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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Enable battery percentage on iPhone

Enable battery percentage
This is a question that a lot of people ask. I prefer to know the percentage of my battery. Just go to settings, general, usage and turn on battery percentage.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The things I miss most of my jailbroken iPhone.

1 SBSettings.
Just love this one. It's the first thing I install. It allows you to reboot or turn on wifi from a swipe. You can also hide icons which you don't want people to see.

2. Gridlock
This is excellent as you can place your icons wherever you wish on springboard and not have to have them side by side.

3 Installous.
This is basically the reason most people jailbreak their iPhones. It's an app store but without having to pay for them. I usually "try before I buy" with most apps but apple doesn't have this available unfortunately. Therefore I download hacked apps.

4. Winterboard
This allows to "theme" your iPhone. I don't know about you but I get very bored with my iPhone if it has the same look all the time.

5. Bitesms.
One of the things I hate about the native messenger app is the inability to have a sent "receipt". With Bitesms you have this plus a lot more like password protecting your messages, time stamp on every conversation.

6. Ifile.
This is an app which allows to go right into the root of the iPhone and with which you bookmark and then share by mail any part of the root. U usually use this to change certain parts of a theme.

7. Springjumps
This is actually brilliant. It allows to "jump" to a certain page by clicking on an icon on your dock and it brings you straight to that page. I think it's much quicker than the swiping as if you have six pages it can be tedious to get to the sixth page by swiping.

Apple to talk about billions tomorrow

A conference call with CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer tomorrow, monday, will determine what they(apple) intend to do with nearly 100 billion in earnings!!

original article here

original press conference:
Apple Conference Call
WHAT: Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO, will host a conference call to announce the outcome of the Company's discussions concerning its cash balance. Apple® will not be providing an update on the current quarter nor will any topics be discussed other than cash.

WHERE: Via conference call. The dial-in number for press is (877) 616-0063 (toll-free) or (719) 219-0041. Please enter confirmation code 592016.

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. PDT/9:00 a.m. EDT

REBROADCAST: The conference call will be available as a continuous rebroadcast beginning Monday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT. The dial-in number for the rebroadcast is (888) 203-1112 (toll-free) or (719) 457-0820. Please enter confirmation code 6274937.

WEBCAST: Apple will provide live audio streaming of its conference call using Apple's industry-leading QuickTime® multimedia software. The live webcast will begin at 6:00 a.m. PDT on March 19, 2012 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/call31912 and will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter. The webcast is available on any iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or any Mac® or PC running QuickTime 6 or later. If you do not have QuickTime installed on your Windows PC, it is available at www.apple.com/quicktime.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center

The NSA(national security agency) of America is building a Big brother eat your heart out centre. Apparentlty they will intercept including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases. Oh my god, where are we going with this? You will have to be very careful what you say or do in the not so far future as the site should be up and running in 2013!!
Original story here   click
Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz

Slimmer MacBook Pro in production

An article on digitimes.com has said that apple is said to be removing the optical disc drive(like the macbook air). What do you think? Do you use your optical drive? Original article here  Digitimes

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Interesting safari secret

Here's an interesting little "hack" I found today. You can actually save anything from a web page on safari. I mean anything from images to videos to music. Basically you launch safari then go to window then activity and the browser will show you everything that safari is saving to cache. Just double click on the image or video or mp3 to save it. Here is a screenshot of what you see in "activity" mode

Let me know if you  find it useful...I think it's quite a neat little trick

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nokia maps for iphone

Nokia have posted a blog about their maps app. They have released an HTML5 version of the app. Good news as you don't have to install it from android's marketplace or apple's app store. Just add to home screen and you're done. Try it out for yourself
Just go to m.maps.nokia.com and add to home screen

Jailbreak (tethered)

Just woke up after a late night trying to jailbreak my iPhone. I know what you are going to say....it's tethered. I know but I wanted to see what it was like. It was a nightmare lol. Never again, after installing my favorite tweaks from cydia there was of course one that needed a reboot. That didn't please me as I got stuck in an infinite "apple" logo boot up so I ended up restoring my iPhone. I suppose these jailbreaks are for people who never turn their idevices off

Monday, March 12, 2012

Free online converter

Now this is a great idea...a free on-line converter for audio, images, videos,  ebooks etc. Ever need to convert something and you don't the software to do it? Well here's the solution. Go to online converter

Don't forget to send feedback if you like this post :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

iPhoto for iPhone

Hi, just ended up buying iPhoto for my iPhone since I was forced by apple to restore my phone therefore upgrading the software to 5.1 hence upgrading my baseband(un jailbreakable at the moment...untethered anyway). It's quite a nice little app but I think that it should hae come with the IOS 5.1 update as it is just a blown up photo app. Lovely graphics I will say.
iPhoto for iphone
Will keep you updated as I use it from day to day. Leave a comment if you like

IOS 5.1 new features

IOS 5.1 just came out a few days ago. Nothing spectacular really but hey what the hell. I had to update even though I didn't want to as I lost my jailbreak...sniff sniff. I like the camera icon in lock screen which you can slide up to access the camera app and App Store download limit over 3G increased from 20 megabytes to 50 megabytes but thats about it really.

Here is a list of the official new features/fixes from apple:

    •    Initial release on iPad (3rd generation)
    •    Enhanced Siri dictation support during text input "on supported devices" (iPhone 4S in 2011) [78]
    •    Carrier updates (e.g. AT&T 12.0).
    •    AT&T indicator now says "4G" when applicable (HSPA+, iPhone 4S only).
    •    Baseband updates.
    •    Battery life reportedly fixed.[79]
    •    Fixes iPhone 4S support for Caller ID Name Display (on supported carriers – i.e. Rogers & Fido in Canada).
    •    Users can now enter any Apple ID to sign-up for an iCloud account. Previously, they had to use (or create a new) me.com email Apple ID.
    •    New Montesi Wallpaper
    •    Images can now be removed manually from the Photo Stream in iCloud. Any photos deleted are now also removed from other iOS devices connected to iCloud.
    •    Shake-to-shuffle bug fix, which caused the Music app to freeze.
    •    The Setup Assistant caused an “infinite setup loop” for some users. When the setup was completed, the iPhone would jump back to a “thank you” screen ad infinitum. Users had to reboot the device to restore functionality.
    •    SpringBoard bug fix, the home screen for the iPhone would sometimes fall into a state when double-clicking the home button would not display the Camera icon.
    •    Permanent Camera icon allows user to switch between camera and locked screen state by swiping vertically.
    •    Bluetooth bug fix; enabling Bluetooth and returning to home screen, the Bluetooth icon still remains in the status bar.
    •    Possible bug fixes on Wi-Fi signal strength on all devices.
    •    Safari, list of Bookmarks no longer automatically displayed when opening the browser if the last page opened before closing was blank.
    •    Safari, address bar added text (Go to this address).
    •    Music, fixed the slow coverflow.
    •    Minor UI changes in Maps.
    •    Genius now available with iTunes Match
    •    Improved Assistive Touch.
    •    Improved Location Services.
    •    License column added, under the About menu.
    •    Support for Siri in Japanese
    •    Possible fix to Outgoing Call No Audio (OCNA) issue.[citation needed]
    •    App Store download limit over 3G increased from 20 megabytes to 50 megabytes
    •    Face detection in Camera app now tag faces with green boxes
    •    Legal changes to Legal Notices in the "about" tab.
    •    Redesigned Camera app on iPad 2
    •    Smart playlists now appear in correct order on iPhone rather than reverse order
    •    New speaker icon next to song name of song currently playing

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Favorite iPhone jailbreak themes

March 7, 2012 9:18 PM
I just thought I’d share my favorite themes at the moment. The one I am using at the moment is equix. State of the art theme, nothing like all the other themes I’ve tried and have I tried alot. Below is a screenshot of it. I just love the look and feel of it. Much better and fresher than those other themes.

IMG_0021-2012-03-7-21-12.PNG It has a fully animated and transparent weather window, RSS widget and ical or calender pro(google and ical) widget. You will need the following cydia tweeks to make it work
1. Gridlock (paid) to freely place the icons on screen
2. Infinidock (paid) or similar to place six springjumps at the dock
3. Springjumps (free) for switchable tabs
4. Iconoclasm (paid) for the icon layout.
5. PerPageHTML (free) for having different backgrounds and widgets on each page

Try it out and leave a comment below as to whether you appreciate it as much as I do. Here is the original link to modmyi where you can get more info click here

Like an earlier post

This is just like dearphotograph.com I just love it...here is the link  
 click here

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thinking of selling your iMac?

If you are like me and keep everything on your mac then you will want to know what to do before selling it in order to afford a newer and better...macs always get better :)

Never forget to back up your mac!!
I cannot emphasise this enough. How many of you(like myself) have decided to do a fresh install thinking you have everything backed up only to realise just after clicking format the mac OS disk that you had forgotten bookmarks or a document for work or even your passwords.
Concerning iPhoto back ups, I usually copy all my photos and videos to another external disk as I have experienced problems when using the time machine back up system, it has always failed me LOL

De-authorise your iMac
You obviously want to be able to use your previously bought apps etc

Format then re-install
I usually do a 7 pass erase just to be sure no recovery software can recover any sensitive data.

There you have it. If you have any questions don't hesitate to post a comment and I'll be sure to reply

Rip audio from video in iTunes

Here's how you can use iTunes to rip audio from video files.
1. Open iTunes.
2. Go to the Advanced menu.
3. Hold down the Option key and select Convert to AAC.
4. A menu will appear asking you to open the video file you want to convert.
5. Choose the file and then click the Open button to begin your conversion.
For more, see the original article at the link below.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Google's big brother privacy policy

Apparently google can now watch and stock everything you do......you can however you can wipe and pause your web history on google. Go to www.google.com/history

click here for original post

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photographs colourised

Brilliant work here. Also shows that colour doesn't always improve the image......see for yourself 
original post

Police Federation vice-chairman says privatisation could destroy service

Well this is news!! They want to privatise the police??? It'll help fill the private prisons......
Original article

Time Lapse Video of Milky Way

brilliant time lapse video. Filmed between April 4 and April 11, 2011 using a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 17mm TSE, Canon 16-35mm II, Canon 24/1.4II, and Sigma 12-24mm.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Great idea this website
go here
Well worth a visit and it's all free, free I tell you, free!!

iPad 3 Concept Features

This is awesome and I'm sure in the not so distant future!!

Microsoft Windows 8 on 82-inch touchscreen

Absolutely amazing!! Not a big fan of windows but this is brilliant. Engagdget.com published a video of the 82 inch touchscreen running windows 8 consumer preview....link below

click here for original article

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The best interactive site I've seen

This is mindblowing!!! The best interactive site I've seen. Let me know what you think.
click here

One of the best ideas i've seen in a long time!!

Just have to applaud this weblog, pictures from the past in the present
 original image at http://dearphotograph.com/

Just love the new (don't know how long it's been like this..lol) stumbleupon welcome page. I haven't being stumbling in a long time, so it's a sight for sore eyes.
Stumbleupon new look

Hi people, just a little note to let you know that I have decided to (re)start posting my stumbles throughout the net. Feel free to leave a comment as this will help me with the choice of my stumbles.