Posts Tagged ‘iOS’

Apple Announces iBooks Author Mac App, iBooks 2.0 and iTunes U iOS Apps

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, iPad, iPhone, News, Software

iTunes U

iTunes U

Update: Apple has posted their Education Media Event stream online. The link below

At its education event in New York, Apple has just announced and released the iTunes U App for iPhone and iPad. The new app that lets teachers manage their iTunes U course and gives students access to all the course materials done by their teachers in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. And when the teacher sends a message or create a new assignment, students receive a push notification with the new information.

iBooks Author

iBooks Author

Apple has also announced and released iBooks Author, a new Mac app for authoring books. iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iPad at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBookstore with a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.

iBooks 2

iBooks 2

Apple has also announced and released iBooks 2 update . The next evolution of eBooks for the iPad push the limits even further. The app will support textbooks developed by iBooks Author multitouch gestures to move throughout an iBook which can be full of “rich, engaging interactive experiences” — even featuring 3D models so a student can see, for example, inside a cell. In the demo iBook, switching the iPad to portrait re-orientated the content so that the student could focus on reading the text. That way, books can have two completely different experiences, simply by re-orientating the iPad.

Watch Apple Education Media Event stream online

Watch Apple Education Media Event stream online

Apple has posted their Education Media Event stream online. Watch the full stream here or get it on iTunes.

Android Malware Has Increased 472% Since July

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In a report by the Juniper Global Threat Center has found that Android malware has increased by 472% since July of this year. They also pointed out that this October and November were the months that showed the fastest growth of mobile malware on Android ever.

Android malware increases

Juniper’s report includes 400% increase in Android malware from 2009 to the summer of 2010. In August, detected malware samples increased by 10%, then by 18% in September. October saw a 110% increase on top of the previous month, and November has so far seen a 111% increase. Check out the infographic below

By comparing to Apple’s App Store, the open-ended nature of the latter, as well as the lack of any code-signing and checking process in Google’s Market are to be blamed.

“These days, it seems all you need is a developer account, that is relatively easy to anonymize, pay $25 and you can post your applications,” wrote Juniper in its report. “With no upfront review process, no one checking to see that your application does what it says, just the world’s largest majority of smartphone users skimming past your application’s description page with whatever description of the application the developer chooses to include.”

As mentioned by Appleinsider, an August report from McAfee found that Android had become the most-targeted platform for malware while iOS was untouched.

In addition to an increase in the volume, the attackers continue to become more sophisticated in the malware they write. For instance, in the early spring, we began seeing Android malware that was capable of leveraging one of several platform vulnerabilities that allowed malware to gain root access on the device, in the background, and then install additional packages to the device to extend the functionality of the malware.

In addition to this, 55% of threats are spyware-based attacks that send private data and take control of devices, while 44% are trojans that send text messages to services that charge the user.

Is this a valid reason for users to opt for iOS devices. What do you think?
Box.net offers 50GB of free storage to iOS users

Box.net Offers iOS Users 50GB Of Free Cloud Storage

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cloud, Download, How To, iPad, iPhone, Software

Box.net offers 50GB of free storage to iOS users

Box.net has announced they are offering a promotional free 50GB of storage to iOS users, beginning at 12:01 PM PST Friday, October 14th. up to the next 50 days. Cool ha?!

Follow these steps:

  1. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to visit the App Store and download the App.
  2. Log in to your account or register for a new one directly from the app.
  3. That’s it

On top of 50GB of free storage, accounts will receive an increased file size limit of 100MB instead of 25MB. Box.net has over 7 million users, and the app was recently updated to support iOS 5. That means the app supports AirPlay.

The 50GB of storage is ten times what Apple’s iCloud service offers users for free, and is being offered free with no strings attached. A comparable amount of storage on DropBox would cost $9.99 per month, and a comparable amount of storage through Apple’s iCloud service would cost $100 per year.

Box.net can be used to store photos, documents, videos, music, or other digital files safely on Box.net’s servers.

Google+ for iOS Now Available For iPad and iPod Touch [Updated]

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, google, How To, iPad, Tutorials

Waiting for Google+ app on your your iPad or iPod touch? You can update the now-universal version right away.

The update comes with more control over huddle feature via the app, as well as aggregated circle add notifications, stability improvements, and bug fixes.

Download the latest Google+ update here.
There is no native iPad app yet but I have activated the version and now works natively. Check screenshots below: You can make it iPad compatible without pixelation and 2x button. Here is how:
1.  Navigate to the app you want to make compatible in /var/mobile/Applications 2.  Open the info.plist in the applications main folder 3.  Add the follow: <key>UIDeviceFamily</key> <array> <integer>1</integer> <integer>2</integer> </array> 4. Respring and then you should have a nice iPad size app

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