September has arrived, and that means iTunes 10 has landed as well, complete with a swanky new icon, a streamlined (and mostly colorless) new look and a new social networking feature called Ping. But what exactly is Ping, and does it live up to all of Apple’s hype?
Remember Paul Allen? Well, he's about to try and make sure Apple amongst a whole slew of other tech heavy hitters don't soon forget him. On Friday, he sued Apple, Google and nine other companies claiming that they're making use of technology that came about ten years ago at his now-kaput Silicon Valley lab.
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.
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.
If you’re a Facebook and/or Twitter junkie who hasn’t quite found the best reading experience on the iPad just yet, you might want to take a look at a new free option called Flipboard, which turns your social content into a magazine-style experience.
Calling all social networking addicts! Your trusty Facebook app has now been updated for iPhone 4 users. The app includes faster app switching and high-resolution icons, as well as Russian and Korean localizations and several bug fixes.
Look, we're just reporting on this because we know there are a ton of you out there that are interested in this addictive online game. Zynga's FarmVille is now an iPhone app. This casual, nay, insanely addictive and absolutely dangerous for you game will enable you to raise a farm and share stats and crops with your friends. Not only that, but it will suck you in and your friends will never see you leave the house ever again.
Well, actually it's the iPhone version of the game--so, really, you could go outside and play the game.
Anyway, the game is currently available for download in New Zealand. The American iTunes store should get it tomorrow.
Facebook addicts, Facebook has released a new update of its ever-so-popular iPhone app. The new update includes the ability to watch Facebook videos, as well as check and write on the walls of events. Also, uploaded photos are now 720 pixels wide.
Check out the 3.1.3 version of the Facebook app fixes after the cut.
Apparently our favorite socialite CEO is now taking to getting some slams in on the iPhone. Posting to his Facebook wall, he claims he'd rather use a landline to make calls. As you'll see, one has to wonder why he's going to all the troubles to keeping his device, versus taking it back?
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.