Tag Archives: Apple

iOS 4.3.1 on the ramp

Apple is releasing iOS 4.3.1, which, as Jacqui Cheng from Ars Technica explains here, “[…]

brings with it fixes for a fourth-generation iPod touch graphics glitch as well as bugs that caused iPhones to have trouble activating and connecting to cell networks. The update also addresses flickering issues that occur when connecting a device to certain HDTVs with Apple’s Digital AV adapter and “resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services.”

The release notes don’t make specific reference to fixing some of the battery issues reported around the Web or patching iPad jailbreak vulnerabilities, though rumors had suggested that iOS 4.3.1 would address both of these topics. It’s possible, however, that they (and other fixes) could fall under Apple’s umbrella of general bug fixes.  […]”.

I think that a wrong release could happen to anybody, but releasing a fix only after 2 weeks is a signal that Apple is a little bit in a hurry in their releases.

This post as a comment also here


Using iTunes Home share feature

Kelly Clay at Lockergnome (http://www.twitter.com/kellyhclay) wrote a good tutorial on how to use Apple Home Share feature. Simply “[…]

  1. Open iTunes on one computer connected to your home network.
  2. Select Home Sharing from the sidebar of iTunes.
  3. Enter your iTunes account information.
  4. Authorize this computer, if not authorized yet.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 on each additional computer of the home network. Keep in mind you can only authorize 5 computers for each iTunes account, so you may want to set up your kids or leeching roommates with their own accounts, or create a new iTunes account

[…]” (full article at http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2011/03/04/how-to-use-itunes-home-sharing-at-home-or-work/).

Please remember you can authorize at most 5 computers.


Tablet wars

The guys at geeks are sexy provide a useful comparison chart from Investintech providing comparison of the 4 most wanted tablets: iPad2, Motorola Xoom, Samsung sliding PC7 and Notion Ink Adam (full articles at http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/03/02/full-ipad2-specs-vs-competition-whos-best-infographic and at  http://www.investintech.com/ipad2/)

Here is a scaled image linking to full one.


Steve’s way

At Arcamax (http://www.arcamax.com/businessnews/s-845606-464627?source=1930) report that Steve Jobs has been welcomed with a standing ovation at iPad 2 event.I don’t believe that Steve Jobs is someone so dedicated to work that he needs to be present just because is part of his work.Nor I think that Steve is so attached to money to be tehre just because otherwise his company will loose money.What he said is something like “we worked so much for this that I wanted to be here”. And this despite his health.Is something near to natural leadership and is made of a well blended mix between being attached to work, believe in what you do and of course, a little bit of “being at the crenter of spotlight”.I don’t like some things in Apple way, but this appearence is something other companies should be scared of, because of the embedded implications it has, ranging from motivation to money matters.
This post as a comment also at http://www.arcamax.com/businessnews/s-845606-464627#posts


Apple launching something big next week?

Many rumors are going around saying that a major product launch can occur next week.

Hypothesis are that the occasion is a revised Macbook pro line launch where will be presented a high speed connection based on Intel Light Peak.

Let’s see what happens… 🙂


In defense of Steve Jobs right to be ill

I see from many source that National Enquirer that someone has conducted an analysis on Steve Jobs health using photos taken folloing him outside cancer treatment centre.

No guys! This is not freedom nor jornalism. It’s being stupid.

Steve is a public person and he’s famous. But has the same right of each one of us of having privacy in this moments.

But what is really awful is the fact that those who said that he has 6 weeks to live made this diagnosis through photos. I ask why those people (that BTW are doctors) are not removed from their associations: this is not something that has been made for saving lives or in emergency, they had the only urgency to become famous discussing with a news magazine.

Again, this is not journalism nor freedom of speech.

This is pure gratuitous stupidity, even if is the news is true.

 


Some free resources from Open Culture

Open culture published some free cultural resources worth a read:

Enjoy


Having problems syncing your iPod? Here are some hints

Angela Alcorn at Makeuseof.com reports some useful hint when your iPod doesn’t want to synch (full article at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/12-most-common-ipod-sync-problems-fix/).

Worth a read to save some time.


iPhone applications tracking your habits

David Zax at Fast company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/253232) reports that “[…] reveals that over half of all iPhone apps gather and share the device ID code–and they do it without the users’ knowledge. The study, [was] conducted by Manuel Egele […]” (full article at http://www.fastcompany.com/1720580/which-iphone-apps-are-tracking-you).

I’m quite surprised that Appple, that has a so strict approval policy on application sold through App store, omits checking the data monitored by applications.

This post as a comment also at http://www.fastcompany.com/1720580/which-iphone-apps-are-tracking-you


Why I bet that Apple future without Steve Jobs is as bright as the past

Many sites and authors (among them Matt Hartley at Lockergnome, full article at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2011/01/17/is-steve-jobs-critical-to-apple/, Joe Wilcox at Beta news, full article at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Apples-future-without-Steve-Jobs-wont-be-as-bright/1295327829 and at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/What-future-does-Apple-have-without-Steve-Jobs/1295286850 and at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Steve-Jobs-takes-another-medical-leave-from-Apple/1295278306, Juan Carlos Perez at Computer world, full article at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205362/With_Apple_s_Jobs_on_leave_many_questions_and_few_answers, Peter Sayer at Computer world, full article at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205342/Update_Apple_CEO_Steve_Jobs_to_take_medical_leave_of_absence, Chris Foresman at Ars Techinca, full article at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/01/apple-ceo-steve-jobs-back-on-medical-leave.ars, Matthew Humphries at Geek.com, full article at http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/steve-jobs-goes-on-medical-leave-of-absence-20110117/, Mike Halsey at ghack.com, full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2011/01/17/steve-jobs-to-take-leave-of-absence-from-apple-for-health-reasons/) covered the anouncement of Steve Jobs leave for absence due to medical problems. Most of them also told that Steve Jobs is strictly related to Apple future in terms of positive impact. On top of this Apple shares declined after the announcement has been made.

In my opinion, Steve Jobs is very important for Apple because of charisma, innovation, leadership and vision. But times are different now form those when Steve came back and reseurrected Apple from ashes.

Apple is now a company with a stronger brand, that goes over the geeks and is more linked to marketing.

Apple is a strong company with cutting edge technologies and more patents that can turn in billion dollars ideas.

Apple has now an industrial approach for going live.

Apple has also grown or acquired lot of professionals and managers that can continue the business.

Apple also has a marketing and commercial model for applications selling that is something that is a step beyond also for new coming devices.

I don’t work for Apple (in fact I work for another very big company that is a competitor for part of Apple business), but I think the Cupertino company is stronger than ever.

With Steve at the helm also has the plus of a Guru, but without can continue the business without problems.

This post as a comment also at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Apples-future-without-Steve-Jobs-wont-be-as-bright/1295327829, at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/What-future-does-Apple-have-without-Steve-Jobs/1295286850http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Steve-Jobs-takes-another-medical-leave-from-Apple/1295278306http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9205362#comment-716336http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/01/apple-ceo-steve-jobs-back-on-medical-leave.ars?comments=1&p=21225850#comment-21225850http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/steve-jobs-goes-on-medical-leave-of-absence-20110117/comment-page-1/#comment-3975084http://www.ghacks.net/2011/01/17/steve-jobs-to-take-leave-of-absence-from-apple-for-health-reasons/#comment-1295892 and at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2011/01/17/is-steve-jobs-critical-to-apple/comment-page-1/#comment-250537


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