A few days ago, I came across an app on Instagram called GifRus, I was scrolling through photos and someone had posted an image with a template of an iPhone, after asking that all important question “what app is this?!?” I was replied to the name GifRus, Furthermore, it was free!
Like Instagram, you have several filters to choose from, you can either take a photo of select it from your camera roll. You have the option of several templates that range from a polaroid to an iPad
The application also has a GIF animator embedded allowing the user to make short animations, however I feel the main part of the app is the ability to add the iDevice templates
MRiOSDevices highly recommends this brilliant app, download it today and add something extra special to your photographs.
You like Twitter? We do! Have you always wanted to tweet something but by the time it takes to open the Twitter app you’ve forgotten? Happens all the time we know, not anymore! With Ready Tweet it opens in seconds with none of that timeline and mentions to load! Follow @MriOSDevices
Tweets straight away
No Crashing or Bugs(On iOS 5)
The advertisements get in the way sometimes(not every time)
No Support for multiple accounts
This app is free so you should already expect advertisements, you can upgrade to remove them for a small fee. We overall give it 7/10 and highly recommend Ready Tweet to anyone! Go check it out.
MriOSDevices has been given the opportunity to review some products from The Snugg and this is the first of two reviews, overall this iPad stand is a great addition to anyone’s geeky desk set up.
The stand has a fantastic viewing angle that is adjustable and sturdy in construction, the top and bottom of the support is clad in rubber giving your precious devices protection from scratches and damage.
As you may already know, Apple have continued the manufacture of their previous generation iPad, only in 16GB configuration, to allow the iPad in general to be more affordable, for those that don’t have the funds, or simply don’t want the new iPad that was released alongside this revised iPad 2.
Apple have done this in the past, it has been most popular with the iPhones. For example, you can still buy an 8GB iPhone 3GS at the Apple Store, which is 2 generations old, on the other hand, this mobile phone is still a completely capable smartphone for people who want an advanced but affordable mobile. In addition to this, the iPhone 3GS is still able to run Apple’s latest and greatest version of iOS, this is outstanding since some of the latest phones that run android are still only capable of running old software.
Unlike where Apple usually just drop the higher capacity models from the line when a new generation of a product comes out, this time they have decided to revise the processor that is used in this device currently. We know that they haven’t used the newly released A5X, however they have given the A5 processor a revamp. They have used whats called and SoC, which is built on 32nm processes. The target that Apple have gone for on this one is to gain more battery life with this revised 16GB WiFi only model.
On the flip side to this though, we can see already from looking at the specification that there are some major downsides that could cause you not to make the purchase of this device. For example: the 32nm processes means that the processor can only be used in a single core configuration. Many people, organizations and analysis’s believe that this shouldn’t effect the overall performance of this device, however until we can get our hands on it, theres not judgment necessary.
Now that Flashback has officially been dealt with (for now), it appears that another trojan is in town to make Macs hide in danger. “LuckyCat” is a backdoor SabPub trojan that also exploits a Java vulnerability, but this time through Microsoft Word. It scurries in through a hole in Word that lets malware spread via documents with the CVE-2009-0563 vulnerability.
“This new threat is a custom OS X backdoor, which appears to have been designed for use in targeted attacks,” says Costin Raiu, an expert from security company Kaspersky. “The backdoor contains functionality to make screenshots of the user’s current session and execute commands on the infected machine.”
Kaspersky, who traced the trojan back to a website controlled from Fremont, CA suspects LuckyCat is intended as a cyber weapon in world politics. Seems it may have been deployed to target Pro-Tibetan organizations, FireEye, Tibetan activists are hit with even more attacks than the U.S. government.
This doesn’t mean that normal users are free from this, far from that to be true, as this has gone public, there should be a patch but who knows, there isn’t as of yet, we will defiantly update! All information here.
Our recommendation, install a Anti Virus like Sophos, until Mountain Lion is released with its built-in Anti Virus, oh and Sophos is free!
Due to shortages of replacement 16GB White iPhone 4′s customer’s seeking hardware replacements may get a free upgrade to the new iPhone 4S at the Apple Store Genius Bar. According multiple sources Apple’s inventory for refurbished iPhone 4′s are heavily constrained so they may have no other option but to replace them with a refurbished 4S, now this has been confirmed in the US and Canada but no reports of other countries.
This may only apply to certain Apple stores and might be US or Canada only but you never know you might just be in luck, if your White iPhone 4 is broken then hit up the Apple store and you might end up walking out with a 4S With Siri, Dual Core A Chip and an 8 Megapixel camera, so it’s definitely worth a try.
Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2011, which features many bug fixes and a couple of new features.
Here is all that is new:
We appreciated your feedback! As the newest member of the Office for Mac family, Outlook 2011 continues to get the most requests from consumers and businesses alike; therefore, our top priority for this release was Outlook, and this service pack resolves many of the most common requests. The more notable Outlook enhancements include: • Sync performance with Exchange server, • Performance improvements while deleting multiple items, • Displaying email message content, and sending email.
Outlook performance is also improved in IMAP account sync and the database rebuild utility. New capabilities include: • Scheduling resources in the calendar, • Distribution list expansion, • Day number display in the calendar.
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have improved performance with additional modest improvements. For example, we updated PowerPoint to take advantage of full screen view in Lion, and we improved grammar checkers for Italian and German languages. We also made it easier to work with Office documents on SkyDrive and addressed several smaller issues in response to your feedback.
You can get this from Microsoft on its website or through Office’s built-in updater.
Yesterday there where reports claiming a solid launch date for Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors and also it’s next generation thunderbolt technology which are expected to launch April 23rd. It would be nice if they headed to next the Mac refresh as it offers new possibilities for Apple to create Retina Displays because of the Ivy Bridge’s low power consumption.
The Ivy Core processor offer 4 cores, 40% less power consuming that the current sandy bridge processors, Intel HD 4000 which will apparently have 200% better performance that it’s current predecessor. This means if we were to see them in the next MacBook Pro it would have a better Graphics processor plus less power consuming and USB 3.0.
This processor plus new thunderbolt technology is perfect together and gives Apple the opportunity to show what thunderbolt can do. Seeing these in new Mac refreshes will most likely happen as most of intel’s partners are making notebooks powered by the new Ivy Bridge processor.
The DSL3510 is the processor most likely to be in the new Mac desktop systems while the DSL3310 would be in the notebook platforms.
Last week there were reports of 600000 Macs being infected by what is known as the ‘Flashback Virus’ which was caused by tricking users into installing which appeared to be flash player but was really Malware. This came to a shock for a lot of people as OS X is known for it’s Virus free platform but this theory was proved wrong.
Apple responded to their promise to a fix today when they released the fix that will remove the malware from the 1% of Macs affected and will prevent all users from getting the Malware.
Hit up software update and install the 66.8MB update!
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.
This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.