Changes in the recently released beta of iOS 4.1 could shine light on Apple's plan for FaceTime on other iOS devices like the iPod touch or the iPad, with it potentially making a debut on the Mac platform. Boy Genius Reports that you are now able to link FaceTime with an email address in the new beta firmware, potentially allowing non-phone devices to connect to iPhone 4 devices for FaceTime chats.
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech rumor website is at it again, this time stirring up the recent camera-enabled iPod touch theories again, as well as proposing that a new MacBook Air is also cooking in Apple’s labs for the second half of this year.
What is Apple going to do with this 3x3cm touch screen? Well, hopefully build another super sweet iDevice. Tw.apple.pro posted a few images of an Apple-branded touch screen, though the screen itself seems a bit tiny. From what we can infer, the screen might be used for a future iPod of some sort, like an iPod touch nano.
It’s been quite a year for Apple so far, but now that the dust has settled on the iPad and is starting to do the same on the iPhone 4, the rumors turn to September and what may come with the next generation of the iPod touch.
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.
You know how we were mentioning iWork for iPhone 4 earlier? Well, it appears that 9to5Mac has snagged some photos of the notorious mobile application that everyone in the Apple sphere is talking about.
For kicks, we've included a couple of screenshots of Pages from the iWork suite after the cut. This particular version of iWork seems to utilize the same user interface as the iPad version, except for the obviously smaller form factor.
Word on the street is that the premium Hulu service that's been around the rumor mill is now officially happening. Hulu Plus will be a 10$ a month service with entire seasons of shows available in limited quantities (along the lines of the same model that Hulu has now) and other programming that the web-streaming service has available. This service will include an iPod touch and and iPad app, which will enable streaming over WiFi or 3G, and support for televisions and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizio and Sony, as well as consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX360.
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.
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.
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.