Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Apple Support Procedure for iPhone 4 Reception Issues Leaked

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The exact procedure AppleCare representatives must follow for iPhone 4 reception complaints has been posted online by BGR.

The steps do not hint at any software update and clearly state that Apple is not giving away free Bumpers.

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Hulu Plus App Now Available in the App Store

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The Hulu Plus application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is now available in the App Store.

Stream thousands of episodes from hundreds of current and classic TV shows to your iPad, iPhone 3GS iPhone 4, 3rd generation iPod Touch, computer, TV, and other devices with a Hulu Plus subscription.

• Watch every current season episode of top TV shows from ABC, Fox, and NBC like Family Guy, Modern Family, Glee, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.
• Enjoy full series runs or back seasons of classic shows like The X-Files, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Desperate Housewives, Roswell, Miami Vice, Angel, Saturday Night Live, Law and Order: SVU, Ally McBeal, Xena, Quantum Leap, My So-Called Life, and more. Thousands of episodes from hundreds of titles.
• Enjoy up to 720p HD resolution with multi bitrate support for an optimized viewing experience for your screen resolution and network connection speed.
• Search and browse for shows and videos directly from your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
• Resume play from where you left off on other Hulu Plus devices including your computer and select mobile phones, internet-connected TVs, and Blu-ray players.
• Manage your queue directly from your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
• Watch over WiFi and 3G (on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 3G iPads).

Request an invite to preview Hulu Plus at http://www.hulu.com/plus. It costs $9.99/month.

You can download Hulu Plus from the App Store for free.

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Windows Live Messenger for iPhone Reaches 1 Million Downloads

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Windows Live Messenger has reached one million downloads in just over five days, according to Microsoft.

In just 5 days, over one million people downloaded the Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone that launched last week! This early momentum is fantastic, and we really appreciate the feedback we’ve been getting from many of you. We look forward to updating the iPhone app shortly to address a few issues that users have pointed out, and continuing to improve the experience.

You can download Windows Live Messenger from the App Store for free.

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Creaceed Releases iOS4 Speech Recognition SDK

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Creaceed has released an iOS4 speech recognition SDK which can be used by all developers to design distinctive iPhone and iPad applications. Creaceed's CeedVocal SDK supports isolated words recognition from a list of up to 5,000 words, and keyword spotting. The SDK is available in 6 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian). As no training is required from the end user, speech recognition is ready to use as soon as the app is launched.

What is CeedVocal SDK?
* Is a multi-locutor Automatic Speech Recognition SDK
* Supports iOS4
* Is optimized for all iOS devices (iPhone and iPad)
* Is provided as a static library with header files. The programming language of the SDK is Objective-C.
* Is provided as a Universal Binary library (armv6/armv7/i386) for easier setup within the Simulator (iOS4.0 SDK required for development but deployment possible on iOS3 devices)
* Is based on the acoustic models developed by Creaceed in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian
* Supports isolated words recognition from a user provided list of up to 5,000 words, and keyword spotting (no training required)
* Provides voice activity detection (VAD)
* Is optimized for fast launching

Several iOS apps use CeedVocal SDK for integrating voice commands:
* Geo Magazine by Prisma Presse
* Go-2-Voicemail by Jeezum.com
* MyShop'list by Auchan
* Nigella Quick Collection by Random House
* Parkay Talking Tub(R) by Rawle Murdy
* Txt'nDrive Pro by Handsfree Software
* Vocalia by Creaceed
* Voice Camera Pro by The Sanctuary...

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian

Pricing and Availability:
iPhone developers can purchase a license either for developing a single application, or for developing an unlimited number of applications. The licensing scheme includes no royalties (even if CeedVocal SDK is integrated in a paid app). For more information about the SDK Fee and SDK License Pricing, see Creaceed's website.

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DocsPortal Brings Google Docs to the iPad

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Accessing Google Docs on the iPad just became much easier with the release of DocsPortal 1.0 from Kabuki Vision. With its stunning interface, DocsPortal makes it easy to browse, search, and view files stored in a Google Docs account. Files can additionally be e-mailed, imported, and exported from within the app.

DocsPortal automatically downloads and stores Google Docs files right on the iPad, so they can be readily accessed even without an internet connection. Whenever an internet connection is present, DocsPortal will sync with Google Docs, so that the latest file updates are always available.

"Using DocsPortal to access your Google Docs files is much simpler and more convenient than using a web browser", says Adam Shaw, founder of Kabuki VIsion. "As a native iPad app, we can provide access to Google Docs in a faster, more powerful way."

* Browse and search Google Docs files and folders quickly and easily
* View Google Docs files with or without an internet connection
* Import and export Google Docs files to or from other iPad apps, such as Apple's iWork suite

Pricing and Availability
DocsPortal 1.0 is $3.99 (USD) and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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iPhone 4 Lines Form at AT&T Stores as Walk-in Sales Begin

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Last night customers began lining up at AT&T stores for a chance to get an iPhone 4 this morning.

Today marks the beginning of walk-in sales at AT&T. Previously only pre-order customers were being served.

MacRumors reports that there were small lines across the country with 140 in line at the Jersey City store in Newport Mall.

Has anyone been successful in obtaining a handset from AT&T this morning?

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Hulu Plus Unveiled; $9.99 A Month

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As had been widely expected, Hulu today announced a pay version of the Web video site, called Hulu Plus. The service will be $9.99 a month, and will include versions for the iPhone, iPad and Samsung Internet-connected televisions, as well as via PCs.

In a blog post, the company said that Hulu Plus is “a new, revolutionary ad-supported subscription product that is incremental and complementary to the existing Hulu service.” The new service will include a full season’s worth of episodes for the shows already includes on the service, including programming from ABC, NBC and Fox.

The service includes the full runs of past shows, including all nine seasons of The X-Files, and 10 seasons of Law and Order: SVU,

Hulu is owned by News Corp. (NWS) - the publisher of this blog - NBC Universal, Disney (DIS) and Providence Equity Partners.

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Bloomberg: Verizon launching iPhone in January

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Verizon Wireless will be selling the iPhone in January, according to a report filed by Bloomberg. Representatives from both Apple and Verizon did not comment on the matter, but Bloomberg is extremely confident about this one having verified it with two sources “who declined to be named because the information isn’t public.” Let’s just hope this Verizon iPhone has a better antenna system than the iPhone 4 as we know it.

*thanks BGR*

And the rumors start again! You just have to remember the 5yr deal Apple and AT&T signed and brush these rumors off..
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MyWi 4.0 Released with All New Features

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MyWi, you know that little app that turns your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot with the tap of a button, has just received a major update. MyWi 4 is now on sale through Rock Your Phone and brings full support to iOS 4 and a host of new features and improvements.

Here is the complete list straight from the devs at Intelliborn:

MyWi 4 New Features and Improvements:
⁃ Faster performance
⁃ Lower battery consumption
⁃ Choose the In Use Indicator that you want:
⁃ - - Status bar icon (no battery use)
⁃ - - Blue pulsing bar (10% - 15% more battery)
⁃ Adjust the transmit power (Between 30% and 100%)
⁃ See who is connected to your hotspot (IP addresses)
⁃ Choose from a list of subnets to dish out over DHCP
⁃ Battery consumption meter
⁃ USB Bridge mode. (Connect your laptop over USB to the phones 3G or WiFi connection!)

Original Features:
⁃ Create a WiFi Hotspot to connect multiple laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone's internet connection
⁃ 40 bit and 104 bit WEP Security to prevent others from accessing your WiFi HotSpot
⁃ Ability to enable USB Tethering on your iPhone
⁃ Broadcasts the Network Name (SSID) - no need to fuss with creating an adhoc network on your laptop
⁃ Shows up and down bandwidth usage

A couple of the new features in particular will be incredibly useful. You know all those WiFi hotspots we get to use for free from our iPhone/iPad 3G but not from our laptops? Well now when you are at your favorite Fast Food eatery or area Airport you can bridge your laptop to your phone over USB cable and voila WiFi on your laptop. Or how about at a hotel that only let's one MAC address on the in room WiFi? Signup from your phone instead of your laptop and then let all your devices have at it!

My other favorite is the battery consumption (lower than ever ) and the battery meter. Choose the status bar icon over the annoying blue bars and watch in real time your battery drain level. Lower the transmit power to conserve battery. Plug your phone in to power during those large downloads or extended use periods and see confirmation that your battery charge is on the rise.

MyWi 4 is available through Rock.app now. All these new features and iOS 4 support come at a nominal price. $19.99 for new licenses and $9.99 to upgrade for any previous MyWi 3.x owners.

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Our screen shots of MyWi4

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Apple May Have iPhone 4 Antenna Patch

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Apple might soon release a software patch designed to fix a flaw that baffles the iPhone 4's antenna if the device is held, in Cupertino's words, "incorrectly."
Bloggers at AppleInsider wrote over the weekend that Apple is planning to release a patch for iPhone 4's iOS 4 operating system that's designed to correct the problem.
"Readers report that Apple's tech support forums originally confirmed that a iOS 4.0.1 software fix addressing the issue would ship early next week," the blog said. However, AppleInsider also reported that all comments related to the matter have since disappeared from Apple's forums—leaving the computer maker's plans unclear.
Apple has not confirmed whether it will offer a software update aimed at the bug. It's also not certain whether the problem can even be solved with software, since it may be more related to hardware design.
Many iPhone 4 buyers have reported that Apple's new smartphone drops its signal if the bottom left corner of the device is covered by the palm of the user's hand—a situation that's common when the phone is wielded by lefties.
A YouTube member posted a video that appeared to show a fix that involves placing cellophane tape over the affected parts of the antenna. But Apple fans who endured long lines and shelled out big bucks for the company's newest gadget may not be thrilled about gumming up their sleek new toy with Scotch tape.
Apple has conceded that the flaw exists.
“Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas,” an Apple spokesman said last week.
iPhone 4 went on sale Thursday amid reports of product shortages and lengthy queues at Apple stores and iPhone retailers Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Radio Shack.
iPhone 4 features a number of enhancements over its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, including higher screen resolution (960 x 640 pixel technology dubbed Retina Display), a front-facing camera for video chats, and a longer lasting battery that affords 40% more talk time. It's also 24% thinner.
iPhone 4 is priced at $199 for the 16GB version, and $299 for the 32GB unit. A two-year AT&T contract is required.

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Geotag Photos with Multitasking Functionality

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Sarsoft has released its new version of Geotag Photos 2.1 - iPhone application for automatic geotagging of photos taken by any (DSLR or compact one) camera. This new version supports iPhone OS 4 multitasking, so that it can run on background, when user is using any other application. As our celebration of iOS 4 release will be full version of Geotag Photos on Wednesday 06/30 for $0.99 (USD) only.

Geotagging of photos is getting more and more popular - with support of photo organization software (Apple iPhoto, Aperture or Google Picasa) or social online services (like Flickr) it helps people to improve organization of their photos and share them together with location data. However, most cameras cannot record location itself, as this would require a costly, built-in GPS system. Geotag Photos provides a simple solution to this problem. It uses the GPS capabilities of the iPhone to record a log of the user's location at specified time intervals. Sarsoft's desktop app then uses the uploaded log to match log entries with the time each photo was captured by any (DSLR or compact one) camera.

New version of Geotag Photos is using multitasking functionality of iPhone OS 4. User can start Geotag Photos to automatically store their locations in specified time intervals, but this application is not required to run on foreground any more. "We've tested more methods how to run Geotag Photos on background and choose best one to preserve iPhone battery life", said Jindrich Sarson, company director of Sarsoft.

First version of Geotag Photos was released 2 months ago and since this time, Sarsoft prepared 4 new versions based on feedback from users - professional and amateur photographers.

Feature highlights:
* Geotag Photos 2.1 enables addition of geospatial metadata to digital photos taken by any (DSLR or compact one) camera
* Exact locations are logged at user-set intervals by iPhone application
* Geotag Photos offers various logging modes, from continuous to manual
* Sarsoft's desktop app matches logged location data with photos taken by any camera and saves location data in standard metadata format
* Desktop application supports all major operating systems (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux)
* support of .JPG and RAW file formats (more than 20 file formats - like NEF, DC2, DCW, ...)
* export of location data to GPX standard format
* Photos can be searched or sorted by location after tagging using wide range of viewing applications - such as iPhoto or Aperture on Mac OS X or Picasa on Windows and Linux
* FREE lite version is available - for customers to test all features before buy

Pricing and Availability:
Geotag Photos 2.1 is only $2.99 (USD), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. Lite version of Geotag Photos is free of charge. As our iOS4 celebration, application price will be lowered as low as $0.99 (USD) for whole day on Wednesday 06/30. Free lite version to evaluate all functionalities is also available. Geotag Photos is now available in English, German and Czech language. Review copies are available upon request.

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BeejiveIM Updated for iOS 4 and iPhone 4

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BeeJiveIM has been updated to support iOS 4 and iPhone 4.

Stay connected to all your instant messaging buddies anywhere you go! BeejiveIM (pronounced \bē-hīv\ IM) keeps you in touch with your friends on AIM/MobileMe, MSN/Windows Live, Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, Facebook, MySpace, ICQ and Jabber... all at the same time, all on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

BeejiveIM Key Features:
- BeejiveIM uses your existing data plan: no per-message charges.
- Reliable and efficient networking: be connected 24/7, and it's gentle on your battery.
- Be connected even after you close the application. Get notified instantly when you get a new message with Push Notifications.
- Works with multiple IM networks, multiple accounts per network: AIM/iChat, MSN, Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, Facebook IM, ICQ, Jabber, and MySpace IM.
- Send and receive files, including pictures and voice notes. View and forward received documents.
- Desktop-like instant messaging with all of your IM buddies from a single intuitive user interface.

What's New In This Version:
- iOS 4.0 compatibility. Background support for iOS 4.0 devices.
- iPhone 4 compatibility. Enhanced image resolution for Retina Display.
- Bug fixes.

You can purchase BeejiveIM with Push from the App Store for $9.99.

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