Posts tagged with: iPhone

Apple TV is slowly becoming a serious hobby for Apple

Steve Jobs used to say that Apple TV is a hobby for him. Something that he is still exploring, something there will not make him big bucks if you want to put it in a business sense. But I feel that Apple is slowly treating Apple TV  as a serious hobby, not just a hobby.

Reasons why Apple TV is a serious hobby now:

  1. Mirroring/AirPlay – iPhone and iPad has been 2 very successful product in recent years, and I think almost every house hold should at least have an iPad or iPhone. Having the ability to mirror whatever that is on your iPhone or iPad is going to be a big deal. Imagine the shows that you watch during your bus ride, or the photo you took on your way home. You can just flash it on the big screen TV you have in your living room!
  2. iTunes rental – Having the ability to rent any movie on your crouch is a very temping thing to have on your TV. You have that on your Apple TV
  3. Netflix – Although Netflix is only available in US now.
  4. Bluetooth support – Although it has yet to be announced, but having bluetooth supports, means you will be able to hook up keyboard and mouse/trackpad. You might be able to use Apple TV as a browser in future.
  5. FaceTime HD Support via iPad/iPhone – Guys over at 9to5mac and TiPb did a FaceTime and AirPlay it over to their big screen TV. How awesome is that?
  6. Price – Apple TV pricing at just USD$99 is a impulse buy product, although the features and function it has now are limited, but for just $99. You now can stream movies, rent drama series, see photo from your iPhone and continue the show you are watching on your iPad on your big screen TV. It is a must have product!

I’m very excited for the coming Apple TV generation 3, I’m sure it will support 1080p and who knows what will be install for us!


1 Millions iOS Devices jailbroken by Jailbreakme.com

It is just 1 day since Jailbreakme.com is launched, and 1 million iPhone, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch have been jailbroken by it. It is a huge number, much more than what we expected. This might be the largest amount of devices jailbroken on a single day.

To be honest, I would like to know the percentage of devices that was jailbroken. I will bet that 70% or more should be iPad 2, as previous jailbreak methods still can’t jailbreak iPad 2.

Of course, Apple will not just sit back and relax over this matter. Apple’s spokewoman Bethan Lloyd has confirmed that they are “aware of this reported issue and will be developing a fix that will be available in the upcoming software update”. Comex are using a PDF exploit, thus it is treated as a vulnerability for iOS, so I’m sure Apple will be releasing a update very soon.

So before anything comes out and break the Jailbreak, please proceed to Jailbreakme.com and enjoy!


Jailbreak your iPad 2 now with Jailbreakme! [Video]

The easiest jailbreak means is out now! You can now jailbreak your iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touches via Jailbreakme.com.

I have just jailbroken my iPad 2 16gb Wifi with it, and it only took merely seconds. No restarts needed. This is really the easiest and fastest ever.

Steps to Jailbreak with Jailbreakme for iOS 4.3.3:

1. Backup: First and the most important thing you do is backup! Please backup everything before you jailbreak your iOS devices.

2. Open up your Safari in your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

3. Go to www.jailbreakme.com

4. Click on Free icon – > Install

5. You will see no reaction (It is as if nothing was click, but just wait)

6. After a few moment, your Safari will close(or crash), check your Apps. You should see Cydia Installed.

7. That’s all. Very easy right? Just 7 steps.

Enjoy your Jailbroken iOS Devices! Video of my jailbreaking process after the break.


Jailbreak for iPad 2 coming very soon.

Jailbreakme.com will be opening up for business very soon! This yellow sticky ‘We’ll back soon’ is always used by Apple when they close their Apple Store for updates or maintenance. So we can be quite sure jailbreakme will be back very soon.

Especially when some testers have leaked out the beta jailbreakme url which allows iOS devices to be jailbroken via Safari.

It is rumored that jailbreakme.com will be officially launch tomorrow 6 July. Let’s wait and see if iPad 2 jailbreak is finally coming to us.


Comex’s Jailbreakme coming to us very soon? And yes, it is for iPad 2 too.

Jailbreakme.com, easiest jailbreak process ever.

Comex who came out with Jailbreakme.com previously is still one of the easiest way you can jailbreak your iOS devices. You simply just need to open up Safari on your iOS device, be it iPad, iPhone or iPod Touches, and go to the url jailbreakme.com. Slide to jailbreak and after a few minutes, your iOS devices will be jailbroken.

iPad 2 jailbreak with Jailbreakme

It is a break through, and Comex is now planning to relaunch Jailbreakme.com for iOS 4.3.3 and below. Yes you might say they are late in the game, you can already jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 with redSn0w or pwnagetools. But Jailbreakme is reportly able to jailbreak iPad 2, yes iPad 2! The long awaited iPad 2 jailbreak might come in 2 weeks time.

So stay tuned and let’s hope we can see jailbreak for iPad 2 as soon as possible!


Mac Developers: If you did not attend WWDC2011, you can now download the videos.

As usual, Apple will hold their World Wide Developer Conference every year, and without fail, they will post the videos records during the conference up for download. Although the videos are only made available for Mac Developers, but this is greatly helpful, especially those developers we did not make it to the conference itself.

I’m sure with all the videos, developers can learn more about the up coming iOS 5 and Lion OS with ease. So check out the videos from WWDC 2011 here. Videos can be either downloaded to iTunes, or stream via Safari and I’m sure you can watch them via iPad or iPhones.


Apple’s new patent might earn them money from every smartphone out there. [Video]

Nilay Patel from Thisismynext walked through with us what is the new Apple patent all about. And how with this patent, Apple might be able to earn money from any smartphone ever made.

Yes, Apple patented the technology of a “web browser” type of app, which is touch screen. If you are able to scroll using 1 finger, but still able to pinch and zoom using 2 finger on a embed frame like google map. Then this technology is patented by Apple. To be honest, I cannot rememeber which smartphone I have seen for the past 2 years which can’t do that.

Thus Apple might be making money with this patent on virtually any smartphone out in the market. Check out the video below to see how using a mobile browser might by using apple’s patented technology.

 


Real Racing 2 to support Dual-Screen Gaming with AirPlay!

Stream games from iPad/iPhone to your AppleTV via Wifi on iOS 5

Great news to all gamers! Firemint, the creator of Real Racing 2 will be supporting AirPlay over Wifi with iOS 5. Meaning you will be able to play your game on your iPad, but view the screen on your HDTV, not your iPad/iPhone! What makes it even better is that Real Racing will not just mirror the output from iPad to HDTV, but make full use of the dual screen that you have.  It will be similar to the picture on top, having the racing on your HDTV, but supporting information like maps, laps and timing on your iPad/iPhone screen.

Apple marching into the gaming industry, Strong.

Pretty cool right? I mean it is awesome! It kinda of reminds me of Nintendo’s DS, which have 2 screen showing supporting information. But imagine this on your HDTV and iPad. Actually now, you are already able to play this dual screen game, but you will need to hook up your iPad with HDMI cable to your TV to do it. But when iOS 5 comes, you can stream it via wifi to your Apple TV.

Firemint’s Real Racing 2 HD with AirPlay is a game-changer

Relish Real Racing 2 HD’s superb visuals as they’re streamed effortlessly to your big screen TV. Grip your iPad 2 and steer with unerring precision and the freedom of wireless play. Stay closer than ever to the track with real-time racing telemetry, displayed directly on your iPad’s screen.

Honestly. I think consoles like Sony PS3, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will now have a new challenger in the market. I can’t believe that our multi-functional iPad, which I use to check emails and surf web on the go, can be my console when I reach home!

[via cultofmac]

 


iCloud – Free, Calendar, Documents, Photo Stream and iTunes for iOS and Macs

iCloud is free

iCloud is free. This is the greatest news I have heard so far in WWDC 2011. Why? Because it is free for both iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and even your Macs. Now we have a fully integrated cloud system running through all our iOS Devices and Macs.

Calendar on iCloud

Calendar will be sync to iCloud, so all your calendar data on your Macs, iPad or iPhone will be sync to the same data, and can be access via any devices.

Now data on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch will be backup daily to iCloud, so you won’t need to backup them via any PC/Macs. Data like purchased music, apps, books, camera rolls(photo & video), device settings and app data will be backup to icloud. So if we get a new iPhone, we can just key in our iTunes account ID and password, everything will be sync back to the new iPhone.

Documents on iOS devices and Macs will be able to be stored on iCloud. Not only documents can be stored on iCloud, it will be pushed to all iOS devices on the same account. It works like dropbox.

Photo Stream for all iOS and Macs!

Photo Stream is one of my favorite addition. Now everytime when I take a photo on my iPhone or iPad, it will be automatically uploaded to iCloud, which you can view on any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Macs!

The cool thing is we not only can view, we also can save it down to the devices, like Macs. So we don’t need sync-ing virtually! Which save alot of effort! Pretty sweet. I love it! iCloud will store all photos for 30 days, and for the last 1000 photos. Of course, the copy in your devices will not be deleted.

Music can be downloaded via iTunes on up to 10 devices. So you can purchase 1 song, and redownload it up to 10 devices over the wifi. So you won’t have to sync up to copy the songs over. Pretty neat, although we in Singapore don’t really get to buy music over iTunes.

iTunes Match for iCloud

iTunes Match is a service that will “backup” your iTunes music into iCloud for all the music in your iTunes library. Of course you will think that it will take weeks to upload. No iTunes Match uses a very unique service and software that will scan your library and match all the music Apple already have in their store. They will only upload those songs that are not in their library, so it will only take minutes to upload your whole library! Pretty cool! But it is a paid service at $24.99 per year for iTunes Match.

 

 


iMessage – New messaging for iOS

New Messaging system – iMessage

iMessage is a new messaging system that Apple will be adding to iOS 5. Now message will now go through as data, so you can send not only text, photos, video, contacts and even group messages. iMessage will not only be on iPhone, it will also be on iPad and iPod Touch.

This is pretty cool, because we never had any messaging system on iPad or iPod Touch. Now we can actually use iPad as a messaging system, but we ain’t not sure is it tied to email address or iTunes account.

All iOS devices will sync up

But what we know is that all devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch can be sync up with the same message if you tie them to the same account.


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