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All posts tagged "ios 4.1"

Friday, September 10, 2010

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Imminent

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:30 AM

"Hackerz, jailbreakerz and all the iBadBoys will be having a little party this morning on news that those iPhone hackers over at the iPhone and Chronic Dev Teams have succeeded in jailbreaking iOS 4.1."

While the jailbreak isn't publicly available yet, this is great news for anyone who is planning on jailbreaking their iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4.1. I have no reason to jailbreak anymore since multitasking has been added, but for those of you who still feel the need or desire to jailbreak, a solution is coming your way. Is anyone planning on jailbreaking their iOS 4.1 device(s), or is jailbreaking no longer a necessity?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Guide to iOS 4.1 HDR Photography

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:30 AM

"The iPhone 4's best new feature in iOS 4.1-besides not hanging up on people with your face-is its ability to capture HDR photos. But you've gotta use it correctly."

Gizmodo demonstrates the right and wrong way to use the HDR function in iOS 4.1. It's a pretty good quick-and-dirty guide to iPhone HDR. If you're new to HDR photography, it's definitely worth your time to click through to the whole article.

Tags: software, hdr, ios 4.1

Hands On With iOS 4.1 HDR

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 AM

"Just in case you missed it, iOS 4.1 was released this morning much to the delight of folks waiting for some of the enhancements like Game Center, bug fixes, speed fixes for 3G owners, and HDR photos. If you watched Steve's demo, you saw HDR (High Dynamic Range) in action, but the real question is whether HDR is worth it in the real world."

Tris Hussey over at The Next Web does a few experiments with the HDR in iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 4. The results look pretty good, in some cases. In fact, with pictures where there are elements that are blown out or underexposed while other elements look correct, HDR seems to work very well (as one would expect). Obviously, it doesn't make every photo look better (and can make some look worse), but since it always saves the original exposure, it's worth experimenting with. Personally, I can't wait to go outside later and try it out.

Tags: iphone, hdr, ios 4.1

Game Center Opens in the App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:30 AM,+iPad,+iPod)

"If you're trying to keep track of all the newly updated, Game Center enabled games for iOS 4.1, look no further than the App Store where Apple has gone and created a special page just to list them for your viewing - and buying - pleasure."

Is this something that you are going to take advantage of and use? Most of my gaming is done on a console ie Xbox 360 but I can see how this will be popular for those on the road or just trying to kill some time. Gaming head to head is so much more interesting than gaming against the computer.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

iOS 4.1, A First Look as Well as iMovie 1.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:37 PM

"As it has in previous years, Apple has quickly followed up a major iOS release with a point-one release that promises not only to fix outstanding bugs, but also to bring new and wondrous features to the company's mobile operating system. And this time around, those enhancements are hardly inconsequential: among other things they include a brand new social network (Apple's second to debut in the last week), slick new camera functionality, and a handful of smaller tweaks that you might not have noticed."

HDR, Ping, Game Center and HD uploads. Not a bad update, and it also fixes some bugs, as well as improves performance on the 3G. Apple also released iMovie 1.1 for iPhone and the iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1 so it was a pretty full day of updates.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

iOS 4.1: Speeding Up a Sluggish iPhone 3G

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 PM

"iOS 4.0 was so slow on our 3G, we promptly downgraded after updating. Earlier this week, Apple announced, among other things, that iOS 4.1 fixed performance on the iPhone 3G. We put their claim to the test."

In anticipation of the release of iOS 4.1, an admittedly un-scientific (but real-world) performance test was run pitting iOS 4.0 against iOS 4.1 (final release) on an iPhone 3G. Four equivalent tasks were run, and in every one iOS 4.1 was faster. The screen redraws and keyboard response were noticeably faster with iOS 4.1. The author points out that iOS 4.1 is faster than iOS 4.0 on his 3G, but that he may stay on iOS 3, as both the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 are significantly faster than the 3G at these very same tasks. The bottom line is that an iOS 4.1 upgrade may extend the useful life of the iPhone 3G.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Is September 8th iOS 4.1 Day?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:27 PM

"Those of us waiting for the iOS 4.1 release don't have too long to go, Apple is set to make the iPhone and iPod touch OS update available for download next week on Wednesday, September 8. Apple didn't announce an official date, but their UK iPhone site has publicly marked the availability date as just a few days away."

But iPad owners will have to wait for November for iOS 4.2 update.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Find Out About HDR

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"One hotly anticipated feature rolling out in next week's iOS 4.1 update is the new HDR (high dynamic range) option in the iPhone's built-in Camera app. The results are subtly improved and realistic looking photos, as opposed to the fake, over-processed look that is often the hallmark of HDR."

Interesting advantage with the subtle differences when you put photos side by side like in the above image. I don't think my eye for this type of stuff is all that great, but I can notice it. The article also explains exactly what HDR is and how it is accomplished so it is worth the read.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

iOS 4.2 for iPad: Summary

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 PM

"As many of you will already know, Steve Jobs announced iOS 4.2 for iPad at yesterday's Special Event, stating that the software update will be available come November. Following this announcement, Apple has updated the iPad section of its site to include information on the update."

iOS 4.2 for iPad is eagerly awaited, and in November 2010 will offer folders, multitasking, support for wireless printing, AirPlay wireless media streaming, unified inbox, and Game Center. I'm eagerly awaiting folders and the unified inbox feature. iOS 4.1 scheduled for release on September 8th will be predominantly a bug fix release + HDR photos.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Proximity Fix From 4.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"If you're an iPhone 4 user, you probably remember the proximity sensor problem we told you about way back when Apple's latest handset was released. Many iPhone users were reporting issues with their handset during calls, citing the proximity sensor as being a key problem. Apparently the sensor wasn't always detecting the users' faces, meaning many were accidentally interacting with their phone's screen while talking on the handset."

And even though Steve Jobs said it would be fixed in iOS 4.1, it appears this may not happen. The antenna issue was not an issue for me at all, but I have experienced this proximity problem several times, mostly by putting the phone call in mute status and talking like an idiot until I realized that the other half of the phone call couldn't hear me. No wonder they kept interrupting me and were off topic! I imagine this issue is a bit more difficult to fix than they first realized, which is a bit disappointing for those of us that have run into this annoyance. Let's hope the fix is in sooner rather than later.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Apple Investigating Slowdowns on iPhone 3G - iOS 4.1 Coming!

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:30 PM

"Apple is to launch an official investigation into reports that the iOS4 operating system is having an adverse affect on older iPhone devices, specifically the iPhone 3G."

With ongoing reports of iOS 4 killing second generation iPhone 3G performance, Apple is officially looking into the issue, according to WSJ Blogs. Issues reportedly include slowness, crashing apps, the OS not responding to button presses, terrible battery life, and heat problems. Apple is reportedly readying iOS 4 version 4.1, currently in beta testing, after version 4.01 fixed some, but not all of (or enough of) the current problems. In the meantime, conventional wisdom is now "if you haven't upgraded your iPhone 3G to iOS 4, don't." Wait for V4.1 to (hopefully) fix the problems.

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