Get Slow-Mo for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5s has an amazing new feature i.e. the slow-mo feature which lets you take videos at 120 FPS and then play it at a quarter of the speed.

Unfortunately this feature is not available on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C but do not get disappointed because there is a solution.

The SlowCam app bring slow-mo feature to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. This app is a easy to use application. You just need to press the slow motion button to record at a high frame rate slow motion.

Obviously the quality will not be as good as the iPhone 5s for the simple reason that iPhone 5s is capable of recording videos at 120 FPS whereas the previous versions of the iPhone can record only at 60 FPS.

The app costs just $1.99.

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Apple Event September 10, iPhone 5S?

According to the latest rumours Apple is set to announce a media event on September 10,2013.

It must be quite obvious to all our readers that this media event is related to the next generation iPhone. But what is  the next generation iPhone?

Let us go through all that we know about the next generation iPhone.

1. There will be two models launched. iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C(Cheaper plastic model)

2. The iPhone 5S is expected to come in a brand new Gold color variant. This means that the iPhone 5S will be available in three colors- White, Black and Gold.

3. The iPhone 5C is expected to come in many colors and would have specs similar to that of the iPhone 5 except that the iphone 5C would be made up of plastic.

4. The iPhone 5C is expected to cost around $300 without any contract. There is a huge possibility that the iPhone 5C might be free with a contract.

5. The iPhone 5S is expected to have a faster processor(Apple A7 Chip) and better graphics. The camera is also expected to have 13 mega-pixels with better low light performance. The iPhone 5S would also have dual flash( White, Yellow)

6. The killer feature that iPhone 5S would have is the fingerprint sensor.

7. The Home button on iOS devices is all set to change for the first time ever. This is done to enable fingerprint sensors. The new home button is expected to be a little convex and would be made up of Sapphire.

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Is India becoming an Important Market for Apple iPhone ?

After the launch of the iPhone 5 Apple has shown a lot of love for India. The launch of the iTunes Store, Apple TV is just one part of the love. The iPhone 5 also came to India pretty soon compared to previous models and so did the iPad Mini.

NOW,

Apple is running extremely high dosage promotional activities for the iPhone in India. Apple is offering 0% EMI schemes, with 10% cash back offers on the iPhone 4, 4S and the iPhone 5.

The latest offer by Apple lets the public give their old smartphone and get a minimum discount of Rs.7000 on the iPhone 4. This means the iPhone 4 which retails for Rs.26,500 would be available for 19,500.

This is primarily done by Apple to make the iPhone available in the sub-20,000 range to take on the Samsung Galaxy Grand, Blackberry Torch and some HTC phones.

No surprises, this scheme is doing extremely well and the latest reports state that the iPhone 4 is outselling the iPhone 5 in India. It’s only Apple who can sell a 2 year old phone at Rs.20,000.

In fact the iPhone 4 scheme was available only till 14th April,2013 but seeing an extremely positive response this scheme has been extended until 30th April,2013.

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There are still some questions unanswered –

1. Why is Apple focusing on India all of a sudden?

Samsung is taking a part of Apple’s pie in the US, UK and Canada. Also Samsung has a greater hold on the smartphone market in developing countries like India. Apple has understood that if it wants to continue leading the smartphone market developing countries like India and China are extremely important.

2. Behind the scenes of the iPhone 4, minimum Rs.7000 discount scheme

The Apple reseller gets a Rs.5000 credit note from the distributer in country( Redington and Ingram Micro) and the rest Rs.2000 can be recovered by the reseller by selling the smartphone that the customers gives. It is on the discretion of the reseller whether or not to accept the smartphone given by the customer.

3. Why the special Scheme only for iPhone 4 ?

I think everyone by knows that the iPhone 5S is going to launch in summer. After the launch of the iPhone 5S the iPhone 4 will become almost obsolete. At the moment also sales of iPhone 4 in developed countries is extremely low. Apple wants to sell as many as possible before the launch on the iPhone 5S. iPhone is a premium phone and in a poor country like India people would not buying even a 2 year old iPhone if it is in their budget. Apple has studied the Indian market well.

 

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.

 

 

iPhone 5 32GB and 64GB Shortages in India

The iPhone is an amazing product, a phone that most people desire and admire but there’s one thing people do not like about the iPhone 5 here in India. i.e. its high price.

But ironically after the initial shortage of iPhone’s when they first launched on 2nd November, a whole lot of iPhone 5 16GB’s are available at various store but the problem is with the bigger and more expensive models- The 32 GB and 64 GB models. Even with the expensive price tag there is a huge demand for these models and the supply for these is comparatively very less.

We called up all resellers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune but unfortunately none of them had a 32 GB and 64 GB ready stock. The minimum waiting period was 10 days. Also we found out at various other stores like e-zone, Croma, The mobile store etc in Mumbai, they also do not have ready stock for 32 GB and 64 GB.

A few unauthorized sellers are selling it at a premium of 5-10k over and above the MRP. This is really sad news for all Apple fans because the iPhone 5 itself is very expensive in a country where 50%+ people are below poverty line and paying a premium of 5-10k for the phone is insane.

The reseller in Mumbai suggest that this shortage will continue till the end of this year since supply of the higher end models from Apple has been very low compared to the high demand.

If you are looking to buy a high end iPhone 5 book it ASAP because there is already a lot of waiting(I’m not booking a movie ticket :p, its the situations with iPhone 5)

How To: Repair an iPhone 4S at Home – Tearing down the Phone

With the iPhone 5 in the market, the company called back the iPhone 3Gs and all who wanted the iOS 6 based, 8GB iPhone 4 free in replacement, could go for it. I went for it yes. It was a good offer. The iPhone 4S covers were cheaper too, as the iPhone 3G or the 3GS version could not be upgraded to the iOS 6 features, Safari and Siri, and other apps downloading feasibility, there was no use for it anymore.

Therefore, now that all those who have the iPhone 4S, they can repair and tear down the phone with their own hands, very carefully and safely. The tips on how to tear the phone (I chose 64GB black) down, I will provide here, are useful enough for all the users. You can follow the tips, ONLY if you think you can carry out the process and you have torn down any other device before and put it back as well.

1)      The tools that you would need for the tearing down process will be the Nylon safe tool for opening, Phillips screwdriver, flat head small screwdriver, pentalobe driver, the suction cup for pulling both the body parts apart safely, a razor to cut down on any glue, or heat gun, and your neat and clean hands for it.

2)      Remove the back panel easily just as you do every time with any phone when you have to get the battery out.

3)      Remove the bottom screws with the pentalobe screwdriver as I suggested earlier. Slide the cover up to remove it as well.

4)      Now you will find many more screws joining the two body parts together and you have to unscrew them one by one. Take it slow and easy. Do it one at a time and do not get dirty with the work. The corner screws may be hidden from visible eye so do them carefully as well.

5)      Now with that, the whole battery will be removed. The dock connector will also be removed this way easily as the battery holds it inside tightly with all those screws that you came unscrewing with.

6)      You will now see flex cables as well, which can easily be removed so that you can take the 5MP camera out. Do not tug hard on anything, as the inside that you have reached up until now will be very delicate.

7)      You will now see the dock speakers easily. So removing them one by one will also be easy when you remove the cables over them. Remember all the process or make a video of it so you can put it all back together.

8)      You will see that the camera is the same size as that of a penny.

9)      After this step, you have to be very careful as loosing up more screws will totally get the phone apart and only a professional will be able to get it back together. Therefore, if there is any issue up until now you can replace the parts.

High Five for iPhone Five!

Do you have the Latest in iPhone Technology?

Over 5 million iPhones have been sold since the iPhone 5 was released on September 12, 2012. The new iPhone has a wide metal body, but is less than a third of an inch thick, and light as a feather, weighing in at just 3.95 oz. On the iPhone 5, both voice and data are combined on a single powerful A6 chip. The display is the same, but space exists for other features and there is now room to accommodate an additional row of icons. The new iPhone comes in two styles, white and silver or black and slate. The reverse side of iPhone 5 is made of aluminum inlaid with ironstone glass on the white and silver model and tinted glass on the black and slate model.

Additional features include:

• a longer and larger diagonal 4-inch screen
• an iOS 6 mobile operating system with Facebook integration.
• a lightning fast A6 processor
• a diamond-cut precision edges that give the device a gorgeous sheen
• an 8 MP iSight camera has a new rock-hard lens
• a larger keyboard, with extra space on the sides
• a powerful Video playback
• a geometrically configured EarPods that are tough, comfortable and stable.

The screen size lengthening is subtle, but extra space adds a lot to document viewing areas above the keyboard, landscape-oriented video playback and home-page organizing.
In addition, iOS 6 brings other improvements, such as turn-by-turn navigation, and a digital wallet application that can be used to keep such items as documents, boarding passes, and tickets.

Camera

The iSight camera has several new features, such as panorama, advanced optics, and a flexible lens.
The iPhone 5 takes clear pictures in low-light, but with detailed images, the resolution is much better when pictures are taken in bright, direct light.
Panorama mode is part of iOS 6’s new feature upgrades; iPhone 4S owners will get it as part of their iOS update. It brings together a 360-degree picture when the user holds the iPhone in portrait mode and rotates it slowly.

The exterior of the 8MP iSight camera is transparent; it’s made of crystal, not glass. The hardness of sapphire crystal is second only to diamonds. So the lens is virtually scratch-proof.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

The iPhone 5 features a high-speed wireless with a 4-inch Retina display. Owners can use the iPhone 5 as a hot spot. The iPhone 5 connects with many networks all over the globe. The user can browse, download, and stream content at an amazing speed.

Other Changes

The sleep/wake switch and silence button switch remain unchanged, but the headphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone.
Slim, sleek and light as a feather, the device is definitely the best iPhone in existence. The iPhone 5 is a prime example of the latest in cutting-edge technology.

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Breaking: iPhone 5 coming to India in October 2012

Some good news for Apple lovers in India.

The iPhone 5 is officially coming to India on 28/29 October 2012.

The price of the iPhone 5 will be approximately Rs.46,500 for the 16GB model.

Apple has also already reduced the price of the iPhone 4S 16GB to Rs. 41,400 from Rs. 44,500.

The 8GB iPhone 4 now costs  Rs. 28,300 and the iPhone 3GS is officially now discontinued in India.

 

 

Buy iPhone 5 in India right now

The iPhone 5 might have not yet launched in India but you can get one in India right away. Obviously you have to pay a premium price.

Maniacstore.com is selling the iPhone 5 for Rs.80,490.00(16 gb model) and they guarantee delivery within 2 business days.

Obviously the price is almost double but then if you want to flaunt the iPhone 5 when no one else has it you have to pay that premium.

But it you can wait for another 10-15 days then you can but it from shopyourworld.com who are selling the iPhone 5(16 gb model) for Rs.67,178 /-.

TRUE APPLE LOVER, GET YOUR IPHONE 5 IN INDIA RIGHT NOW

 

Apple officially announce iPhone 5

Apple has finally unveiled its latest and greatest iPhone ever, the iPhone 5, whose spec-sheet goes hand-in-hand with the rumors we’ve heard. It shows an improvisation over the 4S with a complete glass and aluminium exterior, even shedding a few ounces to stand 18% thinner (just 7.6mm!) and 20% lighter (just 112grams!) than its predecessor.

The display, too, saw itself being stretched to 4-inches diagonally, with the new version of Apple’s Retina panel striking 1136 x 640, which clocks in at a more than respectable 326ppi.

Apart from that the iWork suite, Garage Band and iMovie have all been updated. The phone is also expected to gain support for LTE.

What to expect from Apple today?

Today is 12th September and its time for the Apple event. After a lot of waiting, rumors, leaks finally its time for the Apple event in about 1 hour’s time. Lets look at what we expect from Apple today.

1.iPhone 5

The iPhone is the smartphone that the whole world has been waiting for eagerly and it is sure that it will be previewed today at the Apple event.

You can get full details on the expected iPhone 5 features here and here

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2. New iPod

Last year also the iPod’s were not refreshed and this time around it is most likely that the iPod’s will be refreshed and new iPods are going to launch today.

As far as rumors go there will be a new iPod Nano and new iPod touch.

The iPod Nano would again be a long iPod( similar to the one before the current iPod nano) and the iPod Touch would be completed redesigned and be some what like the design of the iPhone 4.

Also there is a small possibility that the iPod Touch might come in various colors.

3. New iTunes

With a brand new OS, new iPods and a new iPhone there is a high probability that we might see iTunes 11 today.

4. New Headphones

Apple has been just amazing when it comes to simplicity and designing the headphones but maybe Apple thought it was time for a little change.

As per few rumors Apple might release brand new headphones with a new design today.

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