Want to be able to send out private and encrypted messages right from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad? Well now you can with the FREE application called S2end – The private messenger – Send Secure & protected messages, texts!
S2end is a secure messaging application that takes advantage of AES-128bit encryption to deliver you messages in a secure way. The recipient will also be able to take advantage of this high level of encryption and will be able to decrypt the message you the password you set up.
You even have the ability to set up multiple ways to protect the message including: password protection, location protection, drawing protection, and an expiration date.
Password protection is exactly what it sounds like. You set a password and the recipient must know the password to open the message. Location protection can be set by GPS, where you can only open the message when you are at a certain location ex. New York. Drawing protection is similar to the Android lockscreen where the recipient must draw the same pattern that you set to decrypt the message. Lastly there is an expiration date you can set. If the recipient does not read the message in x number of days, the message will automatically be deleted.
S2end is an application that anyone can take advantage of. The messages can be decrypted and red from any browser and can be sent to any email address. If the have a S2end account, the email box will turn green and you will not have to put a password in to encrypt the message if you don’t want. If the email box is read, that means they do not have a 2send account and you will have to use some form of encryption to keep the message private.
This application is currently FREE on the Apple App Store and when you set up an account you can send a handful of FREE encrypted messages, but to take full advantage of the application you can purchase in-app purchases for more messages and more storage space, because you can send attachments and even link directly to your Dropbox, CloudApp, and SkyDrive.
Weather and Clock for Kids, developed by Kidoteca, is exactly what it sounds like. It is an app the displays the weather and time for children using cartoon characters and animation. The included weather and clock applications that come standard on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPhone are somewhat boring, especially for kids. Weather and Clock for kids changes it up and makes checking the time and weather enjoyable for the youngsters.
A cute little mouse is able to speak out the 7-day forecast, current time and date, as well as the current temperature. In a way this is also a learning tool for children as they can hear and see exactly whats on the screen which can help them read. This app is great for children that cant read as well, as the spoken commands will be able to tell them the information they need.
The application is fully interactive and you can touch on just about anything and it will do something like opening the window and turning on the fire. You can also listed to the mouse radio with original songs and comedy presented in mouse language. As the time and weather changes, the mouse’s outfits will change as well as the wallpaper.
Weather and Clock for Kids is currently priced at just $0.99 and is a great little application that young children will enjoy and a learning tool at the same time. This is a universal application, but unfortunately it has not been updated to take full advantage of the iPhone 5′s screen yet. Check it out on the Apple App Store today!
Some YouTuber was able to bypass the passcode on an iPhone running iOS 6.1. It is actually very easy and can be done in just a few steps.
1. Slide to unlock
2. Tap the emergency call button
3. Hold the power button until the slider appears
4. Tap cancel
5. Dial 112 and cancel it ASAP before it can go through
6. Lock the device using the sleep/power button
7. Press the home button
8. Slide to unlock
9. Press and hold the power button and in exactly 3 seconds tap the emergency call button.
20. Enjoy bypassing the lock code on the iPhone.
Here is a video showing how to do it in action:
Ok guys, our first giveaway of the year is now over. We had it running from February 6th to February 13th.
The Winners are:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Cydia Account Number, and which prize you want (iRealSMS, PwnTunes or PhotoAlbums+)
So what did everyone think about this giveaway? Did you like the way to enter in, or would commenting on the article page have been better?
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These days, mostly everyone uses a smartphone for their mobile phone. Unlike when you own a so-called “dumb” phone, when you have a smartphone, you will find that your wireless carrier will require you to purchase a data plan or upgrade your existing one, depending on how old it is. In particular, the four major wireless carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless — offer unlimited data plans as part of their packages. More mobile phone users are now transitioning to providers like Clear that provide wireless internet deals with unlimited data plans for on- the- go and home solutions.
While many consumers opt for these data plans, the majority of these individuals never consume more than 2GB of data per month. This is a fairly standard amount as it is the average tier for most smartphone data plans across all of the wireless carriers.
According to a study conducted by research firm NPD Connected Intelligence, the majority of mobile phone users do not need unlimited plans, and in fact, 2GB is more than sufficient to satisfy these individuals. The NPD also collected data from an app on 1,000 Android smartphones to track how much data the owners would consume each month. This is not taking into consideration the usage of iPhone users, but the firm determined that three percent of consumers on Verizon Wireless consume more than 3GB per month, 4 percent of users on Sprint and AT&T consume over 3GB per month and as much as 11 percent of T-Mobile users consume more than 3GB each month. It was also determined that T-Mobile customers tend to be of the younger demographic, which means there is more streaming of music and video to smartphones among this group.
Generally, on the whole, the majority of customers on wireless carriers who have a data plan tied to their mobile phone are not even at the 2GB point. As of the first quarter of 2012, the average data usage for these individuals measured in at approximately 450MB of data per month. It is not surprising that wireless data usage is considerably low due to the fact that all smartphones now come with Wi-Fi capabilities built in. Shared data is also a popular option that is offered by the two top carriers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which help consumers to limit their data usage overall.read more