This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
Oh boy, isn't today just filled with updating goodness? Grab yourselves a cuppa very chilly iced tea and sit back and relax as iTunes basically upgrades your whole life. In addition to iTunes 9.2.1, iBooks is also announcing an update [iTunes link]. This version will enable you to open and read PDF documents from Mail and the ability to search for them. In addition, you'll be able to take advantage of the new bookmarking systems with the new page ribbon, and keep them synced wirelessly between your mobile iDevices.
It's ready and waiting. iTunes 9.2.1 has been released and it will fix your bugs, including disabling older versions of incompatible third-party plug-ins and addressing issues with the following:
- dragging and dropping items within the software - performance issues when first syncing to devices with iTunes 9.2 - upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups - other issues that have been quelled
This week's Mac|Life podcast follows Robbie and Flo as they ponder the increasing price of electronics, the high demand of iPhone 4s, and the burning question of whether or not they could ever live without their precious gadgets. Robbie also conjures up his favorite Prince song.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook questions!
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today 2 rail against digital music and iTunes in particular. So says the artist formerly known (and later still known) as Prince, who claims that “the Internet’s completely over.”
Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend here in the U.S., reports broke out that Apple’s App Store had been hacked by a rogue developer who figured out how to cheat the system and artificially drive up sales of their e-books. Turns out, the whole thing may have been much ado about very little.
Sure, you've invested your hard-earned money in Apps that ran like a champ on your iPhone's old OS. While they might have done the trick for that 3G, or 3GS, running the last generation operating system, as an iOS 4.0 upgrader or an owner of a brand-spanking new iPhone 4 you are an individual of style, substance and bottomless pockets. You demand more from your handset's applications. Slinging software that'll work on any iPhone handset? Unheard of! You demand that the App Store bring you sundries designed specifically for the iOS 4!
You’d think after the biggest product launch in Apple’s history, CEO Steve Jobs would take a day or two off, but it appears he’s taken to his keyboard yet again to respond to some e-mail inquiries involving the lack of Wi-Fi sync in iTunes and the missing hold button on the iPhone 4.
In order to fix something, you need to break something ... or so the saying goes. Well, it appears as though that's what Apple has done with iTunes 9.2. The software, which was supposed to add support for iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 has appearently broken support for playing videos purchased from the iTunes Store.