Friday, April 1, 2011

Lion Preview notes: iCal redesign, iChat account merge, more

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We’re getting our first views of Lion Preview 2 and contrary to earlier reports, this certainly doesn’t feel like a Gold Master. In fact, it doesn’t improve much from the previous preview in terms of stability –which is fine if we are a few months away.

As you can see above, iCal has a new leather bound header (OMG) with faux stitching and interestingly, iChat’s main window houses AIM, Bonjour and Jabber contacts together like Adium.

Also, the Chrome browser crashes pretty frequently for our review copy anyway.

Developers, please post any additional changes you find in the comments.



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OSX Lion Preview 2 is out, Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 2…

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Developers, you need to install an update from Software Update first. Then Restart. Then go to the Dev Center and get a redeem code. Then go to the Mac App Store, redeem and download. The download is 3.7GB.



We miss the old days.

Apple also released Xcode to 4.1 Developer Preview 2:



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Supplemental 13″ MacBook Air Update solves iTunes freezes

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A glitch causing system lockups in iTunes for some MacBook Air owners with Snow Leopard 10.6.7 installed has been fixed with a small update released yesterday. The Supplemental 13″ MacBook Air Update, now available via Software Update or from Apple’s site, “addresses an issue that makes the system unresponsive when using iTunes.” It weighs in at just 461KB and is recommended for all 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010) owners running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 (build 10J869).




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Microsoft unsure if tablets are a fad

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It’s the tablet craze and everyone’s going bonkers over a post PC era where slates rule casual computing. Everyone except software giant Microsoft who remains suspicious of the trend. Because they lack a horse for this race, it isn’t shocking they’re shooting down tablets. It’s the smartphones that are post PC devices, not the tablets, suggested their chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie. Microsoft didn’t jump on the distinction between mobile and portable fast enough, he thinks. But isn’t portable and mobile essentially the same thing, you ask.

Mobile is something that you want to use while you’re moving, and portable is something that you move and then use. These are going to bump into one another a little bit and so today you can see tablets and pads and other things that are starting to live in the space in between. I don’t know whether the big screen tablet pad category is going to remain with us or not.
Check out the source link at The Sydney Morning Hearld for a video. Mundie’s also seen a prototype smartphone screen in the labs that beams HDTV to your retina. “Instead of seeing a screen it can beam individual rays of light into your eyes right on your retina,” he said. Wow, what a mind job.


Contrasting his skepticism about tablets, IMS Research said Tuesday tablets and e-readers will continue chipping away from PCs. The iPad effect has forced players like Acer to lower their sales expectations. Taking this all in, I personally believe there’s a huge market for a canvas other than a smartphone. One needs look no further than Apple’s iPad and the kind of apps taking advantage of its 9.7-inch display, offering user experiences and the level of multitouch sophistication not possible on smallish smartphone displays.


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Twitter's hated Quickbar comes to Cydia now on your iphone!

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Quick Bar was add to Twitter’s app to easely and quickly share information with users, and also for help Twitter to earn more money! But with all the complains, Twitter has finally killed the Quick Bar.

So today as I opened Cydia I Saw A Quickbar! So at first i thought it was my twitter has cached or murged with cydia in a weird bug. So i decided to reboot my iphone, update my twitter, And discovered that twitter no longer has the Quickbar and Cydia adopted it in her changes section.

Originally, the Quick Bar stayed at the top of the tweet timeline and scrolled through various trending topics and promoted tweets.

Here the comments by Twitter:

“Rather than continue to make changes to the QuickBar as it exists, we removed the bar from the update appearing in the App Store today. We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what’s happening outside the home timeline. Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we’re going back to the drawing board to explore the best possible experience for in-app notification and discovery.”

The latest, Quick Bar-less update for Twitter can be downloaded in the App store

Now, for the users who got jailbroken iDevice, you can see a difference on Cydia, at the top, a wonderful Quick Bar was appear… and Yes You’ve guessed it, it’s a s annoying as twitter's

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Apple considering 3D camera technology for the iPhone?

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AppleInsider has discovered patent applications showing that Apple may be interested in including dual rear-facing cameras and additional sensors for a new 3D image technology in mobile devices such as the iPhone.

The hardware-based system would be an improvement over recent Android devices that include 3D camera technology due to software that takes “guesses” at how to conduct stereo disparity compensation on 3D images. The more guesses needed to process these images result in loss of quality and artifacts.

Apple’s documented patent, entitled “Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors”, would provide higher quality 3D images based on multiple image sensors and hardware processing, eliminating artifacts and other quality issues. The patent also describes 3D video recording capability. (This would require Apple to include a 3D display on the iPhone.)

If Apple were to pack this technology into the iPhone 5 would you actually use it, or are 3D cameras on mobile devices just another gimmick? Let us know in the comments!

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