News tagged ‘Apple iPad’
According to a new survey, released this Friday by ChangeWave, every third U.S. smartphone buyer on carriers other than AT&T wishes he could have bought Apple's iPhone.
The aim of the survey was to study what exactly smartphone the customers want to buy next time. As it have been revealed many times before, most of the iPhone's owners are happier than any other group of smartphone users as they are "very satisfied" with their purchase.
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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.
While we were all waiting for Apple to finally release iOS 4.2 to the general public, the company seeded a new golden master of iOS 4.2, known as iOS 4.2.1, to developers. Apple has instructed developers not to resubmit their applications under the new build, suggesting that this new version only fixes some minute bugs and no new features have been added.
The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users now got opportunity to edit Google Docs directly on their devices. Yesterday Google announced that they will roll out Google Docs editing for mobile devices (both iOS and Android) in the next few days. All you have to do to edit a document is to visit docs.google.com in the Mobile Safari Web browser and press the Edit button in Google Docs. The feature will be English-only during the initial rollout, but support for other languages will be coming in the future.
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 Most user use the device more now than when they originally made the purchase.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.
With the release of iTunes 10.1 Apple’s music service, Ping, comes to the iPad. Good news for Ping addicts! Now you may find all the usual Ping features in the iPad's iTunes app. With Ping for iPad, users can check their friends' activity, see who they're following, or make changes to their profile. The iPad integration also allows users to "like" or comment on posts from people they follow, and quickly purchase recommended music from the iTunes Store. Then, you can use it to find new people to follow and control your news feed.
Next iPhone/iPod/iPad firmare iOS 4.2 is due out soon. What can we expect in terms of jailbreaking 4.2?
Limera1n exploit for 4.2 in most cases is a tethered jailbreak. That means if you have to reboot your device, it will show a "connect to itunes" logo until you run the jailbreak software again.
- iPhone 3G - will run 4.2 untethered. Redsn0w will be updated.
- iPhone 3GS - old bootrom will run 4.2 untethered if done via Pwnagetool while updating from 4.1. Otherwise it will be tethered.
- iPhone 4 - tethered
- iPod 2G - untethered.
- iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G - tethered
- iPad - tethered.
Tethered jailbreak isn’t that bad for iPads and iPods. But if something happens and your iphone reboots while you’re away from your computer, you cant use the device until you get home and run some tool on your computer again.
We suggest not updating until new expoit will be implemented in new utility.
The community is working on a solution to this to either make the jailbreak untethered or at least semi-tethered. Semi-tethered means the device will at least reboot, but unjailbroken while on the road until you return to your computer.
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:
-- 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
-- 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
Hacker chpwn recently has announced that Cydia is now ready for iOS 4.2 release.
esmandau: @chpwn how's Cydia for iOS 4.2 Going....! #Thanks "For Just Reading Me"
chpwn: @esmandau In ready position.
Take a look at new Cydia screenshots for iPhone and iPad. You'll notice some improvements especially in the iPad version. The iPhone version didn’t get many UI changes, mainly the way some views transition when installing packages.
Instead of the iOS 4.2 public release, Apple on Friday seeded a second gold master of iOS 4.2 build for the iPad, labeled 8C134b. Apple didn’t report what changes have been made in the new version, but it’s possible that they should deal with the WiFi issue that some users experienced with the pre-release build and that apparently delayed the launch of iOS 4.2.
Typically a gold master issued to developers is identical to the version that becomes the final release.
On Friday Apple released the latest version of iTunes 10.1 both for Mac and Windows. The software is required to update your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to iOS 4.2. The update makes no mention of AirPrint, Apple's wireless printing standard for iOS devices.
Apple may reportedly delay the release of iOS 4.2 until November 16th. The delay is probably coursed by a serious Wi-Fi issue. Many users of the Golden Master version of 4.2 reported that a WiFi connection could be established by their devices but after establishing connection they were unable to do anything on the Internet. “This will delay the release for at least a week while it is tested, but may not get public release until the following week as it appears Apple will be testing it vigorously. iOS 4.2 should, however, come out before Thanksgiving (November 25)", - the MacStories’ source claimed.
As we know, Australian state Victoria Premier John Brumby always shows enthusiasm for the Apple’s iPad. He ordered 500 devices for Victorian hospitals and bought over 500 for Victorian schools. Now Australian state Victoria plans to provide iPads to all the doctors working in Australia’s public health system.
Skyfire announced that their web browser, which features access to Flash video content, will soon be available for the iPad.“We are working on an iPad version of Skyfire. If your primary device is the iPad, please consider waiting”, - said the company.
MacStories’s source close with AT&T claims that new iOS 4.2 will be released on Friday at 10 a.m. Mac OS X 10.6.5 completed and waiting for launch. iTunes 10.1 was ready 3 weeks ago - likely after the release of beta 2 to developers. Both updates should be released on Wednesday. iOS 4.2 will require iTunes 10.1 to be installed and will bring AirPrint and AirPlay to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. But Mac users need Mac OS X 10.6.5 to share a printer with an iOS device, while Windows users will access a printer through iTunes 10.1.