Yesterday, we reported that Apple and Twitter had entered into a partnership whereby Ping users could have their likes, follows, and purchases tweeted using their Twitter account, and users on the social micro-blogging service would be able to listen to song previews right from the Twitter web interface. But, why did Apple not choose Facebook over Twitter? After all, there are many more Facebook users than Twitter.
There is no general theme to today's Free App Friday, other than that the apps we're suggestion enable you to actually do something--and this is how we do it...or something. In this week's edition, we'll show you a way to figure out how stuff works, select which browser to use any time you launch a link and get a virtual peg board on your iPad.
Fire up that Software Update app, because iTunes is ready for a tune up. iTunes 10.1 has just been released and it includes the following:
- ability to use AirPlay to wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the new Apple TV - installation of iOS 4.2 on your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch - a number of important stability and performance issues
It’s widely believed that Apple would unleash iOS 4.2 this week -- most likely on Friday -- on the heels of Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1. Users got Mac OS X 10.6.5 as promised on Wednesday, but we may be forced to wait a bit before the others come along.
While Facebook and Apple are still working things out over the Ping social music service, Twitter has decided to hook up with Apple, allowing users of the 140-character microblogging service to spread the joy of music they purchase in iTunes. This partnership means there are a few new things for users of both services.
There's a whole lotta ruckus surrounding the fabulous iPad/iPhone game The Incident of late. With the recent release of the of Version 1.2 of the The Incident, The game's developer Matt Comi gave giddy players the ability to control all of the action on their iPad screen by using their iPhone or iPod touch. If that wasn't enough awesome sauce for you, then you'll be thrilled to hear about the second generous helping he has planned: With the release of Version 1.3 of the application, gamers will be able to get their pew-pew fix on an even larger scale as the incident will be playable on TVs and monitors via a direct iPad connection.
Faking your location on your iOS device may be easier than you think thanks to a jailbreak application available from Cydia called FakeLocation. Whether you want to steal the Mayorship of your neighborhood hang out Foursquare, or you want to pull a prank on a friend, we’ll show you how to fake your location no matter where you’re at.
iAds have had their ups and downs in the US, leaving many developers skeptical, but many are still hopeful after Apple started rolling out the in-app advertisements worldwide. Apple recently announced that iAds will be rolling out to Japan. With the help of The Dentsu Group, developers will be able to target iAd-based applications to the Japanese app market.
If you’ve been waiting anxiously to get your hands on iOS 4.2 to take advantage of the highly touted AirPrint functionality, you may want to sit down while reading this -- Apple may be delaying the feature “indefinitely” for Mac and Windows PCs, meaning it will only work with a handful of newer printers from HP.