Archive for: ipod touch

Cockiness At Its Worst: Apple Won’t Allow iPhone/iPad Promotions.

  • June 2, 2011 7:59 am

To sit here and say that “Apple is an incredibly cocky, stuck up company that needs a reality check” would no doubt get many a fanboy worked up like there’s no tomorrow. With that said, despite our love for many of Apple’s products we find ourselves thinking that very same thing time and time again.

Case in point: Apple is now actively shutting down iPhone and iPad promotions such as CultofMac’s, which didn’t fit in with Apple’s relatively new requirements…

iOS 4.3.2 Update Claimed To Be Coming Within 2 Weeks.

  • April 7, 2011 9:11 am

Apple just recently updated the iOS platform to 4.3.1 and already rumors are starting to point to a 2-week time table for the next release, iOS 4.3.2. The update according to BGR’s “Apple Ninja” is a host of security enhancements and bug fixes. Doesn’t sound all that exciting for feature hounds. But individuals experiencing battery life issues amongst other things should be pleased.

Is This Button-less Device The Next iPod Touch

  • April 5, 2011 9:50 am

We’ve heard tales and seen images in the past featuring a button-less iPod Touch/iPhone. But thus far, such things haven’t materialized into the public. But fresh images floating around the web this morning feature yet again an iPod Touch with a capacitive home screen “button”, increased 128GB of internal storage, and the same “DVT-1″ branding that was on a previously leaked 3rd-gen iPod Touch back in 2010. The firmware is listed as 4.2.1MC14 and the device itself carries a model number of MC550LL.

A steady hand and 20 minutes in Photoshop could garner you the image you see above. Nevertheless, the optimist in us hopes for the best. Whataya think: real or fake? Contemplate a little more after checking out a few more images after the break…

Jailbreak News: Cydia 1.1 Now Live!

  • April 3, 2011 9:32 am

While Apple has done a tremendous job in creating a mobile mecca revolving around a few popular devices that all being with “i”, they still have their fair share of failures — namely devs turned away by Apple’s ultra strict policies regarding their App Store. But the developers turned away (or not wanting to be part of the Apple club) aren’t crying in their beer. They’re busy making the iOS platform a better place.

TodaySeveral days ago, Cydia 1.1 was publicly released bringing with it some very important changes:

  • Decrease in Cydia memory usage
  • Improved search algorithm
  • Lets iOS run Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents while Cydia is running
  • Speed improvements throughout

My biggest gripe with Cydia has always been that’s is slower than molasses in December and isn’t very good at multi-tasking. But those complaints appear to be getting addressed.

Cydia users should automatically be prompted that a new version is available upon firing it up. Go on a head and get the 1.1 update and let us know what you think!

Ivanovich Games Prices All Games At $0.99. Donating Proceeds To Japan Earthquake Relief.

  • March 22, 2011 7:30 am

Barcelona, Spain based Ivanovich Games has a special deal this Wednesday, March 23rd. Any and all games in their catalog (games such as Operation Wow, Type Type Train, and Time Geeks) can be had for the low price of $0.99 with every cent of sales going towards relief efforts in Japan after the horrendous earthquake and tsunami almost two weeks ago. If you have a spare buck or two, now might be a good time to offer up some help. Proceeds will be donated to Japan via the Red Cross.

Ivanovich games and apps for iOS can be found at their official iTunes storefront (iTunes Link)

Filtering Comes To App Store Searches.

  • February 4, 2011 7:30 am

With over 300,000 apps and no decent way to filter through search results means a long, painful process if you’re looking for anything particular. Well, it was a painful process. Apple has quietly updated the App Store to include new search filters/categories that will make all of our lives easier, and reduce the amount of time wasted needlessly scrolling. Search categories include:

  • Category
  • Customer Rating
  • Device
  • Price
  • Release Date

Coming Soon: Windows Phone 7 iPhone Theme, “OS7″.

  • January 31, 2011 6:30 am

Apple may know a thing or two about designing beautiful, intuitive user interfaces, but that doesn’t mean other competitors don’t get it right every once in a while as well. Windows Phone 7 in particular is more or less the polar opposite of Apple’s mobile OS. Instead of bright and flashy, WP7 is subdued and extremely minimal in design — truly unique in the modern smartphone world. It is so unique in fact that many people want to port the minimalistic UI to other platforms.

Truth be told, the above theme — called “OS7″ isn’t the first attempt at bringing WP7′s tiled interface to Curpertino’s iDevices, but it is certainly one of best attempts that we’ve seen. Complete with static and live tiles, auto-generated lists, and ability to run independently of Winterboard means OS7 is worth a hard look. Interested individuals can hit up the thread over at ModMyi to get in on the open beta. Oh, one more thing — the theme is plug-in-play, meaning no paid add-ons or third party plugins needed. Nice and easy, like it should be.

Video walk-through after the jump…

Apple Announces $10,000 iTunes Gift Card For 10 Billionth App Download.

  • January 14, 2011 1:39 pm

Tired of hearing your parent, significant other, or spouse hounding on your for spending too much money in the App Store? Well lucky for you, Apple is holding another app download-based contest in which the best app aficionados can score a $10,000 iTunes gift card, according to the Cupertino-based website. This time, all you have to do is be the person who downloads Apple’s 10 billionth app (or, if you don’t want to purchase/download anything, point your browser here and fill out the form). No matter how you slice it, $10,000 grand is a massive amount of money for Apple’s App Store. How could possibly say no?

Full Changelog For iOS 4.3 Leaked.

  • January 13, 2011 5:34 pm

Fancy a look at what Apple has in store for us iOS users come iOS 4.3 release time? Lucky you, someone with itchy fingers let loose the full changelog of Apple’s upcoming iOS update. And as we saw on the recently announced Verizon iPhone, there are numerous references to WiFi hotspot mentioned throughout the changelog. Other than that, it looks like a lot of nothing. Feature freaks, iOS 4.3 is not all that exciting. But if you must, full list of updates/bug fixes after the break…