The fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is still shrouded in mystery. What happened to the flight after transponder stopped sending signals and which exact flight path it took remains unknown. There are a number of applications for iPhone and Android smartphones that can track flights in real-time and show it to you on a live map. These won’t of course track the flight any longer if something as unprecedented happens, as in the case of Malaysian airlines flight MH370 that the transponder stops sending signals. Some of the apps that can track flights in real-time are:
1.FlightAware: A free application for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones that can provide you the real-time flight status, and a tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide and private and charter flights in the United States and Canada. It will also provide arrival, departure gate/terminal information and changes, delays, cancellations, and information about flight connections and status. A feature in the app also allows you to see information about aircrafts flying near to your location.
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LookAway player is bringing some of Samsung Galaxy 4’s feature to the iPhone and iPad devices, even before the Galaxy 4 is available for sale. Galaxy 4 has a feature where it pauses the video that a user is watching, if the user turns her head away from the device. LookAway player which can only play YouTube videos has the same functionality. If a user moves his/her head away from the device, the video pauses. If the user puts his/her finger on the lips and makes a “shhhhh….” sound, the device is muted. Continue reading LookAway Player Brings Samsung Galaxy 4’s Features to iOS
iPhone 5 will be finally available on T-mobile from this Friday, 12th April 2013. T-mobile is offering the iPhone 5 contract free, i.e., you can cancel the plan anytime. The phone costs $99 upfront, but T-mobile is offering to waive that fee if you trade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. T-mobile will issue you a credit of up to $120 depending upon the condition of your phone. T-mobile will charge you a monthly fee of $20 per month for two years for the cost of the device, which is not charged up front. If you cancel your contract before that period, you will have to pay the remaining cost of the device. T-mobile is offering iPhone 5 on a $50 monthly plan with unlimited talk and text, and 500 MBs of data usage. You can pay an additional $10 to get 2.5GB of data usage, or an additional $20 to get unlimited data usage. Continue reading T-Mobile Offering iPhone 5 Contract Free with Nothing Down
Electronic Arts has announced a huge sale on its games for iPhone and iPad devices for President’s day. It is offering 50% to 90% discount on its games. For the iPhone, the games that are on sale include Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA Soccer 13 by EA Sports, The SIMS 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Madden NFL 12, Mass Effect Infiltrator, The SIM3 Ambitions, Shift 2 Unleashed, Monopoly Millionaire, Dead Space, The Sims 3 World Adventures, Word Smack, The Sims Medieval, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Risk, Need for Speed Undercover, Burnout Crash, World Series of Yahtzee, Fight Night Champion, and Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp. The games that are on sale for iPad include Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA Soccer 13, Monopoly Millionaire, Tetris, Monopoly, Dead Space, Simcity Deluxe, The Game of Life, Mirror’s Edge, Command and Conquer Red Alert, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, The Sims Medieval, World Series of Yahtzee, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, NBA Jam, Reckless Racing HD, Madden NFL 12, Yahtzee HD, Flight Control HD, Word Smack, Trivial Pursuit Master Edition, Pictureka!, Risk, Coconut Dodge, Max the Magic Marker, Snood, Bop It!, Shift 2 Unleashed, Battleship HD, Draw Jump HD, Battleship Bad Company 2, and Burnout Crash. Most of the applications on sale can be purchased for 99 cents. Continue reading Big Sale on Electronic Arts Games for iPhone and iPad
The taxi cab industry is getting disrupted by smartphone applications which are changing the way how you call a taxi, get a ride, and pay for it. Gone are the days when you had to whistle, waive, make a call and wait for half an hour for taxi to come, and then worry, whether the taxi driver accepts a credit card or not. There are smartphone applications which can get a ride for you in a tap. Three of the most popular ones are Uber, Lyft, and Side car. Uber provides you multiple options to select a car. You can select from a taxi, a limousine, an SUV, or a car owned and driven by someone who wants to earn some extra cash. Uber launched its Uberx service to compete with Lyft and Side car which provide rides at prices lower than that of a taxi, using cars driven by people who are not taxi or limousine drivers, but drive their car in spare time to make extra income. Continue reading Get a Taxi, the Uber Way
iPhone 5 for Pre-order
The iPhone 5 is now available for pre-ordering from the Apple store. The shipping is free and currently the site states that the iPhone will start shipping in 2-3 weeks. The supply to be shipped on 21st September was already exhausted within a hour or the pre-order becoming available. It will be also available for purchase from the Apple retail store, starting at 8 a.m. on September 21. The iPhone 5 is available in black and white colors. The 16GB is priced at $199, the 32GB is priced at $299, while the 64GB version is priced at $399 with a 2-year wireless plan from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.
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Lighting to 30-pin Adapter
The new iPhone 5 has a smaller dock adapter, called Lighting, than the 30-pin adapter on iPhone 4S. Lighting is an all-digital, eight signal design adapter, which is reversible, so you can plug it from either side. However, if you have old accessories, you will not be able to plug them into the new iPhone 5. To resolve this issue, Apple is selling an adapter for $39 which coverts Lighting into a 30-pin adapter, so you can use any old iPhone accessory with the new iPhone 5. The Lighting to 30-pin adapter can be pre-ordered from Apple Online store, and it will start shipping in October.
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The New iPhone 5
Apple has announced a new model of the iPhone, the iPhone 5, at an event that was held today on 12 September 2012 in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. A number of blogs and Web sites had already revealed that the new iPhone 5 will be announced today, even before the invitations for the event were sent by Apple. This model of iPhone is thinnest and lightest among all the iPhone models and is entirely made of glass and aluminum. Most of the bloggers also got it right when they said that the iPhone 5 will sport a bigger screen, than the screen of the iPhone 4S which measures 3.5 inches diagonally. The screen of iPhone 5 measures 4 inches diagonally allowing an extra row of application icons on the screen. The screen has a 1135 X 640 pixel resolution and a 16:9 screen ratio which makes it better for watching movies. Touch sensors have been integrated into the screen which means you will get better touch response. While Apple has updated its apps for the larger screen, older applications will appear with a black bar on the top and bottom. Continue reading Apple Unveils iPhone 5
iPico projector for iPhone and iPod
General Imaging (GIC), a world-wide exclusive licensee for GE Digital camera, has announced a small, sleek projector – iPico, for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. There is no cable needed, the projector has patented built-in connector which, you can pop up and slide your iPhone and iPad Touch into it. The project enables you to project images, videos, and movies in nearly any surface up to 50 inches. It projects the images in a qHD (950×540 pixels) resolution, which is exactly one quarter of a Full HD (1080p) frame, in a 16:9 aspect ratio. It weighs 3.35 ounces and is about two-thirds the width of an iPhone. iPico’s pop-up connector is just over, half an inch thick and slides down into the dock when not in use. It will be available in white before the holiday season this year for $129.99. A built-in, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and USB charging cable are included with the projector. Continue reading GIC Launches iPico Handheld Projector for iPhone and iPod
IntoNow is a second screen experience application from Yahoo!. It can detect what you are watching on your TV in real-time and then display information about the program that you are watching on the TV. Now the application has added some more cool features in an update. A “Capit” feature lets you capture an image from the program that you are watching, add captions and comments to it, and share those with your friends. There is a new music sync feature can automatically identify the music playing in a TV show. The application also shows you people, articles, and sports stats related to the TV program that you are watching. A chat feature in the application lets you see what your friends are watching and instantly chat. Continue reading IntoNow Update Adds Screen Capture and Group Chat