News tagged ‘iPod Touch’
PayPal today announced that in first 36 hours their PayPal Check Capture service for iPhone and iPod touch, via the iOS app, has deposited over $100,000 worth of checks. PayPal’s Check Capture service allows you to take a picture of the front and back of a check to deposit into your PayPal account this check. This service is free, but PayPal takes a whole six days to process such deposits.
Recently Motorola announced that it has filed suit against Apple over alleged infringement of a number of patents by a range of Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and certain Mac computers.
Apple dropped support for AirPrint in iOS 4.2 on the iPod touch 2G. When Apple just released AirPrint on September 15th, the second-generation iPod touch was listed as a compatible device for the service, but only two days later the company dropped support and modified the press release to note support for only the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch.
Apple updated its MobileMe Gallery application for the iOS platform. The application was realized in January this year. Current update brings iPad computability and full support for the higher-resolution Retina displays of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. In June Apple already added the ability for the iPhone 4 to download higher-resolution photos, but this update extends Retina display optimization to the entire application. The update also brings support for multi-tasking and the ability for iPhone and iPad users to view friends' galleries without the need for a MobileMe subscription.
CNet reviewd the new Apple TV 2-nd generation. Here's what they think of it:
The good: Costs $99; rent movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store; 99-cent HD TV show rentals on some Fox and ABC shows; supports Netflix streaming; incredibly small design; outstanding user interface; can be controlled by iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch; streams music and videos from PCs and Macs running iTunes; promising future AirPlay functionality should be available in November.
The bad: Very limited selection of TV shows, especially compared with Amazon Video On Demand; confusion between what's available on Apple TV iTunes Store and PC-based iTunes store; doesn't support the full suite of media apps (Pandora, etc.) available on the iPhone and iPad; can't connect to older, pre-HDMI TVs.
The bottom line: The Apple TV's new low $99 price makes it an easy impulse buy for Apple fans looking to bring Netflix into the living room, but you may want to wait until more content--or Apple's forthcoming AirPlay update--becomes available.
Watch the video below:
Twitter user with nickname StealthBravo recently confirmed that the new Apple TV can be restored in iTunes as well as any iOS device, easing the way for jailbreakers to bring new functionality to the set-top box. This means that the hackers soon be able to offer us tools, as they currently do for other iOS devices, to save SHSH blobs, jailbreak the Apple TV, and install 3rd party software.
Moreover, Apple TV offers a Micro-USB port for connectivity, but the port also offers a means for users to physically connect the device to computers to employ the techniques required for jailbreak of operating system.
9to5mac reports that there is a new feature found in recently released iOS 4.2 beta2.
YouTube allows video uploaders to choose whether their video is public, private, or unlisted. Public video is available for everyone to see, private is for uploader and friends only and unlisted makes the video only viewable from a direct link or embed.
The developer Dustin Howett has managed to port AppleTV software called Lowtide to an iPod Touch and run it under iOS 4.1. You can see it on a demo video below. It's really amazing how compatible these new systems are.
Here are comments from the developer:
This is FrontRow, as shipped with the AppleTV 2 (ARM), running on the iPod touch, 4th Generation. It doesn't respond well to touch input, nor does it like the resolution of the device.
The new exploit is called SHAtter. It was developed by hacker pod2g a few months after hacker p0sixninja from the Chronic Dev Team discovered the crash. The same exploit can be used to jailbreak iPhone 4 and iPad with new firmwares. So iOS 4.1 and maybe even iOS 4.2 is not a problem any more. Soon we will see the utilities from DevTeam to perform the jailbreak.
The DevTeam published a video if a jailbroken iPod Touch 4G. Take a look:
There is only Mac OS X x86 version, that you can download here.
Redsn0w is easy to use:
- Download firmware here.
- Launch redsn0w 0.9.6 b1
- Select your stock 4.1 or 4.0 ipsw (you’ve already used this to update your device to 4.1 or 4.0)
- Select “Install Cydia” and any of the other options shown above, then click “Next”. Use DFU mode to install the jailbreak.
As usual DevTeam reminds us:
IF YOU USE THE ULTRASN0W UNLOCK, PLEASE WAIT FOR PWNAGETOOL TO SUPPORT 4.1. DO NOT USE REDSN0W
That’s because to use redsn0w at 4.1, you need to already have updated to official 4.1 from Apple. If you do that, you lose the ultrasn0w unlock (possibly forever).
If you’re interested in theming your iPhone/iPod touch, but don’t want to jailbreak your device, there is now a solution. Using iPhone Explorer, you can now change an app’s icon to something you like better. Best of all, the software is free!
This week the letemsvetemapplem.eu posted a couple of videos, which compare the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, as well as the iPhone 3GS and iPad. The iPhone 4, latest iPod touch and iPad all sport Apple's custom A4 processor, though the iPhone 4 has twice the RAM as the 256MB found in the iPod touch and iPad.
Here is a quick summary of some of the changes:
- Wireless printing, so we can print docs from our iOS device.
- AirPlay, which takes AirTunes to another level with streaming video and pictures, and should let us beam content from iPhone or iPod touch to the new Apple TV.
- Find text on web page, finally. In Safari, easily search for and highlight specific words and phrases.
- And finally iOS 4 features for the iPad (multitasking, folders, etc).
Here is a quick comment from Apple about iOS 4.2 for iPad:
iOS 4 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations — including multitasking, folders, printing, and more. Look for iOS 4.2 coming in November for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Take a look at the video: