2011 is getting closer and closer and for the first in the iDevice line-up to refresh we have, the iPad. The iPad 2 is set to launch early 2011 with tons of rumored features along with some we don't even know of. Apple could have something like... a robotic are come out from the headphone jack and serve your coffee ("here is some cab fare"). Well, the rumors are becoming more and more believable as the date gets closer.
This time we have a mystical USB port to be included in the 2nd Gen. This is now a standard in Europe and since Apple has cellular devices there... they are going to have to move a few things around, meaning micro or mini USB might be on the next model. This would of course replace the dock connector, or possibly...
If youre one of those people who goes absolutely Christmas crazy and think you know all there is to know about all things Christmas-y, then maybe youd like to try playing the Family Christmas Quiz Pack app on your iPhone and pitting your wits against your family to find out just how much you really do know! The app, from GokGames, features ten quizzes full of carefully researched fascinating facts about such festive topics as The Christmas Story, Christmas in the Movies, Victorian Christmas, Christmas Around the World and more. Theres even a Bah Humbug quiz for the Scrooges in the family! Heres GokGames founder Nicôle le Strange talking about the app:
MSNBC.com has a feature today on the significance of the iPhones popularity in Japan, where it has successfully managed to gain a foothold in an industry notoriously difficult for outsiders to penetrate. According to MSNBC.com, Japans mobile phone industry has been nicknamed Galapagos because of its isolated nature, running on a network on which many Western phones wont work, which is why Japanese airports have as many cell phone rental kiosks as they do car rental kiosks. Apps favoured by the Japanese tend to be more quirky and localised, according to MSNBC.com, which is why foreign app developers have tended to ignore the Japanese market. Until now, that is, with the huge success of the iPhone in Japan. You will now see people all over Japan using the iPhone ...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0s30egbBZM]YouTube - Set Time / Disable Lockscreen Sleep / Dim For iPhone, iPod Touch, And iPad - iOS Vlog 211[/ame]
Ever use your iDevice as an alarm clock? Ever have it mounted in your car and like to look at the time? Well now you can have your lockscreen be on until you hit the sleep button. Normally the lockscreen turns off or dims within a few seconds, but now you have the control. You can set the time you want it to dim, or not at all. Really useful if you have a dock or speaker dock for your device. Check out Lockscreen Dim Delay in Cydia for all devices.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOj7dHHLhVk]YouTube - Create App Shortcuts On Your Lockscreen iPhone And iPod Touch - iOS Vlog 210[/ame]
QuickDo is a bit of an expensive tweak to have, though a useful one. With QuickDo you can have the equivalent of a dock right on your lockscreen. That means when your lockscreen shows up, you can go ahead and open an app shortcut without having to slide to unlock. You can also set gestures to do many things on your device like act as your home or power button. Really nice tweak to have if you are willing to dish out $7.99, 3 Day free trial available among download so try it out!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeDfNa78iRU]YouTube - Signal Dots [HD] Turns Your Service Bars Into Dots - iOS Vlog 209[/ame]
With Signal Dots [HD] you can skin your status bar to have it looking a little more futuristic. If you are getting bored of your old, plain, service bars, its time for a change. Not only does this change your service bars but it also skins your WiFi signal and your battery meter. Really nice looking tweak to have if you don't like theming too much as well, a little change to something old can be good too.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ovkLQnQu2k]YouTube - Get Rid Of Page Dots On iPhone And iPod Touch - iOS Vlog 208[/ame]
This tweak will disable the page dots at the bottom of your homescreen. If you ever need to make your theme or the customization of your device perfect, this is something you should look into. Those dots can get annoying but disabling them could make you loose what page you are on. If you are like make and like to have only one page on your device and everything else in a folder, those dots are pointless. Either way, someone out there will find this useful. You can find it for free in Cydia under "No Page Dots".
Gameloft is about to launch a very-impressive-looking-if-you-like-that-sort -of-thing Japanese-style RPG for iOS devices, called Eternal Legacy. Theyre not giving much away about the game so far, except for releasing the rather lush looking teaser trailer and some artwork, including an illustration of two magnificent and mythical beasts a Wendas and an Agir, plus Astrian, one of the male characters who seems to favour a massive sword. The adventure is set in the land of Algoad, where people seem to like to wave their big swords around a lot, with the storyline centering around the themes of Magic, Science, Humanity and Nature. It looks like there are many...
One of two new games that Chillingo (Angry Birds, Cut the Rope) has released today (the other being Doodle Invasion), Agents! comes from developers Fancy Factory, and looks a little like a modern take on Spy vs Spy, with the player stepping into the world of a super sleuth for the espionage puzzle-adventure, where your mission is to save the world from the threat of a top-secret super weapon. During the game, youll get to explore offices and secluded country estates on the hunt for hidden information about your enemies, or even your friends! Leave no stone unturned and no filing cabinet unchecked as you work your way around the map. Once you find the documents, you have to...
Tech Radar reports today that digital radio company Pure has launched a new Internet radio iPhone app that enables users to access its Lounge online radio portal.
This is the first time Pure has released such an app, and the companys impressive reputation in the digital radio world is bound to make people take notice of the app, as the British company was one of the very first companies to start making digital radio sets at the start of the digital radio revolution.
The new app enables iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users to listen to not just Internet radio, but also podcasts, listen again content and a library of unique and ambient Pure sounds. The Internet radio feature alone offers a world of local, national and global radio content ranging from American...