Items tagged with ipod touch

If you weren't lucky enough to win one of HP's newest MediaSmart Servers, the company's newest firmware update just might convince you to plunk down for one anyway. Announced today, the version 2.5 software for the EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers provides remote video streaming and video conversion of unprotected content. Interested in all the details? Read on.The new update, which is being provided free of charge to EX485 and EX487 owners, enables the device to automatically convert videos (including unprotected DVDs) into two resolutions. The original, high-resolution file will stream to most devices on a home network including PCs, Macs and gaming systems, while the mobile resolution version... Read more...
If there is any doubt as to the popularity of iPhone Apps, then the fact that Apple is about to mark the one-billionth iPhone App download should put any potential skepticism to rest. At the moment, Apple estimates that over 929-million apps have been downloaded since the App Store first launched less than a year ago, on July 10, 2008. This means that from the beginning of the App Store's launch until now, an average of about 3.39-million apps per day have been downloaded; but as app downloads have been steadily increasing over time, the actual number of apps being downloaded now is at an even far-greater pace than that--which we estimate at over 5.1-million apps per day. To celebrate the occasion,... Read more...
Earlier reports indicating faster Internet access for the new iPhone were vague as to exactly what that meant, cellular or wi-fi, and now it appears to be both. AppleInsider reports that resource files for a third-generation iPod Touch included in the beta iPhone 3.0 firmware indicate a new Broadcom chip, BCM4329 (changed from the current BCM4325), which supports low-power 802.11n and Bluetooth. Of course, while AppleInsider theorizes the same upgrade may be coming to the iPhone, that's not indicated in any configuration or resource files in the beta firmware. Current models of the iPod Touch and iPhone support 5.0Ghz 802.11a and 2.4Ghz 802.11g. Earlier this month, however, Apple introduced a... Read more...
Apple revealed the latest iPhone OS, version 3.0, today. This update brings more than 1,000 new APIs to the interface. With the new APIs, developers will be able to add features such as in-game voice chat, iPod library access, battery information, GPS information, and the ability to copy and paste text. Additionally, the landscape keyboard is now supported by all core iPhone applications. Thanks to the new API, developers will be able to create hardware accessories as well as software. Developers and users will also be able to take advantage of the new Peer to Peer feature. With this feature, two iPhones can discover each other via Bluetooth and then connect directly via Wi-Fi (no Wi-Fi network... Read more...
We’ve heard of plenty of injuries that were allegedly caused by exploding batteries, but this is a new one. The mother of a 15-year-old boy from Cincinnati, Ohio is suing Apple and 10 unnamed retail employees after her son’s iPod Touch allegedly exploded in his pocket. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff had the “iTouch” (as the lawsuit refers to it) in his pants pocket. It was turned off. One day during class, the boy heard a loud pop and immediately felt a burning sensation on his leg. He then stood up and realized his pants were on fire. As soon as he realized that his Apple iTouch had exploded and caught fire in his pocket, the boy ran to the bathroom and took off his burning pants with... Read more...
With all of the conference tournaments going on, you can just feel it in the air. The calendar says March, the jerseys are coming out and you just know the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is but days aways. And you -- you hard-worker, you -- are stuck in the office, or on the road, or somewhere not near a beautiful HDTV.Fret not, dear worker / traveler, as CBSSports.com is aiming to bring the action to you this year so long as you own an iPhone or iPod touch and can get near a 3G or WiFi access point. You heard right -- March Madness On Demand is coming to Apple's App Store-compatible devices, which means that all 63 games from the first round of the tournament through the semifinal and final... Read more...
We knew the game category was popular at the iPhone / iPod Touch App Store, but this popular? According to iPhone app tracking site MobClix, that number now exceeds 6,000. The number, according to MobClix, is 6,276, or 23.1% of the total. Moreover, puzzle games take nearly 18% of the game total, and free games take about 25% of the game total. What's really cool, though: educational and kids games currently account for 12.8% of the total.... Read more...
Just to be clear, it's not illegal to count cards. If you start taking too much of the casino's money, they will toss you, however. What is illegal (a felony), at least in Nevada, is counting cards with the aid of technology. Despite that obvious deterrent, Nevada casinos have been warned about a pretty sophisticated iPhone card counting app. Yep, it's even in the App Store. The warning comes from the Nevada Gaming Commission (.PDF) after they were warned by the California Bureau of Gambling Control, who were themselves tipped off by an Indian casino. We have to tell the Nevada Gaming Commission: it's not I-Phone, and it's not Ipod Touch. It's iPhone and iPod Touch, OK? Anyway, the Nevada Gaming... Read more...
Two Scottish companies, Picsel (Research) Ltd. and Picsel Technologies Ltd. have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.  The lawsuit claims that the iPhone and iPod Touch use screen rendering technology that infringes on their patents. Picsel (Research) Ltd. is the owner of the entire right, title and interest in and to U.S. Patent No. 7,009,626 entitled "Systems and Methods for Generating Visual Representations of Graphical Data and Digital Document Processing" (the "'626 patent"), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A". Upon information and belief, Apple is in the business of making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or... Read more...
If the rumors circulating around the Internet are true, Apple is about to take on Nintendo and Sony for mobile games dominance. Actually, this war has already been heating up as Apple's App Store now includes over 15,000 apps for the iPhone and iPod touch--with many of the more popular ones being games--and Apples claims that over half a billion apps have been downloaded from the App store since the App store launched only just over six months ago. Allegedly, the next step for Apple will be to launch a "Premium" games section in the App store, where games from first-tier game developers will be sold for $19.99 each. If this rumor is true, it comes at an opportune time for Apple, which has just... Read more...
Size is in the eye of the beholder. A 0.0.1 upgrade from 2.2 to 2.2.1 sounds minor, but size-of-download-wise? Whew. On Tuesday Apple released a minor update to the iPhone / iPod Touch Software, 2.2.1. The typically vague release notes say: iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following: Improved general stability of SafariFixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera RollFixed issue that caused some Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio files to skip during during playback (iPod Touch only) Products compatible with this software update: iPhoneiPhone 3GDespite the small list, the update is just as big as the 2.2... Read more...
A censored version of an e-book which had been rejected over "objectionable content" has been allowed to enter the App Store. The book, Knife Music, by C|Net Editor David Carnoy, was submitted using an embedded e-reader. As such, it was subject to a clause of the iPhone SDK, section 3.3.12 which states:"Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple's reasonable judgment may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users."The author now states of the new version of the e-book (available for free):All explicit words or scenes have been... Read more...
In every family, there’s generally at least one prankster. He loves to put Vaseline on a doorknob, saran wrap your car, or sneak the occasional whoopee cushion under your chair. And while it’s not always fun to be on the receiving end, we must admit, we’ve pulled a few jokes on people and enjoyed the laughs that ensued. As it turns out, helping others play jokes on friends and family can be a pretty lucrative business: In fact, Joel Comm, the developer of the iFart application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, admits to making over $40,000 in just two days! Comm has been very open and honest about his success, sharing sales figures on his blog. On December 12th, the iFart app was ranked... Read more...
It’s amazing what software can do. Take Truphone for the iPod touch, for instance. This free software can enable your favorite multimedia player to make phone calls. That’s right, Truphone for iPod touch lets you make free calls to other iPod touch owners without a SIM card, contract, or any fees. You’ll need the software, along with a microphone adapter to use Truphone. The company intends to release its own mic very soon. With Truphone, iPod touch owners can make free worldwide calls to other iPod touch owners, to customers of Truphone's VoIP service, and to Google Talk users.Additional features are coming soon as well, including: The ability to make and receive calls to and from landlines... Read more...
We all have our own personal predilections for what we like and dislike; but sometimes it's interesting to know what every else thinks. Some call this natural curiosity, while others might refer to it as trying to keep up with the Joneses. Either way, Apple hopes that allowing folks to get a gander at what the most popular downloads on iTunes have been for 2008 will prompt them to discover some new favorites and add them to their growing collections. As such, the front page of the iTunes Store (accessible via the iTunes application), now includes a link for "2008 iTunes: We've collected Our Favorites and Yours." From here you can see what the most popular TV Shows, Music, Movies, Apps, Podcasts,... Read more...
Since the 16 GB iPod Touch was announced in September we all knew it was only a matter of time until Apple slapped that 16 GB into its larger brother.   Here we go, and still more.Apple® today added new models of the iPhone™ and iPod® touch which have double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that customers can carry with them wherever they go. The revolutionary iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499, joining the 8GB model for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the 16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299.“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide... Read more...
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