Best iOS and Android Apps of 2012

After the long year of 2012 we have now on the last day of the year compiled a list of the best apps that were released in 2012. There were many apps that we had on our minds that should have made the list, but the competition was pretty tough and only the following few were able to make it. The following are seven apps that we have chosen to have the best overall and importance in both the iOS and Android Stores.

How to Transfer Downloaded Movies into your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

Apple Devices brag about their awesome Retina Display, but only a few people know how to use the Retina display to the fullest. Movies are really fun when you watch them on your Apple Device. Here is a small tutorial on how to easily transfer your downloaded movies from your PC to your Apple Device using iTunes, the default media player for Apple.

How to Watch and Transfer Movies to Your iPhone, iPod, or iPad from a DVD

Once people buy their Apple Device, people at one once want to try the unique 'Retina Display' of their new device. Watching movies and other videos can be tons of fun watching them on either iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Usually, new users get stuck on the part when you have to sync or transfer movies or videos from your computer to your Apple Device. Keep reading and you will find out how to get movies onto your Apple Device in just a few simple steps.

How to Sync Music Without Using iTunes

Many people do not like installing and using iTunes. Everyone has their own reason for this, maybe iTunes slows down their computer or they just don't like the iTunes interface. Some people even face problems using iTunes to sync music, videos, podcasts, etc. into their Apple Device. If you need to sync or transfer music from your computer to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad then keep reading.

Top 5 iPhone Accessories

Accessories share a big role in personalizing and making the most out of your iPhone. Accessories help you extend the capabilities of your iPhone and lets you feel the best user experience that you can get from the iPhone, here is a list for the top 5 must have iPhone accessories!

What's New in iOS 6?

Let me tell you, iOS 6 has exactly 200 new features and iOS 6 has been a huge improvement for iOS. The Apple Operating System has been enhanced greatly and Apple is trying its best to make their customers happy, and certainly they have always succeeded. iOS 6 has been released with the brand new iPhone 5. With over 200 improvements made, let me explain the main and noticeable additions Apple has introduced in  iOS 6.

iPad Mini: What's New?

Finally Apple have released the awaited for iPad Mini. The name describes it best. This new device is just like the younger brother of the iPad 2. The iPad Mini has a perfect size for those who don't want a data connection, but need a tablet for reading eBooks or surfing the web. The iPad Mini can easily be held with one hand and is the lightest tablet yet, lighter and bigger than its two big competitors the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle HD.

Differences Between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S

The new iPhone 5 has been released for almost a month now but the question that many people still have in mind is 'What are the differences between the iPhone 5 and my old iPhone 4S'. This article will tell and explain the different changes that have been brought to the iPhone 5. Apple has released a new device for a nice reason, and the reason is to bring change to what the whole world is using. The iPhone 5 holds great abilities which have been added or have been enhanced to the iPhone 4S.

Best iPad Apps For Business Use

For any business controlling finances is essential, they should implement specific software, online tools and apps that can save both money and time. There are many advantages of using business apps especially on latest iPad by Apple as they help in keeping your account up to date, they can reduce overall cost, provides security while using, increases productivity, can be collaborated from anywhere at any time and so on. Here are a few iPad apps that are a must for business use:

The iPhone 5 Review

The iPhone 5 has been released in stores and you can buy one from your nearest dealer. The iPhone 5 has brought a reasonable change to the iPhone series but it does not reach many peoples’ standard as there was too much hype created. Even though the iPhone 5 is not a revolutionary phone, it still has it’s pros and cons and Apple has introduced some noticeable changes.

The iWatch Features

Not many people know about the iWatch. To sum it up the iWatch is a a wristwatch that can be used like an iPod nano, but some extra features have been added. The iWatch is a must have device for those who need everything at one place. Apple have designed the iWatch is such a spectacular way that you can have a whole iOS device strapped to your wrist.

The iWatch has everything included, I know you won't believe this but the iWatch even has FaceTime. You can actually video call someone using your watch. That's awesome. And its not only FaceTime, it has WiFi and Bluetooth included as well. You can even take pictures with it. It has an 8 megapixel camera and HD video recording.

The iWatch has a 16 GB memory and you can store music and videos in it as well. It also supports some pre installed apps like Calender and Calculator. Another jaw dropping thing about the iWatch is that it has retina display. Yes, retina display!

Another great feature is that it has AirPlay. You can wirelessly connect it with your other handheld iOS device. Another great thing is that you can charge it wirelessly using WiFi.

The iWatch has a sleek aluminium body and comes with 8 different kind of straps. It is packed in a black box that slides to reveal this watch. The creator of this watch said that the iWatch is a 'jewel'. A sequel of the iWatch, the iWatch 2 is rumored to be getting designed. Let's see what new things will be added in this powerful iWatch series.

iPhone 5 Specifications

Yes, the iPhone 5 has finally been announced yesterday. We have the full specifications to show you exactly how the iPhone 5 is. It has been officially announced and it can be pre ordered now and will be found in stores September 21st.

The iPhone 5 is being announced today

The time is come everyone! The hype of the new iPhone 5 coming out is almost over. Apple have arranged a special event in San Francisco, California and it is expected to be the release of the iPhone 5. The waiting time is finally over. Apple sent an invitation with a big 12 written on it and a shadow that reads the number 5.

These two numbers are expected to mean '12' for September 12th ( today ) and '5' for the iPhone 5. Apple is also rumored to announce new iPod Nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod Touch. Another exciting thing is the release of iOS 6 with the new iPhone 5. It's all very exciting.

We can't wait for to get the specs of the iPhone 5. We have gathered all the rumors and you can get a good understanding of what the iPhone 5 is Here. It is rumored to be more slick with a larger screen display that is supposed to counter the large display of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It's shape is also to vary a little from the 4S and is going to be the most trending after the announcement.

Even though the iPad Mini is not going to be announced today, it will be announced in October there is still so much hype for the iPhone 5. You can watch the announcement live or at San Francisco. The timings are 10:00 A.M PT and 1:00 P.M ET. Don't miss it. Almost everyone is waiting for this new release.

The iPhone 5 is said to be released in stores at September 21st but to be sure we can only tell after the announcement. We will post the Specs and review once it is released.

The Power of AirPlay

AirPlay is another great feature of the Apple TV. AirPlay allows you to watch content from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad onto your HDTV or better speakers wirelessly. You can even mirror what's on your iOS device onto your large HDTV or listen to music on much better speakers. AirPlay allows you to do whatever you want on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad onto your HDTV via Apple TV.

The Power of The Apple TV

What Is Apple TV?

Basically, Apple TV is a small rectangular device that can connect to your HDTV via an HDMI cable to add new features and improve quality. This is another successful release by Apple. Through Apple TV you can watch movies, view photos, listen to music, and much more. It's endless entertainment. Apple TV supports AirPlay, which is one of the new features introduced by Apple along with the Apple TV. You can view anything from your iPhone, iPod, and iPad on your HDTV all because of Apple TV. You're just clicks away.

The Apple TV is a small device that holds tremendous power. Just connect it to your HDTV and it will sit on the table or in the cabinet making no noise at all and taking even less power than a light bulb. It enhances your experience in all possible ways. It comes with a remote too so that you can easily do whatever you want with it! Setting up Apple TV takes just seconds. All you have to do is connect the HDMI cable to your HDTV and start streaming. Apple TV will do everything with your Wi-Fi network. You can also control Apple TV from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with AirPlay!

What Does Apple TV Support:

1. AirPlay:
AirPlay is supported on Apple TV which is a major factor of why people prefer an Apple TV. You can watch videos, movies, photos, and listen to music that is on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad wirelessly on your Apple TV. It's live streaming from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your Apple TV. You can also use AirPlay mirroring so that whatever appears on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad will appear on your Apple TV, whether it is a game or just the homescreen. 

2. iCloud:
iCloud is also very useful if you have more Apple Devices. As explained here, you can transfer whatever you want from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your Apple TV in seconds. Using iCloud, any purchase or download on your other iOS devices will automatically be backed up on your Apple TV so that you can use your purchase or download from any device at any time. It's all wireless therefore making everything simple and easy! You can get instant access to anything you want!

3. Photo Stream:
Photo Stream is also another handy feature in the Apple TV and other iOS devices. If you upload or take any pictures from any of your Apple Devices they will automatically appear on your HDTV via Apple TV. No sending, syncing, or transferring, they are all just automatically there!

With all these great features included in the Apple TV, an Apple TV becomes a must have for those who want to maximize their experience and want entertainment everywhere they go. Apple TV is also very cheap for all it's features and you can buy it from the store at $99 only!

5 Time Saving iPhone Keyboard Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts

People that text, email, or write notes will need to know all the shortcuts, tricks, and tips for faster typing so that you can save a huge amount of time. If you type like you are wearing gloves, or you are a one finger typer, you can use the following tricks and shortcuts to enhance your user experience and type much faster than before.

Find Your Lost iPhone using Find my iPhone

Have you lost your iPhone? Or are you afraid that it might get misplaced. Apple Devices are expensive and it's natural that one will panic if his/her device either gets lost or stolen. If you travel a lot or are one of those people who forget where they left their phone then you will not have to worry anymore.

Improve Photo Quality for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad

Apple has released a high 5 megapixel camera for all their latest Apple Devices. This camera is one of the best that you can find in smartphones. But, for the camera to be optimized and work to the fullest you will have to use the following tricks for the best camera usage and user experience.

Best Winterboard Themes

Life is all about customization and your life goes according to you. You can change it any way you want. In the same way, once you jailbreak your device and get winterboard, you can start customizing your device to the fullest into any way you want. You can choose the background wallpaper on the homescreen, choose the front cover of different apps, and change the sounds. Change it however you like.

Best Websites For Free iPhone RIngtones

Some time or the other, you will get bored with ringtones and would really really want a change. Everyone wants change. You might be in the state where you just can't decide which ringtone to set. Or you think that the ringtones you have are just not right. Ask no more, keep reading and have all your answers solved.

The Power of FaceTime in iPhone, iPod, and iPad

FaceTime is another fantastic built in app that was released with iOS 5 which came with the 4th Generation iPhone. It was introduced with Siri, iCloud, and iMessage These features are what made the release of the iPhone 4 a success.

The Power of iMessage in iPhone, iPod, and iPad

iMessage has proved to be another awesome feature released in Apple Devices along with Siri and iCloud. iMessage is just like BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) but it is between Apple Devices. It works through WiFi or your 3G network. This is a much better than texting and it's recommended that you use iMessage between all your friends that have Apple Devices.

The Power of iCloud in iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Another feature that was released with Siri is the iCloud. Both of these features are great apps that save you time and makes everything easier. In simple words, iCloud is an app that let's you move most of your stuff that is on Apple Device, to all the other Apple Devices you own.

Best Siri Alternatives For Android

Siri was released with the iPhone 4S and has proved to be a success. Siri is only available for iPhone and all the Apple users are very pleased. Siri is one of the best features of the iPhone. Android smartphone users could only watch in envy until these 4 alternatives were introduced. Even though, they can't exactly be a real alternate to Siri because there is no real competition as Siri is much better, but these apps are good enough and you can use them until better updates come out which will make them fairly identical to Siri.

The Power of Siri in the iPhone

Siri is a revolutionary app that was released with the iPhone 3GS in 2010. From then Siri has improved in various ways making the experience with an iPhone maximized. Siri, an inbuilt app is why most people like to buy Apple Devices. This cool app makes lives easier.

Apple Sues Samsung for Copying iPhone and iPad

Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics saying that Samsung has copied Apple smartphones and tablets. These days, Apple has only one serious smart phone competitor Samsung. Apple Inc. has released the new iPhone 4G and 4S and are looking to release the iPhone 5 on September 12th.

Unlock iPhone with O2

We know that when one buys an iPhone generally it is locked by a specific mobile network which consequently limits the use of the mobile device by allowing it to work only with the network's SIM card. So your iPhone will not recognize the SIM cards from other networks.

Secret Feature: Moving and Deleting Apps

This is not actually secret anymore but when I was searching on Google the other day, I found out that many people don't know how to rearrange or edit their apps. So then I figured that I should answer this frequently asked question.

What you Should Do if your Device Crashes

Once your apple device starts getting old after a few months there are more chances that your device will ‘freeze.’ The term freeze here means that your device gets stuck wherever it is and you can’t do anything else. The home button will stop working, the sleep button will stop working, and the devices touch screen will become disabled. There is only one possible way to fix this problem.

The New iPhone 5 Rumors and Expectations

According to latest discussions, Apple is supposed to launch their newest iPhone either in the month of September or October, 2012. The iPhone 5 was rumored to be released in 2011 but instead Apple released the iPhone 4S and now most of the users are expecting a lot of new technology in the iPhone 5.

How to use VPN on iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Virtual Private Network is a safe and hidden way of surfing the net in a safe and private way. VPN helps you to surf the net in anonymity, and without risks of web attacks and hacking.

The use of VPN is especially efficient while using an iphone. The phone allows you to have access to the services. The VPN acts as an encrypted internet provider with a firewall that conceals the identity of its user, helps the user to unlock or bypass restricted firewalls, also access sites that have regional restrictions.

The New iPad 3 Review and Specifications

The New iPad has been recently released and it has proved to be superior to the previous iPad 2. This device is a must buy if you have been in on tablets and will make you happy. With it's retina display, watching movies and playing games gives you the best experience that you can get with the new iPad.


1. Models:

The New iPad comes in two different models, the one with Wi-Fi and the one with Wi-Fi and Cellular. The cellular companies that support the iPad are AT&T and Verizon. Only these two companies will support the Wi-Fi and Cellular iPad.

2. Size and Weight:

The New iPad has good dimensions and also is light. The size and weight are perfect and are listed as follows:
1. The height is 9.50 inches
2. The width is 7.31 inches
3. 0.37 inches in depth
4. The weight is 1.44 pounds

3. Storage:

Both iPad models come in 1. 16 GB
2. 32 GB
3. 64 GB

4. Display:

1. Retina Display
2. 9.7 inch Widescreen multi-touch display with IMS system.
3. 2048 by 1536 pixel resolution making it have a 264 pixel resolution per inch!
4. Supports multiple languages in display simultaneously


The chip that is inside the New iPad is a Dual Core A5X Custom designed high performance with low battery usage on a chip with quad-core graphics


Has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The cellular models each have a different cellular system according to their carriers ( AT&T and Verizon )

Cameras, Video Recording, and Photos:

1. 5 megapixel camera
2. Autofocus
3. Face Detection in Images
4. Video Stabilization
5. Tap to focus
6. Video Recording in HD
7. FaceTime Camera ( webcam )

Battery And Power:

1. Built in 42 Watt chargeable battery
2. 10 hours of listening to music, watching videos, and surfing the web ; 9 hours on a cellular network on a cellular models
3. Charging with the USB cable that comes with the device and is compatible for charging with PC or with a wall adapter connected into a power socket.

The New iPad has proven to be a success all round because of it's awesome features and compatibility. These specifications make sure that one will have a great experience with this brand new device. If you have any other problems visit and if you still have any questions, feel free to comment.

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- Shahmeer

Jailbreaking iOS 5.1 - Step by Step Guide

iOS jailbreaking is crucial for the users of Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod so as to gain the root access to the operating system and thus get able to download additional apps, themes or extensions, which is otherwise restricted. It is just like breaking free your iOS from a jail. Now with the release of Absinthe 2.0 it is easy to jailbreak iOS 5.1 on Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod. These new jailbreaks have full compatibility with all iOS devices that are new.

Well jailbreaking iOS is kind of a risk that you take as you have to mess up with the default setting of Apple devices. But, if something goes wrong then you can put your device in DFU mode and reload OS once again. As of jailbreaking the iOS 5.1 on Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod, given below is the detailed procedure of achieving your purpose:

1. Firstly just remember that if anything goes wrong after your jailbreak your device, you can put it on a mode known as DFU and then reload the iOS for the device. It’s mandatory to know before you start with something else.

2. Now, coming to the we can say that jailbreaking with it is a much simpler and easy to know process that even tool old people or those who are not so tech-savvy can do it. You just have to know about the steps that you need to follow.

3. So as to start with your first step go to the Greenpoison website. When you access to the website then download the Absinthe 2.0 from there for the iOS.

4. Now connect the device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) that you wish to jailbreak to your PC. Open the iTunes menu and right click on the device that you need to jailbreak. From there select the back up in the menu. For a little while you will have to wait so that the backup is finished in a proper manner. When it is all done you can close the iTunes.

5. Now erase all the content and settings from your iOS device. In order to do that you just have to go to the ‘settings’ and then select ‘general’; in ‘general’ select the ‘reset’ option and then go for ‘Erase all content and settings’.

6. After removing the content and settings from your iOS device you have to open the Absinthe 2.0 on the OC and then detect the iOS device. Once the device has been identified and detected then you click on the jailbreak. The jailbreak process will start and take a few minutes to complete.

7. When you have completed the jailbreak process then you may close the Absinthe 2.0. Now launch again the iTunes and right click on the device name that appears on itself. This time you have to select ‘restore from backup’. By selecting the backup you can restore your iOS device.

8. Do let your iOS device to restore and finish syncing before you disconnect it from the PC. After the restore has been completed you get the jailbroken iOS device. Add to it all the apps and info that were in it before.

Following all these steps and taking the help of Absinthe you can have fun with the kind of applications that you would like to have on your iOS devices, be it iPad, iPod or iPhone. Later you can thank Absinthe for fulfilling the purpose. Just remember the first step if something goes wrong with your device after your jailbreak it.

Nancy Rorie is a gadget freak who loves to buy new gadgets on prices.

How to increase System Performance-iPhone & iPod

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After your device gets more than 5 months old your device starts to slow down and is not as fast and smooth as it used to be in the beginning. After  one and a half years the device starts to literally slow down and by slow down I mean that it does not work properly and apps etc open slower than before. This means that your system performance has decreased.

Most people do not tolerate slow speeds and the overall experience with the certain device becomes negative. Slow system performance also annoys and irritates many people. Apple devices are so expensive and when they start to slow down or don’t act normal, they make their users think that they have wasted their money. If you want to buy a new iPhone or iPod, buy them from the sidebar at the right of this page. Those ones are trusted and are guaranteed to work.

There are many different ways to make your device’s speed faster and to make it function properly. Follow all of the advice that is given below and your device will be as good as new.
1. Close all the apps that are being multi-tasked by your device. Close all the multimedia that is performing in the background.

2. For example, if you have a device with a storage of 16 GB then make sure at least 3-4 GB is still free and not occupied. The more memory that is used, the slower your device will perform.

3. If your device has been jailbreaked and has winterboard themes on it, reset the springboard or change your theme. For the fastest performance, it is best if you remove a theme as themes are usually the main things that bring problems for most devices.

4. Many people like to keep many pages of their home screen full of apps. Some people arrange their pages according to different categories. The truth is that the more pages that your home screen has, the slower your device will become. It is recommended that you don’t keep more than 3 pages.

5. After jailbreaking your device it is commonly known that your device will slow down. So if your device is too slow it is recommended that you restore your device so that the jailbreak finishes and so that your device will back up and become faster.

Follow all the steps to increase your devices performance speed. There will be no sudden change by applying any of the steps. Your device will start to gradually speed up. Once you have followed most of the points, make sure you restore your device so that the positive effect will become better. For jailbreaking your device visit

Advantages and Disadvantages of Jailbreaking

Everyone wants to jailbreak their iPhone or iPod for all those free apps, games and themes. If you want to know the steps of a jailbreak, go to Jailbreaking is a very big step towards your devices future. You should know the pros and cons or the advantages and disadvantages of jailbreaking.

Advantages ( Pros ):

1. Some apps that can be downloaded from the appstore are available like CyCorder and PDANet. These apps are very helpful.

2. Cydia and Icy are two unofficial app stores that allow you to buy different apps, themes and games absolutely free. This is only available to those who jailbreak their device. There will be many fantastic apps that the app store had rejected and they will work perfectly with your device.This gives you another choice and you can choose apps from the app store and from the third party app stores like Cydia.

3. Get various themes for your device that are not available anywhere on the app store! You can only get these themes from Cydia and other third party software. Apple already supplies you with a pretty good interface but to add the 'cool' into it you'll have to get your device jailbreaked. Then you can make your device interface into a snow leopard or a vending machine. You can add more customization to your device and make it to whatever you want to! You can through this also add an additional dock and get new sounds for your device making it more like how you want your device!

Disadvantages ( Cons ):

1. Your warranty will be dismissed. This is sad, but it's true, a jailbroken iPhone/iPod will lose it's warranty and apple will not support or entertain any hardware issues with your device if it is in warranty. This may seem harsh but you can easily get around it. If you use your iTunes to get a clean restore for your device, Apple will not be able to identify if the device is jailbroken or not!

2. Once after a jailbreak, if you update your devices software via iTunes, your jailbreak will be finished and all your apps that were received through a jailbreak will also be erased. But the Dev-Team usually updates it too in a couple of weeks, you won't get the new software on release date.

3. Another major thing is that your iPhone/iPod will become more unstable. Every software crashes in a while including iOS but after a jailbreak there is a more possibility of crashes. These crashes will not harm your device in any way and you can reset your device. Generally, your device will also slow down a little.

4. There is also a very slight chance that your device will brick or in other words, get ruined and it will be wasted. This possibility is very rare and only 1 in 10 000 users will experience it. The dev-team has made everything real safe and user friendly but there are always risks of your device to brick


At the end of the day you will be thinking of either jailbreaking or not. If you ask me, I will say one MUST jailbreak his device to have the complete and the best experience of his/her iPhone/iPod. There are some cons, but the in overall, jailbreaking will be better. The cons are not too much of a problem, and you will be getting all the cool advantages if you jailbreak. For the procedure of a jailbreak, go to

- Shahmeer

Best Apps and Games on the App Store

Once you get an apple account or jailbreak your device, you will want to use your account or jailbreak to the fullest and will want to get the best apps and games for your iPod or iPhone. I will list some of the popular apps and games that almost every apple user would want to have. If you want to learn how to jailbreak ( get free games and apps ) then go to

The places where you can most likely find these apps and games are on the app store and installous. For some useful apps look at the list below.

Popular Apps:

1. Facebook, Twitter, and Google + apps. These are great apps if you want to social network from your device.
2. Football News, Cricinfo, and Basketball News for great sports updates according to the sport.
3. iFitness : Great app for keeping you fit including some great exercises.
4. CNN : The best news app. Get all the latest news from all over the world through this great app.
5. NetFlix : Want to watch movies? NetFlix will show you them but the movies are paid.
6. ImDb : Another great app for movies. Some movies are paid and others are free. This includes trailers.
7. Google Earth : It will give you everything related to maps and you can see the whole world and features.
8. Amazon : Online market for buying and selling. Everything can be sold or bought.
9. Photoshop Express : Edit your photos. Apply different sketches and add more features to your photo.
10. Skype : Free messaging and calling between skype accounts. The best IM app in the world!
11. Crackle : Watch movies absolutely for free!
12. Talking Tom : An awesome app that has a cat known as Tom. Tom will repeat whatever you say and will mock you. You can also play with Tom. A great little addicting app!

The following are games that I personally like and recommend you to play them too.

Popular Games:

1. Traffic Rush
2. Topple 2
3. Angry Birds
4. Cube Runner
5. Fruit Ninja
6. Stunt Bike
7. Doodle Jump
8. Zen Bound
9. Space Ninja
10. Rolando 2
11. Pac Man
12. Need For Speed Shift
13. Pocket God
14. Geo Defense Swarm
15. Field Runners
16. Where's My Water
17. Cut The Rope
18. Infinity Blade II
19. Temple Run
20. Tap Glider

These are one of the best Apps and Games that you can find and install on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. To get the most out of your device, try all these apps and then see which ones suit you!

- Shahmeer 

Secret Feature Screenshot - iPhone, iPod, and iPad

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These apple devices, the iPhone and iPod, they have lots of secret features and today I am going to tell you about the feature of a screenshot which can be taken through your device in a very simple procedure.

Lots of times we see certain things in our device being it on the internet or anything else that we want to keep a record of it and don’t want to lose it such as jailbreaking. You might want to save something during the procedure and at that time you can take a screenshot of it.

Taking screenshots is not common to many people  who own these devices. Screenshots are not even mentioned in the User Manual. To take a screenshot you have to press the sleep button ( on the top ) and the home button ( at the bottom middle ). Press these two buttons exactly at the same time and your screen will blink. That means you have taken the screenshot.

What do you have to do once you have taken the screenshot? Now your screenshot has been saved in your ‘ Photos ‘ app in your device. All your screenshots will be saved in a new album called ‘ Saved Photos ‘. Then you can use these like any other photo.

This is the only way to record what  is on your iPhone/iPod’s screen. 

Winterboard and Themes - iPhone & iPod

Once you have jailbroken your device, to get the full view and get the main stuff after jailbreaking is to get Winterboard, which is to get themes for your device. This is not only a background. It is a whole theme which will include wallpaper, background, docks, and sound. This is one of the best reasons why people jailbreak their device.

To be exact Winterboard is a software which allows you to download different themes that perfectly suit and fit with your iPhone/iPod. Winterboard will be installed through Cydia. All the themes etc. will also be downloaded through Cydia. To download Winterboard follow the steps below.

1. Launch Cydia and then go to the Cydia Search. Type in Winterboard and then wait for the Search Results. Tap the winterboard application and then install it. Once it installs, Cydia will restart.

2. After installing Winterboard, then you will want to install the different themes that work with Winterboard. Go to sections at the bottom of the screen and then scroll down until you see Themes ( Apps ), Themes ( Battery), Themes ( Complete ), Themes ( Keyboard ) etc.
3. Now you can select any theme of your choice. Go to any one of these categories and preview the various themes. Look at the screen shots and choose the one you like best. Then tap on it and install it. Once it's done, you can close Cydia unless you want to install more than one theme.
4. Now you have to launch Winterboard. You can either launch it from the home screen or going through Settings. Open Winterboard and then you will see the different themes that you have installed. Tap on any one of them and it will be applied. Go back and then restart Springboard ( on the top right ). Once it restarts you can see the new theme applied.

If you want to disable or change a theme you can do it from inside the Winterboard app by tapping a new theme for it to be applied or in case of disabling Winterboard you can turn off Winterboard from inside the app.

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- Shahmeer Khan

How to reboot your iDevice when you have forgotten your passcode

A lot of users who use the two apple devices, the iPhone and iPod forget their passwords and then don't know what to do. This is a frustrating matter, I agree. But there is a very easy way to get it back unlocked. If you ask other people, they will say you have to restore it, but its impossible to do that because when you connect it to iTunes, iTunes will ask the password and if you don't know it, you are unable to restore.

Follow the steps below and then your device will go into recovery mode. The only way to get your iPhone or iPod is to put it into recovery mode.

1. Disconnect your device from your computer but leave the USB cable plugged in.
2. Launch iTunes
3. Press and hold the sleep button ( on the top ) and the Home button ( in the bottom middle ) and keep holding them. If the ' Turn off Power' screen comes ignore it and keep on holding the two buttons. After you do this your device will go off itself.
4. While holding the two buttons connect your device with the USB cable which should be plugged in into your computer. This will make your device turn on but don't leave the Sleep and Home buttons.
5. Keep holding them until a notice opens up on iTunes telling you that your device is in Recovery Mode.

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Now that it is in Recovery mode you have to restore the device.
6. From the summary in iTunes restore your iPhone/iPod

You have successfully restored your device. This means that everything has been erased, including your password. Once the restore is done you can sync all your media from iTunes back into your device. If you don't want to erase all the files during the restore, it is impossible. Completely impossible. You have to restore it which erases everything from your device.

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How to sync into different iTunes without erasing all data-

My last post was about how to sync songs from iTunes to your apple devices iPhone or iPod. This was a routine procedure but what are you supposed to do if you want to transfer songs from your device to your friends computer or to a different computer with a different iTunes. This is a very common question that arises among users.

If you connect your iPhone or iPod into a different computer with a different iTunes, you will be asked for a sync but the catch is that all the data on the device will be erased. If you don't want to erase the data, but still transfer all the songs into the different iTunes, follow the steps below.

1. Go to This will then allow you to download a software that is called 'Sharepod'. To download it from the site click 'Get Sharepod' on the bottom of the page. A new page will open and then you click download.
2. Choose where you want to save the file and save it. Once it downloads, unzip or extract the file to your desktop.
3. Go to iTunes and then a pop up will be shown regarding your device. Close all the windows that are related with iTunes including Sharepod ( if it is open ).
4. Now go to where you had extracted or unzipped the Sharepod files. From there, open the file that says sharepod.exe
5. Open that and you will see all your devices songs and videos up there. Highlight the ones you want to copy to your PC. Highlight those and then click the button in the top right corner that says ' Copy to PC ' Then select where you want to copy all those to.
6. Once they are all copied you can close Sharepod and then open the folder in which you had copied all the files. From there you can then put your songs and videos into iTunes. If you want to learn about transferring songs to iTunes click Here. Now you are done!

This is the easiest way to copy files from iPhone/iPod to computer. Many people buy new computers and want to have the same iTunes over there. Tell them to visit this site! Some people want their friends to have all the songs from their iPod into their friends PC. This method will work perfectly.

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How to Sync iPhone & iPod with iTunes

Today I will tell you how to add songs from iTunes to your iPhone or iPod. This is a very easy process and some people get stuck here. First of all, you should know what iTunes is. iTunes is a software that has to be downloaded from the internet. To download the latest version of iTunes click Here.  iTunes is a media player which is compatible with apple products only. In iTunes you have collections of songs, videos, and apps that are in your device. Through iTunes, you store songs and then transfer all the media from iTunes into your apple device safely.

Now a question will arise in many peoples mind that how you can store songs in iTunes? The answer is that you have to download different files from the internet and save them in your computer. If you don’t know how to download, I will explain it in the next paragraph. Once you save the files in your computer you open them and copy them onto iTunes. Once they are in iTunes you sort them to your liking and then via the USB cable that comes with your device you sync ( transfer ) all the songs into your device. The procedure will be explained in the following paragraphs.

If you already know how to download songs, skip this paragraph and the points below. To download songs you have to go to certain downloading websites such as or . Through these websites you can save ( download ) various files from the internet into your computer. For beemp3 you don't need to make an account but for 4shared you have to sign up. These are the easy steps:

1        Search the file that you want in the Search Box

2       One the files open up, click on any one of them

3       A new window will open and you will have to wait for a specific amount of time ( 20-40 seconds)

4       Once you wait, it will say click here to download. Click there and a new window will open

5       That window will have two options, Run and Save. Choose save and then choose where you want the file to save inside your computer ( in a certain folder )

Once you have downloaded the files you want to add to your device open up iTunes. iTunes will be rather empty if you have not added any files before. Now you want to know how to add files to iTunes. Go to the folder in which you had saved the downloaded files in. Have both windows open in front if you. Now drag the files from the folder and place them in the ‘Music Heading’ in iTunes. They will then turn by turn appear in the music section. If you double click on them the song will start playing. If you have multiple songs that you want to store in iTunes then you can highlight all the files from inside your folder and then copy them. Once they are copied open iTunes and then paste them over there. This is an alternate method. From iTunes you can manage all your downloads with ease.

Now you would want to transfer all these downloaded files into your device. To do this first you have to connect your device into the computer via the USB cable that comes along with your device. Once its connected, iTunes will detect the device and on the left side ( in the iTunes window ) your device will be listed there ( you can also change the name of your device ). Click on your device. A new window will open. On the bottom of the page on the right side there will be a button saying Sync. Click on the Sync button and then all your files will start to be transferred into your iPhone or iPod.

You will have to wait around 3-7 minutes for the sync to complete. On your devices’ screen it will be written slide to cancel. If you have forgotten something or want to cancel the sync you can cancel it from there. Once the Sync is complete you can disconnect your device and then through the device open the Music app. Over there you will see all the music files that you had just synced and now you can easily play them!
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Jailbreaking | Cydia | Installous iPhone, iPod, and iPad

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In my previous post about how to install apps from the appstore I taught you how to get apps via the appstore but all those apps are paid. This time I am going to tell you how to hack your iPhone or iPod which is commonly known as 'Jailbreaking.' But in this post I will only tell you how to get your device. I will tell you how to install apps by jailbreaking later, but to learn how to jailbreak is the major step.

What is jailbreaking exactly? Jailbreaking is when your hack your device and allow it to get apps on the appstore for free by third party softwares. It is a fairly easy process and I will guide you through it. There are various methods of how to jailbreak your device but I will tell you the most easiest and safest way to do it. Some people say that jailbreaking is a big risk but through this method it is perfectly safe. This whole process will be through your iPhone or iPod, there is no use of computer.

First of all, open up the Safari Web Browser through your device. Once you have that done go to The next step is extremely simple. There will be a big button there saying 'Jailbreak Me.' Go ahead on that and suddenly you will start the jailbreaking process. You will have to wait for around 10 minutes. The page will tell you how much of your jailbreak is complete. After the jailbreak completes you will be given a choice from three different softwares to choose from for installment. These three softwares are necessary for the jailbreak so don't navigate away from there. The most recommended software and the commonly used software, Cydia is the one that you should choose. It is the safest and it is the ONLY one that I ever used. Wait for Cydia to install, it will be installed as an app.
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After that Cydia will take a little while to load up. Once its done and loaded you will see a bar on the bottom of the screen. Over there you will see manage. Go on manage and then a new page will open. From there go to Sources. There will be an edit button on the top corner. Touch that and then choose add. After that a box will appear. In that type and then choose Add source. This will open up a new page and then you should choose 'Add Anyway' this is a trusted website by users all around the world. Then Cydia will update it's sources. Once that's done then we move on to the next step.

UPDATE: Installous has now permanently shut down and is no longer working. You will have to install an alternative and the best alternative to Installous is AppCake. Learn how to get AppCake from here. If you want to know why Installous shut down then view this article here.

Now we have to install the third party app Installous. Installous will allow us to install all the paid apps on the appstore for free, 100% FREE! To download Installous. But before that you also have to install AppSync. You can find that from the Cydia search and then install it. Once that's done the data will reload. After that in Cydia search type Installous and install the Installous app. Once it has completely installed press the home button. You will see Installous on one of your devices pages. Now you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone or iPod and now can download anything you want from inside Installous!!

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How to install apps from the app store- iPhone and iPod Tutorials

Last time I told you about the two popular devices, the apple products, iPhone and the iPod. Now I am going to tell you about how you can install spectacular apps from the inbuilt app store. To get apps from the app store, you need to have an iTunes account first which can be made from the device or from your computer. For making iTunes, you will need to give your name, address, and PayPal email. PayPal is the method of paying for all the paid apps. After you make an iTunes account, you are then ready to install various apps from the app store.

Now the process to install apps is very very easy. One you open the app store you can see a search box at the top and different categories under the search. Apps are applications which can be either games or anything else regarding use in daily life. Most of the apps are to be paid but there are some exceptions and you can get apps for free, but even then you need an iTunes account. If you have any specific app in your mind, you can search it  in the search box or if you want to browse the store, go to the different categories listed above. You can also choose categories likes Top 25, Top grossing apps, and Top free apps. Choose them and then see all the apps according to their ratings.

Now what do you have to do once you like an app and want it? Touch the arrow once you open up the description for the app. That will lead to the downloading and installing of the app. You won't see anything happen there immediately, but if you press the home button you will see an app getting downloaded on the main screen. That will be the app that you had chosen. There will be a small bar under it showing you how much of the installment has completed and how much is still left. Once the bar finishes, your app can be started. How did you pay for the app? Your payment had been automatically made by PayPal when you chose to install. You can get as many apps as you want as long as you have money in your PayPal account!

This is a very easy and rather simple method. Follow me and subscribe to see more tutorials about these two fabulous devices. In my next post I will post about how to jailbreak your device.

Reasons to Buy an iPhone, iPod, or iPad

In this post, I am going to tell you why you should buy one of the two apple products, iPhone,iPad, and iPod. Basically in this post I am going to tell you why these two apple products will cause a big change to your daily life in a positive way.

First of all let me explain you the difference between an iPhone, iPod, and iPad. iPhone,iPad, and  iPod  have the same software, hardware, and firmware. They are almost the same thing. They are devices that can play and store multimedia, surf the internet, and play or use different apps which are downloaded from the inbuilt appstore. The only big difference between these devices is that an iPhone has the ability to make calls and send and receive text messages like a regular cell phone, but the iPod has this ability missing. The iPad is simply just a bigger iPod. An iPod is unable to call, send, and receive text messages. In an iPod and iPad you are not able to insert a SIM card unlike the iPhone. And iPhone is a regular cell phone with an inbuilt iPod.

Why has Apple Inc created this difference between these devices. This has not really been explained anywhere but it's obvious that some parents don't want their children to have phones with them, but at the same time they want their kids to enjoy the marvelous features that these apple devices hold. In many areas, an iPod is much cheaper than an iPhone too but an iPhone and iPad price are nearly the same. This is also a major reason why Apple Inc. has created a difference between these devices. Otherwise, these advices are the same from outside and inside. The iPhones and iPods have the same models and they have started from 1G and now have reached 4G ( G stands for generation ). iPods had started way before an iPhone came out but they were mainly used as MP3 players ( e.g iPod Nano ).

These devices hold tremendous abilities and can easily attract users from all around the world to get their hands on it. The iPhone is one of the best selling smart phones today. From these devices you can play multimedia ( songs, videos and photos ), play games after installing, and use different useful apps that help and make ones daily life easier with cool apps such as alarm clock, notes, email and with its inbuilt internet browser, Safari. You can also download other cool apps from the inbuilt apple appstore and each app will have its own spectacular purpose.

The iPhone, iPod, and iPad are very expensive devices and many people can't afford them that easily. If you legally use these devices, by downloading multimedia and apps they can take a lot of money from you. But if you use them illegally then you can get paid multimedia and apps for free by Jailbreaking ( hacking your device for free downloads )

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