20+ New Features/Updates Of Apple iOS 4.2

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As every one are updating or upgrading their products, even Apple is updating their products smoothly. They are not so hurry like few other players out there in market. Apple is having so many products and their strategy of updating them frequently is really awesome.

As you all know iOS 4 is new Operating System by Apple for its products iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. Initially Apple released iOS 4 with iPhone 4 adding 100’s of awesome feature.

Well here comes one more iOS 4 update. Apple is releasing iOS 4.2 tomorrow and fixes some initial glitches. 2 months back on Sept 15th first beta of iOS 4.2 had released. And as usual Apple has brought a plethora of new features to iOS.

Here are the list of updates coming through iOS 4.2,

Common For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

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1. AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi)

2. AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center

3. Import .ics calendar files directly for events

4. Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar

5. Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0)

6. Text search on web pages

7. 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)

8. Added support for Chinese URL over Safari

9. Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an App supports Game Center

10. Support for CoreMIDI

11. YouTube voting

12. Minor improvements in UI graphics

13. New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services

14. New wallpapers in Settings

iPad exclusive features

Finally iPad is finally going to many features which iPhone 4 got. Features such as: multitasking, a unified email inbox, Game Center and folders are going reach iPad.apple ios 4 2 ipad image1 20+ New Features/Updates Of Apple iOS 4.2

1. iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)

2. Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display (3G iPad only)

  • Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
  • The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced

3. Additions to the multitasking tray

  • Brightness
  • Volume control
  • AirPlay Controls

4. iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)

5. More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew

6. New Multitasking animation

7. New bookmarks design

iPhone and iPod Touch Exclusive Features

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1. Bug Fixes

  • Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via “Emergency Call” by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call
  • Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.
  • Improved iPhone 3G performance

2. Additions to multitasking tray

  • Volume controls
  • AirPlay controls

3. New Voice Memos icon

4. FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)

5. New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)

6. Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)

7. Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)

8. Restores full Field Test Mode

Well these are some cool new features coming to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations.

Tech Link: Apple on iOS 4.2

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IE9 PP6 Updates HTML5; Chrome Still Leads!

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari…… which one you like? Which one you will use? Confused! Isn’t it?

All these browsers are getting updated day by day and getting ready for biggest Browsers War! Yes, we are nearing to see the ultimate war and again, it’s interesting.

Just an Update!

Following are the few latest buzz happening around web world,

  1. Google Chrome 9 Build Started
  2. Firefox 4 Beta 7 and Chrome 8 Beta by early November
  3. Firefox 4 and Chrome 9 by early 2011
  4. Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out!
  5. Opera 11 Alpha is online

HTML5, the Future of Web!

Hope by now you all know what is HTML5 and how it is going to change the web world. HTML5 comes with lot of tags which started replacing much wanted software like Adobe Flash. This new version of HTML do forced all the browsers to get updated. And also forced Adobe to find a solution for keeping Flash alive!

Browsers Vs HTML5

As we said before all browsers getting updated and one of the reason is HTML5. Here is how our latest builds scored in HTML5 test,

#1. Google Chrome 9.0.568.0 Build 64415

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We must agree, right now Google Chrome is the best browser to test HTML5 tags. As you can see in the image, Chrome 9 build scores 271(262 + 9 Bonus) out of 377 points.

#2. Firefox 4 Beta 8 Pre

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Well Mozilla team is already well behind their schedule and Firefox 4 is kept on delaying. Hope they will stick to their new schedule and release Firefox 4 by early 2011. As compared to Beta 6 Firefox has updated few HTML5 elements.

#3. Opera 11 Alpha

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Opera team is working somewhat similar to Google Chromium team and releasing some better browser versions. Opera recently shifted to ver.11 with alpha tag. Well the latest version of Opera scored 230 out of 377 which are well ahead of previous version (210/377).

#4. Safari 5.0.2 webkit 70599

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Apple’s Safari browser also got some updates and scored 198(196 + 2 bonus) out of 377. Hope they will wake up and catch up with Browsers war.

#5. Internet Explorer 9 PP6

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Internet Explorer 9 was expected to be one of the best browser and it failed to impress. IE9 Beta 1 too got some ultimate features and still updating HTML5. Compared to previous test, this time IE9 scored 95(90 + 5 bonus) out of 133 points.

These are latest results of HTML5 test which we tested with all the latest browser versions. As always Chrome top the list and considered as best browser for HTML5 updates.

Tech Link: HTML5 Browser Test

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Story Behind Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget!

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Some very good and mind blowing updates are going around the world of web. Web browsers are upgrading in high speed, developers are cracking some new technical things, many websites are also getting updated to show the users, “What’s next?”

All the above changes somewhere points to one technology which we are going to experience in future. Yes, it is HTML5.

What is HTML5?

The very first question which comes into your mind when you heard about it . HTML 5 is a new version of HTML / XHTML which specifically focuses on the wants and needs of web app developers. W3C has implemented many new features to reduce your coding time.

Tech Link: HTML5 : What? Why? How? and When?

Reason behind Browser Upgradation

As you can see in above link, there are many new tags getting added in HTML5 and many old browsers were not supporting them. This made all the browsers got upgraded.

Is HTML5 a threat for Adobe Flash?

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Its very tough to answer this question. Many developers says, it is! When you can embed a video file which using some tool like Adobe Flash why there is a need for that tool? Many users had to download Adobe Flash software you see the videos before. But now it is getting integrated in web browsers itself.

The HTML5 Video Player widget enables web developers to generate code to add a HTML5-based player to their sites. This player will be the default and will load in browsers which come will full support for HTML5 as well as the codec of choice, another issue with HTML5 video.

However, if, for some reason, the browser can’t playback HTML5 video, a classic Flash-based player is loaded.

Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget

With the rise of HTML5, Adobe’s Flash has been positioned as the antagonist of the open standard. Increasingly, HTML5 is used to serve online videos though the matter is far from resolved. Adobe has now released a widget which enables web developers to add HTML5 video support to their sites which falls back to Flash Player for browsers that don’t support HTML5.

Adobe writes on its Dreamweaver blog

HTML5 has received a tremendous amount of buzz, much of it driven by the potential for plugin-free video. However, the limited browser support for the HTML5 <video> tag has forced web designers to scramble for a solution that would work across platforms as well as browsers.

Adobe announced HTML5 Video Player Widget,

“To help customers overcome these challenges, Adobe has released an easy-to-use, totally CSS-customizable solution that shifts gracefully from the HTML5 <video> tag to the Flash Player when the tag is not supported. The shift takes place regardless of the screen—from phone to monitor to TV”

Who wants this?!

1. Apple Users:

The message Adobe is trying to send is clear, the company doesn’t perceive HTML5 as a threat. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t really matter, Adobe needs to win over web developers if it wants to maintain its position.

We must say, Apple product users were really missing Flash feature in their iPhone and Mac. Most of iPhone 4 users went down waiting for Flash support. Apple is becoming increasingly weary of Flash, with the recently released Adobe MacBook Air shipping without Flash bundled.

2. Window XP user:

Microsoft gave a big blow to Windows XP users from all sides. First they said Internet Explorer 9 won’t support Windows XP which was the mainly updated for HTML5 and some other features. And later Microsoft said, We are closing sales of Windows XP on October 22(oops! that is today!).

Well these thing must have surely hurt Windows XP users. Addition of this Adobe HTML5 Video Player widget will surely make them feel some what relaxed and can make something out of IE8 for HTML5.

Conclusion: As we see the recent Browser war, we can find almost all browsers are getting upgrading to be the best. Not to forget, Chrome beats other browsers in HTML5 which we performed recently. Hope Firefox 4, Opera 10.70 and Internet Explorer 9 wake up soon before they left out from their users.

The HTML5 Video Player widget, now available through the Adobe Widget Browser, works with or without Dreamweaver CS5.

Whats your say on this move by Adobe? Are they scared because of HTML5 or a smart move by them to keep Flash Player alive? Hit comment box now and share what you feel icon smile Story Behind Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget!


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Apple's Answer To iPhone 4's Signal/Reception Problem

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Apple conducted a small Press Conference at their head quarters in Cupertino, California today. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs was there to host this conference and announced that Apple will be giving away every user a free “Bumper Case” with an iPhone 4 to account for the Antenna issue till 30th September. And for those who’ve already bought a case, Apple will give a full refund! If you are unhappy with your iPhone’s performance even after using the case, then you can bring your phone undamaged to Apple to get a full refund.

iPhone 4

iPhone 4 dropped from 3 bars to 1 bar when held in a way that attenuated the signal.

The Touch Me Not Spot:

Apple also gave a demonstration that iPhone 4 is not the only Smartphone that suffers this design issue. Jobs gave a demo of other smartphones like Blackberry Bold, HTC Droid Eris, Samsung Omnia IIand even iPhone 3GS that lost signal when held in a certain specific way.

Click here to see the demonstration videos and the Conference that held today on Apple’s website

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