Google Search for iPad and iPhone updated

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.

The app is now universally available for download from iTunes.

Few screenies..

 iPad Screenshot 5 iPad Screenshot 2

..and a video:

Apple gives developers iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 2, iTunes Match for Apple TV

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 also released iOS 5.0.1 earlier today (which interestingly expires in a month!).

Safari 5.1.1: 13 percent faster Javascript performance

Along with iOS 5, iCloud and OS X 10.7.2 Lion, Apple updated its kingpin browser Safari as well, updating it to version 5.1.1. They say the new Safari brings 13% faster Javascript performance, something which is always welcome.

From the Support Document:

Safari 5.1.1 also contains various fixes and improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility and security, including fixes that:

  • Improve JavaScript performance up to 13% over Safari 5.1*
  • Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
  • Improve stability when using Find, dragging tabs, and managing extensions
  • Improve stability for netflix.com and other websites that use the Silverlight plug-in
  • Add a Show Downloads item to the View menu
  • Improve the consistency of the pinch to zoom gesture
  • Address issues in full screen that affected search suggestions, URL updating, window sizing, and the title bar
  • Address an issue that could prevent East Asian character input into webpages with Flash content
  • Address an issue that could cause Safari to open links in windows instead of tabs
  • Improve PDF handling
  • Address an issue that could affect cookie and data deletion
  • Address an issue that could cause History items to appear incorrectly
  • Correct the text in application download alerts
  • Improve compatibility with webpages with Flash video embedded from vimeo.com and other websites
  • Improve printing from Safari
  • Address an issue that could prevent the Google Safe Browsing Service from updating

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit this site:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Apple also released iTunes 10.5 a day prior.

Apple releases iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 (featuring iTunes Match beta)

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.

Video by iDownloadBlog

Release Notes

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.
About Subscribing
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
unsupported.
• 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
90 days.
Getting Started
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
iCloud.
Known Issues
• 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 releases iOS 4.3.5

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:

iOS Firmware

device current version date found
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 4.2.2 (8F305) 05/11/2011 16:06:01
iPad (iPad1,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPad2,1 (iPad2,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPad2,2 (iPad2,2) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPad2,3 (iPad2,3) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPhone (iPhone1,1) 3.1.3 (7E18) 04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPhone4(vz) (iPhone3,3) 4.2.10 (8E600) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1) 4.3.5 (8L1) 07/25/2011 13:31:01
last updated: 07/25/2011 13:38:01 EDT

From Apple’s KB:

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.

For information about the Apple Product Security PGP Key, see “How to use the Apple Product Security PGP Key.”

Where possible, CVE IDs are used to reference the vulnerabilities for further information.

To learn about other Security Updates, see “Apple Security Updates“.

Products Affected

iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPhone 3GS, Product Security

iOS 4.3.5 Software Update

  • 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-ID

    CVE-2011-0228 : Gregor Kopf of Recurity Labs on behalf of BSI, and Paul Kehrer of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs

OS X Lion available on the Mac App Store for download; USB flash drive for those with slow net connection

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.

Skype 5.1 for mac released

Skype 5.1 for mac has released with some improvements in group video calling feature.

Skype 5.1 for mac released but the hype is not about the new release. Instead it is about the competition that Skype has set up.

The contest is simple. Design the best design for the skype app and you may win a whole lot of Apple products as prizes.

Get complete details on the competition here.

 

Social network by Apple-Ping

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.

iTunes 10 with Ping- Social Network by Apple
social network ping
Ping - social network for music by Apple
ping.

View more pictures here , here and here

Exclusive from Firstain: iPad released!!!!

The wait continues...
That's the place for the mega-launch!
That's the place for the mega-launch!

Apple Event Live Blog:

The lights are dimming. The show should start soon! 🙂

Steve is out!!!!

Its got it all!!!!!!

Browsing the web is much easier!:

iTunes Redefined!!!

Check out the video streaming!


Gaming takes a new level!!!

Key Features

  • See web pages as they were meant to be seen — one whole page at a time
  • Get a split-screen view, showing both an opened email and the messages in your Inbox
  • New Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack
  • You can even use your iPad as a beautiful digital photo frame while your iPad is docked or charging
  • Easily move between wide-screen and full-screen with a double-tap
  • When watching in landscape, the video will automatically play in full screen and with its high-resolution display, the latest YouTube HD videos will look amazing
  • Browse by album, song, artist, or genre, with a simple flick
  • Listen to your music with either the powerful built-in speaker, or with wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones
  • iTunes Store: browse and buy music, TV shows, podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly
  • Almost 140,000 apps from the App Store
  • iBooks app is a great, new way to read and buy books
  • High-resolution Satellite and Street View images
  • Get not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes
  • See an overview of a whole month, or the details of a single day
  • See both your complete contact list, and a single contact, simultaneously
  • The Home Screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad
  • Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad, and all of its built-in apps, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Capacity

  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Processor

  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Audio playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Battery and power

  • Built-in 25 Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • 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

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

External buttons and controls

Wireless and cellular

Wi-Fi model
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Location

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

In the Box

  • iPad
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • 10W USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

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)

Languages

  • 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

Accessibility

  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • White on black display
  • Mono audio

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download)
  • iTunes Store account
  • Internet access

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download)
  • iTunes Store account
  • Internet access

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • 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 Accessories

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.

iPad Case

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.

iPad Dock

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:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • Mercury-free LCD display
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

Etymotic Earphones…..new range released. They are SEXY!

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.