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3 years ago

Tip: How to make your iPhone battery life last longer

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Tip: How to make your iPhone battery life last longer

Need to find out how to make your iPhone's battery life last longer? There are quite a few ways in which you can help your iPhone save power. Some are very intuitive but hopefully we will tell you a few which you have not yet thought of.

Special thanks to michaelchang516 from the forums for this tip!

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3 years ago

SPB TV now available for iPad

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SPB TV now available for iPad

SPB Software has just announced that its popular TV viewing application is now available for the iPad. SPB TV was previously only available for the iPhone and iPod Touch but has just been updated to a universal binary. 

SPB TV gives you access to more than 150 subscription free TV channels, integrated TV guide, video on demand, adaptive bandwidth control and channels from 17 European countries.

It can be downloaded from the App Store for free anthere is also no monthly subscription fee. The application is ad-supported: an advertisement is shown while the stream is buffering and when a user opens a new channel.

[Free - iTunes Link]

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3 years ago

Angry Birds sequel and multiplayer coming

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Angry Birds sequel and multiplayer coming

The highly popular game Angry Birds has a sequel on the way. This isn't simply Angry Birds 2, however. Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka announced that it would be from the pigs point of view. Angry Pigs, perhaps?

In addition, Vesterbacka announced that they are working on a multiplayer version of Angry Birds.

Multiplayer Angry Birds will be like old school Worms games. Multiplayer is a priority, but we have not determined the best way for our players to experience it yet.

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3 years ago

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad walkthrough [video]

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SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad walkthrough [video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is finally getting near to release. A short video walkthrough of the new app has been posted on Sling's official YouTube account. The video emphasises that the app is all about the quality of the video, due to Apples excellent H.264 streaming capabilities. The interface looks very similar to other recent versions of Sling Player Mobile.

Now here is the bad news, Sling Player Mobile for iPad will be a separate app, no universal binary love here. If you already have the iPhone version you will have to pay again for the iPad version. It will cost another $30, the same price as the current iPhone version.

Also, Sling point out that the iPad version will only work with Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO equipment. Legacy versions do not have the hardware capability to stream at the iPad’s higher resolution.

No word on when this is going to hit the app store; but you can sign up now, to be kept up to date on availability information.

Are you are looking forward to this app? Do you think it is fair that you will have to pay again for the iPad version? Let us know in the comments!

[Engadget]

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3 years ago

UPDATED: Twitter for iPhone, iPad updated -- now with push notifications!

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UPDATED: Twitter for iPhone, iPad updated -- now with push notifications!

Twitter for iPhone and iPad just got an update and the big news is -- push notifications. This has been a highly desired feature for a very long time. At the moment, push notifications for the official Twitter app are only available for @mentions and direct messages.

Interestingly, Twitter does not include push notifications in the release notes. So it was a pleasant surprise to see Twitter asking for permission to send push notifications when launching for the first time after the install. Was this intentional?

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3 years ago

Jailbreak tip: How to use Mobile Terminal to change the default SSH password [Jailbreak]

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Jailbreak tip: How to use Mobile Terminal to change the default SSH password [Jailbreak]

Just getting into Jailbreak and OpenSSH on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and curious how to change the default SSH password? Since Apple sets all iOS devices to "alpine", If you decide to enable SSH it is important for security reasons to change the password to something unique. Otherwise you risk someone else gaining access to your iPhone or iPad. We'll show you how after the break!

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3 years ago

Verizon Twitter account hints at Verizon iPhone?

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Verizon Twitter account hints at Verizon iPhone?

Seems like someone over at Verizon may have slipped up. It appears a Twitter user asked if Verizon getting the iPad could possibly be hinting at the release of a Verizon iPhone. Shockingly enough, whoever is behind the @VerizonCareers Twitter account actually responded back and said this -

"yes, that is the latest scoop".

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3 years ago

Official Google Voice for iPhone hits iTunes App Store

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Official Google Voice for iPhone hits iTunes App Store

Google's official Google Voice app for iPhone has just hit the iTunes App Store.

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3 years ago

2010 TiPb Award for Favorite New iPhone/iPad Feature of the Year goes to…!

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2010 TiPb Award for Favorite New iPhone/iPad Feature of the Year goes to…!

Your votes have been counted, your voices have been heard, and we're proud to announce the 2010 TiPb Readers Choice Award for Favorite New iPhone/iPad Feature of the Year goes to... Multitasking!

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3 years ago

RIM puts PlayBook vs. iPad in browser test video

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RIM puts PlayBook vs. iPad in browser test video

Today RIM posted a video of their PlayBook vs. Apple's iPad to demonstrate the browsing ability and speeds the PlayBook has to offer. The results are interesting but seemingly skewed as well.

There were three different tests RIM used to compare the browers on the two devices. They went head-to-head in raw web-site rendering, Acid3, and Java.

To start out they are both directed towards IFA.com and then CBS.com. The PlayBook clearly finishing loading and rendering both web-sites faster than the iPad. The CBS site however has flash content on it and obviously will not fully load on the iPad.

On the Acid3 test both devices managed to score 100/100 but RIM boasts that the iPad has an HTML error during this test.

The funny thing about these tests are that the iPad is over 6 months old compared to the PlayBook not even being out yet for sale. Also an interesting note is the fact the PlayBook is running on QNX which is Adobe Flash and AIR programs so naturally it will run flash sites as compared to the iPad not having flash capabilities.

It will be far more interesting to see the 2nd generation iPad pitted versus the PlayBook as the two devices will be on a much more level playing field. Do you think this test has any validity given the fact the iPad is real and the PlayBook is still technically vaporware or do you think this is Apple's chance to step up their game and blow the PlayBook out of the water?

Check out the video after the break!

[ CrackBerry ]

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