Welcome to Roadside Assistance, in this week's show, a user has some insight into our issues with the Bluetooth streaming in a VW, we help one of you add new tunes to a goat, and we explain just what's so "HD" about TomTom's HD traffic.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 027 SHOW NOTES
Apple has released the newest beta seed of iTunes 10.5 as well as iWork for iOS 3 to developers for testing.
Developers can now download both releases from the Developer Center Web site. iTunes 10.5 beta 8 includes a number of security improvements and bug fixes, focusing on iTunes Match (currently in beta as well). Developers can also test the ability to back up to iCloud from inside iTunes.
Developers should be aware that while testing the backup feature, Apple may occasionally delete all information from iCloud, meaning developers should keep a backup of all their information locally. … Read more
The cast of Buzz Out Loud has a message for HP that we hope they'll hear: guys. Seriously. Please stop talking. Don't tell the press you may or may not spin off your PC unit if you can figure out what that would mean for the company, and don't let the EVP of the PC business say HP might get back into tablets. I mean, how hard is that, really? Plus, Wikileaks springs a major leak, and Beyonce's baby pwns Twitter.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Subscribers have just a couple days before Netflix forces them into higher priced plans, iTunes Match gets released to developers, and Windows 8's Explorer window gets the ribbon from Office.
Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:Windows 8 Explorer gets ribbon iTunes Match and iCloud Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Netflix users: pick a plan Wikileaks unredacted cables Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS HD
The bottom line: Mac OS X Lion is definitely a worthy upgrade for all Intel Mac users. Featuring several interface enhancements and useful new features across all the core apps, Mac OS X Lion is an excellent update for the price.
Review: When Apple showed off Mac OS X Lion at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech earlier this year, it was clear the company had paid attention to its successes with the popular iOS devices, and was now beginning to include successful iOS features in its flagship OS. Also, with Apple laptops and tablets now far outpacing desktop sales, … Read more
CarTunes Music Player is the perfect app for the road or the gym. It lets you use gestures as music controls so you don't need to look at the device to control your music.
Upon launch, CarTunes will go through a brief tutorial showing you the main gestures to play a song, how to quickly move from track to track, and other options using a swipe-controlled interface. Simply touch to play, swipe left or right to switch tracks, or touch and hold in the middle to control a volume knob. To add songs and control the apps settings, swipe … Read more
Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:
The white iPhone 4 launches at long lastYahoo sells off Delicious to the founders of YouTube
Microsoft admits a security breach on the Xbox
Google adds new voice features to the Chrome browserState Farm Insurance launches an app that will tell you if you drive like a jerk
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Nintendo will launch the next-generation Wii in 2012
Rumors are heating up about Apple and Google's hypothetical music services
Dish Online customers can now stream HBO content if they subscribe to an HBO package
A company in Tokyo claims to have made the "world's thinnest glass" for touchscreen devices
A new app on iTunes follows the rantings and ravings of actor Charlie Sheen
Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:Yahoo launches Search Direct to compete with Google Instant
Google launches an online quarterly magazineApple pulls an app that offended many people by claiming it could "cure" homosexuality
The new Ford Focus will use AT&T Wireless to send and receive car dataThe New York Times asks Twitter to remove an account that gives a free feed of its articles in preparation for its paywall
The music from the upcoming British royal wedding will be available for download just hours after the ceremony
A number of people have found that after installing OS X 10.6.7 the installation seems to have worked fine, but when they try opening and running iTunes they encounter problems with the program hanging. Sometimes the program hangs when the iTunes store is accessed, and sometimes when checking for updates, or at other times when the program is immediately opened.
People have tried tackling this issue by performing a permissions fix using Disk Utility, along with quitting and relaunching the program and reinstalling it. Despite these efforts the problem persists, but there are a couple of possible quick … Read more