Infinity Field [$1.99], a pretty standard Geometry Wars-ish dual-stick shooter, is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Developer Forze Field Studios unveiled a new trailer teasing as much with a big fat Chillingo logo sitting in front of the glorious ensuing lo-fi, particle-laded action. Details on the ‘port’ are still startling light.
The Video below shows the Infinity Field HD Review for the iPhone / iPod and iPad and shows the great graphics and gameplay of the game
This unique accessory was spotted by the writers at Gadgetell who love to play with gadgets.
. It serves the dual purpose of holding your iPhone 4 while at the same time giving you the freedom to take down notes and thoughts using a “real” paper note. There’s even a slot to let you insert a headphone jack to your iPhone. After all, who can think and contemplate without getting inspiration from a nice music, right? Interested? The Paper Note for iPhone is available for $27. The only problem is that it’s available only in Korea. No words yet on when it will make a US market appearance. So, if you’re really interested in getting one, better talk to a friend in Korea and have them send you one over. Good luck!
“Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from,” explains Google.
The video below is by LockerGnome and it reviews the BETA version of the service but it does look quite good!
It’s interesting to notice that not many Google products integrate with Cloud Print. By default, you can only print documents and Web pages in Chrome using Cloud Print if you have a Chromebook. There’s an unofficial extension that adds support for Cloud Print in Gmail, Google Docs and for some local documents. If you have an Android or iOS device, you can use Cloud Print in the Gmail and Google Docs mobile apps. For Android, there’s an unofficial app that lets you print files from your phone using Cloud Print. For iOS, there’s an iPhone app called Print Cental Pro that offers a lot of print-related features, including Cloud Print support, which costs $9. Google Developers will need to add native support for Cloud Print inside Android and to develop their own iPhone app for Cloud Print which we will be looking forward to.
Spotted by Herin
If you have ever seen an Apple Store opening you will know that it is a frenzy of excited technologists and creative people filling the streets and queuing for miles to celebrate a new opportunity to get their Apple gadgets at a location hopefully closer to where they live (I’m discounting the absolute fanboys who travel miles to attend a shop opening…for social reasons)
Well it looks like there will be a new Apple Store opening up in the heart of Grand Central Terminal.
It’s one thing for Fifth Ave. to get clogged up each time a new iPhone or iPad gets released, but Grand Central Terminal? Avid NYC commuters best plan their vacation days accordingly, as one of the city’s biggest transit hubs is about to get a heck of a lot more busy — and not because White Plains is the new Southampton. The New York Post is reporting that Apple and the MTA have agreed on a decade-long deal that’ll see a 23,000-square foot Apple Store take the place of Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant, with Cupertino’s rent to be set at $800,000 per year (rising to $1 million after ten years pass). For those curious, that’s around $500,000 more than the eatery before it, and Apple’s responsible for refurbishing the space. That cacophony of voices you hear? Touristy cheers drowning out local jeers.
If you want to see the foot traffic without an iPhone launch, as well as some interesting facets about Grand Central Terminal watch the video below:
Despite years of health promotion campaigns advising us about the dangers of skin cancer, the incidence of the most dangerous type – melanoma – has been steadily rising since the 1970s with around 130,000 cases now diagnosed globally each year according to the World Health Organization. Even if we no longer spend hours sunning ourselves on the beach, extended time outdoors playing sport or socializing can still put us at risk of this deadly cancer. MelApp is an iPhone app designed help detect melanoma at an early – and likely curable – stage using mathematical algorithms and image based pattern recognition technology… Continue Reading iPhone app provides skin cancer risk assessment
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one of the Benfits of Mac OSX is the ability to have a guEst account where someone else can use your computer without having access to your files, browsing history and settings. Previously we have seen some step in multi user use of the iPad with the iPad Switch app.
if however you have a jailbroken iPad or iPhone there is a tweak which might help you to share your device with someone by having separate profiles.
Share an iPad? A new tweak is on its way to that other app store that should make your life a little easier: user profiles for iOS. The mod, dubbed iUsers, adds a user login button to the iPad’s lock screen. The tweak segregates application data and preferences between users, meaning that user A’s Angry Birds score won’t muddle and mix with User B’s perfect three-star rating. App installations, music, and video content are currently shared between users, but the tweak’s creators hope to remedy that in a future update. It’s a jailbreak only mod, of course, but still a neat feature we’d love to see implemented in future versions of iOS. The iUsers tweak should be hitting Cydia soon, but folks who want an early peek can snag it now by following the instructions in the source link.
The US Army is now at the tail end of a six-week trial of more than 300 Smartphones including the Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices for military use. According to program director Michael McCarthy, the results have been promising, especially because of the familiarity of smartphones under the younger soldiers who grew up with smartphones and gadgets.
Example usages of the smartphones for Soldiers could be:
Despite positive results, there are still obvious hurdles when it comes to using consumer technology for military use which include:
Other aspects that come to mind would be durability as Consumer smartphone’s aren’t designed to be as robust as military equipment
To Address the issues with security the US Army is considering connecting the phones to tactical radios to help encrypt transmissions. They are testing self contained “cell tower in a suitcase” equipment which will ensure network coverage in sensitive locations.
The Military hopes to push out limited deployment this year, and Army program director Ed Mazzanti has stated that they expect to select two mobile operating systems for official use, noting that “iPhone and Android have been very well received.” Sure, using multiple platforms may help protect soldiers against cyber attacks, but we can’t be the only ones worried the Army is unintentionally breeding a generation of fanboys with guns, can we?
It does make a lot of sense for the Military to benefit form the commercialized technology however it would probably be a smart move to modify the devices at least to provide some form of strong encryption for data going over the air.
Less than half a day after Apple Released iOS 4.3.4 Update to prevent Jail breaking , The iPhone Dev Team claims to have found a way to jailbreak again using PwnageTool 4.3.3.
We’re less than 12 hours clear of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the streets, and already posters at Redmond Pie claim to have a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that unlocks it. Ready to roll on every device except for the iPad 2, this tethered jailbreak brings back Cydia and anything else you might have missed after foolishly updating this afternoon. Any brave souls ready to jump in (at their own risk of course) immediately can find directions at the source link below, let us know how it’s worked for you in the comments. via EnGadget
One thing that is becoming more clear however is that with the amount of updates that apps provide it makes piracy of apps via jailbreaking NOT the main reason for jailbreaking as you won’t get any of the benefits. So for Software and apps, simply purchase it, and for tinkering with the operating system as a developer or hacker feel free to jailbreak.
What is a good thing for iphone and Safari Security isn’t that great news to some jailbreakers as Apple has released an update which fixes the Safari PDF workaround to jailbreak iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches
However knowing the way that the iPhone Dev Team works (a group of very intelligent code breakers), they will most likely find another workaround in a day or two.
Last week, the German government discovered some security holes in Mobile Safari related to PDFs. Today, Apple issued a few updates to fix the problem (one for most iOS devices, and one for the Verizon iPhone). Just head into iTunes, plug in your device, and hit “Check for Updates” to grab them. If you’re jailbroken, however, you won’t want to update just yet, since this update will remove the jeailbreak from your phone. Hit the link to read more. [via Computerworld Daily]
As said previously the need for jailbreaking for average users becomes less and less with every update of the iOS however it will always be beneficial to the platform for tinkerers to be able to get in under the hood, and that will always require jailbreaking.
In 2008 I wrote 5 Tips for Travelling with your iPhone abroad which covers some advice for taking your iPhone with you outside of your home country and getting the most of it without incurring additional costs.
iOS/Android: If you’re about to travel to a location where you know you won’t have GPS or cellular service, visit the location in Google Maps on your phone before you leave. Drag and zoom the map area around to cache the map on your phone so you can access it even without signal. Via lifehacker
What Lifehacker and their source failed to mention is that the offline data doesn’t always last long, so the best bet it so make good use of your Wifi connection at your Hotel or download Offmaps for iPhone for your particular city.
Alternatively you can use full blown navigation systems like CoPilot or TomTom for iPhone for a more robust solution without needing to download data.
The case, designed for the iPhone 4, has a small side compartment for taking “various small goodies with you, such as vitamins and mints” or, barring those sundries, a loosie cig or (and this is only conjecture) a “joint” of “marijuana.” I can only imagine the reaction of the “fuzz” to such an obvious attempt to disguise the consumption of the “devil weed” in what appears to be a very lopsided phone case.
STOP smoking app available for your iPhone
If you are rather inclined to STOP SMOKING then you would find the Quit and Tell iPhone app by Bitsmedia which helps you quit smoking by encouraging you to tell people how long its been since your cigarette a much better companion
Wow, its not been very long since the BETA release but the IOS5 Beta 3 is already jail broken.
If you are a tinkerer and like to jailbreak your iPhone this means most likely that wehn the iOS5 is released you will probably be able to jailbreak it.
Who needs sleep, right? Rather than putting in the tried-and-true “eight hours” that your mum still insists that you get, you’re going to be doing something a bit more adventurous this evening. Something involving a “jailbreak” of your recently updated iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. Just hours after Apple pushed outiOS 5 beta 3 to its developers, the folks at iPhone Dev-Team have confirmed that a Sn0wbreeze update will support jailbreaking on that very build. Sadly, it’s still tethered for the time being, and the iPad 2 remains unsupported, but those with nerves of steel (and gobs of vacation days) can hit the source links to get started. Furthermore, we’re just starting to see what kind of wacky tricks beta 3 has up its sleeve — things like custom alerts for text messages and what appears to be a shattering of the app grid on the iPad. For more on that, hop on past the break; for more on the jailbreak, we’d encourage you to talk amongst yourselves in comments below.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Jailbreakme.com 3 was also released a few days back however it is still only for the previous iOS versions.
If you are adventurous and enjoy working with technology in an untested environment you can jailbreak your iOS device and probably enjoy it a lot. For many people though sticking with the tried and tested iOS in it’s unchanged format makes more sense.
Through the mists of time, the elders tell of a website that could jailbreak and iPhone in seconds, allowing users to free their devices from the shackles of Apple’s all-seeing eye. They spoke of a great war between Apple and the warriors of justice and how the warriors, for a time, were vanquished. And the elders told that this website would return, gloriously, bringing peace to iOSia once again. The elders were right. The site has returned. This site will jailbreak devices running 4.3.3.
We know what you’re thinking — an iPhone interfacing with a Surface? The gods must be crazy. Well, it isn’t and they’re not, so relax. This custom-built, multitouch table of Apple interactivity comes from Computer Science undergrads Artem Vovk and Shuo Yang at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. Aptly titled Project MGS (Media Gathering System), the system enables wireless transfer of your iPhone’s media to the infrared camera-equipped tabletop for some Java-based, gesture controlling fun. How does it know the phone’s on there? Simple — the table locates a barcode affixed to the back of your device and, after that, it’s just you and all the pinch-zooming, media-playing mayhem you can muster up. The project also supports file transfers between iOS devices, a feature destined for display in future videos. For now, the tech only plays nice with Apple-flavored mobile devices, but the pair promises it can easily make way for future Android connectivity. Hit the break for the full demonstration and its folksy backing track.
Sometimes its just better seeing things in real life so here is a video of the MGS iPhone Table Project
The Geeks from Gizmac found this Better than usual iPhone Charger Battery Pack for iPhones.
Smartphones, tablets and media players have helped to make our mobile existence so much more tolerable – but they all suffer from varying degrees of the same problem. Battery life is always a nagging concern for regular travelers, leading many to carry some form of external portable power source like theJuice Pack Powerstationwe reviewed recently. Even though Mophie’s external battery pack proved its worth in our tests, we may just have to trade it in for the New Trent iCruiser IMP1000 – which offers over three times the battery capacity in a similar-sized format and claims compatibility with almost every device in the market… iCruiser battery pack juices up mobile devicesvia GizMag –
As you might expect from a Lithium-Ion battery pack with such an enormous capacity, it’s not exactly small – but at 4 x 3.75 x 1.125 inches (10 x 9.5 x 3 cm), it still sports pocket-friendly dimensions. There’s also a price to pay in the weight department, with the unit tipping the scales at 8 ounces (280 g), but such trifles are far outstripped by its device compatibility. Included adapter tips make it compatible with a bunch of devices, although it doesn’t come shipped with an iDevice cable but it does work.
the Battery charger Kit included is a retractable USB cable for charging, a travel-friendly 100-240V charger, a variety of adapters and a soft pouch. The Charging unit has bright LED capacity and power indicators, and has a lifespan of 500 recharge cycles.
The iCruiser IMP1000 is available now and carries a list price of US$139.95, but is currently being offered with a considerable discount at New Trent’s online store.