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Guide to Jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 4.0 online using Jailbreakme

The great folks at iPhone Dev-Team and our current iOS superstar Comex have made available to us a Jailbreak solution for iOS 4 devices. This guide will help you jailbreak any iPod Touch 1G/2G/3G device online using a website Jailbreakme.com. You don’t need a computer to perform the jailbreak. Continue reading Guide to Jailbreak iPod Touch iOS 4.0 online using Jailbreakme

Mac HowTo: Remove All Dead Tracks from iTunes at once

We have all come across times when our iTunes library chooses to punish us with exclamation marks(!) all over the screen when we moved folders or deleted some tracks from the hard drive. If it’s a handful, one can manually delete the dead/missing tracks but otherwise it will take ages. Lucky for you, here’s a script which I have been using for over a year to keep my library free of dead tracks. Meet Super Remove Dead Tracks!

Note:
This script works only for iTunes on Macintosh Computers and has been tested to work with Snow Leopard and iTunes 9.2

Doug’s applescripts are very popular on the internet among Mac users. The script itself is very simple to use and understand. It will scan your full music library for dead/missing tracks and then delete them from the library. If a playlist remains with no existing song that will be deleted as well. Since, the process might take a few minutes and there is no progress slider an alert appears after every 500 tracks are scanned.

This script is very popular and when I last checked it had already been download almost 200K times.

How to Use:

  • Head over to this page and click on download.

  • Unzip the archive and load the DMG file.
  • Copy the script to “[username]/Library/iTunes” as specified
  • Restart or Launch iTunes
  • You should now see Super Remove Dead Tracks in the list of scripts. Click on the script and then click on Proceed and you’re done.

The script will also save a list of deleted tracks so you’re peace of mind is guaranteed. You do now know what tracks have been deleted. Check out the screenshots for more help. You should consider running this once you iTunes starts reporting missing tracks or you notice the exclamation mark making way into your music library.

So all you Mac users go get this script if you don’t have it already. You will have loads of time to leave us a note, once this script saves you a ton of time and effort. Enjoy!

Air Display: Use iPhone or iPad as a Wireless Touchscreen Display for your Mac

We recently reviewed an app that allowed you to transform your iPad into a Secondary Monitor for your windows machine. This time we bring a solution for Mac users and only better with touch enabled interface.

Most iPhone users have already heard the name Avatron Software before. These are the same people who brought us the much functional Air Sharing app. If you’ve used it before you’ll know that these people are aware of what Apple consumers expect from apps and they have delivered in the past. This time we reviewed the Air Display app which was released late June.

Right now we have two similar apps on the app store which do practically the same task, that being, extending the computer display to Apple iPad or in this case iPhone and iPod Touch too. We reviewed MaxiVista earlier which did this thing for Windows. Air Display not only enables this task for Mac users but also enabled touch input. This app again uses Wi-fi for connecting to your Mac so no wires. The iPad’s 1024×768 display doubles the screen area of my Macbook Pro 13″.

You will need to download an additional software on your computer to get started. Link here. There was some noticeable lag when moving windows and the result wasn’t as sharp as what we got from MaxiVista. Moreover, auto-rotation wasn’t as efficient as well. Maybe, these are issues with the video driver and will get resolved with future updates. Overall, the experience is still great with a few hiccups though.

Some great uses of the app as advertised:

  • Fill your iPad screen with your utility apps, like iChat, Mail, iCal, and Calculator.
  • Amaze your friends by playing Flash animations on your iPad!
  • Graphic design: Make Photoshop and Illustrator usable on your laptop by putting your tool palettes on the iPad screen.
  • Music: Use your iPad as the ultimate control surface for Logic or Pro Tools.
  • Programming: Use the extra display area for such auxiliary development tools as Console, Terminal, and the Debugger.
  • Business: Move all of your iWork and Office palettes and inspector windows onto the iPad, and let your document fill the screen.

Why touch input is welcome on second monitor?

Well Michael from MaxiVista’s Dev team posed this question at us. As to why would one ditch the keyboard and mouse and want to have touch controls on the monitor residing on the side of our primary display. I’ll repeat what I told him. The iPad and iPhone are very portable devices. We are not always aiming at keeping them at the side of our computer.

Quoting myself, Personally I will use it less often on the side of my display and instead somewhere else in the room. Suppose my Dad’s come over for the weekend and I wish to leave him in the bed with the iPad while I sit at the desktop throwing windows and apps for him to look at. The display is taken care of. Wouldn’t it be great if he could actually be able to click on the back button in Safari or click on dial again once that call on skype dropped. Do you see some sense in that?

How much does it cost?

This app costs $9.99 which is the same price as MaxiVista however in this case the app can be use on your iPad as well as iPhone and iPod Touch so the ten bucks you spend does get you more in this case. Developers of both apps are working to bring Windows and Mac support to their respective apps thus making them cross platform but at this time neither are.

Here’s the link to one very magical App created for the iPad. This app is the one I’ll recommend to everyone over others once the issues are resolved. Windows users, be patient. An update in the near future will get you hooked as well. Patience indeed is a virtue.

A recent tweet by Avatron said, Early this week: Alpha of Air Display support software for Win XP (32), Vista and Seven (32 and 64-bits). Then open Beta, hopefully in days. Follow Avatron on Twitter here for more updates.

5 Free and Useful Productive Applications for iPad

We all love technology because it makes our task easier. It doesn’t matter that it is a simple gadget of old days or a hottest trend going on these days, all are developed to increase our productivity. iPad is one of such stylish gadget which helps us to increase the productivity. Here I have listed few application of iPad which helps to increase the productivity and these are totally free to use.

Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the easiest ways to share the files online. Dropbox app for iPad gives you facility to view, save and share videos and photos. You can also share, export and send files across emails or other app. You can also mark files to “favorite” files and check them offline.

Dropbox

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SimpleNote

It is very user-friendly app to take down your notes. It easily sync with web app wirelessly and automatically. You can easily search, sort, create, edit and email your notes. You can customize size and type ( landscape or portrait mode) of notes.

SimpleNote

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SkyGrid

SkyGrid is for people who are interested in checking out the latest events, people and trending topics online. You can create categories, mark your favorites, share on social networks websites like Twitter and Facebook and email. Apart from this you get alert notifications and live streaming updates.

SkyGrid

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SugarSync

SugarSync helps you to sync and access files, photos and music. You can use also share files from your iPad with others. You would love to stream a music library from your systems with this free SugarSync application.

SugarSync

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Evernote

Evernote don’t need any introduction. Evernote app for iPad helps you to create text, photo and audio notes. It helps to auto-sync notes on your system. Add geo-location for easy search and add favorites for easy access.

evernote

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If you are aware of more free iPad productivity app, then do share with us.

When to buy an Apple Mac, iPod, Mac Mini or iPhone?

Customers often find themselves in a fix when they go out to buy any hardware. Whenever, we spend some money on a new gadget we try our best to future proof ourselves by making sure we are buying the latest and the best available piece of hardware out there. It would be very disappointing if an updated model was released just a week after. This guide will help you solve this problem for Apple products.
Continue reading When to buy an Apple Mac, iPod, Mac Mini or iPhone?

Buy iPhone 4 Clone from China for $85

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Chinese mobile market is famous for cloning popular mobile and tablets and I’m sure you must be aware of iPhone 4 clone and iPhone 4S chinese clone which is available to buy in chinese market for less than $100. The design and look of these iPhone 4 clone looks exactly the same as original iPhone 4.

Infact now, iPhone 4S white color clones are also available in the market. Though, I really doubt if we can use it to run SIRI or not but for sure you can run Android. I have added a video below and you can check it out yourself.

Though, I don’t have any official specs of these iPhone clones, but it comes with Normal li-ion battery, dual Sim card slot, and there are 3-4 variations in the market. Some of the allows battery to be replaced and some of them have design like Apple iPhone, which don’t let you replace battery easily.

Image of iPhone 4 Clone:

The Chinese clone makers has started developing copies of iPhone 4clone. The newly spotted clone of the iPhone 4 from China is called the ePhone 4GS and just cost $85.

iPhone 4 Clone

When comparing the cloned iPhone 4 with the original one, one thing is very clear. China is developing so much in cloning skills. They are genius in making all these stuff. Although its made of cheap plastic, not able to find difference that easily.

It has lower resolution when comparing to iPhone 4 retina display. But the ePhone 4GS comes with front and back facing cameras and 16GB memory.

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Well, if I’m someone who just need an iPhone in hand to show off, I would not mind buying these fake china iPhone, as they also work and if you are getting the joy of holding an iPhone for less than $100, it makes complete sense to me. But, if you are buying it to get all the amazing features of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, you are going to miss out a great chunk of fun and it will be  a bad investment.

Here is a video review of one of these Fake iPhone china phone call SoPhone:

Here is an image showing an original iPhone and other one of fake iPhone from China, can you spot the design differences:

iPhone 4 Vs Fake iPhone 4

I will update the link to buy iPhone clone soon, meanwhile you can join us on Facebook for updates. Would you prefer spending your money on one of these fake chinese iPhone or you planning to buy an original iPhone?

New Detailed Features of iPhone4

Yesterday Apple had lots of surprises in its bag for iPhone 4. There are more than 100 new features in iPhone4. No doubt it met all expectations of all Apple lovers. From 100 new features there are few features which I found worth sharing. In my last post I gave you a brief idea about the features and if you want to know more about important features of iPhone4, check out this article.

iPhone features

New Features of iPhone4:

Design:

iPhone 4 is attractive and thinnest SmartPhone yet made. It is made up of stainless steel and glossy pannels of aminosilicate glass. Includes 5 MP camera at front and back. It has the highest resolution phone ever with 960 by 640 backlit LCD display and density of 326 pixel per inch. Unlike previous iPhone, iPhone 4G have 2 microphone one at bottom and one up.

Multitasking:

Multitasking is really awesome feature of iPhone4 and can be switch from one task to another easily. You just need to double click your Home button and you get the menu of the entire current application running. You just need to select the required application and switch. It’s fun and easy. Notifications can also be sent between applications on the phone.

Apps folder:

Everyone who is found of using lots of application would surely love this feature. Now you can easily sort the applications in App Folder with simple drag and drop facility. Really important feature to organize all the applications on iPhone4.

A New Mail App:

iPhone OS 4 is ready to give you best mailing experience with unified inbox, fast inbox switching and threaded messages. With just few clicks you can easily check and access your all inbox.

iBooks and Gaming:

Gaming and iBook is another feature which is attractive for iPhone lovers. You can easily read the books with iBook app. Gaming will be fun on iPhone because of centralized gaming service where you can connect with games to one another.

Camera and Bluetooth:

iPhone 3G was having 3MP camera but iPhone 4 is out with 5 MP camera that too with HD recording. You can also use iMovie for editing the video on iPhone. iPhone is also providing Bluetooth keyboard support, which is again something new to iPhone series.

Video calling:

With 5 MP camera in front as well as back, iPhone supports video conferencing. The improvement in density (326 pixel per inch) the images, text and video looks awesome and much sharper than earlier iPhones.

iAds:

This is good news for developers that iPhone 4 will be having mobile advertising platform, iAds. This will help to generate some income from free iPhone apps. It is inbuilt in iPhone OS and expected to focus on emotions and interactivity.

These were few mouth watering features of iPhone 4 which are appealing us to purchase one soon. Do share with us, which feature you liked most in iPhone 4?