iPhoneRoot.com       

News tagged ‘Free’


European carriers threaten Apple over embedded SIM option





SIM free iphone

As reported, Apple is developing a built-in SIM card for the Phone. Such embedded SIM card allows users to activate their devices with a broad array of carriers. Moreover, with such card, customers could insist on shorter-term contracts, using the ability to easily switch between carriers as leverage. So, some European carriers (Vodafone in the UK, France Telecom and Telefónica in Spain) are threatening Apple to withhold their iPhone subsidies if the company deploys the technology on the iPhone. Apple was accused in gain control of carriers’ relationship with their mobile customers. This technology allows customers to sign up for mobile service directly on Apple's website. It could allow customers to switch more easily from one to another and even lead to a "war" between operators and Apple. As estimated, Apple’s global iPhone sales could take a 12 percent hit if European carriers carried out their threats.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 14:31

Some MobileMe features going free for iOS users?



mobileme

Apple seems to bring some free options to their paid MobileMe service. As you can see in the shot above, the code shows free MobileMe accounts for iOS devices. The code also says “This Apple ID cannot be used for MobileMe Mail, but you can use it for other MobileMe services.” That means that free accounts may be used for features other than email, as this message specifically restricts certain Apple IDs from being used with MobileMe Mail. Other MobileMe iPhone services include Find My iPhone, iDisk, Contact/Calendar/Safari/Notes over-the-air sync, and Photo Galleries. So, may be Apple will begin offering MobileMe syncing services for free.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 20th, 2010. 23:38

iTunes Connect Mobile App Updated with iPad Support, Retina Graphics, iBookstore Stats



itunes connect mob

Apple updated their iTunes Connect Mobile application which allows iOS developers to check their Apple developer account and see detailed information about the apps which are currently on sale in the App Store. The latest 1.1 update includes support for the iPad, graphics for the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch Retina display and support for the viewing of iBookstore statistics for your books. This is the same application which Mac App Store developers will use to track their apps. The app is free.

Download the new iTunes Connect Mobile app




|
   

Leave a comment

Who Is The Average iPad User?



average ipad user

Business Insider carried out the iPad customer survey to form a portrait of average iPad user. The results are really interesting and worth mentioning.

38.5% of iPad owners use the device two to five hours per day. Most user use the device more now than when they originally made the purchase. But this fact isn’t actually a surprise, because there are lots of the iPad apps and their number continues to grow.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010. 12:24

Dropbox updated to support iOS 4.2



Dropbox is a service that lets users to store files on a server and immediately share your pictures, documents and other files across different computers and mobile devices. 2Gb of server storage is free. The iPhone/iPad version is free and allows users to view photos, videos, documents, and presentations from DropBox online storage, upload existing files and export Dropbox files to other iPhone and iPad apps.

Dropbox has recently updated to version 1.3.1 with iOS 4.2 support. Here is a changelog:

- Photos:
-- Persistent photo caching
-- PNGs and GIFs no longer JPEG compressed when viewed on device
-- Higher quality thumbnails on retinas devices
Improved scroll bar behavior & appearance in document viewer
- OS 4.2 compatibility
- Bugfixes:
-- Media player performance fixes, time remaining calculations
-- Better handling of partially downloaded favorite files
-- Properly handle the less common Office file type extensions (e.g., .PPSX, .XLSM)
-- Re-enable selection of photos for upload across entire Photo Library
-- Stability improvements
-- Other miscellaneous fixes

You can register and download the application for your desktop computer here (Windows, Mac and Linux). Here is a link to a free iPhone/iPad application in AppStore.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Apple's example Mac app prices land around $15-20



appstore for mac

In the screenshot above, you can see a Macbook Air with a picture of the new Mac App store, which divines some potential prices for Apple's official apps.  This is directly from Apple’s website. So, what are the prices? Turns out they're pretty close to current software prices. The iLife apps are priced out at $14.99, while the iWork apps are priced at $19.99, and when you add them all up, they cost about the same as the bundles you can buy in the Apple retail store. There's also a few other titles at various prices. There's a dice game called Roll 'Em which is priced for free, an app called Color Studio at $29.99, and another game called Fast Lane priced at just $4.99.  If this is a real picture of what some of the Mac apps might cost then it will be interesting to see what we get when the store officially opens.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 6th, 2010. 19:25

Check Out The Best Apps Ever In Apple’s New Official “App Store Hall Of Fame”



hall of fame

If you ever wondered what Apple thought were the very best apps of the last two years, there’s now a list for that. Apple has launched a new section of the iTunes App Store, a Hall of Fame, containing everything iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from Angry Birds to Zen Bound 2. There are around 50 apps honored so far and includes news, travel, sports, entertainment, productivity, and of course, lots of great games. The list includes both free and paid apps. Apple did a great job selecting these. Of course, they were probably helped by the massive app sales data they have. Most, if not all of the apps, are fairly “obvious” choices that you probably already own.

What app is now on the top of the list? No wondering, it is Angry Birds.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 6th, 2010. 17:06

MacBook Air users report about video anomalies and kernel panics



MBA_kernel_panic

Cult Of Mac yesterday revealed that some early MacBook Air adopters have faced with kernel panics and video anomalies on their new laptops. It is assumed that they can be related to sleep/wake issues.

The discussion initially appeared on Apple's forums. Next symptoms were mentioned:

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [1]

Written by SimplyMax

Monday, November 1st, 2010. 13:01

VLC May Disappear from the App Store



VLC iPad

VLC is a popular media player for Mac, Windows and Linux that was ported for the iPad in September and landed on the iPhone few days ago. But now there is a chance it may disappear from the App Store. According to one of the primary VLC developers Remi Denis-Courmont, Videolan (the VLC's owner) has sent a notification of copyright infringement to Apple concerning the iOS's version of the VLS that is being distributed in the App Store.

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Proview Asks Apple For $1.5 Billion For iPad trademark



proview

According to the Financial Times, A Taiwanese contract manufacturer of flat screens Proview sold the "global trademark" of iPad to Apple in 2006 but it still possesses the trademark in China. Few years ago Proview released an I-Pad tablet, but the product wasn't successful and the company abandoned the project.

Caixine, which is a Chinese news site, reveals that Proview asks more than 1.5 billion dollars from Apple. Proview chairman Yang Rongshan even threatened the company:

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 16:17

The MacBook Air has really unique display



display

TechRestore tore down the Apple’s MacBook Air. While removing the gloss from the laptop, the TechRestore crew discovered that the MacBook Airs’ multi-layered displays are truly a thing to behold.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment, read comments [1]

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 12:32

Apple Started Offering Unlocked iPhones in Germany



German Apple Site
Yesterday wireless carriers Vodafone and O2 started offering the iPhones in Germany. Previously Apple's handset had been carried exclusively by T-Mobile. Nowadays the carrier continues to sell the device. The iPhone is offered in a variety of plans and contracts; one of them even allows to buy the phone for 1 euro.

German version of Apple's Online Store also started offering iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, which are contract-free and unlocked so they can "work with the wireless carrier of your choice". The site also reminds the iPhones work only with GSM networks, and the latest generation of handsets requires a micro-SIM card.

The prices for iPhones in German retail stores are next:

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Apple Increased the Shipping Time of 11.6-inch MacBook Air



Air-delays

As you remember, last week Apple released new lineup of MacBook Airs, which are now available for order on the company's site. At the start every model had been shipped within 24 hours.

But from this day Apple shows shipping time for new orders of the $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air from 1 to 3 business days, which leads to a thought that the demand for the entry-level Apple's netbook has been very high in the first days of sales.

Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 1:02

PBS Has Released Its Own App For iPad



pbs-ipad-app-new

New app "PBS for iPad" allows to watch the most popular PBS programs for free and with minimal interruption. It features 300+ videos, including previews, segments and even full-length episodes. Among key features:

  • Ability to purchase whole seasons or episodes;
  • Sharing videos on Twitter, Facebook and email with friends;
  • Learn more about specific episodes or programs on PBS;
  • Access to TV schedule of PBS;

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 21:19

Nintendo of America president: Apple is a serious threat for us



reggie

In a recent interview to Forbes the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime shared his thoughts on Apple. He said that iPod and iPhone are perceived as devices for casual games in most cases and that Apple is a serious threat for his company.

“Do I think that in the near term they can hurt us more than Microsoft? Absolutely.”


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 19:43