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3 years ago

iPad now available in China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

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iPad now available in China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

iPad is now available in China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, as previously announced, and as Gizmodo points out, celebrating new Apple gears is a cross-cultural, seemingly universal phenomena.

[Han Ziwen became the first iPad owner in mainland China today, and was carried out of the Beijing Apple store on employees' shoulders. He even made a t-shirt for the occasion: "I BUY IPAD NO 1". Image via Getty]

Cue the folk music. Then go enjoy your new iPads.

[Gizmodo]

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3 years ago

Facebook Places now in UK. Are you still using it?

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Facebook Places now in UK. Are you still using it?

Facebook Places has gone live in the UK. It lit up in Japan a few days ago as well. No love for Canada or many other countries yet. Still, even in locations where Facebook places has launched, it doesn't seem to have slowed down FourSquare or Gowalla at all.

Is Facebook Places available where you are? Are you using it? If so, let us know how it's been working for you, if not, tell us what's kept you away.

[Thanks English Mike!]

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3 years ago

iOS 4.2 features: Set individual text message tone

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iOS 4.2 features: Set individual text message tone

iOS 4.2 for iPhone seems poised to finally provide yet another hugely requested feature -- set individual text message tones.

Nice to see Apple knocking things off the nagging omissions list. Do I even have to ask if you're going to be using this?

[9to5mac]

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3 years ago

iPhone live 117: iOS 4.2 beta 1 part 1

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iPhone live 117: iOS 4.2 beta 1 part 1

iOS 4.2 is in the house! We'll save the iPad stuff for Sunday but we're talking all about, AirView, find in Safari, and AirPrint -- except for iPhone 3G. Plus, Steve Jobs, Cupertino Ninja, Unreal UDK out for iOS, free iPhone case programs a changing!

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3 years ago

Netflix app on TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? Ohellsyeah!

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Netflix app on TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? Ohellsyeah!

Netflix streaming from iPad or iPhone to your TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? That's what Mark Gurman is showing off.

We connected some speakers to an Airport Express and the audio from the Netflix film wirelessly streamed and played perfectly with absolutely no hiccups. When the new Apple TV launches, you’ll be able to wirelessly stream both the video and audio to your television set; that’s right, I said television.

Now if only they let Hulu Plus do that...

[9to5Mac]

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3 years ago

Apple prepping subscription plan for newspapers?

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Apple prepping subscription plan for newspapers?

Apple may be preparing a subscription plan for newspapers says the Mercury News. When iBooks was announced alongside iPad, but no similar offering for magazines and newspapers, it was curious. When friction resulted from magazines trying to roll their own subscriptions, it was noteworthy. Now, however, a solution might just be in place:

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3 years ago

New Apple TV confirmed to be running iOS

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New Apple TV confirmed to be running iOS

Apple TV is indeed running iOS according to a TUAW tipster whose confirmed the 2010 model is the iprod2 previously seen in code strings.

So... Jailbreak and run apps? How would that boost sales?

[TUAW]

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3 years ago

Yahoo! CEO: iAds will fall apart on Apple

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Yahoo! CEO: iAds will fall apart on Apple

Yahoo! perhaps doth protest too much as CEO Carol Bartz thinks Apple's iAds will self-destruct:

"That's going to fall apart for them," Bartz said about Apple's iAd service. "Advertisers are not going to have that type of control over them. Apple wants total control over those ads."

Because that strategy has worked so poorly for Apple in the past, what with the dismal failures of iTunes and record lable iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad?

[Reuters]

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3 years ago

iOS 4.2 features: Find text on Safari web page

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iOS 4.2 features: Find text on Safari web page

iOS 4.2 will finally give iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad the ability to find text on a Safari web page. It can be hard to find a specific snippet of text on a long, paragraph strewn web page. On Windows or Mac, you just hit CTL-F or CMD-F, type your text, and off you go. Now in iOS 4.2 beta 1 you just use the regular old search field (still confusingly labeled Google by default) and start typing the text you want to find.

Where previously you only got suggested search terms, now you get a second list at the bottom for words you can search on the page. Tap one and the first match on the page is highlighted in yellow and a set of buttons slide up on the bottom for "Next" and "Done", as well as a counter for how many matches of the word there are on the page, and which one is currently highlighted (e.g., 7/16). Hit next until you find the one you want, hit done when you're finished. If you want to change the find term, the search box is repositioned alongside the controls to make it convenient.

No more manual scanning, no more javascript bookmarklets. Just happy surfing.

One more pic after the break.

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3 years ago

iPad coming to China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on September 17

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iPad coming to China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on September 17

iPad continues its international roll-out, heading for China, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on September 17.

China gets Wi-Fi only:

iPad Wi-Fi models in China will be available for a suggested retail price of CNY3988 for 16GB, CNY4788 for 32GB and CNY5588 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in China through Apple’s Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Latin America gets all models:

Todos los modelos iPad estarán disponibles en Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú este viernes 17 de septiembre. Para conocer la disponibilidad específica por tienda, por favor visite: http://latam.apple.com/la/buy/

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