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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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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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Flipboard 1.6 For iPad adds Flipboard Account Feature

Flipboard app for iPad was recently updated to the 1.6 version adding a new feature called “Flipboard Account” with the latest update which is used to sync the content between the devices along with this feature the update also added the support for tumblr and 500px.

A new edition of Flipboard releases today, and it brings the debut of Flipboard Accounts, as well as integration with blogging service Tumblr and photography community 500px. Now, Flipboard is even more tailored to you while offering easy access to two of the most beautiful content platforms out there.

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[How to] Send Messages To iPhone, iPad or Mac From iCloud

With the launch of iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can now send messages to your Apple device. The messages appear in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5. You can also choose to play a pinging sound with the notification, it will repeatedly play at full volume until someone acknowledges the notification, assuring that it won’t be ignored.

You’ll need to have iCloud enabled and have iOS 5 or its new updates on the iPad or iPhone, and OS X 10.7.2 or newer updates on the Mac, and all hardware must be sharing the same iCloud ID.

How To Send a Message to Your Apple Device from iCloud:

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iOS 5 Battery Issues Still Not Fully Resolved

With the release of iOS 5, many of us expected it to surpass our expectations and it did go way beyond everyone’s expectations but at a steep price. iOS 5 for iPhone possessed new exciting  features and apps, but they seem to hamper the device’s performance by using a lot of power and thus high battery consumption. Each time your phone attempts to find your location, or tries communicating with iCloud or has any background app running, it caused battery drainage. Although a slow and steady battery drain is to be expected, iPhone users with iOS 5 are experiencing quicker drainage than with previous versions of the OS.

As more and more users started experiencing the same problem it became a necessity for Apple to address it. And so did they respond, with the release of iOS 5.0.1, claiming it to be a software issue.

Unfortunately many customers are still experiencing battery trouble, even after updating their phones to the latest software. In order to find some answers, users have made a beeline towards Apple support forums, where battery related topics are currently receiving thousands of views. Customer complaints mention a battery drainage problem remains, in spite of the update. Even worse, others mention that poor battery performance was never experienced until they had updated. However, some customers are noticing an improvement.

In a statement given to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed that some users are still affected by poor battery life:

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

For the time being you can do the following to get as much out of your battery:

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[iOS Tips] View Pictures By Location On Your iPhone

Now you can view photos of your favorite places on your iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad with the use of a new feature named “Places”. This  new feature in the Photos app allows you to see pictures based on geographical location.

From the iOS homescreen:

  • Tap on “Photos”, then at the bottom of the Camera Roll tap onto “Places”
  • Scroll and zoom on the Google Map to show pins for specific regions tagged with photos
  • Tap a red pin to see a photo count exclusive to that place, then tap the blue > arrow to see camera roll only for that location

This feature is only accurate to use if you have Location Services and geographic tagging enabled for the photos app.] [via - OSXDaily]

Apple’s Very Own GarageBand Now Available On iPhone & iPod Touch

Amongst many of the apps we see on iPad, one of the most interesting apps to appear on the iPad has been Apple’s very own GarageBand. Its  features include the ability to play several instruments or just sit back and let the app play them for you, and also recording high quality original music.Previously the app was available only for iPad, which was quite adequate provided the amount of screen space it had to consume but, engineers at Apple have figured out how to port this app to the smaller screen sizes of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

New in version 1.1 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch:
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WeeKillBackground – Background Task Killer for iOS, Kills Apps From Notification Center

Are you tired of closing down background apps on your iDevice Notifications center which consume a lot of unnecessary battery as well as RAM, and are looking for something to help you out?  Then here is the answer to your woes, introducing a new Cydia tweak named WeekillBackground.

There is no need to explain it to you what this app is all about as the name in itself is self explanatory.This app is a boon for all iDevice users which were worried of lots and lots of battery and memory consumption that would happen due to such background apps.

The jailbreak community has come forward and done a world of good by releasing this tweak for iOS 5. Once installed via Cydia, WeeKillBackground adds a button to Notification Center’s pull-down drawer which, once tapped, closes all running applications and processes, freeing up some much needed memory.

To Install it on your iPhone follow the simple 3 steps below:

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