This is just your usual massive bug fix release. All iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) receive the update — except Verizon iPhone 4 users, at the moment. Via:OurFrandzAtGiz
Slow news day. But hey, what’s cooler? No news or some dudes breaking iPad glass? The iPad 2 is very resilient due to it being thinner, and the original iPad breaks like a toothpick. Just mute your speakers; the awful song selection would make you cringe.Via: Wired
This is something that came from one of my followers, as a pretty accurate security report. If you make a Google search of “shangtwitter” you’ll find the old version of Twitter in its entirety, along with many different users. Obviously, the first things that comes to mind is don’t bother entering your login information to this site, which is also SSL-secured. Also, I’d like Google to kill this off their AppSpot servers, immediately.
Not much to report on right now, but it’s official via a Research In Motion (RIM) press release. This means the PlayBook can use both Adobe AIR and Android apps, as well as Java. This also applies to upcoming QNX-based BlackBerry handsets. Strange. Press release after the cut.
This is better than your grandfather’s Firefox 4, that’s for sure (albeit the old Firefox has tricks in its fur). Google’s Chrome 11 developer release just went beta, and with it, further finalizing an HTML5 voice-to-text feature (and API) that not only Google, but app and site developers as well could tap into. It works practically like Android 2.x, although not as useful since there hasn’t been much use for it, yet. Also, for those of you with foul mouths, it censors bad language. GPU-accelerated 3D CSS is also present in the beta, and gives web devs the ability to make 3D look awesome on their sites. Download link at the ‘via’ link.
In a recent tweet by Jens Bergensten, Mojang AB’s back-end developer, he mentioned that Minecraft Beta 1.4 would be released next week, if everything goes to plan (the tweet of which you can read above). The update aims to bring beds as respawn points, so if you sleep in a bed successfully for one night without being woken up, it becomes your spawn point until you sleep in another bed, or if you destroy the bed you previously slept in. The new respawn feature also works in SMP (Survival Multiplayer) , and wolves will also be added. With wolves, you can direct them to attack targets, and they also follow you as companions.
Via: Jens on Twitter
It’s crazy. Below is a list of the important stories of the day (read: all of them). There’s new devices from Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, coming form manufactures like HTC, BlackBerry, Samsung, and — that’s it. And there is news from Microsoft on the NoDo update that’s released, Mozilla on the release of Firefox 4, and Adobe patching Flash, again. Also, we’re holding a Battlefield Play4Free giveaway for 5 closed beta keys. Go get it!