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Could Missing iPad Apps Reappear as Dashboard Widgets?

Are you checking out the iPad's big, mostly empty Home Screen and wondering where the iPhone's Weather, Stocks, Clock, and Calculator apps have all gone? Are they missing in action, simply unfinished for now, or like Kevin Fox of Fury.com seems to think, could Apple be planning on turning them into Dashboard-style Widgets?

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Major Textbook Publishers Sign with ScrollMotion to get on iPad

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that publishers, McGraw-Hill Cos, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt K-12, Pearson Education, and Kaplan Inc., have signed with ScrollMotion to adapt their textbooks for Apple's new iPad tablet.

Though Apple didn't outline its strategy to target the educational sector with its iPad last week, people familiar with Apple's thinking have said that the iPad's use in schools was one of the focal points of discussions in developing the product. In its exploration of electronic book technology, it thought particularly about how it could re-invent textbooks, these people said. Apple declined to comment on the role of textbooks on the iPad. Apple has an edge in the educational sector becauseits Macintosh computers have always enjoyed a strong following in the academic sphere, and it already offers educational audio and video content through its iTunes U service.

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4th Generation iPhone Code Named N89; iPod touch G4, N80

Enagdget tipsters, digging deep into the iPad's iPhone 3.2 SDK and iPhone 3.1.2 firmware, have found more evidence of the 4th generation iPhone (likely to ship this June/July) namely it's code name -- N89.

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Apple Releases iPhone 3.1.3 for All iPhone, iPod touch Devices

Apple has just released iPhone 3.1.3 (7E18), a minor OS update for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod touch G1, iPod touch G2, and iPod touch 3G.

The update includes:

  • Fix for iPhone 3GS battery level reporting
  • Fix for app crashes on launch
  • Fix for app crashes while using Japanese Kana Keyboard

iPhone 3.1.3 security-related update details can be found in Apple's knowledge-base article.

If you notice anything else in the update, let us know in the comments!

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UPDATE: Apple has Stanza App Remove DCIM Work-around for USB Sharing

UPDATE: PatternMusic reveals that the issue is (mis)use of the DCIM folder (digital camera image folder -- where your camera roll pictures are stored) to transfer non-image related files.

Apple, however, precludes apps from reading or writing data files to any other place except the app’s “sandbox” document folder through their developer agreement.

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4th Gen iPhone Peeked in Engadget iPad Leak?

The night before Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, Engadget scored scored pictures of the device -- but did they score a picture of the 4th generation iPhone as well? That's what AppleInsider claims:

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Rumor: Apple Also Developing Mac OS X-based, 15.4" Tablet

Silly TiPb, we should have known the very moment after Apple introduced the iPhone OS-based iPad, rumors would be revisited that an Mac OS X-based, 15.4" version was also being developed. Sure enough, here comes TechCrunch saying just that.

The info is based on a second hand source with main point corroboration from a second source (no names!)

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UPDATED: Apple iPad Frame has Space for Missing Front-Facing Camera?

According to Mission Repair, Apple's iPad has a space for an iSight webcam/camera inside the device. Based on parts seemingly obtained through unofficial channels, the frame appears to have a very similar area to the MacBook's existing iSight webcam enclosure.

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Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.3

Apple has released iTunes 9.0.3, and it is now available via Software Update.

iTunes 9.0.3 provides a number of important bug fixes, including:

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