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All posts tagged "multitouch"


Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Multitouch on Your Jailbroken iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.redmondpie.com/enable-mu...ailbreak-tweak/

"Back when iOS 4.3 was in its beta days, all the fuss was about its fancy new multitouch gestures for switching between apps as well as returning to the home screen on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch."

If you have been using Xcode apparently you can use once you make your device a piece of developer hardware, but now you can also do it if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G. It's all lined out in this article how to get the functionality so if you have jailbroken your iPhone, it might be fun to give this a try. If you do, let us know what you think of it, should this be something that Apple gives all of us in one of their updates or not? 


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Apple Asked Google to Not Do Multitouch? Doubt It

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 09:00 AM

http://venturebeat.com/2009/02/09/a...oogle-complied/

"One of the bigger complaints about T-Mobile’s G1, the first phone based on Google’s Android platform, is that its touch screen doesn’t use multi-touch, the technology which allows for a screen to accept multiple points of contact as simultaneous input. Now we may know why. Apple, which of course makes the signature multi-touch mobile device, the iPhone, apparently asked Google not to implement it, and Google agreed, an Android team member tells us."

Sorry. Not buying it. I'm not buying that Apple asked, and I'm not buying even more that Google agreed. The only source is an "Android Team Member," and the post that's been shot around the world and requoted (linked above) doesn't really have any firm proof; just conjecture and circumstantial evidence.

Sorry. Not buying it.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mutliclutch: Gestures for Everything!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

http://wcrawford.org/2008/02/28/eve...-touch-my-cell/

"MultiClutch works by installing a simple input manager that will catch a gesture events, looks to see what shortcut you've defined for it in the frontmost app (if you haven't defined anything, it behaves in the standard manner), and performs that shortcut. You use a System Preference Pane to customize gestures with an interface similar to the shortcut-customization table in the Keyboard & Mouse pane. You can ‘bind' gestures in a given Cocoa app (due to the nature of input managers, Carbon apps are not supported) or globally. In addition to zooming in and out, and rotaing in either direction, and the four swipe directions, I've been experimenting with ‘combo' gestures. Right now, I've added the ‘zoom in, zoom out' gesture (i.e., in one fluid motion) and vice-versa, with more perhaps to come if I find them to be intuitive and useful enough."

At one point, I actually considered going back to Safari just so I could use the multi-touch gestures to navigate the browser, but those thoughts have now completely left my head. Multiclutch is an awesome app that adds gestures with your new MacBook or MacBook Pro trackpad to any app including those that didn't even support the system-wide gestures the first time around. If you own a newer Apple laptop, this is something you need to grab from the developer even if it's only to make Firefox work more like Safari (which is the only reason I grabbed it, but I have a feeling I'll be doing much more with it).


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New MacBooks Not "Clicking" With Owners?

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 11:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/journals/app...trackpad-issues

"Apple is reportedly looking into issues regarding its no-buttoned glass trackpad on its new MacBooks and MacBook Pros. According to a blog post by an Apple fan, he had sent an e-mail to Steve Jobs over issues he was having with the new hardware. He then received a call from an Apple representative shortly after sending the message, who said that Apple was currently "looking into the complaints, but has no immediate resolution."

I'm just putting the finishing touches on my review of the new MacBook Pro, and honestly I haven't bumped into this precise issue. I have had my share of fidgitiness (is that even a word?) with the tracking, but the clicking seems to be working fine. The good news, of course, is that Apple seems to have gotten enough complaints that they're actually looking into it. I'm wondering though; if you've already gotten yours, are you having issues with the trackpad clicking or any other issues with the new glass trackpad? I'm interested to know how widespread this actually is.


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