Push The Deals

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‘Push The Deals’  is a FREE iPhone/iPad App that helps find the best online and in-store deals. Loads of deals site to choose from. Just add them to your list and see all their latest deals. Using push notification you can be the first one to know about the new deals.

Download from the App Store using the below link :

App Store Link

Adding new deal site regularly.(suggest us more and we will add immediately)

Deal Sites include:
Deals2Buy
DealsPlus
DealNews
FatWallet
Slickdeals
Techbargains

 

BenBargains
DealTaker

xpBargains
Bargainist
Ebates.com
Dealcatcher

got apex
Free Stuff Times
eDealinfo
DealsOfAmerica

Travelzoo
GoDeals.com
Wow Coupons
Geeks.com

Quickly look at all the deals. If you like a deal, select it and see its details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can move to the next and previous deals of the site easily. Purchases can be made form with in the App.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email deals you like to friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New feature to search for keywords for all the deal sites . No more going through the entire list to find what you need.

 

 

 

Enable push notification for a given site, to be the first one to know about new deals.

 

 

Suggest a new shopping site and we will add it.

 

 

 

 

Download from the App Store using the below link :

App Store Link

Recent features added:

1. Share deals with friends on facebook, twitter, by email or sms.
2. Print and bookmark deals.
3. Refresh All for feeds.
4. Landscape mode for the entire app.
5. Mark all read for all deals.

 

Happy Shopping!!!!

 

RSS Time

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RSS Time is a free RSS reader iPhone App that helps you get new articles quickly.

This application allows you to add RSS feeds by :

1. Entering the feed URL

2. Searching for feeds online.

3. There is also a list of popular RSS feeds to select from.

Click on the link below to check out the App:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=354803446&mt=8

VirtualDrums on App Store

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Our app VirtualDrums is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. You can look at the description and download the App by clicking the below link:

VirtualDrums

(You need iTunes/App Store to view/download the App)

Its a free App so check it out. VirtualDrums app lets you play all the instruments of a basic drum kit by swinging the iPhone/iPod Touch like a drum stick. Select the instrument you would like to play from the list and swing the iPhone/iPod Touch to play the instrument. Once the instrument is selected its image is displayed below the list. Instructions of how to play along with an image of how to hold the iPhone/iPod Touch is given in the information page of the application. Video Demonstration will be posted soon. Screenshots of the App given below:

For more information on a similar project on SunSPOTs please visit:

Virtual Drums Using SunSPOTs

iOS 5 Software Update Features

The update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

•    Notifications
Swipe from the top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Center
New notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen
View notifications from lock screen
Slide the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen to go directly to the app
•    iMessage
Send and receive unlimited text, photo, and video messages with other iOS 5 users
Track messages with delivery and read receipts
Group messaging and secure encryption
Works over cellular network and Wi-Fi*
•    Newsstand
Automatically organizes magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
Displays the cover of the latest issue
Background downloads of new issues
•    Reminders for managing to do lists
Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
•    Built-in support for Twitter
Sign-in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
Add location to any tweet
View twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts
•    Camera improvements for devices with cameras
Double click the home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
Volume Up button to take a picture
Optional grid lines to line up shots
Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
Swipe to camera roll from preview screen
Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure, iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock
•    Photo improvements for devices with cameras
Crop and rotate
Red eye removal
One tap enhance
Organize photos into albums
•    Mail improvements
Format text using bold, italic, or underlined fonts
Indentation control
Drag to rearrange names in address fields
Flag messages
Mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread
Customize mail alert sounds
S/MIME
•    Calendar improvements
Year view on iPad and new Week view for iPhone and iPod touch
Tap to create an event
View and add event attachments
•    Game Center improvements
Use personal photos for your Game Center account
Compare your overall achievement scores with your friends
Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends
Discover new games with custom game recommendations
•    AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S
•    Multitasking Gestures for iPad
Use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen
Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar
Swipe left or right to switch between apps
•    On-device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant
•    Software updates available over the air without tethering
•    iCloud support
iTunes in the Cloud
Photo Stream
Documents in the Cloud
Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history
Backup
Contacts, Calendar, and Mail
Find My iPhone
•    Redesigned Music app for iPad
•    Hourly weather forecast
•    Real-time stock quotes
•    Wireless sync to iTunes
•    Keyboard improvements
Split keyboard for iPad
Improved autocorrection accuracy
Improved Chinese and Japanese input
New Emoji keyboard
Personal dictionary for autocorrection
Optionally create keyboard short cuts for frequently used words
•    Accessibility improvements
Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices
Option to speak a selection of text
Custom element labeling for VoiceOver
•    Exchange ActiveSync improvements
Wirelessly sync tasks
Mark messages as flagged, read or unread
Improved offline support
Save a new contact from a GAL service
•    More than 1,500 new developer APIs
•    Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
•    iPhone 4S
•    iPhone 4
•    iPhone 3GS
•    iPad 2
•    iPad
•    iPod touch (4th generation)
•    iPod touch (3rd generation)

Top 12 iPhone Applications

Most of the applications need you to jailbreak your iPhone except the ones available on App Store.

1. SBSetting: Do you ever feel like changing something in your settings while you are working on another application? Dont you hate quitting the application just to make a small change like enabling the WiFi or change the auto lock ability. Then SBSetting is for you. Its the next level BossPref. It gives you the ability to access all the features of BossPref just by sliding your finger over the top status bar. So you can quickly change the setting and go back to your application. Available on Cydia/Installer.

2. IM+ Lite: After almost an year of searching i found a chat client while works with tzone. I haven’t tried the Pro version but if you want a basic client which does not drain too much of your battery like Safari you should download this. The app is available on the App Store. It supports Gmail, Yahoo etc.

3. MxTube: Lets you download YouTube video. Its very easy to use and the video quality is awesome. Available on Cydia and Installer.

4. Fring: You can chat and make VoIP calls to your Skype, MSN, ICQ, SIP and Google Talk friends. You can also chat with your Twitter, Yahoo and AIM friends. Now available on App Store. One of the few applications which went legal and is still free.

4. Nimbuzz: Chat, make VoIP calls to your Skype, Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN etc. friends. The voice quality on the calls is good and there is no lag. Install VoIPover3G to make calls over 3G. I am assuming with a AT&T 3G you would not have any lags. Much better than Fring in terms of lag and voice quality. Available on App Store.  VoIPover3G is available on Cydia.

5. Finder: Similar to Finder on Mac, it gives you a GUI to cut/copy/paste files, manipulate folders and even run a file with a given application.

6. Winterboard: When the developers Summerboard on iphone 1.x decided not to port it to 2.x, winterboard came to the rescue. Its Gui is not as impressive as Summerboard, but the features available are almost the same. You can change wallpapers, lock screen, battery, icons etc. You can have a video wallpaper, rotating wallpaper or you own picture as wallpaper. Be careful it makes iPhone slow. But a good theme changes the appearance of your iPhone. Available on Cydia and Installer.

7. Netatalk: This application helps you display the contents of your iPhone on Finder in Mac. You can use either the mobile user account or the root account on your iPhone(default password for both is alpine which you can change in terminal). You don’t need to install SSH on your iphone. Once you connect your iPhone to your Mac and connect your iPhone to a wireless network, the name of your iphone will appear on the sidebar of the Finder. Click on Connect As and provide the username and password. Once connected you can see the contents of your iPhone. I use Netatalk to copy new ringtones, MxTube downloaded videos and Videos taken using Cycorder. Its available on Cydia and Installer.

8. Cycorder: The best video recording application for iPhone. Video immediately available after recording. Available on Cydia.

9. GasBag: Okay i added this to my list coz i travel about 65 miles 2-3 days a week. This application gives the price of gas at close by gas stations on Google Map. You can also search for a given address and find cheap gas around that address. Available at App Store for FREE.

10. Google Earth: Yes its now available on iPhone and it more realistic. Available on App Store.

10. CToggle: Allows you to disable auto-correction. This is really helpful when you use lot of abbreviations. Its available on Cydia and Installer.

11. biteSMS: I think the best application for people who do lot of text messaging. Lets you type in the landscape mode and forward messages too. I haven’t tried their sms packages but you can always use the sms service provided by your carrier, Give it a shot. Available on Cydia and Installer. Don’t update to 3.0 which is a paid version with 30 days free trial. On Installer you can still get the 2.7 version.

12. Terminal: Similar to the Terminal on Mac, this gives a command prompt to work on iPhone. The number of commands availabe is not as extensive as what is avaiable on Mac but you can add extensions(ssh, gcc etc)  to this terminal for different command. Available on Cydia and Installer

List will be updated again if i find better applications….. A new post on how to upload ringtones to your iphone here

App Store: A Big Success

I am sure most of you must have seen the Ads of App store on television. App Store is a big success for Apple. You can get loads of free applications. Lot of applications which were available on Installer/Cydia earlier have decided to go legal. Most of them are not free anymore. The only application(that i know of) which is still free is Fring(application used to make VoIP calls to your Gmail,Skpe etc  friends). But don’t worry there are are lot of free applications to try. If you haven’t installed any applications, give it a shot.

For more about App Store’s success:

http://www.crn.com/software/210002313

Does iPhone have Mac’s kernel?

The iPhone’s kernel and kexts are not identical to the Mac. For example, desktop Macs have kexts for the iSight camera, audio and video hardware, power and thermal management, and serial interfaces. The iPhone has no kext equivalents for any of these, despite having the hardware. The iPhone’s PPP.kext is also missing. For more go to:

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/07/13/iphone-os-x-architecture-the-mach-kernel-and-ram

Do you really own your iPhone?

Apple sold more than a million iPhone 3G on the first day of its release. Are you one of them? Are you one of the lucky people to own the new revolution(iPhone in general) in the mobile industry? If no i can’t put it in words what you are missing. Just get a hold of one by hook(Apple/AT&T) or by crook(eBay.com, cellhut.com, etc. ). So once you get hold of an iPhone i would like to ask you – “Do you really own an iPhone?”. Ya you paid so many bucks for it, you use it as you like it and you have a pretty good idea about the different features of iPhone but do you  have full control of your iPhone? When you buy a computer/laptop do you not like the fact that you can install whatever software you want and remove them when you want. Considering the fact that the iPhone’s Mach kernel uses the same I/O Kit architecture as Mac OS X,  shouldn’t you be able to install any software you like. But Apple allows you to install only the applications which are available on App Store. So how to install 3rd party applications?

 

To do this you have to open the phone up for installation of 3rd party apps. This process is interesting called jailbreak. Jail created by apple for the iPhone. Jailbreaking is not unlocking! It is risk free. Everything that works before jailbreaking continues to work after. Jailbreaking only adds features. Jailbreaking is risk free and cannot void your warranty. You can simply restore in iTunes at anytime to get back to a factory state.

 

You can have a look at the jailbreak and unlock history for different firmwares of iPhone at:

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/10/a-brief-history.html