We learned a little more in depth earlier today about the touch and go relationship between Apple and AT&T, and the frustrations between the two companies. Well, we learned a little more about a touchy subject. Don't ever, ever ask Steve Jobs to change up his wardrobe.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the gang behind the first iPhone 4 banned video have come up with another that Apple didn't want you to see. This time we learn what really went down with the iPhone 4's antenna issues.
Oh boy, isn't today just filled with updating goodness? Grab yourselves a cuppa very chilly iced tea and sit back and relax as iTunes basically upgrades your whole life. In addition to iTunes 9.2.1, iBooks is also announcing an update [iTunes link]. This version will enable you to open and read PDF documents from Mail and the ability to search for them. In addition, you'll be able to take advantage of the new bookmarking systems with the new page ribbon, and keep them synced wirelessly between your mobile iDevices.
Why doesn’t this great audio receiver include great audio/video streaming tools? The NetBoxx R-904N sounds good, but its streaming is more annoying than awesome. You have to dig up your own Mac software, you’ll fight the weak interface, and you’ll be rewarded with video-resolution issues. We’d hoped that this one box could rule our A/V needs, but you’re much better off buying a standard audio receiver and an Apple TV.
It's ready and waiting. iTunes 9.2.1 has been released and it will fix your bugs, including disabling older versions of incompatible third-party plug-ins and addressing issues with the following:
- dragging and dropping items within the software - performance issues when first syncing to devices with iTunes 9.2 - upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups - other issues that have been quelled
Intel has released a trio of chips that it claims can beat the stuffing out of any mobile chips on the block, including Apple’s A4 processor, used first in the iPad and now in the iPhone 4. And Intel would be more than happy to save Apple the trouble of developing, say, an A5.
Unfortunately, we members of the great unwashed can’t directly compare the A4 with Intel’s new chips, developed under the platform codename of Moorestown. While Intel, whose chips power Apple’s Mac but not its iPhone/Pad/Pod, will tell you practically anything you’d like to know, Apple has released next to nothing about the A4.
Well that didn't take long. After finalizing the purchase of beleaguered mobile tech company Palm back on the first of July, Hewlett Packard has already filed the company's first patent under the banner of their new acquisition. Will HP's newly acquired webOS be able to gain traction in a mobile market that at this time belongs to iOS and Android?
With last week's press conference and the drama consuming Apple-watchers' attention around the world, not much truck has been paid to the whereabouts of the white iPhone 4 of late. After all, if they can't get the black on sorted out, who needs the white one? Fortunately, Engadget has taken the time to explore what's been holding up the release of the white iteration of the handset. What does their Magic Eightball tell them?
If your reading preferences lean towards dish and intrigue, you might want to pay attention to what Wired magazine has to offer in their August issue. The magazine has gone behind the scenes of the tumultuous relationship between AT&T and Apple and in doing so, sheds some light on the nagging question of why one of the best smartphone handsets in the world remains on the network that so many Americans love to hate.
The grudge match between we iPhone users and those poor, misguided souls who believe that their Android handset is soooo superior can now be settled in the theatre of war. Finally, the endless arguments over the numbers of apps available and open source versus closed ecosystem will end with the loser failing to the sound of pew-pew-pew-pew.
If you're just as excited for the movie TRON as we are, then you'll love this news. Disney is currently offering the official TRON game app for free in the App Store. The game includes a dual stick tank shooter game with fifteen single player levels and a multiplayer mode. You can ever choose which color faction you want to play for.
Next week's free iPhone 4 cases are already under way. Apple has prepared the online store by removing the Bumper cases from the U.S., UK and French online Apple store and labeling them as "Currently Unavailable." Free cases aren't available just yet, as the company is currently going through the refund process with plenty of other eager customers.
Those familiar with Vin Diesel might expect a sci-fi counterpart of the Bic’d barbarian to blast the doors off the mothership, avenge his fallen comrades, and hit the NOS--all in time to get the kids to soccer practice.
However, in Assault on Dark Athena (which starts where the last Riddick game, Escape from Butcher Bay, left off), Diesel sticks to the shadows. Quite literally.
Before Apple’s iPhone 4 nightmare, there was the controversy-free iPad, which is at last rolling out to nine more countries this Friday, July 23. That should come as good news both to would-be customers in those countries, as well as the rest of us weary of hearing about the iPhone 4’s so-called “issues.”