Netflix released iPhone and iPod app to iTunes

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First we saw the Netflix iPad app, now as promised the company has released the long awaited app that will run both on iPod and iPhone.

According to the discription it is now easier than every to

  • instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix.
  • It’s part of your Netflix unlimited membership.
  • Watch as often as you want
  • Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer
  • Browse movies and manage your instant Queue right from your device

As with the iPad version the iOS device allows owners to stream video directly from Netflix, however this does require a Netflix membership. As far as we can tell the new app seems to work over both Wi-Fi and 3G.

Those interested can download the app through iTunes, or Get it here!

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Apple releases security update for Mac OS X Servers

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Those of you who own the Server version of Mac OS X will have noticed that Apple has released a new security update. The update addresses the issues that Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X Server 10.6, Mac OS X 10.6.4 users have been experiencing in the past, more specifically it deals with issues in the following software:

CFNetwork, ClamAV, CoreGraphics, libsecurity, PHP, Samba

If you want to read the whole list of changes they are detailed on  Apple’s support site.

Most notably, the patch addresses the PDF exploit which as you might remember was the security hole that was used in the JailbreakMe website method of jailbreaking the iOS devices.

HBO to bring streaming to the iPad.


According to Bloomberg HBO’s continues to show reluctance to license their shows to Netflix for online streaming, however states that iPad owners will be able to access HBO content in the near future.

According to HBO Co-President Eric Kessler “HBO holds cable and Internet rights to films from Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Pictures and is unlikely to make a deal with Netflix.”

Instead, HBO plans on making its shows and movies available online through its own HBO Go service. HBO Go is presently a streaming web service that offers 800 hours of HBO TV and Movie content to current subscribers at no additional cost. HBO Go will become available in the next 6 months for the Apple iPad and other mobile devices.

Apple releases Snow Leopard Graphics Update for Mac.

Tuesday afternoon Apple released a graphics update for Snow Leopard, the update is said to improve performance and reliability of popular titles like StarCraft II and Portal. Many might remember that Valve said in June that they were “working with Apple to improve the performance of games running in Mac OS X.” Furthermore they added that improved drivers from Apple would have the greatest impact on performance.

According to Apple, the software update contains performance and stability fixes for graphics applications, including fixes that:

– address frame rate issues occurring in Portal and Team Fortress 2 on certain Macs
– resolve an issue that could cause aperture 3 or StarCraft II to unexpectedly quit or become unresponsive.
– addresses framerate issues on the titles Portal and Team Fortress 2

The update also resolves an image corruption issue that may occur when disconnecting and reconnecting external displays while the system is running.

The 69.2MB update is available from the company’s support site, or via Software Update. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.4.

UK TV network enraged over rumors that Apple will rename the Apple TV to iTV

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If you have followed the news about the redesign of the Apple TV these past couple of days, then you have most definitely heard the rumor that Apple is considering renaming the product to iTV. While this would make sense according to the Apple naming strategy, it has enraged the oldest commercial television network in the U.K ITV.

Even though the Apple iTV name is not official, Mirror.co.uk reported on Friday that executives at the ITV network were “furious” and met with lawyers this week to “stop the move.” The network is reportedly looking to achieve a global ban, preventing Apple from using the name in any territory.

ITV is a public service network that serves as a competitor to the BBC. The station was launched in 1955. As we mentioned this is still just a rumor, Apple hasn’t even announced the alleged Apple TV redesign, let alone officially settled on a name.

The controversy at the ITV network erupted after reports surfaced earlier this week speculating that the next Apple TV will be renamed to iTV, and will run the iOS mobile operating system. The rumored device will allegedly have a targeted starting price of $99, and will stream 720p content to users’ HDTVs.

Apple launches revamped online store for B2B Resellers.

Apple has been busy updating their website over the past couple of months, now they have released a new and better version of the Apple store for business-to-business resellers, including corporations, schools and Apple Consultants.

The revamped Apple Store for Resellers enables consultants and institutions with an Apple account to set up online orders. Individuals within an organization can log in and create proposals for orders that an authorized purchasing agent can then approve and convert to an order.

The online Apple Business Store operates worldwide, enabling companies, school campuses, consultants, training centers and certified trainers to set up a direct relationship with the company.

EA releases Madden 2011 for iPad

If you are an NFL fan then you know what time of the year it is, the NFL season is just about to start, and the new Madden 2011 has just been released. For the first time EA has released an iPad version.

While the graphics are not quite comparable to the console versions, they still look pretty nice, and you also get the ability to draw out hot routes and use an adapted version of the GameFlow feature from the console versions. Plus, the iPad version is also getting multiplayer soon, as well as a “Vintage Voltage Football” mode, a Madden-style homage to the old electric football games.

Before you start drooling on your keyboard you need to know that the game’s not cheap — EA is going all out with a price for the iPad of $12.99. But this is EA’s most premium game on the iOS to date, as well as their perpetual moneymaker every year around this time, so if they’re going to try inching up the prices on their iOS titles, this would be the one to do it on.

As we have mentioned earlier EA often offers great sales prices, so we are hoping that in a month or two you’ll be able to pick it up for much cheaper.

We hope to have a much better review of the game during the next few weeks.

Apple fixes iPhone security hole with iOS update

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If you have recently connected your iPhone or iPad to iTunes you will have been greeted with an update message, earlier today Apple updated iOS to 4.0.2 for the iPhone (and iPod touch) and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad. The updates patch a security vulnerability that allowed Safari to run code embedded in PDF files.

The updates are available through iTunes. Click “Check for Update” to download. If you are on a slow connection however you might want to reserve some time as the updates are HUGE, the iPhone update is 580MB in size and the iPad update is 457MB.

If you have a plan of jailbreaking the iOS through JailbreakMe.com, then you might want to hold off on the update. as the new iOS removes this possibility as it exploited the vulnerability seen in the previous software.

If you are interested in more details then read these articles directly from Apple:

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Apple to hold iPod event soon

Normally Apple holds their iPod related events in September, however several sources are reporting that Apple might change the timeframe and hold their event in August, with the 16th or 17th being thrown around as possible dates.

Several tech sites are rumoring that Apple will release an update to their very popular iPod Touch, the new device is supposed to include a front-facing camera for FaceTime, as well as a rear camera with flash for taking pictures. It also said that Apple will add a gyroscope to the next-generation iPod touch — all features found in the recently released iPhone 4.

We think the August event would also be a good time to introduce the new revamped iLife 11, which as we reported earlier was supposed to be released during August. Rumors of an Apple update within the iPod line have gained popularity during the past few weeks, with several sites uploading mock-ups of potential iPod casings.

Install flash on iPhone and iPad.

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A while back we posted a guide on How to get flash on the iPad and iPhone 4, while the guide was very helpful it did look like a rather daunting task, however thanks to Cydia repository Benm.at, the whole process just became much easier. If you want to install Frash on your jailbroken iOS device, it’s now as simple as following these steps:

1. Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
2. Edit source and add http://repo.benm.at
3. Search Frash and install it.

If you did this correctly then you should have flash running on your device.

[Guide taken from Gizmodo.com]