Friday, 29 June 2012

Google Chrome on iOS

As you can see from the title, Google finally released Chrome on the App Store to work on all iOS devices. You can get it now for FREE. Get it from iTunes.

Overall, Chrome on iOS is the exact same browser that you find on your computer. You will find the tabs on the top of the screen. Below that you will find the Back and Forward buttons, Stop/Refresh button, URL Bar, Bookmark button, a Mic, and the more-options button. Then you will see the most visited sites and the recently closed ones. And finally, the bar that changes you home-page style.

Just like the original Chrome, adding a bookmark is pretty easy. All you have to do is tap the star and save it in any name you want.

We all loved the Google voice search. Well, tap the little mic button to run the voice search. It works perfectly.

I recommend trying Chrome on your iDevice. It is good and it makes you feel like you are running the computer version. On the other hand, it doesn't give you a much different experience than what you are already used to on Safari. But it could come useful when you use multiple devices.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The new iPad - TV Ad - Do It All

Apple just posted a TV ad for the new iPad. Particularly about the retina display. Check it out below.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

How to Get iOS 6 for FREE

iOS 6 will be released this fall. Leaving us with the beta version for the developers. To get the beta version now you will need a developers account which will probably coast you $6 - $10. In this post, I will show you how to get iOS 6 for FREE without any developers account.

Here's what you will have to do:

  1. First, you must keep your device plugged in and recognized by iTunes.
  2.  Then make sure to restore your device and update it to iOS 5.1.1 if it wasn't already running it. Download iOS 5.1.1 HERE.
  3. Download iOS 6.0 beta 1 HERE
  4. While holding Shift/Option key on the keyboard, click Check-for-Updates button and locate the iOS 6 file that you have downloaded. This will restore and update your device.
  5. After restoring your device, your device should be running iOS 6.0 beta 1. Congratulations !!


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

What you need to know about iOS 6

As you all know, WWDC was held yesterday on June, 11 and it did incredibly well. One of the most important things Apple announced was the iOS 6 that is coming this fall. iOS 6 has over 200 new features. Here's what you have to know about it.

  • Maps
It's probably the best feature for most users. Apple finally ditched Google maps and got it's own solution for maps. The new maps application is a lot easier solution for navigating. It has a lot of amazing features such as the Turn-by-Turn navigation for driving, the real-time traffic that calculates your ETA, the Flyover feature that allows you to see major metro areas with real 3d photos, local search that gives you some information and reviews about the place you want, and -of course- Siri to help you with everything.

  • Siri
 With iOS 6 you can ask Siri a lot of different new things.  This includes sports, movies, restaurants, Twitter/Facebook, Launching apps, and Eyesfree which is launching Siri by a command key on the steering wheel for a few car brands.

  • Facebook Integration
As we saw Twitter integration on iOS 5, we now see Facebook integration for iOS 6. You can use it to share a link, picture, or location.

  • Photo Stream
With iOS 6, you can share the pictures you want with the people you choose. People can also like or comment on any of your shared photos.

  • Passbook
All your boarding tickets, coupons, and movie tickets in one application. Just scan your device. There are some other cool features as well.

  • Facetime Over Cellular
Now you are not just tied to your WiFi network, you can Facetime anywhere you want over cellular networks as well as WiFi networks.

  • Phone
If you cant answer a call, you can directly send a message to the caller to tell him that you'll call him later and set a reminder to remind you of calling that person.

  • Mail
iOS 6 added some new features to the mail as well. Now you can set some contacts as VIP that they will show in a separate folder. You can also attach a picture or a video directly from your albums 

  • Safari
There are some improvements to Safari as well. Now you can set iCloud apps to open a page the way you left it. You can also set a reading-list to read offline and you can now open Safari in full-screen.

These were just few new features from the amazing iOS 6. Keep yourself updated to see the full hands-on review.

Monday, 11 June 2012

WWDC's history

WWDC or the Worldwide Developer Conference is a conference held annually by Apple. It is primarily used to show Apple's new software and technologies for developers. Here are the highlights of every conference held since 2001.

  • 2001
Added the first release of  Mac OS X Server shipping and WebObjects 5.
In the same year, Steve Jobs released the revolutionary iPod.

  • 2002
Apple presented Mac OS X v10.2, Quicktime 6, and Rendezvous.
Apple also told the developers that there will be no more Mac OS 9. The future of Mac was about Mac OS X.

  • 2003
WWDC 03 demonstrated the Power Mac G5, previewed the Mac OS X 10.3, launched Safari, and introduced the iApps such as iPhoto, iMovie, etc. Also, attendees received Apple's first model of the iSight web camera.

  • 2004
New displays were introduced in 23 and 30-inch widescreen.
Apple previewed the iTunes 4.9 as well as the Mac OS X Tiger.

  • 2005
Jobs announced Apple's transition to Intel processors.
Jobs also introduced the Mac Mini and the iPod nano in the same year.

  • 2006
Apple introduced the Mac Pro with Intel's processors as well as the Mac OS X Leopard with lots of improvements.

  • 2007
Introducing the revolutionary iPhone by Jobs which was the most important keynote of the year.
Apple announced the beta version of the Mac OS 10.5

  • 2008
Apple announced the App Store for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, the iPhone 3G, the Mac OS X 10.6, and the Macbook Air

  • 2009
The iPhone OS 3.0 was announced as well as an update for the Macbook Pro.
Apple introduced the iPhone 3GS.

  • 2010
The iPhone 4 was released with the new name of the operating system, the iOS. Apple also added some new features for the iPhone 4 such as the A4 processor and the Facetime.

  • 2011
New features came to the new iOS 5 like the iCloud, iMessage, Notification Center, the Newsstand and more.

Stay updated with the blog for the latest news about the WWDC 2012.