- Will the next iPod Touch be FaceTime-ready? — CNET
- Google Street View partially broken on Android phones — Gizmodo
- Avatar is being rereleased in more 3D theaters this August — Cinematical
- James Patterson is the first author to sell 1 million ebooks — Switched
- YouTube's new Leanback feature formats video for TV and second monitors — Lifehacker
- App Switching
Open up two different apps. For example, open Pandora, hit the home button once, then open Safari. In order to switch between the two apps, hit the home button twice to open the app drawer. You can then quickly switch between the two (or more) apps. Scroll left and right in the app drawer to find the open app you want.
- Close a running app
Hit the home button twice to pull up the app drawer. Hold down on the app to bring up the minus icon and close.
To learn how to populate your folders, add playlists, add a custom home screen, and more after the break.
If you're having trouble launching your iPod, find that your music, podcasts, and playlists have gone MIA, and are frustrated because your iPod crashes after a few seconds, help is on the way! Find out how to solve this iOS 4 problem after the break.
If you've been following along with all the World Cup live streaming action, it's very likely that you've noticed the annoying horns that are trumpeted during each match.
You know, the ones that sound like an angry swarm of bees? Yeah, that's the one. Called a Vuvuzela, these horns are used by soccer fans all over the world to show support of their teams. Although the horns have met with many complaints since their first appearance in the 1970s that shouldn't stop you from downloading the free Vuvuzuela 2010 app that puts you and your World Cup party guests right in the middle of the stadium. Well, it will sound like it anyway.
The app is simple — just touch the horn, or shake your iPhone or iPod Touch to create the signature sound. The good news? This app won't blast your eardrums nearly as much as the real things do! Add this app to your list of must-have World Cup gadgets and party on.
First up, the Mac Mini: an all-new 7.7-inch unibody aluminum casing packs in an HDMI port for hi-def viewing, SD card slot to transfer photos, an upgraded NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB hard and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, there's now an integrated power supply (which frees up some room from that old power brick) and a removable bottom so you can upgrade your RAM yourself. Available now, prices start at $699.
Find out more about Apple's newest app after the jump.
Announced during the weeklong WWDC conference, the Free App a Day app for the iPhone and iPod Touch will soon give you a few more reasons to love the service. Not only will it be featuring fun, helpful, and entertaining apps every day, but the FAAD app will also be enabling push notifications directly to your phone. This means you'll be notified the minute awesome new apps become free, so you can head over to iTunes and download. Additionally (and providing even more savings), the Free App a Day app will include a text messaging feature that lets you receive and send texts at no cost.
Find out when you can download the Free App a Day app after the jump.
Today in Cupertino, CA, Steve Jobs announced iPhone OS 4.0, which will be released to developers today and ship this Summer. Highlights include the expected ability to multitask, customizable wallpaper, folders, and more. The new OS will run on the iPhone 3GS and second-generation iPod Touch; older models will see some of the functionality, but key features —
like multitasking — won't work on the 3G or original iPhone. Here's a quick roundup of some of iPhone 4.0's notable features:
- Multitasking: As Apple announced this feature, it acknowledged it was a long time coming — but chose to hold off on the functionality until now so it could be implemented without draining the battery or slowing the phone. When running multiple apps, double-click the home button to display a dock of apps currently in use; touch an app to switch between them. Yes, this means you'll be able to listen to Pandora (or any other streaming app) while doing other things. In fact, Pandora's founder was on hand and explained that you'll not only be able to continuously run the music service while using other apps, but you'll also be able to control it while your phone is locked. You'll also be able to switch between apps quickly and pick up where you left off instead of relaunching the app entirely.
For more new OS 4.0 features, read on.
An obvious location for this fun accessory is in the kitchen for easy access to recipes and other cooking info, but it would look equally adorable propping up your phone on a bedside table, and both designs will work with the charging cable connected to your device.
We talk a lot about Craigslist here, and how easy it is to check sales on your mobile phone, but now, eBay is taking it to the streets with its new iPhone apps, which make buying and selling on the go pretty darn effortless.First up is the eBay Selling App (free), which allows you to post an item for sale (while using your iPhone's camera to post photos), research similar items and prices, share your listings on Facebook and Twitter, and check the status once it's up. The eBay Classifieds App (free) lets you search locally, as well as post your own items for sale without all the hassle of bidding, and upload up to eight photos from your iPhone camera or library. Combine those with the power of the new PayPal app, and, well, you may never need your computer again — your whole eBay business can be done from your phone! Just make sure to check out my tips on taking great resale photos and some apps that will help you make the most of the pics!
In addition to enhancing video from your phone, it also doubles as an alarm clock. Download the free iLuv App Clock from the iTunes App Store; the straightforward app displays the time (either vertically or horizontally) and features changeable color themes. The time is displayed in a large, easy-to-read font, and also displays current weather conditions for your location at the top of the screen.