Knight Frank India, one of the leading international property consultants, has launched a property search app for iPhones. Using this app, the customers will be able to search for exclusive properties across the globe that they may wish to buy or rent. This is done using global GPS search function.
At the launch of the app, Pranab Datta, Vice Chairman and Managing director, Knight Frank India, said,
Knight Frank has always looked at exploring new options for its client’s which help them connect to their ideal property. With today’s ever evolving telecom market, this is a good space to serve all our HNI customers across the globe. Our Knight Frank App showcases the properties in an extraordinary and effective way on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. It couldn’t be easier or more fun to browse the best local or global properties on the move.
However, the Indians need to wait a bit. According to the Knight Frank, the app is soon going have India specific search options. Knight Frank`s property app is indeed an innovative idea that allows you to make property search by country, region or postcode. Via: TelecomTalk
Ever wanted to call for free? To talk to your heart’s content? Line2 is an amazing little app for iPhone that helps you do exactly that. This app has been developed by a company named Toktumi. It’s basically a 3G/WiFi based VoIP software but it boasts some features that might very well give nightmares to companies like AT&T.
Line2 offers a separate number, phone book, features like call forwarding, call waiting, etc.
You need to register at their site first to get a new Line2 number. If you are in a WiFi hotzone, this app lets you call other numbers at amazing quality. If you are out of range of WiFi, this app connects to other numbers using AT&T’s 3G network. The reception is not as good as in WiFi but it’s still workable. If the number you are calling is a Line2 number, it uses some enhancements to further boost the sound quality. Users have said this connection to be so good that they could hear the clothes rustling on the other end of the line.
If you are calling through Line2 and a call comes on your original number, you are asked to choose which call to attend. Also, if your Line2 app is closed, you can route all your Line2 calls to your original number.
This app also has an edge over other VoIP clients like Skype and Google Voice:
Receive inbound calls via cellular or WiFi network
PC/Mac calling via integrated softphone
Caller ID based routing
Conferencing – up to 20 people at once
This app is priced just at $1. Features like voicemail, unlimited US/Canada calling, and others cost about 15$ / month. It’s still dirt cheap if you ask me. The first 30 days are free.
Yahoo has introduced two new mobile search apps. The first one is Yahoo Search iPhone app and the second one being,Sketch-a-search. Yahoo Search iPhone app is an integrated search service for the Apple iPhone including a number of interesting features like voice search and Shake to Clear(clears the last search when you shake the phone).
This fully featured search tool also provides information from Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Movies, and Yahoo News into the search results. The search application also takes advantage of location information and provides search results that are relevant to the user’s location. The Yahoo! Search for iPhone app is currently available in only 22 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and is expected to cover the other parts as well.
The more interesting of the two apps is Sketch-a-search. The service works by allowing users to sketch a boundary on a map encompassing a specific location. This app will then, provide you with local information including restaurants and local businesses. It is really amazing because without even typing keywords,you get the search result.
The release of these new application shows that Yahoo has continued efforts to stay involved in the growing mobile industry. Well, we hope there is a lot more to come from Yahoo.
It’s the March Madness people! College basketball at its best[est!] as 65 teams compete for glory between March and April. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Division I Basketball Championship is the game that gets people excited and humming, as they root for their favorite team and boo those they have beef against. The single-elimination tournament is being held between the 14th of March and the 5th of April this year and will feature a surprising number of online services that will support the main event.
Created in 1939 by Kansas coach Phog Allen, this event has become one of the widely watched regional games in the USA. The Big Dance, as it is also called, has attracted a wide amount of attention from the nation as people root for their school and watch it proudly as they lift the NCAA trophy. With cartloads of revenue for the bigger matches the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four, the people running television channels have also expanded to include online services for fans who do not want to miss a match.
Thus, CBS Sports has decided to provide free live streaming of all the matches from Selection Sunday on the 14th of March to the finals on the 5th. CBS Sports has a dedicated page for the championship with schedules and even a High Quality streaming service (which requires Microsoft’s Silverlight). They even have an iPhone app to watch the games online on your phone.
That’s right you can watch the entire March Madness online on your iPhone. The link opens up an iTunes window so that you can easily install the application on your iPhone. Pretty neat!
Do tell us which team you are rooting for in the comments!
Well, there’s an app for that. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has an official iPhone/iPod Touch app which will help you catch up with all the Oscars 2010 action live on the go.
The app features:
A complete list of 2010 Oscar Nominees organized by category.
Predict the winners in each 2010 Oscar category.
Nominees List: includes valuable insider information on each nominee.
Trailers: View previews from nominated films, including each of the 10 Best Picture Nominees!
User Predictions and Social Network Sharing: Share and comment on your predictions through Facebook, Twitter, text and email!
Real Time Community Results
Unfortunately the live streams are not available on iPhone due to flash restrictions. However, you can always watch watch the Oscars 2010 on a PC, Mac or Linux computer. We have embedded Oscars 2010 video below to watch the Red Carpet and Oscars 2010 Awards ceremony online.
Attention all Assassin’s Creed fans, Ubisoft has released Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer free of cost for iPhone and iPod Touch users, this deal is only valid for the next 48 hours.
Assassin’s Creed II was a highly anticipated game and will allow users to compete against their friends online. Ubisoft has decided to give out the game for free for the next 48 hours only, so if you have been waiting for this game, head over to this iTunes link to download it right away.
If you wait up for more than 48 hours, you will have to pay $2.99 for the game. The game allows for real-time online action over Wi-Fi, where users have to hunt other players and kill them before they can do the same to you. Should definitely be fun for players who have enjoyed the desktop or console game.
IPL 2010 which is the third season of the Indian Premiere League will kick off in March. If you are a cricket and IPL fan and own an iPhone, here is some good news, the IPL 2010 Schedule app for the iPhone will allow you to keep a track on the games and find out when they are being played.
The IPL 2010 Schedule app has a simple interface and provides you schedules for teams, venue or stadiums and based on the date of the games. You can also keep a track on the games which will be played on any particular day and the points table for all the team.
Of course, the points table will not be useful right away and will come into play once IPL 2010 kicks off in March, so if you want to keep a track of the IPL 2010 schedule at the tip of your fingers, head over to this iTunes link to download the app for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
We have reviewed many iPhone apps on Techie-Buzz but previewing them was always complicated since it launched the preview in your iTunes software. It was more of a hassle for people who did not have iTunes installed on their machines. All that has changed today since Apple is now allowing you to preview apps in your browser window.
Unlike before, clicking on an iPhone app page does not open the dialog box for iTunes any more. Rather, it takes you to a nice page that lists detailed information about the app (check this for example) including customer reviews, ratings and screenshots. You can also see the price and other specifications for the app before downloading it to your iTunes. You also have the option to browse more apps from the same developer and see some similar apps that customers bought. Each app also has a view in iTunes link that takes you to the old method of previewing apps in iTunes.
It is another sign of Apple’s intention to take everything to the cloud pretty soon. It is also something that was much needed, given the huge number of apps in the app store and the ability for users to review an app without opening the iTunes software on their machine.
Earlier today during the Apple Event as Apple was showcasing the new iPad, one thought which ran across most people’s mind was – “What about apps ? Will the existing ones work?”
To answer that – yes, the existing apps will work. As Apple had demonstrated during the event, existing iPhone / iPod Touch apps will run in two modes – one with the same resolution as the iPhone , at 320×240 centred on the iPad screen.
The apps can also make full use of the real estate, albeit in a zoomed manner. While this seems good, the flip side to this would be that the difference in resolution ( 320×240 for the iPhone / iPod Touch versus 1024×768 for the iPad) – would mean that the apps might not look as pretty since the image is going to be stretched a wee-bit more than 3 times the original resolution.
Apple has made available the iPad SDK to developers, so it shouldn’t be long before developers tweak their existing apps to suit the iPad’s gorgeous new high-res screen.
After blocking thousands of websites in the past, China’s authorities seems to be interested in blocking iPhone apps. Just two months before China Unicom launched iPhone in China and made it regulatory to evaluate and sanction all the iPhone apps before they are available for download. Apple has been instructed by the China’s authorities to ban certain iPhone apps in China.
Dalai Lama iPhone Apps, which are available for download in others countries, seems to be unavailable for iPhone users in China. Even apps related to Rebiya Kadeer are banned in China. Apple is the latest American technology company that has been instructed to ban some of their contents, by Chinese government.