I had an old Atari400 sitting arround and thought I could put it to good use as an iPad Dock.  It just required a little bit of a mod.  Here are some pictures of my new Atari400 iPad dock.  It uses the Apple Blue Tooth Keyboard and it fits in quite nicely.   

 


 

My Son quickly took to the new dock - it made it easy for him to watch Pinky Dinky Doo on the iPad and to control the volume with the keyboard.   


 

Here is a picture of the modified Atari400 with the top closed.  And the Apple BT keyboard snuggly in place.  

 

 

Here is a pic with the top open - I attached the cut outs to the lid -  The cut outs are 5/8th of an inch wide to support both the iPad1 and iPad2 with covers in place.  The lid when it is open supplies a nice support to lean the iPad against.  It makes a great iPad stand. 


  

 

Here is close up with the lid closed to show the slots are covered when the lid is closed.

 

 

With the Keyboard firmly in place - you can still get to the power button.  So you can turn the keyboard on and off without having to remove it.  

 

 

This mod supports the iPad both in Horizontal and Vertical orientations.

 


 

The opening for the keyboard is pretty much exactly the same width as Apple BT keyboard.  Which means it fits in place with no additional attachments.  You can just lift it out when you need to use it somewhere else.  The only real mod needed was a cut out in the upper right and a slight dremmeling to smooth everything out.  



 

Here is what the top case looks like with all the cut outs.  Remeber to be carefull with the top slot cut outs if you want to save them to attach to the lid. I left 1/4 of an inch space from the front of the top ledge and then cut them at 5/8th of inch wide and down 3/8ths of an inch on the side.  For the iPad 2 with a case a 1/2 inch wide would be fine.  

 


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Dev-Team Blog - Untethered holidays

pod2g's iOS blog: A4 release

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 | greenpois0n.com

iBooks ‘Configuration Error’ can be Fixed

Install Siri on iPhone 4

Developers release legal Siri port 

New app makes Siri dictate for Mac

Spire Puts Siri on Your Jailbroken iPhone

Siri0us: Jailbreak Tweak Brings Siri Dictation To iPhone 4

iPhone bug can give thieves access to your iMessages

iPhone iMessage screwup problem gets a potential fix

Bed, Bath and Beyond selling off iCades for $49.99

iCade - Bed Bath & Beyond

AppChasers

AppleInsider | iOS dominates mobile shopping with 92% of market

iOS Took 13.4% of Online Sales on Christmas Day - Forbes

iPad dominates post-Christmas online shopping

Can you run a country from an iPad app? – USATODAY.com

Report: iPhone share hit 36% in U.S

New iPhone? No thanks, say cash-conscious Europeans

BGR - Rumor - iPhone 6 Fall 2012

Vocal For iPhone 4S Lets You Control Your Mac Using Siri

Apple will not release iPad 3 at Macworld or CES

 

 

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WordFoto

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NOTE on Updates - I  moved all the Updates to the bottom - as they were causing more confusion with them at the top. So if you are having issues with your jailbreak go to the bottom and see the updates.  Those that are new - ignore the updates for now. 

 


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An un-tethered jailbreak is now available for iOS 5.0.1.   However it is not working for all iOS devices.  It is only good for iPhone 3GS, 4 (GSM) and 4 (CDMA),  iPad 1,  iPod Touch 3G & 4G.  

Note - This jailbreak will NOT work for the iPhone 4S or the iPad 2.  

If you have a tethered jailbreak already for iOS 5.0.1 - See this link

 

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FOR UNLOCKERS ONLY -  According to the Dev-Team - "The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!   Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether."

Here are links to a tutorials that should help in jail breaking with out updating the baseband.

How to jailbreak Your iPhone without updating the baseband (Windows)

How to jailbreak Your iPhone without updating the baseband (Mac)

But really if you are unlocked already - you want to be really really careful before doing anything.  Maybe waiting a week or so would be best (just sayin).

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There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use Cydia to install an app.  

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Note Squaretrade's warranties still cover jailbreaking.    

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 5.0.1 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

If you are already updated to iOS 5.0.1 make sure you do a sync and backup of your iOS device.  If you have any photos or video you shot - transfer those now to your computer from your camera roll.

Step 1 - Close out iTunes on your computer, force quit all open apps on your iOS device and then turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer via the USB cable before turning it off) 

(To force quit the open apps - From the home screen on your iOS device - double tap the home button - a tray will appear on the bottom of the device with your apps that are open - tap and hold one of the apps.  All the apps in the tray will wiggle and you will see a red circle in the upper left with a "-" in it.  Tap on all of the red circles until all of your apps are closed.)

Step 2 - Download Redsn0w from the links below and unzip the file. 

redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for OS X

redsn0w 0.9.10b2 for OS X

 

redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for OS X

redsn0w 0.9.10b4 for OS X

 

redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for Windows 

redsn0w 0.9.10b2 for Windows

 

redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Windows  

redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Windows, no version check (if above version doesn't work) 

  

redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Windows  (be sure to be in Administrator mode)

 

Step 3 -  I recommend closing out all of your open programs and restarting your computer before proceeding.   If you have iTunes set to launch when you connect your iOS device - you will need to quit out of iTunes again.

 

Step 4 - Launch redsn0w 0.9.10b1 and select "Jailbreak" 

Step 5 - Once you confirm your iOS device is connected to your computer and it is off (and iTunes is shut down) click "Next"   

Step 6 - You need to follow the online instructions on getting your iOS device into DFU mode.   As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

Step 7 - If you correctly entered your iOS device in DFU mode you will then see a few different messages come up in redsn0w. 

Step 8 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - However if you want to try out multitask Gestures - now is when you want to select those.  Once you have selected your options click "Next"

Step 9 - You will then be taken to the screen below which gives the message that the remainder of the install will take place on your iOS device.  This is all done by the computer - do NOT disconnect in this step.  

You will see the installation completing on your device.  If it looks like it is froze up - breathe deep and have a little patience - it can take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.  When it is done it will take you to your lock screen.  If you miss that - your screen will be black - tap on the home button.  And then unlock.  

Step 10 - You can then check your iOS device to find the Cydia App - which should be brown with a white circle and logo in the circle.  If the Cydia app appears all white - this is not unusual.  You likely will not be able to launch the cydia app if it is white.  Simply power down (off) your iOS device and then start it back up (turn on).  When it reboots - the Cydia app should now be brown. 

Step 11 - Launch the Cydia App.  The first time you launch it you will be asked "Who Are you?"  with the options of "User", "Hacker", "Developer" -  if you are reading this - select "User" and then tap "Done"

Step 12 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that looks like that below.  Note some times after the first launch it takes you back to your home screen - just go back and open Cydia app again.  

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app SBSettings.  This moves important settings / controls to the notification dock where they are always quickly available.  
To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "SBSettings"
 

 

Next Tap on "SBSettings" the top one - not the one any of the others.  

Read the warning.  Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner

 

Then Tap on "Restart Springboard"

Then in the Settings App under Notifications - Go to SBSettings and turn it to "On".

Next launch the SBSettings app - and look at all the options. 

Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. Which is why if you install an app you no longer plan to use - it is best to delete said app - the more jailbroken apps you have installed - the higher the probability you will have a conflict.  
 

 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
 
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FIX FOR iBOOKS ISSUE: (NOT NEEDED IF YOU RAN the B4 version above)

This jailbreak breaks the use of iBooks - but there is a fix for this issue.  
After you jailbreak and with Cydia open:
1.  Go to   Manage --> Sources -->  Edit -->  Add
2.  Add the following source -   http://repo.insanelyi.com  - Then tap "Add source"
3. After the source is finished adding - search for "iBooksFix2"  
4. Tap on it - and then tap on "Install" and then "Confim" and then confirm again if you get a warning about the source having been reported to have questionable apps.
5. After it installs - and you are back at your home screen - reboot your iPhone.
6. Open iBooks - it should work now. 
 
 
 
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Update1: 12/28/2011 9:28 PM CT.  

There was an issue with the original version of redsn0w 0.9.10b1 -  Links have been updated below for b2 version.  

If you are having issues with the jailbreak using the b1 version - you should rejailbreak running the b2 version - if you had already jailbroke with b1 (working or not) when you do the new run for b2 - deselect the install cydia option.  This is again only for those that installed cydia with b1 version.  If this is your first time jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 ignore this paragraph and just go below and follow all instructions as is. 

 

Update2: 12/28/2011 10:08 PM CT.  

Removed references to Backgrounder app (which no longer works correctly) and replaced with info on SBSettings App as the example Jailbreak app. 

 

 

Update3: 12/29/2011 11:53 AM CT.

With this jailbreak - it breaks iBooks - so if you use / want to use iBooks - then this is not the jailbreak for you.  Hopefully this will be addressed shortly.  But for now stay away if you want to use iBooks.  

 

Update4: 12/29/2011 4:13 PM CT.  

There was an issue with the b2 version of redsn0w 0.9.10b2 -  Links have been updated below for b3 version.  

If you are having issues with the jailbreak using the b1 or b2 or b3 version - you should rejailbreak running the b3 b4 version - if you had already jailbroke with b1 or b2  or b3 (working or not) when you do the new jailbreak for b3 b4 - deselect the install cydia option.  This is again only for those that installed cydia with b1 or b2 or b3 version.  If this is your first time jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 ignore this paragraph and just go below and follow all instructions as is. 

 

Update5: 12/29/2011 5:03 PM CT.

There is now a fix for the iBooks issue.  See above this section for instructions on how to fix it. 

 
 
 
 

Update6: 1/16/2012 8:21 AM CT.

"The b4 version of redsn0w incorporates the 5.0.1 fix for iBooks, and also for sporadic problems with launchctl.  Thanks to @xvolks for merging the iBooks (sandbox) fix from @comex’s github into the overall corona untether from @pod2g!  As usual, If you already installed one of the previous Redsn0w versions of the Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 you can choose to install the fix either by re-running redsn0w over your existing jailbreak (de-select Cydia if you do that), or by installing the corona package from Cydia (it’s the same set of files no matter which way you choose)."

 

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Explosion rocks Apple supplier's factory -CNET

Apple Spreads iPhone Love In China

TinyUmbrella and iTunes 1013 error strike again

iPad leads as Q3 tablet shipments jump 264 percent

Apple Could Sell 200 Million iPhones in 2012

NFL to stream the Super Bowl to iOS devices

T-Mobile rolls iPhone-friendly 3G

Twenty-one overlooked iOS accessories

Users on iOS 3.1.3 Report Download Problems

Apple fixes download bug for OS 3.1.3 users

Truck carrying pricey tablet computers stolen

Massive theft ends lousy year for RIM

Steve Jobs: The Complete Story In Sixty Minutes

pod2g's iOS blog: iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 untethered jb demo

iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible

iPhone 4 owners can legally get Siri

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. iPad 2 – Marco.org

Make the iPhone’s Apple logo glow with $40 in 5 minutes

Luminescent Logo Mod Kit for iPhone 4/4S - K.O Gadget Store

App of the week: Tii | iOS and App Reviews

Downgrade 5.0.1 to iOS 5 Custom Firmware

 

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Tii App

Garageband

Color Splash

Tap Tap Frenzy

Port Defender

Chains

NFL Mobile

App Sniper

App Shopper

Netflix

Space Inversion

My Battery Life

VideoUpLink

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More References Of iPad3 Found In 5.1 Beta 2

Motorola patent ruling puts iPhone, iPad supplies at risk

RadioShack Offering $30 Off AT&T iPhone 4S

Google chief Eric Schmidt condemns Carrier IQ

6 Mobile Malware Trends For 2012

iPhone 3GS shipments still strong after all these years

3GS production to hit over two million units in Q411

Use Airplay to Watch Your Camera Live on Apple TV

Nokia Exec: iPhone, Android Handsets No Longer Appeal To Youth

Picky iPhone Mugger Near Columbia Doesn't Want Your BlackBerry

iPad Still Topping Best Buy Reps’ List - Barrons

TouchFire - Kickstarter Project.

Will Android apps be worth the effort for developers in 2012?

HP's webOS now open source, to Compete with Apple's iOS?

Jawbone’s Up Health Tracker Suffers Serious Hardware Issues

How to sell your old iPhone online

iTunes - Books - Tricks of the Podcasting Masters

Netflix 2.0 debuts new iPad UI | iLounge News

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 showcased on YouTube

iPhone 4S Launch Stores Revealed - DigiEight.com

 

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Garageband

Brushes

PhotoWizard

Smart Renter Pro

Port Defender

Tap Tap Frenzy

Flash Launch

Frash - Cydia

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iLatch Giveaway / Demographic Survey

Apple Distances Itself From Carrier IQ Privacy Fiasco

Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS

AppleInsider | German regulators inquire about Apple's use of Carrier IQ

Carrier IQ On iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone:

Carrier IQ: Your phone's secret recording device

How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone - Computerworld

In Carrier IQ Scandal, iPhone Owners Avoid a Privacy Scare

Yes, Your iPhone Can Track You With Carrier IQ, Too

Today in corporate denials: Carrier IQ edition - Boing Boing

Google Plus - email pissing match on Android

Siri could become a political minefield for Apple

Splitting iTunes Libraries

Apple loses ‘iPad’ trademark in China | ZDNet

iPad 3, iPhone 5 with LTE? Not so fast, carrier says

iPhone 4S is Apple's most popular phone yet

iPhone battery woes persist with iOS 5.1 beta

iPhone 4S battery woes may continue past iOS 5.1

Rise of the iToys

U.S. Cellular: We’ll take the iPhone when Apple gives us LTE

Behringer unveils 8-foot iNuke Boom iPod dock

Dell Streak 7 is discontinued

How many Kindle Fires are being returned to Amazon?

RIM writes off value of tablet inventory

Steve Jobs Bio Takes Top Spot In Amazon's 2011 Best-Seller List

Disguise your iPad as an Apple 2

iPad 3 rumor roundup

New iPad due in February, says Citi analyst

Apple Names Instagram iPhone App of the Year

Alec Baldwin Slams Airplane iPhone Rules

 

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Garageband

Pho.to Lab

Smart Renter Pro

NotifyMe

TuneHopper

FastMall

Sizer

Puffin Browser

Printopia

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Apple Breaks Black Friday Record - Forbes

iPad Sales on Target for December Quarter - AllThingsD

Does Corning's Gorilla Glass Miss Hint At Apple iPad Issue? - Forbes

UBS Dismisses iPad Concerns on Corning Glass Warning 

Apple could sell 280 million iOS devices next year

iOS 5.1 beta reveals new iPhone, iPad and Apple TV codenames

Download iOS 5.1 Beta For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch 

Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta to developers

iPhone goes up in smoke on plane - CNET News

In Brazil, Sparks Fly From Another iPhone

Mophie Recalls iPod Touch Battery Case

iPhone Battery Case Recalled 

Microsoft: We’ve Had Siri for Over a Year!

TellMe vs Siri - YouTube

Microsoft To Bring Office To iPad In 2012

Dev Team Working On Very Promising iPhone 4S Unlock

Unlock iPhone 4S Using Ultrasn0w In The Works

Steve Jobs Was Right, Android Logs Everything

Android Dev Demonstrates CarrierIQ Phone Logging Software

Researcher Trevor Eckhart Outs Creepy, Hidden App On Smartphones

Carrier IQ: The Rootkit Keylogger on Most US Smartphones

BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps • The Register

6-in-1 Connection Kit for iPad (HDMI + RCA dual AV Output)

LTE iPad Coming to Japan Next Summer 

 

 

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GarageBand

Perfect Photo

PhotoWizard

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AT&T's iPhone 4S is Tops for Web Browsing

Hackers modify iPhone 4S to run on T-Mobile

4S - Steps on How to Unlock

iPhone 4S owners complain of persistent echo

iPhone 4s, echo Apple Support Communities

Android app revenue is 7% of iPhone's - Fortune

Kindle Fire getting shoppers hotter than iPad?

A human review of the Kindle Fire – Marco.org

Non-Apple Tablets Maintain Small Market Share

Production starts for iPad 3 QXGA display

iPad 3 To Get Thinner, Have Sharper Display - Forbes

Black Friday teaser

Samsung Sends Up Apple

Apple allows subscription-based iPad gaming - TUAW

 

 

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Tii App

Garageband

WordFoto

Orchestra To Do

iXpenseit

YouTubeToMP3 - Cydia

Wizzard Media Apps

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Half of the work in developing an App is promoting said App.  And where I can I like to help out Devs.  One way is saying what to do, but what is more fun is saying what not to do - by showing an example. 

 

The following is an email I received today. 

 

Hello,

My name is Oliver and I have developed an app that I think will interest you and your users/followers/viewers. I am sure you receive a lot of mail but my app is truly unique. With your device camera you are able to manipulate the graphics and even place yourself in the midst of all the action. Likewise with the sound, samples can be recorded and edited into the game. Redacted is intensely customizable game with limitless possibilities.

If you can find the time then I would be very interested to hear what your thoughts are on the game and it?s core design mechanics. Below is a link for your convenience:

Redacted

P.S. Big fan of your site/channel/blog

Best Regards,
Oliver 

 

Oh so many issues with this one.  Let me comment on this in Blue.

 

Hello,

 

Don't start an email with just hello - find out the persons name. No first name is a big red flag I am being spammed.  

 

 

My name is Oliver and I have developed an app that I think will interest you and your users/followers/viewers.

 

My users/followers/viewers ???  Take some time to figure out what type of producer someone is.  For me it is obviously listeners.  Not "users", Not "followers" and definitely not "viewers".  

 

 

I am sure you receive a lot of mail but my app is truly unique.

 

Yes - Yes I do get a lot of mail - but at this point I am not thinking about his unique app - maybe his uniquely bad email - but not his unique app.


 

 

P.S. Big fan of your site/channel/blog

 

Best Regards,
Oliver 

 
Saying he is a big fan of my site/channel/blog - is so disingenuous.  Above he clearly showed he did not even know the format of my content - and now says he is a big fan.  I call BS.  Don't BS the media channels you reach out to.  And if don't say your a fan - show you are a fan - say something in the email only a fan would know.  

 

Again the amount of time you put into promoting your app should be equal to or greater than that you put into developing the app.  And part of that work is researching the blogger / podcaster / youtuber you are reaching out to.  Content producers are busy creating content - and if you have something interesting and you present it honestly - there is a good chance you will get some coverage.  But doing what Oliver did is a complete waste of everyones time.   Well except in this case it did make good fodder for the show. 

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What's Wrong With Apple's iOS 5.0.1 Update? 

The 5 biggest gripes so far about the iPhone 4S - CNN.com

iOS 5 hides an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar - 9to5Mac

Mac News: iTunes Store: Apple Strikes Up Match

Hover Tutorial on Domain Transfers 

iPhone 4S chaos in Hong Kong - Fortune Tech

iPhone apps: A DIY skill that's in big demand

Standford iPad and iPhone course - iTunesU

Stanford's latest iPhone and iPad apps course now free on iTunes U

Sprint pushes SIM lock to iPhone 4S customers - Engadget

msnbc video: Annie Leibovitz says go for the iPhone

Amazon Kindle Fire: The reviews are in - Fortune Tech

The Death Of The Spec | TechCrunch

Qualcomm Gobi 4000 Platform for 4G LTE Connectivity

Android leads the way in mobile malware - CNET News

Android Security Threats Surge With Infected ‘Angry Birds’

U.S. Kids Looking Forward to “iHoliday” 2011 | Nielsen Wire

Google fixes Gmail iOS app - CNET Reviews

Listen to This Drunk Idiot Call 911 About His Broken iPhone

 

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Tii App

Photo Wizard

Bibilicious

Abacas Cadabra

Freelance Classifieds

HomeBudget with Sync

Mint

Ynav

MyClips

iConProject

AirPrint Activator

Printopia

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Battery Issues confirmed by Apple with iOS 5.

C Spire Wireless pre-register

AirPrint Activator v2.1b1 « Netputing

COAT Mourns Passing of Steve Jobs

Kindle Fire vs. iPad heats up for holiday shoppers - ZDNet

retrevo - blog post by Tii

Apple Testing Siri On Devices Other Than the iPhone 4S

iOS 5 Hidden Panorama Mode Revealed 

how to enable panoramic mode without jailbreaking | 9to5Mac 

New Case Device Adds Dual SIMs To iPhone 4 | TechCrunch

Access The Hidden Field Test App For iPhone | Cult of Mac

Adobe abandons mobile Flash

Consumer Reports Recommends IPhone After Apple Fixes Antenna

icloud Control Panel on Windows XP also

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Brushes

Typedrawing

Biblicious

Abacus Cadabra

Display out - Cydia

Softsign

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As mentioned on ep 197 - there were reports of some users having battery drain issues - and a proposed fix.  Turn off the update time zone option in Location services.  Apple has now admited to the batter issue saying the following.

 

 

"A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said in a statement. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life, and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."

Expect more on this in the near future. 

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Apple's iPhone 4S now available in additional launch countries

Yes, Prisoners Carry iPhones in Their 

Apple reportedly investigating iPhone 4S battery drain - CNET News

iPhone 4S Battery Life Problems Befuddle Apple Engineers, Owners

iPhone 4S battery concerns and tips for better performance | TUAW

iPhone 4S battery life problems: bug in location services suspected | guardian.co.uk

Despite early subsidies, Sprint hopes iPhone pays off - KansasCity.com

iPhone 4S consuming 50 percent less data than Android 3G/4G phones, Sprint says | 9to5Mac

iPhone exceeds Sprint's expectations - Computerworld

How to Use iCloud to Share Your Reminders on iOS 5

Apple’s Daily iPad Sales Exceed Q3 Moto Tablet Shipments | The Mac Observer

iPhone for Steve Rear Panel Mod

Install Siri On iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G 

Siri Ported To iPad and iPod Touch But

Siri Ported To iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G | TechCrunch

Siri cannot understand the Scottish accent | ZDNet

Youtube - Introducing Siri - iPhone 4S (Parody)

Apple airs impressive new iPhone 4S iCloud, Siri, and Camera TV ads | 9to5Mac

What's Really Next for Apple in Television - NYTimes.com

Rumor iPad 3's dense display a challenge for manufacturers - CNET News

the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband 

Sketchbook Pro

My Travel Coach

Active Spectrum

Bluetooth Mode - Cydia

Smart Folders for Mail - Cydia

The Nerd Code

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Apple may launch 'iPad mini' in early 2012

Sprint: Apple iPhone 4S brings 'best ever day of sales' - latimes.com

Apple - iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million

Apple Disappoints Despite 54% Rise in Profit - NYTimes.com

Apple sales top $100 billion, but fall short of estimates

iPhone 4S buyers complain of AT&T activation issues - CNET News

iPhone 4S communication breakdown: Siri, you're fired

STSS

Why Apple Added C Spire - Wired.com

The iPhone 4S – 3G Or Else -- AppAdvice

Get 50 GB of Free Storage for Life on Box.Net

iPad and iPhone Users Get 50 GB FREE - Box.net

iOS tip: Put Newsstand in a folder 

What Is iMessage and How Do I Use It? | iPhone.AppStorm

iOS 5 VoiceOver Unofficial Change Log

iOS 5: 7 Hidden New Features - Wired.com

Smart Play list issues

iPhone 4S - image sensor and touch controller identified » Chipworks

How does the iPhone 4S camera stack-up against other cameras?

iPhone 4S insurance: Plans compared

Samsung Caught in iPhone Screenshot Shocker | Gizmodo UK

Steve Jobs: Android a 'stolen product' | ZDNet

Apple's Jobs on Android iTunes service: 'I don't want to make Android users happy' | ZDNet

SemiTether for iOS 5 relieves some of the tethered jailbreak pain

Unlock - ultrasn0w

VIDEO: A Romantic Duet With Siri - Virals - ShortList Magazine

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Halftone

Wizzard Media Apps

My Travel Coach

Active Spectrum

Instacast

Play, Look, Listen

Downcast

Craigslist!

Box.net

Jump Birdy Jump

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Apple - Press Info - iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours

AFP: Big demand for new iPhone in Australia

AppleInsider | iPad now 97% of tablet traffic, eclipses iPhone, iOS remains mobile leader

Facebook finally unveils Apple iPad app - Computerworld

Foxconn to make iPads in Brazil, eyes $12 billion plan - chicagotribune.com

If you’re updating your iPad to iOS 5, read this before you do

New Apple Software Adds Features to Older Phones - Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret - Mossblog - AllThingsD

How to Get Ready for the New iPhone 4S | PCMag.com

iPhone 4S reviews

The iPhone 4s  Guide | The Wirecutter

What can you say to Siri? | TUAW

Apparently Siri has some pretty strange responses up her sleeve

First iPhone 4S Deliveries Made to German Customers Ahead of Official Launch - Mac Rumors

Some German iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Delivered Early | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

iPhone 4S sticks with 512MB of RAM, reports say | Apple - CNET News

iPhone 4S Teardown - iFixit

AnandTech - iFixit iPhone 4S Teardown Confirms 512MB

Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown - SlashGear

Sprint and Verizon confirm iPhone 4S Micro SIM unlock for international travel - Engadget

Sprint explains iPhone 4S unlocking policy: phones will be unlocked, then locked, then unlocked again -- Engadget

Apple Updates iPhone AppleCare Plan to Include Accidents | Wired.com

AppleInsider | Genius Bar iPhone policies tightened to make AppleCare+ more attractive

iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices.

Apple issues iPhoto update to support iCloud, more | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

Of 74 iPhone rumors posted since July 24, 78% were bogus - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Stupid Apple Rumors 

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode: 

Tii 

Photoshop Express

iAudition

Clefit

Facebook for iPad

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Well it looks like this time Apple sent out review units to more then just their favorite 3 reporters.  

 

Here are some links to different reviews of the iPhone 4S that are out now:

 

Mossberg

Pogue

Baig

MG Siegler

Dalrymple

Fry

Chen

Jaroslovsky

Nguyen

Snell

Gruber 

 

So if you need something to pass the time while waiting in line Thursday night / Friday Morning - these articles will fill up a good chunk of that time. 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Android Apps to Run on the iPad with Alien Dalvik

The iPhone 4S tariffs - UK

AT&T: iPhone 4S Launch Its Best iPhone Launch Ever

iPhone 4S Launch Day Preorders Sold Out at Online Apple Store

Why the iPhone 4S really IS the iPhone 5

3.5 Inches - Dustin Curtis

Cash in your electronics or recycle for free - eBay.com

Target: Trade old iPhone for cheaper iPhone 4S

AT&T ‘working with Apple’ to show 4G indicator | This is my next.

AnandTech - The iPhone 4S, HSPA+, and When HSPA+ is Real 4G

AnandTech - Apple iPhone 4S includes HSPA+ 14.4

JailbreakMe.com No Longer Safe For Jailbreakers

Radio Shack inventory screen pegs iPhone 5 for Sprint -- Engadget

AT&T blames Apple for iPhone 4S upgrade eligbility restrictions 

AT&T Blaming Apple For iPhone 4S Upgrade Pricing That Screws Loyal iPhone Customers

Infographic: Anatomy of an Apple Rumor

iPhone 4S Buyer Guide, October 2011 | OpenSignalMaps

iPhone 4S: Which is the best carrier? 

Sprint plan and add-on information for iPhone

Why will unlocked iPhone 4S - not work on CDMA

Early iPhone 4S orders begin shipping to customers, from Sprint at least

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii

Color Splash

AAssessMyVS

Smart Renter Pro

Clefit 

 

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UPDATE 3: It looks like for new Sprint Customers - you can not pre-order - It says the following:

 

At this time, we are only taking online iPhone orders for current Sprint customers upgrading a phone on an existing line. If you're a new customer, or simply want to add a new line to an existing account, please select this option and click "Continue".
There you'll see how and when an iPhone can be purchased at your local Apple Retail Store.

 

Which then takes you to this message:

 

In order to purchase iPhone with a new Sprint account, or to add a line to an existing account, please visit an Apple Retail Store.

 

So at least for those jumping to Sprint from another carrier or Adding a line - no Pre-Order for you.  Walkins only. 


 

UPDATE 2: Pre-Ordering is now live -  Go HERE

 

 

Update 1:  Engadget is reporting on a 3:00 AM ET launch for pre-ordering.  I will stay up and see if this comes to pass. 

---------------------------

Sometime between 2:00 AM ET and probably 9:00 AM ET the iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order. 

 

When it is available I will send out a push with the URL to pre-order and also update this post.

 

Here are two links from the iPhone Pre-Order in June 2010:  

 

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If you will want to pre-order for delivery to your house you will need to go here - http://store.apple.com/

If you want to reserve an iPhone 4 for pickup at your apple store you will need to go here - http://store.apple.com/us/go/iphone4

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If the past is any indication it likely will be around sunrise on the East coast.  

 

Again this post will be updated as soon as I have more info.


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Why the iPhone 4S really IS the iPhone 5

...I am sooooo tiried of reading blog post after blog post about how the iPhone 4S is a marginal update, or barely an update.  Or you pick the negative retort.  Because when I sat there on Tuesday and was reading about all the new features being announced - I was thinking - Wow this is as big an update as the iPhone 4 was vs the 3GS.  So I need to ask - What are all those that are bemoaning the iPhone 4S really upset about?  Seriously - I am asking.  Because I don't have a clue what they are thinking.

 

It actually made it to the point where I started to question my sanity on this matter - so I decided to put together the chart you see above.  

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LARGER VERSION 

 

What I did in this chart was put in all the new features of the iPhone 4 vs what was in the iPhone 3GS.  And then also all the new features of the iPhone 4S vs what is in the iPhone 4.  And when I was done with the chart - I felt a lot better - No I am not crazy - the iPhone 4S really is as big an update from the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4 was from the 3GS.  Still don't believe me - then go back look over that chart again.  Actually I find when looking at all the changes objectively - the 4S is actually a bigger update than the 4 was.  

 

Clearly calling it the iPhone 4S - in some peoples mind is the real reason they are feeling it is not as big an update - which is pretty lame for so called tech journalists.  Sure - I would have liked to see it called the iPhone 5.  But either way it is still a major update. Some reasons I think Apple went with the 4S vs 5 name is that with the 3G and 3GS - they both had the same case.  So to with the 4 and 4S.  Also in 2012 - with the 6th iPhone (dare not say iPhone 6) - it is likely going to be LTE - it will also likely not be released until the fall of 2012 as well.  And when this 6th iPhone is released - it will NOT be called the iPhone 5 - it will be called the iPhone 4G - as in LTE = 4G.  And guess what it is likely going to be in the same package as the 4 and 4S.  

 

I read in a post where someone said they are just waiting for the iPhone 5 - well guess what the iPhone 4S really trully is the iPhone 5 - it is just not called the iPhone 5.  Per all those rumors about teardrop packages, wider and bigger screens and 4G be it LTE or WiMax - those never made any sense this year.  And other than LTE - I don't see any of them making sense next year. 

 

So next time you read a post about someone bemoaning the iPhone 4S - send them the link to the chart above and ask them to justify their position based on that REAL info.  

 

UPDATE:  I updated the graph to better illustrate all the specs of the iPhone 4S.  In the graph now the top 7 iteams are all improvements vs the 4.  The last 8 items in the 4S column are all new just to the 4S.  Plus the last 9 items for the 4 are ofcourse also in the 4S - incase you want to compare vs the 3GS.  No mater how you slice it the 4S is a great device.  

UPDATE2: iFixit has opened up an iPhone 4S and sadly it is still at 512 MB of RAM. Chart has been updated accrodingly. 

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The news of Steve Jobs passing is very sad news.

The world has lost one of the greatest visionaries of all time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family and friends.

Steve - You will be missed.

Thanks for all you did in your much to short life. 

Respectfuly,

Rob Walch

Tii

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

You Love Your iPhone. Literally. - NYTimes.com

[citation needed]» Blog Archive » the New York Times blows it big time 

iPad vs. Kindle Fire Spec Comparison Chart | The Mac Observer

Brazil's $12 billion iPad deal is in trouble | Reuters

Fire - cdespinosa's posterous

The Implications of Amazon's Silk Web Browser - ReadWriteCloud

Verizon unions seek iPhone boycott amid dispute - MarketWatch

ZOMBIES, RUN!

ATT data throttling begins Oct. 1 | TUAW

AppleInsider | Steve Jobs gave pre-release iPad 2 to President Obama

Tiny Techies Parents Survey

The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong

iPhone 4S Getting Micro USB Adapter in Europe

AppleInsider | Sprint buys 30.5M iPhones from Apple for $20B in 'bet-the-company' move

How Apple and Facebook Nearly Fell Out -- Over the HP TouchPad

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii 

Photoshop Express - iPhone

Noir Photo - iPhone

A+ Signature - iPhone

Pixlromatic - iPad

美图秀秀-iPhone (no english version)

aaSSessMyVs

Smart Renter Pro

EZ Radar - KS / MO


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iPhone 5 Rumor Bingo Card

.......It is that time again.  Time for the iPhone Rumor Bingo Card.

 

 For a large version of the image click here 

 

 

Image is availble under a CC attribution license.  

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October iPhone Event to Be Held on Apple Campus

Apple wants to 'talk iPhone' on October 4th

Gore's loose lips let new iPhones slip

Rumor: The iPhone 5’s Killer Secret Feature Is Amazing Voice Control

Did a white iPhone 4S just pop up in AT&T's system? -- Engadget

KDDI to sell iPhone 5 in blow to Softbank: report - MarketWatch

Youtube - Madden 12 iPhone Review

The Mystery of the Missing iPad Parts

Apple October Quarterly Report

AppleInsider | Apple's iPhone has 89% retention rate, next nearest hardware is HTC at 39%

iPhone owners very loyal, BlackBerry not so much — Apple News, Tips and Reviews

Google: 2/3rds of our mobile search comes from Apple’s iOS | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

What Are Apple’s Icons Doing on Samsung’s Wall of Apps?

Hands-on: 5 wireless keyboards for the iPad - Computerworld

Will new iPhone designs include Europe's common charger?

Amazon's Kindle Fire just nuked the tablet market: Winners and losers | ZDNet

 

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Tii App

Sketchbook

ICouch CBT

Mucho Spanish

Mapquest-4-Mobile

Skype

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The iLatch Ipad Case by Laura in Nashvile — Kickstarter

China Telecom latest to back an October iPhone 5 launch date

Apple’s Sprint-compatible iPad appears ready and waiting for launch

Orange CEO suggests iPhone 5 to launch in France on Oct. 15

Bentley as an accessory for iPads.

Brazil's iPad 2 plant begins production, first shipments in Dec.

China Mobile receives 'positive answer' from Apple on 4G LTE iPhone

Epson iPad Compatible Projectors

Sprint says it can handle the iPhone traffic

Plenty of Chatter About a New iPhone - NYTimes.com

Mercedes-Benz shows off “iPhone Interface Plus”

All The Dumb Things RIM's CEOs Said While Apple And Android Ate Their Lunch

Did a white iPhone 4S just pop up in AT&T's inventory system? -- Engadget

Verizon begins throttling iPhone unlimited 3G customers who use 2GB/month

AT&T Today Debuts 4G LTE Service, Primed for Apple iPad 3 Release

AT&T 4G LTE - Wireless 4G Speed with AT&T LTE & HSPA+ - from AT&T

Sprint Tightens Upgrade and Return Policies

Apple: iPhone 5 Accompanied By Spiffed-Up ‘iPhone 4 Plus,’ Says JP Morgan

iOS warning to developers could signal imminent iPhone 5 launch

Coverage Locator - Verizon Wireless

eHarmony HD- Mobile Dating For Singles On The Go

Skype for iPhone makes stealing address books a snap • The Register

Apple to Release a White iPod Touch with Minor Changes in October

T-Mobile CMO Says No iPhone 5 This Year | TechCrunch

AppleInsider | Apple begins selling iPad 2 3G in China

Baby Gizmo Fisher-Price Apptivity Case Review

 

 

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Tii App

Layers App

iCouch CBT

Mucho Spanish -  Learn Spanish With Us

Puffin Web Browser

Text+

Jib Jab Jr Books for iPad

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The iLatch Ipad Case by Laura in Nashvile — Kickstarter

Sprint court filing against AT&T merger suggests it will get iPhone

Verizon airs iPad 2 commercial | TiPb

Atari Arcade brings retro joystick

The Mystery Of The 8MP iPhone 5 Sushi Picture | TechCrunch

Apple rumored to unveil 3G-capable iPod touch this month

Apple Seeks 'Product Security Manager'

Chilean airplane crash located via Apple's Find My iPhone

Atari Arcade is the $60 answer to iCade (review) -- Engadget

iPad 3 to Have Thinner, Longer Lasting Battery

Apple's iPhone 4 ship times slip ahead of iPhone 5 debut

Blogger Finally Releases an iPhone App

JPMorgan hikes iPad share of tablet market to 70.9% in 2011

Lowe's rolling out 42,000 iPhones to use as payment systems

Sprint Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone - Bloomberg

Sprint iPhone, unlimited data? Not for long | CNET News

Internal Memo Suggests Sprint iPhone by October 15th » Sprintfeed

Apple Wants Its Lost iPhone 5 - Conan on TBS - YouTube

Android apps much less profitable than iPhone apps

Steve Jobs Tribute "We all are Steve" - YouTube

Vodafone suggests Apple's iPhone 5 will come in 16GB, 32GB capacities

Mobile operators will lose voice services to mobile platforms 

'Apple's Deeper Mobile Play is Inevitable,' Says Latest visiongain Report

Apple to muscle in on MVNO market? - The Register

NBC for iPad 1.3.0 Update Brings Full Episode Streaming Video

Snazzy iPhone Mod Illuminates Apple’s Logo | Wired.com

Should You Upgrade to the iPhone 5? | Inc.com

TNT for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

5 Ways to Dump Your Old Handset Before the iPhone 5

Has the iPhone lost its cool? - The Washington Post

Reed College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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PhotoWizard

aaLuminate

Blogger

Space Inversion

Cause of Death

NBC for iPad

TNT for iPad

TBS for iPad

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I had a reporter from Inc.com ask me a few questions on what I thought the iPhone 5 would be like and some other questions with regards to business users. Below is his questions and my answers.  I will be talking more about the iPhone 5 in coming episodes.  

1. What do you think will be 5-6 new features of the iPhone 5?


1. Upgraded camera to an 8 Mega Pixel camera module.  In iOS 5 - Apple has added a few features that are focused on the camera - such as using the volume button as a shutter control and adding quick access to the camera from the lock screen - so an upgraded camera for the iPhone 5 that will be running iOS 5 seems to be a lock.

2. Upgrade of the CPU to the A5 - which is the same processor in the iPad 2.   This follows last years process when the iPad 1 had the A4 Processor first and then when the iPhone 4 came out it also had the A4. Apple will also likely bump up internal ram from 512 MB to 1 GB - but likely will not even mention this.  Other than the CPU - Apple does not like to talk much about the internals of the iPhones. 

3. For Business Travelers - especially on Verizon - the biggest upgrade will be in making it a true world phone.  With a chipset that allows for both CDMA and GSM use from the same phone.  This chip set is already in the Verizon iPhone 4 - but the Verizon iPhone 4 is not optimized to use both GSM and CDMA. The iPhone 5 - will be designed from the ground up to be a true world phone.  

4.  Enhanced Voice Controls / Voice Recognition in iOS 5 - just for the iPhone 5.  This will take advantage of some features from their Siri acquisition and also from work with Nuance.  Expect much greater voice recognition and voice controls with the iPhone 5.  Something to be appreciated by the business person on the go.

5. Enhanced Video out / HDMI out - through a dongle and Mirroring of the screen to an external projector - like with the iPad 2.

6. It will NOT be an LTE / 4G phone.  LTE is just not widely available yet - especially when you look at the hand full of test markets that AT&T just has.  So at this point - it does not seem to make much sense for Apple to go with an LTE phone on Verizon or AT&T.  Plus with both of them restricting data usage - with an LTE smartphone you could burn through your monthly data cap in less than an hour.  


2. For business users, is this going to be a no-brainer upgrade? Why or why not?


Yes - Especially for those that travel internationally.  Having one phone that can work on any US or international carrier will make going to the iPhone 5 an easy decision.  Additionally the advanced voice control / recognition options are likely going to making working on the go easier and safer especially when driving.  

3. What can a business user do to prep for the new model in terms of
support in the workplace, expected costs, etc.?


The biggest thing to do to save on costs at this point is to hold off upgrading to new handsets until the iPhone 5 is available.  If the goal of IT is to get everyone using the same handsets - then upgrading now just weeks before a new iPhone is available will mean companies will have to pay the full unsubsidized pricing for the iPhone 5.  

Per migrating from an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 5 - there really is not much to do - other than to make sure you keep backing up your phone on a regular basis.  Apple makes upgrading to a new phone drop dead simple. 

The most important thing a business user can do - is get approval to purchase the next iPhone now.  It is likely going to be sold out or hard to get ahold of for many months when it does get released.  So if you want one early - best to get your approval ducks in a row now.  If you don't get approval until a few weeks after it is launched - you may not be getting one until sometime in 2012.  

4. How has the Android OS encroached on the iPhone in terms of
business features?


I don't believe it has.  Supporting the iPhone in a business environment has been a focus of Apple.  From security features that have been added with each update of iOS to additional support for exchange. Including in iOS 5 - wirelessly sync'g Exchange tasks.  Also for IT departments - it is easier to support the one or two iPhone handsets and one version of iOS - then it is to support the 70+ handsets on Android and the half a dozen versions of Android OS.  

On the Android front you hear now of more and more mal-ware and other security issues.  This is something you just don't have to deal with on the iOS side.  Add in all the different version of the Hardware manufacturer tweaks to the Android OS - and you get a greater and greater fragmentation of the Android ecosystem - which just means more work for IT managing all that.  


5. Can Apple possibly keep the momentum going with each new iPhone in
terms of capturing market share, etc.? How will they do that?



Apple will also likely add Sprint to the list of carriers in the US that will get the iPhone.  Right now the iPhone 4 even though it is 14 months old is still the number one selling smartphone handset on both AT&T and Verizon.  The iPhone 5 will be the number one selling handset on AT&T, Verizon and now Sprint - thus increasing the number of units sold each quarter to new records.  

I don't think Apple is overly focused on overall Market share.  But rather on increasing the numbers sold each quarter. Expect stock outages through out College basketball season.  

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

The iLatch Ipad Case by Laura in Nashvile — Kickstarter

The iPad wars: HP TouchPad sale burns Apple's foes - Computerworld Blogs

Scosche unveils RDTX pro portable radiation detector for iPhone - SlashGear

Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype at a Bar, Says Report |  Wired.com

Download iOS 5 Beta 7 iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers | Cult of Mac

Sprint Changing ETFs Starting September 9th » Sprintfeed

Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive) - CNET News

Clearance iPad Accessories - Apple Store (U.S.)

Griffin Launches Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer

iOS 5 Beta 7 Will Expire On October 20 — CydiaHelp

Sony CEO Howard Stringer

Apple’s iPad Growth Curve Just Keeps Getting Steeper - AllThingsD

Is the iPhone 5 an EPIC FAIL if it isn’t 4G? » Sprintfeed

Apple Stonewalls San Francisco Police on Alleged Lost iPhone 5 Prototype

That New "Lost iPhone" Story Was A Bunch Of BS, Say San Francisco Police

$700 HTC Jetstream Tablet? | Fast Company

Apple investigator accused of leading fake police iPhone 5 search - SlashGear

Police assisted Apple in search of man's home - CNN.com

iTWire - Vodafone Australia set to offer Apple’s 3G iPad 2 in “the coming weeks”

Best Buy anticipating iPhone 5 for Sprint, preorders starting next month

Samsung Galaxy Tab sold just 20,000 out of 1m shipped

Contradicting early reports, SF police helped Apple search for lost iPhone 5

Deutsche Telekom confirms iPhone 5 reservations | 9to5Mac 

Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders being taken by Germany's Deutsche Telekom

Atari to Release an Official Atari Arcade Joystick for iPad - Mac Rumors

Atari Arcade-Duo Powered Joystick | Discovery Bay Games

 

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Tii App

Pictureshow

GrandCanyon

aaLuminate

Evernote

Surviving High School

 

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Sprint CEO on Jobs: ‘Everyone Underestimated the iPhone’ - Digits - WSJ

Tampa Bay Buccaneers give each player an iPad as a playbook | TUAW

JailbreakMe's Comex goes to work for Apple | TUAW

The iLatch Ipad Case by Laura in Nashvile — Kickstarter

Big Grips Frame™ - The iPad® Case for Kids

Running a 21km Apple Logo as a Tribute to Steve Jobs | Cult of Mac

Video: This Isn’t The iPhone 5.. But I Kind Of Wish It Was | TechCrunch

Today in iOS on Vimeo

Speck Products | Speck Products iGuy - Fun Cover for iPad

Sprint Advising Employees to Remain Mum on iPhone » Sprintfeed

Forrester: Amazon's tablet will bury the iPad - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

All With My iPhone Podcast - Audio Tours of Apps for iOS Devices

'iTunes Match' Allows Both Streaming and Downloading of Music - Mac Rumors

Sprint Strategy Update Coming on October 7th » Sprintfeed

VIPhone | Google Groups

Trooper iPad ClamCase channels 'Star Wars' | Crave - CNET

The Galaxy S II: Samsung's IPhone tickler Has Finally Arrived | FoxNews.com

The Financial Times Apps Are No More -- AppAdvice

AppleVis | Accessible iOS apps, news & guides for blind and vision-impaired

Blind Cool Tech Podcast

 

 

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Tii App

Sketchbook 

Surfballance

Grand Canyon

Madden 12 - iPad

Runkeeper

Navigon

Sendero GPS

Ariadne GPS

Cause of Death

Applinks - Cydia

Appinfon - Cydia

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Beware: McAfee selling iOS protection you already have - InfoWorld

Is Google buying Motorola for its 24,000 patents?

Apple iPhone with LTE in carrier testing

Official Google Blog: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Apple Pushes iPad 3 to 2012 Due to Retina Display - Mac Rumors

Best Buy sitting on a pile of unsold HP tablets | CNET News

Report finds 95 percent of tablet buyers want an Apple iPad

South Korean Lawyer Leads Privacy Crusade Against Apple

China Mobile confirms talks with Jobs for iPhone - CNET

Apple Seeking Engineers For LTE Field Tests - Forbes

HP Kills TouchPad, Puts WebOS in Hibernation | Wired.com

Hewlett-Packard To Discontinue Touchpad, WebOS Devices

Apple’s tablet rule more secure as HP drops webOS hardware

Loving The iPad Is In Our DNA And Orangutans Prove It -- AppAdvice

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 6 to developers; here's the full change log

Ad suggests free iPhone 3GS at Best Buy Mobile on Aug 22 | TUAW

Technocat in a Suit - YouTube

TouchPads selling out in U.S. at $99.99 - latimes.com

TouchPad's Lesson: Tablets Cost Too Much | PCWorld

iOS 5 to Remove Developer Access to UDID

Price Drop: Apple Offering Refurbished iPad 1 for $299 - Mac Rumors

App logs reportedly confirm dual mode CDMA / GSM iPhone 5 in testing - Engadget

How to Animate a Demo of an iPad App with Photoshop | Psdtuts+

Sprint to Get Apple iPhone 5 - WSJ.com

Sprint to land Apple's iPhone: ZDNet

Google Closes Android Developer Complaint Forum

Exclusive: Apple readies cheaper iPhone for growth markets | Reuters

Fallen Apple: Steve Jobs resigns - Fortune's

ManWall.com

 

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Drawing Pad

Wizzard Apps

Surfbalance 

Web Albums

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Ten-year-old hacker exposes iOS, Android games exploit | Macworld

Another reason to go iPhone: It's cheaper to support | InfoWorld

Google+ for iOS gets iPad, iPod touch and iOS 5 support 

iPad Apps For Hobbyists

Report: Android malware skyrocketing, iPhone malware rare

Apple passes Exxon as most valuable US company

Nowhereelse iPhone 5 rumor roundup - YouTube

Cablevision, Viacom Settle iPad App Dispute

Likely Reason For Sprint’s Stock Rating Upgrade

Is a Sprint iPhone 5 on the way? - CSMonitor.com

Apple to Hold Media Event on September 7th, 2011

Apple's Tablet Battles: All About Appearances

Samsung misrepresented its surprise in EU iPad-clone ban

Apple Set To Release An iCloud iPhone Free With Contract

A giant white iPhone table

More blood on Apple iPad’s touchscreen: Dell’s Streak 5 tablet is dead 

AppleInsider | Dell kills its 5" 

Apple will not hold iPhone 5 event on Sept. 7

Does Cinemax’s iPad app violate Apple’s no-porn policy?

Why Is This Nokia Lady Using An iPhone?

Orange References iPhone in Job posting

 

 

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Brushes

InsulinCaddy

Wizzard APPS

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VueScan Mobile

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T-Mobile is Getting the iPhone 4 and iPad, Here’s Proof

Add NFC Payment to Your iPhone 4

Why Is iPad Head Girl Stalking Around New York City?

iOS 4.3 For Apple TV Now Available

iCloud.com goes live, prices revealed - CNN.com

Apple captured two thirds of available mobile phone profits in Q2 | asymco

The iPhone Actually Has No Competition Where It Matters Most | TechCrunch

4G Wireless is a Waste of Money‬‏ - YouTube

Why You Shouldn't Buy an iPhone Right Now

Apple iPad 2 online shipping finally drops to within 24 hours | ZDNet

Facebook Acquires Push Pop Press

Google: Apple and Co. Waging Organized Campaign Against Android

Google: Apple attempting to “strangle” Android

Official Google Blog: When patents attack Android

Jailbreak hotspot-ers: AT&T is moving you to a tiered data plan involuntarily

Acer Founder Says MacBook Airs, iPads, Tablets and Ultrabooks Are Just A Silly Fad

Do You Live In An Android State Or An iPhone State? | TechCrunch

China Mobile, Apple reportedly ink deal to sell iPhone 4 by end of Oct.

More Evidence Apple Is Readying An Inexpensive Pre-Paid iPhone

Apple Still Signing iOS 4.1 Firmware

FBI Launches Its First Mobile Application, The ‘Child ID’ iPhone App | TechCrunch

Verizon Blocking Tethering On Jailbroken iPhones

iOS 5 Beta 5 For iPhone iPad and iPod Touch Released

Tii VIP - How to Share Files with Pages

LA iPhone Boot Camp

iOS 5 Beta Reveals Speech-to-Text feature

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

LetterMpress

JobMo

InsulinCaddy

Child ID

iUser - Cydia 

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iPad moves ahead of Android at corporations 

Why Is There No Sprint iPhone? | PCMag

iUser Jailbreak Allows Multiple User Accounts on the iPad

US FDA Plans Oversight of Mobile Medical Apps - CNBC

AT&T Does Just Fine Without iPhone Exclusivity 

Daring Fireball: The iPad's Dominance of the Tablet Market

iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update - SlashGear

Apple Planning to Introduce White iPod Touch Later This Year? - Mac Rumors

iOS 5 Beta 4 Adds Cellular and GPS Toggles to iPod Touch

iPod touch gets cellular toggle switch in iOS 5

Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 | ZDNet

Simple and cheap iPad stand

Did Apple Just Accidentally Confirm the 3G iPod Touch?

1 In 3 Americans Wants An iPhone 5, Even Though It Doesn't Exist Yet

Students are willing to give up sex for an ipad- The Inquirer

Do You Sleep With Your iPhone?

AT&T to implement data throttling in early October

AppleInsider | Xoom fails to match iPad

Apple Now Has More Cash than U.S. Government

Amy Winehouse’s Death Wins Woman an iPod, Christian News

An Update for Our Smartphone Customers With Unlimited Data Plans

iPads Lake Minneola

iPhone price cuts hitting Radio Shack, Target tomorrow? -- Engadget

Spock Is Not Impressed

 

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Brushes

Ticket to Ride

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Terra Web Browser

iUser - Cydia

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iPad sales estimates for fiscal Q3 range from 6.0 to 9.5 million

AppleInsider | iPad sales reach 25M milestone, Apple on track for 8M+ this quarter

How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

AppleInsider | Apple iPhone Sales Specialist Job Posting

AppleInsider | iPad 2, Verizon iPhone took wind out of Android's sail with developers

Apple pays $946 to Korean iPhone user over location data as class-action suit looms

Google's Q2 Earnings call

AppleInsider | Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 to address PDF security hole

Sears.com accidentally prices iPad at $69 - CNN.com

Sprint iPhone 5 Testing to Begin Next Week | West Coast Gadgets

iUser allows for multi-user logins on iPad.

46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

iPhone 4 survives fall from skydiver's pocket - CNN.com

Apple to launch low-priced iPhone for $350 - BGR = BS

Girls urged to strip to support Vladimir Putin as president - Telegraph

Google's Eric Schmidt slams Apple iPhone lawsuits

Google+ for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 on the iTunes App Store

AT&T selling refurbished iPhone 3GS now for only $9

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Youtube - MashUp of iOS Virtual Music Instruments

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Songify

WeeMee

Sandbox

Physics Calc

Print-N-Share

iUser - Cydia

Lockinfo - Cydia

Notified - Cydia

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Here is a very quick summary of the latest quarterly numbers from Apple:

Rev =  $28.6 Billion  (82% growth year over year)

Total Cash = $76.2 Billion - Up $10.4 Billion from the end of the last quarter

 

Last Quarter Sales

iPhones Sold =  20.34 Mil   (up from 8.4 Mil the year ago quarter)

iPads Sold = 9.25 Mil  (183% Growth yr/yr and they sold all they could make)

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual

All iPod's Sold = 7.5 Mil - but said over 50% were iPod Touches.  Est = 4 Mil iPod Touches sold last quarter.

 

Misc Notes

>222 Mil iOS devices sold total by the end of the last quarter

228 Carriers around the world for iPhone - Plus 42 carriers. Total of 115,000 pts of sale.

105 Countries have the iPhone at the end of last quarter - Plus 15 countries. 

91% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

>$2.5 Bil in payments sent out to developers of iOS Apps

iPad is now in 64 Countries.  

86% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

 

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Hackers expose flaw in Apple iPad, iPhone software

FBR Sees iPhone 3GS Revival; Possible “iPad 2 Plus”

Apple Plans Fix for iPhone Flaw - WSJ.com

Apple - Press Info - Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion

The iPhone SLR Mount

TSA Agent Caught With Passenger's iPad in His Pants

Okay We Get It: the iPhone 5 Will Be Awesome

Apple Retail Store Display iPad Jailbroken Using JailbreakMe 3.0

Swype keyboard ported to iOS

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 3 to developers

With iOS 5 Beta 3, The iPhone Finally Gets Custom Text Message Alert Sounds

Analyst: iPhone 5 likely coming to Sprint, T-Mobile

Apple predicted to report record 8.5M iPad sales next week

iPad satisfaction starts high and rises, University of Missouri study finds

RJI-DPA spring 2011 iPad survey results

Confusion and Skepticism May Impede 4G Adoption | Retrevo

YouTube - Barrel iPod App Demonstration 

iPad Wi-Fi - Apple Store (U.S.)

Jailbreakme.com

Apps Mentioned in this episode:

Tii App

WordPhoto

Tap on States

Time Off

Physics Calc

Barrel - Cydia

Speedometer

Swype - Cydia - http://wynd.x10.mx

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You can now enter Recovery Mode wirelessly in iOS 5 beta 2

iOS 5 to Make Jailbreaking Tougher on Users

Best iPad Apps for Bloggers and Webmasters

Report: Apple is building two (!) iPhones for September release

Girl looks to trade a Cherry for an Apple.

On Its Fourth Birthday, the iPhone's Past and Future Impact

AT&T Leaks Don't Show iPad LTE Plans - Mac Rumors

BBC News - 'I just launched' - Pope Benedict sends first tweet

Apple will offer free iPhone 3GS with 2-year mobile contract

Swiffy makes Flash files HTML5 friendly

In US, Smartphones Now Majority of New Cellphone Purchases | Nielsen Wire

Dev-Team Blog - Blob monster

Google+ Invite Workarounds Crop Up | PCWorld

AppleInsider | AT&T adding iPhone to standard insurance plan on July 17

How to Get Back AT&T’s Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon To Offer HTC iPhone 4 Discounts

Verizon Confirms Tiered Data Plans Launching July 7th


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Tii App

Garageband

WordFoto

Time Off

Tap the States for iPad

Blogsy

WordPress

Tumbleroo

Tumblr

PDAnet - Cydia

 

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iPhone App Turns People You Meet in Person Into Facebook Friends

Apple Patent Aims to Shut Down iPhone Camera Recording in Venues

The difference between Apple iPad 2 and Verizon Android tablet commercials

New York Post website now blocking Safari access on Apple's iPad

Wi-Fi Booster Removes Signal Limitation in Settings App

Nuance Buys Noterize, an iPhone Note-Taking App - AllThingsD

Your Next iPad Will Be Made in Brazil

Verizon to kick off usage-based pricing in July | Reuters

Apple iPhone Patent a Huge Blow to Rival Smartphone Makers 

United States Patent: 7966578

Twitter / @Cabel: The good news? My iPhone 4

YouTube - Xpandr

NBC for iPad on the iTunes App Store

BubCap

ThinkGeek :: iCADE - iPad Arcade Cabinet

iCade SDK Now Available

Next Generation iPod Touch References Found In iOS 5

Apple's second beta of iOS 5.0 enables wireless sync


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FriendThem

WiFi Booster - Cydia

Atari 

Splashtop

PhoneitiPad - Cydia

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Line2

OnLive Viewer

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FOSS Patents: Apple enters the fray against Lodsys, files motion to intervene

Here’s How To Enable Gesturing On Your Original iPad Under iOS 5 Beta

Is Apple Recalling Verizon's CDMA iPad 2 Mid-Shipment?

More news on the Verizon iPad 2 recall 

Jailbreak of Apple's iOS 5 beta gets Redsn0w update 

Comex Hints iPad 2 Userland Jailbreak Imminent | The iPad Guide

YouTube - FlipOver

Dev-Team Blog

PhoneIt-iPad available via Cydia now, claims it'll turn your iPad 3G into a phone 

Unlocked iPhone 4 available for $649 in US 

iPhone 4 - Unlocked (GSM) - 16GB Black - Apple Store (U.S.)

Headphone Remote Controls iPhone Shutter, Too

Developer reveals common iphone passcodes- The Inquirer

Three jailed over iPad 2 leaks in China | Apple Talk - CNET News

New in iOS 5: Use Your iPhone While Syncing with iTunes

Top Web sites have an iPad preference

JailbreakMe 3.0 iPad 2 Jailbreak Release Date

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband 

Percolator

Golf Gamer

Blessings from Mary

nCrypt

Bracket Maker

iLuggage

Epic Win

Flip Over - Cydia

Studio.HD

Eden - World Builder

LogMeIn

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Best apps to make music on an iPad

Study: Android Apps Not as Profitable as iPhone Apps

Apple Says That You Can't Give Away A 'Free' iPad Or iPhone In A Contest

Apple hires iPhone jailbreak notification developer for iOS team

Teen sells own kidney to get hands on iPad 2

WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud

WWDC 2011: Apple iOS 5 integrates Twitter, sports new notification menu

How to Upgrade to iOS 5 Today, Without A Developer Account

Apple Debuts ‘iTunes in the Cloud’ (but No New iPhone)

Apple - Apple Events - Apple Special Event June 2011

Missing In Action: Still No Printing From iPad Using Lion and iOS 5

iOS 5.0 is Already JailBroken On iPod touch 4G | iPhone, iPod touch & iPad

iOS 5 hints at iPhone, iPad updates | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple quickly releases iTunes 10.3.1 to fix iPhone sync issues 

YouTube - Tutorial MobileNotifier

Thoughts on WWDC 11 and iOS 5

iOS 5 imposes minor feature limitations on iPhone 3GS

How To: Downgrade iOS 5 to iOS 4.3.3

iPhone 4 Is Headed To Space On Final Space Shuttle Mission | Cult of Mac

 

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Sketchbook

Doubleshot

Satin

Golf Gamer

Blessings from Mary

nCrypt

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iElectribe

MiniSynth Pro

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Electrify

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Here is a wrap up of what was announced at WWDC with regards to iOS 5.

 

Scott Forstall started off giving an update to some numbers.  

 

There are now over 200 Million iOS devices sold.  Which Apple claims is the number one mobile Operating system with 44% share vs 28% share for Android and 19% share for RIM - with Other filling in 9% share.  Numbers from Comscore for US April 2011.  So that is not Global - just US Mobile Installed Base.  

 

Over 25 Million iPads sold in the first 14 Months.  

 

Over 130 Million downloads from the iBookstore.

 

Over 425,000 Apps currently in the App store with over 90,000 being iPad Apps (Smoke that Honeycomb). Over 100,000 of the 425,000 are Game and Entertainment Apps.  

 

Over 14 Billion App Downloads and Apple has paid out over $2.5 Billion to Developers.  

 

64% of Mobile Browser Usage is via Safari vs 27% for Android - Source Net Applications - for US April 2011.  

 

Next up was the important stuff - iOS 5 Additions - Over 1,500 new API's and over 200 new User Features.  Scott then went through what they called 10 "Key" new features.  

 

Which are:

1. Notifications - As in improving how they work.  Greatly improving them as in not having Push's notifications interrupting you or worst yet them disappearing when you unlock. Actually you can still have a push message interrupt you with a pop up alert or you can have them as a banner at the top of the screen that allows you to keep on doing what you were doing.  Apple has created - Notifications Center - where all your notifications are collected in one place. It includes Push Notifications, Phone Messages, Text Messages, Plus stocks and Weather.  Plus they are adding Notification info to the lock screen.  If you are thinking this sounds a lot like the Jailbreak App - Notifier - you would not be alone in thinking that.  For more on the Jailbreak App Notifier listen to Ep 142.  

 

2. Newsstand - Which is essentially the same as iBooksstore but just for Newspapers and Magazines.  

 

3. Twitter Integration - Universal Login for your account in settings - which is shared with any apps using twitter (possible security issue?) Twitter option in Camera App for sharing photos. Plus tweeting from Safari, Youtube and maps.  Plus Twitter is added to contacts and you can use peoples Twitter photos in your contact list.  

 

4. Improvements to Safari - They added a button called Reader - which pulls out the chafe and centers in on the story you are reading.  Just tap on "Reader" button when it appears in the title bar and it just brings in the text and images for that article and allows you to change the text size.  If you tap on the side or on the Reader button again it goes back.  Also while in "Reader" mode you can email the content of the article - not just the link.  For all those of you that email me in articles where before you were copying and pasting - this will be a nice addition.  They also Added "Reading Lists" to Safari - which is a way or bookmarking articles to read at a later time or on another iOS device and Safari on Mac and Windows too - as the reading list is sync'd via iCloud.   They Also added Tabbed Browsing to Safari (About Time).  You can have up to 9 tabs open at any time and switching between them is very fast.  Also you can drag the tabs around to get them in the order you want (Very Nice feature).  

 

5. Reminders - Think digital post-it notes.  You can be reminded of things to do by Location or by date.  

 

6. Camera Updates - First is adding a button to the camera from the lock screen.  You can take photos with out entering passcode - but can't access other photos.  I think college students will have fun with this feature and their friends iPhone - just sayin.  They also now allow you to us the volume up button on the iPhone 4 to take pictures. (Yes that is the same feature they kicked someone else's Photo App out of the App store for - again just sayin). They added pinch to zoom in the camera - no more having to try to get on the slider to zoom.  Auto Exposure Lock (NICE!!!) you can set the exposure on a person and then move around and the exposure stays set.  You can now edit photos on your iPhone - Crop, Red Eye Reduction and Auto Enhance.

 

7. Mail Updates -  Adding Rich Text Formatting (Yawn and sometime annoying), Indentation Control, Draggable Address between To, CC and BCC (About Time), Flag Messages or Mark as unread, Search now searches the content of the Entire Messages not just To, From and Subject - YEAH!!! (and again About Time), For the enterprise users support for S/MIME.  You can now choose to show the 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 most recent emails - The last two options being new. 

 

UPDATE 6/9/11 - One big new feature - Being able to add multiple mailboxes to your email accounts including Pop Gmail accounts right on the iOS device.  This was the biggest complaint of my Wife on email on the iPad and he favorite new feature in iOS 5.  She also likes that it now says it is deleting the email and not archiving it.   

8.  PC Free - Which means no more needing a PC to setup an iOS device.  So now an iPad can be your ONLY computer or at least you don't need to update your old computer to support your iPad.  Now software updates will be over the Air. (Air being Wifi) And updates are Delta Updates - which means just what changes is what you download - no need to download the entire 666 MB file.  Plus any things you previously needed to set up on your computer - ie a new Calendar - can now be done on the iOS device.  

 

9. Game Center Update (Yawn) - Added Photos, Game and Player Recommendations, Game Downloads, Add dev support for Turn-based games. 

 

10. iMessage - Messaging service between all iOS Devices.  Can Send Text Messages, Photos, Video, Contacts, Group Messages.  Plus you get Delivery Receipts and Read Receipts and Typing Indication to see if you are about to get a return message.  Supported over both 3G and Wifi.  All is sent Encrypted.  If you are thinking "wow the Phone carriers must be pissed about this" you would not be alone in thinking that.  

 

11.  Split Keyboard (iPad only) - Mentioned in the email section - but deserved its own number as it is for all system apps.  You can now for the iPad split the keyboard and move it up or down.  This make it much easier for those that want to / need to type with thumbs while holding the iPad. Quick testing of this feature and I found it very frustrating to get the keyboard positioned where I wanted it (It is beta I am sure they will get that worked out) but once I did get it where I wanted it - wow - what a difference in sending emails and typing notes.  Especially when standing and holding the iPad - the Split works for both Landscape and portrait modes and the position you finally settle on is remembered from App to App - until you accidentally merge and dock it - and then you start all over with the frustration of repositioning them - Apple needs to improve this before going gold in the Fall. This is one of those features you will love or hate.  

 

12.  WiFi Sync to iTunes - This should have been in the top 10 for sure and was barely mentioned in the keynote.  This is one of those features that previously you needed to Jailbreak for - So once again with a major update to iOS it is clear Apple is looking to Jailbreakers for new iOS features. Apple may say they are against Jailbreaking - but it seems like the perfect Alpha testing ground for next gen iOS features. Just sayin.  

  

13. In All Apple said there were over 200 new features for iOS 5 - some of the other new features that they showed up on the projector included:

- AirPlay Mirroring

- Alternate routes in Maps

- Hourly Weather Forecasts

- New iPad Music App (Which I do not like one bit.  It really screws over Podcasters. Hopefully this will be fixed before full release)

- Option to Speak Text Selection

- Swipe to Delete Songs and Playlists

- iTunes Tone Store

- Personal Dictionary

- VoiceOver Action Support

- VoiceOver item Chooser 

- Real-Time Stock Quotes

- Custom Vibration Patterns

- LED Flash on incoming Calls and Alerts

- Multitasking Gestures

- Accessible Input for Mobility

- Wirelessly sync Exchange Tasks

and more...

 

iOS 5 Beta is now available to Devs (lots of Applause). iOS 5 for the general public will be available some time in the Fall (Anywhere between Late September and Late December - NO Applause).  iOS 5 will support the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gens - plus any new iOS devices released before or when iOS 5 is made available.  

 

Next Steve came back on Stage to talk about MobileMe Part 2 - or what they now call iCloud.  Guess if a product does not do well - Kill its name and start over with an iName.  Ok Ok - Steve did say it was more. "iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices." The big difference with Apples approach to the cloud is that iCloud is integrated with your apps, so everything just happens.  As Steve said "It Just All Works". So I guess it is different than MobileMe.  MobileMe was seen leaving the SanFran strapped to the bottom of a Bus - Steve put it there in his speech saying about MobilMe "It was not our finest hour". MobileMe was basically Contacts, email and Calendar.  Which Steve says they started over with the three, Apple built them from the ground up for iCloud.  There is also one big difference between MobileMe and iCloud.  MobileMe cost money - iCloud is FREE.

 

The Shared Calendars is nice - you and your significant other can share calendars quite easily and as soon as one of you changes / adds and item in that calendar on their iOS device or Mac - it will update right away on any device that is sharing that calendar. 

 

With Mail with iCloud you can get a free Mail account with a @me.com address.  New messages get pushed to all your devices and it keeps your inbox and folders up to date across your devices.  

 

With iCloud it also automatically can download a purchased App to all of your devices.  So buy the Tii App on your iPhone and it will automatically downloaded to your iPad and or iPod Touch.  If you don't go for autodownloads you can check your app purchase history from any of your iOS devices and for any apps you don't have downloaded already on that device - you will get a little iCloud logo next to the app indicating you can download it for free. 

 

iBooks works the same way as the Apps with iCloud, and it also syncs up where you are in a book from your current iOS device to all your other devices.  So you can put down your iPhone when you get home and pick up your iPad and the iPad will already know where you are in that book. 

 

They added wireless backup to the cloud.  Automatic daily backups via Wifi of your important information.  It backups your purchased music, device settings, Apps, App data, Books,  Camera Roll including both Photos and Video.   

 

Apple also added "Documents in the Cloud" - It automatically uploads to the cloud any documents you are creating in Pages, Keynote and Numbers - and pushes them out to your other devices.  Apple is also releasing the API's that they used for their apps - so others will be able to take advantage of Docs in the cloud.  This will work across all iOS Devices, Macs and PC's.  

 

Photo Stream is another new feature in iCloud.  You can take photos on any device and it automatically uploads the photos to iCloud and then pushes them out to all your other devices including Macs and PC's.  On the Mac it is built into iPhone and on PC's they use Pictures Folder.  It also works with Apple TV.  iCloud will store each photo for 30 days, Your iOS devices will store the last 1,000 photos and you Mac and PC's will store all photos for ever.  

 

The last feature of iCloud is iTunes in the Cloud.  Don't mistake this for a streaming music service - it is not. It is about giving you access to any music you purchased in iTunes to all your devices at no additional charge.  This is a pull feature not a push feature for your past music.  For future music you can select an option that new purchases will also automatically download to all your other devices.  Being able to redownload for FREE your old purchased music is a great new feature - I was able to get back some Led Zep and Pink Floyd songs i thought were long lost.  You can have up to 10 devices sharing the music.  

 

FREE seems the be the biggest and best feature of iCloud.  To get iCloud on Any iOS device running iOS 5 just enter in your Apple ID and password and that is it.  You get 5 GB of Free storage for Mail, Documents and Backup.  You can of course purchase more storage as needed.  However you may not need even the 5 GB as Purchased Music, Books, Apps and Photostream do not count against your storage.  


When you update to iOS 5, the first time you log in it will ask you to sign in with an AppleID - which is to set up iCloud, the App Store, iTunes Store and more on your iOS device - it then sits there for a few seconds before moving on.  Then you are taken through the options which are turned on by default but you can turn off if you want - iCloud, then Find my iOS device, and Diagnostic. It is a pretty quick process.  

 

I am not going to go over all of the things that did not make it into iOS 5 (Yet).  That will be for future podcast episodes.  

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iOS 5: Features of the future for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Will iPhone 5 Include Free Navigation For Everyone?

VoiceActivator: full voice control for jailbroken iPhones | MacNN

YouTube - Finality

HP Claims Its TouchPad Tablet Will Beat The iPad

Foxconn explosion won't greatly affect iPad 2 production for Apple

Apple responds to Lodsys infringement accusations, says developers are not responsible

Apple said to introduce curved-glass iPhone 5

iPhone 5 to be Released Next Month - San Francisco News - The Snitch

Recover Deleted Photos - Picture Rescue

No iOS 5 for the iPhone 3GS, says Eldar Murtazin

Fight breaks out after 'stolen' iPhone tracked

Apple Sues NY Teenager Over $130,000 White iPhone

Airtel, Aircel launch iPhone 4

Usability of iPad Apps

Patent Holding Firm Lodsys Goes After Android Developer for Use of In-App Payments

Four Ways to Make Your Battery Last Longer - NYTimes.com

Onavo shrinks iPhone data on the fly

JotNot Scanner Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

The iPad Is More Popular Than The Kindle In The Bathroom

In the U.S., Tablets are TV Buddies while eReaders Make Great Bedfellows

iOS 5 for iPhones and iPads Said to Offer Widgets, Better Notifications | PCWorld

Apple iOS 5: New notifications, widgets said to debut at WWDC

Hack Turns iPad 3G Into a Fully Functional Phone! | Cult of Mac

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6

AppleInsider | US 'federal government 2.0' ditches BlackBerry, embraces Apple

Apple iOS 5.0: 5 Must-Have Features -- InformationWeek

Apple - Press Info - Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users

WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk - CNN.com

Bob Severns tumblr - Artwork for Ep 177

YouTube - ToneFxs

Lodsys sues developers over Apple patent infringement - Computerworld


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Doubleshot Photo

Satin

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iMovie

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Square

Evernote

Filemaker Go

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Onavo

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Funnel

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United States Patent: 7222078

Lodsys Defends Its Patent Stance, Devs Fume, Apple Says Zip

AppleInsider | Apple job posting hints at upcoming Sprint iPhone

Apple Store Turning Ten: iPhone 5 Rumors Surround Anniversary

OmniVision's New 5-MP Camera Gives Hope for Thinner iOS Devices

Apple Won't Ever Let You See "Buffering" When The iTunes Cloud Comes Out

Verizon eyes family data plans | Reuters

Playboy archives coming to iPad tomorrow

YouTube - iProtect - JB review

Jawbone Jambox

BlogWorld & New Media Expo - 2011 NYC

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Words With Friends

Photoshop Express

Photo Chop

Cash Register

Fierce Grey Mouse

PoPuP Book Adam & Eve

Infinicam

Text+

iProtect - Cydia

CoffeeDash

 

Direct download: tii_0176.mp3
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dev-Team Blog - Tic tac toe..

Android Market Poised to Overtake App Store in August | PCWorld

Violence Erupts at a Chinese Apple Store After iPad 2 Release

Apple - MobileMe - Set Up MobileMe

YouTube - Notify Pro

How AT&T Tracks Unauthorized Tethering On Your Jailbroken iPhone

Amazon Cloud Player Adds iPhone, iPad Support 

Report Claims iPhone 3GS is Outselling Flagship Android Phones

Apple Pays Compensation after iPad Fight at Beijing Store

Apple settles with victims of Chinese iPad 2 scuffle -  Fortune Tech

Queen of England buys iPad 2 after seeing Prince William and Harry's tablets

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

pocketgamer - is Apple stopping iAd campaigns for kids

DOJ Wants Wireless Carriers To Collect Location Data -- InformationWeek

Twitter Rolls Out Slick Mobile Web App

Dev Grumbling Over Rumored Anti-Kids-Apps iAd Policy

Labor & materials shortages likely to affect Apple's iPad, iPhone shipments

Supply chain may not be able to satisfy demand from Apple

Apple says policy dictates no iAds in kids’ apps

Pros choose iPhone over Android; 99.8% choose iPad

iPad WiFi Problems Return After iOS 4.3.3 Release

Apple iPhone app developers hit by patent claims

Flickr: iPad2 Camera Has Only 23 Active Daily Users

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Glow Paint

Cash Register

Fierce Grey Mouse

HBO Go

Notify Pro - Cydia

Weather Doodle

Direct download: tii_0175.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01am EST
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I will be speaking on two panels at Blogworld NYC on May 25th.  

 

http://blogworld-nyc2011.sched.org/speaker/walch

 

Above link takes you to both sessions.  One is at 2:30 PM on the 25th and it deals with Advertising for Podcasters.  

 

The other one is at 3:45 PM on the 25th and it has to do with getting an App built for your podcast.  

 

I am looking forward to attending blogworld again and seeing a lot of the old time podcasters.  John Wall from Marketing Over Coffee (and the M-Show) will be there as will CC Chapman.  Paul Colligan who I used to do Today in Podcasting with is organizing the tracks for podcasting this year.  Chris Penn, Jason Van Orden, Andrew Baron, Cliff Ravenscraft and David Prager are all going to be there and presenting as well.  

 

If you are going to be there please make sure to contact me and let me know or at least drop by the sessions I am speaking at.  

 


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UPDATE: 10/9/11 - DON'T USE JAILBREAKME.COM - THE SITE HAS BEEN SOLD AND CAN NOT BE TRUSTED AT THIS TIME. 

UPDATE: 7/6/11 - THIS TUTORIAL ALSO NOW SHOWS USING JAILBREAKME.COM

 

This is for Jailbreaking - NOT for unlocking.  If you want to take your iPhone to another carrier (unlock) then this is not the tutorial for you.  

Note: This tutorial works for iOS 4.3.3 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen.  If your iOS devices is not listed it is not supported with this tutorial.  AND NOW WITH IPAD2

There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use cydia to install an app.  

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Note Squaretrade's warranties still cover jailbreaking.    


If your iOS device is already jailbroken - then check out this video tutorial on how to back up your jailbroken iOS device.  (Thanks Brian for putting this together.)

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.3 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

 

 

TO JAILBREAK WITH HTTP://WWW.JAILBREAKME.COM - SIMPLY VIA YOUR iOS DEVICE RUNNING iOS 4.3.3 (ANY IOS DEVICE) IN MOBILE SAFARI GO TO THE LINK JAILBREAKME.COM   YOU CAN THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR iOS DEVICE AND SKIP TO STEP 16 BELOW. 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes and Turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer)

Step 2 - Create a folder called "jailbreak433" on your desktop.

Step 3 - Download Redsn0w from the following links

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16:

Mac 

Windows 

Step 4 - Extract from the zip file (by double clicking) and drag the folder into Jailbreak433 Folder on your desk top.

Step 5 - Download the IPSW file for your iOS Device. (This will take some time as it is a big file - Over 600 MB)

IPSW (Firmware)

iPhone 4 - GSM 

iPhone 3GS   

iPad 1   

iPod Touch 4th gen   

iPod Touch 3rd gen 

Step 6 - Move IPSW file into your Jailbreak433 folder. 

Step 7 - Open the Jailbreak433 folder and then the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w App.

Step 8 - Click the browse button and find the Jailbreak433 folder and choose the IPSW file (Firmware).

Step 9 - Click the "Next" button once the firmware has been successfully identified

Step 10 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - However if you want to try out multitask Gestures - now is when you want to select those.  Once you have selected your options click "Next"

Step 11 - You need to make sure your iOS Device is both turned off and connected to your computer.  Do not connect via a USB hub or Keyboard or monitor port - Connect directly from the Computer USB port to the iOS device.  

Note: If you connect your turned off iOS device to the computer at this stage - it will likely turn on your iOS device.  If so after it boots up - hold down the power button and slide to turn it off again.  

Once you confirm you are connected directly to your computer and the iOS device is turned off - you can click "Next" - Note this next step will take some good timing and following of directions.  

Step 12 - As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

Step 13 - Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

Step 14 - Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

Step 15 - You will see a message saying Waiting for reboot.  

Then one that says "done"  Do NOT click on Finish yet.  

On your iOS device you will see a bunch of activity including some code - Do not remove the iOS device from the computer.  After a minute or so you will see a Pineapple with legs and a message Moving Applications.  At this point just be patient the jailbreak process is finishing up.  It will take a few minutes for the process to finish and for your iOS device to reboot. If it has been more than 10 or 15 minutes and the iOS device screen is all black - tap the home button one time - chances are it finished and you missed it.  If it shows the slide to unlock screen you can then click "Finish" in the Redsn0w App.  

That is it - you are jailbroken.

Step 16 - You can now find the Cydia App on your iOS device.  It is a brown icon and labeled as "Cydia".  Note some reports say right after the jailbreak - the Cydia App is showing up as all white - but after a reboot of the iOS device it returns to its normal brown icon.  

Step 17 - Tap on the Cydia App to launch it.  The program will do some maintenance the first time you open it. 

Step 18 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that looks like that below.  Note some times after the first launch it takes you back to your home screen - just go back and open Cydia app again.  

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app Backgrounder.  This app allows true multitasking on your device and it is free.  To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "backgrounder"
 

 
Next Tap on "Backgrounder from BigBoss" the second one - not the one that says "(2.x only)"
 

 
Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

 
Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner
 

 
At this point you have installed your first jailbroken App. It is recommended you open up Backgrounder and adjust some of the settings. 
 

 
First tap on "Global".  After you make your donation that is.  
 

 
Set all the switches to "ON".  Then go Tap "Back" and then Tap "Control"
 

 
Finally scroll through and select how you want to be able to enable and disable backgrounding for apps.  Personally I like the "Short Hold" of the Sleep Button.  It makes it very easy to enable and is not likely going to be enabled by accident.  
Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. 
 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 8:00pm EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Gartner's iPhone, Android predictions radically revised in a year and a half

Rumor: iPad 3 to get 2GHz dual-core Samsung CPU

AT&T Isn’t Targeting Android Tethering

nphonetrack

Apple's Phil Schiller: White iPhone 4 Isn't Thicker | ZDNet

Osama and iPhone 4 cartoon

First White iPhone Teardown Reveals Modified Lens, Proximity Sensor 

Apple's iOS doubles operating system market share

iPhone 4 Cases, iPhone 4 Reflex Series Case // OtterBox.com

SK Tel, KT suspend iPad 2 online sale less than week after debut

Sn0wbreeze brings untethered jailbreak to Verizon iPhone for Windows users -- Engadget

35% of iOS Devices in China Are Jailbroken

iPad Pants

AT&T rep claims Apple said no new iPhone in June or July

Gigwalk Launches: Wanna Get Paid for Taking Pictures with Your iPhone?

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

Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 with fixes for location database controversy

iPhone Location Update - TechCrunch

Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iOS 4.2.8 for Verizon iPhone

YouTube - Apple - iPad 2 - TV Ad - If You Asked

Apple iPad 3 "dead cert" to be 3D enabled - Phone Arena

Apple and Verizon to deliver over-the-air iOS updates

The Daily gets 800K downloads but loses $10 million this quarter

Iszyverse - Awesome iOS Artwork

Paul Mesner Puppets

YouTube - Jailbreak App Tutorial - CyDelete

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Brushes - iPad

Pizza Stuff

Cash Register

TripIt

Facely HD

Cydelete - Cydia

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17am EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

GoPano micro  — Kickstarter

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 untethered With Redsn0w 4.3.2 Mac

Apple - Press Info - FY 11 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

Jailbreak 4.3.2 Untethered Using Redsn0w [Tutorial]

Apple iOS Platform Outreaches Android by 59 Percent in U.S. - comScore, Inc

AppleInsider | Android fans accuse Apple of copying Samsung first

Report: iPhones secretly track their users' locations - CNN.com

App for accessing your location data.

Camera Plus Pro

Apple reportedly alters App Store ranking algorithm |  Macworld

Apple clobbers estimates, iPad sales fall short - Fortune Tech

Apple's 92% earnings windfall: The bloggers nail it, the pros miss by a mile - Fortune

Verizon activates 2.2 million iPhones in first quarter, 260,000 HTC Thunderbolts 

Verizon CFO Reveals Next iPhone to Be a 'Global Device' - Mac Rumors

Apple’s iPhone/iPad location-tracking may be a bug | VentureBeat

Select devs get suped-up “iPhone 4S” with A5 chip to prep for iPhone 5 | VentureBeat

Apple Clamps Down On Incentivized App Downloads

Apple's iPhones and Google's Androids Send Cellphone Location - WSJ.com

iPhone unlocking service providers shut down

AT&T Confesses: It Can't Handle iPhone, iPad

Untrackerd: Prevent iPhone Location Tracking  | Redmond Pie

Lawn Mowing with your iPhone 101 » Coolest Gadgets

IPhone Stored Location Even if Disabled - WSJ.com

Why you should care about the iPhone location-tracking issue - CNN.com

Big Apple, Big Google, Big Brother | ZDNet

Steve Jobs on iPhone Tracking Controversy - ABC News

iPhone collects location data, even with Location Services turned off - CNET

Dell Readies 10-Inch Tablets to Fend off iPad - PCWorld

Motorola Xoom tablet sales could be even worse than feared | AllThingsD

Apple Invests $11 Billion in Supply Chain | AllThingsD

Nielsen: Android gains, iPhone slips  - Fortune Tech

‘ipswDownloader’ Makes it Easy to download ipsw files

Apple - Press Info - Apple Q&A on Location Data

Apple's Steve Jobs Defends iPhone Location Practices - WSJ.com

Google's Android phones face more attacks via apps

Senator Al Franken Blasts Apple Over iPhone Tracking

Verizon's iPhone Sales Help Make Apple the Third-Largest Mobile Phone Brand in the U.S.

Despite Talks of Android Domination, Apple Devices Crush The Competition

YouTube - Restoring your Jailbroken iOS Device Data

Three Foxconn workers arrested for leaking iPad 2 design

Prove Your IPhone Is Faster Than Android, Win $1,000!


Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Cake Doodle

Check My Eyes

Game Clinch

Message Therapist Notebook

Red Blue Flix

Pizza Stuff

Remove BG - Cydia

MultiCleaner - Cydia

iGOBy

Speed Intensifier - Cydia

Direct download: tii_0173.mp3
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Apple broke their silence today and responded with a Q&A press release - HERE -  That answers many questions about the Location Data being cached on your phone.  Bottom line - this was a bug and your exact location was never being tracked (which the later was obvious if you looked at the data).  Here is what Apple plans to do: 

 

Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:

  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.

In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.

 
 
I will go over the entire PR on the next episode along with many of the other stories and any items not covered by the PR.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:29am EST
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Hi Rob,

Long time listener (listened to every episode since your first one) and have recommended it to hundreds of ios users. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated your Articles responses to NY Times and CR you recently posted!

By the way, can you please tell me what script or service you use to post your articles (that allows others to post responses and comment). If possible, I would like to use it (or if can recommend somehing similar) for my office website.

 Thanks and love the great podcast and newly redesigned website!


Sincerely,

Dr. P

 

Hello Dr. P,

The site and comments are part of my Libsyn.com account. 
If you wanted you could set up a blog page for posts and comments via libsyn for as low as $5 a month.
Regards,
Rob W

Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST
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Here is a very quick summary of the latest quarterly numbers from Apple:

Rev =  $24.7 Billion  (83% growth year over year)

Total Cash = $65.8 Billion - Up $6.2 Billion from the end of the last quarter

 

Last Quarter Sales

iPhones Sold =  18.6 Mil   (up from 8.8 Mil the year ago quarter)

iPads Sold = 4.7 Mil

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual

All iPod's Sold = 9 Mil - but said over 50% were iPod Touches.  Est = 5 Mil iPod Touches sold last quarter.

 

Misc Notes

189 Mil iOS devices sold total by the end of the last quarter

iTunes Store = >$1.4 Bil Revenue for the Quarter. 

$12.3 Bil Rev from iPhone 

186 Carriers around the world for iPhone. 

90 Countries have the iPhone at the end of last quarter. 

88% of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are testing iPhone.

>$2 Bil in payments sent out to developers of iOS Apps

iPad is now in 59 Countries.  

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 10:44am EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

RIM: PlayBook battery life will be 'equal or greater than the iPad with smaller battery size' -- Engadget

Gevey SIM – Magically Unlock Your iPhone 4 Running iOS 4.3 :: App Advice

Motorola Xoom Sales Disappoint, Analysts Say

Motorola Xoom Not Giving IPad 2 Much Of A Fight 

Creepy FaceTime glitch shows random pictures, raising privacy concerns

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

AppleInsider | Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone

Install iMovie On iPad 1 - Redmond Pie

Apple Admits Glitch With Verizon iPad 2 - Digits - WSJ

AppleInsider | Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011

Can you blame iPhone for killing Flip?

CutYourSim claims permanent iPhone unlock solution without jailbreaking

IScilloscope: $300 Kit Turns iPad, iPhone into Multitouch Oscilloscope

iMSO-104 | Oscium

Microsoft shows off IE9 on Windows Phone 7 trouncing iPhone, Android

iPhone 5: Another vote for summer - Fortune Tech

Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Technology News: Handheld Devices: So, Is Apple Cheating?

iPad dry erase board for sketching app designs

Flipboard gets $50 million and Oprah in one day | Los Angeles Times

iClarified - Untethered Jailbreak Confirmed Working for iOS 4.3.2

AppleInsider | Best Buy gearing up for nationwide iPad 2 promotion on April 17

YouTube - Jailbreak App Tutorial - iOS 4.3.1

iPad Store List - Toys "R" Us

Buggy whip retailers find champion - MAC.BLORGE

Hack Turns iPhone and Wiimote Into Invisible Instruments - PCWorld

YouTube - "Just the Way You Are" Cover


Apps Mentioned in this Episode: 

Tii App

One Track

DataDig

ArtRage iPad 

Check My Eyes

Game Clinch

Massage Therapist Notebook App

Red Blue Flix

Incaracar App

Splice 

Sources

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Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  

 

 

This is for Jailbreaking - NOT for unlocking.  If you want to take your iPhone to another carrier (unlock) then this is not the tutorial for you.  

 

Note: This tutorial works for iOS 4.3.1 for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen.  If your iOS devices is not listed it is not supported with this tutorial.  

 

There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use cydia to install an app.  

 

 

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Squaretrade still covers jailbreaking.    

 

If your iOS device is already jailbroken - then check out this video tutorial on how to back up your jailbroken iOS device.  (Thanks Brian for putting this together.)

 

 

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 4.3.1 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes and Turn off your iOS Device (make sure your iOS device is connected to your computer)

 

Step 2 - Create a folder called "jailbreak431" on your desktop.

 

 

 

Step 3 - Download Redsn0w from the following links

 

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9:

 

Mac 

 

Windows   

 

Step 4 - Extract from the zip file (by double clicking) and drag the folder into Jailbreak431 Folder on your desk top.

 

 

 

Step 5 - Download the IPSW file for your iOS Device. (This will take some time as it is a big file - Over 600 MB)

 

IPSW (Firmware)

 

iPhone 4 - GSM   

 

iPhone 3GS     

 

iPad 1    

 

iPod Touch 4th gen    

 

iPod Touch 3rd gen    

 

 

 

Step 6 - Move IPSW file into your Jailbreak431 folder. 

 

 

 

Step 7 - Open the Jailbreak431 folder and then the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w App.

 

 

 

Step 8 - Click the browse button and find the Jailbreak431 folder and choose the IPSW file (Firmware).

 

 

 

 

Step 9 - Click the "Next" button once the firmware has been successfully identified

 

 

 

Step 10 - You will then be taken to a screen on the Redsn0w app that asks you to "select your options" - Instal Cydia will already be selected.  For most users that is all you want selected - then click "Next"

 

 

 

Step 11 - You need to make sure your iOS Device is both turned off and connected to your computer.  Do not connect via a USB hub or Keyboard or monitor port - Connect directly from the Computer USB port to the iOS device.  

 

Note: If you connect your turned off iOS device to the computer at this stage - it will likely turn on your iOS device.  If so after it boots up - hold down the power button and slide to turn it off again.  

 

 

Once you confirm you are connected directly to your computer and the iOS device is turned off - you can click "Next" - Note this next step will take some good timing and following of directions.  

 

 

 

Step 12 - As soon as you click Next - you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds

 

 

 

Step 13 - Then you will need to continue to hold the power button while you hold down the home button for 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

Step 14 - Then you will release just the power button while continuing to hold down the home button for 15 seconds.

 

 

 

If you / when you mess this step up by releasing the wrong button(s) you can click the back button and try again. 

 

Step 15 - You will see a message saying Waiting for reboot.  

 

 

 

Then one that says "done"  Do NOT click on Finish yet.  

 

 

 

On your iOS device you will see a bunch of activity including some code - Do not remove the iOS device from the computer.  After a minute or so you will see a Pineapple with legs and a message Moving Applications.  At this point just be patient the jailbreak process is finishing up.  It will take a few minutes for the process to finish and for your iOS device to reboot. If it has been more than 10 or 15 minutes and the iOS device screen is all black - tap the home button one time - chances are it finished and you missed it.  If it shows the slide to unlock screen you can then click "Finish" in the Redsn0w App.  

 

That is it - you are jailbroken.

 

Step 16 - You can now find the Cydia App on your iOS device.  It is a brown icon and labeled as "Cydia".  Note some reports say right after the jailbreak - the Cydia App is showing up as all white - but after a reboot of the iOS device it returns to its normal brown icon.  

 


 

Step 17 - Tap on the Cydia App to launch it.  The program will do some maintenance the first time you open it. 

 

 

 

 

Step 18 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that look like that below.

 

 

 

  

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app Backgrounder.  This app allows true multitasking on your device and it is free.  To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "backgrounder"
 

 
Next Tap on "Backgrounder from BigBoss" the second one - not the one that says "(2.x only)"
 

 
Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

 
Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner
 

 
At this point you have installed your first jailbroken App. It is recommended you open up Backgrounder and adjust some of the settings. 
 

 
First tap on "Global".  After you make your donation that is.  
 

 
Set all the switches to "ON".  Then go Tap "Back" and then Tap "Control"
 

 
Finally scroll through and select how you want to be able to enable and disable backgrounding for apps.  Personally I like the "Short Hold" of the Sleep Button.  It makes it very easy to enable and is not likely going to be enabled by accident.  
Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. 
 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
Update: Make sure to read the comments at the end of trouble shoot help.  
Category:breaking news -- posted at: 6:38pm EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

How many iPads did Apple sell? - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

How many iPad 2s were sold so far? Answer to come on April 20

iPad wireless HD mirroring solution

iPad iOS 4.2 New Features You Might Have Missed

Rogue Android app texts humiliating messages 

Acer CEO Bites the Dust as Apple Takes Chunk of Netbook Market

ThinkGeek :: PLAYMOBIL(TM) Apple Store Playset

Howard Stringer says Sony image sensors delayed for iPhone

Verizon iPhone 4 Declared Best Selling Mobile Device in the USA for February

Redsn0w 4.3.1 Jailbreak For iPhone iPad & iTouch To Be Released Today

iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.1]

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Photoshop Mobile

Adobe Ideas

One Track

Data Dig

 

 

 

Direct download: tii_0171.mp3
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

YouTube - Wi-Fi Sync

Make: Online » iPad Home Button Child Lock

Android now more profitable than iOS for well-known game developer

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

iPad 2 benchmarks trounce Xoom | Electronista

4 Ways to Protect the Back of the iPad 2

How To Use Smart Cover On iPad1

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook prepped for April 19 launch | ZDNet

Apple planning NFC e-wallet functionality for a 'coming' iPhone, NYT

Apple - Press Info - iPad 2 Arrives in 25 More Countries This Friday

Lab Report: More IPad 2 Benchmark Results - PCWorld

iPhone falls 1000ft from plane, found undamaged in a forest | Geek.com

Apple is Already Replacing iPad 2s for Backlight Bleeding Issues

Want to use camcorder footage in iMovie for iPad 2? Apple says no

Verizon selling iPad 1 for as low as $299

Color™ for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Wooden iPad 2 cover

iOS 4.3.1 fixes iPod touch graphics glitch, TV flickering issue

XGear Smart Cover Enhancer Protects the Naked Backside of Your iPad 2

iPad 2: Out of stock in London - Pocket-lint

iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

Samsung fakes Galaxy Tab beta user testimony in video? | ZDNet

Funny Review of App Color

Verizon iPhone: 2 in 3 AT&T Customers Paid Termination Fee to Switch

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off June 6

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 7

Report: No iPhone 5 at Apple’s Summer Conference | Wired.com

Report: Next iPhone not coming until October? | CNET News

iPad 2 arrives at 500 RadioShacks tomorrow | CNET News

Technolog - iPad 2 complaints include spotty Wi-Fi, display snafus

Teen iPhone app creator out of coma - UPI.com

Apple WWDC sold out, but tickets surface on eBay, Craigslist

UK cell operator O2 changes tariffs, offers free tethering - TUAW

Dell’s desperation shows, says the iPad will fail in the enterprise

Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Video

HandStand Unveils Rotating iPad 2 Case with Integrated Hand Strap

Joe Posnanski » Posts The First Sports Poscast «

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Drawing iPad

Bingo Machine

Tip Rater

Golf Caddie Pro

Resister Converter

Data Dig

One Track

Wifi Sync - Cydia

ssnooZe

Note to God

 

 

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Links Mentioned in this episode:

YouTube - Today in iOS Jailbreak App Demo - FBPhotoSave

iOS 4.3 available for download from Apple | ZDNet

Apple - Support - iOS 4.3 drains my battery

iOS 4.3 released, numerous security vulnerabilities patched

Apple iPad 2 GPU Performance Benchmarked - AnandTech 

Want new gesture controls in iOS 4.3 on your iPad? Here's how

iPad 2 totally sold out, 70% to new buyers - Fortune Tech

New “AirPlay Enabled Apps” Section Appears In App Store

Is iOS 4.3 Killing Your Battery Life?

'iPhone 5' cases show not much will change from iPhone 4

iPad - iPad WiFi - iPad WiFi + 3G - Apple Store (U.S.)

Apple iPad 2 Shortage Favors Motorola Xoom in Tablet War

Study comparing Android to iPhone Web browsing speed flawed

AT&T Cracking Down on MyWi Tethering?

iPad 2 3G antenna causing problems with mic clarity

Five iPad 2 Parts Sourced From Japanese Suppliers

Hackers steal nude photo from Scarlett Johansson’s iPhone 

AT&T aggressively moving against unauthorized tethering

AT&T cracking down on jailbreak tethering? [UPDATE] | Cult of Mac

AT&T Cracking Down on MyWi Tethering

Apple's iPhone again tops J.D. Power satisfaction ranking - Computerworld

Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G - AT&T iPad Plans - Wireless from AT&T

Apple - NO AIRPLAY after update to 4.3

AT&T-Mobile: AT&T buys T-Mobile USA for $39B - Fortune

Teardown of Apple's iPad 2 reveals slightly bigger battery, 512MB of RAM

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this episode:

Tii App

Rocket Jock

A Hug and a Kiss

Sketchbook Mobile

Bingo Machine

Tip Rater

Golf Caddie Pro

Resistor Converter

FBPhotosave - Cydia

Calengoo

Taxi Magic

 

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Updated at 6:00 PM ET

 

We will be updating with reports from Lines at Apple stores and other stores today.  Add your info in the comments below. 

 

OnLine Status:

I ordered through the apple store at 6:30am EST and was getting a 5-7 day ship time. 

Keith R

 

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I noticed the shipping times on the iPads has gone from 1 - 3 business days to 2 - 3 weeks. 

John  11:00 AM ET

 

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Store Lines:

Apple Store - Woodland Mall - Grand Rapids MI.

At 11:00 AM EDT there are 27 in line.  I'm #2

Best...

Tom G

 

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Apple Store - Louisville KY - 40 in line at 11:05 ET

Update - 140 People in line - 1:56 PM ET

 

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Best Buy - Topeka - 1 Person in line 11:30 AM ET

Lot of unhappy people that thought they'd be getting one at 10am.

Got here at 7:30, so far the only one to stay. Got my lawn chair,
blanket, water and determination.

They are handing out numbers at 4:30 PM
Jeffrey
aka The Amish Phonebook Guy

 

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Best Buy - Hadley MA - No Line at 11:30 AM ET. Handing out numbers at 4:30 PM.

 

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AT&T - Hadley MA - No iPad2's coming today. 

 

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Apple Store - Lexington KY - Fayette Mall - 40 in line - 12:12 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Samta Rosa CA - 0 in Line 9:30 AM PT

Hi.
Just left the Apple store in Samta Rosa Ca. at 9:30am No lines 
They will close this afternoon at 3 to set up for a 5:00pm opening.
Cheers,
Ron


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Apple Store - Temecula CA - 12 in Line 10:00 AM PT

Hey Rob,

Chris in Temecula again, did a drive by on the Temecula Apple Store and there is less than 12 people in line with their folding chairs and black umbrellas. Looks like the store is ready for people to line up though as they have a cart of bottled water and more umbrellas outside the door. It is now 10 am. 

Thanks!

Chris

 

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Apple Store - Novi Michigan - 100 people in Line - 1:00 PM ET

My SIL is in line at the Apple store in Novi, Michigan. It's 1:00 Eastern time. Been in line since  10:00 am. Says there are 100 people in line. Caryl G

 

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Apple Store - Knox Store Dallas - 17 in line - 11:34 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Natick Mass - 20 People in line - 1:12 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Danbury CT - 12 People in line - 11:50 AM ET

 

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Apple Store - Wellington Mall - West Palm Beach - 67 People in line - 2:30 PM ET

186 people at 4:15 PM.

Rob,

I am in line at the Apple store in West Palm Beach at the Wellington Green mall. It is 2:30 and there are 67 people in line. The person in the first position tells me he got into line at 8:30 last night. 

Fred


I was 38th in line and when I got to the front I was told they have no ATT 3G models left at all. 

Sigh

Fred

 

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Apple Store - Chestnut Hill - 20 People in line - 1:26 PM ET

 

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Best Buy - Springfield MO - 50 in line - 1:57 PM CT

Here at 1100 today im number 10, i called att and sams club they do
Not have any, heard target had 4 , bb willnnot say how many they have. 1240 now 20 in line- Steve

 

Its 2:00 50 in line ,  they are believed to have 300 just a rumor sorry best buy not speaking. Steve

 

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Hey Rob,

Called the local Verizon store in Michigan and they have no iPads in the store. He said Apple release them so fast that they was unable to get them from the warehouse to the Verizon store in time for today. But he did say that you could call back after 5 and they would take your order and ship the iPad Monday. 

I ordered my iPad 2 from the apple website this morning and received a order acknowledge a few hours later. In the acknowledgment it claims to ship the iPad 2 in 3-5 business days with a estimated delivery of Mar 18-25! There is some good news, my smart cover has a delivery date of Mar 18-21 lol. I guess apple didn't want to leave me empty handed and hopes the smart cover will hold me over until my iPad 2 comes!

Quincy

 

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Apple Store - Palm Beach Gardens Mall - 40 in line at 3:00 PM ET

Rob,
I called the PBG Apple Store and was told that an hour ago there were about 40 in line for the iPad2.
Luis

 

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Apple Store - NJ - 50 People in line at 3:15 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Chestnut Hill, MA - 90 in line at 3:30 PM ET, 150 people at 4:00 PM ET.

About 50th in Chestnut Hill, MA
About 40 behind me now.  
Are being told that there will be enough.  

No line at Target in Watertown, MA.  I just called them.  

Apple just gave out 20oz bottles of SmartWater to all. 

-- Marc via iPhone 4

 

Apple store at Chestnut Hill, MA

They ran our of black 64GB+3G. 
I guess they proud to have whites :-)

 

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Apple Store - Flatiron Xing - Denver - 70 People in line at 2:30 PM MT

 

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Apple Store - PeachTree City GA - 30 people in line 4:45 PM ET

 

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Apple Store - Birmingham AL - Summit store - 100+ in line at 4PM ET

 

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Best Buy - San Antonio TX - 17 People in line at 4:00 PM CT

Hey Rob!

Just wanted to give u a status update from San Antonio, TX. Just showed up to BEST BUY @ the Forum about 4:00pm. Line isn't bad - about 17 people ahead of me laughing and joking with each other just trying to beat the heat. Best buy is handing out tickets @ 430 and product @ 500pm. Im hopeful, but it's not the end of the world if I don't get one. 
Take care and keep up the good work - thanks for being you!

 

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Apple Store - Tucson, AZ - 145 in line at 3:28 PM MT

 

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Apple Store - Greensboro NC - 200+ people in line at 5:33 PM ET

The line is wrapped around the Apple store at Friendly Center. There must be over 200 people in line. I don't think the locals got the message about Walmart or Target selling it. 

Brent

 

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Best Buy - Burnsville MN - 3 People in line at 4:56 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Schaumburg, IL - 75 people in line at 4:33 PM CT

 

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Apple Store - Raleigh NC - 500 People in line at 5:00 PM ET

 

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Category:breaking news -- posted at: 11:16am EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

YouTube - Today in iOS Episode 168 Jailbreak App Review iCallAnnounce

Verizon iPhone 'death grip' fixed by Apple

Solved: The iPad 2’s Memory Mystery - Brian Caulfield - Shiny Objects - Forbes

iPad 2 to Match iPhone 4's 512 MB of RAM? - Mac Rumors

Apple Retail Store - Joint Venture

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/03/just-bought-the.php

Samsung Chief Calls Galaxy Tab 10.1 ‘Inadequate’

Just how bad is the iPad 2 camera? - CNN.com

ATandT to Support Tethering on iPhone with Apple iOS 4.3 Release

AT&T to allow grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans on iPad 2

Verizon iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed - AnandTech

Hands on photos with the iPad 2, reader questions answered

iPad 2 Launch Details: Data Plans for Verizon and AT&T, Online Ordering

The First iPad 2 Lines Are Forming | Cult of Mac

iPad 2 Owes Speed Boost "Mainly" To iOS 4.3 | ITProPortal.com

iPad 2: Will there be long lines? - Fortune Tech

Asustek: Google Has All the Chances to Beat Apple on the Tablet Market

Early Wednesday release expected for Apple's iOS 4.3 iPhone, iPad update

iPad 2: Where and when you can buy one

iOS 5 and Revamped MobileMe to be Announced Early April | Touch Reviews

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Draw Free iPad

Ball Catcher

Event Bookings

Gentle Reminder

Rocket Jock

A Hug and a Kiss

Voyager Pro Plus - Bluetooth Headset

ScreenSpltr - Cydia

DirecTV

iCallAnnounce - Cydia

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Apple - iPad2 specs

Comparison Chart: Motorola XOOM vs. iPad - Droid Life

XOOM vs. iPad vs. iPad 2 | ZDNet

YouTube - Today in iOS VoiceActivator Tutorial

GoToMyPC Hits iPad | socalTECH.com

Random House Embraces Apple's E-Book Pricing

Verizon Wireless Will End Unlimited Data Plans for IPhone - Businessweek

Transfer iPod to iTunes, copy iPod to PC and iPod to computer

Live from Apple's iPad 2 event -- Engadget

Original iPad reduced to $399/$349 refurb

Hands-On With The iPad 2 [Update: Now With Video!]

Apple’s New HDMI Adapter Also Works With iPods and iPhones | Cult of Mac

Apple Digital AV Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)

AppleInsider | Apple delays iOS 4.3 for CDMA Verizon iPhone

More than 50 Android apps found infected with rootkit malware 

Google yanks over 50 infected apps from Android Market - Computerworld

You Can Stream March Madness on Your iPhone or iPad for Free 

Refurbished iPad - Apple Store (U.S.)

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

ToonPaint

PhotoGene

PB Lite

DoodleBuddy

Gentle Reminder

Ball Catcher

Event Bookings

GotoMyPC

Saisuke

Voice Activator - Cydia

 

 

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Links Mentioned on this Episode:

 AT&T CEO: Apple’s App Store Bad for Consumers

Exclusive: Verizon iPhone sales fail to meet expectations | BGR

Technology News: iPhone: Verizon iPhone Sales: The Untold Story

Mini iPhone: Conflicting Claims - PCWorld

Fisher Price releases iCan Play Case 

Cydia Blocked on Three UK, Ireland and China Unicom | Redmond Pie

Unblock Access to Cydia on Three 3G Network | Redmond Pie

iPhone and FiOS TV: A Perfect Pairing

Verizon iPhone Unlocked To Work On China Telecom’s CDMA Network

Look no further, the world's fastest iPhones are in Israel

Apple's new subscription service under DOJ and FTC scrutiny

Warner Bros launches Inception and The Dark Knight movie apps

Sixth Grader Finds Nude Pictures of Librarian on School iPad | PadGadget

Motorola's iPad competing Xoom won't immediately support Adobe Flash

Despite exponential growth, Android Market revenue remains low

Apple New iPad Shipments May Be Delayed, Yuanta Analysts Say

iPhone 5 Might Not Launch Until September

Apple to Unveil IPad 2 on March 2 in San Francisco | AllThingsD

Apple Event confirmed for March 2nd: iPad 2 incoming - SlashGear

FTC Investigating iPhone and iPad In-App Purchases | PadGadget

Farcical Xoom 4G Upgrade Plan Requires 6-Day Mail-In Operation

Consumer Reports slams the Verizon iPhone 4

Verizon says iPhone 4 launch largest in its history, LTE on the way

iPad 2: Will Apple Surprise Us Next Week with Immediate Availability?

Report: 1M Verizon iPhones Sold at Launch

First Jailbreak Convention To Be Held In September

Contact us « MyGreatFest

Scott Vest

Dagi Stylus - P601 / P005

 

Apps Mentioned on this Episode:

Tii App

Photo Shop Express

Podcaster

MediaPad Pro

Gentle Reminder

Ball Catcher

Event Bookings

Shake Banner

 

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iPad2 Rumor Bingo Card

 

Word is coming out that in the UK carriers are dropping prices of the iPad - implying the iPad 2 is right around the corner.  Plus you know the iPad2 is right around the corner.  This means it is time for the iPad2 rumor bingo card.  There have been a lot of different rumors about the iPad2 - some going back to right after the iPad launched.  The Bingo card above shows many of these rumors.  Some will likely be spot on - most will miss the mark - others are just silly.  Per my thoughts on those above:

 

Likely:

Front Facing Camera

1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor

Gyroscope

Rear Facing 5 MP Camera

Larger Rear Speaker

Finger Print Resistant Display

Same 1024 x 768 IPS Display

Thinner Not as Reflective Display

Lighter Poly Carb Case

Verizon CDMA 3G Version

 

Maybe:

128 GB storage on Top End

Near Field Communication (NFC)

2nd Landscape Mode Dock Connector

1 GB RAM

$399 for Lowest end iPad

 

Long Shot:

2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"

512 MB RAM

 

No Chance:

No More WiFi only iPads

SD Card Slot

Rear Facing 3 MP Camera

Rear Facing 1 MP Camera

7" Version

USB Port

No Home Button

 

Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

 

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

SharePod - Get music from your iPod touch

How to Back Up, Wipe, and Protect Your iOS device - esecurityplanet.com

Netgear CEO Trash-Talks Steve Jobs | PCMag.com

Closed Apple headed for trouble as Jobs's ego bites: Netgear CEO

Apple sneakily updates iPhone water damage policy | Macgasm

Samsung Admits Galaxy Tab Sales “Quite Small,”  Mac|Life

YouTube - CameraWallpaper

Apple Releases IOS 4.3 Beta 3 for Developers - PCWorld Business Center

Gmail issues - Answer

AT&T to offer Wi-Fi tethering for iPhone - Computerworld

Verizon iPhone review -- Engadget

The iPhone Is Now a Phone. Who’da Thunk? | Wired.com

The Early Verizon iPhone 4 Reviews Are In

This Company Will Give You An iPad Just For Showing Up To A Job Interview

iPad 2 to Include 3 Megapixel Rear Camera and 720p Videoing? 

Technolog - Italian legislator caught checking out escorts on iPad

iPhone pre-orders slam Verizon Wireless website

Verizon Customers Report Glitches With iPhone Orders - NYTimes.com

Verizon to start throttling heavy traffic as iPhone arrives | Electronista

iPhone 4 to get AT&T mobile hotspot capabilities on February 13th? -- Engadget

iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak Finally Released For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

GreenPois0n

Verizon halts iPhone pre-orders due to huge demand | VentureBeat

Get an iPhone 4 Cheap by Canceling Your Verizon Contract - PCWorld

Verizon breaks first day sales record with iPhone 4 pre-orders - Engadget

A Loophole in a Verizon iPhone Rule - NYTimes.com

Best Buy ad prices Motorola Xoom at $800 - Engadget

iFixit Teardown Reveals Dual CDMA/GSM Chip in Verizon iPhone

Verizon iPhone Shows You Can’t Win: Carriers Hold the Cards

More Consumers Ditching Droids Than AT&T For Verizon iPhone

iPhone 4 Verizon Teardown - iFixit

Cash in to get Verizon iPhone 4. Get cash for your iPhone, Droid, and more.

Google Translate for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

AT&T Now Offering Unlimited Calling Mobile to Mobile with Calling Plan

Few customers lining up for Verizon's iPhone - CNN.com

Nokia to rely on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7: 'This is now a three horse race'

 

 

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Tii App

Brushes

Splash Top

Podcaster

Media Pad Pro

Camera Wallpaper - Cydia

Google Translate

 

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To Mr Lo CEO of Netgear

 

Mr Lo - per above - just sayin!!

 

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Verizon offers $200 gift card to certain iPhone adopters 

How to spend $1,000 on your Verizon iPhone without even trying

Pitch Speed Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

101 iPad wannabes - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Verizon to offer $30 unlimited data for iPhone - temporarily

Verizon dishes on iPhone hotspot pricing | Macworld

US soldier develops Taliban-tracking iPhone application

AT&T offering unlimited data to customers leaving for Verizon

Google Admit they are Unhappy with Android App Sales 

A loophole means unlimited data for AT&T iPhone - USATODAY.com

Netflix: Apple TV Passed The iPad In Viewing Hours

Motorola admits Verizon iPhone triggered 'slowdown' in Droid | Electronista

Verizon iPhone preorders will start at 3 AM February 3

Girl Scout Cookie Locator for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

AT&T Surpasses Verizon as Number One Carrier

Apple releases iTunes 10.1.2 with fixes, support for CDMA iPhone

Did Steve Jobs Test the iPad with Pixar Movie “The Incredibles?”

http://www.davidjanes.com/incredibles/

15 percent of Galaxy Tabs are returned - AfterDawn

Dead iPad? $1,000 can bring your data back

eBay Classifieds - Kijiji

How to get the songs off your Ipod for free | eHow.com

 

 

Apps Mentioned in Todays Episode:

Tii App

Sketchbook Pro

Pitch Speed Pro

TurboTax

Pano

App Shopper

App Miner

DisplayLink

Girl Scout Cookie Locator

 

 

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Serviced iPhone 4 Handsets Get Torx Screws

Ion iCade hands-on - Engadget

Verizon Makes Changes To Its Policies, Conveniently, Before The iPhone Releases

iPhone 3G on BaseBand 06.15.00 Unlocked for Life

Restore to iOS 4.3 Beta Without Apple Dev Account

Daring Fireball: Cold Water on the iPad 2 Retina Display Hype

Apple allows porn, Playboy coming to iPad

The bloggers called it, the Street blew it - Fortune Tech

AppleInsider | Apple now the largest mobile phone vendor in the world by revenue

FaceTime, PhotoBooth and Camera Icons ‘Confirm’ Dual-Camera iPad 2

Naked iPhone 4 Case Mod

iFixit releases an iPhone 4 liberation kit | Macgasm

Port numbers to Google Voice from iPhone to snub AT&T

First Verizon iPhone Commercial: It Begins - Mac Rumors

Playboy app coming to the iPad, but Hef’s tweet was wrong

Rumor: Apple Giving Hint of Feb. 9 iPad 2 Announcement 

Google Voice now lets you port your own phone number, maybe

AT&T offering free MicroCells to top 7.5 percent of customers 'likely to experience poor in-building coverage' -- Engadget

Apple Gets Approval to Begin Selling 3G iPads in China | PadGadget

Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion

T-Mobile: 10% Of Departing Customers Leave For The iPhone 

Toshiba tablet teaser site teases iPad, iPhone

 

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Tii App

Doodle Glow HD

Astromania

iTruckit

EventGenie

Displaylink

 

 

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

SIM swap iPhone4 & iPad - MacRumors Forums

'Seas0nPass' Jailbreak App Now Available | FireCore

20% of U.S. consumers will own tablets by 2014, Harris Interactive

Scosche axes iClops iPad camera accessory - SlashGear

What 'magic' does Sprint have in store on Feb. 7? | ITworld

iOS 4.3 to bring back iPad rotation lock to side switch | CNET

BGR Says iPhone and iPad to loose Home button.

An iPhone On Verizon? Sold.

iPad 2 will take pics, shoot flicks | 9 to 5 Mac

Top 5 Discoveries In Apple's iOS 4.3 Beta - PCWorld

iPhone sales in the AT&T era - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Why Verizon won't let Apple announce iPhone - Betanews

Possible iPad 2 US Release Date Leaked

Stop The Presses! First iPad newspaper delayed | ZDNet

Daring Fireball: Too Late

AppleInsider | Consumer Reports offers scathing critique on Verizon iPhone 4

With Verizon, iPhone’s Flaws May Become More Apparent - NYTimes.com

Consumer Reports Warns Readers from Verizon’s iPhone 4 | The Mac Observer

Consumer Reports - The Verizon iPhone 4: Promising, but likely to be short-lived

iOS 4.3 beta for iPhone, iPad walkthrough | TiPb

iBooks shows hints of next iPad having 2048x1536 display | Electronista

Best Buy lists three new iPad models “coming soon” - SlashGear

iPad 2 Likely to Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution - Mac Rumors

codegoo - What's involved in building an iPhone app?

Park Chan-wook's New Film 'Paranmanjang' Shot Entirely on iPhone 4

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

 

 

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Tii App

Percolator

Picture Show

CoffeeTable HD

SignMyPad

TapForms HD

TapForms iPhone

PocketChris

iTruckit

Astromania

 

 

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What the Frack is wrong with the NY Times or more specifically Joe Nocera at the NY Times.  Did Steve Jobs drown his puppy and run off with his Wife too?  Not sure how else to explain the "Article" he posted titled - Verizon Deal May Expose iPhone Flaws.  To say it is a flawed post filled with mis-information and is highly biased is really understating how bad this "Article" is.  Did the NY Times fire all the editors?  To start we have this quote 

 

"Yet for all that it offers, the iPhone has always been plagued by serious drawbacks. The “phone” part of the iPhone has never worked very well, dropping calls with annoying regularity. Even when the phone works, the sound quality is often substandard. You would think in an age when fewer people are using landlines this would matter. Apparently not."

 

What is not mentioned by Joe is that the iPhone works very well in other countries on other networks. And even in the US the iPhone 4 works very well depending on where you live.  NY and San Fran - not so much. But in Kansas City where I live the iPhone 4 is rock solid and the sound quality of the calls is far better than my Wife's smartphone on T-Mobile. I have found the iPhone 4 works in areas my iPhone 3GS never worked.  

 

Joe continues with these gems:

 

"the iPhone’s lack of a raised keyboard makes it next to impossible to do serious e-mailing. And users have to worry constantly about battery life; if they’re not judicious, the iPhone’s battery can be drained by noon."

 

Ummm - WOW.  Really Joe you are going back to 2007 to bitch about the lack of a Physical Keyboard?  That horse has not just been beaten to death - the corpse has long since decomposed and and turned to dust which was then blown away.  It is 2011 and to date over 160 Million iOS devices with the virtual keyboard have been sold. Joe - GET OVER IT.  Per the second part of that quote - Battery Life - What the Frack?  Really - you are complaining about the iPhone's battery life - well then you are about the only one.  The iPhone 4 has great battery life, and better than almost all other full screen smart phones.  Battery Life ?  Joe? Really?  Please let us know exactly what other full screen smart phones have a better battery life.  Oh I will do that for you - see this link.  Looks like only the Droid X has better battery life.  Battery Life is not a complaint I get from my listeners.  Surely you are not complaining about the lack of a removable battery? If so see comments above about 2007 and the dead horse.  

 

"They never make design compromises at Apple. They make consumer compromises. Yet consumers have always been willing to overlook those compromises so they can claim they own some of the coolest products on the planet."

 

Joe it appears you just don't get it (understatement of the year).  Even if people were just buying the iPhone because it was cool - that would not explain why it turns up on top of EVERY consumer survey for customer satisfaction. Regardless of the motivation of why people are buying the iPhone - they clearly are very happy once they do get the device.  I will not get into the condescending message your quote sends - but clearly you think iPhone owners are mindless drones.  Which obviously hit you pretty hard when you found out your son was one of those mindless drones - since he wants the iPhone too.  Luckily Joe for your son intelligence comes from the Mother - and that is a better explanation on why your son wants the iPhone.  

 

"As much as anything, the success of Android is what finally pushed Apple into the arms of Verizon Wireless, which got much better terms than AT&T. ... In truth, Apple needed Verizon Wireless more than Verizon Wireless needed Apple. The deal the two companies cut reflects that fact."

 

Is that the deal that does not put any Crapware on the iPhone and does not put the Verizon Logo on the iPhone?  You say "In Truth" like it is fact.  But what about the fact that AT&T was adding more subscribers than Verizon every quarter.  Reality is both needed each other - but Verizon needed the iPhone more than Apple needed Verizon.  Subscriber growth is the life blood for carriers and the iPhone is the key reason why AT&T continually was beating Verizon.  

 

"Mainly, though, the Verizon Wireless subscriber is simply used to a different kind of experience. If they all migrate immediately to the iPhone, then truly I will raise the white flag." 

 

White flags are something you waive in Battle.  Obviously Joe, you feel you are in a war with the iPhone - and that comes through perfectly clear in your very biased article.  However, what is also very clear based on your mis-information and lack of any real research is that you showed up to a gun fight with just a knife.  Remember when you are waiving your white flag to raise it high above your head we would not want you shot by one of those mindless iPhone buying drones or your own son. Metaphorically speaking that is.

 

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What the Frack is wrong with Consumer Reports. Did Steve Jobs drown their puppies before running off with their wives?  Because Consumer Reports clearly has become biased in their reporting of the iPhone.  And this is really clear with the BS post they put up on the 11th.  


They recommended against the Verizon iPhone because it is "middle aged" - ie a new one is likely coming in June - and yes we know that - but that there are new versions of phones from all other manufactures released in shorter periods was not mentioned.  Mac Observer had this great observation to make about Consumer Reports "Middle Aged" comments.


By the reasoning they supplied, no one should ever buy a new phone unless it’s the iPhone, and only when it’s a few weeks old.


Consumer Reports also pointed out the issues with CDMA - but did not say that is true of all the smart phones on Verizon.  And the craziest of their issues was:


 "the iPhone 4 has a 3.5-inch screen in an era where the number of smart phones with 4-inch-plus screens has swelled"


Huh - What the Frack?  Did Consumer Reports mention the Retina display has better resolution than the two 4 inch smart phones on Verizon - NOPE.  And did they mention those two 4 inch smart phones came out in June & September - You know being "Middle Aged" That was also be a big NOPE.  


 Did Consumer Reports - report about the lack of Crapware on the iPhone on Verizon - and that it is the only SmartPhone on Verizon without the Crapware - NOPE.  They did point out there are 4G Phones out there and listed the CDMA iPhone as a disadvantage compared to 4G.  Did Consumer Reports talk about the sparse coverage of 4G at this time? or the battery sucking issues with 4G phones? or that 4G phones on Verizon will not be out until mid-2011?.  NOPE, NOPE and NOPE!!!


What did they report about of substance?  Well that is not clear - other than they don't like the iPhone 4 and they miss their puppies and wives.  When all is said and done I think Antenna Gate and the iPhone 4 will have taken a much bigger toll on Consumer Reports than Apple.  At the post on Consumer Reports - the comments are filled with people saying they are canceling their subscriptions to Consumer Reports - and Rightly so. 


Category:breaking news -- posted at: 12:16pm EST
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:

 Mac, iPad sales higher than expected during holidays | MacNN

Kevin Rose - blogg - Rumor: iPad 2 is coming soon!

VLC for iPhone Pulled From App Store, Now Available On Cydia

Coming Soon: Doctor Who iPhone TARDIS Speaker Dock

AppleInsider | Verizon iPhone to offer unlimited data in contrast to AT&T

Apple drops iPhone 3GS for $49

Android Tablet Shipments Will Match IPad In Second Half Of 2011

Operating system market share

'The Daily' iPad News Publication to Debut January 19th - Mac Rumors

AT&T iPhone 4 vs. Verizon iPhone 4: what's changed? -- Engadget

iPhone 4. Verizon. FAQ

Did Verizon's iPhone Fix the Death Grip Issue?

Verizon Employees Not Allowed to Get iPhone 4 - SlashGear

Everything You Need To Know About The Verizon iPhone 4

Verizon says it will also sell Apple's iPad with integrated CDMA

Apple will not allow Verizon to preload software on iPhone

Your iPhone 4 Case Might Not Work With Verizon’s Model

 

 

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Tii App

Glow Art

CoffeeTable HD

SignMyPad

Tap Forms HD

Tap Forms iPhone

PocketChris

Teach Me Sushi

Teach Me Sushi Expert

Fake Clock Up - Cydia

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40am EST
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Apple to release Q1 financial results on January 18, 2011

Garmin brings out first iPhone GPS app, nuvi 2400 | Electronista

Subsidized iPad Sales Off to Slow Start in UK? - Mac Rumors

IPad Will Dominate Tablet Market, Analyst Says - AllThingsD

MacDailyNews - How to transfer Angry Birds scores

Mophie Pulse iPod touch case for gamers

New York orders thousands of iPads for schools

NBC to premiere ‘The Cape’ on iPad app - Lost Remote

AT&T Cuts iPhone 3GS to $49 | iPhone | The Mac Observer

Apple Tells Retail Employees No Time Off At The End Of January

Leaked Next-Gen iPhone Parts Get Leaked, Pulled By Apple

Alleged iPad 2 case is 'just a guess' - CNN.com

CES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the Data

Google's Leaked Android Info Means One Thing

Verizon iPhone launch looks set for February 3rd | BGR | Boy Genius Report

Verizon Event Set for Tuesday–iPhone Time - AllThingsD

The Verizon iPhone Will Be Announced on January 11

There’s A Verizon Event. Apple Fanboys Are Invited. See Where I’m Going Here?

Verizon iPhone: everything you need to know -- Engadget

 

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I am now on the Verizon iPhone Bandwagon

 

The Verizon iPhone rumor started back on November 27th 2007.  I have since that time been saying 2012 for the Verizon iPhone.  I am now changing my tune and officially jumping on the Verizon iPhone rumor Bandwagon. I think the Verizon iPhone will be announced on 1/11/11 at 11:00 AM ET at Verizon's Special event - Just 1141 days since the original rumor surfaced.  Here are the reasons why I think this will finally happen.

 

1. The Verizon Event is 2 days after CES - why not have the event at CES with all the press there already.  It would mean the event needs to be something that does not fit in with CES - Like an Apple Announcement.

2. Gizmodo is not invited to the event.

3. MG Sigler is invited - personally and not through tech crunch. MG is the biggest iPhone proponent at Tech Crunch and sometimes the only iPhone Proponent at Tech Crunch. 

4. The Event is in NY - the city that is by far the worst of all the Cities for the iPhone on AT&T.  What a nice little Jab at AT&T to have it there.  I mean invite the press most of which have iPhones to the one 
place their iPhones will not work. Both Evil and Brilliant at the same time. 

 

5. AT&T just lowered the pricing of the iPhone 3GS to $49, plus you had the lower prices in December for the iPhone from Radio Shack, Best Buy, Sams Club and Radio Shack again.  Seems like AT&T is trying to get as many people locked into two more years as they could before the Verizon announcement. 

 

The Stars are all aligning for a Verizon iPhone announcement on 1/11/11 at 11:00 AM.  If Verizon does not announce the iPhone at the event, they will have jumped the PR shark even more so than Apple did with their lame Beatles Announcement last year.   But at least with that Apple had the good foresight not to invite the press to a special event - just a web page.  

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 7:46pm EST
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Apple Lets Mobile Trackers Have a Field Day

Sanwa intros iPhone 4, iPad HDMI adapter | iPodNN

iClarified - Apple News - BackBoard Saves Your iPhone Home Screen Configuration

Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop

Man punched teen who wouldn't turn off iPhone during flight 

Racing to become the next iPad - LA Biz Observed

That ‘Way Ahead’ Blackberry Tablet May Be Way Behind on Battery Life

AppleInsider | Radio Shack renews $50 popular iPhone promotion through Friday

RunKeeper Pro for iPhone on the iTunes App Store

Skype video calling for iPhone is official, available now -- Engadget

Mac News: Apple Juice: A Spewing Source of Dubious iOS Rumors

Angry Birds: No Money In Android Market

ZaggMate Review

Purported iPad 2 case diagrams depict altered design | Electronista

Keep Thieves From Disabling Find My iPhone with Three Steps

iPhone Glitch Temporarily Kills Alarms in 2011 | PCMag.com

How to Fix the iPhone Alarm Issue - Gizmodo

Apple - Support - Discussions - 4.2.1 TV Show sorting problem

Best Free iPhone Amplifier Ever

Top 10 Jailbreak Cydia Apps For 2011

Verizon snaps up iPhone domains - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Toodledo : A to-do list to organize your tasks

iPhone Alarms Still Silent On January 3 "Self-Fix" Date

Apple Leads Smartphone Race | Nielsen

 

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The following review of the ZAGGmate was emailed in by a Tii Listener.

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Hi Rob, and Happy New Year to you and all your listeners.

I got a ZAGGmate (www.zagg.com) a week ago and had never thought of reviewing it until I heard your request for reviews of similar devices in episode 158.

The ZAGGmate is an aluminum case that comes either as just a case or as a case with embedded Bluetooth keyboard. I got the keyboard version which I am using to type this review.

The aluminum is a little whiter and more coarsely pitted than the iPad shell but it is a close match and the two look good together.  It also seems to be a little softer than the iPad aluminum and mine has already taken a couple of nicks in the edges although I thought I was treating it with care.  You can get a ZAGG Invisible Shield specifically designed for it that will protect it from scratches and it ships with four little adesive rubber feet that you will probably have to put on the bottom of the case as it tens to slide around a little on slick table surfaces.  It is lined with rubber so it grips the iPad securely and prevents the screen from contacting the keyboard.  I don't know what will happen to my screen if I drop the closed iPad/ZAGGmate on a hard surface, but I am confident that the aluminum will protect my screen when the iPad is in a bag or backpack.  If you are out walking around with the iPad and there is no surface that you can set it up on there is no way to attach the keyboard to the back of the iPad while you are using the soft keyboard.  When closed up in the ZAGGmare my iPad is a little thicker than it is unprotected but only about half as thick as it was on my Simplism folio case and is about the same weight as when it is in the Simplism.

You pry the iPad out of the case with the tips of your fingers either at the USB connector cutout or at the cutout at the front of the keyboard that provides access to the first row of keys.  At the back of the case there is a little plastic easel that you snap into place which supports the iPad at about a 60° angle.  The iPad is inserted into a notch in front of the easel and can be inserted either in portrait or landscape mode.

The Bluetooth keyboard is as wide as the iPad is wide in portrait mode so it is a little tight but I find that I adapt to the key spacing quickly and can touch type about as well as I can on a full size keyboard.  There is adequate travel, resistance and tactile response from the keypad, which is a scissor design so feels really nice.  There are function keys across the top of the keypad which have primary functions as iPad control keys.  I say primary functions because you  have to shift to get to Function keys (which as far as I can tell are totally functionless), not the iPad functions.  Those keys are:
F1 = Home
F2 = Spotlight
F3 = enable/Disable Soft Keyboard
F4 = Screen On/Off [Boss Mode, not sleep]
F10 = iTunes Previous Track
F11 = Pause/Play
F12 = Next Track
(F13) = Mute (unnumbered Function keys)
(F14) = Decrease Volume
(F15) = Increase Volume
(F16) = Toggle through International Keyboards
(I was able to create that indented list using the tab key which didn't move me to another form field.)  Function keys F5-F9 are not used for anything but at this point they can't be assigned to anything by the user.  The jailbreak community will probably fix that shortcoming.  There are also Function, Control, Option and Command keys so many of the MacBook commands like Cut, Copy, Paste, Beginning of Line, etc. will work although I haven't taken the time to figure out which ones don't.  There are direction arrows (which are not in the inverted T formation and what give me the most problems) and an embedded numeric keyboard.  There is no noticeable lag between pressing a key and seeing the corresponding character on the iPad keyboard.

When you turn the unit on the Status LED glows red for a couple of seconds then goes out to conserve battery.  I find this disconcerting and wish that it at least flashed every minute or so to reassure me that the keyboard is still on when I am not actually using it.  My keyboard has been turned on for a week now and it still hasn't given me a low battery warning.  When battery power drops to 20% the Status LED is supposed to start flashing, although I haven't seen that yet, whereupon you are supposed to have about two days of use left before the battery is completely dead.  I haven't been able to get information on the battery technology used or how it needs to be treated for maximum life.  The battery is not designed to be user replaceable.  The keyboard goes into sleep mode after two seconds of no use and wakes up at the press of any key instantaneously.  Recharging is via a micro USB connector that can be plugged into the 10v wallwart  that came with the iPad or any other 5v powered USB connector and a completely drained battery is supposed to be nearly completely recharged in an hour.  They recommend an initial 8-hour charge.  The Power LED glows blue while the battery is charging and goes out when it has been completely charged.

Pairing is usually fast and simple.  Once the iPad and keyboard are both turned on you go into the iPad Settings>General>Bluetooth area and make sure Bluetooth is turned on and the iPad reports that it is discoverable. Press the tiny indented Bluetooth button on the ZAGGmate and the Status LED will begin to flash.  ZAGGmate will appear in the list of Bluetooth devices.  Click on the blue > button on that line and a dialog box will shortly pop up giving you a series of numbers to type on the ZAGGmate keyboard.  Type the numbers and hit enter and the keyboard is connected and the Status LED will go off.  There is an active threat on the iPad Forum (http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/14057-personal-review-zaggmate-bluetooth-keyboard-case.html) where there have been a few reports of people having trouble with pairing.  I had a problem after I accidentally upgraded my iPad to iOS 4.2.1 but it may have been because I may have neglected the click the blue > button step.  ZAGG has a presence in that thread and was even there on Christmas day to address issues new users were having.

My main issue with the keyboard is with the F3, Soft Keyboard toggle.  I invariably get into bed and find that my soft keyboard doesn't pop up when I try to enter text in a form.  I have to get up and walk across the room with a flashlight to press the F3 button of the keyboard that is sitting on the table.  It is a small price to pay for the convenience of having a real keyboard.  It is going to make the iPad more of a content creation device and a netbook replacement.  I have noticed that when I am typing on the ZAGGmate autocorrection doesn't seem to replace words as often and I haven't decided whether it is a compatibility issue or if I have mistyped those words so often that the iPad also thinks the correct spelling is what I typed.

Sorry to be so long winded, but I guess you can tell that I like my ZAGGmate.

                                 Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 1:01am EST
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