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iOS 5 feature: Tap and hold to add, move, adjust, or delete Calendar event

Reader Jorge wrote in to let us know something he found in the iOS 5 beta -- you can now tap and hold to add, move, adjust, or delete a Calendar event. The way it works is fairly simple. From the day view, or the new landscape week view:

  • Tap and hold an empty space on your Calendar and a new event will pop up. Let go and you're immediately taken to the Add Event screen.

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Nuance release Dragon Remote Mic, use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a wireless mic [video]

Nuance has released an iOS application that turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a WiFi connected microphone. The app runs in conjunction with Nuances’ just updated Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.

In conjunction with the launch of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5, Nuance introduced the Dragon Remote Mic App, a free application on the Apple iOS app store which makes it possible to use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a wireless microphone for Dragon via a Wi-Fi network connection. Many customers have requested to use their smartphones and other mobile devices with Dragon to have more flexibility with how and where they dictate with Dragon. The new Dragon Remote Mic App takes advantage of the nearly 200 million iOS devices in use today, and transforms the device into a wireless microphone that easily captures dictation and controls applications on your PC.

Of course, it is widely rumored that Nuances’ VoiceOver technology will form a major part of iOS 5; when it is eventually released in the fall. Only yesterday we saw some evidence of setting screens for the voice integration in the latest beta release.

There is some bad news if you are considering picking this free app up from the App Store. You will need to buy the PC software which starts from $99 as an upgrade from a previous version. There is no Mac version either, it is PC only!

Take a look at the app in action in the video after the break. If any of our readers have the software and try out the app, please let us know how it works in the comments!

[Free - iTunes Link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, June 13

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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Next iPhone in final testing for September release on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint or T-Mobile?

9to5Mac reports that the next iPhone -- rumored to be released in September -- has hit final testing stages, with variations of 'N93' and 'N94' models suggesting a possible release on Sprint or T-Mobile.

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Mac OS X Lion will boot to Safari-only mode, should iPhone and iPad?

It sounds like the latest developer preview for Mac OS X Lion will allow you to reboot into a Safari only mode (similar to how a Google ChromeBook is perpetually in Chrome-only mode), as part of the upcoming Find my Mac feature. Should iPad have that option? iPhone and iPod touch?

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iPhone 4 used to catch doorbell ditcher [humor]

Here's a fun story about how an iPhone 4 was used to catch a pesky doorbell ditcher.

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sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 for iOS 5.0b1 now available

Jailbreaker iH8tsn0w has announced the availability of sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 which will jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 for the following devices:

  • iPhone 4 (AT&T/GSM)
  • iPhone 4 (Verizon)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4
  • iPod Touch 3
  • iPad 1

iPad 2, of course, is not yet supported. Also important to note, this is a tethered Jailbreak and is for developers only, it will not hacktivate or otherwise circumvent UDID checks. So if you haven't given Apple your $99, you need not apply.

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Unlocked iPhones finally coming to US Apple Stores this Wednesday?

If Jailbreak developer Chronic's sources are to be believe, unlocked iPhones may finally hit US Apple Stores this Wednesday.

Unlocked iPhones headed to Apple Stores for Wednesday: MC603 (16GB, Black) MC604 (16GB, White) MC605 (32GB, Black) MC606 (32GB, White)

Chronic originally believed his sources were referring to new MacBook Air models but has since stated the original information was off -- it's for unlocked iPhones.

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iTunes 10.5 beta for Mac is -- finally -- 64-bit, Cocoa app?

MacRumors is reporting that the iTunes 10.5 beta for Mac runs in 64-bit mode on Mac OS X Lion, and since the old Carbon APIs don't support 64-bit, it must have, at long, long last, finally been re-written as a Cocoa app. Before you get too excited, however, it still runs in 32-bit mode on older versions of OS X and doesn't particularly seem very Cocoa-like, at least at this stage. (Hey, at least the

I'd always assumed maintaining Windows compatibility was was hamstrung iTunes, forced it to do too much and stick with older API far too long. Sort of revenge for Microsoft Office on Mac. Wrapping up everything OS X does, like CoreAnimation, CoreAudio, and the other frameworks and bundling them up for Windows can't be trivial, after all.

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