by George Heymann

Unlock Your iPhone With a SIM card, Tweeticide: Allows iOS users to delete all of their Tweets at once.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

The Gevey Ultra S is a now up for preorder for $55 and will unlock your iPhone without the need for a jailbreak. Unfortunately this sim unlock only works for GSM phones meaning only users of AT&T and TMobile will be able to use the Gevey Ultra S. Verizon and Sprint users have to figure out another option. The Gevey Ultra S will begin shipping March 3rd.

The Gevey Ultra S boasts the following feature set –

  • GEVEY™ True Plug-and-Play Unlocking SIM Interposer
  • No Need to Dial International Emergency Number 112
  • Untethered Unlock with no Jailbreak Required
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For individuals and many small businesses, it’s hip to be Square

by George Heymann


Square is a mobile payment system that features an app and a compact ‘square’ card reader that plugs into the 3.5 mm headphone jack that allows iPhone and Android smartphones to accept credit card payments. When I first heard of Square back in May of 2010, my first thought was what a great concept!

Square seemed to be the next evolutionary step in mobile payments. Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey stated his goal for his startup Square was that “it become a simple payment utility for everyone.” Accepting credit card payments everywhere without requiring a merchant account, monthly fees or minimums will revolutionize credit payments for individuals.

According to Square you can accept credit card payments using Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover for 2.75% per swipe, that’s it, no additional fees. If you enter credit card numbers manually, your cost is 3.5% +15 cents per transaction. The funds are direct deposited to your bank account the next business day. With Square, the app and card reader are both free.

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Technology-Headlines Android app, offers an easy way to read along when you’re mobile

by George Heymann

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After experiencing intermittent problems with our Android app, were back to using AppsGeyser to publish our application.

The app offers a very simple, easy to read layout which looks very similar to the WordPress application for Android. (see sample screens on the right)

The app lets you choose between two basic settings, mobile or full site mode. The

mobile setting is my favorite, it gives you the headlines for each story,  which you can then click to read the stories that are of interest. It makes it really easy to scan for new content and read with just a quick tap.

The full site mode, is a desktop browser like view of our site. If you have an Android phone with OS 2.1 or higher and want an easy way to follow us when your mobile give it a try, it’s a free download from the Android Market.

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Official Android YouTube app gets updated to V2.2.14 includes editable titles, playlists as well as new UI for uploading

by George Heymann

The latest version of the official Google YouTube app is now available in the Android Market. Besidesbug fixes and performance improvements V2.2.14 adds the following new features to an already robust application.

What’s New:

  • Edit the title, description and privacy of your uploaded videos
  • New uploading UI integrated into the app
  • Create/Edit/Delete playlist on the go
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

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Quickoffice Pro $2.99 for a limited time in Amazon App Store

The excellent Microsoft Office compatible Android Quickoffice Pro suite is available for $2.99 for a limited time in the Amazon App Store.

Quickoffice Pro allows you to view, edit and save Word, Excel and Powerpoint files from your Android device. You can load and save files from many third party services like Google Docs., Dropbox, Box, Huddle, SugarSync and MobileMe.

I had purchased this suite a few days ago when it went on sale for $7.99, at $2.99 it’s an absolute steal get it while you can.

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Preview: NoLED provides persistent notification for missed calls or messages

by George Heymann

I have a recurring problem missing SMS messages. I’m frequently in the field, in noisy environments, and can’t hear the one-time message alerts at times. NoLED has provided a workable solution for this problem.

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Viber free VOIP calls for iPhone, soon for Android and Blackberry!

by George Heymann

Viber is a phone application that utilizes voice over IP (VOIP) protocols to enable you make free phone calls to other users that have Viber installed over 3G or Wifi similar to Skype. Until recently, Viber has been an iPhone exclusive but will be available soon for Android (currently in limited beta). Support for Blackberry has also been promised.
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Unrooting and updating the Nook Color

by George Heymann

Barnes and Noble recently released a firmware update for the Nook color which added several new features. The latest firmware V1.2.0 upgrades the Color Nook to Android 2.2 Froyo and adds an integrated Nook email client, an enhanced web browser with Flash and access to a limited curated Barnes and Noble app store as well as other enhancements.

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Should simulated violence in video games be a cause for concern?

by George Heymann

This debate has been ongoing since the dawn of video games, with several study results in direct contradiction of one another’s findings.

Personally, being a consumer of various video games — some of which are violent —  I believe this issue is a symptom of our societal tendency to shirk personal responsibility in favor of blaming media for anti-social behavior.

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