IOS | The Apple Daily - Part 7


iPhone 4S’s Siri Cofounder Dag Kittlaus Leaves Apple

One of the most talked about and most appreciated feature of the iPhone 4S is Siri the voice based Artificial Intelligence system.
Though that feature became an instant hit we’ve got news coming from AllthingsD, earlier today Dag Kittlaus co-founder of Siri and also the CEO of the company which created Siri is no more working with Apple and will be taking a time off for his family which lives in Chicago and also exploring his entrepreneurial plans for the coming future.

Before working for Apple, Dag also worked at Motorola and was an entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Research Institute.

Though Dag left from Apple after the iPhone 4S launch, it’s believed that the other executives who are currently working on Siri will stay at Apple.

[How to] Enable Private Browsing on iPad & iPhone with Safari in iOS 5

Do you feel the need to not disclose your browser history to your dear ones?Well now you can do so on your iPhone or iPad having Safari by enabling Private Browsing. This allows you to browse the web without saving a record of browser history, cache, logins, searches, and whatever else would normally be visible to everyone who use your  iOS device.

To Enable Private Browsing you can perform following steps:

  • Tap on “Settings” and then navigate to and tap on “Safari”
  • Under ‘Privacy’ slide the switch next to “Private Browsing” so that it displays “ON”

You can further tweak the Safari privacy by adjusting cookie behavior in the same menu. If you change your mind then, you can disable private browsing by going back to the same menu and sliding ‘ON’ to “OFF”.

If you do any online gift shopping, or a variety of other things on the web that you don’t want your dear one’s to discover, this is a great feature to get used. Other than losing the convenience of saved logins and cookies, there is no harm with leaving private mode enabled all the time.

iPhone 4S Preorder starts for 22 New Countries this Oct 28 – Order Yours Now!

iPhone 4S was launched a week ago in 7 countries with multiple carriers and with an overwhelming response it broke all its previous selling records with most of the carriers already running out of stock and the apple stores already going reservation only a few days ago.

So along with that release the second major release all around the world covering as many as 22 countries is scheduled for  28th October.

The countries are as follows, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

So Apple has already started working things out for the mega launch, as they have already started taking Preorders for the 28th October launch countries allowing people to buy the new iPhone 4S in advance. As of today the shipping time for the phone is 1-2 weeks according to the official Apple Store shipment. It won’t be surprising to see if this Pre Orders also gets record sells just like the earlier one before the 7 countries launch, when the Preorders sold 1 million units in the first 24 hours.

[via - MacStories]

Steve Jobs Biography Already Availble in London!

Steve Jobs’s Biography which is to be officially released on monday 24th October, but lucky English people can get their hands on the biography like right now!

The book stores in London have already started listing the biographies on their book stands as spotted earlier by 9to5mac.

What’s more better than getting the much awaited biography 2 days before the official launch ? Wait there’s more, the biography is available for half of the actual price at the Heathrow Airport’s WHSmith shop.

The biography is already in the news with various blogs writing about Steve’s thoughts about Apple’s competitors like Microsoft and Google and his quotes about Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and the remarks made about Android is already floating around the web as a discussion topic.

If you are not in London,don’t worry you will definitely get to buy the biography once it gets officially released 2 days from now or you can always preorder your copy from Amazon.

Our Indian visitors can pre-order it from Flipkart or IndiaPlaza.

iPhone 3GS selling out in AT&T

A couple of weeks ago iPhone 4S was released and along with that release we saw the newly changed contract plans for the earlier versions of  iPhones the iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS,with the iPhone 3GS made virtually free of cost with a 2 years contract.

“We continue to bring in more subscribers onto our network with pure data plans,” AT&T Mobility Chief Executive Officer Ralph de la Vegasaid. “18 million, or nearly half of our smartphone subscribers, are on tiered plans with most choosing the higher priced data plan.”

So apart from the iPhone 4S sells which are overwhelming with most of the carriers sold out and store sells are going reservations only,even the legacy models like the iPhone 3GS which is now free on contract is doing well last time AT&T checked the 3GS are selling out all over the United States.So the Free on Contract thing is working out quite well even though it’s a 2 generation old version of the iPhone.

The current status of activations on the AT&T network sees almost 56 % of the activations made for all the iPhone’s combined,that is the iPhone4,iPhone3GS and the newly launched iPhone 4S,with over 1 million iPhone4S activations already.


Winterboard Now Supports Your Jailbroken iOS 5 Device

So you have already updated your iDevice’s to iOS 5 update and done with jailbreaking the devices ? Well it’s now time for some cool things to try out on your iPad,iPod Touch or the iPhone.

If you are fond of changing themes on your iPhone or any other device,then you must be familiar with the Winterboard app,the app has just been updated to the latest version i.e Winterboard (0.9.3901)  and now with added support for iOS 5.

Here’s the changelog for the latest update :

  • 5.0: CSS Text Style Crash Bugs
  • 5.0: Cache Delete (Thanks iHaz3!)
  • 5.0: Clear SMS (Thanks Sakurina!)
  • 4+5: IconAlpha Fix (Thanks NickF!)
  • 4+5: Dock Names (Thanks Surenix!)
  • @2x: WB Icon (Thanks Surenix!)
  • @2x: Massive @2x Reimplement
  • 4.0: Remove SummerBoard Grey
  • Lower-Level Hooks (More Images)
  • Remove Outdated Demo Themes
  • Rare _UIImageWithName(nil) Bug


So if you are willing to try out some new themes for the iPhone or the iPad or the iPod Touch then checkout for the latest version on Cydia.


iPhone 4S’s 1080P Recording Comes as Close as Canon DSLR’s!

iPhone 4S is not just about Siri and it’s awesome fun but it’s richness in Multimedia department is also one of the much talked about features of the phone.It sports in a 8 Megapixel Rear Camera which supports 1080 P Video Recording.

We were yet to see some real world examples of the same comparing the video quality with some other devices.Well the wait is over,Robino Films just put up a comparison of the iPhone 4S Full HD video recording with the Canon DSLR Camera,the  EOS 5D MKII  to be specific on  Vimeo.

Here’s what they say about their experience comparing both the gadgets head to head,

Exposure, shutter speed, frame rate and picture style were matched as close as possible between the two cameras.

This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice. It even got a little depth of field!


So the one of the touted features of the phone comes as close to a professional camera when we compare the video recording and it’s much more than just a video recorder to fit in a pocket of anyone and at a better price than the DSLR.

Checkout the Video in Action:

iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison from Robino Films on Vimeo.

Mint To Release it’s iPad App Very Soon

In the race to release app for iPad, the four giants – Facebook, Google Docs, Mint and LinkedIn were in the running. Out of these Facebook was the quickest to release it’s very own app for iPad. Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Mint has decided to release its very own app for iPad.

For all those who don’t know what Mint is, Mint is by far the BEST finance managing service available! If you haven’t used it yet, there no better time than now to start!

In a tweet posted October 11th, Mint mobile designer Jaanus Kase said “the Mint iPad app is nearly done and will be out very shortly.” He also stated on Mint’s satisfaction forums that the next Mint app will be universal (both for iPhone and iPad) and that it will require iOS 5, which is one of the reasons the company could not release it until now.

People with iPhone 3G units, the new Mint app will not work since the maximum iOS on that device is 4.2.1. However, Kase states that Mint will continue to support its current iOS app for those running iOS 4.

Now, LinkedIn and Google Docs must get your acts together, “ball is in your court!!”