Animoto, the DIY-music-video-meets-slideshow tool, has released a new version of its iPhone app that brings it a little closer to its desktop counterpart.
Users of its paid premium service can now create and watch full-length videos right on their phone. Previously, users (both free and paid) were limited to 30-second clips consisting of just 16 shots. The new version allows you to create versions of as many as you want--or at least whatever photos can fit inside the length of the song you've chosen.
Anything you create on the iPhone can now be shared through Animoto.com and vice … Read more
Apple's customers have wasted no time scooping up its latest smartphone and operating system update.
More than 1 million3G S smartphones have sold in the three days since the new model hit the stores Friday, Apple announced Monday. In addition, 6 million people have downloaded the new update in the five days since its release.
The sales figure even prompted Apple CEO Steve Jobs to make his first public comment since going on medical leave early this year.
"Customers are voting and the Read moreis winning," Jobs said in a statement. &…
iPhone 3G S buyers are still experiencing delays activating their new smartphones, but Apple apparently wants to make it up to them.
Apple began notifying affected customers via e-mail on Sunday that they may experience additional delays for another two days due to "system issues" and "high activation volumes," according to readers in various blogs who claim to have received the e-mail.
As a way of apology for the delays, the same e-mail said Apple plans to offer customers a $30 credit iTunes Store credit … Read more
OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT--When I wrote to Verizon, asking for a MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot review unit for my upcoming Road Trip 2009 project, the response I got back was, basically, "Why would you want that?"
The MiFi operates on Verizon's EV-DO network, and converts that mobile broadband signal into a Wi-Fi signal that up to five people can use. So the question really was, Why would I, one person, find useful an Internet connectivity technology designed for multiple people?
I've just started using the device, so I've hardly scratched the surface of its potential, but … Read more
According to the support document:
If you don't have an option for Notifications in the Settings menu, then you don't have an app installed that supports notifications.
An app needs to be used at least once before it will receive any notifications.
The iPod Touch can receive notifications any time when the screen is on and Wi-Fi is connected. If the screen is asleep, the iPod … Read more
The iPhone 3G S launch is well under way, and AT&T made a big deal this week with a capitulation to iPhone customers under contract (click the link for the CNET story). It promised that some 3G customers who would normally be upgrade-eligible later this summer (June, July, August) will finally be able to get their 3G S now for the new-contract prices of $99, $199, and $299.
It was a nice promise, but were you able to take advantage of it? I ask because I bought my 3G last August 31, and I pay more than $99 … Read more
While it would certainly be wrong to call the issue widespread, some iPhone users have reported delays while trying to activate their new iPhone 3G S.
CNET's own David Martin tried to activate his iPhone today and had to call AT&T customer support. AT&T customer service reps couldn't explain what the problem was, but it surely has to do with the number of people trying to activate their phones all at once.
For some users, iTunes is reporting that it could take up to 48 hours to complete the activation process. From experience, I … Read more