iPhone Tips (53)
Monday, 23 September 2013 11:25 Written by aneesh kuniyil
You may have noticed that Dictionary in iOS 7 has been completely changed. Unlike in the previous versions of iOS, now when you tap on a word and tap "Define", sometimes you may not see any result for the word at all. This is because, in iOS 7, you have an option to download language specific dictionaries. The supported languages are: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Simplified Chinese-English, Korean, Korean-English, Japanese, Japanese-English, Italian, German, French and Dutch.
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Friday, 16 November 2012 17:42 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Our dependency on smartphones are growing day by day. Some of you may even be using your smartphones to access your bank accounts, PayPal, etc. Most of the apps that we download these days require us to create a username and password. Some of you may create strong passwords with a combination of caps and small caps letters, numbers, symbols, etc. Because remembering all these passwords can be daunting, you either use the same password for your bank account and some random dating app created by some random person (who know he is accessing your personal data!), or we use…
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:29 Written by aneesh kuniyil
For some weird (or may be legitimate) reasons, Apple has made copying texts from iBook difficult. It's been many days since I started trying to copy some texts from the books that I read, so that I can share with my friends on my Facebook or Twitter, but it was difficult. Just found a way to do this! In the past, prior to iOS 6, we could simply select the texts in iBook and tap on Copy to copy the texts to clipboard. It doesn't work that way anymore. We can copy single words by using this method, but that's…
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:38 Written by aneesh kuniyil
If you are using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and had to change your number, you may have noticed that your device is still showing the old number whenever you iMessage or FaceTime someone. You can update this by following the simple steps below. Updating the Phone Number Displayed in iMessage To update the phone number used and displayed by iMessage: Step 1: Tab on Settings | Messages
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:00
All You Need to Know About iOS 6 Mail App Improvements - VIP Inbox, Flagged Messages, Attaching Photos and Videos and More.Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple recently released iOS 6, one of the best mobile operating systems, introducing 200 over new features and improvements to existing features. If you have not installed iOS 6 for your device yet, here is how you can easily download and install iOS 6 right from your device. With iOS 6, Apple has given lots of improvements to the native Mail app such as the VIP Inbox where all your important emails are stored from various mail accounts configured on your phone, etc. Another major update is the ability to easily attach photos and videos to your emails. In this article, I…
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Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:35 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple has officially released iOS 6, one of the most advanced mobile operating systems to it's users for free. With the release of iOS 5 last year, Apple has made updating iOS to newer versions much easier than last time. You can update to iOS 6 right from your iOS device - iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This article explains how to update your iOS device to iOS 6 and start enjoying more than 200 cool features.
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Thursday, 06 September 2012 17:53 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Sometimes when you send emails to someone, it may get stuck in the Outbox folder in your Mail.app in the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This happens for various reasons, for example, if your network connection drops while Mail app tries to send the email, it gets stuck in Outbox and it keeps trying to send it out. The bad thing is that your iOS device will never stop trying and will not let you delete the mail as well. In this article, I am going to show you how you can delete such 'stubborn' emails stuck in Outbox. Before…
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 02:25 Written by aneesh kuniyil
ConnectBiz is a simple and intuitive Point of Sales (POS) app for iPad from InspireSmart Solutions. ConnectBiz, ideal for for retail shops, kiosks, salons, mobile sales people, etc. has a an interface that is customized to be simple and sophisticated, making it one of the advanced POS system for the iOS. The app allows you to create customer details, manage your employees, keep track of the inventory, manage appointments, generate reports, etc. directly from the app.Features Highlight of ConnectBiz POS Cash Register Intuitive and simple interfaceAbility to perform product and service search from the appDisplays products and…
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Monday, 30 July 2012 23:14 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Sometimes you may want to import contacts to your iPhone or iPad or other iOS Devices from Microsoft Outlook. The following article will show you how you can do this. Importing Contacts from Outlook to iPhone and iPad using iTunes Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes on the PC Step 2: Once the iTunes detect your iDevice, click on Info tab in iTunes Step 3: Tick "Sync Contacts with" and Select "Outlook". You will get a message telling you that your contacts are being synced with iCloud over the air, if you have choosen to iCloud to…
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Sunday, 10 June 2012 17:12 Written by aneesh kuniyil
There are number of web browsers for iPhones and iPads these days. I recently came across one really good web browser for iPhone and iPad - Maven Web Browser+. This browser is somewhat unique in its design and features and works really good. Maven browser supports various features such as dual screen support on iPad, unlimited tabs, download manager, one click switching to private browsing, track pad, reader, etc. I have tried various other browsers to use some of the social media sites in Desktop mode, but most of them simply crashed. But on Maven browser, Desktop mode works really…
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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:07 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Here are some of the top paid apps for your iOS Devices - iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - that can increase your productivity. In case if you cannot install any of these apps because it is not available in your country, you may want to check out how to install apps from US App Store and Other Countries. 1. iTranslate Voice iTranslate Voice is one of the top productivity apps in App Store, that instantly speak another language, voive to voice. You speak to your iPhone in one language and the app will translate your voice into any other…
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:10
How to Deauthorize Computers in iTunes and Avoid the Annoying Prompt: "You cannot authorize more than 5 computers"Written by aneesh kuniyil
Some of you may have come across this annoying prompt, "You cannot authorize more than 5 computers", when you try to sync your iPhone or iPap or other iOS devices with iTunes. I cannot even remember when I authorized 5 computers in the first place, but it may have happened because I have formatted my computer which I use to syns my iPhone few times in the past. This article will tell you how we can deauthorize all the computers and authorize the one you are trying right now and get going with syncing your device.
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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:29 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple has just released a new version of iOS - iOS 5.1.1- for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad 1, 2 and The New iPad. The new release is aimed to fix various bugs relating to Safari, Camera, AirPlay and App Store. It also offers security patches which is believed to solve a problem with URL handling in Safari.
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:56 Written by aneesh kuniyil
As most of us use our smart phones for accessing emails, organizing these emails may be difficult compared to doing it on a computer. You may not want to go through all the emails in your inbox but may want to move them to another folder, probably for reading it later. This can be done right from your iPhone easily by creating folders and subfolders to categorize emails, for e.g. "Work", "Family", "Friends", etc. How to Create New Mail Folders on an iPhone and Organize Emails The following steps show you how a new email folder in a Gmail account…
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Friday, 09 March 2012 10:14 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple has just released an update to one of the most advanced mobile operating system, iOS. This is the second update to iOS 5 eversince it's release in 2011 October. The new update, iOS 5.1 adds few new features and updates to some of the existing features as well some security fixes. We will look at some of the changes in iOS 5.1. You can download iOS 5.1 directly from your iOS Device, by tapping on Settings >> General >> Software Update or via iTunes.
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Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:34 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Location Services in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch allows various apps such as Maps, Camera, Reminders, various GPS navigations apps and other location-dependent apps to determine your location. If the Location Service is not working, location-dependent apps will not work properly, and may give a message saying "Your location could not be determined." You can solve this issue by following the steps below. Step 1: Go to Settings >> Tap on Location Services and ensure Location Services is set to ON. Scroll down and find the app that cannot determine your location and ensure that is also set to ON. Run…
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 18:55 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Previously I talked about hidden features in iOS 5, Creating Location based reminders, Calendar app, iCloud, Speech-to-Text feature, etc. Now let us look another interesting feature in iOS 5, Custom Vibrations for your contacts. Custom Vibration is mainly meant for people who cannot read the iPhone screen or situations where you cannot look at the screen and see the caller ID displayed. Instead these unique vibrations act like a Hearing-Aid mode, that will tell you who is calling you.
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:26
Google Currents - Create Your Personalized Online Magazine Store, the Flipboard like News AggregatorWritten by aneesh kuniyil
Google released a new mobile application called Google Currents few days back. Google Currents, a free mobile application, is an attempt by Google to offer beautiful contents in an easily accessible way. If you have ever used Flipboard on iPad or iPhone, Google Currents is basically a take on it by Google to provide great contents for great audience. Basically it lets us explore online magazines and other contents from Internet in a beautiful interface, creating a personal magazine stores that travels with you.
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Saturday, 03 December 2011 12:52 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Previously I talked about hidden features in iOS 5, Creating Location based reminders, Calendar app, iCloud, Speech-to-Text feature, etc. One of the best improvements in Apple's iOS 5 is the enhancements in Camera app and the Photos app. With iOS 5, Apple has turned an iPhone like a real Point-and-Shoot camera. 1. Open Camera Directly From Lock Screen With iOS 5, we can open the Camera app from the Lock Screen just by double tapping the Home button on our iPhone and we will never agian have to miss those unexpected moments.
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Thursday, 24 November 2011 18:13 Written by aneesh kuniyil
We talked about many hidden features in iOS 5 in my previous articles, such as creating location based reminders, easy access to camera app, built-in Emojibuilt-in Emoji, Dictionary, Speech-to-Text, etc. Now let us look at the Calendar app in iOS 5. There are some interesting changes to Calendar app in iOS 5. We will look into those changes and everything else about Calendar app in this article.
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:03 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple has generated billions of dollars for the company and it's developers through it's App Store. It is said to be the largest mobile app store ever created with more than 5 million apps. There were more than 2 billion downloads from the App Store. So how many of those 2 billion have you downloaded? This article will show you how to check your purchase history and order numbers of all the apps you downloaded from App Store.
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:41 Written by aneesh kuniyil
iCloud has been making all the buzz ever since its launch. Are you wondering what is the whole iCloud stuffs? Ever thought if you could access your iCloud data from a browser? Or do you like to see what kinds of data are stored on your iCloud account? I remember watching a very old video where Steve Jobs was describing about something similar to what today we call Cloud Computing. He describes how he used to have all of his documents on his computer at NeXT, Apple, Pixar and home all in sync! This was way back in 1997! iCloud…
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Monday, 14 November 2011 16:15 Written by aneesh kuniyil
iOS 5 came with lot of new features and enhancements to existing features. I recently found out that many people are still not aware or do not know how to use the rich text features available in the Mail App in iOS 5. This article aims to help you explore the limited, but useful features of rich text editing in Mail App.
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Friday, 11 November 2011 18:21 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple has just released an update for iOS 5 which is believed to fix the battery issues users are facing with their iPhone 4S. Similar to the Antenna issue surfaced when the iPhone 4 was out, the battery issues started showing up shortly after Apple released iOS 5 and iPhone 4S. Apple started investigating the rootcause of the issue and found that the issue could be caused by a software bug which is to be fixed by the latest update, iOS 5.0.1
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Monday, 07 November 2011 12:31 Written by aneesh kuniyil
We have already seen many new useful features on iOS 5. This article explains how we can use speech-to-text feature from the built-in keyboard on iPhone. This feature translates speech to text using the iPhone, iPad keyboard from anywhere you can access it, such as, Messages, Mail, Safari, Twitter, Facebook app, etc.
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:37 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Most of us use our iPhones and iPads and other iDevices more than any other gadgets. Our dependency on these devices has grown tremendously. Some of us even do mobile banking while we may have installed hundreds of games and other apps. How do we protect out data on iPhone, iPad or other iDevices?
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 18:53 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Earlier I posted some of the hidden features, tips and tricks of iOS 5. Today we will see how we can use location based reminders. One of the wonderful updates in iOS 5 is the Reminders app that comes pre-installed on your iDevice when you update to iOS 5. It is elegant, simple to use, yet powerful tool to organize our life. The Reminder app in iOS 5 (iPhone, iPad & iPod touch) let's you set reminders to be reminded on a specific date or when you arrive or leave a specific location, such as Home, Office, Clubs, or anywhere else.
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Saturday, 15 October 2011 11:48 Written by aneesh kuniyil
I'm sure you're excited playing around with iOS 5 now. Apple calls iOS 5 as the most advanced Mobile Operating System ever. While Apple spends huge amount of time creating beautiful things, there are so many minor enhancements made to iOS 5. Like always, I was very excited about iOS 5, waited whole night for the update to be released and get it updated on my iPhone. It's also very exciting to find out new features and tips that comes along with this update. To read all about iOS 5, click here.
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Friday, 19 August 2011 00:23 Written by aneesh kuniyil
One of the very popular third-party Facebook app-MyPad- for the iPad is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. MyPad has been downloaded over 12 million on iPads and is known for its beautiful design than the native Facebook iPhone app. MyPad for iPhone allows you to connect to Facebook and view multiple profiles, albums, videos, status messages, shared links, etc. as a stackable and scrollable pages that are stunningly designed.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:08 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Facebook Messenger is a stand alone messenger application for iPhone and Android phones from Facebook, Inc. Unlike many other mobile to mobile messaging applications, Facebook Messenger is tightly integrated with your Facebook Messages and Chats, storing all the messages send and receive through your mobile phone in your Facebook account. It's an app that lets you send messages to anyone in your Phone Contact List, even if they don't use Facebook.
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Tuesday, 02 August 2011 00:00 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple just released another update to it's iOS making the latest version to iOS 4.3.5, to fix a vulnerability with the certificate validation. It's interesting to note that Apple released another update, iOS 4.3.4, almost about two weeks back, fixing a serious vulnerability in the way iPhone handled a type of font in the PDF file which let hackers to take control of your iDevices.
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Sunday, 24 July 2011 12:39
How To Install iPhone / iPad Apps That Are Not Available In Your Country - Creating An iTunes Store Account In US Store Without a Credit CardWritten by aneesh kuniyil
Disappointed that you can't download Google+ or Onenote app for iPhone yet, just because the app is not released in your country yet? Or you want to download any other iPhone/ iPad apps that are only in US iTunes Store? This article will guide you through on how to create an iTunes Store account without a credit card in other countries than the country you living in. By following this, you will be able to download Google+, Microsoft OneNote and more cool and useful apps that may not be available in your country.
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Friday, 22 July 2011 17:14 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Ever wished if the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad could let you've more tabs or sync with your Firefox bookmarks or download files from Internet? That’s what 360 Web Browser brings to you.
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Sunday, 17 July 2011 09:10 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Apple just released an update to its iOS , fixing a vulnerability in the PDF file that lets hackers take control of your hardware. With this update, your iOS version will be iOS4.3.4.
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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:20 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Yoono is an interesting app that brings most of the popular social network sites into a simple, easy to use iPhone apps. Yoono also has a Desktop app and a browser plugin for Firefox and a Beta version for Google Chrome. What's so good about Yoono? Let's look at some of it's features;
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Saturday, 09 July 2011 13:41 Written by aneesh kuniyil
iOS 5 is almost here, it's going to be the best mobile OS ever developed, bringing whole loads of new features and enhancements!! I'm indeed excited about this. Buy Apple iPhone 4 Black Smartphone 32GB (AT&T)
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Monday, 27 June 2011 10:50
Turn your iPhone to a WIFI hotspot and connect your iPad and other WIFI enabled devices to Internet for freeWritten by aneesh kuniyil
One of my friends recently asked me how he could share the 3G connection on iPhone 4 with hisnew iPad 2. I thought I would share this tip with you. This feature works with almost every carrier in the world such as At & T, Verizon in USA and SingTel, Starhug, M1 in Singapore, etc. This feature also works with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4.
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Save your time and make your life easier with following iPhone tricks and Tips (iPhone Manual) you may have not known yet. iPhone Tricks and tips 1. Tap at the "top bar" to automatically scroll to the top of the page in Safari, Facebook App, News app, and many others.
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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:31 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Microsoft just released an iPhone app for its already amazing technology- Photosynth! It’s really cool and fun to create 3D panoramas using Photosynth iPhone app. Photosynth app allows you to take a series of images and create a 3D panoramic view, exactly like the images we see in Google 3D maps! I feel that Microsoft has done a great job by releasing such a wonderful app for iPhone. Photosynth uses advanced image stitching technology and they are amazingly accurate. It has some cool interactive features that guide through every step. By making use of the gyroscope in iPhone, Photosynth continuously…
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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:17
iPhone audio and video scrubbing- adjust the forwarding speed in four different speeds for audio and videoWritten by aneesh kuniyil
I just noticed a cool feature in iPhone while listening to a music video. I'm sure that all of you know how to navigate to a point in the track (audio or video) in iPhone by sliding the bar (at the top). Did you notice a tiny text while you slide the bar that says, "Slide your finger down to adjust the scrubbing rate"? (I think this feature was first introduced long back when iOS 3.0 was out!! I just noticed though). There are 4 speeds of scrubbing, Hi-Speed, Half Speed, Quarter Speed and Fine Speed. Now you can have…
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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:07 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Facebook just released an update (V3.4) for it's iPhone, iPad and other iDevices app. The update can be downloaded from the iTune/ AppStore for free as usua or click here. According to Facebook, this update fixes lots of bugs and adds the few new features such as Map View for places, improved news feed, etc. With this update, Facebook app allows us to Check in to Events as well. I noticed that the update has also fixed the issue with Photo upload using the app. We can now "Unfriend" those irritating people from iPhone / iPad app itself! Screenshots:
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Sunday, 03 April 2011 13:17 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Don’t you think you love reading fake news sometimes, it’s so fun and really good times pass, out of our hectic working day! After all, we don’t always want to read the stories of boring politicians and heir stupidity! Many of you may have heard of www.theonion.com -America’s Finest News Source, that’s what the website claims. The Onion is a Chicago based satirical news organization that has been around for many decades. They have recently released an iPhone and iPad app which lets the users browse all of their funny stories and videos. The Onion iPhone/ iPad app makes browsing…
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Friday, 01 April 2011 12:04 Written by aneesh kuniyil
MailShot is a productivity app released by Soluble Apps few weeks ago, to enhanse the capabilities of emails on an iPhone and iPad, letting users to send emails to a large group of people without having to enter each one's email addreses separately. It allows iPhone and iPad users to email groups of up to 50 people from within any application that suports email just by selecting a single contact from their address book. These contacts can be used to easily email groups of family, friends, classes or work without having to choose each emails separately. According to TopiPhoneNews, MailShot…
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Recently one of my friends asked me how to access Gmail from his iPhone. The following article explains how you can access Gmail from your iPhone, easily and more conveniently than from Safari. Step 1: Login to your Gmail account and ensure you have enabled IMAP feature. To do that, click on Settings then Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and under IMAP Access- Ensure it is enabled as shown. Step 2: On your iPhone, Click Settings and scroll down to Mail, Contacts, Calendars tab. Step 3: Under Accounts, click Add Account...
Many times you will require to find the backup of your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod/ iTouch created by iTunes on your computer. This could be for various reasons such as to copy the backup to another location prior to an iOS update to ensure you don't lose any of your valuable data like your Address Book, applications, etc. You can find the backup files of your iDevices at the following location:
Apple released the iOS 4.3 to its customers via iTunes on 09 March 2011, two days ahead of the earlier planned release date.iOS 4.3 is one of the major release of iOS and major changes are for the iPad and iPad 2. Though, this version supports all iDevices- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. If Apple sticks to its traidition of summer release schedules, iOS 4.3 could be the last major update of iOS 4 versions before iOS 5 comes down the way.It seems like Apple has stopped releasing anymore updates of iOS for iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod…
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Friday, 04 March 2011 00:29 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Pushme.to: Its another instant messaging app for iPhone. But there is something very special about Pushme.to that it allows you to send and receive messages to anyone even if they don't have an iPhone. All it needs is a browser and an Internet connection, the messages are sent via Internet like any other IM apps and is delivered to the iPhone. The amazing part is that Pushme.to allows you to continue your conversation from a computer simply by logging into pushme.to/username. You can see all your chat history and current chat from where you left on your iPhone. There are…
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myPhoneDesktop- makes it easier to access your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod from your Desktop or Laptop computer. It lets you type long SMS, URLs or Emails or even make calls or do a Google search on your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod directly from a Desktop or Laptop. Imagine you are reading a long article on your computer and you want to access that from your mobile device. What most of us usually do is that to email the URL of the article or the entire text itself from our computer and access it from the email configured on iPhone. Do we really…
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Sunday, 27 February 2011 17:37 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Instant Messaging apps have become part and parcel of our daily life. Social networking sites and applications are a streamlined solution for keeping in touch with our friends and loved ones. I've used numerous IM applications on my iPhone, imo.im stands out from all of those. imo.im is a web based IM service like eBuddy where you can send instant messages to your friends on MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM/ ICQ, Yahoo, Skype, Facebook Chat, Jabber and MySpace IM. imo.im released a light weight, cool iPhone, iPad and iPod application with a clean interface which supports all of those IM services. What…
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Saturday, 26 February 2011 16:13 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Viber- one of the pretty cool VoIP calling apps for iPhone. Viber lets you make free calls to other phones with Viber installed. Currently Viber supports only iPhone, though Android and BlackBerry versions are on its way soon. Features: It works with both 3G and WIFI, so you don't have to worry looking out for only WIFI spots, but you can make calls anywhere like any normal phone call. It allows free calls domestically and internationally. You really don't have to worry about your location, forget about roaming charges, Viber works as long as you are connected to Internet. But…
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Friday, 25 February 2011 15:13 Written by aneesh kuniyil
Here is a wonderful diary application for your iPhone- Momento! I used this for a long time and loving it. Momento is a very clean diary application witha beautiful interface. It lets users to write their moments 'on the go', with powerful tagging features. The following are some of the features of Momento: Beautiful interface Tag your friends from phone book or places you visit Tag memorable events You can create custom tags Momento supports application wide search, and it's really powerful! You can rate your moments It can fetch your posts from popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter,…
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So you at last decided to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and enjoy the real power of an iPhone? Before I proceed on how to jailbreak your iPhone, let me give you a quick look at what is jailbreaking. iPhone Operating System (iOS) Jailbreaking is a process that allows an iPhone running Apple's iOS operating system to gain full access to all features of the operating system, as to remove limitations imposed by Apple. Once jailbroken the device, users are able to download additional applications, extensions and themes that are unavailable through the official App Store, via installers such as Cydia,…