My mistake. It's not just the coolest blog/feed reader for the iPhone and iPad alike, it's also one of the coolest iOS apps, period. And where it once cost $1.99, Pulse News is now free. (Same goes for the Android version.)
This had better be good.
Apple has promised us--by plastering it all over its home page--that "tomorrow is just another day" that we'll "never forget," thanks to an "exciting announcement from iTunes."
This naturally has thrown the tech news hype machine into high gear. What could Apple have to say? Language like that implies something pretty big. Apple, of course, is no stranger to hyperbole in its marketing messages--think the "magical and revolutionary" iPad.
While that phrase is pretty dramatic, to be fair, the iPad actually ended up being industry-altering. And … Read more
This week, Apple is looking up at Android's popularity, the iPad gets its first real competitor in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and iPhone slider cases are causing scratches on iPhone 4. Also, Sprint releases an iPhone 4 case that brings 4G service to iOS, Hitachi is working on a touch screen for use with gloves, and the MacBook Air is top-rated by Consumer Reports.
Comcast has launched its Xfinity TV iPad and iPhone app in Apple's app store.
The application, which is available for free, allows Comcast customers to browse or search for TV listings from Apple's tablet or smartphone. Once the user finds what they want to watch, they can tap on the show in the app and immediately change the channel of their DVR to that station. If a show isn't on yet, they can also program their DVRs to record the episode or series.
Next month, Comcast plans to make television shows and movies viewable from its application. … Read more
Earlier this week, rumor had it that iTunes 10.1 would drop on Wednesday, followed by iOS 4.2 today. As Lance Whitney reported this morning, iOS 4.2 appears to have been delayed by a Wi-Fi bug--but what happened to iTunes 10.1?
It's here. I just downloaded it. You can get it yourself by heading to Apple's iTunes download page, or just clicking Help > Check for Updates in your current version of iTunes.
As expected, version 10.1 adds support for syncing with iOS 4.2-equipped devices--though iOS 4.2 itself remains MIA. Also included … Read more
A Wi-Fi bug has reportedly sidelined Apple's iOS 4.2 update, which was rumored to be launching today.
MacStories, Engadget, and other blogs have pinned the cause of the delay on a Wi-Fi connectivity bug affecting the iPad. Users who've been testing the Gold Master release of the update on Apple's popular tablet reportedly have been able to establish a connection but not able to actually connect to anything, or are simply losing the connection after a few minutes.
Though Apple never announced an official release date for iOS 4.2, CEO Steve Jobs has said that … Read more
Right now we're all following the rumors that Google might have another Nexus phone on its way, one perhaps made by Samsung that was leaked via Best Buy's Web site. But it's not the only mystery Samsung device floating around today.
At the FPD International 2010/Green Device 2010 trade show in Chiba, Japan, this week there's a mystery 10.1-inch, super-slim (1.8 mm!?) Samsung "ereader" being shown off. It's sporting a new flexible type of AMOLED display, but the prototype e-reader, instead of showing a book, is showing a very Galaxy … Read more
When the Soundfreaq SFQ-1 Sound Platform speaker dock hit my desk, the odds were stacked against it. I had never heard of the company, but its intentionally misspelled name immediately conjured up visions of magician Chris Angel and bad '80s metal bands.
Fortunately, I was able to look past the name, because the Soundfreaq Sound Platform ($199) is one cool speaker. Chalk it up to being the new kid on the block with something to prove, but the Sound Platform includes tons of little extras and details that established brands such as Sony, Logitech, Philips, and Creative just don't … Read more
Traveller's Tales' Lego video games (including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman) are among the wittiest and most entertaining I've ever played. My kids love 'em, too. Alas, though they've made appearances on all the major consoles as well as handheld systems like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, not one of the games has been ported to iOS. Until now.
According to a PR rep for Warner Bros. and TT Games, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be arriving "soon" for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Just how soon, the rep wouldn't say, … Read more
Perhaps peculiarly, Apple removed AirPrint from the public release of Mac OS X 10.6.5, an update largely expected to allow iOS 4.2 devices, such as the iPad, to print to shared network printers.
AppleInsider reports that users experimenting with various settings in Mac OS X 10.6.5 have discovered a way to bring the iOS AirPrint function back to your Mac. AirPrint uses CUPS technology, an open source Unix-friendly printing architecture, owned and maintained by Apple.
The CUPS filter used to convert the AirPrint URF format into PDF format for printing was the component removed from … Read more