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Apple Releases Remote 2.0; Optimized For iPhone 4 Retina Display, Adds Support For iPad And Compatibility With New Apple TV
Apple has just released the new version of Remote (v2.0) – an app that allows you to control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone or iPod Touch over your Wi-Fi network.
The new version of one of our favorite apps brings support for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G’s Retina Display.
It also adds support for iPad and will be compatible with the new Apple TV that has started shipping.
According to the what’s new section, Remote 2.0 includes the following new features:
• Universal app so it is designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and also the iPad
• Optimized for Retina displays and large screen real estate on iPad
• Support for Shared Libraries on iTunes and new Apple TV
• Bug fixes and compatibility with iTunes 10 and the new Apple TV
I’m not sure if this was possible in the previous version of the Remote app but it looks like with Remote 2.0 you can also adjust the volume of each speaker separately from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
The new version
TechCrunch has reported this morning that the Google Voice iOS app has been approved and should be in the App Store soon. They quote “sources” who claim that the app simply needs some tweaks for iOS 4 multitasking, and should be out within “the next few weeks.” This is potentially huge news for Google Voice customers.
Getting to this point wasn’t easy to say to the least. Here’s a brief recap of the saga. First, Apple pulled all Google Voice related apps from the App Store in July of 2009, which prompted an FCC inquiry. Apple responded by saying, in so may words, “Uh, we were just studying Google Voice.” Google shot back with, “Uh, that’s not true.”
Since then a mobile web version of the service has been released, and it’s quite clever, but not a native app. Several native apps, GV Mobile + ($2.99) and GV Connect ($2.99) have made it to the App Store and are filling the niche until the official Google Voice app appears.
Sofia, Bulgaria – ONYX Apps today is pleased to introduce Oscilloscope 1.0 for iOS, their low cost Oscilloscope & Signal Generator app. Designed to plot audio signals, monitor equipment, analyze events, and test circuits, it is also an excellent learning tool.
Input signals are acquired via the built in microphone or an external device connected to the microphone input. Its GUI includes many standard oscilloscope controls, such as: triggering, time and voltage per division, signal measurement cursors, and more.
The app also incorporates a signal (function) generator capable of
I’ll be honest — I heard that Aftermath was a zombie game and almost gave up on it. I wouldn’t be offended if you did the same, since lots of developers (especially iPhone developers) are depending a little too much on zombies for their gameplay.
Yes, it’s fun to fight the walking undead, but they’re used over and over again because a) they’re easy to program, and b) they let you make a “shooting humans” game without getting involved in the whole morality thing.
But Aftermath is still worth a look. While a lot of zombie games on the store go abstract or silly, this one sticks pretty close to realistic, and it has some serious quality and interesting gameplay behind it. You’re fighting zombies and moving through levels, but instead of aiming and shooting a gun, you’re actually aiming a flashlight, and your gun automatically fires for you.
The projected light makes the whole affair very atmospheric; the game’s just dark enough that it actually feels a little spooky trying to navigate the shuffling brain-eaters to your next objective.
Particularly if you’re a fan of Left 4 Dead or