Monday, December 5, 2011

Facebook faces Privacy Issues

Facebook’s growth as an internet social networking has met criticism on many issues including online privacy. There have been several issues with censorship, both on and off the site.

Mark Zukerberg admitted himself that on privacy issues his social networking website had made “bunch of mistakes”. Facebook has overcome it’s misstep in the past to emerge as a world largest social networking site and one of the internet’s most influential companies.

Facebook had faced charges like it had shared users’ personal information with the third party without their consent.

Facebook believes that it happened for small limited instance.

Mr. Mark has written in his post that Facebook had already addressed Federal trade commission’s (FTC) concerns when the agreement was announced by FTC.

FTC has recommended improvements to review and formalize the privacy issue. The co owner of Facebook said that the website will establish biannual independent audit to ensure their commitments they have made.

The company had created two new corporate privacy officers to over look Facebook products and privacy policy and company has added new privacy features as well.

Facebook will have to face the fine of US$ 1600 per day in case of any violation as mentioned by the FTC chairman.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Top 5 MMORPGs for iOS

First off let me tell you how excited i am that my wonderful girlfriend got me a iPhone 4s for christmas early! Since i got this bitchn new phone i decided i wanted to play some mmorpgs, and after looking heres a great list i found:

1. Pocket Legends (3d MMO)
Price: Free with in-app purchases to unlock areas and items
Developer: Spacetime Studios, LLC
As you start the game you will be asked to choose one of three classes. Each class has its own advantages and disadvantages. The game itself consists of venturing through many dungeons and other areas in the process of completing hundreds of quests. In addition to completing quests, you can compete in player vs. player tournaments. The virtual world is composed of many towns, and within each town is a portal. These portals lead you to the dungeons and forests where most of the gameplay occurs. Overall, the map is fairly large. Each player can advance at certain skills and friend one another. Another feature that makes this MMORPG different from others is the incorporation of playing in groups, or “parties”. In fact, it is almost impossible to complete levels and quests without playing in groups! All in all, Pocket Legends is an impressive MMORPG for all iOS devices that has highly respectable graphics, MANY hours of gameplay, and many original features.
2.Yslandia MMORPG
Price: Free
Developer: Bulkypix
First off, I think it worth mentioning that this game used to be $4.99, I believe that that says a lot about the quality of this game and the effort that went into it. Also, you Game Center users will be glad to hear that Yslandia supports… uh… Game Center. In addition, the game:
  • incorporates an overwhelming amount of quests
  • is 2d
  • allows for the creation of more than one character
  • has multiple player classes
  • supports guilds (clans)
  • has a fairly developed skill level system
The only negative qualities of Yslandia that I have noticed are come of the graphics, a sometime slow gameplay, and the incredibly small amount of online players at any given time.
Overall, it’s a pretty cool game and, since it’s free, what have you got to lose from trying it?
3.  Order & Chaos Online
Price: $6.99 + monthly subscription of $.99 for a month, $1.99 for three months, or $2.99 for six months
Developer: Gameloft
Order & Chaos Online is basically a fairly well made World of Warcraft clone. It has great controls, beautiful 3D graphics, and enough hardcore gameplay to keep you occupied for many, MANY hours. That’s all there really is to say.
4. The World of Magic
Price: Freemium (pay to unlock areas and items)
Developer: Com2uS Inc.
Like Yslandia, The World of Magic has impressive 2D graphics. When you start playing, you are given the option of three classes: archer, warrior, and mage. Each of these classes sports an large skill level system, and unique abilities. Gameplay largely involves PVP fights, exploring a massive world, and wandering through endless dungeons while fighting monsters. Other fun features include guilds and parties.
5. Anrufen Online
Price: Free with in-app purchases to unlock areas
Similar to Order & Chaos Online, Anrufen isn’t for casual players. It requires dedication to get anywhere. As for graphics, all objects are presented as 2D sprites and most textures are high quality. You play the game from an isometric point of view. When you begin playing, you can become a wizard or a warrior. Gameplay consists of fighting many monsters alongside other players, or going all-out PVP.

Some other games that didn’t quite make it on the list:
  • GraalOnline Classic
  • Outer Empires
  • SevenSwords (This one is pretty darn good!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Siri Plugins: Send message Via Google Voice, Wake up Computer, Open and Control apps on a Mac

Siri can control your Car and even your TV.What else do you want? Recently, a developer has posted a video on YouTube showing three new plug-ins for Siri. Using these plug-ins you can send text message via google Voice, Wake up your computer from sleep and even open any application on your computer from Siri. The most amazing thing is how you can launch apps and control them on your Mac using Siri.

The first plugin shows how one can send SMS using Google Voice. The second one is utterly different, it shows who you can wake up your computer by simply ordering Siri. The third Plug-in is the one i like the most, because by using this Plugin you can launch any app on your Mac. You can even control those apps. Like in the iTunes, Play, Stop, Pause, Next, Volume up and Volume and many other options.

Everything is possible by the help of developer, who created a Siri proxy , opening many ways for other developers as well. If you were a developer what would you like to do Siri for you?
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Switching To The iPhone 4S After Selling Your Old iPhone

So the new iPhone 4S is in the markets now and you are so looking forward to have one for yourself. In this thrill, you have done all the possible research on the carrier selection, storage size that you need but of course that can be done only when you get your old handset disposed of properly.

Neither you are not looking forward to keep your previous iPhone (or whatever smartphone owner you are) with you as an extra set, as an iPod touch or thinking of just giving it away to some relative then you must get to some way of selling it at some reasonable price and let the cash roll in. so here are a few things that can be done before you are all set out to make the transaction by using numerous wonderful services.

Ensuring that old iPhone bags a better deal

In order to get to the best possible price for your old iPhone, make sure you follow the following steps:

1.Jailbreak the device: Unlock your iPhone after Jailbreaking it. This certainly gives its price a higher push. This enables the device to run on the additional apps via Cydia or enables it to get another carrier’s services like T-Mobile in the US or any of the international GSM carrier.

2.Apparent condition: It is very much obvious that a device looking as good as new is going to bring in more money. Keeping your iPhone as brand new and in good shape will always work as a plus point. For example, a fine conditioned iPhone 3CS will get you almost $230 whereas a 3GS in excellent condition will make you earn as high as $300. When it comes to iPhone 4 and 3GS, I myself have witnessed a great deal of price dependence on its condition. Try to give it a good cleaning before selling it off.

3.Delete all your data it contains: Make sure that before you hand it over to someone else in return of a lump sum amount, you have run a thorough clean-up of your device. Here is a quick How-to-post to help you out with the process.

Declaring your iPhone is for sale
Done with all the basic homework, now is the time to decide which service would be the best to choose before we move any further. A lot of online services are available to assist you in this sale. Just giving you the details of only a few popular names:


eBay is very simple to use to make the transaction however there are few things that need to be taken care of. The most important of all is that the eBay charges fee on every item auctioned there. So here are a few tips to get to the highest bid:

i) If you are using PayPal as mode of payment, only ship the item to the buyer’s confirmed address with PayPal.

ii)If you are using Buy It Now, then try to get to a much competitive price.

iii)Always try to use the pictures close to reality portraying true description and quality. Always be blunt if your iPhone has any defect and point it out on the display picture.

iv)Mention your item description while using the fastest shipping service.

v)In order to get more buyers interested, always use keywords in your title and item description.

vi)Get your item insured in case there is some mis-happening during the delivery through the shipment.

vii)Be careful of low feedback buyers.

Craigslist works locally, so if you are opting for it then you must be exchanging your item with someone face –to-face from the same area. Try to keep the following rules in mind:

i)Never advertise your personal home address.

ii)Put your personal phone number if you are comfortable with it , but email is always another option.

iii)Make the transaction during daytime in some public place.

iv)Craigslist is notorious for email scams, be very careful of it.

Craigslist has some stories related for being not so good source as people get robbed while doing the transaction so you need to be very careful.

Gazelle has a service that can turn the electronic device into cash. You only have to send your iPhone and it will send you the amount after authenticating the description of your item. The first step is to inform Gazelle that what are you selling and the item is in what condition staying very honest and rate it from poor, fair, good or excellent. It prevents from any possible misconceptions. It is always good if you still have the original documents of your item, its box and cables with you. After checking for any damages, the service puts forward a price. You can get paid $215 for an average conditioned 6GB iPhone 4 and $250 for a perfect-conditioned iPhone 4. The whole process is completed in a week. It is hassle free service and payment can be made using PayPal or you can also put up other items on sale while you are still at it.
Its service is similar to Gazelle’s and it lets you transact the item and the payment with least hassle. Hence buying your old Mac or iOS device, the only thing you need to do is to provide pictures along with a serial number next to your item description and condition. On receiving the item, cleans it, verify it to be free of defects and then further sell it off on eBay. Again payment mode can be PayPal where also promises to get you the highest bid possible. So choose the service carefully!

5.Recycle Program by Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. has come up with a new iPod and Mobile Phone Recycling Program so in case you are not willing to go for any of the above mentioned services for selling your smartphone, Apple will grant you with a reasonable amount in exchange. For a perfect-conditioned 32GB white iPhone 4, it will pay $200 in the form of an Apple Gift Card which can be further used to buy iPhone 4S. In such a case, iPhone 4S is bought at no charge (with a 2-year contract, of course). For a black model, you can get up to $180. However it gives the $105 gift card for iPhone also offers to give a new 8GB model of the same iPhone in exchange of a signup for a 2-year contract.

6.Personal transactions
Despite all these services available, it’s your call to go for them or you can still use the old way of selling it, i.e., person to person transaction with some acquaintance of your own.

Only make sure that you make use of the tips given above and always remember that accessories like Square can even let you take credit cards right on your own device now, if cash isn’t as convenient.

Bonus tip: If you have any cables or adapters of the item being transacted, always include it in the package, as the whole parcel is going to get you higher price rather than selling them individually.

Using any of the service whether eBay, Craigslist or any other, for selling your old iPhone, we hope this artcle will help you guide in the right direction. Do let us know if you have any questions or additional suggestions in the comments box below!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Clickjack attacks plaguing Facebook

A rash of clickjacks has led to the spread of violent and pornographic images across Facebook in the last day, causing outrage among users and raising concerns that it is part of an attack by a faction of the hacker group Anonymous.
The attack demonstrates the vulnerability of the service to social engineering attacks that take advantage of Facebook's application framework. It uses a link disguised as a seemingly innocuous news story as bait—made more prominent thanks to the recent changes Facebook made in how it displays users' timelines. Once the bait is clicked, it uses the victim's news feed to spread the offensive images to followers, and further propagate the clickjack bait.
Some of the images spread by the attack, including images of Justin Beiber edited into sexual situations and photos of animal cruelty, are characteristic of the ____ site's "b" discussion board where the ______ group was born, Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluely reported in the Naked Security blog. Previously, messages purportedly from _______ had threatened to take down Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, in protest over Facebook's weak privacy protections—an attack that failed to materialize on that date. The attack does come, however, on the heels of Facebook reaching an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to alter its policies to make all future changes to privacy settings "opt in."
No one purporting to be associated with ______ has taken credit for the clickjack so far, but it is driving users away from the service.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gmail Official App For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Now Available For Download

Google has finally released their official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you own any of the following devices, you can download official Gmail app from the iTunes App Store.

Following are the features of official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
  • Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
  • Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
  • Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book
  • Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
  • On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view
The official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is free to download from the iTunes App Store. You can download it on your device if it is running iOS 4.0 firmware or higher versions.

Update: Google has currently taken the app off the App Store due to a bug with notifications. They are working on it and the app will soon be available for download again.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Than 60% Of All Mobile Web Traffic Comes From iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

There seems to be no limits for the success Apple has achieved since the launch of its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. All around the world people are literally crazy for these products so much so that more than 60% of all mobile web traffic comes from iOS devices around the world.

According to mobile web traffic summary released by Net Applications, the iOS platform accounts for 61.64% of all mobile web traffic from all parts of the world. Even in September, iOS platform was the leader among all other competitors, bringing in a total of 54.65% of all mobile web traffic.

A big contributing factor to this achievement is the successful launch of iPhone 4S. The Apple iPhone 4S is the most successful iPhone launch to date with over one million units being ordered in the first day alone. The first release weekend saw a pre-order of more than four million units of iPhone 4S in seven countries.

With iPhone 4S being available in a total of 34 countries by end of November, it is expected that this share will increase further in the coming months. Way to go Apple!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Search Card by Category...Student Credit Cards!?

Anyone else think its absolutely crazy how many credit card options we have? Isn't this credit thing what got us all in trouble in the first place. I know for sure its what happened here in San Diego with everyone defaulting on their houses and getting foreclosed on...people living WAY outside their means. I know it ruined a lot of peoples credit, but mine stayed in the high 700s thank God.

Just thought I would drop that before my political  science class right now, have a good one

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Europe Release Date Is 17 November

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the next flagship Android smartphone. It is an amazing device that was revealed earlier last week and is a direct competitor to the iPhone 4S. While there has been no word about American release date of Galaxy Nexus, it has been confirmed that the Europe release date of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 17 November, 2011.

Samsung confirmed earlier today that the European release of Galaxy Nexus will take place on November 17th. This date was revealed through Twitter and was met with widespread appreciation by those who have been anxiously waiting for this device in Europe.

As previously mentioned, Galaxy Nexus is the next flagship Android device that Samsung and Google co-developed. It is the first device manufactured specifically for Android 4.0 a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest update to the Android mobile platform which comes with a ton of new features and improvements.

If you're in the USA, you'll probably have to wait for a month or so ahead of November 17 till the carriers involved reveal a release date of Galaxy Nexus in USA. Meanwhile, potential customers in Europe should be happy as they'll be able to get their hands on the latest flagship Android smartphone starting November 17, 2011.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Using Siri While Driving In California Is illegal

If you thought that Siri would get some special treatment in California because it was born in Cupertino California, you're wrong because it is illegal to use Siri while driving in California. Its possible that using Siri when driving is going to be illegal in many other states as well as countries.

San Jose Police Lt. Chris Monahan explains:
It’s legal to talk to Siri, as long as the phone’s not in your hand. But if you have to push the phone to activate her, or if you ask for directions and she puts them up on her screen for you to read, then California’s hands-free law says your’re breaking the law.
Regardless of the fact that Siri can be activated without actually having to touch the button through a wired or Bluetooth headset, reading content on the screen will still be considered a violation. For example if you ask Siri for directions, it would launch the Maps app and display directions on screen.

The law in this case states that if a device is held in the hand while driving, it is a clear violation of the law however one could argue that the iPhone 4S serves the purpose of a GPS device as well and when mounted in the car, its no different than a conventional GPS.

The law and technology have still a long way to go before they catch up with each other. Meanwhile, its always better to avoid a ticket, so keep your interaction with Siri when driving at a minimum.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Is Now Available For Public

A new Social network is now available for free , “Unthink” the new social network gave it self a name of Anti-Facebook as they removed the bad things in Facebook in their opinion .Their Goal is talking down Facebook and make the change in the social networks world , they are not a social network they are a social revolution network as they said.
You have the control , you have the power , “Unthink” doesn’t use you to make profit from advertisements and take the control of your data , you have the full power of your profile and so on .
“If we want to be free, we have to control our own communications…we have to claim that power,” CEO Natasha Dedis shouted with vitriol to the crowd at September’s Tampa Bay Barcamp (the un-conference), before delving into all the ways that Facebook does its users wrong.
She explained that the idea for Unthink came to her when her son wanted to sign up for Facebook and she read the terms of service. They were not something she wanted to agree to because they could change at any time. But for her son, that decision was met with a lot of anxiety. “He was really stressed about it, like he didn’t have a choice – he had to be on Facebook.” It was either be on Facebook, or be a pariah in school, she said. Whichever decision Dedis made, she felt like she was being bad mother.
A profile screen shot after sign in :
Unthink unlike the Facebook doesn't use personal data of users to be sold to a brand but they give you the opportunity to sponsor your page to tha brand you choose
“The number one thing that had to be ‘un-thought’ about social media, is who does it belong to? We need to own everything that we put on our page. We can be as private or as public as we want, as long as it’s our choice,” she said.
On Unthink, user data isn’t sold to brands. Instead, users choose a brand to sponsor their page, by way of an ad dubbed “iEndorse.” The idea is that a user will select a brand they feel some affinity with, and will then become an advocate for that brand. Users who don’t want to select a brand have the option to pay for the service instead ($2/year).
Finally there is an application to export you personal data from Facebook to Unthink like photos ,videos and personal information.

But facebook is being taken down buy the freedom fighters we all know and love Nov. 5. or so we hope.

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Apple Awarded Patent For 'Slide To Unlock'

If you remember the event when Steve Jobs revealed the first original iPhone back in 2007, you'll remember how the whole crowd was completely awestruck when Steve slided his fingers over the Slide To Unlock text to show off his greatest creation to the world. Now that tiny Slide To Unlock gesture is exclusive to Apple.

Here is what Steve Jobs said about Slide To Unlock back in 2007:
To unlock the phone, I just take my finger and slide it across. Wanna see that again? We wanted something you couldn’t do by accident in your pocket. Just slide it across – BOOM
Head of iOS Scott Forstall is named as one of the inventors alongside a slew of other Apple engineers including Imran Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Freddy Allen Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay and Greg Christie.

The patent application for Slide To Unlock was filed by Apple in December 2005, over an year before the original iPhone was revealed in 2007. Now no other company will be able to use this gesture unless and until this patent is said to be invalid by court.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Battlefield 3 launches with 3 million pre-orders

Battlefield 3 is launching today across all platforms, and already EA is popping the champagne. The game has racked up roughly three million pre-orders, guaranteeing an impressive start for its sales figures. But, even with the impressive feat, the game will have to work all the harder to catch up with Call of Duty's mean sales record.

EA posted the pre-order news yesterday, claiming it's the biggest FPS launch in the company's history. The beta also set the company bar, topping its social online play record with nine million testers.
It's an impressive achievement, but worth keeping in mind that Call of Duty: Black Ops sold roughly 5.6 million on launch day. While predictions show that Modern Warfare 3 will easily top the sales figures of Battlefield 3, it's unlikely EA is going to complain about the millions of dollars it will be banking on DICE's shooter.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Lineup With Increased Storage

Apple has updated MacBook pro lineup with a faster processors and increased storage in addition to an upgraded graphics updates , we will show the old specifications and the updated to see the difference .These updates without any pricing increase.
13-inch MacBook Pro :
The available updated now is 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 500 GB Hard drive and 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with 750 GB Hard drive.
15-inch MacBook Pro :
The available updated now is 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 500 GB Hard drive and 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with 750 GB Hard drive.
17-inch MacBook Pro :
The available updated now is 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 750 GB.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Send Tweets using Siri

How to use Twitter with Siri ? The awesome voice assistant feature Siri doesn’t have the ability to tweet your voice via Twitter application but Mashable has gave us method to let your iPhone 4S able to tweet via Siri which will be a very good feature in this iPhone. 

How to send tweets by Siri :

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

iPhone 4s compared to iPhone4

As you all have noticed, i have been a big supporter of apple and their products. All my equipment is apple. BUT this really really pissed me off. Wait this long and expect a great new phone....and this is what they release.....IAMMADBRO.jpeg.gif.png

In this article we will show you a comparison between iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S , this comparison shows the stunning and awesome improvement in the iPhone 4S which has been announced by Apple couple of hours ago . In this event Apple has made a good surprises and a bad news in the same time , the bad news is the design which is almost identical to iPhone 4 , and the good news is the new awesome features of iPhone 4S.
It is up to you now to give your opinion about this new Apple smart phone which the world waited for a long time .
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Sprint to Launch iPhone 5 Exclusively & Make $20 Billion Deal with Apple

According to Wall Street Journal that Sprint has entered into an agreement with Apple to purchase $20 billion iPhones over the next four years, that's about 30 million iPhones.

According to BGR sources that Sprint will get iPhone 5 exclusively which will be a 4G WiMAX device. What about AT&T and Verizon ? the two carriers would launch iPhone 4S and they will get the iPhone 5 some time in the first quarter 2012 as an LTE device. What about the carriers wolrdwide ? According to the sources iPhone 5 will be available as 4G HSPA+ device as noted in some recent rumors.

Here's the features of the iPhone 4S which will be announced tomorrow :
  • A low voltage Apple A5 CPU (it won’t be the same as the iPad 2 chip, clock for clock).
  • Updated front and back camera sensors. FaceTime HD in the front, 8 megapixel 1080p HD video recording in the back.
  • Multiband 3G Qualcomm chipset — North American & International GSM/UMTS/HSPA bands for AT&T and Global carriers, North American CDMA & International GSM/UMTS/HSPA bands for Verizon and Sprint.
  • NFC support
  • Metal or “premium” plastic on the back case.
  • Here is what my source said about the iPhone 5 that will launch as a Sprint exclusive:

  • Faster CPU.
  • Larger 4-inch screen, similar to LG’s NOVA display but higher resolution.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • Slightly larger design overall but thinner, and a larger battery.
  • 32GB
  • iPhone 5 exclusive software and APIs (Assistant).
  • Dedicated Assistant button, possibly integrated with the new home button, “think gestures or a two-stage button like a camera shutter key)
The interesting in this report that we still have evidences about something called iPhone 5 ;)
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