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5 years ago

iOS 5 wants: App Store trials, upgrades, and subscriptions

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iOS 5 wants: App Store trials, upgrades, and subscriptions

While Apple's iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad has improved in countless ways since its introduction in 2008 -- including the recent reversal of the cross-compiler ban and the publication of the app review guidelines -- several major problems persist for both develops and users, especially the lack of trial apps, paid upgrades, and subscriptions. While the mobile app ecosystem is the new frontier and arguments can be made about how closely guarded it needs to be, Apple is about to bring the App Store concept "Back to the Mac". That's an environment where developers and users are not only accustomed to, but expect features like trials and upgrades.

So while we're all still waiting on iOS 4.2, I'm going to leap ahead a little and start thinking about what I want in iOS 5. There's lots to cover, notifications, glance-able data, profiles, NFC, etc. Right now, I'm going to focus on the App Store, and whether Apple takes the opportunity to bring some of the Mac back to the iPhone and iPad.

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5 years ago

Vote now for your favorite new iPhone/iPad feature of the year - TiPb Awards

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Vote now for your favorite new iPhone/iPad feature of the year - TiPb Awards

Favorite new iPhone/iPad feature of the yearonline survey

The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and it's time to vote on all your favorites. This time it's for your favorite new iPhone/iPad feature of the year.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G: AirPlay not included?

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iPhone 3G: AirPlay not included?

The iOS 4.2 GM build seems to missing something -- AirPlay support for iPhone 3G. As we all know, iPhone 3G is already missing several iOS 4 features, and wasn't scheduled to get AirPrint either. Apple has said in the past 2008 hardware just wasn't able to keep up. However, AirPlay was alive and well on iPhone 3G throughout iOS 4.2 betas and Apple's very own website claimed that AirPlay would work for every iOS 4 device, which would include the iPhone 3G.

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5 years ago

Apple TV gets Wiimote! [Jailbreak]

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Apple TV gets Wiimote! [Jailbreak]

Developer Tom Cool has successfully brought Wiimote functionality to the Apple TV by activating a custom BT stack that uses Apple TV's built in Bluetooth. So far the demo only shows a virtual representation on screen which perfectly mirrors the movement of the Wiimote, however it shouldn't be too long before full Wiimote or even iPhone/iPod touch controlled gaming is brought to the Apple TV.

Are you excited for some Apple TV jailbreak gaming? Leave us a comment and check out the video below!

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5 years ago

iOS 4.2 coming next Tuesday, November 16? Delayed?

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iOS 4.2 coming next Tuesday, November 16? Delayed?

There are a couple stories floating around the web tonight involving iOS 4.2 and it's release date, with the usually reliable iPhoneHellas saying simply that it will arrive next Tuesday, November 16, and MacStories adding that it's actually been pushed back to the 16th due to iPad Wi-Fi bugs and a new GM candidate will proceed it.

For their part Apple has only ever said "November" when it comes to the iOS 4.2 release schedule.

Could next Tuesday be the day? If so, was it always scheduled to be the day or is it really a delay?

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5 years ago

iPhone live podcast 125: Naked Case

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iPhone live podcast 125: Naked Case

We're talking iOS 4.2 for iPhone and iPod touch, network AirPrint gone MIA? Glassgate -- real, fake, or really fake? How to get ready to Jailbreak and the week in apps. We're about to be updated folks, this is iPhone live!

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5 years ago

Girls Night Out for iPhone

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Girls Night Out for iPhone

Girls Night Out for iPhone proves a bachelorette party is no fun without a good embarrassing game. This little game is a mixture between "Truth or Dare" and a scavenger hunt. Ideal for a bar or night club environment, this game will send you and your friends off to complete embarrassing and hilarious tasks such as kissing a bald man on the head. There are three different categories: Warm Up, Actions Speak Louder, The Hunter, The Gatherer, 'Naughty Girl' and Truth be Told.

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5 years ago

iOS 4.2 for iPad in 10 minutes [video]

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iOS 4.2 for iPad in 10 minutes [video]

Apple is set to release the long -- long! -- awaited iOS 4.2 for iPad any day now and the video above has everything you need to know about it in just 10 minutes. We're talking AirPrint, AirPlay, multitasking, folders, Game Center, unified inbox and threaded email, Find in Safari page, and much, much, more.

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5 years ago

iOS 4.2 for iPhone in 5 minutes [video]

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iOS 4.2 for iPhone in 5 minutes [video]

Any day now Apple will release iOS 4.2 for iPhone and iPod touch so we figured we'd show you everything you needed to know about it in just 5 minutes (okay, 6, but we needed that extra minute!). That includes AirPrint, Airplay, Find in Safari page, new Text Tones, and much more.

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5 years ago

2010 TiPb Award for Favorite #Fail of the Year goes to...!

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2010 TiPb Award for Favorite #Fail of the Year goes to...!

Your votes have been counted, your voices have been heard, and we're proud to announce the 2010 TiPb Readers Choice Award for Favorite #Fail of the Year goes to... White iPhone 4!

The white iPhone 4 was announced by Apple alongside the black model during WWDC 2010 but shipping delay after shipping delay -- variously ascribed to manufacturing problems surrounding the color consistency, proximity sensor, light bleeding, etc. -- have kept it from appearing on the market to date. While rumors swirl that it may simply never show up, for their part Apple has pegged early 2011 as the next release window:

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5 years ago

Tip: How to make your own custom iPhone ringtones in iTunes

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Tip: How to make your own custom iPhone ringtones in iTunes

Interested in how to make your own custom ringtones for iPhone? Ever since Apple opened the door, it's been the popular thing to do. From soothing classics to to the latest hip hop tunes, you can setup the music you want for the contact you want, always know who's calling you before you answer, and -- depending on just what music you choose -- turn a few heads while doing it. petey28 from our forums will show you how after the break!

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5 years ago

Rejected iPad app developer gets a call from Steve Jobs

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Rejected iPad app developer gets a call from Steve Jobs

If your iPad app is rejected from the iTunes App Store there's a slim chance that, just like developer Ram Arumugam, you might get a call from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Arumugam emailed Steve Jobs after his app was rejected but instead of getting the typical "[something curt] - Sent from my iPad" email back, he got a phone call. The Seattle Times reports:

The two talked about Arumugam's app, called "Economy for iPad," and why it was rejected by Apple

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5 years ago

How to put on (and take off) an Incipio Destroyer case for iPad

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How to put on (and take off) an Incipio Destroyer case for iPad

The Incipio Destroyer Case for iPad is a cute name for something that's supposed to protect your precious iPad, but protect it does. Like a tank. Seriously. It bloody well comes with a tool to secure it on and off! Does that make it difficult? Not really. I found it rather intuitive actually.

Check out the video above to see me give a try, and there are a few pictures of the final results, after the jump!

[Sponsored: If you want an Incipio Destroyer Case for iPad of your very own, pick one up at the TiPb iPad Accessory Store.]

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5 years ago

Ping adds Twitter integration, will that add relevance?

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Ping adds Twitter integration, will that add relevance?

Twitter has just announced that that they've integrated with Apple's social music network, Ping to make it easy for users of both services to share music.

On Ping you can easily link to your Twitter account to instantly find Ping users among the people you already follow on Twitter.

Once you’ve linked the accounts, whenever you Post, Like, Review, or tell your friends why you purchased a song or album on Ping, this activity will also be tweeted to your Twitter followers – complete with playable song previews and links to purchase and download music from iTunes.

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5 years ago

Pure i-20 iPhone / iPod dock, share audio and video with your TV

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Pure i-20 iPhone / iPod dock, share audio and video with your TV

Pure has announced the i-20, an iPod and iPhone dock able to connect to your home A/V system and transfer audio as well as video to your existing setup. A well known UK manufacturer of high-end DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radios, Pure's dock offers audio that can be output in digital (toslink, digital coaxial) or analogue formats. Analogue sound quality is said to be delivered flawlessly via the in-built DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter).

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