News tagged ‘Free’
Saurik Releases an Update to WinterBoard
Saurik has released an update to WinterBoard that includes numerous fixes and improvements.
WinterBoard lets you theme your iOS device to the way you want it to. Numerous theme packages can be found on Cydia or you can create your very own.
Read the rest of this entry »
Leave a comment, read comments 
A Look Inside Apple Headquarters
The Apple Gazette has compiled a nice photo gallery that offers a look inside Apple Headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop. Take a look:
When you first walk inside Apple HQ, you’re greeted by the welcome/reception desk, which is situated inside the massive atrium with its bright natural light and suspended walkways.
Apple HQ atrium
Leave a comment, read comments 
One-Third of U.S. High School Students Now Own an iPhone
Piper Jaffray’ latest semi-annual survey of 5,600 U.S. high school students show that 34% of surveyed students now own an iPhone, and 40% of surveyed students indicated that they intend to purchase an iPhone within the next six months.
Such boom seems to be driven by low-cost options from Apple. Apple and AT&T dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS to free on-contract with the introduction of the iPhone 4S late last year.
In our most recent survey the percentage of teens that own an iPhone came in at 34%, up from 23% in the Fall and 17% last Spring. We believe the meaningful uptick in iPhone ownership among teens may be driven by the cheaper $49 iPhone 3GS (in some cases free). Interest in purchasing an iPhone in the next 6 months rose to 40% (another all-time high vs. our previous surveys). Purchase intent was at 38% in our last survey in the Fall.
Leave a comment, read comments 
Facebook app updated to v4.1.1: brings iPad 3 Retina Display support
Facebook has updated its iOS app with numerous improvements including Retina Display support for the new iPad, the ability to offline in chat, and more.
What's New in Version 4.1.1
In this release, we added some features and fixed some bugs so now:
- You can go offline in chat
- The right profile picture appears for everyone
- Your list of friends always includes all your friends
- In sets of photos, your name is displayed correctly
- Photos of people who like Facebook Pages load correctly
- Your friend-request notification only lights up if you have a request
- You can change your language to Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Portugal) or Thai
- If you've got a new Retina iPad, you'll see a crisp, high resolution interface
You can download Facebook app for free in AppStore (
Infinity Blade is now on sale for $0.99
Chair Entertainment has announced that their popular Infinity Blade game for iOS is now on sale for $0.99.
You can purchase Infinity Blade from the App Store for $0.99 (
Apple Offers Royalty-Free Patent Licenses to Push Proposed Nano-SIM Standard
FOSS Patents reports that it has seen a letter sent by Apple to the European Telecommunications Standards Institutes (ETSI) committing to offer royalty-free license to its nano-SIM design patents. Apple pushes “nano-SIM” design as the official next-generation standard to further reduce the size of the removable cards.
A perfectly reliable source that I can't disclose has shown me a letter dated March 19, 2012 that a senior Apple lawyer sent to ETSI. The letter addresses the primary concern of critics of the proposal. The FT said that "the Apple-led proposal has caused some concern among its rivals that the US group might eventually own the patents". But Apple's letter has removed this roadblock, if it ever was any, through an unequivocal commitment to grant royalty-free licenses to any Apple patents essential to nano-SIM, provided that Apple's proposal is adopted as a standard and that all other patent holders accept the same terms in accordance with the principle of reciprocity.
Such “nano-SIM” standard would enable Apple to design smaller and thinner devices or to utilize some of the space within existing device volumes for other components.
Angry Birds Space released
Rovio has released its new game, Angry Birds Space, on the App Store. It has very good reviews already and determinately worth taking look at.
Official Info and photos:
Concept Photos of the 'New iPhone'
ADR Studios has published concept photos of the 'new iPhone' featuring three Retina Displays, an LED powered edge, and 4G LTE.
First of all it's sim-less: it doesn't use a simcard by our phone mobile operator. It can grab your data directly by the mobile network, also in 4G LTE. It uses a new audio section, with two panel speakers, on the rear of it aluminum forged unibody. All the controls are now on the top and the edge is so thin!
The great news is the new iPhone haven't just one retina display. It has three ones! One strip screen is on the top, to show you all the network infos, clocks, notifications and so on. The bottom one is for App dock, multitasking panel and so on. The central one is only for the desktop: more space, more freedom.
The home button is integrated into bottom strip display and it can be activate thanks to the closer motion sensor. In addition you've a "led powered edge". You can use it to show the strength of battery life or to show you a preferred caller: you can choose the color thanks to the led edge dedicated app.
Here are some beautiful photos. Take a look:
Leave a comment, read comments 
Jony Ive Discusses Apple's Creative Design Processes
Apple design chief Jony Ive in an interview to the London Evening Standard revealed how the design process works at Apple. Ive told that prototyping is deeply integrated into the design process at Apple, and discussed Apple’s approach to creating entirely new categories of products rather than simply improving on existing ones.
Q: What makes design different at Apple?
A: We struggle with the right words to describe the design process at Apple, but it is very much about designing and prototyping and making. When you separate those, I think the final result suffers. If something is going to be better, it is new, and if it’s new you are confronting problems and challenges you don’t have references for. To solve and address those requires a remarkable focus. There’s a sense of being inquisitive and optimistic, and you don’t see those in combination very often.
Khan Academy Releases iPad App With Access To Large Collection Of Educational Videos
Even though there are several unofficial apps available in the App Store allowing you to access content found in the Khan Academy, the education portal has released an official app for iPad. The app is available for free at
New iPhoto and iMovie apps can be manually copied to the original iPad
Apple doesn't support its new iPhoto app, as well as iMovie, on the original iPad. The reason is obvious - the original iPad doesn’t have a camera. But the apps can be installed manually using Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility. iPhoto and iMovie seem to work well enough on the original iPad, although it lacks speed of the iPad 2 and memory of the newest iPad.
To install iMovie and iPhoto to the original iPad you need:
1. to install Apple's free iPhone Configuration Utility, available at http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/
2. to buy the apps in iTunes, they'll be within your Music folder under iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications.
Apple Will Discontinue iWork.com as of July 31 Due To Transition to iCloud
Apple sent out notifications to users who registered at its
Apple to reportedly double 'iPad 3' RAM to 1GB
A hacker and iPhone jailbreaker known as "Chronic" suggests that Apple will increase the RAM in its upcoming iPad model. Leaked debug photos purportedly from Apple's third-generation iPad show that the device will sport 1GB of RAM, double the amount of its predecessor iPad 2 that carries 512MB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 4.
Leaked debug photos allegedly of Apple's next iPad that surfaced last month showed a line of code that read "vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages." By multiplying the number of free pages by the size of a page (4,096 bytes), the developer deduced that the device would have 1GB of RAM.
Apple published the list of 100 best of the best apps
Apple’s iTunes AppStore has recently reached 25 Billion downloaded apps. Apple has an updated its all time most popular apps list for both iPhone and iPad. There are 4 categories - iPhone apps, iPad apps, Free and Paid.
This list varies from country to country. For example, US AppStore number one apps are: Angry Birds, Facebook, Pages and Angry Birds HD Free, while in Russia - WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook, Angry Birds Seasons HD and Skype iPad.
You can take a look at the list in iTunes (
Opera Mini for iOS gets support for uploading files
The Opera Mini Web Browser for iOS has been updated with support for uploading files, more than 9 speed dials, and more.
Do you experience slow Internet browsing? Get the fastest, most cost-efficient web-browsing experience for your iOS device today.
Keep Opera Mini handy on your iOS device, especially for those unavoidable times you are on a slow crowded network, away from Wi-Fi or when data roaming. Opera's powerful servers compress data by up to 90% before downloading, so page loads are lightning fast.
Opera Mini’s great features include:
► Speed: Up to 6 times faster browsing, especially when on slower or crowded networks
► Data Savings: Compress up to 90% of data traffic
► Speed Dial: Get to your favorite Web sites with a single tap
► Visual Tabs: See all your open Web pages and quickly switch between them
► Opera Link: Synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial with a Desktop PC or other mobile phone
What's New in Version 7
Added support for more than 9 Speed Dials
Added support for platform dictionary
Added support for uploading files
Added zoom setting
Improved traffic compression on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
Fixed session restore not keeping tabs when relaunching
Updated to dark keyboard to match Opera UI
Various bug fixes