The BGR is now reporting that the update is coming within the next two weeks, or possibly sooner. The site says that it is actually been sent an early version of iOS update, and that it does indeed no longer backup the location database to iTunes the size of the database is also said to be reduced, and its apparently deleted altogether when Location Services are turned off. The update includes some further battery life improvements as well, it also notes that it hasnt actually tried it out just yet it is promising additional details though.
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The iPad2 lands in India after a month just over US launch. Its getting launched in 12 countries along with India. It will be launched on April 28th on Japan and April 29th on other 12 countries, including India, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and UAE. China is also expected to get its iPad2 on May 6th. The iPad2 was starting at a base price of Rs.29, 500 and goes up to Rs.46, 900. The prices and according models are shown below.
Netherlands-based mobile analytics group Distimo released that there are more free apps for Android than the iOS, at 134,342 to 121,845. The notable things are first, when one adds free iPad-only apps, the total number of gratis iOS apps increases to more competitive 132,239. And then there is Apples sometimes rigorous vetting process, it has probably played a role in its numeric slip this report doesnt highlight things like legality, repetition, or the overall number of apps dedicated. Apple has a lot more Premium apps, giving it overall lead at 333,124 to 206,143 but between Androids rapid growth and report terms iOSs relative stagnation, Distimo expects Google to take the top spot in five months time, outnumbering iPhone and iPad apps combined a rough scenario for Cupertino to stomach, but atleast the company will still have Windows Phone to kick around a while longer.
The first round of the 2011 NFL draft kick off by today night 8.00PM, you can still get live updates through the NFLs app for iOS and Android devices. The NFL GameCenter apps that have been kicking around for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android phones have been updated for the 2011 season in Lite and Premium forms. The Lite form is free one and Premium just costs you $1.99 and should be able to ply on the go users with live updates and information on each pick. The couch companion intended iPad app is making its NFL Draft debut and adds on to a smaller format versions by including live NFL.com video streams.
EVO and MyTouch 4G users have been able to enjoy the virtues of video calling through Qik for some time, but Skypes latest acquisition is finally letting a few more phones in on the action. Video Connect now works with some devices running Android 2.1 and up, iPhones, iPad2s and any iPod Touch with a camera letting Apple fanboys and Android apologists speak face to face over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi with the device of their choosing. It is not the first app to do cross-platform video-calling, but it is the only one with Qiks video mail and video sharing services. Its currently available on ten Android devices, the dev teams are busy getting Video Chat ready on additional Phones.
The Leica i9 concept pairs an iPhone4 with a fixed lens rangefinder camera, and the result is extraordinary. Your iPhone4 into the back of the i9 brings the camera to life, activating the compact optical zoom, dedicated aperture and shutter dials, flash, and light meter. Images are instantly viewed in iPhone; its safe to assume they are stored as well. The camera back doubles as a case, but you are probably going to use it with a smartphone, unless you like talking to a camera. For more details read the press release
The reports from 9 to 5 Mac says that iMac orders are being delayed until May 2nd, despite fact that they are still listed as shipping within 24 hours on Apples website, and a separate conformation from trusted source of the site, says that Apple will stop shipping iMacs to retailers this week in advance of next weeks supposed release. The report from Mac Rumors says that Apple will be changing promotional materials in its retail stores for a launch on Tuesday May 3rd.
The Logitechs Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS. After launching it on Android last month, Logitech now release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The new features and interface appears identical, lets users control any or Squeezeboxes on Wi-Fi network complete with metadata and album art. iOS users of the boxes can get their AirPlay-free distributed audio lifestyle by clicking the source link below to download free apps from iTunes.
You can use your iPhone for Lawn Mowing. According to Husqvarna Global Garden reports, 40 percent of consumers around the World say they dont have time to take care of their home and gardens. The robotic mowers now can be accessed with your new iPhone app for Husqvarna Automower, available as free apps in App Store. Rather than sending SMS messages to your GPS-enabled Automower, all of its functions can be handled from the safety of your iOS device. It will transform your robot lawnmower into a semi-autonomous, blade wielding backyard defender. For more details read the press release
Apple-Samsung dispute over the smartphones resemblance, the latter company has just retailed by filing lawsuits against Apple in three countries. Sammys load of ammo includes five patent infringements in South Korea, two in Japan and three in Germany, we have yet to hear more details about these claims.
Apple is set to launch a new cloud-based music service ahead of Google. Reuters is reporting that Apple is finally set to launch a clod-based music service putting its massive North California data center to some real work at long last. Reuters says that Apples service will actually ahead of Googles cloud-based options. According to them, the service will let users store their music on Apples servers and then access it on any device with an internet connection-and a copy of iTunes.
The Verizons CFO Fran Shammo let slip one other interesting iPhone titbit in addition to its news of 2.2 million iPhone 4 activations. He said that, The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whatever that may be, and that will be, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device.