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BBC iPlayer App ‘Coming Soon’, Says BBC Employee

08/02/2011


In a recent tweet to a fellow colleague, Matt Phillips, Head of Communications for the BBC’s Media & Technology division, has confirmed that iPlayer apps are indeed “coming soon.”

iPlayer is a service for those in the U.K. that allows viewers to watch the network’s TV programmes on-demand through the iPlayer website. A web app for the iPhone and the iPad has been around for some time, however, users are eagerly anticipating a native iOS application.

The iPlayer application is expected to hit the App Store later this week, but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

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iOS 4.3 Beta Indicates Wireless Syncing, Photo Booth and More

07/02/2011

After a little digging around in Apple’s latest iOS 4.3 SDK and firmware, it has been revealed that the next major update for the iPhone 4, iPod touch, and iPad could introduce wireless syncing, a sports training program, and the Photo Booth application. In addition, it could also boast a ‘quick look’ feature similar to that in OS X which would enable the user to preview files and attachments without actually launching dedicated apps.

The discoveries were made by programmer Chris Galzerano, who has published his findings on his blog, and arguably the most exciting of the discoveries is the ability to sync our devices with iTunes wirelessly, which is something I’m sure every iOS user is eagerly anticipating. Steve Jobs did confirm back in June that the feature would “someday” be introduced to Apple’s devices.

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New MacBook Pros to Launch on March 11th, Show Up in Best Buy Inventory

07/02/2011

Recent reports regarding extremely low stock levels for Apple’s current line of MacBook Pros have led to speculation that a product refresh is coming in the not too distant future. Further evidence to support these claims has emerged from 9to5 Mac today, after they received screenshots from the Best Buy store inventory that lists a new MacBook Pro system with a March 11th, 2011 release date.

The listing in Best Buy’s system files the product under “Dummy SKU,” however, another screenshot does display a price tag of $1,199, which is the current price of the low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro. This indicates that when the announcement does come, there may not be a change to the line up’s price structure.

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White iPhone 4 Coming February 27th?

18/01/2011

Two reports have recently emerged that suggest the notorious white iPhone 4 could soon be on its way. One comes from MacRumors, who have been handed a screenshot (above) claimed to be from the Best Buy store inventory, which lists both the 16 and 32 GB models of the iPhone with an “in-stock” date of February 27th. Both devices carry the same SKU numbers as those that were originally listed when Best Buy were taking pre-orders for the devices prior to last summer’s launch.

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Best Apps to Help You Lose Weight [New Year’s Resolutions]

18/01/2011

Did you promise yourself that 2011 would be the year that you would lose weight? Are you having trouble sticking to your new year’s resolution? Well maybe there’s an iOS app that will make things a little easier for you. Here’s our list of the best iOS apps that may help you succeed in your mission to shed some pounds this year.

So that you don’t just forget about your resolution by the end of January, we’ve compiled a great list of iOS apps that we help you stick to your targets and achieve your goals. We’ve divided them up in to the most popular resolutions, and in this post we’ll look at the best iOS apps to help you lose weight. We’ve chosen apps to help you track your weight loss, monitor your daily calorie intake, help you choose healthy meals, and more!

Check them out over at CultofMac…

The Best Apps to Help You Quit Smoking [New Year’s Resolutions]

17/01/2011

Did you promise yourself that 2011 would be the year that you would quit smoking? Are you having trouble sticking to your new year’s resolution? Well maybe there’s an iOS app that will make it a little easier for you. Here’s our list of the best iOS apps that may help you succeed in your quest to quit this year.

The apps we’ve selected will help you find the motivation you need to stamp out those nicotine cravings. Quickly calculate how much money you spend on cigarettes each week and see how much you could save as a non-smoker; create personalized plans that are tailored to help you quit in a way that suits you; and even estimate how much of your life you might be saving by saying no to cigarettes. If that’s not enough motivation, we don’t know what is!

Check out the list of apps on CultofMac…

 

Next iPod Touch to Compete With Nintendo 3DS and Offer 3D Viewing Without the Glasses?

17/01/2011

Japanese Mac blog Macotakara has suggested in a report today that Apple’s next iPod Touch device could feature the same glasses-free 3D display that will be introduced later this year in the Nintendo 3DS. Macotakara points at the multiple patents the Cupertino company has recently filed for 3D technologies to back up its theory, but also claims that they have confirmation from a source working with an LCD panel manufacturer.

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