IPhone | The Apple Daily - Part 12


AirBeam – Remote Webcam/Surveillance App for iPhone Now Comes With Audio Recording And Detection

Hot on the heels of initial version of Surveillance app named AirBeam, developer Heiko Straulino has been busy improvising it  and the newest update, released over the weekend, now let’s users stream and record audio as well, and adds an audio detection feature similar in function to motion detection.

The latest update allows user to record both video and audio over a local wifi network, or over the web, to another iDevice running AirBeam or to the free Mac AirBeam app. The audio detection feature will trigger recording or alarms if it’s tripped.

The update also adds chunk of other improvements, like the ability to remotely switch the iPhone 4/4S’s  flashlight on, the ability to transfer recordings to the monitoring device and the ability to use audio recording in stealth mode, with the iPhone locked.

Download it from App Store for $3.99

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.

iPhone 4S Now Reservation Only At Retail Stores in US and Canada

iPhone 4S has got a humongous opening weekend, we already knew that it sold over a million units on the 24 hrs of preorders,if that wasn’t enough to tell the success story well hear this, as officially reported earlier Apple sold over 4 million iPhone 4S in 3 days of its launch to public.

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[How To] Create Custom Gestures in iOS 5

By this time most of us have now updated their iDevices with the latest update iOS 5 which was released last week along with the release of iPhone 4S.So its now time for some interesting tidbits for iOS 5 and try out some new features on your updated iPhone,iPad or iPod Touch.

I stumbled on to a great how to on creating custom gestures in iOS 5 courtesy Cult Of Mac which demonstrates this feature on the iPod Touch updated with the latest build.With this new feature mainly targeted for the accessibility on the system but  one can do many things on their  iDevice  with it.

As shown in the video the user can stretch his imagination for any kind of gesture to use on the device and record it and save it by a custom name and later on can use it in any application for custom use.For example,gestures like scroll which needs swiping the finger on the screen can be just done by tipping the screen if the scroll gesture is already have been recorded as a custom gesture.

We are getting some problems embedding the video ,for the time being checkout the Video after the break.

Google Voice Vanishes from the App Store Due to iOS 5 Incompatibility

The Google Voice app for iOS was suddenly pulled out from the App Store by Google due to some login bugs in the app indicating the incompatibility with the recently released update for the iDevices the iOS 5.

The Google Voice app was removed because it was crashing the app at the sign in screen, so to fix the bug and to avoid the users from getting issues with such bugs the app was pulled from the store and the fix is in the working for the same as reported earlier by Engadget.
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[How to] Setup and Use iMessage for iPhone

iMessage was introduced along with iOS5. In my opinion it is one of the top 2 features of iOS5 (the other being improved notification system). It’s Apple’s answer to BBM service.

Follow the tutorial below to setup and use iMessage for your iPhone.

• First thing ensure that the iOS 5 is running successfully.

• Go to ‘Settings’ & select ‘Messages’ then turn the toggle switch for iMessage to on.

• Now there will be a message called “Activating”.

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Unable to Handle Workload, Siri Goes Offline Temporarily

With the launch of iPhone 4S, Apple recorded all time high sales. Expectantly, many of the new iPhone owners were excited to us its new feature Siri and start a dialog with it.  Well it looks like this morning more than expected people communicated with Siri and overloaded it causing it to go offline.

As reported by  David W. Martin on cultofmac:

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Unlocked iPhone 4S now available for Purchase in US

Apple was supposed to be selling the Unlocked version of iPhone 4S in the US starting from November.

But now it seems that a select Apple Retail outlets are already beginning to sell the iPhone 4S Contract-Free!

Troughton-Smith was the one who bought the iPhone 4S contract free and verified that it works perfectly by testing it on T-Mobile’s network via an O2 SIM on roaming.

To Activate and Unlock the iPhone 4S the user simply has to connect it to iTunes following which he will get a confirmation from Apple that the iPhone has been activated and unlocked.

The contract-free prices for iPhone 4S are:

iPhone 4S 16Gb- $649

iPhone 4S 32Gb- $749

iPhone 4S 64Gb- $849

[via - 9to5Mac]