Google has updated its Google Search iOS app for iPad and iPhone (available on the App Store), bringing in an improved design (UI) for the iPad and full-screen mode support for search results and pages on the iPhone. The app now also has Instant Previews and Google Instant baked into the iPad version.
Apart from that, the app also features some regular bug fixes.
Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 to developers along with an email (below) announcing the availability of iTunes Match for Apple TV. The update, available for download from the Developer Center, fixes several bugs and still doesn’t render iTunes Match to the public.
iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 is now available and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. iTunes Match is also now available for testing on Apple TV.
On your Apple TV, choose Music > Turn on iTunes Match.
Please remember to backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.
Apple has seeded iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 featuring iTunes Match beta to developers today, the first time Apple has released its new cloud platform since announcing it at WWDC 2011 in June this year. The beta is available in the United States, and still has the $24.99 subscription cost tagged to it.
Apple warns that what is uploaded to iCloud will be deleted at the end of the beta period. Also, Apple wants to thank developers of their service with a free beta period and an additional free three months with their 12 months purchase.
Backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer. Apple
may periodically delete all iCloud libraries during the beta period. This will require you to scan,
match, and upload songs again. Also note that some of the features and optimizations of
iTunes Match may not be available during this beta.
iTunes Match beta is available to iOS developers in the United States.
• iTunes Match beta is available as an automatically renewing 12 month subscription for
$24.99 per year. You may cancel at any time from your Account settings.
• To thank you for your participation, beta subscribers will receive the beta period and an
additional 3 months of service with their 12 month subscription.
• You can subscribe to iTunes Match using iTunes 10.5 beta on your Mac. iTunes Match is
not available with iTunes for Windows at this time. You cannot subscribe to iTunes
Match from your iOS device.
• You can access your iCloud library on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 5 beta, or
your other computers with iTunes 10.5 beta.
• Once subscribed, you can add up to 25,000 songs to iCloud, and iTunes purchases do
not count against this limit. iTunes Match will not add your apps, books, movies, TV
shows, ringtones, and audiobooks to your iCloud library. These items can continue to be
synced to your iOS device with iTunes. iTunes LPs and iTunes Extras are also
• iTunes Match includes limits to how you may access your iCloud library:
– You can use iTunes Match on up to 10 computers and iOS devices, up to five of
which can be computers authorized with your Apple ID.
– You can only associate computers and devices with a different Apple ID once every
Important: Before you get started, it is recommended you make a backup of your complete
iTunes library. You can find your iTunes library inside /Music/iTunes in your Home folder.
To subscribe to iTunes Match:
1. Install iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 or later on your Mac.
2. Open iTunes and choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu.
3. Click the Subscribe for $24.99 button and follow the onscreen instructions. Once
complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in iCloud.
Once iTunes has completed matching your music with the iTunes Store, you may begin
accessing your iCloud library:
• From your iOS device:
1. Tap Settings > Music > turn iTunes Match ON.
This will disable syncing music with iTunes.
2. Press the Home button and tap Music.
• From your other computers:
1. Install iTunes 10.5 beta on your other Macs
2. Open iTunes and choose Store > Sign In. Sign in using the same Apple ID you used
to subscribe to iTunes Match.
3. Choose Store > Turn On iTunes Match
4. Click the Add this Computer button
5. Once complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in
• Songs in unsupported formats will not be uploaded to iCloud at this time.
• Some songs that are available in the iTunes store may not be matched correctly.
• Some songs may match to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.
• You will not be able to add music to iCloud from more than one computer at a time.
• You may experience playback issues on iOS, such as slow performance, incorrect track
playing, or songs being shown as unavailable when they are available.
• Playback over cellular data connection will occur when Wi-Fi is not available, despite
this option being turned off in Settings > Store
Apple has released iOS 4.3.5 with security patches that resolve some sort of a “security issue” prevalent from the previous update. The update comes just 10 days after Apple released iOS 4.3.4, which was later jailbroken.
You can download iOS 4.3.5 for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch from here:
This document describes the security content of iOS 4.3.5, which can be downloaded and installed using iTunes.
For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. To learn more about Apple Product Security, see the Apple Product Security website.
Data SecurityAvailable for: iOS 3.0 through 4.3.4 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM), iOS 3.1 through 4.3.4 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 4.3.4 for iPadImpact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLSDescription: A certificate chain validation issue existed in the handling of X.509 certificates. An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS. Other attacks involving X.509 certificate validation may also be possible. This issue is addressed through improved validation of X.509 certificate chains.
CVE-2011-0228 : Gregor Kopf of Recurity Labs on behalf of BSI, and Paul Kehrer of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs
As promised, Apple has today launched Mac OS X Lion, the first major upgrade to its operating system software in two years, through the Mac App Store. Costing $29.99, the download weighs in at 3.74GB (though the Mac App Store calculates it as a 3.5GB download). To those that are blessed with high net speeds can download the Lion from the Mac App Store. For those on the slow side, read on…
Mac owners with a snail’s pace internet connection can download the upgrade at any Apple retail store, or for that matter, at any public Wi-Fi hotspot for free (legally). If this is not your cup of coffee then you can cough up an additional $40 and buy the official USB dongle, pre-loaded with the Lion installer, to be available on Apple’s online store some time in August.
To upgrade your Mac to Lion, you will require Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, Apple said in a statement and on the Mac App Store.
Yes, you have read it correctly,a social network by Apple,Ping has already released and is available on the iTunes 10.
It must be very surprising for the common man to believe Apple suddenly coming out with a social network. Everyone was under the impression that Facebook is the leader and google is trying to come into the social networking market but i am sure not many of us must have expected this from Apple. Lets hope that the social network by Apple-Ping is a real success.
Apple also released some new Apple iPods and a new Apple TV.You can see the whole news here and here.
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Input and output
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
External buttons and controls
Wireless and cellular
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
In the Box
Dock Connector to USB Cable
10W USB Power Adapter
TV and video
Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite Cable
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Mail attachment support
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
Keyboard support for English (U.S.) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
Dictionary support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
iPad Keyboard Dock
The Keyboard Dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard. The dock has a rear 30-pin connector, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.
The iPad Case not only protects the iPad, it can be used in various positions. So it’s easy to type, look at photos and slideshows, or watch movies.
The iPad Dock lets you dock and charge iPad. The rear 30-pin connector lets you connect the iPad Dock to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.
iPad Camera Connection Kit
The Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera. The Camera Connector lets you import your photos and videos to iPad using the camera’s USB cable. Or you can use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from the camera’s SD card.
iPad USB Power Adapter
The 10W USB Power Adapter lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet. And the 6-foot-long power cable allows you to charge it from an even greater distance.
Environmental Status Report
iPad embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
Etymotic demonstrated it’s new MC-Series Earphones at the CES 2010 and boy are they sexy.
This sleek new masterpiece comes in a variety of colours with Forest Green being the pick of the lot. It also boasts of a brilliant noise-isolating capability along with a wide range of eartips to help fit your ear perfectly.
Best buy: MC-5: $79
In addition to this, Etymotic is also planning to announce the availability of it’s HF+MC earphones range which will have an integrated three-button remote and a mic for use with the iPhone and iPod.
The HF-3 adds an inline remote to the existing HF-2; and the MC-3, priced at $99, is the MC-5 with a remote.