Author Archives: Steve Lawrence
Unless this is just a beta thing, there is no ability to add either aliases to your free @me.com email address under iCloud or add an additional POP mail account. In MobileMe, users could add aliases (additional @me.com addresses that all share the same inbox) and also add another account via POP3 (e.g. mail from your old ISP account). In the above screenshot of the preferences panel from iCloud mail, there was a ‘+’ button in MobileMe where the red square has been drawn.
You can see a screenshot of the MobileMe counterpart with the additional ‘+’ after the break. It’s possible that since this is a free service Apple have decided to cut out some of the whistles and bells, or it could just be that this is to be added at a later date. After all, this panel is kind of pointless unless you can actually add other accounts or aliases. What do you think?…Read More
An Apple TV update is available this morning (iOS 4.3) that adds Vimeo support. The same update also adds the ability to buy and stream TV show episodes, but this feature is only available in the US. Still not got an Apple TV? The Apple Store NZ have refurbs for $145 again: get one. Enjoy!…Read More
Apple has rolled out ninety-second song previews on the iTunes Store here in New Zealand, along with several other territories including Australia, Canada and the UK. This triples the amount of a song you can listen to before buying and makes it far easier to get a feel for the complete track. Thirty seconds was never really enough and previews would often cut off just before the chorus, leaving you in doubt as to whether you actually like it or not. The change is live now and affects both iTunes for Mac / PC as well as the iTunes app on iOS devices. It follows the same change being made to the US iTunes store in December of last year.…Read More
Today, we’re launching a new regular feature on the site: From the forums. Why? Because you guys are smart and awesome, and some of the things you discuss in the forums are front-page worthy. So every now and again, when a post catches our eye, we’re going to link to it from the front page. We’ll turn the comments off on the post, but if you’re registered with the site (and why wouldn’t you be?) you can carry on commenting within the actual forum post itself.
The first ‘From the forums’ post is a tip from reader AndrewNZ who has realised that there is a way to actually stop a thief from disabling Find my iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch). It’s incredibly simple but, I’m guessing like many of you, it never occurred to me before. Click here for the thread to check out the tip and be sure to join in the discussion. While you’re there, if you’ve never explored our forums before, this is the perfectly opportunity to acquaint yourself. Enjoy!…Read More
By now you’re probably starting to notice a distinct lack of posts about the iPhone 5 (if that’s what it will even be called) and you’re probably starting to wonder why that is. Are we getting lazy? Are we not interested? Are we failing to keep up with developments? I’m glad to say that it’s none of those things. Keep reading to find out why we’re keeping mum on speculation over the next iPhone.…Read More
Yup, you read that right. We’ve been waiting since the launch of the first iPad for an official Facebook app but it appears that there’s been one sitting right under our noses in hidden code right within the iPhone app. The secret app was discovered by TechCrunch and looks fantastic in the screenshots.
There are some simple instructions right here to enable the iPad app without jailbreaking, but just like almost everybody in the comments I have been unable to get it to work. It’s very likely that Facebook are now blocking access via the (modified) app but hopefully Zuckerburg & Co will shortly realise that the cat’s out of the bag and just give everybody what they want. If not… you could always start a Facebook group!…Read More
Now here’s a blast from the past: an app version of a good old classic ‘party’ game. High technology meets retro low-tech fun. You’ll have played this a dozen times already (perhaps at school). You know: the game where you’re asked to choose a noun or a name or a verb and your choices are inserted into a story. It’s right up there with with taking it in turns to draw sections of a picture on a piece of folded paper, only to reveal a hideous man-robot-fish-thing at the end of it all. But is it as fun as it was back then? …Read More