Tata DoCoMo 3G Data Pricing Unveiled

Tata DoCoMo became the first Indian carrier to unveil their 3G data pricing yesterday. And carrying on with their usual innovative and aggressive pricing structure, the carrier has announced some really interesting plans. For a first, there is not much differentiation in the way pre-paid and post-paid plans are structured. Also, the voice-call pricing is […]

Tata DoCoMo became the first Indian carrier to unveil their 3G data pricing yesterday. And carrying on with their usual innovative and aggressive pricing structure, the carrier has announced some really interesting plans. For a first, there is not much differentiation in the way pre-paid and post-paid plans are structured. Also, the voice-call pricing is very similar to the 2G plans that have existed until now.

The 3G tariff plans start at Rs. 350 for pre-paid and and Rs.500 for post-paid subscribers and extend up to Rs.2,000 per minute depending on the amount of data that the user will consume. While the Rs.350 plan will come with 500 monthly minutes for voice-calls and 150MB of data consumption, the higher end Rs.2,000 plan will provide 5,000 monthly minutes of voice calling and 2GB of data. That’s extremely competitive pricing considering you can attain speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps.

Tata DoCoMo 3G Tariff

Open Source Jailbreak – Download GreenPois0n iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Code

Last month the Chronic Dev Team announced that they shall soon be making the code of the popular Greenpois0n jailbreak application public. The jailbreak code was being made open source under terms and conditions laid down by the GNU General Public License. The jailbreak team have lived by their promise. The Greenpois0n jailbreak code for […]

Last month the Chronic Dev Team announced that they shall soon be making the code of the popular Greenpois0n jailbreak application public. The jailbreak code was being made open source under terms and conditions laid down by the GNU General Public License.

The jailbreak team have lived by their promise. The Greenpois0n jailbreak code for iOS 4.1 is now public and is available for download. In case you were not aware, Greenpois0n makes use of an exploit that was first discovered by George Hotz aka GeoHot for his Limera1n release. With this new release, you may download, modify or enhance the application that may bring more improved jailbreak tools to the hands of users.

Check out this link to download the open source code. In case, you are here to simply get started on the iOS 4.1 jailbreak process, you can read our related articles in our web slideshow by clicking here.

Time Spent On Social Networks – Countries With The Heaviest Social Networkers

United States has the largest number of users on Facebook – the world’s largest social network. Yet, the US is not even in the top 10 list when it comes to the list of countries with the heaviest social networkers. A recent study from Comscore has shown that Russia leads the world when it comes […]

United States has the largest number of users on Facebook – the world’s largest social network. Yet, the US is not even in the top 10 list when it comes to the list of countries with the heaviest social networkers. A recent study from Comscore has shown that Russia leads the world when it comes to social network engagement and Yandex, the country’s top social network is the place where most Russians hang out. Only two countries from the English speaking world are in the top 10 and that’s UK and Canada. Speak about the opportunities available for the vernacular networks.

Here are the top 10 countries ranked on the basis of the average number of hours spent per visitor per month.

1. Russia : 9.8
2. Israel : 9.2
3. Turkey : 7.6
4. UK : 7.3
5. Philippines : 6.2
6. Canada : 5.8
7. Indonesia : 5.3
8. Finland : 5.0
9. Spain : 5.0
10. Puerto Rico : 4.9

Worldwide : 4.5

How To Disable HDR Photography On iPhone 4

Sometime back I had written about a jailbreak tool called HDR Camera Enabler that would enable HDR photography on an iPhone 3GS even though that feature is disabled by default on the iOS. Now if you are looking for a counter feature – the ability to disable HDR photography on iPhone 4, here’s this new […]

Sometime back I had written about a jailbreak tool called HDR Camera Enabler that would enable HDR photography on an iPhone 3GS even though that feature is disabled by default on the iOS. Now if you are looking for a counter feature – the ability to disable HDR photography on iPhone 4, here’s this new tool.

Before you start wondering if anyone will need this, do remember that HDR photography capture can be a power guzzler and some people may think it fit to enable and disable such features at will. If you are one such user, you need to check out the new jailbreak app called myOS. myOS is an application that is available on Cydia that makes it possible for iPhone users to enable/disable not just HDR photography, but all the other iOS features as well. The app lets you manage the following

  • Multitasking
  • Homescreen Wallpapers
  • Unified iPod
  • App Store
  • Contacts
  • HDR Photography
  • Game Center
  • Camera
  • Voice Control

myOS is available right now on the BigBoss repository and can be had at a price of $0.99. Check it out and let us know if you found it good.

User Demographics Of Location Sharing Services

Over the past one year, location sharing services have proliferated quite a bit – at least in parts of United States and Europe. Services such as FourSquare and Gowalla primarily incentivize people for frequently “checking into” locations by offering them “badges“. While this may appear to be a futile exercise at the outset, companies are […]

Over the past one year, location sharing services have proliferated quite a bit – at least in parts of United States and Europe. Services such as FourSquare and Gowalla primarily incentivize people for frequently “checking into” locations by offering them “badges“. While this may appear to be a futile exercise at the outset, companies are also realizing the impact that such services can have on the businesses. For example, some businesses offer discounts to the ‘Mayor‘ on FourSquare – a badge given to the user who has checked in the highest number of times thus incentivizing people to check in more often. Facebook has recently come up with their own location sharing service that is not only good for users to check out friends in the neighborhood, but also helps in finding deals at businesses in the vicinity.

A recent study by Pew has summarized the user demographics of services like FourSquare and Gowalla that you can find below. All numbers are as percentage of internet users in the United States

Gender
Male : 6%
Female : 3%

Race
White : 3%
Black : 5%
Hispanic : 10%

Age
18-29 : 8%
30-49 : 4%
50-64 : 2%
65+ : 1%

Annual Household Income
< $30,000 : 3%
$30,000 – $49,999 : 6%
$50,000-$74,999 : 6%
$75,000+ : 4%

Education
Less than High School : 5%
High School : 3%
Some college : 4%
College + : 5%

Jailbreak iOS 4.1 On iPhone 4,iPad & iPod Touch 4G With Redsn0w

The iPhone Dev Team have released an enhanced version of the Redsn0w software that was released last month that let users of iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on their devices. The new Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 is capable of jailbreak all the iOS devices including iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and the […]

The iPhone Dev Team have released an enhanced version of the Redsn0w software that was released last month that let users of iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on their devices. The new Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 is capable of jailbreak all the iOS devices including iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and the iPad. The Dev team writes,

In the meantime, we’ve also incorporated the limera1n exploit into redsn0w.  But we’ve added a few extras:

  • custom bootlogos for iPhone3G/iPhone3GS/iPod2G users (with qualifying bootroms)
  • an option that implements the “DFU” button in PwnageTool.  This button (which you can use from Windows) lets you prepare your device for a custom DFU.  Even if you’re purely a Windows user, you can get a trusted friend to run PwnageTool over your IPSW to create a custom IPSW.  You can now install that custom IPSW on your own Windows box, after you run this redsn0w version.

The latest release is available for both the Windows and Mac platforms and makes use of the very same Limera1n exploit that was used by George Hotz as well as the Chronic Dev team in their jailbreak releases. You can hit this link to read more about the latest update as well as on other important instructions.

Most Popular Online Marketing Channels Among Corporates

Despite all the buzz around “new media“, the tried and tested forms of online marketing still remain the most popular channels to reach the consumers. A recent study by market research firm Lyris showed that email marketing was still by far the most popular online marketing channel among corporates; followed by the company website. Sorry, […]

Despite all the buzz around “new media“, the tried and tested forms of online marketing still remain the most popular channels to reach the consumers. A recent study by market research firm Lyris showed that email marketing was still by far the most popular online marketing channel among corporates; followed by the company website. Sorry, mobile marketing has still not caught on and just around 22% of those surveyed having responded positively about having used it.

Here are the various online marketing channels and their popularity in terms of the percentage marketers who used it.

Email Marketing : 97%
Company website : 96%
Social media marketing : 82%
Search Engine Optimization : 79%
Search Engine Marketing : 72%
Mobile Markating : 22%

Does it surprise anyone that companies do not seem to be using SEO as much as one may have imagined? Or is it that SEO has become too expensive and unreliable compared to Social media marketing?

Now Watch Adobe Flash Videos On iPad, iPhone Without Jailbreak

No, Steve Jobs has not had a change of heart overnight. Skyfire, a browser application that we had written about in early September is finally ready for approval and will hit the App Store tomorrow. Like we had mentioned last time, this browser app will render Adobe Flash content on iOS devices without violating any […]

No, Steve Jobs has not had a change of heart overnight. Skyfire, a browser application that we had written about in early September is finally ready for approval and will hit the App Store tomorrow. Like we had mentioned last time, this browser app will render Adobe Flash content on iOS devices without violating any of the terms that Apple has set on its app developers.

What Skyfire basically does is that it uses a proxy browser to remotely interpret Flash content and transcodes them into an iOS compatible format before it is rendered on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This does not violate any of Apple’s terms since all the transcoding happens remotely and not over the application on the users’ end.

However, a point to note here. This application will only help you “watch” Flash based content and you cannot interact with them. That means, playing Flash games on your iPhone is still not available as yet.  Skyfire for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad should be available on the App Store at a price of $2.99 starting tomorrow.

iOS Jailbreak Software PwnageTool For Windows Releasing Soon?

If you are a Windows user with a jailbroken iPhone, you may be aware that the popular PwnageTool that is used by several Mac users to jailbreak their iPhones does not work for you. This is because PwnageTool had all along been built just for the Mac platform. Windows users had to rely on an […]

If you are a Windows user with a jailbroken iPhone, you may be aware that the popular PwnageTool that is used by several Mac users to jailbreak their iPhones does not work for you. This is because PwnageTool had all along been built just for the Mac platform. Windows users had to rely on an alternate solution called Sn0wbreeze for jailbreak.

This space could see some fresh developments. According to the Twitter timelines of popular jailbreaker MuscleNerd, a PwnageTool for Windows could be releasing shortly. In a Twitter conversation with @iH8sn0w, he writes,

@iH8sn0w seriously…@chpwn is your age, and about to release a better version of PT for win. Don’t *blame* him for that.

There is another surprise in store. This tweet was in response to a message posted by iH8sn0w that noted that the next version of Sn0wbreeze may not release at all considering that PwnageTool for Windows is coming soon. If you are a fan of Sn0wbreeze, you have your reason to feel bad about it.

Price Of Samsung Galaxy Tab In India Announced – Launch November 10

If you have been reading all the rave reviews about the Samsung Galaxy Tab and were wondering if you can get hold of one soon, the answer is yes. Samsung has announced that their highly anticipated Android tablet computer will launch in India on November 10. And the price is pretty nice too – Rs. […]

If you have been reading all the rave reviews about the Samsung Galaxy Tab and were wondering if you can get hold of one soon, the answer is yes. Samsung has announced that their highly anticipated Android tablet computer will launch in India on November 10. And the price is pretty nice too – Rs. 38,000.

The pricing is pretty neat when you compare that this is just marginally higher than the higher end smartphones in the country. For that matter, the iPhone 4 is speculated to be priced around Rs. 40,000 when it launches. That means that the Galaxy Tab will find appeal among a number of users in the upper middle class.

India is among the first three major markets to get the Galaxy Tab. But if you are waiting for more options or competition to drive down prices, probably you should wait until January. That is when the Notion Ink Adam is speculated to launch. The iPad, well that is always going to be pricey – so doesn’t matter.

Also Read : Samsung Galaxy Tab Global Price Comparison