Monthly Archives: June 2010

6 Top Web Apps Premium Version at just $58!

You won’t get better deal than this I would think, now 6 Top Web Application that we use in our daily life will only cost you $58!

AppSumo currently have a bundle promotion offering 6 Top Application Premium Version which includes Evernote, Remember The Milk, TimeBridge, MindMeister, RescueTime and Shoeboxed!

So how much will you really save with this bundle? Here’s the break down:

  • Evernote (1Year)                       $45
  • Remember the Milk (1Year )  $25
  • TimeBridge(1Year )                  $135
  • MindMiester (1Year)               $59
  • RescueTime (6 Months)         $36
  • ShoeBoxed(2 months)            $40

Total it will normally cost you $340, but with the AppSumo bundle, you will getting the above with just $58. It is quite a huge deal in my view, especially worth it for Evernote and Remember The Milk which I use in my daily life on my MacBook Pro.

There are only 95 Bundles left for grab and the end date will be 24th of June! So grab it fast! Check out AppSumo here


iTunes 9.2 to support iOS4 and iPhone 4!

With iPhone 4 and iOS4 coming to us soon, Apple have updated their iTunes to version 9.2 to support iOS 4 and iPhone 4.

Now you can :

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

iOS4 will ship on June 21 as a free update for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, recent generations of iPod Touch. Just 4 days later iPhone 4 will be launch running iOS4.

Update your iTunes now, or Download iTunes 9.2.


Safari Extension Open up for Developers now!

Apple have opened up their Safari Extensions for Developers to submit just like what Google did for their Chrome recently. Now MicroSoft’s Internet Explorer is the only big 4 browser that still do not accept extension from 3rd party developers. I’m glad that Safari is adding it, as I am now a regular user of Google’s Chrome not only because of it’s speed, but also because of the library of extension that Chrome currently have!

Developers submit your Extensions to Safari now!


Wii-like iPhone Game with your Friends

This Pirate Boat Game gameplay seem like Wii, very interactive and interesting as it is using Apple iPhone’s Accelerometer to “row” the boat. You can even pair up with your friends in a team of 2, competing with your friends… Wii should start getting worry, as now iPhone + iMac/Macbook will become the next Wii….

To start playing, download the Boat Remote in the App Store, then go to Pirata Boat Race Webpage. Choose the ship, scan the screen’s QR code with your iPhone then start rowing with your friends!


Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.4 with Security Updates

Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.4, the fourth update for Snow Leopard. This updates are mainly security patches and updates.

Details of the Update are:

The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

– resolve an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
– resolve an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
– address issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
– improve reliability of VPN connections
– resolve a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
– resolve an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
– improve compatibility with some braille displays

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4150.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

I don’t see any issue after updating, if you guys encounter any issues after updating please let us know by commenting on the post or tweet to us @usingapple!


Apple Store App now in Apple App Store!

Apple Store App is now in Apple App Store! Now you can browse your favorite Apple Store from your iPhone/iPad without going through Safari.

Not only you can browse the Apple Store in the App, you also can make appointment with Genius or even reserve your iPhone 4. Although currently you are not able to buy anything from the App itself now, but there are plans to do it, and it will be coming to us very soon. Meaning you will be able to buy your next MacBook Pro in your iPhone itself, without any computers, and the bills will be bill to the credit card that you registered with iTunes/App Store.

The Purchasing should look something like this:

I think it is a great App that Apple have built, not only you can check out the Apple Store on the go, but you can also buy Apple Product anywhere anytime… this will be huge for them.

Check out the free Apple Store App in Apple App Store now!


iMovie for iPhone 4 Details Updates

We have heard from Steve Jobs that iMovie will be coming to iPhone 4, we also know that it will be one of the most powerful video editor on mobile device. iMovie can edit, trim, add still images into a iMovie Project, add themes and transitions, titles, music and more just on iPhone 4. Not only that, it can also export the video out with different quality up to 720p HD quality video.

But we have some questions we will like to know which are not answer in the keynote:

Is iMovie going to be available for iPhone 3GS? Can iPad run iMovie? Can iMovie for iPhone Projects be exported to iMovie on Mac so we can continue working on the video?

TidBITS have the answer for us:

  • iMovie for iPhone will require the iPhone 4, and will not be available for the iPhone 3GS. Handling video and creating real-time transitions needs the power of the iPhone 4’s A4 processor.
  • Although the iPad runs the A4 processor, the app won’t run on that device. I suspect the app is tailored to the iPhone 4’s higher-density screen, and therefore wouldn’t work within the iPad’s pixel-doubled compatibility mode. (I’d be very surprised if an iMovie for iPad version doesn’t appear at some point, possibly with the release of iOS 4 for the iPad in a few months.)
  • Projects edited on the iPhone cannot “currently” be transferred to iMovie on the Mac for further editing; projects stay on the phone. (The edited movies can be exported or synced to iTunes, however.)
  • Video clips can be recorded directly within iMovie for iPhone or come from the Camera Roll (clips previously shot using the phone’s built-in camera). Based on how the Camera Roll works, I suspect it may also be possible to work with clips you’ve shot elsewhere by emailing them from your computer to the iPhone, then saving the attachment to the Camera Roll. The clips would need to be properly formatted as H.264 videos (and without having the software or an iPhone 4 to test, I don’t know which specifications that entails).
  • iMovie for iPhone is scheduled to ship 24 June 2010 to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 4.

Without a doubt, iPhone 4 will be costing us $4.99 as announced, we think overall it will be a cool app to have, as you can edit your video, add some themes or transition before uploading to Youtube!


Mac Mini Refresh – New Design, Faster Graphics HDMI Port!

Apple Mac Mini got refresh again! Now with very cool new design, faster graphics and the most waited feature – HDMI output port!

I don’t know why, but Apple kind of got interested in their Mac Mini recently, after 2 refresh in a year, Apple refresh their Mac Mini again… Now with the brand new design, Mac Mini is also Aluminum unibody like the rest of the family.  They even make a “hole” at the bottom of Mac Mini for easy upgrade of RAM.

But what makes the New Mac Mini most interesting? HDMI Port! Now you can easily plug in your HDMI cable from your Mac Mini to your Full HD TV and start streaming/playing videos!

Here’s a summary of the updated items:

– 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
– 1.4″ thick Unibody enclosure
– NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics Card
– Built-in Power Supply
– HDMI port and Mini DisplayPort
– Removable bottom panel

Check out more details at Apple Website


How Sharp is iPhone 4 Screen? [Video]

This is just how sharp iPhone 4 Screen is! Robert Scoble took this above picture with his Canon 5D mark II, click on the image to see how sharp the screen really is!

It is just so amazing that iPhone 4’s 960 X 640 Screen is so clean and sharp. Check out the video below on HD mode to enjoy the hight quality screen. We can’t wait to get on hold of it and appreciate it with our hands… and eyes! [Scoblezier]


iPad Soccer with your friend while watching World Cup [Video]

What can be more enjoyable than watching World Cup on your TV with your friends and playing Foosball with your friends during half-time? Foosball HD is a table soccer game build to iPad by illusion labs,  where you can play 1 or 2 player game. It is quite a fun and fast pace game to play with, and a very good quick game for half-time where you have nothing to do while waiting for your favorite game to start!

Check out the video and also check out their App in App Store for $2.99 for iPad