Windows users are used to having plenty of easy to access tools to show then what’s going under hte hood of their system. The Mac on the other hand has tools but requires some knowledge to get to these nuggets of information, such as knowing what process is sucking your processors dry etc.
Mophie recently announced the availability of a new design for their highly popular and useful juice pack air battery extender for iPhone 4. The Mophie juice pack air snap case (US$79.95) is available at Apple Stores and other retailers, and while it still offers virtually double the battery capacity of the stock iPhone 4, the new design makes it easier to access all of the switches and ports of the smartphone.
It seems that the Gmail update for the iPhone has had some unexpected repercussions, breaking the Mailtab Desktop client.
Oddly enough, the application still plays a notification noise when mail is received.
It’s not the first time that Mailtab has faced this issue BUT and I have to stress BUT they are normally very quick to find a solution for this program.
As always we will keep you updated.
Well we sent Mailtab an e-mail and got an immediate reply.
This is an issue with Gmail’s abuse systems. We are working with google to get a solution in place soon.
Update 2 – 1st July
Seems the fixing fairies have done their job well and it’s now back up and running. Although it looked broken it seems that clicking the Home Tab at the bottom right of the app refreshed “stuff” and we’re back!
Simplicity can be the key at times with putting images on a website and this is where Zapd comes into it;s own.
V1.4 has just been released with the following updates
– Custom URLs are here!! Want to personalize your web address? You can do it now! Under Settings, choose a URL that you want and now you’ve made a custom website right from your phone!
– Option to make individual Zaps “private”. When you mark a Zap as private, it won’t show up in our showcase and only people whom you give the URL to will know about it. A great way to share personal events with a select group!
We have our own sample page here http://2pan.zapd.co/ if you want to see a quick and dirty example of what can be done.
Unlocking your iPhone has just become that little bit harder with reports we’ve read today about the new iOS 5 beta 2.
We really liked the Gevey Sim unlock and we were all up for looking at the Gevey Ultra sim unlock however,
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev-Team confirmed in a tweet on Friday that Apple has killed the hack, suggesting it may have been underpressure from carriers:
“it’s surprising Apple closed Gevey interposer hole in b2 rather than waiting until final (maybe they were under pressure)”
This means the Gevey SIM unlock will now only work for iOS 5 beta 1 and below, until Applenberry — the team behind the device — update it to work with the final iOS 5 release. If, of course, that’s possible.
In the meantime, then, the only hope for unlockers is software unlocks that will require your device to be jailbroken. The downside to that is that there is currently no untethered jailbreak solution for devices running iOS 5.
Aspyr Media has posted on its blog that it will be bringing the long-awaited Duke Nukem sequel, titled Duke Nukem Forever, to the Mac. Known for its legendary development period, the game finally arrived on PC and consoles recently, and unfortunately, it didn’t turn out very well, earning generally mediocre reviews across the board
Still, this is worth adding to your games collection as a sequel has already been announced. This is another sign that the mac is gaining traction as an alternative games platform.
Aspyr’s version will be out in August, and it’s offering a 10% discount on pre-orders right now. I can’t promise it’ll be any good, but if you want to at least see what the final version of Duke Nukem Forever looks like running on your Mac, there you go.
There’s still no word of any version of the game coming to iOS — we had spotted the App Store mentioned in that legal agreement a while back, but for all we know, that could just have been for the soundboard released recently. After the reviews on DNF, it’s hard to think the Duke franchise will recover, but you never know — if some enterprising developer wants to make a top-down dual-stick Duke shooter for Apple’s mobile devices, we can’t say we’d be adverse to the prospect.
No doubt like most I like some music in the background whilst I go about my daily business. This means I normally resort to firing of iTunes and selecting a radio station from there but it seems just a little bit big and cumbersome to have such a huge program lying in the background doing not a lot.
Enter Radium, which I confess I only recently found out about in the Freelance Mac App Bundle we are doing on our main front-page so I decided to give it a go
EssentialMac has been exclusively invited to take part in a beta of the Unotelly for Mac . UnoTelly gives you a way to watch region free TV. So in the UK you can watch hulu, USA viewers can watch programs on BBC iPlayer and so on and if you choose, watch a different countries netflix offerings no matter where on the planet you are.
As you may or may not know most Apple applications come with what’s called universal binaries. A universal binary is an application that contains files for various incarnations of the OS X operating system and chip architecture for example32 or 64-bit. Needless to say this takes up space especially if you are an SSD user.
It seems that uncle Steve at the WWDC kept this little nugget of information nice and quiet.
In the new IOS five there will be the ability to use to volume up button on your Apple device to take a picture. In much the same way you can use the volume up button on the actual handset, it seems, that you can do exactly the same using your in-line headsets as well.
Of course you will need a pair of earbuds or third-party headphones that support Apple’s volume up and volume down functionality to get this to work (but whatever you do don’t get these LINK)
This feature is going to make those e-mail holding a camera at arms length shots become even more commonplace but I suppose it will take steadier shots as you can place your iPhone on a stable surface and snap away.
To say I’m a heavy sleeper would be somewhat of an understatement! At the moment my alarm is set for at least an hour before I wake up as I am one of those types who likes to hit the snooze button several times before even thinking about waking up. Awaken for Mac gets me out of my slumber with a choice a music or radio stations.