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Time to bite the forbidden Apple(iOS5)

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

So, its 4th of July err 4th October 2o11. Well isn’t it the same thing for Apple fanboys out there.

iPhone Event

4/10/11 – Apple is holding media event at Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA. The event starts at 10:00 am Pacific Time. Let’s talk iPhone.

Today, we would experience the World’s most advanced phone & OS – the iPhone4S(or 5) & iOS5, which is supposedly a giant leap forward from the existing World’s most advanced phone & OS the iPhone4 & the iOS4.

Every OS that rolls out of the Apple Inc. the most advanced OS in the market? Not really, if we look back at the earlier versions of iOS they lacked basic functionality like copy-paste.

So what is it about them that makes it the World’s most advanced OS be it mobiles/tablets(iOS) or the Macs(OS X). Well lets see it for ourselves because I believe in facts.

Well! That says it all, doesn’t it? I use every platform that is available in the market today from iOS, Android, BBOS, WebOS, bada, Symbian to WP7 so don’t consider me as an Apple fanboy.

I won’t deny, I love their products and simplicity but at the same time I pin point problems like ‘Death Grip’, Notification system, Micro-sim etc. I have always been an unbiased, critical blogger and iOS5 won’t change it for me.

Who are we kidding, we all know until we Jailbreak our iOS device’s they are not worth it. Right now out of all the devices I own, iPhone4 is my primary phone simply because of plethora of apps (I mean quality apps from the App store, not like malicious junk in the Android Market). So the big question is will the iPhone4 owners like me upgrade to iPhone5 when they can get the iOS5 on their existing device. Again lets dig into some facts.

For the past 6 months we have seen around 100 types of speculated iPhone5’s. From a larger screen to ipad-like back to LTE etc. This isn’t the first time the world has gone mental on how the next iPhone’s gonna look like. Before the next generation of iPhone is released today let’s have a look at some of the fake one’s.

Hence proved, you can run..you can hide..but you cant escape the Apple Inc.

Lastly, how it all started. The journey from iPhone4 to iPhone5.

iphone5

 
techNYK signing off. For more info ↓

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Apple + Pear = Fruitful Life!

March 15, 2011 1 comment

When I say Apple + Pear = Fruitful life! I simply mean that Apple Inc. products make your life simpler and fruitful. Be it the revolutionary iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod Touch®that keeps getting better with each new app or add-on.

One such product is the newly launched Peel and no you dont have to peel your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod Touch® to make it to work :p

What is Peel?


Peel is all about discovering and controlling  TV programmes right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod Touch®. Lose your remotes, once and for all. Quit scrolling those tiresome grid guides. See what you want, right at your own fingertips: your shows, your controls, your friends.

Why Peel?


Don’t you some time feel that it’s getting tougher and tougher to sit back and just watch TV. While it’s awesome that we have seemingly unlimited choices of shows to watch, finding a show and actually getting it onto your TV has become tough–channels are impossible to remember, grids are painful to navigate, remotes are all over the house, and sources are multiplying like rabbits in the Spring.  When you turn on TV, you’re just looking to see your shows.  Peel can help you with that.

How to Peel?

Peel universal control takes it to the next step.  Once you choose a show, simply tap Watch it on TV, and bang: you’re watching.  The grid is gone, channels and sources become invisible, and your inputs change like magic. It truly is TV made friendlier, but it doesn’t stop there.

Peel the App



Peel is designed to put the shows first.  Peel suggests programming you like, and it remembers when you interact with one, whether by sharing it, indicating it’s a favorite, or cutting it from your Top Picks.  The more you use the guide, the more tailored your Top Picks get.

Peel the Fruit


Everything looks slick but how do we make all this happen?  A little love, a little magic, and a little orb we call the Peel fruit. The Peel fruit sits almost anywhere in your living room, with no lights, no buttons, and no cables, and it controls your whole entertainment system, including the TV, cable box, Blu-Ray player, AV receiver, and more.  No more aiming at the system while your complicated remote goes through a long series of commands: control simply just happens. Your iPhone talks to the fruit through the other part of our system, the Peel cable, which plugs into your wireless router.  The Peel cable sends off commands, and the Peel fruit never misses–even when you’re in the other room grabbing a beer.

Time to download the Peel app or buy the Peel fruit from here – Peel App or buy Peel Fruit

Once you have the Peel App and the Peel Fruit – You just need to get Ready, Aim and Fire.

Ready

Aim

Fire


The NEW APPLE

September 2, 2010 1 comment

Apple was on a spree yesterday when it launched the new – iPOD Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Apple TV, iTunes 10. The only problem is that no matter how many new products they launch or updates they make Steve Jobs still wears the Black Tshirt he has been wearing since Apple incorporated. Mr.Jobs, If you can spend so much money on your products then why not spend a few $ for a new Tshirt 😐

Well lets just leave Mr.Jobs at the moment and see how the new products look like –

Now that you have had a glimpse of all of them, lets see them each and know their Tech-Specs.

1) Ipod Touch –

2) iPod Nano –

3) iPod Shuffle –

4) Apple TV –

5) iTunes 10 –

Download it here – http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Faccebook feels the Heat and adds Location Service

August 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Facebook is undoubtedly the leader when it comes to social-networking sites. But for people like me who are active on FourSquare certainly felt the need of something similar for FB. And if we users felt the need for it then its quiet obvious that the developers and geeks at Facebook too must have realized the need of it. So, the  FB  DEV Team decided to tie-up with Location based social networking leaders FourSqaure instead of wasting time and resources by starting from the scratch. But the sad news is that when I tried using this feature – Limited to the users of the US only will gradually roll out to other locations. Here are the screenshots of FB’s iPhone application with Location icon.

Iphone 4 -> FaceTime = FacePorn

The porn industry is hiring girls to have live sex chats with Apple iPhone 4 owners using  its new video-call feature, it has emerged.

Using the iPhone 4’s Face Time , companies are developing video-sex chat services and are hiring workers through internet adverts in the US.

Many even offer to throw in a free iPhone 4 for the new employees.

FaceTime lets people call another iPhone 4 user and have live video conversations over a Wi-Fi connection through the phone’s camera and screen.

Adult film star Teagan Presley poses with her iPhone in Atlanta. Presley is experimenting with Apple's FaceTime featureAdult film star Teagan Presley poses with her iPhone in Atlanta. Presley is experimenting with Apple’s FaceTime feature

In one TV advert for Apple’s Face Time, a soldier uses the feature to get a look at his faraway wife’s ultrasound pictures.

 But the adult industry wants its customers to share moments of an entirely different kind with its stars. And while the technology may be new, the idea is not.

In the 1970s, the demand for explicit videos at home helped VCRs become widespread, and the industry was the first to embrace DVDs, too.

Internet porn sites were some of the first to make wide use of streaming video and online credit card payments.

‘The first time someone created a camera there was someone who said, ‘Wouldn’t it be good for someone to take off their clothes in front of this camera?” said Michael Gartenberg from Interpret, a media research company.

And for years, cameras mounted on computers have helped connect people for racy online video sessions. But the portability and privacy of a mobile phone makes FaceTime a new frontier for the industry.

‘A phone is such an intimate thing, you usually don’t lend it out or have someone else use it,’ said Quentin Boyer, of Pink Visual, an adult production company.

Apple boss Steve Jobs demonstrates the FaceTime feature on the iPhone 4 at its launchApple boss Steve Jobs demonstrates the FaceTime feature on the iPhone 4 at its launch

He said his company began planning for iPhone 4 video services almost as soon as the device came out. They should be ready in a matter of weeks.

He said the company will offer FaceTime sessions with some of the same women who appear in its videos.

‘It has a very personal feel – your mobile phone to hers,’ he said.

The rise of FaceTime porn puts Apple in an awkward position. Its competitors have products that allow video chat, too – HTC’s Evo 4G phone, for one.

But Apple has made a point of keeping applications sold in its iTunes store clean.

Apple has rejected book apps for featuring sexual content and political satires for their potential to offend.

And last week it was accused of censoring its iBookstore by removing the risque short stories from its top ten list.

FaceTime is not even an outside developer’s app, but a main feature of the phone.

Watchdogs worry that FaceTime could connect children to pornography or predators. Parents can put computers in public areas of the home to supervise internet usage, but mobile phones go anywhere.

‘Unfortunately, both children and sexual predators are often ahead of parents when comes to technology,’ says Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough Is Enough, a child safety group.

Apple said that people can choose whom they chat with and parents can turn off the FaceTime feature.

Another obstacle is that the iPhone 4 camera was designed specifically for face-to-face chatting.

‘You can have the phone on your face, or other body parts, but not both at the same time,’ said Teagan Presley, who acts in adult films and performs in video chats.

‘Most customers want the full package, and it’s going to be difficult holding a phone.

[Source : Daily Mail]

Apple – WWDC : Why We Do Care?

June 8, 2010 1 comment

WWDC –  One of the most prestigious event when it comes to tech. The first thing you would like to know is –  What is WWDC?

The answer to that question is – WWDC is Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) it is the premier technical conference for developers innovating with Apple technologies. Over 1,000 Apple engineers will be at Moscone West to present advanced coding and development techniques that will show you how to enhance the capabilities of your applications with the revolutionary technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X. But for me WWDC stands for – Why We Do Care ?

Not just that Over 5,000 of the world’s best and brightest Apple developers come together for the week-long Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West, in San Francisco, California. This technical event provides you the opportunity to hear about the latest advancements in iPhone OS and Mac OS X through practical examples that you can apply directly to your app development. And trust a million others sit at home and read,tweet,blog about it.

One thing I fail to understand is WWDC (Why We Do Care) what Apple is doing? Has there ever been a time when Steve Jobs has launched something new and the World hasn’t gone hysterical about it, till the time its out in the market cos as soon we get our hands on to it we realise that nothing could have been dumber than this. Be it the most recently launched ‘Apple iPad’ while the people from all over the world were going gaga over it. I just passed one judgment about it and that explained everything about it. For me ‘Apple iPad’ is –  A dumber Macbook Air + A Bigger iPod Touch. You can’t call that silly bigger iPod Touch an invention. The only invention worth calling an invention was a sanitary pad or a writing pad but not iPad ever. And if anybody disagrees to it then please feel free to comment. I can mention everything about WWDC,the new iPhone,iOS4 etc but I am not going to waste my time on it as I am not a blogger who blogs what’s in the news or what will people read, I blog what I want people to know as the rest of the tech blogs are already doing the same job and I hate yellow journalism.

But for all those who really care about Apple WWDC, here are the best sources to know about it:

1) http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/06/07/live-from-apples-2010-wwdc-keynote/

2) http://www.macrumors.com/

3) http://www.redmondpie.com/iphone-4-ad-from-wwdc-10-video/

4) http://www.techknots.com/mobiles/iphone-4-released/

5) http://www.technixupdate.com/17-new-features-in-ios-4-iphone-4-os/

WWDC 2010

WWDC 2010

Thats all for now but will post more soon as we move ahead in the WWDC – Why We Do Care 😉

K.I.S.S. Guide To Jailbreaking – Iphone/Ipod Touch

I have got so many request on twitter on how to jailbreak an Iphone or Ipod Touch that now instead of mailing each one of you I am publishing the guide to jailbreaking. As its the K.I.S.S. guide to jailbreaking I will KEEP IT SHORT & SIMPLE :

First things First :

1)You should have the latest version of Itunes & .Net Framework 2.0 installed.

2) If these two are applications are already installed then install f0recast.

3)Once f0recast is installed attach your Iphone/Ipod Touch to the PC and run f0recast.

4) f0recast will check your iPods and iPhones to determine whether it is tethered, or unlockable and it will also specify the tool which will be needed to jaibreak your device.

5)After f0recast specifies which tool to use to jailbreak your device go ahead and download it. It can be any of the following tool : blackra1n Pwnage Tool redsn0w sn0wbreeze

6) I would suggest you to use redsn0w if you use Windows PC and Pwnage Tool for MAC.

7)Now its time to decide which firmware do you want to upgrade to latest being 3.1.3( prefer 3.1.2 at the moment) for the list of firmwares and download links visit here – Firmwares

8)Once you have downloaded the Firmware from here, open redsn0w and follow these steps –

  • Step 1: You will need to first update/restore to the original iPhone OS firmware 3.1.2 on your iPhone/iPod touch by using the latest version of iTunes.
  • Step 2: In redsn0w browse to the Original iPhone OS 3.1.2 .ipsw file for your iPhone/iPod touch.
  • Step 3: redsn0w will now verify to see if the .ipsw is valid, and will then automatically patch the original file.
  • Step 4: iPhone 2G users can select both “Install Cydia” and “Unlock” options. iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch users should only check on “Install Cydia” to jailbreak.
  • Step 5: Now make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to the computer before you click “Next”.
  • Step 5 Continued: At this stage you will be presented with a screen where you will have to quickly hold “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too. Now after few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins.
  • Step 6: Sit back and enjoy while redsn0w will do all the rest for you. Once done, your iPhone/iPod touch will restart automatically and you will find it jailbroken with iPhone firmware version 3.1.2.

PS: If you still think you don’t want to go ahead and do it yourself then you are most welcome to get it done for free by contacting me – NIKHIL CHAWLA