iOS 4.3

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Apple iOS 4.3 drops today at 10AM PT?

Could iOS 4.3 be landing earlier than expected? Steve Jobs announced that the updated OS would arrive on Friday, March 11, alongside the new iPad 2, but a new rumor has pegged it for release today. BGR's source - who also had some interesting tidbits to share about the iPhone 4 mobile hotspot situation - claims iOS 4.3 will in fact be released at 10AM PT today.

Continue Reading

Lines form for iPad2 in Texas

Lines form for iPad2 in Texas

It looks like the faithful are staking out their prime positions outside an Apple Store in Dallas. A picture showing a tent, set up on McKinney Avenue, just outside the Dallas Apple store is clear evidence that Apple's desire to have lines for the iPad 2 is working. Apple announced last week that there wouldn't be preorders for the new iPad and that the new tablet would be available in stores and online starting this Friday, March 11th, at 5pm. The McKinney avenue location is a temporary storefront while the Knox Street Apple store is undergoing a face lift. But can there really be a line of one?

Continue Reading

iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

Apple failed to announce the cloud-streaming iTunes update we expected as part of broad-ranging MobileMe updates at its iPad 2 event earlier this week, concentrating instead on the updated tablet, iOS 4.3 and its new apps. According to new leaks, however, a deal is in the works to allow for more universal access to music from a single iTunes account on multiple devices, expected to reach fruition by midyear.

Continue Reading

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will begin supporting the Personal Hotspot feature with the launch of iOS 4.3 on March 11. Users who have the $25 a month DataPro plan which allows for 2 GB of usage, plus the $20 a month tethering add-on will get the update automatically when the update pushes out on the 11th. Users with earlier versions of the iPhone will not be able to use the feature. Verizon's iPhone shipped with the feature, so AT&T has been quick to offer it as well.

Continue Reading

Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney has snapped up game engine developer Rocket Pack, whose plugin-free browser-based HTML5 system allows for easy coding with just JavaScript and CSS. According to TechCrunch the terms of the deal have not been made public, though Rocket Pack are believed to have been scooped for between $10m and $20m; Disney's interest likely stems from the potential flexibility in creating cross-platform, install-free games that don't need App Store approval to be distributed.

Continue Reading

iPad 2 vs iPad 1 [Original]

iPad 2 vs iPad 1 [Original]

What's changed between a few hours ago and now? If you were to have purchase an iPad yesterday, would you be crying today? Short answer - yes. Long answer - lets look at the specs on both machines. While it may appear from about 20 feet away that these devices look basically the same, there's quite a few lovely additions to the iPad 2 that bring it right in line for competing with what Apple has called the "Year of the copycats" - referring directly to Android and Blackberry devices on the horizon (and in the streets, if you consider Motorola XOOM, the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS optimized tablet.) But what's the real question here for those dedicated fans of Apple? What will I get when I trade in my old iPad for the iPad 2?

Continue Reading

iPad 2 Hands-on [Video]

iPad 2 Hands-on [Video]

Make no mistake, the iPad 2 is one very skinny tablet. It's obvious the amount of effort Apple has put into reducing what was already a pretty slender slate to a ridiculously thin slice of iOS goodness; the 8.8mm body - thinner than an iPhone 4, don't forget - should feel delicate, you worry, but the metal chassis still feels sturdy and the whole thing is flex-free.

Continue Reading

iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

Behold the new fistfight. While we have had many a competition between tablets of Android and the iPad original, this is 2011's real brawl. We're talking the official Google approved Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet vs Apple's hero product, the second generation in what's quickly become a game-changing device in the whole world of consumer electronics. Who will emerge victorious?

Continue Reading

iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

iOS 4.3 due March 11 for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Apple has officially announced iOS 4.3, which will ship pre-loaded on the iPad 2 and be available as a free download for existing iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM) and 3rd/4th-Gen iPod touch owners from Friday, March 11. The new version includes the Nitro Javascript engine from the OS X version of Safari for faster web-browsing, along with an updated version of iTunes Home Sharing that allows you to stream music from iTunes on the desktop to your iOS device.

Continue Reading

iOS 4.3 Photo Booth Introduced

iOS 4.3 Photo Booth Introduced

Apple introduced a rather strange little character in their keynote speech on iOS 4.3, a system released right alongside the second iPad. iPad 2 will be featuring a brand new version of Photo Booth, an application popular for first-time users of Apple products over the past few years as it's one of the only instantly fun-to-use apps loaded on every OS X product. Now it's here on the iPad 2 in iOS 4.3 with an oddly tantalizing set of features.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5