Tip:set up a free Apple ID account for iCloud and iOS 5

Open Settings from your home screen
Click on Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Click on Add Account…
Select iCloud at the top of the list

Click on Get a Free Apple ID

Enter your location
Enter your date of birth

A new window will now open asking you to use an existing email address or get a free @me.com address

Select get a free @me.com email address

Fill in all your details and select next
Accept the iCloud terms and conditions

That’s it done, you now have a new iCloud account all set up and ready to go on your iOS5 device!

Tip:Make Your iPhone or iPad Run Faster

5 Tips for Making Your iPhone or iPad Run Faster

1. Check your usage.
Click on the Settings icon. Select General. Select Usage.

At the very top, you’ll see two numbers: GB available and GB used.

You don’t need to understand these numbers deeply. All you need to know for the purpose of making your phone run faster is the percent of free space you have. There are no hard and fast rules, but you probably want your available space to be at least 10 percent, but perhaps as much as 15 or 20 percent. Obviously, if the available space is larger than the used space, you’re in good shape.

Note that when you add the available space and the used space, it won’t add up to the total size of your phone (e.g., a 16GB iPhone will appear to have only about 13.6GB total space) because it doesn’t include the space being used by the operating system.

Make Your iPhone or iPad Run Faster

Select any app, and a new page will break down the usage into two parts: the app and the data and documents stored in the app. For example, my Instapaper app takes up 30.7MB total: 22.9MB for the app (see where it says “app size” on the image) and 7.8MB for documents and data. Sometimes, this information helps you see that it’s not the app but what you store in it that’s eating up space. In the case of my Instapaper app, I’m in the clear. Neither the app nor the data are taking up much space. To delete documents and data when they are taking up too much space, open the app where they’re contained and remove them there, because you can’tdelete them from the iPhone or iPad Settings area.

2. Delete apps.
To create more available or free space, you’ll need to delete apps, music, videos, or other data. Here’s how to figure out which ones are worth nixing.

Staying right on the same screen from step no. 1, look through the next section, which shows the apps you have installed and how much space they use. This list automatically sorts by space used, from greatest to least. The apps appear at the top are using the most space. Most of your apps are probably measured in MB rather than GB (1GB=1,024MB).

The app highest on your list is probably either Music or Video. You can’t actually delete those apps, but you can remove some of the music or video files, explained next in step no. 3. But first, take a look at the other apps in the list and decide which ones you’ll delete. Judging them by the amount of space they consume could be more effective than simply thinking about whether you want to keep them.

To delete apps, go to your iPhone or iPad’s homescreen and press and hold any app. All the apps will quiver on screen, and a small black X will appear on the top right corner of the icons for any app that can be deleted. Press the X, and you’ll see a screen asking for confirmation to delete the app. For some apps, you may see a second confirmation screen, warning you that you’ll lose additional information associated with the app, such as data in Game Center. To kiss those apps goodbye, confirm.

3. Delete songs, albums, podcasts, videos.

You can delete music and videos two ways.

How to Make Your iPhone or iPad Run Faster

From Settings.Staying in the Usage screen (Settings > General > Usage), tap the option for Music or Video in the apps list. The next screen summarizes your music and podcast data usage. Clean out any of these in one shot by pressing the Edit button (top right), hitting the red circle with white stripe next to the appropriate entry, and selecting “delete.” This action deletes all the files associated with the entry. It doesn’t give you a track-by-track option for deleting.

From within the apps. You can delete track by track, album by album, and so forth, from within the app. Launch the app, navigate to a page that shows the items you want to delete, and simply use one finger to swipe from right to left across the listings you want to delete. When the delete button appears, press it.

4. Delete Photos.
Confusingly, when you navigate to Settings > Photos, you can’t see how much space the images on your iPhone or iPad use. The easiest way to see this statistic is to connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. Click on the device name at the left side of the dashboard, and you’ll see at the bottom a graph showing how many GB different features use. It’s color-coded; photos are orange.

If you want to save images to your computer, you can import to your computer. To delete them from the iPhone or iPad, go to the Photos app and open any album. Click the square-with-arrow icon at the top left, then tap each photo you want to delete; when you’ve selected them all, press the red delete button. Alternatively, from the Album page, select “Edit” to delete entire albums in one shot.

5. Clear Safari’s cache.
Another way to free up space is to clear the Safari Web browser cache.

Go to Settings > Safari.

In the image below, it’s right in the center.

Make Your iPhone or iPad Run Faster

Next, two buttons are applicable: Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data. If you’ve never cleared your Safari browser before, you’ll probably want to use both these buttons. When the history or cookies and data sections are empty, the text of those buttons will turn gray.

There’s one more step you can take in the Safari area, and it’s under this section: Advanced > Website Data. At the bottom of that page, you can select “Remove All Website Data,” which may free up some additional space.

Watch Thousands of Soccer Highlights on your iPhone

Pavlo Aksonov today introduces Goal! 1.0, his new sports-based app for iOS devices. Goal! allows you to watch thousands soccer highlights on your device. The application offer highlights from different leagues with an incredibly simple user interface designed specifically with the end user in mind. Watch all the goals across Europe and international leagues via Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection. Share video with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail as well.

Device Requirements:
iPhone, iPad, iPod

Free iPhone App 1 million downloads

In an average year approximately 20,000 meteorites fall onto the Earth. 12 percent of all Americans loose their innocence in a car. Anyone that is interested in more exciting chunks of knowledge, should get the free app “Unnecessary Knowledge” for the iPhone. In its new version the app is familiar with more than 2,000 crazy facts, grouped into 18 categories. One thing is for sure: this kind of knowledge is certainly not taught in school.

Lochmann New Media GmbH is pleased to announce the newest edition of their popular Unnecessary Knowledge app for iPhone and iPad

Take a Tour of the Solar System for iOS

California based Sprite Labs is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the updated version of iLearn Solar System for iPhone and iPod touch, an educational app that models the solar system in 3D. This interactive app makes it fun for kids to learn space objects. The iLearn Solar System app is an encyclopedia about the solar system that features many facts and figures about Galaxy, Solar System and each planet of the Solar System.

Device requirements
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 13.7 MB

Wakeup Alarms Set By Real World Conditions

Big Paua today introduces IfAlarm 1.0, its new alarm and reminder solution for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch devices. IfAlarm takes the newest ideas in alarm clocks and goes a few steps further. Including standard sleep cycle monitoring, as well as monitoring weather conditions and sleep duration, alarms can be set not just by time but by a range of real world conditions. IfAlarm allows the user to set alarms not just by times but by real world conditions. If it’s a beautiful day wake me at sunrise.

iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad

Popular New iOS Tower Defense Game Discounted

Jelly Oasis today announced that Elf Defense 1.0.3, their new tower defense game for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, has been deeply discounted as a way to introduce even more fans to the already popular game. Elf Defense pits the player against human warlords intent on taking advantage of their elven neighbors. By using a variety of elven defense towers, specialized mercenary warriors, and special skills and items, players design their own strategies to survive against the marauding hordes.

Features:
* Deploy a wide variety of units, each with their own special combat skills, to take down the enemy before they breach your walls
* Over 100 enemy types make strategy a dynamic, evolving challenge
* Breathtakingly crisp graphics are put to good use with a gorgeous color palette and exceptional, unique character design
* Special items enhance tactics and provide players with the ability to tailor their strategy to suit their own playing style
* Adjustable difficulty makes Elf Defense fun for tower defense newbies and veterans alike
* Shop is packed with upgrades and items; players can purchase with in-game currency or buy additional currency
* Game Center integration
* Gorgeous environments – Fairy Forest, Desolate Desert, Frozen Artic
* Collect formidable mercenary warriors to enhance your forces

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 53.3 MB
Purchase and Download:http://itunes.apple.com/app/elf-defense-eng/id489783365

Crime City for iPhone Review

In the event that you played games like Mafia Wars on social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, there is a huge chance that you will appreciate Crime City. This is a very interesting game that is available for all people that own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. From the first moment that you open the interface you are going to be reminded of Mafia Wars. In this game your goal is to build a crime empire. You will be able to rob other people, complete jobs, complete goals and even build a Mafia of real users.

There is also the exact same game available on Facebook right now. You can browse through games that are available on the network and give it a try before trying Crime City on your iPhone. It is basically the same thing. Crime City will offer gamers a ton of interesting features and it is free. The only thing that you can pay money for is an extra purchase of items that are available. This is a game that can only be played online and it is highly sociable.

Crime City Features

Crime City is a MMOG that is played live. You can rob and fight other players and there are over 150 special cars and weapons that can be bought in game. The player can own one of over 80 real estate properties and there are around 500 different crime jobs and 200 goals that can be complete. This game is quite big with over 60 areas that can be explored, 100 decorations and 60 game center achievements. You can build restaurants, casinos, hotels, beat up people or players, do heists and steal cars.

What is interesting with Crime City is the fact that you can invite your friends in order to make the mafia stronger and this is similar to what you can do on the Facebook version. The properties that you build are going to generate income that can be spent on items or other buildings. There is also a story that you can follow and the graphics are actually really attractive.

On the whole, Crime City is a very entertaining game that is not at all complicated and will bring in hours of fun with friends. According to all people that tested it, Crime City is currently one of the best games of this type and since it is free, there is absolutely no reason why you should not try it.

Why do You Need iPhone Cases?

Most people will love the new iPhone but there is a huge problem that needs to be taken into account nowadays. We are referring to the fact that this is a smart phone that can be damaged when you are not attentive to it. It is enough to say the fact that we are in front of a wide touch screen. If it is scratched, there are going to be huge problems. It is highly important to protect this phone, even if it is a lot more resistant than other smart phones on the market.

There are many different reasons why you should purchase an iPhone case. The most important one is to protect the phone in the event that you accidentally drop it. The best cases on the market are going to offer such protection. Keep in mind that you should only buy one that includes touch screen protection. Contrary to what you might believe, most of the cases do not offer this. If you really like one and it does not have touch screen protection, you can always opt for an extra accessory to add the protection required.

Another reason why you are going to want to buy an iPhone case is that water is going to damage it when it reaches particular components. After all, it is a phone so you need to make sure that you keep it out of touch of water. It is quite common to damage the phone during rain as you do not have a case that protects it from this point of view.

Remember that the market is filled with hundreds of different iPhone cases but you need to focus on buying one that will be suitable in your case. For instance, if you know that you drop your smart phone often, it is a very good idea to always buy one that has extra padding. Make sure that you are going to read reviews and learn as much as possible about the iPhone case that you are looking at. Most people will just buy after looking at the price tag. Never do this as you should never compromise on quality. An iPhone case is the best investment that you can make. It will help you to have the phone in working condition for a much longer period of time. When you buy a cheap case, the protection that is offered will be low so make sure that you do not make this mistake.