Posts Tagged ‘version 2’

iStat Menus 2

September 3, 2009 2 comments


It appears many software developers were caught out by the early release of Snow Leopard, and unfortunately one of the apps that hadn’t been updated was the excellent iStat Menus from iSlayer. It’s a system monitoring package that puts info in your menu bar for cpu, memory, network and hard drive usage, as well as temperatures and a highly configurable date/time.

Much has been written on the Snow Leopard problems the previous version of iStat Menus caused, but iSlayer has done a quick  job of getting version 2 out. The System Preferences panel has been overhauled and the options are even more flexible than before.  Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know what their Mac is doing.


Taking screenshots with the iPod V2

July 11, 2008 2 comments

This has been mentioned on several sites relating to the iPhone, but it’s worth repeating since it also works with the iPod Touch. To take a screenshot, hold down the home button and quickly press the on/off button. The screen flashes white then fades back to normal to indicate success.

Screenshots are stored in a Saved Photos album that appears first in the Photo Albums list. The next time you connect the iPod to your Mac (sorry, not sure how it works under Windows) the album can be transfered into iPhoto, as shown below. Not sure why the thumbnails didn’t appear in the import window, is this a bug?

iPod Touch version 2 screenshots

July 11, 2008 Leave a comment

For those still trying to get the version 2 software for the iPod Touch, here are some screen shots of the new features I’ve found so far, and a couple I didn’t use much so may not be so new. Post a comment if there’s anything specific you want to see. Read more…

iPod Touch Firmware download problems

July 11, 2008 2 comments

Today has not been a good day for Apple in the UK. Problems and delays have blighted the launch of the 3G iPhone, with customers leaving Apple stores empty handed. The iPod Touch version 2 software is now linked to from the iPod page, but trying to access it results in the error message below. Not much to do but keep trying until the problems are sorted, more details to follow when the servers start working.

UPDATE After posting the above I tried iTunes again, and it’s now sometimes saying version 2 is available.  Clicking update then learn more still results in an error message, then iTunes says my iPod is up to date. Definitely not the smooth Apple experience we expect.

iPhone version 2 software available now

July 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Macrumors has the link to iPhone V2 software, obtained from Apple’s XML files which I’m guessing were part of iTunes 7.7 released this morning. The link is,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw

for those who can’t wait a few more hours for the official release. This performs a complete erase of the iPhone before installing, but reports say iTunes offers to make a backup of the current contents before proceding. The new firmware is only compatible with the iPhone, some Macrumors forum posters have tried it with the iPod touch with no success.

This is release 5A347, a couple of versions on from the last 5A345 beta. No word on what changes were made between the two releases.

UPDATE The final release is now available through iTunes, and Mac Rumors is reporting it has the slightly changed name of iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw. No word yet on what’s different in this version.