Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts

How to play iTunes videos on any Video player

Whenever videos or audios are purchased from iTunes they can't be played on video player. This is because of m4v protection works only on iPods. To remove DRM protection from downloaded iTunes videos to be playable on your favorite Video Player, download DRM remover and add files.

Loaded files can be any of format from wma, m4a, m4b, aac, wmv, m4p, m4v, asf, mov or avi. Both audio and video iTunes files can be converted. Converted files can be played on many video/audio players and portable devices such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, PSP, MP3 players etc.

Bing for iPhone released

Bing search engine devs has launched its Search app for iPhone/iPod users. Bing application opens with Bing's image in the background. Using this app we can search for Images, Movies, Maps, Business, News, Directions.

This app also contains voice feature embedded for voice search. Bing app is available free on iTunes and is rated as 4+.

Requirements: iPhone/iPod Touch 2G with OS 3.0 or later

Fring Supports Video Calls on iPhone

Remember when we last talk about Fring for Android Devices. The fun is not over yet. Fring now supports free video calls for iPod Touch, iPhone 3G and 3GS also. It works with many clients such as Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM and much more. Fring features include

1. Fring Voice and Video calls
2. IM
3. Integrated dynamic friends list with real time contact availability
4. SIP integration
5. Multiple connection types
6. Push notification support
7. iPhone/iPod OS 2.0 or later

The video feature encapsulated within Fring application allows live chat with other Fring or Skype users. Fring users can even update profiles with popular social networks like Twitter and Facebook. According to CEO and CO-Founder of Fring Avi Shechter

"We were the first to bring mobile voice over internet (VoIP) to mobile devices, the first to bring iPhone/ iPod touch users the choice to make free Internet calls, the first to enable cost-saving mobile twitter over internet, and now we’re proud to continue leading the field of rich mobile-internet communication by bringing users the world’s first fring video calls over internet for the iPhone and iPod touch."

Unfortunately for iPhone/iPod Touch users only incoming stream is available, however for selected Nokia users 2-way stream is fully functional. Fring iPhone/iPod Touch is available for free on iTunes.

Google Earth 2.0 for iPhone/iPod Touch

Google has officially announced the new version of its popular and free application. Google Earth was firstly introduced about one year ago and is the second most downloaded free application overall. New version helps to view maps just like it is created on desktop. If you are planning for a vacation for tracking or hiking Google Map could be quite helpful. Design track on desktop and import KML file in My Maps in Google Maps. Multiple language support, improved icon selection and performance are few of the features.

Update iPod Nano Firmware to 1.02

Apple recently issued update to iPod Nano 5G. It include some of the bug fixes and is highly recommendable. New update covers

1. Audio podcast playback fix
2. Genius Mixes for iPod+Nike
3. Headphone voice issue fix

To upgrade download iTunes and update via PC/Mac.

Download Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

Recently Mac user have been reporting about many issues like deletion of data in Guest user account etc. Mac team has over come with some bug fixes in this new version.This new update is highly recommendable for Current Mac Snow Leopard users. It fixes critical issues and improves stability, compatibility and security for Mac. Mac OS X 10.6.2 fixes includes

   1. Unexpected logout
   2. Graphics improvements
   3. Administrator authentication
   4. Guest account data deletion
   5. iCal web interface within select time zones
   6. Server side filtering of incoming mail messages
   7. Automating installation of NetRestore images
   8. Preventing brute force attacks

Download Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

Download ultrasn0w 0.92 to Fix Carrier Name & Logo

iPhone Dev Team has come up with a new version of ultrasn0w to fix some bug fixes. Previously users reported no carrier logo and name when Jailbreaking with Pwnage Tool 3.1.4 or later. Now it has been fixed. ultrasn0w 0.92 can unlock only iPhone 3G, 3GS firmware version 3.1.2 baseband 04.26.08.
Follow below how to fix carrier name and logo

1. Open Cydia
2. Go to manage
3. Select source>Edit
4. Add repo
5. Search for 'ultrasn0w' and install it
6. Restart iPhone

For users who have previously unlocked iPhone with previous version of ultrasn0w (0.9), should go to 'Cydia app' on their iPhone and click 'Modify'. To unlock baseband 05.11.07 blackra1n will be the appropriate choice.

Unlock iPhone OS 3.1.2 with blacksn0w

blacksn0w is the latest unlock available for the iPhone 05.11.07 baseband. It will enable official tethering. blackra1n jailbreak for 3.1.2 has been updated to RC3 with hactivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tigger+PPC support and installation of latest This hack works only with iPhone 3G, 3GS. For iPhone 2G blacksn0w isn't a option for you, check out BootNeuter. blacksn0w will be available from Noon EST today.

Here's how you can hacktivate your iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3 a.k.a blacksn0w

1. Download latest iTunes soft
2. Connect iPhone to your system
3. Download blackra1n RC3
4. Run app and click 'make it ra1n'
5. After reboot install app

Download blacksn0w (Windows/Mac)

Blackberry Desktop Software for Mac OS

Mac and Blackberry lovers out there, stand up and start jumping! Blackberry Desktop Software for Mac OS is now available. After many years this product is debuted. It will help quick and effortless synchronization of Blackberry Smartphone with Mac. Smart features include

1. Blackberry & iTunes Media library sync
2. Contacts and Appointments sync
3. Auto recharge
4. Easy to backup, add/remove, restore apps

System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.5.5 or above, 32-bit support for Mac OS v10.6, Blackberry Device software v4.2 or above, iTunes 7.7.1 or later.

Download Blackberry Desktop Software for Mac (26.7MB)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for MAC

Kaspersky has unleashed Anti-Virus protection system for MAC. Kaspersky v8.0.1.358 will now server its purpose specifically for Mac users. Kaspersky Anti-Virus v includes

1. Real time protection of computer systems
2. Searching and deactivating malicious code on user request
3. Creating a copy of each infected object before disinfecting or deleting it
4. Creating backup copies of all updated files
5. Mac Style appearance
6. Copying updated files on local source to allow other networked computers to access them reducing internet traffic
7. Creating a detailed report of each Kaspersky component

Download Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac (Trial Version) + Documentation

Mac OS X Theme Pack for Ubuntu

Mac machines are no doubt very expensive for average users. And for many people out there Windows is the first and last option. However if you are a lover of Open source community like Ubuntu OS then there's a treat for you. You can convert your very own Ubuntu OS to Mac OS X with Mac OS X Theme Pack for Ubuntu. This theme pack will make Linux desktop virtually identical to that of Mac OS X.

Follow steps below

1. Download Mac4Lin and unzip
2. Run the command "*./" (where as * is the path to your unzipped Mac4Lin Folder) and always answer "y"to all questions.
3. Install necessary packages with the command "sudo apt-get install awn-manager compiz emerald"
4. Go to Applications>Accessories>Avant Window Navigator (AWN)
5. Panel management AWN select "Themes" and import theme contained in subdirectory of AWN installation directory Mac4Lin
6. Click System>Preferences>Appearance>Background and select wallpaper from "Goodies" Mac4Lin installation directory
7. Reboot

Download Mac OS X Theme Pack for Ubuntu (33MB)

Recover iPod Files

Recover My iPod is a iPod recovery software to recover accidentally deleted data from your iPod. With Recover My iPod you can recover music, video, pictures or any other files previously stored on it.

*This software supports formats like m4a, mp3, mov, quicktime, jpeg etc.
*Supports all kinds of iPods like iPod, shuffle, iPod Mini, Nano etc
*Recovers data after an iPod Reset or Restore.
*Recover from iPod "Drive not formatted" message or when iPod is not recognized by PC.

Follow Step by Step guidelines for iPod data recovery.

Download Recover My iPod and Get FREE License key.

Apple search Engine: uquery

uquery is a powerful engine for Apple iPhone, iPod geeks. It covers a variety of Applications from Apple iTunes store. The significant part is the Criteria based search. Google or Bing which filters search according to time, date, images, and even colors likewise uquery serves the purpose for price (from free to payed apps), 5 star rating, time (from an year old to 24 hrs latest added) and also customized categories for applications like music, games, utilities etc. If iTunes software is inaccessible, uquery is the best alternate option. Any application you choose shows a comprehensive description including its features, some screen shots, size, links and recent reviews. On the right most column, list of recent applications are shown.

Try searching "Google Wave" on see if you can find something! :)

Download iTunes9 and Upgrade OS 3.1 Free

Apple has just announced the much awaited product of all times "The iTunes 9" at the Rock and Roll event being held at Yerba Buena Centre of Arts, San Francisco. Lots of Cool features have been added which are worth checking. Some of the Features include
  1. Home Sharing
  2. Genius Mixes
  3. Improved Syncing
  4. iTunes LP
  5. Applications
  6. Songs with lyrics
Download iTunes Now

In addition to this OS 3.1 upgrade to iPhone and iPod users is available for free via iTunes.

Apple iPod/iPhone leaked Pics

Apple Rock and Roll event Live Online

Apple has made every body crazy about the products, of course not to count the price of products. Nevertheless it will be a remarkable event with much to reveal. Though much speculations are still going on about the event. Previously some of the rumors were discussed but now there is much more to it. With the coming of ipod touch, nano and classic with camera, iPhone 3G S,Mac Pro Family, iTunes9 with social networking integration and Apple Tablet, may be we'll be able to see CEO Steve Jobs into action. Strong rumors are also that a new Apple product is also going to be launched. Recently wired reported that some technical problems in iPod's camera can delay the event. Even if such is the case the event is still going to be held at San Francisco on Sept 9 with the delay on particular products to be launched later.

After going through many articles around the web one may conclude that there is going to be not much from Apple this time apart from firmware update for iPod touch/classic with camera integration and new ipod nano. Although some new features for iPhone 3G S, iTunes9, Mac OS X and Apple tablet are the much hyped products to be put under consideration.

This event being held on 9/9/09 has also a historic significance as the same day release of The Beatles: The Rock Band and Steve Jobs being a Huge fan of them. This proves the presence of the Former CEO at the event is a must.

You can catch up the live online event via links listed below.




gdgt Live


iPhone Alley




Mac Observer


The Apple Blog






Apple to Unveil New iPod Touch/Nano/Classic 2009

Like every year Apple is again going under preparation for September 9 event to be held at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center. Question is what to expect from this event. Surely we will miss Steve Jobs but Apple has something else in their minds. Are we going to get surprises? Apple iPhone 4G or what? Time will tell, but something is going to rock you guys. Seriously Apple is proving to be a Strong Contender to HTC, Dell, Intel.

Updates are that Apple is going to enhance/add new features to the existing products. You can say a relaunch with a 'yo' style. iPod Touch/Nano 2009 are going to get 3.2 MP Cameras and Headphones.

iTunes 8 one-year celebration is near, Will there be iTunes 9 with any social integration? We all know Social sites are getting more and more popular these days particularly Facebook and also the Apple's approval of Facebook 3.0 for iPhone is a big step. And also much rumored Apple Tablet is also likely to be getting our eye's. OmniVision has got legal rights for the sale of 3.2MP iPod Touch/Nano/Classic. Keep your fingers crossed for more updates!

Snow Leopard released

Amazon has cut the price for upgrade to MAC OS X v10.6 14% from $29 to $25 and of 5 user Family pack by 10% by $49 to $44. Original price will be charged from Apple Online Store but some of customers who have purchased MAC after June 8 through "Upto Date" will get discounts of $9.95 uptil 26th December 2009. If you order from Apple online store you get Free Shipping.

New Features include MAC Finder (provides one click access to frequently used applications and folders), iLife'09, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD, iWork'09, Mail, iCal, iChat, Safari 4, Apple Productivity Suite for home and office including pages, numbers and keynotes. Among other features it includes Innovative Chinese Support. By writing Chinese character on your Multi Touch pad on your notebook, it lets you to choose the right one from multiples options on screen. You can check all the enhancements & refinements here.

You can order MAC OS X v10.6 from Amazon or Apple Store.

Apple Snow Leopard Desktop wallpapers

You can now download Apple new Snow Leopard v 10.6 High resolution 2500x1600 wallpapers. Official release date is 28th August and is available for Pre Order.