Nov 23, 2010 - 1:10 PM - by iDan
Whew, what a day it was yesterday! It felt like Apple was giving us all an early Christmas present with the release of iOS v4.2. How's the new iPad update working out for ya? As many of you might know the new update adds integration for Apple's latest product, the Apple TV. We wanted to celebrate the new iOS release by giving an Apple TV unit away to one lucky member of iPadForums.net!
How do I win you ask?
1. Follow us on Twitter @ http://tinyurl.com/289o5ns #ipad"
2. Retweet "RT @iPadForums.net celebrates the Apple iPad iOS release with an Apple TV Giveway! For Details visit: http://tinyurl.com/289o5ns #ipad"
3. Post a short comment in this thread and let us know why you should win the Apple TV
4. That's All, It's just that easy!
We'll leave the thread open for 1 week and announce a winner on Monday, November 29th.
Nov 23, 2010 - 11:34 AM - by Maura
According to the results of a Nielsen survey published today, which polled a general population sample in the United States, 31 percent of American kids aged 6-12 place Appleís iPad at the top of their list of electronic items that they have most interest in buying over the next six months. Computer and iPod touch are in joint 2nd place at 29 percent, and the ever-popular Nintendo DS comes in third at 25 percent. The highest placed next-gen console is the Sony PlayStation 3 at 21 percent, with Microsoftís Xbox 360 surprisingly coming in second-from-bottom at 12 percent.
For those aged 13 and upwards who were also polled, computer tops the list with 20 percent, followed closely by television set and non-iPhone smartphone, which placed joint second at 19 percent. iPad was third with 18 percent. So, with impressive showings among both age ranges, it would seem safe to say that the iPadís first holiday season will be an extremely profitable one for Apple!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLU-jaSTxxM]YouTube - AirPlay: iOS 4.2 & 4.2.1 Feature For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad - iOS Vlog 206[/ame]
AirPlay is a nice little feature that came with the most recent iOS update 4.2. This feature allows you to stream your media content from your iOS device to an Apple TV or AirPort. This means you can drag along some like your iPhone, not only as a smart phone, but as a hard drive for media to stream onto a TV. You can also stream music and photos right to the TV to show everyone in the room your latest trip. Show off YouTube videos by selecting them on your device, and then streaming them to the TV set. YouTube Funny Videos AirPlay Party anyone?
Find My iPhone was released in iOS 3, known back then as Firmware 3.0, and you needed a MobileMe account to use it. Now there is nothing wrong with MobileMe(to my knowledge) but I just didn't really need it. So many great apps out on the App Store that can do the same as MobileMe... even better in Cydia.
Now that you got your rant and history lesson, Find My iPhone is now free for everyone who owns an iPhone 4+, iPod Touch 4+, or iPad 1G+ running iOS 4.2 and above. You can now track where you devices are, whether you want to sneak your extra iPod Touch in your wifes purse to see if shes really taking the kids to soccer, or just to find your lost device. It is all free now and it should have been like that in the first place. Apple charging your for MobileMe to find a device you bought from them and cherish.... customer care? Blah.
In this video I unbox a 16GB WiFi iPad which I just purchased at the Apple Store today. iOS 4.2 launched today so I wanted to see all the fuss was about on the iPad. Plenty more iPad videos coming up. Going to have a full rundown of iOS 4.2 up in a bit. Stay Tuned.
Nov 22, 2010 - 2:34 PM - by Maura
By now hopefully everyone is busy downloading iOS 4.2 and waiting with baited breath while it installs. Is it just me or does everyone sit rooted to the spot staring at the updating line on the iTunes screen and not daring to move in case anything goes wrong? Just me then, okay! Anyway, once everythingís all installed and your iPad restarts (cross fingers!), if youíre a fairly new iPad owner or someone who doesnít have an iPhone 4 or newer iPod touch, you might not have a clue what to do next with your shiny new operating system, so here's a few quick pointers.
For starters, Game Center will be right in front of you on the home screen so thatís easy enough for you to investigate, and then you might like to try sorting some of your apps into folders. Simply drag one app of a similar type, such as a game app, onto another of a similar type, and it will open up a folder for you. You can experiment moving different types of apps and see what sort of folders are created automatically.
As for Multitasking, iPhone 4 owners will already be very familiar with how it all works, but if you donít have an iPhone with Multitasking on it already it's possible that you wonít have a clue what to do next, and staring at your apps and willing them to multitask is not the answer, as I soon found out! What you have to do is double click the home button to access the Multitasking toolbar, where you can switch between the various apps with ease. It's pretty cool! You can also scroll along to the left of this bar to find the new scroll lock button (the physical scroll lock on the right of your iPad is now a mute button).
That should be enough to get you up and running, and the excellent walkthough video from TiPb at the top of the post is also very helpful if youíre not sure what to do next.
Source: iOS 4.2 for iPad walkthrough | TiPb via Mac Rumors: Apple Mac Rumors and News You Care About
Nov 22, 2010 - 12:13 PM - by iDan
We've just received word from several iPadForums.net members (including myself) that the iOS v4.2 update is now available and rolling out! Be sure to post your thoughts, comments, questions or problems on the upgrade in the iOS Section here: iPad OS - Apple iPad Forum
Nov 22, 2010 - 11:50 AM - by iDan
Along with the iPad operating system update slated to hit almost any minute, Apple will be releasing an update for the iPad/iPhone iWorks suite including Numbers, Keynote, and Pages. The update will allow full support for iOS v4.2 multitasking features, the introduction of AirPrint and a variety of other bug fixes:
* Improvement in the reliability of the PDFs
* Fixing a font incompatibility in PDFs
* Presenter-Display support in Keynote 1.3
* Preview how a sheet will print across multiple pages, including an Auto Fit button
* Support for formula entry using a keyboard
* Automatic pagination of tables that cross a page break
* Font-size selection and bold, italic, and underline indicators in the ruler
* Fixes some importing bugs for Pages í09 and Microsoft Word documents
The update is expected to launch sometime during the day from the App Store.
Nov 22, 2010 - 10:48 AM - by iDan
What's it like to be Steve Jobs at 29 years old? Playboy has the scoop with a re-released interview of Mr. Jobs when he rising to the top of the technology world. The article was publish just months before he was actually was fired from the company he co-founded and built from the ground up. Here are a few interesting clips from the interview:
His supervisor at HPís favorite thing
Playboy: You went to work for Hewlett-Packard. How did that happen?
Jobs: When I was 12 or 13, I wanted to build something and I needed some parts, so I picked up the phone and called Bill HewlettĖhe was listed in the Palo Alto phone book. He answered the phone and he was real nice. He chatted with me for, like, 20 minutes. He didnít know me at all, but he ended up giving me some parts and he got me a job that summer working at Hewlett-Packard on the line, assembling frequency counters. Assembling may be too strong. I was putting in screws. It didnít matter; I was in heaven.
I remember my first day, expressing my complete enthusiasm and bliss at being at Hewlett-Packard for the summer to my supervisor, a guy named Chris, telling him that my favorite thing in the whole world was electronics. I asked him what his favorite thing to do was and he looked at me and said, ďTo ****!Ē [Laughs] I learned a lot that summer.
On growing apart from Steve Wozniak
Playboy: What happened to the partnership as time went on?
Jobs: The main thing was that Woz was never really interested in Apple as a company. He was just sort of interested in getting the Apple II on a printed circuit board so he could have one and be able to carry it to his computer club without having the wires break on the way. He had done that and decided to go on to other things. He had other ideas.
Playboy: Such as the US Festival rock concert and computer show, where he lost something like $10,000,000.
Jobs: Well, I thought the US Festival was a little crazy, but Woz believed very strongly in it.
Playboy: How is it between the two of you now?
Jobs: When you work with somebody that close and you go through experiences like the ones we went through, thereís a bond in life. Whatever hassles you have, there is a bond. And even though he may not be your best friend as time goes on, thereís still something that transcends even friendship, in a way. Woz is living his own life now. He hasnít been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history. Heís going around speaking to a lot of computer events now. He likes that.
Jobs on the mouse
Playboy: Most computers use key strokes to enter instructions, but Macintosh replaces many of them with something called a mouseĖa little box that is rolled around on your desk and guides a pointer on your computer screen. Itís a big change for people used to keyboards. Why the mouse?
Jobs: If I want to tell you there is a spot on your shirt, Iím not going to do it linguistically: ďThereís a spot on your shirt 14 centimeters down from the collar and three centimeters to the left of your button.Ē If you have a spotĖĒThere!Ē [He points]ĖIíll point to it. Pointing is a metaphor we all know. Weíve done a lot of studies and tests on that, and itís much faster to do all kinds of functions, such as cutting and pasting, with a mouse, so itís not only easier to use but more efficient.
Wishing he could price a Mac at $1,000
Playboy: Thatís what critics charge you with: hooking the enthusiasts with premium prices, then turning around and lowering your prices to catch the rest of the market.
Jobs: Thatís simply untrue. As soon as we can lower prices, we do. Itís true that our computers are less expensive today than they were a few years ago, or even last year. But thatís also true of the IBM PC. Our goal is to get computers out to tens of millions of people, and the cheaper we can make them, the easier itís going to be to do that. Iíd love it if Macintosh cost $1000.
On quality and motivation
Playboy: Does it take insane people to make insanely great things?
Jobs: Actually, making an insanely great product has a lot to do with the process of making the product, how you learn things and adopt new ideas and throw out old ideas. But, yeah, the people who made Mac are sort of on the edge.
Playboy: Whatís the difference between the people who have insanely great ideas and the people who pull off those insanely great ideas?
Jobs: Let me compare it with IBM. How come the Mac group produced Mac and the people at IBM produced the PCjr? We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didnít build Mac for anybody else. We built it... [Read More]
Nov 22, 2010 - 10:33 AM - by Maura
As everyone waits for iOS 4.2 to become available as it slowly rolls out across the world this Monday (still no update so far here in the UK! Argh, hurry up!), one interesting piece of news that has already emerged is that the incredibly useful Find My iPhone MobileMe feature is now free, and comes as standard in iOS 4.2 for any iPad, iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch. Weíve all read the stories by now about how well it worked when it was part of MobileMe, so itís excellent news to find that the feature is now free and can be activated in just a few simple steps once iOS 4.2 is safely installed on your iOS device.
In case youíre not already familiar with this feature, it enables you to pinpoint the location of your lost device on a map, display a message on the lost deviceís screen, set a passcode lock remotely and initiate a remote wipe to delete all your data if the worst comes to the worst, although with the proviso that should you find your device again you can always restore all the erased data from your last backup.
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