Today’s WWDC keynote drew back the curtains on the much-anticipated iPhone 4, and Glenn Fleishman runs through the features so lovingly described by Steve Jobs. The rest of the keynote covered the new iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS 4), a PDF-capable iBooks app, a new FaceTime video chatting app, and more – read on for the details! But plenty more has happened since our last issue, with a number of troubling security-related events that Rich Mogull and Adam explain, AT&T ending its unlimited data plans for iPhone and iPad users, Apple’s market cap catching up with Microsoft’s, and more. We’re particularly pleased to announce four new Take Control ebooks about the iPad, one of which – Tonya’s “Take Control of iPad Basics” – is completely free! Notable software releases in the last two weeks include Yojimbo 2.2, BusyCal 1.3, Camino 2.0.3, TweetDeck 0.34.2, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.2, VMware Fusion 3.1, Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).
For those who have watched Apple for a long time, it's hard to realize just how large the company has become, catching up with industry giant Microsoft in several key metrics.
After months of work from our top authors, we're pleased to announce a full slate of Take Control ebooks about the iPad, including Tonya Engst's free "Take Control of iPad Basics." Read on to learn about each of the new titles, including Jeff Carlson's "Take Control of Media on Your iPad," Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Working with Your iPad," and Glenn Fleishman's "Take Control of iPad Networking & Security."
Hankering to create your own answer to the claymation Wallace & Gromit movies? Forming the little clay figures is up to you, but Boinx Software's iStopMotion animation software will take the photos and combine them all together to create the movie. Enter to win a copy in this week's DealBITS drawing!
It's always depressing to have to warn against another way that browsing the Web can increase your risk of identity theft, but at least in this case, the solutions aren't much work and even come with other benefits.
With a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash, a new way of extracted data from an encrypted iPhone, and a malicious bit of spyware making the rounds, it has been a rough few weeks in the security world. Read on for our suggestions on how to protect yourself, and be careful out there.
AT&T has abruptly pulled the plug on its unique unlimited cellular data plans for new subscribers for the iPhone and 3G iPad, while at the same time announcing iPhone tethering. New plans are cheaper, but require data budgeting. Could the news mean a Verizon Wireless iPhone is on its way?
At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs once again delivered a keynote designed to shock and awe the assembled developers, introducing the iPhone 4, iOS 4, an update to iBooks, and a new video conferencing app called FaceTime.
The autopsy photos of the lost iPhone prototype may have revealed a lot about its innards, but the revelation of the real deal, dubbed the iPhone 4, showed off much more. The new iPhone is faster, sports improved networking, carries two cameras, and includes a gyroscope, among many other improvements.
Notable software releases this week include Yojimbo 2.2, BusyCal 1.3, Camino 2.0.3, TweetDeck 0.34.2, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.2, VMware Fusion 3.1, Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).
Although a fair amount happened since our last issue, we aimed for full coverage, so we have only three ExtraBITS items for you this week, a welcome to Soren Thomas Kissell, the latest member of the TidBITS family; Rich Mogull's Science Friday appearance; and a note about the end of the "Get a Mac" ad campaign.