Apple's iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 introduces new features that are subtle, but interesting. Our readers have discovered a handful of these and passed them along to us. Check them out below.A counter for tethered data appears alongside cellular data usage in the network settings. A new, improved security feature for pass-locked phones prompts for a PIN the first time an iPhone is attached to a new computer for syncing. The phone won't connect without the PIN being entered first. iTunes already had this feature, but the protective measure now works in more apps, including PhoneView. … Read more
Several weeks after iPhone OS 3 beta 2 release, Apple posted new, beta 3 versions of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the iPhone SDK 3.1 for developers. The OS 3.1 is available for all versions of the iPod Touch and the iPhone, while the SDK 3.1 is available in versions that are compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
We received only one anonymous tip so far (shown in the picture below) that Voice mail now has an Audio button that allows you to select an audio source.
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Two weeks after iPhone OS 3.0's initial release, Apple posted new, beta 2 versions of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the iPhone SDK 3.1 for developers. The OS 3.1 is available for all versions of the iPod Touch and the iPhone, while the SDK 3.1 is available in versions that are compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
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Thanks to a few iPhone Atlas readers, we've learned of some of the new features in the beta release of iPhone OS 3.1. Though the changes are fairly substantial, we don't know if they'll be included in the software's final release. Here's what we've heard so far.After editing a video on the iPhone 3GS, you have the option of saving your edited clip as a new file or replacing your original video. Though no AT&T support is evident, MMS is now enabled on the phone as a default setting. The … Read more
Apple released on Tuesday new beta versions of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the iPhone SDK 3.1 for developers. The OS 3.1 is available for all versions of the iPod Touch and the iPhone, while the SDK 3.1 is available in versions that are compatible with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
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Easy Shift Scheduler offers users a program to help keep the dizzying statistics of the workweek in check. This Excel Spreadsheet appears to offer everything an employer could want, but the trial version makes it hard to know for certain.
The program is a colorfully designed spreadsheet with a large number of tabs across the bottom to provide you with all the different angles needed to manage employees' time cards. With 11 screens dedicated to employees, scheduling, shifts, and total hours, users can manually fill in the upcoming schedules of up to 25 employees. We imagine the most useful tab … Read more
Customizing your desktop and screensaver is a fun way to make your computer feel like an extension of your personality. Webshots Desktop offers a way to add professional quality photos to your desktop, but doesn't offer anything different over similar programs.
With a cluttered screen and perplexing tabs, this program's interface is slightly disappointing. The tabs along the top let users view their wallpaper options, two others require registration for favorite members and online photos, and a final lets users look at the saved pictures on their computer. Below are 12 thumbnails of photos the program offers, ranging … Read more
Omega Messenger offers users a chance to combine different chat programs into one centralized location. While the program works well, some may find that it doesn't cover all their messaging needs.
This free trial has a very simple interface. It mimics many popular chat programs, like AIM or Yahoo Messenger, with a slim, rectangular display and your options along the top. Here you will find buttons to log in, log out, configure, and add contacts. Clicking on log in brings up a drop-down menu with four different chat programs (MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ) that you can open simultaneously. From … Read more
Beyond Compare provides users with extensive side-by-side file comparison and management. Novice users might find its interface a little overwhelming, but a visit to the Help menu provides all the necessary details for getting started.
The program consists of two interfaces. The first provides a list of sessions that you can employ, from folder comparisons to text and data comparisons. It also provides summaries of any saved sessions. Clicking a session button introduces the second interface. At first glance, the second interface was a little overwhelming, especially when the files were added. But after spending a little time with the … Read more
It's refreshing to come across a program that has a smart, straightforward design, and combines it with good performance. FlexTk Express is such a program and is one of the best file managers we've seen in a while. And to top it all off, it's free.
The user interface uses stylish command buttons at the top of the window that lets you search, organize, sync, classify, and clean up files as needed. You're greeted with a view of your hard disks, including the amount of free and used space for each. We were able to use … Read more