New iMovie For iOS Now Available For Download

Apple has released a new version of its iMovie app on the App Store. Besides some enhancements in features, the latest version 1.1 of the application also brings support for the new iPod Touch. Apart from this, iMovie for iOS now allows users to split video clips, enable automatic music looping – a feature that […]

Apple has released a new version of its iMovie app on the App Store. Besides some enhancements in features, the latest version 1.1 of the application also brings support for the new iPod Touch. Apart from this, iMovie for iOS now allows users to split video clips, enable automatic music looping – a feature that will be really useful when the video clip extends beyond the accompanying music track and an updated photos browser.

There are also other minor enhancements that improve performance and reliability besides providing users more in-app tips for performing key tasks. The iMovie app for iPhone is now available for purchase at the App Store at a price of $4.99. Do note that this app may not work on older iPhone and iPod Touch models. If you are eager to check it out, click here to visit the App Store to make your purchase.

Where Is The Antenna Band On iPod Touch 4?

The iPod Touch doesn’t have to make phone calls, but it surely has to have its antenna bands for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. After all the brouhaha over the iPhone 4 and its antenna, one must surely be thinking if Apple has got the antenna placement right in its latest product. Well, for now, we will […]

The iPod Touch doesn’t have to make phone calls, but it surely has to have its antenna bands for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. After all the brouhaha over the iPhone 4 and its antenna, one must surely be thinking if Apple has got the antenna placement right in its latest product. Well, for now, we will have to wait and watch how the antenna on iPod Touch works.

This is because, unlike the iPhone 4 which has an externally placed antenna band, the new iPod Touch has the antennas placed in a conventional internal location. While that should offer the much needed relief, the problem here is with the back casing. Unlike earlier models that had a rubber slot to house the internal antenna, the latest iPod Touch unit comes with an all-steel casing that could technically cause interference. However, the FCC filing claims that the antenna is provided with sufficient insulators that should prevent any sort of  interference.

iPod Touch internal

iPod Touch antenna

Any other day, this explanation would have been sufficient. But I don’t think that holds true any longer. So wait until the iPod Touch units are actually out before you can call upon a judgement.

Is iPod Touch 4 An iPhone 4 Without A Phone?

The newly unveiled iPod Touch 4 brings a lot of new features that Apple has borrowed from the iPhone 4 that was launched earlier this year. Most notably, the device is equipped with the same retina display, an Apple A4 chip and two cameras – one on the front and one on the rear. Does […]

The newly unveiled iPod Touch 4 brings a lot of new features that Apple has borrowed from the iPhone 4 that was launched earlier this year. Most notably, the device is equipped with the same retina display, an Apple A4 chip and two cameras – one on the front and one on the rear.

Does it make the new iPod Touch an iPhone without a voice plan? As GigaOm points out, there are some pretty important functionalities that the upcoming version of iPod Touch will be missing that is hard to call the features on this device close to the iPhone 4.

Firstly, iPod Touch 4 will not carry a GPS chip. What that means is that users will not be able to use the hugely popular location based services when they are outside Wi-Fi coverage areas. Presently, iPod Touch users can only use LBS applications using the location data pulled from the Wi-Fi networks. Of course, even with a GPS chip on, this device cannot do much outside a Wi-Fi network primarily because the iPod Touch also misses 3G connectivity.

Following the successful launch of the iPad 3G model, it was widely speculated that the iPod Touch model too could come with a 3G data plan. But that was not to be.

Lastly, the rear-facing camera on the iPod Touch does not compare to the specs of even the older iPhone models. This is because the camera renders images at 960 x 720 pixel resolution which is approximately 0.7-Megapixels. That is completely unusable for capturing any picture worth, well, capturing.

What are your thoughts? Are you buying a new iPod Touch?

Plex App For iPhone And iPad Released

Plex, the popular media center service for Apple’s Mac computers has announced the launch of a new app that will bring the media streaming service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The application will allow you to use your iDevice as a remote control and also additionally let users stream the content from the […]

Plex, the popular media center service for Apple’s Mac computers has announced the launch of a new app that will bring the media streaming service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The application will allow you to use your iDevice as a remote control and also additionally let users stream the content from the Plex Media center to your iPhone or iPad. This is significant because it will give users a seamless video consuming experience. Consider watching a movie on your Plex-integrated television and then choosing to watch the rest of the movie on your iPad in the bedroom. With the latest Plex app, that becomes possible.

The Plex app runs on iPhones/iPod Touch running iOS 3.0 and above and on iPads. It also requires an Intel Mac version 5.0 and above and transcodes 720p video with a processor offering at least 2.2GHz capacity.

The app costs $4.99 and can be downloaded from the App Store by clicking here.

iPod Touch Randomly Changing Time After iOS 4 Upgrade

Many iPod Touch users have been complaining on the Apple support forums about a new iOS 4 related issue – the time on their device appears to be randomly changing. Most of the users who have been experiencing this issue have been noticing it only after their device was upgraded to the latest iOS 4 […]

Many iPod Touch users have been complaining on the Apple support forums about a new iOS 4 related issue – the time on their device appears to be randomly changing. Most of the users who have been experiencing this issue have been noticing it only after their device was upgraded to the latest iOS 4 platform. One user writes,

“Similar issue here with my 2nd gen iPod Touch, after upgradeing to iOS4. My time keeps “resetting” to exactly 1 hour 13 minutes behind the actual time, no matter what I set the time to. I’ve noticed it does this when I open certain apps. In particular it seems to be apps that use Location Services, like Yelp, Facebook, and even the preinstalled Maps app. Whether Location Services is on or off makes no difference, opening the app will reset the time.”

There is no word of acknowledgement or possible fixes being offered by Apple right now. Here is a solution you can try out. But this does not work according to some users.

  • Power off the iPod Touch by holding the Home and Power button together
  • Restart by holding down the Power and Home buttons together once again
  • Connect your iPod Touch to iTunes and attempt to Restore via a backup. If possible, try the ‘Restore as new’ option.

Does this work? Do you have an alternate solution? Please tell in the comments.