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iPod Touch 1st Gen with V3 software

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

The new V3 iPhone/iPod software from Apple offers a lot of improvements and additions, unfortunately the amount of these changes decreases the further back the family tree you go. Probably the least blessed by the V3 update is the first generation iPod Touch, the model I use. I’ve been looking through the software I use on my iPod for a couple of days to find what’s new, so here’s a list of the changes you get for your £5.99/$9.99

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Search Found to the left of the home screen, this offers similar functionality to the Mac’s Spotlight, searching most of the device’s built in applications. Icons for each application on the left identify where the match is so this is a very fast way of finding what you want. It’s also customisable from Settings>General>Home, as shown below. The home button can be assigned an action, and apps you don’t want to include can be deselected. It’s even possible to drag the apps around to change the order of the search results. Read more…

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iPhone firmware V3 announced

March 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Apple has announced iPhone/iPod software version 3, with a beta available to developers now and the final version due this summer. Offering over 100 new features, some of the highlights include

  • Cut, Copy and Paste finally
  • Spotlight Search avaliable from a new screen to the left of the current first page. Looks a bit like the Palm Pre screen layout to me
  • Turn by Turn CoreLocation available to all apps for turn-by-turn GPS directions
  • MMS the iphone catches up with the rest of the messaging world
  • Push Notification previously promised and delayed, now to be included in V3
  • Third-Party Accessory Apps software can now access hardware add-ons
  • Peer-to-Peer Connectivity over bluetooth and wifi for data sharing and games
  • In-App Purchasing for buying content within applications, such as newspaper or magazine subscriptions
  • Landscape keyboard for easier data entry
  • Voice Memos again, catching up with everyone else
  • A2DP Bluetooth stereo headset support
  • Shake to Shuffle the ipod nano feature moves to the iPhone

The biggest question here is should you wait for 3rd generation hardware (if launched) this summer of take advantage of the free iPhone handset/stock clearance rumoured to be coming in May?