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iOS 4.2 May Come Sooner Than You Think
by on November 18, 2010

According to MacRumors, several users are noticing the inability to contact the update server with their iDevices. Also, the update menu randomly mentions that the user either has the latest update or the error mentioned above. Apple has just recently seeded their iOS 4.2.1 GM build to developers and stating that only minor fixes are included. It is likely that Apple is trying to push the iOS 4.2Read More

Apple Releases A New iOS 4.2 GM Build
by on November 12, 2010

Today, Apple released a second Gold Master (GM) build of iOS 4.2 for iPad.

iPad owners who installed the first iOS 4.2 GM were experiencing intermittent WiFi issues. This second GM seed has been released to patch the WiFi issues found in the first iOS 4.2 GM seed for

The build is available in the iOS Developer Center under build number 8C134b. The previous iOS 4.2 build for iOS devices was 8C134.

With … Read More

Which iOS 4.2 feature for iPad are you waiting for?
by on November 5, 2010

With more than 100 announced improvements in the latest version of iOS 4.2 for iPad including

Multi tasking
Folders (for organizing apps)
AirPrint (printing)
AirPlay (for streaming media to other devices from the iPad)
Game center (social gaming)
Improved Mail
Web page search

users will find a lot of new and improved functionality with their iPads.

The ones I personally anticipate the most are:

Folders for organizing my apps and reducing the number of pages
Multi-tasking to allow for … Read More

iOS 4.2 GM Reveals New Multitasking Bar & MobileMe Login Interface
by on November 2, 2010

After Monday’s release of the GM seed of iOS 4.2, Apple seems to have made a few interface changes in the latest firmware for iPad.

The first major interface change comes in the form of an updated multitasking bar, which now features both Volume and Brightness controls in addition to the regular Orientation Lock and iPod controls. The Brightness control will prove especially useful as this prevents … Read More

Jobs: iPad Hardware Switch Will Be Mute Only
by on October 24, 2010

In January 2010, before the official iPad launch, Apple announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, similar to what is on the iPhone, less the vibrate.

However, as the official launch day approached, it was revealed that the supposed mute switch is becoming a screen orientation lock switch instead. As we know, orientation lock stayed as the feature for the iPad hardware … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 To Bring Tethering To iPad?
by on September 30, 2010

With this weeks iOS 4.2 Beta 2 release, one of the newly uncovered features seems to be the ability to tether.

The new beta 2 includes tethering options via the iPad settings menu. Oddly enough, the menu only seems to appear on European carriers and so far, has not appeared on AT&T or any of the Canadian wireless carriers.

Reports indicate that these settings may allow tethering an iPad’s 3G connection to … Read More

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 Brings New Multitasking Animation
by on September 29, 2010

One of the new features of the just released iPad iOS 4.2 Beta 2 is the animation used for fast-app switching.

When iPad users now access multitasking and want to switch between apps, the animation is quite different from the current iOS 4.1 animation.

In iOS 4.2, the app switching animation is like a revolving door where the app that is being navigated away from is seen for longer and is tucked … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta 2 To Developers
by on September 28, 2010

Today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 4.2 to developers. Along with the beta firmware release, Apple has also released iTunes 10.1 beta and a new version of the iOS SDK.

There are seven distinct downloads, one each for the iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G, and the iPad. If you have a registered development account and device, the firmware is now available for installation.

This latest … Read More

Impressions: iOS 4.2 Beta 1 on iPad
by on September 21, 2010

As I’m sure you’ve seen here and on other iOS blogs, iOS 4.2 was released on beta last week with some fanfare. Not surprising, considering it’s the first chance any of us get to play with this major upgrade on the iPad. I won’t bore you with the details of the upgrade [you can find them here], but I want to leave some initial impressions with you about … Read More

Additional iOS 4.2 Features: Notes Font & Black Passcode Keyboard
by on September 16, 2010

This week, Apple released the first Beta of iOS 4.2. As many remember, iOS 4.2 is the next major OS update for iPad due in November 2010.

Yesterday we documented the majority of new features coming in iOS 4.2. However, as the day developed, a few more new features were discovered.

Notes Fonts

The first discovered feature was that the Notes app now has the ability to change the font. Currently, … Read More