About Austin Ritchie


I am a technology enthusiast who's first major computer experience was with hacking the Sony PSP. I am an Apple Dev, and I'm currently studying Computer Programming and 3D Animation.

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Google Talk Brings Video/Audio Chat to Android

Awesome updates from the Google Mobile team just keep rolling out. Recently Google released a Google Docs app for Android, and now comes the ability to video/voice chat using Google Talk. Similar applications, like Fring and Tango, have sought to bring a facetime-like experience to Android. Now, with video chat being built-in to Google Talk(on(…)

The State of the Mobile App World [Infographic]

When it comes to comparing smartphones, apps play a very integral role. Whether it be to smash green pigs or to compose a literary essay, apps are the key to accomplishing specific goals. But just how frequently, and by whom, are apps used? Shoutem, an online mobile app creator, has released an infographic regarding app(…)

Android Gets Official Google Docs App!

Android users, rejoice! Google has released a Google Docs app that allows for composing and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on your Android device! Arguably one of the coolest features is the ability to take a picture of text and create a document from it. Just snap a pic, convert it, and then you can(…)

Microsoft Sets Guinness World Record Using Kinect…. Again!

Microsoft’s Kinect is one hot item, for multiple reasons. In addition to all the awesome hacks that use the Kinect, it has also been used to set two Guinness World Records. The first was set when the Kinect sold 8,000,000 units in the first 60 days(approx. 133,333 units per day), earning it the title of(…)

PlayStation Network Shut Down By Sony For Good

In order to better upgrade Sony’s online security, the PlayStation Network, or PSN, has been taken down for good. This move follows an “external intrusion”(breach) of the PSN by a group of hackers, in which all PSN account information was stolen. PSN, which was set to be rebranded as the SNEA, is now set to(…)

Enable Windows 8 Aero Aurora Feature [How to Guide]

In the midst of several Windows 8 leaks, including Kinect integration and a webcam app, comes a welcome change in how Aero can be used. The ‘Aurora’ setting for Aero, which replaces ‘Chocolate’, causes Aero to change to match the active window. This change, while minimal, will be well received by those who want a(…)

Unlock Hidden Windows 8 Features Using Bluepoison!

Woah! Between the the leaked builds and activator tool, the Windows 8 Beta leaks just keep coming. We’ve covered the new Android-like login, Kinect Integration, and the metro-style webcam app for Windows 8 previously, but this new tool really takes the cake. Outfitted with a metro user interface and advanced options, the new Bluepoison tool(…)

Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” Pictures and Info Leaked!

Leaks for the Nintendo Wii “Stream” (codenamed Project Cafe) have been released in the form of images from NeoGAF. These images give a tentative look at the upcoming successor to the Wii, along with details about the kind of controllers available upon its release. Much like the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo plans to implement small screens(…)

How To: Add Custom Home Screen Icons On Your iPhone and iPod Touch! [Guide]

One of the greatest advantages to jailbreaking has been, and likely always will be, the ability to set themes via Winterboard. But, what if you could assign custom icons to your web apps without even jailbreaking? Thanks to madebysquad, you can. Here’s a simple guide to easily customizing your home page bookmarks: These steps are(…)

Growly Notes is Like ‘One Note’ for Mac

One of the few things from Windows that I have missed since moving to my Mac was Microsoft’s One Note. Evernote attempted to fill the gap, and syncing notes with my mobile devices was a nice feature. But, it wasn’t the same. Growly Notes is the closest alternative to One Note on the Mac that(…)

Need to Find a Job? Indeed is an Excellent Job Search Engine

Summer is fast approaching, and with it often comes swarms of people looking for summer jobs. Whether you’re looking for a temporary job or a long-term one, Indeed is one of the best ways to find it. Lifehacker has gone so far as to say that Indeed is the best job search engine around. If(…)

Untrackerd Protects Your iPhone’s Location For Free!

Ryan Petrich, skilled iOS developer behind Activator, Overboard, Haptic Pro, and more, just released a free solution to iPhone privacy concerns via the BigBoss repo. This free tool, Untrackerd, clears the consolidated.db file that tracks your iPhone’s location. Using Untrackerd, your iPhone will no longer have a record of your past locations, and is a(…)

Is the iPhone Really ‘Green’? [Infographic]

Geekaphone, who covered the rise of the iPhone as a camera, has put together yet another spectacular infographic. This time, the subject was how ‘green’ the iPhone is. Here are the unsurprising, but still sad, results: [via geekaphone] Subscribe to our RSS Feed and keep following us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for all the(…)

Crackle for iPhone/iPad Released! Spoiler: It’s Awesome!

Sony has released a new app for iOS that streams videos and TV shows for free to your device. Dubbed Crackle, the app has been made available for free in the iOS App Store. For a new streaming app, the selection of movies and tv programs is very large. Videos stream very quickly, even on(…)

Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets Under Legal Fire From Apple!

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is suing Samsung over the Galaxy S smartphone line(Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Nexus S) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, specifically over the ‘look and feel’ of said devices. This is not the first lawsuit Apple has initiated with a crucial supplier, and likely will not be the(…)

Microsoft’s Photosynth Tool is Now a Free iPhone App!

Microsoft has just released its Photosynth tool in the form of a free iOS application. This tool allows iPhone users to stitch photos together to create 3D immersive images. Users can also share their photos using Facebook, Bing Maps, and through the photosynth.net website. Here are the features included: See your panorama take shape as(…)

Angry Birds Seasons Easter Update Now Available!

At long last, the newest Angry Birds: Seasons update is here! Angry Birds: Seasons has been updated to include a new set of Easter-themed levels, and even more golden eggs! Additionally, you can send Angry Birds Easter cards to friends from the app. EASTER EGGS FOR ANGRY BIRDS! Spring is upon us and the time(…)

Windows 8 Time-Bomb Removal Tool Released

A pre-release build of Windows 8(build 7850) was leaked a while back, revealing new features like push notifications and a webcam app. This same build, which has been made available to the greater part of the internet, is an expired build. Each Windows 8 pre-release build has a built-in ‘time-bomb’, which deactivates the build after(…)

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 Tethered On Windows And Mac Using Redsn0w [Guide]

We’ve covered how to jailbreak 4.3.2 tethered on Pwnagetool, which is a Mac-only application. Here’s how to jailbreak 4.3.2 tethered on Windows and Mac using the latest Redsn0w. While this tethered jailbreak is available, i0n1c has an untether for the Dev-team on the way. *Disclaimer*: iTD is not responsible for any damage caused to your(…)