In a strange new patent by Apple, the company has discovered a way to make you the star of your own comic book. The patent, which was revealed by Patently Apple, describes a potential app that could take your game play history and compile it into a comic book that you could edit, read, and share with friends.
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.
We've all heard the endless onslaught of Verizon iPhone rumors. But lost in all the talk, is what exactly would happen if the iPhone actually sold on Verizon's network. Would it be a big event? Would Verizon's network survive? John Gruber of Daring Fireball offers some insight in his latest column.
It looks like it's going to be a scorching Indian Summer. Apple will be hosting a fall event--where and when and for what reason is yet to be answered. Your calendars will have to remain blank for now.
Kara Swisher of All Things D speculates that the event could introduce FaceTime as an open industry standard, or bring new processors to the iPod. We're sort of banking on the latter, hoping we'll see new music players from Apple with attached cameras and retina displays. Really, if all the rumors could just come together and become a reality, we'll be completely satisfied.
It's not too late in the day for a little rumor talk. Engadget is reporting that the upcoming Apple TV will lose the previously rumored 1080p playback ability, but will gain a slew of its own kind of apps. Also, Apple TV is ditching its former name, as it will now be referred to as iTV.
The new set top box should cost $99 and come equipped with the same innards as the iPhone 4, as well as 16GB of flash storage and a new iTunes streaming service. Which is great, but what's the deal with no 1080i or 1080p video? Instead, it will only be able to handle 720p clips. It's alleged that the iPhone 4's A4 processor isn't enough to handle the output of such high resolution video, which makes us a little teary eyed.
The Jersey Shore is a complete anomaly. It’s a reality television show, but without any semblance of actual reality. Regardless, we still wish that we could tan like those guys--or at least fake it. Fortunately, there's an app for that.
With Jersey Shore Tan, you too can oversaturate your photos (and your skin!) to a wonderful orange glow. And if orange isn't enough for you, then fist bump up the tan a few more notches, until you’re a cool crispy brown and resemble the color of perfectly cooked bacon. Mmm, bacon.
After that last huge update, we switched to Safari as our default browser, and we have to say that we're really impressed. For one, the browser's speed and streamlined user interface made surfing the web a whole different experience for us. And all of the new Safari updates, including the Reader, HTML5 support and extensions sold us on switching to Safari permanently.
We kicked Chrome and Firefox to the curb and tried out Safari's extensions for a change. Out of Apple's entire Safari Extensions Galley, we wanted to make sure that our readers steered clear of the most inane ones, and that we chose the best of the duplicates. Some of them are quirky (like a few featured in the miscellaneous section), but the majority are incredibly utilitarian and a great way to add in little short cuts here and there from your browser window. Safari extensions are a tool that you do not want to take for granted. Read on to find out how you, too, can implement these handy extensions into your internet endeavors.
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.
If you've had a hankering for on-the-go hotspot action but aren't quite ready to jailbreak your iPhone in order to rock the exception MyWi wireless hotspot App, Clearwire's iSpot is a very viable option. For those unfamiliar with the device, the iSpot is a pocket-sized cellular device that allows you to hook up to eight devices to it in order to enjoy some 4G WiMax goodness for the low cost of $25 per month.
Where's the catch? The iSpot was designed to only work with Apple-branded gear like the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
If you use the iPhone camera at all, you know tapping the screen to take a picture can be a royal pain, especially if you're trying to take a self-portrait. The iPhone 4's front facing camera doesn't make things that much better, since photos are lower resolution. And really, tapping the touch screen to capture is just not very ergonomic. Well, against Apple's better judgement, TapTapTap's Camera+ app provides us with a solution.
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.
Mark it on your calendars, boys and girls: Steve Wozniak is 60 years awesome today! This is a time for celebration, for without the Other Steve--the Dancing Steve--there could have been no Apple.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legend of how Apple came to be, Wozniak and Steve Jobs met in 1970. After selling a few of their prized possessions to raise the capital, the pair brought the company into being on April 1, 1976 in order to sell their first marketed creation, the Apple I computer kit. The kits were build from scratch by Wozniak. From Scratch. And you thought your pal with that sweet gaming rig had some street cred because he put together it together from components he bought off the shelf.
Earlier this week we told you Apple had given developers the ability to allow educational institutions to get a discount on volume App Store purchases. At the time, Apple hadn't give anyone any information on the volume pricing program, but they have finally explained how this volume licensing program will work.