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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Download Facebook Messenger v.1.9 for iOS

       For iPhone and iPad fans: Facebook has added smileys, hearts and other emoji elements to its Messenger application.


Smileys, hearts and other emoji to messages, the ability to click the person's name at the top of your conversation to view their Facebook Timeline, and improved "new message" sounds are the most of the new features in Facebook Messenger 1.9 iOS… Facebook Messenger 1.9, in addition to some minor bug fixes, also permits you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply, thanks to the ability to see who's active.

English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish are the languages that Facebook Messenger supports… With iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the app is compatible and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Download Facebook Messenger (Free)

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Facebook 5.0 For iPhone And iPad Released, Brings Serious Speed Improvements And Ditches HTML5 For Good!

For a long time Facebook users have been complaining about how Facebook app is so slow and laggy, I am one of users who hated to use Facebook app because it is very slow and I really hated the new time-line at Facebook app, anyway it seems that the wait is over as today Facebook has just announced releasing anew rebuilt Facebook app for iPhone/iPad and iPod Touch which said it is twice faster than before and gives you more features that users have been waiting for more than three months..

Finally the new rebuilt Facebook app doesn't made by HTML 5 but the developers used Objective-C and now has an enhanced photos feed, built-in Messenger support, and several other performance improvements…

Facebook's Mick Johnson explains the update:

"Today we're announcing an update to the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad that makes keeping up with friends faster and easier. Facebook 5.0 for iOS is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed.

We've rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook.

As you scroll down your news feed, all your friends' stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates."

Of course there is no new design at the Facebook interface, you will just notice a high speed when using the Facebook app. So if you are looking for a high speed Facebook app I advice you to update to the newer version to see the huge improvements You can find it in the App Store, and obviously it's free.

[Image via iDB]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chrome for iDevices Updated with Social and Email Sharing Features [Download Now]

Google has update the amazing iPhone and iPad browser Chrome for iOS with social integration. Chrome for iOS now give you the ability to post to Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook as well as pushing pages to email application.

chrome for iPhone iPad

What's New Chrome for iOS Version 21.0.1180.77:

  • Share webpages via email or G+, Facebook, Twitter
  • ?Stability and security improvements
  • ?Many bug fixes addressing user feedback

Chrome for iPad iPhone


download chrome for iPhone iPad


Download Chrome for iPhone or iPad from iTunes

Monday, August 20, 2012

Create an ‘iMessage Me’ link

With the launch of iMessage on the Mac earlier this month, we now have what I think to be the perfect IM solution – cross device (not platform, sadly) syncing of message histories – why couldn't anyone do this earlier?

You may like to add an iMessage Me link to your website/blog to make it easier for people visiting your page from a Mac or iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) – just a tap and they're all set to iMessage you.

For whatever reason, iOS and OS X use different URL schemes for iMessage – I understand why Messages for Mac may not want to adopt the sms: scheme, but I find it odd that iOS doesn't like theimessage: scheme. So we're left with two different schemes depending on the platform your visitor is using.

Using some fancy PHP trickery, here's some code that will detect your visitor's operating system, and based on that display either a sms: link or an imessage: one.


Throw this inbetween your standard link and you're good to go.

For example:


Or, put together:


And in action:
iMessage me!

Tapping/clicking on this will bring up the Messages app on either platform with your email address pre-filled. Nifty.

And if you're not on an iPhone with iOS 5 installed, or some other handset, this should bring up an MMS window with your email address pre-filled too.

Custom iPhone Carrier Logos

Have you ever looked at your carrier name in the status bar of your iPhone? Chances are you have. If you've ever wondered where this actually comes from – this is really just an image contained in the carrier's bundle of settings.

This makes it much easier for this to be customised or changed. Carriers can (naturally) and do change how their network appears – Optus changed from 'OPTUS' in firmwares lower than 4.x to 'YES OPTUS' in iOS 5. Telstra choose to display '3TELSTRA' as 'Telstra', (and likewise for 3 – choosing to appear as '3′ instead of 3TELSTRA)

This is also handy for users – carrier bundles are easily edited and tweaked by users and can be deployed semi-officially – the same way carriers can deploy themselves on the side.

While in iOS 5 many of the actual carrier configuration data is signed and will refuse to work if the signature is broken – the images are free rein. You can do whatever you want here.

Inspired by a premade Telstra carrier logo installer for jailbroken phones (courtesy of Kin3tiK on Whirlpool), I decided to take a look and see how far I could get. Turns out if you can get your hands on a carrier bundle, you can throw your own images in.

These will only work on retina devices – the iPhone 4, 4S and iPad+Cellular (third generation). Please see my blog post on carrier bundles for more information.

(Note that these will only apply to the one carrier – installing the Optus bundle won't change your Telstra logo, but will appear if you insert an Optus SIM for example)

As of iOS 5.1, it seems you cannot overwrite a carrier bundle with one of the same version. Therefore, these bundles have a higher version number than than the official release.
This means when your carrier issues their own update, you won't get it over the air if it's not higher than the version you've got installed. This also makes it harder to go back to stock. As such, the only guaranteed way to go back to stock settings is to restore your iPhone. I'm not responsible if anything goes awry.

iOS 5.1 ships with carrier bundles version 12

Please note I have only tested the Telstra logos – I am unable to test the others.

All bundles below are version 12.5 (unless stated otherwise)

Right click on the logo you want for your carrier below, and save it to your desktop.

The following are version 12.5.1

iPad – version 12.5 with tethering enabled.





Telecom NZ 

(TPG and Telecom NZ logos via Chris Simmons.)

To install this on your own iPhone, first you must tell iTunes that you can side load your own carrier bundles. Usually iTunes will not let you point your way to a carrier bundle on your own computer. This is easily fixed;

For both Mac OS X and Windows, make sure iTunes is closed before proceeding.

For Mac OS X; open up and paste in the following

defaults write carrier-testing -bool true

For Windows, open up Run (Winkey+R) and paste the following;

"%ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1

If you're running Windows x64 bit, do this instead:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1

Done! Now simply connect your iPhone, open up iTunes, select your iPhone from the sidebar, and hold down option (Windows users, hold down Shift instead) while you click on restore. Now simply point your way to the .ipcc file you wish to load. You may also want to repeat the above, but click on 'Check for Updates' instead.

Now once that is finished, reboot your iPhone and you should be good to go.

When a new carrier update (or iOS firmware) is pushed out with a higher version than you've got installed, it'll just overwrite your settings and logo. Please don't go and install an earlier version than you've got installed (eg, using v11 when iOS 5.1 came with v12). It won't work

If your phone blows up or won't turn on, I'm not responsible. You do this at your own risk. :-)