Items tagged with ipod touch

Protection One is now offering an iPhone application that lets you access your home's security panels and receive real-time security updates from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The new eSecure application allows users to confirm that their security system is armed while away from home. Should you need to send a contractor or someone else into the home unexpectedly, you can turn off the alarm remotely from the application. When your system is armed, the eSecure system will send text or email messages if motion is detected, a particular door is opened, in the event of a flood, if high carbon-monoxide levels are recorded, and even when a liquor or medicine cabinet, safe, or other sensitive area is accessed.... Read more...
HD Radio has been around in the United States for a few years now, but it is still struggling to gain mass adoption. Part of that has to do with the general decline of radio listening in general, as more and more individuals turn to their portable media players, iTunes accounts and subscription services. That said, one of HD Radio's biggest hurdles has been breaking into the handheld market; it's one thing to get HD Radio equipment installed in homes and cars, but getting it into hands that walk down streets is another.Today, HD Radio is landing on two of the most popular handheld media devices of all time: the iPod touch and iPhone. There are certainly other options for getting HD Radio on-the-go,... Read more...
A new shipping application from UPS lets you track and ship packages, locate a UPS store using GPS, and more from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The free shipping app joins other UPS-enabled solutions for Apple users. In fact, NRG Software, a UPS Ready strategic provider, recently added NRGship Mac to its shipping software lineup. “Apple users are an innovative group of customers who appreciate the capabilities that make the most of their devices. These new solutions help them take full advantage of the world’s largest package delivery company,” said Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at UPS. With the new iPhone and iPod touch application, users can access their My UPS... Read more...
In the three months since it was released, the Pizza Hut App for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch has helped the company sell more than one million dollars worth of pizza, pasta, and wings. As the featured icon in the iTunes Lifestyle Category, the App provides users with a creative way to order their food from Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut is the first national pizza chain to introduce an ordering App for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. The App is quickly approaching one million downloads. The Pizza Hut App uses iPhone and iPod touch features such as the Multi-touch user interface and accelerometer to make ordering each individual menu item a unique experience. Pizza Hut describes the ordering process... Read more...
GameFly's new GameCenter app for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets you look up information regarding 5,000 video games for all major platforms directly on your handset. With this free app, you can get up-to-the minute news, videos, screenshots, release dates, user reviews, gameplay controls, cheats, codes, and more. To make it easy to find the information you're looking for, GameCenter offers intuitive search functionality with suggest-as-you-type predictions. The app also lets GameFly subscribers manage their GameQ and member information using the app. GameFly Inc. Launches GameCenter App Now Available on App Store Free App Provides iPhone™ and iPod® touch Users with Unrivaled Accessto... Read more...
One has to wonder, given the growth of App Store downloads for the iPhone and iPod touch, if the App Store could ever pass McDonald's in terms of those "served." Obviously, it would seem eating would outdo even the iPhone, but still, you never know ... at any rate, on Monday, Apple announced App Store downloads have surpassed 2 billion, and applications are now at 85,000. To imagine the pace at which downloads are happening, remember the numbers Apple gave at the new iPod announcement on Sept. 9th, Apple reported that the App Store had over 75,000 applications and 1.8 billion downloads. So in 19 days, the App Store has added over 10,000 apps and users have downloaded an additional 200 million... Read more...
Thanks to a new App Store offering from Texas Instruments, you can now enjoy the functionalities of the company's best-selling financial calculator on your iPhone and iPod touch. The new BAII Plus App provides professionals and students with all of the original calculator's features, including the ability to solve accrued interest, amortization, cost-sell-margin, depreciation and time-value-of-money calculations. The app takes advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch's Multi-Touch user interface and also includes features such as the 2nd function key like the original calculator. Other advanced finance and science functions include: Solves Time-Value-of-Money calculationsGenerates amortization... Read more...
Google Sync has enabled many users to synchronize their Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with their iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices. Although many people are pleased with Google Sync, there's one thing that has been missing until now: support for Gmail. Today, Google added Gmail support to Google Sync. As a result of this new feature, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Windows Mobile device users will now be able to enjoy push email. With an over-the-air, always-on connection, you'll know your inbox is up to date, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Because Sync works with your phone's native email application, you won't need any additional software. For users who prefer the ultimate... Read more...
Today, Apple officially announced iPhone OS 3.1 which includes Genius recommendations for the App Store. The update also provides a ringtone store with over 30,000 ringtones which are available for $1.29 each. For users who find it tedious to search for and find new applications in Apple’s App Store, the Genius media-recommendation algorithm should come in handy. The algorithm looks at the apps you already own and then makes recommendations based on that information. The iPhone OS 3.1 update also includes a number of iTunes 9 related features such as support for Genius Mixes, the ability to generate playlists of tracks based on your library, the ability to organize applications on your iPhone’s... Read more...
Apple changed up its iPod lineup today by introducing new models and refreshing existing ones. The latest iPod nano now has a video camera, mic, and speaker, letting you shoot video wherever you are. For viewing the video, the 5G nano now has a larger 2.2-inch color display (increased from the former 2.0-inch screen). Unfortunately, you’ll have to sync the iPod nano with your computer before you will be able to upload clips to YouTube. Other specs include a built-in FM tuner with Live Pause and iTunes Tagging, a pedometer, and support for voice memos. The new iPod nano is currently available in an 8GB model for $149 and a 16GB model for $179. Nine color options are available. The new iPod touch... Read more...
It's still a little funny to think that Sirius and XM Radio are now one, and honestly, it's funny to think the company is still hanging around. After being recently bailed out by Liberty Media and getting an iPhone app into the approval queue, the company is taking things one step further by introducing its SkyDock mounting system. Essentially, the $120 XM SkyDock converts one's iPhone or iPod touch into an actual satellite radio receiver, and it gets power from your automobile's cigarette adapter. The device sounds a little pricey, but the features are certainly nice. For example, users can easily flag songs that play in order to purchase them later on iTunes. Needless to say, the move is being... Read more...
Less than two weeks after another hot issue (pun intended) regarding exploding devices, Apple is back in the news again. In this case, unlike the prior incident, where the owner was unhurt, the victim suffered eye injuries. The incident occurred in Aix-en-Provence in southern France. According to the victim's mother, the iPhone began "hissing" and the screen suddenly broke, sending shards flying. Marie-Dominique Kolega, who contacted Apple over the incident, said: "My son was frightened but he did not lose an eye."What's most interesting, or perhaps, unnerving, are the similarities between this incident and the recent one which occurred in the U.K. In that case, the owner, or to be precise, the... Read more...
Amazon.com has, via a pre-order page, confirmed already leaked prices from a Best Buy tipster for the upcoming Zune HD. The price will be $220 for 16GB and $290 for 32GB. The highlights of the new device, which still appears headed to a Sept. 8th intro, from Amazon's page, are: Touchscreen: Get quick and instant access to your content with multi-touch navigation. With a 3.3-inch screen and vivid 16:9 OLED display (480x272 resolution), premium entertainment is at your fingertips.HD Radio: Tune into your favorite stations with crystal-clear reception. With an integrated HD Radio receiver, you can access a variety of HD Radio stations at no additional cost. Plus, tag the songs you like for later... Read more...
As interest grows in the digital-textbook arena, one of the providers of e-textbook subscriptions has announced plans to make over 7,000 titles accessible via Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The new applications that enable the eBook access will be free to subscribers of CourseSmart LLC. The apps let students access full electronic textbooks, read digital notes, and search for specific words and phrases. This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard of eBooks and eBook readers targeting college students—not long ago, Amazon announced its $489 large-screen Kindle DX e-reader. In combination with the announcement, Amazon is launching a trial program at seven colleges this fall that will experiment with... Read more...
Reports of iPods with battery issues have been around for years. Reports have ranged from iPods catching fire to batteries exploding. This is just another example of such an incident, but in this case the family involved says that Apple wanted to them to sign a gag order in order to get a refund. According to the Times Online, Ken Stanborough, 47, dropped his 11-year-old daughter Ellie’s iPod touch last month. “It made a hissing noise. I could feel it getting hotter in my hand, and I thought I could see vapour”. Mr Stanborough said he threw the device out of his back door, where “within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10ft in the air”.The hissing, the delayed reaction,... Read more...
iPhone and iPod Touch users will soon be able to download Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a cell phone application that provides aviation weather data, flight planning, and flight filing services to U.S. and Canadian based subscribers. Pilot My-Cast is unique in that it receives aviation data directly from the National Weather Service, Environment Canada, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Because the data comes from these prominent sources, pilots can be confident the data is up-to-date and accurate. The main feature of Pilot My-Cast is its robust aviation weather offerings which include NEXRAD Radar, METARs and TAFs displayed in text and graphic formats, panable weather maps, infrared and visible... Read more...
In just two weeks, the SIRIUS XM Radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch has been downloaded over one million times from the App Store. The SIRIUS XM app became available on June 18. It quickly became the top free app in the Music Category. The application lets users access 120 channels of talk, sports, entertainment, and commercial-free music. iPhone and iPod touch users with a SIRIUS XM Premium Online subscription can also access exclusive sports and entertainment programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service. This content includes Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, PGA TOUR, Opie & Anthony, Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo,... Read more...
As we grow older, we find that we are less likely to be able to drink a soda and make it through a long movie. When is the best time to go? Generally, we have to guess. With an iPhone or iPod Touch and a new app, the guesswork may be over. It's called RunPee Mobile (seriously). For a mere $0.99 it tells you at which points in a movie you can safely "run" and "pee" without missing a hugely important plot point. The creators already had a web site call RunPee.com (same folks), but this is much more convenient, naturally, as you don't have to try to acquire the info before you get to the theater. The app has a built-in timer that you start when the movie begins, and much like the website, it tells... Read more...
Akamai Announces Variable Bit Rate Streaming Support to Deliver Live High Quality Video Content to iPhone and iPod touchContent owners and publishers including Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery, FOX News, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, MTV, NPR, Turner Sports and USA TODAY are all part of Akamai’s iPhone 3.0Video ShowcaseAkamai Technologies, Inc., the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced variable bit rate streaming support for live and high quality video content on the iPhone and iPod touch. Variable bit rate streaming was a key feature delivered in the recent iPhone 3.0 update and this new capability expands Akamai’s... Read more...
Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 hasn't even hit the scene yet, and already Belkin is introducing a product that'll take full advantage of the new functionality. We're not trying to read too far between the lines, but maybe Belkin knows a thing or two about Monday (WWDC) that we don't? At any rate, the new TuneCast Auto Live FM transmitter improves upon past designed by utilizing a new ClearScan Live software application, which enables iPod touch and iPhone owners to find a clear FM channel more easily. For those that have tried these devices in the past, particularly in large cities, you'll know that finding a clear channel for operating is next to impossible. Belkin's hoping to change all that with its... Read more...
Slingplayer Mobile for the iPhone has reached the App Store, or rather, finally been approved for the App Store but --- and here's the rub --- in a somewhat different (and some would say crippled) form than beta. Beta versions of the app allowed operation under wi-fi, EDGE and 3G (not that anyone would want to use EDGE). The released version was reportedly delayed to allow the removal of EDGE and 3G support. But AT&T's official response brings up the spectre of all those iPhone 3G issues from last year, when many attributed the connectivity issues on the phone to AT&T's nascent 3G network: “Slingbox, which would use large amounts of wireless network capacity, could create congestion and... Read more...
Move over, McDonald's; Apple is gaining on you!  On Thursday, the App Store reached one billion downloads. Apple thanked we consumers for the downloads, and now we're on to the next billion, right? Palm can only hope that its upcoming App Catalog will be even slightly as successful. The fact that the Palm Pre will be exclusive to Sprint for quite some time is a negative, as is the CDMA technology behind the Pre. You have to bet that Palm has a GSM version in the works, though. About that promotional contest? Remember that Apple was running a promotional contest that will pay off with a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro to some lucky winner who either... Read more...
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