Thursday, January 13, 2011

Apple to Remove Home Button from Next iPad, iPhone?

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Apple may be planning to remove the home button from future iPad and iPhone devices, according to a BGR report.

We have exclusively been told that the reason Apple just added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button. Yes, we are told that Apple, at some point in time, will remove the home button from the iPad’s design. Instead of button taps, you will use new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher.

That's not all, however. In addition to the home button disappearing from the iPad, we're told that this change will make its way over to the iPhone as well. Our source said Apple employees are already testing iPads and iPhones with no home buttons on the Apple campus, and it's possible we will see this new change materialize with the next-generation iPad and iPhone devices set to launch this year.

BGR also expects Apple to ad a PhotoBooth application to the next iPad




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References to New Camera Effects Found in iOS 4.3 Beta

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iSpazio has found references to eight different camera effects inside the iOS 4.3 firmware files.

● Thermal Camera
● X-ray
● Kaleidoscope
● Normal
● Tunnel of Light
● Collapse
● Turbine
● Enlarge

They note that these are the same effects used in an earlier version of the iPod Nano.




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Apple Discontinues Software Updates for iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G?

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It looks like Apple may not longer be providing software updates for the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.

Today, Apple released iOS 4.3 beta to developers and for the first time did not include an update for the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.

Users have long complained that iOS 4.x runs too slow on their older devices. It seems that Apple has finally decided that they can handle no more.


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Twitter Updates Mac App to Remove Secret Backdoor

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Twitter has updated its application for Mac to remove a secret backdoor that provided pre-release access to MacHeist members who had purchased a beta access to Tweetie 2, according to Business Insider.

The changelog for version 2.0.1 reads:
- Fixed crash when blocking user from search results
- Fixed crash with non-Roman input source
- Fixed problems with window positioning
- Fixed @mention streaming with tweets indirectly addressed to you
- Spaces behavior improved
- UI tweaks

It's thought that secret backdoor violated Apple developer guidelines and that is why its being removed. MacHeist members who purchased the Tweetie 2 beta access may want to stick with 2.0 for now.




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iPad Simulator Built in HTML and JS

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Alex Wolkov has created an impressive iPad simulator using just HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The simulator is still being developed; however, Wolkov already has a lot working.

Things that work:
● Moving Screens left and right with "spring" effect
● Dock icons have css3 "reflection" ;)
● All icons have css3 rounded corners and shadow similar to Ipads
● Search works almost identically to the ios. (using modified jquery live-search )
● Lock screen effect with returning lock
● Home button works (exits apps, goes to first page, return from sleep mode,exits edit mode)
● Sleep button puts iPad in sleep mode
● Edit Mode: click and hold on any app for 2 seconds to enable edit mode
● - Edit mode icons shake in chrome (using css animation)
● - Move apps from place to place in edit mode
● - Move apps to another page
● - Move apps to dock
● - Delete Apps
● Multitasking: launch any app, and it's in the background
● - multitask bar opens on double homescreen click
● - 3D (only safari and webkit nightly) switch between open and wanted mutitask app
● - remove app from multitask by editing the multitask bar (hold and hold for 2 sec.)

The source code can be found here. You can check out the simulator at this link...



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Yahoo TV Will Bring 'Broadcast Interactivity' to Your Television

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Yahoo has announced an upcoming new feature for Yahoo Connected TV called 'Broadcast Interactivity', reports ReadWriteWeb.

Yahoo is calling this new feature "broadcast interactivity" and says that it will "engage TV viewers like never before." The program is slated to begin sometime during the first half of 2011 and will allow content providers to pair its regular TV content with interactive content like polls, little tidbits of information (think Pop-Up Video that can be changed in real time), shopping capabilities and more. The pilot program will begin with ABC, CBS, the Home Shopping Network, Showtime, Ford, Microsoft and Mattel as partners.

Yahoo plans to release a D-Link device that will allow customers to use Yahoo Connected TV with their existing televisions. It is also planning a rival to AirPlay that will let iOS or Android users push content from their mobile devices directly to the TV.




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iOS 4.3 Expected to Arrive in March

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iOS 4.3 which is said to bring the new 'Personal Hotspot' feature to GSM iPhones will reportedly arrive in March, according to BGR.

We are told the OS version will be 8F5148b, the baseband will be 04.08.00, and technical acceptance is planned for March. We have some screenshots to hold you over, though!

RedmondPie also confirmed this schedule for the firmware's release and posted the image found below...




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Death Grip Does Not Affect Verizon iPhone 4?

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It looks like Apple has solved the 'Death Grip' issues with the iPhone 4 that led to Antennagate, according to multiple reports.

ArsTechnica tied to replicate the issue both off and on a call.

Ars contributor Chris Foresman reported that bridging the remaining gap on the Verizon iPhone (using the "death grip," he says) did not result in any kind of CDMA signal attenuation. He also placed a call while death gripping and said that there was no noticeable signal loss.

PCMag was only able to get the Verizon to drop one bar when covering all four antenna marks.

Sitting at the demo bar, I managed to knock one bar off of the phone's signal indicator by tightly gripping the phone with both hands, covering all four antenna marks. Just covering the bottom of the phone didn't do it. But the demo room has excellent signal, and attenuation problems really show themselves in fringe signal areas. It'll take a real lab test to see how much Apple has improved the antenna here.

This is good news for those who really experienced the issue with their iPhone 4.

Update:
AnandTech reports that they are still seeing a drop in signal but suggest that new second receive antenna may mitigate hand holding problems that drop calls in low signal scenarios.

As you can see from the pictures below, the good ol' death grip still attenuates signal strength on Verizon. Held normally I was getting a reading of -65 dBm on the Verizon iPhone, but in full on death grip the signal strength dropped to -83 dBm. That's in line with what we've seen on AT&T. You will notice that there are more external antenna segments on the Verizon iPhone compared to the AT&T model. Specifically, there's a new strip at the very top of the phone that previously was a part of the UMTS/GSM antenna. With the Verizon iPhone 4 that strip is actually for a secondary receive antenna. This dual-receive antenna architecture is something that Verizon refers to as antenna diversity and it's a part of Verizon's spec for devices on its network. This is not something that's present on the GSM version of the iPhone 4. It's too early to tell if receive antenna diversity will mitigate the hand holding problems that drop calls in low signal scenarios. We will have to do extensive testing before we can figure that part out.




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Flickr App Now Preserves EXIF Data, Gets New Photo Picker

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Flickr has updated its iPhone app with a new photo picker, extended geolocation and Twitter support, and the ability to preserve EXIF data.

Share your photos. Watch the world. Flickr for the iPhone enables photo-sharing on the go - from your phone, to the world.

Features:
Shoot, upload and share photos & videos: Geo-tag your photos or add them to a set. View your photos by set and tag.

Stay up to date: See recent photo activities from your friends and family. Search and view photos by contact. Make comments or mark them as favorites.

Explore the world: Search photos & videos from the Flickr community all over the world - by subject, people, or places.

What's New In This Version:
New and improved upload functionality:
- Preserves all EXIF data, including date, time and geo-location of the photo
- New photo picker that allows multi-select of up to 5 photos for batch uploading
- Faster and more reliable background uploading on 3G connections

Extended geo location support:
- Adjust a photo's geo location prior upload on a custom map view
- Map view linked from the photo page to see where a photo or video was taken

Extended photo sharing to Twitter
- Now all photos that are allowed to be shared can be posted on Twitter with a snappy flic.kr short URL directly from the app

Other things:
- Fully optimized for high-resolution Retina display
- 42 set limit removed

You can download Flickr from the App Store for free.

















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