In the run up to Verizon’s event on Tuesday, it is fair to say that the Apple community, especially those who are already iPhone customers and “enjoying” the benefits of AT&T and it’s services, are pumped for what will be announced. So far, we know that, Gizmodo won’t be attending the event as they failed to receive an invite, and according to The Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs will be present, barring “unforeseen circumstances”. Conclusion? – This is probably the Verizon iPhone announcement (or at least, iPhone 4 coming to Verizon).
CES 2011 is turning out to be one of the best Consumer Electronic Shows yet. With Google showing off Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” designed for tablets, Boxee showing off its official upcoming iPad app, iCade finally coming to life, Angry Birds landing in our living rooms, and with Verizon all but confirmed to be announcing Apple’s iPhone 4 on the network this Tuesday, things are definitely hotting up. One App Store developer, PixelMags (@PixelMags), is on the ground at the show and posted a number of photos they had taken at the event this week, to Facebook. Showing off the latest in tablets, gaming hardware and … very, very compact car-like buggies, you can check them out after the break!
As with almost all apps which are removed or pulled from Apple’s App Store, they generally end up on Freeman’s jailbreak “shrine”, Cydia – and according to a number of sources, VLC for iOS is no different. On news of Rémi Denis-Courmont’s relentless attempt to get the app pulled from the store had been successful, original developer of the software, Ryan Petrich, has turned to Cydia as a way to re-distribute his software to iOS users.
I am a download addict so naturally having a download manager on my iPhone was a must. However because of this so-called ‘addiction’, I wasted a lot of money on tons of download managers which promised a lot of features, but executed them poorly. At this point, the app rating didn’t matter anymore because all those 5-star apps couldn’t do what I wanted them to do. Finally, my search for the perfect download manager ended when I found “Downloader”, a universal app, with a price tag of 0.59, rated – wait for it… two and a half stars!
VLC for iOS has had a tough ride, but one which the guys behind the GNU General Public License (GPL) say is the developers’ own fault. The issue has (thankfully) now been resolved, albeit the hard way.