lørdag 19. september 2009

Ipod Touch should have had camera

When Apple launched the new Ipod Touch last week, many expected the maedia player to come with a built-inn camera. However, this was not the case.

Now, on the other hand, evidence shows that Apple actually planned to equip the Ipod Touch with a camera. No one knows why it in the end was taken out, as many pictures showing an iTouch with a camera appeared on the internett during the summer.

Today it turns uot these pictures were not fake, as enthusiasts have examined the insides of the iTouch and compared it with the pictures, alot indicates that there should have been a camera there.

Apple also launched a new Ipod Nano, with camera writes Lausitzer Rundschau. Read a full review of the 5G Ipod Nano on DinSide.

It is uncertain why Apple left out the camera Ipod Touch. However, ITavisen writes that it is lightly that we'll se an Ipod Touch with a camera in the future.
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New template!

I've now, as you may see, changed template for my blog. I'm quite pleased. I've eaven made a new header.

What do you think of the new template? Leave a comment!
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søndag 13. september 2009

Balmer trying to crush an Iphone!

Balmer, who is known for his intensive and energetic style, has just surpassed himself...

During Microsoft's closed event, presenting Windows 7, Bing etc, Balmer managed to somehow produce free publicity for his rival Apple.

One from the Microsoft staff was about to take a picture of his boss with an Iphone. This was apparently not a good idea. The picture above shows Balmer as he tries to take Apple's phone away from his collegue.

The stunt found place as Balmer was doing what he is known to do to encourage the audience.
Like this:

The audience apparently did not like what they saw, as the act was met with booing, writes ITavisen.
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lørdag 12. september 2009

Spotify on Iphone and Ipod Touch

Finally, Spotify is available on App Store.

As many websites have now confirmed, VG-nett and DinSide amongst others, Apple has now approved Spotify as a new app on AppStore. The app, called Spot, is ready to download, and the app itself is free. However you have to have a premium membership to use it, which costs you 16,70$/11,44 €/10 £ per mont..

The Ipod Touch and Iphone app works perfectly; search for and listen to music just like on the computer. Playing your music works almost the same way as on the Ipod Touch and Iphone's music app - and it works excellent. You can also edit and create playlists, and it works smoothly.

One of the most interresting features, is the "offline playlist". This gives you the oppertunity to play music when you are without internett connection. The "offline playlist" must of course be made when you're online, as you choose the songs you want "downloaded" to your playlist. However, to be able to synchronise the songs with your Ipod Touch or Iphone you need to be wlan connected. In my opinion, this is a somewhat unnecessary limitation.

Unlike the built-in music app, Spotify can not play music simultaneously as you use other apps, as the Iphone and Ipod Touch is not multifunctional when using apps not made by Apple themselfes.

Download Spotify for your Ipod Touch or Iphone

So, is it worth the money?

Spotify is an exiting application with an enormous potential. The first version definately fulfills the expectations, and with the mobile version Spotify hopes to get more paying customers.
Personally, I will not pay to be a premium user. That is partly because I'm somewhat of a music enthusiast and have alot of music on iTunes from before, and I'm practicly broke. But I certainly understand those of you who do.

Spot is also available on Andriod-phones, and Spotify will most likely also release a Sony-Ericsson and Nokia version.

Now, I'll end this post with a totally random picture:

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(Really cool picture I found)

Hello. I have now, after houndreds of emails from begging fans (yah right), dicided to start some blogging again. During the last 3 months I havent really had any motivasion what so ever to blog, hence no posts. So now I have decided to start up again, abit. I would very much appreciate comments and such, as this would boost my motivasion.

I'll end this post with a couple of random pictures I found when I googled "funny ipod pictures".


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tirsdag 2. juni 2009

Zune HD - Microsoft's Ipod Touch Challenger

Microsoft have recently published their prospective answer to Apple's Ipod Touch, the Zune HD. Zune HD will according to the Norwegian website DinSide be available in the US early this automn, and it is the 3rd generation Zune. With Zune HD, Microsoft hopes to challenge the Ipod Touch's "monopoly" as the nr1 media player, and so far it looks like a fair challenge...

The new media player will have lots of new technology. However, some of it will not function in many countries outside the USA, sais the Norwegian newspaper VG. Some of the new features in the Zune HD are i.a OLED screen and close integration with the Xbox. It will also be able to play HD-video on an extern screen when plugged in. Zune HD will also be able to play HD-radio, an alternative to the DAB, which is common i.a in the US. This technology will not be usable many places outside the US, and Zune HD is accordingly the first portable device able to recieve HD radio signals. The screen has, similar to the Ipod Touch, multitouch functions.

The Zune HD has impressed many, amongst them ITavisen. They write that the technoblogs Engadget and Gizmodo both have tested the Zune HD, and the responses are definately not negative. First of all the OLED screen strikes you as stunning. Next, the accelerometer is said to be quicker than those of the Ipod Touch and Iphone. And lastly, Gizmodo calls the device tighter and more physically beautiful than the iPod Touch.

So, will the Zune HD be able to compete against the market where Apple's Ipods currently are in full control? In December 2008 Apple had sold 13 million Ipod Touchs. One other important feature that is still unknown is how many different file types the Zune will be able to play, as converting of files has been annoying Ipod users for many years. Well, to me it seems like the Ipod Touch finally has got a worthy competitor. I definately believe the Zune HD will be a great device, but weither it manages to compete against Apple in the Ipod Touch dominated market remains to see...

Do you agree with me? Please leave a comment!
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søndag 31. mai 2009

Apple Monopoly?

Today, as the Ipod Touch and Iphone is gaining a solid posotion in the society, we are witnessing the spreading of something close to a hysteria. The Ipod Touch and Iphone is today becoming a device used for important tasks in the society. These cutting-edge devices are now being used in schools, production and businesses around the world. Is the Iphone and Itouch hysteria getting out of controll?

Just recently we could read in the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) about a Japanese university that uses the Iphone to controll each student's absence in class. By giving out Iphones to the students, the university can use the GPS function on the Iphone to controll that each student is where he/she is suppose to be, and that way they can controll it if a student is missing in class. According to the university, the sudents' private life is safely protected, although they have detailed overview over each student's movements and whereabouts. They say that is supposedly easier for the school this way, as the students can simply register their absence through the Iphone.

At the same time, we can read on the Swedish website MacWorld, that the Swedish car make Volvo has given their workers new tools in order to improve their production - Ipod Touch and Iphones. They have developed a program to ease the work for their mechanics that uses the Ipod Touch's technology. The idea is that instead of computer screens and prints, everyone will have all the information on their personal Ipod Touch or Iphone. This way the production will go a lot smoother and easier for everyone, as noone has to run to and fro for lists.

There are of course also many other similar examples of the Ipod Touch and Iphone being used for important tasks around the world. But why is this? There are thousands of mobile phones with GPS's. And I guess many of these tasks could be done by many other devices than the Iphone or Itouch. So why choose something as expensive as the Iphone? I belive the answer is publicity. As we all know, the Ipod Touch and Iphone are quality, cutting edge devices. And as we also know they are extremely popular. So by incorporating the Iphone and Itouch, these businesses appear trendy, but at the same time professional to the employees, workers and students. Thereby increasing their popularity.

So are we wittnessing a hystria? To call it a hysteria is, in my opinion, to exaggerate. However we have to be careful not to let Apple get full monopoly in these areas.

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torsdag 14. mai 2009

List of Cydia Sources for Ipod Touch and Iphone

Here is a list of the best Cydia sources for the Ipod Touch and Iphone. I partly got it from Iphone3G-Mods and HackTheIpodTouch. There are of course thousands more sources, but many are not really any good, and just make Cydia perform slower. So here are the best sources:

Name:BigBoss & Planet-iPhonesVerified
URLHTTP://apt.bigboss.us.com/repofiles/cydia/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Themes / Tweaks / Hacks / Apps / wallpapers

Name:#4pp13 TeamVerified
URLHTTP://apt.123Locker.comFeb 13 - 2009
Description: NES/GBA Rom Packs

Name:Darvens RepositoryVerified
URLhttp://apt.guardiansofchaos.comFeb 13 - 2009
Description: Themes / Tweaks / Hacks / Apps / wallpapers

URLhttp://apt.modmyi.comFeb 13 - 2009
Description: Themes / Wallpapers / Apps / Ringtones

URLhttp://ispaziorepo.com/cydia/apt/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Backgrounds / Apps / Games / Themes

URLhttp://xsellize.com/cydia/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Backgrounds / Apps / Games / Themes

URLhttp://zodttd.com/repo/cydia/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Emulators / Quake4iPhone / Doom & VLC4Iphone

Name:iModZone Cydia Repo®Verified
URLhttp://c.imodzone.net/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: RockBand / Hacks

URLhttp://cydia.hackulo.us/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: hacks :)
URLhttp://cydia.iclarified.com/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Volume Boost / iLog / AutoCorrection ONOFF

URLhttp://nickplee.com/cydiasource/Feb 13 - 2009
Description: Chord Directory Nick's APP Experiments

Hack&Dev.org: http://iphone.hackndev.org/apt/
Urban Fanatics: http://urbanfanatics.com/cydia/

Please leave a comment if you know more quality sources!
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onsdag 13. mai 2009

How to Install Themes on Ipod Touch

VistaMobile theme
  • First, to install themes on your Ipod Touch you must have jailbroken it.
  • Then, download and install the Winterboard app, on Cydia. Then reebot your Ipod Touch.
  • Winterboard comes with some pre-installed themes. To try them, select the theme, and exit winterbord (press the home button).

Where to find and download themes for Ipod Touch

This depends on what you want. You can search in Cydia based on your requirement, you can find themes based on Windows, Mac, Tv shows, whatever for your iPod Touch.
For more Go to Cydia -> Sections here scroll down to Themes. You can find themes in various categories: App themes, Battery themes, Complete themes, Keyboard themes, Lockscreen themes, Springboard themes, System themes etc. After downloading themes they will appear in the WinterBoard from where you can apply themes. You just have to find the ones you like.

To find more themes, you can also add more sources to Cydia. (A list of sources is soon to come)

Do you know any good themes? Leave a comment!
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mandag 11. mai 2009

Wierd Ipod Touch accessory - Useful?

Some weird Ipod accessory i stumbled over

xs_Solar-Powered iPod Charger

This solar-powered iPod charger is portable and perfect for those times when you need to charge your iPod but are not near a power source. It works with the iPod mini, 4th Gen iPod, iPod Photo, U2 iPod, 5th Gen iPod Video, iPod nano (all generations), iPod touch, iPod classic and the 1st Gen iPhone.
This solar power charger is not appropriate for the 1st/2nd Generation (the earliest models produced in 2001-2002), the 3rd Generation iPod or the iPhone 3G models.

Simply open the case and allow the two halves to soak up the rays. After a few hours, a powerful 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery inside the charger will be fully juiced up. Connect the solar-powered charger to your iPod and you are ready to roll!

Perfect for the outdoors. Includes LED power indicator.

[more info..]

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lørdag 9. mai 2009

How to Install Emulator on the Ipod Touch

Emulators are great for gaming on the Ipod Touch. The games are often not of the same quality as many others, but it is nevertheless great fun. In order to install emulators you must first jailbreak your Ipod.

Gameboy emulator:
First to get the emulator open Cydia and search for gameboy4iphone, and install it.
Then to get the roms add iromrepo.com/Cydia/gameboy/ to your sources. Remember the kapital C and / at the end.
When that is done you should find a section called iROM GAMEBOY in Cydia. Then just install the gameboy games you want, and you should find them in the emulator.

SNES emulator:

The procedure is exactly the same as the previous one.
Only first you want to install snes4iphone.
The source is iromrepo.com/Cydia/snes/

GBA emulator:
Again the same procedure.
The emulator you want to install is gpSphone.
The source is iromrepo.com/Cydia/gba/

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fredag 1. mai 2009

Ipod Touch and Iphone Games – the Issue

Ipod Touch games and Iphone games have become extremely popular. And for good reasons. The games you can get on these two devices are extraordinary, compared to other Ipods, and media players, and other mobile phones.

The main reason for this is the technology. The advanced technology used in the Ipod Touch and Iphone, are simply in an other class than many other devices. At least entertainment-wise. This opens for more advanced game graphics, gameplay and so on. In other words: the advanced technology used in the Ipod Touch and Iphone allows “better” games.

The Ipod Touch is just so much more than a simple media player or an MP3. Simultaneously, the Iphone is so much more than just a mobile phone. Today the fact is that these devices are becoming so popular not because of the concept that they are great media players or mobile phones, but rather because of the games and applications available on them. Ipods and Iphones are on the verge on becoming simple gameboys or “toys”, instead of being the great media players they are supposed to be. The focus on applications and games for the Ipod Touch and Iphone is, in my opinion, to immense.

Just recently, as the number of applications on Appstore just passed a staggering 1 billion, this just proves my point.

Will we soon be seeing Apples' version of a PSP in the stores. On the other hand, I myself spend a lot of time using the games and applications on my Ipod Touch, and I like it. However, that was not what I bought it for, and it is effecting my use of the Ipod Touch as a great media player, which is what it really is.

What is your opinion? Leave a comment!

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onsdag 29. april 2009

Ipod Touch game: X-plane 9 Extreme Review

Right now my favourite Ipod Touch game is X-Plane 9 Extreme, by Laminar Research. This game is so realistic, it blows your mind. It is not an easy game, although it is probably more a simulator, yet it is the easiest of all the X-Plane games. I like this X-Plane game better than the other games (Helicopter, Airliner etc.) because of the planes in this game. The game contains four of the most advanced and unusual planes ever made:
  • F-22 Raptor - powerfull and etremely maneuverable.
  • SR-71 Blackbird - the worlds fastest airplane
  • B-1 'Bone' Bomber - a heavy plane that still has high speeds.
  • B-2 'Jet' Bomber - the popular stealth shaped bomber.
These planes are easy to manoeuvre, and they fly fast (+ they look cool). Put the thrust to the max, til your Ipod backwards, and you're off. The downside of the game/simulator, is the simulator part. It becomes very monotonous, as you really just do the same things over and over again. But non the less, this Ipod touch game and iphone game is extremely entertaining.

What do you think of this game? Leave a comment!
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My favourite Ipod Touch game (for the time being)

My favourite Ipod Touch game is, right now, X-plane 9 Extreme, by Laminar Research. Click here read my review of the game.

What is your favorite game? Leave a comment!
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tirsdag 28. april 2009

Jailbreake Ipod Touch, or not?

What does it mean to jailbreake your Ipod touch? What is jailbreaking, and what's so good about it? I know there are 100000's of tutorial videos and explanations out there, but many of them are not very good. So here it is.

For all of you ipod plogs out there that don't know, here it is very simply explained: When you jailbreake you'r ipod (or iphone), you "hack" into the ipod and install 3rd party applications.

Games, programs, emulators and so on. Jailbreaking you'r ipod touch or iphone allows you to get hold of games and programs for your ipod that are not on appstore, and furtheron (if you want to), you can get hold of games and programs from appstore that cost money, without paying. All this for the cost of your Ipod's, or iphone's, warranty (more or less). When you jailbreak your ipod, or Iphone, it does void the warranty. Many people will say, "oh that's no problem. Just restore the ipod and Apple will never know!" Wrong. The tracks from the jailbreaking will still be in the ipod's internal memory after you have restored it, so apple will know, and you loose your ipod's or iphone's guarantee.

So, is it worth jailbreaking you'r Ipod Touch? My opinion is that it is definately worth it. Your ipod touch suddenly becomes so much more fun to use. It also becomes significantly more usefull. After I jailbreaked (or is it jailbroke :S) my ipod touch, I spendt 100% more time on it, and it was 100% more fun to use. It opens for new possibilities, that you don't have generally. You can for example make you'r ipod touch's screen design cooler, smoother or whatever you like, by using Springboard. And so on.

The most used program when it comes to jailbreaking ipod, is QuickPwn. It's easy to use, although I failed the first time i tried to jailbreak my Ipod Touch at the point where you have to hold the different buttons. But that doesn't matter. After download and installation, just follow the instructions on the screen, and if you fail, try again. I'm sure there are 100's of other programs out there that do just the same thing as well. A jailbreake-guide for ipod is now soon to be published as well.

So, although you loose your ipods warranty, I'd just say you go home and jailbreake that Ipod touch...

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mandag 27. april 2009

PodSod for Ipod

Welkome to PodSod. Guides for ipod touch, jailbreaking, games, applications, video converters, different ipod tests and more! Everything that satifies your Ipod Touch's needs. If you have any questions or requests, just mail me on joaust92@gmail.com
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