Well Apple is really making it so you do not need a computer to do really anything. Not even to set up and manage your wifi connection anymore. That’s right that little message is in the GM seed of iOS 5. All you need to do if you have the GM installed is go to settings>wifi>the arrow next to your network and then at the bottom hit manage network and then you will see the message. If you say ok then it will try to take you to the App but will fail saying the content is not available. So for everyone who justs wants an iPad or does everything from your iPhone you don’t need a computer for really anything now. Seems cool! Ill post a link whenever we get the app.
Today we got the date for the final release date for the iOS 5 public release and iCloud launch which both is October 5th. Now along with iOS 5 and iCloud we get some extras. Apple demoed 2 new apps coming to the app store for iOS 5. These apps are cards and pages and I will tell you about them both.
Cards is basically an app that allows you to make custom real not digital greeting cards. Hallmark just got burned. You can make them on an iOS device running iOS 5 and send them from the device! Remember this is for real cards it costs about $3 and you will get a notification when the card has shipped! The app itself is free. Sounds good for some people who like the old fashioned way of saying hello!
Find my friends
This is really cool and also will be a free download from the App store October 12th. It will allow you to see all the friends you have added and you can see your location along its your friends location on the map! You can see how that would be useful in the post below. You can also have it so you stop sharing your location at the end of the day which would be great as well. So wha do you think of the new apps for iOS and iOS 5? Also my review will be updated when I download the apps and try them out!
With the announcement of the iPhone 5 and public release of iOS 5 coming October 4th Apple has seeded iWork for iOS beta 4 for developers to download. This has nothing other than bug fixes that I can see. So all you developers better get downloading!
Mashable is reporting that Facebook’s long awaited iPad app will be announced at Apple’s upcoming event which is rumored to be october 4th. Also Facebook is reportedly revamping the iPhone app to be faster and usable and a new HTML 5 version of the mobile site. The iPad app was leaked earlier this Summer with it being in the iPhone 3.4 app and then being blocked by Facebook itself. According from a former Facebook engineer Jeff Verkoeyen says the app is ready, and Facebook is waiting to release it. The companies don’t have the best history but launching a revamped iPhone and the iPad app alongside iOS 5 and the new iPhone’s seems logical. So what is the rumored stuff for October 4th? The Next iPhone(s),iOS 5, and if the reports are true a Facebook iPad App. October will be an exciting month!
[ VIA Mashable]
Well after I reviewed Google+ for iPhone and the service basically in general they pushed an update to the iPhone app to reflect some changes on the site itself and some things that some people will be happy too. Here is the full change log!
- Join hangouts from the mobile app
- Huddle is now Messenger
- Send photos in Messenger
- +1 on comments
- Reliability improvements in Messenger
- Granular push notification settings
- Map view in profile for places you’ve lived
- improved +mention support
- Share a post with individuals
- Improved public search for people
- Various bug and performance improvements
Now just to be clear you can only join hangouts you can not make one… At least not yet and you need an iPhone 4, an iPod touch 4, or an iPad 2 to join hangouts I’m sure because you need to use the front camera. The app seems to be stable which is more than I can say for the Facebook app.
In light of Google+ going public yesterday I made an account and I downloaded the iPhone app to go along with this and here is the short review. It is better than Facebook and it has a WORKING iPhone app. For the longer review of the service and the App hit the break!!
Continuing on with our App of the week today I am taking a look at a new app for the iPad 2. That app is called Machinarium. Now I haven’t played the game a lot to be very far because I keep getting stuck on some of the silliest things but that’s alright that is the point. So join me after the break for an in depth look for this fantastic game.
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Today Google has released a new web app for all iOS devices for their music streaming service or locker as some people like to call it. To get to the web app on your iOS device go to music.google.com and you will see the web app. Please know that it is streaming only you cannot browse music catalogs, or upload music into the app.
Google lets you store 25MB of music in your device cache. Content is streamed from your uploaded music collection. When you open the app you can choose what you want to play and then you are taken to something like the window above.
Google Music is currently an invite service (like everything else Google Does) and is currently free for beta testers.
If you use the FaceBook for iPhone app a lot like me you will want to stay away from the new update for the FaceBook for iPhone app. Now you see Facebook for iPhone has a reputation for being one of the buggiest apps in the app store… This update takes it to a new level. You see they say bug fixes but it adds so many more the app can actually crash your phone. I haven’t been able to use it for more than a few seconds before it either freezes or crashes. Now if you are lucky you might be able to downgrade to the old USABLE version. It might be buggy but at least it works and to find out how to do this follow me after the break!
For what I do and where I am (a high school) I am always getting asked “Matt what are the best new and enjoyable apps out there?” Well I am going to start making a post every week around the end of the week but today is special. This weeks app is Doodle OMG. Now Doodle OMG is a game where you are a stick figure trying to dodge ninja stars and boulders (yes they do look like cookies but ask the developer and check the info they are boulders). It is a really fun game! Full in depth view after the break!
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