In The News: SiriusXM, SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Update, Apple TV Set and more…

“In The News” … new FSMdotCOM format for bringing you the most important news from around the world about the iPhone, iTouch and… Apple in general. FSMdotCOM will become your favorite info DJ that will drop all the hot news in one place.I chose to do this, because :

  • it will be much easier for you to read everything you need to know in one article, than check 20 times a day if something new came up
  • you will find everything in one place ( instead of visiting at least 20 pages to see whats new, check just one. everybody’s time is valuable, yours included and  i do this anyway, this is MY job )
  • i expand while i compact it ( which means i will talk about other Apple news as well, instead of talking just about the iPhone and iTouch )

Dock With Built-In Receiver for SiriusXM iPhone App?

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The company is holding a press conference next week to announce new hardware and XMFan claims to have the scoop…

The XM SkyDock is a docking station for your iPod Touch or iPhone that turns it into a SATELLITE XM Radio receiver! Included is an XM antenna, power cord (also featuring the new transmitter technology), and docking station that turns your iPod/iPhone into an actual XM Satellite Radio receiver using the SiriusXM app. This may be the biggest breakthrough in satellite radio technology to date, and could possibly bring in millions of additional subscribers. This SKYDock kit is expected to sell for less than $100.

Apple Approves SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 Update

In conjunction with a Slingbox, SlingPlayer Mobile will play anything you can see on your TV at home on your iPhone or iPod touch.

New In This Version:

  • Full 16×9 widescreen support (Slingbox SOLO, PRO, and PRO-HD only)
  • DISH Remote Access integration (DISH Network users only)
  • Faster start and channel change
  • Improved remote control interface

The SlingPlayer application costs $29.99 and is available for purchase from the App Store now.

Apple Explores iPhone File Transfer During Calls

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AppleInsider reports that Apple has explored the ability to transfer a file from one cell phone to another during a connected call, according to a new patent filing revealed this week.Similar to an application revealed in June, the new filing includes descriptions for sending text messages, e-mails, contacts, documents and more to a caller while two phones have established a voice connection. Entitled “Auto Messaging to Currently Connected Caller,” the 16-page patent application was filed for in February of 2008.

While a user of a mobile device is using telephony services, the user may want to send a message or a file to another part,” the patent reads. “To send this information, the user may have to disconnect the call, and then perform a lookup of the caller’s contact information prior to being able to send the message or file. This multi-step process can be tedious for the user.

Apple aware of iPhone OS 3.0 e-mail security bug and they fix it in iPhone OS 3.1


We’ve talked about this bug in the new iPhone OS 3.0. Basically no matter if you delete an email from both inbox and trash, you will still be able to find it if you search for it with iPhone’s global search. This bug might save your ass, if you delete by mistake some important data, or can present a major security risk.

No matter how you look at it, Apple will fix it in the new version of iPhone OS.

Snow Leopard Training Begins – Can Expect Release Next Friday?

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Apple has begun training its support representatives on Snow Leopard which may be released as early as Friday, August 28th, according to a Macenstein report.The site has obtained screenshots of the training material and their sources indicate that a release date of August 28th is “extremely” likely.

An Apple TV set by 2011

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CNN Money’s brainstormtech blogs reports that Apple may release an Television set by 2011. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS? TV People, You better start looking for a new job (if you understand this statement you know your biz, if not just wait and see 🙂 ) Munster notes that Apple currently controls an addressable user base of more than 65 million iTunes users and has sold more than 48 million iPhones and iPod touches that could be used as TV remotes or interactive TV game controllers.

With the popularity of ad-based internet TV (Hulu.com) and subscription models (Netflix’s Watch Instantly), we believe a-la-carte (iTunes) video purchases have lost share against other video models in recent months. As such, we believe Apple is exploring a subscription-based offering for its TV content in iTunes.

New AppleTV to Feature iTunes TV Subscriptions

A new market analysis predicts that an update or overhaul to the Apple TV could arrive soon, perhaps with iTunes TV show subscriptions and DVR capabilities.

Gene Munster, senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray, said in a note Thursday that he believes a new Apple TV will arrive in the next several months. Beyond that, he believes the company will launch a “connected television” in 2011.

Apple could leverage its deep library of content with many network and cable channel content owners to provide unlimited access to a sub-library of its TV shows for a standard monthly fee ($30 or $40 per month),” Munster writes. “Such a product would effectively replace a consumer’s monthly cable bill (~$85/month) and offer access to current and older episodes of select shows on select channels.

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[via AppleInsider]



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