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5 years ago

iPod touch 4 running Apple TV Lowtide interface

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iPod touch 4 running Apple TV Lowtide interface

Lowtide runs the Apple TV interface, similar to how SpringBoard runs the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad home screen system, and it looks like Apple designed the built-in iOS app with cross-device support because developer Dunstin Howett got it up and running on an iPod touch 4.

Erica Sadun from TUAW has the details:

This is probably not something you'll want to do yourself. And the reason is pretty technical, so please excuse me while I get all jargony on you. Extracting frameworks from the iPhone's "dyld" cache system was not enough to get the app to run (an approach I initially tried). Instead, you need to use caches native to Apple TV, which is the approach Howett used.

So it's more a proof-of-concept than anything practical at this point, but getting things to run where they ought not is like climbing a mountain -- because it's there.

Video after the break!

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5 years ago

Apple TV (2010) tear down, similar to iPad inside

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Apple TV (2010) tear down, similar to iPad inside

Apple TV (2010) barely made it off the shelves before the folks at iFixit sent us word they had a tear down under way. And it turns out this new Apple TV has a lot in common with Apple's other new iOS device this year, the iPad:

  • The Apple TV has 256 RAM, just like the 4th Generation iPod Touch and the iPad. The key marking of interest on the A4 processor package is "K4X2G643GE," which is identical to the marking found on the iPad.

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5 years ago

Did you get your Apple TV (2010) yet?

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Did you get your Apple TV (2010) yet?

Looks like Apple TV (2010) is starting to be delivered and several readers now claim to have them in their hot little hands. If you've gotten yours, let us know and tell us what it's like.

And if you need help setting it up, using the new features, testing it with iOS 4.2 beta, or just want to kick the discussion up a notch, check out our brand new Apple TV Forum.

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5 years ago

AutoCAD WS now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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AutoCAD WS now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

We knew it was coming, but today, Autodesk have released AutoCAD® WS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

  • Open DWG drawings uploaded to your free* AutoCAD WS online workspace
  • See all aspects of your DWG file, including external references, layers, and image underlays
  • Use Multi-Touch zoom and pan to more easily navigate very large drawings

  • Tap objects to select, then move, rotate, and scale

  • Draw or edit shapes with accuracy using Snap and Ortho modes
  • Add and edit text annotations directly on your device; no need for paper mark-ups
  • Validate distance measurements in the drawing while you are onsite at the actual location
  • Save your edits to your AutoCAD WS online workspace, so your drawings stay up to date

  • Share designs with others directly from your device

  • Work with other people on the same DWG file simultaneously
  • View edits to drawings in real time: AutoCAD WS immediately captures changes made by you and others in your online workspace.

The app is free and available now in the app store. If you're an AutoCAD user and you try it out, leave us a comment and let us know how it works for you.

[iTunes link]

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5 years ago

How to get Apple to do a non-warranty repair [Tip]

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How to get Apple to do a non-warranty repair [Tip]

What's the best way to get Apple to do a non-warranty repair on your bricked or broken iPhone or iPad? Simple: tell the truth.

I have seen all kinds of schemes cooked up by people who have done something ill-advised to their devices. They have a strategy. They know how to fool the liquid sensors. They have a story for the dent they couldn't pound out. They play innocent when their product is mysteriously bricked. They have a plan for every contingency.

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5 years ago

Apple TV (2010) first reviews

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Apple TV (2010) first reviews

Apple TV (2010) doesn't seem to be getting as traditional or coordinated a release as most iOS devices, but some media outlets have gotten their geeky little hands on the all new a little early and shared their impressions... and their videos.

Follow on after the break for the early word on triumphs and tragedies.

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5 years ago

Apple releases iTunes 10.1 beta to test in-app iOS 4.2 AirPrint

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Apple releases iTunes 10.1 beta to test in-app iOS 4.2 AirPrint

Alongside iOS 4.2 beta 2, Apple has also released iTunes 10.1 beta for developers to help them get their apps ready for the new firmware due in November.

This is a pre-release version of iTunes 10.1 beta to support testing of printing from your iOS app. Be sure to backup your iTunes content prior to installing iTunes 10.1 beta.

AirPrint to support wireless printing, along with AirPlay to support audio and video streaming are among the most prominent features.

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5 years ago

Apple releases iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch to developers

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Apple releases iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch to developers

Apple has released iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to registered developers, once again keeping to their typical every two weeks on a Tuesday patten.

No word yet on what new surprises lurk in beta 2, or in the code deep beneath it, but we'll update as we learn more. In the meantime, head on over to developer.apple.com and start your downloads.

And for more, check out our complete iOS 4.2 beta walkthrough.

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5 years ago

ToDo for iPhone Updated to support local notifications and much, much more...

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ToDo for iPhone Updated to support local notifications and much, much more...

ToDo for iPhone by Appigo has long been one of my favorite productivity apps.  I've been desperately waiting to see this app updated mainly with support for local notifications.  The fact that you'd have to open the app in order to update the badge was somewhat irritating.  It's part of the reason I switched back to Evernote.

Not only does ToDo now support local notifications, it's been updated with complete multitasking support as well as high resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th gen.  It also supports password protection and adding multiple alerts for tasks.  I've noticed the app overall is a lot more responsive as well.

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5 years ago

Updated: Roku [and TiVo] getting Hulu Plus, can Apple TV have it too?

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Updated: Roku [and TiVo] getting Hulu Plus, can Apple TV have it too?

Looks like Hulu Plus will be coming to Apple TV competitor Roku. There's already a Hulu Plus app for Apple's iPad, and while my deepest, darkest wish is that it will support AirPlay to beam content straight to Apple TV, past history (and its use of non-standard video controls) make me think it won't. And hey, even if by some miracle it does, just like Apple TV has built-in Netflix support, built-in support for Hulu Plus would be huge (no need to waste iPad resources and Wi-Fi bandwidth).

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5 years ago

Is BlackBerry's iPad competitor about work or about Play(Book)?

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5 years ago

Tapatalk forum viewer for iPhone - app review

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Tapatalk forum viewer for iPhone - app review

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Tapatalk for iPhone is a perfect app for those of you who browse several forums (including our own TiPb Forums!).  We all know most forums have mobile versions, but sometimes the controls aren't so intuitive, nor is the control.  Tapatalk allows you to connect remotely to your forums via the app.  You can then visit all your forums from the accounts tab.  From there you can choose which site you'd like to browse and connect to it.

[iTunes Link]

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5 years ago

iPhone 4 Retina Display ekes out victory over Android Super AMOLED

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iPhone 4 Retina Display ekes out victory over Android Super AMOLED

Apple's iPhone 4 IPS LCD Retina Display has pulled out a big win over Super AMOLED displays used in Samsung Galaxy S and other Android devices for best mobile display in existence today. This comes to us from DisplayMate.com.

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5 years ago

Apple TV firmware contains FaceTime, Remote DVD, Bluetooth code?

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Apple TV firmware contains FaceTime, Remote DVD, Bluetooth code?

Since Apple made the Apple TV iOS 4.1 firmware available on their website, developers and hackers alike have been scouring through with a fine toothed comb. What they have found so far is quite interesting - Facetime may be coming to Apple TV via your iPhone 4 using AirPlay, there could be DVD remote support, and the device does contain bluetooth code.

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5 years ago

Apple releases Remote 2.0 for iPhone and iPad

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Apple releases Remote 2.0 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has finally updated their Remote app to version 2.0, and included support for iPad 4 and iPod touch 4 Retina Display, and for the iPad. It will also support shared libraries for iTunes and, of course, the new Apple TV (2010) that's just started to hit the streets. AirPlay is also supported, currently for what was previously AirTunes, and no doubt for full on iOS 4.2 video goodness when that's released as well.

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