The Internet Goes Dark Today With SOPA Protests

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Today is a day that will go down in history books as the darkest day on the Internet. Legislation has been written by representatives of the United States government that undermine the innovation, free speech, and security of the open Internet that we’ve spent decades building.

This legislation, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), has not been set into law, but lobbyists and government officials are pushing it further and further every day. Today, January 18th 2012, is the day that websites small and large, along with Internet users across the globe, unite to protest these proposed laws. Continue reading →

App Review: AirMusic for iPhone

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Imagine you have rocking tunes that you want to share with you buddy, but (gasp!) all he has is a gaming system attached to his TV! What do you do? While the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 have support for playing music from Windows devices, they don’t share media well when it comes to iPhones.

Sure, there is iPod support, but if you try plugging in your iPhone it just doesn’t work as well. However, there are a few applications for iOS that will let you play music though your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 straight from your iPhone. One option is an app I recently found called AirMusic from Plutinosoft. Continue reading →

How To: Create Custom iPhone Ringtones With iTunes

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If there’s one question I get asked from novice iPhone users, it’s “how do I make a phone call?”. Shortly after they’ll ask me how to create their own custom ringtones without paying that hefty $1.29 in the iTunes store. So instead of guiding them through the steps over the phone (or worse case, making their ringtones myself), I’ve decided to create a quick How To guide that’s easy to follow and will take you only 5 minutes to complete once you get the hang of it. Continue reading →

iOS 5.1 Will Come With New Wallpapers, Download Now

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Packed inside the upcoming iOS 5.1 are 4 new wallpapers specifically designed for the iPad. The fine folks over at 9to5 Mac discovered these new wallpapers inside a copy of iOS 5.1 beta. Your choices are two ocean wallpapers, a grassy dew one, and a puddle with rain drops. Although these wallpapers have a 1024×1024 resolution (for both iPad landscape and portrait modes), 9to5 Mac has also sized them down to retina resolutions for the iPhone 4 and 4S. Continue reading →

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 →