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[Rumor] Apple To Launch 4G Enabled iPhone & iPad Next Year

In the latest report regarding Apple’s future adoption of LTE/4G for its mobile devices. As reported  by Macotakara on Wednesday, Japane’s Nikkei Business reported that carrier NTT DoCoMo is in talks to release an LTE-capable iPad in the summer of 2012. That would be followed by a new 4G LTE iPhone in the autumn, or one year after the iPhone 4S launched.Executives from NTT DoCoMo reportedly visited Apple in the U.S. this month and met with CEO Tim Cook. Apparently, Apple is looking to release a 4G iPad next year, if this report is to be believed.

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TED App Now Available On iPhone

Adapted from the award-winning iPad app, the new TED iPhone app allows users to browse and watch TEDTalks, videos ranging from 3 minutes to 18 minutes in length. TEDTalks feature great ideas from speakers on everything from genetics and geopolitics to sculpture and creativity.

The TED iPhone app experience is tailored to mobile phone users who use their devices when on the move. With the iPhone app, TED introduces TED Radio, which streams curated audio TEDTalks 24/7 – click the button and start listening immediately. The app plays audio in the background, allowing listeners to multitask, using other apps like Safari or Mail simultaneously.

Also new to the iPhone app is Bookmarks, a user-requested feature, which allows users to flag and save talks they don’t have time to watch at the moment. They simply tap the Bookmark button, then access talks later from the My Talks tab – with no obligation to wait for a video download.

Many popular features of the TED iPad app can be found in the new iPhone version:

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Sony and Hitachi to Supply 4″ LCD for the iPhone 5 [Rumor]

We have been hearing a lot of rumors about upcoming iDevices line up for next year from Apple, so the rumors are already floating around the iPad Mini and the newly redesigned iPhone the iPhone 5. Just a while back we reported the news of Sharp providing the LCDs for the next iPad.

Now according to a Japanese site, Hitach Displays Ltd. and Sony Mobile Display Corporation have already started shipping 4″ LCD panels to Apple, though the device which is intended to use these panels is yet unknown,but the device is expected to hit the shores in 2012. This reports comes after what we reported earlier today about Sharp making displays for the next generation of iPad, if history is any indication we already know that Apple is known for sourcing their hardware components from various manufacturers.

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Now Make Your iPhone Totally Waterproof [Video]

As it is with all touchscreen phones when exposed to moisture or when they accidentally fell in water they seem to stop working or have some serious damages.Same it is with an iPhone. Inside every iPhone there are a dozen little moisture indicators that turn pink the moment your iPhone is exposed to excessive moisture. This makes it difficult to use in rains or other atrocious conditions. Apple uses such indicators to tell when to deny you warranty service because you’ve accidentally dropped your device in the drink or left it out in the rain, but wouldn’t it be better if Apple never had to worry about replacing a water damaged device again?

Well this all could be true in a years time thanks to Never Wet, a superhydrophobic coating that does such a good job resisting moisture that devices literally can never get wet when immersed or exposed to water.

Check out the video below, in which an iPhone 3G  functions normally while submerged in water for over thirty minutes.

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Siri Can now Start your Car! [Video]


Right after the launch of iPhone4S, some crazy videos started hitting the internet featuring the most touted feature of iPhone 4S, the Siri voice recognition feature. Many of the hackers are still trying to figure out how to bring the Siri Feature and some getting as close as fooling the Apple servers to get recognized as a iPhone 4S user.

Now a recent video featuring Siri helping out to Start the Car has surfaced over the web,a developer used the proxy server and hooking  it up to his Viper Car system allowing him to turn the car on and off using Siri.This is how he did it.

The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with a php script that runs on my web server. The php script, which I developed months ago for personal use, allows me to send commands to my car which has a Viper SmartStart module installed.

Current commands accepted are: “Vehicle Arm”, “Vehicle Disarm”, “Vehicle Start”, “Vehicle Stop”, “Vehicle Pop Trunk”, and “Vehicle Panic”.

Siri is turning out to be quite a tool for the developers who are trying out many things with it,we can expect some more interesting Siri hacks in near future.

Checkout the video in Action:

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Airtel Announces Their iPhone 4S Tariff Plans

It was only a couple of days ago that we reported about Aircel’s iPhone 4S Tariff plans, so it was only matter of time before we had the Airtel iPhone 4S tariffs out and as expected hours before the launch of their iPhone 4S they have also announced their Tariff plans for iPhone 4S.

So here’s what Airtel has to offer with their iPhone 4S postpaid plans :

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NFC Based iPhone on the Horizon [Rumor]

Before the release of the iPhone 4S, it was rumored to be featuring the NFC chip which is now one of the most touted features on some leading mobile vendors but it didn’t turned out to be. As a matter of fact many were expecting a newer iPhone with a redesign but it was just a steped up version of the existing iPhone 4.

But according to recent  reports from Digitimes Apple is expected to bring the NFC(near field communication) to the next version of iPhone which is expected to hit the markets in 2012.

As Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Bada have supported NFC (near field communication) functions and Microsoft and Apple plan to make Windows Phone and iOS support NFC in 2012, the proportion of NFC-enabled smartphones will quickly increase from less than 10% currently to over 50% in two to three years, according to Taiwan-based smartphone makers.

So with the competition getting intense with other biggies in the smartphone business try to get over each other this can very well turn out to be a real deal.

[How to] Backup Your Data On iPhone Using iPhone Backup Extractor

Many of the iDevice users often feel the need to backup their data such as photos, music,etc.  from their devices. For such purpose, there is a new utility in the market which is capable of recovering data  from your iOS backups in iTunes, provided if the backup isn’t encrypted. In order to make this happen you need to be using Mac OS X Lion.

You can get your free copy of the application from the developers’ website. Once you download the app, copy it to the applications folder (/Applications) on your startup drive and launch it from there. You’ll be presented with a window and a button, Read Backups, which you should click. After clicking you’ll see something like this:

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