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App of the Week : MobRSS

Reading feeds is the best way to get content from the site without going through the jargon of pictures,ads and content. Feeds are successful due to the speed and simplicity they tend to offer.

This week’s app is all about reading feeds on your iPhone/iPod Touch. We were in the hunt for a feed reader which would just sync and download feeds at a time and the feeds would be available for future reading. We tested dozens of RSS Readers such as Feeds, RSS etc but the most catchy of all was Mobile RSS.

Mobile RSS is in our opinion the best Feed Reading application out on the App Store! When the app starts it asks the user for the username and password to the google account. After validating your email, the app gets all the latest feeds and stores it for future offline usage. Just a pull down of the page would let you refresh the content. You could even share a feed via email, facebook, readitlater, Twitter etc.
The only negative part was that we weren’t able to figure out the way to add a new subscription. Mobile RSS is hosted on Google Code.The app also works well with the accelerometer.

Features:- 9/10
Performance :- 10/10
Price :- $3.99
Website:- http://www.mobilerss.net
Platforms :- iPhone/iPod touch

Top rumored names for the iPad


Before Apple unveiled it’s Tablet, there were many rumors about what the name was going to be. Apple calls it the iPad. But let’s check out the other most popular rumored/suggested names :-

1. iSlate
2. iTablet
3. iTab
4. Apple Tablet
5. iPlate
6. Apple Newton 2.0
7. Apple Tablet PC
8. Mac Tablet
9. MacBook Tablet
10. Steve Jobs Latest Creation (ha ha)
11. The Netbook of Sauron
12. iPod Touch SuperSized

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iBooks – Kindle Killer!

Apple released ibooks which is a great way to read and buy books. The app is featured for the iPad.

“It has a bookshelf. In addition there’s a button which is the store — we’ve created the new iBook Store. You can download right onto your iPad.” — Steve Jobs

Five big partners… Penguin, Macmillion, Simon & Shuster… and more.

The format of the books being ePub.

You can flip the page by tapping anywhere on the right, change the size, or flip back by tapping on the left. Or, drag the page over manually using touch.

You could even select the font of the book by just tapping the screen!

The Voice of the iSlate!

On January 27th Apple is going to release a new product which will most probably change the way people have been interacting with their Computers and Mobile Phones. The release of the iSlate or iPad will mark the beginning of a whole new era of computing!

The iSlate is to be announced during an event to be held at San Francisco.

The iSlate is rumored to have great innovative features such as Huge Screen with IPS technology, iWork compatibility and more. Another feature should be that ,the iSlate must be completely Voice enabled with support for Speech recognition. If iWork is to be accustomed with the iSlate, then Speech recognition will help a lot of business users. Two microphones should be built in which would enhance the use of Skype and other such services. Just by speaking the name of an application, the iSlate must be compatible enough to pop it up.

Microsoft’s Project Natal has been designed to recognize words such as “Good Night” which would just switch it off.
The Apple Tablet must also be compatible with similar technologies.

Voice Input must work with any application which has text input available, just as the Nexus One. Music Search, Hands free Dialing, Posting Tweets by your voice,News,Sports and Weather and Battery Remaining could be great!

In just three days, we’ll find out whether the iSlate does support these features or not!

App of the Week : Cooliris

Ever wanted to download a picture from your picasa web album to your iPhone?or directly publish a picture from picasa or flickr to any of the social networking sites? Or wanted all your pictures to be arranged on a wall with effects? Well then here’s an app which would meet all your needs.

This cool app is known as Cooliris and is available on the Android as well as the iPhone. By using this app you could have all your web albums say picasa or flickr in one place. You could even download these pictures to your iPhone with just one touch. You could even add captions to your images and mark some precious ones as your favorites .

Another great thing is that you could directly share an image on any of the social networking sites! The app starts in landscape mode and you need to add your picasa or flickr usernames and the rest would happen on it’s own.

You could even watch popular YouTube videos playing!
All your pictures get arranged in a wall with dull lights in the background.

This app is even available for Google Chrome as an extension . This is a complete all in one and must have app for all kinds of users.

Ratings. : 9/10
Features : 10/10
Performance : 8/10
Price. : 10/10 (FREE)
Platforms : Android , iPhone/iPod touch , Google Chrome

iPhone OS 4.0 Features!

The iPhone / iPod touch firmware upgrade 3.1 added loads of new features and functionalities to these beloved devices.

Predictions for iPhone OS 4.0 are:

1. Home Background – One of the main reasons people love to jailbreak their iPhones / iPod touch is because they get to customize the device. Apple has restricted cutomization ! In the next upgrade Apple must allow users to have their own picture as the Home Screen Background , download themes from the app store and even change their fonts.

2. Multi-Tasking – This feature should have been available in firmware 3.0 itself . It is available on jailbroken iPhones by an app called Multifl0w. This gives yet another chance for users to jailbreak their phones. Say you wanted to copy a particular text from a website and then paste it in an app and again go back to the website without closing the app; in this case multitasking would be fantastic.

3. Bluetooth enhancement – Apple did enable Bluetooth on iPod touch with it’s 3.0 firmware upgrade but it was kind of restricted . It allowed you to only connect with other iPods or headsets but you couldn’t connect to a windows mobile or symbian device . 4.0 should be capable of transfering files to such devices too.

4. Picture editing on the go – Though a lot of third party apps are available on the App Store for editing a picture , but there isn’t an official app from Apple. 4.0 must include a picture editing app for the iPhone.

5. Voice recognition – The nexus one brought with it a lot of voice enabled input methods. You could speak out and the phone would convert it to text etc. The iPhone is a bit restricted in these areas. With 4.0 the iPhone should have voice input wherever text input is available.

Come see our latest creation

Apple sent an email to journalists inviting them to an event which is going to be held on 27 January at San Francisco, California.

The subject of the email being “Come see our latest creation” !

The subject says it all. Apple refers to the iPad.

iPhone OS 4.0 Features

The iPhone / iPod touch firmware upgrade 3.1 added loads of new features and functionalities to these beloved devices. There are rumors floating around the iPhone world suggesting the release of a new iPhone OS version 4.0 .If rumors are to be believed , the release is scheduled on 27th january at the macworld expo . It is believed that some app developer sent an email to a news website informing about the iPhone OS 4.0!

Predictions to the 4.0 OS are:

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WILL SYMBIAN BE ABLE TO MAKE A COMEBACK ?

In the clash of the Titans, only a few survive. Of the five operating systems of Google Android, iPhone OS, Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian, the one released by Apple is the reigning one followed by Google.

Symbian, developed by Nokia, which was once ruling the roost, is now feeling the heat. As others are lured towards the Android and iPhone, the Symbian is in troubled waters. It seems that Nokia is fighting a losing battle, unless it comes out with game changing products with startling new features based on a Symbian upgrade or perhaps developed on a completely new platform itself.

However, unlike the Nexus One and the Apple Tablet, for which the world was waiting with bated breath, Nokia is yet to create the excitement. Will it be able to generate the market sentiment? Possibly, if they could come out with an innovation like a wearable mobile or human implants.