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Apple reveals iTunes 10 with Ping social network

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Apple, Internet, Music, Software

iTunes 10 Ping

Apple announced that 10 is available today at their , and they’ve overhauled the old logo as well, eliminating the CD. The biggest news of iTunes 10, however, comes in the form of Ping, a social network along the lines of Last.fm. With Ping, iTunes 10 will allow you to follow people in similar fashion to Twitter, and add friends with compatible tastes in music. In addition, you will be able to comment on peoples pages, and have access to custom songs and album charts, and over 17,000 concert listings. Look for Ping to also grace your iPhone and iPod touch inside the iTunes app. Check out the press release after the jump.

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iPod touch gets FaceTime, Retina Display, starts at $229

iPod touch 4th generation

At this morning’s event, Steve Jobs introduced the fourth generation . As expected, the iPod touch has been updated to pretty much match what we’ve seen with the . That means it has a Retina Display, as well as dual cameras. A

5 megapixel

camera on the back that takes images at 960x720, and a VGA camera on front—yup, that means that the new iPod touch is now FaceTime-compatible. The device is available in three sizes: 8GB for $229, 32GB for $299, and a 64GB model for $399. They’ll be available next week, but you can pre-order starting today.

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How to watch the live stream of Apple’s music event today

Apple Music Event Live Stream

In just a few minutes, will be live-streaming one of their own events for the first time, and we wanted to make sure you had the details on how to tune in. All you need to do is head to the Apple website at 10:00AM PDT today, and it should come right up—provided you’ve got the right hardware. According to Apple:

Viewing requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an or running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an . The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on September 1, 2010 at www.apple.com.

The is expected to bring news of an updated iPod touch with Retina Display and dual cameras with FaceTime functionality, a super-small touchscreen iPod nano, and a new take on the Apple TV. We’re guessing that this whole live streaming this is because Apple wants to show off their streaming technology, since it will likely be a big part of their Apple TV and iTunes initiative this morning. We’re also hoping to hear about that and iOS 4 on the iPad.

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Apple music event scheduled for September 1 - bring on the new iPods

Sept 1 Apple Event guitar

Well hey, looks like the annual Apple music-related event is happening right on time, if not a bit early this year. A week from now, Apple will be taking over the Internet to tell us all about their new products. We are sure we will see the iPod line get a total refresh, highlighted by a Retina Display-packing . There’s also the rumored -to-iTV refresh, and you’ve just gotta believe that we will get word on the release of for the iPad…we are in need of folders on ours in a major way. We will have all the action for you as it unfolds next week.


iPhone hacker comex publishes JailbreakMe exploit code

JailbreakMe exploit source code

So you know that JailbreakMe site that let’s you jailbreak your iOS device? Well, Apple published an iPhone and iPad update today to plug that hole, and right after, iPhone hacker “comex” published the source code of the JailbreakMe site. Why is this relevant? Well, now any would-be evildoer has access to that exploit and can thusly infect any pre-iOS 4.0.2 device using the same exploit. So you have two options here if you want to stay safe. You can update to 4.0.2, or if you want to stay jailbroken, download the PDF Warning tool. One interesting thing in all this is that if you are running the original iPhone or iPod touch, Apple doesn’t have a fix for you. So you are essentially stuck with a vulnerable device unless you jailbreak it. How’s that for backwards?

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How to jailbreak your iOS 4 devices

Jailbreak iphone 4

We know that ever since hit the scene, many users have been clamoring for a jailbreak release so they can install hacks and apps that Apple won’t approve, or frowns upon. Well, that time has come, as an iOS 4 jailbreak has arrived—and it’s super-simple. To do the deed, just head on over to JailbreakMe.com. You’ll see the image above. All you need to do is swipe, and the jailbreak process will begin, directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. After a couple of minutes, the process will be complete. Couldn’t be easier!


Newegg Deal: $50 off iPod touch

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Hot Deals, Music

iPod touch newegg promo code‘s got a great deal on the 8GB going on right now. If you buy an iPod touch in conjunction with the Newegg promo code “APPLE727B” they will knock $50 off of the total cost, bringing the total down from $199 to $149. That’s a nice bargain for entry level access to the world of the App Store. Go ahead and check out the Newegg iPod touch sale yourself. The deal ends on August 8.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo code and deals on our forums.

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FaceTime on iPad and iPod touch to use email to connect

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cameras, Handhelds, Rumors

FaceTime email

currently establishes a connection on the using your phone number as a means to authenticate. This is a problem for Wi-Fi iPads and the iPod touch, since they don’t have a cell service to verify who you are. However, that isn’t gonna stop Apple from bringing FaceTime to those devices. BGR has a couple of images showing that Apple will likely use your Apple ID—the email address you use when you register Apple products—as the means of authentication on those devices. From there, you’d get a push notification whenever someone wanted to have a FaceTime chat with you. Works for us, but of course, we likely won’t find out any more about this until September, when Apple introduces the next iPod touch. One more image after the break.

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Newegg Deal: Buy Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, get free iPod touch

Beats by Dre Studio iPod touch newegg promo code

has a nice promo going on where you get two great items, but only have to pay for one of them. If you’ve been following Gear Live for any length of time, you probably know that we are big fans of the line of headphones. Well, Newegg is selling them for $349 right now ($50 off the original price,) and when you make that purchase, they throw in an 8GB as well. Seriously, when you are rocking beats on your iPod, having a great pair of headphones like the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio set makes all the difference. If you were thinking about picking up the Beats headset anyway, then make sure you do it from Newegg so you get the free iPod touch thrown in. The offer ends at the end of July, and you can take advantage of it now.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo code and deals on our forums.

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Next iPod touch to rock front-facing camera, HD recording?

iPod touch 4G faceplate

Hot off the release of the , the Apple rumor mill is heating up once again, this time in regards to the fourth-generation . The image above is making the rounds on a few Chinese sites, and it’s reportedly the faceplate of the upcoming iPod touch refresh. If the image is true, then it looks like we can expect a front-facing camera (and therefore, .) Furthermore, we are hearing that Apple plans to line the iPod touch right up with the iPhone 4, which should mean HD video recording in 720p, gyroscope, and a 5 megapixel camera around back as well. This would be the first time the iPod touch had a camera of any time built into it. Take it all with a grain of salt. We should find out the real scoop from Apple in September.

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