iPhone may not wake you up on time tomorrow morning

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPhone, Mobile

Apple is warning iPhone users that the daylight savings time glitch that plagued Europe affects US iPhones too, meaning you’ll wake up an hour late if you rely on the Clock app built into the device. Though Apple representatives say there’s a permanent fix in the works, it’s not due until iOS 4.2, so the company suggests you set a new alarm today if you want to rise on time. Since the bug apparently only affects certain repeating alarms, you can create a new one-time alarm (i.e. with the repeat option set to “never”) instead, and the iPhone clock will take care of the rest. [via: CNN]

Apple could have had Microsoft’s Kinect controller?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Consoles, Microsoft, Tech.

Microsoft’s Kinect

Yes, says PrimeSense, the company whose technology is behind Microsoft’s new Xbox Kinect, originally tried to sell it to Apple. What went wrong and why didn’t Apple get it? Yup, secrecy and control!
Apple has a history of interface innovation, of course, and had recently introduced the iPhone with its paradigm-shifting multitouch UI. PrimeSense’s system went one step further: It was multitouch that you didn’t even have to touch. Apple seemed like a natural fit. Yet the initial meetings hadn’t gone so well. Obsessed with secrecy, Apple had already asked [PrimeSense CEO Inon Beracha] to sign a stack of crippling legal agreements and NDAs. He shook his head. Why didn’t he want to do a deal with Apple? No need. The technology was hot. He could sell it to anyone.
[via: cult of mac]

Facebook iPhone App Update Now Live in the App Store

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Facebook’s updated iPhone app is now live in the App Store.


The app update, announced at Facebook’s Places event this afternoon, brings a new Facebook Groups interface, deals, improved checkins and a flurry of bug fixes. To download the app, click here or check for updates in itunes or on your iPhone or iPod touch. Update: If you’re experiencing issues, I know it doesn’t help but please be patient. [via: thenextweb]

SkyFire Web Browser For iPhone Now Available

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Skyfire for iPhone

It was supposed to come out tomorrow, but SkyFire Web Browser is already available in the App Store at $2.99. Featuring SkyFire’s technology that allows you to view flash videos on the iPhone through a server-side conversion to HTML5, SkyFire for iPhone also features Facebook and Twitter sharing in-app, a Facebook “Quickview” menu to check on your Facebook wall with one tap, private browsing, tabs and a desktop user agent option. We’re testing the app right now and we’ll update this post with our impressions in a few minutes. In the meantime, check out the release notes below.
FEATURES: • Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits! • All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content • Be social: Share via Facebook and Twitter. • Stay in touch: Unique Facebook ‘Quickview’ allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click. • Standard browser elements: Tabs, search, sharing, bookmarks, history, etc. • Video search, with safe search option helps you quickly find videos about your favorite topic • ‘Desktop’ option loads pages as on a desktop browser, giving a greater selection of video (vs. mobile sites) • Private Browsing option: Browse with no history and cookies left behind • Click the ‘Explore’ button for related videos, news trends, photos and tweets! NOTES: • Flash VIDEO content is supported, but Flash Games and Apps are NOT supported (aren’t there enough games on iPhone already?) • Hulu NOT supported (they don’t allow it), but scores of other premium sites available • List of supported sites grows daily (request new sites via Settings >> Feedback menu) • It may take 15-25 seconds for videos to load: Preparing goodness takes time…
[via: macstories]

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