With the release of iOS 4.1 today, many are scrambling to download and play Game Center games with their non-iPhone 3G using friends. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of games to choose from right now, but a member on the Touch Arcade Forums is documenting the approved games as they become available in iTunes.
No doubt there'll be a lot of smiles on the faces of Apple's Board of Directors today. Why so happy? Well, it seems that the Chinese Government has approved the company's iPhone 4 handset for retail to billions of Chinese citizens.
Man, if you thought it was hard finding an iPhone 4 to buy now, just wait until the handset takes off in the Asian market.
The new iOS 4.1 update for iPhone and iPod touch is out. The update--for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch family--will enable users to utilize the HDR photography capabilities of the devices, as well as Game Center (limited to the iPhone 4 and 3GS) and HD video uploading to YouTube (limited to the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch 4th-generation).
We iPhone 3G users know how to take a hint. First, it was the lack of wallpapers, but we could live with that; then it was the no multitasking, which stung, but some of us understood. When we heard we'd be plum left out of Game Center, well, that sucked pretty hard too. But, this, Cupertino? This is kicking us while we're down.
Microsoft Office makes money. So, with that being the case, why won't Microsoft make a version of Office for the iPad so that we can give them more money to love?
It seems like a pretty straight forward gambit: With Apple having shipped over five million iPads, many of which are no doubt totting copies of iWork, you'd think that the boys from Redmond would have wanted to get a piece of the pie. It's not like they haven't had time to get their ducks in a row. Even poor, brow-beaten Blackberry, are preparing to enter the tablet world with an entry of their own recently acquired DataViz, a company that was producing office applications for handheld devices long before the iPad was a glint in Steve Jobs' eye. C'mon Microsoft! We can even log into Google Docs on the fly these days! How can you look the public in the eye and tell us that Office for our iPads, iPhones and iPods is a no go?
Now that we've had some time to shake off Steve Jobs' RDF, we discuss the latest wares announced last week at the Apple event. We also bust out the score card and see which staff member had the highest numbers of correct predictions about the event.
Then Nic gets all teary eyed for the iPod classic.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
We've caught wind of a myriad of tres cool software updates pushed live today. For starters, your Safari just got a little more safer, which is great when you're navigating an internet filled with hungry lions and angry giraffes. The new update fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms, as well as another issue that could cause web content to display incorrectly when viewing a Google Image result with Flash 10.1. Oh, that pesky Adobe Flash.
Xzibit wishes he came up with this one. If you want to make your iPhone 4 work with a tripod, but think those overpriced tripod and case combos are too pass, then how about ripping apart a SLR camera to make a nice case for your iPhone? That seems perfectly normal to us, and that's exactly what one iPhone 4 owner did.
With the newly announced (but not yet released to the public) version of iOS, the iPhone 3G bugs have mostly been squashed. Apple made a point in saying that this forthcoming update (iOS 4.1) would alleviate some of the problems iPhone 3G owners had when first upgrading to iOS 4.0 a few months ago.
Even though iPhone maker Apple doesn’t take part, Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile device trade show in the world, held annually in Barcelona, Spain. When the next event launches in February, 2011, iOS will get at least some kind of presence thanks to the first-ever Macworld Mobile.