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Apple releases new firmwares: iPhone iOS 4.0.1 and iPad 3.2.1





Apple has just released iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The free update fixes the issue with signal indication - the math formula to display the iPhone's service signal bars. Official changelog for iOS 4.0.1:

  • Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display

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The updates for the iPad OS 3.2.1 are:

  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent copy and paste of single-page PDF attachments in Mail
  • Addressed an issue that could cause video playback to freeze
  • Improved reliability of video-out when using iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
  • Added Bing as an option for Safari's search field

You can get the update right now via these links:

Here is a screenshot of the new signal bars:


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Registration for MacWorld 2011 Is Opened and Free



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Today everybody who is going to attend the next MacWorld conference in 2011 received an e-mail, where it is said that free registration for the event is finally open. Those who register before July 26 will have a free ticket to the convention. Then the cost will be as of a standard ticket.

Macworld is an annual event that brings Apple fans and users all over the world to see new products mainly from third party software and case manufacturers. You can register for free here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. 15:47

New Fring For iPhone Has 3G Video Chat Support



Few days ago Fring released new update for their iPhone app. Now it supports multitasking and, what is more important, 3G video calling via front facing video camera. With new Fring you can make video calls to anyone who has the same app installed on his device (and that must not be necessarily iPhone).

9to5mac already tested this new function and found that the quality of video leaves much to be desired, though over WiFi it's a bit clearer (that is why Apple didn't make 3G support for FaceTime). In some situations video call over 3G didn't have any audio streaming, so the interlocutor could not be heard.

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Chatroulette Clone Released for iPhone 4



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New app has been released in iTunes Store - it's called iChatr and it mimics Chatroulette. As it uses the front facing camera to create random video chat, the app is currently available only for iPhone 4 users.

So if you want to meet new person in your life, just use iChatr. The only problem is that developers for some reasons didn't make support for iPhone's speakers, so you'll need to use headphones.

You can download iChatr for free here. But be aware that one way video chat with older iPhone model will not work.

UPDATE: video test after the break.

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Some thoughts on Apple's future products



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Well-known blogger Jonny Evans from ComputerWorld posted yesterday an interesting article where he analyzed some of recent trends in Apple's success and made few conclusions about the company's next steps. Here is a short list of it:

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July 4th iPhone games sale from Gameloft, EA, Glu, Namco and More



Four of the biggest iPhone and iPad game developers have discounted a selection of their games for the July 4th holiday. Hurry up. Here is the list:

Gameloft:


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Letter from Apple regarding iPhone 4 problems



Apple has published an official public letter of response to concerns about the iPhone 4 signaling problems. Some would say this is very nice and great. Others would complain this is just a cop out. Well, at least we see that Apple is aware of users' problems. Apple claims, that it's just a software problem of calculating how many bars of signal strength to display. Apple says there is no hardware problem.

Here it the full letter:

Dear iPhone 4 Users,

The iPhone 4 has been the most successful product launch in Apple’s history. It has been judged by reviewers around the world to be the best smartphone ever, and users have told us that they love it. So we were surprised when we read reports of reception problems, and we immediately began investigating them. Here is what we have learned.


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Cheap Solutions for the Signal Problem



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Some people think that Apple should be handing out free cases to keep its loyal customers from going on a strike. But no such thing happens, and most users are stuck with the only official solution to spend $30 on a bumper for their iPhone. However, what you need is just a little ingenuity.


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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, July 2nd, 2010. 1:54

Facebook for iPod touch/iPhone now compatible with iOS 4



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The Facebook application for the iPod touch/iPhone is now compatible with the iOS 4. Other new features are icons in high resolution, fast switching and also Korean/Russian localizations. There were also several minor bugs fixed.

Facebook is available for download from the App Store for free.




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Apple's internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting guidelines leak



BGR have got internal Apple docs related to iPhone 4 antenna problems. So here's what Apple representatives are supposed to follow when you call about your reception troubles:


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iPad and iPhone Application from Barack Obama



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A new application for the iPad, iPod and iPhone from US President himself has just been released: Organizing for America.

This is an ambitious plan to connect to the voters in this year’s election season and to reach out to those who were inspired by the elections in 2008. With the application you can always stay involved and up to date with the main political events no matter where you are. You can even find some local events and get in touch with OFA supporters in your area. With Organizing for America, you’ll have immediate access to the latest news, photos and video.

Organizing for America features:


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Twitter for iPhone now supports iOS 4



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Keeping up with the times, the official Twitter application now supports iOS 4 in its latest build. The program can now run in the background, and you’ll be able to send twits while working with other applications. Nor will you have to start the application all over every time you want to check on the latest events.

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




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A New User Guide for iPhone 4 and iOS 4



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For those who are impatiently waiting for their pre-ordered iPhone 4 to arrive or are going to get one soon, Apple has released the user guide for iOS 4 and iPhone 4 (available here in PDF). The guide is 243 pages long and can also be found in a version for iPhone accessible via mobile version of Safari. It consists of 28 chapters and reveals some information on certain features of iOS 4 related to iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

The guide covers a great number of topics about iPhone 4, such as its physical features, setup and various software installed by default. There’s a special section on the App Store, iTunes Store and the free iBooks application. In the user guide you’ll also find more information on the iPhone’s Nike + iPod capabilities.




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81% of All Application Downloads Are Free



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According to a recent Piper Jaffray's  research, out of 4 billion applications downloaded onto iPads, iPods and iPhones, 81% are free and the cost of the other 19% is averagely $1.49.

These numbers mean that Apple’s profit from apps since the opening of the App Store is $428 million, about 29 cents per application, while the company spent approximately $81 million to distribute the apps themselves.

It sounds like a huge sum of money at first, until you understand that it makes up just 1% of Apple’s total gross profit of $33.7 billion over the same period.




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A New Version of iBooks 1.1 Released for iPhone and iPad



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A new version of iBooks 1.1 has just been released for iPad and iPhone (you will need iOS4 to install this application). The version was shown at WWDC 2010 and included some of such often demanded features as bookmarks and notes.

A short list of what you’ll find in the new iBooks 1.1:


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