Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’
The Fanhattan Project
Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 05:28 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 19 October 2012 06:00
I’m constantly looking for new apps to enhance my iPhone or iPad experience. Today I came across a gem designed to make your entertainment apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus accessible from one app. It’s called Fanhattan and is available for free on Apple’s App Store.
Search for a movie or tv show in Fanhattan and it will bring up various choices for your viewing pleasure. For instance type in “The X Files” and Fanhattan will deliver results in both the movie and tv categories. Click on the tab of which one you would like to watch and you are presented with various options of where you can watch it like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video. If you select Netflix and have a membership to the service Fanhattan will open the Netflix App and head directly to all 202 episodes of The X Files that Netflix has to offer.
You can also set up a watchlist that allows you to add shows and movies. Fanhattan will send you an alert when it’s available to watch. Once you receive the alert you can watch it immediately or save it for later.
Fanhattan also offers access to HBO GO, iTunes, Cinemax, Crackle and YouTube amongst others and is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later. Read more: The Fanhattan Project
iOS 6: First Impressions
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:12 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:11
Today Apple unleashed iOS 6 to the public and you can update directly from your Apple device. Initially I had a few problems getting the update to work without errors but have since successfully updated both my iPhone and iPad. iOS 6 is touted as adding over 200 new features to your iPhones, iPads and later generation iPod touches.
As some of the features are not available to my older iPhone 4 I’ll just go over the basics for now and when I get my iPhone 5 I’ll delve more into iOS 6. However even if you have an older iDevice there’s still many reasons for you to upgrade.
Sure we’ve heard all the controversy about the removal of Google maps but I had always preferred the Mapquest app to Maps anyway and I would think all map apps are pretty similar in that they are designed to get you from point A to point B. With the new Map app you are offered step by step spoken directions and the new interactive 3D view “flyover” as well as real-time traffic information.
What Do Anonymous And The FBI Have In Common? Possibly Your iOS UDID
Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 03:59 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 10 September 2012 05:00
It seems the Anonymous hacking group acquired more than 12 million Apple UDID identifier codes and to prove their hacking prowess they released 1,000,001 of them to the public. Even more shocking is that they claim they got them from an FBI laptop they hacked. Once the story garnered some attention from the press the FBI emphatically denied the allegations that one of their laptops that holds personal and sensitive information was hacked. The FBI even tweeted about the incident stating that it was “TOTALLY FALSE.”
The UDID or Unique Device Identifier is 40 letters and numbers specific to each device such as an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The code is used for connecting devices to the users Apple ID which allows the device to install apps purchased at the App Store and music from iTunes. It also lets Apple send push notifications and iMessages to the proper device.
Apple finally broke their silence on the matter and of course denied the validity of the story by issuing the following statement to AllThingsD. “The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization.”
So where exactly did Anonymous get the UDIDs and more importantly will we ever find their source? It’s possible the UDIDs could have come from a developer that was either careless or knowingly gave them to Anonymous. However it’s unlikely a developer would have access to 12 million of them but we only know for sure Anonymous has 1 million. My guess is we will probably never find out where the leak came from but at least Apple is taking some precautions against the threat. Read more: What Do Anonymous And The FBI Have In Common? Possibly Your iOS UDID
Bruce Willis Set To Sue Apple
Last Updated on Monday, 3 September 2012 09:30 Written by JCWaitWat Monday, 3 September 2012 12:00
In this weeks more surprising, out the blue news Bruce Willis is considering legal action against Apple, according to British paper The Sun. Willis has supposedly amassed an enormous library of tracks which he wants to bequeath to his three daughters upon his death. However this is in breach of iTunes’ terms and conditions which states that actually users only “borrow” tracks rather than actually owning them. The story also quoted Chris Walton, a London attorney, saying that:
Lots of people will be surprised on learning all those tracks and books they have bought over the years don’t actually belong to them. It’s only natural you would want to pass them on to a loved one.
While it will be interesting to see whether Willis will be able to take a stand the notoriously brutal Apple legal teams, this news also reminds us that everyone but John McClane does not read terms and conditions- I’m sure every single one of us was under the belief that we owned the tracks all the tracks we paid for.