Skype’s iPhone application has received a much-anticipated update today, bringing support for multitasking in iOS 4. – Run Skype in the background with multitasking in iOS4. Receive Skype calls and IM while other apps are running or when your iPhone is locked. You can also continue your call while you switch to another application.
For all those people who have been waiting for a Verizon iPhone to make an appearance and hoping to get in on an unlimited data plan when it does launch on that carrier, it looks like that option may not be a possibility. Engadget is reporting that Verizon next week will follow in AT&T’s footsteps and switch to tiered pricing for its cellular data packages. AT&T and Verizon tend to follow each others’ moves pretty closely — the two carriers regard each other as their nearest competitors, after all — and we’re hearing that Big Red intends to move to some sort of tiered bucket strategy on July 29. We don’t have details on whether the pricing will be identical to AT&T’s ($25 for 2GB, $15 for 200MB), but we imagine it’ll be within shouting distance if not
On Friday, Apple held a press conference where they defended the iPhone 4’s antenna design and presented data suggesting the issue was blown out of proportion. During a portion of their presentation, they demonstrated signal loss in other major phone manufacturers including devices made by RIM And Nokia.
Hours before Apple’s iPhone 4 press conference, we pointed to a YouTube video of “The iPhone Antenna Song”, a humorous two-minute song written by Jonathan Mann, who has been writing and performing a new song every day for the past year and a half.
Other iPhone 4 Press Conference Notes: Over 3 Million Sold, White Models Coming, International Releases July 30th
While the big news out of Apple’s iPhone 4 press conference was the announcement of free cases for customers and a positioning of antenna issues as affecting nearly all smartphones, there was additional news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, including acknowledgment of proximity sensor issues with a fix promised for the next iOS software update. Jobs also made several other announcements which may be of interest to readers: – Over 3 Million iPhone 4s Sold : Jobs announced early in his presentation that the iPhone 4 has sold over three million units since its launch in the U.S.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports that the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office has been granted a withdrawal of its controversial search warrant used to seize items from the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen in the wake of the site’s purchase of and publication of details on an iPhone 4 prototype lost in a bar earlier this year. As EFF repeatedly noted at the time, the warrant-backed search of Chen’s home was illegal as it violated California Penal Code section 1524(g)’s prohibition against the issuance of warrants for “unpublished information obtained or prepared in gathering, receiving or processing of information for communication to the public.” As a result of the withdrawal, all information and equipment must be returned to Chen. This does not, however, mean that the potential case has been dismissed. In addition to evidence gathered through other means, the District Attorney’s office could skirt around the questionably-issued search warrant and request a subpoena for access to the same items, but it is unclear whether it intends to do so
At its iPhone 4 press conference today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the results of the company’s investigation into complaints of signal problems on the new device. According to Jobs, the issue is being experienced by a very small proportion of customers but that the company wants every customer to be satisfied.
During today’s press conference. Apple’s Steve Jobs revealed that they are tracking some issues with the iPhone 4’s proximity sensor and expects to fix this in the next software update. We previously reported on this issue two weeks ago: one of the most prevalent [problems] of late has been problems with the device’s proximity sensors designed to sense when the phone is held up to the user’s face and deactivate the device’s screen, thus preventing unintended activation of buttons on the display. Affected users found themselves accidentally ending calls or causing other unintended key presses
Backstage at Apple Town Hall (via mrvideobba) Apple today is holding its iPhone 4 press conference where it is expected to address issues with the device’s cellular signal reception. The event is scheduled to kick off at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time, or just about one hour from now.
Mozilla’s Firefox Home [App Store] has hit the App Store, allowing users to sync their Firefox history, bookmarks, and open tabs from their desktop to their iOS device, where they can be accessed through a WebKit-powered web viewer.