Review: AppMosaic

AppMosaic is a jailbreak app which actually should not have been one but that does not really matter.

AppMosaic is a simple jaibreak app which shows you the top 200 AppStore applications in a nice mosaic style. Once you open the app it will tell you that the apps to the right are the free ones and the ones to the left are the paid ones. After a few seconds of loading you will see the AppStore app icons appearing in a simple mosaic.

If you tap on any icon it will show a pop-up in the bottom of the screen giving the name of the app and the name of the developer, tapping on this pop-up you will be directed to the particular app in the AppStore.

Check out AppMosaic in action below:


It is a pretty cool app if you want to keep an eye on all the top apps in the AppStore. If you are interested in AppMosaic you can get it from Cydia for free.

Let me know what you guys think of AppMosaic in the comments section below.

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Tweetbot updated with iCloud integration

I usually don’t write about App Store apps, it’s always about tweaks etc… but this is special. Tweetbot, the best Twitter client for an iPhone, much better even than the Twitter app itself, went through an update and it has added a few cool and unique features.

Tapbot have now added iCloud support to Tweetbot, which will keep the Timeline positions, Direct messages (DMs) and mute filters in sync across all instances of Tweetbot running on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Here are all the new features:

  • iCloud Integration (must be logged into iCloud)
  • Mute filters synced across instances of Tweetbot
  • DM read status synced across all instances of Tweetbot when iCloud is selected for sync
  • Timeline positions are synced, this means that if you scroll on your iPhone and wait for a few second it’ll automatically scroll on your iPad (pretty cool eh?)
  • Better handling of iTunes links across thumbnail previews
  • YouTube links provide thumbnail previews (much awaited)
  • Pinch to close image on iPad
  • Minor bug fixes

It is great to see developers like Tapbots take their apps to the next level using new features available in iOS in their own unique and innovative way. Tweetbot was already the Gold standard for Twitter apps, with the iCloud sync feature, it will be even more difficult for users to give this app a miss.

You can get the updated version from within the AppStore under the updates tab, if you already have purchased it. If not then you will have to purchase it for $2.99 on the iPhone and as well as the iPad.

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Apple Event Summed Up In Just 90 Seconds!

Missed the Apple event? Don’t have 2 hours to watch the keynote?

Well thanks to the CultOfMac you can get an idea of all the happenings by just sparing 90 seconds of your valuable time.

Check out the round up below:

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iPhoto In The New iPad

Alongside the third generation iPad and a new Apple TV, Apple showcased a number of apps that took advantage of the improved hardware of the new iPad. One of them was iPhoto for iOS, which brings advanced photo editing capabilities to the iPad, using touch based gestures.

Some noteworthy features:

  • You can double tap an image, and iPhoto selects similar images in your library, which you can then compare side by side.
  • Multi-touch editing: You can manipulate image properties using your fingers, by dragging up, down, left or right. The app detects blue skies, greenery and skin tones, which can then be modified easily. It also has the ability to “straighten” an image using automatic horizon detection.

Apple Updates It’s AppStore Apps!

After today’s event Apple is on a role to update all it’s previous apps to support the new iPad’s retina display.

Here are all the apps that have been updated with their change logs:

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iBooks

  • Read books more easily with sharply detailed text on the new iPad’s amazing Retina display
  • See page numbers that correspond to the printed edition of the select titles
  • Search for a page number to jump to a desired page with a single tap
  • Use your finger as a highlighter when swiping over text

Find My Friends

  • Support for Retina display-capable devices
  • Bug fixes
  • Stability enhancements

iTunesU

  • Support for the new iPad’s retina display

Find My iPhone

Just before pushing these updates Apple also increased the OTA download limit to 50MB.

What do you think about these new updates?

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Apple’s March 7 Media Event

If you are one of those Apple fans who could not get hold of any live blogs or any live news, Apple has already taken care of that just a few minutes after their event.

Check out the whole event below:

Apple media event

What are you most amazed by? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Apple Announces 25 Billionth App Downloaded and Winner Of $10,000 iTunes Gift Card

Three days after the count down to the 25 Billionth app download Apple has finally announced the winner of the $10,000 iTunes Gift Card and also the 25 Billionth app and I’am sad to know that it wasn’t me. I had timed by purchase to near perfection but alas seeing the speed of the downloads I was sure it depends on luck. Anyway back to the winner, Apple has not announced this on their official website as of now but only have released a press statement saying:

The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.”

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Official Twitter App For iPhone Updated!

The official Twitter app for iPhone has been updated to a newer version (4.1). With the update, the usual bug fixes are included, but there are some pretty new ones too. Let the pictures do the talking here!

As you can see, a slew of new features have been added. One of the best changes was one everyone was asking for since the update to v4.0. Swipe gestures were finally re-added to the app. We asked, and they listened!

 

So, what are you still doing here? Go update your Twitter! Stay tuned to The iOS Jedi Blog for more tips and tricks! Hit us up in the comments or find us on IRC at #iOSJedi-Freenode.

Piracy A Business Opportunity Says Angry Birds’ CEO

With hundreds of millions of downloads of Angry Birds, one would think that Rovio would do everything in its power to fight piracy. But as it turns out this is not the case, at the Midem conference in Cannes, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed announced, ” Piracy may not be a bad thing: it can get us more business at the end of the day. We took something from the music industry, which was to stop treating customers as users, and start treating them as fans. We do that today: we talk about how many fans we have,” he said. “If we lose that fan base, our business is done, but if we can grow our fan base, our business will grow.”

After reading this only one thing crosses my mind and that is someone is encouraging piracy which should be completely stopped and eradicated according to many, but as Hed hints, piracy of games and applications draws more number of people to the company and eventually the fan base increases which in-turn makes the company and it’s various other applications famous for downloads.

According to various others piracy is cheap and is done only by those who don’t want to pay for applications and in doing so they cheat the developer off his credit.

This is weird but someone actually sees a good side in pirating applications.

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Path Team Apologizes For It’s Mistake

In light of recent events regarding the upload of contact information to Path’s servers, the CEO of Path ha made a new blog post entitling it, “We Are Sorry”. The post is an apology to all Path users who were concerned after the leak of information regarding the handling of the “Add Friends” option in the Path app.

Dave Morin (CEO) writes that to get back it’s reputation the Path team has deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information to their servers.

He adds that an update to the Path app was released today in the App Store which would allow all users to choose if they want to allow Path to access their contacts.
The update is titled as Path 2.0.6 and is available here.

You can read the entire apology blog post here.

After seeing this I guess all Path users will be very happy that they have enrolled to a very swift working team which deeply cares about their user opinions.
I hope all the other companies learn from this and become fast in rectifying issues.

(After reading this if you think that there is no need of Ryan Petrich’s tweak called ContactPrivacy, you are wrong as ContactPrivacy prompts you for each and every application that wants to access contact information.)

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