Apple announced iOS 8 earlier today during the WWDC keynote event. The photos bellow show all the new features in this latest operating system.
A project called AppleSeed, allows select people – and we don’t know how they are chosen – to test out very early and exclusive access to new releases of software for testing. That particular group of people may have been given a little clue as to what direct Apple is taking with its next big cat. In an email to those on the Appleseed program, Apple has requested that users inform the company of their latest hardware configuration to enable “exclusive seeds” of new software, with Mountain Lion being mentioned by name.
Apple’s iOS devices may lack natively memory expansion, but PhotoFast has now come up with solution that just about bests the official camera connection kit. What you’re looking at here is the i-FlashDrive, a memory dongle that sports both a USB plug and an Apple 30-pin dock connector, and it comes in three flavors starting from 8GB at $95 up to 32GB at $180. What’s more, the drive also works with a free Cupertino-approved app that provides both external and internal file management (for music, photos, movies, and more), contact backup, and native MP3 playback. Want one? Then head over to Taiwan for a mid or late June launch, or watch out for its US debut shortly afterwards.
When Facebook rolled out the upgraded version of the mobile website last week, we were wondering if Facebook will ditch its native iPhone app and focus on developing new features for the mobile web app like Google has done for Gmail.
It looks like Facebook is committed to improving the native iPhone app as well (which is great news), as it has just released a new version of Facebook iPhone app, which includes features such as allowing users to Check in to Events, Map view for Places etc.
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.
Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only magazine The Daily, once described as “The New York Post Goes to College,” is now a go. Launched at a New York event this morning, it pledges to offer “the best of traditional journalism” with “the best of contemporary technology” like 360 degree photos and, naturally, lots of fancy multimedia content that is all pushed directly to the iPad every day. It’s priced at $.99 per week or $39.99 annually and launches today, unsurprisingly with Egypt taking the “cover” image. The team behind the new-age zine showed off plenty of that technology, including a magazine-like reading interface, letting you flip through pages, and a “carousel,” that gives you a higher-level view of the pages for easier browsing.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from Concord Securities who claims to have knowledge of the components that will be used in iPad 2, has revealed that the next generation will not get iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G-like retina display.
According to him, the second generation iPad will get an anti-reflection screen.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s report, the next generation iPad will come with the following improvements and enhancements:
You may not know what it’s called but you’ve definitely seen it. The wobble or “jelly” effect seen in video captured by cameras with CMOS sensors relying upon rolling shutters instead of the global shutters found in cameras with CCDs. The issue stems from the way a CMOS acquires the image by recording each frame in horizontal bands, working from the top to the bottom. Since all parts of the image are not recorded at the same time, moving the camera, even slightly at telephoto settings, causes the image to skew and go all rubbery. Well, iMovie 11 can fix that, or at least smooth it out with options for Low, Medium, High, and Extra High distortion reduction. It’s just one of many new additions including the often discussed Movie Trailers, support for 24p footage, vastly improved audio editing, and a People Finder feature that lets you search for family members in raw footage… but it might be our favorite. See a video demonstration after the break before hitting up the source for the full review over at MacWorld.
Apple has now posted the details of all the features which iOS 4.2 would bring to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
This is probably the most awaited feature for the iPad. You can switch quickly between your apps without sacrificing any performance or battery life, and jump back right into your app from where you left it!