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5 years ago

Apple files motion to intervene on Lodsys patent lawsuits

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Apple files motion to intervene on Lodsys patent lawsuits

Apple has filed a motion to intervene in Lodsys' lawsuits against 7 iOS developers. These developers are reportedly under NDA as well, so it's unknown if Apple is also stepping in with legal and financial support for the individuals, but they are clearly taken the suit back to Lodsys:

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5 years ago

Problems with certain Verizon iPad 2 causing Apple to recall shipments?

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Problems with certain Verizon iPad 2 causing Apple to recall shipments?

Sounds like some Verizon iPad 2 models in Apple Stores and in transit to customers are being recalled, possibly due to some problem that prevents cellular activation:

Verizon iPad 2s aren’t being sent back due to engraving. If someone activates a cellular connection on the device, then wants to view or edit account information, they can’t. They receive a message that it is activated, and that’s it. I saw someone open at least 6 looking for one that didn’t do it. It’s device specific, not software.

Apple Stores have just been asked to send back certain serial numbers, while the on-delivery orders will likely be replaced with unaffected models.

Anyo

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5 years ago

Tweetbot update brings Twitter Photos support

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Tweetbot update brings Twitter Photos support

Tweetbot — A Twitter Client with Personality, has received a big update today. It includes support for Twitter Photos, Pinboard, Bit.ly Pro, Instapaper, and much more!

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5 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, June 10

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, June 10

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!

  • Pulse : Volume One: Enter an absorbing world where players become part conductor, part note-captor, part multi-touch master. Tap speeding notes as they cross the radiant pulse to conduct gorgeous original melodies. Now with 4 new tracks! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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5 years ago

New to TiPb: Disqus comments, Google search, and +1

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New to TiPb: Disqus comments, Google search, and +1

TiPb nation, we're in the process of rolling out some updates to the site that we're really excited about, including Disqus comments, Google search, and +1 buttons.

  • Disqus is commenting system that offers a lot more options than our previous, built in version. You can login with a Disqus account if you have one, but also with Facebook, Twitter, and other logins you may already have later. It also gives us better moderation controls so hopefully it will cut down on the spam... and the trolls!

  • Google search is just much better than what we had before. The old search was chronological so you got the last post about a certain term, not the best, most relevant one. It will also let you search across the blog, forum, and store (or choose to filter based on just one of those if you prefer.) Now all the Google power is yours on TiPb.

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5 years ago

Magellan RoadMate North America updated with Yelp integration and Google search [give-away]

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Magellan RoadMate North America updated with Yelp integration and Google search [give-away]

Magellan RoadMate North America has received a big update that includes Yelp integration, Google local search, lifetime maps, and a new UI.

Yelp API

  • Integrated within the RoadMate app opens a whole new world of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more for you – connect with old favorites or explore new ones.
  • Easily search for venues and destinations, browse user ratings, and decide where to go and route to it, all from within the app.

Google Local Search

  • Find out where you’d like to go using real-time Google Local search. Then route to your searched location with a tap of the GO button.

New User Interface

  • Designed for when you’re on-the-road – a collapsible dashboard creates a generous screen size making it easy for you to view while routing.
  • Plus, personalize your dashboard icons and view your arrival time, distance, and speed all at once.

Includes Lifetime Maps

  • Roads change more often than you realize. Get on board with the latest available maps so that you will always be up-to-date.

To celebrate the update, Magellan RoadMate North America has given us some promo codes to pass on to you, our awesome readers. For a chance to win, just leave a comment in the thread below telling us which of the new features you like best.

UPDATE: Congrats to winners Jason and Bassistfrmsbwy. Enjoy!

Screenshots after the break!

[$39.99 - iTunes link]

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5 years ago

Outside the US? No iTunes iCloud music for you until 2012 or later!

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Outside the US? No iTunes iCloud music for you until 2012 or later!

If you're outside the US, don't get too excited about iTunes iCloud music services like re-downloading and iTunes Match streaming, because you'll likely have to wait until 2012 if not later before it comes to your region. According to The Telegraph, Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud music storage service will not be coming to UK users until the first quarter of 2012 at the very earliest.  A spokesman for the Performing Right Society (PRS), which is responsible for ensuring songwriters and music publishers are paid for their work told The Telegraph the bad news.

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5 years ago

WWDC 2011 Apple Keynote covered in 120 seconds [video]

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WWDC 2011 Apple Keynote covered in 120 seconds [video]

If you missed out on all or just part of the Apple news this week and really don’t have the time to watch the full length Apple 2011 keynote, good news. You can now watch a condensed video that lasts just 120 seconds. That’s just two minutes of your time to catch up on all the news.

If you watch this two minute video and decide to take the time to watch the full version you can find all the details on how to do that here. Of course, once you have watched any of these videos, you will still have many questions about iOS 5 and we have all the details you will need right here!

[YouTube]

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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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