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Bleeding Edge TV 365: iOS 4.2 for iPad preview walkthrough

Want an early peek at on the iPad? We’ve got it for you right here, bringing you a look at the long-awaited software update for the Apple tablet. We give you a look at folders (and how they’re different on the iPad compared to the iPhone,) multitasking, AirPlay, Game Center (and the iPad UI tweaks that accompany it,) and a few of the other subtle changes found in iOS 4.2 for the iPad. It’ll be released to the general public this November, but we’ve got the beta running on our unit to bring you the goodness today.


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iOS 4.2 beta for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software

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Hey, so you know that software update that’ll bring multitasking, folders, printing, and a bunch more 4.0 features to the ? Well, if you’re a developer, you can download the iOS 4.2 beta right this second. You can install it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just know that printing currently requires a specific HP printer, or a pre-release version of Mac OS X 10.6.5…but we’re sure you don’t care about all that, and you just wanna get your hands on the update. If you aren’t in the iPhone Developer program, you better find a friend who is!


Bleeding Edge TV 363: iOS 4.1 walkthrough

In this video we take a look at all the new features introduced with Apple’s latest update for iOS, iOS 4.1. We show you Game Center, which is their take on Xbox Live and social gaming, we show you how HDR photos work in the camera app, we give you a look at HD video uploads to YouTube and MobileMe, and a bunch of other tweaks and settings that you’ll find in iOS 4.1.


Push Notifications coming to Twitter for iPhone

Twitter push notificationsIf you’ve been waiting for push notifications to become a part of Twitter for iPhone, it looks like that day is finally coming. Twitter is currently testing push notifications in anticipation of rolling it out to the masses in their next update, which should be available when iOS 4.1 gets released next week.


iPod nano redesign: Multitouch, tiny, $149 8GB, $179 16GB

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Portable Audio / Video

iPod nano multitouch

In addition to all the other news coming out of Apple’s , the company announced a complete redesign of the . The click-wheel is gone, as is a lot of the display size, as Apple instead focused on making this thing more like an iPod shuffle with a multitouch display. The new nano is 46% smaller and 42% lighter than the previous model, and while it gains multitouch and what appears to be a modified version of iOS, it loses the video camera (of course, if you want an iPod with a video camera, the new iPod touch meets that need.) Apple says the battery on the nano will provide 24 continuous hours of audio playback, and the device is available in seven colors. You can get the 8GB model for $149, or the 16GB nano for $179. Pre-orders are live now, and they ship in a week.

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iOS 4.1 update brings HDR photos, HD video uploads, and plenty of bug fixes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 4.1

Apple just announced this morning at their that they’re shipping iOS 4.1, which aims to fix a lot of bugs in the platform, while also bringing new features. Here’s a rundown:

  • Bug fixes: Proximity sensor, Bluetooth, iPhone 3G performance
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos
  • High definition video upload over Wi-Fi
  • TV Show rentals
  • Game Center

iOS 4.1 ships next week for iPhone and , and it will be free for both.


Apple releases iOS 4.0.2, fixes PDF exploit

iOS 4.0.2

Following up on their promise to quickly plug the gaping hole in MobileSafari that allowed a PDF exploit to jailbreak your iPhone using the JailbreakMe website, Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone, and 3.2.2 for the iPad. There don’t seem to be any other changes other than plugging that hole, and remember, if you are already jailbroken and want to stay that way, hold off on updating. To anyone else, go for it—the update awaits.


Bleeding Edge TV 359: Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 1

We visit the Monster Costume offices to get a look at their awesome new iPad app, Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 1: The Far Away Land. Aimed at children and parents, Bartleby is a new take on what a book can be when you have the power of the iPad and its multitouch screen at your disposal. Rather than focusing on pages, the book focuses on interaction with the story, character, and elements.

We also chat about the potential future of interactive books in general, and where Monster Costume sees that they can take their publishing platform in the future.


Bleeding Edge TV 358: iPhone 4 jailbreak

Yesterday we told you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4, and today we figured we’d show you. The process really couldn’t be simpler. If you want to jailbreak your running iOS 4.0 or 4.0.1, all you need to do is head over to JailbreakMe.com and use the slider. Everything else happens on its own, over the air. We recorded our iPhone 4 jailbreak to show you the process, what you can expect, and just how long it takes (under 3 minutes.) Check out the video for the full walkthrough.


iTunes 9.2.1 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software

iTunes 9.2.1

Apple just released 9.2.1, which mostly focuses on improving some incompatibilities and killing some bugs. Here’s the rundown:

  • Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins
  • Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items
  • Addresses a performance issue when first syncing to some devices with iTunes 9.2
  • Addresses an issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance

Fire up Software Update and grab it now!


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