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Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in iOS Apps | 0 comments

Apple is giving $10,000 prize to mark the 25 Billion app downloads

Apple is giving $10,000 prize to mark the 25 Billion app downloads

Yes, you read it right apple is giving away $10,000 appstore  gift card to mark the 25 billionth app download. So the company is offering the prize to mark the milestone. To enter the contest,  1. You can buy yourself an app  or 2. you can enter via the prize form announced by the company (without downloading or purchasing any app). As per contest rules, “the downloading of the 25 billionth app is considered to be either the downloading of the 25 billionth app from the App Store or the receipt of the non-purchase entry after the download of the 24,999,999,999th app, whichever comes first.” Apple is accepting only 25 entries/day/person, so watch the countdown and fill the forms accordingly !! The contest entry form is given below, Alternate Entry...

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Gadgets, iPhone, Mobiles | 0 comments

How apple technology three decades apart can still work together

Many out there who are yet to have an apple experience first hand might be wondering , what is which makes apple so famous ?Well here is a hint, check out the video below after the jump. In the above video, well known porting freak Napabar dictates an email to siri on his new iphone4S which gets received on a 27 year old Mac512k which eventually gets converted to a text on it’s floppy drive using an apple...

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Gadgets, iPhone, Mobiles | 0 comments

For those who wonder why iPhone4S was not released in India here is the answer – singlish demo

iPhone4S was released few days back to public with much fanfare in US,UK, Canada, France, Australia, Germany and japan .Apple has announced that the new phone would be released in 28 countries by the end of this month and to about 70 countries by the end of the year . Many in India wonder why the new iphone was not launched in here, well the primary reason for this humongous  sales of iPhone4S is the new AI personal assistant feature called Siri . It works on voice recognition , so for now the only accents supported by it is American,  Australian and British . It would take a while for the apple engineers to port Indian English accent to it.Next reason would be the network , 3G is just getting started to be accepted in the country . In US operators are going to LTE generation , so apple might be waiting for the right opportunity to bring the 4S to the country when there is stable high speed network platform is available across the country . Now...

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Gadgets, Hacking, iPhone, Mobiles | 0 comments

Siri on all iOS powered devices thanks to jailbreak hackers

Siri on all iOS powered devices thanks to jailbreak hackers

After apple announced Siri would be iphone4S only, jailbreak hackers have started working overtime to give siri for all iOS powered devices. Famous hackers iH8snow and Gojohnnyboi have announced that they have already ported the Siri to the previous generation iPod Touch already. But it still needs lot of effort to make Siri work oniPod Touch. iH8snow said “work in progress”. According to the developers , Siri would be available to iPod Touch soon after the public release of the iOS5 and iPhone4S devices. They think there might be some important files of  Siri missing in the iOS5 GM, on which they have been working on. Statement from iH8snow about the process, as reported by JOSH Tucker :“It’s definitely not just a plist value that you have to change in order to get Siri. Thus far, it has required a lot of searching and digging. After sending all the known information to John, I’m beginning to find that it is much harder than expected. We’re using an iPod touch 4G now but...

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