Category: iPod Touch

iCloud explained and how to set it up

What Does iCloud Do? iCloud will store your music, photos, documents, contacts, calendar events and more and automatically push them to all your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. iTunes Purchases Whenever you purchase music, apps and books in iTunes it will automatically transfer the items to your other iOS devices and your computer. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad, and it will show up on your iPhone without having to sync it. You can buy a book on your iPhone and leave a bookmark, then pick up reading the book where you left off on your iPad. All of your previous purchases are available for download on your devices with iCloud. If you have music that was not purchased through iTunes, Apple has iTunes Match for $24.99 a year. iTunes Match will let you store your entire music collection in iCloud without having to upload most of your music. The only songs that would require uploading are ones that are not in the iTunes store. Photos Photo Stream applies the same Read the full article →

Android devices are prime target as mobile malware jumps 37 percent in Q3

If you are considering an Android Phone or Tablet read this carefully, and take a look at the McAfee report! Take note that iPhone and iPad (iOS) have no threats!!! November 21, 2011 | Chikodi Chima Add a Comment inShare Android malware has jumped 37 percent in the third quarter of 2011, according to a new quarterly report released by security provider McAfee. Where our phones go, so too go viruses, especially on the Android platform. “Nearly all new mobile malware was targeted at Android,” according to a summary of the The McAfee Threats Report Q3 2011, which says that Android is the primary mobile operating system for malware developers. Nearly 75 million samples of malware were detected, exceeding earlier estimates of 70 million unique samples. “This has been a very steady quarter in terms of threats, as both general and mobile malware are more prevalent than ever,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, in a release. “So far this year, Read the full article →

Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Nov 10, 2011 10:41 am COMPLETE COVERAGE Review: iOS 5 SIMILAR ARTICLES iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes iPhone 4S review: It's a sure thing Review: The iPad 2 How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5 iOS 5: What you need to know Live Update: Apple talks iPhone Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes. Many users have noted iOS 5 resulted in a decrease in battery life, with some iPhone 4S usersnoticing drastic loss of charge throughout a day. A number of features were suggested as possible culprits, including a bug in iOS’s automatic time-zone functionality, location services, and more. Last week, Apple responded to the complaints, stating Read the full article →

The birth of the iPod

The events that led to Apple's great unveiling on October 23, 2001 by Benj Edwards, Macworld.com   Oct 23, 2011 6:00 am The destiny of Apple changed drastically 10 years ago with the release of a deceptively simple digital music player. SIMILAR ARTICLES Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Steve Jobs: Making a dent in the universe Apple's greatest hits under Steve Jobs Review: MacBook Air (first-generation) iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes MacCentral Week in Review On October 23, 2001, Apple lifted the curtain on the very first iPod, which packed 5GB of music storage into a sleek white box no bigger than a deck of cards. Macworld's Jonathan Seff, Rick LePage, and Jason Snell at the iPod unveiling. Apple chose to unveil its portable digital music player in a low-key special event held on Apple’s campus in Cupertino. The press and Apple fans alike met the iPod with severe skepticism. Pundits openly Read the full article →

Getting started with iCloud, Apple’s new sync service

Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s suite of wireless sync and backup services by Serenity Caldwell, Macworld.com   Oct 12, 2011 11:05 am SIMILAR ARTICLES iCloud: What you need to know iCloud: What we already know iCloud to make official debut on October 12 WWDC: Apple introduces iCloud Lion: The Complete Macworld Review iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes Live Update: Apple talks iPhone Over the past few years, consumers have become obsessed with the notion of having their documents and data instantly available wherever they are, on whichever device they happen to be using at the time. In the past, Apple experimented with this by offering limited sync services; with iCloud, the company is charging head-first into the digital-sync sphere. What is iCloud? In short, iCloud is a catchall phrase that covers Apple’s entire suite of wireless sync and backup services, which aim to keep your devices—both Read the full article →

How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

Apple’s latest iOS has arrived; here’s how to get it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by Serenity Caldwell, Macworld.com   Oct 12, 2011 10:15 am iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide. COMPLETE COVERAGE Review: iOS 5 SIMILAR ARTICLES iOS 5: What you need to know iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes iOS 5: What we already know Review: The iPad 2 iPhone 4S review: It's a sure thing Lion: The Complete Macworld Review How to set up Find My iOS device on your iPhone and iPad What devices will run iOS 5? Before we get into the upgrade process itself, you’ll want to make sure you actually have a compatible device. Because Read the full article →

Apple unleashes iOS 5, a major brain transplant for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Christian ZibregApple IncAppsiOS Devices share this Speak up! (0) October 12, 2011 at 10:04 am Great news from Cupertino, California: The wait is finally over. After nearly four months of extensive public testing, bug squashing, teeth gnashing and under-the-hood tweaking, Apple today released the final consumer version of iOS 5, a major and most ambitious upgrade to its mobile operating system yet. iOS 5 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, as well as both iPad 1 and iPad 2. However, some features are resource-intensive and thus only available on recent devices. Note that Siri, an intelligent personal assistant users can converse with, remains exclusive to iPhone 4S for the time being. Preceding the iOS 5 roll out, Apple earlier this morning posted Find My Friends and AirPort Utility apps, enabled iCloud accounts for everyone, flipped the switch on the Newsstand Store and rolled out music re-downloading Read the full article →

Summary: iPhone 4S grabs the spotlight at Apple event

by Philip Michaels, Macworld.com   Oct 4, 2011 12:38 pm Apple unveiled a new iPhone Tuesday where the most significant changes—including new voice control features—are all on the smartphone’s inside. The iPhone 4S highlighted a press event where Apple also announced release dates for iOS 5 and its iCloud online storage and sync service as well as a new card design app for iOS devices. SIMILAR ARTICLES iCloud: What you need to know Review: The iPad 2 iCloud: What we already know WWDC: Apple introduces iCloud Lion: The Complete Macworld Review iOS 5: What we already know Review: The Verizon iPhone 4 Apple’s latest phone keeps the same Retina display, glass on front and back, and stainless steel band found in the iPhone 4. However, inside the iPhone 4S, an A5 processor promises graphics performance up to seven times faster than the previous model. The iPhone 4S also features a new wireless system where the phone can Read the full article →

iOS 5 will be available October 12, iCloud launching the same day

By Dana Wollman  posted Oct 4th 2011 at 1:37PM Breaking News Mark your calendars, kids. Scott Forstall's on stage here at "Let's Talk iPhone" and just gave a hard date for iOS 5's arrival: expect it to hit next week, on October 12th, with Apple's iCloud service launching that same day. Though developers have been playing with it for four months now, this will be the first time the general, non-tinkering public gets to taste its 200-plus new features -- a list that includes Newsstand, Reminders, iMessage, WiFi sync, Find My Friends, split keyboards, AirPlay mirroring for the iPad 2 (and iPhone 4S!) and the Notification Center. (And, you know, greeting cards, if you're into that sort of thing.) As always, iOS 5 will be free on iPhones, while iCloud's standard 5GB of email / storage will come gratis to folks already using iOS 5 and Lion. Take note that if it's iTunes Match you're after (and you live in the states), you'll have to sit tight a couple more weeks yet. Read the full article →

iTunes Match hits US ‘end of October’ for $24.99

By Christopher Trout  posted Oct 4th 2011 at 1:50PM Breaking News We already had the details on iTunes Match, but now we've got a ballpark release date. According to Apple, the iTunes service will make its debut by the end of the month in the great U S of A, and it can be yours for $24.99 a year. Here's hoping Apple's got a nice, clean (DRM-free 256kbps AAC file) version of Monster Mash floating in the cloud for your Halloween listening pleasure. Read the full article →