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Apple Removes 15-Minute Password Window for In-App Purchases

Written on March 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With credit card stacking to the hundreds and even the thousands, Apple announces that it will now remove the 15-minute password window for in-app purchases giving kids something to cry and parents to be happy about.

Extinguishing the fire before it fans into flames, Apple has announced that it will be removing the 15-minute password window for In-App purchases for the iOS 4.3. It was not long ago when a particular parent raged about her credit card bill thanks to unconsented in-app downloads by her children for games. Apparently it was the last straw for Apple as they developed a system where a re-entry of password is required everytime an in-app download transaction is going to happen.

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Apple’s Digital AV Adapter for iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4

Written on March 05, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Apple's Digital AV Adapter is for everyone in the Apple family namely the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone and the iPod Touch.

The iOS devices are close to perfection. Get a smartphone in the name of iPhone 4, a high-standard tablet called iPad (or iPad 2!) and a cool music player with iPod Touch. There’s nothing to ask for more…but wait, how about an adapter that will connect these devices to other hardware (e.g. HDTV.)? Worry no more! Apple’s Digital AV Adapter is here.

Put your photos in a slideshow, play movies or everything else that’s inside your iPad 2’s screen on a bigger and better screen. Apple announced this new add-on to the iOS devices together with the iPad 2. The US$39 Apple Digital AV Adapter will let you share the wonders of your tablet to everyone in the room. Using the adapter, you can connect your widescreen TV, video projection screen or a device which is HDMI-compatible to your tablet.

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The Apple iPad 2 Has Landed; Lighter, Thinner, Faster, Stronger

Written on March 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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The Apple iPad 2 is in the building and soon in your hands when it starts shipping March 11.

They worked it and they made it. Apple has once again outdone themselves as none other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the much anticipated iPad 2 tablet. it’s lighter with 0.2 pounds less than the original iPad; thinner with 33% less thickness; faster with a 1GHz dual-core processor; and stronger the iOS version 4.3 plus front and rear cameras and optional AT&T and Verizon models.

It’s everything we could have wanted (except for the LCD resolution which still remains at 1024×768) from the original iPad and then some Apple thunders the world of tablets once again with the iPad 2. Get your credit cards ready because the tablet will ship on March 11, 2011, less than two weeks from now.

Check out the complete specs after the break!

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iOS 4.3 Beta Hints Apple TV Gaming Platform

Written on February 10, 2011 by Adam Eve

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There are some discoveries in the iOS 4.3 beta code that suggests gaming platform possibilities for Apple TV. But everything is still a mystery.

Before Apple announced its new $99 streaming Apple TV, there were rumors that the device could get some support for third-party iOS apps in its next iteration. Unfortunately, nothing materialized. However, a new report claims that there are evidences of future gaming features for the Apple TV — thanks to iOS 4.3 beta.

Two strings, “com.apple.appletv.play.live.thunder” and “.play.archive.thunder”, are pointing out that it is feasible for Apple TV to stream games or archive them for offline play. It can be speculated that the “OpenGL is mature and thoroughly implemented enough”, making low-bandwidth data streams and local computing possible. However, nothing in the code suggests that it will be the case.

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Photo Booth, Soon on iOS Devices

Written on January 16, 2011 by Charles Bass

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You're reading it right. Photo Booth will soon ship on iOS devices. How will it go? Surely awesome!

We enjoy Photo Booth on our Macs, surely. But another wild rumor rooled in that Photo Booth on iOS devices will be available soon. Yes, Photo Booth on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

A few days ago, BGR.com reported that Apple will bring the famous Photo Booth Mac app to iOS devices and today 9to5Mac confirmed the claim. This discovery came from iOS 4.3 frameworks: “PhotoBooth” and “PhotoBoothEffects.” However, there are no actual images of the Photo Booth user interface but they dropped some hints and clues on the functionality.

Photo Booth for iOS is very simple to use. You’ll choose an effect and switch between the front and the rear cameras.

See the evidence after the break.

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iOS 4.3 Codes Surface; Home Button Out?

Written on January 13, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Enough of the news about the Verizon iPhone. Gadg got the scoop about the iOS 4.3 and the plan to remove the beloved home button.

In case you have the patience to dig into the iOS’s code, you’ll realize that iPhone3,1 is actually the AT&T iPhone 4 while iPhone3,2 is the Verizone iPhone. Moreover, iOS 4.3 is about to come and together with it are strings of speculations which pertains to two new-generation iPhones (4,1 and 4,2) and three iPads (2,1; 2,2; and 2,3). But Engadget made a wild guess and claimed that there will likely be GSM and CDMA variants of the next-gen models (plus a WiFi-only iPad). Also, another site called BGR mentioned that Apple is omitting the home button which will be replaced by multi-gestures technology. Rumors say that this feature is already tested by Apples employees in Cupertino.

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Rumor: iOS 4.3 Adds Wi-Fi Hotspot to GSM iPhones

Written on January 13, 2011 by Adam Eve

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The new Personal Hotspot feature on iOS 4.2.5 will not remain exclusive to the CDMA variant of the iPhone 4, and will arrive with the release of iOS 4.3 for existing GSM-based handsets, according to a new rumor.

According to a new rumor, the new Personal Hotspot on iOS 4.2.5 will not be iPhone 4 CDMA-exclusive. It is also expected to arrive upon the release of iOS 4.3 for existing GSM handsets. The feature will be part of a purported iOS 4.3 update. The Personal Hotspot feature is included in iOS 4.2.5 that was spotted at the CDMA iPhone hardware pre-release last Tuesday. The feature can be found in the Settings application, and it can be turned on or off while the Wi-Fi password can be changed. Since the feature was first revealed last Tuesday, Apple has not made any mention of Personal Hotspot.

Gadg will update you as soon as the plot thickens. So don’t forget to check back more often.

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This December: iOS 4.3 and Murdoch’s “The Daily”

Written on November 24, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Apple is focusing on launching iOS 4.3 by mid-December. It will bring not only bug fixes, but could be the update that brings app subscriptions and Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only publication to millions of iOS devices.

With the release of iOS 4.2.1 already complete, Apple is reportedly focusing on launching iOS 4.3 by mid-December. According to some sources, the Cupertino-based company is set to unveil the iOS 4.3 by mid-December. But since the iOS 4.2 came out late, the upcoming mobile OS will be revealed late as well. Still, the release of iOS 4.3 is penciled for December 13 with a December 9 press event to announce the update. Apple doesn’t hold press events for simple iOS updates. Given that, Apple seems to be cooking something big for iOS 4.3.

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