Monthly Archives: May 2011

WhatsApp for iPhone and iOS is FREE! NOW


WhatsApp messenger is a cross platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.


* NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.

* MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.

* GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.

* NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.

* SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.

* NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.

* NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed under Favorites, similar to a buddy list. (You can of course always edit Favorites any way you like)

* OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your iPhone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.

* STATUS: Use the status feature of WhatsApp to inform your contacts if you are busy, in a meeting, at the gym, or available for a chat.

* AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!

WhatsApp on iPhone works with virtually all carriers and networks but some carrier limitations may apply. If you are on an Apple unsupported wireless carrier, double check our FAQ for up to date information on our coverage.

NOTE: WhatsApp is a telephony application and as such iPod or iPad are NOT supported devices.


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Posted by on 31/05/2011 in IT


iPhone 4S with A5, Sim-less? "Major New" iPhone 5 Due in 2012

154107-iphone_4_sim_slotMacotakara adds some notes about the upcoming iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models, according to an anonymous source.

According to an anonymous source, this reported product by DigiTimes is improved model of iPhone 4 on same form factor, and uses ARM Cortex-A9 chip as CPU, but it is not confirmed whether this model has single CPU or with dual CPU’s.

Essentially, they confirm what has been hinted at in the past. The new 2011 iPhone (“iPhone 4S”) will carry an ARM Cortex-A9 CPU (Apple’s A5) though they can’t confirm if it’s single or dual core. Separately, the iPhone 4S will include an improved 8 mega-pixel camera and 3-4 antennas inside to accommodate the dual modes of AT&T and Verizon.
Separately, Macotakara revives an older rumor that the iPhone 4S will be “sim-less”. We first heard this rumor back in late 2010, when Apple was said to be working with digital security firm Gemalto to create a custom SIM card that would exist as a built-in chip inside the iPhone to allow users to activate their devices with a broad array of carriers. Orange CEO Stephane Richard essentially confirmed that Apple had explored this “sim-less” option but had also indicated that Apple had decided against using it.

As you probably know, Apple has been working for years on reducing the size of SIM cards because they need space in the phone. They even thought about a device without any SIM card, that is what is known as the e-SIM project.
All of us told them it was a bad idea because the SIM card is a critical piece of the security and authentication process. It would be very difficult for a telco or carrier to manage the customer relationship. I think that they understood this point. We had a very constructive exchange and dialogue with them.

It may be possible that Apple ignored those suggestions or that this “eSIM” could be a stopgap measure while waiting for the newly proposed smaller SIM standard. by macrumors

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Posted by on 31/05/2011 in IT


iPad 3G Has Been Hacked to Enable Full Phone and SMS Functionality!

The iPad 3G has reportedly been hacked to enable full phone and SMS functionality by iPhoneIslam.
A hack that will change the game. Can you imagine turning your iPad to a fully functional phone.
With No Special Hardware all what you need is Jailbroken iPad 3G and your iPad 3G will do anything you expect from iPhone… Phone Calls, SMS, FaceTime by Phone Number… ETC

iPhoneIslam was behind the FaceIt3GS tweak as well. While they have no released date for PhoneItiPad. It will apparently be available on the Cydia Store ‘very soon’.
Take a look at the demo video below…

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Posted by on 30/05/2011 in IT


DJay for iPad is on Sale for 50% Off

52963DJay for iPad is on sale for 50% its normal price for this weekend only.
djay transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your iPod library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists. A hyper–realistic touchscreen interface and ultra low–latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, all with your own music. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library auto–magically!
✔ Direct access to iPod library
✔ Hyper-realistic low-latency turntable interface
✔ Automix mode with automatic transition control (Fade, Backspin, Reverse, Brake, and Random)
✔ Automatic beat and tempo matching (BPM sync)
✔ Looping (Auto, Manual, and Bounce)
✔ Cue Point Trigger
✔ Live Recording (with built-in organizer for recorded performances)
✔ Seamless AirPlay integration (wirelessly transmit your mix to Apple TV or AirPort Express base station)
✔ Pre-Cueing (with optional headphone adapter)
✔ Full visual waveform
✔ High-quality scratching
✔ Mixer, tempo, and EQ controls
✔ Pitch-Bend
✔ Beat-synchronized scrubbing
✔ Support for all major audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF (no support for DRM protected songs)
✔ Fully optimized for iOS multitasking and background operation
★ Auto-Cut Scratching: Scratch the record with two fingers for beat-matched cutting.
★ Manual Fader Cutting: Tap crossfader outside the knob for manual cutting.
★ Bounce Loop: Swipe finger across bounce loop matrix to change loop interval on-the-fly.
★ Gain: Swipe finger on level meters to quickly adjust gain, double tap to reset.
★ For more tips & tricks, check the Help section in the app’s settings panel.
52961What’s New In This Version:
Ready to take your DJ performance to the next level? djay is now fully optimized for iPad 2! Taking advantage of the iPad 2’s high-performance dual-core processor, djay now features Key Lock and and even higher precision audio analysis:
– Key Lock / Time-Stretching: change the tempo of a song without affecting its pitch (requires iPad 2)
– High-Precision audio analysis: improves syncing, BPM detection, beat-grid, and waveform precision (requires iPad 2, enable in Settings > Advanced)
– Loop / Cue snapping: auto-aligned to closest snare, base drum etc. (requires iPad 2)
– Improved playback of recordings
– Various minor improvements for all iPad models
You can purchase djay from the App Store for $9.99 this weekend only.


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Posted by on 30/05/2011 in IT


Gigabyte bolts an SSD to a motherboard

5-27-20-11gigabyteintegratedssdGigabyte has decided to simplify matters for those who want the power of an SSD in their desktop, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of buying and connecting one. The company’s new Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (catchy, no?) motherboard comes with a 20GB Intel SSD 311 mounted right on it. It’s not clear if you can simply dump files on it like a normal drive — what it can do, however, is use Intel’s Smart Response tech to cache frequently accessed data, like your OS, to improve performance. Essentially, it turns any hard disk you connect to the system into a hybrid drive with a much larger reserve of flash storage, which should sound somewhat familiar. The board also features the ability to switch between discrete and built-in graphics thanks to Lucid Logix’s Virtu. The rest of the features are pretty standard fare: USB 3.0, a pair of 16x PCI-E slots, and 6GB SATA connections. The latest Z68 board from Gigabyte will go on sale early in June and, while we don’t have a price, we’ve done a little (PR) embedding of our own after the by engadget

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Posted by on 30/05/2011 in IT


Asus Padfone Fully Exposed




Details are not yet clear on how this arrangement will work, but one thing we can discern from the renders is that Asus has indeed kept good on its word to continue a licensing arrangement with former hardware partner Garmin. Full specs and functionality will be very likely be revealed tomorrow at Computex in Taiwan, and we’re quite interested to see how the Motorola Webtop paradigm translates to the tablet world. We also expect the tablet to be available in two colors: copper and block. To save on costs and to fully take advantage of the unique integration between the phone and the tablet, ASUS will allow the camera lens to “show through” a hole in the cover that protects the phone. From this view we can also see a pair of speaker meshes, which suggests that the tablet has dual speakers. by: pocketnow

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Posted by on 30/05/2011 in IT


Samsung Galaxy S II takes the top spot from Apple’s iPhone 4 in the UK


We’ve seen this happening in Japan and now the citizens of the UK are following suit, with more of them preferring the Samsung Galaxy S II over iPhone 4 during the month of May. However, it’s worth pointing that HTC still dominates, occupying 5 spots in the top ten list. Among HTC’s device that sold well in May, we find the original Desire, Desire HD, Desire S, Wildwire and Sensation (which we expect to further climb on the list).

Biggest climber was the HTC Desire S, which managed to jump three places since April. As for the biggest faller, it’s the Blackberry Curve 8520, which obviously isn’t as cool as it used to be.

As you can see from the table above, Android keeps taking over the world, with 8 out of 10 phones on the list running Google’s mobile platform.

Finally, in case you wonder, the information comes from the Mobile Tracker, which ranks the most popular handsets based on live searches and sales by intomobile

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Posted by on 29/05/2011 in IT