Monthly Archives: April 2011

Apple is tracking our location via iPhone, but why? [Video]

It is now confirmed that Apple is storing location informations of every iPhone users. Peter Warden and Alasdair Allan have found out that iOS have a database storing information of the location of iPhone and is taking a snap of the location almost every minute.

The picture which you have seen on top, is the location information store by iPhone from one of the creator of iPhoneTracker, who have create an application to let you import the location data that your iPhone is storing and displaying in a map format.

I have downloaded the software, and have load the map with my location information, and it is just pure amazing. It really did record down my whole Taiwan Trip on Oct 2010 and the more recent US trip on March 2011

Taiwan Trip 2010:

My recent US Trip on March 2011:

Interesting yeah? I have no idea, Apple can map my journey so well, it can almost be used as a proof if I ever have to show my location at any point of time. But why is Apple doing this? All this location information did not expire after almost 1 year. Why do Apple need to keep location information of their users for such a long time?

Apple have not gave us any information or reply on this issue.

Check out the video of the creator of iPhoneTracker:

 


Turn your iPhone 4 into a 3D Scanner! [Video]

An App can turn your iPhone 4 into a 3D scanner! This is very amazing! With just Trimentional App on your iPhone 4, you will be able to scan anything into 3D format, and can be printed out via a 3D printer just like what we see below!

Of course, with just iPhone and an app, it is not possible to do a super good quality 3D model, but having a 3D scanner on your palm everywhere you go, this is just amazing.

Check out the demo video below:



64gb White iPhone 4 Leaked! iOS 5, Expose and Facebook Integration! [Video]

64Gb White iPhone 4’s videos are leaked once again from Vietnam! What’s interesting is that it is not just iPhone 4 in white, but it is actually running on a prototype iOS 5.

So what is new in iOS 5?

  • New Task switching screen which look very similar to Mac’s Expose
  • New Folder UI, when you create folder, it is now full screen(Which I don’t really like)
  • Spotlight search in the tasking switching expose screen
  • Facebook Integration, if you look closely at the 2nd video, there is a Facebook setting.

Check out the leaked videos:


iTunes 10.2.2 released by Apple!

Apple released iTunes 10.2.2 today!

This version of iTunes contains some very good bugs fixes which you might be interested, especially if you own an iPad. Fixes includes:

• Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
• Resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take longer than necessary.
• Fixes a problem where video previews on the iTunes Store may skip while playing.
• Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance.

iTunes 10.2 came with several new features and improvements, including:

• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

• Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from your iTunes libraries with Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

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

Please update your iTunes, or just download iTunes here.

 


Final Cut Pro X Coming by June 2011

Apple is finally going to refresh Final Cut Pro X! Apple let a private group of people have a sneak peek of it during an event in National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas last week.

Apple not only rewrote Final Cut Pro X from ground up, it is now a 64bits software and it has color integrated in it! There’s alot of of features, like composite groups, rendering on the fly and much better graphics quality.

Final Cut Pro X will be release by June, selling at just $299! It will be available in Mac App Store!

The below videos from YouTube are not professionally recorded, thus please bear with it. But nevertheless, it is a very interesting video which you must watch if you are into media or video.

Part 1

Part 2


Adobe Flash Video viewable on iOS, Android and even Internet TVs

Built on Flash Media Server, you will soon be able to watch flash videos on iOS devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which do not and will not support Flash. Mobile platform like Android and Internet TVs support Flash Video playing now, but the performance is not too good, and it drains battery from mobile devices.

Using HTTP Dynamic Streaming Technology, video streams will be readable and playable by mobile devices and performance will be better and automatically change the bit rate of video depending network speed.


Super Protection for your iPad with G-Form Case

I have seen many iPad cases that says it will protect your iPad from scratches and drops. But how much protection are they really promising? G-Form Case for iPad is the ultimate I would say, it can protect your iPad screen from a 8lb bowling ball dropped from 3 feets up.

If you are someone who play rough or might be bring your iPad to rough places, this might be the case for you. It is only available for pre-order now, at cost USD$59.95, more details at G-Form.

Check out the demo video from them:


Humor: iBoy – Newest creation from Apple [Video]

iBoy is the newest creation from Apple! iBoy comes in black or white, multiple language and sizes. iBoy is most suitable for family who wants an extra kid or if you feel that bring up a child is very troublesome, iBoy will be great for you as you only need to charge him everynight! Yes, iBoy is a hybrid of human boy and magical iPad.

Of course its a joke, check out the video. It is pretty funny:


Lego + Apple is just too cool! [Video]

It might not be a real product. But I seriously think if it is real, it will really sell very well. All geeks love Legos and Apple right? Such a nice combination.

There are a Apple Store Lego set plus a “line” set which consist of legos queuing up Apple products.

Product Features

  • Amazing PLAYMOBIL™ set introduces children to the magic of Apple technology
  • Interactive play teaches important social interaction skills
  • Includes everything pictured: entire store with figures and over 60 accessories
  • Store comes fully staffed with PLAYMOBIL™ Apple Store associates
  • Ground floor of Apple store features product demo tables, software shelves and kids corner
  • Top floor includes Genius Bar and Keynote Theater with mini Steve Jobs figure
  • Use your own real iPhone 4 as the screen behind Steve Jobs in the Keynote Theater (downloadable simulated keynote presentation available on the PLAYMOBIL™ website)
  • Purchase the optional Line Pack and stage your own Apple Device launch party!
  • Entire store measures 72 cm long x 36 cm deep x 40 cm high
  • Officially licensed Apple product

Check out the nicely done video and enjoy the joke:


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