You'll recall that last week there was a bit of a stink made over personal details belonging to iPad 3G owners recieving data services from AT&T. According to the New York Times, AT&T spent the weekend apologizing to a horde of disgruntled iPad 3G users who suffered a data breach.
The Guardian Eyewitness is a very simple app, delivering one photograph a day from the popular UK newspaper, but the powerful images depicted in the app make it a showcase for the richness and clarity of the iPad's 9.7-inch display.
For developers and consumers alike, this is really good news. Video export will hopefully be available on opening day in iOS 4. Currently, iPhone users only have the ability to export video to MobileMe or YouTube, as well as send it as an email attachment or a video message.
From inspecting the code, it appears that 480 pixels will be the maximum height of the video, with a cap out at 30 frames per second.
For faithful Apple fans that don't have an Apple Store nearby, Best Buy has just announced that pre-sale orders for the iPhone 4 will start tomorrow, June 15th. The ginormous brick-and-mortar store will offer the iPhone 4 on its official release date of June 24th.
And in case Best Buy isn't near you either, Walmart will also carry the iPhone 4 on its release date, though there are currently no preorder options available. The iPhone 4 will come in black and white and cost $199 for a 16GB version or $299 for the higher capacity 32GB version.
Apple’s iPad was released in early April lacking in one key app area: RSS feed readers, specifically ones that synced with Google Reader. That’s changed in recent weeks, including the “praised and then pulled and then posted again” Pulse News Reader, but the one that most iPhone users have been waiting for is a native version of Reeder for the iPad. Over the weekend, those users got their wish.
God bless those enterprising developers! Just because Steve Jobs and the rest of the Apple gang have thumbed down Adobe Flash on their iDevices, doesn’t mean that other folks aren’t working hard trying to find a way to do it. One of the latest is a service called Flash in a Pinch -- but don’t get too excited just yet, it’s only a proof of concept for now.
The biggest problem with having Steve Jobs kick off the WWDC with the iPhone 4 announcement is that all the developer news that also happened gets buried in the press that follows. We would gladly trade three "Steve Jobs Couldn't Get Wi-Fi To Work" articles for just one great new app announcement or dongle sweetness article.
Well, we haven't forgotten that other news happens, so join the Mac|Life stafff, won't you, for all the other stuff that happened this week that isn't just about the iPhone.
Can't make it to your local Apple or AT&T store on iPhone 4 Launch Day? Don't want to order online, and would rather have it in your hands the day of? No worries! In addition to Best Buy and Radio Shack, Walmart will also make sure you're covered as well.
A leak in Apple's supply chain has revealed that the company may be preparing to ship as many as 3 million iPhone 4 devices per month. According to Robert Lai, Asia Optical's chairman, the company is supplying Apple will 3 million front-facing VGA cameras per month. He also states that Apple has booked enough cameras to supply about 9 million iPhone 4's per quarter.
Writers: we're a tortured bunch. And with our Macs and our iPhones and iPads in hand, we can do a lot of damage. Heck, there's a whole bunch of great writing apps out there designed specifically to help fuel our creative fires. They say that writing may be a dead trade, but these free apps definitely prove that writing is still alive--especially in our hearts.
All cheesiness aside, here are three great, totally free apps that'll help stimulate your mind, inspire you, and help you stay focused on that Sci-Fi novel you're writing in your basement. Remember, every writer needs a toolbox, and we just have ours stocked with Apple products.
TiVo has released version 2.8.1 of their Desktop Software. In addition to just a few new settings, the software adds export support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This update affects both Basic and Plus versions of the TiVo Desktop Software, but only the Plus version gets the added export options.
No it's not a frankenmoster, but the walking iPad and iPhone in this video does look like something straight out of a mad scientist's laboratory. We don't have much information about this invention, but the iPad and iPhone appears to be strapped to a mechanical device that controls the walking. Even so, this is the coolest thing we've seen in a while.
In an effort to turn the joy of iPad owners everywhere up to 11, Telltale Inc. has announced the release of their latest episodic endeavor for the iPad: Wallace & Gromit The Last Resort.
If you're not already familiar with Wallace & Gromit, all you need to know is that their adventures are shorthand for awesome. For their first foray on to the iPad, dynamic inventor and pooch duo opt to build a resort in the basement of their house after their holiday plans are scrapped due to a whack of miserable weather.
As much fun as the iPad can be, there are times (and they are dark times indeed, my friends) where you've got to hunker down and be productive. If Apple's Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps just aren't doing it for you, the new Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite might be worth taking a gander at.