About M Asad



M Asad

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asad [at] redmondpie [dot] com

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iPhone fanatic and Mac lover !


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M Asad has blogged 278 post(s).

Posts by M Asad:

WhatsApp is the go-to IM’ing app for most smartphone users out there. While the app itself is feature-rich in a lot of ways, there’s always room for improvement, and today, WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature over-the-air that enable users to see if their message has been read by the recipient.

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We are once again sitting right in the middle of that beautiful time period when updated jailbreaking tools are available, which allow us to free our iOS devices from their technical shackles. For those who have been sitting with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 firmware, you will no doubt be aware that after weeks of hard work and research, Pod2g and his team have released an untethered jailbreak for all existing iOS devices, excluding the third-generation Apple TV.

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It was only a few weeks ago that we brought you the reinvention of the YouTube application for iPhone, as imagined by developer Jonas Gessner. ProTube for iPhone is available for purchase through the Cydia store and brings a number of features and additions which many feel should have been native in Apple’s stock implementation of YouTube.

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I can remember getting the original iPhone in 2007, powering it up for the first time and being blown away by the native YouTube application which came bundled into the iPhone OS, as it was known at the time. I had never been a big user of the video sharing service, but the convenience provided by having it on a device which I carried around with me all the time made me start using it a lot more.

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It was only last week when Apple released iOS 4.4 firmware update for the second generation Apple TV users. And today, roughly after five days of pushing that major release, iOS 4.4.1 build 9A335a has been released which likely brings bug fixes and minor performance improvements to the second-gen Apple TV.

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One of the most popular and widely used app on the iPhone has got an update today! This new version 3.4 of the official Facebook for iPhone app brings an overall improved and polished UI for notifications, along with much better reliability and bug fixes. It also adds new Map View for Facebook Places, ability to unfriend, and the ability to check-in to Facebook Events that you might be attending.

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The jailbreak community is brilliant at coming up with apps that would never see the light of day if they had to go through Apple’s App Store, and one such app is YoutubeToMP3.

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An analyst at Rodman & Renshaw claims that the upcoming Apple iPad 2 will feature a dual-core CPU to compete with the likes of RIM PlayBook, and the Android “Honeycomb” based Motorola Tablet.

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It looks like Skype is soon going to bring video calling to iPhone and iPod touch. In a help document (pulled now) published on the official Skype site, details were posted about making video calling from Skype for iPhone app to the Skype clients running on other platforms such as Windows and Mac.

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Apple today started airing a new commercial, promoting iPhone 4’s FaceTime feature once again. The commercial which is titled “Under The Covers” is all about Christmas which shows a boy and his mom having a FaceTime video call with Santa Claus! Video after the break.

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One of the most popular and widely used app on the iOS devices has got an update today! This new version 3.3.3 of Facebook for iPhone brings an overall improved and polished UI for notifications, along with much better reliability and bug fixes. It also restores the ability to post as a page that you admin on Facebook.

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Black Friday has already started in some parts of the world which marks the beginning of the 2010 holiday shopping season. To celebrate this special day, Apple has launched its only sale of the year on almost all the popular product items.

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Yahoo Messenger app for iPhone received a significant update today which enables video and voice calling from the iPhone client to virtually any Yahoo Messenger account in the world. You can now make iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 video calls, as well as iPhone 4 to PC / Mac and vice versa.

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Apple today has posted a new iPhone 4 commercial which primarily focuses on the amazing Retina Display. Video after the break.

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Google today has finally brought the popular Android app named Google Goggles to the iPhone. Google Goggles was first introduced for Android platform in December last year.

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A new tweak which goes by the name of SecretSMS is now available for jailbroken iPhones which allows you to send secret SMS text messages to any mobile phone. Recipient wont be able to read the message until he or she knows the password for the encrypted message.

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“iPA God” is a new application which can be used to download paid apps from the App Store for free, directly onto your iOS device! According to the developer, you won’t have to jailbreak your iOS device to use iPA God. It works on an exploit found in iOS 4.1 / iOS 4.2 which allows you to create particular files on the filesystem. The developer took the opportunity and made an application out of it to make the entire process easier.

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If you haven’t been living under a rock or something, you will know about the Google Voice app saga which probably led to increasing tensions between Apple and Google last year. Popular Google Voice clients for iPhone like GV Mobile, Voice Central and others were available earlier for a short period, but then they were soon removed by Apple from the App Store due to “duplicating features that the iPhone comes with (Dialer, SMS, etc)”. Later, these apps were made available on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones.

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If the steps posted earlier were too difficult for you to follow, well you can now get HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography feature on your jailbroken iPhone 3G and 3GS with a new tweak in Cydia which goes by the name of “HDR Camera Enabler”.

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A new useful add-on which goes by the name of “Home Page in Safari” has been released on Cydia which allows jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to set their favorite website as home page in Mobile Safari browser. This could specially come in handy on the larger, more spacious screen of iPad !

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