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3 years ago

Overboard vs Aquapac in iPhone 4 water torture test - Amazing Case [give away]

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Overboard vs Aquapac in iPhone 4 water torture test - Amazing Case [give away]

If you had to trust a water-proof case to protect your precious iPhone 4 during a torture test, which would it be -- the Overboard or the Aquapac? That's the challenge they gave me for the latest episode of TiPb's Amazing Case, our hardcore, case vs case tests of strength, durability, and performance.

We figure if either -- or both -- of these water cases could survive being thrown into the deep end and taken through the high-pressure car wash then they can survive a dip in the tub or day at the beach.

Follow on after the jump for the details, and the give-away!

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3 years ago

iOS 4.1 review

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iOS 4.1 review

Complete review of Apple's iOS 4.1 software update for iPhone and iPod touch

iOS 4.1 is now available from Apple for iPhone and iPod touch. A relative small update to iOS 4 that fixes some important bugs, adds a few new features, and powers the all new iPod touch 4.

Steve Jobs announced the headlines during Apple's 2010 special music event and they include Game Center social gaming network, TV rentals, iTunes Ping social music network, HDR photography, and HD video uploads. (Yes, Apple is introducing not one but two new social networks.)

More importantly for some, proximity sensor misfires, Bluetooth woes, and the abysmal performance on iPhone 3G appear to be fixed.

We'll be covering all of that and more below. For anything and everything that hasn't changed, check out our massive iOS 4 walkthrough because we won't be repeating all that here

Note: this walkthrough is based on the GM (gold master) version of iOS 4.1. We'll continue to add to and improve it as needed, and update once iOS 4.1 release version hits, probably on Wednesday September 8.

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3 years ago

iPod touch 4 beginning to ship

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iPod touch 4 beginning to ship

TiPb readers are letting us know that they're receiving shipment notifications from Apple for iPod touch 4. Made available for pre-order last Wednesday following Apple's 2010 special music event, iPod touch 4 brings Retina Display (though perhaps without the same IPS panel?), FaceTime, 720p video (though only .7mp stills), and other iPhone 4-like features to its non-phone counterpart.

Have you gotten your shipment notification yet? Let us know which model you ordered, when you placed your order, and what date you expect it and we'll keep track in comments.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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3 years ago

Should Game Center and Ping have been one unified social network?

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Should Game Center and Ping have been one unified social network?

Instead of introducing two new, separate social networks with Game Center for gaming and Ping for music, should Apple instead have combined them into one unified social network for users?

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3 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 Sept 2010

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 Sept 2010

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3 years ago

iPad live tonight! 6pm PT/9pm ET/2am BST

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iPad live tonight! 6pm PT/9pm ET/2am BST

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3 years ago

Video call debugger running on iPad?

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Video call debugger running on iPad?

9to5mac got their hands on what appears to be an extreme close up of a video call debugger running on an iPad. Now that iPod touch has gotten a camera and FaceTime, can iPad really be far behind?

Apple special event in late January to announce iPad 2, followed by video camera capable iPad in March/April? But will it have both front-facing and rear camera, or just one or the other?

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3 years ago

iTunes Ping- Where is the Facebook Integration?

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iTunes Ping- Where is the Facebook Integration?

Facebook connect for Ping made a very brief appearance during Steve Jobs' iTunes 10 demo and some early users were able to catch (and use) it to find friends on Apple's new social music network. However, a short time later the Facebook integration was missing. What happened?

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3 years ago

Wi-Fi Sync for Jailbroken iPhones - how to fix what it breaks in iTunes

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Wi-Fi Sync for Jailbroken iPhones - how to fix what it breaks in iTunes

Back in late June/early July, I reviewed an app called Wi-Fi Sync for jailbroken iPhones. You can find my revised version of the review here. Originally this seemed like a pretty neat app. It's a bit pricey for what it does, but it did it well.

Now I've been having several issues with iTunes over the past 2 months. I couldn't restore or upgrade firmware (it would hang up at the very end and leave all my devices in never ending recovery loops). To my dismay, it also broke backups within iTunes. I found this out after I wiped one of my devices and then noticed my last backup had been 2 months earlier. In frustration, a buddy on Twitter (@snoslicer8) asked if I by chance had Wi-Fi Sync installed. And without a doubt, that was the problem.

Needless to say, click along to see how to fix these issues if you're having problems with iTunes and you've previously downloaded W-Fi Sync. Odds are, it's the culprit.

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3 years ago

iOS 4.1 coming September 8? Here's your video quick start guide

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iOS 4.1 coming September 8? Here's your video quick start guide

While Steve Jobs and Apple.com (the main US version of the site) say iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch is coming sometime "next week", Apple.com/uk is cheeky enough to put a date on it -- Wednesday, September 8.

Download the iOS 4.1 Software Update. Available on 8 September.

New highlight features include Game Center, iTunes TV rentals, Ping social music network, HDR photography, HD YouTube video uploads, and AVCRP stereo Bluetooth support (see our quick start video up top).

[Apple.com/uk/ via Engadget, thanks Phil!]

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