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How To Share Music Between iPhone and iOS Devices Over Bluetooth with PairShare

April 3, 2011 — by Simon Ng9

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We’ve covered how you can use AirView to stream video between iPhone and other iOS devices. A friend of mine has raised a question about how he can share music between two iPhones or with other iOS devices (e.g. iPad) over bluetooth.

If you’re like him and want to stream your music to other iOS devices over bluetooth, you have to check out the PairShare app. Developed by PairShare LLC, the app lets you easily share your music or listen to your friend’s music via bluetooth. It supports music sharing on most iOS devices, including iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPod touch (2G or new) and iPad, running iOS 4.1 or up.

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Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3 Coming Soon

April 2, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

Are you holding off the iOS 4.3 upgrade due to the lack of untethered jailbreak solution? According to a tweet from @musclenered, a core member of iPhone Dev team, we guess the untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.x will be released very soon.

Earlier, an iPhone hacker Stefan Esser has figured out a solution to untether jailbreak iOS 4.3. The solution was handed over to the iPhone Dev team so the team can incorporate it into its popular jailbreak tool such as PwnageTool and Redsn0w. @musclenerd has confirmed the untethered jailbreak solution is solid. It’s likely we’ll see an updated version of PwnageTool and Redsn0w to be released very soon.

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SoundTracking for iPhone: Share Music Moments With Your Friends

April 2, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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As I’ve mentioned earlier in several posts, I’m an avid music lover who uses the iPhone to listen to my favorite tracks almost on a daily basis. When it comes to apps, I probably use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare the most on my iPhone. Needless to mention, I’m always looking for apps which combine the best of both worlds – music and social media. I recently stumbled upon SoundTracking, a free iPhone application for telling your friends about the music you’re listening to. The app has witnessed more than 100K downloads in last two weeks.

Read on to know more about the SoundTracking app for iPhone.

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VoiceActivator: Enable Full Voice Control for Your iPhone

April 1, 2011 — by Jane Thomson3

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Talking, before social networking penetrated everyone’s lives, was the most prevalent form of human communication, as people converse, sing, crack jokes and do silly stuff with their vocal chords. VoiceActivator, available via cydia, adds another function to your voice: It lets you control every feature of the iPhone by simply talking, more specifically, barking out voice commands.

VoiceActivator is an iPhone application that lets you set voice commands for all the features of the mobile phone. The app is sensitive to the commands, triggering the functions you wish to activate quickly. You don’t have to repeatedly bark out orders to your phone for it to power various functions. This bodes well for people who travel a lot or have their hands full, literally, with work.

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Lost In The Copenhagen Airport? Try The New Augmented Reality CPH Airport App!

March 31, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2

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Despite being a frequent business traveler, I always tend to get lost in airports – especially in transit where I usually face a race against time to catch a connecting flight in time. Though some airports such as Heathrow have iPhone apps which provide detailed navigation information, they sound like an overkill unless you want to explore all minute details of an airport. The simplest app would be to detect your current location and help find your way to the destination. I recently came across CPH Airport, an app that helps passengers with iPhones to navigate the terminal more efficiently with real-time access to information on Copenhagen airport services.

The difference though is – CPH Airport uses augmented reality to illustrates points-of-interest in the terminal on-screen and serve as your pathfinder. Read on to know more.

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Disco Messenger: Google’s Group Messaging App For iPhone

March 30, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2

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Google is on a roll on the Apple App Store. Shortly after it released the revamped ‘Google Search‘ iPhone app, the search giant has now launched Disco Messenger – a group-texting service that allows one to send group text messages to friends from a mobile phone or Web interface. Group messaging is currently the “in-thing” on Apple App Store and Google will be up against competitors such as GroupMe, Beluga, Fast Society, Kik and several others. I was disappointed to know that Disco Messenger is currently available only in the United States.

None the less, it’s an interesting experiment from Google as it plans to tap a keenly contested segment. Read on to know more about Disco Messenger.

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10 Great iPhone Apps for Kids

March 29, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

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This guest post is contributed by Berna Erol, the founder of iPhoneAndKids.com, which hosts fun iPhone and iPad kids apps, as well as a wealth of tips for parents.

App Store is full of kid friendly iPhone applications! However it is not always easy to decide which kids apps are worthy of a download, and which ones aren’t. Here are a few of the best iPhone apps for kids that offer a chance to learn and play all at the same time.

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Apple to Kick Off WWDC on June 6 2011, iOS 5 Preview

March 29, 2011 — by Simon Ng0

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Just a day after we wrote about the iOS 5, Apple today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 6 through June 10 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. According to the press release, this year the conference will focus on the future of iOS and Mac OS.

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”

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iOS 5: A Major Revamp, Cloud Based, but Likely Postponed to The Fall

March 28, 2011 — by Simon Ng0

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While we’re expecting the release of iOS 5 in coming June along with the debut of iPhone 5, MG Siegler from Techcrunch mentioned iOS 5 is likely to be postponed till this fall and it’s said to be previewed at WWDC.

Speculations have been around for months that Apple would revamp its MobileMe service as a cloud-based service for remote file and music storage. The upcoming iOS 5 is said to focus more on the cloud services. A number of new services may launch with this new version, including a “music locker” service which could store your music remotely and a location service that lets you find friends and family members.

Here are what Techcrunch heard from its sources:

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Infographic: iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup

March 28, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

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Earlier, we’ve written up an article about what to expect from iPhone 5. There is an old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. If you do not love to read lengthy article, you’ll probably enjoy the following infographic.

Steve Hemmerstoffer from nowhereelse.fr has compiled all the rumors about the features of the upcoming iPhone 5 in a sleek infographic. The percentage shown in the image tells you the likelihood that these speculated features would actually appear on the next generation of iPhone.

Check out the full infographic after the break.