Browsing Archive October, 2012

Awesome Alfred App Snippets Manager [How to Use Guide]

There are a lot of secret tips and tricks up Alfred’s sleeves. Alfred is a free application for Mac OS X that can do all-around work for you, including the help for launching your files and doing your searches. Previously I showed you how to use Alfred app on Mac to launch apps on iPhone and now I’d show you how to use Alfred app snippets to manage built-in text and adding new snippets that can be very helpful to all Mac users.

This guide will explain how you can use some of Alfred app snippets features. They are clever to explore and use on practice. Hopefully we can teach you something new about this program in case you have overlooked some of the options available for your Mac device.

Alfred’s Snippet-Replacement Features

At first I must stress one important thing. Alfred app snippets are good to you only in case your text-snippeting needs are not very demanding. This program is one of the best apps. If your tasks are too difficult, you should better choose an alternative to this Mac application since there are a lot of other dedicated snippet programs, for example Type It 4 Me and TextExpander.

Go to Preferences pane when you wish to start using Alfred app snippets and choose Features in the toolbar. You will see a long list of available features. It will appear on the left. Go through this list and select Clipboard. This is where you will find Snippets. Do you see them among the 4 sub-tabs? Click on them now.

Mac owners who want to add a new snippet should press the “+” at the list’s bottom. Alfred will give you fields to fill out. Add your snippet text and the text trigger, and this feature will be activated.

Using Your Text Clips

If you are the person who uses about 15-25 text clips, Alfred is your choice. You can create your list of snippets and call them up by selecting “viewer hotkey” [it is available when you activate the app’s command window]. For example you can set it to Command + Option + C.

Alfred can also use your snippets keyword. You can type it in the text box that is located below your list of snippets. You can download Alfred app here and enjoy its snippets.

What do you think about this free snippets manager? Do you like it or not? Also you can download Hurricane Sandy iPhone apps and track the storm.


iTunes 11 Release Date Delay: How Long Should We Wait?

This Halloween we will not see the new iTunes 11 release even though Apple said it would launch the updated program by the end of October 2012. According to the Cupertino-based tech king, it takes them longer than expected to prepare the new app for launch so customers, iOS and Mac users must prepare for iTunes 11 release delay. you can be sure if it will release you will be able to download iTunes 11 right after launch.

How long should we wait till its launch? We know the answer to our question and you will also find it out if you continue reading this article.

Apple now gives a promise to launch the updated iTunes by the end of November. If you remember last fall, the situation was pretty much the same. At first the company said the launch of iTunes Match would happen on a particular date and later it postponed its promise. Also you will be able to enjoy better iTunes connection and performance.

Why would the well-known corporation say one thing and act differently? Maybe it had to announce iTunes 11 release delay in order to make it nearly perfect since the soon releases of Maps app and Siri were followed by severe critics [a lot of iOS users were frustrated with errors and silly mistakes found in the new Apple Maps program]. Another reason for this postpone can hide in the recent Apple reshuffle, departure of Scott Forstall and John Brouetta.

The iPhone maker takes additional time to get its new iTunes out of the door. We really hope that this program will arrive in the great solid shape since we are forced to wait another month till its presentation. According to Apple’s statements, we will see a simpler version of iTunes with “cleaner interface” and faultless “integration with iCloud”  and better performance in iCloud automatic downloads by the end of November 2012 [this promise was made by spokesman Tom Neumayr].

The updated iTunes will automatically add customers’ purchases made on different iOS devices into one local library. There will be a lot of other positive changes as well but we will talk about them once the program is finally released. Right now you can learn more about it on Apple’s site which says nothing about iTunes 11 release delay as it only has changed the phrase “Coming in October” to “Coming in November.”


Use Apps To Track Hurricane Like Sandy On iPhone and iPad

iPhone owners might prefer to track Hurricane Sandy or any other storm via their devices. This disaster produces strong winds of 85 miles per hour. It’s now in the USA, and you ought to know whether your buddies and relatives are secure during the hurricane.

Hurricane Sandy rolled Est Coast and many people are trying to find some help using apps to trace Hurricane Sandy via iPhone or iPad. That’s why I tried to gather the most popular apps to track Sandy. Remember I wrote you about the Sandy shark in New Jersey filmed on iPhone, do you think this is an isolated case?

hurricane sandy iphone

The first app, Hurricane, was created by Cat Code and you can download it for $2.99. You can find it very popular on iTunes with high rate because you can watch the weather. It provides animated satellite pictures making it simpler that you should track Hurricane Sandy on iPhone and obtain monitoring map together with interactive five-day forecast. Besides, you can study what lengths where you are comes from the harmful storm. So download Hurricane Sandy app for iPhone and keep safe.

hurricane sandy app HD

Also there is another app called Hurricane HD and you can get it for $3.99. It was designed especially for iPad to track Sandy, so you can download it from iTunes and the ability to learn everything concerning the disaster.


If you decide to download Hurricane Forecaster you will have the ability to get detailed and timely forecasts and location specific wind risk. You can get it only for $0.99.


Hurricane Tracker is offered for $ 2.99 but it gives you storm history, checklists, over 65 images & animated maps together with complete tracking maps, audio and video forecasts, everything from NHC and many more.

Another hurricane Sandy app called Hurricane Express and you can download it just for $0.99. This app gives you detailed information about the hurricane or storm in Atlantic and Pacific ocean, East and West Coasts.

Also I know free apps for iPhone called iHurricane HD and Hurricane Track. These apps are much like the above but simpler but you can also use them to follow hurricane Sandy via iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

All LetsUnlockiPhone team wishes you. Take care and leave you comments about these apps because they are not developed only for Sandy but for any storm that could ever be.


Personnel Changes in Apple Promised To Take It To the Next Level

Last night the world learned about Apple reshuffle in the management. Scott Forstall, who was iOS developer, and John Brouetta, who was in charge of retail stores Apple Store, left the company. New employees in the company is not in sight, so most of the responsibilities shared between the top management of Apple.

Johnny Ive partially replaces Fortstall, who in the appendage to industrial design now got the Human Interface. Eddy Cue, who worked on the creation of the iTunes Store and App Store, got Siri and Maps development, Craig Federigo is now responsible for OS X and iOS developing. Bob Mansfield got the most extensive and demanding group of the Apple technology – development of the wireless products and the processors. The head of retail Apple Store is the only vacant seat.


Hurricane Sandy Reports: Sharks in New Jersey [iPhone Video]

The news about Sandy slamming into shores across the Northeast coast is horrifying. People are afraid to leave their houses. Not only weather conditions are dangerous. Sharks are getting into towns, and this Hurricane Sandy shark on iPhone [New Jersey] looks just as dangerous as the superstorm itself.


Use WiFi Camera App To Control iPhone Camera from Any iOS Device

If you regularly browse App Store you know that there are thousands of apps for photography. They allow you to make and manipulate pictures, apply filters, and perform much more uncomplicated action. However, just recently really original WiFi camera app appeared in the App Store, through which you can remotely control iPhone camera with another iPhone or iPad. Also you can use it on iPhone 5 camera but there are problems with purple haze.

iphone camera control app

Sure you know the situation where someone says in the party: “Let’s do a photo for memory.” But the company faces a dilemma, someone has to shoot. Accordingly, the main character in the picture will not be visible. Of course, there is a function for this delayed shooting, but in this case it also has a number of disadvantages. First you should to go to the place of photography and get up so as not to fall out of the frame. Also, if anyone spoil the picture the process should be repeated. So you better download one of the best iPhone apps and use it with your friends.

iphone camera control

WiFi Camera app requires two iOS devices that are connected to each other through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Sufficient to install this iPhone camera control app, run it and connect gadgets. Now you can remotely take pictures and see the results on the screen of your phone or tablet. Thus, iPhone will serve as a camera, for example, and the remote control can be iPad. On the iPad screen you can see the image from the iPhone camera. Taken picture stored in the memory of both devices.

The developer claims that iPhone camera control app can be useful in many situations. For example, when photographing your friends and create a group of photos or when it is difficult to position the device at too low or high angles. iPhone also can be used as a hidden camera or for remote monitoring.

You can download WiFi camera for free from the App Store and use this camera control app on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 5 and higher.


How To Unlock iOS 6 iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS on Any Baseband

More than a month ago Apple released iOS 6, its newest operating system for iDevices like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. There are more than 200 features of iOS 6 and many users liked it very much. But there is one problem. If you use Ultrasn0w, SAM or Gevey SIM on iPhone and don’t want to lose unlock after iOS 6 update you better read this useful post and find out how to unlock iOS 6 using different methods.


How to Unlock iPhone Movistar Spain [4, 4S, 3GS, 3G]

If you are looking for factory unlock iPhone Movistar Spain, you have come to the right place. People from Spain can easily unlock the gadgets they own with unique IMEI number unlock technology.

This service we are about to review is surely one of the best, fastest, simplest and most affordable ones available nowadays. It is officially allowed by the Cupertino tech giant and permanent meaning that your Movistar iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S [Spain] will stay unlocked forever allowing you to upgrade to iOS 6 firmware or future Apple’s OS versions and safely sync iPhone Movistar with iTunes.


Check Out Video and Photos of the Steve Jobs Boat Venus

More than a year ago after the death of Steve Jobs the yacht named Venus was launched. One of the last projects of the ex Apple CEO was shown to the public for the first time in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. There is Steve Jobs memorial 2012 that remind you what a genius he was.

80-meter yacht, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, went to the water in the presence of the family of the deceased genius inventor. The corpus of Venus is made entirely of aluminum, which makes it extremely light and maneuverable. Among other differences, Jobs family ship Jobs features a large rest area with a Jacuzzi on the deck.

steve jobs yacht

It is noteworthy that the control of the vessel carried by seven 27-inch iMac, installed in the wheelhouse of the captain. In general, the development of the Steve Jobs yacht design took 6 years. At the stern of  Venus, opens the hatch from which comes up speed boat that delivers passengers if the receiving port is too small for the boat.

steve jobs yacht venus

Teak deck perfectly smooth and flawless. Like in Apple Store, instead of windows there are large, almost floor-to-ceiling glass panels in the cockpit and in the main living area is a huge glass wall with width of twelve and a height of three meters. iOS 6 Apple Store chief engineer designed for Jobs special glass that can serve as a support structure.

In the biographical book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson is said that the former head of Apple with French designer Philippe Starck had long worked on the boat which was to meet his vision of how to relate to the creation of things that are not even computers.

After our omelets at the café, we went back to his house and he showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements. As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high. He had gotten the chief engineer of the Apple stores to design a special glass that was able to provide structural support. By then the boat was under construction by the Dutch custom yacht builders Feadship, but Jobs was still fiddling with the design. “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat,” he said. “But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.

As you see Steve Jobs felt that he wouldn’t see his yacht Venus on the water. But it is a reminder for the family that Steve was a genius


Broadcom Chip Is Not Safe For iPhone 4, 3GS and iPad 2

Experts in the field of computer security of Core Security found that such gadgets from Apple as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 as well as older models of smartphones and tablets of several other manufacturers, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola have vulnerabilities in Broadcom chip that an attacker can use to block functioning of wireless networks on device.

This iPhone security vulnerability exists due to an error in the “incoming validation” in the firmware of two iPhone Broadcom chips – BCM4325 and BCM4329. According to experts, it is really serious bug, because it allows to disable the wireless network on the device at the time of the DDoS-attack. In turn, this error can be used as a platform for a high-level attacks.