iOS 4.2 Update Causing iPod Music Library To Disappear? Here’s The Fix

Unless you slept through the whole of yesterday, you may have definitely heard that the new iOS 4.2 update for Apple devices is already available for download over iTunes. The update introduces users to a number of new features. But as several users have been noticing, this update seems to be causing all music on your iPod app to vanish. Users launching the iPod app on their iPhone or iPod Touch may find that their music library no longer exists.

Apparently, this is a bug and it doesn’t actually deletes your music library. Instead, it only stops from showing them. To fix this, carry out these following steps

Step 1 : Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes

Step 2 : The iPhone will now be listed on the iTunes sidebar. Click on the arrow besides it and select Music. Playing a song on iPhone via iTunes should play the music on your computer.

Step 3 : Now, sync the phone again

You are done.  Disconnecting iPhone and relaunching the iPod app should bring back all the lost music. Did it work?

New iPod Touch Parts Leaked In Demo Video

By now, the new iPod Touch has been leaked a several dozen times so I won’t bother to take you through that “interesting rumor” that this fourth generation device could possibly come with a front facing camera that will support FaceTime video calling. By all means, that looks a certainty considering that Apple was supposed to get the camera in the last generation model itself and with the company desperately trying to get their new video calling feature proliferate much better among users are most likely to bring camera to iPod Touch 4G.

Anyway, there is a new video demo doing the rounds in the blogosphere that shows a front LCD panel of the new iPod Touch revealing a slot for a camera in all its glory. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.

New Dual Charger For iPad And iPhone Launched By XtremeMac

Got more than one iDevice at home? XtremeMac has launched a new series of InCharge charging accessories that will let you charge your iPad along with an iPhone or iPod while at home or when you are on the move.

The InCharge Duo is a good option to go for if you need to charge your iDevices at your workplace. The device has a compact design that can be accomodated on any desk.

iPad iPhone Dual Charger

The other option you can pick if you need a dual charging option in your car is the InCharge Auto. The device comes with a unit that contains 12V accessory outlets and safety fuse to charge on the go. The third option is one you can use at your Home to charge directly from a electric point on the wall. The InCharge Home comes with an adapter that can pull power to two devices at any given time. These chargers are priced at $59.99, $24.99 and $34.99 respectively.

Protective Screen Covers For iPhone No Longer For Sale?

Apple is contemplating a move to stop the sale of protective films and covers for the iPhone from the Apple Stores. The move, it is said, is to allay concerns that the iPhone screen is vulnerable and not rugged enough.

According to reports on the iLounge, “the ban will impact all forms of screen film, including completely clear film, anti-glare film, and mirrored film, regardless of whether the purpose of the film is protective, decorative, or both.

To be fair, the latest generation of Apple devices do include an oil-resistant coating. However, Apple’s decision to ban the sale of all kinds of accessory coverings appears to be more of a marketing gimmick to sell the ruggedness of the iDevice than anything else.

I wonder what it would be like if Steve Jobs had dropped his iPad and got the screen cracked wide open while demoing it.

[via iLounge]

Pegatron To Manufacture iPhone 4G – Not Foxconn?

Apple might have possibly replaced iPhone’s OEM for earlier versions, Foxconn Electronics with Pegatron Technology for the manufacture of the next generation of iPhone. This was reported by Taiwan publication, DigiTimes.

According to industry sources, Pegatron’s deal with Apple might already have been secured and the launch of the device is likely to be in late summer or fall of this year.

There has been a lot of anticipation over the next gen iPhone which is expected to be a “world phone” capable of running on both GSM and CDMA technology. While Qualcomm failed to deliver this technology for the iPad that was released earlier this year, a hybrid version is much anticipated on the new iPhone model though.

If these rumors are true, then it raises questions about why Apple broke its partnership with Foxconn. The Taiwan based company still holds the contract to manufacture Apple’s Mac, iPods and the soon to be launched iPad.

[via DigiTimes]