Posts tagged "streaming"

iTunes Match Welcomes Streaming to Its Listening Options

One of the features sorely-missing in iTunes Match, Apple's $25/year service allowing users to match their own music library with each song's equivalent in iTunes, the first time around was an ability to stream music. With the iOS 6 beta, that changes as now users have the option to stream or download songs from iCloud.

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iTunes Match’s Streaming Features Make Syncing Music Unnecessary

Apple’s new iTunes Match service, to be released later this year amidst other iCloud offerings, has an increasingly more enticing feature set. In addition to providing higher quality versions of some songs stored in a user’s iTunes library, music collections are made available to five Mac systems and iOS devices

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Trigger Voice Control Over Bluetooth

As many of you already know, the iPhone 3GS comes with an awesome feature called Voice Control. It lets you make calls or play music just by telling your iPhone what to do. To activate Voice Control, you press and hold the Home button. But what if you want to do something via Voice Control without looking at your iPhone?

Starting with iPhone 3.1, you can now use a Bluetooth headset to activate the feature. To do this, simply press the answer/end button on a paired Bluetooth headset while not on a call (be sure a call isn't coming in). Voice Control will be routed through your headset so that you can start a call without looking at your phone. Awesome! You can also do the same to begin playing music.

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Apple Soliciting Battery Life Feedback from iPhone OS 3.1 Users

If you've been having trouble with your battery life on your iPhone running version 3.1 of the firmware, Apple cares. It's just being quiet about it. According to the iPhone blog, an undisclosed number of users who have posted on Appleā€™s discussion boards about poor battery life following the iPhone 3.1 software update are being contacted by AppleCare helpdesk with a hefty list of 11 follow-up questions.

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AT&T Sporadically Launching iPhone MMS Feature Before September 25th Start Date

AT&T not only may have been telling the truth about its upcoming MMS feature for the iPhone, but may be launching the feature ahead of schedule per MacRumors with The Unofficial Apple Weblog kicking in to say that several readers have reported that MMS has stated working for them.

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Apple Explains Deactivated Anti-Phishing Feature in iPhone OS 3.1

Following up on the recent addition of an anti-phishing feature in the recently-released iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the fact that the feature seems to be inactive by default, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple caught up with Apple spokesman Bill Evans to discuss how to activate the feature:

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Apple Announces iPhone OS 3.1 Update, Available Now

After much anticipation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone OS 3.1 software update at the "Rock and Roll" media event on Wednesday, September 9th. The new firmware, a free download for iPhone OS 3.0 users, adds the following fixes and changes:

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Latest iPhone OS 3.1 Beta Points to Unknown Device

An updated USBConfiguration.plist file discovered in the most recent version of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware beta offers evidence that Apple is continuing development on an unknown device. According to an ArsTechnica story, the product, referred to as "iProd", was first discovered in March and has since been updated as "1,1", which has led users to believe there is indeed an unknown product inside of Apple under active development running the iPhone OS.

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