailbreak available yet. So, only if you don’t care about an unlock or jailbreak should you leap ahead and update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.2.

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iBackupTunes: Share or Backup iOS Music Library via Browser, FTP or iTunes

April 15, 2011 — by Megha Bassi2

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Ibackuptunes logoEarlier this month, the folks at Drahtwerk released iBackupTunes. A handy iPhone app to backup iPhone music library. These are the same folks who earlier brought us the iWebCamera app that turns iPhone into a webcam.

It’s pretty easy to transfer music from iTunes to iPhone. But the reverse? Oh, boy. There’s no simple way to do it. Of course you can try the various free and paid apps available for the PC to copy music, but never before did we have an elegant solution that worked from the iPhone itself.

The UI of the app is very neat and intuitive. You can share the music over FTP or through the browser. All you need for this is a wireless network. Any device on the network can then access the music. You can also transfer music via iTunes over USB. Read on for our full review of iBackupTunes.

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White iPhone 4 to Arrive by the end of April?

April 14, 2011 — by Simon Ng2

Are you still waiting for the white version of iPhone 4?

Ten months ago, Apple announced the white model of iPhone 4. Till now, it’s still not available for sale. According to a report from Bloomberg, it appears the white iPhone 4 will be unveiled very soon.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) will start selling a white version of its iPhone 4 in the next few weeks, following a delay of 10 months, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.

The new model will be available from AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The release was stalled as Apple resolved manufacturing challenges, including paint that peeled under heat, one person said.

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Postagram: Send Beautiful Postcard from iPhone

April 14, 2011 — by Simon Ng2

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Not long ago, Xobni co-founder Matt Brezina announced the launch of Postagram. It’s a really cool and fun app that lets iPhone users send real and beautiful postcards right from your iPhone.

Postagram enables user to choose photos taken with Instagram and creates a high quality photo postcards at 300dpi resolution. You’re also allowed to add a personalized message (up to 140 characters) on it. For just $0.99, which already includes postage, Postagram prints and ships the card to anywhere in the world. Normally it takes 2 to 5 days for delivery within U.S. and it may take longer for international delivery.

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Run iPhone Apps In Browser With Pieceable Viewer

April 14, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal0

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iPhone developers are often frustrated over the fact that they need to use either an iPhone or a Mac running iPhone simulator to demo their apps. Similarly, iPhone owners often buy an app based solely on the screenshots and ratings as they’ve no way to try it out. A new innovative product from Pieceable called Viewer solves both problems – developers can now publish their apps on the Web while app buyers can try these out on a PC or a Mac before they purchase an app.

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Witness Remote for iPhone: Turn Your Mac Into a Burgular Alarm System!

April 13, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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I always consider my iPhone to be a multi-faceted device. Whether it’s accessing the web, listening to music, watching my favorite videos or even teaching my daughter how to learn alphabets or numbers, everything works like a charm on my iPhone. I was recently looking to secure my home with an alarm system when I stumbled across the Witness Remote for iPhone app. Thanks to this app, my iPhone and Mac, I now have a foolproof burglar alarm system at my home.

Developed by Orbicule, Witness for iPhone is a surveillance app that turns your Mac’s camera into a home alarm. The Witness app runs in the background on your Mac and starts recording video or photos if it detects any activity. The idea is simple, turn your Mac into a motion sensor device and propagate all captured information remotely to your iPhone. While it’s no match for a sophisticated burglar alarm system, it’s a good alternative for people who want to save a few bucks on their home safety.