6 Steps to change iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Icons Without Jailbreak

UNEASYsilence has just worked out a way to change icons on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). It’s simple, works on both Mac and PC, and best of all, you don’t have to jailbreak your device to get it to work.
Here’s how it works on an iPhone 4:
  1. Install iPhone Explorer (free, Mac/PC).
  2. Plug in your iPhone and launch iPhone Explorer.
  3. Navigate to “phone name/Apps/appname/appname.app,” replacing the italicized values with your own, of course.
  4. Backup the “icon@2x.png” file you find there by dragging it to a directory of your choice in Finder.
  5. Name your replacement icon (which must be a .PNG file, size 114×114, 72 PPI with no transparency and no layers) “icon@2x.png” (case-sensitive).
  6. Drag your replacement to that folder in iPhone Explorer, delete the original file, and manually power down and power back up your iPhone.
For users who have iPhone 3G or 3GS, instead of looking for and replacing filename “icon@2x.png,” you’ll be working with “icon.png” and your replacement should be 57×57, not 114×114.
If your Device is already Jailbreaked then follow this Video.

http://www.youtube.com/v/qNCZSt-K9c8?fs=1&hl=en_US

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Google on the Edge to launch Chrome Netebook !!

Google Chrome OS is one of the most eagerly awaited entities in the world of tech. Just like most Google services (remember Gmail remaining in BETA for well over 3 years), Chrome OS is also taking its time. But going by the present news, the OS may materialize sooner than we expect.





Many news sources, most emphatically the Taiwanese Digitimes, are equivocating views of hardware manufacturers shipping Chrome powered netbooks quite soon. And if the rumours are to be believed, those thinking of launching Chrome netbooks include Acer and HP, among many others.
But what catches the eye is the fact that Google itself may have plans of launching the first ARM powered netbook by the end of November (or perhaps early December). Sounds similar? Yes, Google adopted a somewhat similar strategy with its Android powered Google Nexus One.


More on Netbook by Apple and Samsung

BlackBerry Bold 9650 gets bolder with CDMA version for Indian users

CDMA users finally I have a reason to have the BlackBerry Bold 9650. Tata Indicom has introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9650 the first of its kind that come with the option to double 3G GSM and CDMA. The smartphone will use the Tata Indicom CDMA network at the same time, if users want can be passed to the GSM network.

The Bold 9650 still houses the 3.2 MP autofocus camera with LED flash support. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 3G not only ready but also works with EV-DO (high-speed Internet network in CDMA).
BlackBerry Bold 9650 comes with a bolder version for CDMA users in India
Frenny Bawa, Director General of India, Research in Motion, said “We are delighted to work with Tata Indicom theBlackBerry bring this powerful new Bold 9650 smartphone to customers in India.”
BlackBerry Bold 9650 with Tata Indicom offers you also get some out. With all the bold phone customers get 2 months of data packet with 500 MB / month modem connected data usage worth Rs. 900 per month, accounting for the free use of Rs.1800 for two months. Blackberry customers will also have access to television Tata photon.

Tata Indicom customers can upgrade to BlackBerry Bold 9650 for just one of 25,190 enjoy 2 months free offer data usage with 299 MaiLite Pack.


Make Yourself a mobile stand with your unused Credit card or Loyalty Card

Here’s the Video guide to make a cool mobile phone stand . 

http://www.youtube.com/v/cJlpRWGPkdg?fs=1&hl=en_US

here he  used a “weather-proof” lighter which gives a hotter and cleaner flame.
If you are using a conventional lighter, then you’ll want to hold the plastic above the lighter, and use the heat from the rising hot gasses (and I repeat: not the flame).  As long as you don’t burn the plastic, there won’t be any burning plastic smell.


Be safe around fire and don’t set fire to yourself, your things, or other people!


WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!

Fring!! lets you make Free calls & Videocalls!!


A few weeks ago Fring announced the release of the world’s 1st mobile internet calls, video calls on Symbian S60 (Nokia devices), iPhone/iPod touch and Android devices. Thanks to overwhelming user demand and video call usage, they started rolling out video call support for more devices over the last few weeks.

How do you get it? 

Simply got to fring’s download page and get it today!

This works much batter with WiFi and 3G connection.  its just like how we use audio and video calls on yahoo messenger and Skype but now if you own a smartphone then this is the best advantage you can take out of it! 

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Revolutionary tablet PC whats batter iPad or Galaxy Tab??





See Samsung’s up-and-coming Android tablet measured up next to the reigning champ, 
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab vs. the Apple iPad from a specifications perspective.


What the hack is this Tablet Computer??


No one knew before apple walked through the technology barrier and launched iPad. The breakthrough tablet which apple still struggles to keep in stock in mainstream America. It actually dodged mistakes made by previous tablets by making computing with your fingers easy, relatively inexpensive , and above all, fun.


But no company can Dominate an entire market for ever, Specially in this wireless computing technology market. Apple having huge stake in this tablet spaces now other companies also has started attempting to elbow their way in this market. And Samsung is among the first with the Galaxy Tab. Can be considered the supersized version of compny’s very successful Galaxy S Smartphone.

Though both of these tablet PC’s are yet to be launch in India, this post will give you clearer picture about  them.

So I made a did research work  virtually to find out whats batter iPad or Galaxy Tab??

Size

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
No denying it: The iPad is a bit of a heifer. By laptop dimensions, 1.5 pounds sounds phenomenally light, but hold it in your hands for a while, and you’ll realize a 1.5-pound book starts to feel heavy fast. The Samsung Galaxy Tab drops weight to just 0.84 pounds, while shrinking by several inches in width and height as well, due to the smaller screen.

Price

Winner: To be determined
Apple shocked audiences at its iPad launch by announcing that the cheapest iPad would go for only $499, making it one of the most affordable items in the Apple catalog. While we still don’t have full pricing information for the Galaxy Tab, rumors suggest it may be equal or potentially even higher. Rumors have pointed to €699 ($890) for the 16GB version and €799 ($1,020) for the 32GB version, and converting the pre-tax Swedish price puts it around $930. But since it’s all complete hear-say for the moment, it remains to be seen whether the Galaxy Tab will really arrive at a competitive price point.

Speed

Winner: Draw
Comparing the Apple iPad and Galaxy Tab in the speed department at this point is a lot like comparing identical twins on the track: Clearly, one must be faster, but you know they’re going to be neck and neck, and they’ve yet to race. Apple’s A4 processor is derived from the same A8 Cortex CPU the Galaxy Tab uses, so they’re essentially family. 

Screen

Winner: Apple iPad
As far as LCD screens go, the iPad sports one of the best in the business. Besides efficient LED backlighting and a generous 9.7-inch span, it uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology, which gives it a viewing angle unrivalled by the cheaper twisted-nematic (TN) screens used in most other devices. The Galaxy Tab offers a 16:9 display ratio, which is preferable for watching movies, but it also reduces resolution (from 1024 x 768 on the iPad to just 1024 x 600) and shrinks to just 7 inches across. Less resolution, smaller size, and inferior technology?

Apps

Winner: Apple iPad
At present, Apple’s App Store contains over 25,000 iPad apps, and it can also leverage any of the 225,000 iPhone apps available. Even if all 70,000 smartphone apps in the Android market play nicely with Galaxy Tab, it will remain at a severe disadvantage beside the iPad just by virtue of sheer volume. Worse, developers can be expected to develop tablet-optimized Android apps when the size and specs on each Android tablet will vary.

Storage

Winner: Draw
Samsung matches the middle-of-the-line Apple iPad with 32GB of internal storage, and leaves room to match the king-sized 64GB version with a microSD slot capable of tacking on another 32GB – if you can afford the card. Which sets you up with the memory you need for cheaper? Until we know the price on the Samsung, it’s a draw, but Apple’s propensity to overcharge for memory and the continually dropping price of SD cards suggests the Galaxy Tab will be the victor.

Camera

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
How did Apple miss the boat on adding a camera to the iPad? You’ll have to ask Steve Jobs, but Samsung apparently has itself put together a little better. The Galaxy Tab includes both a 3-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam for videoconferencing. It will even capture 720p HD video. Samsung 1, Apple 0.

Battery

Winner: Apple iPad
Samsung hasn’t released full details on battery life from the Galaxy Tab just yet, but from what we know so far, the iPad looks like a winner here. The company claims its 4,000mAh battery will give the Tab seven hours of video playback, while Apple claims the iPad can do 10.

Media Support

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab
How can any device hope to compete with Apple’s legacy when it comes to music and video? Well, Flash, for one. The Galaxy Tab will support it, while the iPad infamously will not. Along the same lines, Samsung claims it will handle formats such as DivX, Xvid and WMV that the iPad does not natively support.

So conclusion:
On the surface, Samsung’s Galaxy is merely a smaller iPad running Android. And truth be told, i doubt it will offer much temptation to current iPad users, who are probably too busy luxuriating in 25,000 iPad-optimized apps to notice. But look a little deeper, and you’ll find some important reasons not to dismiss the Galaxy Tab altogether. It takes photos. It videoconferences. It plays content – including Flash content – that the iPad will not.



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HD Movies shot by Mobile phone

http://www.youtube.com/v/o9ME5_ZzeKI?fs=1&hl=en_US

Sounds Incredible right!!
The Commuter, a short HD film starring Dev Patel (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) and Pamela Anderson, was shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone
The Nokia N8 sports a 12 MP camera that can also capture 720p HD video.


“The groundbreaking film, directed by the McHenry Brothers, was shot in just four days with the Nokia N8 using no back up cameras, with the streets of London and St Albans providing the backdrop to Nokia’s story about one commuter’s eventful journey to work.”


Here’s Another one which was shot by iPhone 4




http://www.youtube.com/v/8EwCLeD3z9o?fs=1&hl=en_US

Video entirely shot by iPhone 4 and edited by iMovie application.

The video also includes behind-the-scenes footage.
iPhone 4 includes an HD video camera and there’s a built-in LED light to brighten the scene incase you are shooting in the dark. Basic editing can be performed right inside the iPhone software.
In addition to the high-definition camera on the back, iPhone 4 has a VGA-quality camera on the front, above the display, for recording self-portrait style videos.

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10 things Android phones do better then other smartphone OS

We all know the iPhone, know how it works (or doesn’t work, in many instances). We know there is an app for just about every possible task on the planet. But an Android phone? You don’t really know an Android phone until you’ve worked with one. That’s when you’ll find how far you can push your mobile experience.


1: Browsing
Let me first say I do like the Safari browser on the iPhone. It’s fast, it’s reliable, it’s stable. But flexible? Flash? Yes Safari is the only browser for the iPhone, and that browser still does not do Flash. However, the Android browser is one of the best browsers on the mobile market. On  HTC Hero, it has Opera Mini, Dolphin, and the default Browser. I haven’t used Opera Mini since I used it a couple of times upon installation. Dolphin is outstanding, with its use of Tabs and Gestures. But the default Android browser just can’t be beat. It usually loads pages faster than Safari, has Flash support, and simply does everything a browser should do.
2: Desktop
Instead of just having icons littering your phone’s desktop (like the iPhone), the Android phone adds widgets to the desktop. These widgets tend to have an actual purpose. For example:
·         The Twitter Widget allows you to update your Twitter status from your mobile desktop.
·         The People Widget allows you to enable different actions for different contacts right from your desktop (say you want to call your girlfriend with a single click and text someone from a single click).
·         The Messages Widget allows you to instantly see your email from the desktop.
The Android desktop is on a completely different level from the iPhone desktop. To compare them is actually unfair. Apples to Éclairs as it were.

3: Connectivity
On one of the “pages” of HTC Hero desktop, it has four buttons:
·         Turn on/off bluetooth
·         Turn on/off Wifi
·         Turn on/off Mobile Network
·         Turn on/off GPS
These buttons let you instantly switch on or off the various connectivity options, which will go a long way toward conserving battery life. There is also an app in the Market called Y5, which will turn off Wi-Fi automatically when no known wireless network is available. To do any of this on the iPhone, you have to go into the Settings screen and navigate your way around the various options.

4: PC connection
Unlike the iPhone, you don’t need to have iTunes to manage your phone with ringtones, images and downloadables. Now, I say this with a bit of a chewed-up tongue because Android can’t sync with the Linux desktop yet. That’s okay for now. But Android can mount the SD card so that it is usable (via drag and drop) by any operating system. On this you can add music and files, which will then be usable on the phone. Simple.
5: Multi-notification
One of the issues I’ve always seen with the iPhone is its notification system. Basically, it depends upon a single system that not all applications have access too. For instance, if you are a Twitterer, you can find out if you have updates only by opening the Twitter app on the iPhone. With Android, the apps have access to the notification system and can all report. The notification bar on the Android phone can alert you to new voice messages, email messages, Facebook notifications, new Gmail, new text messages, and much more. If an app has a notification, it can let you know quickly, and in the background.
6: Endless personalization
I hesitate to place this on the list because so many readers seem to think user-configuration is worthless. It’s not. The Android phone allows users to configure their mobile to look and behave exactly how they want it. If you’re a social network power user, you can have a screen for Facebook, one for Twitter, one for texting, and one for Flickr. Or if you are a business user, you can have a screen for contacts, for your calendar, for gmail, for email, for RSS, and more. Not only can you configure the desktop the way you want, you can configure the behavior of your phone. Set up default actions for different contacts — even add an entirely different desktop, should you want. The possibilities are endless with the Android phone. With the iPhone, you’re pretty much limited to what Apple says.
7: Market
Yes, Apple has an app for that. But so does Android. And chances are, the Android app is free and works as well (or better) than the iPhone app. And, believe it or not, there are thousands of apps in the Android Market. Apple does not (at least yet) have a patent on an application for just about everything. Give it time though. And installing applications on your Android phone is actually easier than it is on the iPhone. For free applications, you don’t have to worry about entering a password every time you try to install anything. And you do not have to link to Apple’s iTunes store to purchase applications from the Android Market. For those apps that have a price, you enter your information on the Google Market one time and you’re done.
8: Google integration
This one is almost not fair, since Android was built with the intention of integrating with Google. But wow does it integrate well. Want to search Google? Simply click the search button, enter your search string, and you’re off and running. Did I mention Google Voice? Yes, the Android has an app for that.
9: Open Source
Why does being open make Android better than iPhone? For the same reason that being open helps Linux: a planet full of developers with the ability to aid Android’s developers. Anyone can get access to the source of Android to better the system. This is also a double-edged sword, in that it allows those will less-than-ideal intentions to discover any weakness of the phone. But that can be seen as an indirect plus because when weaknesses are found in the open source community, they are quickly fixed. I assume that this tradition will extend to the Android phone. 
10: Open to carriers
This is yet another reason why Android is superior. If you want an iPhone (at least for the time being), you better be open to AT&T. If you don’t like AT&T and you still want an iPhone, you better be open to doing a little jail breaking or move to another country. If you want an Android phone, you can join any number of carriers and have your choice of any number of outstanding phones using Android. No lock down.
Your take
What do you think: Are these reasons enough to understand  Android phone? If not, tell us why you prefer other phones. And if you aren’t sure, just grab an Android phone and play around with it. You might quickly change your mind.

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10 Things to Save your Cellphone from Mobile CALAMITIES

Just today morning i was discussing with my students about How they can guide their Customers To save their phones from Mobile calamities.
Now a days people prefer to use top branded mobile phone and to buy these mobile phones you need to spend quit a big amount and even to repair it, if it causes some problem.

So we came up with few everyday accidents that may happen with  mobiles phones and how you can save your phones from being damaged by it.

1. Virus Attack

A smartphone virus can only spread through a medium where there is connectivity and data movement like infrared, bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc. So unless you are not sure of what data is moved from other device to your phone don’t go for it.

Solution: Best way is to have a good antivirus always Active in your phone which scans every incoming and outgoing data. personally i less recommend it because it usually slow down the system. so you have to decide if theres need of an antivirus or no according to your threat perception.

2. Dust

we all know how easiely dust particles sattles inside the phone which creates minor to large problems in the mobile phones. Speciall in the city like Mumbai (Bombay) these dust sattles with the moisture so sometimes its more hazardous to our phones.
Now a days smartphones comes with glossy panels which only aggravates the problem.

Solution: A pouch can keep the phone safe from dust particles. (though not completely safe). Some pouches which comes with fluffy material inside; otherwise they tend to scratch as well. so be carefull while choosing your pouch.

3. Free Fall

These electronic equipment comes with very delicate parts inside, even a fall from less than 4 feet can wreak it.

Solution: Since theres very little we can do about this accidential fall, the best way is to enclose the phone in a protective cover (It’s different from pouch)



4. Water Resistance
We havent come across any of the water resistant phone except samsung marine. So make sure you keep your phone at safe distance from the water. So dont go Dancing in the rain with your cellphone inside your pocket. Water easiely finds its way in the phone and can lead to short circuit. In extreme cases there might even be a small explosion.

Solution
Do not drop the phone in water. Don’t take it to the bathroom or loo. and if phone gets wet, the first thing you need to do is take out the battery. and openup all the removable parts. you can follow my earlier blog “10 Steps to Save your water damaged cellphone” if this happens.

5. Over-charging.
Till few years beck many of the mobile phones didn’t have the software that will stop the charging when the battery reaches its capacity. However now a days almost all the phones comes with which can stop the charging process once the battery is compeletely charged. But what about the charget! it needs to be disconnected to prevent it from getting heated up.

Solution
Just make sure that once the phone indicates that the battery is fully charged you remove the charger from the socket. also you need to make sure that the battery is drained out before the next charging. as that can lead to a longer battery life.

6. Anti- Scratch
The Scratchguard screens are mostly designed for smartphones. there are also many phones which have hard screens, but at some point of time they develop micro-scratches. which can only be seen in natural light when the lights of the screens are off.

Solution
The best ways is to protect your screen is by using a good screen guard and a good cover. don’t keep your phone facing downside.

7. Short Circuit
The possible reasons are faulty battery, overcharging of battery or due to presence of moisture inside the phone. we have heard many cases about explosion of these cellphones which mostly occurs because of a faulty batteries of it. which leaks over the period of time and causes short circuit.

Solution
If the battery doesent show any sign of defectiveness (Except Blackberry phones), but you dont have to worry. If its unable to complete the charging cycle or it drains off quickly then there might be a battery related problem. in such cases it is advisable to take the device to the care center.

8. Over Discharging
Some times phones dosent switch on once the battery is totally usedup and doesent even show that battery charging animation on screen.

Solution:
This problem mostly happens when the phones are kept ideally for long period of time (say few weeks or more) your phone wont turn on even immediately after charging. do not worry and be patitent, keep the charger connected. sometimes its so discharged that it cant even show thatmuch animation. it automatically will show charging after about 5-7 minutes.
Tip: Do not keep the battery inside the phone if you are going to keep it ideally for long time. there are chances of batery leak and may cause a big problem. thats the only reason why The companies give the battery saperately in the box

9. Insert SIM
This may sometimes happen if the SIM contactes has developed some non conducting material on it or if you don’t put the SIM right way.

Solution:
Use an Eraser to rub the Golden part of your SIM to clean it. Go through your phone’s manual for the sim. sometimes if you put it wrong way SIM may get stuck inside. use proper tool to remove otherwise you’ll endup by damaging your cellphone.

10. Theft
Be carefull someones always watching you. amm.. im talking about thieves..dunt worry!!

Watch This Fabulous Ad of Samsung mobile phones with mobile Tracker.

http://www.youtube.com/v/9XkFfw6wduY?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0

Solution:
If you loose your phone the first thing to do is calling up your Serviceprovider company and BAR your account. and the second thing is Complaining police about it.
There is no gaurentee that you will be able to get your phone beck but by this second step you can be ensure that your phone will not be missused. If you are using a smartphone, you should use a password and encrupt your valuable data. so no one can missuse it. always keep a beckup of the data. and if your mobile has a mobile tracker, Activate it. this will help you track your lost phone.

Please Share if you have More ideas.

Thanks for reading my Blogs 🙂

Hope you have a Great day!!

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