SkyFire Web Browser For iPhone Now Available

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Skyfire for iPhone

It was supposed to come out tomorrow, but SkyFire Web Browser is already available in the App Store at $2.99. Featuring SkyFire’s technology that allows you to view flash videos on the iPhone through a server-side conversion to HTML5, SkyFire for iPhone also features Facebook and Twitter sharing in-app, a Facebook “Quickview” menu to check on your Facebook wall with one tap, private browsing, tabs and a desktop user agent option. We’re testing the app right now and we’ll update this post with our impressions in a few minutes. In the meantime, check out the release notes below.
FEATURES: • Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits! • All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content • Be social: Share via Facebook and Twitter. • Stay in touch: Unique Facebook ‘Quickview’ allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click. • Standard browser elements: Tabs, search, sharing, bookmarks, history, etc. • Video search, with safe search option helps you quickly find videos about your favorite topic • ‘Desktop’ option loads pages as on a desktop browser, giving a greater selection of video (vs. mobile sites) • Private Browsing option: Browse with no history and cookies left behind • Click the ‘Explore’ button for related videos, news trends, photos and tweets! NOTES: • Flash VIDEO content is supported, but Flash Games and Apps are NOT supported (aren’t there enough games on iPhone already?) • Hulu NOT supported (they don’t allow it), but scores of other premium sites available • List of supported sites grows daily (request new sites via Settings >> Feedback menu) • It may take 15-25 seconds for videos to load: Preparing goodness takes time…
[via: macstories]

iTunes song previews to become 90 seconds long

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPhone, Tech.

iTunes connect

Think the current 30 iTunes song previews are too short? Waiting for those 60 second iTunes song rumors to come true? Well today Apple has announced that it will be extending iTunes song previews not to 60 seconds but to an entire 90 seconds. – That’s half the length of many songs! The news comes from Symphonic Distribution (via MR) who received an Apple e-mail, to music labels, detailing the change. We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the length of music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds on the iTunes Store in the United States. We believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases. This news is surely exciting for those who like to listen to previews before purchasing their music. 90 seconds is three times the current iTunes preview lengths and we agree that this will allow music-purchasers to make better music-purchasing decisions. Oh, there’s always listening to the full thing on YouTube first. Interesting to point out is that Apple only specifically mentions the change happening for the U.S. iTunes store so international folks will probably be out of luck for the time being. via: 9to5mac

Facetime on Middle East iPhone 4.1 Finally Patched

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, FaceTime, Featured, iPhone, News

Great news for iPhone 4 users in the Middle East ! There is a new hack available in Cydia which can enable FaceTime in unsupported countries like the one in Middle East on jailbroken iPhone 4.

FaceTime

Simply follow the step by step instructions posted below to activate FaceTime on your iPhone. Step 1: First up, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 4.1 using GreenPois0n or Limera1n. Instructions can be found here. Step 2: Once you are done with the jailbreak, Start Cydia, touch on “Manage” tab on the bottom, followed by “Sources”. Step 3: Now touch on “Edit” and add http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13972199/ repository. Step 4: Once the repository has been added, Search for “FaceTime Switch” in Cydia and install this application. This app will automatically patch all the files required for the FaceTime toggle to show up in Settings.

FaceTime on iPhone 4 (1)

Step 5: Now reboot your iPhone and then navigate to Settings –> Phone and tap on the FaceTime toggle to turn it on. Your iPhone will now send an international SMS to activate FaceTime.

FaceTime on iPhone 4

That’s it! Once FaceTime has been activated, you can make normal phone calls and then tap the on-screen FaceTime option once connected, or you can make a direct FaceTime to FaceTime call by selecting an individual contact and tapping the “FaceTime” button from Contacts app. + Source: redmondpie,

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