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Air Video for iPhone, iPad updated with multitasking and retina display support

Air Video, a fantastic app that can transcode and stream video content from your Windows PC or Mac straight to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, has just been updated to include support for multitasking and Retina display. 

Your Windows PC or Mac needs a small piece of software installed to communicate with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad but once setup you can stream native iOS video content (MP4 and M4V) instantly to your device (rather than having to sync it over first via iTunes). Air Video will convert non-supported video formats (AVI, MKV, etc) and either store them for later streaming or stream them on the fly so you can watch now rather than waiting for later.

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Keep your gloves on but still use your iOS device with GloveTips [video]

You can imagine the scenario, you are out in the freezing winter weather, your iPhone rings and you can’t answer it; you can if you remove your gloves or use your nose but that is not a great solution. Well GloveTips may have the answer.

GloveTips are small dime sized flexible disks that you mount on your gloves. Each disk has special thread stitched in the center that will interact with capacitive touchscreen devices when you wear your glove.

Yes you can already buy purpose made gloves that you can use with your iPhone. The main difference is that you can use these with your own gloves. The videos after the break show how well GloveTips appear to work and also how they are fitted to your gloves. Not sure how well GloveTips will hold up if your gloves get wet or need washing.

GloveTips are available now at a price $19.99 for a pack of 3. Can you see yourself using this solution? Let us know in the comments.

[GloveTips via Pocket-lint]

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iOS 4.2 for iPhone has new technology to ease network congestion and improve battery life

iOS 4.2 for iPhone supports a technology known as Network Controlled Fast Dormancy which enables the cell network and the handset to work together to create the best conditions for smartphones to work quickly yet have a longer battery life, and minimize network congestion.

Interestingly, it is Nokia Siemens Networks and not Apple that has brought this to everyone’s attention. Nokia Siemens Networks has posted the news on its own blog page.

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How's your iPhone 3G performing with iOS 4.2?

How's your iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4.2?survey software

We tested out iPhone 3G on the original GM release of iOS 4.2 and performance seemed far better than iOS 4 though still not as snappy as iOS 3.1.3. Now that you've had your hands on it for a week we were wondering how it performed for you? If iOS 3.1.3 was great and iOS 4 was all but unusable, where does iOS 4.2 fit along the curve? Is it a breakthrough or still a deal breaker?

Vote up in the poll and leave your comments down below!

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UPDATED: Ultrasn0w updated, uses old iPad baseband to unlock iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS!

MuscleNerd and the iPhone Dev-Team have released their long awaited update to Ultrasn0w which will use iPad's old baseband (06.15.00) from iOS 3.2.2 to unlock anyone stuck at basebands 5.14.01, 5.14.02 or 5.15.05 for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Ultrasn0w requires you to be jailbroken and to use pwnagetool to upgrade your baseband firmware to iPad's 06.15.00 baseband. Ultrasn0w is then available to unlock that baseband and can be downloaded for free from Cydia.  Please read this entire post and also read iPhone Dev Team's blog.  If you are unsure about any of the following instructions or warnings, please head on over to our forums! 

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No new text tones in iOS 4.2 for iPhone 3GS -- why?

We mentioned this back during the betas, but it's worth a mention again as many iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners out there finished their iOS 4.2 update yesterday only to discover something missing -- the new text tones! Yes, for some reason Apple has chosen to only make those available on iPhone 4. No iPhone 4, no new text tones.

But why, you ask? We're wondering the same thing. We know this can't be performance-related, that's for sure. This makes us curious about what an email response from Steve Jobs would look like on the matter.

(Not that the new text tones are anything to write home about -- check out the video after the break if you want to hear them in action.)

Any iPhone 3G or iPhones 3GS owners out there feel left out in the cold and care to speculate?

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How to get free Find my iPhone on iPhone 3GS and other unsupported devices

When Apple announced Find my iPhone was going free this morning they seemed to restrict it to 2010 hardware: iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, and iPad, but now it looks like there may be a way to get it working on iPhone 3GS and other unsupported devices. In fact, Apple.com tells you how:

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SPB TV now available for iPad

SPB Software has just announced that its popular TV viewing application is now available for the iPad. SPB TV was previously only available for the iPhone and iPod Touch but has just been updated to a universal binary. 

SPB TV gives you access to more than 150 subscription free TV channels, integrated TV guide, video on demand, adaptive bandwidth control and channels from 17 European countries.

It can be downloaded from the App Store for free anthere is also no monthly subscription fee. The application is ad-supported: an advertisement is shown while the stream is buffering and when a user opens a new channel.

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iTunes 10.1 now available for download

iTunes 10.1 is now available for download on both Mac and PC. In preparation for the impending release of iOS 4.2, Apple has released the newest version of iTunes which will be necessary to install the new firmware. Also, iTunes 10.1 brings AirPlay to the Apple TV and provides for a number of important stability and performance improvements.

Have you found any other improvements? Let us know by leaving a comment!


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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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