Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
In the months since its release, the iPad, in both its Wi-Fi and 3G flavors, has not only proven to be magical, but a powerful productivity tool, as well. However, exactly how magical or productive the tablet is for you is entirely dependant upon what software solutions you've chosen to roll with. You might be a Gmail user who prefers the options available to you via the platform's web interface over the meat-and-potato functionality of the iPad's Mail program, and now the new Gmail iPad interface will definitely keep you locked in.
There was plenty of speculation last night as to why Apple closed down its online store, and now we have some answers. It's not a white iPhone 4 or an "iTV," but a new "Compare Macs" feature, which allows customers to review a side-by-side comparison of the hardware specifications and prices of different systems all at once.
Pointy Heads LLC got quite a lot of attention when none other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs personally blessed the app into the App Store, allowing live, direct iPhone to iPhone video streaming. Knocking Live Video has just been updated to version 2.0 and brings with it a host of iPhone 4-only features as well as audio to go with your streaming video.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have infamously given up his iPhone recently for an Android handset, but that doesn’t mean that his company has abandoned Apple’s iOS. Following a press conference Wednesday to introduce the new location-based Places feature, an iPhone app update hit which adds the feature.
Cases--we needed them to shield our iPhone 4s and our iPads from the inevitable crash and burn they could suffer after months of hardcore usage. Not only that, but with all the movies you're making with your iPhone 4, there's bound to be a time you'll drop it onto the floor, just to see that gorgeous retina display shatter into a million little pieces. Or, at least, force you to high tail it to the Apple Store for a replacement unit.
For those of you about to rock, VEVO salutes you by making their music video streaming service available through a new free app now in the App Store.
If you're jonesing for music video content on the go, but don't feel up to navigating the horrific lip-synced fan tributes and poor quality transfers polluting YouTube to find the real deal, VEVO Mobile's got your back. Offering a hefty catalogue of 20,000 on demand music videos to draw your fix from, VEVO mobile not only allows you to take in the tunes one-by-one, but also enables you to create music video playlists to keep the party going. You can even share/inflict your musical tastes on your friends via Facebook or Twitter.
There are a few TV apps already out there, such as AT&T's U-Verse, but so far they've been optimized just for the iPhone. Well now, iPad owners will have an app for TV too, brought to you by Verizon. Today, the company revealed a series of video apps, including one that lets FiOS subscribers watch what they get on TV on their tablets. The app is slated for release early next year.
Unfortunately, there will be a few limitations. To make sure users are paying for what they get, subscribers can only watch linear programming on their iPad at home. The app will essentially be streaming content from your FiOS set top box to your iPad.
We can't confirm this, nor deny it, but according to Game Informer, Portal 2 is allegedly slated for release on February 9th of next year. Like we said, whether this is true or not is entirely up in the air.
[Update] Valve has gotten back to us and has confirmed that Portal 2 will, indeed, be available through Steam on February 9th, 2011. Now go and mark your calendars.
Editor's Note:After reading the Google/Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal, we wondered just what would happen if it was actually adopted by the FCC. So we took a guess with a correspondence from the future.
Are you old enough to remember the Internet as it was first imagined: A place of free expression, shared information and equality of access?
The one thing Apple really excels at is innovation in design, and they know it. So, three years ago they sought to patent both the slide to unlock feature of the Lock screen and the letters that pop-up when you're typing on the iPhone's keyboard.
Today, those patents were finally granted. Titled "Animated graphical user interface for a display screen of portion thereof," the patent covers both features Apple sought to protect. Most smartphone manufacturers have avoided elements like these, but now Apple can officially ask for license fees from copycats.
My husband surprised me with an iPad for my birthday, loaded with about 25 apps. However, those apps are now tied to his personal iTunes account on his MacBook, so when I go to sync the iPad with my own MacBook, my iTunes wants to override his apps with the apps that I had previously purchased for my iPhone. I don’t want to do this, so I haven’t synced my iPad yet. Ideally, I would like to merge his apps with my apps. Is there any way?
According to mobile ad network Millenial Media, whose ads reach 81 percent of the U.S. mobile web, requests for ads on Android OS and the iPad are soaring. Since January, requests for ad spots on the Android OS have grown a total of 690 percent since January; they're now number two on the millennial network, surpassing even BlackBerry maker, RIM. Requests had also increased 47 percent in July, compared to the 23 percent in the previous month.
Requests for Apple ad spots increased 24 percent, month-over-month. The iPad in particular has grown massively--327 percent in July alone. And, Apple is still number one in terms of ad impressions, with a 55 percent share of the total. Top ad spots include games, social networking, and music.
Justin Long is an actor, a former Apple spokesman, and now a jailbreaker. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel, the actor showed off his iPhone 4 home screen and there it was--the Cydia app displayed for all to see.
Engadget commentators have theorized that the show's producer is responsible for the jailbreak, and not the venerable Justin Long. Regardless of who it was, this is also a good excuse to watch Long's 7-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel after the cut.