Armstar Carrying Case – If Batman had an iPhone Carrying Case, this Would be It!

iPhones have hundreds of different types of tools and awesome kits. You can literally turn your phone into a camera, bottle opener, and even a heart monitor device. But perhaps the best thing that the iPhone is good for, is the ability to take you out of dangerous situations. Let’s just say that if batman had the ability to choose between a carrying case and a CARRYING case, it would be this self-defense arm cover called the BodyGuard.

The carrying case/self defense arm has a stun gun, it has a laser with an HD camera, flash light, defense shield, safety pin,  and most importantly an iPhone dock to update your facebook status as you’re POWING! through the enemies in the midst of battle. They don’t have a price yet, but if you’re very interested in one of these arm bands, you can contact Armstar and they will send you a quote. Via Ubergizmo

Frog Playing With iPhone – Not as Cute as the Dragon but Still Funny

Every once in a while there are these crazes that rush through the internet like wild fire, remember planking, owling, coning, and that other craze that failed where people pretended to be decapitated? Well, there is a new one that was started off by a video of a bearded dragon playing Ant crusher.

This is not very different than the dragon, except that this smart mass was playing with an African bull frog. Unlike the dragon that used nothing but it’s tongue, this bull frog used his face against the screen. We, humans, find it funny, the frog… not so much.  This poor frog fails so many times that he finally has enough and tries to eat a guy’s finger.

African bull frogs are aggressive and are known to eat small rodents or even birds, but I doubt it has enough power in its jaws to cut off a finger, none of the less, still funny to watch – especially when you don’t see it coming.

How to Make Your iPhone’s Apple Logo Glow – Mod

One of the coolest things that Apple laptops have is the glowing Apple in the back of the monitor, the iPhone has a similar Apple logo in the rear of the phone, but sadly it doesn’t light up – until now.

Making your iPhone’s apple glow takes about 10 minutes, all you need is a pair of screw drivers, some tape, and a light up screen purchased from K.O Store. The DIY Luminescent logo for the iPhone is only going to be sold for about 30 more hours, so you need to get one before they can’t sell it anymore. Since the mod is an “unofficial” mod, Apple is probably going to get it off the market as soon as they find out about it.

The kit costs $43 dollars, and if you have the guts to open up the phone and void your warranty, you’ll have an awesome modified phone that everyone is going to envy. The cool thing about the mod is that it doesn’t change the operation of the iPhone, it also doesn’t change the dimensions of the phone in any way, so this means that the phone is still going to work with your protective case.

The apple logo light is only lit while your screen is turned on, and it stays illuminated for about 15 seconds after the screen goes off so the impact on your battery life is not even noticeable. I don’t see why Apple hasn’t released a phone with a light up apple yet, but this looks pretty awesome, even though it’s an amateur hack, it looks like it belongs there  – Via M.I.C Gadget

How to Get Siri on iPhone 4

One of the problems that Siri hacking developers have, is that Apple has a special line of code that pings the Apple servers using a binary set of numbers. This binary number is unique to every single cellphone that Apple has ever created. This code makes it impossible for people to replicate the code and ping their servers at will, Apple claims it’s unbreakable – or at least it was.

A Chinese group of hackers recently revealed a code that ports the Siri over to jailbroken iPhone 4 devices. The application works perfectly and flawlessly, it has the full voice-activated personal assistant powers and best of all, it pings Apple’s servers with unique “illegal” codes.

According to apple, only the iPhone 4S is  capable of running the SIRI application because of it’s extra powerful CPU, but these hackers proved otherwise. Now, if you really want to have the application, click the links at the bottom of the post. You have to remember two things though – your Mobile data will have to be sent to Chinese servers, before they ping the Apple servers and then apple sends the results back to your phone. Since China has different laws then the USA, your data will no longer be private. So if you want to risk your identity, you have been warned.

This hack is more of a “proof of concept” that the hack actually works on  other phones and not just the iPhone 4S, now that the gates have been open, expect to have other hack teams jumping on board to  figure out how to replicate the Mod in other Cellphones.

CD-Team (Chinese) and iDownloadBlog

Thanksgiving Giveaway – Free DVD Ripping Blu-ray Software before Nov.29

Well, it’s that time of year again when everyone is giving out free stuff to all their loyal customers. To celebrate Thanksgiving 2011 in a giving way, Digiarty Software is holding a luxurious software feast to thank you all. We are giving away a Total of 30K copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition, worth $1 million. The rules to claim these are very simple, “First Come, First Server”. An interesting game is also prepared for users, all participants have the chance to free get a gift valued $49.95, unlimited copies. This giveaway is valid before Nov.29, 2011. Now hold the last chance to free get your Thanksgiving giveaway.

How to join in this Thanksgiving giveaway?

  1. Go to  http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/
  2. Click “Get Register Code”. The system will auto show the license code and download link for you.

PS: if you are Mac users, you are able to free get a WinX iPhone Ripper for Mac($29.95) to rip & backup any DVD to iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTunes on our Facebook by click “Get gift for Mac users

3.  Join “Roast Turkey Game”, Win WinX Blu-ray Decypter.

It is a Blu-ray decrypting & backup software that is able to decrypt and copy any Blu-ray video disc to hard drive as MPEG2 video file and Blu-ray video folder for playing with media player, or further edition, protect your beloved Blu-ray disc from scratch. All Blu-ray related copy protections supported, even including the recent AACS MKB V25, BD+ and BD-Live, etc. It can also transform 3D Blu-ray video disc to 2D video.

If you have a lot of DVD and Blu-ray video disc, just visit http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/ and grab this good opportunity to get this powerful software to enrich your digital life.

 

Is it Possible to Receive a Free iPad? Learn How!

There is no doubt your old computer is no longer appealing and, although you have been dreaming of a tablet ever since they first hit the market, you cannot afford one, so how about receiving a free iPad

Why an iPad? Because it beats everything else and it has the exclusivity and quality tag of being produced by Apple.

Is it possible to get it for free? Although it sounds too good to be true, it is. You just have to know where to look. More and more companies are organizing sign up sessions, contests and special promotions to market their products, giving away iPads for free, in exchange for people’s subscriptions or personal information.

What seems worthless to you is worth much more for a company with new products hitting the market, so don’t be surprised if filling in your email or your name and phone number is all you have to do to earn a free iPad.

How Can You Find iPad Giveaway Offers?

New offers are usually published very often on many companies’ homepages, and since Google loves fresh content and news in general, it will undoubtedly take you there.

A second source would be websites specializing in locating such free iPad offers. They are a real treasure for people hunting bargains and free products, because they list several, if not all active offers.

Let’s not forget supermarkets and opening stores! Contests and special promotions are organized everyday and the only way to guarantee their success is using attractive products like iPads.

Another valuable source for information on iPad giveaways are social networks, like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Hi5 etc. They can also work miracles in voting contests.  However, it is very important that you verify the information on the companies’ homepages, because these are also the places where most scams begin.

How to Recognize Free iPad Scams

For example, some users may promise an iPad in exchange for your vote on a certain website. Others may have websites of their own and they are just looking for potential clients. They would promise anything to get your email address, knowing that it could earn them another sales transaction.

The best way to recognize free iPad scams is by paying attention to details. Sometimes, the quality of a video, the professional design of a website or even people’s comments and messages can reveal important information.

Thorough Organization and Efficiency

To improve your chances, you obviously need to participate in several contests and subscribe to several offers. In some cases, you may be asked to answer questions, memorize codes etc. – so make sure you write down every single detail.

For example, it could be a radio contest meant to reward faithful listeners and giving a free iPad 2 to the person naming a date in the radio station’s history or the DJ to host their first radio show.

All you have to do is listen to the respective radio station and come up with the answers, but unless you write them down, you might forget everything and lose your chance of winning the free iPad; but don’t worry, the world doesn’t end with a failure and your iPad is still out there waiting for you. As with all giveaways, the odds are stacked against you but if you stay consistent and motivated, your chances od winning are far greater!

The Siri Protocol has been Cracked, Soon Siri Will Come to the Android

Siri is one of those apps that everyone want’s in their cellphone but only the iPhone 4s is capable of running it. Apple claims it’s because of the technology that the iPhone 4s has, computing power and the like. But a group of mobile developers claim that they successfully cracked the Siri protocol, figured out what made it tick, and learned how to use the recognition engine on any device.

The developers at Applidium had this to say about their  project.

“As soon as we could put our hands on the new iPhone 4S, we decided to have a sneak peek at how it really works. Today, we managed to crack open Siri’s protocol. As a result, we are able to use Siri’s recognition engine from any device. Yes, that means anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri! Or use Siri on an iPad! And we’re goign to share this know-how with you.”

With that in mind, you can quickly see that apple is going to shut them down fairly quickly. According to Applidium, the iPhone 4S sends identifiers to the networks, these identifiers have two purposes, to identify who owns the iPhone, and to identify what the device is “asking.” So technically apple could just shut down their identifying service or black list the android Identifiers and effectively shut down their service.

If you want to get on board with this project before apple shuts down their ID servers, you can check out Applidium and learn how to use their program. You will need some advance coding knowledge though, so be prepared for that.

Applidium, via Slashdot

Amazing Sixth-Grader Creates iOS Apps and Starts Programming Club

Do you remember what you did during your freetime as a sixth-grader?  I for one spent my days running around outside playing tag… maybe I played catch with my friends or threw around a football in a light-hearted game of two-hand touch.  The last thing on Earth that I would have been caught doing during my early double-digit years of all times, is programming applications on a computer.  That is exactly what this awesome pre-teen named Thomas Suarez has been doing in his free time, and he’s pretty darn good at it too!  He has created two best-selling iOS apps named Earth Fortune and Bustin Jeiber (a whack-a-mole game?).  Not only has he been spending his time learning a very important and innovative trade but it turns out his creations are phenomenal and have been receiving recognition from some of the power players in the App creation market. He was recently seen giving a speech at a TEDx ‘Transforming Learning’ convention, and it turned out extremely well, his soft-spoken and yet super innovative ways puts him on the same level as Steve Jobs when it comes to giving a good speech.

Onto his creations, Earth Fortune is an interesting yet simple app that has a ‘mood-ring’ feel to it.  It gives you a (possibly random) selection of a colored earth and then explains what that specific color means.  It essentially gives you a fortune in a new and interesting way.  The creator describes it as “Earth Fortune is not like any fortune teller you have ever seen. It shows different color Earths, randomly, color coded depending on if your day will be peaceful, etc. Also, you can share your fortunes with your friends and family!”  Cool idea, and being completely free to download and try out I can’t see why anyone would bash this app!  Next up is his best-selling application, appropriately named Bustin Jeiber.  In essence this is a take-off of whack-a-mole and you gain points by taking the floating JB heads that come across the screen at varying speeds depending on the level you have reached.  This app retails at 99 cents which seems to be the app store average for a cute game in the ‘time-waster’ genre.

Another interesting way that Thomas is involved with Apple and App creation is through one of Apple’s own pilot programs based around learning and putting iPads into school environments for the purpose of learning.  Essentially Apple gives a certain allotment of iPads to a school that demonstrates some need, and then they are asked to show how they have integrated the devices into their everyday classrooms to see just how much of a difference some added technology can make.  It turns out the young Mr. Suarez actually helped start this program up at his school, and is running the new App/Programming club.  Having this type of experience and well thought out plans for future inventions means that this kid is someone to watch for in the coming years, and as for his parents, can you say scholarship?