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3 years ago

Apple posts WWDC Design Award winners

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Apple posts WWDC Design Award winners

Another year, another Worldwide Developers Conference, and another set of incredible Apple Design Award winners. For WWDC 2011, those ADA winners include:

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to get your UDID number from System Profiler on Mac

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Daily Tip: How to get your UDID number from System Profiler on Mac

Forget to add your UDID (universal device identifier) to the iOS Developer Portal before loading up iOS 5 beta and wondering how to find it so your iPhone or iPad will activate? It happens. Your iPhone gets swapped out by the Apple Store due to a hardware issue or you get an iPad 2 and forget to add it before you install the new software. iTunes won't help you until the device is activated. Usually you can just grab it from Xcode but if you don't have Xcode handy, you can also get it from System Profiler. We'll show you how, after the break!

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3 years ago

iOS 5 iMessages vs. BlackBerry BBM - Fight!

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iOS 5 iMessages vs. BlackBerry BBM - Fight!

How does Apple's brand new iOS 5 iMessage compare to the stalwart Blackberry BBM on BB OS 6? Check out the video above as Kevin Michaluk and Bla1ze from CrackBerry.com bring their Berrys to the table against the iPhone for a one-on-one instant messaging show down! Does BlackBerry still own the crack, or has iOS just become leader of the pack?

BBM is far more functional -- I joked it's like the FaceBook of IM with groups, comments, and more -- while iOS keeps things really simple and bundles it right into the SMS/MMS app.

They're both really snappy, both show writing and delivered states, and offer read receipts, and both are proprietary (yeah) so no cross-platforming yet. BBM is a huge lock-in on BlackBerry and might be the same on iOS.

Could this be enough to make RIM finally bring BBM to iOS? Which would you prefer?

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3 years ago

Apple reverses iOS subscription policy

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Apple reverses iOS subscription policy

Apple seems to have quietly reversed course on their controversial subscription policy, which previously required publishers to offer the same price in-app as on the web (or elsewhere), and disallowed them from linking to external subscription offers. Now with iOS 5, all of that is gone. According to MacRumors, the updated guideline reads as follows:

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, June 9

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, June 9

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

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3 years ago

OnLive to bring full HD console gaming to the iPad

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OnLive to bring full HD console gaming to the iPad

TouchArcade was able to sit down with OnLive at E3 for a brief presentation of their cloud gaming service, which promises to bring full HD console quality gaming to the iPad.

When OnLive started up in 2009 it was speculated that the service would eventually come to the iPhone, but this was long before the iPad was available. They've since discovered the iPad is a far better use case for exploring this type of gaming service on an iOS device, and they've fully committed to get this out the door as soon as everything is solid enough for consumers.

OnLive even has a bluetooth controller they'll make available, which should bring a more console-like experience for iPad users instead of having to use the touchscreen. Imagine pairing this with up with your HDTV via HDMI using the bluetooth controller, and you begin get a real sense of how truly awesome this could be.

Although they haven't set an official release date, OnLive representatives have stated the service is "coming soon" to the iPad and the bluetooth controller will be available at a reasonable price.

Check out the video demonstration after the jump -- will you be using OnLive on your iPad?

[TouchArcade]

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3 years ago

Apple to include panorama camera feature in iOS 5?

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Apple to include panorama camera feature in iOS 5?

Nestled deep within the iOS 5 beta code lies hints at Apple planning a panorama photo feature, allowing users to capture panoramic images without the need for 3rd party apps from the App Store.

PANO_OPTION = “Take Panorama”;

SAVING PANORAMA = “Saving Panorama”;

CANCEL_PANO_BUTTON_TITLE = “Cancel”;

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3 years ago

Marco Arment on what Safari Reading List means for Instapaper

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Marco Arment on what Safari Reading List means for Instapaper

By building Safari Reading List and Safari Reader into iOS 5 Safari -- much as they've built them into OS X Lion -- Apple provides a similar uncluttered reading and sync service to Marco Arment's well known Instapaper app. Arment isn't raging however. In fact, he's a little excited.

When iOS 5 and Lion ship, Apple will show a much larger percentage of iOS-device owners that saving web pages to read later is a useful workflow and can dramatically improve the way they read.

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3 years ago

iTunes 10.3 brings iBookstore to the desktop

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iTunes 10.3 brings iBookstore to the desktop

The iTunes 10.3 update that came out this week included a little surprise for reading lovers -- iBooks support.

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3 years ago

Daily tip: how to hide built-in apps like weather and stocks [jailbreak]

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Daily tip: how to hide built-in apps like weather and stocks [jailbreak]

Here is a tip for Jailbreakers on how to hide apps -- like Apple's built in and impossible to delete weather and stocks -- easily with the Poof tweak that comes built into your SBSettings. SBSettings is a free tweak from the Cydia app store that will do just that. Hit the jump to find out how to get it on your device.

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