Posts tagged ‘iOS’

January 6th, 2012

What is iPhone iCloud Service

If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can make use of the iCloud service provided exclusively by Apple. iCloud service was officially launched with the release of the iOS 5 on iPhone and other devices from Apple that run iOS.

Actually, iCloud service is a replacement of the MobileMe service of Apple. It allows you to get an me.com email address that comes with 5GB storage capacity on Apple’s server. You can access the account through your iPhone or by visiting iCloud.com. Other features include synchronization of contacts, synchronization of bookmarks and calendar. When you make any changes in the services mentioned above, the change will be seen on iCloud and it can be accessed through any iDevice that has access to iCLoud. In simple terms, if you make change one device, the change will be seen on other devices as well. For instance, if you add a new person to your contact list on your iPhone, the same contact can be seen on your iDevices such as iPad.

If you have lost your iPhone, the Find My iPhone feature will let you track your iPhone. What you can do is go to iCloud.com and login into it and check out the location of your phone through the GPS. You can remotely send text messages to your phone or if you feel that there is no chance of recovering your lost iPhone, you can simply delete all its contents remotely. This can be done by using any iDevice such as iPod Touch, iPad or another iPhone.

One cool feature of the iCloud service is that it synchronizes all your documents in different iOS running devices. For example, suppose you are traveling and you created a document on your iPhone by using Pages and when you reach home you continue writing on the document just by opening Pages on your iPad. Also if you use iWorks, you can get view, create and edit documents on your Mac PC via iCloud.com On the site, you can download the document and then upload it back again to use it on any iOS Device.

iCloud can be effectively used to make backup of your files. You can backup all the contents of your iPhone and its settings on iCloud and this makes it possible to create backups without using a PC. iCloud services can also be used with iTunes and for streaming photos to your PC without establishing a connection with the PC.

 

July 22nd, 2011

Top Ten Features of iOS 5.0

Apple has announced that there new version of iOS will be available the end of the year 2011. The iOS 5.0 has got plenty of cool features. Here are the top ten features of iOS 5.0 to look out for:

Notification Center
The notification center that displays on the standby screen allows you to checkout all kinds of notifications like new mails, new text messages, upcoming events, reminders and so on. You can customize and choose the notifications that you want it show.

Newsstand
A single folder called Newsstand lets you view add, delete and manage all the magazines and subscriptions. It allows you to quickly check out all the latest news easily.

iMessage
With iMessage, you can send text messages, emails, photos, chat, etc without spending any money. You can Wi-Fi or 3G to do all these things. Also, iPhone and iPad users can converse with each other through iMessage.

Reminders
It lets you make to-do lists for managing your schedules. Thanks to iCloud integration, the updates are automatically sync on all your devices that run on iOS.

Twitter support
The Twitter App lets you tweet from any app on the phone such as Camera app, iMessage app, Safari web browsers, etc. When you tweet, you can even add your location so that it displays your location whenever you tweet.

Camera App
The all new camera app on iOS 5.0 lets you access spontaneously by click of a button. Even on a locked screen you can capture moments instantly by using the volume up button. Through iCloud, your photos will get updated on all your iDevices.

Photos App
This app lets you do many things with photos captured by means of the Camera app. You can enhance the existing photos, resize them, rotate them, crop them and use various editing features. The enhanced photos get synchronized on all iDevices through iCloud.

Safari Web Browser
The Safari web browser performance is simply impressive. It is very fast and lets you read articles without getting distracted by ads or pop-ups. Compared to the previous version, it works faster and supports JavaScript and it quickly caches the pages you visit. Tabbed browsing which was not present in iOS 4.3.3 is present in the new iOS 5.0.

Wi-Fi Sync
The Wi-Fi Sync feature lets you sync your iPhone with other iDevices with a MAC or personal computer through Wi-Fi. Thanks to iCloud and iOS 5.0, you actually do not require a computer to sync your iPhone or iPad.

Other Features
If you do not want to disturb others, you can set the iPhone to flash its LED or vibrate whenever it receives an alert. The Game Center app lets you start or join games with other iPad or iPhone users and do various things like create profiles, choose opponents and so on.

June 17th, 2011

Angry Birds Tips and Tricks

Undoubtedly Angry Birds is the most famous games available for iPhone. This game is so popular that even other OS platforms like Android and Symbian are making this available game available to the people. The reason why this game is so popular is that it is a very simple game and anyone can start playing and enjoying it within minutes. However, the toughest part of the game is to clear the levels and move ahead.

In the game, you are provided with a slingshot which is used to throw birds to get rid of blocks that are made up of wood, stone or other material. Inside the block, there can be more than one pig. By using the slingshot, you should get rid of both – the pigs as well as the structure. You are provided with different types of birds. Each type has a different color. Also, each of the structure has different damage tolerance capacity depending on the material it is made up of. For example, structure that is made of up wood can be broken easily as compared to the structure made up of glass.

To master the game, you need to learn about the different kinds of birds. Here is the low down on them:

Red Bird
Red bird is the simplest weapon to hit the structure. The higher you throw it, the more damage it will do.

Blue
Blue bird breaks into three smaller birds and can be best used to break structures made up of glass. For maximum damage, you need to touch the screen just before the bird hits the glass. This will let the bird split into three and cause much damage to the structure.

Yellow
Yellow bird is perfect for aiming long distance structures. Certain levels will have structures with parts that can only be accessed and hit by yellow birds.

White
White bird is a special kind of bird as it carries an egg bomb. When you are about to strike the structure, you need to hit the screen in such a way that the explosive egg is released and will go down and hit the structure below it. However, the white bird will continue to fly and hit the upper part of the structure.

Black
Black bird is heavier compared to any bird in the game. You need to launch it at a steep angle and then it will explode to the bottom and will do great damage to bigger structures.

Green
Green bird has the ability to perform like a boomerang. It can do massive damage. However, once it hits the structure you cannot take advantage of the boomerang function.