Category Archives: Utilities

AnyRing ringtone customization app makes it’s way to the official App Store!

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AnyRing, an all time favorite Cydia tweak of mine, has made it’s way to the official iTunes App Store. AnyRing allows you to create customized ringtones from your iPod library or even from a YouTube video. If that wasn’t enough, there is even a search feature that allows you to search through 4 million free ringtones including the latest Billboard hits!

Since I have an iPhone5 now, I was quite pleased to wake up this morning to an e-mail from @hAcx announcing the iTunes version of AnyRing. Of course, there are a few features that had to be removed …

Voice Assistant is a hidden gem in the dictation app world

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I was recently given the opportunity to test a great dictation application called Voice Assistant by QuanticApps. I have used my fair share of voice recognition apps, including Siri of course. Since I had never heard of this application before, I was skeptical as to how accurate it would be. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is extremely accurate, more-so than other applications I have used, such as Dragon. I spoke 3 paragraphs and there wasn’t a single error, even when I was talking fast to try and trip it up. Not only that, but it boasts …

It’s Playing 3.0 to bring great new features including direct subtitle downloads and network streaming

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Back in September I reviewed a great media playback application called It’s Playing. The developers, Addition, have been working hard over the past few months to bring us version 3.0 of their software and I must say that they have really nailed it this time around.

It’s Playing 3.0 brings great new additions to this software. For starters, you can now stream videos from your home network directly to your device through It’s Playing and a Samba network. Now, seeing as how I only have a 16GB iPhone, this comes in real handy for me when I’m at …

IntelliScreenX upcoming iOS5 notification center application review

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Learn about every part of Intelliborn’s upcoming IntelliScreenX.

Approximately a week ago, ModMyi reported that Intelliborn, famous for applications such as My3G, Tlert, Intelliscreen, and others, demoed their new upcoming Notification Center application IntelliScreenX. The video they provided gave us an inside look to what IntelliScreenX has to offer; and from what we’ve seen, it’s for sure a full-fledged application. Although the video was informative to a great extent, there’s nothing better than getting a component-by-component low down on an upcoming application with screenshots, explanations, and the whole shebang.

Courtesy of the Intelliborn team, we’re privileged to be one of …

Buzz Player HD, iPad Media Streaming Application [App Store Review]

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Buzz Player is an application available for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users. From my personal use, I have found it to be one of the best media playing applications available for the iPad. Available for purchase from the iTunes App Store – iPhone/iPod Touch ($2.99 USD), iPad ($3.99 USD)

“BUZZ Player HD is a multimedia player supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats, and various streaming protocols.”

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Buzz Player has the ability to play a huge range of formats including:

    Container formats: 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, MKV (Matroska), MOV (QuickTime), MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, …

It’s Playing app for iPhone and iPad allows easy playback of multiple video formats

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When it comes to easy video playback on the iPhone or iPad, it doesn’t get much better than “It’s Playing” from Addition, LDA. What really sets this one apart from the others is that they have optimized playback with their AdditionFlow© presentation engine to ensure the best viewing expreience.

It’s Playing supports many video formats not compatible with the standard video player. No longer will you have to convert your videos to a compatible format sacrificing video quality and precious time. It’s Playing supports formats such as AVI, RMVB, MKV, WMV and FLV. It also has easy to use …

IntelliID Upcoming CallerID Cydia Package Fetches Callers Names from Database

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Intelliborn, the popular jailbreak developer company who has brought us such Cydia apps as MyWi, My3G and Elert among many others has been developing a great new application that is set to hit the Cydia store right around the release of iOS5. IntelliID is a CallerID application that will fetch a caller’s name immediately upon them calling. The application will pull names both for landlines and mobile phones. Never again will you have to wonder who is calling you from that unknown number.

IntelliID pulls names from a US/Canada calling database. Because of this it seems as though it will …

Stream videos from your iOS device to Windows Media Center using AirPlay for WMC Client

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Windows users will be happy to learn that there is a new Windows Media Player addon from Thomas Pleasance which allows you to seamlessly integrate streaming capabilities from your iOS device to Windows Media Center. This is a great way to share pictures or videos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch wirelessly. It is very easy to install. If you don’t already have it installed, you will also need Bonjour Print Services.

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Run the installer files and open Windows Media Center on your computer. You will now see your computer in …

App Review: Bose AM/FM radio [App Store] listen to local radio stations on your iDevice

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Yes, you heard right. Bose has released a radio application for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad on the iTunes App Store. Bose’ main contribution to the entertainment industry has always been home theaters, iPod docks, headphones and handsets, etc. Now they have entered into the mobile application world, a completely new venue for Bose, providing music from AM/FM stations all over the world.

This application provides easy access to all the radio stations, wherever you are. The app will automatically pull local AM/FM stations depending on your location. The best part is, that you are not limited to only your location like you …

App Review: RedLaser [App Store] – Barcode scanner

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Let’s face it, we all want to the best possible price for each product we purchase. RedLaser, an application developed by Occipital will do just this, and do it very well.

RedLaser is a free application in the App Store which has the potential to save you a lot of money. Equipped with a blazing fast barcode scanner, RedLaser will scan your desired products’ barcode and return the cheapest prices from the internet as well as from local retailers.

Here, I use Eminem’s latest album Recovery as an example. First of all I scan the barcode as shown below.…

App Review: Celeste [Cydia Store] Bluetooth file transfer app now available in Cydia

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Team CocoaNuts, the ones who brought us such 3rd party apps as YourTube, Safari Download Manager and Attachment Saver have now released a new application called Celeste which will allow you to transfer files to or from your phone to any other bluetooth enabled device. If you own YourTube you will be able to sync your videos back to your computer via Bluetooth.

Celeste takes over where iBluenova left off. For those who are new to the scene, iBluenova was an application that had similar functions but it was for iOS 3.x and was never updated to support 4.x. …

App Review: SlothCam [App Store] – Webcam viewing application

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SlothCam is an official iTunes app store application created by Jackson Myers. This is a webcam application unlike any other and is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Other webcam viewing applications that are available only allow you to browse pre-determined webcams that are bundled with the application. SlothCam is unique in that it allows you to add as many webcams as you want from anywhere in the world. SlothCam also comes bundled with some great webcams right out of the box, but the great thing about it is that you can add any webcam you …