Oct 18

Jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPod touch 4G

iOS 6 has been released for a month. Previously, we don’t recommend you experience new things as soon as they are unveiled for there are some unstable features in the new system. So it does for you to Jailbreak your iDevice with latest system. But now, it’s the time. RedSn0w 0.9.15b version has been launched for a period, and we can enjoy this exquisite jailbreak for our iOS 6 device now. Continue reading “Jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPod touch 4G” »

Jul 04

Reviews: The Advantages & Disadvantages of Google Nexus 7

Amazon Kindle Fire, launched in 2011, has set the standard for the low-priced tablet, but the pricing of Google Nexus 7 is directed to Kindle Fire’s. The 8GB and 16GB version costs &199 and $249. Such a price still has strong competitive even in the day of the price of tablets becoming lower and lower. The superior performance and the low price have inflamed people’s purchasing desire. You may be one of those who really want to know the  advantages and disadvantages of Nexus 7. Here’s an overview of it.

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Apr 27

Send to Kindle for Mac Makes Files Transfer Easier

Summary: Since Amazon launched “Send to Kindle” application for Windows users three months ago, the company was always providing service actively for Apple users. Well, there was an officially announcement from Amazon: Send to Kindle for Mac has been released! Mac users can send files from Mac to Kindle Fire wirelessly via Dock interface connection or built-in program.

send to kindle for mac has been released

This is a great personal file moving tool and its Windows version is also very popular among Windows users. To our joy, now, Mac version has been released already! Kindle Send to Kindle for Mac makes your files transfer easier! With the help of this tool, Mac users can feel free to upload files/documents to personal online storage space of Kindle.

Note: It’s known to all that Kindle Fire supports only a few video & audio formats. Due to this reason, if you want to transfer files or documents to Kindle Fire, but the format is Non-Kindle Fire format, then you can try this Kindle Fire Video Converter for Mac.

This desktop software claims not only to make it easier to send files, but also avoid the trouble of requiring mail client. Users can send documents directly to Kindle, besides once this app has been installed on your Mac, you can send files anytime, anywhere.

After installation, the user can upload local computer files to the Kindle storage space that Amazon offers.

The slogan of the software is “send once, anywhere access”. This means that a variety of Kindle device (the Kindle Fire, Kindle touch) users can access personal Kindle repository online and download files anytime, anywhere.
In addition, users can send documents to Kindle through printing from any Mac application.

As it was informed in the Windows version Send to Kindle application released in January this year, each Kindle has its own e-mail address, so users can send documents. However, this desktop software is designed to make the files sending easier, it’s no need for users to send files via email. Especially when you want to print a file as PDF document, and then send PDF document to Kindle. Furthermore, users do not have to send the file to the Kindle hardware, they can send them to the Kindle application on the Apple iPad tablet or Android phone, even other mobile devices.

Amazon revealed that later they will provide the Kindle library file for downloading, which means that everything will be stored in the cloud, you don’t need to save any files in your Kindle.

Amazon published a statement: ” Bookmarks, notes or highlights marked the last read a page from Kindle application from Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android can be automatically synchronization with the file (PDF, except).”

If users prefer not to allow some files to occupy the space of mobile devices, you can also use this Mac software to file in the Kindle library, and then choose another time to download, Amazon said.

Well, just download Send to Kindle for Mac right now and enjoy the convenience it brings!

Apr 25

Cargo-Bot: The First Game App Created on iPad Completely

An unfamous application development studio called Two Lives Left released a new iPad game app Cargo-Bot.What is the difference between this iPad app and the numerous game apps from App Store? That is: Cargo-Bot is the first game app created on iPad completely!

the first game app created on ipad completely

Two Lives Left adopted a coding application for iPad to create Cargo-Bot, to our surprise, all of the procedures are completed on the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad, including designing and coding of the new game.

Codea is an iPad app with $10 that allows you to code apps. It was based on the Lua programming language and can be run and tested in the Codea environment directly. After the design and development for several months, they decided to use an unreleased Xcode template program to make this app get out of Codea and enter the App Store. All the music engine and score were made with the help of Codea’s Sound API on iPad.

When Two Lives Left releases the library source code of Codea runtime, other iOS developers can also use Codea to create apps and then publish to App Store!

To some extent, as a game app that was made on a tablet, Cargo-Bot is perfect. Meticulous graphics make it a very popular game app. So far as I know, there are many game players like this app. Furthermore, such an app may help iPad to be an independent development platform and perhaps it won’t reliable to the traditional desktop computer. As long as the tools and features are more and more perfect, we believe that iOS will be the ultimate content creation tool.

Comment of Cargo-Bot

An industry commented that I write a long article with the iPad, and manage e-mail, sketches, etc., iPad can indeed be used as the creation tool. I think it has great significance for the release of Cargo-Bot. Well, we know that writing code need to use a lot of symbols and to re-enter the complex string, this is one of the reason why they choose Lua language, as Lua language doesn’t have so many symbols.

Although there are limitations by using Codea, it still needs a computer to do some art and design work. Anyway, Cargo-Bot is a remarkable achievement. We can consider it as a watershed in the content creation on the iPad(or tablet PC).

Apr 23

10 Basic Instagram Tips And Tricks

Nowadays, the world’s attention are focused on Instagram since the biggest social networking site Facebook announced that they will acquisit Instagram and the team behind with $ 1 billion. There are 33 million users for Instagram now, do you know why does the Instagram have such a magic power? Anyway, there must be many differences from the other social applications. Considering there are many people haven’t use the Instagram, here, we would like to talk about some basic Instagram tips and tricks as following. (Note: If you want to print Instagram photos or export Instagram photos to computer, this iPhone to Computer Transfer will help you a lot. For Mac users, you can try iPhone to Mac Transfer.)

10 basic instagram tips and tricks review

Instagram is actually a free application designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It allows users to share their photos through Facebook, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr and Twitter. Following are 10 basic Instagram tips and tricks, hope they are helpful to you.

Part 1. Tips on How to Take a Good Photo

It is said that cell phone photography in the future will be more entertainment, fun and social. Instagram has perfect manifestation for that. Well, if you want to take a beautiful photo, it’s necessary for you to master some skills about it.

1. Composition

For the simple composition of cell phone photography is required, the rule of thirds, golden rule, diagonal rules should be understand simply, only in this way, you can find a correct view to take a photo instead of put the screen on the middile whenever you are taking a photo. Of course, it is unnecessary for you to adhere to those conventions at any time.

2. Find a view

Framing is not related to the screen horizontal line. You need to learn how to shot from different angles, for example, looking down, looking up, or to the subject’s point of view finder are worth trying (not recommended 45 degrees). Thus, it is more likely that you will take a good photo.

3. “Shift” effect

The camera phone does not have the same ability to control depth of field of professional cameras, however, using lines, overlap, the foreground and background space can realize this. So you can use the “shift” effect in the Instagram to make the photo has “depth” feeling.

4. Lighting

To some extent, the quality of the light determines the quality of photos you shoot. For example, you need to avoid the front of the top light and light shooting, and try to use the edge-lit or backlit, especially silhouette under backlighting will make your photos layering and beautiful.

5. Filter

To shoot a perfect photo, you need to use the filter of Instagram properly. The rich filter is always an important feature of Instagram app. Adding the filter effect on an original photo will hide out some small flaws in the camera phone. So it need you to try repeatedly and then choose the best one.

6. Borders

When you are using Instagram to take photos, you should remember cutting issues. Try your best to adjust it to 1 × 1 aspect ratio.

Part 2. How to make your photos gain attention

7. Create high-quality photos

8. Create popularity photos

9. Make full use of label promotion

10. Attention to other users

These are 10 basic tips and tricks of Instagram! Dear numerous iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, hope these tips can be helpful to you. Take your time and have fun with Instagram application!

Apr 18

7 Ways to Improve the new iPad Battery Life

easy way to improve the new ipad battery lifeAfter the release of the new iPad, the battery life continues to be criticized. Many users are concerned about how to make the battery life longer. Apparently, the battery problem of the new iPad can not be called serious, but compared with the first generation iPad, it indeed falls faster. Even so, we can do something adjustments to improve the new iPad’s battery life significantly. There are 7 ways to improve the new iPad battery life in the following.

1. Lower the screen brightness

To improve the new iPad battery life, lower the screen brightness is the simplest and most effective way. Kindly go to Settings > Brightness > Wallpaper to complete the operation. In addition, you can double click multi-task bar, then brush to the right to adjust the brightness module on the left.

2. Close 4G LTE

4G networks can load data faster, but it will reduce the battery service time, especially when it is in 4G coverage area. Just click on Settings > General > Enable LTE to turn off the 4G LET running. Furthermore, you can also close 3G network if necessary.

3. Lock your new iPad

You can let the new iPad go to sleep within the specified time. Settings > General > Auto-lock, after that, you need to set a shorter time interval such as 2 minutes is appropriate for the new iPad.

4. Forbidden push notification
although your new iPad is in the sleep mode, it will do a lot of things in the background. For example, it will automatically check the applications notice, which will consume power of your new iPad. In this case, you can change settings by Settings > Notice when you are not interested in some applications.

5. Reduce the use of location-based service

To launch the application of location-based service (such as maps) will shorten the battery usage time, especially when it is in LTE/4G. Well, just go to Settings > Location-based Service to make some changes.

6. Turn off push mail

You can go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Obtain new data and push to turn off the mail. Suppose you have multiple accounts, but you do not want check each account if there is new message, then you can just following the settings above mentioned, advanced bar provides you the time checking, particular account etc.

7. Make the new iPad in a full power and then charge for a while

Although the display is 100%, it is not full enough. Through the non-rigorous testing, there is a gap of 5% – 7%. So, just charge for a while after “100%”. And then discharge, which is also the method of other lithium maintenance.

Moreover, there are other “secret” on improving the new iPad battery life but it seems that they are not so significant effect after testing. For example:

  • Lower the volume or mute.
  • Disable diagnostic and report.
  • Close the applications not being used.
  • Overcharge (in fact, it is risky to do this.)