Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Blog Graduation

It has been about 2 years since I started this blog, and now it is graduating to it's own domain name. I will not be posting anything here. Instead, I will be posting everything HERE. All the previous posts can be found there as well. Thank you for everything, and see you there :)

New Blog URL:

Monday, 17 June 2013

iOS 7: Contact Blocking Fail!

iOS 7 came with this new feature that allows you to block contacts. I was extremly excited for this because I wanted to block all the ads from my carrier. Apparently, this is not possible.  Unfotunatly, I couldn't block any number that came from my carrier. Too bad!

iOS 7: Keyboard Shortcuts Not Working!

I've been using iOS 7 for a few days now with no problems. Until I noticed this, keyboard shoertcuts are not working with me! I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, so it would be great if Apple fixed this problem in the next beta version of iOS 7. 

Hopefully Apple will fix this soon but I'm curious if anyone else had this problem?

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Dots, a Game About Connecting

Dots is a simple FREE game on the app store that you should defiantly check out. Here's the link:

This game is very simple, it shows you some colored dots, you just link each dot with other dots of the same color. To connect the dots, you swipe from each dot to the other. But you can't connect the dots unless they were next to each other vertically, or horizontally. 

This game has a time limit, you should connect as much as you can on time. It is  really a great game. 

iOS 7: Home-Screen

We finally reach the main course, the home-screen. The real flat design doesn't show until now. Take a look at it.

Unlocking the device is the first thing I would like to go through. When I say unlocking I mean the animation while going from the lock-screen to the home-screen. It now doesn't just show the apps all at once, instead it shows one icon coming at a time which I consider a good change.

The home-screen is all about applications. So, each icon has a new look now. They don't have that shadow on the back anymore and they don't look like they're in 3D. Now we can clearly see flat-but-cool icons on the home-screen. Here's a comparison between the home-screens of iOS 6 and iOS 7:

iOS 6 on the left and iOS 7 on the right

One other noticeable change is the dock. It used to be on a glass shelf that shows reflection,  but now the dock is like all the other icons except for the blurry background.

Also, on previous iOS versions we had the search page, but now we don't. Now you just swipe down anywhere on the screen except the top and the search bar will pop-up.

Folders have new exciting look and features just as well. They now have total new design and you can put as many apps as you want in a folder. There are also pages in each folder on iOS 7 and we can change the names of the folders just like we used to do in the past.

One last thing, the labels design of iOS 7 can be noticed on the home-screen. You can see the icons and the wallpaper moving as you move the device.

I think that Apple did a good job on the home-screen. The design is cool and some annoying things we had on our home-screens are gone, that's good enough for me!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

iOS 7: Lock-Screen

Another change in iOS 7 is the lock-screen. For the first time ever we don't find the classic slide-to-unlock on our devices, isn't that cool?

First of all, there is no arrow to drag to unlock. Now you can slide anywhere on the screen from left to right to unlock. However, if you had notifications an you didn't want to open them, you should slide from the bottom of the screen. This means sliding your notifications opens them as usual..

Next we have the camera. The camera is still the same. You still slide from the bottom right to the top to run the camera.

Then we go to the new stuff, now you can slide to your notification center directly from the lock-screen. In the previous versions of  iOS, we had to unlock first. You can now also access control center from the lock-screen by sliding from the bottom to the top.

iOS 7 features the labels design. This label design works on the lock-screen as well as the home screen. What this feature does is that it makes the wallpaper moves when you look at the screen from different angles. It sort-of looks like the screen now has 3D in it.

Other things just stayed the same but flattened, such as the passcode, emergency calls, and the clock. By the way, everything now has this new thinner font.

For me, I like the new lock-screen and the new design, mainly because it's changed. The old lock-screen was getting boring. I did not find any problems with the lock-screen, that's good enough for me. What about you?

Friday, 14 June 2013

iOS 7: Powering On & Off

iOS 7 came out for developers with a lot of  changes. I'll try to go through any changes I find on my trip with iOS 7. So lets start with the powering.

First of all, the way you turn your device on and of is still the same. You still hold the power button for a few seconds to turn your device on or off. However, the design has changed. When you hold the power button to turn of your device it shows you the same old options: Slide to Power Off-button, and the cancel-button. But we don't find anything to move to power off. All we have now is a big red bar with the caption: "slide to power off" but nothing to move like that arrow we are used to since the first iOS. I guess this is a part of the "flat" plan. Plus, the cancel-button is also flattened and redesigned.

Turning the device on has also changed , but not so much. The only difference I found was the Apple logo. The scratch that used to cut the logo is gone.



Here's the deal, the flat design is pretty cool, but not all the way. I would like to see something actually moving when I'm sliding to power off the device. However, everything else is pretty good for me. What about you?

Friday, 3 May 2013

Win a $10,000 Gift Card!

Gotcha , it's just time for Apple's big giveaway. They started the countdown last Thursday for 50 billion app-downloads. The lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app gets a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

If you don't win the $10K, you still have the chance to win $500. Apple is also giving $500 to the next 50 downloads. Isn't that awesome?

Also, you can enter without downloading anything. All you have to do is fill THIS FORM.

I don't want to bring anyone down, but the possibility of winning the $10K is almost zero. By 2011, about 30 million apps were downloaded everyday. That means about 347 apps were downloaded every second! So the chance of winning  is very low. But there's still a chance. So go ahead and give it a try. It won't coast you anything. GOOD LUCK!


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Play against your friends with Fun Run

We don't see many games that allow you to play between iOS and Android devices. However this one does. Fun Run is a great multiplayer racing game. It is incredibly addictive. Get it from the App Store or the Play Store for free.

When you first download the game, it will ask you to register. By the time you finish, you will be able to play the game online. You can either play randomly with other users, or you can add friends and play with them. In other words, no Game Center needed.

The game's idea is pretty simple, you control a running animal by jumping and using weapons you collect on the way. It looks a lot like Crash on the Playstation. Anyway, it is a great game that you should defiantly check out.

By the way, if you want you can add me, my username is: amabd95

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

How to find your lost Android phone. (Silent)

Over the years I've lost my phone a lot of times, but the worst case is losing your phone when it's on silent. So here's a way to find your phone even if it was on silent or even stolen!

Here's what you'll need to do, download an application from the Play Store. It's called "Where's my Droid" and you can get it for FREE!

After you install the app, you're going to set it up. Basically, the app allows you to send text messages with different keywords to help you locate your phone. Simply type the message you want and you're done.

This app helps you in different ways, first you can make it ring even if it was on silent, simply text your phone with the keyword that you chose and your phone will ring loudly. But what if it was stolen? Text your self with the GPS keyword and you will receive a Google maps link that will locate your phone.

There are also some in-depth advanced settings that might help you but the default is fine for me.

Saturday, 9 March 2013


I got a new android phone which is the Nexus 4. So the blog will not be only about iOS, it will be talking about my personal tech life. This is just a quick update, I will be posting everything else later.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Interesting -FREE- Apps of the week #2

  • Cordy 2 (FREE)                                                                                                                                          This is a game that I like because it reminds me of  Sonic. You play this robot that goes left and right and jumps till you finish all the levels. You will see a few things to kill on your way but that's not a big deal. One downside about this game is that it makes me dizzy for some reason!                                                                                      
  • Glow Hockey 2 FREE                                                                                                                                               This is my favorite multiplayer game at the moment. It has great graphics and a great gaming experience. The one-player mode has 4 different difficulties, 3 extremely easy ones, and 1 extremely hard one. That's the only negative point for me.
  • Can Knockdown (FREE)                                                                                                                                      I love this game physically as well as on a device. It is a very addictive game. I like the challenges on this game with my Game Center friends. It's just fun.                                                                           
  • OPlayer Lite (FREE)                                                                                                                                           VLC was my favorite media player on my device. However, it's not in the App Store anymore so I wanted to pick an alternative. And here comes OPlayer. It is a great media player that supports a lot of extensions. It even has a browser to download files directly from the application.                                        
  • Unblock Me FREE                                                                                                                                                  A great puzzle game that wants you to move blocks to get one of them out of the picture. What makes  this game good for me is that it has a ton of levels. I'm currently on the 70th level and counting and it's all free!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

5 Interesting Apps of the Week #1

Welcome to the first episode of Interesting Apps of the Week. I will try to put my personal favorite apps of every week in this series. So lets start. NOTE: Click on the application's name to download.

  • WolframAlpha ($2.99).                                                                                                                            You might need a great calculator that does everything for you. WolframAlpha is probably the best calculator you will ever find. It covers a lot of the mathematics fields such as calculus, Algebra, and many more. However, that's not all, it also covers other fields of science. It is basically your study reference. 

  • Head Soccer (FREE)                                                                                                                        This game is an addictive game that makes football much more fun. You control those mini footballers and play football with no rules. Isn't that the dream? There are a lot characters and countries that you can play with and 4 different modes, Survival, Tournament, Arcade, or Multiplayer. By the way, I personally prefer Head Soccer to Fifa 13.

  •  Fit Brains Trainer (FREE)                                                                                                                     This is an application controlled by DR. Paul Nussbaum, a specialist in brain health across the lifespan. It gives you daily training sessions for your brain. Each session includes different simple puzzles that you should solve during the time limit. It should help you have a healthier brain, not to mention that it is really fun.
  • Appsfire (FREE)                                                                                                                                              A great application that organizes most applications for users. It shows great deals and app-discounts to help you enjoy the best of the App Store without going broke. 
  • Dead Trigger (FREE)                                                                                                                                      Zombie games are my favorite type of games. But they are not so good when it comes to mobile devices. However, it's not the same with Dead Trigger. The graphics are good, the story is good, and the controls are not so bad. To sum up, it is one of the best zombie-games on the App Store 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

How to Untethered Jailbreak iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad running iOS 6.1

Since September 19th, we have been waiting for the iOS 6 jailbreak. Yesterday, we got it. The new iOS hacking team "evad3rs" released the jailbreak we have been waiting for and they called it Evasi0n. Here's a video from iDownloadBlog showing you how to get it. This works on all devices running iOS 6.1

Friday, 25 January 2013

How To Get AppShopper Back To Your iPhone/iPad

AppShopper is an amazing free application that tells you all about the application discounts. It is like a better version of the App Store. However, Apple removed it from the App Store. So here's a way to get it back.

Step 1_  You will need to have a jailbroken device.

Step 2_   Open up Safari and go to THIS LINK and click install. You will find an application called VSHARE installed on your home screen which we will use as an application installer.

Step 3_  Open up VSHARE and go to the Search tab and search for AppShopper and click install.

Step 4_  Go to the downloads tab and click on the application and choose install.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

How To Get Paid Apps For FREE Legally #1

A lot of iOS users find it difficult to pay for their applications. So, they use pirating to get their applications for free. However, there are other better ways to pay for your applications. So I will try to show you every possible way to get the paid applications for free legally on your iDevice. Let's start with the first method.

First, Open up THIS LINK  from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Then it will take you to the settings. Click install from the settings and you will be back to the website. Here's the main page of the website:

Here's how this website works, you try to get spins, then you cash your spins to get credits, then you cash your credits to turn it to real prizes.

So, how do you get spins? There are two ways to get spins:

  1. By downloading sponsored applications. Simply click the "Get More Spins" button, and you'll find a few applications, each one you download gives you a few spins. By the way, all of these applications are free.
  2. By sharing this website. Each one that signs up for the website using your link gives you 5 additional spins. So share your link by clicking Get More Spins > Invite Friends, Get Spins. Then choose your sharing method.

When you get your spins, cash them by clicking "Spin" on the main page. It will spin some pictures, and you will get your credits depending on how the pictures match when you spin them.

When you get enough amount of credits, click Cash Out on the main page. You will find a list of the prizes you can get, such as paid apps, gift cards, and even iDevices. Click on the one you want and you're done. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

New iOS Lock Screen Concept

Lock Screen Drawer is a new iOS lock screen concept that allows users to access toggles on their lock screen. It is a very useful thought that Apple could make it real with iOS 7, since a lot of people want to access their settings easily. Anyway, Lock Screen Drawer shows 4 different toggles at the moment, WiFi, Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, and Personal Hotspot. Check it out in this video.

Would you like to have these toggles on iOS 7?

Source: Dribble

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Free Version of Amazing Alex

Another game from Rovio is free now. Hours ago, it was Angry Birds Rio. Now it is Amazing Alex, but Amazing Alex had a new free version, which means there still is a paid version of the game. So, Rovio just released a shorter free version of Amazing Alex with a few ads.

                          Get Amazing Alex Free                                         Get Amazing Alex
                          For iPhone                                                            For iPhone (Price: $0.99)
                          For iPad                                                                For iPad (Price: $2.99)

Angry Birds Rio, Free for a Limited Time

Rovio's Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Rio HD both gone FREE for a limited time. This is good news for millions of the game's fans, so if you want to get the game, hurry up and get it for free before it comes back to the original price.

You can get Angry Birds Rio on your iPhone/iPod Touch HERE
Or get Angry Birds Rio HD on your iPad/iPad Mini HERE