iControlBits Approved for Torrents by App Store(0)
Apple has approved iControlBits, a native front-end to remotely control Transmission torrent downloads.
iControlBits is a feature rich iPhone native front-end to remotely control a Transmission client daemon via its RPC protocol. Transmission Remote GUI is faster and has more functionality than the build-in Transmission web interface.
Transmission client daemon works great with MAC OS X. All you have to do is enable remote access and you’re ready to go. You can also use it with QNAP NAS server instead of buit in download station.
You can purchase iControlBits from the App Store for $1.99. Read More
Reverse BitTorrent for Apps Will Cause More App Store Piracy(0)
A large surge in App Store piracy is expected as the Hackulous community plans to release a ‘reverse BitTorrent’ system that will leverage millions of users to supply apps, according to TorrentFreak.
In the past, owners of App Store apps would have to crack the software using something like Clutch then patch, test, upload and submit it to Apptrakr in order to grow its database and enable others to download. Not surprisingly the learning curve dissuaded all but a tiny minority from even trying.
Described by Dissident as a kind of ‘reverse BitTorrent’, Mobile Hunt is a clever way of utilizing an existing network of millions of peers to provide a solution to the app supply bottleneck.
“Essentially what will happen is when you’re using Installous you’ll get a little pop up that says ‘Hey, you have an application that Apptrakr doesn’t. We will add the application to a queue in the background (if you say yes) and it will start uploading tiny pieces of it, kind of like a torrent, up to the cloud’,” Hackulous admin Dissident explains.
The tiny pieces from each person’s device will then be combined to make one final copy which will then be available on Apptrakr for anyone to download.
Hackulous has also announced that it’s already cracked the security of the unreleased Mac App Store. Using a new product called ‘Kickback’ they plan to offer free downloads for Mac Apps. Dissident notes that Kickback won’t be released until the Mac App Store is saturated with “tons of crap”.
“Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they’ll be pretty good. Apple isn’t going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released. It’ll probably take months for the App Store to actually have a bunch of crappy applications and when we feel that it has a lot of crap in it, we’ll probably release Kickback.”
*Please note as developers ourselves we do not encourage pirating applications in any way.
Facebook App adds 1.6 Million Users in 3 Days(0)
The Facebook app for iPhone received a huge spike in usage this holiday season as can be seen in the chart below.
Statistics at AllFacebook.com show an increase to 31.3 million daily active users from 29.7 million on December 24th. That’s a gain of 1.6 million users in 3 days.
While Facebook may have received an extraordinary boost in usage, the holiday season is good to many developers as new users search for their favorite new apps.
You can download Facebook from the App Store for free.
Verizon FiOS App Lets You Program Your DVR with iPad(0)
Verizon has released the FiOS Mobile App for iPad which lets you program your DVR remotely using the iPad.
FiOS customers can use FiOS Mobile for iPad to set parental controls, set bookmarks, browse and search TV programming, browse and search thousands of VOD listings, update set-top box names, use their iPad as a remote control to interact with FiOS TV (HD set-top box required) and see What’s Hot on FiOS.
DVR customers can program their DVRs remotely through their iPad. This includes setting any of their DVRs to record from virtually anywhere they happen to be, set a series recording, view the status of Read More
CNN iPad App Ready For Download(0)
CNN has released an official application for the iPad that lets you watch live and breaking news and digg deeper into the story.
You can download CNN App for iPad from the App Store for free.
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Apple Sponsor’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway(0)
Apple has announced its 12 Days of Christmas giveaway for European customers. “12 Days. 12 Free Downloads”.
This Christmas seasons, you and your friends can download a fantastic selection of songs, music videos, apps, books, TV episodes and a film for free on itunes.
Each free download will only be available for 24 hours. Sign up for our daily email alerts or download our special 12 Days of Christmas app to make sure you don’t miss out.
The 12 Days of Christmas app isn’t available yet; however, we’ll let you know when it arrives in the App Store.
StayOpened Keeps the AppStore Open(0)
StayOpened is a new Cydia tweak by EvilPenguin that keeps the AppStore open while you install apps in the background.
Tired of the AppStore always closing after you start downloading an application?
StayOpened will also change the purchase conformation button before you install the application.
You can download StayOpened from the ModMyi Cydia Repository.