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fring is working on a group video chat implementation for its iOS and Android apps. The update will eventually allow users to chat with up to four participants onscreen at once; fring’s developers are allowing users to sign up for a beta version so they can test it out before it’s officially available on the App Store.
Group video chats appear to be a bit choppy even in fring’s announcement video (which you can view on the next page), but that could be due to any number of factors from the connection speed to the iPhone 4′s processor.
Thanks to Photo Booth we already know the iPad 2 with its faster A5 processor can display multiple video streams at once without a hitch, so it’ll be interesting to see whether the same is true for apps like fring.
fring offered video chatting long before Skype’s iOS app enabled it (and even before Apple’s FaceTime debuted), so I’m wondering if Skype will follow in fring’s footsteps again and enable group video chats in a future update. Personally, I’ll be happy if Skype just produces an iPad-native app; the iPhone version feels pretty limited.
When Apple announced its all-powerful iPad 2 in March, one of the marquee features was the ability to mirror your iPad 2′s screen to a HD monitor or TV using one of Apple’s display adapters. If only we could do the same on our trusty iPad 1s…
Now thanks to a jailbreak hack detailed in a post on MacStories, this is actually possible, though performance may not be as good as if you were using the more powerful iPad 2.
Of course the whole thing is made possible thanks to the new untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak courtesy of Redsn0w.
So, onto the hack itself:
- Navigate to system/library/coreservices/springboard.app
- Download the K48AP.plist file to your computer
- Add the string “display-mirroring boolean YES” just like the image below:
Apple has started airing its first iPad 2 commercial. As usual the commercial dubbed “We believe” is slick and it talks about what Apple believes about the new iPad 2.
Apple highlights that technology such as specifications alone is not enough, the device needs to be intuitive to a point where technology gets out of the way, to make the experience delightful and even magical.
iPhone security expert and hacker Stefan Esser has just posted a new video on YouTube, showing untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak running on his iPod touch 4th-gen. He has used the same exploit which he earlier used to jailbreak iOS 4.3.
There is no ETA on release, and he doesn’t plan to release it, at least not anytime soon.
From the YouTube description of the video:
Remember the date folks – today is the day Apple (and Firemint) changed the video gaming world.
In a video posted to the company’s blog, Firemint has showed off a new update that is coming to its popular iPad game, Real Racing 2 HD. Said update brings the ability to take the Digital AV cable, plug it into your shiny new iPad 2, and play take your racing to the big screen.
And we’re not talking boring old mirroring here either.
The video shows Real Racing 2 HD running on a large TV in glorious 1080p, with the iPad screen showing a different game UI. It. Looks. Gorgeous.
No word yet on a release date for the update, but if this is where iPad gaming is going, sign me up! Oh, and imagine this running over AirPlay instead of a cable.