iMovie and GarageBand for iPad announced, $4.99 on March 11th

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Mar 022011
 

In addition the the announcement of the iPad 2, Steve Jobs just unveiled iMovie for iPad, so all your tablet video editing dreams are about to come true. So what does this new version of iMovie have in store for you? A precision editor, multitrack audio recording, some brand new themes, AirPlay to Apple TV, and the ability to share videos in HD. It’ll be available on March 11th (the same day as the new iPad) for $4.99.

Apple’s also just outed GarageBand for iPad. The app will boast several touch instruments, guitar amps and effects, 8-track recording and mixing, over 250 loops, the ability to email your AAC files, and it’s compatible with the Mac version. GarageBane for iPad will also run you $4.99 when it’s released on March 11th.

[via engadget]

iPad 2 Smart Covers

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Mar 022011
 

We can’t say we were expecting to be impressed by a case for the new iPad 2, but Apple’s pulled something of a surprise out its hat with its new Smart Covers for the tablet. Available in multiple colors and in your choice of polyurethane or leather variants, the covers attach to the iPad with a self-aligning magnetic hinge and can also be folded into a triangle and used as a stand. What’s more, they’ll automatically wake or put your iPad to sleep when you open or close the cover, and they even pack a microfiber lining that cleans your screen each time you flip it open. As Steve Jobs explained, Apple designed the covers right alongside the iPad itself and, as he points out, “it’s not a case — it’s a cover.” Look for the poly covers to set you back $39, while the leather ones will run $69 apiece.

[via engadget]

Apple To Unveil iPad 2 Tomorrow, iPad 3 Later This Year?

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Mar 012011
 

Apple is expected to unveil the 2nd generation iPad at tomorrow’s media event.

Cult of Mac reports that in addition to iPad 2, Apple will also debut its long rumored cloud-based MobileMe service, which will allow users to upload their music, TV shows and movies to Apple’s servers so that they can access them from various devices.

Cult of Mac reports:

The Apple staffer, who asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, said the new MobileMe service will store music, TV shows, and films that were purchased from the iTunes store. The staffer also said that there was talk inside Apple of being able to upload all your music and videos to the cloud whether it was purchased from iTunes or not. However, they couldn’t confirm whether this will be rolled out or not. Continue reading »

Update On Unlocking iPhone Baseband 02.10.04

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Feb 282011
 

MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev Team has revealed that baseband – 04.10.01 that comes bundled with iOS 4.3 for iPhone 4 is vulnerable, which indicates that it can be unlocked if Apple does not update it in the final version.

MuscleNerd revealed this news via the following tweet:

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MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt hands-on

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Feb 242011
 

We just got our new 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit, and although it looks almost exactly the same as the previous MBP, it has that fancy new Thunderbolt icon on the side, which ought to make I/O nerd hearts flutter the world over. Unfortunately, there aren’t any Thunderbolt peripherals on the market yet, so we can’t really test the new connection yet, but we can report that backwards compatibility with Mini DisplayPort performs as advertised and that all of our display adapters worked without issue — the first time we can ever remember Apple switching a standard and not requiring all new dongles. Continue reading »

Apple and Intel reveal Thunderbolt I/O technology

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Feb 242011
 

So it’s perhaps not the most original moniker that Apple and Intel could have chosen, but it’s here just the same. After years of waiting Apple has launched its implementation of Intel’s Light Peak standard and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s making its appearance on new MacBook Pro models and it’s promising 10Gb/second transfer rates. That’s dual-channel, too so you’ll get 10Gb/sec both to and from your devices. Apple suggests this will be useful for external RAID arrays, Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and also mentions support for “FireWire and USB consumer devices” along with HDMI, DVI, and VGA over DisplayPort. Apple expects that Thunderbolt will be “widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O,” but we think the USB 3.0 crew might have a thing or two to say about that. Full PR is embedded below. Continue reading »

Apple FaceTime for Mac out of beta, Now available on the Mac App Store for $0.99!

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Feb 242011
 

After a lengthy four-month beta trial, Apple’s decided that it’s about time to make FaceTime for Mac available to the masses, meaning any Mac user can finally do video chat with other Mac or iOS users. Unlike the app’s free iOS counterpart, though, you’ll have to chip in $0.99 on the Mac App Store for some enlarged video chat sessions. But hey, it’s totally worth it, especially if you have a 27-inch screen to play with.

[via engadget]

Apple’s iPad 2 event set for March 2nd

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Feb 232011
 

Hey look at that! The rumors were true. Apple will be holding a media event on March 2nd.  As you can tell by the image above this is going to be all about tablets — iPads, to be exact.

[via engadget]

Steve Jobs clarifies that in-app subscriptions are only for publishing apps and not Saas apps

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Feb 222011
 

Yesterday, we reported that Apple had rejected Readability’s iOS application from the App Store as it did not offer in-app subscription option, which had raised concerns if this policy would be applicable to Software as a Service (SaaS) apps.

Steve Jobs has apparently responded to a MacRumors reader to clarify that in-app subscriptions are only for publishing apps and not Saas apps.

MacRumors reader sent the following email to Steve Jobs: Continue reading »

Apple announces App Store subscriptions

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Feb 152011
 

Hot on the heels of the Daily, the oft-rumored Apple subscription service is finally spreading out to the rest of the app store. Love it or lump it, anything currently available in the company’s online marketplace, including magazines, newspapers, video, and music, can now be offered on the subscription model. “All we require,” said Steve Jobs in the press release, “is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app.” (This sounds familiar.) Publishers are also restricted from linking out of the app to locations that allow the user to circumvent the in-app purchase (and publishers can’t offer better deals outside of the app store). The rationale here? Apple gets thirty percent off the top off in-app purchases — enough of a cut, we’re guessing, to prompt some bigger publishers to skip the platform altogether (outside purchases, of course, are exempt from this fee).

[via engadget]