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iOS 5: iPod App Overhauled, Renamed To Music
by on June 10, 2011

For those using the new iOS 5 beta, you may have noticed that you no longer have an “iPod” app on your iPad. Instead, the old iPod app is now simply called “Music”.

New iOS 5 Music icon

The new Music app stores all the same content as before and can still be organized using artists, playlists, albums, songs, and so on. However, the app has been completely overhauled. … Read More

iOS 5: New Keyboard Undock & Split Feature
by on June 9, 2011

With the release of the iOS 5 beta, Apple has updated the iPad keyboard to enable users to undock and split the keyboard in either landscape or portrait orientation!

In any app where the keyboard can be used, users can now undock and split the keyboard for easier typing with two thumbs. This is especially useful when holding the iPad in portrait, since now you don’t have to uncomfortably stretch your … Read More

PDF Expert Updated To 2.5, New Features And Fixes

PDF Expert is one of the more popular PDF apps for the iPad. The app enables users to read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes, draw with your finger and save changes that are compatible with Preview (Mac) and Adobe Acrobat. The app can also fill PDF forms, which is very innovative.

For those using PDF Expert on their iPad, the app … Read More

Real Racing HD 2 To Get Wireless Full Screen Gaming Over AirPlay
by on June 8, 2011

Earlier this year, Firemint, makers of Real Racing HD 2 for iPad, announced support for full-screen 1080p output on the iPad 2 via a HDMI connection to a television.

With the upcoming release of iOS 5 and the updated AirPlay feature for iPad, players will be able to cut the cord and enjoy wireless HD gaming!

- Real Racing 2 HD streamed to your big screen TV over AirPlay
- Completely wireless. The … Read More

Apple Updates iTunes To 10.3.1

After releasing iTunes 10.3 on Monday, Apple has now released iTunes 10.3.1.

The update notes for version 10.3.1 are the same as for version 10.3, so it is difficult to say what was updated. However, as is typical for most iTunes 10.x.x releases, it is likely a very minor bug fix.

iTunes 10.3.1 is available on a PC/Mac via Apple Software Update or from Apple’s website.


The iPhone Podcast Episode 40: WWDC 2011 Recap
by on June 7, 2011

Justin Luey and I recap the 2011 WWDC Keynote on Episode 40 of The iPhone Podcast. There’s even chatter about iOS 5 beta and what it means for iPad users. Listen in, and be sure to subscribe!


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iOS 5 Hints at Upcoming iPad 3 Models?

With yesterday’s huge WWDC 2011 announcement of iOS 5 and iCloud, many people were excited to go hands on with iOS 5 Beta for developers. iPhoneinCanada.ca has an exclusive hands on preview of iOS 5, which many features also apply to the iPad.

TUAW notes within the depths of iOS 5 lays some possible hints of upcoming iPad 3 models:

Specifically, there are declarations buried in the iOS system files that … Read More

iBooks Updated To Version 1.3, Read-Aloud And Auto-Play

Today Apple released iBooks update version 1.3. The update delivers several new features and improvements to the popular eReader application.

The updated iBooks changes are detailed below:

• Help your children learn to read with the new read-aloud feature included in select children’s books from the iBookstore.
The read-aloud feature uses a real narrator to read the book to you, and in some books, it will even highlight the … Read More

Lofty Thoughts: Is the iPad iCloud Ready?

Cloud services aren’t really that new to the iPad. In fact, many of what we call cloud services have been on the iPad from its launch date including Evernote and DropBox, not to mention web-based mail services like GMail, MobileMe and MS Exchange. Even productivity suites such as Office, Google Docs and iWorks have an online and iPad presence (albeit on a crippled and much less used basis).

So why is … Read More

Want To Jailbreak Your iPad 2? Stay Away From iOS 5!
by on June 6, 2011

For users considering an install of iOS 5, you may want to hold off for a bit.

First, AppleInsider reports that Apple has informed iOS testers that any iOS devices updated to iOS 5 beta cannot be downgraded back to iOS 4. If there was a jailbreak tool however, this could be possible.

The second thing is MuscleNerd has now informed iPad 2 GSM/CDMA users to stay away from iOS … Read More

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