Aug 252010
 

According to The Register, Google is planning to release their search-by-sight feature, Goggles to the iPhone, which is currently available for Android phones.

Google Goggles will allow users to search the web using the camera on their iPhone.

It can recognize languages, books, album covers, artwork, landmarks, places, logos, and more. The Register reports that David Petrou, a Google engineer working on the Goggles project talking at Monday’s Hot Chips conference at Stanford University in California confirmed that Google is working on an app to bring their search-by-sight feature to the iPhone: Continue reading »

Aug 252010
 

It was only yesterday when a woman named Melissa Thompson used one of those new Samsung Galaxy S smartphones to beat the Guinness World Record for fastest texting using Swype keyboard pre-installed on the device. She wrote a textually challenging phrase:

the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human

in just 25.94 seconds. The record was previously held by an American named Franklin Page who wrote the same exact sentence, also on a Samsung phone in 35.54 seconds in March of this year.

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Aug 252010
 

It’s been promised for years and was said to have gone into production before, but it looks like this time it’s for real — that’s the very first iControlPad fresh off the production line pictured above. No orders are being taken just yet, but that’s promised to be announced soon on Craig Rothwell’s Twitter feed (linked below), and the first run is said to be limited to 3,000 units, which are expected to sell out fast. It looks like that’s just the beginning for the peripheral, though — Rothwell is also promising to support additional phones in the future, which can be accommodated simply by swapping out the two side pieces. Need to get up to speed on the whole saga? Head on past the break for a brief history in video form. Continue reading »

Aug 232010
 

iOS 4 brought tons of new features to both the iPhone and iPod touch, the major one being multitasking or task switcher. But if you prefer Exposé style of multitasking in OS X, then Multifl0w is for you! We covered this app last year as well for iOS 3.x, but this new version which has just been released is compatible across all iOS based devices, including iPad on iOS 3.2.x and iPhone on iOS 4.x.

Exposé-like multitasking for iOS! Works with iOS4, and iPad! Totally rewritten for speed, reliability, a redesigned interface, and iOS4! Multifl0w shows all open apps (up to 9) on the same screen, for easy and quick task switching. The tabs are re-arrangeable, just drag an drop! In iOS4, Multifl0w can work alongside or totally replace Apple’s task switcher! Also compatible on iOS 3.1.X, just be sure to install the free app Backgrounder. Also, on iOS4, Backgrounder enables more customization so you can get the multitasking style you want.

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Aug 232010
 

One of the things which iPhones and iPod touches are still missing over Android devices is the animated or live wallpapers option which were first introduced with Android 2.1 on Nexus One back in January of this year. But thanks to this new jailbreak app called vWallpaper, you can now have animated wallpapers on any iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.x / iOS 3.x. This in my opinion is the single best reason (behind unlock of course) to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch now if you haven’t already. Some of these HD animated wallpapers just shine like anything on the gorgeous Retina Display of iPhone 4. Don’t believe us? Check out the video after the break.

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Aug 212010
 

Adobe had recently launched its new Flash Player 10.1 for mobile that is now being offered on the latest version of the Android OS. The launch has raised considerable interest and has got several iPhone users wondering if this could in any way bring Flash to their iDevices.

However, according to Avram Piltch from the Laptop Magazine, Flash for mobile may still be a long way from offering users an ideal experience.

Laptop Magazine has been evaluating Flash Player 10.1 on the new Droid 2 that comes pre-installed with the multimedia platform. He reports that Flash videos on Sony.com, that were optimized for the mobile web, ran much smoother than the Flash videos on websites like ABC.com that were designed for a PC. He notes: Continue reading »

Aug 192010
 

At the Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, CA, Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with other developers, engineers and partners at Facebook announced a new location based product called Facebook Places. This is essentially a check-in service like Foursquare and Gowalla that allows you to check-in to places that you have been to share it with all your Facebook friends and family. You will be able to see which of your friends are currently at the same venue and which of them have been there. There is also going to be an option which will allow you to tag your friends into places you check-in. Of course you can change all that in your privacy settings and by default only those who are friends with you on Facebook will be able to see your check-ins. Facebook is also going to keep a complete history of check-ins that you have made at a dedicated page on web.

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Aug 192010
 

If you found FastSnap useful, a jailbreak app that allows you to use the volume buttons to capture a photo or video in iPhone’s camera app then you will probably like VUnlock as well.

VUnlock is a jailbreak app that allows you to unlock your iPhone’s homescreen using the volume buttons. VUnlock is a useful hack if you’re tired of swiping the ‘slide to unlock’ button to unlock iPhone’s screen. Continue reading »

Aug 182010
 

If you haven’t been living under a rock or something, you will probably know that it was Apple who first came up with this new innovative way of unlocking phone on a touch-screen with iPhone. The now “Slide to Unlock” screen that you probably see the most on your phone was one of the most “ooh aah” thing of 2007. Same goes for iPhone’s virtual keyboard which had this “letter pop-out” effect which no other phone at that time had.

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