Now that the firestorm over the Path app downloading a user’s entire address book appears to have subsided, it’s only natural that Apple would be put back in the crosshairs with another privacy gaffe -- and this time, one that gives developers access to your photos.
Google today pushed a new release of its HTML 5 equipped web app for iOS users. The Google Music Beta player works with mobile Safari for iOS 4 users and it isn't so bad after all. It's smooth looking and works impeccably, though you'll have to allow it 25 MB of space. You can play any of your songs in your library, shuffle and search within your cloud library. It's also got multitasking enabled so that you can listen to music while accessing other apps. Unfortunately, this means that you still can't download the music within the app and access it offline.
Plug in your iOS devices today, folks. Apple just released a new update for iOS 4. iOS 4.3.4 will include an update for PDF security, as well as an update that prevents malicious code from running in the background and affecting your system.
Everyone’s talking about rumored voice recognition features in iOS 5, but the future is now thanks to Voice Control. With it you can control two of your iOS 4 device’s most important features –– making phone calls and playing music –– with simple spoken directions. The trick is using Voice Control’s pre-set commands to make it understand you.
It's a holiday weekend, which means half of you are being pried off your computers and iOS devices with crowbars right now and you're unable to feel the sweet salving goodness of the Mac|Life crew in any way, shape, or form. Which is totally a shame, because this week was rockin. Things were popping in the iOS world this week and because you were too busy getting the last of your paperwork processed it, you had to miss it. And that's why we have this here little column, but what can we do in case you miss In Case You Missed It?
Apple seems to be doing a boffo job of pushing iPhone users toward their latest and greatest version of iOS, if new data is any indication -- nearly 90 percent of all iPhone users are on some form of iOS 4, with more than 50 percent of those rockin’ on the latest, 4.2.1.
Ever since upgrading my iPhone to iOS 4, I’ve been having problems with Mail. Often, my inbox will contain tons of messages that say “No Sender” and “No Subject”, and I can’t get it to show my actual email messages until I shut down and reboot my iPhone.
With new Apple TV boxes en route to their lusting owners at long last, Apple has posted a copy of new firmware for the device which has been confirmed to be a variation of iOS -- and the hacker community has already raised everyone’s excitement level by claiming it can be jailbroken, just like other iOS devices.