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iPad and the front camera: a new confirmation?





The question about the iPad's front camera is really a mystery. Several days ago some developer found an evidence in iPad's firmware 3.2. Today ispazio found a new confirmation - an image from the Apple's Keynote on January 27, when Steve takes the iPad and shows it to the public. At some point the screen reflects the light and you can clearly see that there is something that looks like the camera, but could be just the light sensor.

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Monday, February 1st, 2010. 20:41

"Come see our latest creation" Apple iTablet Event Live Meta-Blog



Here is our live blog from Apple's event:


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Google Nexus One will launch January 5th and will cost $530



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Google has announced an Android-related press conference for January 5th, and all indications point to a launch of the Nexus One at the event.

Rumors say that the Nexus One will be offered at an unsubsidized price of $529.99, or at $179.99 with a two-year agreement on T-Mobile. There will be only one rate plan avaliable for the Nexus One - unlimited talk, text and web for $79.99 per month.




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Monday, January 4th, 2010. 1:17

Unreal Engine 3 Ported to iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS



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The Unreal Engine 3 is a modern 3D gaming engine which powers games such as Bioshock, Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3.

Anandtech spent some time with Mark Rein (Epic Games) last week and was shown a demo of the Unreal Engine 3 running on a 3rd Generation iPod Touch. The demo included a flythrough as well as a playable level from Unreal Tournament.

The game engine requires OpenGL 2.0 so this will restrict the game to 3rd generation iPod Touches and iPhone 3GSs only. Epic is planning on making the engine available to licensees at some point, opening the door eventually to Unreal-powered iPhone games. Epic tells Anand we're going to see Unreal running on another mobile platform at CES.

Let's watch the video demo:


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Microsoft Released Bing iPhone App



Microsoft just released an official application of its search engine "Bing". The app looks really good and is well done. It allows you to find websites, images, videos, maps, shopping, news and offers step by step directions to navigate from one point to another! There is even a voice search, a business directory, ability to add pushpins and save locations.

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Bing app is avaliable for free via AppStore (link).




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TomTom now supports iPod Touch and iPhone 2G



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TomTom navigation application updated to version 1.2. Added features include updates to maps and IQ Routes, advanced lane guidance, text-to-speech, integrated iPod player support and support for the iPod Touch and first-generation iPhone 2G.

To use the app on iPod Touch and iPhone 2G, TomTom's car kit is required. This is due to the fact that both devices lack an integrated GPS receiver. TomTom's car kit is a cradle which contains a GPS module, integrated speaker, charger, and line out. It is not required when the TomTom app is paired with the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The cost for the kit without the app is $119.95.

Full list of what's new in 1.2:

  • Improved search and route summary screens
  • Updated map from v8.30 to v8.35
  • Updated points of interest database
  • Updated IQ Routes database with millions of new measurements
  • Added Advanced Lane Guidance in both portrait and landscape mode
  • Added Text-to-speech in English US, English UK, English Australia, French Canada, Spanish Latin America
  • Added Help Me! emergency menu
  • Added iPod player support
  • Added support for original iPhone and iPod touch (all models)

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The TomTom app is available in App Store for $49.99-$139.99 (link). Price depends on the map coverage. The highest price is for TomTom Western Europe. US & Canada costs $99.99. The cheapest version is for Hong-Kong - just $49.99.




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Google Maps Navigator



Google created a new application called Google Maps Navigator. This is a full and free navigation software supported by advertising. The app will have turn-by-turn navigation, traffic information, POI, voice search, sattelite, 3D and street views. There is only an app for the Android platfom, but an iPhone version will be released soon. Hopefully Apple will not reject it. Let's watch the video:




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Ringtones updated to v2.89: Create ringtones directly on the iPhone [Cydia]



RingTones is an application that allows users to create ringtones right from the iPhone. Users can use regular mp3's available in the Media Library. Recently RingTones was updated to version 2.89.


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Thursday, October 29th, 2009. 1:39

Ten New Rumors on the Apple iTablet



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Want to know some more about Apple’s upcoming iTablet device? There are many rumor names (iTablet, iPad, MacBook Touch, etc), but not much details. Site ilounge claim to receive some new rumors from a reliable source:

  1. Apple has created at least three separate prototypes of its tablet computer.
  2. Version 1 was designed with a 7” screen, which was judged to be too small. The latest version has a 10.7” screen.
  3. It runs iPhone OS.
  4. There have been reports that it looks like an iPhone. They’re sort of true. It looks like an iPhone 3G, complete with a curved back.
  5. It will come in two different variations: one with 3G networking capabilities, and one without 3G networking capabilities. Think of the 3G version as a bigscreen iPhone 3GS, and the non-3G version as a bigscreen iPod touch.
  6. Screen resolutions will obviously jump considerably from the iPhone and iPod touch 480x320-pixel displays, enabling easy reading of full-sized book and magazine pages, plus cropped newspaper pages. Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area.
  7. It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.
  8. It is not meant to compete with netbooks. It’s an iPhone OS media player and light communication device.
  9. Apple is currently planning to announce it on or before January 19, 2010, and to use an iPhone-like hype buildup period to start selling it in May or June.
  10. It is apparently awaiting a final green light from Steve Jobs; chances of it appearing in the market are believed to be 80% at this point.

Not bad. But still this is unofficial..




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Apple releases iTunes 9.0.1 to fix several bugs



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Apple today released iTunes 9.0.1, a minor point update to their iTunes 9. Bug fixes and tweaks will help those who were suffering from iTunes 9 issues. The update's fixes include:

  • Resolves issues browsing the iTunes Store.
  • Addresses a performance issue where iTunes may become unresponsive.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly quit.
  • Fixes a problem syncing Podcasts in playlists to iPod or iPhone.
  • Fixes a problem sorting albums with multiple discs.
  • Addresses an issue with the Zoom button not switching to Mini Player.
  • Improves application syncing for iPod touch and iPhone.
  • Genius is now automatically updated to show Genius Mixes.

Download here.

Jailbreak'ers - do not worry, everything works just fine.




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GreenPois0n: iPod Touch 3G Hack Utility



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The Chronic Dev Team is currently working on a new project called "GreenPois0n". It will unlock and jailbreak the new iPod Touch 3G.

There is not much info on that, just a demonstration video uploaded to Qik:

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Sexy FindIt: Find the differences [AppStore]



 

The aim of the game is simple: spot the 5 differences between the two pictures shown on the screen before running out of time. The hard part is that these two pictures are photos of very sexy girls.

Features:

  • 50 hot pictures of sexy girls
  • Multitouch zoom system: explore the picture by zooming in search of all the differences. An essential searching tool you won’t be able to do without!
  • Catchy tunes you will want to listen to every moment.
  • Compare your results with your friends’scores: the game provides two types of statistics, global statistics show you the average time and the average precision; single level statistics display the time, precision and number of repetition related to that single level. You will be rewarded with points at the end of every level: deploy all your spirit of observation in order to be the best!
  • Possibility of creating more than one user, each with its own statistics and personal settings.
  • The choice between 4 levels of difficulty makes this game suitable for all kinds of players.
  • One hint for each level.
  • Intriguing and intuitive graphics and animations.


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Monday, September 14th, 2009. 1:59

AT&T Announces iPhone MMS Launch Date: September 25



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AT&T has issued a press release today announcing that MMS will become active for iPhone users on September 25.

We've been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches - and that launch date is: September 25 for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers. MMS will be enabled through a software update on that day.

AT&T points to the need for the company to build out its network infrastructure to handle the demands of heavy MMS messaging volumes as the primary reason for the delay in launching the service compared to carriers in other countries that have offered MMS since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0 in June.

As announced in June, MMS messaging will be included at no additional cost to users with an iPhone text messaging plan.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009. 23:38

Wikitude Drive: Navigation Software with Augmented Reality! [Video]



Wikitude Drive is a revolutionary new navigation software which will be launched soon for Android and iPhone. Unlike regular navigation applications like iGo, TomTom, Garmin and other programs the WikiTude Drive will use the Augmented Reality!

The software will also include all the classic features such as Turn-by-turn navigation, voice prompts, points of interest. In short, just point the iPhone on the road and we shall see an arrow that will point the way forward. The data for the route is downloaded in real time via the Internet.

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Firmware 3.0.1 jailbreak



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Good news is that you can still use redsn0w 0.8 to jailbreak firmware 3.0.1. Here's the step-by-step plan:

  1. Download both firmware 3.0 and firmware 3.0.1 (link).
  2. Download redsn0w 0.8 (link).
  3. Update or restore to official 3.0.1 in iTunes.
  4. Run redsn0w.
  5. When redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one.
  6. Follow the instructions.
  7. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.



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