The blogosphere is jumping with next generation iPhone rumors. According to several unverified reports, the iPhone 5 will launch on Wednesday, September 7. The new iPhone is purportedly being shipped with iOS 5, which Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Many tech
As iOS and Mac have become Apple’s most prominent staples, it is apparent that the traditional iPod is being phased-out by touchscreen devices. Though MP3 players of any sort seem to be synonymous with the word “iPod,” Apple may be taking a step away from iPod branding, as one of
Among the many new features in iOS 5, the one feature that’s set to annoy carriers is iMessage, Apple’s take on a messaging service. For the most part, it replaces text messaging when talking to iPhone users in the same way that BlackBerry Messenger does for BlackBerry phones. Communicating for
Well, that didn’t take long. A few easy steps will get iOS 5 onto your device(s) of choice in no time, regardless of whether you have a developer account or not. In case you need a refresher, iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2,
Somebody that works on iTunes must be going “oops” right about now. For a brief period of time, the “My App Updates” page in iTunes mentioned an Automatic Download feature that would allow updates to be downloaded over-the-air without prompts to an iOS device. The line that gave away the
Stuff is gonna go down at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011. What kind of stuff? Big Mac/iOS stuff. The stuff that makes every Apple fanboy giddy. Humorous intro out of the way, CEO Steve Jobs will kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference by presenting the WWDC keynote on
It's well documented that when editing text on the iPhone you can double-tap to quickly select a word for copy and paste. But there's an undocumented feature that also lets you quickly select an entire paragraph. Quadruple-tapping on any editable text highlights the entire paragraph, not just the single word. It might take a little practice to get it just right, but after only a couple tries it becomes much faster than double-tap-dragging to select a block of text. This feature only works when editing text, so don't expect it to work while in Safari or other apps.
Syncode today released their clipboard synchronization app, Syncopy [App Store, $0.99] which allows users to synchronize their iPhone's clipboard with their Mac. The application is similar to Pastebot [App Store, $2.99], — which we covered earlier — although it uses uses the cloud to sync clipboard items rather than requiring your devices to be on the same local network. Additionally, Syncopy keeps track of previously saved clipboard items in its history. The one disadvantage we see with Syncopy is that it doesn't allow you to work with images.
Syncopy is available now and works on the iPhone and iPod touch. Syncode does not currently provide a PC version of the desktop sync app.
The big giant brains over at Tapbots—makers of such lovely apps as Weightbot and Convertbot—have just released their latest creation, Pastebot [App Store, $1.99]. Pastebot is a clipboard manager which allows you to store and organize text and images copied on your iPhone or iPod touch. Clippings saved in the app can be copied into other apps, sent via email, or even synced to your Mac using Pastebot Sync. You can also do some really fancy things like apply "find & replace" filters on text or convert an image to black & white using one of 14 filters.
Of course, just as you'd expect from the geniuses at Tapbots, it's incredibly beautiful.
As if the hype around the Pre weren't already enough, the iPhone may be losing part of their competitive edge to the Palm device in an area that
no few other smartphones no MP3 players have: iTunes. It was briefly mentioned by a Palm rep at CES earlier this year that the device will be the the first non-Apple smartphone that will be able to sync with iTunes.