Posts tagged with: iPod Touch

iPhone Dev Team Demo SHAtter for iOS 4.1 Jailbreak on iPod Touch 4G [Video]

Apple have released iOS 4.1 for quite sometime, but we haven’t seen any jailbreak tools out there for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G for iOS 4.1. Are we having problem with jailbreaking them now?

No, iPhone Dev Team just demo to us, SHAtter on iOS 4.1 jailbroken on a new iPod Touch 4G.

Demo of iOS Jailbroken iOS 4.1 iPod Touch

There is no ETA or official date of release for this jailbreak, but I’m sure iPhone Dev Team is already working day and night to push this jailbreak out, as they want to release the tool before the release of iOS 4.2.

Stay Tuned in UsingApple.com for more Jailbreak news and Updates!


Apple Remote App Updated to Support new AppleTV

Apple have updated their Remote App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This App can be use to control any iTunes and new Apple TV from just iOS Device in the same network. This update finally bring supports to iPad and iPhone 4’s Retina’s Display and supports the newly launch Apple TV.

What’s New In Version 2.0

• Designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
• Optimized for Retina displays and large screen real estate on iPad
• Support for Shared Libraries on iTunes and new Apple TV

Download your Remote App from App Store now!


iPod Touch 4G VS iPhone 4

Difference between iPhone 4 and iPod 4th Generation

So what’s the difference between Apple’s iPod Touch 4G and iPhone 4? This question is being asked over and over again, difference between iPod Touch and iPhone are getting lesser and lesser. In this generation of iPod Touch, it have gain Cameras both front and back, video capture capability, FaceTime, Multitasking, Retina Display and even Apple’s A4 Processor. What iPod Touch is missing is only the 3G connectivity and AGPS.

But is that really so?

No, even iPod Touch gained both front and back camera, but iPod Touch’s Back Camera is not iPhone 4’s 5Megapixel, rather it only have a camera that is capable of capturing 720p videos and less than 1 megapixel of still photo. There are no difference for the front facing camera, but iPod Touch do not have LED Flash light like iPhone 4.

From this video from letemsvetemapplem.eu, the video quality from iPhone and iPod Touch is very very close, to be honest, I feel that iPod Touch might have a better quality shot of video.

Chris Pirillo have done a series of test shoots of stills from both iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, here you can see that iPod Touch’s still is really lacking of detail compare to the one below which is taken by iPhone 4.

Taken by iPod Touch 4 Generation

Photo Taken by iPhone 4

Next: Retina Display, iPod Touch VS iPhone 4

No need for me to explain more, clearly iPhone 4’s Screen is much more superior than iPod Touch 4’s, the viewing angle is much better on iPhone 4 compared to iPod Touch.

SPEED, iPod Touch 4th Generation VS iPhone 4

So how about the SPEED upgrades you get from iPod Touch’s A4 Processor? In this video we can see that although iPhone 4 have 2 times more RAM than iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone 3GS, but the speed of iPad is still faster than iPhone 4. What is funny is that iPhone 4 is not so much faster than iPod Touch. So more RAM on iPhone 4 does not make it faster, but only make it able to handle multi-tasking much better. So let’s see if iPad can handle multi-tasking as good as iPhone 4 when iOS 4.2 is available for iPad.


iPhone 3G not supported in Game Center

Steve Jobs have announced that Game Center is coming to us when iOS 4.1 launch, and we received news that Game Center have already went live as iOS 4.1 is going to launch today. But which iDevice can be used for Game Center? Apple have just confirm on its Game Center overview page that this social network for gaming will be available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen and 4th Gen.

Supported Devices for iOS 4.1 Game Center

No sight of iPhone 3G, original iPhone or original iPod. Seems like they won’t be support in this new social networking service. Although reviews have shown that iOS 4.1 will improve iPhone 3G’s performance, but seems like iPhone 3G still can’t keep up with Apple’s pace, and is slowly dying off…

Game Center

Game Center will allow you to find friends, add gaming friends, or even find random people to play game either to compete or help out each other in the game. Leaderboards and achievement are one of the few motivation that will push gamers to play on, and improve on their scores.


New Apple iPod Nano and iPod Touch Ads

Major Updates for iPod Line

During Apple’s Media Event on 1 September Steve Jobs have played ads for iPod Nano and iPod Touch. This 2 are the major updates for iPod line. iPod Nano no longer have click-wheel and is replaced by a Multi-Touch screen, it is now a lot smaller and lighter! iPod Touch on the other hand is around the same height and size but now have A4 Processor and HD Video Camera behind! Not only that, iPod Touch users now can FaceTime with any iPod Touch or iPhone 4 users.

Check out the 2 Ads:

iPod Nano – New way to Nano

iPod Touch – All Kind of Fun


All you need to know for Apple’s Media Event 1 September

One of the most power packed media event ever for Apple in my opinion! In just 1 hour they announced not only iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch, iOS 4.2 for iPad, new iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iTunes 10 with Ping and AppleTV. So now can you agree with me that this is one of the most jam-packed event ever!

iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch

Apple announced that iOS 4.1 is coming to us, with updates like High Dynamic Range Photo, improving iPhone 4’s Native Camera App, HD Videos can be upload on WiFi, Game Center,TV Show Rental and Bug Fixes like Proximity and Bluetooth, etc.

HDR addition to native iPhone/iPod Touch Camera is a pretty good addition, you will be able to see more details either from foreground or background.

Apple is going to release iOS 4.1 next week for iPhone and iPod Touch! So Stay Tuned for more information and we will inform you guys when it is ready for downloads.

iOS 4.2 for iPad

iPad will be getting all of what iPhone 4 users have been enjoying, multi-tasking and quick app switching, etc. But they will be getting more! Printing and AirPlay. iPad users can in the future do wifi printing directly from iPad, which is a lacking feature for iPad. So no more worries iPad users, you can print wirelessly from your iPad to your wifi printer.

AirPlay! So what is AirPlay? You can directly stream video, music, photos from your Mac/PC to your iPad! That’s AirPlay! What’s more Steve Jobs demo-ed that you can use AirPlay to stream Video/Music/Photos from your iPad/iPhone directly to the new AppleTV! Which is super cool!

iOS 4.2 for iPad will only be coming to users around November, sorry iPad users… you got to hang it there!

iPod Shuffle!

Apple launched a whole new series of iPods, the first of the series is iPod Shuffle. And we are getting the click-wheel back! Many users of iPod Shuffle had complain on the button-less design. It can play music for 15hours. Apple listens and now you got back what you wanted! Not much new stuff for Shuffle, it will be USD$49 for 2GB iPod Shuffle.

iPod Nano

iPod Nano have gotten a whole revamped of design and they have added multi-touch screen and is now 46% smaller and 42% lighter! It is almost like a iPod Shuffle with Screen! Honestly I feel that iPod Nano will slowly replace iPod Shuffle as they are almost as small, but you can have video content which you cannot on shuffle, plus storage size for iPod Nano is 8-16gb! iPod Nano’s battery will last you 24 hours and cost USD$149 for 8GB and USD$179 for 16GB version.

iPod Touch

Honestly, the new iPod Touch is an iPhone 4 that you cannot make calls on. That’s the only difference I can tell! So we will be getting a brand new design of iPod Touch, it will look similar to iPhone 4. Retina Display, Apple A4 Chip, 3-Axis Gyro, iOS 4.1 with Game Center, FaceTime with Front-facing Camera and HD video Recording from the camera behind!

It is amazing how Apple can squeeze such a huge function-enabled device in such a small size. So watch out, Flip, iPod Touch will be the next camcorder that everyone, every kids uses! You will be able to FaceTime not only with iPod Touch owners, you can also facetime with any iPhone 4 users! The battery life for iPod Touch is also increased to 40hours of playback! You will be able to get iPod Touch for USD$229 (8GB), USD$229 (16GB) and USD$399 (64GB), and it will be available next week!

iTunes 10

Not a ton of changes for iTunes 10, icon is changed as we don’t really use CD anymore and Apple is selling Music digitally! A new Social Network is created by Apple, called Ping! Where you can share, follow or by followed on the music, artists or concert you like or you are going to. It is everything music, you can download, preview or buy music that your friends or artist you follow shared.

iTunes 10 is available for download today! You can download iTunes 10 from Apple now!

1 More Hobby! New AppleTV

Above is all that users wanted and complained. They want Hollywood movies and TV shows, HD Content, lower prices for content, but they don’t want a computer in their living room, don’t want to manage storage, don’t want do sync and want a device that is silent, small and cool.

So Apple listens once again, and came out with the brand new AppleTV

Not only we will getting Movies, TV shows and Music, it will be in HD if available. There will no longer be any purchase, all shows will only based on Rental, meaning you never store in your AppleTV anymore. All Contents will be streamed over, no sync required. You can also view photo slideshows and the new AppleTV is very small, cool and silent.

You will be able to get rental of TV shows with just $0.99 per episode and $4.99 for First-Run Movies in HD, the same day they released for DVD.

With the new AppleTV you can not only stream movies, music or shows from Apple, You can also stream from Netflix, Flickr, YouTube and MobileMe. Additionally you can also stream from your home computer like iMac or MacbookPro! So you can stream music, movies or even photos from your computers without sync, just stream! This is a very good addition to AppleTV as we now have content all over the place!

What’s killer for AppleTV is that it now only cost you USD$99! With such a attractive price, I can see lots of people buying them and put them beside their TV. Even if they don’t buy content from Apple, streaming from Netflix, Flickr, YouTube, and even from your Mac and iPad/iPhone is the killer features!

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Apple Media Event Tomorrow 1st Sept!

Apple have confirmed a Media Event on 1st September in San Francisco held at Apple usual place Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10am Pacific Time.

It is rumored that Apple will be announcing new iPod Touch with Front Facing Camera so you can FaceTime with any iPhone 4 Users. A brand new $99 iTV, new iPod Nano and who knows white iPhone 4?

Stayed Tuned in UsingApple.com for more news when Apple announce their new product tomorrow!


iReview – Booooly a highly explosive game!

Booooly!

Booooly is a highly explosive puzzle game for the iPhone, the game looks super attractive under iPhone 4’s Rentina Display. Transcending the predictable match-three puzzle genre, Booooly challenges Players to make a match-four.

Players must strategically find ways to eliminate the largest number of the same colored balls while juggling, every few seconds, newly plummeting Booooly balls. An intuitive physics engine of weighted balls realistically determines how they roll, bounce and fall in place adding to Booooly’s dynamic gameplay. As the Player progresses, new missions and challenging bonuses with a mixture of new colors, bad booooly’s and bombs will relentlessly test the Player’s agility and ability to adjust their strategy.

Multiplayer features such as OpenFeint, Twitter/Facebook and Online Leader Boards provide a fantastic experience for Players to compete, score achievements and share their progress with friends and other Booooly enthusiasts to effectively deliver a simple yet highly addictive game!

Features:

• Eye-catching game design with animated colors and vivid smiley expressions • Intuitive physics engine of weighted Booooly’s balls test Player’s strategy

• Dozens of challenging missions and bonuses

• Dynamic fast-paced action and methodical puzzling gameplay

• Facebook and Twitter Interactivity allows you to play against your own friends

• Open Feint Online leader boards for each difficulty level

• 20 Achievements

• Addictive gameplay with high replay value

• Suitable for players of all ages

Checkout our video when we are playing Boooly:

UsingApple’s Likes and Dislikes:

  • Great Game Play, it has very interesting game play, it is like Bejeweled and Sneezies combined!
  • Great Graphics, the first time that caught my eyes is the great graphics, you have to see yourselves
  • Easy Multi-Player Games, it is really very easy to play a multi-player online game with people in other countries

I can’t find any negative points in the game, I am addicted after the second game and keep on playing even in Single Player Mode, then I was addicted to the Multi-Player Game. It is a must-buy game for iPhone!

You can get Booooly in Apple App Store for just $0.99! Get Booooly in App Store! Else, You can also download the lite version and give it a try here


Apple adds Email Support for FaceTime in iOS 4.1 Beta 3

Apple just released iOS 4.1 Beta 3 to developers, and we are seeing Apple adds email-based FaceTime support in new iOS 4. So in very near future, we can make FaceTime call with non-iPhone devices, for example iPod Touches or iPad.

It is rumored that the next Generation iPod Touch will come with Front-Facing Camera, thus FaceTime Function should be available in iPod Touch too.

Apple is expected to be releasing new generation of iPod Touch this fall, maybe together with new MacBook Air too?


BMW Supports iOS 4’s New Feature ‘iPod Out’

BMW will be the first car to be supporting the new iOS 4 feature iPod Out, this feature is not known by most people as it is not really the focus during WWDC, but it will be a very important and cool feature for Car-Markers.

iPod Out allows iPhone (4, 3GS, 3G or iPod Touch) to output and display iPod Interface when connected to the vehicle, it can be display through vehicle’s external display and uses the car’s controls. With this you will see your familiar interface from Apple, play the songs from your iPhone’s playlist, music catalog and mixes.