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Angry Birds Space HD is now FREE on iOS Devices – Well, the First 10 Levels That Is

Angry Birds Space Free features 10 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

• 10 interstellar levels!
• Free updates!
• Brand new birds!
• Brand new superpowers!
• Zero-gravity space adventures!
• Trick shots using planets’ gravity!
• Beautifully detailed backgrounds!

For an ad-free universe filled with amazing levels, upgrade to Angry Birds Space or Angry Birds Space HD!

This free version of Angry Birds contains third party advertisements. You can get it here.

June 23, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Gaming, Gaming Related, iOS 4, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iTunes | , , , , , | Leave a 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

First Look Video on Awesome Calendar for iPhone/iPad

February 1, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4, Productivity, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Snapseed, Photo Editor App Free Till 23 September 2011

Snapseed, the incredible photo editor app from Nik Software is now FREE till 23 September 2011 (US). The app’s regular price is US$4.99, get it now before the offer ends for both your iPhone & iPad.

• Easily browse and adjust your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct
• Tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image
• Use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos
• Experiment with fun and innovative features like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Center Focus
• Add Borders for incredible finishing touches
• Email your creations or share them on Facebook and Flickr

• 6.25 MP images for iPad, iPhone 3Gs, and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th Gen), 16 MP images for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 (larger images will be automatically down sampled)
• JPEG and TIFF photos
• RAW photos (requires iPad or iPad 2) transferred using the Camera Connector Kit (if files show up as a small thumbnail, go to Settings > Location Services and turn this setting to On for Snapseed. This is required to allow Snapseed to use the iOS RAW processing)

More tutorial videos after the jump.

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September 22, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iPad2, iPhone 4, OS X, Video | , , , , | 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


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.

* 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

New iOS Notification System

The big thing about this all new notification system is to group all notifications under one roof and have it sit above your running application and the lock screen as well.  A clever app indeed, and this is long due Apple.  If your iPhone is jailbroken, check out Notified on Cydia, they are more or less the same.

Source – iSpazio

May 5, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iOS 4, iPhone, iPhone 4 | , , | 1 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

iOS 4.3 Lauching Today….in 2 hours?

This according to an article over at TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), it states that there’s a rumor going on which claims iOS debut maybe as soon as 10AM Pacific Time today, i.e. two hours from now.  For you late nighters, stay on and check it out.  Also in the article, it states that the limit on the personal hotspot could be as many as five devices (which is about par with my pocket MiFi)…interesting….but reading on, it actually meant three devices via WiFi and two devices via USB and Bluetooth respectively…duh.

[Update: nah…not happening]

Source – TUAW

March 9, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iOS 4, iPad, iPhone | | Leave a comment

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

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

iOS 4 for iPad in November – Maybe

image via AppAdvice

AppAdvice ran an article yesterday indicating that iOS 4 would not be coming to iPad till November this year.  This branched off a post from Advertising Age indicating that the iAd platform, which is built from iOS 4, which is due to launch this week on iPhone 4, would not be ready for the iPad platform till November.  Bummer for we iPad users have to wait for another 4+ months to get multi-tasking and more on our iPad.  Hmm…. hate waiting.

Source – AppAdvice, Advertising Age

June 29, 2010 Posted by | Apple, iOS 4, iPad, Software | , , , | Leave a comment