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Archive | September 2012

Apple adds “Maps” section to the App Store

After the “fail” (if this is the right word) of the brand new Apple Maps integrated app, Apple decided to introduce a totally new “Maps” section accessible from the App Store, which features some apps as an alternative it. If someone doesn’t know yet, the Apple designed maps have some huge errors, like falling highways and city canyons. Here’s one:

The offer vary from the free Waze to the more expensive ones like Magellan’s navigators to give users the opportunity to download a better app.

In Italiano

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The Leap, a totally new way to control your computer

What to we use to control the computer? Mouse or trackpad of course, but have you ever wondered how you can control it without these? If the answer is yes, the you have to see The Leap, an innovative computer “device” that allows you to control your computer with just your fingers. It’s more easy to use than a mouse, more responsive than a trackpad and, guess what, even faster than a touchpad.

The video shows everything. With just your hands you can do whatever you want on you computer. Right now it has support for OS X and Windows 8 (no, Windows 7 is not included) while Linux is on the way. It will be available for everyone on February 2013, but if you preorder now you might be able to get one of these this winter for just 70$.

Don’t know about you, but I’m gonna get it! 🙂

In Italiano

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Siri is currently down and not working on iOS [UPDATED]

Update
Right now Siri si working for everyone!

A really short It started around 5 PM (GMT +1) when Siri stopped working on iOS devices.

In fact, when you try do ask something, the device will remain stuck for some minutes and then report that it can’t accept any requests at this time.

Probably servers are down due to an overload, because today’s when the iPhone 5 got released i many countries and users wanted to test the new iOS 6. When Siri will be available again, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

With iOS 6, Apple released yesterday an update for OS X Mountain Lion, which reaches the 10.8.2 version. This updates introduces the system-wide support for Facebook, and adds new features to make it work more seamlessly with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Here’s the official changelog:

Facebook

  • Single sign on for Facebook
  • Adds Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
  • See Facebook friends’ contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
  • Facebook notifications now appear in Notification Center

Game Center

  • Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
  • Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
  • Added Facebook “Like” button for games
  • Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features

  • Adds Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
  • iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac*
  • You can now add passes to Passbook (on your iPhone or iPod touch) from Safari and Mail on your Mac*
  • FaceTime can now receive calls sent to your phone number*
  • New shared Reminders lists
  • New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
  • Dictation now supports additional languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
  • Dictionary app now includes a French definition dictionary
  • Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts

* Requires iOS 6

I remember that the update is available trough the Mac App Store with a dimension around 650Mb.

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iOS 6 is available for download!

After several months, iOS 6 is officially released. The new update brings over 200 new feature to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with Apple designed maps, Siri improvements, Passbook, Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams and more. The update will be available for the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod touch (4th gen)
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
  • iPad 2
  • New iPad

To download the update, you can download it pluggin-in your device to iTunes and click “Check updates” button. Alternatively, iOS 6 can be downloaded right on the device by going to Settings > General >Software Update via over-the-air.

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