Rumor: Apple Working on Phablet-Sized iPhone 6

Many iOS users, even Donald Trump, have been calling for Apple to release a larger iPhone, and they may get their wish if a report from the Japanese magazine Mac Fan (via Macotakara) can be trusted. The magazine claims Apple is aiming to release a phablet-sized iPhone 6 in September 2014. The new iPhone will feature a 5-inch display with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution and 440 ppi, and the screens will be manufactured by LG Display. Apple’s phablet will also be designed to be one-hand operational by featuring a thin as possible display.

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This is not the first report published about a possible 5.7-inch iPhone making its debut next year. Analyst David Hsieh believes Apple ” is planning to revamp nearly all of the displays in its products over the next year.” Hsieh expects Apple to release both a 4.7- and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 in 2014. But KGI Securities’ Ming Chi-Kuo thinks Apple will not cross the 5-inch threshold due to the company’s “unwavering principle of one hand use.”

As with all Apple rumors and analysts notes, this report should be taken with a grain of salt. Both the supply chain, iOS fans and analysts have been predicting larger Apple products for years, but only the iPhone has ever seen a slight increase in size. Apple also doesn’t seem to be interested in responding to Android trends such as releasing “budget devices” or larger phones. However, the amount of Apple phablet reports have been on the rise, so it is something worth keeping an eye on.

Via:- iPhonefaq

Video leaks of “MOGA Ace Power” gamepad [video]

Remember that MOGA gamepad that leaked in a few pictures from @evleaks a few days ago? Well now a video of it has leaked and it shows off the entire device, including the fact that it will have a built in battery to charge the device while you are playing games. The name was also revealed to be the “MOGA Ace Power” and will include a full set of buttons including R1/2 buttons and L1/2 buttons. Overall, it looks really awesome, and I’m sure that it will be popular.

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I’m not a very big gamer, however I may become more so if I had something like this to make gaming better. I especially love the portable mindset that went behind this, as you can open and close it so that it fits in your pocket or backpack/etc easier. That makes something like this very attractive to people that will like to play games while on-the-go, which is when I believe many people would like to use these. Or, it also works perfect for if you are just sitting at theme. Of course, the addition of a built in battery is great as well, and hopefully other companies pick up on that.

Source:- Todaysiphone

Viber App Download For Free

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Do you find yourself constantly running out of minutes or SMS messages on your cell phone plan? Never fear, we have the perfect app for that.

Viber Mobile Messaging Application

Check out Viber, a great mobile messaging application with countless features, all designed to help you keep in touch with your friends while saving money. Whether you have Android, Apple, Windows, Blackberry, Nokia, Bada, or even your desktop computer, Viber is the app for you.

With Viber, your communication options are endless. You can start with high-quality voice calls and speak with your friends without wasting your minutes. Whether they live right next door to you, or thousands of miles away, with this application your conversations will always be free. The only thing you need to use it is a working 3G, 4G, or Wifi connection.

In addition to being free of charge, Viber is also incredibly easy to use! No registration is necessary to get started. The app uses your phone number as your unique identity. Once you download the app, you’ll receive an activation code via SMS. This is just to confirm that you, the owner of the phone, downloaded the app, and that you’re in fact ready to use it. Once you enter the access code in the app, you’re all set to go.

With Viber, you don’t even have to sync or manually add your contacts to the application. The app automatically imports the contacts from your contact book, and recognizes which connections have the app. It continues to update itself, so that whenever a new friend downloads Viber, you’ll be ready to send them a message and congratulate them on making the smart decision to start chatting with this application.

Keep in touch with your friends in a variety of ways, including picture messaging, video messaging, text messaging, and location sharing. Viber offers a fun library full of stickers and emoticons to help you spice up your communication. They’re constantly updating and developing the application so you can always expect to keep an eye out for exciting new features. Best of all, Viber is completely free from advertisements. You don’t need to worry about annoying ads popping up while you’re trying to chat; with Viber that won’t happen.

So what are you waiting for? Open up your app store and download Viber today. Once you get going you’ll wonder how you ever managed to communicate without it.

Viber App for iPhone download here

Source:- societyandreligion.com

New iPhone games: Dead Trigger 2, Echo Prime and more

Every Thursday, Pocket Gamer takes a look at all the most noteworthy iPhone and iPad games from the past seven or so days. And remember – this isn’t just a list of games, these are all hands-on impressions.

This week we’ve got zombie blaster Dead Trigger 2, card fighter Combat Monsters, space brawler Echo Prime, and Halloween puzzler Fright Heights.

We’ll also show you what these games look like in motion, in a video with gameplay footage of all these new apps. Watch it below. Or read about them, below-er.

Dead Trigger 2
By MadFinger – download on iPhone and iPad (Free)

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MadFinger’s gorgeously gory zombie shooter has returned. We’re still re-murdering armfuls of the undead but there are now special missions – like escorts and sniper stages – and special monsters – like the acid-puking Vomitron – to keep things fresh.

Shooting zombies feels as fun as ever thanks to responsive controls and satisfying weapons. And while the free-to-play stuff makes unlocking new toys a very slow progress, at least Dead Trigger 2 avoided an awful energy system.

Echo Prime
By Robot Entertainment – buy on iPhone and iPad (£2.99 / $4.99)

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Strategy veteran and Hero Academy dev Robot Entertainment has taken some time off from stats and spells to make Echo Prime: a satisfying tap- and swipe-driven space brawler.

The simple controls work rather well on touch, and – like a super light action RPG – there’s a huge arsenal of weapons and special attacks to unlock. Some utterly bland visual design aside, Echo Prime is a perfectly playable timewaster.

Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy
By Uningine – buy on iPhone and iPad (£2.99 / $4.99)

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Part tower defence, part RTS, washed-out war game Oil Rush has you scrambling for the precious last drops of oil. Like Mushroom Wars and co, the idea is to dominate your opponents by overwhelming them with ships.

But there’s more to it than that. You also have to claim oil rigs for resources, and outfit your platforms with weapons to fend off would-be invaders. All told, it’s a sharp, simple, and easy-to-pick-up strategy game, with fab 3D graphics.

Combat Monsters
By Rubicon – download on iPhone and iPad (Free)

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The new entry from Great Big War Game dev Rubicon is a free-to-play fantasy slugfest, where a pair of players try to murder each other’s hero, while surrounding themselves with monster bodyguards.

It’s got deck building (cards, not patios), a claustrophobic battlefield for close-quarter scraps, and a fun turn-based battle system that’s easy to get to grips with. It comes with a full campaign, but also multiplayer – and it even works cross platform with those filthy Android peasants.

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising
By Crescent Moon – buy on iPhone and iPad (69p / 99c)

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As far as I’ve played, Strike Wing feels like playing Star Fox if Fox McCloud ran out of gas in the middle of a mission. In this space shooter you spend most of your time stuck in one position, as you loll about and ineffectively swat at enemy ships with your lasers.

It sure looks pretty, with stunning cosmic vistas of planets and asteroid fields and alien stars as your backdrops. But the actual gameplay is just not much fun.

Asterix: Total Retaliation
By BulkyPix – buy on iPhone and iPad (£1.49 / $1.99)

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It doesn’t take a detective to figure out where this comic book tie-in got its inspiration. This is Plants vs. Zombies through and through, except with bottles of potion instead of sun, Gaul instead of pea shooters, and Romans instead of the undead.

There are some changes, of course. Certain “plants” can only be deployed once, but can also be moved at a cost, for example. Minor tweaks aside this is PopCap’s game but not nearly as well made or as fun. Give it a miss.

Fright Heights
By Chillingo – download on iPhone and iPad (Free)

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Chillingo-published puzzler Fright Heights has you scaring off hotel guests by filling the adjacent rooms with ghosts, slime monsters, and other Halloween favourites. The plan is to clear every story in your bed and breakfast.

It’s a simple set-up, but there are lots of ways for canny players to chase high scores by looking at your queue of ghouls, planning several moves ahead, and chaining together hefty combos. Puzzle fiends should definitely try it.

Infinity Danger
By Milkstone Studio – buy on iPhone and iPad (69p / 99c)

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Twin stick bullet hell romp Infinity Danger is only interested in the boss fights. It provides an endless supply of end-of-level bad guys, but with none of the level in between.

Which makes it a bit dull. The bosses are supposed to, according to the iTunes description, “evolve to exploit your weak points”, but I haven’t experienced that. Just a thankless procession of deeply uninteresting showdowns.

The Occupant
By David Turkiewicz – buy on iPhone and iPad (69p / 99c)

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Imagine SlenderMan if instead of a skinny albino in a pinstripe suit we got an ugly zombie with an owl face and no neck. And instead of darting about a forest we wander some bland halls, picking up books and lobbing crates.

The Occupant is not a very interesting game, especially when your primary objective is “pick up three things”. But it did make me jump, so I’ve got to give it credit for that. For diehard horror fans only, I think.

StreetSoccer
By Athenstean – buy on iPhone and iPad (£2.49 / $3.99)

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The meeple midfielders in board game translation StreetSoccer are not as wooden as your average football player, but this intriguing sport port looks to capture the tactics of kicking a ball around a field.

Alhambra
By Queen Games – buy on iPhone and iPad (£2.99 / $4.99)

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Another board game port – this time, it’s the Spiel des Jahres winner, and Arabian palace building sim, Alhambra. It looks jolly nice, but early reports suggest it suffers from some serious technical issues.

Dream Chamber
By Microids – buy on iPad (£2.99 / $4.99)

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An intriguing murder mystery point-and-click adventure, set in 1930s America. It looks like you have to fall asleep and find clues in your dreams which is how most major crimes are solved I think. I’ll be digging into this for review, soon.

NBA General Manager 2014
By From the Bench – download on iPhone and iPad (Free)

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Head up a team of very very tall people. You can recruit real-world players and dunk off against real-world teams. It’s all very real.

Via:- Pocketgamer.co.uk

How to Install iOS 7.0.3 Bug-Fix Update on iPhone, iPad or iPod [GUIDE]

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Apple has just seeded the latest bug-fix update for iOS 7 via iOS 7.0.3. The new update brings several feature enhancements such as support for iCloud Keychain as well as bug-fixes over its previous release (iOS 7.0.2) such as fixes for iMessage activation issues, motion sensor calibration errors, Lock Screen security bug, battery drainage and other performance issues.

The complete list of enhancements and fixes ported into the new iOS 7.0.3 firmware is given below:

– Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices

– Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts

– Updates lock screen to delay display of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use

– Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search

– Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users

– Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating

– Improves system stability when using iWork apps

– Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue

– Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice

– Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode

– Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation

– Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive

– Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text

– Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

“@iphonesteven If you’ve already lost the JB by upgrading to 7.x, then yep it’s fine to go from 7.0.x to 7.0.3.

“7.0.3’s lock screen fixes won’t impact the JB (unless Apple’s holding back here, hah! http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Oct/msg00002.html … )”

This is contrary to earlier expectations that the new update could block the exploits unearthed in iOS 7 and render them useless for the upcoming jailbreak. In other words, the jailbreak exploits will still be functional after you have installed the new iOS 7.0.3 update.

iOS 7.0.3 Direct Download Links

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How to Install iOS 7.0.3 Update on iPhone, iPad or iPod

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iOS 7 users can now install the latest bug-fix update in one of the following three ways, courtesy of Download iOS7:

Via Software Update

– On your iOS device, go to Settings > General and click Software Update

– Your device will now search for latest updates

– Hit Download and Install button on the pop up message

– iOS 7.0.3 should now be installed and the device will automatically reboot.

Via iTunes

– Ensure the latest version of iTunes v11.1.2 is installed on your PC or Mac.

– Connect your iOS device to Windows PC or Mac.

– Launch iTunes

– If automatic syncing is setup in iTunes, then a message saying that the update is ready appears on screen. Otherwise, go to Device Summary and choose your device.

– Then click Check for Updates button.

– Let iTunes search for the latest software. Now, click Download and Install on the pop-up message.

– Your device will now be upgraded to iOS 7.0.3.

Via IPSW with iTunes

This method is almost similar to the previous one, except for a couple of differences:

– Download the correct iOS 7.0.3 IPSW file for your device from the above download links.

– Connect your iOS device to Windows PC or Mac.

– Launch iTunes

– If automatic syncing is setup in iTunes, then a message saying that the update is ready appears on screen. Otherwise, go to Device Summary and choose your device.

– Now hold the SHIFT key (Windows) or Alt key (Mac) and simultaneously click Update button in iTunes.

– Browse and select the IPSW file and iTunes will upgrade the device to iOS 7.0.3.

Source:- ibtimes.co.uk

How to Use BBM (Blackberry Messenger) on Your iPhone

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There was a time when Blackberry Messenger was as ubiquitous as the popular QWERTY handset in its name. However, with the rise of iPhones and the decline of Blackberry, most users abandoned the messaging service along with the phones that carried it. If you’re one of the many who made the switch to iPhone but still long for the nostalgic days of “BBM-ing” with friends throughout the night, an official middle-ground has arrived. BBM is available for iPhone (and Android) as a free download; Here’s how to use it.

1. Navigate to BBM.com in Safari.

2. Download BBM for iPhone.

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3. Sign up for the waiting list with your e-mail address. As of this writing, Blackberry is rolling out BBM slowly due to high demand. You’ll receive an email once you’re eligible to use the app at which point you’ll want to relaunch the app and repeat this step.

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4. Once you’re approved, select “Next.”

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5. Select “Create a Blackberry ID.” If you already have one, select “Sign In” and skip to step 7.

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6. Enter a username, password, recovery question, country and date of birth in the respective fields.

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7. Write down your BBM PIN for future reference and select “Continue.”

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8. Invite any existing contacts via PIN, text, or e-mail. You can also use the barcode feature if your friend is nearby and wants to scan the code on your screen.

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9. Go to “Contacts” and select the person you’d like to BBM with.

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10. Use the on-screen keyboard to chat away. From here, you can attach pictures, add a voice note, and invite more contacts to the chat. Once you’ve built up your contacts, you can select “Chats” on the bottom bar to view all conversations, and organize your friends list in “Groups.”

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How to Customize Your BBM Profile

1. Select your username from the top of the main screen.

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2. Select the text box to change your username.

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3. Select the photo icon to change your picture.

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As you can see, chatting over BBM is just as easy on an iPhone as it is on a classic Blackberry handset, minus those pesky physical buttons, of course.

BBM for iPhone:- Download here

Source:- blog.laptopmag.com

BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone is here, get downloading

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After months-long back and forth, the horribly embattled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, has announced that its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) software has finally rolled out to iOS and Android devices today.

Announced as a staggered roll-out for Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store, the secure instant messaging software employs a reservation system.

That’s bad news for those who haven’t signed up early at BBM.com as they will be forced to wait in line before they can use the app. On September 22, BlackBerry was forced to halt the planned roll-out of BBM for iOS after a leaked Android build had caused its servers to fold…

According to the official BlackBerry blog, upon installing and firing up the app, users will need to enter their email address in order to hold their spot in line.

“We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM,” reads the post by BBM head Andrew Bocking.

If you’re among the six million people who’d previously signed up through BBM.com, you can start using the instant messaging app immediately, BlackBerry said.

Download BBM for iPhone free from the App Store now.

The 30.9MB download is optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c’s taller screen and requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later.

The app lets you chat with friends on iPhone and other smartphones that run BBM and includes such features as multi-party chat and sharing and always-on connectivity.

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The software lets you create your own BBM profile from scratch, share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more, use emoticons in chat messages, see when the other person is responding to your message via handy typing indicator, know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s) and more.

If you’re creating a BBM profile in-app, you can even set animated GIFs for your profile image and of course update your status.

Additional privacy options allow you to control how to share your information by using PINs instead of phone numbers or email addresses (“so that it’s more private”). Plus, you always have full control of who can contact or message you.

As for group chat, BBM groups help you share pictures, lists and appointments with group members.

“You can even be in a group with people who aren’t part of your own BBM contact list,” notes BlackBerry. If you participate on a multi-person chat, BBM lets you send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.

Owners of iPhone and Android devices in Africa will be able to download the app in three days’ time. Samsung customers in Sub-Sahara Africa can download BBM today from the Samsung Apps store.

A million Android users installed the leaked version in just seven hours, per BlackBerry.

“What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to side load BBM on their iPhone”, reads the post.

The company will publish another blog post tomorrow to provide us with an update on the line-up and to share “more detail about the work the team has done over the last several weeks”.

You can also follow @BBM on Twitter for updates on how quickly the line is moving.

Via:- idownloadblog.com