What’s new in the iPhone OS 3.1 Beta?

Well, iPhone OS 3.1 Beta just went live on Apple’s developer center and, as usual, it’s a quest to figure out what has changed. Our lovely developer friends have already started tearing it apart in search of that hidden gem detailing the iPhone 4GFP (The FP stands for “Face punch”), and we’re keeping tabs on what they find.

As far as we can tell, it’s almost entirely developer-oriented stuff.

New stuff:

  • Around 15 new OpenGL toys for handling 3D models
  • VideoEditorController API, which should let third party apps call up the video editing UI
  • Video picker API, goes hand-in-hand with the above
  • Plenty of obligatory “It seems faster!” reports
  • Some are claiming that MMS is now enabled by default, though still not functioning properly on
    AT&T. Seems strange to us that this would come via an OS update and not a carrier file update.

Let us know what you uncover, and we’ll add it to the list.



“1. You can now paste phone numbers into the phone app’s dialer. This wasn’t possible under the 3.0 firmwares. A neat feature is that it will convert alphanumeric phone numbers into a real phone number when pasting (e.g. 1-800-FLOWERS becomes 1-800-356-9377).

2. The phone vibrates once when going into icon-wiggle mode. Handy to let you know of any accidental activations I suppose.”

Via[TechCruch]

iPhone 3G 3 Chipset 720p Recording, Real-time Video Conferencing Capable?

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Engadget reports — based on the tear-downs we’ve seen — that the iPhone 3G S’ ARM Cortex A8 processor is capable of a wee bit more than Apple has thus far enabled. Currently running at 600MHz, it actually supports a top clock speed of 833MHz and here are the kickers: 720p video recording and real-time video conferencing. We’ll likely not see the clock speed ramped up for power-saving reasons, nor the video conferencing due to the lack of front-facing camera. But the 720p video recording? Apple, flip the switch!

Via [TIPB]

iPhone 3.0: Everything you need to know!

In March 2009, Apple officially announced iPhone OS 3.0, the upcoming operating system update to the 2.2.1 software currently running on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod touch, and second-generation iPod touch hardware. A beta version of iPhone OS 3.0 was released soon thereafter, showing off many of the disclosed “consumer” features of the new software, as well as a number that had not yet been mentioned by the company. In late March, 2009, a second beta version was released, and additional features were uncovered, including some that turned to be available only to users of the iPhone 3G S, the “third-generation” iPhone that Apple officially announced on June 8, 2009, and will release on June 19, 2009.

Continue reading “iPhone 3.0: Everything you need to know!”

How To: EOS Movie Recorder Mac Fix

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I downloaded the new version of EOS Movie Recorder which lets your Canon 40D record video, this time on a Mac. So I downloaded it and installed it, but it would crash right away. Soon I found out, you need certain frameworks, in order to make the Application work. So here is what I did.

• I download this file, QT Source
• Go to the Packages folder in the DMG, and install Libraries and Plug – Ins
• Connect your Camera, and Fire Up the Applications, and record some awesome videos.

AT&T Sells out of iPhone 3GS

Bad News for the people who planned to pre order their new iPhone, and didn’t want to camp out in front an Apple Store. For the people who are making new pre ordered of their iPhone 3G[S] will have up to two weeks to get a phone. AT&T customers who do already have pre-orders in still have to line up at 7AM to nab a phone, but at least they’ve got a guaranteed slot if they show up, while the rest of the world will have to battle over remaining stock when Apple Stores open at 8AM and AT&T stores open to general customers at the same time. Looks like we might get a good riot or two out of this.

via[engadget]

The Weirdest Steve Job Rumor yet

This is not a story about Steve Jobs or Apple (AAPL).

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It’s not even a story about a Steve Jobs rumor.

It’s a story about a nasty piece of work called Palluxo Media, based in Vancouver, B.C., that just stooped to a new low.

As an online news outlet, Palluxo.com is all over the lot. Its current crop of stories includes pieces about Jewish and Bosnian genocides, Cuban spies, an Acapulco drug shootout and a David Carradine forensic photo.

But it also bills itself as Canada’s “Mac Dose of All Things Apple,” and that’s how it caught my attention last February, offering dubious investment advice (”it’s highly likely that the stock’s best days are over”) just before Apple began a 40-plus point march from $99 a share to more than $140.

“You fell for Palluxo?,” wrote “cynyc” — one of my regular readers — when I cited that quote as an attempt to spread FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) about Apple. “That site only exists to promote the agenda of Apple shorts [speculators betting that the stock will go down].”

I thought my reader was being overly cynical, but the recent history of Palluxo’s Steve Jobs coverage suggests he may be onto something. Continue reading “The Weirdest Steve Job Rumor yet”

How to: Enable MMS & 3G Tethering on iPhone OS 3.0 GM Build On Mac

Apple iPhone OS 3.0 is latest excitement among iPhone & iPod Touch users. iPhone Firmware 3.0 will add lot of goodies to your iPhone like copy past feature, MMS, Internet sharing, WIFI, Bluetooth support, Parental control etc. The release date of iPhone OS 3.0 is 17thJune.

iPhone OS 3.0 MMS  & 3G Tethering Settings

After WWDC 2009 apple also started seeding latest version of iPhone OS 3.0 Gold Master Build 7A341 to iPhone developers which is apparently leaked on torrent website and available for download. Those users who have upgraded their iPhone & iPod Touch to firmware 3.0 GM might be knowing that MMS & 3G Tethering is disabled on iPhone OS 3.0 GM.

If you want to enable Tethering & MMS on iPhone OS 3.0 here is simple How to guide. Continue reading “How to: Enable MMS & 3G Tethering on iPhone OS 3.0 GM Build On Mac”

Live Updates: ASEM at Computex with EFi-X™

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This week is the week people, Art Studios Entertainment, are throwing off their entertainment again at Computex with the famous EFi-X™ device. Fresh new updates from Art Studios delivered here everytime we meet with them. For those you who don’t know what EFi-X™ is you can look at the review right here. EFi-X™ Review. The first thing that ASEM announced was the 3 new devices, the first one of which is the EFi-X v1.1, the Second EFi-X v2.0, and lastly the EFi-X Pro. Updates below! Stay Tuned for more. Read Updates after the break. Continue reading “Live Updates: ASEM at Computex with EFi-X™”