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4 years ago

iOS 5 features: AirPlay Mirroring for FaceTime

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iOS 5 features: AirPlay Mirroring for FaceTime

iOS 5 beta 3 seems to have enabled another feature -- AirPlay mirroring for FaceTime. If this makes it into the final release -- and not everything does -- it'll be fantastic for families and businesses alike.

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4 years ago

Convert documents into PDFs with PDF Converter for iPad

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Convert documents into PDFs with PDF Converter for iPad

Readdle has released their new iPad app, PDF Converter.

PDF Converter lets you transform any file you have on the iPad into a PDF document whenever you need it. Everything from a multi-million contract to a web page you want to read later can be saved as a PDF in several taps.

Make PDFs from:

  • Email Attachments
  • iWork and MS Office documents
  • Web pages
  • Files from other applications
  • Clipboard content
  • Photos
  • Documents on Dropbox and MobileMe iDisk
  • Contacts

I keep my PDFs organized in iBooks, and PDF Converter is the perfect companion. There are many times I come across something on the web that I want to save for future reference, like a tutorial, but I also hate cluttering up my bookmarks. Now, I convert it into a PDF, send to iBook, and organize in there - simple, yet effective.

PDF Converter is available for $6.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, July 12

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, July 12

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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4 years ago

HTC suit heats up again, Apple replaces lead patent attorney, Samsung tries to replace the rest

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HTC suit heats up again, Apple replaces lead patent attorney, Samsung tries to replace the rest

There have been a few interesting developments lately in Apple's ongoing patent disputes with HTC and Samsung, and a switch up inside their own legal team. First, Reuters reports that Richard "Chip" Lutton Junior, the man who was responsible for managing Apple's patent portfolio, is no longer with the company. Now, BJ Watrous, former deputy council for HP, is lists himself as the new guardian of iPhone, iPad, and Mac IP.

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4 years ago

iControlPad now available, a handheld gaming controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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iControlPad now available, a handheld gaming controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

 

The iControlPad is an accessory to improve the gaming experience on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Using it with your iPhone and iPod touch, you can slip your device inside it and use it as one hand held device; it even charges your device as you play. If you want to use it with the iPad, a simple change of the sides, enables it to become a standalone hand held controller.

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4 years ago

redsn0w updated for iOS 5 beta 3, Jailbreakme.com updated to fix kernel patches

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redsn0w updated for iOS 5 beta 3, Jailbreakme.com updated to fix kernel patches

No sooner did iOS 5 beta 3 come out then the iPhone Dev Team followed with redsn0w 0.9.8b2. The previous version of redsn0w worked on the new release, but not perfectly according to MuscleNerd:

redsn0w 0.9.8b2 http://is.gd/6eek4Y should fix 50b3 App Store issue (if you're already JB, just use this to boot tethered)

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4 years ago

Can the BlackBerry RIMPIRE strike back against iPhone?

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to extract Apple's default iPhone and iPad icons in Xcode

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Daily Tip: How to extract Apple's default iPhone and iPad icons in Xcode

Wondering how to get your hands on the PNG files Apple uses for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad interface icons? If you're a developer running Xcode and for some reason you can't use the default controls but want your custom controls to look just like them, you're in luck, UIKit-Artwork Extractor by 0xced will get you everything from the action button to the trash can, Emoji to the glossy effect.

UIKit Artwork Extractor extracts all the artwork and emoji symbols contained in UIKit into png files.

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4 years ago

iPad Live 64: Warm and fuzzy

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iPad Live 64: Warm and fuzzy

Georgia, Seth, and Rene talk iPad 2 Pro rumors, a completely new fall lineup, 1080p Apple TV, Jailbreakme.com brings Jailbreak to iPad 2, and happy 3rd birthday App Store! This is iPad Live!

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4 years ago

Smoody for iPhone and iPad updated and free for today only!

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Smoody for iPhone and iPad updated and free for today only!

Federico Kalayjian's iPhone and iPad apps Smoody and Smoody HD have been updated with a new chapter "Underwater" and include 20 new levels. There are also new in-app purchases for new characters and additional cuts.

The Smoodies are scattered throughout the universe and are searching for one another to begin a new era. Use your wit and creativity to help them reunite while travelling through space.

  • Just tap, slide and release to assist your Smoody in reaching the “black hole” using insanely realistic physics and interactive stage elements that you can actually destroy!
  • Work your way through 5 chapters spanning 100 insanely addicting levels using teleporters, ropes, magnets and much more! Easy to use gameplay, challenging levels and lovable characters make Smoody impossible to put down.
  • Think carefully and plan wisely to obtain the coveted 3 stars for each level. The faster and more precisely you can slice and dice your way through each level will earn you even more points! *Earn achievements and battle with friends and other players around the world for top score.
  • Share your scores and achievements with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Smoody is such a fun little puzzle game! It has a similar feel to one of my favorite games, Cut the Rope. It has a simple premise but can be surprisingly challenging. If you're into these types of games, Smoody won't disappoint!

Smoody and Smoody HD are available for free today only! They are normally priced at $0.99 and $2.99, respectively. Screenshots and video after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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4 years ago

iOS 5 beta 3 has a new gesture control panel, is this the beginning of the end for hardware button?

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iOS 5 beta 3 has a new gesture control panel, is this the beginning of the end for hardware button?

iOS 5 beta 3 has an interesting new addition -- Accessibility has been augmented with a gesture based control panel inside “AssistiveTouch” that can reproduce all the functionality of the existing hardware buttons, and much more.

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4 years ago

Raise a pet alien with Zander - Virtual Pet Alien for iPhone and iPad

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Raise a pet alien with Zander - Virtual Pet Alien for iPhone and iPad

Hot Salsa Interactive has released their new app, Zander - Virtual Pet Alien, for iPhone and iPad. With it, you become the 'owner' of a new pet named Zander. However, Zander isn't your average pet - he's an alien!

  • Play with Zander all day long. Zander requires no clean up and does not stain the carpets. Since your pet alien is from another planet, the vet bills can be kept to a minimum.
  • Learn Zander's alien language and you can speak to him and have him do what you want. But, be careful…Zander is not fond of bad words. Don't ignore him for too long, he'll get a little upset.
  • Zander can do many things and understands over 70 commands. Try to figure out everything that he can do!
  • Play music with Zander and don't forget to send a photo of yourself with Zander to all your friends!

This app is just way too cute for words. Zander is an adorable little friend that will bring a smile to anyone's face, kids and adults alike.

Zander - Virtual Pet Alien is available for $1.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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4 years ago

iOS 5 beta 3 gallery

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iOS 5 beta 3 gallery

There's bound to be something new in iOS 5 beta 3, a new icon, a new screen, a new setting... something that shows what Apple has been up to. Already the internet and our inboxes are filling up. A lot of it is, frankly, stuff we think we've seen before in previous betas, but some of it looks new to us as well.

  • New location services opt-in/opt-out splash screen on setup
  • Settings control for system-level location services (similar to what was previously available for App Store apps)
  • Settings control to toggle status bar icon for location services on/off
  • New iTunes Wi-Fi sync splash screen
  • New icon for Reminders
  • Some new stuff with tones (not sure about it yet)Text tones can be set from iTunes ringtones

We're going to collect it here, in this gallery. If you find anything we haven't come across yet, let us know.

Screenshots after the break.

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4 years ago

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 3 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV to developers

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Apple releases iOS 5 beta 3 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV to developers

Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 3 (9A5259f) for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, along with iTunes 10.5 beta 3 for Mac, and Xcode 4.3 Preview 3 for developers.

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4 years ago

Apple, WiTricity, and wireless charging

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Apple, WiTricity, and wireless charging

With rumors of Apple exploring new ways to charge iPhones and iPads, MacRumors pulls together threads from a company called WiTricity, which is based wireless charging research from MIT, and puts it together with an Apple patent application that surfaced earlier this year.

Apple describes a scenario where your iMac could be the source of this resonance power to provide a virtual charging area in front of your computer. Keyboards, mice and even mobile electronic devices like the iPhone or iPad could be charged simply be being in a 1 meter proximity to your computer. In typical Apple fashion, they describe that "by doing away with clumsy and annoying cables and eliminating the need to replace batteries, an easy to use and efficient local computing environment can be provided to the user."

So unlike <a href="http://www.precentral.net/"tags/touchstone">HP/Palm's TouchStone, it wouldn't require direct contact, just proximity. Whether or not Apple is or will work with WiTricity, or does anything with wireless charging any time soon, it's interesting to see what's being explored in the labs.

I've used inductive charging with the Pre Plus and with PowerMat, and while it feels like the future, it feels like a very close future. Like a novelty and not that far removed from the tether (trading the socket for a surface). True wireless charging, the ability to put your iPhone or iPad down pretty much where you want, and pick it up again fully charged? Way closer to Star Trek.

TED video after the break.

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