The Rebirth of Auto-Tune

14 Sep 2009  No Comments

After N posted a while back about Jay-Z and auto-tune, iTunes have come back with an app to make sure it remains a major player with vocalists, the consumer vocalists at least. I am T-Pain.


T-Pain burst on the auto-tune scene with his Buy You A Drink song, constantly repeating his name and every other line in the song using auto-tune. Now, you can do it yourself with this application. Available for $2.99 in the iTunes App Store, you can boast  in front of your friends, spitting lyrics out in the auto-tuned T-Pain style voice. You can select from a number of his songs which have karaoke-style lyrics strip at the bottom, and his music in the background, or you can freestyle any song you want. Obviously, I have heard many renditions of T-Pain’s song using this application, but the funniest by far must have been a “Tash ma Tash” one I heard this weekend performed by a 5 year old kid. After done recording you can email it to a friend. Very enjoyable app and worth the $3.00.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Random Information of the Day : if you hadn’t heard of Serena Williams getting penalised at match point and losing the semi-final of the US Open to comeback queen Kim Clijsters for a rant at the line judge, here is a snippet:

“I swear to God, I’ll f— take this ball and shove it down your f— throat,”

Very ghetto-suave. link

Don’t Lose Hope – Fix it Yourself

13 Sep 2009  3 Comments


Ever dropped your cell phone in water? Ever had to replace an iPod because of battery problems? How about spilling liquid on a laptop? These, and many other everyday nuisances occur to us all the time. And we usually end up fully replacing the ‘defected’ object. But wait, I read this article on MSN and it seemed very helpful for alot of these problems. Even stuff like reviving a stuck LCD panel are included. Check out the article right here.

Random Information of the Day : So there was the dotcom bubble, then in Kuwait we had the Sushi bubble and currently we are experiencing the cupcake/cookie bubble. But did you know that our last “bubble” (sushi and sashimi) is in the top 5 list of most foods to contain parasites? Some foods to ponder over here.

Teddy on the Go

10 Sep 2009  No Comments

“Teddy is an alter ego. He willingly volunteered to be a social experiment to help create a life for someone who is trying to settle back into a society. This person is living vicariously through Teddy by establishing new relations, building a network, starting a new life, and trying new things. Teddy is real, and you can be a part of his life too.”



Keeping with our trend of supporting local blogs/websites/ventures, i had stumbled upon from Mark. Basically, it will take you through a year of the life of a teddy bear. With a new post everyday with a picture of its latest adventure. Enjoy teddy as he has only begun his journey.

iPhone Information of the Day :  Madden NFL 10 from EA Sports is now available for your iPhone from the iTunes App Store for $7.99 up until the launch of the new NFL season Thursday 8:30 PM (EST). It may cost $9.99 after that deadline.

The Rejects

8 Sep 2009  No Comments

have you always wondered which iPhones app never made it to the app store, or made it and then got booted out? What were the reasons for Apple not accepting them? From third party copy right infringment, to being defamatory to a public figure, to even “causing confusion to another app”. Most of the apps rejected would not be of interest to most of us either way. Baby shaking, George W. Bush and Google… this list has got them all.



You can find in the link below the top 20 most notorious apps which got rejected from the iTunes Apps store.

Random Information of the day : “Spotify have released both their iPhone and Android mobile apps, a little over a week after Apple approved it in late August. Premium subscribers to the streaming music service will now be able to access Spotify’s catalog on their iPhone, iPod touch, or any of the Android devices currently available. It looks to have just gone live in Europe where you can now have access to over 6 million songs on your iPhone for roughly $20 a month.” Taken from here and here.

iPhone/iPod Docking Station – Juice Packs

4 Sep 2009  No Comments

Are you an owner of alot of iPhones/iPods/iPod touches? Or are you part of a household or dewaniya that is? No need to fight over the charger ever again. Behold the Griffin Powerdock 4!


If you like it you can purchase it from Amazon by clcking here.

Also, for charging on the go see what you like from below…

juice This rechargeable juice pack is like a skin for the iPhone/iPod Touch. You can get it from by clicking here.

ipod Check this out to help you stay connected all day and night. Kensington Dock.

Random Information of the day : AT&T have confirmed that MMS will be available for its subscribers in the US from September 25th.

App of the Week

2 Sep 2009  6 Comments

Its that time again when we bring you the app of the week as we search for the best apps of 2009 on the various platforms. This time we take a stroll into the world of augmented reality.  Welcome to the future.

The application is called Wikitude World Browser.


So what is augmented reality exactly?  According to Wikipedia… Continue Reading

Do You Have What it Takes?

1 Sep 2009  2 Comments

Are you good enough to be an officer in the Swedish military?



These tests do not have a scientific basis – they are simply inspired by parts of the Swedish Armed Forces’ recruitment tests.

Click on the link below to see how well you do in some of the tests inspired by the recruitment process of military officers in Sweden. Make sure you have headphones or your volume up on your speakers.

*Random thought for the day : Why is it that Microsoft update their Windows for free, but you have to pay for the latest Snow Leopard which is basically the equivalent of a windows update? Why is it that many apps will stop working on the new Snow Leopard? Check them out here.

Apple Denies Exploding iPhones are Faulty

1 Sep 2009  6 Comments

What a surprise. Apple is saying that the news popping around of iPhones in France which have been exploding is not caused by defective devices.


In a statement to the BBC, Apple said, “The iPhones with broken glass that we have analyzed to date show that in all cases, the glass cracked due to an external force that was applied to the iPhone.”

Check out the rest of the story here.

In other Apple news, AT&T’s stronghold on the iPhone devices in the US may be loosening within a year ;  it seems Apple will make the iPhone available to other carriers within that time frame. Check out the full story here.

HTC Hero vs iPhone 3G/3Gs

13 Aug 2009  43 Comments


After finally giving up my iPhone 3G (which i was enjoying apart from some trivial stuff), i got my hands on the HTC Hero.  This will not be an indepth review of both, but a basic and quick comparison as N. will post his full review of the HTC Hero soon. I will forego all the basic specs such as Wi-Fi, Quadband, bluetooth, etc. cuz every smart phone should have that. Continue Reading

iPhone App of the Week

13 Aug 2009  No Comments


Colorsplash is an application for the iPhone/iPod Touch that basically allows you to adjust the saturation of any photo. Meaning you can change an image to black and white and then select any part of the photo to remain in color. Continue Reading


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