LaCie’s Thunderbolt Drives available now!

Thunderbolt drive

Finally we are seeing small progress of 3rd party vendor coming out with Thunderbolt accessories. LaCie has come out with their 2big Thunderbolt Series and they are now available! 2big Thunderbolt drives offer speed up to 327MB/s and 676MB/s if you daisy chain 2 or more of them.

Cool looking, but a powerful device

It’s aluminum shells is pretty cool looking and holds either 4TB or 6TB worth of storages. Thus it will be a very good choice for creative professional for photos or videos, or even home users who just wish to have a quick drive with huge storage. It is heat-sink cooled and also in addition, a thermo-regulated fan which will turn off and on depending on the temperature of the drives.

Overall it is a very cool and fast drive for any Mac owners, but they don’t come cheap. 4TB will cost you USD$650 and 6TB will run up to $800.

For more information, Check out LaCie’s 2big Thunderbolt Series


iOS Task Management App Rush! Clear or Steps?

iOS Task Management App Showdown!

A few weeks ago, Macheist, Twitterific and Realmac Software Team have came out with a Task Management iOS App idea/Prototype/Promo Video called Clear. It is one of the most intuitive task management app I have ever seen. It almost make managing tasks a pleasure. Thus it created alot of hype and people are waiting for it to launch.

But makers of popular iOS IM client Verbs today launch a Youtube Video showing their up-coming Task Management App – Steps. It feels and looks very similar to Clear, but of course have its own taste of it.

Both of them looks very sleek and nice, and both will be launching soon. So which will you choose to purchase? And which app will win the heart of more iOS users? Let’s stay tuned and see.

For now, let’s what Clear and Steps bring to the table:

Clear:

Steps:


Apple will stream Paul McCartney Concert live to iTunes and Apple TV on Feb 9!

Apple will be streaming Paul McCartney’s Concert Live via iTunes and Apple TV on February 9 2012. You will be able to view the concert via iTunes on your Mac/PC or on your Apple TV on your TV.

Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with a free streaming performance that takes place 7 p.m. PST Thursday, February 9, from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where much of the new album was recorded.

Kisses on the Bottom, which comes out Tuesday, February 7, via Hear Music/Concord, is a collection of standards McCartney grew up listening to, plus two new McCartney compositions — “My Valentine” and “Only Our Hearts” (which feature guest turns, respectively, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder).

Recorded with the aid of Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band — who will back McCartney for the Capitol live-stream event — Kisses On The Bottom is a personal journey through songs that, in some cases, a young McCartney first heard his father perform on the family piano.

The February 9 Capitol Studios streaming event will be the first time ever that the reverent and adventurous performances of Kisses On The Bottom will be brought to life in a live setting

I think it is pretty cool. You can check out this concert here.

 


WorldCard Mobile – You will never need to keep business cards anymore

I don’t know about you guys, but I personally hate business cards. Why? Because I can never seem to find them when I need them and typing in email address and phone number to my phone is always a task that I hate. If you guys hate carrying business name cards that your clients have given you, then you will need WorldCard Mobile

Very accurate and quick

I have given it a try and I found it surprisingly  accurate! I have tested on 2 business name cards that I have got from my clients (I worked as a Business Intelligence Consultant as my day job) and both of the cards are recognized and stored into my contacts with no errors.

It is pretty easy to use, just open up the app, tap on camera button, take a picture of the name card and let it recognize the text on the card. WorldCard Mobile for iPhone is pretty smart, it will recognize name, emails, phone numbers, address, company and department with no issue. Very very useful for lazy people like me who always don’t key in the full information and regret later on.

If you are worried that the app’s recognition  might not be prefect (I agree that nothing is perfect), WorldCard Mobile have a Card holder area in the app, where all the Name Cards that you have scanned will be kept there, with the picture taken. Thus even if the recognition software might have mistake, you will at least still have the picture of the name card available.

Overall feeling of WorldCard Mobile

I love this app, to be able to snap a photo of the name card, and let the app the do rest, is awesome for me. The app is pretty accurate and make little mistake. Thus I will highly recommend this app for all who always get name cards during meetings but always misplace them. If you have tons of name cards, you will be able to enter all of them into this app in no time.

The only factor I dislike about this app is the price. It is $6.99, slightly steep from my point of view, but overall a very useful app even for this price point.

Check WorldCard Mobile at the Apple’s App Store now! 

 

 

 

 

 


Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is finally here!

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users has been waiting for quite some time for their devices to be jailbroken. As iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are using A5 Chip, thus the jailbreak for iPhone 4 and iPad did not work on it. But wait no longer, Absinthe A5 has arrived! These 2 devices can finally be untethered Jailbroken.

How do I untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2? Just follow the steps below:

1. Firstly upgrade your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to iOS 5.0.1 and backup your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, if you have not done so.

2. Download Greenposi0n’s Absinthe A5 here (Mac or Windows)

3. Unzip the file

4. Connect your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac and open up Absinthe A5

5. Click on Jailbreak button and let the wizard do it’s job.

6. After awhile you might see your iPad in restore mode, please do not panic, it is part of the process. Wait for it to complete…

7. Your device will reboot, and after a couple of minutes, you will see the below screen.

8. Unlock your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, and click on the Absinthe icon on it, it might not be on the first page, so search for it.

9. Click on it, and your iPad or iPhone 4S will be rebooted. If you are facing issue, please relaunch the app.

10. You are done after the reboot, enjoy your Jailbroken iPhone 4S or iPad 2!

 


Apple’s Educational Announcement on 19 Jan New York City

Apple has sent out invitations to media for an education focused event on 19 January 2012 which will be taking place at Guggenheim Museum New York City. They aren’t hiding from the press, it will be education related.

Thus what we will be seeing from the event will most likely be textbooks available in Apple’s iBook Store. Although it might be not be so interesting for the rest of the world, as there will not be no new product launching, but textbooks coming to iOS will be huge.

This will push iOS devices mainly iPad to be the number one go to for education sector.

 


TidyTilt is iPhone’s Smart Cover but its more than that! [Video]

We have seen tons of iPhone Case/Protector out in the market, most of them are very beautiful and cool. But TidyTilt is not just beautiful, it is also very smart and useful! TidyTilt is inspired by Apple’s iPad Smart cover, shaped and colored very similarly to smart cover.

This is a Kickstart Project started by Zahra Tashakorinia and Derek Tarnow — two design students from Chicago.

TidyTilt is an earbud cord wrap, multi-position kickstand, and mount for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. TidyTilt takes up less space than any one of these devices – yet does all three things – without adding something extra to carry.

iPhone Case + Stand

The TidyTilt comes in two parts: a mount that uses a special adhesive to stick to the back of your device, and the kickstand/cover which attaches magnetically. Like the Smart Cover, the kickstand folds up to provide an awesome storage solution for your earbuds when you’re not using them, or to elevate your iPhone for watching movies and showing off your photos.

Do give them your support, as it is really a very cool idea. Check out their demo video below:


Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.01 Guide!

It is finally here! The long awaited iOS 5.01 untethered Jailbreak is finally launched by dev-team. @pod2g has been telling us that untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 was almost ready a few days ago, and just a few minutes ago, they launched redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for both Mac OSX and Windows.

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can finally jailbreak their devices. Here’s the catch, it is for all iDevices other than A5 chip devices, thus iPad 2 and iPhone 4S can’t be untethered jailbroken yet. Sorry guys, you have to wait awhile more.

For all other devices which can be upgrade to iOS 5.01, your device can be jailbroken. They are namely, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3rd Generation and above.

Check out UsingApple iOS 5.01 Untethered Jailbreak steps:

1. Upgrade your devices to iOS 5.01, you can either do it via iTunes or from your iOS Devices’s setting(If you are on iOS 5)
2. Backup your iOS Devices, you can backup via iCloud or your Mac/PC
3. Download redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for Mac OSX or Windows (updated due to iBook fix)
4. Device is connected to your Mac/PC
5. Unzip redsn0w 0.9.10b5 and double click on redsn0w icon


6. Click on Jailbreak button

7. Switch off your Device and click on next.

8. Do the usual DFU Mode action, First hold on Power Button (Corner) for 3 Seconds 
Without releasing the Power Button, Hold on to your Home Button for 10 Seconds
Then release your Power Button, but still holding on to your home Button for 15 Seconds


9. Let redsn0w do its job 


10. Once it is done, Check on Install Cydia checkbox and click on next


11. Let redsn0w do its job again, and you will be able to use your jailbroken iOS Devices in seconds.

12. That’s all! I have just tested it myself on my iPhone 4, it is working fine! Enjoy your jailbreak guys! 


Santa Claus is so busy he needs Siri’s Help [Video]

Everyone is very busy during Christmas season, buying of gifts, sending of Christmas cards and visiting friends. But the busiest person in the world will be Santa Claus, so how is he managing his time and how does he find the way to each house?

Santa Claus got his help from Apple iPhone 4S’s Siri! Don’t believe? Check out Apple’s new iPhone 4S TV ads:

I would say Apple’s commercials are always so creative, heartwarming and cool.


Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 is coming soon [Video]

Chronic Dev Team is almost done with their very last part of touching up with iOS 5 Jailbreak. It has been close to 2 months since the launch of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S, but till date, only tethered Jailbreak is available.

If you don’t know the difference, tethered Jailbreak means that everytime your iPhone got restarted, you have to connect it to a computer and go through the jailbreak process to boot up the iPhone. Thus untethered Jailbreak is actually very important to most people, as we are worried we won’t be with a computer when our iPhone accidentally needs restart.

pod2g tweeted:

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

So it seems that iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users will have to wait awhile longer than the rest of the family to enjoy untethered jailbreak.

Check out the demo of untethered jailbreak from Chronic Dev Team:


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