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An Introduction To Cydia Repo’s

Failte mó chara, and for those not of the Irish persuasion, it means Hello/Hi my friends. Just like the word ‘repo’ has the meaning Repository, a place where app packages of all kinds are stored, and NOT reprocessing! which is what happens to the car when we miss the monthly premium.

So, as an introduction to this new category in the Zuphorian Blog, I will list below some of my favorite repo’s for my iDevices. These can all be entered into Cydia and used to obtain those hard to find packages that really extend the basic use of your iDevice.

Now I am assuming  you HAVE Jailbroken your iPhone, iPod or iPad, and the next thing to do, will be to add a repository to Cydia other than the standard ones installed at the time of Cydia install. This is quite a simple process, but for those a little vague to it, here is a step-by-step guide to aid ye;

Step One:

  • Launch Cydia by tapping on Cydia icon from your Springboard.

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Step Two:

  • Here’s the Welcome to Cydia screen.
  • Tap the Manage Tab available at the bottom of the screen.
  • On the next screen, Tap on Sources section to get the list of Cydia sources.

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Step Three:

  • Here you will see the list of Cydia sources as previously “Entered by User” and “Installed by Packages”.
  • Tap on Edit button on the top right.
  • After that you will see the Add button appear at the top Left of the screen.

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Step Four:

  • By Tapping the Add Button as shown above, “Enter Cydia/APT URL” popup will appear – as image below.
  • Here you can add your desired Cydia Source/repo.
  • After entering the Cydia Source press Add Source button.
  • It will sometimes start verifying the Source URL. – [It also gives a warning about adding Sources, click Add Anyway.]

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Step Five:

  • Wait until Cydia downloads and updates the sources list.
  • When done! Press the Return to Cydia button.

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And Finally:

  • You can now see, there’s a new Source/Repo added to Cydia Sources.
  • By Tapping the newly added Source you will find a list of packages available in that source.

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The source/repo we used in the above example is called ‘myRepoSpace‘. myRepoSpace is the premier free Cydia Hosting Website. Simply Upload your .deb iOS packages to send it straight to your very own Cydia Repository. You need to enter into Cydia the following;

http://cydia.myrepospace.com/iPhoneTechie/

You can also visit their forum @ http://www.myrepospace.com/.

At the beginning of this post I promised to share with you, some of my favorite repo’s/sources, so here is a small list to get you started; Hope you find them as resourceful as I have!

http://cydia.hackulo.us/ : [This is Hackulo.us’s official Cydia repository.]

http://sinfuliphonerepo.com/ : [Sinful iPhone Forum can be found ‘Here‘, if you’d like to contribute.]

http://cydia.iphonecake.com/ : [Check out AppCakes Repo online @ iphonecake.com/appcake/en.]

http://repo.insanelyi.com : [insanelyi.com is also an excellent Forum and Blog for tips, tricks, news & apps.]

http://ihacksrepo.com : [Great repo source with and excellent Blog and Forum to boot.]

http://repo.hackyouriphone.org : [Hack-Your-iPhone’s online presence can be found ‘Here‘ and @HYi Repo.]

http://cydia.xsellize.com : [Check out the xSellize Blog ‘Here‘]

To Be Continued . . . .
Apple Related

5 Free iPhone/iPad Apps/Games:

I know it states “Week #9”, and No it does not stand for nine weeks of give-aways, though I wish it was. It is in fact the week number of the year 2012. It’s to aid me in keeping track as this section grows bigger and bigger over time, a bit like me at the moment. I acquire my christmas excess in February, lol! Anyway on with the FREEBIES;

Now as always these free apps could remain that way for a limited time, who knows? But at the time of posting here they a completely 100% free, but please do check their status before proceeding with your download. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, please, do leave a comment.

Treasure Seekers – Visions of Gold HD – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 06 February 2012
  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 93.1 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Developer: G5 Entertainment AB
  • © 2010 Artogon, iPad Adaptation © 2010 – 2012 G5 Entertainment AB. Published by G5 Entertainment AB.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

  • Price: $4.99 (€3.79) – Now FREE

Description:

Join Nelly and her younger brother as they unravel family secrets and face breathtaking adventure! Nelly has dreamed of finding the hidden treasure that her grandmother, who was a pirate, hid long ago. When Nelly’s parents leave her and her brother Tommy at home for a day, Tommy suddenly goes missing.  Solving this strange disappearance is the first step, eventually leading Nelly and her brother to an ancient treasure map!  Test your skills with challenging puzzles that will take you from strange laboratories to the dangerous depths of the ocean. With its charming characters, engaging storyline and plethora of puzzles, this game is an irresistible hidden object/adventure hit!

●More than 40 Levels in 7 Specific sites of action
● Exciting Storyline
● Beautiful, immersive graphics
● 19 Challenging puzzles – minigames
● Play at your own pace!
● Game Center Support
● Support of multitasking with iOS 4.2

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Zombie Gunship – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 03 February 2012
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 19.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Limbic Software, Inc.
  • © Limbic Software, Inc.
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE

Description:

Zombie Gunship™ puts you in the gunner seat of a heavily armed AC-130 ground attack aircraft. Strategically fire your powerful guns to slay endless waves of zombies and protect the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse!

• IGN Editors’ Choice (9/10) “Amazing”
• Macworld App Gem for 2011 (4.5/5)
• Best App Ever Awards 2011 – Voted Best Simulation and Best Action Game •”Meet the real angry bird: the ultimate anti-zombie weapon.” – Forbes

★★ JUST UPDATED WITH AN ALL NEW SCENARIO! ★★

3D NIGHT VISION DISPLAY with Motion Blur
Toggle between white and black hot modes. Use your radar to quickly detect and eliminate the zombie threat.

AUTHENTIC WEAPONS
• 25mm Gatling gun
• 40mm Bofors auto-cannon
• 105mm Howitzer cannon

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Robokill 2: Leviathan Five – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 17 February 2012
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 53.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Wandake LLC
  • © 2012 Wandake Game Studios
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE

Description

Robokill 2 blends classic arcade action with RPG elements. Battle your
enemies in this adrenaline packed dual stick shooter, with over 600
rooms spread over 12 different missions and 3 different chapters. More
than 25 new enemies, tons of new pickups and power ups and a gripping
storyline.

FEATURES:
• 3 in-depth Episodes containing 12 Missions
• 600 rooms of enemy killing mayhem
• 25+ Diabolical New Enemies
• 30+ über-weapons and items
• A sidekick hover-bot. Your own hover-bot!
• In-app purchase system lets you level up early and buy your toys quickly
• Amazing graphics optimized especially for iPad
• Blazing fast gameplay
• Responsive and customizable controls
• Awesome original soundtrack
• Smooth learning curve with increasingly challenging maps
• Smart enemy AI
• Inventory for customizing onboard weapons before each new battle
• Try different combos of guns, shield boosters and repair packs
• Detailed weapons stats
• Earn experience points to get the biggest, baddest weapons and power-ups
• Find all the hidden power-ups, weapons, cash and gear drops
• Checkpoints & teleportation nodes keep you always in the action

STORY:
Robokill 2 continues where the story of the first left off. Mining
Facility Leviathan Five has been overrun by hostile forces. This time,
instead of dealing with a deadly robot invasion, you must fend off a
species of vicious alien lizards. Eliminate the threat using any means
necessary.

**Help clear the infestation of Leviathan Five**

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Wind-Up Knight – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 21 February 2012
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 77.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Developer: Robot Invader
  • © 2011 Robot Invader
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

  • Price: $1.99 (€1.59) – Now FREE

Description:

Wind-up Knight by Robot Invader is a high-end, action-packed, 3D side-scrolling adventure game, and it’s here to show you how games are supposed to be played.

Guide your Wind-up Knight through devilish levels–over 50 in all–to rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Black Knight. Run, jump, roll, and slash your way to victory. Not your typical runner game, Wind-up Knight is the type of challenging game you’ve been missing in your life.

Here are some bullet points all up in your grill:

• Over 50 soul-crushing levels in four unique worlds.
• Intense platforming action: double jumping, wall sliding, dive and roll, just to name a few cool moves.
• Universal app with iCloud support and Game Center achievements!
• New weapons and armor unlock as you play the game. Use the Armory to equip items and customize your character!
• Original soundtrack by Josh Whelchel.

Wind-up Knight has been designed from the ground up by Robot Invader to provide a console-level experience for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The Princess hasn’t got all day, download it now! CHECK OUT THE VID BELOW!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Air Force 1945 – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 03 February 2012
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 76.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Wei Wang
  • © 2011 Touch Joy Inc.
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

  • Price: $1.99 (€1.79) – Now FREE

Description:

Are you a top gun of flight shooting game? Are you dreaming of driving the most famous aircraft of WW2 to fight in the sky? 1945 Air Force takes you back to the battlefield of WW2. There are more than 80+ kinds of real models of weapons in WW2. All buildings are destroyable!

Features:

– Retina display support!
– Game Center integration: rank for each mission and difficulty
– 3 difficulty settings
– 4 control modes: relative, touch, joypad and motion
– 6 different fighters: P-47, P-38, F4F, LA-7, Spitfire, P-51
– More than 80+ kinds of enemies and weapons
– All buildings and background are destroyable
– Challenging end-of-mission bosses
– Great background music and sound effect.

And if all that fails to impress; Check Out The Vid Below!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

TOTAL APP/GAME SAVING: $10.95 – [€8.76]

NJOY !

Resources: AppShopper, Download there app ‘Here‘. & FAAD – [Free App A Day]. & App Dream.

The World of Web

Internet Censorship Thru Fear, Is Free Speech Dead?

The Opte (pronounced op-tee) Project is a project started by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.

Internet Censorship Thru Fear:

Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations either at the behest of government or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in Self-Censorship on their own or due to intimidation and fear. —>

Fearing the power of the new technologies, authoritarian states have devised subtle and not-so-subtle ways to filter, monitor, and otherwise obstruct or manipulate the openness of the internet. Even a number of democratic states have considered or implemented various restrictions in response to the potential legal, economic, and security challenges raised by new media.

Critics Claim ACTA Threatens Internet Freedom:

The Netherlands this week imposed delays on the ratification of the ACTA international anti-piracy agreement, which critics claim threatens Internet freedoms. Opponents say the draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement puts users’ privacy at risk while the European Commission contends the measure doesn’t change existing data protection laws and is needed to mount a long-term global fight against copyright theft.

Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have already delayed the international trade agreement’s ratification process, citing the same privacy concerns highlighted during a wave of anti-ACTA protests throughout Europe last week. The Netherlands joined that group Tuesday, when the Dutch lower house of Parliament backed a motion from the Green Left party calling on the Netherlands to refrain from signing onto ACTA, Radio Netherlands reported. —>

Europeans Have Given Up Freedom of Speech:

Americans think of Europeans as essentially like themselves. They believe European societies are like their own-rooted in the rule of law, freedom of religion, democratic government, market competition, and an unfettered press. In recent years, however, Europeans have given up an essential liberty: freedom of speech. It is true that in the United States prevailing orthodoxies on some questions are ruthlessly enforced but it is still legal to say just about anything. Not so in much of Europe. In the last decade or so countries we think of as fellow democracies-France, Germany, Switzerland and others-have passed laws that limit free speech for the same crude ideological reasons that drove the brief, unsuccessful vogue of campus speech codes in the United States.

World Map of Internet Censorship.

Today in Europe there are laws as bad as anything George Orwell could have imagined. In some countries courts have ruled that the facts are irrelevant, and that certain things must not be said whether they are true or false. In others, a defendant in court who tries to explain or defend a forbidden view will be charged on the spot with a fresh offense. Even his solicitor / lawyer can be fined or go to jail for trying to mount a defense. In one case a judge ordered that a bookseller’s entire stock-innocent as well as offending titles-be burned!

Just as Eastern Europe is emerging from it, Western Europe has entered the thought-crime era, in a return to the mentality that launched the Inquisition and the wars of religion. It is a tyranny of the left practiced by the very people who profess shock at the tactics of Joseph McCarthy, an exercise of raw power in the service of pure ideology. The desire not merely to debate one’s opponents but to disgrace them, muzzle them, fine them, jail them is utterly contrary to the spirit of civilized discourse. It is profoundly disturbing to find this ugly sentiment codified into law in some of the countries we think of as pillars of Western Civilization. At the same time, these laws cannot help but draw attention to the very ideas they forbid. Truth does not generally require the help of censors. —>

Not All Censorship Is Bad:

A proposed directive on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography will introduce EU-wide requirements on prevention, prosecution of offenders and protection for victims. It would also oblige Member States promptly to remove web sites containing child pornography or, should this prove impossible, allow Member States to block access to them under certain conditions.

Stop Child Pornography

The text sets out minimum penalties for about 20 criminal offences – far more than are usually provided for in EU legislation. On-line “grooming” (befriending children via the web with the intention of sexually abusing them) will become a criminal offence across the EU, as will child sex tourism, where the offence is committed on a Member State’s territory or by one of its nationals abroad. The UK and Ireland say they wish to adopt and apply this directive. Denmark is the only Member State not taking part.

The sections of the draft on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA that most interest this article are as follows;

(Section 13)  Child pornography, which constitutes sex abuse images, is a specific type of content which cannot be construed as the expression of an opinion. To combat it, it is necessary to reduce the circulation of child abuse material by making it more difficult for offenders to upload such content onto the publicly accessible Web. Action is therefore necessary to remove the content and apprehend those guilty of making, distributing or downloading child abuse images. With a view to supporting the Union’s efforts in combating child pornography, Member States should do their best to cooperate with third countries in seeking to secure the removal of such content from servers in their territory.

(Section 13a) However, despite such efforts, the removal of child pornography content at its source is often not possible where the original materials are not located within the Union, either because the State where the servers are hosted is not willing to cooperate or because obtaining removal of the material from the State concerned proves to be particularly long. Mechanisms may also be put in place to block access from the Union’s territory to internet pages identified as containing or disseminating child pornography. It is understood that the measures undertaken by Member States in accordance with this directive in order to remove or, where appropriate, block websites containing child pornography could be based on various types of public action, such as legislative, non-legislative, judicial or other.

In that context, the provisions of this directive are without prejudice to voluntary action taken by the internet industry to prevent misuse of their services, or to any support for such action by Member States. Whichever basis for action or method is chosen, Member States should ensure that it provides an adequate level of legal certainty and predictability to users and service providers. Both with a view to the removal and the blocking of child abuse content, cooperation between public authorities should be established and strengthened, particularly in the interest of ensuring that national lists of websites containing child pornography material are as complete as possible and of avoiding duplication of work.

Any such developments must take account of the rights of the end users, adhere to existing legal and judicial procedures and comply with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Safer Internet Programme has set up a network of hotlines whose goal is to collect information and to ensure coverage and exchange of reports on the major types of illegal content online.

If you would like to view the full draft, you can find it ‘Here‘. If you would like to understand more regarding Internet Censorship, or get involved in any of the many campaigns against it [See Below]. If you have a comment about this article or any of the issues raised within, feel free to express them in the comment section below.

Campaigns Against Internet Censorship:

Reference:

  • Wikipedia : the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. 3,876,135 articles in English.
  • UPI.com : United Press International (UPI) provider of critical information to governments and researchers worldwide.
  • A.C.L.U. : American Civil Liberties Union, Because freedom can’t protect itself.
  • 123.Help Me! : For all your Essays, Research Papers, Term Papers, and Speeches.
  • The Sofia Echo : Providing news about Bulgaria as well as Central and South Eastern Europe.
  • The European Parliament Website : Portal to all that’s European, and the only directly-elected body of the European Union.
Apple Related

Free iPhone/iPad: Games & Apps

Some really classy games turned free recently, these games show off the graphic quality of there developers. They show the decation of the graphic artists and the designers to bring quality apps to the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod. This collection is a mixture of Paid apps gone Free.

Now these free apps could remain that way for a limited time, who knows? But at the time of posting here they a completely 100% free, but please do check their status before proceeding with your download. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, please, do leave a comment.

Julius Styles – The International – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Released: 11 August 2011
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 136 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Lapland Studio Ltd
  • © Lapland Studio Ltd
  • Rated 12+ for the following:Infrequent/Mild Realistic ViolenceInfrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use or References to theseInfrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy ViolenceInfrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude HumourInfrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE
  • iDevice: Universal

Description:

Julius Styles: The International (feat. Wesley Snipes)

Number 1 Adventure game in Finland!

“‎One thing that really pops out is how good the graphics are for a game that is custom made for the Apple products. The visuals look crisp, as if one were playing it on a popular console that was connected to a high-definition television set.” BuzzFocus.com

Julius Styles gave up a life of philanthropy to work for the Assembly – an elite, secret circle of businessmen at the helm of the global economy. Now he puts his rapid-fire mind and cutting-edge computer skills to use as an economic hitman, leading a team of specialists to infiltrate governments, businesses, and other shadowy organizations, and assist them in making the right decisions – the right decisions for the Assembly, that is. And if that takes a little blackmail and the occasional assassination, so be it. It’s a cruel world, and nobody’s beyond his reach.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Modern War – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 03 February 2012
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 19.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Developer: Funzio, Inc
  • © 2011 Funzio, Inc.
  • Rated 12+ for the following:Frequent/Intense Realistic ViolenceFrequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy ViolenceInfrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Price: $0.00 (€0.00) – Now FREE
  • iDevice: Universal

Description:

Build a global military empire and destroy your enemies in Modern War!

THE FIRST-EVER GRAPHICAL MILITARY GAME FOR IPHONE, IPAD, and IPOD TOUCH IS NOW LIVE IN THE APP STORE!

Become the most powerful Commander and take over the world! Build up your base, complete missions, and battle other players!

Brought to you by Funzio, makers of the #1 hit game Crime City!

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AWESOME FEATURES:

– Massively Multiplayer Online War Game!
– BATTLE other players LIVE!
– Gorgeous RETINA graphics
– Cutting-edge visual effects and animations
– Choose to fight for one of six countries: US, Russia, UK, Germany, China, and Iran
– 100+ POWERFUL air, sea, and ground units
– 60+ military buildings to own
– 300+ different missions
– 200+ goals to complete
– 30+ areas around the world to explore
– 60+ Game Center achievements
– 50+ decorations
– Build factories, bunkers, power plants, and more!
– Bomb buildings, blast tanks, and more!
– Invite friends to make your alliance stronger!
– Collect massive income from your base!
– Build a colossal military!
– Enjoy a rich story

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Somyeol Jump and Run – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 11 February 2012
  • Version: 1.1.5
  • Size: 13.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Lubitz, Kolja, Waschkau, Jannik GbR
  • © Lubitz, Kolja; Waschkau, Jannik GbR
  • Rated 4+
  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE
  • iDevice: Unversial

Description

Somyeol is a 2D Puzzle Platformer, in which you have to rescue the almost extinct species of the Somyeols. Guide them home while controlling multiple Somyeols at once. Somyeol is a mix of Super Mario or Sonic like Jump and Run games and the classic game Lemmings.

The cute little Somyeols live happy and peaceful on their nice green planet Greensland . One day their planet got hit by a Meteor, because of the collision the somyeols are spread all over the universe. Things are far from simple ,however, as they are a vulnerable crowd that need plenty of help to reach the rocket so they can find a new planet. The only chance for the Somyeols to live together in happiness and peace is to rebuild a new civilization on the new planet.

Features:
– unique Jump&Run action
– over 80 fun and challenging levels
– 11 different types of Somyeols
– collect and find hidden trophys
– Scoreloop online highscore, compete with friends or players all over the world
– different input methods

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

iDELIRIUM – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 15 October 2011
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 4.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: francesco cricchio
  • © Francesco Cricchio, Claudio Braccini, Luca Bellumore e Gianluca Mori
  • Rated 4+
  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE
  • iDevice: Universial

Description:

Many instruments existed on earth since long time, the guitar, the piano, the drums and many others, and then iDELIRIUM arrived…

iDELIRIUM is a system of sound communication whose discovery has been made by two archeologists at the end of ’30s.

In 1938 two archeologist brothers discovered in Cerreto Guidi (Tuscany, Italy) four caves disposed in a triangular shape that were connected by a larger rectangular space. In the center of this area, there were laying giants monoliths made of an unknown metallic material. Some researchers made the hypothesis that this creation was made by Leonardo Da Vinci himself because of the vicinity with his hometown.

iDELIRIUM is an app that reproduces in the most accurate possible way this incredible discovery. iDELIRIUM is a delirating alien instrument that allows to register and playback your own voice together with electronic sound effects and allucinating combinations of visual effects. The interface, that at first glance looks cryptic, it is in reality extremely easy-to-use.

The main features of the app are:

  • Record/play your own voice together with preregistered electronic sounds by tapping colored buttons
  • Start music loops at different speeds
  • Handle the pitch and volume control of each sound
  • Drum machine mode
  • The creation of a rhythm is visually associated an hypnotic movement of colored squares.

Stay tuned and REMIX YOURSELF! **WATCH THE VIDEO! YOU’LL BE AMAZED.**

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Ringtone DJ – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 05 January 2012
  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Developer: AppAnnex, LLC
  • © AppAnnex, LLC
  • Rated 4+
  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE
  • iDevice: iPhone / iPod

Description:

Get rid of boring RINGTONES or ALERT tones and make yourself a new one! Be the DJ of your iPhone or iPod!

Ringtone DJ is the first and only app that allows you to make UNLIMITED ringtones and alert tones from any song in your iTunes music library and … make it 100% unique by applying professional DJ sound effects.

All you need to do is to choose the song you like, set the Start Time, Duration and press Save. That’s all, it can’t be easier!

Want to make your ringtone outstanding? – Sure, just grab additional DJ sound effects and feel the power of DJing.

Features:
– UNLIMITED ringtones from any song in your iTunes music library
– Custom your voicemail/email/sms and other alert tones
– Precise Start and Duration time
– Send the new ringtone by email right to your computer
– Additional DJ sound effects available via In App Purchase:
*pitch & scratch effects
*delay effect
*low-pass & high-pass filters
*sound recording
– Works on any iPhone with iOS 4.0 and later

Note:
Need to sync with iTunes to add the ringtone to iPhone settings
DRM protected .m4p files not supported

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

TOTAL APP/GAME SAVING: $3.96 – [€3.16]

NJOY !

Resources: AppShopper, Download there app ‘Here‘. & FAAD – [Free App A Day]. & App Dream.

Just News!

The Pirate Bay To Drop .torrent Files! So What Is a Magnet Link?

If you have visited a Bittorrent website or torrent search engine lately you might have come upon ‘Magnet Links’. Chance is the magnet link did not really bother you since the torrent link was offered as well.

For half a decade The Pirate Bay has been the leading BitTorrent site around the world, but soon its users will no longer be able to download ‘.torrent’ files. The first step in this direction will be taken on February 29, The Pirate Bay has confirmed that all torrent files being shared by more than 10 people will be deleted on this date.

piratemagnet

While there are fears that this is the end of The Pirate Bay, nothing could be further from the truth. People will be able to download all files as usual, but instead of using a .torrent file downloads will be initiated through a magnet link.

The actual content of the .torrent file will then be downloaded from other people instead of the Pirate Bay’s servers. This is “a step forward in technology,” said The Pirate Bay, and one that will make the site more resistant to being shut down.

So what is a ‘Magnet Link’, the most common use of magnet links is to link to a particular file based on a ‘Hash’ of its contents, producing a unique identifier for the file, similar to an ISBN or catalog number.

Unlike traditional identifiers, however, content-based signatures can be generated by anyone who already has the file, and so do not need a central authority to issue them. This makes them popular for use as “guaranteed” search terms within the file sharing community where anyone can distribute a magnet link to ensure that the resource retrieved by that link is the one intended, regardless of how it is retrieved.

While it is theoretically possible that two files could have the same hash value (known as a “collision”), cryptographic hash functions are designed so that the probability of this event is a practical impossibility. This is so, even when an expert is intentionally looking to find two files with the same hash value.

Another advantage of magnet links is their open nature and platform independence: the same magnet link can be used to download a resource from one of any number of applications on almost any operating system. Because magnets are concise and plain-text, it is possible for users to simply copy-and-paste the links into emails or instant messages, a property not found in, for example, BitTorrent files.

The main advantage for Bittorrent indexers is that they do not have to store the torrents on their servers anymore which could be beneficial for them in several ways. It could reduce the pressure from the media creation industry and reduce hardware infrastructure expenses thanks to less tracking and downloading.

The end users on the other hand benefit from Magnet Links as well. All they need is the link to start downloading the files which makes them independent from torrent indexers. It also allows them to distribute the information more easily. Torrent indexers remain on the other hand the main source of information for new files that are available for download.

There are many different ‘Torrent Clients’ in general use today who all support ‘Magnet Links’. µTorrent, Tixati, and Vuze to name a few on the Windows platform. Transmission, BitTorrent 7, rTorrent, on the Mac, and even Linux has a few in the form of Transmission, Deluge, and Tribler 5.5.

References:
  • TorrentFreak : The place where breaking news, BitTorrent and copyright collide.
  • gHacks.Net : A website with software reviews, as well as Windows and Linux tutorials.
  • WikiPedia : The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Lite of Laughter:

Apple Scotland: Siri Language Barrier – [Videos]

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Spotted this advertisement for Siri and the Apple iPhone 4S, and after I picked myself up from ROFLMFAO I thought I’d share it with ye folks.

Please note though, It being from/about Scotland the language is to say the least a bit colorful.

Have you a favorite ad for Siri? why not post a link in the commentsand share the fun!

And what about PSYCHO SIRI

The World of Web

10 Myths About ‘ACTA’ – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

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1. ACTA is a secret agreement. Negotiations were not transparent and conducted “behind closed doors”. The European Parliament was not fully informed.

The text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is publicly available to all. The negotiations for ACTA were not different from negotiations on any other international agreement. It is a fact that such agreements are not negotiated in public, but with the Lisbon Agreement and the revised Framework Agreement there are clear rules on how the European Parliament (EP) should be informed of such trade negotiations. And these have been scrupulously followed.

Trade Commissioner De Gucht has participated in three plenary debates, replied to several dozens of written and oral questions, as well to two Resolutions and one Declaration of the EP, whilst Commission services have provided several dedicated briefings to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) during the negotiations. Likewise, the public was informed, since the launch of the negotiations about the objectives and general thrust of the negotiations. The Commission also released summary reports after every negotiation round and the negotiating text since April 2010.

2. ACTA leads to “harmonisation through the backdoor”. A study ordered by INTA to academics says that ACTA will require changes to EU enforcement legislation and/or to national laws.

ACTA provisions are compatible with existing EU law. ACTA will not require any revision or adaptation of EU law and will not require any Member States to review the measures or instruments by which they implement relevant EU law. ACTA is also in line with relevant international law, in particular with the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). This has been confirmed in very clear terms by an Opinion of the Legal Service of the European Parliament of 5 October 2011, which was requested by the International Trade Committee (INTA).

The INTA study does not show evidence of any concrete situation where ACTA would contradict, repeal or require the modification of a single provision existing in EU legislation. Instead, it gives two examples (regarding the coverage of all trademark infringements by customs controls and regarding the calculation of damages based on the value of the real goods) where it cautions against the possibility that the EU be found in breach of ACTA due to the interpretation that some of its members may have of the implementation of ACTA’s rules.

3. ACTA moves the balance of rights towards IP right-holders. ACTA eliminates safeguards and exceptions existing under international law.

Quite to the contrary, ACTA is drafted in very flexible terms and contains the necessary safeguards to allow its Parties to strike an appropriate balance between all rights and interests involved, in line with their economic, political and social objectives, as well as with their legal traditions. All safeguards and exceptions under EU law or under the TRIPs Agreement remain fully preserved.

4. ACTA will lead to limitations on fundamental rights or civil liberties (e.g. controls of laptops of air passengers at borders, monitoring of internet traffic, etc.).

There is no provision in ACTA that substantiates this claim. ACTA is about tackling large scale illegal activity, often pursued by criminal organisations. It is not about limiting civil liberties or harassing consumers. The respect for fundamental rights such as, privacy,
freedom of expression and data protection is expressly mentioned as a basic principle of the agreement. There is a provision in ACTA specifically exempting travellers from checks if the infringing goods are of a non-commercial nature and not part of large trafficking.

5. ACTA threatens the legitimate trade in generic medicines and global public health.

There are no provisions in ACTA that could directly or indirectly affect the legitimate trade in generic medicines or, more broadly, global public health. On the contrary, ACTA contains unequivocal language safeguarding access to health and expressly refers to the Doha Declaration on intellectual property and public health. ACTA also excludes patents from criminal and border measures.

6. ACTA will lead to the introduction of a ‘3 strikes’ system for internet infringements, or to demands for internet service providers (ISPs, to monitor or filter the data they transmit.

ACTA does not provide for a “3 strikes” or a “graduated response” system to infringements over the internet. Neither does it oblige Internet service providers (ISPs) to monitor or filter content of their users. ACTA is fully in line with the relevant EU legislation, in force since 2000 (E-commerce Directive).

7. ACTA’s provisions on criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights require additional legislation at EU level.

There is no EU legislation on criminal measures. The criminal enforcement provisions of ACTA do not require additional legislation at EU level. A very limited number of Member States may need to adapt their own legislation related to criminal enforcement to comply with the commitments they undertook (ACTA is a mixed EU/Member States’ competence Agreement). This has been confirmed in very clear terms by the Opinion of the Legal Service of the European Parliament of 5 October 2011.

8. The EU will impose the provisions of ACTA to third countries through incorporation of its provisions in free trade agreements.

There is no intention to do so, and this has not been proposed in bilateral trade negotiations conducted by the EU

9. ACTA should only cover counterfeiting (trademark infringements) of goods. It should not cover copyright infringements, particularly on internet.

Providing for enforcement of a broad range of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements is necessary, since a large spectrum of EU economic operators rely on economic activities that need intellectual property protection (e.g. geographical indications for high quality agricultural products, designs for fashion and design, copyright for the entertainment and culture sectors or patents for innovative industries). This being said, ACTA steered away from a one-size-fits all approach and contains several exceptions to avoid that legitimate goals such as access to medicines are incidentally affected by provisions destined to prevent illegal traffics.

10. ACTA was negotiated as a self-standing agreement to avoid being negotiated at a inclusive multilateral forum, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) or the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

The Commission would have preferred to address IPR enforcement problems in the WTO or in WIPO, and made many proposals to that effect. The point is that certain other Members of these organisations opposed any enforcement debate there.

Article taken from The European Commission’s ACTA “fact sheet”