Monitor the Data/Network Usage of iPhone Apps – How to

Most of you might have received huge data bill, but you dont come to know the application which is responsible for it. Now, you can Monitor your data usage of iPhone apps by installing a new jailbreak tweak available in Cydia. iNetUsage is the name of the tweak, using which you can monitor your data usage. Just install the tweak and specify a data range. Now you can see your network usage broken down by network device and application. You can also track the network activity of applications using this tweak. Insatlling iNetUsage tweak will not add any icon to the application menu of your iPhone. Just go to Settings app to configure this tweak. In the settings app, iNetUsage is found in General -> Usage panel.

How to Monitor Network Usage of iPhone Apps
iNetUsage is available under BigBoss repository in Cydia. It costs $1.99 USD. You will need to have a jailbroken iPhone to install this app. Also this app is compatible with iOS 3.2 or higher.

iPhone 5 – About Expected Release Date and Specifications

iPhone 5 Release Date – For the release of iPhone 5, the most awaited iOS device, we have to wait for some more time. There was a rumour on Release Date of iPhone 5 that it was expected to be on July 2011. It was confirmed by Apple that they are going to Unveil iOS5, iCloud, Mac OS X Lion at WWDC 2011 Event on June 6th. But no confirmation was given about the release of iPhone 5 Hardware at this event. May Apple is planning to give a surprise about the Release of iPhone 5 Hardware at the WWDC Event to be held at Sna Francisco on June 6th.

iPhone 5 Specifications

There are many Rumours(Updates) Surfaced on the Web About iPhone 5 release Date. Few Updates are given below :

Update 13th April – According to a press note by Avian Securities, iPhone 5 Release Date is Scheduled to September 2011 or Early 2012.

Update 5th May – It has been confirmed by an AT&T Customer representative that they have been informed by Apple  not to expect iPhone in June or July 2011.

Like this many rumours are spreading in the internet about iPhone 5 Release Date. So, wait for the release and now go through the Features of iPhone 5.

Apple iPhone 5 – Full Specifications

* A5 Dual Core Processor – Apple may Introduce A5 Dual Core Processor into iPhone 5 for the outstanding Video Quality.

* Storage Capacity – Already Apple is offering 16GB, 32GB in iPhone from 2009. In iPhone 5 you can expect a maximum storage capacity of 64GB and lowest model contains 32GB.

* Facial Recognition – iPhone 5 will use Face Recognition for security, so that no one can try to use it or steal it.

* Signal Strength – You may not have any signal issues with iPhone 5, because Aplle is using strongest signal strength of any iPhone Model ever.
* Battery Life – With Longer Battery Life, iPhone 5 will have upto 14 Hours of Talk Time on 3G and 7 Hours on 4G.

* Video Chat – iPhone 5 Video Chat uses 4G networks instead of slow 3G networks.

* Built-in GPS – iPhone 5 may be integrated with built-in GPS, so that you dont get lost.

Disable Automatic Downloading of Malware Definitions List in Mac OS X – How To

Recently, Apple has released a Security Update of Mac OS X called Anti-Malware Mac OS X Security Update to remove MacDefender Malware Threat from Mac OS X. In this update, by default Automatically Update Safe Downloads List option is enabled. Even though it is not recommended to disable this option, if you don’t want to download the malware definition lists automatically, you can disable this option. Some general reasons for diasabling this option may be testing the effects of malware on crash box or limited connectivity of internet. The steps to Disable Automatic Downloading of Mac Malware Definition Lists in Mac OS X are as follows:

How to Disable Automatic Downloading of Malware Definition List in Mac OS X :

Step 1 : Initially, launch the System Preferences on your Mac OS X.

Disable Automatic Downloading of Malware Definition Lists

Step 2 : Now, click on the Security Panel and deselect the checkbox next to Automatically Update Safe Downloads List under the General tab.

This is it and you have disabled the Automatic Download of Malware Definitions List on Mac OS X successfully

How to Protect Against and Remove MACDefender from Mac OS X

Before knowing how to protect against and remove MACDefender, we must know what a MACDefender is. MACDefender is a malware that disguises itself as an Anti-virus software for Mac OS X. Macdefender attempts itself to install through hijacked websites. To protect your PC from MACDefender and disable it, follow the steps below :

How to Protect Against MACDefender:

There are two ways of avoiding being affected by MACDender:

1.) If you see any “MACDefender Setup Install” wizard while browsing through the web, DO NOT INSTALL it.
Remove MacDefender
2.) Disable Automatic File Opening in Safari
Make sure that you diasble the automatic opening of files after downloading in your Safari browser.
The disabling of this option can be done as follows:
Step 1 : Open the Safari Menu and pull down Preferences(Just hit + to launch this)
Step 2 : At the bottom of the General Tab, you find “Open Safe Files After Downloading“. Just Uncheck it and the automatic file opening option is disabled.

How to Remove MACdefender from Mac OS X :

In the below three ways you can check to see if your PC has been infected with MACDefender Malware :

1.) Launch the Task Manager Tool Activity Monitor(located in /applications/Utilities) and look for If this process is found running, kill that process.
2.) Open Sytem Preferences, click on Accounts, select “Login” items tab. Now look for MacDefender entry in the list.If found, select it and press ‘-‘ to delete it from list.
3.)Open your applications folder (/Applications/) and look for MACDefender. If found delete the application.

This is how you protect against and remove MACDefender from your Mac OS X.

Speed Up iTunes and iOS Device Syncing – How to

How to Speed Up iTunes and iOS Device Syncing ? This is the answer. iTunes is often known as Apple’s worst piece of  software as it is very slow in managing music and syncing devices. If iTunes library is very large or there is large content on your iPhone, then iTunes become very slow.  And now the good news to all iPhone/iPod users is that you can speed up iTunes and iOS device syncing.

Speed up iTunes

The video below demonstrates how to speed up iTunes and iOS device syncing


How to Take a Screen Shot Without the Shadow in Mac OS X

How to Take a Screen Shot Without the Shadow in Mac OS X ? Here is the answer. Instead of disabling the screen shot shadow completely, you can take a one-time screen capture without a shadow by using the Grab app or by using the Command Line Screencapture Utility.

Using Grab : As, Grab is wrapped in a familiar GUI, Grab is easy to use for most of the users. Grab is located in /Applications/Utilities. Now, Launch it and select “Window” from the capture menu.


How to Take a Screen Shot Without the Shadow in Mac OS X


This will bring up the window selector tool that get when you hit Ctrl+Shift+4. The resulting won’t include any window shadow.

Using Command Line Approach : It might be preferable to some users.The syntax for command line screen capture approach is

screencapture -oi test.jpg

You can also direct the output to the folder you desire as:

screencapture -oi ~/Desktop/shadowfree.jpg

This is it, and now you can take screenshots without shadow in Mac OS X.

How to Show Invisible Files on Mac OS X using Google Chrome

How to quickly show Invisible Files on Mac OS X using Google Chrome ? Here is the procedure. You can see invisible files on Mac OS X Hard Drive using Google Chrome Web Browser.Open the Chrome Browser and hit Ctrl + L and enter ‘/’ into the address bar (Alternatively file:/// can also be entered as address). Now, you will be presented with the Root Directory showing all hidden files and folders as well as the typically visible files.

Here all the invisible files are prefaced by a period(.) in Mac OS X. In the screenshot, .fseventsd, .Spotlight-V100, .Trashes, and .Vol are invisible files. You can also explore the paent directory to find more invisible files in folders like applications, users etc.

Torrents on iPhone – How to Download without Jailbreaking

How to Download Torrents on iPhone/iPad without Jailbreaking ?
Here is the Answer : Now you can Download Torrents on your iPhone/iPad without jailbreaking your iOS device which is totally free of cost.

Download Torrent

Steps to Download Torrents on iPhone /iPad without jailbreaking:

Step 1 : First download the Filer App from the App Store and install it on your device. Filer Lite app is available for download free of cost. This app helps you to manage different and download them.

Step 2 : Now get registered in with your email address. is a free service using which you can download torrent files without a torrent client.

Download Torrents on Iphone

Step 3 : Open the Browser on your iPhone and locate the torrent you want to download and copy its URL.Now, open and paste the torrent URL in the text field provided and click ‘Get‘ button. Then click on “Initiate BitTorrent Transmission“. Give the Login details and the torrent will be downloaded to the site’s server.

Step 4 : When the download is complete, you will be notified by an email with a direct link of your file.

Step 5 : Now open the Filer App on your device and paste link link you received through email. The download begins Momentarily.

Download Torrents

This is it and now you can download movies, msic games on your iPhone/iPad via Torrents.
Important Note : You cannot use the link received by email on your computer. Also you will need a fast connection to do this, as you need to download large files. Make sure that you have enough space on your device to Download files.

iPad App Soonr Enables Editing Microsoft Office Documents – How To Video

Soonr, an iPad App, Enables you to Edit Microsoft Office Documents like PowerPoint Presentations, Word and Excel Docs directly from your iPad. Soonr offers this ability to edit Microsoft Office Documents within its Cloud Service, that Soonr newly launched.

Soonr iPad App - Enables to Edit Microsoft office Documents

While you are editing your Microsoft Office Documents within Soonr Cloud Service, if connecion were dropped, you still have the ability to complete your work i.e., File Editing without any loss of information. Soonr also offers a free trial of its App to the iPad users. You just need to Register with them to avail this. If you are not aware of this Cloud Service, watch this promotional video and know what features Soonr Cloud Service have.

Soonr provides 3 different types of premium packages for availaing its services :
* Premium worth $7.85 per month for 3 iPad users provided with 10GB of online storage
* Pro worth $19.95 per month for 5 iPad users provided with 40GB online storage
* Pro Custom where you can customize your online storage capacity and number of iPad users.


How to Password Protect a File in Mac OS X

How to Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X ? It is sometimes necessary to protect a file or folder in Mac OS X so that no one modifies or deletes your file/folder. To Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X, you can follow the steps given below.

Steps to Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X:

Step I : Initially, right click the File/Folder and select “Get Info“.

Password Protect a File in Mac OS X

Step II : Now click on the “Sharings & Permissions“. It shows the information about the read, write priviliges given to each user of your system.

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Step III : Next click on the small lock icon present at the lower right corner of this window.

Step IV : Clicking on it,you will be asked to enter the “Password”. Enter the Password and click “Ok” button. The password you are asked to enter is the System Password.

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Step V : Now, you can change the access rights, i.e., who is able to access a particular File/Folder on your computer. Select “Write Only(Drop Box)”, and then click on the lock again to prevent any further changes.

Step VI : Finally, check the “Locked” check box which is located under the General area in the GetInfo box.

This is it. From now, if someone tries to modify or delete a File/Folder, it will ask for System Password.
These are the simple steps to Pasword Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X.