Monday, March 26, 2012
Over-the-air incremental updates was one of the major features introduced in iOS 5. iOS 5.1 released couple of weeks back was the second OTA update to be released by Apple. Even though iOS 5.1 didn’t include any major new feature and jailbreakers were warned to stay away from it, David Smith - developer of Audiobooks app (App Store link) reports that quite a large percentage of users have already upgraded to iOS 5.1.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
It’s happened again. The darn remote control has gone walkabout, and you’ve got no other way of changing the channel or music track, adjusting the volume, switching A/V sources or even turning your TV, DVD player, set-top box or stereo on and off. Or do you?
Read more apcmag.com
Through this instructable we will be creating a fun and unique twist to the iPhone stand. The great thing is once you have created one of these you’ll have the knowledge to change it up and make multiples with different designs!
Read more www.instructables.com
XBMC is a powerful free app that turns any Mac or PC into a full fledged media center. The newest version has been updated with a slew of improvements, but most interesting for iPhone and iPad users is the addition of AirPlay video support.
Read more osxdaily.com
Early on the morning of March 16, Wong Tat joined a line of about 100 people waiting for the launch of the new iPad in a chilly rain outside an Apple store on the outskirts of San Francisco.
When the doors opened, he was among the first to buy his quota of two iPads - the maximum Apple Inc allows per person.
Read more ibnlive.in.com
iCrooks have caught up to the technology they’re stealing.
Thieves have learned to immediately turn off the iPhones they steal so that tech-savvy cops can’t track them down through a location app on the devices, police sources said.
Read more www.nypost.com
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Here’s a simple solution to the controversy over working conditions in the foreign factories cranking out our gadgets: fair-trade electronics. Give consumers alternatives they can feel good about buying - devices sourced and assembled in a fair, safe and green manner.
Read more www.sfgate.com
A funny thing happened last week when I tested out a cellular-enabled AT&T iPad. It said I was surfing with 4G. Huh. I didn’t think AT&T had upgraded Tulsa’s cellular network yet.
Read more www.tulsaworld.com
True to its mission of helping Filipinos get the most out of Apple products, Power Mac Center (PMC), a chain of reliable retail shops and service provider of Apple products and premium accessories in the country, recently held its very first series of seminar workshops on what is probably the most sophisticated and convenient of all cloud storage and cloud computing services today – the iCloud by Apple.
Read more dateline.ph
Schmidt, who advises President Barack Obama on cybersecurity issues, talked to ZDNet UK against a background of growing staff use of their own laptops and smartphones for work. This so-called ‘consumerisation of IT’ is leaving IT managers to deal with new openings for attack, and raises concerns about data loss and access control.
Read more www.zdnet.co.uk
Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad, this week.
Read more techcrunch.com
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Oleg Kostour moved from Canada to Mountain View to build a 3D software startup. Instead, he built an app to stay in touch with the girlfriend he left behind in Canada.
The iPhone app, Pair, launched in the app store this week. It creates a private shared timeline for couples that allows them to easily swap SMS messages, photos, videos and locations.
Read more mashable.com
This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age – and it doesn’t just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified!
Read more www.slashgear.com
Thinking of selling your smartphone or laptop computer? If you have a BlackBerry or an iPhone, go right ahead. If you were planning to sell an Android phone or a computer running Windows XP, however, you may want to think again, McAfee identify theft expert Robert Siciliano says.
Read more www.mercurynews.com
Increased use of Apple products is affecting how children develop, learn and interact with others. The jury is out on whether this is a good thing.
Read more money.msn.com
Light Reading has dug up some very interesting job postings on Apple’s website. Apple is looking for telephony software engineers to work on iOS. Judging by the list of experience requirements in the postings, Apple is looking to add voice-over-IP (VoIP) capabilities to the iPhone and iPad operating system’s ever-growing feature set.
Read more gigaom.com
The update worked as advertised. Pairing my iPhone for hands-free calls and streaming audio was child’s play. The touch screen responded faster and more consistently. It’s considerably less frustrating. The voice-recognition button activates the system quickly.
Read more www.pittsburghlive.com
If you’re old enough to remember the late 1990s, you remember that web development shops popped up in every big city, and they grew like sunflowers in August. Every small, medium, and large business needed a web site — pronto! — and firms that could deliver one were in high demand. Boston was home to Digitas, Viant, Sapient, Scient, and iXL, among many others.
Read more www.boston.com
For one 83-year-old grandma, the most confusing piece of technology at an Apple Store wasn’t an iPad or iPhone — it was the front door. Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company vice president, claims the tech company’s signature glass architecture is a menace to little old ladies after she failed to see the glass door at a Long Island location and smashed her face.
Read more www.nypost.com
Friday, March 23, 2012
A hole in Apple’s mobile Safari can be exploited to display a different URL in the address field than the Web site being viewed in the browser.
Read more news.cnet.com