Posts tagged with: iPod Touch

10 Billion downloads from Apple App Store!

10 Billion downloaded Apps from Apple’s App Store is a huge milestone for them. Why? World Population on Earth is only around 6.8billions, 10 Billion 40% more than our world population! Just from a App Store from a company! Apple’s App Store is really a hit, currently holding 300,000 apps with 10 billions downloads.

Cheers to Apple and cheers to the 10 billionth downloader who got her $10,000 iTunes gift card, she can really download apps like there is no tomorrow!


Chinese New Year Red Friday Apple Store Discount for Asia!

Apple is giving lots of Asia countries’s Apple Store Chinese New Year RED Friday discounts. Discount range from SGD$7 to SGD$140 for accessories and Macs.

Discounts are not just for accessories this time round, which is cool. You can now get SGD$140 discount from all iMacs, Macbook Pros and the 13″ Macbook Airs. iPads are given SGD$61 discount for all model, and iPod Touch and iPod Nanos are on discounts too.

So if you wanted to buy Apple Products or Accessories, now is the time, and please note that you only have 1 day! It will end by 15 January!

I have just bought Power HD Support Anti-Glare Film for iPhone 4! Thanks Apple and advance Happy New Year to all UsingApple readers!


Fifth Day of Christmas – Free iBook Life of Pi

Life Of Pi is available for download in iBooks. iBooks is an amazing new way to download and read books on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can download iBooks from the iTunes Store or App Store.

If you do not have any iDevices, iTunes is also giving out free song from Clare Maguire.

To access the downloads, you will need to install iTunes and create an iTunes Store Account. If you are using Google Chrome and unable to access the free downloads, please try another web browser.

Stay Tuned at UsingApple for our daily reports on the Free iTunes Gifts for the next 7 days!



Why I think 7 Inch iPad is relevant

iPad 2G coming early year 2011

Its almost end of 2010, and iPad will be refreshing by early next year as Apple normally refresh their products yearly. This includes iPhone, iMac, Macbooks, thus I treat it that iPad will be refreshing yearly too. iPad has been very successfully, it attracts alot of new users, especially older or younger generation.

What to expect for iPad 2G?

So what can we expect for the new iPad? On the safe side, I’m sure iPad 2G will have at least a front facing camera for FaceTime. I’m still thinking if there is any reasons to put a rear facing camera for iPad, as I don’t see any use case for it. Apple has been adding camera to almost all their products which includes iPhone, iPod Touch and Macs, thus iPad will be the last in line to have FaceTime.

iPad 2G Better Screen, longer battery life and weigh less?

iPad 2G should a better resolution screen, Retina should be on the way, although it will cost more, but I feel that A4 Processor should be still good enough to power iPad 2G, thus overall manufacturing iPad 2G should be cheaper, except Retina Display and maybe even more powerful battery to extend iPad’s battery life even more. iPad has been getting around 7-10hours of battery life depending on how you use it, it is very impressive, but no one will complain if iPad 2G get even better battery life.

But I feel is that iPad should be abit smaller, maybe the size of 7inch, so holding it is easier, and I can use 2 thumbs to type when I hold it in a portrait mode. The current iPad is slightly too big for Asian’s hands when I’m holding iPad, typing with my thumbs is still ok, but it will be more comfortable if it is slightly smaller. Smaller means lighter right? I feel that the current iPad is really abit too heavy for anyone to hold up for more than 15minutes. If Apple can bring the weight of it to less than 500gram, it will be much better compare to current 0.6-0.7kg.

So are we going to see what I hope iPad can be for generation 2? Let’s wait for it to come out, and hope that we will all be surprise with what is coming!


iReview: Fruit Blast

MEDL Mobile have recently invited me to do a review of Fruit Blast, a app built by a father and son. It seems to be pretty interesting as father now build apps with kids rather than lego or treehouse. It is really amazing how our world have evolved and changed!

Fruit Blast have a very interesting concept, by using Apple iOS’s accelerometer to  detect your aiming let you fire off weapons to “destroy” fruits that are throw at you by a monkey! It is pretty difficult to aim at first, but after a few rounds it is quite fun. I would say that the start up screen is abit confusing, so I’m not sure how to start playing the game, but after awhile you will understand what you need to do to play. They have in app purchasing system, where you can actually buy more seeds to upgrade your weapons so you can destroy the fruits easier and faster!

Check out the demo video of Fruit Blast:

Download Fruit Blast from App Store now at $0.99


Infinity Blade – The most stunning graphics for iOS devices

Epic Games after much anticipation finally release their stunning graphics game, Infinity Blade. The game is base on Epic’s “unreal engine” technology which was showcased during the previous Apple event. I would say that the graphics are really very impressive, but if the storyline can be longer or better, it will be one of the must epic games around in iOS devices. But we see the potential on how good graphics can be on mobile devices and at this kind of price range.

You can download Infinity Blade in App Store now for $6.99

Check out the below demo video of Infinity Blade:


Playstation Phone can really fight off iPhone in gaming? [Video]

iPhone have been dominating on the mobile gaming industry, more and more causal gamer have went from PSP and DS to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. There almost no challenge from Android and Windows Phone, but Sony is coming out with their Playstation Phone to compete with iOS Devices.

iOS Devices have been a very good gaming device, they are fast, screen is good and touch is very interactive, but the only down side is the lack of physical D-pad. And this will be the biggest advantage from Sony’s Playstation Phone, they have a physical pad, which will be a huge plus point especially when you are playing fighting category games, where D-pad and buttons are very important.

Playstation Phone will be running Android, but it won’t be available by Christmas.

Check out the demo video of Playstation Phone:


FaceTime with iPhone 3GS with FaceIt-3GS

iPhone 3GS users, you can finally FaceTime with iPhone 4/iPod Touch or Mac users now! Thanks to iPhoneIslam, they have created a Cydia App which you can download to FaceTime with your friends.

The App is called FaceIt-3GS, you can download it in Cydia App Store, which allows iPhone 3GS users to FaceTime with their rear Camera as iPhone 3GS do not have front-facing Camera.

Check out the Demo video, it is pretty neat!

FaceIT 3GS from iPhoneIslam on Vimeo.


iOS 4.1 Jailbreak coming on 10/10/2010 at 10:10:10am!

So is Green Pois0n really coming on 10/10/2010?

Joshua Hill aka p0sixninja tweeted saying that Green Posi0n will be available on 10/10/2010 at 10:10:10am! What a nice date to release the highly anticipated jailbreak!

It is reported that the jailbreak is using the SHAtter exploit and will be working on iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod Touch and Apple TV!

Stay tuned for more information, although I won’t be in Singapore during that time…