Apple just pushed out iOS 5.3 for the Apple TV that now supports HBO Go and WatchESPN. Both of these applications are some of the most popular iOS apps and now people with an Apple TV can access them directly from their living room. In addition to HBO GO and WatchESPN, three new content providers are also available today on Apple TV including Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello offering live news, sports and current TV programming. In order to get access to the new applications you will have to update your Apple TV to the latest version 5.3
Here are the official download links:
- Apple TV 2G (AppleTV2,1) version 5.3 (Build 10B809), Download
- Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) version 5.3 (Build 10B809), Download
- AppleTV3,2 (AppleTV3,2) version 5.3 (Build 10B809), Download
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PDF mic Recorder for iPad, developed by Focustrain LLC, allows you to create great videos from your PDFs. With PDF mic you can take any PDF and instantly add voice notes to help you remember keep points. The application will record your voice as you swipe through the pages and then coverts the PDF with your voice to a video that you can upload to Dropbox, Google, YouTube, Facebook, or email.
To get started with PDF mic you just need a PDF. You can get this from an email attachment by clicking on the PDF and selecting open with PDF mic. You can also import PDFs from Dropbox, Google Drive, or your computer through a web browser.
Once you have loaded your PDG simply name the video and hit done. Then hit the record button and begin speaking. You can advance the pages by hitting the green arrow. Once you are finished just stop the recording. PDF mic will save the video to your photo library and also in the app so you can go back and edit it at anytime.
I love using this app to record my voice over some of my son’s favorite books that I have converted to PDF so he can read them on the iPad. Now he can listen to my voice even when I am not there.
PDF mic Recorder for iPad is usually $1.99, but for a limited time is FREE. If your a student or anyone else who enjoys a bargain and needs to take voice notes with PDFs this is a great deal right now. Download it before the price goes back up.
iOS 7 just added a very important feature that many have been wishing for. You can now have a block list. You will not receive phone calls, messages, or FaceTime from people on the block list.
To block a personal all you have to do is press the (i) next to your recent calls list. Then just hit block caller. Or go into Settings –> Phone –> Blocked, and add a new blocked person. This will make filtering repeated spams callers so much easier.
Remember this is currently is iOS 7 Beta 1 and it may change for the final release of iOS 7 in that fall.
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Apple just announced a totally redesigned iOS 7. It has a new interface and an elegant flat design. Tim Cook stated, “It’s the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.” Here is a video preview of it as well as some more information on the new features.
Control Center – This gives you quick access to the things you need right away. You can quickly swipe up from any screen and turn Wi-Fi on or off, switch to Airplane mode, or adjust the brightness of your display. you can also quickly turn on a flashlight. No more flashlight apps needed.
Updated Notification Center – You can now access this from any screen including the lock screen.
Multitasking – Just got a whole lot smarted. It learns when you use your apps and updates them before you even check them all while maintaining great battery life. Also you have a live display off every app you are running. This was taken from the jailbreaking community as well. (Auxo)
Camera – The camera app also got a complete overhaul. You can quickly swipe to access the different camera modes including, video, photo, square, and panorama. Apple also integrated built in filters so you can quickly change the look of pictures without having to use a different application.
Photos- The photos app also received a redesign that makes it faster, easier, and more delightful to scroll down memory lane. It will organize your pictures into collections based on the location and time the pictures were taken. iCloud Photo Sharing was also introduced, so you and your friends can all contribute to shared photostreams.
AirDrop – Just like AirDrop on the Mac, you can now droop photos or documents directly to friends via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. All the transfers are encrypted so you know you documents are safe.
Safari – Safari has also been improved that makes browsing bigger, better, and more beautiful in iOS 7. there is now a unified smart search field that will automatically suggest the closest match to what you’re looking for to help you find the webpage fast. The Tab view has also been redesigned and makes browsing through tabs super easy. You can also have more than just 8 tabs now. One of my favorite features is iCloud Keychain that is basically a replacement for 1Password or other password managers. It will sync with the cloud so you will always have access to your saved passwords and other information. It also features 256-bit AES encryption to keep your info secure.
iTunes Radio - This is basically Apple’s version of Pandora. It lets you create custom playlists and is free via ads. iTunes Match users get an ad free experience.
Siri – Siri has been updated with a new look, new sound, and new capabilities. The biggest difference you will notice is the voice. You can now choose between a male and a female and the voice no longer sounds like a robot. It sound much more natural and makes it easier to understand. You can also use Siri to shut off Wi-Fi, play voicemail, and more.
App Store- The App Store has also been improved and no longer will you have to worry about doing app updates. It will do them automatically in the background. You will also notice new categories for kids, so parents can easily find apps based on their age group. You can also see whats popular based on your location.
Find My iPhone – Find My iPhone now features even more security in iOS 7 and will help deter theft. Now turning off Find My iPhone or erasing the device requires your Apple ID and password so that they cannot reactivate it until the correct information is imputed. Now your iPhone will be save no matter where it is.
iOS 7 is currently in beta and is available on the iPhone right now for developers. The iPad iOS 7 beta will be available in a few weeks and general availability of iOS 7 will be in the Fall.
Apple just announced their new operating system called OS X Mavericks. We can say goodbye to the cat names. It extends battery life and increases system responsiveness and has a ton of new features.
- Finder Tabs -tabs for finder
- Tags – tag documents or anything into finder and helpful for search
- Multiple displays – menus across multiple displays, docks across multiple displays, pan independently.
- Safari Improvements – finally allows you to reopen all windows from last session. Way better memory usage. Uses less energy. Fluid scrolling in reader.
- iCloud Keychain – remembers website log-ins, credit card numbers, wifi networks. Encrypted on your trusted devices only. This will replace the popular apps like 1Password.
- Quick Reply in Notification Center.
- Receive push notifications from an iOS device on your mac.
- Notifications on the lock screen.
- Updated Calender
- Maps -New app just like the iOS version. Can send info and directions right to your iPhone.
- iBooks is now on the Mac. – 1.8 million books available now.
Developer Preview Today and general release in the Fall.read more