News tagged ‘Apple iPhone’
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.
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.
Early this week Apple released an update for its Safari Web browser, with version 5.0.3 for Windows, Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, and 4.1.3 for Mac users running Tiger. The updated browser fixes the bug that could prevent users from submitting web forms and establish an encrypted, authenticated connection to the Safari Extensions Gallery. New version of Safari for Mac also solves an issue that could cause Web content to display incorrectly.
Other fixes, according to Apple, include:
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.
Adobe’s CEO revealed this week that Abode is currently testing Flash Player optimized for Apple’s new MacBook. It’s not a secret that new laptops are shipping without Flash preinstalled due to battery problem. The new MacBook Air became Apple's first Mac to ship without Flash Player. The battery life of the small notebook took a significant hit when browsing the Web with Flash Player. Adobe is looking to improve battery life on the MacBook Air with a new custom build of Adobe Flash. The company believes that the key to conserving battery life lies in hardware acceleration. “When we have access to hardware acceleration, we've proven that Flash has equal or better performance on every platform,” – Adobe claims.
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.
17-year-old New Yorker managed to turn the fervor for the unreleased white iPhone 4 into a profitable business. He ordered the white iPhone 4 parts directly from a contact at Foxconn and putting his own conversion kits together. He crated a site to sell such conversion kits that turn regular iPhone 4's into their elusive white version. During first months his business was slow, he, actually lost money. Then he figured out how to order iPhone 4’s parts directly from Foxconn and began making pretty good money. He has earned around $130,000 during the 6-months he has been selling the devices.
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.
Finally!! We've been waiting several years for this to happen. Today Beatles albums are finally available in iTunes store (
The Wall Street Journal is predicting that Apple will announce that The Beatles' music will soon be available in the iTunes Store. The magazine confirms that Apple finally made an agreement with The Beatles rights owners. iTunes launched almost 8 years ago, and during this period Apple has been negotiating with the rights owners.
Apple today updated the front page of its website posting a teaser which promises us that "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget". An "exciting announcement" regarding iTunes is coming at 10:00 AM Eastern time. There have been no specific hints what the announcement might be related to. Perhaps, it will be a cloud-based iTunes service to stream content from the new data center the company has built in North Carolina.
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