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DIRECTV for iPad updated, now offers in home streaming

DIRECTV for iPad updated, now offers in home streaming

DIRECTV has updated its iPad app and it now offers the ability to use your iPad as a portable TV. Before you get too excited, it can only work within the walls of your own home and does not offer any form of remote viewing access to your content. Of course it does a lot more than just in home...
Garmin launches Garmin Fit app and the ANT+ adaptor for iPhone

Garmin launches Garmin Fit app and the ANT+ adaptor for iPhone

Garmin has announced an iPhone fitness app called Garmin Fit and also an accessory called the ANT+. The fitness app will allow users to track their workouts including pace, distance, time and calories burnt. It can also map your runs and automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect which is...
Apple releases another update for the Apple TV, reset all settings before updating

Apple releases another update for the Apple TV, reset all settings before updating

Apple has released another update for the Apple TV, this one is numbered 4.4.2.  It appears that Apple has been having some strange problems with recent Apple TV updates with widespread reports of devices having to be restored using iTunes after the 4.4 and 4.4.1 updates. If you are already...
How to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync for iPhone, iPad

How to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync for iPhone, iPad

Tired of tethering to iTunes and wondering how to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync? It works just like traditional USB sync but without the cable! (Without the sync cable that is, you still need to be plugged into a power cable -- baby steps!) Here's how to get it going: Make sure your iPhone, iPad or...
Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Looking for some last minute ways to get your Halloween gruesome on? To zone out with zombies, lose your head with horsemen, read about vampires that burst ever-so-properly into flame, and otherwise get more monstrous this weekend? Well, since you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you're...
Is iTunes Match about to go live? (Updated: Not so fast)

Is iTunes Match about to go live? (Updated: Not so fast)

Apple has put "iTunes Match (Coming Soon)" placeholders up on iTunes in pretty much every country store we've checked, including the US, UK, and Canada, and the Music Settings in iOS 5 have just gotten an iTunes Match ON/OFF toggle, so... is iTunes Match about to go live? And if so, will it...
Apple updates Apple TV software to version 4.4.1, claims to fix connect to iTunes issues

Apple updates Apple TV software to version 4.4.1, claims to fix connect to iTunes issues

Apple has released another update for the Apple TV which takes it from version 4.4 to version 4.4.1. The update claims to fix issues with a small number of Apple TV units that needed to be connected a computer running iTunes after last week’siOS 5 update. Addresses an issue that required a small...
Starbucks launches its free iTunes download offer in the UK

Starbucks launches its free iTunes download offer in the UK

Starbucks has extended its free iTunes “Pick of the Week” give away into the UK; the offer was previously only offered within the United States. Now, any visitor to Starbucks in the UK can take advantage of totally free Wi-Fi as well as a free download from iTunes. Brian Waring, vice president of...
iOS 5 release caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK

iOS 5 release caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK

BT has confirmed that the release of iOS 5 caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK.  We knew that Apple’s servers were under immense pressure last week with the release of iOS 5 and other updates. Even Rene joked on the podcast that Apple had brought down the internet! Traffic...
iCloud causing data clearing problems for iOS 5 apps

iCloud causing data clearing problems for iOS 5 apps

Marco Arment, creator of the popular Instapaper app for the iPhone and iPad, noticed an problem related to changes made in iOS 5 tied to iCloud backups. A common scenario: an Instapaper customer is stocking up an iPad for a long flight. She syncs a bunch of movies and podcasts, downloads some...
Apple adds a Tones store to iOS 5 iTunes app

Apple adds a Tones store to iOS 5 iTunes app

With the release of iOS 5, Apple has added the ability to buy custom alert tones from the iTunes app on your device. If you open iTunes and click on Genres, you will see a new entry called Tones. The iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch now includes the Tone Store — an incredible...
Daily Tip: How to erase all personal data from your iPhone 4 before upgrading to the iPhone 4S

Daily Tip: How to erase all personal data from your iPhone 4 before upgrading to the iPhone 4S

Interested in selling or giving away your old iPhone to pick up a nice new iPhone 4S but need to know how to make sure you've erased all your personal information from the device first? Luckily Apple makes it easy to securely wipe all your data. We'll show you how after the break. Although we...
Apple close to bringing movie streaming to iCloud?

Apple close to bringing movie streaming to iCloud?

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Apple is preparing to deliver movies via its just released iCloud service. According to the report, representatives from Apple have been in meetings with various studios to finalize deals. Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been...
Apple makes Find My Friends app available ahead of iOS 5 release

Apple makes Find My Friends app available ahead of iOS 5 release

Apple has just made its Find My Friends app available to download. Find My Friends allows users of iOS 5 devices to see each other’s location on a map. Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5...
Daily Tip: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 5

Daily Tip: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 5

New to these giant software releases and wondering how to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 5? Luckily iTunes makes the process of upgrading painless. The best part is once you're on iOS 5 you can start to receive OTA updates and you'll never have to fuss with cables and computers...
Apple seeds iTunes 10.5.1 beta to developers

Apple seeds iTunes 10.5.1 beta to developers

While the general public gets their first taste of iTunes 10.5 today, Apple isn't wasting any time moving developers up to iTunes 10.5.1 beta. Like other recent betas, it includes iTunes Match functionality for further testing. If you're a registered dev, grab it via the link below: Source:...
Apple releases iTunes 10.5

Apple releases iTunes 10.5

As a precursor to tomorrows iOS 5 update and iCloud explosion, Apple today released iTunes 10.5 to the masses. Here's what's new: iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost...
Daily tip: How to manually transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 4S

Daily tip: How to manually transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 4S

Switching from an old iPhone to the new iPhone 4S and wondering how you can transfer your data over? Luckily, iTunes makes this process almost painless. After your initial transfer to your new device, iOS 5 and iCloud will make the process even easier from here on out. But if for some reason you...
Apple to allow App Store rentals in iTunes?

Apple to allow App Store rentals in iTunes?

The Tech Erra points to a snippet of code discovered in iTunes 10.5 beta 9 indicating that Apple may begin allowing App Store app rentals. "510.036" = "Apps are automatically removed from your iTunes library at the end of the rental period."; This either suggests iOS users could finally...
Apple close to securing some international iCloud music rights, may reveal on Tuesday

Apple close to securing some international iCloud music rights, may reveal on Tuesday

Cnet is reporting that Apple is very close to securing the rights to offer iCloud music storage and iTunes Match in more countries than the U.S. at launch. When the service was first announced at WWDC, Apple only had the iCloud music storage and iTunes match agreements in place with the U.S. record...

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