Lockitron: Use Your iPhone To Lock/Unlock Your Door

May 18, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal3


I often say that technology is meant to better human lives and the Apple iPhone is a perfect testimony to that statement. There are apps and then there are some fabulous apps which simplify your life in one way or the other. Lockitron is one such unique concept – a combination of hardware and app kit that allows users to remotely lock and unlock their doors using their iPhone. You no longer need to carry keys in your pocket or worry about guests arriving at your place while you are away – Lockitron manages it all for you!


What To Expect From iOS 5

May 17, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1


As the clock ticks closer to WWDC 2011, the world is eagerly anticipating the launch of the next major release of Apple’s revolutionary mobile operating system – iOS 5. A quick glance at iOS history indicates how Apple has ruled the smartphone industry with game changer features such as In-app purchases, iTunes Home Sharing and Personal Hotspot. Therefore, it’s understandable that people’s expectations from iOS 5 are skyrocketing. Here’s my take on what you should expect from iOS 5.


Zwapp: Discover the Apps Your Friends are Using

May 16, 2011 — by Jane Thomson0


With the popularity of smart phones and tablet computers at a high, the demand for cool applications is pretty much parallel. After all, owners are looking for all-day entertainment whenever they tinker with their mobile devices. Zwapp comes as the ideal application for such purposes. Think of it as your handheld directory to perhaps some of the finest applications ever released for iOS devices.

Zwapp is an iPhone application that lets you peek at the apps found on the mobile devices of your contacts. Use it to check out the applications tinkered with by your techie friends, en route to a ton of prospective downloads. This saves you a lot of time checking the Internet for new apps and reading through a multitude of application reviews. Just pick a friend with good taste for games and mobile applications, and you’ll know what to download.

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StrongVPN for iPhone and iPad: Breaking Through Firewalls

May 15, 2011 — by RG. Chew4


The Internet has become so prevalent in the world these days that an Internet connection has become a necessity for us to live and operate in the modern world.  Many of us make sure that getting a decent Internet connection ranks among the stuff we need where we live and travel.

However, not all Internet connections are free of restrictions.  It is common for companies or ISPs to block certain sites.  Some countries (in Asia and the Middle East) block sites like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and other sites (like blogs) that may be caught in the web of their firewall.

As I deal a lot with blogs and often encounter blocked sites.  There are several tools i use to bypass these restrictions and connect to the restricted sites. Two common methods are using a Proxy or VPN (Virtual Private Network) service.


App of the Day: Samurai Girl for iPhone

May 14, 2011 — by [i]Mike2


You’ve got to hand it to CJ Internet for this one.  It’d be spectacular just to have a full featured, tightly designed 2D RPG on iPhone, but apparently they wanted to show off a little bit more than that.

Welcome to Hikaru’s world.  She doesn’t start out a hero, she’s busy living it up as a princess.  Needless to say, she gets a bitter taste of reality when her family is killed by a notoriously evil bad guy.  He’s after the family sword, Sakura.  Sakura isn’t a family heirloom, though.  It’s the Divine Sword, and Delta-M will do anything to get it, including the murder of a little girl’s family.  She slips through his fingers, loses her memory, and finds herself on a journey to avenge her family. Oh, and learn how to swordfight.  The most unique aspect of the game, however, is Hikaru’s hot little sidekick.  No, it’s not one of her school girl chums.  By hot I mean hot.

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How to Fix the Buggy White Cydia Icon After Jailbreak

May 13, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar2


Did you just jailbreak your iPhone, iPad (or iPod touch) and are now seeing a blank, white Cydia icon, rather than the conventional, brown Cydia store icon and thinking how to resolve the issue? It happens sometimes (especially after jailbreaking iOS 4.3.2/4.3.3). When it does, it really mugs you and now that you’d want the usual Cydia icon back.

I also experienced the same issue and here are two possible solutions to bring back the brown cydia icon.


3 Great Apps for Reading News on iPad

May 13, 2011 — by RG. Chew1


Pulse Reader for iPadThe iPad has most instrumental in how we consume our information.  It’s size, screen, and connectivity allows us to get all the information we need – Like the News – on the go.  This level of information we want can be adjusted from skimming level to allowing us to get a full read of the articles.

Before the iPad, I used to read all my news from Google Reader.  Google Reader lets me amass all my RSS feeds from various news sites so that I may browse thru the “headlines” before deciding if I want to expand on them.


PhotoGene: A Great Photo Editing Tool for iPad

May 12, 2011 — by RG. Chew2


One of the draws of the iPad’s screen is that it brings you pretty close to using it like a PC/laptop.  Photo editing Apps like Photogene ($2.99) lets us do some quick edits before we store our photos.

I stumbled across Photogene while looking for photo editors to edit pics for my Posts (on the fly).  Photogene has some great features and is pretty easy to use.


Adobe Releases iPad Companion Apps for Photoshop: Color Lava, Eazel and Nav

May 11, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


So finally we have three Photo Shop apps for the iPad from Adobe, namely Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Nav and Adobe Eazel. All three apps have been coded on the freshly launched Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) from Adobe, in order to showcase the power of this SDK and the level of interaction to which Photoshop can intermingle with tablet devices such as the Apple iPad.

Here’s the official word from Adobe:

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How to Hide Unauthorized Tethering Activity from AT&T on iPhone

May 10, 2011 — by Farrukh Zafar0


If you are an AT&T iPhone user, you might have faced a few months ago how AT&T came down with a hammer to its customers who were using tethering without paying for the tethering plan. Remember all those warning text messages and emails? Just now, we’ve come to know how AT&T secretly tracks those customers out who ain’t paying for the tethering plan and we’ll also tell you how to counter back AT&T.

Our blogging comrades at AndroidPolice pointed out a fact that may interest unauthorized iOS tethering users to a great degree. Here’s how they tell how AT&T was aware of its user using unauthorized tethering: