Posts tagged "pc users"

PC Users: Dealing with a Slow iTunes

It seems as if a bunch of inexperienced newbie programmers designed the iTunes us PC users have to currently use. We never get any mercy from the buggy software packed to the brim with its error messages and slow-running interface, whereas the Mac OSX user over there is faced with

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Photos Of Next iPhone Show Auto-Focus Camera, Compass, More?

Photos of what looks like the next iPhone running OS 3.0 have surfaced on a Chinese blog. The photos show how recording video and auto-focusing will work within the camera app. Auto-focus works by focusing on a point in the image, shown by a blue outline which can be moved by tapping anywhere on the screen. If the photos are legitimate, then the autofocusing capabilities will be pretty incredible and should have a very noticeable difference, as you can see.

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Magnetometer (Digital Compass) Confirmed For Next iPhone?

Boy Genius Report has received screenshots which show a "Compass" option in one of the iPhone's debugging menus. It's not clear whether it was found in the recently released iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 or in some other location. Regardless, their source concurs that the option is obviously referring to a digital compass which is undoubtedly going to be included in the next iPhone. Rumors that a digital compass in the next iPhone have been floating around for some time. The inclusion of such a sensor would offer quite a few benefits to applications such as (very accurate) turn-by-turn directions to Google Maps. Screenshots follow below!

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Video Recording, Auto-Focus Camera, Digital Compass, and Voice Control In Next iPhone?

Our friends over at MacRumors have received some very convincing evidence that video recording will be a feature in the next iPhone. A screenshot of the latest iPhone beta shows what appears to be the interface for recording video on an iPhone. It's similar to the current Camera app with the addition of a toggle for video recording. The screen is only visible when a certain configuration file is altered to say that a video camera is present.

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