Posted on : 06-30-2011 | By : Leanna Lofte | In : TiPB
Instacast, a podcast subscription manager, has received a big update that includes many new features such as AirPlay support, chapter lists, continuous playback, and optimized UI elements. Alas, Instacast no longer supports iOS 3.
Dropped support for iOS 3
Added Download Waiting List
Added resuming downloads after connection loss
Added putting downloads on waiting list when switching from WiFi to 3G and 3G not enabled
Added chapter lists if available
Improved scrubbing and seeking
Added cloud based image scaling service
Added continuous playback
Optimized some user interface elements
Added Video AirPlay support to enhanced podcast player
Removed option for System Player
Added new sort options to episode lists
Made Replay after Pause optional
Added sending websites to Instapaper and ReadItLater
Made Auto-Cache optional for audio and video separately
Added Auto-Clear option when a new episode is loaded (now default)
If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.
Posted on : 06-30-2011 | By : AppleInsider | In : AppleInsider
An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world's leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.
Posted on : 06-30-2011 | By : Allyson Kazmucha | In : TiPB
Double-billed, have a purchase you didn’t make, or just have a problem with an iTunes purchase and wondering who to contact an how? There are millions of users and credit cards on file with iTunes, so every once in a while weird issues are bound to pop up. Unfortunately iTunes doesn’t have a phone line to call but they do have a pretty good support team that answers e-mails and deals strictly with iTunes billing issues. Keep reading and we’ll show you how to contact them!
All you’ll need to do in order to contact iTunes customer support is find the problem invoice on your iTunes account and e-mail them a little blurb explaining the issue. You can find your invoice in either the email receipt iTunes sends you after you purchase an app (or a few apps, they try to bundle them to lower credit card transaction fees), or by logging into your account via the iTunes desktop app and then clicking on Purchase History.
Once you have the right invoice…
Click on the Report a Problem link directly from the problem purchase and you’ll be routed to the iTunes support site instantly. Just jot down your invoice number.
Once on the iTunes support site, on the left hand column navigate to iTunes Store Account and Billing.
Next select the topic you need. Most likely Billing Inquiries.
Then click E-mail us and fill out the form. Your invoice number isn’t required but I’ve found they respond a lot faster if you submit complete information. Also make sure you provide a valid e-mail address and that your Apple ID is correctly input.
You’re done! You’ll receive an automated message stating an iTunes rep will respond within 24 hours. Shortly after, you’ll receive correspondence from an iTunes rep that can help you resolve your issue.
I’ve always had a great experience when dealing with them. They always seem to respond promptly and resolve the issue at hand. What was your experience? Let us know!
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Posted on : 06-30-2011 | By : Jake Smith | In : 9 to 5 Mac
When updating the MacOS, bugs are usually a part of the ordeal. After upgrading to 10.6.8, 9to5Mac readers have had printers connected via their networks drop, optical audio out stop working, and some Parallels bugs. Never fear, there are fixes for all of these problems: