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View your contacts’ full-screen profile pictures from Facebook when they call you and when you call them!

11 Jun

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SmartSync magically updates your Contacts with their pictures and information from Facebook!

★★★ Over 1,000,000 people love SmartSync! 🙂

Keep your contacts always up-to-date with their pictures and information from Facebook (birthday, status, address, website, company & job title).

Now you can view your contacts pictures from Facebook when they call you and when you call them!

View all your contacts birthdays in one convenient place. Get reminders for contacts birthdays and send them awesome gifts on Facebook. You will never forget your friends birthdays again.

If you like Facebook check out SmartSync. It’s fun, easy and FREE. Happy Syncing 🙂

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★ Support: support@smartsync.me

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► Smart Tip: Invite your friends and their picture will appear automatically in your contact list!

* Facebook name and logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc. SmartSync is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook.

App Store – SmartSync – Facebook Sync.

Grab 50GB of Free Storage for Life on Box by Using the Android App

23 Feb

Grab 50GB of Free Storage for Life on Box by Using the Android App.

Grab 50GB of Free Storage for Life on Box by Using the Android App

Online storage and sharing service Box is serving up 50GB of free space to all Android users. All you have to do it log in from the Android app, which has been updated with some new features, by midnight March 23rd.

Last year Box gave iOS users this 50GB upgrade and now it’s finally Android users’ turn. Here are the instructions from Box’s blog:

This promotion ends on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:59pm PST, so grab your free 50GB on Box by following these steps:

1. Visit the Android Marketplace and download Box for Android
2. Log into your account or register for a new one directly from the app
3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud
4. (optional but recommended) Tell the world how you’ll use your 50GB with the hashtag #Box50GB

Your file upload limit will also be bumped up to 100MB. Your new 50GB total storage space can be accessed from any device (not just Android).

Updates to the Android app include bulk uploading, adding collaborators to a shared folder, leaving comments on files, and additional languages.

While Box doesn’t sync your files, 50GB of extra cloud storage could come in quite handy.

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right Now

17 Feb

 

This morning, Apple announced the next version of Mac OS X, dubbed Mountain Lion, is scheduled to be available at the end of summer. It’s filled with cool new features, but who wants to wait until this summer to get them? Here’s how you can get the best features of Mountain Lion right now.

Messages

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowMessages is a little like iChat, but it lets you send messages to iOS devices via iMessage, and if you have Mac OS X 10.7.3 on your computer, you can actually start using theMessages beta today. Just download it, install it, and start keeping your messages in sync across all your Apple devices.

Notification Center

You’ve probably seen Notification Center on iOS 5 as it was probably the most-desired feature lacking from Apple’s mobile operating system. It provides a more subtle notification system on your mobile device and a pulldown list to see your current notification history. A similar feature will be available as part of Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Although Apple’s Notification Center for the desktop is going to be a far more robust, most of us currently use Growl for notification banners. Growl will cost you a few dollars if you want the latest version, but you can download an older copy for free. The advantage of paying is that the latest version (only available for Mac OS X Lion 10.7 or later) includes a feature called Rollup, which is essentially the same as Notification Center. (See the screenshot to the right for an example.) It saves your notifications in a little window so you can see what you missed while you were away.

 

Growl is limited by what can send it messages, however, so you won’t receive notifications for things like SMS and calls. If you’re a Google Voice user you can get those notifications by installing an app like GrowlVoice ($5) or BigPhone ($5 / Free). These apps not only let you get call and text notifications on your computer, but let you respond to both as well.

AirPlay Mirroring

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowAirPlay Mirroring takes whatever is on your Mac’s screen and wirelessly mirrors it on your television (via an Apple TV) or any other device that can receive an AirPlay transmission. You can do this right now with an app called AirParrot ($10). It provides the exact same functionality. If you want to take things a step further than Mountain Lion can offer, then you’ll also want to check outAirServer. This app will let you receive AirPlay signals on your Mac so you can send video from other devices, like your iPhone or iPad, and watch them on the computer.

GateKeeper

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowGateKeeper is Apple’s attempt at preventing malware on your Mac, and it does this by letting you decide which kinds of apps are allowed to run and which apps are not. You can run any app you download (the way things currently work in Lion), only allow Mac App Store apps or apps signed with an official Apple developer ID to run, or just allow apps downloaded directly from the Mac App Store to run. Obviously you can currently run all apps or just Mac App Store apps right now, without any fancy features, but the developer ID check is definitely something new. While we believe that you’ll be just fine if you’re diligent, there is malware protection and antivirus software for your Mac should you want to play it extra safe right now.

iCloud

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowiCloud—Apple’s service that syncs all your information to the cloud and across devices—is already a part of Mac OS X, but the integration is deeper in Mountain Lion. One of the features Apple is touting in the iCloud upgrade is document sync, allowing you to access your documents across multiple computers and mobile devices. You can have that right now with InSync and a Google Docs account. InSync lets you access all your Google Docs files directly from your desktop and keeps them in sync with the online version as well as any other computers. Of course, there’s also Dropbox. It’s not exactly the same thing, but it will keep your documents in sync and we do love it a lot.

Share Sheets

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowShare Sheets is a feature that essentially places a drop-down menu in your browser (and a few other apps) so you can easily share media with others through various services. You can achieve this same effect in any web browser by creating a folder of bookmarklets—little pieces of JavaScript that perform simple functions. For example, bookmarklets exist to save an article to Instapaper or Read It Latershare on Facebook or Twittersend an image to Flickrsend a web page as an email, and much more. There are so many bookmarklets nowadays that you really just have to search for what you want to accomplish with the word “bookmarklet” after it and you’ll have it. As a result, you can build out your own Share Sheet-esque bookmarklet folder with more functionality than Mountain Lion will be able to provide.

Notes

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowNotes is Apple’s addition of a syncing notes application to Mac OS X, but there’s absolutely no reason to wait for Mountain Lion to get this functionality whenNotational Velocity, using the Simplenoteservice, already provides this exact functionality. In fact, Simplenote is so well done that you’ll probably continue to use it after you get your hands on Apple’s official syncing notes application. Simplenote has apps for iOSAndroid, and Windows so you have the additional advantage of using any platform you want. If you want to use rich text and images, try Evernote instead.

Reminders

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right NowReminders is just a simple to-do app, and there are plenty of those to go around on Mac OS X already. Our favorite isWunderlist, which is a slightly more robust task management app that works on multiple platforms so you’re not syncing your to-dos with just your Mac. You can have them on your iPhoneiPadAndroid,Windows computer as well. It also works in your web browser, providing access just about anywhere.

How to Get the Best Features of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Right Now.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is Coming This Summer & Looking More iOS-Like Than Ever

16 Feb

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Looking More iOS-Like Than Ever.

 

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Looking More iOS-Like Than Ever

Seemingly out of nowhere, Mountain Lion, the next version of the Apple’s OS X operating system, is formally in the works and will be on our computers later this summer. Most intriguing is that it will further blur the lines between iOS and OS X, bringing apps like Messages, Notes, Reminders along with utilties such as Notification Center and—FINALLY—AirPlay Mirroring.

Based on what Apple is revealing for now, many of the new features revolve bringing iOS functionality to the desktop. Not only do these new apps and features behave the same as their iOS analogs, but they seamlessly sync with those apps as well. Let’s take a look at each.

Messages

Messages will completely replace iChat, allowing you to trade iMessages back and forth with those on their iOS device (but don’t worry, it’ll still support AIM, Gtalk, etc.). FaceTime has also been integrated into the app, further consolidating all of Apple’s messaging platforms. If done correctly, this could be the end of the awkward divide between iMessage, iChat and FaceTime.

Notes

Write down a few notes on the mobile Notes app, and they’ll appear on your desktop. The desktop version, however, has a few new tricks. You can pin notes to your desktop (remember stickies before they got pushed into the widgets layer?). You can also drag and drop images into notes and send those off to other people.

Notification Center

And from the looks of things, Notification Center is looking to completely and utterly upstage Growl, which has served as the de facto OS X notification framework for years. The OS X version behaves much like the iOS iteration, with a full drop down menu, and banner updates, which look uncannily like Growl bubbles.

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper is a simple, preemptive security barrier for people worried about downloading malicious programs. Malware isn’t much of a problem on OS X, but if you’re worried, Gatekeeper will let you assign one of three set download levels: anything, Mac App Store only, or programs from trusted developers plus everything in the App Store. If something violates the security level you’ve set, you won’t be able to install it. This should go well with the grandparents.

Twitter

Twitter is now built into OS X. Mountain Lion will let you, say, tweet photos and links directly from iPhoto and Safari, and every time you’re mentioned or hit with a direct message, you’ll get an automatic notification—no extra Twitter software needed.

Game Center

The iOS Game Center has always been neglected backwater territory for Apple, so Mountain Lion is pushing it right onto your desktop. You’ll get to plug into the same leader boards and friend-finding available on your phone, but now it’s on your laptop! Hey! It’s unclear whether this is just for games available on both OS X and iOS, or whether just Mac gamers will be able to go at it with each other.

Gatekeeper

Your to-do list is getting spun out of iCal into its own app, allowing for multiple, searchable lists that are synced between your Mac and all of your iOS devices.

Share Sheets

You know that arrow icon on your iPhone? The one that you click to share photos from your albums? Now you’ll be able to do that same thing throughout OS X apps, too: emailing your notes, uploading your videos, and tweeeeeeeeting will all be done from one handy icon.

UNTETHERED JAILBREAK FOR iOS 5.0.1 IS OUT! (Excluding iPhone 4S and iPad 2 only.)

29 Dec

Lifehacker Dev-Team Blog - Untethered holidays

Untethered holidays 

@pod2g has created a terrific gift for iOS fans — an untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices!

Many of you have already been following @pod2g’s blog where he’s been keeping everyone up to date on his progress.  And so you know that he recently decided to push the button on a release for all devices except the new iPhone4S and iPad2.  @pod2g’s untether involves two separate exploits and a few other “tricks” — and since he’s taken the @comex approach of doing nearly everything himself, you know his plate has been full these past few months!

A few days ago, @pod2g gave the untether to both the iPhone devteam and the chronic devteam.  We’ve put it into redsn0w 0.9.10 and PwnageTool, and the chronic devteam put it into a Cydia package (the same set of exploits is in all three).

Here are the basic steps for how to get it:

  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!  See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how.  Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

As mentioned earlier, @pod2g has spent months working on all the exploits and tricks in this untether, and many of you may be wondering how you can send donations.  Although the iPhone devteam itself doesn’t take donations, we thought it was appropriate to provide a link at the end of the redsn0w run for you to more easily donate directly to @pod2g if you wish (alternatively, you can go right here).  There’s a link in the Cydia package for donating to the chronic devteam for the Cydia version of @pod2g’s untether.

@pod2g is now looking for a way to extend this to A5 devices.  Because those devices cannot use geohot’s limera1n exploit to inject the untether, they require exploits above and beyond those used for this release.  Keep following pod2g on twitter or his blog for any progress reports!

Update #2: The b2 version of redsn0w includes the launchctl-related fix by @planetbeing as mentioned by @saurikhere and here.  As usual, you can just re-run redsn0w in jailbreak mode over your existing 5.0.1 jailbreak (even a PwnageTool one), making sure to de-select “Install Cydia” if you do.  Always be sure to do a controlled “slide to power off” shutdown of your device before running redsn0w.

Update #3: The b3 version of redsn0w fixes a problem where re-running redsn0w over an existing jailbreak would cause MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running until MS was installed again.  Now you can re-run the redsn0w jailbreak step without worrying about that (but still remember to de-select the “Install Cydia” option if it’s already installed).

TIP: If auto-detection fails and redsn0w tells you no identifying data was found, you can always pre-select theappropriate 5.0.1 IPSW using “Extras->Select IPSW”.

Here are the redsn0w download links:

PwnageTool Official Bittorent Releases

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Unofficial Mirrors

The following links are unofficial download mirrors, you download these archives at your own risk, we accept no responsibility if your computer explodes or if it becomes part of a NASA attacking botnet or even worse if your hands fall off mid-way during the use of these files. We do not check these links and we accept no responsibility with regard to the validity of the files, the other content that these links may provide or with the content that is on the third-party linked site.

Always check the files that you have downloaded against our published SHA1 hash.

We would prefer that you downloaded the official bittorrent release that is linked above, but you are welcome to try these if you really must.

Mirror owners should email mirrors to blog@iphone-dev.org – please ensure that they are direct dmg download links only  (no rapidshare type sites please) and that your web-server can serve DMG MIME types properly. — please don’t place mirrors in the comments as they will be deleted.

Facebook Updates iOS App, Adds Timelines and Friend Lists

18 Dec

Facebook Updates iOS App, Adds Timelines and Friend Lists.

“Siri, I need illegal drugs…tonight.” – Asking Siri for Sex and Drugs. Watch, or go to 1:10.

21 Nov

iPhone 4S Test Notes: Asking Siri for Sex and Drugs.

iTunes Match is Live! But follow these steps to convert your crummy-quality music in the FASTEST WAY POSSIBLE!

15 Nov

 

 

It’s been known that iTunes Match can upgrade all those gnarly low-quality files in your library to the high-quality ones in Apple’s cloud, but if you’ve got a lot of music, it could take forever to slog through your library one by one. So instead, once you’ve matched all your music, just do this:

 

  • Create a Smart Playlist in iTunes, selectingBit Rate less than 256 kbps, and Media Kindas Music.
  • Create a conditional Any of the following are true parameter, selecting iCloud Status is Matched as well as iCloud Status as purchased.
  • Once you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you’ve done this correctly go ahead and delete all of the files in Smart Playlist. It will be OK. Low-resolution files don’t have feelings, we swear.
  • Your tracks will still be there—but the files are gone so they’ll only be available in iTunes Match. Now all you have to do is instruct your iTunes to fill in all of those holes by downloading new files using iTunes Match. This can take a while—but it’ll be worth it.
  • The best part is you don’t have to do it all at once—you can update the music you play a lot first, and the leave the great multitude to download when you’re going to be away for a while. [MacWorld]

via The Fastest Way to Upgrade Cruddy Music Files with iTunes Match.

#teechy FREE BEER! Pre-launch party for “Quillt” app @ the Swamp tonight (10PM)! Quillt is the world’s first “never-miss-a-single-moment” app for iPhone, Android, SMS, and the Web. Because your life moves on in between Facebook & Twitter status updates.

9 Nov

Calling it now: Quillt has the potential to be the hottest new thing for capturing digital memories. Sure there’s Facebook and Twitter, but all you can really do is upload fragmented memories in different photo albums, wall posts, status updates, and other threats. There’s no unity. No story.

Quillt fixes this problem by allowing you and all your friends to “stitch” together memories on your shared Quillt for any party, vacation, all-nighter, or whatever.

It’s a unified experience that translates into an easily readable story.

"Quillt" app fills the void between Facebook and Twitter status updates.

Do you live in Gainesville, FL? Quillt, a Silicon Valley startup, is being launched exclusively at the University of Florida. Download the app, sign up on www.quillt.com, and come to Swamp Restaurant at 10PM for FREE beer, $2 drinks, and a great place to start your own Quillt! (Note: You need to sign up to be admitted into the Swamp Restaurant).

Life moves fast. That’s why close friends who share life’s highs, lows, and everything in between use Quillt.

Quillt, produced by Austin Cooley, Niko Ralf Cunningham, and Shane Mooney, and backed by a co-founder of Facebook, is app that provides the perfect way for close friends to share their lives together. From the road trip you and the gang took to the late-night study session before finals to the night of your life you had on your first date with Mrs. Right, Quillt stitches your entire social life together. It’s a social networking app that is meant for people who are actually social.

Start a Quillt for every occasion, party, group, circle of friends, road-trip, vacation…whatever, and allow as many of your friends with you to add to your Quillt. Getting hammered tonight? QUILLT IT! Start your story with Quillt and let up to 5 of your closest friends follow your night/event/party/story.

It’s the app for social-everything.

Creating Your Quillts:
✓ You wear many different hats, so join or start as many Quillts as you like. New Experience = New Quillt.
✓ Invite close friends and family to help build each of your Quillts and never forget the highlights of your life.
✓ From your first kiss to your trip through Europe, capture your entire relationship with texts, videos, photos, and check-ins.
✓ Unlimited thoughts, comments, photos, and video uploads.
✓ Quillt on the go and remember the concert through the eyes of everyone who went.
✓ Create stories around what you feel and invite friends to comment and write with you.
✓ Ask questions of your friends and solve life’s little riddles.

Sharing Your Quillts:
✓ Choose who can follow your experiences as spectators.
✓ Share your life as it unfolds with up to 5 spectators per Quillt and give them live, front row tickets to your world.
✓ Engage with your friends’ spectators and make new friends.
✓ Keep your most intimate memories private from spectators by locking them down.
✓ No sharing to twitter or facebook allowed. Quillt is for real-life family and friends.

Viewing Your Quillts:
✓ Relive all your memories in real-time – on your phone or on the web; always free and backed-up instantly to Quillt.com.
✓ Follow your friend’s secrets and share inside jokes with those you trust.
✓ Be invited to become a spectator on your friend’s Quillts and participate in their life (in real-time) from wherever you are.
✓ Quillt works with everyone – from SMS users to iPhone users. Even those with just an internet connection at home can Quillt.

Experience the life you’ve always wanted to see. Yours. Quillt every Thing.

Another screen capture of Quillt

FINALLY! Adobe is stopping development on mobile flash and switching to HTML5 development. Hopefully, more videos on the iPhone/iPad and longer batteries for everyone.

9 Nov

Adobe is stopping development of its Flash Player for mobile browsers, according to an exclusive report from ZDNet. The company will continue to support existing Android and BlackBerry Playbook configurations of the player, but future development will be focused on developing HTML5 and apps.

Developers were apparently briefed by Adobe about the situation, which will be expanded upon later today on Adobe’s official site:

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.

Report: Adobe Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Mobile Flash.

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