Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Steam Mobile Opens Public Access

As you may have heard, last week Valve released their Steam Mobile app for both iOS and Android on a closed beta. Many users were upset because they couldn't do anything through the app without beta access. That all changes now though, Valve has opened the Steam Mobile service to all users.

Head on over to the App Store/Market and download your free copy today.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Apple Will use 802.11ac WiFi Standard This Year

According to Apple Insider, Apple is planning on adopting the new 802.11ac wifi standard across their product line this year. 802.11ac has a max speed of over 1 gigabit per second, more than three times faster than the current wireless N. Broadcom will be releasing 802.11ac chips soon that feature better range and power efficiency than existing chips. Don't forget that you'll need an 802.11ac capable router to harness the full 802.11ac speed.

T-Mobile to Officially Support Unlocked iPhones

T-Mobile marketing chief Cole Brodman claimed that as of September 2011 there were over one million unlocked iPhone users on their network, and that T-Mobile offers a "no-compromise" iPhone experience. And even though T-Mobile has shown great interest in carrying the iPhone, they are still waiting on Apple to make that a reality.

In the meantime, however, T-Mobile will start providing official support for the iPhone starting January 30th, 2012. The carrier will provide technical support, information about the iPhone's features and specifications, and answer basic questions about the device. So even though T-Mobile is the largest carrier in the US that doesn't have the iPhone yet, it'll be more than ready to facilitate it when Apple decides to launch it on their network.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Siri on iPad & iPod Touch?

After updating to the newly released iOS 5.1 beta 3, iOS hacker Sonny Dickson uncovered an interesting reference to Siri Dictation within the Settings app on his iPad 2. As reported by 9to5Mac, a new section under the keyboard tab in the iPad’s settings, labeled as “About Privacy and Dictation,” has a legal blurb that mentions Siri dictation a number of times. The actual dictation feature is still absent in iOS 5.1 beta 3, but it could be implemented by Apple in the final release of iOS 5.1.

Alternatively, the Cupertino-based company might choose to release Siri as an exclusive feature for the iPad 3. The report also claims that the same legal statement can be found on the latest iPod touch, so it could be a case of iPhone 4S software code not being properly removed from the iPad or iPod touch versions of iOS. Regardless, let’s hope that Siri for iPad—and perhaps iPod touch, too—is inching closer to reality. That would be a real treat.

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