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Apple’s cloud based Photo Stream is a photo sharing service that allows you to easily share your photos between devices and among other users. These photos can be viewed from any Apple device, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, and Apple TV along with Windows-based PCs. The feature was introduced with iOS 5.0 and has been evolving since. While Photo Stream acts a very good and useful features for the times when you have to share a complete album of an event or several photos of your vacation with your family members, it eats storage space.

When you turn the Photo Stream on – by default – it automatically shares your latest photos between any of your

ios 7 security features keychain

One of the new features of iOS 7 is the popularity-gaining iCloud Keychain. In iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, iCloud syncs your Safari website usernames, passwords, credit card info, and WiFi network information (SSIDs and pass) across all your Apple devices. The Keychain also syncs mail, contacts, calendar and messages on the Macs. All information on iCloud is stored and transmitted using the 256-bit AES encryption. When you add a new device, all other devices will ask for your explicit consent before the data is synced. This guide is intended to help you on how to set up iCloud Keychain on your iOS 7 device.


Apple’s share price is estimated to increase as the tech giant moves to announce its quarterly earnings next week. With the sales of the iPhone 5s steadily rising, overcoming the lower priced 5c and with the announcement of the upcoming iPad retina and the iPad air, it is inevitable that the share price will rise.

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Here’s Why an Increment in Apple’s Share Price is Inevitable – Mostly to do with iPhone 6

Tips pertaining to the new Apple iPhone 6 which is going to be released in Q2 next year are coming in. It Is expected to have a Bigger screen than its predecessor. Reports suggest that it is going to be released in next year summer,rumored to be released around that time is the Apple  smart watch or iWatch, the new iPhone will incorporate the NFC technology to keep it aligned with its competitors. NFC aka near field communication is increasingly being incorporated in a number of devices to serve a number of needs, most importantly the Google wallet.

With Apple Share Price currently at $526, experts expect it to increase at least by $100 to $630. With the rumors of the iPhone 6 flying around it may be possible that Apple share price increases beyond bounds, in its prime when sales were paramount, it neared almost $750.

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Since iOS 7 was a major OS update to hit the Apple devices, we seem to never get lost of finding new and amazing features. The Apple’s OS update brought a completely redesigned experience to the users – though it did have a few UI bits taken from Android – of iPhones, iPads and the iPods. Couple months back, we already did a Top iOS 7 Features You Should Know About post. In this second list of iOS 7 features, we will try adding some new hidden features along with some from iOS 6 who deserve to be back in the limelight because of their awesomeness!

Some of the hidden iOS 7 features:

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The iOS  7.0.3 Update was seeded to fix minor issues, fixes include accelerometer improvement and revised lock screen to name a few.The addition of the “iCloud” key chain which keeps saves your credentials across all Apple devices is also included. This feature works as advertised and is a handy tool for people of different ages.

7.0.3 Update

The ‘Hidden’ 7.0.3 Update & The Catch

However this update has a hidden improvement which comes in the form of better graphic performance. The GFX benchmark has been optimized by 10%. The graphic part of the A7 chipset powered by the quad core PowerVR G6430, already powerful to handle any task put before it has been boosted even further,transitions have been speed-ed up, this optimization and more in the future will unravel the power the 64bit chip carries.

The performance improvement is evident from these:

7.0.3 Update


An improvement of roughly 800 points in the GFX 2.5 Egypt offscreen 1080p .

Other fixes include

  • Bug fixes for smooth usage of imessage
  • Reduces system crashes
  • Improvements and bug fixes for siri
  • Improvement in lock-screen security
  • Reduced motion sickness

The whole list can be viewed on apple’s site :

The update has been out for 3 days now, if u haven’t got it yet, go to apple support and upgrade immediately. Apple still has a lot of bugs to fix, lots of optimizations to do, fixes are needed for the blue screen of death and battery drain problems to name a few. There are indeed a few problem which arise after this update, but the advantages outweigh the problems, so either wait for the 7.1 update or try the 7.0.3 Update

Although the iPhone carries remnants of the old iPhone 5, the chip set was revamped and now only time will tell how much driver and software optimizations can be done on it.

With this new update, Apple proves that its software support is top notch as ever.

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The Apple iPhone was the pioneer of high quality highly capacitive touch screens, screen which made their competitors look like sluggish snails. In fact even quite recently in a screen touch latency benchmark Apple’s iPhones did quite well. Shockingly however, they failed miserably in this test.


Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c Fail Accuracy Benchmarks – Galaxy III Passes with Flying Colors

The benchmark was conducted by measuring the accuracy of the sensors. OptoFidelity had put smartphone touchscreens to a test by a robotic hand that basically poked the display and then compared what the phone actually registered. Interestingly, iPhones it turns out are more accurate in the bottom part of the screen – exactly where the keyboard is located, while in other parts of the display and even around the edges of the keyboard they are horrible. In fact they are so bad they don’t register touch at all! Here are the benches:


Over the last couple of years in the mobile business, Apple has held its ground ground with just one weapon in its arsenal. When the iPhone was released, it was a formidable product with something new to it. Well, Apple has done it again with its next generation of the iPhone, namely the iPhone 5s.

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Here’s Why the iPhone 5s is a better buy than Galaxy S4

Most people will disagree that the new product brings something out of the ordinary. In our opinion, It heralds the dawn of a new horizon.

  • The new Apple A7 Chipset ticking inside the 5s brings with it the newer 8th version of ARM’s instruction set, With this comes 64bit computing allowing 4gb+ ram to be addressed and utilized although the iOS does its job with just 1GB. With the new instruction set comes sheer power which apple has put to good use.
  • The graphic area is covered by the PowerVR G6430, which again is the latest in the market. Ironically this whole soc is manufactured by Apple’s arch-rival Samsung .
  • The S4 on the other hand utilizes the older ARM v7 instruction set via its cortex A15/Krait 300/Krait 400. It is saddening to see the abysmal performance 4 cores have against just 2.
top android, iphone and windows phone apps
Games Software

Android, iPhones and Windows smartphones – every one of these is coming pre-loaded with tons of apps and features. In this list, we have put together some top Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps. Most of these are basic apps available on all platforms, with their recommended alternatives – if any. At the end of this list, you can see more platform-dependent apps – both free and paid.

If you have any favorite iOS, Windows or Android app – be it a productivity tool, a game, camera editing app, or any other stuff – let us know and we would add your favorites in this list too. 

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Gadgets Hardware

Whenever you think about upgrading your smartphone to the latest ones, there are a few things you particularly look forward to: OS, design, camera, performance, a little bit of battery, and screen. Considering the commercialization of all the flagships from every big mobile tech company, these questions come up pretty frequently now.

AMOLED vs LCD comparison: Samsung is biggest proponent of AMOLED screen technology as the Korean company has been


Rumors were going rounds and rounds last week about the iOS 7 jailbreak tethered boot coming for Apple iPhone 4 users. However, we haven’t seen any signs or any of the official updates from jailbreak developers. BUT, some hackers have been bragging about and claiming to be running Cydia iOS 7 with tethered boot on iPhone 4! Evidently, some may have been right.

We have got a few pictures of an iPhone 4 running Cydia on iOS 7 with new layout and User Interface. Cydia on iOS 7 seems to


Well if you have seen the Slow Motion feature in the iPhone 5s and the resulting Slow Motion footage then you must want it. If however you don’t have an iPhone 5s, but do have an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c then don’t despair, we can help you out (if you have an iPhone 4 or below then feel free to despair.)


How to add Slow Motion Video Recording to Your iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5s records Slow motion at 120fps, although its something you use only for fun, its quite popular. Sadly even with alternative software you can only do 60fps on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. To get Slow Motion in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5 you need the help of “SlowCam foriPhone“. This app promises to gain hardware level access to your iPhone camera and grant you Slow Motion for just $1.99.

How to get slow motion on iPhone 5 SlowCam

SlowCam is a pretty promising app with a plethora of features. Theres even a button for “Torch” so you get a bonus Torch Button as well in your $1.99 app, and for good measure too. The more frames per second you increase the less lighted the video footage will become. A room that appears well lit in 30 fps can appear pitch black in 240fps, so the torch is essential for recording in Slow Motion indoors.

So once again, to get Slow Motion for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c download the SlowCam App from this link: SlowCam for iOS

For those people who are interested, SlowCam also works with iPhone 5s , though we aren’t sure why you would get SlowCam for iPhone 5s (maybe perhaps for the torch?).


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Since the iOS 7 release, Apple support and discussion forums have been filling with complaints about the discontent with new OS’s Parallax and zooming effects. Cases of having bouts of nausea, vertigo, dizziness, and motion sickness have been reported so far. While the Apple support have declined any possible steps to disable the overall effects, there is a way to disable iOS 7 Parallax effect.

Parallax effect in the homescreen makes the background move further behind as if it’s far behind the icons. It is

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Hardware Software

Hackers claim to have broken Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint security just after a day of iPhone 5S‘s launch. iPhone maker has been talking a lot about fingerprint technology providing high level of security. Chaos Computer Club (CCC)’s hacking team has claimed to have successfully managed to bypass the biometric security of iPhone’s TouchID using everyday means.

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Well that didn’t take long did it? It only took two days for Apple’s greatest security measure, the Touch ID Finger Print Scanner, to become nothing more then a gimimck. Thats right a German Hacking Group called the “Chaos Computer Club” has done it in less then 48 hours after the iPhone 5s was released. Not only that they are now awaiting massive prize money for accomplishing this feat.

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Apple Touch ID Finger Print Scanner Has Been Hacked – Heres How

As we already mentioned, this feat was accomplished by CCC a German hacker group. Whats ironic is that people were so sure of the un-hackable nature of the iPhone’s Touch ID Finger Print Scanner that there is a site that would reward anyone who gave proof that they accomplished the impossible:

Currently the status on the site is “Maybe” as they wait verification and authentication from CCC to dish out the bounty to them. Here’s how the Chaos Computer Club  say they did it:

“First, the fingerprint of the enrolled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone.”

Chaos Computer Club Hacked iPhone 5s TouchID

What will it mean for Apple?

If this hack is easily replicate-able and by the looks, it is, then this could be very bad for Apple. Unlike Android smartphones where a physical defect can just be replaced in the next model, Apple’s iPhones are major events. You have to wait for the next iPhone to even think about replacing anything. With a security flaw as big as this, things look very grim indeed for Apple.

Even more alarming are reports that the Touch ID Finger Print Scanner can be fooled by mere latex printed finger gloves – so much for the futuristic security measure.

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Download Black Berry Messenger BBM for iPhone

This just in, BBM (Black Berry Messenger) for iPhone has just been released on App Store for iPhone. Download Black Berry Messenger BBM for iPhone Links are given below. BBM is a secure messenger service that uses the Black Berry PIN System to transmit messages and is highly accredited for its reliability.

Download Black Berry Messenger BBM for iPhone

Download BBM for iPhone (Direct Links)

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Black Berry Messenger is one of the most reliable messaging services available today. It is highly secured and used by many high profile personalities. Infact someone would say its security is second only to the IRC (Internet Relay Chat), excluding all Encryption-Based programs. BBM works over wifi too, which is an added bonus for iPhone users.

To our knowledge the BBM Black Berry Messenger for iPhone has currently only gone online on the iPhone App Store of New Zealand. Download BBM for iPhone here.

BBM for iPhone

BBM is ready to launch for Android on Saturday, September 21st. Be sure to check out other apps to on the iPhone App Store. Android users will have to wait a little before BBM is released on the Android Platform, which should be any time now.

Black Berry Messenger service has gained critical acclaim for a reason and the fact they are expanding towards other platforms instead of a purely Blackberry based service speaks volumes. Nevertheless we still urge our users who deal in sensitive information to use Encryption over any third party based secure messaging service. However if you are the average guy looking for a highly reliable service. BBM is the way to go for you.

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