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Evernote 5 for iOS Preview VIdeo

Now that Evernote 5 Beta is out, word on the street is that the overhaul for the iOS version will be coming very soon as well. Check out the new features in the video for now.

Source – Evernote

November 4, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Evernote, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PULSE Is Live On The Web Now

Pulse, an awsome iOS and Android news app, finally launched their web app.  You can now log into your accounts on the web and get all your accounts in sync. Check out the video below. The video shows  the Pulse on the Windows 8 platform, pretty slick right?

Source – Internet Explorer

August 11, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, News Related, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Videos on Instagram for Android, Over 1 Million Downloads Within 24 Hours

Instagram for Android is finally out and over 1 million copies been sold within 24 hours.  Check out the videos embedded here for the latest news and comparison with the iOS version.  So far, reviews are mixed, some says the Android version is not as good as the iOS, some vice versa, if you own both systems, you be the judge.  Tell us your thoughts.

Source – The Wall Street Journal, AppJudgment, MobileNations

April 4, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Applications, Instagram, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Video | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Maturation of iOS and Androis OS Infographics

Source – Lookout via VentureBeat

April 2, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Infographics, iOS 4, iOS 5 | , , | Leave a comment

The Complete Instagram App Guide

The past year definitely is the year for Instagr.am. Shortly after it’s initial launch back in October 2010, Instagr.am has gained over 7 million users which have shared over 100 million pictures and the numbers are climbing steeply, some predicted to reach 10 million by Thanksgiving. Alongside Instagr.am, a bunch of third-party apps follow suit, either as add-ons or get-on-the-wagon type useless apps. The list is ever-growing. To know which is the best amongst these apps, we need a complete guide or roadmap just to make sure that we’re getting the right app.

The Next Web (TNW) ran a very good story this week covering the major Instagram apps and breaking them down into different categories. To name a few, their story included apps like -

  • Inkstagram
  • Pictarine
  • ExtraGram
  • Webstagram
  • Gramfeed
  • Carousel
  • Flipboard
  • InstaFB
  • Gramjunction
  • Instadrop
  • Insta-Great…….

and the list goes on and on…. practically one can make an app and have “insta” or “stagram” as part of the name an it would work, LOL. For full read, go to the TNW link here. Hope your find the guide useful. Happy reading.

Source – TNW

First published on PASM Workshop on 26 July 2011

July 28, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Instagram, iOS 4, iPhoneography, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Official – Google+ App on iTunes App Store

Description

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

Features:
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

Google+ is only available for users 13 and older. You can get it from the link here or via iTunes Store.

For now, only available in the US iTunes Store, downloaded mine there, guess HK iTunes Store, as usual, is a week or so behind.

July 20, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Google, Google+, iOS 4, iPhone 4 | , , , | Leave a comment

iOS App – Awesome App to Read You Your Emails, RSS Feeds, Tweets & Almost Everything

Too busy to find time to catch up with your emails, RSS feeds or even your your tweets? Fear not, there is an awesome app out there which can actually read stuff you don’t have time to read on the go or in the background. Voice Brief by Dong Baik (US$3.99 for full version, free for lite version) was first released in March and was just updated. Check out the neat features below.

Voice Brief Features:
• Customizable contents such as Calendar, Weather, RSS news, Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter, Stocks, Gmail (inbox summary only) and any sentence you type
• Built in Alarm – wake up with your own news.
• World’s best voice synthesis
• Four different high-quality voices
• Works with any remote control, bluetooth audio
• Airplay
• Background listening with multi-tasking
• Internal web browser
• Musical bridge.
• On-the-fly News Share via facebook and twitter.
• Voice synthesis within your phone – (Private, Secure, no data usage)

Colton101998 had a pretty good review off an earlier version and I’m embedding below for you to check out some of the features.

Source – Colton101998Voice Brief by Dong Baik

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iPhone, iPhone 4 | , , | Leave a comment

Best App to Transfer Pics from iOS Devices to Mac

There are no doubt a handful of apps that can help you transfer pics from your iOS devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod) to your Mac, such as WiFi photo, Pic Transfer, Transfer, Photoshare, Simple Transfer and the list goes on and on.  Some uses Bluetooth, WiFi or both but the most reliable way especially if you are transferring a lot of files is definitely via WiFi.

One great app I tried out and am sticking with is the Pics Assistant  for Mac (Free via App Store) and “Pics” for iOS devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod) (US$1.99) from Phyar Studio. The transfer is fast and it imports not only pictures but HD videos as well without losing any quality.  The “Pics” app for iOS devices act as a standalone photo album as well, a easy notch or two better than the native photo album.  The animated 3D interface is neat and resembles that of the Windows Mobile 7.  Check out the 3D interface in the video below.

Features:

  • View your photos in full resolution, no compressing, no quality losing.(*)
  • Very fast import photos and videos from camera roll, start organize your thousands of photos from now on!
  • Import HD videos without any quality losing.
  • View your photos in camera roll directly, it’s also treat as an album in App.
  • Add, delete, order albums, edit album name and properties. Move, delete photos and videos.
  • 4 Desktops. Organize your albums into different desktop, and you can lock the desktop instead of lock albums.
  • WiFi downloading and uploading, access photos and videos in all albums including camera roll.
  • Accept ZIP packet for uploading, you can upload hundreds of photos by one click! Progress indicator displayed on your device while uploading.
  • Synchronously display in web browser, all your changes made on your device would update to web browser automatically.
  • Photos and Videos filter inside the App and also provide for web browser, find videos much easier.
  • Passcode protection for locked albums and admin operations.
  • Native iPad support, now Pics is a universal App.
  • P2P Transfer. Transfer photos/videos to another iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
  • AlbumSync with p2p transfer. Compare albums on two different devices and send photos not exist in remote album by one tap. if album not exist, Pics would create a new album on remote device to receive all photos. Your AlbumStyle settings would also be applied to remote album.
  • Complete retina display support…. and more.

For those who doesn’t want to spend money on any apps, there’s a free native solution which is direct importing to iPhoto upon connecting the USB cable to the iOS device (from eHow).

Procedures as follows -

  1. Launch the iPhoto application on your Mac computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using an iPhone USB cable.
  3. Highlight the name of your iPhone from the “Devices” list on the left side of the iPhoto window. You will now see thumbnails for the images stored on your iPhone.
  4. Click on the “Import All” button to transfer all of your iPhone pictures in your iPhoto library, or highlight specific images and click “Import Selected.”
  5. Wait for iPhoto to finish importing the pictures from your iPhone and then choose whether you want to delete the images on the phone.
  6. Click on the eject symbol next to the name of your iPhone, and then disconnect it from the computer.

Source – Phyar Studio, eHow

May 8, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iMac, iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4, Mac, OS X | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iOS 4.3.2 Just Out so is the Jailbreak

Shortly after the iOS 4.3.2 was released, it was reported that it could be successfully jailbroken using custom PwnageTool bundles.  For the complete how-to guide, head over to Redmond Pie.

Source – Redmond Pie via Ubergizmo

April 15, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iOS 4 | , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Skype iOS App to Launch Soon for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Skype iOS app to launch soon for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch”. Click here for the full read.

 

December 26, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Skype | , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Released iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone

579MB for the full load, now available. According to Apple, iOS 4.0.1 “improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display.” Well, just wait and see what they have to say at tomorrow’s iPhone 4 press conference.

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Apple, iOS 4, iPhone | , , | Leave a comment

   

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