This week, Apple releases iOS 4.2 beta Gold Master including AirPlay and AirPrint, the Apple Byte guys illustrate iOS 4.2 text tones, and Brian hooks you up with seven free Apps for your Mac including VLC, Quicksilver, and Carbon Copy Cloner. Also, iTunes song previews are now 90 seconds, Steve Jobs hints at a 64-bit Final Cut, and a 58-inch iPhone table is demoed.
Apple, after releasing the iOS 4.2 beta Gold Master version of its mobile operating system, is now accepting apps for the App Store that have been tested against iOS 4.2 GM and are ready for public release.
Apple will begin reviewing submissions from developers so that the store will have plenty of iOS 4.2 apps available when the new operating system releases later this month.
The GM version of iOS 4.2 beta also includes a few minor changes that were not in the previous beta release, including a redesigned multitasking bar that adds easy access to … Read more
Apple has released the final testing version of ira next update to iOS--iOS 4.2 Gold Master--to developers for a final look before public consumption. The update to iOS promises to catch iPad users up to the features that have existed on iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 4 for the last several months.
Highlights of the expected update include Multitasking, Folders, AirPrint, and AirPlay as well as Game Center compatibility, better Mail, enhanced Safari, increased enterprise support, and keyboard and accessibility upgrades.
With the Gold Master of iOS 4.2 now in the hands of developers, a public release … Read more
Jailbreaker iH8sn0w has released images of an iPad running the MobileTerminal jailbreak application, exposing the command line to users, suggesting that the iOS 4.2 firmware (still in beta) will be jailbroken upon its release this November.
This news is good for anyone who supports the jailbreak community and wants to have a jailbroken iPad running iOS 4.2 on day one.
Fifteen-year-old hacker iH8sn0w is a proven resource in the jailbreaking world, responsible for Sn0wbreeze, iReb, iDetector, and f0recast. iPhoneWorld has a nice interview with iH8sn0w if you'd like to learn more about him and his experiences in … Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong takes a look at the latest in Apple news, rumors, and tips. This week, Brian checks out iPad rumors, the App of the week, and a bizarre story about Steve Jobs sneaking ninja stars onto his plane. Brian also gives us a sneak peak at iOS 4.2 beta for developers, including multitasking, AirPrint, Game Center, folders, and AirPlay.
The big news this week in the world of iOS devices is that we are drawing ever closer to iOS 4.2, the update that will add new features and bring the iPad up to speed with the feature set on the iPhone 4.
As noted by our own Josh Lowensohn a couple of days ago, iOS 4.2 for iPad has been seeded to developers so they can get started bringing their apps up to date. With iOS 4.2 on your iPad, you'll be able to multitask like the iPhone, make folders for your apps, get connected with Apple's Game Center, and get an updated interface for iPad e-mail. Josh also pointed out in another story this week that the 4.2 update will turn the iPad's rotation-lock switch into a volume-mute switch just like on the iPhone.
Even more exciting, both the iPhone and iPad will receive AirPrint, a service that automatically locates connected printers on a network and over Wi-Fi without additional driver software. iOS 4.2 will also bring AirPlay to all iOS devices, letting you stream all of your multimedia to multiple TVs, computers, and set-top boxes.
iOS 4.2 is set to be released in November, but you can bet that Apple will have more tweaks before then.
This week's apps include an image collage maker with a ton of features and a driving game where the undead try to make you crash.… Read more
Among the tweaks found in the iOS 4.2 software for the iPad, which became available to developers on Wednesday, is a return of the volume silencer switch.
Not the hardware, mind you, which remains the same. It's just that the screen orientation lock, which currently keeps the iPad from reorienting itself based on how you're holding it when switched on, is now a volume mute switch, CNET has learned. This is the same functionality found on every iteration of the iPhone, though not on the iPod Touch or the iPad, which would simply raise of lower the … Read more
The next point release of Apple's iOS has been made available to developers along with a pre-release version of the Mac OS X operating system that includes the upcoming AirPrint feature.
iOS 4.2, which replaces version 3.2.2 of Apple's mobile operating system, was announced and demonstrated by Apple at its September music event. It's notable in that it will finally bring multitasking, folders, Game Center, AirPlay, and an overhauled version of the built-in e-mail client to iPad users--all features iPhone and iPod Touch users have had since late June.
This version of 4.2 … Read more
A longstanding complaint with the Apple iPad is its inability to print content directly, and the best answer used to be third-party apps like Air Sharing Pro and PrintCentral that use Bonjour to share over a network.
At Apple's music event earlier this month, Steve Jobs announced that iOS 4.2 will finally allow wireless printing directly off the device, and an official press release from the company today confirms the developer release of the beta version of AirPrint.
The official iOS 4.2 software update drops in November and includes the full version of AirPrint, a service that … Read more