Does it feel like a long week to anyone else? Yeah, we know it’s only Tuesday, but still… the weekend can’t come soon enough! The week has brought bad news for both Netflix and Amazon (both taking a hit after reporting third-quarter results), but there are plenty of other things happening as well. Take a look at what you might have missed for this Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Apple’s Television Spearheaded By iTunes Creator Jeff Robbin?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lived to realize his dream of taking on the smartphone and tablet markets, but he may have left behind a legacy in the living room as well. According to Bloomberg, the company’s iPod and iTunes guru, Jeff Robbin, has been put in charge of the Jobs’ final creation, an Apple-branded television set. It’s been widely reported that Jobs told official biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “finally cracked” that elusive goal with “the simplest user interface you could imagine.” Analysts are predicting a true Apple TV could be introduced in late 2012 or early 2013. Would you like our credit card number now…?
Apple TV Gets 4.4.2 Update, Resolves Updating Problems
Speaking of the Apple TV, that little black box hasn’t been pushed aside quite yet. MacRumors is reporting the second-generation device has received a third update this month, version 4.4.2, which appears to clear up problems with the 4.4.1 update released last week. Apple suggests resetting all settings on the device prior to updating, but recognizes “that this is an inconvenience” and apologies.
Veteran FTP Software Fetch Bumped To Version 5.7
There are plenty of ways to access FTP servers on the Mac, but one of the oldest is still the best: Fetch, who released a new version 5.7 update this week. Among the laundry list of changes are improved compatibility with OS X Lion as well as better control over files, monitoring the progress of transfers and support for syncing Fetch shortcuts between computers using Dropbox. Unfortunately, in a sign of the times, Fetch 5.7 requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Fetch 5.5 and 5.6 users who purchased after January 28, 2009 are eligible for a free update; older version upgrades are and a new license is from either the company’s website or the Mac App Store.
Rumor: LTE iPhone Targeted for 2012?
There’s little doubt that Apple is working on a 4G LTE version of the iPhone, and many expect it to arrive as early as next year, when the carriers finally roll out across the country. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple will be among the members of “the LTE club” in 2012 alongside Nokia, RIM and Sony Ericsson. Third-place U.S. carrier Sprint is planning its own LTE rollout next year, with 15 devices already planned for release at the same time. Could the iPhone 5 be one of them?
Macworld Expo Rebrands, Adds iWorld to “Ultimate iFanEvent”
We’ve been wondering when registration for the 2012 Macworld Expo would open, and it turns out that today was that day. Unfortunately, this year event hosts IDG World Expo has done away with the early bird free passes (they’re now until December 1), but the show is expanding its horizons as “the ultimate iFanEvent” which is now rebranded as Macworld/iWorld to incorporate more iOS into the mix. The three day event kicks off on January 26, 2012 and promises tech talks, music, film and more. Will MacLife.com be there? You’ll just have to attend and find out…
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