Category Archives: Apple

Skype for iPad Released Today

The wait is over, as today Skype launched Skype for iPad now available for download in the iTunes App Store

Here is a little video Skype has put together

Skype for iPad is offers the best of both worlds for users who want a larger Skype experience, on-the-go. The large iPad screen is perfect for bringing Skype video calls to life, in either landscape or portrait view, and because it is on the iPad, Skype video calls can be made at the beach, in a car or even lying on a couch.

Not only does Skype for iPad feature an interface that takes advantage of the large screen, but there are a number of additional iPad-optimized features found in this new app, including:

    • Two-way video calling.* With Skype video calling available on iPhones, as well as in Skype for Android, Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows, Skype on HDTVs and more – you can connect to over 170 million Skype connected users worldwide**.
    • Instant messaging. You can even instant message during a video call on your iPad, with emoticons to personalize your message.
    • Simple to view contacts. Contacts are now displayed in a grid on Skype for iPad, showing large avatar photos – making it easy to find your contacts and conversations.
    • Easy navigation. Find your recent Skype conversations and history at the touch of a button making searching simple.
  • Simple SMS texting. An SMS text message can be sent by simply opening a contact and selecting SEND SMS or by opening the dial pad, typing in the number you wish to SMS and then typing your message.

The new Skype for iPad app also takes full advantage of the iPad 2’s dual cameras, allowing users to talk face-to-face with the iPad’s front camera or switch to the rear camera to show what they can see. Skype for iPad also allows users to call landlines and mobiles using Skype’s great low rates – all a user needs is a little Skype Credit. Skype for iPad works across both 3G and Wi-Fi networks and also allows users to make voice and video calls across platforms from their iPad to other Skype users on iPhones, Mac, and Windows.

So what is iCloud anyway?

Before I get started, Your probably wondering what the hell am I trying to describe in the picture above.

The picture above shows a picture being taken on an iPhone device. Immediately (if enabled) iCloud will upload it to your iCloud account. Then it will sync with your iCloud enabled device. Not only is this pictures, iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more.

This is really easy to enable!

The Program installed on the computer,

In this image it shows I have used no GB.

NOTE: iCloud gives you an amount of 5GB (you can buy more storage)

I don’t use outlook but you can sync Mail,Contacts,Calenders and Tasks.

If you don’t have outlook you can only sync photos and and bookmarks.

NOTE: Mac users can use the “mail” application

The apps you use every day are ready for iCloud.

When you update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 5, your favorite Apple apps become seamlessly integrated with iCloud. Just like that. So all your content and information is available and up to date, no matter which device you’re using.

iTunes in the Cloud

Download your music whenever and wherever you want it.

Learn more

Photo Stream

Automatically download new photos to all your devices.

Learn more

Documents in the Cloud

View and edit the same document on whichever device you’re using.

Learn more

Apps, Books, and Backup

Your content. Stored, backed up, and with you wherever you are.

Learn more

Contacts, Calendar, and Mail

iCloud keeps your info up to date, everywhere you need it.

 

 

 

 

Apple INC. Takes in more money than the government

According to the  U.S. Treasury Deptment, the U.S. Government had a cash balance Wednesday of $73.8 billion, it’s less than what Steve Jobs has lying around. Apple had a big $76.2 billion in cash on Wednsday. Unlike the U.S. government, Apple rolls in more money than it spends.

AT&T To slow down Unlimited Data Package Speeds

AT&T Inc. said Friday that it’s going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with “unlimited” data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.

The measure will take effect Oct. 1, AT&T said, and is intended to alleviate congestion on the network.

T-Mobile USA already throttles users who go over certain limits for data consumption.

AT&T stopped signing up new customers for “unlimited” plans last year. Instead, it now lets heavy users pay extra when they go over a certain data allotment.

Verizon Wireless also recently stopped signing up new customers for unlimited service.

AT&T says it will warn users when they are approaching joining the top 5 percent, and anyone subject to the speed limits will experience them until the next billing cycle starts.

The Dallas-based phone company says that what puts someone in the top 5 percent is usually streaming video or playing some online games.

AT&T won’t count data use over Wi-Fi, just usage over the cellular network.

So Think again before getting a unlimited data plan.

Popular Companies Stock Goes Down

Today Apple’s Stock went down aswell as others on NASDAQ

Below are the stock info

Apple: AAPL – 1.34

Google: GOOG -7.25

Amazon: AMZN -1.38

Microsoft MSFT -0.32

 

This is not acceptable for the companies, Hopfully stock will go up by tomarrow!

Apple Updates the Mac Mini

On July 20th Apple updated the Mac mini with next-generation Intel Core processors, new graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, and Lion, the world’s most advanced operating system. The new Mac mini delivers up to twice the processor and graphics performance of the previous generation in the same amazingly compact and efficient aluminum design. Starting at just $599 (US), the new Mac mini can be ordered HERE

iPod sales sinking fast

Apple may be setting record with their iPhone and iPad products, but the ipod is bringing in bad results. They sold a mere 7.5 million ipods last quarter. Unit sales have dropped 20%.

Why is this that the ipod is dropping down in sales? im a happy ipod owner and im sure a lot of you are. So, why the sudden decrease? There could be several reasons why.

Firstly, because they have either none or little moving parts in them,  they are getting broken less and so are keeping for longer, so people wont buy a new iPod until it breaks. Also, a lot of people allready own a smartphone of some sort and all their music is on there, so there is no need for a seperate music device like an ipod. It could also be the cost of them. A 2gb shuffle costs around £40 but if you want more memory, you may have to pay up to £130 or even more. if you want an ipod touch with a decent memory capacity, youre looking at about £250+. thats almost iphone teritory.

Its not like nobody wants one, they own almost 70% of the mp3 market. Its more down to apple being very good at what they make. we could see this change when iCloud is released where you can wirelessly push music to other devices, but right now, the iPod line is going to not bring much profit to the business.

Leaked Pictures of the new iPhone 5 or 4S

With September quickly approaching there is new rumours and pictures floating around the web. The first picture shows a man clutching his iPhone on a train. The person who took this picture said:” The man was a Apple employee on a train from San Francisco”. Also he said that his iPhone looked different and in a case to hide its shape. The next two pictures are showing the cheaper iPhone – it looks exactly like the iPhone 4 we have now but it has plastic on the front and back. This makes the phone cheaper to make and lighter.

Although this is all well and good I think the cheaper iPhone because its supposedly made out of plastic – this will ruin the sturdy feel of the iPhone and lose its quality. This cheaper iPhone is supposedly going to be announced along with the new iPhone.

 

How to turn off Lion’s Dashboard ui

Some users dont like the new dashboard in Lion.

So I’m going to tell ya how to turn it off.

Navigate to System Preferences> Mission Control ,then uncheck ‘Show dashboard as space’

There ya go! Its that easy!!!!

Did Apple leak the iPod 3g in a picture on their website?

3G iPod Touch

Look closely.  Notice something?  The top status bar on the iPod Touch does indeed say “3G”.  Obviously, the current 4th generation iPod Touch’s don’t have any 3G connectivity whatsoever.  This graphic appeared on Apple’s iTunes page when updated with the recent release of Lion, and you can see the graphic for yourself, here.  Although this may just be an iPhone’s screen superimposed on an iPod Touch for some reason or another, rumors have indeed been circulating on a possible 3G capable iPod Touch.  What do you think?  Did Apple just leak the 3G functionality of the iPod Touch 5th gen, or is it just a graphical mistake?

Personally, I do think this was just a photoshop blunder, and not really a 3G iPod Touch, however, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if Apple does end up adding 3G support in the new line of iPod Touch’s.


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