Apple its now Rejecting Apps That Use UDIDs

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Mar 252012
 

Apple has started rejecting developer submissions for apps that use UDIDs, according to a TechCrunch report.

Last August, the company had announced that access to the UDID would be phased out but it seems like Apple may be accelerating the process due to increase privacy concerns with iOS. Continue reading »

iOS 5.1 Update Available Now For iPhones, iPads and iPod touches

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Mar 072012
 

Well, it looks like we didn’t have to wait long for that iOS 5.1 update promised for today. The update is already rolling out to iPhones, iPads and compatible iPod touches. That brings with it a number of improvements and bug fixes, including the previously-announced Japanese language support for Siri, a redesigned camera app for iPad, the ability to delete individual photos from Photo Stream and, somewhat curiously, an “updated AT&T network indicator.” What’s more, as previously rumored, the camera shortcut is now also always visible on the lock screen for iPhone and iPod touch users. Continue reading »

New Apple TV (2012) hands-on!

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Mar 072012
 

It’s not that the new Apple TV wasn’t rumored, but still — announcing it here at the new iPad launch? Bold, Apple. Really bold. Looks as if Apple’s hobby is now becoming a right-hand man for the iPad, and given the increasing importance placed on AirPlay, it’s no wonder that the next Apple TV feels less like a standalone box and more like a killer $99 accessory for your iPad. We got a brief look at the new 1080p-capable set-top box here in San Francisco, and not surprisingly, it’s small. Really small. In fact, it’s just as tiny as the prior Apple TV. It’s hard to glean much about the functionality given the limited setup we’re seeing here, but suffice it to say, to-be iPad buyers are apt to become the largest sect of Apple TV buyers if the two are marketed together correctly. Continue reading »

Apple Reduces Prices on iPad 2 to $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model And 3G version For $529

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Mar 072012
 

Facing soaring demand for budget tablets (and one in particular), Apple has announced it will sell the iPad 2 alongside the new iPad, with last year’s model tumbling to a more palatable price of $399 for the WiFi-only model, or $529 for the 3G version. That entry-level price in particular puts it in more direct competition with a slew of mid-range tabs that previously undercut the iPad, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and others. Specifically, though, Tim Cook & Co. hope that lower price will attract not just thrifty consumers, but schools looking to issue iPads in large numbers — a move that dovetails with the release of iBooks textbooks and the iBooks Author OS X app earlier this year. Continue reading »

iOS 5.1 Available Today, Adds Japanese-language Siri

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Mar 072012
 

We’re live from Apple’s event in San Francisco where Tim Cook has just announced additional language capabilities for Siri. That disembodied helper, ushered in by the iPhone 4S, is now getting a localized Japanese equivalent as part of the iOS 5.1 update rolling out today and slated to hit Japan over the next few weeks. Looks like those prior leaks were right on the money. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if that camera slider makes the cut. Continue reading »

New iPad Announced, Retina display and A5X CPU

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Mar 072012
 

So, what’d you have in the office pool? iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD? Doesn’t matter, really. All that matters is that it’s here! The next generation of Apple’s iOS slate and, as usual, she’s a beaut. As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts improved color saturation. Of course, what would a new iPad be without some updated guts. The new model has an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple even claims its newest sliver of silicon can deliver four-times the performance of a Tegra 3 — we’d say dems fightin’ words. Continue reading »

Apple Announces 1080p Apple TV: $99, Available March 16th

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Mar 072012
 

It looks like we were blind-sided a little by that decidedly iPad-esque invite, because Apple has something more for us — it’s just announced the latest iteration of Apple TV and it can do 1080p video. The new UI inches slightly closer to iOS territory, with a splash of new color and a whole range of third-party apps willing to play with the new box. This includes access to Photo Stream alongside old favorites like Netflix, Flickr and YouTube. Expect improve connectivity to the iCloud and integration of your iTunes playlists directly from the refreshed UI. The good news: the price is going nowhere — the new model matches the 2010 version at $99. The bad? You’ll have to wait until next week to get your hands on one. Pre-orders start today. Continue reading »

This is how iPad 3′s Retina Display Games Will Look Like

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Mar 022012
 

The third generation iPad which will be unveiled at a media event next week is widely speculated to come with a high resolution Retina Display.

Kevin Ng – developer of iOS game – WordCrasher Blitz didn’t want to wait for the official announcement. He has already created some graphics for his upcoming game – Food Run for iPad 3’s 2048 x 1536 “Retina Display” resolution. He says he wanted to figure out what an iPad 3 Retina Display would mean for his upcoming iOS game. Continue reading »

ATF’s Drop’s Blackberry For Apple’s iPhone

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Feb 282012
 

Following close on the heels of the NOAA, The US department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is exchanging their BlackBerries overwhelmingly for iPhones according to a report today by Politico. Continue reading »

OS X Mountain Lion Video Preview

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Feb 162012
 

The bombshell news relating to Apple’s plan to release a new version of OS X called Mountain Lion will no doubt come as a huge shock to many, and you will all be forgiven for still being in a daze considering it was only July of last year that the current OS X Lion was released.

The ninth release of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, is set to land in the Summer and brings functionality and feature enhancements inspired by Apple’s popular tablet device, the iPad. Mountain Lion is all geared up to bring Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification and iMessages to the Mac which signals the beginning of a fusion between OS X and iOS. Continue reading »