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Enjoy 31 nights of free live music with the official iTunes Festival London 2011 app

Apple has released an app called the iTunes Festival London 2011. The app will let you watch live performances from lots of bands; performing at the Roundhouse in London throughout July. The acts are all taking part in the official iTunes Festival and you can view it all for free on your iOS device.

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iPad 2 HD set for fall 2011? [Update: in October]

Rumors of another new iPad this year have been circulating for a while, and now This is My Next is hearing it won't be an iPad 3 but instead will be an iPad 2 HD sporting a pixel doubled Retina Display and aimed at the higher end market.

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Apple announces 15 billion App Store downloads

Apple today announced some huge numbers for the iTunes App Store, including 15 billion downloads, 425,000 apps (and games), 100,000 native iPad apps, available in 90 countries, for the more than 200 million iOS devices sold to date.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”

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Track and sync your budget with Ez Budget for iPhone and iPad

Derek Clark has updated his budget app, Ez Budget - Quick Envelope Budgeting, with cloud syncing. Additionally, he has released an iPad version.

  • Define spending envelopes
  • Group the envelopes into categories
  • Manually import transactions
  • Automatically import transactions using OFX for banks that support it
  • Split income and transactions into multiple envelopes
  • Keep a running total for the amounts in each envelope
  • Keep track of the balance for all envelopes
  • Keep track of past transactions
  • Keep your budget synced with a spouse
  • Keep your budget synced between your iPhone and iPad.

This is a fantastic solution to those who want to keep track of all their spending but share an account with their spouse. As long as both of you have an iPhone or iPad, you can each enter your purchases and keep your budget perfectly balanced and up to date.

Ez Budget - Quick Envelope Budgeting is available on the iPhone for $4.99 and on the iPad for $4.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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Apple preparing patch for PDF exploit

As expected, Apple is preparing a software update -- likely iOS 4.3.4 for most devices, iOS 4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone -- to close the PDF exploit behind While uses the exploit to Jailbreak current iOS firmware and install the Cydia app store, the same exploit could be used by a hacker to easily gain access to a user's device for malicious purposes.

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Marathon 1 brings classic Mac gaming to the iPad

Marathon 1 is now available free in the App Store. Originally released for the Mac in 1994, Marathon is a classic first person shooter game by Bungie (who were later acquired by Microsoft and responsible for the Halo series). It started its iPad journey as a personal project by a developer called Daniel Blezek. Bungie got wind of the project and it has now been officially sanctioned. Marathon 1 is the first part of a trilogy.

STORY - defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor - play the role of the cyborg security officer - witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I. - uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon


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Capture — The Quick Video Camera app now available

Capture puts an icon on your iPhone, iPod touch 4, or iPa home screen and, when tapped, immediately fires up your video camera and records. How many times have you missed something you wanted to shoot, waiting to load the camera app, toggling it into video mode and then pressing the record button? This happens to me all the time and is very frustrating.

Never miss another moment! Capture is like a record button for your home screen. It immediately starts recording video after launched, and saves the video to your Camera Roll after it quits.


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iPhone 6, iPhone nano rumors trickling out

Remember this morning when I mentioned that The Wall Street Journal iPhone 5 rumors lacked the usual wink-wink, nudge-nudge controlled leak flare? I asked for miracles, and the WSJ gives us Yukari Iwatani Kane. Writing alongside Lorraine Luk, Kane, who's track record is excellent, adds:

A person briefed on Apple's product plans said the company initially planned to launch its next iPhone this summer as it usually does, but the device wasn't ready in time.

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DM1 - The Drum Machine for iPad now available

Fingerlab has released their new drumming iPad app, DM1 - The Drum Machine. It will turn your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine.

  • 12 classic vintage drum kits plus 12 in-house produced electronic kits
  • Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
  • 24 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
  • Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, and custom drum kit per channel
  • Extra fast drum kit loading
  • Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
  • 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and MPC-like Repeat touch-stripe
  • Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
  • Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
  • Mode song with intuitive editing

I may not know much about drumming and have the musical creativity to put this app to any good use, but I know a good UI when I see one - and I see one in DM1.

DM1 - The Drum Machine has a launch price of $1.99. Screenshots and video after the break.

[iTunes link]

More → Jailbreaks 1,000,000 iOS devices... and counting (third edition), which finally offers a Jailbreak for iPad 2 (and all other iOS devices on current firmware) has hit the 7 figure milestone:

Just passed 1,000,000 jailbreaks from — be sure to share a link with your friends while it's still available!

Chris has a tutorial posted if you need extra help, and our Jailbreak forums are always at your disposal.

(Though it's really easy to use. Took me only a few minutes, and half of that was filling out the donation form while I waited.)


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