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[22 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Tips and tricks for buying your iPhone on either eBay or Craigslist. Armed with these tips, you can score a great deal! This article also describes some ways to unlock your iPhone for free. Signing 2 year contracts can be limiting and they end up being more expensive than buying the device you desire upfront.

App, App Review, AppStore, google, Google Maps Pinpoint, iOS 6, iPhone 5, Maps »

[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Tim Cook openly apologized about the sub-par iOS 6 maps. He suggested a whole bunch of 3rd party apps instead. Google reportedly did not hand over the necessary data for turn-by-turn directions which prompted Apple to release their own mapping solution.
Apple v/s Scout : My experiences
I personally used Scout app (by TeleNav) when it was free for a month. I launched it on the iPhone 5 and lo behold, Scout offered a free year of turn-by-turn based navigation which is voice enabled. It is pretty neat and gets the job …

App, App Review, Contact Management, Contacts »

[4 Oct 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Managing address book contacts on the iPhone can be a pain! CopyTrans contacts will let you manage your contacts, the quick and easy way!

Flaws, iOS 6, iPhone 5, iPhone Camera, Panorama »

[24 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Not sure if I am doing something terribly wrong but landscape shots are always Letterboxed on the iPhone 5.
I would like to know why! It is really annoying. Josh’s review showed one of this letterboxing. I don’t think I want to edit every image taken with iPhone 5 to remove the letterboxing.
Here is a raw sample shot with my iPhone 5.

It looks fine once imported but on the iPhone itself, it shows those 2 ugly black strips in landscape mode.

Don’t get me wrong – iPhone 5 has a stunning camera …

apple, Design, iOS »

[15 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

iOS looks more or less the same over the years. I think Apple doesn’t want to risk it with the UI – not with a money making machine in hand! Remember the Mac OS X? Any UI changes over the years? Nah. Definitely not like Windows 7 to Windows 8!
So, what Apple can do to not be such a bore with the UI is that they should take those touch gestures to the next level. Remember the very first jailbreak where you could launch a rainbow like list of App …

apple, iPhone 4S, Siri, Voice »

[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

I made this video when I was learning to use Siri. Siri handles simple queries and little complicated ones if you wish. Siri is a virtual assistant on all iPhones starting iPhone 4S. Siri is the by-product of a lot of data mining and it is one of the best artificial intelligence enabled assistants you have ever encountered. Siri got some attitude as well Рtry arguing with Siri and you shall see!
Here is a conversation with Siri. My queries revolved around the US Stock Market – the basics like share price, …

apple, iPhone 5 »

[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

You will need a nano-SIM for your iPhone 5 which your carrier provides. You might also cut your original SIM or micro-SIM to fit in your iPhone 5. I generally don’t sign contracts. I prefer buying phones with no-commitment pricing (generally Craigslist or eBay). I had to sign a contract to get the iPhone 5 since it is not immediately available as an unlocked variant.
Logged in to my AT&T upgrade portal via AT&T premier (business discount). I was overjoyed to see the unlimited data plan that I was grandfathered in …

apple, ATT, Deal, iPhone 5, Preorder »

[14 Sep 2012 | 8 Comments | ]

Apple iPhone 5 preorders debuted at 3:00 AM EST today giving folks in the west coast an unfair advantage. The delivery times are now showing a 2 week delay at Apple. Ordering from your carrier (in may case, AT&T which still says the iPhone 5 can be delivered on Sep 21st) or Walmart (at a discount, no less!) might be your best bets.
Ordering from your carrier is always the best route if you get some employer discounts. I ordered through AT&T Premier and got the upgrade fee waived automagically and …

apple, cashback, Deal, unlock »

[13 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Update : The link provided here is for Apple Canada site. US availability is not known yet but starts at $649 instead of the reported $699. 
Unlocked iPhone 5 will be available from day 1 of its availability in the US for a whooping $699 for the 16GB variant with a $100 premium for each additional 16GB, no surprises there!
It is available to preorder starting September 14, 2012 with delivery date pegged at September 21st. If I were you, I would buy it online – get some cashback, free shipping and …

apple, ATT, FaceTime, iOS 6, iPhone 4S »

[13 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Apple and AT&T decided that it is a great idea to charge for FaceTime on the iPhone! If you have a grandfathered unlimited data plan, you will not be able to FaceTime over cellular network. iOS 6 beta builds did not enforce the restriction but iOS 6 GM build (Gold Master) wasted no time splashing this message when I tried using FaceTime. AT&T expects you to sign up for their mobile share option which is expensive if you have only a line or 2 in your account. I have an …