Archive for December, 2011

pinglio’s Top 3 Apps of 2011

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We here at pinglio have reviewed a ton of apps this year. So now we’re rounding up each of our top 3 favorites and the download links for you guys. We’re glad to have found these amazing apps and we’d recommend them to anyone. And if you’re looking for some limited-time holiday freebies, there are plenty to in our list. So without further adieu, we present our top 3 favorite apps of 2011. Continue reading →

Boxee Says Goodbye to the PC, Now Focusing On Its Boxee Box

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A new version of the beloved media-player software Boxee is coming late January says the Boxee team on their blog. Included in the version 1.5 update is improved navigation across the board and the ability to watch live TV with the upcoming Boxee TV Tuner device. The good news quickly took a sharp turn when Boxee announced that their focus will be shifting away from the Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu versions of Boxee and putting all their efforts towards the Boxee Box and other dedicated Boxee devices. Continue reading →

How To: Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Using Redsn0w and Corona

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Earlier today we saw that both the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team have released their respective tools to jailbreak an untethered version iOS 5.0.1. Some of you may have already jailbroke iOS 5.0.1 using an earlier version of the iPhone Dev Team’s redsn0w. Unfortunately that specific exploit left you with a tethered (meaning devices required connecting to a computer to boot) version of iOS 5.0.1. But all that is a thing of the past, and users can now jailbreak their A4 iDevices using redsn0w and Corona. Continue reading →

Qualcomm Stadium Gets A Name Change For The Holidays [Ad]

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The San Diego Chargers football team is getting a little change this holiday season thanks to Qualcomm, the popular mobile processor manufacturer. The Charger’s home stadium is getting a name change from “Qualcomm Stadium” to “Snapdragon Stadium”. The name comes from Qualcomm’s most popular product, the Snapdragon processor that powers so many smartphones today. Continue reading →

The Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Is Finally Here

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After almost 8 weeks of development, pod2g has successfully jailbroke the latest version of Apple’s iOS, 5.0.1. His exploit is able to jailbreak all iDevices (iPhone 4, iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G & iPod Touch 3G) except for the latest iPhone 4s and iPad 2. Jailbreakers can use the official tools of the iPhone Dev Team (redsn0w) and the Chronic Dev Team (a new package in Cydia called Corona) to jailbreak their iDevices running iOS 5.0.1. Continue reading →

App Review: Poker By Zynga For iOS and Facebook

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Zynga’s Poker is one of the largest free to play online poker games in the world. While I will be focusing on the iPhone and Facebook applications of the game, Zynga has also ported it over to Android, Yahoo, and Google+. With apps and games like Hanging With Friends and Words With Friends, I thought it was time to look at one of their first games. Continue reading →

App Review: click.to Makes Sharing Easier With Less Mouse Clicks [Ad]

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Every day we log onto our computers and share links, thoughts, pictures and more with our friends and family. We do it all the time: open a browser, type in the URL, log in to the service, open a status box and start typing. But what if that process could be scaled down to only two clicks of the mouse? Think of all the time you’d be saving! Well, the good news is that there is an app that aims to do just that. It’s called click.to, and it makes sharing things like links and photos much easier all from your desktop. Continue reading →

YouTube Adds Snowfall Effect To Its Video Player

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YouTube is adding some holiday cheer to their video player today. The company has enabled a snowflake icon right next to the annotation icon on the bottom bar of videos. Users can enable the snow effect to see snow fall from the top of the video, and watch it gather up on the bottom. Moving your mouse above the snowflakes pushes them around right before they hit the ground. Check out the video after the break. Continue reading →

The Best iPhone Apps of 2011

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2011 was another great year for iPhone apps. With over 600,000 apps now in the App Store and the Android Market closing in fast at half a million, mobile applications will continue to drive our generation of innovative and disruptive technologies. A number of trends highlighted this year. For instance, tablet devices like the iPad are becoming more mainstream in households. Continue reading →

Firefox 9 Debuts Tomorrow, Download It Now

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I know, I know. When will Mozilla stop with all these Firefox updates? It seems not any time soon because tomorrow marks the day that Firefox 9.0 is officially released. As usual, the official update has hit Mozilla’s FTP servers letting avid Firefox users get the update a few hours ahead of time. We have the download links and all the info on what’s new in Firefox 9 including improved Mac OS X compatibility, a new UI for Android tablets, and more. Continue reading →