Apple has released yet another firmware upgrade for its iPod Touch hand held Wi-Fi enabled, music mp3 player. The firmware version is now at 1.1.1. This update only includes”bug fixes” and not much else.
Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For September, 2007
Google has released an iPhone mobile Safari compatible beta version of its calendar web site. The mobile version of the calendar web site is not as easy to use as the iPhone compatible one is. Just like the picture shows, appointments and events can be color coded for easier viewing when on the go.
Apple has updated its iPhone cell phone firmware software to 1.1.1. Apple has released this to not only fix bugs, but to make it more difficult for users trying to hack their iPhones for use on other wireless networks. To upgrade the iPhone, plug it into the Mac or PC with its dock connector and iTunes will automatically launch. iTunes should say there is an upgrade to version 7.4.3. Once that is installed, iTunes will recognize the iPhone and then show the upgrade window. Users then have the option to download the iPhone software or to download and then install the firmware update.
Apple has just released software update to its famed creative software suite iLife ‘08. The updates from Apple are available for GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD.
iPhone and iPod Touch users of the groupware, Creative Manager Pro, can now can control their businesses easier. The project management software has been update to version 8.4.4. The latest update has been optimized for the Safari web browser on the iPhone and iPod touch. The software is also ready for Mac OS X 10.5, the next in Apple’s operating systems.
Microsoft has announced Office 2008 for Mac OS X with three different versions and pricing. The three different versions are aimed at three different groups of buyers. The first, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac is a core version. The second is called Microsoft Office for the Mac Home and Student Edition and it is geared for the casual and student user. The third version is called Microsoft Office for Mac Special Media Edition, this one includes media pack software.
iPod Touch from Apple is the first iPod to include WiFi capability. Before the device was released, pictures were shown that included a Bluetooth connection icon on the top right corner of the screen next to the battery meter. Users were excited about the idea for using a Bluetooth headset to listen to music or sounds from the iPod Touch. Finally, the iPod Touch was released and a team from iFixit wanted to find out if there indeed was a Bluetooth chip inside of the device.
iPhone firmware updates have included either some bug fixes or a completely new feature set. The release of the iPhone in the European markets this past week has unveiled pictures of some new iPhone controls that might just make it to the US.
Apple has updated iTunes to include ringtones purchased through the music store to transfer on the iPhone. iToner released ringtone software in early September that allowed iPhone cell phone users to add ringtones where it was not possible before. Well, after Apple has updated iTunes to version 7.4.2, iToner need to keep up with the times.
Apple is preparing to up the ante when it comes to iPhone production in 2007. TheStreet has reported, citing people familiar with Apple, that there are plans to double iPhone production in the fourth quarter of 2007.