9 Mac Apps for Free!

9 free Mac Apps

Who don’t love free software? Macupdate got a great bundle for us Mac users. They are giving out 9 Mac Apps for totally free. Yes free!

The apps that are given out for free:

  • Backblaze – 3 months of free online backup service
  • Grappler – save and store almost any audio or video from the Web.
  • Color Strokes – an interactive photo editor that brings you a bold palette of color manipulation tools.
  • Light Frame – helps you add artful, attractive frames to your photos.
  • Photo Batch – lets you quickly process, adjust, resize, and crop sets of photos.
  • Video Rotate - rotates your videos for optimal presentation and editing.
  • Data Guardian – Secure your files with advanced 448-bit encryption.
  • MacCleanse – Selectively erase logs, caches, and more.
  • SnapNDrag – Capture and share your screen.

So what are you waiting for? Go to MacUpdate and download the free bundle today! It is valid till 28th March 2013.

 


Google’s Nexus 7 Fail Unboxing Video-s (No, they are not fake)

This is one of the funniest unboxing video I have ever watch. Google’s Nexus 7 tablet unboxing video. No, is not just one, but alot of them have issues getting their brand new Nexus 7 out of the box.

Yes, I’m an Apple fan boy, but anyone who have bought any product from Apple before will love the unboxing experience. It was rumored that every single detail of how you actually unbox the product of Apple was engineered and tested. Seriously it is still the best experience I ever had.

Check out this Nexus 7 unboxing video, you will love it:


Retina Macbook Pro Can Power 4 Display

Retina Macbook Pro is really a powerhouse laptop. Tons of very good review on the performance and incredible display, this 2012 Retina Macbook Pro can really do replace your home Mac Pro or iMac. Very very good performance for such a thin and light laptop.

4 Display 15 millions of Pixel.

One issue to replace your Mac Pro or iMac is screen real estate, Retina Macbook Pro have a great looking 15 inch Screen, but to many power users it is not enough. Worry no more, this Macbook Pro can power up to 3 other display excluding its own screen. Pretty impossible for a small size laptop like it.

The MacBook Pro pictured is connected to two iMacs running at 2560×1440 over Thunderbolt, with an additional LG monitor connected over HDMI running at 1920×1200. Not only can the MacBook Pro now push nearly 15 million pixels

OWC reports that the MacBook Pro was able to play video simultaneously on all four displays without any lag. Very very cool.

[via OWC]


Scan and create PDF via iPhone with Snap2PDF

Many a times when I’m on the move but I need to send printed documents to my clients, I can’t go back to office just for scanning. What’s my option? iPhone! It has been a integrated tool in my life, thus I will always have it around with me. There are tons of scanning documents into PDF apps in the Apple App Store, but which one is good enough? I reviewed Snap2PDF and found it to be quite good and met all my requirements.

Snap2PDF

To scan any documents, photo, bills, receipts into PDF, all I need to do is snap a picture using my iPhone camera app, of course  I can snap the photo in Scan2PDF app too.

After OCR able to recognize the text in the bill, thus searchable

What’s cool about the app is that after snapping the document, you can do image rectification to correct the size and alignment, Gamma correction to make the words easier to read and OCR ( optical Character Recognition) so all the text in the document, bills or even book will be recognized. The PDF generated will be searchable by text too. Pretty cool right? You can also email the pdf directly via the app, so you won’t have a problem getting all the pdfs out of the app.

Image before Image Rectification and Gamma Correction

Please take note that this image was taken at a very low light environment to test the gamma corrections.

Image after Corrections

After using Snap2PDF for a week, I find it a very handy app. It is definitely an app will that will be very useful when I need a document to be scan quickly and accurately. You can get  from the Apple App Store at $1.99, click here to go to Snap2PDF in App Store


‘iPhone 5′ Back Cover Video!

We have seen countless rumors on iPhone 5 that it will have an 4 inch screen, smaller dock port, bottom headphone jack. But finally we have seen a video of the rumored iPhone 5 back cover/case. It seems very pretty real, and even the finishing and style looks very Apple-ish.

Check out the video and determine for yourself. I really think it looks pretty good, hope we will see iPhone 5 very soon.


MacUpdate Bundle: Parallels 7, Busycal, ScreenFlow and more for just $49.99

I’m a fan of MacUpdate Bundle/Promo, I bought Macupdate bundle last year, and this year their promotion is here again. Unlike most other promotions, Macupdate bundle usually consist of alot of good and quality applications. Imagine you are getting the usual $79.99 Parallels 7 Desktop, $49.99 BusyCal and $99 ScreenFlow. This 3 apps will already be worth the $49.99 you are going to pay.

Check out the full list of apps below:

1) Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99)
2) BusyCal ($49.99) (first 10,000 bundles)
3) ScreenFlow 3 ($99.00)
4) Civilization V ($39.99) Gods & Kings expansion pack for just $20
5) Jaksta ($49.95)
6) Espionage 3 ($19.99)
7) Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99)
8 ) Speed Download 5 ($25.00)
9) KeyCue 6 ($28)
10) A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95)
11) My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95)

For more information on the apps, watch the video:

Seriously very worth it. If you are interested, please check out MUpromo.com and save tons of money.


Take a look inside iPhone Assembly line inside Foxconn Factory in China [Video]

iFeng did a tour around Foxconn Factory with Foxconn’s CEO. If you are interested to know how is iPhone mass produce in Foxconn, be sure to catch this video.

There are lots of debate about Apple having their product all made in China, and the recent death cases in Foxconn make it into a media highlight. But Apple response positivity and showed the world how they are helping the people we are building this wonderful product for us day and night.

Check out the Tour arounf Foxconn assembly line:


Step by Step guide on iOS 5.1.1 untethered Jailbreak via Absinthe 2.0

Yes, After a long wait, finally iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has finally been released. You can now download and start your jailbreak via the below links:

Absinthe2.0 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Absinthe2.0 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)

Absinthe2.0 Linux (x86/x86_64)

But how do you proceed with the jailbreak? Don’t worry, just read the below guide:

Step by step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0 which I have just done:

1. Download Absinthe from the links above

2. Backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Be sure to always do proper backup before proceeding with any version upgrade or jailbreak process. You can either backup via iCloud or to your computer. It is recommended to backup to your computer, as it will be faster. Especially when we need to do phone restore later on.

3. This step is optional, but Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams recommends us to clear all data in your iOS device before jailbreak your device. This will speed up the jailbreak process, and also have a smoother jailbreak process.

Anyway to clear all data in your device, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.

4. Connect your iOS devices to your computer, be it Mac or PC.

5. Open up Absinthe 2.0 which you have just download

6. Click on Jailbreak button and wait for it to finish.

7. Once jailbreaking is done, go back to iTunes, on the left panel right click your device and select “restore from backup” and restore the copy that you have just backup.

8. That’s all, once the restore process is done, then you will have your Jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 device!

Hope you will have a smooth process jailbreaking, and enjoy! :)

 


Absinthe 2.0 is here!

5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak is now available with Abstinthe 2.0 now!

The collaborative effort of Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams finally push Absinthe 2.0 out today!

Please note that this jailbreak will only be available for iOS 5.1.1 and supporting the below devices:

  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Global
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
  • AppleTV 2

How to jailbreak via Absinthe:

1. Make a backup of your device in iTunes by right clicking on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu and click ‘Back Up’.

2. Once your backup is complete return to your device and go to Settings – General – Reset – Erase all Content and Settings. This will make the jailbreak process much faster.

3. Open Absinthe and be sure you are still connected via USB cable to your computer.

4. Click ‘Jailbreak’ and wait…. just be patient and do not disconnect your device.

5. Once jailbroken return to iTunes and restore your backup from earlier. Right click on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore from Back Up…’ then select the latest backup you created before. (restoring this backup will return all the content previously on your device ie, apps, photos, etc.)

6. Thanks for using Absinthe, enjoy your jailbroken iDevice!

Download Absinthe here:

Absinthe2.0 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Absinthe2.0 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)

Absinthe2.0 Linux (x86/x86_64)

[via http://greenpois0n.com/]


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