Friday, November 21, 2008

Apple releases iPhone 2.2, iPod touch 2.2 Software Updates

Apple has released iPhone OS 2.2 and iPhone OS 2.2 for iPod touch Software Update which contains many bug fixes and improvements including:

Maps
- Google Street View
- public transit and walking directions
- display address of dropped pins
- share location via email

Mail
- resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
- improved formatting of wide email messages

Improved stability and performance of Safari

Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)

Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops

Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages

Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you to the first Home screen

Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

Update your iPhone or iPhone 3G or iPod touch via iTunes Update.

More info about the security content of iPhone OS 2.2 and iPhone OS for iPod touch 2.2 here.
 

Friday, November 7, 2008

A fraud ring or social networking - it's the same thing

Silicon.com sat down with SAS's CEO in Las Vegas this week to find out his thoughts on cloud computing, succession planning and the iPhone. SAS is unique among tech heavyweights for its private ownership - the business intelligence BI company has been run for more than 30 years by... [ Full story from ZDNet News - Front Door ]

Perpetual follower: Microsoft mulls Apple’s WebKit for Internet Explorer

Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

iPodObserver - ATT CEO: iPhone Tethering On the Way

ATTAT&T customers will have an officially sanctioned way to use their iPhone as a wireless modem with their laptop soon. The promise came from AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega during the Web 2.0 Summit on Thursday
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Update: Speedy Mac 2008 Release 3

Altomac's menubar launcher and utility software adds a Recent Clipboard menu that provide clipboard history, a Favorites Clipboard menu for storing often-used items, code and memory use optimizations, and other changes. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Official iPhone Tethering Option Coming Soon From AT&T

As MobileCrunch reports, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega revealed during an interview that AT&T would "soon" be offering an official tethering option for the iPhone. Tethering is a process by... [ Full story from iPod Hacks ]

Apple storms past RIM in smartphone race

iPhone moves into second place

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USB Digital Endoscope: you will see what you want to see

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Microsoft considers adopting WebKit for Internet Explorer

Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the idea of using WebKit as the rendering engine within its web browser was "interesting" and added "we may look at that." [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Warner's Bronfman, MySpace's DeWolfe talk music

They were chatty, but in the Web 2.0 summit panel the two still wouldn't say who's been chosen as the CEO of MySpace Music or even if they see Apple's iTunes as competitive. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Apple opens Macbook front in iPhone jailbreak war

OK, we're baffled

Apple appears to have taken its campaign against iPhone modders to a baffling new level, tweaking its new MacBooks and MacBook Pros to disable a popular software tool used to jailbreak the handset.…

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Apple, Psystar joust in court over antitrust complaint

A U.S. District Court judge said he would rule in a few weeks on Apple’s motion to dismiss Psystar’s antitrust complaint against the company, after the two sides made their argument during a hearing on Thursday.
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Fatah and Hamas in unity government talks

al-Azhar University.

The talks will centre on establishing a government with the goal of ending the economic siege of Gaza, reforming the security forces under a national leadership and preparing for fresh presidential and parliamentary elections.

A united government would present a challenge and perhaps an opportunity for fresh policymaking for the US and Europe, which refused to talk to Hamas and isolated the movement soon after it won Palestinian elections in 2006. Since then Hamas-run Gaza has been under economic blockade. Israel limits most imports and has banned all exports. Egypt has also kept its one crossing mostly closed.

Israel is not likely to deal with any government with a Hamas component unless it offers recognition of Israel, a halt to violence and acceptance of past peace deals - something Hamas has consistently refused. Fatah also wants to secure an endorsement for Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah leader and Palestinian president, to continue in office for another year after his term formally ends on January 8. If Hamas refuses it will probably challenge Abbas's legitimacy and may appoint its own president in Gaza.

Hamas wants an end to Gaza's blockade and is demanding entry into and reform of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the umbrella group regarded as the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people". All peace talks with Israel are carried out by Abbas as PLO leader and it was the PLO which in 1993 formally recognised Israel's right to exist as part of the Oslo process. Hamas's entry into the PLO has been discussed but never agreed. It is on the agenda in Cairo but the Islamist movement is pushing hard for a deal.

"The PLO is representing the Palestinian people and its political programme should be discussed among all the political factions and represent all the authorities," said Taher al-Nunu, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza.

Many Palestinians believe there was pressure from the US on Abbas not to deal with Hamas but after the election that may now be waning. Yet Abbas's failure in the past year to secure a peace agreement has weakened his position. "Many people didn't think Hamas was going to last as long as it did," said Abu Sada. "But ... instead of being squeezed it has got much stronger and imposed order in Gaza."

"People are fed up with both of them," said Ali Jarbawi, professor of political science at Birzeit University in Ramallah. "They are fighting over power in an authority still under occupation."

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Apple now world’s #2 smartphone vendor; iPhone outsells all Windows Mobile devices combined

Despite the gloomy economic picture and the problems being experienced by some of the leading mobile handset vendors... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

iPhone tops business rankings, steals Nokia market share

Often labeled the outsider in the corporate world, Apple's iPhone has already reached the top of J.D. Power's satisfaction ranks for business smartphones -- and is simultaneously the second-largest smartphone maker in the world. [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Apple's iPhone wins J.D. Power award

Apple has won a customer satisfaction award from the consulting firm for the iPhone, besting products from RIM and Samsung among business smartphone users. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Mac Gaming News - Play the Reality Show on Your Mac With Top Chef: The Game

Brighter Minds Media on Thursday announced that it has brought the popular reality TV series to PCs and Macs in Top Chef: The Game
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Review: iCopter for iPhone

iCopter isn’t the most sophisticated game in the App Store, but it is a funâ€"and addictiveâ€"way to pass the time.
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First Look: Handsfree speaker and iPhone charger

In many places, itís now illegal to drive while holding and talking on a mobile phone. Since chatting while driving can be so convenient, you have two choices. First, you can pull over to the side of the road every time you want to chat with your iPhone. Since this essentially negates the advantages of driving while chatting, your only real option is to get a hands-free device for your phone. If y... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Keynote Objects FX 3.0 expands collection

Jumsoft is shipping Keynote Objects FX 3.0, its latest art collection for Mac apps. Objects FX is in particular aimed at both Keynote and Pages, and supplies a variety of pre-rendered 3D images for inclusion in presentations or documents. Version 3.0 doubles the collection size from 50 to 100, in categories including the likes of parties, plants, and soft or metallic objects.... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

iPhone takes, holds top spot in business phones

Apple and the iPhone have placed first in a customer satisfaction survey targeting business users of smartphones, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The survey evaluated phone makers using a thousand-point score, with devices ranked in categories of descending priority; these included "ease of operation," "operating system," "physical design," "handset features" and "battery aspects." Apple... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Ivyskin unveils Quattro T3 case for iPhone 3G

Ivyskin has unveiled the Quattro T3 Glass Touch-Thru Armor case for the iPhone 3G. The case features Xylo Glass screen protection, which the company claims will not affect sensitivity. The rest of the phone is protected by silicone-treated polycarbonate that offers a hard shell with a soft feel. The phone can be docked without taking the whole case off, and a detachable port protector is included ... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Envision 1.2 adds integrated iPhone publishing

Open Door Networks has announced the latest version of its web-image browser for the Mac, Envision 1.2. The update features integrated publishing of web shows to the iPhone using MobileMe. New shows have been added, including many from the iPhone version of the program, iEnvision. Envision itself is used to view pictures from websites in a single window, with the text removed. Users can display th... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

AT&T to allow iPhone tethering "soon"

A new statement made by AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph De La Vega at the Web 2.0 summit has the company showing support for iPhone tethering ñ a hot topic as of late, considering Apple's banning of a utility that provides that functionality from the App Store. Technologizer reports that the move gives users an official path to explore, rather than relying on the now non-existent NetShare, o... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

iPodObserver - iPhone Cum Ocarina Used for Stairway to Heaven Performance

The folks at Smule have released an ingenious viral video of Ocarina (iTunes link), the company's iPhone app that allows users to "play" their iPhones as if it were an Ocarina, being used in a performance of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."
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AT&T's Ralph de la Vega says iPhone tethering coming "soon"

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There's not exactly a lot of details to go on here (or any, really), but AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has just confirmed during an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit that an AT&T-approved iPhone tethering option will indeed be available "soon." That lack of detail includes any word on pricing or, of course, an actual release date, though MacRumors is reporting separately that it's hearing the tethering capability will be built into the 2.2 firmware, which seems like at least a reasonable guess.

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FourTrack multitrack audio recorder available for iPhone

RiffWorks-maker Sonoma Wire Works released its first audio app for the iPhone, allowing users to record and playback four tracks of audio.
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New MacBook Pros, recent iMacs grappling with flaky wireless

An erratic yet ongoing problem has seen recent iMacs, and now Apple's late 2008 MacBook Pros, affected by frequent Wi-Fi dropouts with no clear solution. [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Apple MobileMe News: What is IMAP and Why Do We Use It?

There aren't many industry acronyms it helps to know about, but IMAP is one of them... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple in second place as smartphones surge

Canalys reported a 28 percent jump in smartphone sales compared to last year, with Apple's iPhone 3G launch vaulting it into second place worldwide. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

AT&T CEO Confirms iPhone Tethering Coming "Soon"

MobileCrunch reveals that during an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega confirmed that AT&T would be offering an official tethering option for the iPhone "soon".

Tethering is the process by which you all... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

AT&T says official iPhone 3G tethering plan coming "soon"

AT&T Mobility chief executive Ralph De La Vega has disclosed that a carrier-sanctioned method of using the iPhone as a 3G modem for notebooks will be announced "soon." [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Zelda tune played on iPhone ocarina

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AT&T confirms tethering coming to iPhone in 2009

iPhone users will be able to hook their phones up to their laptops at some point next year and get online, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega says. But whose software will make that happen? [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

iPhone app success brings further work on Envision for Mac

The success of iEnvision for the iPhone made Open Door Networks relaunch its Mac product for viewing images on the Web.
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Apple to Mac mini fan: Patience, Padawan

Apple appears to be taking its policing of the rumor mill to the phones, in one case dialing a customer... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

iPodObserver - J.D. Power Ranks iPhone #1 in Business Satisfaction

J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Apple's iPhone #1 in business user satisfaction, this despite the iPhone's reputation as being a more consumer-oriented device that doesn't have the chops to be a business phone. In a survey of 1,388 business smart phone users, the company found that...
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J.D. Power ranks Apple’s iPhone highest in new study

J.D. Power and Associates ranked Apple’s iPhone highest in overall customer satisfaction among business wireless smartphone users.
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T-Mobile Germany sees iPhone boost; USA grows

The German division of T-Mobile, owned by Deutsche Telekom, received a substantial boost from the iPhone in its third financial quarter, according to a results report. T-Mobile Deutschland is said to have gained 271,000 net subscribers in Q3, a full 82 percent better than in the same period of 2007. The company describes the iPhone 3G as a "significant driver" of new subscriptions, and notes tha... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Diamond spur Taiwanese production

Shipments of iPhone 3Gs and HTC Touch Diamond smartphones spurred Taiwan makers in the third quarter.
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