Da poche ore è disponibile su App Store un nuovo importante aggiornamento per WordPress, l’app ufficiale della famosa piattaforma di blogging che, così, raggiunge la versione 4.3. L’update si concentra quasi esclusivamente sulle notifiche push.
Le notifiche, già da tempo presenti in WordPress per iOS, fino ad ora servivano esclusivamente per avvisare l’arrivo di un nuovo commento. Con l’ultimo aggiornamento, il servizio di notifiche è stato ampliato con l’aggiunta di nuove funzionalità.
JamUp Pro XT and AirTurn are claiming a worlds first this week with the unveiling of their new iOS Guitar/Bass Multi-FX System which is equipped with a with a wireless foot switch.
The new iOS Guitar/Bass Multi-FX System has been announced ahead of NAMM the National Association of Music Merchants exhibition which starts tomorrow, where is will be showcased. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The new AirTurn BT-105 with two ATFS-2 Pedals and Pedal board retails for around $119.95 or a 4 pedal AirTurn BT-105 with ATFS-2 pedals retails for $159. The JamUp XT application is available to download for free at the iTunes App Store.
“JamUp Pro XT users will be able to use AirTurn’s two or four pedal BT-105 Bluetooth controllers to switch between dozens of studio-grade amp and stomp box effects hands-free. Each AirTurn pedal can be customized within JamUp Pro XT to perform various functions, from toggling amps and effect switches, to moving between presets, controlling Jam Player’s iTunes song playback functions, triggering various sampler recording and dubbing options, and even controlling the built-in metronome or tapping out the tempo, wireless and hands-free.
The AirTurn BT-105 features a built-in rechargeable battery that provides power for up to 100 hours of continuous use and works with all models of the iPad, as well as with the iPhone 3GS and up and the iPod Touch. In addition to AirTurn’s two and four pedal boards which are outfitted with their own ATFS-2 silent pedals, the AirTurn BT-105 can be configured to work with a wide range of momentary normally open (NO) switches, such as the Boss FS-5U and the Boss FS-6 dual foot switch.”
Source: Gear Diary
Less than 24 hours after announcing the H9080 wireless headphones, Rapoo’s let it be known that its CES 2013 repertoire also includes a little something for the living room (or bedroom, depending on where you prefer to enjoy your downtime). With its Rapoo TV, the company’s touting the ability to turn any HDTV into one with intelligent features — essentially, though, it is a wireless receiver that allows iOS and Android devices to connect to it, allowing them to mirror mostly any content on the bigger screen. Of course, there might be some better options for iOS users (and Android soon, we imagine) in the market already, but the company’s still hoping some folks may have room for yet another set-top-like unit in their home. The company says the Rapoo TV will be available sometime in Q1 of this year, however there’s no word on pricing just yet.
Instagram has come under quite a bit of criticism over the last few days due to the privacy changes within the app, although Instagram has now backtracked on their original changes.
There is now a new version of Instagram for Apple’s iOS, which adds in a range of new features and it will work on Apple devices running iOS 4.3 and above.
Instagram have added a new filter called Mayfair to their app, the app is now also available in 25 different languages and you can now share photos from any album, the app is available as a free download from iTunes.
Source App Advice
Over the weekend Dropbox released a new version of its Dropbox iOS app taking in to version 2.0, and bringing with it a number of new features and tweaks, as well as the obligatory bug fixes and performance enhancements.
The new Dropbox 2.0 version is now equipped with a new Photos tab which has been designed to provide you with easy access to your photos when required.
Using the new photo tab with Dropbox users are now able to scroll through a timeline of all their photos which have been automatically uploaded, as well as the pocket-dialed ones. Dropbox explains:
“Also, when you select a photo, you’ll be able to view it in full-screen glory with nary a button in sight. This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet. And to make things even better, our new speedy scroller will help you navigate all the way back to time immemorial (or your earliest photos) in seconds. Even if you have “Billions and Billions” of them.”
As well as the new Photo tab feature Dropbox has also re-designed the user interface of the app as well, for more information jump over to the Dropbox press release.
“We’ve packed a ton of love and tiny details into our new iOS design, and we think you’ll dig its simplicity. For example, we got rid of the text labels on our tabs in favor of clean and streamlined iconography. Splashed across the app is the glorious Dropbox blue you’ve come to know and love, and we’ve reduced complexity to make everything feel so fresh and so clean, clean.”
This week Rockstar Games has announced that they will be following up the release of the great Grand Theft Auto III game with the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition.
The new mobile version of the classic GTA game has been enhanced with updated character models, lighting effects, more precise shooting options, together with full support for iOS retina display devices.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition lands in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store on December 6th priced at just $4.99. Supported Devices include:
Apple iOS Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, 4S & 5, iPod touch 4th & 5th Generation
Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4
Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10
Facebook has this week started testing a new service which allows iOS device owners to automatically sync photographs from their devices. Enabling you to easily then share your synced photos on your timeline from your desktop or mobile device.
Once you have enabled photo syncing on your iOS device, your mobile photos will be saved to a private section within your Facebook Photos, from where you can decide on how you would like to share them with others, via either post or private message.
Once your Facebook photographs have automatically synchronised, only you can see the photos which have been uploaded from your phone to your Facebook account. Facebook explains a little more about their new service:
“We generally try to sync your photos as soon as you take them. However, we also take into account a number of factors, such as your battery level and sync settings. New photos that you take will be privately synced as you take them. In your syncing settings, you can choose to sync over Wi-Fi and your cellular network, sync or over Wi-Fi only, or turn syncing off entirely. You can also choose to sync all photos in your camera roll over wifi and see how much storage space you have available.”
For more information on the new Facebook Photo syncing service, jump over to the Facebook help centre website.
The awesome Shadowgun: Deadzone game designed for iOS and Android tablets, has now left its beta development stage which it has been in the last month, and is now set to be released on November 15th 2012.
Shadowgun Deadzone will provides players with the choice of ten playable characters and multiple maps. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Shadowgun Deadzone game and see it in action.
Once Shadowgun: Deadzone launches in the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store on November 15th its expected to be free-to-play, and will support Bluetooth controllers allowing you to enjoy the game without cluttering the tablets screen with your fingers.
“Experience heroic battles in two popular game modes — Deathmatch and Zone Control. Many weapons such as Vega (Attack Rifle), Big Boy (Machine gun), Spate (Plasma Rifle), Mace (Shotgun), Osog (Sniper), Sh*tStorm (Rocket Launcher) will be at your disposal.”
Source: Android Police
Microsoft recently released their new Xbox Smartglass app on Google’s Android platform, and now they have released the Smartglass app on Apple’s iOS platform, and the app will work on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 5.0 and above.
Xbox SmartGlass lets your device work with your Xbox 360 console to bring rich, interactive experiences and unique content about what you’re watching or playing, right to the device that’s already in your hand. Interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, and games, and bring remote control to a whole new level.
The Microsoft Smartglass app for Apple’s iOS devices is available as a free download from Apple’s iTunes app store.
It’s not folding all of its apps back into one, but Facebook has now rolled out an updated version of its main iOS app that incorporates some features first seen in its standalone apps. That includes the ability to swipe left anywhere in the app to see who’s available to send a message to, as well as the ability to add the friends you message the most to the top of your favorites — both features drawn from Messenger. You’ll also get the new “upload flow” from Facebook’s Camera app that promises to let you share multiple photos faster, and the ability to send Facebook Gifts directly from the app (although that remains a US-only feature).
Evernote the creators of the awesome note taking and reference storage application this is available across a number of popular platforms and devices. Has this week revealed that a new Evernote 5 version for iOS is currently in development and will be launching very soon, following on from their release last week of their new Evernote 5 for Mac systems in its beta development stage.
The new Evernote 5 for iOS can be seen in action in the video below, and will be available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Unfortunately no information on worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
“Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.”
Been waiting for Apple to refresh its mobile operating system? Well, the wait is over, as Cupertino has just released iOS 6.0.1 with the promise of improvements and bug fixes. We just grabbed the update ourselves, and among the highlights are: a fix for the iPhone 5′s inability to receive OTA software updates, problems with the phone and the 5th-gen iPod Touch connecting to WPA2 encrypted WiFi networks, and other cellular connectivity issues as well. There’s also fixes for a passcode lock bug, a graphical keyboard glitch and a bug that prevented the 5′s camera flash from firing. Sound good? Go grab the download and let us know how it’s treating you in the comments below.
Update: Thanks to our friends at TUAW, we should point out that iPhone 5 owners will need to download an updater app before they can grab 6.0.1.
GTA: Vice City is one of the top-selling games of all time for the PlayStation 2 and now it is coming to Android and iOS later in the year. Rockstar Games announced that the game will be coming to mobile devices to honor the game’s 10 year anniversary on October 29th.
It was originally released in October 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and was the sixth game in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series. Both ports should bring several enhancements that are unique to the iOS and Android platforms.
There’s no release date yet and we don’t know if the game will be available for Windows Phone 8 in the future, but at least some of us can replay this classic soon.
Well, hello there, the worst-kept secret in tech. Apple’s iPad mini is the company’s newest device, a 7.9-inch tablet that’s designed to go toe-to-toe with Google’s Nexus 7. For now, it’ll sit alongside the iPad 2 and fourth-generation iPad, and as it packs the same 1,024 x 768 display as the second-generation slate, apps will carry across without any resizing. While Phil Schiller didn’t mention Google or the Nexus 7 by name, the rival slate (and Google’s app library) was compared to the newest iOS device. On stage, he claimed that the screen, which is .9-inch larger than the Nexus 7, gives the iPad mini 35 percent more display area than Google and ASUS’ collaboration.
On the hardware size, the 7.2mm thick, .68 pounds device has been manufactured with an “all new” process that gives it the same anodized edges as you’ll find on the iPhone 5. If you were hoping for equal specifications to the big-daddy iPad, you may be mildly disappointed. While it will pack a 5-megapixel camera and an LTE modem (if you opt to buy a cellular model), it’s running the last-generation A5 CPU. However, the slower internals and less potent display may account for how the company has been able to squeeze out a claimed 10 hours of use despite the constrained space for a battery. Pre-orders for the $329, 16GB WiFi-only model begin on Friday (October 26th) and will begin shipping on November 2nd. The cellular-equipped models will begin shipping a few weeks afterward on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, with the 16GB base model costing $459, running all the way to $659 for the 64GB unit.
It’s not quite what we expected, but Apple has just introduced us to a new, 4th generation iPad at its event in San Jose, California today. It’s essentially a hardware refresh for Apple’s 3rd gen slate, as it packs new A6X silicon with quad-core graphics that the company claims provides double the performance of the old A5X chip. The new iPad also gets dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, expanded LTE compatibility (including Sprint and KDDI), a 720p FaceTime camera on the front and the new image processor first seen in the iPhone 5. Of course, it also gets the reversible Lightning port that debuted on on the iPhone, and will be available in both black and white. Pricing stays the same as its predecessor, with a 16GB WiFi version for $499 and a 16GB model with cellular data on board costs $629. Interested? You’ll be able to pick one up through Apple’s online and brick and mortar stores or Apple Authorized Resellers in a host of countries — listed in the PR after the break — on November 2nd.
After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as we hoped) allows wireless transmission from 50 feet away to any Mac computer, iPhone or iPad, instant broadcasting on Ustream and the ability to toggle between your device or computer’s built in camera with a button push. The hard plastic carrying case with a magnetic lid doubles as a stand to elevate the cam, which Logitech says will “play nicely” with apps like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and FaceTime. Broadcaster is already up for preorder for $200 in the US and €180 in Europe, so if you want to show that you’re doubly beautiful with a multi-cam Skype call, the PR and video are after the break.
Sandia Labs’ MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
We’ve seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn’t get larger. Simulated cellular networks are still a rare breed, however, which makes Sandia National Laboratories’ MegaDroid project all the more important. The project’s cluster of off-the-shelf PCs emulates a town of 300,000 Android phones down to their cellular and GPS behavior, all with the aim of tracing the wider effects of natural disasters, hacking attempts and even simple software bugs. Researchers imagine the eventually public tool set being useful not just for app developers, but for the military and mesh network developers — the kind who’d need to know how their on-the-field networks are running even when local authorities try to shut them down. MegaDroid is still very much an in-progress effort, although Sandia Labs isn’t limiting its scope to Android and can see its work as relevant to iOS or any other platform where a ripple in the network can lead to a tidal wave of problems.
Over the next few weeks, we can surely expect iOS developers from all over the globe to start pushing out updates to make their applications better interact with Apple’s iOS 6 and that all-new screen found on the iPhone 5. And, because we know some of you choose Chrome over Cupertino’s built-in Safari browser, we thought we’d single out the fact that Google has outed a new version of the app which makes it friendly with the new iPhone’s larger display as well as the most recent variant of iOS. Aside from the iPhone 5 / iOS 6 compatibility, though, Mountain View also bundled in some undisclosed stability and security improvements in version 21.0.1180.82 (!) of the web browsing application. As is usually the case, you’ll find the updated Chrome goods in the App Store — link for that is just down below.
Se ancora non ve ne siete accorti – ma è improbabile – una volta aggiornato il vostro iDevice a iOS 6 è scomparsa l’icona dell’applicazione “YouTube”, di default nel pacchetto dell’OS sin dalle prime versioni del software. Le motivazioni e le contrattazioni dietro questa mossa le abbiamo analizzate in precedenza, ma non cambiano le carte in tavolo: ora dobbiamo far rifermento all’App Store per poter accedere al noto servizio di video sharing tramite applicazione. Nel parco applicazioni iOS è già sbarcata l’app ufficiale sviluppata da Google per iPhone, ma gli sviluppatori di terze parti non hanno perso tempo e hanno sfruttato subito l’occasione, rilasciando e scontando le loro app per intercettare l’enorme fetta d’utenza.
In questo articolo abbiamo deciso di raccogliere le alternative più valide all’app a cui eravamo abituati, che si interfacciano con il servizio di YouTube e ne sfruttano le sue funzioni, sia per iPhone che per iPad. Questa lista é specialmente indicata per i possessori di iPad, che per ora possono accedere a YouTube solo da browser, e non trovano al momento un’app ufficiale nello Store.
Cupertino’s newest hardware may have us purring, but Apple hasn’t left those of us with existing hardware out in the cold. iOS 6 should be appearing as an available update right now, or at least very shortly — depending on how taxed those servers get. It’ll be compatible with every iPhone since the 3GS, iPod touch 4G / 5G and this-and-last-year’s vintage of the iPad. Given the inexorable march of technology, some of the newer features won’t work on the older devices, but you can use our compatability checker to determine what new things you’ll be able to do in the next few hours.
We’ve had notes from our tipsters that the update is arriving a few minutes early (with photographic proof above), but so far we’ve had nothing here.