Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top AppAdvice News And Apps Of The Past Week


Top AppAdvice News And Apps Of The Past Week

During the last week, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 that was supposed to resolve battery issues many were having with the iPhone 4S and other iDevices. Unfortunately, the problem for many remains even after the update. Meanwhile, Apple is now offering unlocked iPhone 4S units online. These and other topics made news during the last week.

Industry News

Steve Jobs Nominated For Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year? Lost Interview Teased / Read Full Article

Steve Jobs - TIME Person Of The Year?

Steve Jobs - TIME Person Of The Year?

Yesterday in New York City, “Rock Center” and “NBC Nightly News” host Brian Williams formally nominated Steve Jobs for Time magazine’s person of the year. If you’ve read the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs you probably remember Jobs attempting to get the prestigious nomination in the early ’80s as the Macintosh was being rolled out. Now, over 30 years later, if he was to grace the cover of this year’s issue he would be the first to do so posthumously. In nominating Jobs, Williams said the following:

One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, ‘Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world.’ Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger– that’s outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. ‘Oh the places you’ll go’ and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year.

The possibility is there, and many think he is a sure fire bet. What a tribute that would be, if over 30 years later, even after death, Steve Jobs could still get what he wants. This time though, he really deserves it.

Apple Confirms Remaining iOS 5.0.1 Battery Issues / Read Full Article

One day after releasing iOS 5.0.1 to fix ongoing iPhone 4S and iOS 5 battery issues, Apple is admitting that some problems remain. This comes after numerous reports (including ours from yesterday) indicated the same.

According to All Things Digital, Apple has today released the following statement:

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

As we reported, we’ve received numerous reports from readers indicating that the iPhone 4S battery life issues persist even with the iOS 5.0.1 update. In fact, one only has to look at Apple’s own support forum to see that there continues to be a lot of angry people over this issue.

Apple Now Offering Unlocked iPhone 4S Online / Read Full Article

The iPhone 4S - Available Unlocked

The iPhone 4S - Available Unlocked

While Hong Kong and South Korea are enjoying their iPhone 4S launches today, we here in the U.S. are receiving our own, kind of. As promised, Apple is now offering its unlocked, contract free iPhone 4S at $649 for the 16GB, $749 for the 32GB and $849 for 64GB. The unlocked 4S will only work with certain GSM carriers and Apple even offers help in making that decision:

The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment. You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States.* The unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert the micro-SIM card into the slot on your iPhone and turn it on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.

App News

AppAdvice’s “Apps Gone Free” Gets An App Of Its Own – Brought To You By The Tschida Brothers / Read Full Article

Folks, we are thrilled to announce that AppAdvice’s most popular daily column is getting an app of its own today. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, on your home screen: Apps Gone Free – The iOS App.

That’s right, Apps Gone Free, your beloved column that’s been bringing you all the best, free for a limited time apps, handcrafted every day by the incredible Tyler and Casey Tschida, A.K.A. the Tschida brothers, will now be easier to access than ever before. Every day of the year, by applying a secret formula passed on from generation to generation in the family, the Tschida brothers select the very best apps gone free for a limited time, and bring them to all of you to enjoy.

Yes, we know how much you love free apps, and you’re right, who doesn’t?!

Say It Ain’t So – Mobile Flash Is Dead / Read Full Article

Flash - R.I.P.

Flash - R.I.P.

Adobe today announced that it was ending its development of Mobile Flash and focusing instead on HTML5. Calling HTML5 “now universally supported on major mobile devices,” Adobe contends that HTML 5 is the “best solution for creating and deploying content across mobile platforms.”

Of Flash, Adobe states:

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores.  We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.  We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations.  We will also allow our source code licensees to continue working on and release their own implementations.

In April 2010, the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, concluded in a web post that Flash would never be available on iDevices such as the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and it wasn’t. Instead, he pushed for HTLM5, which he called “completely open and controlled by a standards committee.”

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