Tag Archives: iOS

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.


iOS Home screen going home?

John Gruber at Daring Fireball makes a comment on the rumors of a completely gesture based family of devices (full article at http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/01/12/gestures-home-buttons).

Apple devices had success for marketing ad usability more than for theri hardware.

I don’t think that is so useful for the most part (business or not) user to have a gestures not as an option but as the only way of  using the device.

 


iPhone alarm failure

I read from many sources Apple has declared that will fix the bug that didn’t make the alarm ring.

Ok, is a bug that can cause problems and should be fixed. What sounds strange to me is that is exposed worldwide with quite the same level of coverage of Facebook and Skype outage.

I think that more “weighting” of news should be done in the internet, as well as in printed paper.


iOS 4.3 coming in mid december

Chris Foresman at Ars Technica reports that “[…] iOS 4.2 took a little longer than planned to roll out; a last minute WiFi bug in the 4.2 golden master caused a delay of a few weeks to rev up to the 4.2.1 version that was released on Monday. Despite this, Apple is rumored to have iOS 4.3 already waiting in the wings for a mid-December release. That update is said to bring a new subscription billing API for in-app purchasing, according to MacStories, enabling app developers to collect recurring charges directly through iTunes for print, video, or other content. […]” (full article at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/ios-43-rumored-for-mid-december-with-in-app-subscriptions.ars).

Same does Brian Barrett at Gizmodo (full article at http://gizmodo.com/5697563/is-ios-43-just-around-the-corner).

Ok. I agree that the market is demanding and the continuous release of new versions is a way to adapt the system to developments and market needs.

But in my opinion would be a little better to have a unique realse in december than having two separate ones at the distance of less than a month.

Is not a matter of complexity, of course, but is a matter of being pragmatic.

This post as a comment als at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/ios-43-rumored-for-mid-december-with-in-app-subscriptions.ars?comments=1&p=21058072#comment-21058072 and at http://gizmodo.com/5697563/is-ios-43-just-around-the-corner


Transforming an iPhone into an Android one

Adam Frucci at Dvice reports a trick that allows transforming an iPhone 3G into an android powered one through Cydia availabe bootlace (full article at http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/turn-your-iphon-2.php).

Worth a read if you have a spare one.

 


iOS 4.1 security flaw

Brian X. Chen at Wired (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/author/brian-x-chen-2/) reports a security flaw that allows bypassing iPhone code lock: simply “[…] tap the “Emergency call” button, then enter three pound signs, hit the green call button and immediately press the lock button. That simple procedure gives a snoop full access to the Phone app on the iPhone, which contains the address book, voicemail and call history […] (Full article http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/iphone-snoop/).

🙂 also Apple has some funny things to do without jailbreaking…


Preventing iTunes updating jailbroken devices

Whitson Gordon at Gizmodo (http://lifehacker.com/people/Gyroscope352/posts/) reports a trick to prevent jailbroken iPhones from being updated (full article at http://lifehacker.com/5659226/prevent-itunes-from-updating-jailbroken-devices-with-a-bash-script and original article at http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100912150621603).

I’m not sure it will last forever, but in the mean time…for those who need it, here it is.


Controlling PC from IPhone or IPod touch

The guys at how to geek wrote a good tutorial on how to interact and control a PC with an iPhone or iPod Touch through Logitech Touch mouse (full article at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29572/use-your-ipod-or-iphone-to-remotely-control-your-pc/).

Worth a try, though I found it a little bit complex.


iOS 4 Manual delivered

For those having an iPhone with iOS 4 installed or just curious of knowing the features, Kevin Purdy at Lifehacker gives us the direct links to Apple iOS4 manuals (full article at http://lifehacker.com/5574305/apples-ios-4-manual-explains-the-nitty+gritty-of-new-iphones, Apple site at http://support.apple.com/manuals/, TUAW article at http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/25/apple-releases-iphone-user-guide-for-ios-4/).

Direct links for download at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPhone_iOS4_User_Guide.pdf for iPhones and at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPod_touch_iOS4_User_Guide.pdf for iPod touch.

I only wonder why every time a software is released there’s a quest for finding the manuals in the overload of information that follow the release 🙂

This post as a comment also at http://lifehacker.com/5574305/apples-ios-4-manual-explains-the-nitty+gritty-of-new-iphones and at http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/25/apple-releases-iphone-user-guide-for-ios-4/2#comments


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