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Run Windows 7 on iPad With OnLive Desktop iPad app

If you have been an iPad user and using Windows on your desktop, I’m sure at times you miss running windows on your iPad. There are many app which will let you access your Windows desktop from iPad like Teamviewer, VNC and so on. Though, how about using an app which will let you run Windows 7 on iPad. Today, we will look into Onlive desktop app for iPad, which offer cloud based desktop on your iPad. This app is free and Standard features are also free but you might like to opt for plus account which offers some out of the box features like Adobe flash, Dropbox access, Web mail attachment and enhanced speed (100 MBPS).

How to use Onlive iOS app to Run Windows 7:

The process is very simple and all you need to do is download Onlive app from App store (iPad only) and sign up for a free Onlive account here. You can use their online site to upload files and it will be available on your iPad under Onlive app.

With free account you get 2Gb of free space and experience of using MS office product like Ms word, power-point and excel is smooth. The sign-up process for the OnLive Desktop free account is very and a single step process, as you have to simply provide your email address, password, and screen-name to set up your free account on their database. The actual process doesn’t even require you to confirm your identity by email address. Once you done with the sign-up process, simply head over to your downloaded OnLive Desktop application on your iPad, and enter details in the app to connect with servers.

Windows 7 On iPad

OnLive provides a service to iOS iPad users that provide a Window 7 machine streaming loaded with Microsoft Office components, and Internet Explorer installed with flash browser support, moreover, the overall service works on the cloud. You don’t even need to set up any kind of options and network to make it possible on your device. Users simply have to download the OnLive Desktop app from the App Store available for iPad devices, and then can head over to the OnLive Desktop free account to use the Windows 7 and Microsoft Office streaming machine on their iPad devices.

Once you are successfully able to enter in OnLive system, then you would be able to open and create different Microsoft Office documents on your iPad, even it allows you to save your files on their cloud. OnLive provides 2GB-free disk space to save your data on their cloud system.

Edit0r: At the time of trying it on my iPad, I was getting error saying “Network Test failed Error: 1009”. Anyhow, we will try again and update the hands on review soon. For now, you can check out review by Siliconfilter here.

The idea of running Windows 7 on iPad is not bad and specially native Windows user will love it but this app lacks many feature like integration with Windows Skydrive account, which will make it out of the box. But, for starter it’s good to see this app and I’m sure many of you might find it useful. How’s your experience with Online iPad app so far?

This is a guest post by Hamza from FreakGeeks. If you would like to write for CallingAllgeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

50 GB of Cloud Storage for Anyone with an iOS device – Box.Net

The new Apple iPhone 4S is all about the iCloud, storage in the cloud. And that’s what all the future devices are going to go for, because it’s safer, there’s less chances of your data being stolen and it’ll probably last forever. You don’t have to worry about your storage device fail. Yes, cloud storage is the new future and everybody has been at it.

We’ve already seen how soon DropBox got the fame it needed, then there’s Google’s cloud based Chromebooks, Microsoft’s Skydrive, Apple’s iCloud and now there’s Box.Net. If you’re an iOS user and have recently upgraded to iOS 5, then you can take advantage of iCloud. It’s true that you only get 5 GB of free cloud space, but i suppose that should be enough for a few hundred songs or photos. But, what if you want to store thousands of photos and HD videos on the cloud, that’s going to need a lot more space. Sure you can buy more storage from iCloud, but what if I told you that you can get 50 GB of storage for nothing.

Yup, that’s right. If you’ve heard of Dropbox, then you must’ve heard of Box.Net. Both are similar kinds of services that provide online storage space for your needs. Recently, Box.Net made it clear on their blog that anyone who possess an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, is eligible for 50 GB of  Cloud storage. For free. They’ve also increased the maximum upload limit of a file from 25MB to 100MB.

To get access to 50 GB of storage, all you need to do is, head over to the App Store and download the latest Box.net app for your iOS device. Once the app is installed, Sign up for a new account and you should be presented with this once in a lifetime offer.

This offer is valid for 50 days from the start date, which was October 12. So don’t you worry, you’ve got plenty of time. That’s 47 days left. So, go on and download the app right away. Sorry Android, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian users, you’ll have to stick with your memory cards for now.

Fruit Ninja Puss In Boots for iPhone & iPad Coming Soon

Apple idevices are the best for your gaming experience so far with more than 500,000 applications and games in the apple app store. But some application and games are exceptional than others as they create sensation in the gaming world with winning the hearts of video game lovers  like “Angry Birds”.   One more such video game which has won the heart of video game lovers is “Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is a video game developed by Halfbrick Studios. It was released  on April 21st, 2010 for iPod Touch and iPhone devices.  On 12th July 2010 it was launched for iPad and afterwards for other smart phone platforms.  Both consumers and critics received the game exceptionally as the game saw four million downloads from the day of launch  till december 2010.

In Fruit Ninja you have to swipe your fingers across the touch screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. One has to be carefull of bombs as they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure. Fruit Ninja is the messiest and most satisfying fruit game ever.

Now Fruit Ninja is coming back in new form for all its lovers. Halfbrick Studios in association with Dreamworks animation skg and THQ  is launching “FRUIT NINJA PUSS IN BOOTS”.  If you are a Fruit Ninja fan than surely watch out for Fruit Ninja Puss In Boots.  It is actually a refreshing upgrade to fruit ninja.  Fruit Ninja Puss In Boots is not only a pussy cat in boots but it also has new blades and backgrounds to unlock,  new magic bean powered Desperado Mode with a four-tier challenge with all new slicing games. Check out the trailer after the break.

Fruit Ninja Puss In Boots will be available from October 20th, 2011.  iPhone and iPod Touch owners will have to pay out $0.99  and iPad owners will have to pay $1.99.  Dreamworks movie “Puss In Boots” will be releasing worldwide on october 28th.

iFiles: Smart File Manager for iPhone, iPad, iPod

Apple app store is said to be the best smart phone application platform in the world. Although Android Marketplace is not too far behind but apple app store is exceptional with more than 500,000 application and games and more than 18,000,000,000 downloads as on october 4th 2011.

A great File and Media manager for a smart phone is must, which can make your managing of files and media  in your smartphone very easy and systematic. So here’s an Application for iPhone and iPad named “iFiles”. iFiles is a file manager, document viewer, text editor, voice recorder, wi-fi drive, and much more for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. You can transfer files from your computer, carry them around with you, and share them with your friends.

The wifi-drive option in iFiles let you access files from your pc or mac on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can also share files with other users of iFiles over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Email option allows you to Email single or multiple files as attachments.

iFiles lets  you view From PDF, Word, iWorks documents to Pictures and more.  You can playback music and video files . You can create and edit text files . iFiles also has a build in voice recorder.  You can zip and unzip files using iFiles. There is a search option in iFiles which lets you search for files in current folder. iFiles also helps you protect your personal stuff with files and folder lock, for this you need select the file or folder to lock and smoothly slide you hand over the file and click on properties and put pass code lock on. iFiles has an inbuilt browser which lets you search internet and download files directly to iFiles.

With iFiles one can easily make new folder, copy, move, rename,  delete, zip, files according to convenience. You can also add media and files to iFiles with the help of iTunes . For this go to iTunes, select your device, go to apps, now scroll down the page and under File Sharing option click on iFiles app from the list, click add button at the bottom of the right window and now you can easily transfer you media and files from your pc to iFiles.

Supported File Formats

  • iWorks ’08 and ’09 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote with or without Preview)
  • Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • HTML web pages and Web archives (web pages downloaded by Safari)
  • PDF Documents
  • RTF (Rich Text Format) and RTFD
  • Plain text with auto-detection of character encoding. Text files can also be edited
  • Movies (supported file formats by iPhone: MP4, MOV, MPV, 3GP, M4V)
  • Audio (WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF, AIF, AIFF, ACC)
  • Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF, ICO, CUR, XBM)

Supported File Operations

  • Move, Copy, Rename, Delete, and Create New Folder
  • Zip and Unzip
  • Email (directly from iFiles using iPhones email accounts)
  • Share files with other iPhone or iPod Touch users over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • View and change properties
  • Save images to Photo Library
  • Create new Voice Recording
  • Take Photos, record movies or import from Photo Library
  • Create and edit text files
Do tell us about your views and experience about” iFiles”

Steve Jobs Dies at 56: 1955-2011

2011 was a good year for Apple. They launched a few new products and became the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. But at the same time, Steve Jobs was having a rough 2011 in terms of his health. He was not regular to Apple from January and recently, he stepped down from the post of Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Apple, naming Tim Cook as the new one because of his health.

On 5th October 2011, Wednesday, just one day after the launch of Apple iPhone 4S, Steve Jobs died in Palo Alto in California. When he died he was surrounded by his wife and family.

Apple announced the death of Steve Jobs raising silence and sadness in the world. Apple changed their homepage, giving tribute to Steve Jobs. The co-founder of Apple, who gave you iPhone, iPad, iPod has finally ended his life. Here is a famous quote from the man.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish”

Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak. They founded the company in 1974. They invented a few PCs which gave success to Apple. In 1985, he was fired from the company. Apple witness a fall in their numbers and in 1997, he was brought back. Later that year, he was made the CEO of Apple. The launch of iPhone in 2007, gave the company a real boost and Steve Jobs never looked behind after that. Success never stopped for Apple but Steve Jobs was having some problems with his health. On 17th January 2011, he gave a leave because of his bad health condition. On 24th August 2011, he retired as CEO of Apple and finally on 5th October 2011, he died due to his health.

Sadness may not stop for days. Steve Jobs was a man who revolutionized the tech world. For me, since I came to know about the tech world, iPhone or any Apple gadget has been a dream for me. Even though, I haven’t got one yet, I will very soon get it.

Do you remember the fall Apple experienced when Steve Jobs retired as the CEO of the company in August? The fall was pretty small. But after the death of Steve Jobs, what will happen to the incredible creation of his? Who knows…

Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

“You made i a special alphabet”

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, you can email at [email protected] 

4 Ways How iPad can Help Students Perform Better in Schools

It is by no doubt a fact that consumer electronics and gadgets like PCs and Tablet devices have also revolutionized the education systems in Schools, colleges and universities. Now students don’t have to carry bundle of books with them, rather a single gadget is good enough to carry all of their course and stuff. In the recent times we have seen that Apple’s highly popular tablet iPad has increasingly become popular amongst educators and people attached with academia. So today I will be outlining 4 uses of iPad that can eventually help students excel in their educational institutions.

An Instant Source of Reference

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This is by far the best way a student can employ iPad in their studies, there are loads of iOS apps that can help a student to find facts, definitions and statistics. Apps like Qwiki, Britannica Encyclopedia and Wikipedia offline are perfect examples of how you can use iPad as a referencing tool.

Notes Taking

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Another department in which iPad acts as a perfect tool for students, though there are loads of Note taking apps available on iTunes app store but some of them are really useful and helpful. Apps like Evernote, Simplenote and Plain text are ideal iPad applications for taking down notes while student are sitting in a class or taking lectures. All of these note taking apps that I have mentioned houses the capability of synchronizing and transferring text pieces from one device to another.

Managing Assignments & Classes

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Time Manager on your iPad is very necessary if you happen to be a student because so much is going around and keeping track of all the things is difficult. I personally like InClass app, it is a perfect time managing apps for students that can help them to put things in order. Moreover, apps like Producteev and Wunderlist are also good quality To-Do managers that also allow users to share and sync tasks amongst various devices.

Digital Books

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The obvious use of iPad for a student is that he/she can keep their entire books collection whether course books or reference books on iPad. Students can place loads of books on iPad and can take them along anywhere. Students can add notes or any kind of annotation on these digital books without being concerned for damaging the book. Internet is full of eBooks in varying formats like PDF and ePub, you can download them on your device easily.

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Well these are some of the obvious ways In which a student can use iPad for their studies, if you happen to use iPad for studies in a different way then do share it with us in comments.

Facebook App for iPad Not Working [Here’s How to Fix it]

We told you yesterday on How-to get the Facebook for iPad, which was nicely hidden within the iPhone app. There was this nice little trick that could bring it from the dead and at first it worked, but then Mr. Mark realized that his iPad app was leaked and started blocking it all together. So, the app turned out to not work for people who tried to perform the hack today and also it wasn’t allowing users to log in. It had been blocked.

So, if you’re stuck with the beautiful Facebook app on your iPad and aren’t able to use it, then follow this tutorial to make it work again. To do this, you’ll need to have a jailbroken iPad. That’s all you need. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPad 2 then follow this tutorial here. If you don’t have Facebook app installed on your iPad, then download the Facebook for iPhone and sit tight, I mean follow the steps below;

  • First of all, you’ll need to make your way to Cydia>Sections>Tweaks and search for an app called FaceForward. If you don’t see it the first time, it’s best that you hit the refresh button. You should be able to see it now.

  • Select FaceForward and then Install it. It’s a really small file and will only take about 7 seconds. Once it’s installed, it’ll ask you to Restart your SpringBoard. Do as it says and your iPad will go blank and get back to the Homescreen.

  • Now, Open the Facebook App and you should be able to login without any problems.

Facebook will probably patch this hack in future updates, but until then you can enjoy the amazing Facebook app for iPad.

Are you using the Facebook app on your iPad yet? Have you tried this trick?

iPad Video App not working [Solution]

Couple of days back I jailbroke my iPad2 and I have been enjoying the power of jailbroken iOS device. Anyways, this is not about Jailbreaking but a small issue which I faced yesterday and I’m sure many other iPad users are facing the same issue.

I was playing some video on iPad video app and suddenly video apps froze and since then, when ever I open iPad video app, it was showing blank page. I can’t go back to video library. I tried hard resetting my iPad and restoring to earlier version but it didn’t helped.

Here is one quick work around which worked for me to fix frozen iPad video apps issue and I believe it might work for you too.

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Go to spotlight search and search for any existing video by typing the name. Click on video and it will start playing again and your frozen iPad video app issue will be solved within seconds.

Do let us know if this helped you to fix your iPad video app problem or you still facing the same issue?

2 Places to Download Free Books for Your iPad

A lot of people would not agree to the fact that eBook is a phenomenon that is bound to stay and grow in the digital world. We have seen the influx of various kinds of e-readers in the consumer electronics world offering varying option base to users. But my personal favorite alternative for reading e-books is iPad, mainly because it provide users an easy way of reading scores of e-books without having to buy a dedicated device.

So if you are trying to find eBooks for your iPad on the internet then do read this post because I will be mentioning several websites from where you can find loads of free iPad eBooks. You ought to have eBooks apps like iBooks to read these digital books. All you have to do is find .epub files and add them up in your iTunes library and later on sync them with your iPad. Get to know about these eBooks archives websites after a break!

ManyBooks

ManyBooks offers loads of free books and you can download these books in various formats that the site offers. You will find the Interface of the website a bit confusing but availability of large amount of contents make it a definite site to visit if you are an eager eBook reader. Browsing through the books titles and authors is a bit cumbersome but search feature is quite powerful. Overall, ManyBooks is a good place to lookout for some useful books online for your iPad.

Project Gutenberg

This might not be the perfect website to look out for eBooks for your e-reader but the thing that I liked the most about them is the variety of books available. Browsing and search options are pretty comprehensive and best part is a Top 100 list that dish out some really cool titles.

Project Gutenberg offers eBooks in 7 formats including ePub and PDF, the filename will be a bit changed when you will download a title but that’s not such a big deal. A bit boring thing is that the book you will download from the site will not be having a cover page or an artwork. Project Gutenberg unlike other sites also offer an offline catalogue of eBooks that you can browser through while not connected to the internet. It supports almost 14 languages and boasts score of books.

Do you use your iPad as an e-book reader, then do read the post and let us know in comments about your views.

How to Make Phone Calls and Send SMS from iPad 3G using PhoneItiPad

Last month iPhoneIslam had showed us video proof of being able to make make phone calls from iPad 3G as well as sending and receiving SMS. The jailbreak tweak PhoneItiPad is finally live in Cydia for everyone to download at $19.99

iPhoneIslam is the same group on people who brought us FaceIt3GS, a jailbreak tweak to enable FaceTime on iPhone 3GS. Since this app is available via Cydia and requires a jailbreak it will only work on the iPad 1 and not the iPad 2 since there’s no jailbreak tool available yet for the latter.

Also, iPhoneItiPad does not work on iOS 5 beta yet. It will work perfectly on iOS 4 though. You just need a jailbroken iPad 1 running iOS 4.x.x. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPad yet, read our jailbreak guide for iOS 4.3.x before proceeding with this guide.

How to Make Calls from iPad 3G using PhoneItiPad:

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Purchase PhoneItiPad from here using your iPad or Computer’s browser. It will cost you $19.99 or around Rs. 900 in Indian currency. Not a big price to pay to turn your iPad into an iPhone.

Purchase phoneitipad for ipad to make calls

After you have filled in your billing information you will also need to enter your iPad’s 11 digit serial number. To find out the iPad’s serial number go to Settings > General > About and scroll down to find it. Click continue on the webpage to finish the purchase.

Now launch Cydia on your iPad and add the PhoneItiPad repo http://apps.iphoneislam.com. Now search for PhoneitiPad and install it.

You should now have the phone and messages app on your iPad and already be able to make and receive calls. In case you aren’t able to, just make sure your sim has an active voice plan and not just the data plan which is usually the case for iPad sims. If the sim is able to make calls on an iPhone 4 it would work great on iPad too.

Here’s a video demo of the Phone and SMS features on iPad by iPhoneIslam,

As you can see it seems to work flawlessly. The question is would you be willing to pay a one time fee of $20 for turning your iPad into an iPhone? It is not yet clear if this tweak will continue to work in iOS 5. As of now it doesn’t.