That rapturous sound you may have heard this morning was probably the cries for joy of professional audio editors everywhere rejoicing over the news that Adobe Audition is finally heading to the Mac, with a beta version arriving on Adobe Labs this coming winter.
Hey Android fans--we know there are some of you out there--Gizmodo is reporting that Android 2.2, dubbed Froyo, is now available for download. It will be up around 2pm eastern time.
We should note that some sites are also reporting that these are leaked versions of Froyo build number FRF72 and that it is not actually the official update. The Android team is working hard on ensuring that users will get their Froyo soon.
We'll have more updates for you as the news develops.
Here's some exciting news for developers and mobile phone manufacturers--Skype is launching a new software development kit (SDK), dubbed SkypeKit, that will enable device and software makers to integrate Skype functionality with their products.
The kit will include APIs for features like voice and video calling, instant messaging and Skype's audio formatting based on the SILK codec--basically, all of the features we know and love from the Skype clients on our desktops. Hopefully, this move will entail the inevitability of Skype becoming a native client in many of our favorite mobile applications.
The kit is available today for Linux, though Windows and Mac versions will be available in a few weeks.
Monday's iOS 4 upgrade should have patched about 65 different vulnerabilities within the iPhone's operating system. However, the iPad may actually be susceptible to a number of those 65 software vulnerabilities. The bug count is actually a record for the iPhone, which far exceeds the high count of 46 bugs found in last summer's iPhone OS 3.0 update.
Computer World is reporting that iOS 4 actually included patches for 35 different bugs, which averages out to a total of 54% of the purported vulnerabilities fixed. Most of the patched bugs were actually issues with WebKit, the open-source browser engine that fuels browsers like mobile Safari.
Golf games require a finesse, a certain je ne sais quoi that encourages patience and foresight. Gamers predisposed to mashing buttons to chainsaw zombies in half may get teed off by the tender golf-clap moments of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online. But if they manage to learn the ropes, there’s a rich and rewarding experience to be found.
What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been for the iPhone 4. No sooner has the device been officially announced by Apple, but would-be owners trip over themselves (and AT&T’s servers) to be the first to pre-order, only to have a few handsets arrive a couple of days early. One of those has fallen into the hands of iFixit, who has completed an early teardown of America’s new mobile darling.
It goes without saying that the iPhone 4’s A4 processor smokes the previous iPhone 3GS, but those expecting a speed jump equal to the iPad might be disappointed, based on some new benchmarks run with one of the early arrival handsets.
If you’re sick of hearing about iOS 4 and the new iPhone 4, here’s some good old-fashioned Mac news for you. It seems that talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had to resort to taping one of this week’s shows using his MacBook due to a power outage in his studio on Monday night.
Welcome to our brand new weekly column. Every Tuesday, we’ll march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems. We’re kicking things off with five terrific new releases, and be sure to come back next week and every week to spare yourself the hassle of sifting the App Store’s latest game releases.
We talk about our experiences with the iOS 4.0 update. On the whole, everyone is happy with the new features. Still, we're curious why home screen wallpaper is missing from the iPhone 3G even after Steve's explanation.
Early deliveries of the iPhone 4 give us hope that last year's activation woes will be kept to a minimum. Fingers crossed.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
A lot of smug Google-lovers are talking a lot of smack about Android being a worthy alternative to the breathtaking iOS system, but you know what? It isn't, and Walter Sassafras Mossberg is here to lay some truth on you about the so-called "Messiah OS" that might just save your life.
iHome’s new iA5 is billed as an “app-enhanced” alarm clock. In plain English, that means you can augment this standalone clock and speaker dock by downloading the free iHome+Sleep app for your iPhone or iPod touch to unlock additional functionality.
Well, well. Looks like a few lucky Apple fans are getting their iPhone 4s delivered just a bit early. The first shipments of the iPhone 4 are actually showing up on doorsteps a bit earlier than the early-arrival warning issue yesterday. Several Apple faithful are already touting around their new toy.