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CES 2011: Why Apple will steal the show - Computerworld Blogs

Air Video - Watch your videos anywhere!

The iBottleopener: iPhone 4 case / Bottle opener  — Kickstarter

5-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit - M.I.C. Gadget

How to stop iPhone, Android from transmitting personal data

iPhone 4 Hits $147 At Sam’s Club

Survey finds 17% of homes with Apple's iPad have 2 or more tablets

New Apple TV Sales to Top One Million This Week

Did Apple TV Just Stop Being Steve Jobs’ ‘Hobby’? » Podcasting News

IPhone and Android Apps Breach Privacy - WSJ.com

View iPhone Decals by IncredibleDecal on Etsy

Clamcase for iPad has finally arrived

The iPad Will Gain Kinect-like Gesture Recognition | Cult of Mac

AirPlay Hack Streams Non-iTunes Video - Wired.com

AT&T cuts refurbished iPhone 4 price to $99 | Macgasm

iPod Nano Hacked: Soon to Gain Apps? - iDygest

Mega Weather Clock  on the iTunes App Store

YouTube - The iPad Orchestra

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Elf ur Face

Mobile Break

Polaroid Photo App

Image Box

North Pole

Word Lens

Air Video

Webout

Mega Weather Clock

NEU.notes

 

 

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Iphone 3G OS4 problems

6 Reasons the Verizon iPhone May Be on the Way After All

AppleInsider | Android's weak sales drive Verizon toward Apple's iPhone

iBooks 1.2 introduces collections, illustrated titles | iPodNN

Nitako iphone game Save Toshi screenshots page | Nitako

YouTube - Introducing Word Lens

iPhone App Word Lens  | Fast Company

Price Of Apple iPad, iPhone Secrets: $22,000 | PCMag.com

BatteryDetective - InTech-BB.com

iPad Game for Cats: The World's Best Video Game (for cats, not humans)

Your Apps Are Watching You - WSJ.com

Best Buy gives free 3G, 4G routers with iPad bundles | Electronista

Best Buy bundling free hotspots with iPads | 9 to 5 Mac

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Doodle Buddy

Mobile Break

Polaroid Digital Camera App

Image Box

Word Lens

Battery Detective - Cydia

Game for Cats

IdeaTable

TeacherPal

Tune in Radio

Jawbone Thoughts

 

Direct download: tii_0157.mp3
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

How to design a cover for Virgin’s iPad-exclusive Project magazine

AppleInsider | Android activation pace hits a plateau below Apple's iOS [u]

App promo codes become usable worldwide | iPodNN

Free iPhone 3GS Hitting Best Buy on December 10 Only – Contract Needed

YouTube - northpointministries's Channel

iPhone baby quilt - Boing Boing

iPad cutting board a good gift for foodies and techies alike - TUAW

AppleInsider | Google activating 300,000 Android devices per day, for free

FAQ: Compromised Commenting Accounts on Gawker Media

Toshiba building new factory to churn out iPhone LCDs, says Nikkei -- Engadget

Google Voice Now Supports iPads and iPod Touch

Woz Bought a White iPhone 4 From That Ballsy Chinese Teen

Advanced editing of Google Docs now available on the iPad | Macgasm

Here's Where Fred Wilson Is Wrong About Android And iPhone App Development 

Costco - dumps Apple

Apple Launches ‘Tron Legacy’ iAd – PadGadget

Wireless Thermometer Uses iPhone for Readout | Wired.com

Gawker HACKED: Was your Gawker password hacked? Find out here - Slate Magazine

Epic releases Unreal Engine for iOS developers- Destructoid

New TinyUmbrella Update Will Allow You to Restore iOS device san iTunes | Redmond Pie

iPhone GPS app and chopper find thief

ChangeWave: Business [hearts] iPad - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Snowman Kit

Doodle Buddy

Surfballance

iWrite Chinese

i-Inject

ezShopList

Ornaments

Phone Aid

SkyGrid

Tune in Radio

Infinity Blade

 

Direct download: tii_0156.mp3
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If you have listened to the Today in iOS podcast long enough you know that I have a love / hate relationship with stats.  As in I love them when they prove my point and hate then when they don't.

 

 Well Google just gave some stats I kind of think I love.  Way back in August Google said Android phones were being activated at a clip of 200,000 per day.  And that was the last time they talked about those numbers - that is until Monday December 6th when Google said they are now up to 214,000 activations per day.  

 

During that time Apple went from 230,000 activations of iOS devices per day on September 1st to 270,000 average activations per day in Mid October.  Which is a nice growth vs Android phones which actually have seen lower per day activation numbers since August.  But Rob Going from 200,000 to 214,000 is an increase you say. Ah but least we forget that the Samsung Galaxy tab which is in that 214,000 per day number and they represent approx. 17,000 activations per day.  So for Android phones since August there is actually about a 3,000 per day decrease.  See why I can love stats. 


And if you take these number further. On an average day there are 56,000 more iOS devices activated then there are Android devices.  But since everyone likes to talk about quarterly numbers - this quarter based on those number Apple will increase its lead of iOS over Android OS by over 5 Million units.  That is a lot more potential iOS customers for App developers vs Android.  


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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Nexaira 3G/4G Router Supports iPhone Tethering Without Jailbreak | Cult of Mac

iBye Can Now Backup AppStore and Cydia App Data

The 10 Printers that Work with Apple iOS 4.2 AirPrint | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Teaching your Apple TV to use a 3rd party remote - TUAW

Apple ‘to launch iOS 4.3 in December’ - Telegraph

Apple Beefs Up Legal Team - Bloomberg

[How To] Unlock iPhone 3G / 3GS On iOS 4.2.1 With UltraSn0w 1.2 |

Replacement metal back for iPhone4

Richard Branson's Project iPad Magazine Goes Live

Win! for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Verizon sucks at Photoshop: confuses the Droid X for an iPhone -- Engadget

iPad Launches in 11 More Countries in Asia and Europe - Mac Rumors

Nokia Siemens says iOS 4.2 reduces iPhone network congestion | Electronista

Libox for iPad Makes Accessing Your Music and Videos a Snap

The New Android Spokesman In Japan Is... Darth Vader?

Steve Jobs: AirPlay Coming To Safari And Third Party Apps In 2011 :: App Advice

iPhone Users Reporting Problems With Microsoft Exchange 2003 After Upgrading To iOS 4.2.1 – iPhone Hacks

Warning: ultrasn0w May Break GPS on Baseband 6.15.00 | JailbreakNews

iPhone App Saves Teen: iPhone app and quick-action from coaches credited to saving teen's life - ktla.com

UK Carriers Launch Subsidized iPad - Mac Rumors

iOS 4.2 emits less USB power on iPad | 9 to 5 Mac

RadioShack offering $50 off iPhone 4 - Los Angeles Times

Bloomingdales gives away iPads with $1500 purchases

Back Up Blobs From Your Device With iSHSHit - iDygest

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

GPS Notifier

US States Quiz - iPhone

US States Quiz - iPad

SurfBalance

Find My iPhone

SignMyPad

Hulu+ iPad 

Tosh Point 0

Loseit

iSHSHit - Cydia

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

iOs 4_2 walk through

iOS 4.2 improves iPhone 3G performance

Stay tuned: Big announcement from Apple Tuesday - USATODAY.com

http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Apple+iPad/news.asp?c=25149

Daring Fireball: Regarding Ashok Kumar's Track Record on Apple

Our Android tablet experiment has failed miserably | ZDNet

White iPhone 4 - WhiteiPhone4Now.com

Post Tech - Google Voice available on iPhone after being blocked, FCC questions

Google Voice for iPhone on the iTunes App Store

RIM Attacks Apple -- Video Showing PlayBook Browser Is Faster Than iPad's

Hulu Plus Lowered To $7.99, iPhone, iPad App Now iOS 4.2 Ready | The APPera

Apple’s iAd Coming to Europe in December

Steve Wozniak: Android's "More Features" Will Beat iPhone Eventually

Woz - Google Translate

Apple Destroyed Products | Fubiz™

Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories

iPhone beats RIM, others in satisfaction survey | Apple - CNET News

Non-iPhone buyer's remorse - Fortune Tech

SportSchedule - Add Sports Game Schedules to Your Calendar

iPad now on sale at Sam's Club

YouTube - iPhone 4 Beveled metal back cover

Serviced iPhone 4 Handsets Get Torx Screws : App Advice

Tony Parker’s iPhone 4 leads Eva Longoria to cheating | Zacquisha

AFP: Apple's iPad to go on sale in S.Korea on Nov. 30

Turn Your iPhone 4 or iPad Into a Mobile TV Set - Softpedia

Jailbreak 4.2.1 iOS iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G with Redsn0w | Redmond Pie

MacDailyNews - Apple releases iOS 4.2; 'Find My iPhone now free

Apple’s iOS 4.2 Available Today for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Find My iPhone for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

iPad tops Netflix, Sony 3D for Oprah's 'Favorite Things' | Electronista

How to Enable Find My iPhone for Free on Pre-2010 Devices

iPhone 4.2 how-to: Setting custom SMS alert tones

Apple - iPad - How to set up Find My iPad

judge issues temporary restraining order against FilmOn - LA Times

AirPrint Hacktivator « Netputing

Developers discover hack to enable shared printers for AirPrint

Mac News: 'The Daily' - No, You Can Not Wrap a Dead Fish in It

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

CropforFree

Juxtaposer

AppyNewz

US States Quiz

GPS Notifier

Google Voice 

SportSchedule

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It looks like third time is a charm - As in third golden master.  Or I guess first - really as both iOS 4.2 GM's were bypassed for iOS 4.2.1 - so for the public there is no iOS 4.2.  Just a jump to iOS 4.2.1.  We have mentioned some of the new features in the past - but a quick summary of the new features are:

 

1. AirPrint - Which allows direct Printing to an ePrint Printer, or to any printer connected to your Mac - while you Mac is turned on. Update - Per printing to any Printer connected to a mac that was true in the beta version of Mac OS 10.6.5 - but was removed for the GM version.

2. AirPlay - Which allows streaming of audio or video from your iOS device to your Apple TV.  

3. Improved Bluetooth control - allowing for AVRCP control.  You know skip tracks, volume control, and more from your bluetooth headset.  

4. Find my iOS device - for free.  You can easily set up your iOS device for the find my device feature and if your device gets lost - you can locate it on a map, send a message to it, lock it down or even remote wipe it - all for free - no more need for a paid mobileme account. 

 

NOTE:  If your iPhone is Unlocked and/or your iOS device is Jailbroken - you should not update to iOS 4.2.1 at this time.  Please wait for more info on this to come shortly (hopefully).  

 

If you are on an iPad - you get all the features from iOS 4.0 and 4.1 as well.  So for iPad owners it is a major plus plus update. For iPad owners you also get - folders, multitasking, GameCenter,  Unified Mailbox, iAds, and a bunch of smaller features.  

 

If you have an iPhone 3G - iOS 4.2.1 brings one key new feature - Usability - as in you can use your iPhone 3G again.  If you updated your iPhone 3G to iOS 4.0 or iOS 4.1 - you may have noticed a little bug where in your iPhone 3G slowed to 1/4 impulse power.  Well now it looks like your iPhone 3G is back up to full impulse power.  Granted not at warp speed like the iPhone 4 - but back to what you were used to in iOS 3.x  

 

In Apples announcement for iOS 4.2.1 they said the following: 

 

"The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy."

 

I set this up for my iPhone 4 and it was quick to set up and easy to use and I did not have to pay for mobile me for this.  So I do find it interesting that Apple made one of the most compelling reasons for getting mobileme - a free option.  I wonder if this means in the near future all of mobileme features will be free to iOS owners.  I hope so. 


According to Apple you can use Find My iPhone for free with your iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch that has iOS 4.2 installed. Or you can use Find My iPhone with a paid MobileMe subscription.  Again not sure on that paid subscription thing now.  But lets say you have in addition to an iOS device from 2010 (iPhone 4, iPad or iPod touch 4th gen) that have a pre 2010 iOS device.  Like the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G and you want to set up find my iPhone on them - are you SOL - NO no you are not.  You just need to set up your 2010 iOS device first.  


Life hacker has an article that goes over this.  I have not had a chance to try this out on my 3GS yet - as I have not updated it to iOS 4.2.1 - as it is jailbroken and I was going to wait.  But if anyone else does this with success - as the authors of the lifehacker article claim to - please let me know.  But it does look like it is easy to do assuming you also happen to have a 2010 iOS device.  

 

One other feature I did not mention that is added to iOS 4.2.1 is the ability to set specific SMS alert tones for your contacts.  You are still limited to using the stock SMS tones - but that list of stock SMS tones has grown - but sadly most are still long tones - which is not the best for Text messages.  Who wants a 10 sec tone when you are getting a test message every 5 secs.  Just sayin. So this is not custom SMS tones - it is specific SMS tones from a predetermined list of tones that you can assign to your contacts - which is still much better than how it was before - if you are someone that is looking to set up specific tones to different people.  

 

Feedback from many different listeners has been very positive for this update.  The one issue that has been reported more than once was after the initial update - the Apps and podcasts did not get sync'd over and it required another sync to get that content brought over.  So as long as you are NOT jailbreaking and / or unlocking - it does look safe to update.  But you should still backup before you do the update - as always.  

 


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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dragon’s Lair goes HD; Gets a special version for the iPad users

What Your Phone Says About You - TechCrunch

T-Mobile blames lack of iPhone for poor US sales

iPad 2 ads shot in New York last month - 9 to 5 Mac

Use a smart playlist in iTunes and your iPod to organize podcasts

Live Streaming of TV channles to iPhone

The Verizon iPad Commercial

Meet the CIO Who Bought 4,500 iPads - Computerworld

Stun Fone iPhone accessory: YouTube spoof or real product?

iPhone 4 Deemed Most Reliable - Mac Rumors

Install Android 2.2.1 Froyo On iPhone Using Bootlace in Cydia | Redmond Pie

Apple & The Dentsu Group Bring iAds to Japan

YouTube - TRANSFORM YOUR IPHONE INTO A STUN GUN!!!

Glassgate Hits Case Makers - Cult of Mac

Sprint unveils iPod Touch add-on - KansasCity.com

iPad developer gets a call from Steve Jobs - Seattle Times

Android users have secret iPhone urges – News - Know Your Mobile

OpeniBoot - iDroidWiki

YouTube - Android, WinPho7, iPhone4... What Grills Faster?

Apple adds another iPad GM seed - 9 to 5 Mac

You Can Use Ping On Your iPad Now

YouTube - OpeniBoot for iPad

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

PhotoShop Mobile

Doodle Buddy

MyCross

BookMark

Who's Calling

PKGbackup - Cydia

Dragons Lair - HD

 

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Links to Articles Mentioned in this Episode:

Verizon needs iPhone 4 more than observers were expecting : Beatweek Magazine

DIY iPhone / Smartphone Tripod connector

Nielsen cops to iPad stat messup • The Register

Secret Button Sequence Bypasses iPhone Security | Wired.com

Koredoko - Where the photo for iPhone and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store

Limesn0w to Unlock iOS 4.1 baseband 2.10.04 on iPhone 4? | Gadgets DNA

Apple Delays White iPhone 4 Till Next Year | AllThingsD

Apple Launches Online Store in China

The Real Reason White iPhone 4 Is Delayed | Cult of Mac

Table Connect for iPhone

YouTube - Banned White iPhone 4 Promo

Apple researching scratch-proof coating for iOS devices | Web Tablet Talk

The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up

iPhone gives Europe extra hour of sleep - CNN.com

The great iPhone serial port hack - Slideshow - Computerworld

Android phones outsell iPhone 2-to-1, says research firm - Computerworld

AppleInsider | Apple releases iPhone, iPad iOS 4.2 Golden Master to developers

AppleInsider | Target to sell Apple's iPhone at 846 stores starting Nov. 7

iPhone Video Editor 1stVideo Updated » Podcasting News

Apple Dominates Tablet Market Over Samsung, H-P, Research in Motion - WSJ.com

Apple iPad's rivals can't hang on pricing | ZDNet

Found footage: new ad declares that 'iPad is electric'

AppleInsider | First look: Apple's iOS 4.2 golden master with  bugs

How to Activate FaceTime in Middle East on iPhone 4 using FaceTime Hacktivator | Gadgets DNA

Table Connect for iPhone: Table Connect for iPhone - video demo launch!

Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone | Skyfire

YouTube - Why There Is No White iPhone 4, by Steve Jobs

Android vs. iPhone: Another round, another knockout - Computerworld Blogs

Mac News: iOS: 2011 iOS Preview for Apple Universe Stargazers

Hole in iPhone PayPal app allows account hijacking

WOW! Plex comes to new jailbroken AppleTVs | 9 to 5 Mac

 

Links to Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Magnetic Alphabet

PhotoGene

Bible Puzzles

WhatToday

EstatePad

Printing from iPhone

Printing from iPad

Psycexplorer

Koredoko

Moxier Collage

Zumocast

1StVideo

Facetime Hacktivator - Cydia

iTranslate

MapQuest

HeyTell

 

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Below is a video of my 2 year old son dressed up in his Retro Robot Custom which has 2 iPhones - one to scroll "Boo" and the other to scroll the Binary version of "Boo".  And no he is likely not going to date until after high school.  

 

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