Imagine you’re travelling out of the country or state and do not want to be tied up with the stupid roaming charges for every call you make or text message you send. You’d obviously want to use a local SIM card and not bear any roaming charges. However, there aren’t many smartphones around that have the feature to accommodate dual SIMs. Though, there are many accessories that will turn your mobile phone into a dual SIM one, not many of them are easy on your devices.
Here’s a product by the makers of the Rebel SIM, that wirelessly adds another SIM to your smartphone. Yes, the G-Mate Dual SIM Bluetooth kit enables your device to have a second SIM and use all it’s features without having to switch SIM cards. The best part, it works on both iPhone and Android devices. Since it works over an active bluetooth connection, it works perfectly on both iOS and Android. A second SIM card is really going to boost your smartphones performance as you can use it for it’s 3G access or when you’re out of credit on one or the other just stops working.
You will however, need to jailbreak your iOS device and install a certain app for the G-Mate Dual SIM to pair with your device. Once, both are paired you can launch the app and use it’s interface to sync all your contacts so that you can use the second SIM right away, and that too over your first SIM. For more instructions on how to set the whole thing up, follow the instructions over at Rebel SIM. You can also watch this video to see it in action.
The same goes for almost all the Android mobile devices that have Bluetooth. You can also use this on tablets and iPad. Now, this is where I’ll be talking about the price of the G-Mate Dual SIM Bluetooth Kit, which is not cheap. It’ll cost you about $110. If you believe you need this very badly, then you can order yourself one from over here.
Ever thought that you can pay at any shop or store from your Smartphone, well a highly innovative start-up company with the name of Square has developed a real-world based payment application that will be operational from your mobile device. At present this technology by Square is only limited to 50 vendors across US but it is expected that this innovative method of e-payment will be an instant success once more of the businesses will start adopting it.
How the Virtual Wallet App will Work?
To use this service, users will have to download “Card Case” which is a virtual wallet app. The Card Case app will eventually add a virtual credit card number for each of the vendor for the facilitation of payments. Once this payment service is ON, users visiting any shop will just have to pull-out their card and tap on “Start tab” that will mark them as an active shopping customer.
The teller then sums up the purchases and starts a scan for any active customers having virtual wallet app activated, it then selects the appropriate Card Case app user and request payment from them. In this way customers can enter and leave the shop with their shopping bags full without ever having to take their wallet out. Good thing is that there is no need of paper receipts and this payment system also supports multiple of businesses that are supported by Square.
Card Case app is not merely available as an app that can be downloaded simply from the App store, you first have to visit a retailer that is participating in this deal. The retailer will in-return scan the card and a text message containing a link for setup will enable you to download the app. For more information about this innovative venture of Square, you can visit the official website of Card Case app and Square.
What do you think about this payment system? What might be the security risks? Do share your thoughts with us in comments.
Seems like iPhone is the device that can’t stop giving you unbelievable features that you have never imagined. We have seen so many add on devices that can be connected to your iPhone for making it one of the most powerful smartphones.
iPhone and iPod Touch are now capable of recording a video in panoramic mode thanks to the device called Dot, that is made by New York based company named – Kogeto. Dot is expected to launch in an event in June, but the full volume production will be starting in August this year.
The device mounts really well on your iPhone or iPod Touch & lets you capture the video in 360 degrees without even need to rotate it. You can also carry around it while walking but the recommended method from Kogeto is just put the iPhone on a flat surface & let it do the 360 degree video recording for you.
Dot was aimed for capturing the environment by using the traditional camera that users have on their iPhone. After recording the video – you can simply view or navigate it in complete 360 degrees from the video itself. Additionally Kogeto is making a separate free app for it named “Looker” – which can help you in shooting, sharing & viewing videos captured by the Dot. This app has capability of adding multiple panoramic videos from different iPhones & link together for greater precision in view or for a huge environmental scene.
Some of you may be disappointed knowing that this device only works for iPhone 4 & iPod Touch of the fourth generation. But as the company has stated they are working on the device for Android & iPad which are expected to hit market by Christmas, it shouldn’t be much of a disappointment.
The company has already started taking pre orders for the device from this Official Website of Dot. And you can also join the launch party or get Dot device by spending $47 or more at KickStarter Website.
What do you think of this Dot accessory for your iPhone? DO you enjoy recording 360 degree videos? They can be fun you know!
The last version of the Apple iPhone is named as the iPhone 4, but that has got nothing to do with its 4G capabilities. But need not worry about that, since there is a solution to enable 4G on your favorite iPhone 4.
KT or Korean telecom has unveiled the world’s first integrated WiMax 4G sleeve, with the new Portable Mobile WiMax Egg Series, the KWF-B2500, and the KM-MR100 in Korea. The KWF-B2500 is a WiMax Sleeve for iPhone 4 and the KM-MR100 is a portable WiMax hot-spot device.
The KWF-B2500 WiMax sleeve has been designed specially for the iPhone4 which weighs about 2.4 ounces(68g) with 62×126.5×17.2mm dimensions and comes with a 1500mAh additional battery in order to provide some extra juice to your iPhone 4. The sleeve comes only in Black colour, which gives you upto 5 hours of battery backup.
The KM-MR100 is a WiMax portable hotspot and will offer you up to 4hours of battery back with continuous WiMax usage on a single charge.
Both the models from KT are priced at128,000 Won (approx. $120) each, which are currently available in South Korea and are expected to launch soon in other parts of the world.
This new iPhone App and also a clinical device attaches to your iPhone and does wonderful things that normally you’d have to pay a huge sum for. The app is called the iPhonECG and i’m sure just by the name you’d have known that attached with the case this app turns the iPhone into an ECG reading machine. It also works with the iPod Touch and the iPad, though obviously not as a case.
The case connects to the iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad via Bluetooth and it’s supposed to hit the market with a price tag close of $100 including the app. The case is developed by a company called AliveCor and has two electrodes behind the case that isn’t as great as a real ECG machine but does the job quite well monitoring your heart rates and patterns. Check out the video below and see how it works:
The device will be showcased at CES next week. Thus, once it’s launch you won’t have to spend a lot on medical checkups of your heart, that is if you trust this device.
We had recently posted the unboxing pictures of the Speck Fitted Case for iPhone 4. Now let’s look at a full review of this iPhone Accessory. This is a two piece case offered free as part of Apple’s Case Program.
The Speck Fitted Case for iPhone 4 that we ordered shipped sooner than we had expected. Out of the free cases provided by Apple through the Case Program we liked the Speck Fitted Case best because of its durable design and also the neat and sophisticated appearance. Check out the unboxing pictures after the break. Continue reading Speck Fitted Case for iPhone 4 – Unboxing Pictures→