There’s one thing for certain about iOS 4 that I’ve seen over and over again is the confusion over what devices are eligible and what features will those devices get. So, here’s a little breakdown to help bring reason to the madness that I created to help determine if your 3rd generation iPod Touch will get multitasking (it doesn’t), or if your iPhone… [Read more]iOS 4 Playlist Create, Photo Resize and Bing [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 6]
Here’s a few more tasty treats for all you newly upgraded iOS 4 users. Playlists can now be created on your mobile device and synced back to your computer. If you’re like me and likely spend more time with your iPhone than you do at a computer then this feature may be of use to you. Creating playlists on your iPhone (or iPod) is pretty easy. Simply… [Read more]iOS 4 Game Center, Tethering and Digital Zoom [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 5]
How long have you been waiting for iPhone tethering? well, if you’re like me you’ve been waiting a long time. To be clear, iPhone tethering was possible (and an included feature) in iPhone OS 3.0 which launched last June (2009). So, don’t confuse this new feature as part of iOS 4, although I am including it in my iOS 4 Tour roundup because it is only… [Read more]iOS 4 Unified Inbox and Threaded Email – Nice! [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 4]
If you’re like me and use your iDevice all day for many tasks like email, then you’re probably sick and tired of traversing up and down the email tree. Under any previous iOS version (iPhone OS 3.1.3, for example) if you were reading an email and wanted to read email from another account it was: tap to inbox, tap to account, tap to all accounts, then… [Read more]iOS 4 Fast App Switching, the (ahem) Task Manager, more.. [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 3]
To continue the earlier post on Multitasking with Pandora, iOS 4 introduces two new “concepts” with this update: fast app switching with a task manager (okay, they are really one in the same, but shhhh!). But, we won’t call it a “task manager” since Steve said if we needed a task manager then they already failed and multitasking, funny though they… [Read more]iOS 4 App Folders and Homescreen Wallpaper [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 2]
One thing about running AppChatter is that I tend to install a lot of apps. Organizing these apps on the old, flat view was painful to put it mildly. So, if you had 148 apps installed (and thus filled all of your app screens) relief has come today with the new iOS 4 update available now in iTunes.
I’ve actually been using this feature for a… [Read more]iOS 4 Multitasking with Pandora [iOS 4 Tour Pt. 1]
So, you’ve got iOS 4 installed, now what? Well, one of the most anticipated features to land with the new iOS 4 is its ability to multitask. Most apps in the app store do not yet support this feature, since app developers must explicitly code to the APIs that permit its function, however one app released today is one that we’ve been waiting to see… [Read more]iOS 4, iBooks Available Today from iTunes – Let the multitasking begin!
In case you’ve missed it, both iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS 4) and iBooks are available for download and installation today from iTunes. iBooks has been available on the iPad for some time now (since it’s launch) and Apple has made good on its promise to bring it to the iPhone/iPod platform. However, probably the bigger news of the available… [Read more]iPhone OS 4.0 Release Date
iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS 4) was released on June 21st 2010. Owners of current devices (iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3rd Gen) can take advantage of all of the new features while owners of older devices (iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2nd Gen) will have some key features removed. The update is free for all eligible devices unlike previous upgrades where… [Read more]Apple Announces iPhone OS 4.0 Complete with Multitasking, App Folders
Today, Steve Jobs and company introduced us to the up and coming iPhone OS 4.0 due for release this summer. The new and much anticipated iPhone OS upgrade includes many features that users have been asking for since the iPhone originally launched. One key new feature is multitasking applications. However, it doesn’t end there, Apple introduced 7… [Read more]