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Recover Photos from Your iOS Device Using Photo Rescue

Ever cried when you lost your iPhone and along with it lost your photos too, well now you can recover those photos by using Photo Rescue.

Photo Rescue is a Mac application that scans through all your backup data to recover all those deleted or lost photos. Every time you connect your iPhone or any other iOS device, it syncs with iTunes and stores a backup, but it doesn’t flash in your head that it has stored things in iTunes backup. Photo Rescue thus scans through all those backed up data and then presents the photos in a easy to view way.

Photo Rescue

A very simple to use application, it doesn’t require you to do anything other than select the iOS device whose back-up you need it to scan. It does a quick scan and leaves you staring at all those pictures, even the ones you did not want it to rescue, in a neat window and arranged in date format. There are some ground rules however, before you start expecting your lost photos to reappear. First of all you’ll need to have synced your iOS device recently in order for it save a back-up. And secondly, if you’ve selected encrypted backup, then I’m sorry to say that Photo Rescue won’t be able to scan through them.

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That’s it, really simple to use and does the job, however this is only for Mac OS X. Hence, Windows users may have to pout their mouth and start shooting mails to the developer asking them to get one done for Windows too. You can visit the official page for this Mac app over here. It’s available for free, but doesn’t let you save those found photos, only view them. If you want to save them, then you’ll have to shell $4.99 from your pockets to buy Photo Rescue.

Will you buy Photo Rescue app for $4.99 or do you know of any other free tools such as this? Do let us know in the comments.

View Facebook Feeds In Real-Time with FlipToast Desktop Client

In social networking domain, Facebook is the sole spot on which we spend an awful amount of time. Normally majority of our friends hang out on this social networking hub discussing latest events and news along with other things like status updates and pictures. So in-order to cater for the need of users who are somewhat addicted to Facebook there is a pretty useful desktop app called as FlipToast.

How FlipToast Works?

FlipToast for Facebook

FlipToast is basically a desktop client for Facebook that is designed for both Mac and Windows systems. It offers a very quick and an easy method to stay connected with your Facebook buddies. What makes FlipToast different from other Facebook clients available out there is that this utility provides almost all the essential elements of Facebook like chat functionality and other notifications.

FlipToast Settings and Sidebar

FlipToast desktop app is designed in a way that it notifies you about everything related to your Facebook profile, plus it gives all the updates in real-time. The app is also distraction-free because users can keep the chat window and the sidebar in a corner while doing other tasks.

PhotoSharing with FlipToast

The utility also have some really cool photo uploading and sharing features, you just have to Drag & Drop the photo on FlipToast specify the album info and the uploading will start uploading.

Once you are done with the installation, FlipToast will pop-up in our system tray. The settings page will allow you to modify things like display of desktop notifications, posting of photos and status updates. The sidebar will be displayed on the right side of the screen but you can adjust it as per your requirements.

FlipToast is definitely an awesome desktop client for Facebook, the utility offers a seamless access to your Facebook profile. Facebook chat integration is indeed a useful feature if you happen to be a hard-core Facebooker.

You can download FlipToast for free from their official website.

ipswDownloader for Mac Lets You Easily Download iOS Firmwares

When performing iPhone unlocks or when jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad it is always best to get the latest iOS firmware. Now, we would always recommend you to download the iOS firmwares from Apple’s official site, but in case you’re in a hurry and aren’t in a mood to search for the required firmware here is an alternative.

iOS firmwares are available for download in .ipsw format and are available from many sources, for your own security it is always advisable to use Apple’s website. ipswDownloader, developed by Vitaly Parovishnik, is a new application for Mac that does the job of searching legit IPSW firmwares for the respective iOS device.

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So, the next time you plan on unlocking or jailbreaking your iOS device you’ll know what to use to get your hands on the latest IPSW firmares. It can get quite messy if you’re not used to unlocking or jailbreaking, but ipswDownloader will save you all the trouble and handle the part of getting you the right firmware that you need.

ipswDownloader has a simple motive and it does that very well, along with some extra goodies. For example if you are looking for iOS 4.3 for your iPhone 4, the app will also tell you if your current baseband and firmware can be unlocked/jailbroken and also directs you to the softwares required to do so. Other than that it will also display the size of your download and download speeds.

As told before, this app is currently only available for Mac OS X, hopefully a Windows version will be out soon. If you’re wondering about the originality of these IPSW files then don’t, because these are directly downloaded via Apple’s servers. The app will not cost you anything at all and can be downloaded from here.

What do you think of this simple little app? Where do you normally download IPSW firmware files from?

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Monitor Mac’s Stats With Free iStat Dashboard Widgets

Today, I bring you two very useful dashboard widgets from Bjango (aka iSlayer). iStat Pro and iStat Nano are two free dashboard widgets which will let you monitor your Mac’s working like CPU usage, RAM, Hard Drive space, network bandwidth usage, temperatues, uptime and much more. It’s beautifully designed and has a simple UI and animations to look behind the scenes of your Mac. Must have for every Mac user.

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5 Free and Addictive Games in Mac App Store

Mac App Store is having lots of applications which includes both paid and free apps. Few days back we have shared with you free productive apps for Mac and today I am sharing with you few free games from Mac App Store which you will love to play.
Here are 5 free games from Mac App Store:

Vroom Vroom:

If you like racing games then you will like Vroom Vroom too. It is a free and good racing game which can be played by anyone from beginners to expert. You need to cross the laps just like another racing game.

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More Mac Apps:

Hedgewars:

I like Hedgewars game. It is total fun and most additive of all. It is having a cute pink hedgehogs and lots of different weapons for battles. The new version is much more improved.

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Medieval Battlefields:

As the name says its a battle game. It includes 40 different battle fields and it also allows online multiplayers which makes game more interesting.

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Master of Gomuku:

Don’t like racing or battle game then try out interesting board game, Master of Gokumu. You need to row 5 stones given before any other player do. You can play with computer as well as with multiplayers.

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Basket mania:

BasketMania is a true relaxing game. It is a basket ball game and you can select different mode. It also allows you to share your results on Twitter and Facebook with your friends.

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If you are a game lover than do share with us which game you prefer to play on Mac?

Saving App: Manage your Finance easily on Mac

When it comes to finance and managing my money records, I am not that efficient. I do prefer to use some or other tool to manage my money and let me know where I am spending my money and how much money I am saving.

I tried few money managing apps but they were packed with many complex features which were confusing. I always prefer to use a simple application which suits my requirement and Saving is a very user-friendly application for Mac which can easily manage personal finance.
Here are few features of Saving App for Mac:

  • It can handle multiple accounts.
  • Provides proper categories like checking accounts, saving accounts, credit cards etc.
  • Keep tracks of account that is from where money is coming and where your money is getting spend.
  • Keep tracks of up and downs of your bills, balance, expenses and more.
  • Imports transactions from bank easily and supports multiple currencies.
  • It is easy to search any transaction or expenses in Saving app.

Check out the screenshots below:

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I like the way it represent all my data and not just few numbers. It provides the report in an easy form and as I am not an account student I find it very easy to keep track of my money in an interesting way. The interface and navigation of application is also good.

It is also useful for freelancers or bloggers to manage their money. Overall Saving App for Mac is packed with lots of useful feature and that too in simple way. It is available for free trial if you like the app then you can buy it for $19.99. You can download Saving App for Mac from it’s official website.