Turn your iPad into a foosball table with this interesting gadget

Yes, you read it right, now you can turn your iPad into a real foosball table! It is pretty cool to play foosball on your smartphone, but to play it on the iPad with a little foosball table, now that is a unique experience. People in New Potato Technologies are the one behind this interesting gadget which combines virtual applications and the real foosball table.

So, how does it work?

First things first, you have to meet some requirements before you can purchase this amazing foosball table, but don’t worry it is not complicated. The application which works on this stand is called the Classic Match Foosball, which is the name of the foosball table as well. You have to download the application to play on the table because this app is 100% compatible with the stand. Any other application might work, but not likely because the stand is made especially for this application. The application itself is FREE so I don’t see a problem with the download.

Now, let’s talk about the stand. There are two dimensions you can purchase because the first dimension is compatible with the iPad 1,2 and 3. The second stand, a newer model, is compatible with the iPad 3, 4 and iPad Air and Air 2.

Two sizes of foosball tables for iPad

Both of the tables look pretty much the same, except some minor design changes which don’t affect the game. With this foosball table, you will get 4 legs, 1 stand for the iPad, 8 rods and 2 scoring systems (one in red and one in blue). The table assembly is extremely simple; all you need to do is to attach the legs on the stand and insert the rods into 8 holes, just below the place where you put the iPad and you are done. On the bottom part of the table is 1 USB port, which means that you can plug the table and charge your iPad while you play the match. Forget about the empty battery notification during the most interesting part of the game.

When you assemble the stand for the iPads and place them on the stand, your iPad will look like the mini foosball table. On both longer sides of the iPad are 4 rods used to control the players in the game. On both shorter sides of the iPads are scoring systems so you will have to move the bean when you score – just like on the real foosball table.

The Classic Match Foosball application

The foosball application is really good. I like the fact that the rods and the players in the app move the same second so you really have a feeling like you are on the real table. Rods are extra sensitive so they register every move you make, no matter how small it is. Unfortunately, the rods in the reality and the rods in the game aren’t in line, they are moved a little bit, but that is something you can get used to after 3-4 matches.

This gadget is one excellent product which will keep you entertained for hours and I think it can be the perfect gift for every fooser on the planet.

iOS & Android Game Controllers: New direction in mobile gaming

Samsung GamePad Courtesy: 9to5google

Logitech and Samsung, two of the biggest tech giants in terms of innovative hardware have come up with a completely new genre of devices. The former has brought in a mobile gaming controller for iOS powered Apple iPhones and latter has devised a smartphone gamepad along with mobile console app. Here are some of the features and what’s in store with both the device.

Starting with Samsung’s GamePad, it is made for enhancing the gaming experience on the popular Galaxy smartphones. The phones with screen size of 4-6.3’’ can easily be connected to this gamepad which can also be connected to TV via  HDMI cable for experiencing your mobile game on the big screen. This gamepad connects to smartphones and tablets, running Android 4.3 or higher, via Bluetooth. The lucky few devices that made in the list of compatible devices include Galaxy series S4, S3 and Note 3 and Note 2 from Note series.

Currently there are almost 35 compatible games and Samsung has launched it in select European markets with a promise of many more compatible games in 2014. The tech giant will be releasing it in India in January ’14 with a price tag of Rs. 4999.

Moving on to Apple’s MFi game controller frameworks that were released at the WWDC in June, Logitech Powershell comes with specified form-fitted controller. The iPhone 5, 5S and iPod touch can slide easily in the controller and be connected with a lightning connector. A 1500 mAh battery, 120gm weight and a rubberized grip that covers the whole controller takes gaming on your Apple device to a whole new level.

There are few drawbacks with the Logitech controller like crammed buttons, which loosely sit in the space, protruding. This might result in accidental press of buttons sometimes. Apart from this it leaves open spaces for accessing your device’s volume controls and camera. All in all it is something new for the game lovers and worth a try. Logitech is coming up with a list of games that are compatible with the game controller and we can expect Apple to come up with a section of games in the App Store which will be compatible with it.

The $100 price tag makes Logitech controller an attractive option for iOS users just like Samsung’s  GamePad is for Android ones.

What do you think about it? Let us know your opinion via comments.

iOS 7 Jailbreak out!

Team Evad3rs has come out with a jailbreak for iOS 7 – 7.0.4 just before Christmas.

Device’ supported are:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 5

The jailbreak is available for both Mac and Windows users. You can download the jailbreak for iOS 7 from here.

You can watch the video by RedmondPie for a step by step tutorial for Jailbreaking your iOS device.

 

Flipkart Launches Android app, iOS App expected by the end of the Year

India’s amazon, Flipkart, is moving yet another step ahead in helping people buy online. Flipkart now has a dedicated Android Application which lets you browse through items available on flipkart and order the ones you want to right from your smartphone.

Upon asking Flipkart about an iOS app, Flipkart replied via twitter saying that an iOS app would be(should be) available by the end of the year.

@amilwani We’re gunning for end of year… looking promising.

— Flipkart (@Flipkart) September 20, 2013

From the very beginning Flipkart has been the best when it comes to online shopping. My personal experiences with Flipkart have also been amazing. The timely delivery, packaging, and authenticity is what makes Flipkart thrive.

E-commerce websites are coming up in hundreds but Flipkart has managed to maintain its position well in the Indian market even though its music service was big flop and finally Flipkart shut it( Bye Bye Flyte).

Flipkart also seems to have revamped its desktop website. The website now looks much more cleaner and has the navigation at the top instead of left.

Download the Flipkart android app here.

Top 4 Trending Technology Apps

Unwieldy weather means a decrease in marathon participation and other outdoor activities. People have now shifted to indoor activities for fun rather than the outdoor ones. Everyone seems to be happier and content with their tablets, phones and notebooks. So here we present to you a list of the top trending technology applications you can use on you iOS devices.

1. Ladybird – Read it Yourself

The famous book publisher across the globe Penguin Ladybird Imprint has recently introduced this amazing application for their readers. It is basically a form of store cum reader that has been designed as an extension to the Penguin range of children books known as the Read It Yourself. The app consists of popular stories as well as fairy tales from a variety of different world wide famous brands such as the Lola and Moshi Monsters, Peppa Pig and Charlie. In addition to this, all the reading content has been divided in to four reading levels including but not limited to comprehension questions and other additional reading guides for both teachers and parents. The free demo version comes with only four complete stories. The rest of the stories and tales are available on the purchase of the complete version that comes for a price of approximately two dollars.

2. Quip

Designed for the complete collaboration over a variety of distinctively available modern day electrical devices, Quip serves as an effective and easy to operate processor for modern words. The app has been targeted for both the domestic as well as workplace use. The documents inside the app are presented in a chat like format that keeps on updating the related threads. This aids in keeping a constant display of all the other users who are online. People and documents can be linked to each other on the app platform with the help of twitter like mentions. The best part about the app is that it completely comes free of cost and can be easily downloaded on any iPad or iOS platform.

3. Lumosity

This has been claimed to be one of the most efficient and hassle free apps to be used for all forms of brain training. Though this amazing app was initially available only for the iPhone users but it has been recently launched in an iPad version too. The entire app has been based on the scientific workouts. The application has been integrated with a lot of mini games which are provided with an objective of having a clear and noticeable effect on the player’s skills, attention as well as memory. The company who has been credited to the designing of this amazing application usually focuses on its neuroscientific credentials. All the mini games provided inside the application are rather fun to play and can be handled as easily as any daily chore.

4. The Drowning

This is the latest game by Mobage. The application basically uses the touch screen advantage of the iPad in order to control the entire application and functioning. In order to walk towards a particular point on the screen, you would be required to tap accordingly on the screen. For looking around, you would be required to swipe the screen. For shooting bullets and fire, you have to tap the two fingers on the screen. All the touch based controls in the game application work really well and makes the gaming experience a fun and an easy one at the same time. In addition to this, the interesting games can be downloaded free of cost and is compatible for both Ipad as well as iOS platforms. Finally, a fun and real time game for those who run away from on field activities such as the marathon participation.

Author Bio: Clair Wellem is a veteran sports writer. He has written on several versatile topics that cover everything from marathon participation to the indoor games and technology launches.

What is jailbreak? Should I jailbreak?

What is jailbreaking? Should I jailbreak?

These are the common questions i’ve been asked by my friends. Having used Android for over one year and switching to iOS last year, I was very keen on knowing more about jailbreaking.  Of course, I knew what it was and how people praised it but had never experienced something so magical, so nifty that it totally changes the way you use your iOS product.
So the evad3rs team released evasiOn in February this year and like everyone else, I queued up on the website to download the software and jailbroke my phone…. and rest as they say is history!

So what is  jailbreak? or Why does one Jailbreak?

For beginners, consider your phone being a locked door and on the other side of the locked door, there are options, lots and lots of options to enhance your experience. Apple locks the door and throws the key somewhere far, so the developers have no other option but to pick the lock to unlock the door and go ahead. Pretty long, but hope you’ve understood.

So I have jailbroken my phone. What next?

You can tweak your phone and make it work the way you want it. You can visit this page by finding out about the best jailbreak tweaks. Moving on…

Should I jailbreak?

Well, that is a question which you have to ask yourself. Many people like using iOS the way Apple presents and some who feel that they want more from the phone they jailbreak it to make it look more visually appealing.

What are the advantages?

By jailbreaking your phone, tons of features are added. Some annoying features can be disabled. You can completely change how your iDevice looks by installing winterboard and then other themes which use winterboard as a platform for the execution.
Basically, once your phone is jailbroken there are a plethora of options out there for you to exploit. We have posted an article about the best jailbreak tweaks out there to save your time and change the way you use iOS.

What are the disadvantages?

By jailbreaking the warranty is voided, but after restoring your phone your warranty is restored. Voila!
If you install the right tweaks, use them in the right manner and not experimenting much with the settings within the tweaks, you may not pose any problems whatsover and the features added with the jailbreak will become a necessity.
But if you do not install the right tweaks and experiment, you may end up entering the safe mode of your phone repeatedly. This is not harmful but it may irritate you and you may feel agitated and end up restoring your phone to it’s factory settings hence un-jailbreaking your phone.

We are here to help you, make your call about Jailbreaking or not. Believe me, it’s the best thing known to iOS users. (Ok not exaggerating, but it truly is essential in my opinion).
So what’s your call? Will you jailbreak? If yes, then we will guide you. If no, then why not? Post your opinions and comments below!

 

12 Best Jailbreak Tweaks for your iPhone

Since its release in 2007, the iPhone has created a whole new ecosystem of its own which has, as some like to call it “changed the game” in the field of smartphones. Each generation of iOS has produced more stable devices adding many rich features and needed enhancements.

That being said, many still believe that iOS hasn’t made as much progress as it should have by now. Apple made some major changes in iOS 5, added many wanted features but many still feel that it’s not enough. In my personal opinion and the opinion of others, the iPhone and iOS can perfectly stand on its own feet, although there are some things that could be better.

That’s where jailbreaking comes in, a lot of people jailbreak so that they can pirate apps and games and steal people’s hard work but unfortunately for them, this is no longer possible on a large scale as Installous, the primary source of piracy on iOS was shut down a few months ago, leaving that aside-some people jailbreak simply to improve their iPhone experience. I’m one of them.

Considering that I have been jailreaking for many years now, I think I can say I know most of the stuff that’s out there. Keeping that in mind I’ve made a list of jailbreak tweaks that can improve your day-to-day iPhone experience. I know that in time some of these tweaks may cease to exist or may be replaced by ones that are better but for now these 12 jailbreak tweaks do a pretty good job at improving the iPhone experience. These are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 6.

AdBlocker

If you are one of those guys who don’t like to spend much on Apps and Games and therefore download mostly free apps then you might’ve noticed that some of them contain ads. Although they usually just stay at the bottom of the app, they do a pretty good job at distracting you. With AdBlocker you can block ad networks like iAds, AdMob and many more. It also blocks most ads in Safari. Browsing and playing games without ads makes the user experience a whole lot better and that’s just what AdBlocker does.

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Auxo

The stock iOS app switcher is pretty good but it doesn’t give you the slightest idea of what’s currently going on in an app, while Auxo provides you with a snapshot of the current state of apps in your app switcher and along with that there are swipe gestures for removing apps from the switcher, there are also redesigned music controls and quick access to toggles for popular items like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Auxo lets you control the contents of the app switcher using only swipe gestures and it certainly makes the iPhone feel more complete.

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f.lux

Have you ever seen someone using a mobile phone in a dark environment and noticed the bright blue glow coming from the screen? Most of us surely have, f.lux fixes this. It simply warms up your screen to match your lighting at night. Sleep researchers say that even a little extra blue light at night can keep you awake and negatively affect the quality of your sleep; f.lux prevents this and makes it easier to wind down and go to sleep at night. It also reduces eyestrain.

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FullForce for Phone

This is Ryan Petrich’s latest tweak which is just for iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation users. It extends apps and games that have not been updated for these devices to fit the whole screen, this way no space is left empty on the display and the apps can take complete advantage of the new 4’ devices. It has a variety of modes but the author recommends the Expanded mode for apps and Stretched mode for games. You can also keep them cropped and shift them either to the top or the bottom of your display.

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iFile

To the ones who have been jailbreaking for some time now, iFile needs no introduction, it is a must have tweak for jailbroken devices. It’s like the Finder in OS X, it allows you to zip and unzip files, access all of the files residing on your iPhone, share files via Bluetooth or via Wi-Fi, copy and paste files, create folders, view file properties, and much more. It is the best file manager for iOS, hands down.

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PasswordPilot

It basically stores your App Store password in an encrypted manner so that you don’t have to enter your password again and again while making purchases on the App Store. It’s not recommended for people who have their kids play around with their iPhones but for everyone else, it’s a timesaver.

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ProTube Extension for YouTube

After so many years, Google has now released a proper YouTube app for us iOS users, the app fares well in overall usage but lacks some features. ProTube Extension for YouTube is a tweak by Jonas Gessner that adds a whole lot of features to the app, you can select the playback quality, download the videos, manage saved videos and even download just the audio file of a video in M4A format. Most importantly, all ads are blocked and you also get AirPlay support for downloaded vidoes.
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Safari Download Manager

Just like the name says, Safari Download Manager allows you to download files from within the Safari Browser. You can download just about anything and then manage the file from within iFile. Safari Download Manager is a must-have tweak for all those of you who are into downloading stuff on your iPhones.

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SafariSwipez

Don’t you just hate it when you have to extend your finger all the way up to the ‘x’ on the top left of a tab when you want to close it in Safari while using your iPhone singlehandedly? Well those days are gone now; SafariSwipez is a newly released jailbreak tweak that allows you to close tabs using swipe gestures. To close a tab, just swipe the tab up or down and you’re done.

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SMS Timestamps

You might have noticed that your iPhone shows timestamps for only specific messages in your inbox and the same goes for iMessage, because that’s how Apple decided to make it but don’t worry, there’s a fix for this. SMS Timestamps is a tweak that allows you to timestamp every message and also has the option to set time constraints so as to how often you want timestamps to show on your messages.

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SwipeSelection

Sometimes it can be very annoying and difficult to get the text cursor in the exact position that you’d like it to be, guys if there’s just one tweak you’d install from this list, then run over to Cydia and install SwipeSelection. It drastically improves the ability to edit text entries while using the iPhone’s keyboard and makes text editing and highlighting perfect on the iPhone.

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Zephyr

Zephyr has become one of the primary reasons for people to jailbreak their iPhones to begin with. It allows you to control your iPhone using swipe gestures; you can bring up the app switcher and switch between apps using simple multi-touch gestures. It might not sound impressive at first but once you start to use it, you’ll come to appreciate that controlling your iPhone with Zephyr feels so much more comfortable than using the physical home button.

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Time to wrap things up guys, I’ve spent many hours making this list of jailbreak apps and tweaks, so I’m confident that you’ll find most of them to your liking. These 12 jailbreak tweaks alone bring your iPhone to a whole new level and improve the overall experience of iOS. Although many of them are paid tweaks, I believe they’re worth your money as they really help perfect your iPhone. Be sure to let me know what you guys think in the comments section below, Do you think all best tweaks are included in the list? Did I forget to include your favorite one? Let me know below.

 

 

iOS 6 jailbreak to come in 4-5 hours

Its been quite some time,people have been waiting for the jailbreak of iOS 6 and finally it is going be here within a few hours time.

As per the latest news the Jailbreak for iOS 6 will be arriving in the next 4-5 hours.

http://evasi0n.com/ is the place for downloading the Jailbreak once it is available.

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London Olympic Games 2012 Official App released for iOS, Android (video)

The Olympic Games 2012, to be held in London next month, is on everyone’s mind that an official game for the event has been released on major m0bile platforms iOS and Android today. Named London Games, the game features all the 12 venues that will be used at the Olympics, and allows players to take part in nine events. A few events include swimming, kayaking, and archery in three different modes: training, competition, and challenge. For those who like things customized, you can even build your own athletes with over 220 items in the arsenal. The game also features support for eight languages worldwide, and can be downloaded from the App Store free with ads or a $2.99 version without ads. Here’s a teaser:

iOS 6

Siri has learned about sports so you can now question Siri with regards to sports.

Finding restaurants nearby now much more easier with Siri.

Siri can now launch apps.

Siri now integrates much better in the car.

Siri is coming to the new iPad.

iOS 6 now has Facebook integration. App store integration with Facebook too. Contacts can also be synced with Facebook now.

iOS 6 has an improved phone app with

1.Reply with message.

2.Remind me later

 

Facetime now works over cellular network.

Safari is updated in iOS 6, now there is a offline reading list.

iOS 6 now has a shared photo stream. Smart and easy way to share your photos.

VIPs is a new feature of iOS 6 which lets you get the emails from important people in a separate box.

Passbook is another new feature of iOS 6 which lets you keep all your passes in one single place in an extremely easy way.

There is an improvement in the Guided Access in iOS 6.

iOS 6 has a brand new maps app. The new maps have  turn-by-turn navigation, real time traffic data and are integrated with Siri. The new maps also show a 3D flyover view of cities and it looks very beautiful.

iOS 6 has a lost mode in the phone which helps you to find your lost iPhone.

Beta release of iOS 6 to developers TODAY.

iOS 6 is supported by iPhone 3GS or later, iPad generation 2 and 3, iPod Touch generation 4.

 

iOS 6 rumor mill

According to the latest rumors the next gen iOS-iOS6 will launch very soon, sometime in June itself(most probably at the WWDC).

One of the best things rumored for the iOS 6 will be a brand new maps feature.

Apple is set to ditch Google maps and have its own maps on iOS devices. The new maps will have an incredible 3D mode which will reinvent the map experience for iOS users.

Nothing more on iOS 6 is yet available but we will keep you updated.