Wednesday, 19 December 2012

339,164 iOS Apps Created in 2012

According to Appsfire, 339,164 apps were created for the iOS devices, in which, 34% of them were paid while the other 66% were free. They also made some other detailed statistics about the iOS apps of 2012 and they put it in the following picture: (Check out the original size of the picture from the source below)

Source: Appsfire

Sunday, 16 December 2012

All of Rovio's iPad Games Discounted

Rovio -the producer of Angry Birds- announced that all of their iPad apps are on holiday discount. Long story short, all of Rovio's paid iPad apps are down by $2. Here is a list of their iPad apps after the discount:

Upgrading to iOS 6 Increased 0.17% After Releasing Google Maps

Earlier this week, Google finally released their maps application on the App Store. People thought that after releasing Google Maps, iOS 6 adoption will increase heavily due to the big fail of Apple Maps. However, Chitika proved those people wrong by showing statistics titled: "Google Maps for iOS Impact on iOS 6 Adoption".

The statistics show that iOS 6 adoption following Google Maps' release has only increased 0.17%. This proves that users who haven't upgraded to iOS 6 did not want to stay on the older firmware because of Google Maps. 

Personally, I think that people do not want to upgrade to iOS 6 because of jailbreaking. Upgrading to iOS 6 will coast people the benefits of jailbreaking. So, I think once an untethered jailbreak comes to iOS 6, a huge increase in iOS 6 adoption will happen.

What do you think is the reason behind not upgrading to iOS 6?

Source: TechCrunch

Friday, 14 December 2012

Inside The iPad's App of The Year: Paper by FiftyThree

Apple's list of the top apps of 2012 was released earlier this week showing 'Paper' as the iPad's" app of the year". So here's a look inside the application.

First of all, the application is free in the App store, but it includes some in-app purchases. It takes about 48 MB of your storage for installation.

Paper is basically just like a notebook that you keep your notes in. It is an application that allows you to keep your notes in your paper-styled device. Which means that you doesn't type things, you write them with your own hand-writing. Which also means that it works better if you use a stylus.

When you first open up the application it shows you the different books you have. You can add as much books as you want, and you can adjust them however you like. You can choose a name for each book, and you get to choose the cover of your books either from your photos, or from the pre-installed covers.

When you open up a book, it gives you the animation of opening a real book. Then you have some pages to flip. Tap on any page you want to start drawing.

This picture is from iTunes

You will find different tools to draw with on the bottom of the page. On the bottom left, you'll find the eraser, Next to it, you have the brush, and on the bottom right of the page you have your colors. In between you can purchase different colors and brushes.

This picture is from iTunes

You can do a lot with this application. You can write your notes, you can draw your idea, or you can use it like a "Paint" app.

Personally, I think that the app is amazing. It feels great when you draw your ideas. The multitasking gestures work really fast. It just makes me want to write notes.

The brush you use has different levels of thickness from the beginning of the line to the end of it, which is one of the things that made me love this application. It feels just like a real marker that you can type with on a whiteboard.

However, the only downside of "Paper" is the lack of colors. But you can solve this problem by purchasing the color mixer which coasts $1.99

Monday, 24 September 2012

11 iPhone 5 Giveaways!!

As you probably know, the iPhone 5 has been in the hands of everyone for the past few days. But the iPhone 5's price is pretty high now. So you will probably want to read this. We have listed 10 iPhone 5 giveaway-sites for you to win. Here is the list of the sites that are doing a giveaway of this monster. (NOTE: some of these sites are YouTube videos that you will have to watch the video to know how to enter)

  1. BuyMeAniPhone
  2. TehBargains
  3. BuyBackWorld
  4. CultOfMac
  5. iJailbreak
  6. tldtoday
  7. UnboxTherapy
  8. SoldierKnowsBest
  9. JailbreakNation
  10. GiveawayWeekends
  11. iPhone5Giveaway

Sorry we can't do any iPhone 5 giveaways because it hasn't reached our area!! Hopefully soon.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Top 5 Things that Sold the 2 Million iPhones

Earlier this week, Apple announced that it received 2 million iPhone 5 pre-orders in the first 24 hours. That is a very impressive number that made us think, how did they get this number? This is my answer to this question. (This article is based on my personal thoughts and opinions, NOT a scientific one)

#5: Having Everything Updated
All the previous generation iPhones came with a killer feature that forced everyone to buy the iPhone, except for the iPhone 5 which had no killer feature, but had everything updated. It had a new look, better processor, better browsing experience, new dock, new "Earpods" and more

#4: iOS
There are a lot of Android phones that have better hardware than the iPhone, but the main reason that made people stick to their iPhones is the software. iOS is an awesome mobile operating system that has amazed the world since it first came out in 2007.

#3: 4G
Years after other phones, the iPhone finally had 4G LTE connectivity, which made the previous generations users update to the iPhone 5.

#2: New Look
The iPhone 5 finally came out with a new awesome look, with 4" display, and the thinner design. Having a new look in the iPhone was something people have been looking up to.

#1: Apple Fanboys
The Apple fanboys loyalty was a huge reason for the iPhone's success. Without them, Apple wouldn't reach 2M with this phone.

What do you think about the iPhone 5's success? How do you think Apple reached such a number?

Thursday, 13 September 2012

iPod Touch 5G Specs

Apple just announced the 5th gen of the iPod Touch. So after about 2 years of having the same iPod, Apple had to make a new better iPod Touch. So lets check out the iPod Touch 5G's specs.


  • Height: 4.8 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Depth: 6.1 mm
  • Weight: 88 grams

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Maps: Location-based service
  • Nike+ support built in


  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • Retina display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Backside illumination
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Five-element lens
  • LED flash
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • HD video recording (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Video stabilization
  • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
  • Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
  • Video playback time: Up to 8 hours when fully charged
  • Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours

Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
  • AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p

Buttons and Connectors

  • $299 for the 16 GB model
  • $399 for the 32 GB model
Pre-orders starting Sep 14.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

iPhone 5 Recap

As we saw earlier today, the iPhone 5 was announced by Apple among other things on today's event. Here is what you should know about it.

First, it is an all-new-designed iPhone. So, We are done with the old looking iPhone we saw on the 4 and 4S to a similar design on the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 has a 4" display which is half an inch bigger than the previous generation. Also, it became even thinner and lighter. It is now the thinnest and lightest ever with 7.6 mm depth, and 112 grams. It is now 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and 12% less volume.

Now lets talk about what Apple calls it "Ultrafast wireless". The iPhone 5 now has a faster data connection. LTE was built in this iPhone just for the amazing speed.
"iPhone 5 does LTE the right way" Apple says, "optimized for better battery life and designed for ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile"

Then we have the new processor. Apple included the all new A6 chip in the iPhone 5 which makes the iPhone runs up to twice as fast, and better graphics. Running with the new iOS 6 and the new battery just makes it much better.

Then we have the camera, The iSight camera to be exact, the awesome 8 MP camera that takes great pictures. and videos. 3264 x 2448 pictures and 1080P just makes the iPhone better. Now with panorama photo mode and 3 microphones for videos.

Just as rumored, there is a new dock connector or as Apple calls it "Lightning Connector". It is smaller than the previous one and better. But don't worry, there will be an adapter for the 30-pin connector.

These were the main things that Apple introduced to us about the iPhone 5. Will you buy it? and Why?

iPods prices


Included in the 5th generation iPod Touch, 7th generation nano, and with the new iPhone 5

iPod Touch, Finally

The iPod Touch loop button that allows you to attach a wrist strap

iPod nano