Saturday, April 30, 2011

App Reviews- Tiny Wings

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

White iPhone finally on sale!

The white version of the iPhone 4 has finally been released, about 10 months after the public knew about it. Why the immensely long wait? Apple's Phil Schiller says It's not as simple as making something white. There's a lot more that goes into both the material science of it -- how it holds up over time... but also in how it all works with the sensors... We thought we were there a year ago, or less than that, when we launched the iPhone 4, and we weren't. People going to buy? You bet!
IPhone 4 16GB (White Version)
New White iPhone 3GS 32GB



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

App reviews- Plants vs. Zombies

I did this one as a vid. Don't forget to check out the iTech Wonderland Channel!






Browser Wars- Safari Vs. Google Chrome

VS.

 Safari and Google Chrome, along with Firefox are easily the most popular Internet Browsers For Mac, but today we will be witnessing the showdown between Safari and Google Chrome.

Looks-
If you are a regular user of both these browsers, You will know that Google Chrome is an outright winner for this. Chrome has many options to personalize, but the main one is the uncanny ability to change themes. Chrome's toolbar is much simpler and is very hard to mess up or clutterify.

Speed-
I find Google Chrome faster, but not by a lot. Safari is still my choice for a quick search, but this is because Crome takes a while to actually open, but as far as internet browsing goes, Google Chrome has got it in the bag.

Nativity-
Safari was built for the Mac. Chrome wasn't. Thats why the application part of Chrome is very poor compared to Safari.

Chrome is clearly the outright winner, although my preferred choice for casual surfing is still Safari. My tip would be having both browsers, and Stay tuned, because we will soon have Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox up soon

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Untethered Jailbreak 4.3.2

I finally got around to updating and jailbreaking my device to 4.3.2, and if you want to do this as well, I would recommend redsn0w 0.9.6rc14, which is what I used to achieve a successfully untethered, painless jailbreak. Redsn0w is for both Mac and Windows so it's something for everybody. Remember to have a Wi-Fi connection before doing this otherwise things could go bad, but if you need any help or something goes wrong, email me at pb5110@hotmail.com and I can help you put things right!

Monday, April 25, 2011

iPad- iWork

When Apple developed iWork for the iPad, they did something very special, they opened the way for people to not only use their iPads for entertainment, but also for productivity. After iWork, iMovie, Garageband and many other productive apps for the iPad have come through. iWork for the iPad is practically the same as the version for Mac, the only major difference being the looks. You get all the templates, options and everything else you need to make a beautiful poster, spreadsheet or presentation. It is great if you don't want to have to lug your macbook around all day and is one of the best app suite for productivity. It works exceptionally well with iOS 4.3 as you have all the AirPrint features so you don't have to connect it to your laptop to print. The interface is very stylish, just drag'n'drop your textbox or picture, type what you want and before you know it, you've got a masterpiece thats sure to make your boss happy!

Consists of- Pages, Numbers, Keynote
Price- $9.99 for each, $29.97 altogether
Seller- Apple Inc
Current version- 1.3.1
iTech Wonderland Rating- 4/5; Great, but still not Perfect

Fruit Ninja



This game is another massively addictive game just like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump so beware- its not a good idea to play this during office hours! If you know anything about ninjas, its a well known fact they hate fruit, and this game will take you on a journey filled with slashing, slicing and fruit pulp! There are 3 ways to play- Classic, Arcade and Zen. Alongside this there is an armory of backgrounds and blades, each with their own little effect. But be warned, you may find yourself playing for hours trying to unlock the next blade! The graphics are very smooth and look absolutely gorgeous on the retina display, not to mention the seamless controls, this cheap game is guaranteed to stay on your device for a while!

Seller- Halfbrick Studios
Price- $0.99
Current Version- 1.6.1
iTech Rating- 5/5




Saturday, April 23, 2011

Snow Leopard Keyboard shortcuts

You may already know a few; command-Q, command-S, but these keyboard shortcuts help you to do things faster and things you might not be able to do with a mouse. Some of the more important ones will be bolded for faster reference-




Add Selected Item to SidebarCommand+T
Close All WindowsOption+Command+W
Close WindowCommand+W
CopyCommand+C
CutCommand+X
DashboardF12 (fn+F12 on laptops)
DuplicateCommand+D
Eject DiskCommand+E
Empty TrashShift+Command+Delete
Expose: All WindowsF9 (fn+F9 on laptops)
Exposé: Application WindowsF10 (fn+F10 on laptops)
Expos√©: DesktopF11 (fn+F11 on laptops)
FindCommand+F
Get InfoCommand+I
Go to Applications FolderShift+Command+A
Go to DesktopShift+Command+D
Go to Home FolderShift+Command+H
HelpShift+Command+?
Hide Current ApplicationCommand+H
Log Out Current UserShift+Command+Q
Make AliasCommand+L
Minimize WindowCommand+M
Move to TrashCommand+Delete
Empty TrashShift+Command+Delete
New Finder WindowCommand+N
New FolderShift+Command+N
New Smart FolderOption+Command+N
Next WindowCommand+`
OpenCommand+O
Open InspectorOption+Command+I
PasteCommand+V
Quick Look (at selected item)Command+Y
Select AllCommand+A
Show Original (of selected alias)Command+R
Show View OptionsCommand+J
Show/Hide DockOption+Command+D
Turn VoiceOver On/OffCommand+F5 (fn+F5 on laptops)
Turn Zoom On/OffOption+Command+8
UndoCommand+Z
View Window as IconsCommand+1
View Window as ListCommand+2
View Window as ColumnsCommand+3
View Window as Cover Flow
Quit current Application
Save file
Force Quit
Navigate Spaces
Command+4
Command+Q
Command+S
Command+Option+esc

Command+(Arrow Key)

Hopefully you have learnt something with this post and if you have any additions, don't hesitate to comment!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Developer Reviews- Halfbrick Studios



You might have heard of them, after all they are the developers of the extraordinarily addictive games Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash, Age of Zombies and Blast off. This somewhat talented group has had their brainchild's nominated for awards such as the 2011 Webby Award (Fruit Ninja) and had their apps in top places in many different countries. And who can forget the totally badass hero with guns, Barry Steakfries, hero of the iPhone games Monster Dash and Age of Zombies! Halfbrick Studios really show their worth when they release their games, each one with seamless controls, top-notch graphics, witty storylines and totally badass characters!


Monday, April 18, 2011

App Reviews- Angry Birds RIO

If you thought Angry Birds was great, RIO will blow you away. Based on the movie, The Angry Birds have been captured, caged and shipped to Rio. And they don't like it one bit. They break out of the cage, but now have to save the other trapped birds. Instead of bombarding pigs, they have to use the slingshot and themselves to break the inconveniently placed cages so the birds can fly away. I enjoyed this more than the original Angry Birds because there are so many more obstacles and awards and it seems like a much deeper game that the original. To make the most out of this game and understand the storyline, you must watch the movie, but nevertheless, this game is another absolute beauty from Rovio!


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Stars- 6/5
Price- $0.99
Seller-Rovio Mobile
Rated 4+
Warnings- Addiction may cause you to lose your job

Infinifolders

If your iDevice is bulging with apps and you keep having to make new folders for the same thing eg. 2 Games Folders, look no further. Introducing Infinifolders, a Cydia package from BigBoss which removes the 12-app-per-page limit and replaces it with a scrolling bar and an infinite folder. Just search up Infinifolders on Cydia and purchase this package for only 0.99. You would think that Apple would have the sense to remove this restriction but seeing as they haven't, we'll have to stick to Infinifolders.


*You have to be jailbroken to do this. For more info on jailbreaking, visit my earlier posts about how to jailbreak with GreenPoison RC5

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mac App Review- CleanMyMac



Don't you hate it when you're about to download something on your mac when all of a sudden it says you don't have any space left? Well CleanMyMac is your solution. As the name implies, it basically gets rid of junk on your mac that is wasting space. This includes stuff like caches, language files, logs etc. It has an easy to use interface; simply click start scan and your already on your way to having a healthier mac. Did you know dragging an application you no longer want into the trash doesn't git rid of all it's hidden files? Lots of these files can start to build up and degrade your mac. What can you do? CleanMyMac automatically finds these hidden files and gets rid of them for you. We all agree that macs are amazing tools, and CleanMyMac keeps it in good condition so you can make the most of your mac.

App Review- Infinity Blade


This app speaks for itself; with its stunning graphics, intelligent gameplay and absorbing story lines, this is a must-have for and iOS gamer. First of all, the graphics. To tell you the truth, this game looks better than some games on my mac, and all of this is because of the new Unreal Engine 3, which has just recently been ported to iOS. The controls are also quite fluid, but not flawless and you aren't just limited to attacking and blocking- you can dodge, perform spells and parry. The storyline is pretty intense and thanks to the new Deathless Kings update, there are even more enemies and weapons to choose from. There are also new arenas. Overall this app easily gets a 5/5 from me. If you comment, I can also post walkthrough's and advice for this game.

                                                           A showcase of a few of the many enemies you
                                                                                 will face in the world of Infinity Blade