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According to a recent report from Reuters, BBC is planning an iTunes-style downloading service code name “Project Barcelona” for UK media consumers that would allows users to get recent or archived broadcasts from the BBC online store for a “modest fee”.
BBC Director General Mark Thompson did not specify a time of release or pricing information. Thompson did clarify that the software will be like going into a store and buying a DVD. It is expected that such a service would be a potential rival for iTunes and other content suppliers like Amazon and Google as well. Many BBC programs are More >
The latest version of iTunes was released by Apple to the general public on Tuesday. Many new features including support for Apple’s iCloud service will be in iTunes 10.5 and it is also required for people who wish to update their iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc. to iOS 5, which will be released the following day on Wednesday. Below is the iTunes 10.5 change log stated by Apple:
What’s new in iTunes 10.5
- iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
- Automatic Downloads. Purchase More >
For all of you Apple users out there, you all know that iTunes hasn’t changed very much since its first appearance when it was released back in January 2001. It appears that iTunes is now about to get a whole new look and feel with the upcoming refresh of the software, iTunes 11. According to a report from iDownloadBlog, iTunes 11 is expected to receive a complete overhaul in September and will more than likely be released along side iOS 5 and iCloud. According to iDownloadBlog, “From what we’re hearing, the UI would be much more cleaner and “slick.” iCloud is also going to be more closely More >
Apple has done a good job of keeping malware and viruses out of their OS’s on both Mac and iOS. While malware incidence has indeed been low on both Mac and iOS, Mac OS X anti-malware maker Intego has released VirusBarrier for iOS, a malware scanner for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Based on the award-winning technology of Intego’s Mac OS X anti-malware tool, VirusBarrier X6, VirusBarrier iOS allows users of iOS devices to scan files attached to e-mail messages in the cloud for malware that could affect Macs or Windows PCs.
VirusBarrier scans places where malware is the likeliest to More >
One of the very anticipated announcements that came out during WWDC 2011 was Apple’s new iCloud service. The service offers new cloud-based syncing and storage for iOS devices and iTunes. iCloud takes what MobileMe started and promises to turn it into something both useful and something that actually works. With iOS 5 not available to the public just yet, what exactly can existing iOS 4.3 users do that will put the new iCloud service through its paces?
Effective June 6, 2011, if you had an active MobileMe account, your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no More >
Just a day after releasing iTunes 10.3 to support some early iCloud features such as automatic downloads and access to previously purchased content, Apple has released iTunes 10.3.1, to fix critical issues in the application.
The documentation accompanying the release and Apple’s support page merely offer the same information as found with the original iTunes 10.3 release, providing no word on exactly what is addressed in what is presumably a minor bug fix update. It is believed to fix the “unknown error (-50)” some users would get while syncing iOS devices. No fixes were found as of More >
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has recently posted pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but is currently limited to a tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot. According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his 4th generation iPod Touch. He managed to install an SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below:
Steve Jobs recently unveiled a minor upgrade to iTunes at WWDC 2011; iTunes 10.3. The release, which is currently in beta form, will allow users to take advantage of iCloud, which will become available in the fall as well as “iTunes in the Cloud,” a feature that is available starting today. iTunes in the Cloud will allow users to have all their purchased content including songs, apps, books, and more synced across up to 10 devices of their own, including both Mac and Windows computers, and all iOS devices with firmware iOS 4.3.3 or higher. Users will also be able to download any of their More >
Since we know exactly what Apple is doing with its new data centers and with its purchase of Lala from 2009 it is finally happening. Today at Apple’s WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs declared that iTunes is floating away into the clouds and into an entirely new era for digital music storage, management, and enjoyment. After presenting the new Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud, Steve Jobs turned back to iTunes. “It’s the same old story,” Jobs said in his introduction to the improvement of iTunes. “I buy something on my iPhone and it’s not on my other devices. I grab my iPod and I go to listen to More >
The next major firmware release for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV 2G has been unveiled at WWDC 2011. iOS 5 will bring 200+ new features to the iOS devices. The new iOS 5 features include Notifications, Newsstand, and several others. Check out the fill list of the big features below:iOS 5 Features List Notification Center
The first of the big iOS 5 features is Notifications. Apple is finally getting rid of the annoying popups and replacing it with an Android-like notification center. It resembles Mobile Notifier, the iOS notification jailbreak application. Notifications also More >