Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amazing video shot on iPhone showing guitar’s string oscillation [Video]

This is plain amazing. I have seen countless people played guitar infront of me and infront of TV. Never once did I see how the string’s of guitar actually react to guitarist strum.

This young guitar, put an iPhone 4 into his guitar, and recorded how string oscillate when you strum on guitar. He actually accidentally found it out when he was trying to record his guitar playing via an iPhone 4. Be sure to check out the video as it is really very cool.

 


Apple TV is slowly becoming a serious hobby for Apple

Steve Jobs used to say that Apple TV is a hobby for him. Something that he is still exploring, something there will not make him big bucks if you want to put it in a business sense. But I feel that Apple is slowly treating Apple TV  as a serious hobby, not just a hobby.

Reasons why Apple TV is a serious hobby now:

  1. Mirroring/AirPlay – iPhone and iPad has been 2 very successful product in recent years, and I think almost every house hold should at least have an iPad or iPhone. Having the ability to mirror whatever that is on your iPhone or iPad is going to be a big deal. Imagine the shows that you watch during your bus ride, or the photo you took on your way home. You can just flash it on the big screen TV you have in your living room!
  2. iTunes rental – Having the ability to rent any movie on your crouch is a very temping thing to have on your TV. You have that on your Apple TV
  3. Netflix – Although Netflix is only available in US now.
  4. Bluetooth support – Although it has yet to be announced, but having bluetooth supports, means you will be able to hook up keyboard and mouse/trackpad. You might be able to use Apple TV as a browser in future.
  5. FaceTime HD Support via iPad/iPhone – Guys over at 9to5mac and TiPb did a FaceTime and AirPlay it over to their big screen TV. How awesome is that?
  6. Price – Apple TV pricing at just USD$99 is a impulse buy product, although the features and function it has now are limited, but for just $99. You now can stream movies, rent drama series, see photo from your iPhone and continue the show you are watching on your iPad on your big screen TV. It is a must have product!

I’m very excited for the coming Apple TV generation 3, I’m sure it will support 1080p and who knows what will be install for us!


New Macbook Air is going to have Backlit Keyboards

Backlit Keyboard coming to Macbook Air?

One of the best loved features of Macbook Pro is the backlit keyboards. Yes, it is a feature that alot of people will forget, but when you need it, you will miss it like crazy! At times when I have to work in a dark room, having backlit keyboards are like having light at the end of the tunnel!

Thus when Macbook Air came out last year, it is one of the best laptop ever built by Apple, because it is so light and so snappy. But backlit keyboard are heavily missed. It has always been a rumor that backlit keyboard will be added back to the next generation Macbook Airs. But with the above leaked photo, it might really be coming to us very soon!

Let’s stay tuned and hope that backlit keyboard will be a new feature in Macbook Air!


Apple’s New Ads – AirPlay & FaceTime make it an iPhone [Video]

2 new iPhone 4 Ads

Apple just launched 2 new TV Ads for iPhone 4, advertising the power of AirPlay and FaceTime. Honestly, I think this might be the 2 newest and most unused feature that iPhone 4 have, which users might have forgotten or not knowing the function at all.

I feel that it is good that Apple remind us the users again on this 2 new features and showing us the way it might be useful to us. AirPlay is really a very useful feature especially if you want to share or show pictures or videos to everyone on a large screen. FaceTime is always there when I wish to see my mom’s face.

This 2 features might not be as important as calling or smsing,but when you need it and it is there. The feeling is great. So enjoy the 2 new ads by Apple:

AirPlay Ad

FaceTime Ad


DC Comics to launch their new series on iPad together with Traditional Comic Books

This is something we have never seen before. Comic Publishers have now recognize the importance of new media, like iPad. Thus DC Comics are going to launch their new comic series on iPad together with traditional comic books. Yes, you will be able to download the copy of the comics on your iPad the very same day the books are released.

This will not only bring new readers from different countries who might not be able to get hold of the comic books as early the guys in US. It will most likely bring in younger generation of comic readers as it will be much easier to purchase a comic books on iPad rather than going down to the store.

I’m quite excited as this is the first time Comic publisher recognize how important it is to have their presence on iPad, and I’m sure more and more publishers will do that too.


1 Millions iOS Devices jailbroken by Jailbreakme.com

It is just 1 day since Jailbreakme.com is launched, and 1 million iPhone, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch have been jailbroken by it. It is a huge number, much more than what we expected. This might be the largest amount of devices jailbroken on a single day.

To be honest, I would like to know the percentage of devices that was jailbroken. I will bet that 70% or more should be iPad 2, as previous jailbreak methods still can’t jailbreak iPad 2.

Of course, Apple will not just sit back and relax over this matter. Apple’s spokewoman Bethan Lloyd has confirmed that they are “aware of this reported issue and will be developing a fix that will be available in the upcoming software update”. Comex are using a PDF exploit, thus it is treated as a vulnerability for iOS, so I’m sure Apple will be releasing a update very soon.

So before anything comes out and break the Jailbreak, please proceed to Jailbreakme.com and enjoy!


Jailbreak your iPad 2 now with Jailbreakme! [Video]

The easiest jailbreak means is out now! You can now jailbreak your iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touches via Jailbreakme.com.

I have just jailbroken my iPad 2 16gb Wifi with it, and it only took merely seconds. No restarts needed. This is really the easiest and fastest ever.

Steps to Jailbreak with Jailbreakme for iOS 4.3.3:

1. Backup: First and the most important thing you do is backup! Please backup everything before you jailbreak your iOS devices.

2. Open up your Safari in your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

3. Go to www.jailbreakme.com

4. Click on Free icon – > Install

5. You will see no reaction (It is as if nothing was click, but just wait)

6. After a few moment, your Safari will close(or crash), check your Apps. You should see Cydia Installed.

7. That’s all. Very easy right? Just 7 steps.

Enjoy your Jailbroken iOS Devices! Video of my jailbreaking process after the break.


Jailbreak for iPad 2 coming very soon.

Jailbreakme.com will be opening up for business very soon! This yellow sticky ‘We’ll back soon’ is always used by Apple when they close their Apple Store for updates or maintenance. So we can be quite sure jailbreakme will be back very soon.

Especially when some testers have leaked out the beta jailbreakme url which allows iOS devices to be jailbroken via Safari.

It is rumored that jailbreakme.com will be officially launch tomorrow 6 July. Let’s wait and see if iPad 2 jailbreak is finally coming to us.


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