BD Touch is a new iPhone App that gives your iPhone or iPod Touch a means of remote controlling BD compatible Blu-ray players over Wi-Fi. This is accomplished by connecting to the BD Live network on the player. According to the NetBlender website:
"The sophisticated UI of the iPhone enables unprecedented user interaction when compared to any other handheld device. BD Touch applications can take advantage of the iPhone's geo location features, 3D sensors and QWERTY keyboard. Video, audio, text, and player commands can be transferred via the connection."
The company says that implementations of BD Touch … Read more
Apple has released iTunes 8.0.1, a significant update to the media playback/purchase, and device synchronization tool.
Among the enhancements in this release:Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist. Improves syncing spoken menus to iPod nano. Addresses an issue of deleting HD TV episodes when downloading. Improves checking for updates from the App Store Improves accessibility with VoiceOver. Addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod.
The new release is available through Software Update or Apple's iTunes page.
If you have problems after applying the update, please let us know.
One of the most disconcerting areas of dearth for the iPhone's native software set is nonsupport for MMS messaging and instant messaging outside of AIM. If it weren't for Palringo these two complaints would still stand.
Palringo is an iPhone application that lets you connect to your instant messaging accounts from which you can send text, picture and voice instant messages from your iPhone. The best part of this is that you do so without SMS charges since all traffic is directed over your EDGE/3G cellular or Wi-Fi networks. Palringo itself is free at the iTunes App … Read more
Apple has released a fourth beta of iPhone OS 2.1 that, according to to sources, removes some or all of the groundwork laid for push services. Apparent GPS directional features have also been removed. Apple has provided no reasoning, though speculation posits that, given numerous issues with iPhone OS 2.0 and 2.0.1, the company may have decided to concentrate on bug fixes rather than introduce new features in the incremental update.
The forthcoming push notification service is a workaround for the lack of background process capabilities on the iPhone that will also purportedly enhance performance and … Read more
This 40-minute talk by Neil Young, CEO of ng:moco, makes a compelling case for the iPhone as the industry's next dominant gaming platform. The address took place at iPhoneDevCamp 2 in San Francisco earlier this month.
It's a bit long, but definitely worth a watch if you're an iPhone gamer or game developer:
A new app called DataCase, retailing for $6.99 at the iTunes App Store, turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless storage medium accessible by any other devices on a local wireless network. You can use the app to set up a drop box on the iPhone/iPod touch, or you can move files in either direction back to/from a computer.
There is no additional software or server requirement for this application. If you are using a Mac, it works directly with the Finder and Bonjour - appearing immediately on the accessible server list. Files moved to … Read more
IBM has something of an iPhone obsession. If you search the company's site for "iPhone," a surprising wealth of results is returned. The first manifestation of that interest is, iNotes a soon-to-be released app that brings Lotus Notes to the iPhone.
IBM has been talking about iNotes for a number of months, but only recently released teaser photos of the up and coming iPhone native App. The app will bring Lotus Domino message server services to the iPhone via a web App client. It will support Domino email, calendar and contacts.
According it IBM's website the … Read more
Ever tried to convince a Bulgarian that you were the real Slim Shady? No? Either way, we've all got stuck ordering a bottle of the local plonk on holiday or at the local Italian eatery. But wouldn't it be cool if you could use your phone to get around these awkward moments? Step forward Google, which has created a mobile version of its Translation service for iPhone users.
The Google Translate mobile service works almost exactly like the desktop version. Simply type in a word or phrase, select the language you wish to translate it to and hit '… Read more
FMWebschool has announced the immediate availability of FMTouch, a native application that allows users to deploy FileMaker Pro databases on the iPhone or iPod touch. The application can be used without an Internet connection, and comes in at the high end of AppStore prices, selling for $99.99.
Multiple relational databases are supported by FMTouch, and users can add, edit or even delete records. Everything runs locally on your device, with the ability to sync work back to the primary database using a secure sync plug-in. Syncing requires a network connection. All features are Windows and Mac compatible.
if your … Read more