Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Well, after several days of trying, it seems I have managed to land myself a Google+ invite, with one slight problem. Users are now reaching a notification that states "Already invited? We've temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon." This indicates that Google is stunting the number of users in the newest social network on purpose, allowing their platform to rid itself of bugs and what not.

Hopefully, this will cease to be the case in a few days and this post will become irrelevant. In the meantime, I will begin preparing a list of people who wish to be invited after I am able to get in, so post your email addresses here in the hopes that I can get in in the next few days!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This post is designed to teach you how to jailbreak a device that had not yet been announced nor has it been slated in production yet. This post will be updated when that becomes true.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recently, Facebook has been showing a lot more consistent friends list on the left hand side of every single profile. Those 10 friends that are listed there seem to be the people that you interact most with and the fact is, after several weeks of checking, I believe they are true. People that I mutually stalk, ie. they stalk me and I stalk them, each of us show up on the other's profile under those 10 friends. Similarly, on the people's profiles that I regularly stalk, I appear on that person's ten friends list. The facts about this go on and on, Facebook always tries to deny it, but the fact is, it seems scarily, but awesomely accurate. We will see if they keep expanding on this idea, wether they decide to make this public, or get rid of it all idea. Who knows, maybe it's just an experiment?

Let me know how you feel about this situation in the comments below!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It has been rumored that Sony will begin supplying Apple with an 8 MP camera for use in the next generation iPhone. Only time will tell if this rumor will come true, but this was based off of the fact that the current supplier of cameras for Apple cannot supply the necessary components so a merger will be necessary.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sure, there is a slap-happy work around for using Google Voice with the official app on the app store, but who wants that when they could have native texting and calling from the native messages and phone app that you already know and love. This leads to the GV SMS extension on the Cyida App Store that you will download, the only prerequisite is that you are jailbroken. This app costs a modest $2.99 but could potentially allow you to not ever need a messaging plan ever. This along with the Phone GV Extension, for potentially unlimited minutes, you will not need voice or SMS on your phone plan! Only data!

Here are the links, post comments below!
SMS GV Extension
Phone GV Extension

Monday, March 14, 2011

After several hours of browsing, I have finally found an easy way to replace system fonts on my Mac so I could get the awesome font, Calibri.

Just leave a comment here with a valid way of communication and I will drop you the file. Then take the font in the folder and copy it into the aliases that are also provided in the download. Have any questions, post below!

In just a few months, Verizon will reveal their new data plans. For better or for worse there WILL be tiered data plans involving prices based off of usage and speed. These will be particularly aimed at the iPhone 5, since it will presumably not be using Verizon's LTE network. We will just wait and see what Verizon allows us to do on our future smartphones.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

There is an easy solution for your special iDevice using new software called greenpois0n.

Here are the steps:

1. Turn off your device and plug it into your computer.
2. Download greenpois0n software and install. (here)
3. The instructions in the window will tell you how to get your device into DFU mode.
4, Press jailbreak and it will automatically show you what to do.
5. After it is finished, there will be a Loader icon on your iDevice. Click it.
6. Install Cydia and you are now jailbroken!

Good Luck!

Post questions in the comments

So most of us out there probably aren't able to afford the iPhones and the Androids. Google voice is still a viable option for others who use what we call "Dumbphones."

One could set up Google Voice and tell all of their contacts to call/text this number. This means that no matter what phone or phone service you use in the future, you will always have the same number. It is ingenious!

On your iPod Touch, you could install the iPhone messaging app and then use GV SMS Extension to text natively from your iPod. Where ever there is wifi, you can now text for free, then when not on wifi, use your phone to forward texts to your contacts.

This is the solution I have found to be viable and if you feel like this would work for you, post your questions in the comments!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here is a fix for when your stubborn iPhone or iPod Touch decided not to appear in your sidebar for iTunes. I first encountered this issue about a month ago and it took me until now to find a fix. The problem arrises from a Mac OS X 10.6.6 software update but may also work on a previous version.

Here's the fix. Open up Software Update, if you don't know where that is, click on the Apple icon on the top left of your screen, then Software Update, after that, wait for it to load up all your updates. When it has finished, scroll down until you see the iPhone SDK Compatibility Update. This small 6KBish update will be the fix for all those syncing woes you have encountered. Download and install the update and viola! Now your iPhone and/or iPod Touch will sync with iTunes now.

Any questions? Post them in the comments below!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

wunderlist iOS and Mac App

Here's a quick review that I made of Wunderlist, the todo app for both iOS and Mac.

...Provided that you are on wifi!

It has been recently clarified that the Verizon iPhone on the CDMA network of Verizon cannot use both voice and data at the same time while on 3g. However, if you happen to be at home or in an area with a wifi hotspot, you will be able to browse the web on wifi as well as make and take phone calls. Glad they got that cleared up.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Verizon Wireless revealed to the public today that it will keep it's unlimited data plan as the only option available to early adopters of its new iPhone. However, it was also stated that the unlimited option would be discontinued later, probably to open up the 4g market and for the android users to rejoice. Grab the unlimited plan while you can and stay grandfathered in!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 is one of the best minimal wallpaper websites. Simple, elegant, and perfect for Mac OS X users, or minimalist lovers in general.

Here is another video I made, part 2 in my new series, on how to make custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X 10.6. This video is very short but very informative!

Here's a short tutorial I made on how to subscribe easily to RSS feeds in Google Chrome. Leave a comment on the video or here if you have any questions!