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Apple Releases iPhone 2.1 Software Update – Claims All is Fixed
Apple today released another software update for the iPhone. This update, version 1.2, is claimed by Apple to fix virtually all the problems plaguing the latest iPhone 3G and iPhones running version 2.0 of the software. Some of the fixes includes: Significant better battery life for most users, improved email reliability, especially when fetching email from POP and exchange accounts, parent control app, faster installation of 3rd party apps, and more. Read the full story for a complete list.
Apple Announces iTunes 8
Apple® today announced iTunes® 8, the next major release of Apple’s ubiquitous music and video player for Macs and PCs which is seamlessly integrated with the most popular online content store in the world (www.itunes.com). iTunes 8 includes the new breakthrough Genius feature, which lets you automatically create playlists from songs in your music library that go great together-with just one click. Genius helps music fans rediscover favorite songs in their existing music library and suggests related music on the iTunes Store they might want to add to their music collection. iTunes 8 features new ways of viewing your music and video libraries, and adds television programs in stunning high definition for sale on the iTunes Store.
NBC Universal Returns to the iTunes Store
Apple® and NBC Universal today announced the return of NBC programming to the iTunes® Store including NBC networks’ top 10 series available immediately for purchase and download in both standard definition and stunning high definition. iTunes customers can choose programming from NBC, USA Network, SCI FI Channel, Bravo, Sleuth and NBC News including favorites such as the award-winning and critically acclaimed “Heroes,” and the Emmy award-winning programs “The Office,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “30 Rock.” NBCU standard definition television shows on the iTunes Store are $1.99 per episode and HD programs are available for just one dollar more at $2.99 per episode and select library content is available for $.99. Additional NBCU programming from Oxygen, Telemundo, Mun2 and NBC Sports will be available on iTunes soon.
App Store Downloads Top 100 Million Worldwide
Apple® today announced that iPhone™ and iPod® touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from its groundbreaking new App Store since its launch on July 11, 2008. More than 3,000 applications are currently available on the App Store, with over 90 percent priced at less than $10 and more than 600 offered for free. Applications can take advantage of iPhone’s large display, innovative Multi-Touch™ user interface, fast hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, built-in accelerometer and location-based technology to create mobile applications unlike any seen before.
Apple Introduces New iPod touch
Apple® today introduced the second generation iPod® touch featuring an amazingly thin contoured metal design, a gorgeous 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless networking, integrated volume control buttons, a built-in speaker for casual listening, a built-in accelerometer and other advanced sensors, and Apples revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPod touch, now available for just $229 for the 8GB model, is perfect for playing music, movies and games, with millions of songs, thousands of Hollywood movies and hundreds of games available on the iTunes® Store.
iMarkMySpot App Turns Your iPhone Into a GeoTagging Device for Your Digital Cameras
iCloseBy.com has announced the release of iMarkMySpot™, a new App for the Apple iPhone™ which is used to “one-touch” Geotag and Geocode digital photos with exact GPS locations. iMarkMySpot uses the built in GPS functionality of the Apple iPhone to store exact waypoint locations with one-touch simplicity. Stored waypoint locations can then be emailed to any address as a standard GPX-formatted file, compatible with many photography and mapping software packages. Using the time stamps from the photos and the time stamp of the stored waypoints, digital photos are then easily Geocoded and Geotagged.
AOL’s Platform-A Debuts iPhone Ad Optimization Solution
AOL announced the launch of the mobile industry’s most robust and far-reaching solution for targeting advertising to iPhone users. Offered through Third Screen Media, Platform-A’s mobile ad-serving platform and network, the solution detects and delivers optimized ads on iPhones browsing the Web.