Airbnb: Find Your Vacation Rental on iPhone

April 24, 2011 — by Jane Thomson0


When going out-of-town or overseas, one of the first things you take note off is the lodging. Travelers, in many cases, go around town to find places to stay, and this can be quite a hassle, especially if most of the places are fully booked. This concern is readily addressed by an iPhone application that acts as an online booking and rental solution for bed and breakfasts: Airbnb.

The Airbnb application, just like its website, lets users book and reserve their accommodations on the Internet, with the use of their mobile phone. The repository of rooms and bed and breakfasts is massive, providing you at least a decent number of lodging options all across the globe. This bodes well for practical travelers, as they won’t be forced to spend several nights at a pricey hotel.


CutYourSim Discontinued iPhone Remote Unlocking Service

April 23, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

Last week CutYourSim launched a remote iPhone unlock service that works for all models of iPhone including iPhone 4 with the latest version of baseband. Just a week since its debut, the company now announces they no longer accept new order of the remote unlocking.

Unlike the ultrasn0w unlock, the unlocking service offered by CutYourSim is claimed to be permanent and without the need of jailbreaking. Once unlock you’re free to upgrade to future iOS version without worry about unlocking. The unlock approach is to register the IMEI number of your iPhone into a what-so-called whitelist database. As your device is registered in that database, Apple will consider it as an unlock iPhone. CutYourSim does not have any relations with Apple. Obviously, however, the company find other ways (possible via someone with official access) to access the whilelist database.


Does Your iPhone Secretly Track Your Location?

April 23, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2


The debate over iPhone privacy fears seems to have no end in sight. Last year, a startling WSJ investigation revealed that a number of iPhone and iPad apps secretly expose your personal information such as phone number, current location and even your name. Apple subsequently said it would clamp down on such apps which pose a threat to user’s privacy. But now, two British programmers Alasdair Allen and Pete Warden are claiming that your iPhone and 3G iPad [are] regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Needless to say, they’ve reignite the hot debate – Does your iPhone secretly track your location?


Turn iPhone 4 Into Panoramic Lense System With GoPano Micro

April 22, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal0


The iPhone 4 is a photographer’s dream come true – dual cameras, amazing picture quality and good video recording capabilities. However, if you are fond of panoramic videos, the iPhone 4 leaves a lot to be desired. In the past, shooting 360 degree videos on the iPhone 4 wasn’t quiet a charming experience, but now its possible thanks to the GoPano micro lens which adds a panoramic mirror to the iPhone’s video camera, thereby allowing you to take panoramic video in real time.


FindOne iPhone App Helps Find iPad 2 Stock in US

April 22, 2011 — by Megha Bassi0


Findone iconA free iOS app, FindOne, created by Debra Orton has been released in the App Store. It helps find iPad 2 availability in the US stores saving you the manual effort of calling each store over the phone and asking. Supports only Walmart and Target stores in US at the moment.

FindOne queries various superstore databases to find iPad 2 product availability within the radius of a specified zip code. If products are found, the store phone and address are displayed, along with a list of all the iPad 2 product types currently available in that store.


Capture Panorama on iPhone with Microsoft’s Free Photosynth App

April 21, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2


I’ve been waiting to use Microsoft’s Photosynth technology ever since Microsoft showcased it in November of 2006. The technology lets users create and share immersive 360-degree panoramic photos that would be a blessing in disguise for any smartphone with camera. Though the technology has been available on the web since a long time, that didnt’ exactly work like a charm on the iPhone. I’m happy to report that Microsoft’s new panoramic photo app Photosynth is now available for free on the Apple App Store. Needless to mention, I installed it right away and I’ve to admit the app’s mesmerizing experience has blown me away.


iPhone 5 Coming this September, Reuter Said

April 20, 2011 — by Simon Ng4

While iPhone users are expecting the next generation of iPhone to be available this summer, Reuters said you need to wait a little bit longer. According to a recent report from Reuters, Apple will begin shipping iPhone 5 in September.

The company said the release schedule was leaked by three people with direct knowledge of Apple’s supply chain. The next generation of iPhone will feature a similar design as iPhone 4 but comes with a faster processor.


Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC14 Released to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2

April 20, 2011 — by Simon Ng11


Just four days after Apple released the iOS 4.3.2, the iPhone Dev team today rolls out an update of redsn0w to support untethered jailbreaking for the latest version of iOS.

Except the iPad 2, as mentioned in the release note, the redsn0w 0.9.6 RC14 should support jailbreaking for all iOS devices including iPhone3GS, iPhone4 (GSM), iPod touch 3G/4G, as well as, iPad 1 running on iOS 4.3.2.


App of the Day: Shinobi III, Return of the Ninja Master

April 20, 2011 — by [i]Mike0


The Shinobi series has been providing quality gameplay since the first installment came out in the arc ade in 1987. In 1993 SEGA released Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, a title which has been rereleased on a number of platforms, including today’s most popular consoles and the PC. Recently, SEGA released the title once more, but this time it was redesigned for the iPhone. The iPhone remake celebrates everything that made the original series great, bringing the SEGA classic to the mobile generation.


Apple Releases iTunes 10.2.2 (Jailbreak Safe)

April 19, 2011 — by Simon Ng0

Apple has released an update for iTunes pushing the version to 10.2.2. There is nothing important for the update but with a number of bug fixes.

According to the release note from Apple, iTunes 10.2.2 comes with the following bug fixes:

  • Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
  • Resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take longer than necessary.
  • Fixes a problem where video previews on the iTunes Store may skip while playing.
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance.