Today I went and bought an Apple TV. I don’t think I have a need for it yet, but I want one. It was after watching this video that I saw the potential.
The video shows the use of Airplay on 3rd party apps. While the APIs are private at the moment, which means the app won’t pass the app store review, it shows how much Airplay can be used if Apple decide to make the APIs public. I mean come on, sitting on your couch streaming video from your PC/Mac to your TV via your iPhone/iPad. It’s the ultimate couch potato dream :).
Ever since getting Mobile Me, which Find my iPhone is a feature, I’ve always wondered if I could make that feature more secure.
To enable the Mobile Me feature on an iDevice (iPhone or iPad), you need to create a new email account and put in your Mobile Me email and password. Then in the options you can turn email, calendar, notes, Find my iPhone ON/OFF or delete the account all together.
So potentially if my phone gets stolen from a technically savvy thief (do they exist?) they could go to the options and then either delete the account, or turn Find my iPhone OFF. They could also turn off the notifications, which tells the phone to not give its position. After that might as well give up in trying to track the phone. Continue reading
Apple has just released(actually it was about 5am this morning :)), their latest iOS version 4.2.1. It’s supposed to bring together both iPhone and iPad, with both having the same features like, multitasking, folders, airprint and air play.
They also decided to make Find My iPhone for free. If you have an iPhone 4, iPad or a fourth gen iPod Touch you can get Find My iPhone you can get it for free. For the rest of the people with older devices you have to pay for MobileMe, which gives you Find My iPhone amongst the other features.
Time to get cracking and download the update.
Apple has been investigating how it can use an integrated sim card, that doesn’t need a new sim card everytime you switch mobile carriers. It can be remotely activated to which every carrier you choose. It should also make the phones smaller as the integrated sim would be a smaller size, which would mean more room for a bigger battery, and we all know all mobile phones at the moment, need bigger batteries, to be able to last longer.
Here I am at Westlakes and I’m going to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. From what I’ve read the movie should follow the book very closely. I hope so. I will post a quick review at the end of the movie.
If you haven’t watched the movie don’t read the rest as it contains spoilers.