Tag: sync

Twitter App Reveals TV Downloads For iPhone


  The App Twitterfon which was released on 5/15/09 apparently gave away an upcoming feature that the iPhone will soon receive.  Tv shows have long been available to watch on your iPhone or iPod touch via a sync with iTunes.  It appears that now you will be able to download them directly on your iPhone.  While someone was browsing the app, 3 ads appeared which said "iTunes Movies’, ‘iTunes TV’ and ‘iTunes Movie Rentals’. When the app user tapped on one of the ads, they were brought to a familiar interface of which is incomplete.  There is not a whole lot of inforation on the availability of such features, but you can bet 3.0 and WWDC probably will have some part in it.  For more screenshots and information head over to Open Salon.   

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iTunes 8.1 is Now Available For Download


  Apple has released an update to iTunes 8 which improves speed, stability and a handful of other things.  See below for full details.  Apple also released an update for Front Row which makes it compatible with iTunes 8.1.


Tunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will enjoy noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.

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Amazon Releases Kindle App For iPhone


  You want Amazon’s Kindle, but you already have a beautiful iPhone.  The dilemma which has plagued iPhone users for over a year now is over.  Amazon has realized that it would be pure lunacy for them not to release a Kindle app for the iPhone.  This is not just a simple app either, but a full fledge equivalent minus the e-ink and larger screen.  You can purchase books just as you would on the Kindle and enjoy reading for hours on your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch.  Amazon also has included Whispersync to allow you to sync where you left off on your Kindle with where you left off on your iPhone.  This is a win-win for all of us and should make all of us who cannot or will never purchase a Kindle, be satisfied that we have all the goodness of the Kindle in our iPod.


[Kindle App]

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Google Sync Comes To iPhone


Google has release a Mobile Sync program which allows you to backup and sync calenders and your address book.  The application is available for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms.  See the video for details and the features below. 


If Google gives us a "Back to My Mac" solution and some decent online storage, then why pay for MobileMe? This could be a great thing, or maybe Google already has too much of our info.  What do you think?

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Microsoft Spending $8 Billion to Play Catchup in the Cloud


  Microsoft announced today that it is spending $8 Billion on R&D to be the best there is in cloud computing.  The recent availability of cloud storage and sync via Live Mesh is just the start of what Microsoft has planned.  It appears that Microsoft has really started to understand that the future of the where files and data is stored seems to be changing.  Google has had their focus on cloud computing and Microsoft wants a bigger piece of the pie.  

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iPhone Owners Propted by AT&T to Update to 2.0.2

 Some people are reporting they are getting a text message from AT&T prompting them to update their firmware on their iPhone. "An important software update for iPhone 3G has been available on iTunes since this past Monday," the message reads. "To get it, simply sync your iPhone 3G with iTunes and click the ‘Check for Update’ button."  It seems strange that AT&T would want the update.  Maybe they are concerned about data usage or maybe they are afraid of jailbroken iPhones. Regardless,  you should update anyway. [Read]

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Live Mesh, The Cloud brought to you by Microsoft

For anyone familiar with online storage or synchronization of stored files. The soon to be next in line is Live Mesh.  Live Mesh has been around for a little while but is offered for tech preview as it is still in its infancy. Live Mesh offers online storage and synchronization with a nice interface and easy to use setup.  Currently the storage cap is at 5GB and allows a vista-esque style interface with the typical windows and folders.  You can upload your files for storage or you can have devices synchronize automatically when updated.

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