Well, that was quite an iPhone OS
presentation, huh? A number of things announced today about OS 4.0 had
already been out there in the rumor mill (multitasking and some sort of
something with iAd), but nothing is quite like seeing the real thing.
you noticed a sluggishness on the web today, that's because everyone
was glued to the presentation, refreshing and refreshing their favorite
live blogging and opining away on Twitter. As always when there's big
news, come here first. Mac|Life knows what you're after.
Third-generation iPod touch and 3GS iPhone users, the iPhone OS 4.0
update will apply entirely for your mobile devices, though we're still
unsure if iPod touch users will have to pay the 10$ upgrade fee. Users
that are still holding on to their 3G and Second-gen iPod touches,
however, will get the update sans multitasking, and perhaps a couple of
other features, too. iPad users could be getting the update for free,
but there's currently no official confirmation.
MacNN reported today that the U.S. Patent Office
has published a patent application from Apple, describing a
proximity-based social networking tool. The plan appears to be the
ability for people in the same general area (as defined by the span of a
WiFi network or Bluetooth connection) to spontaneously form groups and
When you think of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, your mind immediately
turns to that hotbed of Irish culture, Orem, Utah, right? Well, perhaps
not. But Orem's NinjaBee software has decided to celebrate the occasion
by offering their games for the iPhone and iPod touch for free!
Electronista reports that Wearable began shipping
their AirStash wireless flash drive today. Those concerned about the
lack of an SD card slot now have a highly portable way of accessing
media on SD/SDHC cards wirelessly.