Archive for: ipod touch

Steve Jobs: “AirPlay for All Coming in 2011″. #ios

  • December 1, 2010 9:42 am


Frustrated that Apple neutered AirPlay on iOS 4.2 by limiting 3rd party apps from streaming video and photos to other iOS devices? Join the club. One distraught MacRumors reader took it upon himself to email the man Steve Jobs himself. Luckily for all of us, he responded with the following:

Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.

It would be nice to get some insight as to why Apple made the decision to limit 3rd party services and even Safari to audio-only AirPlay from the start. Though given Apple’s nature, such information is rarely shared voluntarily.

On that note, If you’re tired of waiting, you can always jailbreak your iOS device and add “http://cydia.zone-mr.net” to your Cydia repository. Doing so will give you access to the hack that allows unfettered AirPlay functionality for all medium to all devices. Feeling a bit better?

Myspace Announces New Mobile Site and iOS App. #ios #myspace

  • November 30, 2010 10:50 am


Myspace may not be the social juggernaut that it once was, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to win back our attention. This morning Myspace announced both a new mobile website and upcoming iPhone app update aiming to re-invent the once popular brand’s image. On that note, the new mobile site is live as we speak. The iOS app on the other hand merely has a “coming in a few weeks” phrase attached to it. Though as we can see from the image (right), it looks pretty slick.

While we’re on the topic of the new iOS update — supposedly the new app will automatically display band info within your stream based on what music you have loaded on your iOS device. Sounds pretty cool on paper. Though I’m not sure I’d want to really follow every comment from every band I have on my phone. Can you say clutter? Another “feature” of sorts is the fact that users won’t be required to log in on either the mobile website or iOS app.

It’s a good start — the new look and added features — but the true test will be actually stopping the bleeding of users. Last month Myspace claims they had 60 million visitors. A big number for sure, though far less than previous years and even now, declining monthly. We’ll see…

iOS 4.3 Rumors Flare Up. #ios

  • November 23, 2010 9:46 pm

The servers at Apple are still warm from the onslaught of iOS 4.2.1 downloads and already iOS 4.3 rumors are heating up. According to a Macnn source, Apple is hard at work at a quick 4.2.1 follow-up with iOS 4.3. While the number jump may signal a rather significant upgrade in features, early rumors suggest otherwise. Instead, the biggest addition to iOS 4.3 will supposedly be in-app subscriptions — a major feature that news organizations and magazine publishers have been pursuing for quite a while.

The release, according to the source, is looking to likely drop between December 9th and 13th. The 9th is important already because that is the day in which Apple and News Corp are supposed to announce “The Daily”, a special, just-for-tablets digital magazine. Having a new version of iOS that can make use of in-app subscriptions coinciding with a major digital publication announcement would certainly please news organizations, publishers, and end users alike.

Early to mid-December certainly sounds a bit too soon for another major update so close to the last. Though as we mentioned earlier, in-app subscriptions on their own are hardly cause for that much hype. But Apple has surprised us before with such things. What does everyone out there think? Could Apple push out another rather major update so close to their last one, and especially focusing so much on one feature?

Preliminary Review: UberTwitter Beta for iOS. #ios #ubertwitter

  • November 23, 2010 2:49 pm


Fans of the popular BlackBerry Twitter app, UberTwitter, have a new sibling in the family. Today, the official UberTwitter iOS app launched in the App Store. With literally dozens of Twitter apps to choose between on iOS, how does UberTwitter stand out? That and more are just after the jump…

Scrabble Lovers: 2,000 Free Codes for #iOS devices. [Contest]

  • November 22, 2010 6:22 pm


Fancy a good challenging game of Scrabble? The folks at EA Mobile would like to let you in on a little not-so-secret secret. They’re giving away 2,000 iTunes redeemable codes to download Scrabble for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad for simply liking their Facebook Fan page. Afterwards, fill out the short form and be on your way to brain-stumping goodness. Likewise, if Twitter is more your style, follow @EAMobile, fill out the same form, and enjoy the same game.

Who doesn’t like free stuff, especially free, entertaining stuff?

Thanks, Jorge

[Updated] iOS 4.2.1 for iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad Now Live! #ios

  • November 22, 2010 8:51 am


iOS 4.2.1 is now live! Once again for those who may have missed it, iOS 4.2.1 brings AirPrinting, AirPlay, and numerous bug fixes for Safari, Mail, and the keyboard to name a few. Also included are performance enhancements spanning the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad — the latter of which will benefit greatly as it is the first iOS 4.x update to bring the iPad into the here and now with folders, multitasking/fast app switching and plenty more. If you haven’t already, upgrade to the latest iTunes 10.1 and get ready for iOS 4.2.1.

Press release after the jump.

Update

After numerous reports of no actual updates showing up within iTunes, Apple has updated their PR page — Updates go live at 10am PST. We’ve got a few more hours folks…

Facebook for iOS Updated to 3.3.2. #facebook #ios

  • November 15, 2010 7:37 am


iPhone users whom also frequent Facebook’s digital halls will want to head to the App Store this morning (or night). In there, you will find version 3.3.2 waiting for you. Besides the usual assortment of bug fixes, Facebook has pushed account settings, security settings, and help center support to the app so you don’t have to visit the desktop version of the site to do so. Handy.

Sn0wbreeze 2.1 for iOS 4.1 released. #sn0wbreeze #ios

  • November 13, 2010 8:28 am


Those of you running a Windows box who weren’t willing to say good-bye to your unlock just for iOS 4.1 can finally put those worries aside. Sn0wbreeze 2.1 is officially out! With it comes the ability to create custom .ispw’s so you don’t have to upgrade the baseband, thereby preserving your unlock.

Sn0wbreeze 2.1 supports all models of iPod Touch and iPhone excluding 1st gen models, the iPad running 3.2.2, and the 2nd gen Apple TV.


Via: RedmondPie

iOS 4.2 Pushed Back Until November 24th? #ios

  • November 12, 2010 7:58 pm

Over the last few days, it became very apparent Apple had to delay the iOS 4.2 update because of a pretty serious WiFi connection problem affecting the iPad that wasn’t discovered until late in the testing process. And then earlier today, Apple pushed out the iTunes 10.1 update, signaling that the iOS 4.2 update could be close and that the WiFI bug was fixed. But a new claim by the Telegraph says we won’t see the update until later November, right before Thanksgiving…