We mentioned Grooveshark's web-based music streaming service in last week's Free App Friday, but today it's available in the official App Store as a streaming music app--one to add alongside the likes of Pandora and Last.FM.
The app was once denied by the App Store judges, so the company made it available in the Cydia app store to jailbroken iOS devices. Fortunately, the tables have turned and the Grooveshark app is now available as a free download.
The iPhone 4 includes a front facing camera that can be used to photobomb yourself in a stream of action shots. Every photo opportunity is a chance to have fun and fortunately, Apple has facilitated. However, FaceTime is more than just way to take perfectly angled Facebook photos, it's also a way to utilize the iPhone 4's video conference capabilities. This week's tips will focus on FaceTime set up, troubleshooting, and testing.
Still trying to grab an iPhone 4, seven weeks after it was first launched? You may not be alone, if recent stock inquiries into Apple retail locations are any indication -- the popular handset is still sold out at nearly half of their stores. So much for “Antennagate”…
From today’s “should have seen this one coming” department, Apple has pulled the popular TapTapTap Camera+ app from the App Store after the company let it slip that a rejected feature could easily be enabled through a trick in Mobile Safari. Needless to say, Apple was not amused.
Apple just released a new version of the iOS operating system to help address the issues with the PDF security vulnerability that has plagued mobile Safari users for weeks now. The new versions, iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad, will also disable the web-based JailbreakMe service that we all came to know and love.
Unless you were in a coma (and if you were, we hope you're feeling better now,) you'll recall that last month the media and consumer ballyhoo surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna woes came to a head. At the heart of the issue was the fact that if users held the smartphone in a certain manner that's now come to be affectionatly known as the Death-Grip, the phone would lose a significant amount of signal reception due to a design flaw. In a now legendary email, Steve Jobs suggested that users simply not hold their phones "that way." Well, if dropped-calls and lousy connections weren't reason enough to consider doing just that, an Israeli software company has another you can add to the list: Holding your mobile in a death-grip ups the handset's radiation level.
Microsoft posts a site that shows just how much cooler PCs are compared to Mac. No really, they really have a site that says that. We discuss stunning revelations like, "Macs don't work well at work or school" and "Macs don't let you choose."
Yeah, we have fun with that.
Also, Mark Papermaster has left Apple after only being with the company for two years. Leaving Apple with one less employee with a super villain last name.
Say what you will about the iPhone 4's antenna woes, it's still the most advanced handset Apple's produced to date. Boasting significant imrpovements over the 3GS, there's a lot to be happy about in the smartphone's latest iteration: Just ask any number of indie directors or cinematographers using the iPhone 4 to shoot and cut their films.
It appears that even more trouble will be breathing down Cupertino’s neck soon, as European Union regulators are joining forces with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here in the U.S. in a probe of Apple’s policy regarding “mobile software developers.” (Translation: Flash on the iPhone.)
When developers log into iTunes Connect today, they will be prompted to accept a new paid application contract offered by Apple. The contract adds an amendment that will allow developers to offer education discounts when multiple copies of the same program is purchased. While developers must accept the new amendment in order to keep putting apps on the App Store, they will also be able to turn on and off discounts in the application management area of iTunes Connect.