This morning (Nov. 22 PDT US time) Apple made the latest version (v4.2.1) of iOS available through iTunes. It is one of the highly anticipated upgrade for the iPad and other iOS devices. Not only because this version brings features to the iPad that had been enjoyed by other iOS devices, it is also the first version of the OS to align all iOS devices to the same iOS version.
As a result many iOS device users rushed to download and upgrade their devices, causing slow downs to the iTunes upgrade servers. If you have trouble downloading the new update you can try the following direct download links [compliments of MacStories]
Before you upgrading your iOS device you should always back it up by performing a synchronization using iTunes. I cannot reiterate enough how important it is to do this on a daily bases. Since these devices are mobile and you carry it around, so there is a high possibility of the device being stolen or damage resulting in losing your stored data on them.
The other thing you may need to do if you fall into one of the following groups of users:
Continue reading “How to Ensure You Have a Clean iOS 4.2.x Upgrade?”
This past Saturday (September 25, 08:00 China Standard Time) we saw the official release of the iPhone 4 in mainland China.
It was welcomed by thousands of Chinese Apple fans, who camped out at the 3 Apple Stores in Beijing and Shanghai respectively. The actual launch had the fanfare of launches in New York City, London and Tokyo. This is even with gray-market iPhone 4’s from Hong Kong and other countries sold in mainland China since it the initial launch in the US.
Continue reading “iPhone 4 First Weekend Sale in China”
The first screen on your iPhone is usually the place where most users place their favorite or most used apps. The screen on the left is my Home screen on the iPhone.
Now let me explain what these apps are in my Home screen. May be you will find them useful yourself.
I will not bother with the Apple built-in apps, since you are probably familiar with them. I will first describe the ones outside the folders then the ones within the Utilities, Social and News folders.
Continue reading “What’s On My iPhone Home Screen?”
When Apple’s Steve Jobs at their annual musical event last Wednesday announces that iOS 4.1 will be available “next week” we all knew it will be some time end of the week as Apple always does. To our surprise Apple UK over the weekend updated their Continue reading “Apple UK Confirms iOS 4.1 for Sep. 8th”
Over the past years iPod and iPhone capacities have gotten larger and larger. Throughout these times I still advise friends to stay with the smallest size models in the iPod and iPhone lines.
You may say, “Isn’t larger the better?” Well in this case, that is not necessary true. Especially when people store mostly audio tracks: music and podcast, on these devices.
Some say, “I have a collection of several thousand tracks, how can I store them all on an iPod or iPhone with small capacities.” My question to that is, how many hours do you have in a day to listen to audio tracks? For most that is 8 – 10 hours during a normal day.
Continue reading “How-to Listen to New Tracks Every Day Without Overloading Your iPhone or iPod”
After the release of iOS 4 users of the iPhone had been waiting for the iPhone Dev Team to release their jailbreak software.
This morning @comex (who is not on the iPhone Dev Team) released a jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad right from within MobileSafari without using a computer (Windows or OS X computer). This jailbreak is for all bootrom and iOS versions accept for iOS 4.1 Beta.
Continue reading “Why You May Not Want to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad?”
As we are only 2 days away from the official iPhone 4 release in Hong Kong. One of the three Apple mobile carrier partners, Smartone-Vodafone (SMV) released their contract prices for the iPhone 4.
Note that the only difference among iPhone 4 sold through mobile carrier partners, Apple authorized resellers and Apple HK store online is that the ones through the mobile carriers comes with a 24-month contract.
Continue reading “Smartone-Vodafone Prices for iPhone 4 [Updated]”
As the pending arrival of the iPhone 4 next week (July 30th) and the re-availability of iPhone 3GS 8GB in Hong Kong, the Apple mobile carrier partners, 3 HK and Smartone-Vodafone (SMV) have began to compete in tariff plans.
Continue reading “Hong Kong iPhone Tariff Plans Battle Begins”
As the pending arrival of the iPhone 4 next week (July 30th) and the re-availability of iPhone 3GS 8GB in Hong Kong, the Apple mobile carrier partners, 3 HK and Smartone-Vodafone (SMV) have began to compete in tariff plans. Continue reading “Hong Kong iPhone Tariff Plans Battle Begins”