How to Get VLC For iPhone and iPad

VLC For iPhone and iPad is awesome and there is no doubt about that. Complete with AirPlay support, multiple ways to load files into the video app, real-time video filters, playback speed manipulation, subtitles and more (DropBox Support).

It seems that its not yet available in the US App Store as I have found out this evening. However from what I can tell from a few blogs its being rolled out. If you have connections who will allow you to VPN into a network in another country you can download this now, or simply wait; which I did not.

VLC for iOS requires iOS 5.1 or later. It runs on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, including the first iPad

Here are some of the features

  • Play all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like classic VLC media player.
  • Play MKV, multiple audio tracks (including 5.1), and subtitles tracks (including SSA!).
  • Support for network streams, including HLS, MMS or RTSP.
  • Include video filters, playback speed manipulation, and fine seeking.
  • A video media library, with WiFi Upload, Dropbox integration and optional passcode lock.
  • Integration for bluetooth headsets and AirPlay.
  • Supports iOS 5.1 or later including the first iPad.
  • Completely free, libre and open source.

Outlook Web Access (OWA) app for iPhone and iPad

I now have another real use for my iPad.


Microsoft has released an Outlook Web Access (OWA) app for iPhone and iPad, providing those with Exchange OWA and 365 subscriptions access to their email, calendar, and contacts. Hello again to productivity.

Via their official blog they write “… we are excited to announce the availability of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad, which provide even more value to organizations on any Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online. OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are mobile apps that offer the same email, calendar and contact functionality you get in Outlook Web App on the browser, but with additional capabilities that are only possible through native integration of the app with mobile devices”

I’ve read that you need to be a 365 customer, however found out via my attempt to log in, that I could set my Exchange OWA settings manually and I had the access to my account.

Head over to the App Store and grab yourself a copy


Today, software controls company Infragistics released a tool set of solutions to the world that has embraced the the idea of bring your own device (BYOD) called NUCLiOS.

This tool set delivers the core controls you need to create high performance, highly visual, totally native iPad and iPhone applications. Built with performance and style in mind, NUCLiOS offers an advanced Data Grid and a powerful set of versatile charts perfect for mobile applications in the consumer marketplace or the enterprise.

So head on over to the App Store and grab yourself a free sample

Upcoming Apple Event: iPhone

Hello my jermsmit.com visitors,

I am hoping you are all stoked about the Apple event that is going to happen tomorrow.  The new iphone will possibly be relieved. We wont know for sure until then.  So keep your fingers crossed and hopes up.

The event is going to be at Apple’s Cupertino Campus, and Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook will be giving the keynote.

Here are the times for the event:

Event Times:

7:00AM – Hawaii
10:00AM – Pacific
11:00AM – Mountain
12:00PM – Central
1:00PM – Eastern
6:00PM – London
7:00PM – Paris
9:00PM – Moscow
2:00AM – Tokyo (October 5th)

Enable XML-RPC Posting

Looking for a way to post to WordPress from my iPhone, I downloaded the WordPress application.  Soon after running the app and attempting to connect to my site, I was notified that I need to enable XML-RPC remote publishing.  That being said, I went to my site and made the following changes:

If your blog runs WordPress 2.6 or later; in my case 3.1.1, you must explicitly enable the XML-RPC remote publishing interface.

[Step 1] Log in to your blog with the admin account, and go to Settings, and then Writing.

[Step 2] Check the box next to “XML-RPC” on the Writing options page, and save the settings.