Password Protect Notes

With software update 9.3 we received a long awaited feature for the Notes app… password protection. The new feature allows you to lock specific notes with a password or fingerprint. [Read more…]

Readdle Releases Scanner Pro – Portable PDF Scanner

Available In: App Store       Price: $6.99  

Scanner Pro Today Readdle announced the release of Scanner Pro, an application that transforms the iPhone into a portible PDF scanner.

Scanner Pro allows “iPhone owners scan multipage documents into PDF files, send them by email, access over Wi-Fi and even upload to MobileMe, iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server… Scanner Pro is designed to scan multi page documents and transform them into industry standard PDF files. It allows people to set password on PDF document to protect data with 40-bit RC4 level encryption… To overcome weaknesses of the iPhone camera, Scanner Pro uses special algorithms to enhance image quality. Additionally, users can manually adjust brightness and contrast to make text look even better.”
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New Poll – Do you use the passcode lock on your iPhone and/or iPod touch?

AiS Time for a new poll. The last poll was – What type of App Store applications do you tend to install most often? Below are the results.

* Books/Education Apps (Math Flash Cards, The Love Dare… ) (6.0%, 36 Votes)
* Business/Finance Apps (Job Search, PayPal… ) (7.0%, 40 Votes)
* Entertainment Apps (Backgrounds, Bubblewrap… ) (21.0%, 121 Votes)
* Games (Fieldrunners, Enigmo, Flight Control… ) (68.0%, 387 Votes)
* Kids Apps (Balloonamals, Preschool Adventure… ) (3.0%, 16 Votes)
* Medical/Healthcare Apps (iFitness, Lose It!, MedCalc… ) (6.0%, 37 Votes)
* Music Apps (Pandora, Ocarina… ) (22.0%, 123 Votes)
* Navigation/Travel Apps (Google Earth, GPS Tracker… ) (17.0%, 97 Votes)
* News Apps (NYTimes, BNO News… ) (12.0%, 66 Votes)
* Photography Apps (ColorSplash, CameraZoom… ) (16.0%, 93 Votes)
* Productivity Apps (ToDo, Evernote… ) (26.0%, 151 Votes)
* Social Networking Apps (Tweetie, Facebook, Skype… ) (29.0%, 167 Votes)
* Sports Apps (ESPN, Sportacular… ) (9.0%, 52 Votes)
* Utility Apps (Flashlight, Units, Air Mouse Pro… ) (37.0%, 210 Votes)
* Weather Apps (WeatherBug, The Weather Channel… ) (12.0%, 71 Votes)

Total Voters: 572

It seems that Games seems to be the most downloaded type of application followed by Utility, Social Networking and Productivity apps. I would say that I tend to install games most often too however, the apps that I use most often would be utility type apps.

You can still vote on this Poll in our Poll Archive page. You can also vote/view all the past polls on the Poll Archive page as well. [Read more…]

iProtect – Security Application for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free and $8.99  

iProtect iProtect is a recently released security application for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It allows you to password protect applications, lock your SIM, disable the ability to move icons around on the SpringBoard, disable the application to delete application off the SprigBoard and the ability to disable the Home Button double-tap.

When you first open the application, you will need to enter a password and a security word. Once you are in the application, you can choose to lock All Applications, Unlock All Applications or choose to lock specific applications. You can lock both App Store and Cydia apps. [Read more…]

Lockdown – Password Protect Your Applications

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Lockdown Lockdown, is an application that allows you to password protect other applications (stock, App Store and jailbroke) on your iPhone or iPod Touch. I haven’t done a review of this Lockdown since it was first released. However, I received an email saying that it has been updated and is now working with the 3.0 firmware (which it is).

The UI of the app has changed a little since my first review of the app but, other than that…it is basically the same. You are able to password protect stock, App Store and jailbroke apps that are on your device. A few of the new features I noticed is a Locked Apps option which allows you to quickly view all the apps that are locked, instead of having to scroll through the list of them to find which ones are locked. [Read more…]

Encrypto – Hide Photos in Your Camera Roll

Available In: App Store       Price: $1.99  

Encrypto Encrypto is an application that allows you to hide images that are in your Camera Roll. When you open Encrypto, you will need to choose a passkey. You will want to remember your passkey because the next time you open the app, you will have to enter it.

Once in the application, you have three options on the lower menu bar; the main page, the help page and the import page. On the main page you will see all the photos from your Camera Roll. It automatically pulls in all your photos however, it will not pull in any screenshots that are in your Camera Roll. I personally like that it only pulls in photos and not screenshots. Each photo has a image of a lock on it. If you tap on the lock, it will Encrypt the photo. [Read more…]