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We Got Our “Meeto World TV” Podcast Approved


We are officially in the iTunes Podcast Directory so now you can get our “Meeto World TV (???-terebi) lessons on your iPhone, iPod or any other podcast compatible device. I will be testing out the AppleTV and a few other set-top-boxes soon. According to Blip.tv, our video server, we will even be in the TIVO in a few days.

Dear Podcast Owner

Your podcast, located at [http://meetoworld.blip.tv/rss/itunes/], has been approved. You should expect to see it in iTunes within the next few hours. When it’s available, you will be able to access it with the URL below.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=352551985

Your podcast will be searchable within the iTunes Store in approximately 1-2 days.

If you have other questions or wish to change your podcast, please consult the technical spec at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html. The spec contains detailed information about key topics like adding “cover art” and changing your feed URL.


After adding a new episode, update your feed in the fastest possible manner with the ping service by visiting this URL:

https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast?id=352551985

See the technical spec for more information on updating your feed using the ping service.


There is also an Apple Discussions Forum exlcusively for podcast producers, located here:

http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1107. 
If you have a question or a problem that the technical spec cannot answer, the community of iTunes podcasters may be able to provide valuable guidance.

Sincerely,

The iTunes Store Team

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HotNews: AT&T revises 3Gs iPhone upgrade policy

AT&T iPhone 3G S: Upgrade Eligibility Update & FAQ

ATT the Crackhead Uncle that is always too high to come to Family Reunions has finally helped Grandma Apple stop making excuses for them by adjusting the Upgrade to iPhone 3gs policies.

They Say no MMS up-charge in late summer and much more issues are addressed.

Go watch the almost decent response to our complaints.

An Update for our Customers

Some customers have had questions about our plans and policies for iPhone 3G S, and we’d like to provide you with answers. We’d also like to announce a change to the date when some iPhone customers are eligible for our best upgrade pricing to iPhone 3G S.

PRICING

Importantly, we want our customers to better understand our wireless device upgrade program. Like most U.S. carriers, we offer a variety of phones that we sell below our actual cost when customers agree to sign service agreements. In general, the more a customer spends with us, the quicker they become eligible for a price break on a new device. For example, iPhone customers who spend more than $99 a month per line with us generally are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months into their contract.

We also currently offer early upgrade pricing only for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G.

All of that said, we’ve been listening to our customers. And since many of our iPhone 3G customers are early adopters and literally weeks shy of being upgrade eligible due to iPhone 3G S launching 11 months after iPhone 3G, we’re extending the window of upgrade eligibility for a limited time.

We’re now pleased to offer our iPhone 3G customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009 our best upgrade pricing, beginning Thursday, June 18.

If you’re one of the many customers who will benefit from this change, please note that our upgrade eligibility tools will reflect this change on Thursday, June 18.

We invite you to come to our stores beginning Friday during normal store hours, although please be aware that customer demand may exceed supply in some of our stores. You may also preorder online on June 18 at www.att.com/iPhone, and your iPhone 3G S will arrive in 7 — 14 days. Or you can purchase iPhone 3G S at Apple’s retail and online stores, as well as at other popular retailers.

If you’re one of the customers who benefits from this change, and you’ve already preordered from an AT&T store, we’ll adjust the price of the device when you pick it up. If you benefit from the change and you pre-ordered from AT&T online, we’ll send you an e-mail and issue you a credit.

If you pre-ordered an iPhone 3G S through Apple’s online store, your upgrade eligibility will be reassessed based on AT&T’s new upgrade policy for iPhone 3G owners. If you are eligible for the lower price, Apple will issue you a credit for the difference as applicable.

So, what if you still aren’t eligible for our best upgrade pricing and you still want iPhone 3G S now? You do have options:

  • You may qualify for the iPhone 3G S early upgrade price of $399 (16GB) or $499 (32GB).
  • You can pay full retail — and not have to sign a 2-year contract — at $599 (16GB) or $699 (32GB).
  • You can wait until you’re eligible for our best upgrade pricing. We invite you to check your upgrade eligibility by visiting www.att.com/iphone, calling *NEW# (*639#) on your AT&T device (we’ll send you a text with upgrade information), or visiting any of our over 2,200 stores.

If you want more details on our pricing and upgrade policy, check out our FAQs. And as always, you may visit one of our stores to talk with a representative.

In Summary

We’ve listened to our customers — and hope our response helps answer some of your questions and concerns.

We are incredibly proud to be the U.S. carrier for the new iPhone 3G S and will work around the clock to be ready on June 19 to serve customers who are interested in the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet.

Learn more about iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G.

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Mashable FTW: iPhone OS 3.0 Update Readiness Guide

My friends at Mashable.om have just save me from the millions of phone calls I’m gonna get about the new iPhone OS 3.0 Update.

Ben Parr of Mashable cranked out this beautiful Step-by-Step guide to get you ready for the update.

As an ex-mac tech I remember the horrors last year when people did not cover all their preverbal bases before they though to install a new OS on what most of us normal people call our lifeline. Duh!

While we won’t go into the hundreds of new features that will be available in the iPhone 3.0 OS update, we do want to highlight the ones that are making headlines. These are the features that will make your phone feel like it’s brand new. We’ve picked out our favorite thirteen:

1. Cut, copy, and paste: The feature that’s been sorely lacking, cut/copy/paste functionality can move words, paragraphs, and links.

2. Copy/paste photos: Multiple photos can be moved into emails.

3. Spotlight: iPhone 3.0’s new search feature for music, contacts, email, and more. We’ve been dying for a search feature, for mail, and now we have it.

4. MMS: Multimedia messages can be sent over the iPhone…if your carrier supports it. AKA us AT&T subscribers have to wait until the end of summer to use MMS, although it should come with your standard text messaging plan.

5. Tethering: The iPhone 3.0 supports tethering with laptops and other devices, so that you can get Internet on-the-go. It won’t come cheap, however, so we’re not sure how many of us will be using this (without a jailbreak).

6. Downloadable Movies and TV Shows: As we reported last week, the iPhone’s iTunes store will now have movies and TV shows you can buy and/or rent. There will also be audiobooks and educational content to download.

7. CalDAV Support: There will be better Calendar syncing as the iPhone 3.0 moves beyond the iCal/ics format and supports CalDAV, which is used by GoogleGoogle, Yahoo, and others. Syncing with your Google Calendar should now be possible.

8. Landscape for Mail and Notes: That tiny virtual keyboard can be a pain, so iPhone 3.0 allows you to go to landscape mode in the Mail and Notes apps. This makes typing out an email both faster and less mistake-riddled.

9. Voice Memos: There is a new application joining the iPhone line-up, and it allows you to record your thoughts or try to capture that class lecture. There are other uses for this, of course, but we’ll leave the imagining up to you.

10. YouTube Login: It annoyed me to no end that I couldn’t pull my favorite videos from myYouTubeYouTube account into my iPhone, but now that problem is solved by logging in with a username and password.

11. Push Notifications: Finally, you’ll know when your get a new IM message. Apps can send you messages even when not running.

12. Find my iPhone: Announced at WWDC, this feature allows you to ping your phone viaMobileMeMobileMe, even if it’s in silent mode. You can also lock and wipe your iPhone from afar to protect the data.

13. Shake to Shuffle: Yep, if you get sick of a song, shake your iPhone like mad and something new will come up. Three cheers for accelerometer-based commands! [Source: Mashable.com Ben Parr]

For the reading impaired, lazy or male constitutes the Mashable Pimps scooped up this nice video walkthrough of the OS somebody else Moammar Kadafi’ed  off the Apple site.


posted to youtube.com by gearlive


demo and review by therevivedone

Big Props to Ben Parr and Mashable for saving me from spending my whole month on the celly fielding crazy questions.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-15

  • watching Audi S5 v BMW 335i Shoot-Out on Boxee. check it out at http://bit.ly/j1OnL #
  • RT @macworld: New MBP goes up to 3.06GHz, up to 8GB of RAM. Starts at $1699 (2.53GHz/4GB). Plus, SD slot! #
  • 17-inch MPB drops to $2499 #
  • RT @tuaw_wwdc: And the MacBook, too! getting the same new built-in battery, seven hours of battery life #
  • MacBook Pros: New screens, battery, SD slot, starting at $1699. MacBooks gain new screens, batteries, SD slot, FireWire 800, starts at $1199 #
  • @kyeung808 Not fair they just dropeed the price of all its notebook by hundreds of $$$ and made the battery all last up to 7 hrs. in reply to kyeung808 #
  • RT @ijustine: Streaming live from #WWDC — yes, my macbook pro seems to be the size of me – http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • OH: TUAW’s Cory B- I hope Mac OS X 10.7 will be Garfield. #
  • You can write Kanji now on hte new MacBooPro Touchpads, Hot for us here in hawaii #
  • @jeannemariepics you got stock yet or no can say yet? in reply to jeannemariepics #
  • New Quicktime 10 announced live.gizmodo.com #
  • RT @macworld: Safari 4 under Snow Leopard won’t crash when browser plug-ins crash. They’re walled off from the rest of the page. #
  • Wall Street Still Stupid, Hot new computers releades and the stock goes down 4 points. Hey Wall Street, wait for the new iPhone announcement #
  • opps released in mean #
  • The new quicktime has no interface to get in the way while watching movies. new editing features too. boads nice for iphone video #
  • Hey Microsoft Apple just let go a OS Update for $29.00 not $299.00 for crap #
  • RT @tuaw_wwdc: All major apps will run in 64-bit mode. 16TB memory limit. #
  • RT @tuaw_wwdc: $29 is like, three lattes and an iPhone game or two. /mr #wwdc #
  • @keokilee live.gizmodo.com in reply to keokilee #
  • RT @tuaw_wwdc: Correction: It’s “16 billion GB” in terms of a memory limit, which is a bizarrely confusing way of putting that. /rp #
  • I like the way apple is fighting back at those lame Microsoft ads with lower priced laptops. #
  • Apple Mail now has Exchange Support #
  • No more blaming Business Apps on the need to stay PC only offices #
  • Just in case you wonder why these updates aren’t going to be free read this. http://tr.im/nOaW Some people will garans ask why. #
  • @JeromeKoehler especially when they compare MBPro to a $800 HP… BTW Why are all the Laptops the pick HP’s .. hmmm wonky right in reply to JeromeKoehler #
  • Snow leopard comes out 1 month before boxed versions of Windows 7.. Apple OS X FTW! #
  • Oh sit here comes iPhone talk… is it soup yet… #
  • 40,000,000 iPhone OS Devices sold (includes the Touch).. Holy Sheep Shizzle Batman.. thats a lot #
  • Raise your Twitter Hands if you think we will get iphone video! #
  • RT @judyrey: RT @Jason_Pollock RT @SPAM: GENERAL TIP: Dont retweet a spammers msg. U might get suspended accidentally, and that’s no good. #
  • @LayneM thanks in reply to LayneM #
  • RT @LayneM: WWDC Streaming live on Ustream: http://bit.ly/1a58PO #
  • Ok FINALLY iPhone Cut, Copy and Paste.. Yes Lord! #
  • Landscape in Mail, now and MMS messaging for all of you who kept wanting it. I dont like MMS but it is there now.. just need to wait for ATT #
  • iPhone Search will now work in Contacts, Mail, Safari, iCal, Text too…. Spotlight for the iPhone all across the phone #
  • IPhone can now rent movies from the phone.. oh so bad for the wallet.. but great for airports #
  • @wm_alexander i just posted like three, search, Cut and Pate, Teathering in reply to wm_alexander #
  • iPhone get Teathering now.. bet ATT charges us a grip #
  • AT&T won’t support this until late summer either. AT&T!!!!!!!!!!! *Shakes fist* #
  • RT @JeromeKoehler: So, how much is Tethering? come on ATT! ATT wont support till later,, jackasses #
  • iPhone adds atuofill for logins and passwords if you like, and HTTP Streaming #
  • New iPhone OS FTW.. AT&T FTL….or FML you pick #
  • Apple announcing a new Find MY Phone feature for the iPhone… in case you lose it for MobileMe customers. Find it by GPS mapping #
  • Good TinaFey Video of the feature #
  • Find My Phone find it even in silent mode #
  • Mine will be lost in my house under the desk or laundry basket #
  • iPhone has a remote wipe feature now if you really loose it, no more lot naked pictures #
  • @staciemahoe Prolly OS upgrade because they haven’t announce the new phone yet.. in reply to staciemahoe #
  • http://twitpic.com/6x1s2 Remote wipe feature of Find My iPhone #
  • @lmanuel88 Exchange? in reply to lmanuel88 #
  • Big Feature not really hailed yet is Itunes U via iphone OS, thats why free ipod touch with school purchase #
  • @johngarcia because i love you John G. in reply to johngarcia #
  • We will be having a New iPhone feature learning Tweetup soon after the update drops. we will need it so much new stuff #
  • Hey @jmatuk thank you very much homey (jmatuk live > http://ustre.am/2uJu) #
  • iPhone medical features, Remote doctoring.. i Like this feature…. http://twitpic.com/6x2if #
  • Text book to the App Store, Why did I have to get my Textbook fro the Frippin UH Bookstore… They rippied us student of majorly #
  • Here we go iPhone Tom Tom announcement #
  • Although I prefer Garmin Nuvi Love #
  • RT @nikf: Apple clearly very much wants MobileMe to be Exchange *done right for consumers* (see: push email, push calendars, remote wipe). #
  • Tom Tom voice sounds like my Third Grade Spelling Teacher, Mrs. Thornesmith… that evil #$#%#@ #
  • Mark Wilson Said: The tomtom Car Kit rechages the iPhone, holds it, whatever. It’s a dock with a big suction cup on it. #
  • The Developer Conference is going over new 3.0 apps now great time to go make coffee. brbr #
  • Hawaii need ZipCars… like SF, Boston, London http://www.zipcar.com/how/ #
  • Just took my 21st mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/24662 #
  • @johngarcia I am soo getting a new iPhone but ATT is telling us no upgrade until December.. ATT FAIL. They once again damaging iPhone’s rep in reply to johngarcia #
  • Going to Tiki’s anybody down? #
  • RT this ?…”Twitter is the reason why…?” #TWHY #
  • “Twitter is the reason why; 140 is the new 420!”. #TWHY #
  • “Twitter is the reason why; My fingers are sore for a different reason.” #TWHY #
  • @gotCJ No Music, No Life. Period in reply to gotCJ #
  • @LenaHanson try Patron it won’t keep you up but it will make you funny. in reply to LenaHanson #
  • Can’t wait for the new Transformer movie – an plane that turns into a submarine. Wait, I’ve seen this somewhere before. (via @FunnyJoker) #
  • I Tweet Therefore I Am! #
  • Zombies are the new Bacon…. Working on my Snowclone Cliches. http://tr.im/nWrG #
  • Just took my 22nd mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/24662 #
  • @LanaitheDJ Peep the full version more funny. http://tr.im/oeQN in reply to LanaitheDJ #
  • Just took my 23rd mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/24662 #
  • Are you getting your own facebook vainity URL? #
  • #followfriday @paulmerrill @beckymccray @sheilas @melissa808 @shareyourtable @lanaithedj @twobeerqueers @guykawasaki @noe808 @NEENZ @gotCJ #
  • @AnelaWings @_dznr @bradyoshiro @DAK04 @davekozuki @DJSMOOK @drknight52 @jessmauer @kamanu @AndyBumatai @LayneM @808manong @topher808 #FF #
  • @BullyOSullivan @bigteeze @slickvic @docrock @KGMB9 @anuheajams @sarakata @jentonic @johngarcia @jeromejoehler @lenahanson @metromix808 #FF #
  • @elainerrr Maraming salamat po Elainerrrrrrs in reply to elainerrr #
  • @djjmytaco how can she miss yur big ass in reply to djjmytaco #
  • http://www.facebook.com/docrock My Vanity URL is alive get yours now especially if you got a common name #
  • http://www.facebook.com/lanai see even a computer idiot can make one too. #FBVanityURL #
  • @ugottafollowme mine is http://www.facebook.com/docrock let me knwo when you get yours done what is is. Aloha #
  • Time to go old school. The Old Pancake House for breakfast. http://yfrog.com/18xqhj #
  • @bigslimdog welcome to Twitter #
  • @mikeakers I use a pay ver for like 6.95 per month no ads well worth it i think #vyew in reply to mikeakers #
  • Vyew is the hottest collaboration tool i’ve seen yet. go check this out. #vyew http://bit.ly/AQuKS #
  • RT @problogger: here’s what happens when you reach your gmail storage limit – http://bit.ly/oDp2h #
  • @problogger Good Luck I’m syre with your expertise you’ll do just great. Break a mouse cable in reply to problogger #
  • RT @TUAW: RT @mr_bill: ‘There’s an App for That’ is the new ‘That’s What she Said’ #
  • @GuyKawasaki I just finished Reality Check thanks so much for setting me straight. Should be mandatory reading at business schools .Aloha in reply to GuyKawasaki #
  • @bigslimdog Ok so Kobe Wins.. I’ll give you that.. now add an icon to your twitter or nobody will talk to you. in reply to bigslimdog #
  • #iremember when being American meant “We and Us” and not “I and Me”. #
  • Just took my 24th mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/24662 #
  • @addamh me too so lets do it soon. Karaoke here we go… #
  • I just dropped my iphone in the toilet…… super pissed… no pun intended. Yes the water was clear before you ask. #
  • @bob0sama frick that i better get some ex-employee love when i come tomorrow. in reply to bob0sama #
  • @bob0sama It’s all because of Ronaldo leaving Manu. it jinxed my iphone in reply to bob0sama #
  • @tweetpea @NEENZ has it dead on but i gotta add a big swipe of Waaaasaaaabiii! Oiishiyo! in reply to tweetpea #
  • @vanryzin Yeah but too bad I don’t qualify for the new one until December 29. :( in reply to vanryzin #
  • @NEENZ Or you can just come to Japan with US. :) in reply to NEENZ #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-08

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Safari 4 is Super Hot!

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Apple has just released a beta of their Safari web browser for the Mac and for the PC. Judging by previous “beta” releases from Apple, the quality should be very high and the browser should be very useable now.

Amongst the raft of cool and new features on Safari 4 are:

Full-Page Zoom – Zoom in or out on web content using keyboard shortcuts, Multi-Touch gestures, or the Zoom toolbar button for more comfortable reading. Images and graphics scale up while your text remains razor sharp, keeping the web page layout consistent as you zoom. To add the Zoom button to your toolbar, simply choose Customize toolbar from the View menu and drag the button onto your toolbar.

Speculative Loading – Safari loads the documents, scripts, and style information required to view a web page ahead of time, so they’re ready when you need them.

Cover Flow for Bookmarks – Using Cover Flow, you can flip through websites as easily as you flip through album art in iTunes. Cover Flow displays your bookmarks and history as large graphical previews, so you can pick out a website instantly.

Smart Address Field – Enter web addresses quickly and easily. As you begin to type an address in the address field, Safari automatically completes it with the most likely match — called the Top Hit — and highlights it. Simply press the Enter key to connect to the site. If the Top Hit is not the site you intended to visit, check the list of relevant suggestions, drawn from your bookmarks and browsing history, that Safari displays. Click to select the site you want to visit.

CSS Effects – Pioneered by Safari, CSS effects help developers add polish to websites by stylizing images and photos with eye-catching gradients, precise masks, and stunning reflections that require only a few lines of code.

Acid 3 Compliance

Safari is the first — and only — web browser to pass Acid 3. Acid 3 tests a browser’s ability to fully render pages using the web standards used to build dynamic, next-generation websites, including CSS, JavaScript, XML, and SVG

HTML 5 Offline Support – Web developers can now create applications that you can use even when you don’t have access to the Internet. Thanks to HTML 5 offline support, designers can build web applications that store themselves on your computer, where you have immediate access to them. Along with the application, web developers can also choose to store the application’s data on your system, so you always have the information you need. Applications and data can be stored in a traditional SQL-like database serving as an application cache or as a “super cookie,” which stores data in the familiar cookie format.

Nitro JavaScript Engine – Safari 4 introduces the Nitro JavaScript engine, an advanced bytecode JavaScript engine that makes web browsing even faster. In fact, Safari 4 executes JavaScript up to 6 times faster than Internet Explorer 8 and up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1.