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Apple iCloud to halt backups, MobileMe email, when storage limit is reached

June 24th, 2011

Apple iCloud to halt backups, MobileMe email, when storage limit is reached

Future iCloud power user, take a gander at the MobileMe email from MacRumors above — that’s what to expect when you approach the 5GB storage limit. Apparently, automatic backups and your MobileMe account’s email traffic will pause until you delete some files or purchase more space via your iDevice or a computer — for an undisclosed cost. That’s one sliver of info which Apple’s remaining tight-lipped about despite unveiling the mostly free cloud service weeks ago. Also worth noting, as TUAW points out, is that content purchased within the iTunes ecosystem won’t impact your quota.

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SugarSync adds mobile device management, lets you push digital delights directly to iOS

June 14th, 2011

SugarSync adds mobile device management, lets you push digital delights directly to iOS

Apple’s iOS is great at displaying content already on a device, but transferring documents from your computer to your iPhone or iPad has traditionally been a tedious, inefficient process. SugarSync’s new mobile device management sets out to help change that, allowing you to send files directly to your smartphone or tablet using a simple web interface.

After selecting a connected device from the sidebar, you can click to upload content, booting it directly to your handheld. A push notification will appear, prompting you to download any or all of the files you uploaded, which will also remain in the cloud — so you’ll be able to access files synched with the SugarSync app from the Web, even when your device is offline.

The feature is rolling out for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch this week, and will be available for Android and BlackBerry soon. It looks like the concept of emailing documents to yourself just to access them on the go is about to follow iTunes sync and tethered updates to a permanent group home in the sky.

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Apple patent application suggests partial storage of music to speed up streaming

May 23rd, 2011

Apple patent application suggests partial storage of music to speed up streaming

We already know that Apple is going to introduce a new cloud-based music service, and it looks like Apple did lots of research on this thing to make sure that everything is smooth for their iOS devices.

Streaming music through 3G network isn’t exactly easy, as the speed of our internet is the bottleneck of everything really. So how does Apple overcome such issue? Well, here’s a new patent from Apple that might just be able to help Apple speed up things.

Apple has just file a patent of ‘partial music sync’ which seemed to be something that we will most definitely see in their cloud-based music service if Apple really manage to pull this off nicely, as usual with their magic wand.

It suggests that just a snippet of the beginning of a song (or movie, for that matter) could be stored locally on a device, and then be synced to the complete version in the cloud, which would let you begin playback “immediately” rather than having to wait for the usual buffering to take place.

The patent application also explains that the streaming playback could be adjusted based on the type of communications network, and that there would naturally be various means to authenticate your device and ensure that you actually own the music you’re streaming.

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Purported seventh-gen iPod nano spotted with an additional lens

May 11th, 2011

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

The iPod nano sure evolved a lot. It used to be so tiny, with a little buttons, then it turned even smaller, with only one power button and that’s it. Then it changed again, also with a button but then gained a super tiny touchscreen panel, making it a watch. Now, Steve Jobs is going to squeeze yet another camera into the already-very-small iPod Nano.

The folks from Taiwan’s Apple.pro website have got hold of a photo of something that resembles the next generation iPod nano. the big change here is the addition of a built-in camera that’s said to be 1.3 megapixels, which appears to have also shoved the clip out of the way, although there does seem to be a faint outline where one could be. Of course, the key word here is purported, thus there is no guarantee that this will be the final design.

But still, since there’s most probably no iPhone to announce at WWDC 2011, it’s quite impossible for Steve Jobs to only be talking about iOS and apps right? There’s a missing magic for his trademark “and one last thing”.

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Eton’s Soulra XL solar-powered iPod Boombox wants to help you scream GREEN

May 9th, 2011

Eton's Soulra XL solar-powered iPod Boombox wants to help you scream GREEN

Sometimes bringing out a Boombox makes us rage when it runs out of juice and there’s no plug around. This Eton Soulra 2 will be perfect for this summer at the beach, where you’re far away from a usable plug and fully under the blazing sun. Let us introduce the green-lover solar-powered iPod boombox formerly known as the Soulra 2.

This ain’t no ordinary boom boom pow wannabe, as this Boombox here has eight speakers and is pretty loud. Eton claims it charges twice as fast as its predecessor (five hours) thanks to a sizable monocrystal solar panel, and lasts five hours on a charge. It’ll juice your phone, too. All told, you’ll be schlepping around seven pounds and paying $300 for the privilege of completely cordless mobile sound, which sounds awesome to us. Summer will be full of blast and green!

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iPod touch prototype with capacitive home button?

April 7th, 2011

iPod touch prototype with capacitive home button?

Previously we’ve seen rumours of Apple ditching the physical home button on upcoming iOS devices, and wallah, here comes a new prototype that supports this rumour, a new prototype iPod touch with a capacitive home button.

According to its ‘About’ screen, this “DVT-1″ (a late milestone) device packs a whopping 128GB of memory, beating the 64GB prototype iPhone found in Hong Kong. The model number “MC550LL” isn’t very far off from the fourth-gen iPod touches too (“MC54xLL”).

So will we see any leaked prototypes of the next generation iPhone with no physical home button? Coz there’s a kid that keeps on complaining to me about his iPhone’s home button being not very sturdy compared to his sister’s iPhone.

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Diamond-encrusted Lunatik iPod nano watch makes Tissot looks cheap

April 4th, 2011

Diamond-encrusted Lunatik iPod nano watch makes Tissot looks cheap

Thinks that too many people have an iPod and yours just won’t stand out? Well, now here’s a way to stand out in the huge crowd of millions of iPod owners, well in a very pricey way. ZShock has managed to work its magic — $18,000 worth of Apple magic, to be precise — on a Lunatik iPod nano watch, with the end result being something that we’d hardly recommend being caught dead with, unless you’re the extreme feminine rare species. If you fall into the latter category, then take a deep breath and click the source link below.

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Tethered Jailbreak now available for iOS 4.3.1

March 29th, 2011

Tethered Jailbreak now available for iOS 4.3.1

Right, Apple Inc. was rumored to have implemented a slightly more advance coding into iOS 4.3.1 to try and stop the possibility of it being jailbreak, but whether the new system is there or not, iOS 4.3.1 still got jailbreak on the same day of its launch courtesy of Redmond Pie. Of course, this is just a tethered jailbreak, but bear with it for the moment, and we’ll be there shortly. For full instructions on how to jailbreak your iOS 4.3.1 device using the PwnageTool head over to Redmond Pie. Of course, as usual we do not encourage jailbreaking your iPhone as it might brick your phone.

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iPod Touch with updated iOS 4.3 has graphic glitches

March 16th, 2011

iPod Touch with updated iOS 4.3 has graphic glitches

There are several reports surfacing on the internet with iPod Touch users facing issues after updating to iOS 4.3, which was launched on Thursday last week. Majority of the complaints come from the fourth generation models, but not reserved to that model only of course. Users are experiencing odd graphical glitches, most noticeable on the lock screen. Of course, this is not the only glitch, as people are also seeing icons overlapping and other pixel oddities. Are you facing this issue too?

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Hanwha unveils HDMI / USB adapter for iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-gen iPod touch

March 11th, 2011

Hanwha unveils HDMI / USB adapter for iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-gen iPod touch

Feel the craving to watch your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch (fourth gen) videos on your new big screen, but looking for something with a little more girth than Apple’s HDMI solution or the AirPlay video mode? Hanwha’s latest dongle might just do the job for you. As you can see above, in place of the original adapter’s dock connector port is a USB 2.0 socket — compatible with cameras supporting mass storage connection — alongside the 720p-friendly HDMI port, but you’ll have to use the switch to toggle between the two modes. And that little mini-USB port on the far right? Well, it’s there to provide some juice to “reduce battery drain,” but probably not enough to charge up your iDevice, though I think it’s still very thoughtful of them to have that. If you’re still interested and have a friend in Japan, Hanwha’s charging ¥5,980 (around $73), which is almost double that of Apple’s $39 connector. Worth it? Your call.

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