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Augmented Reality capability found in Mobile Safari browser

December 21st, 2010

It seems that an AR-like capability within Mobile Safari has gone pretty much unnoticed (or at least unimplemented by a third party) until now. Occipital, a company that has developed a panoramic photo iPhone app, has come across the new feature in Safari for iOS 4.2 devices, and it’s related to the gyroscope. If you …

Steve Jobs on wireless, driverless printing

November 23rd, 2010

Haven’t got your Steve Jobs email fix for the day yet? Good, because another one is making the rounds and this time it’s about Apple’s AirPrint feature. If you have been keeping up on the saga, Apple announced AirPrint with support for some select HP printers, but it also indicated you’d be able to print …

Apple’s iOS 4.2.1 is ready for download

November 22nd, 2010

Just a quick update: iOS 4.2.1, which was announced earlier this morning by Apple, is now live on the company’s servers and ready for download. If you have an iOS device and want the new bits — we can’t imagine why you wouldn’t (unless you’re jailbroken) — open up iTunes, plug in your device, and …

Apple seeds iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master candidate to developers

November 18th, 2010

Probably not the iOS 4.2 announcement you were hoping for, but it is an announcement nonetheless. Moments ago, Apple seeded another gold master candidate of iOS 4.2 — 4.2.1 — to developers via its iOS Dev Center. Presumably, the new code fixes several bugs that have been reported in the first 4.2 GM candidate; including a fairly nasty …

Apple releases iTunes 10.1; updates iOS 4.2 GM candidate for iPad

November 12th, 2010

Today, after much speculation, Apple released version 10.1 of its iTunes music and iThing synchronization suite. The relatively small, point-upgrade has been highly-anticipated by some members of the technology community as it brings with it AirPlay and iOS 4.2 compatibility. The official list of improvements is as follows: • Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream …

iOS 4.2 delayed one week due to Wi-Fi bug?

November 12th, 2010

The Internet is all atwitter with reports claiming that Apple’s iOS 4.2 will, in fact, not be released this week. The rumors — which as far as we can tell all originate from the Greek blog iPhoneHellas — cite a “Wi-Fi bug” that cropped up in the iOS 4.2 gold master candidate that was released …

iOS 4.2 GM fixes dialer security flaw

November 2nd, 2010

Just a quick follow up to an article we posted last week. It looks like Apple’s iOS 4.2 gold master candidate, which was pushed out to developers last night, closes the security loop hole that allowed the iPhone’s lock screen to be bypassed from the “Emergency Call” function. We’ve been trying, unsuccessful, to replicate the …

iOS 4.2 GM hits Apple’s developer center

November 1st, 2010

Apple promised iOS 4.2 by early November and tonight the company delivered. The gold master revision of iOS 4.2 has just dropped in Apple’s developer portal. If you have developer access, and like being on the bleeding edge of iOS releases, hit up developer.apple.com to install the new bits. Let us know if you find …

Apple releases iOS 4.2 beta 3 to developers

October 12th, 2010

Apple has just released iOS 4.2 beta three, along with iTunes 10.1 beta 2, to developers. The iOS code weighs in at a hefty 620 MB and is waiting at the ready in Apple’s developer web portal. If you install the new bits on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, let us know what you …